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Aero Turbine AT2525 Question

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by spithead051, Oct 21, 2011.

  1. Oct 21, 2011 at 8:00 AM
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    spithead051

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    I'm looking into purchasing an Aero Turbine AT2525 muffler for my 2009 Tacoma but I had a few questions.

    For those of you who have installed it did you choose to weld or clamp the muffler in place? I know clamping is cheaper but I have read that they tend to leak after a while

    Also, when you purchased the new muffler did you buy stainless steel piping to replace the stock piping with or did you just leave the stock piping there?

    My experience with exhausts has mostly been cat-back kits so these questions never really came up before but now that I'm buying just a muffler I need some advice. Thank you
     
  2. Oct 21, 2011 at 4:08 PM
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    I would always weld it in place, clamps can leak from day one. I have the AT2525 resonated. I did not buy stainless steel piping, the person that installed it put about a foot of new piping to compensate for the length of the old muffler.
     
  3. Oct 21, 2011 at 10:45 PM
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    Weld weld weld. You don't want your muffler falling out in the middle of the road/highway.

    I think mine was the same ^

    The guy added some metal to fill in the gap since the AT2525 is a tad shorter than the OEM one. All that was done was cut out the oem one, and weld this in, no new pipes. I've had it for months now with no problems and my truck is my daily driver
     
  4. Oct 21, 2011 at 10:49 PM
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    x3 on the welding, Keep it airtight, Clamps are just a poor mans excuse. Welding isnt any more expensive and it saves you the hassle in the long run.
     
  5. Oct 21, 2011 at 10:59 PM
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    Weld it. Clamps tend to loosen and then your exhaust starts falling apart.

    Unless your stock piping is deteriorating, stainless piping is a waste of money
     
  6. Oct 22, 2011 at 9:40 AM
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    That ^

    My pipes looked fine so I didn't bother messing with them.

    Now, if i had more money and my pipes WERE deteriorating, I would have maybe changed to 3" piping, or get Duals out, but I'm happy with my stock look, but sounding totally badass. Some folks I've met weren't expecting a toyota to sound so nice. :D
     
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