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AFE vs TRD Exhaust

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Gonzo156, Jun 12, 2019.

  1. Jun 12, 2019 at 5:38 AM
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    Gonzo156

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    Looking to upgrade the exhaust.... Anyone have any pros/cons? I’ve always run flowmaster dual exhaust (coming from Dodge Ram 1500)
     
  2. Jun 12, 2019 at 8:12 AM
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    eurowner

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    TRD exhaust is one piece, stainless steel, and no drone. Nice note when you get on the pedal.
     
  3. Jun 12, 2019 at 8:27 AM
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    17trdoffroadbel

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    The TRD exhaust is quiet. I see them around every so often and for the price, you're better off exploring other options. The AFE catback sounds sweet. Remember you can always have a muffler shop add a resonator if there is drone. A good one will cut almost all drone:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fO30G7b_4T4
     
  4. Jun 12, 2019 at 8:28 AM
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    Nyin99

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    Lick it
     
  5. Jun 12, 2019 at 12:53 PM
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    Roddy13

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    What are you looking for? Sound or power?

    For sound keep it stock all the exhaust / muffler set ups on these trucks sound like junk for the most part.

    For power, keep dreaming. No gainz here.
     
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  6. Jun 12, 2019 at 4:30 PM
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    Kevin Jones

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    I'm satisfied with my TRD exhaust. Not too loud, no drone and has a nice deep tone.

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  7. Jun 12, 2019 at 4:33 PM
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    BassAckwards

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    Like others have mentioned, TRD exhaust is going to be quieter. I have an aFe and a TRD exhaust for my 2nd gen and they both sound good, but the aFe has some drone on the hwy. That was never a problem with the TRD catback. Id expect this to be similar on the 3rd gen trucks

    Also, welcome:cheers:
     
  8. Jun 12, 2019 at 4:34 PM
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    TRD2010SpeedwayBlue

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    I’m a 2nd gen but i bought just the AFE muffler. Love it. sounds amazing
    save yourself the money and just buy the muffler.
     
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  9. Jun 12, 2019 at 4:35 PM
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    stun gun

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    The best way to upgrade your exhaust is to cut the tail pipe after the axle bend.
     
  10. Jun 12, 2019 at 4:36 PM
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    breydent

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    Stromungexhaust.com is going to be offering a discounted group buy to launch our new line of stainless steel Tacoma exhausts. I will send you pictures tomorrow personally. I guarantee it will be the best on the market.
     
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  11. Jun 12, 2019 at 5:32 PM
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    mds08

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    Me too. It is just perfect!
     
  12. Jun 12, 2019 at 5:34 PM
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    St0rm-Tr00per

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    Same here!

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  13. Jun 12, 2019 at 5:53 PM
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    St.Germain

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    don't follow others and assume their assumptions.

    TRD Pro exhaust sounds pretty good and no drone, but also no obvious gain over a cheap stock setup. the muffler is hugely restrictive with the TRD kit. break it open and you'll find tons of media crap to block up the flow. and that's how it blocks up the sound, too.

    you can do a full custom exhaust with an open flow design after the front cats and you won't throw a code, but if you remove those you will. that requires a URD Y-Pipe or similar which will remove your rear cats (no codes from rear cat removal). then you'll need open flow (non-media) exhaust components so the flow is unrestricted by the likes of steel wool, insulation, or ceramic. i use a Spintech muffler and 2 Vibrant resonators, and a j-pipe. flow and throttle response is a huge change from stock when you get it right. but these systems are not off the shelf, you need to make your own.
     
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  14. Jun 12, 2019 at 6:23 PM
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    SpeySquatch

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    I run the Flowmaster Super44 single (just the box) and it sounds pretty good IMO having run multiple Tacomas.

    It’s cheap ($100) and will give the same gains (if any) as any other exhaust under $750

    Another member posted a good sound clip
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/flowmaster-super-44.400085/#post-11110174
     
  15. Jun 12, 2019 at 6:26 PM
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    The flowmaster sounds amazing, better than my mbrp. Wonder if there's any drone on the highway.
     
  16. Jun 12, 2019 at 7:48 PM
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    Pricing on this group buy??
     
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  17. Jun 13, 2019 at 3:00 PM
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    Pricing on the way. Going to release some content soon, picture of the tip and a cold start.
     
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  18. Jun 13, 2019 at 3:09 PM
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    WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

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    im interested as well. im local as well and would like to check it out
     
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  19. Jun 13, 2019 at 10:51 PM
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    SpeySquatch

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    I don’t feel there is much. My wife thinks it’s pretty quiet while driving long distances
     
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  20. Jun 13, 2019 at 10:54 PM
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    Just finishing up development and testing of our New Tacoma exhaust. Starting to take pre-orders next week.





    Tubing: 439 Stainless 2.5 diameter
    Flange: 3" Laser Cut
    Muffler: 304 Stainless steel
    Tip: Hand tig Weld
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