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Any ideas on an exhaust or muffler for my 1st Gen 2.7 four banger?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by oldbleu, Nov 24, 2018.

  1. Nov 24, 2018 at 1:08 AM
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    I have a 2001 Tacoma regular cab with an automatic and a 2.7 engine. I am thinking about changing the exhaust from the cat back. At the very least, I would like to install a new muffler. Other than stock Toyota, what are guys using for a good sounding, replacement muffler? Does anybody make a stainless, cat back system for my Taco?

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  2. Nov 24, 2018 at 4:12 AM
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    I recently replaced my rotted out TRD muffler with a Jones Turbine (previously Aero Turbine) and LOVE it. Sounds just like the TRD one did, not raspy, no drone. Although I have a V6, I think it would be a solid choice.
     
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  3. Nov 24, 2018 at 4:54 AM
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    You won't get a better sound out of a 4 banger than factory quiet.
     
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  4. Nov 24, 2018 at 4:57 AM
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    That doesn't look like a factory muffler in that pic.
     
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  5. Nov 24, 2018 at 5:18 AM
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    Probably true statement.

    I put a Bosal stock replacement from my local parts house and it is definitely not as quiet as my stock muffler was. It is not obnoxious, not raspy and actually has a decent low tone to it. Can have a bit of a drone at 55 MPH.
     
  6. Nov 24, 2018 at 7:56 AM
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    Im runnin mbrp cat back ,turn down on my 2.7 auto ,sounds badass ,
     
  7. Nov 24, 2018 at 9:07 AM
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    Matic

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    Just put a fm40 on it and be done. That's what I run. Quiet till you unleash those 148hp then it gets a nice raspy tone.
     
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  8. Nov 24, 2018 at 9:13 AM
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    Muffler in the pic already looks like some sort of flowmaster or other chambered muffler
     
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  9. Nov 24, 2018 at 2:52 PM
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    I had a Flowmaster put on right after I bought the truck back in 2001. It kind of sounds like a wet fart. I am tired of the sound and I want something a little more pleasing to the ear.
     
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  10. Nov 24, 2018 at 8:06 PM
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    It's a 4 banger, all your going to get is different variations of wet fart
     
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  11. Nov 25, 2018 at 7:35 AM
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    What's a muffler? :D
     
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  12. Dec 6, 2018 at 9:30 PM
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    i put a flowmaster single chamber(i think) with straight pipe and lowrange headers, man that thing is loud someone once told me it sounded like something from the Deseret. BRaap
     
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    Put a header on the 4cyl and the exh note will sound alot better . I'm running a Doug Thorley Shorty Tri Y # 511y1c on my 02 Tacoma DC Pre Runner . I was recommended this design header as I'm running a supercharger. This design help to quickly scavenge exh gasses and will make more hp , plus it has a high temp finish on it

    Cylinders #1 and #4 share one collector and cylinders #2 and #3 share another collector

    I'm also running a magna flow cat back and I've been told by friends the exh note doesn't sound like a 4cyl but more like a 6 cyl

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  14. Dec 6, 2018 at 10:10 PM
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    Nice and thanks for the pic. How much
     
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  15. Dec 6, 2018 at 10:12 PM
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    I think I paid $450 for this header and its a direct bolt in requiring no modifications

    Just checked Summit Racing and they've have that header listed at $329.00
     
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    A tri-y header like the Doug thorley is better for bottom end power, where as a long tube header will give a bit more top end power.

    I have the cheapo pacesetter long tube on my 2.7 and definitely noticed some gains.
     
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  18. Dec 7, 2018 at 6:10 PM
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    Listened to it on home sound system. Dude sound badass for a 4 banger. I'm starting to rebuild my truck from engine out now that I'm at 335000. Still going strong.
     
  19. Dec 7, 2018 at 6:14 PM
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    When I orginally was looking for an exh set up I came across that video . That's exactly the same sound my truck makes but added the supercharger for more noise
     
  20. Dec 7, 2018 at 6:20 PM
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    I'm not looking at noise as much. I'm wanting to get the most out of taking off stock setup. There are no inspection s here so for starters I don't plan on having catalytic converter any longer
     

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