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Banks exhaust rattling

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by nwb3160, May 6, 2012.

  1. May 6, 2012 at 12:38 PM
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    nwb3160

    nwb3160 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I just installed a banks monster exhaust and it seems to be hitting the leaf spring and making a hideous rattling sound. any ideas on what I could place between the two to stop the noise. I'm trying to make it look as good as possible. thanks guys
     
  2. May 6, 2012 at 1:16 PM
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    tacowestley

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    Are you sure its not the rubber hanger holding the pipe?
     
  3. May 6, 2012 at 1:18 PM
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    It sounds like it might be installed wrong, or a lemon. It definitely shouldn't hit. I've had mine on for years and it has never done that.

    I'd go back and check your install. re-torque all the bolts and check the hangers. I wish I could help more, but without seeing it I can only do so much
     
  4. May 6, 2012 at 1:34 PM
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    it's DEFINENTLY hitting, I just put a rubber washer between the two and it stopped it.. I just hope it doesn't melt it
     
  5. May 6, 2012 at 2:35 PM
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    I have a Banks Monster Exhaust on my 08 taco and had to rotate the outlet down a bit. No problem after the adjustment. Don
     
  6. May 6, 2012 at 7:12 PM
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    i ended up putting a rubber washer between the two pieces that were touching. I also added a lock washer to all of the u-bolts on the exhaust. hopefully the rubber washer will do the trick.
     
  7. May 6, 2012 at 7:12 PM
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    Mr. Brown

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    I'm not saying that it's not hitting, I'm saying that if it's installed right it shouldn't. Did you check the hangers? Can you take a pic of where it's rubbing?
     
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