1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Best 4.0 Exhaust

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by white2red, Mar 31, 2024.

  1. Mar 31, 2024 at 7:10 PM
    #1
    white2red

    white2red [OP] Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2024
    Member:
    #444332
    Messages:
    34
    OK
    Vehicle:
    2008 White TRD Sport DCSB, 2012 Red SR5 4x4 DCLB
    Everything but the engine
    I’m considering upgrading the exhaust on my truck. I would prefer something that has a deeper tone to it, and does not drone at highway speeds (I do a lot of cross country driving). I’m specifically looking to avoid the “fart can” sound that my sister has on her Infiniti G37x lol.
     
    K Williams likes this.
  2. Mar 31, 2024 at 7:14 PM
    #2
    SmoothTRD

    SmoothTRD Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2023
    Member:
    #429695
    Messages:
    317
    Gender:
    Male
    Waste of money
     
    Hunter gatherer and Sailor_Nick like this.
  3. Mar 31, 2024 at 7:20 PM
    #3
    Bishop84

    Bishop84 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2015
    Member:
    #172494
    Messages:
    10,787
    Gender:
    Male
    All V6's have a natural drone, so any muffler that makes the exhaust louder, will drone. It's why a lot of people revert back to stock.

    Watch youtube videos to be sure.

    If you want more noise, go intake, just my 2c.
     
  4. Mar 31, 2024 at 7:49 PM
    #4
    Dm93

    Dm93 Test Don't Guess

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2015
    Member:
    #150066
    Messages:
    10,282
    Gender:
    Male
    Texas
    Vehicle:
    2014 DC OR 6spd 4x4
    Predator tube steps, Ranch Hand grill guard, Magnaflow CatBack exhaust, Toyota tool box & bed mat, 2LO Module by @Up2NoGood, Rearview Compass/Temp Mirror, Tune by @JustDSM.
    Exhaust sounds are kind of subjective, what sounds good to one person may not sound good to another.

    That being said I have the Magnaflow Street Catback system on mine and I like it, not too loud unless you really get on it and not much interior drone but it's stupid money now (was about $400 when I got it).

    Here's an exhaust comparison video, it's not the greatest but it's the best one I've found.

    https://youtu.be/qzESQ3Zj4iI?t=66
     
    Torspd and K Williams like this.
  5. Mar 31, 2024 at 10:24 PM
    #5
    white2red

    white2red [OP] Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2024
    Member:
    #444332
    Messages:
    34
    OK
    Vehicle:
    2008 White TRD Sport DCSB, 2012 Red SR5 4x4 DCLB
    Everything but the engine
    I’ve watched a lot of videos but it can be really hard to tell what the true sound is. Unfortunately, I live in mostly Ford and Chevy country so there’s not a lot of local trucks I could use for reference. Do you know any good YouTube channels for exhaust? Also what is meant by “intake?” I’m assuming cold-air intake?
     
  6. Mar 31, 2024 at 10:27 PM
    #6
    TacoTuesday1

    TacoTuesday1 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2019
    Member:
    #296781
    Messages:
    6,953
    Gender:
    Male
    NC
  7. Mar 31, 2024 at 10:27 PM
    #7
    white2red

    white2red [OP] Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2024
    Member:
    #444332
    Messages:
    34
    OK
    Vehicle:
    2008 White TRD Sport DCSB, 2012 Red SR5 4x4 DCLB
    Everything but the engine
    Thank you for the video. This helps a lot, although it is the 3.5L engine in the video. Is there much of a difference in terms of sound?
     
  8. Mar 31, 2024 at 10:28 PM
    #8
    white2red

    white2red [OP] Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2024
    Member:
    #444332
    Messages:
    34
    OK
    Vehicle:
    2008 White TRD Sport DCSB, 2012 Red SR5 4x4 DCLB
    Everything but the engine
    What does yours sound like?
     
  9. Mar 31, 2024 at 10:31 PM
    #9
    TacoTuesday1

    TacoTuesday1 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2019
    Member:
    #296781
    Messages:
    6,953
    Gender:
    Male
    NC
    better than stock
    stock couldn't hear if the engine was on
    TRD catback had highway drone though so I put the 1141 to fix that

    it's not magical sounding. Don't know what difference other stuff makes like
    -different muffler
    -y pipe
    -headers

    probably partly due to what the engine is.
    Not looking for magical sound. Looking to hear what it's doing to drive it.
     
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2024
  10. Mar 31, 2024 at 10:34 PM
    #10
    wi_taco

    wi_taco My skid plates give rocks taco flavored kisses

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2020
    Member:
    #335129
    Messages:
    3,589
    First Name:
    Adam
    SE Wisconsin
    Vehicle:
    2015 Silver Minivan
    Stock exhaust.
     
    SmoothTRD and Sailor_Nick like this.
  11. Mar 31, 2024 at 10:36 PM
    #11
    white2red

    white2red [OP] Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2024
    Member:
    #444332
    Messages:
    34
    OK
    Vehicle:
    2008 White TRD Sport DCSB, 2012 Red SR5 4x4 DCLB
    Everything but the engine
    Any videos?
     
  12. Mar 31, 2024 at 10:36 PM
    #12
    white2red

    white2red [OP] Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2024
    Member:
    #444332
    Messages:
    34
    OK
    Vehicle:
    2008 White TRD Sport DCSB, 2012 Red SR5 4x4 DCLB
    Everything but the engine
    Awwww that’s no fun!
     
    jackn7, TS4x4 and K Williams like this.
  13. Apr 1, 2024 at 7:55 AM
    #13
    Chris(NJ)

    Chris(NJ) Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2010
    Member:
    #29777
    Messages:
    4,909
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chris
    Usually in Central Jersey
    Vehicle:
    08 Indigo 4x4 DC OR
    Mods are currently being changed .....
    It's never going to sound like a V8 unfortunately. That said, I have an oem TRD catback cut off after the downturn over the axle. Sounds damn near stock to me at this point. Had it on for like 14 years. It's an option though, if you can find one/
     
  14. Apr 1, 2024 at 8:01 AM
    #14
    Clearwater Bill

    Clearwater Bill Never answer an anonymous letter

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2014
    Member:
    #140097
    Messages:
    23,076
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Billy
    Largo Florida
    Vehicle:
    '13 5 lug AC w/convenience package
    A few OE parts from fancy trucks
    TRD is the only one I've heard that seems reasonable.

    There is no measurable power gain to be had, so no matter what you get you are just paying for noise.
     
    HellsWells likes this.
  15. Apr 1, 2024 at 8:01 AM
    #15
    Dm93

    Dm93 Test Don't Guess

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2015
    Member:
    #150066
    Messages:
    10,282
    Gender:
    Male
    Texas
    Vehicle:
    2014 DC OR 6spd 4x4
    Predator tube steps, Ranch Hand grill guard, Magnaflow CatBack exhaust, Toyota tool box & bed mat, 2LO Module by @Up2NoGood, Rearview Compass/Temp Mirror, Tune by @JustDSM.
    There's some 4.0L ones in there too.
     
  16. Apr 1, 2024 at 9:13 AM
    #16
    JIGNE67

    JIGNE67 Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2014
    Member:
    #142183
    Messages:
    30
    Gender:
    Male
    Sherman Oaks, CA
    Vehicle:
    2015 Tacoma TRD Sport DCSB
    I too have the Magnaflow Street Catback on my 2nd Gen and love it. I had it installed shortly after I purchased the truck new.
     
    K Williams likes this.
  17. Apr 1, 2024 at 9:17 AM
    #17
    Calamity_taco

    Calamity_taco your friendly neighborhood weeb :3

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2016
    Member:
    #196622
    Messages:
    21,136
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jacob
    I have no idea. send help!
    Vehicle:
    2015 sr5 access cab, 97 & 98 civic coupe, 03 klx400, 2014 yamaha bolt
    just a couple of things tbh
    ive had the borla s type on my last tacoma and enjoyed it a lot it was fun sounding. it was never to bad on noise tbh same with the trd exhaust both of them to me have a great sound and are not to overkill.


    the ones saying stock... go to a different thread you are not needed in here at all.
     
  18. Apr 1, 2024 at 9:49 AM
    #18
    slossboss

    slossboss Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2021
    Member:
    #378403
    Messages:
    94
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Troy
    Vehicle:
    2013 TRD Sport 4x4 Nautical Blue Metallic
    I scored a used TRD cat back about 1 year ago for $100. Would have never done it any other way imo.
    Really liked this option as it was an OEM component and did not make the truck loud or drone. Modified the sound in a nice mild way
     
    HellsWells, jackn7 and Calamity_taco like this.
  19. Apr 1, 2024 at 12:37 PM
    #19
    Stemmy

    Stemmy Certified Wombat Rancher

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2017
    Member:
    #215220
    Messages:
    348
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Rob
    Pennsylvania
    Vehicle:
    2013 Pyrite Mica DCLB
    leave it stock or get a TRD cat back. I picked up an almost new TRD system a few years back for $150 & a 40 min drive.
     
    R0dzilla75, jackn7 and slossboss like this.
  20. Apr 1, 2024 at 12:59 PM
    #20
    hoffengineering

    hoffengineering Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2020
    Member:
    #321727
    Messages:
    730
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Taylor
    Orange County, California
    Vehicle:
    2015 DCLB 4X4
    I have an el-cheapo MBRP exhaust on mine and it sounds surprisingly good—and I mean good for the always-gonna-sound-like-ass 1GR-FE, but I like it.
     
    jackn7 likes this.

Products Discussed in

To Top