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Busting up your stock muffler...

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by 007Tacoma, May 22, 2008.

  1. May 22, 2008 at 2:25 PM
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    007Tacoma

    007Tacoma [OP] I dub thee malicious!

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    Ok, here's the problem. I have the sudden urge to put a high-flow muffler on my truck. I do not want something loud or "ricey", but I could live with a throaty sound. What I do want is the high flow for both efficiency and power.

    Here is the problem. My wife isn't going to go for it. Ah, but I have a plan... :devil: I can bust a hole in my current muffler and tell her that I have to replace it. In the mean time, it will be loud and "high flow" until the time that she gives in. I will tell her that I hit something on the road and it popped up into my muffler.

    All of this I have figured out. ;)

    Question is: How do you bust a hole in you current muffler without tearing up the rest of your truck?:confused:

    To those who fear my reputation is failing, I probably won't actually do this, but when my wife and I get into a fight I like to play out scenarios in my head to make myself feel better. Besides, I like sharing my bad ideas. :p
     
  2. May 22, 2008 at 2:28 PM
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    bluescoops

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    air hammer would probably do it:)
     
  3. May 22, 2008 at 2:36 PM
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    jhodge83

    jhodge83 Any dog under 50# is a cat and cats are useless... Moderator

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    wat?
    a hammer and a chisel....just punch it in and move it around to make a somewhat jagged hole
     
  4. May 22, 2008 at 2:45 PM
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    007Tacoma

    007Tacoma [OP] I dub thee malicious!

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    Any recommendations as to "where" to put the hole? (front, back, bottom, side, etc...)
     
  5. May 22, 2008 at 2:48 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    definately bottom if u really want to convince her it happened on the road...lol...just make it off center so it doesnt look too manmade
     
  6. May 22, 2008 at 3:14 PM
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    06tacomaprerunner

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    why don't you just tell her that there is tsb or a recall, and remember pay in cash!!! :D
     
  7. May 22, 2008 at 8:32 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    long chiesel and a 3 lb sledge hammer.....put a few good holes in it......tell her some jackhole ran you off the road and you hit some concrete or something!!!:D........sounds good to me anyway!
     
  8. May 22, 2008 at 8:54 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Im not sure I feel good about the ethics involved in this thread, But instaed of makeing a story, just tell her you want a new muffler to improve the eficiency of the engine. Explain to her that it would pay for itself in the increased mpg. (it may take a few years to actually start to see a saveings), but I think this may be a better approach.
     
  9. May 22, 2008 at 10:01 PM
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    Clelsdah

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    Don't ask her in the first place. Its easier to beg forgiveness than to ask permission. Worked for me buying the truck.
     
  10. May 22, 2008 at 11:26 PM
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    EquinsuOcha

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    Call it "preventative maintenance." The muffler's bound to go out sometime...you may as well replace it now.
     
  11. May 22, 2008 at 11:29 PM
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    eordonez

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    If you put a hole in it, make sure you cover it in dirt, so it wont show any marks..... you can also bent it with a hammer....
     
  12. May 23, 2008 at 5:49 AM
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    jasonh

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    hahahahahahaha how about grow some nuts and be the man of the house lol jk. i would second the idea of a hammer and chisel or screw driver once its in twist and turn
     
  13. May 23, 2008 at 6:47 AM
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    007Tacoma [OP] I dub thee malicious!

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    Well, I don't have to do anything now...

    I decided to take a shortcut to avoid some traffic this morning - true PreRunner style. :devil: My truck was pretty steady, but you could feel the wheels bouncing all over the place. As I came up over a small ridge, I hit something. I didn't even see it, and as I had people behind me I wasn't going to stop. As I hit it all I heard was -

    :burnrubber: BOOM!!! :eek: WAAAAAAAAAwWAAAAAAAAwWAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.......

    I will try to take some pictures this afternoon.

    To answer your questions, I probably wouldn't have gone through with this. My wife was ticking me off the other day (saying we didn't have any money after she just spent a bunch of it). So, I imagined up a way to get back at her, but we reconciled without incident. I really don't care if I had gotten a new muffler or not, but now I can. :)
     
  14. May 23, 2008 at 6:47 AM
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    just a hammmer, get under there and start slamming on it.

    Or thieves - someone stole my muffler.

    The bearing went out on the muffler??

    Recalled by Yota, got a new one.

    Hit something like a piece of firewood in the road, and it jumped up and took out the muffler.

    or does your wife read this posts and your screwed?
     
  15. May 23, 2008 at 9:13 AM
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    :eek:
     
  16. May 23, 2008 at 9:16 AM
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    007Tacoma [OP] I dub thee malicious!

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    No... my wife stays off of TacomaWorld.com, and I stay off of Rav4World.com - we have an understanding. :)
     
  17. May 23, 2008 at 9:23 AM
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    007Tacoma

    007Tacoma [OP] I dub thee malicious!

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    You don't like your 40?!?! I thought that was one of the quieter ones? I was looking at that or possibly a 50 series SUV type... I want something quiet, but high flow.
     
  18. May 23, 2008 at 1:32 PM
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    Thats how you get to replace things! :cool:
    High flow and quiet is not going to eaqual a flowmaster. They are a Baffled muffler and in many cases actually LOWER h.p. from stock. The Dynomax super turbo muffler flows better than stock, and is on the quiet side of the spectrum. :)
     
  19. Jun 4, 2008 at 12:08 PM
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    007Tacoma

    007Tacoma [OP] I dub thee malicious!

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    I looked them up, and the only one that say goes with the 4.0L Tacoma is the Ultra Flo Welded (Part #17219)...

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    http://www.dynomax.com/ecat/pdfs/truckcat.pdf
     
  20. Jun 4, 2008 at 12:12 PM
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