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Cat back dual exhaust ?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by lickitysplit, Mar 13, 2020.

  1. Mar 13, 2020 at 2:23 PM
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    I bought a cat back (Flowmaster American Thunder ) dual exhaust kit for my 2013 sport access cab, is it a one man thing without working on the ground , maybe driving the passenger side of the truck up on sone double pieces of planks to gain an extra 3 1/2” , how long do you think it’ll take, should I just saw all it out ?

    thank you for your help
     
  2. Mar 13, 2020 at 3:00 PM
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    Are you wondering how long it would take to install by yourself or remove?
     
  3. Mar 13, 2020 at 3:26 PM
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    Remove it and install the new one ?
     
  4. Mar 14, 2020 at 2:04 PM
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    It took 3 1/2 hrs taking the old one out and the new one in , by myself
     
  5. Mar 15, 2020 at 8:57 AM
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    How does it sound, any drone happening at certain rpm's?
    How's the over all look and driveability?
    Video would be nice.
     
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  6. Mar 15, 2020 at 11:02 AM
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    Lol the only video I 3ver made was with a drone....

    I did a lot of research there’s a couple videos on YT that you can look at with the same exhaust on the same truck (2013 Tacoma sport with Flow Master American Thunder), it’s a little louder at start up and sounds sweet when you step on it , I don’t know what you mean by “ drone” even though I’m a drone flier but I did see it mentioned with two other brands but not with the Flow Master and that was the reason I picked it .....

    The install was a piece of cake I bought one of the exhaust hanger removal tool and I made good use of it , you’ll need a saws all to cut the old hangers then use the tool to pop the stud out and I used a grinder to cut the two bolts ( totally rusted ) also used the saws all for 2-3 other cuts to make things easier,the install was a piece of cake I did it on the ground with the rear wheels up on a double 2x4 for a little xtra working room .....

    im glad I did it it sounds great ands a little more responsive when you step on it , K&N cold air intake next week
     
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  7. Mar 15, 2020 at 11:09 AM
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    I had that on a 2009 Off Road and it sounded good. No real drone like some of the others have. Very livable.
     
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  9. Mar 26, 2020 at 6:39 PM
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    It shouldnt take more than an hour if its a bolt on kit. I bought MBRP dual exhaust catback for my 09 2.7 and I installed it laying on the ground in about an hour. I would still weld a bead around the joints where pieces connect to reduce exhaust leaks. Overtime it will shift and fina a way to leak otherwise regardless how tight your clamps are
     
  10. Mar 27, 2020 at 2:17 AM
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    Yes it could have been a lot quicker (1-1 1/4 hrs) if the front two bolts weren’t rust solid, I had to grind them off then drill them out on the part that comes from the engine, I’m not a mechanic by trade and I’m not really a do it yourself car guy type but I did get a lot of satisfaction by doing it myself, the cold air intake was another interesting little project I did that I’m proud of.......
     
  11. Mar 28, 2020 at 8:52 PM
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    I put a volant 2 piece ramair induction on mine for cold air
     

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