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cat back installation vs muffler install

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by skichiiwa, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. Nov 24, 2009 at 9:23 AM
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    skichiiwa

    skichiiwa [OP] Well-Known Member

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    weathertech floor liners, wet okole fronts, leer 100xq cap, trd exhaust
    just wondering if anyone had experience installing either cat back system or a muffler.

    correct me if im wrong with a cat back you can just cut and weld/ or un screw and bolt on from the cat back. it would be cleaner.

    however with the muffler you just cut it half way and it makes the old stock muffler useless if you ever wanted to resell or ,reinstall for resale.

    is this correct?

    im new.

    also any links to reasons why i should go cat back or muffler would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Nov 24, 2009 at 12:12 PM
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    tacomapack

    tacomapack Well-Known Member

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    Cat back is a VERY easy install. Just did mine last friday night. It literally took 20 mins. You unbolt the old at the y-pipe, remove it from the rubber hangers, twist it out over the axle, reverse for new one. Here are more detailed instructions:
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/47342-trd-exhaust-installation-instructions.html

    If you're basing your decision on ease of install, cat back is the way to go. Don't have to get a shop to weld or install. Just getting a new muffler is cheaper though.
     
  3. Nov 24, 2009 at 12:27 PM
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    Cars0n`

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    isnt the point of a cat back to provide better flow through the exhaust tubing and muffler, but if the exhaust tubing is all mandrel bent in our trucks anyways does this defeat the point? along with the fact that it will still be restricted from the y pipe forwards?

    if this is true wouldn't it be more practical to just replace the muffler?
     
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