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Catalytic Converter question

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by spdtaco, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. Feb 10, 2009 at 4:40 PM
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    spdtaco

    spdtaco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I'm probably doing the exhaust on my truck soon. I'm not trying to spend a lot of money, so i was thinking of doing just a muffler and a tip. MY question is: how much does a catalytic converter affect your exhaust sound? Also, will my sound be much different if i make it a dual exhaust with a 1in/2out muffler??
     
  2. Feb 10, 2009 at 7:47 PM
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    Cats will make your exhaust louder if you remove them in general. Depends more on the muffler than on the number of inlet/outlets....Dynomax makes good power in general....Flowmaster has a good sound in general.

    It's expensive- but the best way to found out what you like and what works- is to try a combo out. Everything that Chris knows and the limited amount that I'm learning is from experimenting.
     
  3. Feb 10, 2009 at 9:20 PM
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    no i guess i phrased the question poorly. I was thinking about getting an aftermarket cat. like from magnaflow(carsound) or someone else. Anyway, how does the sound change when you remove the cats? I know its louder but how? Is it deeper? Smoother? Harsher?
     
  4. Feb 10, 2009 at 10:34 PM
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    Those cats have to do allot with emissions in most cities. Think twice about removing it. I cannot imagine they are in the cheap dept. I know here in Cali allot of them are being stolen and taken to scrap yards. They seem to get a good bit of money for them then the turn around and shoot that money in their arms or smoke it and even just plain snort it right up! Damn Tweekers!
     
  5. Feb 10, 2009 at 10:36 PM
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    i have the magnaflow cat back..

    without the cat it gives a disgusting harsh sound.
    makes the whole cab loud and vibrate.

    dont do it.
     
  6. Feb 10, 2009 at 10:39 PM
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    How did the magnaflow cat change your sound?
     
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