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Chopped Exhaust

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by sandjunkie, Mar 26, 2011.

  1. Mar 26, 2011 at 3:45 PM
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    First mod in a while. Chopped the exhaust just after the axle.

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  2. Mar 26, 2011 at 3:46 PM
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    Nice. Looks just like mine.
     
  3. Mar 26, 2011 at 3:49 PM
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    does it sound different?
     
  4. Mar 26, 2011 at 3:51 PM
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    very clean
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  5. Mar 26, 2011 at 3:54 PM
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    Nope. Didn't want to change the exhaust note from stock. I'm too old for that crap.
     
  6. Mar 26, 2011 at 4:20 PM
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    Are there any downsides to doing that?
     
  7. Mar 26, 2011 at 4:28 PM
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    i just did this this and want to dump it right after the muffler, would this cause a problem in deeper water,wheeling in the mud? anyone help out? sorry to jump on your thread. but your looks good!!!! i like the tip you got on there.
     
  8. Mar 26, 2011 at 4:30 PM
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    If you have your spare in the stock location and the exhaust is hacked high enough to blow on it, that could be bad.

    Also, if you're into blingy tips, no one will see it under there.

    There may be a slight change in exhaust note inside the cab (a tad more drone).

    Other than that, no, and if you plan to wheel it's 100% mandatory.
     
  9. Mar 26, 2011 at 4:36 PM
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    thanks man, I like the pic and that is a good loooking truck!!
     
  10. Mar 26, 2011 at 4:50 PM
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    I did the chop 8 months ago with zero problems. Maybe if you were a double cab you could get some exhaust fumes in the cab, but the access cab is pretty safe.
     
  11. Mar 26, 2011 at 4:56 PM
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  12. Mar 26, 2011 at 5:01 PM
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    i chopped mine today too. I notice more drone in the cab for sure
     
  13. Mar 26, 2011 at 8:52 PM
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    Its an angle thing from what I am reading. If you blast the exhaust/ sound down it bounces off the ground and is louder. I gave it an angle cut and there is a bit more noise, but I definitely like it.:cool:

    I think if you shoot it straight back there will be no difference. Translation cut after the bend behind the axle (horizontal), instead of before (vertical) or halfway (45*) through like I did.
     
  14. Mar 26, 2011 at 9:59 PM
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    Very cool guys.
    My one and only concern with this it actually rust....
    I live in the midwest and when it's cold out there can be a ton of steam/condensation coming out of the exhaust that is normally taken out the tail pipe out the side. My concern is when it's dumped all that condensation just dumps out and rised to coat the under side of the bed.

    Typing it out makes it sound stupid to me and thinking about it, the underneath of your bed gets wet in the rain or if it's real humid out any way so the exhaust won't hurt anything. Maybe it's because I'm nervous about taking a sawsall to my new truck :D I will probably do this and take off the mud flaps when it gets nice out.
     
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    Not sure if you realize the bed is made of Sheet Molded Compound...it's basically fiber reinforced plastic. The bed won't corrode, the fenders might.

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  16. Mar 27, 2011 at 6:17 PM
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    I did not know that. Well that kind of sets my mind at ease a bit about my main concern with chopping the exhaust.
    Thanks.
     
  17. Mar 27, 2011 at 6:24 PM
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    You could, but a recip is way faster.

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    haha I like the picture.. thats a nice cameo of the big nig in the background lol.

    I've been thinking about this lately so I'm glad I saw this thread. Might be a good one for the next mod day
     
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