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Chopping the tacoma exhaust

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by nglescobar1992, Oct 4, 2019.

  1. Oct 7, 2019 at 6:04 AM
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    badkids

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    Ok, everyone relax. I decided to do some research to help with this very critical life threatening decision. Below is all the information you need to determine if chopping your exhaust is worth your life.

    Carbon Monoxide:

    Q.
    DO I NEED A CARBON MONOXIDE ALARM? AND WHERE SHOULD IT BE INSTALLED?
    A.

    • Every home with at least one fuel-burning appliance/heater, attached garage or fireplace should have a CO alarm.
    • If the home has only one CO alarm, it should be installed in the main bedroom or in the hallway outside of the sleeping area.
    • An alarm should be installed on every level of the home and in sleeping areas.
    • Place the alarm at least 15 feet away from fuel-burning appliances.
    • Make sure nothing is covering or obstructing the unit.
    • Do not place the unit in dead air spaces or next to a window or door.
    • Test the CO alarm monthly by pressing the test/reset button.
    • Every month, unplug the unit and vacuum with a soft brush attachment or wipe with a clean, dry cloth to remove accumulated dust.
    Q.
    ARE THERE ANY STEPS I CAN TAKE TO PREVENT CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING?
    A.

    • Properly equip your home with CO alarms on every level and in sleeping areas. The only safe way to detect CO in your home is with a working CO alarm.
    • Annually, have the heating system, vents, chimney and flue inspected by a qualified technician.
    • Regularly examine vents and chimneys for improper connections, visible rust and stains.
    • Install and operate appliances according to the manufacturer's instructions.
    • Only purchase appliances that have been approved by a nationally recognized testing laboratory.
    • Never use a gas range/stove to heat the home.
    • Never leave your car idling in a closed garage or use fuel-powered appliances or tools in enclosed, attached areas such as garages or porches. CO can seep into your home through vents and doors.
    Q.
    WHAT ARE THE EFFECTS OF CARBON MONOXIDE EXPOSURE?
    A.

    • Common Mild Exposure: A slight headache, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, flu-like symptoms.
    • Common Medium Exposure: A severe headache, drowsiness, confusion, fast heart rate.
    • Common Extreme Exposure: Convulsions, unconsciousness, brain damage, heart and lung failure followed by death.
    • If you experience even mild CO poisoning symptoms, immediately consult a physician.
    Q.
    WHAT ARE CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING SYMPTOMS?
    A.

    Initial symptoms are similar to the flu without a fever and can include dizziness, severe headaches, nausea, sleepiness, fatigue/weakness and disorientation/confusion.

    Q.
    WHERE DOES CARBON MONOXIDE COME FROM?
    A.

    • Any fuel-burning appliance that is malfunctioning or improperly installed.
    • Furnaces, gas range/stove, gas clothes dryer, water heater, portable fuel-burning space heaters, fireplaces, generators and wood burning stoves.
    • Vehicles, generators and other combustion engines running in an attached garage.
    • Blocked chimney or flue.
    • Cracked or loose furnace exchanger.
    • Back-drafting and changes in air pressure.
    • Operating a grill in an enclosed space.


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    * Unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning is defined by International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision codes X47 (underlying cause of death) and T58 (toxic effect of carbon monoxide as multiple-cause-of-death).

    During 2010–2015, a total of 2,244 deaths resulted from unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning, with the highest numbers of deaths each year occurring in winter months. In 2015, a total of 393 deaths resulting from unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning occurred, with 36% of the deaths occurring in December, January, or February.

    Rocks: I also took the time to see how many people are killed by rocks each year to help with this decision. However, rocks seem unmotivated to kill people unlike carbon monoxide, I could only specifically identify groups of rocks attacking together. An average of 25-50 people are killed by landslides each year in the United States. The worldwide death toll per year due to landslides is in the thousands. Most landslide fatalities are from rock falls, debris-flows, or volcanic debris flows.

    Twenty three people were killed, at least 167 injured, and more than 400 homes were damaged by a series of debris flows that impacted the California community of Montecito in Santa Barbara County on January 9, 2018. The debris flows were triggered by heavy rain that fell on steep hillsides that had been burned by the Thomas Wildfire, which at that time was the largest wildfire in California history.

    Conclusion: Rocks can be dangerous too.

    Sources: National Vital Statistics System. Mortality public use data files, 2016. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data_access/vitalstatsonline.htm.
    https://carbonmonoxidefacts.com/carbon-monoxide-faq/
    https://www.usgs.gov/faqs/how-many-...s_science_products=0#qt-news_science_products
     
  2. Oct 7, 2019 at 6:35 AM
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    nglescobar1992

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    I guess I am keep the exhaust the way it is :/
     
  3. Oct 7, 2019 at 7:17 AM
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    badkids

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    :(
     
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  4. Oct 7, 2019 at 7:19 AM
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    Rujack

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    First mod I did the morning after I drove mine home. Second mod was removing the folding bed step.
     
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  5. Oct 7, 2019 at 7:25 AM
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    Rujack

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  6. Oct 7, 2019 at 7:28 AM
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    Just sayin', but idling in your garage with the door closed is gonna be bad no matter what you do.
     
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  7. Oct 7, 2019 at 7:35 AM
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    i've had the exhaust chopped on my truck(s) for the last 10 years and have not died yet.

    you are outside, not in a close space. the gasses dissipate around the truck. this is also under the bed NOT the cab. any gasses that were to get trapped and head towards the cab would exit in the space between the bed and cab.

    MBRP, Magnaflow, and several other name brand exhaust companies make systems that dump in this same location.

    don't be scurred. chop your exhaust. be happy.
     
  8. Oct 7, 2019 at 7:59 AM
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    Axle dumps while I agree do offer increased clearance for wheeling looks ghetto to me. It seems like it's incomplete by dumping it off the way that it is and on top of that will have more drone by default due to the muffler sound waves having less distance to travel before dump off. Also, yes, there an increase in potential of CO inhalation. Which is never cool.

    You got a nay from me for it.
     
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  9. Oct 7, 2019 at 8:04 AM
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    Nah, you need a black chrome exhaust tip. :thumbsup:
     
  10. Oct 7, 2019 at 8:11 AM
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    Inspection station...?
     
  11. Oct 7, 2019 at 8:42 AM
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    soo I guess the real question is when is everyone going to band together and call our law makers and ban carbon monoxide?!??! and or heavily regulate it! cause this is scary stuff. WE need to know who has it and how much they have of it!
     
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  12. Oct 7, 2019 at 8:53 AM
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    I've always wonder how Tacoma would look like with bedside exit exhaust ( hole cut thru the side panel) then put a stainless steel trim ring around the perimeter of the hole
     
  13. Oct 7, 2019 at 8:55 AM
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    probably pretty bad ass.
     
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  14. Oct 7, 2019 at 9:06 AM
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    There has been a couple posted. I think one was in the True Crawling thread?
     
  15. Oct 7, 2019 at 9:19 AM
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    one of the top three mods on my truck, Tony. not cheap and a bit of work to install but it's earned its position. do it if you can make it happen.
     
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  16. Oct 7, 2019 at 9:22 AM
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    Thanks!

    It will happen down the road and would be fun to get the angle grinder out. Probably after the bumper-to-bumper warranty is expired.
     
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  17. Oct 7, 2019 at 9:25 AM
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    and when combined with the Marlin HD frame braces and E tires the package gets strong both front & rear and you'll feel like you're actually driving a truck. :D
     
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  18. Oct 7, 2019 at 9:32 AM
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    That has been one of the weird things with the Taco, it doesn't feel like a truck other than the bed shimmy. With the current mods, it feels like a tall and very capable car. Borrowing and riding in Big3 pickups and a couple Nissans and 1st Gens, the 2nd and 3rd Gens seem to be able to blur the lines for daily driving and still be fun. If there was one thing that I would really like, it would be heavier steering with a bit more road feel. But as was said by others, it shines offroad, so I can abide.
     
  19. Oct 7, 2019 at 10:46 AM
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    Definitely wouldn't fly in Va. They have to enact rules in that state to protect people for their own poor decisions. Personally I think it is destroying Darwinism.
     
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  20. Oct 8, 2019 at 7:40 PM
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    I hear what you’re saying but I only thing it’s applicable if the truck is running in a garage.

    look at the fifth GEN four runner, that exhaust is immediately beneath the rear hatch, and if the rear hatch glass is lowered, you could argue that it poses the same risks as an exhaust under the bed of a truck. The exhaust on 4runners is directly under a window that is often open or cracked. That leads directly into the cab
     

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