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Doug Thorley vs. LC Engineering

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by Wrencher86, Apr 6, 2010.

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Which header for the 2TR-FE?

  1. Doug Thorley

    75 vote(s)
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  2. LC Engineering

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  1. Apr 8, 2010 at 5:21 PM
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    Kelson

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  2. Apr 8, 2010 at 5:23 PM
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    ^ look at the dt header dyno...lce doesnt do a very good job "representing" theirs, this dyno is a little biased in my opinion
     
  3. Apr 8, 2010 at 5:27 PM
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    idk i just copied and pasted lol


    fyi LC Engineering sells both their own header and the DT one...
     
  4. Apr 8, 2010 at 5:28 PM
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    oh i know you did just copy pasted it was just for future reference to compare them a little better :)
     
  5. Apr 11, 2010 at 11:09 PM
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    the one thing is tho that LC engineering does specialize in toyota 4 cyl applications. so idk. i don't really know anyone with the LC engineering headers tho. but i have heard the dt ones and they sound great.
     
  6. Apr 13, 2010 at 1:15 PM
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    I've youtubed the LCE's paired w/their free flow exhaust system and it sounded very nice, which is why I'm looking into this duo! Which leads me to a question, and hopefully one of you very smart people has the answer! If I were to get both the LCE exhaust and headers will they fit a reg cab truck, or will cutting be involved? Thanks and I hope I didn't derail this thread too much!
     
  7. Apr 13, 2010 at 3:17 PM
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    If you get the red cab exhaust there shouldn't be any cutting if they fabbed it correctly. Speaeking from experience be careful with headers and a catback because I feel as though I lost some low end and backpressure from running headers and exhaust. If I did it again id run just a aftermarket header
     
  8. Apr 14, 2010 at 10:34 AM
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    ya but it would still sound like ass with the stock muffler
     
  9. Apr 14, 2010 at 11:39 AM
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    No it won't sound like ass with the stock muffler, in fact it sounds stock with the stock muffler. The aftermarket header does not cancle out a cat or anything that would alter the sound. On my old car aftermarket cat sounded like shit because it deleted a cat but ours don't have one
     
  10. Apr 14, 2010 at 5:39 PM
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    maybe yours is in a better condition than mine. but my stock muffler sounds badddd. kinda like its falling apart inside. and if i were to do exhaust work i would want a better sound out of it as well, but thats just me :)
     
  11. Apr 16, 2010 at 2:12 PM
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    So a loss in backpressure would cause a reduce in power and is LC's exhaust system is cat back? And what would you reccomend instead of rolling with that exhaust system?
     
  12. Apr 19, 2010 at 6:25 AM
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    Can anyone provide a sound clip of the LC Engineering for the second gen?
     
  14. Jun 23, 2010 at 7:46 AM
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    We should try and convince the LCE guys to cut us a deal, atleast something. Im down!
     
  16. Sep 5, 2010 at 8:09 PM
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    i'm down. looking to get better a little better lower end torque. Put me in for one, just need make sure it can fit my 2007 AC.

    BTW, stock sounds like crap, within my first week of having my taco got a cherry bomb muffler put on for $140, and well worth it now :D (not for any performance gains, but needed to get away from the stock sound)
     
  17. Sep 5, 2010 at 8:11 PM
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    u should try the dynomax super turbo when you get tired of the bomb:D
     
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