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Engine & Exhaust

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by Tacoma_Girl, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. Apr 18, 2009 at 1:27 PM
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    Tacoma_Girl

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    Hey! I've owned my '98 Tacoma for about 2 1/2 years now. I've done some off roading and all is good. I've been wanting to do some mods (exhaust, engine etc) but I'd like some feedback from others. I have a 2.7L 4 cyl 5 speed manual transmission. I just got the head gasket and cylinders replaced and have also done some minor work (u-joints, extension of the driveshaft etc). I now have to replace the cat so I was thinking of doing the exhaust next. Any ideas... please send them my way!

    Thanks!
     
  2. Apr 18, 2009 at 6:35 PM
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    vtragweed

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    cut existing muffler off put on new one some prefer dynomax or magnaflow on the 2.7
     
  3. Apr 18, 2009 at 6:37 PM
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    sorry, magnaflow offers replacement cats also, so maybe the best for you is go cats and whole system
     
  4. Apr 18, 2009 at 6:37 PM
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    AUDITECH

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    go to you tube and there are a lot of exhaust clips
     
  5. Aug 21, 2009 at 8:23 PM
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    i have the same truck, i have researched this quite a bit. I am torn between borla turbo muffler and flowmaster 50 series.
     
  6. Aug 22, 2009 at 7:39 AM
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    i have the flowmaster 40 series muffler, and it sounds great!!:D
     
  7. Aug 22, 2009 at 8:00 AM
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    get a high flow cat for your truck, and couple that up with a dynomax super turbo muffler.....should see some decent gains there.....also, get some doug thorley headers if you want.
     
  8. Aug 22, 2009 at 8:05 AM
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    chris4x4

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    Flowmasters creat more of a restriction than the OEM muffler. They are a baffled muffler, and smaller than the stock one...

    The 2.7 has the same cats as the V6....they flow very well for that engine. :)
     
  9. Aug 22, 2009 at 8:09 AM
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    ok,well......op........ignore my comment about a high flow cat.:D
     
  10. Aug 23, 2009 at 4:05 PM
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    LCEngineering.com makes a very high quality header for the 3rz and is an easy bolt-on. Upgrades galore on their website. they are not the cheapest, but one of the best. Also, Paradiseracing.com for quality power upgrades.
    Aftermarket cat-backs are aplenty, stick with 2.5"dia. or less on the 4cyl. to keep torque up.
    aaron
     
  11. Aug 23, 2009 at 4:37 PM
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    Ok so what is the best high flow muffler, Magnaflow, borla, ect...

    From what i am hearing flowmaster only gives a better sound. I don't want anything that will drown or be obnoxious. But i want a nice little growl. Am I better off leaving the exhaust stock?
     
  12. Aug 23, 2009 at 4:54 PM
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    I have a jardine on mine, nothing exciting just alittle deeper( and cheaper). Borla would be my #1 choice. I think sticking to a "turbo" muffler is key to a mellow but throaty exhaust.
     
  13. Aug 28, 2009 at 1:40 PM
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