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Exhaust, Bushwacker Flares, or back up lights?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by aahee1111, Apr 17, 2011.

  1. Apr 17, 2011 at 2:50 PM
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    aahee1111

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    Hey guys i just joined tacoma world. I have a 2010 access cab tacoma. 3 inch suspension lift, bf goodrich mud terrain tires on alloy wheels, a brushguard with 4 lights in the front, curt hitch, nfab steps, kenwood deck, and custom subwoofer box built for kicker L5 in between my back seats where the console used to be. Im debating Flowmaster American thunder, Bushwacker pocket style flares, and back up lights, as well as a backrack with lights. Everything except the back up lights, will be around 600 dollars, pocket style flares a little less. My truck is magnetic grey, i got her new in late october, have about 10000 miles now.

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  2. Apr 17, 2011 at 2:56 PM
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    RelentlessFab

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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    do both exhaust and back up lights... just swap to a different muffler rather than a 'cat-back', the muffler is what is the resriction (aside from Cat's) and it'll sound just as good but 1/4-1/2 the price of a cat-back.
     
  3. Apr 17, 2011 at 2:56 PM
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  4. Apr 17, 2011 at 3:00 PM
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    oh wow i didnt know it was that big of a difference in price, it would be kinda nice to have the dual exhaust, but that way i can do the muffler and the back up lights. Thanks man i appreciate it
     
  5. Apr 17, 2011 at 3:00 PM
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    So a $90 muffler is technically better than a $400 full?
     
  6. Apr 17, 2011 at 3:02 PM
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    Nice truck. Welcome to TW.

    The backup lights are a very functional item, I want to upgrade mine. The Bushwacker flares...I do not care for the faux rivets (bolts?). If you want black flares, you could coat them with bedliner or buy the black base model flares.
     
  7. Apr 17, 2011 at 3:04 PM
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    RelentlessFab

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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    the 'full' system(aka Cat-back) is just some new pipe from the cat flange, back to the muffler then out the side just like the factory exhaust. Most aftermarket ones are still 2.5" tube (same as stock) and there isnt really any flow advantage for most trucks other than adding the better flowing muffler to the system. SO why not avoid the cost and just replace the muffler? :cool:
     
  8. Apr 17, 2011 at 3:07 PM
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    relentless i love the headache rack, i use my truck for work too, and it would be nice to have the rack to but stuff on, also the diamond plate trim around the bed is sweet too. How much for both of those? Love your truck
     
  9. Apr 17, 2011 at 3:13 PM
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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    I originally did mine as a 1-off thing, but there has been a lot of interest in me producing them so I'm working on getting the design CAD drawn up to be CNC waterjet cut and bent, and then I'll offer them as a regular product in my line of Tacoma accessories. My rack is actually welded to the diamond plate rails, which then use the factory tie down rail mounting points to secure to the truck. Very clean and stordy from my experience with using the rack for almost 4 years.
    I'll probably make a modular design since its too large to ship in one piece like on my truck.

    Appreciate the compliments on my truck. :)
     
  10. Apr 18, 2011 at 9:33 PM
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    Awesome brush guard. What is it and where did you get it from?
     
  11. Apr 18, 2011 at 10:02 PM
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    3" really has no benefit on these v6s unless they're built. Just get a 2.5 and toss it in there. Cheap, easy and will sound good.
     
  12. Apr 19, 2011 at 5:16 PM
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    greenmachine its a westin brushguard, sold my stock tires and wheels to the dealership, got 500 dollars, should have gotten more, but it was convenient, and then installed the brushguard was a little less then 600 i believe.

    Anyone have a suggestion for the kind of muffler i should get? i was thinking flowmaster super 44, or a magnaflow, but im not sure.
     
  13. Apr 20, 2011 at 5:48 AM
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    Thanks for the info. I just installed a magna flow 18" oval 2.5 in and out, just the muffler. Sounds great! It is a little bit louder then I thought it was going to be, but I think it will break in and sound perfect. When accelerating it has a good deep grunt but when maintaining a speed say on the highway, it has its pressents but isn't loud and doesn't have an annoying sound in the cab.

    Cost me about $85 off of Amazon.com
     
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