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exhaust/flowmaster

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Taco89, Jul 24, 2009.

  1. Jul 24, 2009 at 8:10 PM
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    Taco89

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    i just got a flowmaster installed on my 08 v6 tacoma and when i start up my car the exhaust looks like its loose, is that normal?
     
  2. Jul 24, 2009 at 8:12 PM
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    DeeKay21

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    Okay it looks like its loose or sounds loose? I have a flowmaster 50 series dual on mine.
     
  3. Jul 24, 2009 at 8:14 PM
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    dexterdog

    dexterdog My pee parts itch

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    If you mean when you start up your car and the exhaust physically moves then yes, it is normal. The exhaust is not hard mounted to the vehicle. It is attached via rubber hangers or bushings etc. If the exhaust was hard mounted to your car you would not enjoy the drive.
     
  4. Jul 24, 2009 at 8:32 PM
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    Taco89

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    its loose, yeah it has a rubber hanger, okay thanks i was just wondering.... can i ask why i wouldnt enjoy the ride if it was hard mounted??
     
  5. Jul 24, 2009 at 8:35 PM
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    carmellocafe

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    Normal. It should shake a bit.
     
  6. Jul 24, 2009 at 8:57 PM
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    dexterdog

    dexterdog My pee parts itch

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    Well, you see that the exhaust shakes. You wouldn't want it vibrating your cabin.
     
  7. Jul 25, 2009 at 4:52 AM
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    Janster

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    Do you have only the muffler or a cat back?

    I have the Flowmaster 50 Catback with dual exits...

    Mine is pretty solid. I can grab my tips and they don't move.
     
  8. Jul 25, 2009 at 7:07 AM
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    Metallikatz3

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    How did you get it so solid? I've tried everything I can think of with mine and even had a shop re-bend some of the pipes and it still smacks into my springs and drives me nuts.

    I wish i spent the extra money for a TRD one that I know would have fit right
     
  9. Jul 25, 2009 at 7:41 AM
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    You can twist and/or slide the clamps around some to pull the pipes away from the springs and spring perches. It's a pretty tight fit between the two so they're bound to hit.
     
  10. Jul 25, 2009 at 8:07 AM
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    Taco89

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    just the muffler
     
  11. Jul 27, 2009 at 3:29 AM
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    My husband and I did the best we could with positioning. After a few weeks, I took the truck to a local garage who used a pry bar to twist things a bit more. That gave me about 1/2" clearance on both sides. It's not much but it's not hitting anything. I had the shop stitch weld the joints together. It's been good ever since.
     
  12. Jul 27, 2009 at 5:45 AM
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    how do your flowmasters sound guys? deep and throaty or like an import exhaust?
     
  13. Jul 27, 2009 at 6:43 AM
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    i have a 40 series and it sounds nice and deep.
     
  14. Jul 27, 2009 at 7:52 AM
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    Search Youtube.... and there's a thread somewhere on this forum with clips.
     
  15. Jul 27, 2009 at 10:13 AM
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    Should I use this as a new quote? :D
     
  16. Jul 27, 2009 at 11:33 AM
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    lol
     
  17. Jul 27, 2009 at 1:36 PM
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    :thumbsup:

    :anonymous: Almost sounds like....umm.... Nevermind. :D :eek:
     
  18. Jul 27, 2009 at 1:46 PM
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    I liked this one much better, but to each their own !!

    <sorry Janster, its Monday...>
     
  19. Jul 27, 2009 at 3:16 PM
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    I have the cat back... Pretty satisfied. Figured i couldnt expect much as I only spent $100 for it.
     
  20. Jul 27, 2009 at 3:32 PM
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    ;) hehehehehe...

    To have solid tips at my age.... I'm in heaven. ;);)

    (but I think I was daydreaming)
     
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