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Exhaust Options

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ToyTaco, Aug 18, 2010.

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Exhaust Options

Poll closed Sep 17, 2010.
  1. Duals Straight Out Back

    17 vote(s)
    13.7%
  2. Duals Out to Sides

    27 vote(s)
    21.8%
  3. Single out to side

    55 vote(s)
    44.4%
  4. Leave it stock

    20 vote(s)
    16.1%
  5. Other (list below)

    9 vote(s)
    7.3%
  1. Aug 18, 2010 at 4:46 AM
    #1
    ToyTaco

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    Im thinking about getting an exhaust for the taco in the near future. I was thinking about doing duals straight out the back but ive had some people say turn them out to the sides... feedback would be great :)
     
  2. Aug 18, 2010 at 4:52 AM
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    Tidrow

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    I would rather keep mine as quite as possible. If I had a V-8, then I'd want to dual it out, as you will never have the same low rumble with a V-6.
     
  3. Aug 18, 2010 at 5:11 AM
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    jester156

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    i would say out the side, that way if u ever tow, you won't be blasting exhaust on your trailer. I did this on my Dodge, granted it was a V8, but I like the look better out the sides then the back.
     
  4. Aug 18, 2010 at 5:11 AM
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    Dark_Taco

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    X2 exactly how I feel.
     
  5. Aug 18, 2010 at 5:42 AM
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    larryde09

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    I personally like the duals straight out, but towing can be something to consider.
     
  6. Aug 18, 2010 at 5:43 AM
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    MAXTacoma

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    I have the TRD exhaust and regret spending the money for it. I didn't notice any increase in power or MPG. When I tow my boat (about 6k) up hills the V6 is usually screaming and it can get really annoying. I don't really notice the louder sound until I tow, but the sound it makes while towing is horrible.
     
  7. Aug 18, 2010 at 7:02 AM
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    Merk

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    x2 for the v8 rumble with duals. but for the tacoma, i think i'll just dump it.
     
  8. Aug 18, 2010 at 7:08 AM
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    1337Taco

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  9. Aug 18, 2010 at 9:02 AM
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    ToyTaco

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    i have never seen or heard a 2nd gen with an exhaust at least in my area, so thats why im curious... and i am going to use it to tow and I definitely dont want it to sound like crap :/
     
  10. Aug 18, 2010 at 9:03 AM
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    1337Taco

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    Just dump your stock exhaust over the rear axle.
     
  11. Aug 18, 2010 at 9:09 AM
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    H0LLYW00D

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    To many to list here, see my build info on my website.
    Once I get my lift and tires installed im having a custom exhaust built that will dump over the rear axle.
     
  12. Aug 18, 2010 at 5:43 PM
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    jtav2002

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    You were actually expecting to notice a difference? Any power increase you may gain is going to be negligible as far as actually feeling it. And most people will probably see worse MPG since they're going to be in the throttle more to hear the exhaust. I think it's safe to say most are going for the sound and look when they change exhaust. If you don't like a louder exhaust that kind of defeats the purpose of changing it from stock.

    As far as the OP, definitely single to the side.
     
  13. Aug 19, 2010 at 4:37 AM
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    thanks everyone for the replies so far, i appreciate it
     
  14. Aug 19, 2010 at 5:44 AM
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    I thought I would atleast get some improvement in power, atleast that was the reason I bought it. I know that in combination with headers plus an intake will make a difference. I like the sound of the exhaust when I'm not towing. Its just when I'm towing that it can get annoying as the engine is working harder.
     
  15. Aug 28, 2010 at 5:04 PM
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  16. Aug 28, 2010 at 5:34 PM
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    the only mod i have done to my 2006 4runner ltd 4x4 v8 was take it to the muffler shop and have the exhaust turned to the outside just behind the rear wheel...i travel with a basket in the receiver and was melting coolers...and bag chairs, andd what ever was in there on the exhaust side got lit up...
     
  17. Aug 28, 2010 at 6:11 PM
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    DWreck

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    Out the back? Do you own a Tacoma or an Escalade? Better yet, a truck or car? You never shoot an exhaust out the back on a truck. Trucks go off road. You go over hills, ditches bumps etc. While doing so it is possible that the hill is steep enough to put your exhaust in the ground, then pinching the tips closed. Then you gotta find something to cut the tips off with in the middle of nowhere.
    Turn downs. I hate turn downs. The fumes can creep into the cab at idle and cause issues, many issues. If you happen to have a camper shell and haul dogs back there. Don't plan on them jumping out when you drop the tailgate 'cause they'll be dead.
    Always, ALWAYS have the exhaust come out on the side in a pickup. If it's a long bed, turn it out before the rear axle to eliminate the axle hump. That steals mucho power.
    But then again, if you are a mall crawler and are only trying to make your truck look "COOL" then yes, out the back it soooo bro!
     
  18. Aug 28, 2010 at 7:09 PM
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    malander

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    45 degree angle is what im doin looks better imo i wouldnt go duals unless it were a fat v8
     
  19. Aug 28, 2010 at 7:12 PM
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    I'd go duals out the back sides... But it's your truck and don't let us sway you away from what you really want!
     
  20. Aug 28, 2010 at 8:07 PM
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    Why are you changing the exhaust? If it were me I would do it behind both wheels and it would hook it up to my headers (if I had any) I would think that would give you ultimate exhaust performance for whatever you might want to do in the future...
     
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