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Exhaust Question

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by grammy, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. Jun 20, 2009 at 5:09 PM
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    grammy

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    (Yes, I did a search but cannot find what I want to know...)

    I just purchased a 2009 double cab LB (coming from a 2001) and am surprised and a little dissapointed by the lack of sound from the exhaust. I dont really want to replace the whole system (catback), but what are the options to just replace the muffler?

    From reading here, I think a sound close to the TRD exhaust is what I want. I dont want a loud exhaust, but I want to hear it when I press the pedal.

    Also, are there any disadvantages to welding an after market exhaust on (premature rusting etc...)

    Thanks
     
  2. Jun 20, 2009 at 5:11 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Stainless steel systems should not rust. Best bang for the buck is to install the muffler of your choice. Dodnt expect any huge power gains, and if you choose a flowmaster, they will drop your hp just a smidge.
     
  3. Jun 20, 2009 at 5:13 PM
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    grammy

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    Thanks for the quick reply, I am not really expecting a power gain, just want a little more noise.
     
  4. Jun 20, 2009 at 5:15 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    In that case, find the muffler you want, and have it welded in, and enjoy. :)
     
  5. Jun 20, 2009 at 6:39 PM
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    jandrews

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    Muffler will change your sound, but why not look into a full catback? I've been very happy with the TRD option, although that's just me.
     
  6. Jun 20, 2009 at 7:09 PM
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    WilsonTheDog

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    This is what I did. See my stats on the left for more info.
     
  7. Jun 20, 2009 at 7:17 PM
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    FL4x4Taco

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    maybe do surgery to the stock muffler?? Open her up, mod it and weld it back up.
     
  8. Jun 20, 2009 at 7:25 PM
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    dually

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    Not as many as the 98..
    The metal used on mufflers is ridiculously thin. very difficult to weld back together. Well possibly with oxy-acetylene.
     
  9. Jun 20, 2009 at 7:34 PM
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    Catbacks are way expensive, unless that's what you really want. As the guys said, welding in a muffler of your choice would be the best route to go. :)
     
  10. Jun 20, 2009 at 7:38 PM
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    This thread just made me realize I don't hear my truck when I drive it... all I hear is the fan, some valve ticking and road noise. kinda stupid. Making me miss my early 90's 4runner Rig I had a shop fab a flange from the Y pipe outward. 2.25" pipe, XYZ brand "muffler shop" muffler with side exit. No cat. best exhaust I ever had. Loved the sound. Great torque/power.
     
  11. Jun 20, 2009 at 7:58 PM
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    I just had a Magnaflow muffler welded in, added an AFE pro dry and removed the secondary air filter and I really like the way my truck sounds when I hit the gas pedal.
     
  12. Jun 21, 2009 at 5:14 AM
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    I don't want loud, does anyone know which exhaust (can) welded in, would best replicate the TRD exhaust system??

    Thanks
     
  13. Jun 21, 2009 at 9:49 AM
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    I don't think the Magnaflow I have is TOO loud. It's louder than the TRD but not by much. Generally, the larger size of the muffler, the lesser the volume. So, you could get a Magnaflow or whatever brand in a larger size than what I and others have and it will be less noisy. But you said you wanted noise so there are trade offs.

    There's a multi page exhaust thread around here somewhere with all kinds of sound clips. Also, don't forget Youtube. Lots of exhaust clips on there.
     
  14. Jun 21, 2009 at 10:24 AM
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    Any highway drone with magnaflow welded in?
     
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