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Exhaust System Questions, help would be appreciated

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by logcabinwc, May 27, 2012.

  1. May 27, 2012 at 1:34 PM
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    logcabinwc

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    So I bought an '08 DC TRD 6-speed manual back in December. It has a magnaflow exhaust system already in it, chrome tip and everything. Chrome really isn't my thing, and the sound coming out the back is a little much for my taste. I had a buddy say that the chrome tip is what produces the majority of the sound? I thought it was more about the muffler..? or am I totally wrong?
    Preferably I would love to chop everything up to the muffler and just have a pipe just pointing the exhaust down (my brother has this on his truck, when he got a new muffler he didn't want to pay for having the piping all the way to the back). What are the pros and cons to this (performance, legal, or anything else?). If I do chop the extra piping off is this something you think I could sell?
    Thanks all!
     
  2. May 27, 2012 at 1:37 PM
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    Tip don't affect sound
     
  3. May 27, 2012 at 1:44 PM
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    I cut my magnaflow system off after the turndown at the axle. Took 2 minutes.
     
  4. May 27, 2012 at 1:57 PM
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    hmmm sounds like this could be even easier than I thought..
    did it become even louder after you did this though?
     
  5. May 27, 2012 at 2:33 PM
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    It became quieter actually in my experience.
     
  6. May 27, 2012 at 2:36 PM
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    ^^really? thats great! Thanks for your help
     
  7. May 27, 2012 at 7:30 PM
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    do you think a hacksaw would be able to do it?
    And if I cut a the downturned part right after the back axle, will that effect the spare tire at all? It seems a little close but if I cut before the pipe levels out I think it would be ok... Any other opinions on this?
     
  8. May 27, 2012 at 7:32 PM
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    I did it with an angle grinder. No problem with the spare in 3 years
     
  9. May 27, 2012 at 7:55 PM
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    ok sounds great.. i'll have to do this really soon. thanks for your help kpt!
     
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