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Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by TacoG214, Jul 31, 2020.

  1. Jul 31, 2020 at 8:51 AM
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    TacoG214

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    I don't know much when it comes to exhaust systems. I have an 03 taco with a completely stock exhaust system and what a deeper better sound but nothing too loud and annoying. Also don't want to spend a fortune. Any suggestions?
     
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  2. Jul 31, 2020 at 9:05 AM
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    Wyoming09

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    Welcome !!

    Hard to say What might sound great to you or not the 4 cylinder engines sound very poor with a louder exhaust.

    The only benefit you will get is noise and attract unwanted attention

    Leave it stock and be done. Then maybe you could keep buying mufflers till you find one you like

    Videos of exhausts seldom sound like the real thing

    Find members close to you and go for a ride about the only way to get a good idea .
     
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  3. Jul 31, 2020 at 9:06 AM
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    jbrandt

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    Best bet is to try and find someone local with your same truck and the exhaust you're after. Then go *in person* to listen to it. It's hard, even with a video, to get what it really sounds like.

    It's a highly personal thing. What one bro likes, another bro will hate, and what might sound good on video, may sounds like shit as you're driving down the highway.

    I definitely prefer stock, unless you're doing some power adders (and exhaust doesn't count, lol)

    On my old 4Runner I had basically a motorhome muffler. Had glass packs for a short while, but those things just sounded like absolute shit. It also had a cat back 2.5" and a turbo. That sounded pretty good, actually.

    In the end, I dunno, Magnaflo?
     
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    show up to a Tacoma mod day or meet up. I wouldn't buy anything unless you heard it in person first. I'd say stay away from flowmaster (hated it on my 2nd gen) and Gibson is pretty solid (on my 3rd gen).
     
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  5. Jul 31, 2020 at 9:10 AM
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  6. Jul 31, 2020 at 9:13 AM
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  7. Jul 31, 2020 at 9:18 AM
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    I prefer the sounds of a Merlin V-12
     
  8. Jul 31, 2020 at 9:34 AM
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  9. Jul 31, 2020 at 12:36 PM
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    Wyoming09

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    3406 on a hard pull just straight pipes .

    Being behind you you don`t notice it as well as the vehicle your passing
     
  10. Jul 31, 2020 at 9:10 PM
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    1997tacomav6

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    Dual exhaust sounds nice but definitely more expensive,

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  11. Jul 31, 2020 at 9:16 PM
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    Friend had a glass a pack. Had a nice grunt down low and in the mids. High revs it was kind of raspy
     
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  12. Jul 31, 2020 at 9:30 PM
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    SkunkMan17

    SkunkMan17 Jerry-rigging everything

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    I run a dynomax ultra flo. Good sounds when accelerating and no drone or anything. Drove it 6 hours just fine
     
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  13. Jul 31, 2020 at 9:36 PM
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    Tacoma1997White4x4

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    i personally hate anything with a fartcan thats me, but you can put on anything you like, i learned to stop modding a car to go fast cus really its pointless this tesla model y i got ....omg let me tell you this things is fast its just funny seeing these loud exhaust ricers that get left in the dust
     
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  14. Jul 31, 2020 at 9:40 PM
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    I’ve read through many threads debating exhaust systems.

    Much lime Jbrandt already wrote, it is all subjective. One persons loud is someone else’s idea of perfect and vice versa.

    For a “middle of the road” option it seems Magnaflow and Borla are frequently suggested.

    Personally, I’m hoping to catch a Magnaflow on sale sometime.
     
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  15. Jul 31, 2020 at 9:41 PM
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    Yeah, but what happens when you want to cross a stream with a Tesla?

    Is it a shocking experience, lol
    I know my tacoma can without an issues
     
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    i live in LA the most water it gets is my cheap neighbor who wont pay the gardener to fix the sprinklers always flooding tge street, but man if you never driven a tesla its like heaven no noise and you teleport it amazing, the taco is for crossing
     
  17. Jul 31, 2020 at 9:53 PM
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    when you did the video for tfl with Andre what were the outakes? was he nice? an asshole? and why didnt you come ouy on camera bro lol
     
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    Yea, my neighbor has one, bought it used, he just had to get new batteries installed that cost him around 12,000 or something like that,
    They are amazing cars tho
     
  19. Jul 31, 2020 at 9:55 PM
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    the tesla roadster is gonna be unfair it should be banned
     
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    He’s a super cool guy :),

    He lives an hour from me
     

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