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Flowmaster 40 Series Muffler Review

Discussion in 'Product Reviews' started by tacoman101, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. Nov 25, 2009 at 7:18 PM
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    tacoman101

    tacoman101 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    blue led headlights, 285/75/16 grabber AT2's, custom pedals, custom shifter, flowmaster 40 series muffler, bedlinered fender flares, 2.5" lift kit via shackles and spacers, custom exhaust out the back, chrome exhaust tip, and Herculined bed, Weathertech floormats, Cabelas Trail Gear Camo Seat Covers ... Nice thing was I got the truck for $4000
    I was sick and tired of a quiet 4 banger, so I decided to order myself a Flowmaster 40 series muffler. I cut the old one off and welded up my new one. The cost was roughly $100, but completely worth it.

    As for noise I wanted something like a V8, but knew I couldn't get something like with my 2.7 liter. So I settled for the deepest most obnoxius muffler possible. I had read many reviews that said the 40 series was the loudest it gets for the Flowmaster series. However, after my install, it didn't sound that obnoxius but had a nice tone to it.

    Again, it definatly isn't a V8, but it certainly has a nice tone to it. Another advantage of this muffler is that it felt that it gave me a little bit more throttle response. When I'd give it a little gas it would surge forward a little more powerfully than before. I read the that Flowmaster mufflers did more harm than good, but in this case, it felt like the oppasite.

    Now this muffler is for everyone. The people that are particularily annoyed with droning mufflers will not like the 40 series. This muffler drones quite badly, especailly when criusing up hills on the highway. Personally, I like the drone, and thats one of the reasons I chose this muffler.

    With that said, I have included a sound clip of the Flowmaster 40 Series muffler on my 2.7 4 cylinder engine (sorry for the bad sound quiality, and the dog barking in the background)...Actaully I can't figure out how to upload a video right now, so i'll put one up later.
     
  2. Nov 25, 2009 at 8:32 PM
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    HondaGM

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    flowmaster 40 to me is the best muff!
     
  3. Nov 26, 2009 at 5:35 AM
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    tacoman101

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    blue led headlights, 285/75/16 grabber AT2's, custom pedals, custom shifter, flowmaster 40 series muffler, bedlinered fender flares, 2.5" lift kit via shackles and spacers, custom exhaust out the back, chrome exhaust tip, and Herculined bed, Weathertech floormats, Cabelas Trail Gear Camo Seat Covers ... Nice thing was I got the truck for $4000
    agreed, I havent tryed any other but it is still the best:D
     
  4. Nov 26, 2009 at 6:24 AM
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    tacoman101

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    blue led headlights, 285/75/16 grabber AT2's, custom pedals, custom shifter, flowmaster 40 series muffler, bedlinered fender flares, 2.5" lift kit via shackles and spacers, custom exhaust out the back, chrome exhaust tip, and Herculined bed, Weathertech floormats, Cabelas Trail Gear Camo Seat Covers ... Nice thing was I got the truck for $4000
  5. Nov 26, 2009 at 10:21 AM
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    VirginiaBound

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    Drive it about 300 miles and it will be louder. My 40 series was hardly loud at all when I got it and now its loud as hell! It will sound amazing once it gets broken in, especially when it gets hot and you race it up a few times its a really good sound.
     
  6. Nov 26, 2009 at 12:01 PM
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    eddie885221

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    I'm waiting to get my cherry bomb extreme hooked up, just looking at it tells me that it should be loud and annoying
     
  7. Dec 2, 2009 at 5:22 AM
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  8. Dec 15, 2009 at 3:45 PM
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    AzPrerunner05

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    De Badged, Flowmaster 50 Muffler & Dual Out Exhaust. K & N High Flow Filter. SP Racing Slotted Rotors
    Glad you like it. Installed a Flowmaster 50 and new pipes from the cat back on my 05 4.0L. One thing about the Flowmaster, they do sound different. "that's louder than mine" is the response I get most from taco owners. Loud exhaust FTW!
     
  9. Dec 15, 2009 at 3:50 PM
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    usctacoma

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    Tint, Black Badges, Firestone Destination 265-70-17s, Weathertech Floor Liners, Sockmonkey decals, Flowmaster 40, Defiant light bar, 4 5" PIAA 540s, BHLM, 5100s @ .85, eibach springs, 1/4" Toytec spacer, 2" Toytec AAL, painted grill, UWS tool box
    I did the same thing about a month ago. I couldn't take the quiet ride anymore, so I opted for the loudest muffler. It's got a nice drone to it when cruisin and I love it.
     
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