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Flowmaster = garbage!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by trd09, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. Jul 6, 2011 at 5:13 PM
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    trd09

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    Had a Flowmaster 40 for the last year and a half. Got sick of it and ordered a Dynomax Super Turbo #17748 20". Got it installed today.

    No more obnoxious drone. Sounds close to stock with a little more rumble (perfect for what I'm looking for). If anyone wants, I'll get a sound clip.

    And the big thing: truck is SIGNIFICANTLY more responsive. I don't want to think about the power I was losing with the Flowmaster, but compared to this, it is definitely noticeable and not in my head.

    Also, the welds weren't holding up that well in the Flowmaster. Happy to get it off the truck for sure.
     
  2. Jul 6, 2011 at 5:15 PM
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    TacoDawgfan

    TacoDawgfan Hunker Down You Hairy Dawg!

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    I had a Magnaflow on my Hemi Ram and loved it. Did want to try the Flowmaster.
     
  3. Jul 6, 2011 at 5:19 PM
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    steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

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    well I could have told you that...:D

    they call them chokemasters for a reason.


    I love my Dynomax super turbo by the way, perfect sound for me and my butt dyno approves.
     
  4. Jul 6, 2011 at 5:21 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    My friends and I call them "Slowmasters" :)
     
  5. Jul 6, 2011 at 5:23 PM
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    Lucario Runner

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    I'm not a fan of flowmaster. They remind me of those ricer mufflers, the american equivalent.
     
  6. Jul 6, 2011 at 5:24 PM
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    memario1214

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    Yeah, I gots boost
    I could have told you that Flowmaster was the shits...
     
  7. Jul 6, 2011 at 5:30 PM
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    ColtsTRD

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    I'm running the Super 44 and the drone is a bitch...its SO obnoxious when driving at highway speeds...i'm gonna ditch mine real soon
     
  8. Jul 6, 2011 at 5:32 PM
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    Rucas

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    uh oh...
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    I hope that by some chance, the drone on the first gens doesnt happen.
     
  9. Jul 6, 2011 at 5:32 PM
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    babytruck

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    Ooo yes please? I'd like to hear it! :)
     
  10. Jul 6, 2011 at 5:34 PM
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    ColtsTRD

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    It sounds mean as fuck though...not all ricey like the 40 and 50...its just the damn cab drone at 70-80 mph
     
  11. Jul 6, 2011 at 5:34 PM
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    shane100700

    shane100700 Look'n like a fool with your pants on the ground..

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    x2 :popcorn:
     
  12. Jul 6, 2011 at 5:35 PM
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    were you running the 40 or 50?
     
  13. Jul 6, 2011 at 5:36 PM
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    Rucas

    Rucas 1st gen > 2nd gen

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    ill keep my fingers crossed.
    were there times cruising around town, where there was little drone?
     
  14. Jul 6, 2011 at 5:36 PM
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    The sound is much better on the 3.4, even though there is still some drone.
     
  15. Jul 6, 2011 at 5:38 PM
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    phew...
    I almost got the AT2525 because I had that on my 2005, but I decided just to go with something new. the AT had an awsome sound.
     
  16. Jul 6, 2011 at 5:41 PM
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    memario1214

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    To be perfectly honest... My favorite sound on the first gens is Wicked Flows mufflers. We put an AT2525 on my buddies 02, and it doesn't sound as good as it does on my second gen. You will get considerably more drone than the AT while cruising though
     
  17. Jul 6, 2011 at 10:39 PM
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    I love the AT2525 on mine. Almost got the Flowmaster 40, but people on tacomaworld convinced me otherwise :D.
     
  18. Jul 6, 2011 at 10:47 PM
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    PcBuilder14

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    Personally I like mine, it actually sounds like a truck now. But I like to hear my truck, and mine only drones some around 40-50. I love revving it up though cause it sounds even better in my opinion haha :p
     
  19. Jul 6, 2011 at 10:50 PM
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    BulletToothTony

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    Had flowmaster 40 on my first truck liked it at first then grew to hate it, got magnaflow on my new truck and i love it :D.
     
  20. Jul 8, 2011 at 9:34 AM
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    I've heard good things about the Wicked Flow ones, and I love the Aero Turbine. So there ya go :D
     
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