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Flowmaster help

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by dustinclm, Apr 4, 2010.

  1. Apr 4, 2010 at 5:49 AM
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    dustinclm

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    I was wondering which muffler would be the best sounding for my tacoma. I have a 4cly with no muffler or resignator with dual exhaust. Looking for a muffler to quiet the cab noise (i dont need it completely quiet) but still be able to hear a nice deep sound. I was told to go with the 50 series flowmaster but i have heard the 40 series is louder. Which is better for this situation with out the "rice-racer" sound?
     
  2. Apr 4, 2010 at 6:23 AM
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    You currently don't have a muffler? So how exactly is it setup?

    If you're not running a muffler at all and straight pipes, that's probably pretty damn loud. Adding any muffler will probably quiet things down.

    I have a 50 catback muffler with dual exits (V6). I'm comparing it to STOCK which is silent.
    The 50 series sounds ricey inside the cab but doesn't sound ricey outside the cab.

    Overall, yes the 50 series is quieter than the 40 series. There is a 70 muffler that is quieter than the 50 series (from what I've read). But that 70 muffler is pretty BIG and not sure if it fits your application or not.
     
  3. Apr 4, 2010 at 8:10 AM
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    I had the 40 on my old 4 banger and it was pretty dang loud going down the highway it was a constant braaaaaa. I have been looking into a 50 series single in duel out I hear its quieter but still sounds good
     
  4. Apr 4, 2010 at 8:35 AM
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    I've gotta Supper 44 on my V6 and it sounds mean...it'd probably sound good on your 4 banger too :)
     
  5. Apr 4, 2010 at 9:18 AM
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    I wouldnt put a flowmaster on a 4cyl if i were you. It would sound so bad IMO. I think it will be hard to find a muffler that isnt "ricey"on a 4cyl, but if i were you id go with Magnaflow.
     
  6. Apr 4, 2010 at 10:07 AM
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    did you install your Magnaflow yourself or have a shop do it?
     
  7. Apr 4, 2010 at 4:18 PM
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    please do not put an exhaust on a 4cyl. keep it stock.
    IMO even a v6 does not sound good no matter what you try to do.
    no exhaust on a 4 or 6 will ever sound like a v8
     
  8. Apr 4, 2010 at 6:41 PM
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    i cut just before the resignator and installed a "Y" and ended with dual 3' tips just behind the rear tires...this was done years ago in high school just to get a loud truck, now i just would like it a little quieter. i still want to hear it, i know it wont sound the best because its a 4cyl but im just going for the best sound and loud enough to know its there. i figured without the resignator it would be pretty loud still with a little deeper sound...
     
  9. Apr 4, 2010 at 6:44 PM
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    Did the 40 sound good (for a 4cyl) or was it just loud noises in the cab? i dont mind if its loud, im just trying to take some of the sound out of the cab without reducing it to just a "purr"
     
  10. Apr 4, 2010 at 6:47 PM
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    Im sure no matter what it will still sound "ricey" but im just doing some shopping before committing to one brand muffler. without having my resignator it is a little deeper than most tacomas with just an aftermarket muffler it just gotten to be too loud. Why would u suggest a magnaflow?
     
  11. Apr 4, 2010 at 7:13 PM
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    It was not bad in the cab I had a regular cab and with the windows rolled up it wasnt that bad. I got alot of complements on it though, "Mostly high school kids," But it was loud as hell with the windows down lol.
     
  12. Apr 5, 2010 at 12:07 AM
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    I did it myself. Its clamped on for now until i weld in in place.
     
  13. Apr 5, 2010 at 2:47 PM
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    was it hard? Did you buy a kit or just the muffler?
     
  14. Apr 5, 2010 at 3:37 PM
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    Just the muffler. I went to autozone and bought some muffler clamps and a turndown. The only thing is to make the Inside diameter and Outside diameter go together for a snug fit. Its held on to my truck by the heat plate bolts and some plumbers tape.
     
  15. Apr 5, 2010 at 3:39 PM
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    ok thanks I will look into it. What exact muffler do you have? Hahaha sorry for the 20 questions game
     
  16. Apr 5, 2010 at 3:39 PM
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    Its just personal preference, but when i had a flowmaster it would sound like crap at high RPMs. With a magnaflow it doesnt do it as bad, and the magnaflow is quieter than a flowmaster.
     
  17. Apr 5, 2010 at 3:40 PM
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    Haha no problem man. In my sig click magnaflow soundclip. It has all the info and also a little video of how it sounds.
     
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