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flowmaster muffler = good power increase!!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by red neck toy, Feb 26, 2010.

  1. Feb 26, 2010 at 7:55 PM
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    whippersnapper02

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    Chokemasters flow like crap because they still used chambers. Most others use a straight flow design.
     
  2. Feb 26, 2010 at 8:01 PM
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  3. Feb 26, 2010 at 8:03 PM
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    red neck toy

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    haha yeah a little bit im not the only one that flys the flag up here tho lol
     
  4. Feb 26, 2010 at 8:04 PM
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    red neck toy

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    would headers gain me power or would they hurt me too?
    if they help what would be better dt long tubes or something like jba shortys?
     
  5. Feb 26, 2010 at 8:05 PM
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    Headers WILL help. I believe long tubes will gain more power but im not sure.
     
  6. Feb 26, 2010 at 8:08 PM
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    red neck toy

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    i was thinking about some long tubes but idk if its worth the money.
     
  7. Feb 26, 2010 at 8:15 PM
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    It's all about the dyno. Dyno's are calibrated better than the butt dyno. Even if the 'real' dyno is miss-caled it's closer :D
     
  8. Feb 26, 2010 at 8:27 PM
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    The Dynomax has shown the most gains on the Tacomas. The TRD gives a gain, as does Jardine, Magnaflow, Borla, though they are not huge gains.
     
  9. Feb 26, 2010 at 9:30 PM
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    That's not true even a little bit. You defeat your own argument: It's about money. Toyota wouldn't spend $150 on a muffler for a couple or few hp when they can spend $20 (or whatever small figure) on an OEM muffler.

    Not only that, many aftermarket products, including said mufflers, DO provide power increases. Manufacturers have to choose between quality vs. price vs. performance and that means there is room for improvement in any stock vehicle.
     
  10. Feb 26, 2010 at 10:00 PM
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    i have a flowmaster super 40 installed single outlet. LOVE IT! as far as power goes im running 285km2 i still have the get up and go power and it sounds awesome. who cares about losing power. personel preference. high quality product and would do it all over again.
     
  11. Feb 27, 2010 at 7:29 AM
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    Manufactures have to follow sound guidelines. While maintaining engine efficiency. ;)
     
  12. Feb 27, 2010 at 7:55 AM
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    Exactly. There are so many variables involved in the production of a vehicle, including laws as you mentioned, that there's no way they can squeeze every bit of performance out of a vehicle on an assembly line and still have it meet every guideline and CAFE standards.
     
  13. Feb 27, 2010 at 8:02 AM
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    Which exhaust did you use? I want elevendybillion horsepower too! ...you do mean at the rear wheels , right? :rofl:
     
  14. Feb 27, 2010 at 8:16 AM
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    Many manufactures come close. The Corvette exhaust, Dodge Viper Ford Mustang, Nissan 350/370Z, have some VERY good exhaust systems. Really, the only "weak link" in a modern vehicles exhaust system I have found, is the headers. They are still manufactued in a way, in which they have to be able to install the engine with the headers on the engine. This limits the size, and length of the headers on the vehicle. Some manufactures (Toyota's Tundra foor example) ARE comming with a OEM tuned header system already on the vehicle.
     
  15. Feb 27, 2010 at 8:24 AM
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    Don't sweat it man. It looks awesome, sounds awesome and gives a slight gain. There's a lot of bandwagon haters on here...lol
     
  16. Feb 27, 2010 at 8:27 AM
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    I dont think anyone is being a "Hater", just stateing facts. There is no doubt the Flowmaster mufflers are some of the best sounding, they just dont give the gains (none), they advertise. If you read their fine print, it even says "Up to", and "Actual results will very". Many people have dynoed the Flowmasters, and have seen the loss they give the Tacoma engines.
     
  17. Feb 27, 2010 at 8:30 AM
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    so what header and exhaust would give me the most gain on a n/a 4liter?
     
  18. Feb 27, 2010 at 8:34 AM
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    I understand what you're saying. I just don't understand why some people are bashing the guys statement of power gain, when they probably have never even used the product themselves ;)
     
  19. Feb 27, 2010 at 8:39 AM
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    Well please please please dont ever take it off :)
     
  20. Feb 27, 2010 at 8:41 AM
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    Flowmaster mufflers DO add power over OEM mufflers, by up to 15hp. Hate to break everybody's knock, but manufacturers deal with emission issues, cost issues, etc.,etc., the question is how much over open exhaust would it give? I'ld wonder if any.:cool: I usually run Flowmasters, been running em for years now, like the sound, prolly run one on my new Taco too, but then, if I was concerned about all that much HP giddy-up, I wouldn't of got a 4 popper either.
     
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