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flowmaster or magnaflow

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by arktacoma, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. Feb 24, 2011 at 5:20 PM
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    arktacoma

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    i know it has been asked but which should i get because regardless im getting it done tomorrow . The guy at the shop said dont do duels because it will sound ricey and not deep . any suggestions would be great. thanks guys..
     
  2. Feb 24, 2011 at 5:30 PM
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    bocna

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    i went for the magnaflow for one reason....better resistant to rust cause of the stainless
     
  3. Feb 24, 2011 at 5:34 PM
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    LUSETACO

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    Kinda wish I had gone that route. I have a flowmaster super 40 and while I like the sound it's just about toast after 3 years.
     
  4. Feb 24, 2011 at 5:40 PM
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    larryde09

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    My magnaflow is going strong after about 4 years. However, it does drone a bit at highway speeds, but that might be because it was tuned for the V6 and not my 4-cyl. I also had to modify the lead tube to get it to fit the 4-cyl Access Cab. Otherwise, it still looks great and sounds great under load.
     
  5. Feb 24, 2011 at 5:47 PM
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    sub'd. was just about to post this same thread for my 4cyl
     
  6. Feb 24, 2011 at 5:55 PM
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    I had a flowmaster 40 put on bout a week ago n like it not overwhelmingly loud but gave it the right sound I was looking for
     
  7. Feb 24, 2011 at 6:00 PM
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    04LTtacoma

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    Neither, get a BA muffler. Keith, makes great mufflers. Here is his number!
    1-760-877-4234
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  8. Feb 24, 2011 at 6:21 PM
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    geoff06

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    i've been running a Super 44 since last spring. very happy with the sound and performance, but when i was under the truck last week checking some things out, and wow, is it ever rusting! although, i have been driving in conditions with road salt for a while...
     
  9. Feb 24, 2011 at 6:21 PM
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    arktacoma

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    really that piece of rust is sweet .... not but funny ... yes. I feel like i may go with flowmaster 40series but will maybe try both when they go to cuting on it tomm. unless someone has a good fight for magnaflow that they are just as loud ... i want the deep rumble btw. thanks again to all ..
     
  10. Feb 24, 2011 at 6:24 PM
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    Don't listen to these clowns. lol I have had both FM and magnaflow. Both of them are not that great of a muffler. Get a BA muffler mon!:D
     
  11. Feb 24, 2011 at 6:31 PM
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    i love my magnaflow !! sounds great!
     
  12. Feb 24, 2011 at 6:37 PM
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    i had a magnaflow and it was really deep! Sounded like a STI, that real deep rumble, sounds mean. I got headers and it changed the sound completely so i went with a Flowmaster Super 44 with a turn down and it sounds much better! If you're not doing headers go with magnaflow
     
  13. Feb 24, 2011 at 6:39 PM
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    Only deep sounding until you get to about 2100rpms... Then it sounds like stock.
     
  14. Feb 24, 2011 at 6:43 PM
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    what did it sound like when you got the headers and had the magnaflow ?
     
  15. Feb 24, 2011 at 6:45 PM
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    sounded kinda ricey, like its real raspy! The problem is the headers allow so much more air flow! Its kinda like blowin through a small tube and then blowin through a bigger tube, the air just kinda comes out instead of being pushed out. One of the way to fix that is buy a more restrictive cat, it will take some of that rasp out! But if u like that deep rumble sound, magnaflow is the way to go
     
  17. Feb 24, 2011 at 7:12 PM
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    Dude, I have TRD headers with a magnaflow muffler. It sounds like sh^%... If you want the truck to sound bad A$$ get a SC!
     
  18. Feb 24, 2011 at 7:29 PM
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    thats what im sayin!!!!!!!!!! and why do you still have it if it sounds like shit!?
     
  19. Feb 24, 2011 at 7:33 PM
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    Flow Master...I live in AZ and don't have issues with rust. I'm running the Super 44...sounds mean and loud when you get on it!
     
  20. Feb 24, 2011 at 7:35 PM
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    I had flowmaster on my 05 and i have magnaflow on my 06...I prefer the magnaflow
     
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