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flowmaster or magnaflow

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by MurphyZ, Aug 1, 2009.

  1. Aug 1, 2009 at 7:18 AM
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    MurphyZ

    MurphyZ [OP] Well-Known Member

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    89 SAS 3.4 1st gen 4runner- Sold 3.4 swap cut hood for clearance exhaust x-over and magnaflow muffler lockright in the rear SAS 83 toy axle (Wab-Fab) 4xinnovations sliders roof rack from 2nd gen for kayak.
    i am a fan of magnaflows but flowmasters are great too.

    i was wondering for the money which is better for sound around 2500rpms to 3000rpms

    the 50 series sounds good but seems expensive and the magnas come with the lifetime warrenty. i think that they still do anyway.
     
  2. Aug 3, 2009 at 11:03 AM
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    buffalo tacoma

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    flowmaster 40 delta,billy 5100's front .85, rear tsb, courser at2 tires, jl audio 10'' sub and amp, tint, tonneau cover
    had both on my 07 and prefer the flowmaster 40 delta, which i have now Good sound, but cant go wrong with either choice.
     
  3. Aug 3, 2009 at 11:15 AM
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    DLPerry432la

    DLPerry432la 07La

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    I have Magna flow and my truck still sounds like a loud Honda civic.. I tried FLowMaster first.
    How the hell do you get rid of the JAPANESE car sound on a V6 4.0?
     
  4. Aug 3, 2009 at 11:23 AM
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    r12rex

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    Magnaflow here. Sounds great. Not ricey at all. At least in my opinion.

    Kind Regards,
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  5. Aug 3, 2009 at 11:29 AM
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    Padilla1880

    Padilla1880 "Let's Ride!"

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    Most answers will be bias. There are endless thread on this. Just youtube Tacomas with different exhausts and find out which you like better.
     
  6. Aug 3, 2009 at 11:44 AM
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    NAAC3TACO

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    I've had both, although not on a Tacoma, and I like the Magnaflow better. They both sounded good, but the Magnaflow seemed like it was better quality. In fact a baffle inside the Flowmaster broke after about a year in use.
     
  7. Aug 3, 2009 at 11:46 AM
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    buffalo tacoma

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    never had a rice sound, mines pretty deep sounding for a 4.0 anyway
     
  8. Aug 3, 2009 at 12:12 PM
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    DLPerry432la

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    I have listened to all those videos.. Not impressed at all. Every one still sounds like Japanese tuner cars.

    I guess if I want the sound of an American V-8, I will just have to buy one...

    I love the look of my Taco, but just isn't cutting it for me.. Not enough Oomph..

    2010 Ford Raptor SVT coming out soon...

    P.S. for a 4.0 V-6... I can't really tow anything more than my 850 pound sand rail and a couple dirt bikes.. Need a toy hauler and Taco's cannot handle that.

    Gotta spend MEGA-Bucks on it to get any real HP out of the motor, then the tranny will go out if I do that.. Besides the gas mileage is really bad for such a small truck.. The SVT Raptor gets the same or better mileage..

    TOYOTA !!! You gotta get on the stick !!! More HP, less Gas !!! Figure it out ..
     
  9. Aug 3, 2009 at 1:19 PM
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    TacoTycoon

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    hmm... I towed my old man's 23ft walk around just fine. Somewhere near 6200 with gear/fuel/water/trailer. IIRC, the tacoma is just a hair lower in hp/weight ratio then the v8 dakota and we are only given the six.
     
  10. Aug 4, 2009 at 2:12 PM
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    PIZZLE

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    I have a 40 Series Flowmaster, and my buddy has the Magnaflow... I prefer the Flowmaster.
     
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