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Flowmaster question

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by Colton, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. Jun 16, 2010 at 6:42 PM
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    Colton

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    Hey guys,

    I'm looking to get a Flowmaster muffler (40 or 50) soon, and I went to the shop where I get all my work done and he brought up some points that I'd like to get your opinion on... He said that with Flowmaster mufflers in general on the 4.0 V6, it would sound terrible, and that there would be a huge performance loss? I've read on here that it does loose a bit of performance, but the way he was talking it would be very dramatic and very noticeable. He also said that I would not like it one bit. BTW, I've searched but didn't find much pertaining to this in particular... This guy builds vehicles to race at the local drag/race strip, but is he feeding me a bunch of BS on this? Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Jun 16, 2010 at 7:15 PM
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    Janster

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    I have the Flowmaster Dual catback setup (50 series) and I personally like it.

    It's a nice rumble at idle and sounds pretty good for being on a V6. It's not loud either - it's actually perfect for what I wanted. It'll never come close to a V8 sound - but its far superior to the silence of a stock system. It does sound a bit ricey in the cab - which doesn't bother me at all. It sounds MUCH better outside the cab.

    Performance? I haven't noticed any different...... I didn't buy it for performance. I bought it for bling. :p

    Get on Youtube for some sound clips. There's a sound compilation thread on here somewhere (am too lazy to look for you)
     
  3. Jun 16, 2010 at 7:17 PM
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    Thanks Janster, appreciate your input! The way he was talking made it seem like it would loose 20+ HP...
     
  4. Jun 16, 2010 at 7:20 PM
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    colton....you may lose only a couple of horses...nothin you'd notice. if you like the sound....go for it man. i personally love the flowmaster sound.
     
  5. Jun 16, 2010 at 7:24 PM
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    Yeah, same here... Thanks for the info Will, appreciate it.
     
  6. Jun 16, 2010 at 7:25 PM
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    no prob.
     
  7. Jun 16, 2010 at 7:26 PM
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    I had a 40 series put on about a month ago. I love the sound and I have not noticed any loss of power at all.

    Tell your shop they are stupid
     
  8. Jun 16, 2010 at 7:27 PM
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    This setup is on ebay for $350.00 shipped...
    just search "tacoma flowmaster"
    I plan on getting one eventually.:D
     
  9. Jun 17, 2010 at 6:06 AM
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    flowmasters suck
     
  10. Jun 17, 2010 at 6:16 AM
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    You suck :p
     
  11. Jun 17, 2010 at 6:30 AM
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    i have always stayed away from blowmaster. They are cheaply made... they rattle after a year. junk. People that use them mostly dont know anything about performance. They just go for a sound. Also people that use them are secertly gay.. just sayin:burnrubber:
     
  12. Jun 17, 2010 at 6:39 AM
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    :rolleyes:
     
  13. Jun 17, 2010 at 2:28 PM
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    check out the build thread
    i have a flowmaster 40, no noticeable decrease in performance and i love the sound. 50's were designed for SUV's so they made them quieter because with SUV's you can hear more exhaust sound with the cab extending all the way to the back. If you want performance I've heard great things about Dynomax Super Turbo Mufflers.
     
  14. Jun 17, 2010 at 2:32 PM
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    i have a dual flow master and i love how it sounds. i didnt notice any power loss except for offroading and climbing steep hills. but however if i get on it while im already going i have a take off increse. also have longer gearing it seems like.
     
  15. Jun 30, 2010 at 5:11 AM
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    rattles after a year? ive had mine for 5 years since the day after i bought the truck and it still looks new. I think if you beat the hell out of your truck you may have some problems especially if you hit it offroading or something.

    But to the OP i have run one since i bought my truck, i havent noticed anything negative on the performance and all my friends with tacos love the way my truck sounds.
     
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