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Headers or Catback?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by jcremeans11, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. Dec 30, 2010 at 8:42 AM
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    jcremeans11

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    myself, i would say get the headers & just have a muffler put on to ur factory pipe!
     
  3. Dec 30, 2010 at 11:12 AM
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    Do both.
    Heck I don't care! Get the headers put on then cut your stock muffler off and run straight exhaust.
     
  4. Dec 30, 2010 at 11:41 AM
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    Do both, I've got headers, high performance cats, flowmaster muflers and it sounds great.
     
  5. Dec 30, 2010 at 1:05 PM
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    Which would be better, Super 44 or 50 series?

    I'm thinking Super 44 because I'm really not pushing that many horses, but I really don't know. I'm don't really want louder, I just want a deeper tone. I like my volume level I have right now, where it's quiet when idling and once you hit about 2000 rpm's it'll start getting louder. Will the Super 44 do that for me?
     
  6. Dec 30, 2010 at 8:45 PM
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    I have the fm 40 and it's pretty loud from 2-3k Roma and the super 44 is supposed to be the loudest flow master they make. If you don't want loud I wouldn't go flow master. I'd go with a longer magna flow, Borla, or dynomax if you want deep not loud
     
  7. Dec 30, 2010 at 9:27 PM
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    Thanks, do you happen to know the stock pipe size? I saw somewhere 2 1/4, but idk.
     
  8. Dec 30, 2010 at 9:30 PM
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  9. Dec 30, 2010 at 9:48 PM
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    From what I've heard, the headers are a total biotch to install, but just what I've heard.
     
  11. Dec 30, 2010 at 10:51 PM
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    Neither. Go with a Borla or BAmuffler.
     
  12. Dec 30, 2010 at 11:01 PM
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    What if I split it then went dual glasspacks?:stirthepot:
     
  13. Dec 30, 2010 at 11:12 PM
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    Dual exhaust is dumb and glass packs are dumb as well. LOL
     
  14. Dec 30, 2010 at 11:17 PM
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    ^You don't even need a FULL exhaust system. Get a muffler and be done with it..
     
  16. Dec 30, 2010 at 11:34 PM
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    yeah thats what I've come to haha
     
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    yes sir
     
  18. Dec 31, 2010 at 10:34 AM
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    just replaced my flowmaster today with a 14in Magnaflow single in/single out. It still needs to be broken in, but it already sounds much smoother than the flowmaster and my butt dyno noticed a difference. Prob cuz u lose minor HP with the baffled fm's and you gain a slight bit with the straight through magnaflow, so going from lost HP to slightly above stock makes it noticeable
     
  19. Dec 31, 2010 at 10:44 AM
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    what model is your magnaflow?
     
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    HEADERS for SURE get a muffler after the fact
     
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