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How to enhance the sound of my exhaust?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by xTACOMA KIDx, Jun 8, 2012.

  1. Jun 8, 2012 at 5:53 PM
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    xTACOMA KIDx

    xTACOMA KIDx [OP] Member

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    Hey guys i have a 2001 Tacoma with a 3.4L v6 and I'm wondering if there is a way to enhance the sound of it without replacing the whole exhaust system.

    Thanks

    P.S. Its the stock exhaust.
     
  2. Jun 8, 2012 at 7:36 PM
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    austinramsay

    austinramsay Well-Known Member

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    Just change the muffler out. Pretty cheap to do it too. Most people on here have the 14" magnaflow muffler or flowmaster 40 or 44s. Theres one for sale in the buy/sell/trade for $40. I have a 40 series, it sounds great :cool:
     
  3. Jun 9, 2012 at 12:54 PM
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    Swimmerboy2112

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    I know you said you didn't want to swap out the whole exhaust. Why not? It's not hard to un-bolt the stock exhaust and bolt-on a new cat-back. I have the Borla on my 2002 3.4L V6 and it sounds great!
     
  4. Jun 9, 2012 at 1:55 PM
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    shampoop

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    Engine swap. Regardless of how great they are, 1st gen engines all sound like shit with exhausts.
     
  5. Jun 9, 2012 at 4:07 PM
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    oldsman71442

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    Drill a couple big holes in the muffler... JK
     
  6. Jun 9, 2012 at 4:22 PM
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    Norcalkid

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    stay the hell away from cherry bombs! i hate the drone and abnoxiousness of it
     
  7. Jun 9, 2012 at 4:30 PM
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    white toy taco

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    i have the flowmaster super 40 and i think it sounds great. now you cant tell me this doesnt sound mean.... (fast forward to 50 seconds)

    http://youtu.be/qLjSHI_NkL0
     
  8. Jun 9, 2012 at 4:45 PM
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    babytruck

    babytruck Babytruck, babytruck...I've got a babytruck :)

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    I, uh......well, umm........oyyyya....

    *sigh*
     
  9. Jun 9, 2012 at 4:54 PM
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    Stock for now
  10. Jun 9, 2012 at 9:17 PM
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    Junebug55210

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    When I bought my truck it had a glasspack on it and annoyed the shit out of me, so I replaced it with a "turbo" muffler from advanced auto and actually gained 2.5 mpg. It still sounds pretty good but isn't like a weed eater. My truck is a 2.7 though so don't know how that will effect your v6.
     
  11. Jun 9, 2012 at 9:28 PM
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    04LTtacoma

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  12. Jun 10, 2012 at 8:59 AM
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    taco terror My ECT button stays clicked ;)

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    Flowmaster 50 series will give you more sound, but not as much as the 40 series. I got the 50 because I didn't want it to be too loud. There is cab noise but you will get used to it. sounds best at and under 2000 rpm. It sounds best behind it too, very deep rumble at low rpm.
    If you go with the 40 expect cab noise that you may find annoying at some point.
     
  13. Jun 10, 2012 at 9:01 AM
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    the.sight.picture

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    Check the build thread in SIG
    turn your radio down:D
     
  14. Jun 10, 2012 at 9:11 AM
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    Interesting. Please post before and after dyno results.
     
  15. Jun 10, 2012 at 12:54 PM
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    white toy taco

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    thats just a video i found. its not mine. and OP wants to enhance the sound of the exhaust without changing too much stuff so i was telling him a muffler is the easiest way. of course if i had the money i would get an awesome sounding full exhaust system, but im college kid so i dont...
     

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