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I need your opinions on a few exhausts that I have been debating between for a while

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by slimcubby, Sep 25, 2008.

  1. Sep 25, 2008 at 1:52 PM
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    slimcubby

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    I am debating between 3 different cat back exhaust systems and can't quite grasp which one I should get!?!? Here are the 3 that I am going back and forth on with prices.

    TRD - $390 shipped
    Magnaflow - $340 Picked up
    Gibson - $290 shipped

    Fellow members please help with either sound clips, pictures, and opinions. I have listened to all the sound clips on youtube about 1,394,948 times and it just isn't helping.
     
  2. Sep 25, 2008 at 2:00 PM
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    RememberMorrison

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    I'd go with Gibson, is it SS?
     
  3. Sep 25, 2008 at 2:02 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    i had the magnaflow on my 07 and i'll be getting one to weld in on the 09
     
  4. Sep 25, 2008 at 2:15 PM
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    tacoskim

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    i love my magnaflow cat back, fits perfect... but honestly though if i were to do it again i probably would of just gotten the magnaflow muffler and weld it on to the regular piping, but all in all i like my cat back
     
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    I say go with magnaflow and if your torn flip a coin for magnaflow or trd.
     
  6. Sep 25, 2008 at 2:32 PM
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    No It is Aluminized.. Stainless is $393
     
  7. Sep 25, 2008 at 2:37 PM
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    I have magnaflow on my 07, I really like it.
     
  8. Sep 25, 2008 at 2:53 PM
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    Anybody with the Magnaflow's have a better sound clip then whats on youtube? or some good pictures of the install?
     
  9. Sep 25, 2008 at 2:56 PM
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    is that before or after the headers and cai? that sounds pretty deep.
     
  11. Sep 25, 2008 at 2:58 PM
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    after... yea the sound is definitely deep, i love it
     
  12. Sep 25, 2008 at 3:00 PM
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    Was it that loud before the headers etc? I use my truck for work and drive from house to house (pool service) and don't want to rumble to loud... would I be ok?
     
  13. Sep 25, 2008 at 3:03 PM
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    considering that i have no rear cats its pretty quiet. the only time it gets loud is on WOT. when i got slow u hear nothing but pulsing cuz of the headers, but when i just had the exhaust alone it was very very quiet, not as quiet as the trd though, but alot quieter than the gibson, banks, and flowmaster
     
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    those of you with the magnaflow, or gonna weld on the muffler.whats the part# or model? or .....er... lol
    confused. listened to tons of youtube vids. just want a great tone w/out the drone or any rice. lmk :eek:
     
  15. Sep 25, 2008 at 3:21 PM
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    If you go to Magnaflow's website they will show you the part # for your vehicle... i forgot what it was. I belive there is no droning in the cab with the magnaflow... but anybody here have any input on that?
     
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    thanks man,
    i see that. but some guys run 18" 24" and so on....which is which? lol
    just want a deep tone with no rasp/rics. and trying to stay away from the flowmaster 40. :D
     
  17. Sep 25, 2008 at 3:33 PM
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    if u get the cat back and decide to get the 24" it might not fit because of the location of where the muffler is at on the cat back
     
  18. Sep 25, 2008 at 4:14 PM
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    wat?
    the longer the muffler, the quieter it is. i cant remember if mine on the 07 was an 18" or a 14"
     
  19. Sep 25, 2008 at 4:15 PM
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    most likely it was the 18"... thats what came on mine
     
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    i have the gibson muffler on my 05 and love it wished it was a dual tip
     
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