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In need of good sounding muffler

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by JCzerosixtaco, Sep 29, 2018.

  1. Sep 29, 2018 at 8:32 PM
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    JCzerosixtaco

    JCzerosixtaco [OP] Active Member

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    So my dad borrowed my taco, got ran off the road by a school bus. Luckily no damage but one of the hangers on rear end side of the stock muffler was pulled off leaving a kinda noisy hole. I’m looking for a muffler that is throatier but not too loud since my truck has 4.56 gears. Any recommendations
     
  2. Sep 29, 2018 at 8:38 PM
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    T4RFTMFW

    T4RFTMFW Well-Known Member

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    Stock or TRD catback unless you really want to end up regretting it later and buying stock anyway.

    Welcome to TW.
     
  3. Sep 29, 2018 at 8:56 PM
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    Sprig

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    No matter how “throaty” of a muffler you get it still sounds like a “6”, It’ll never sound like a powerful V8. I cringe when I hear someone with a 6 trying to sound powerful or throaty. I have a 65 vet and that sounds throaty. My Taco sounds like it is and you know it is what it is.
     
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  4. Sep 29, 2018 at 9:21 PM
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    bluezzy

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    pudge151

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    Look no further than dirty deeds BAMufflers. Give Keith a call and he'll help you out. He makes amazing custom exhausts, built to order, bolt on, sound great (he guarantees the sound, if you don't like it you can send it back), you won't lose low end power like you do with other mufflers. Best part is no drone in the cab. Well worth the price.
    There is no way to get that V8 sound from your V6 but this sounds pretty good to me.
    http://dirtydeedsindustries.com/product-category/toyota-tacoma/
    https://youtu.be/yHyn-7UaRIg
    https://youtu.be/nzfkNOx3vjo
     
  6. Sep 29, 2018 at 9:35 PM
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    maxtherat

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    I did the TRD catback a few years ago and I’m really happy with the quality and sound. I got a great price from my local dealer (matched online price) so I couldnt pass it up. It’s 1 piece so it’s pretty long. Worked out better to put it into my wife’s suv just to get it home.
     
  7. Sep 30, 2018 at 9:37 AM
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    Vitamin_C

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    I went with the MBRP S5328AL after seeing a lot of positive reviews and watching a couple video reviews on YouTube. That's the key in my book.. try to find a video review with good sound quality, which isn't easy, and make a choice based on that. I've seen all kinds of posts saying tacos sound like garbage no matter what, you'll regret whatever u install, stock is the only way to go... but it depends on what qualifies as garbage to you lol. I love the way mine sounds now wouldn't dream of going back to stock. I think that model is available in single and dual, I went with the duals but the singles I've heard in videos sound just as good imo.
     
  8. Sep 30, 2018 at 9:39 AM
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    TacoZim

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    Aero 2525XL I think is the one I went with
     
  9. Sep 30, 2018 at 9:44 AM
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    Fluffymonkey

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    I like Borla. Not loud but deep and throaty.
     
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  10. Dec 29, 2018 at 3:47 PM
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    B1ackstar

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    Black widow exhaust Widowmaker 10
     
  11. Jan 25, 2019 at 6:34 PM
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    JCzerosixtaco

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    Thanks everyone, I went predictable and got the TRD
     
  12. Jan 31, 2019 at 11:47 AM
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    paleh0rse

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    After a ton of research, I just ordered the Jones Exhaust JT2525XL myself and a matte black TRD exhaust tip.

    Keeping it simple.
     
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  13. Jan 31, 2019 at 11:56 AM
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    Nixinus

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    It's not a bad exhaust. Debateably overpriced but it sounds good. Remember that it will get deeper and louder with time.
     
  14. Feb 3, 2019 at 6:26 AM
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    Gerard6778

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    I also like Borla, I had a catback on my Tundra 5.7, it sounded damn good. I have Borla on my commuter car, Scion tC, and it sounds good, not raspy, it surprisingly has a deep tone. Many people think the car has a bigger engine than a 4cyl.
    Has anyone replaced the stock muffler with a Borla muffler? Is the TRD built by Borla? I don't see a catback Borla for my 2015.
     

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