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is it worth adding resonator?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TacoTuesday1, Sep 15, 2019.

  1. Sep 15, 2019 at 10:23 PM
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    TacoTuesday1

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    Recently installed a factory TRD catback,
    and it seems a bit primitive, and with a drone. The system looks kind of simple, basic, and unrefined.

    Just piping and a big muffler.

    Is it worth welding in a resonator? I hear those can help with drone.
    Can't help but wonder if the Tacoma uses caveman cheap technology vs a BMW that will have way more of everything underneath; probably 2 resonators, x-pipe or h-pipe, 2 mufflers with vacuum actuated valves, and so on.
    A finely tuned music instrument. Whereas the TRD part seems more basic unfortunately.

    Would a resonator help with that?

    I just saw an ad for a TRD catback for sale, and guess what. The owner added a resonator. Vibrant 1141.
    Visible shiny at the top. The Tacoma underbody probably has enough room for one, and resonators aren't that big.

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  2. Sep 16, 2019 at 5:14 AM
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    Rob MacRuger

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    You can buy a resonated exhaust tip. Might be simpler.
     
  3. Sep 16, 2019 at 5:17 AM
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    su.brat

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  4. Sep 16, 2019 at 6:29 AM
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    JeffBoyardee

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    So you want to go out of your way to complicating something?? I'm confused.
     
  5. Sep 16, 2019 at 7:27 AM
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    DesertRatliff

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    It's a German thing (my mom is German and all of her cars have been German cars). Their whole culture's mechanical ideology is to take a dead-simple concept and make it exceedingly complicated in an effort to somehow make it better. The result can be a beautiful piece of art in motion and when it works, it works brilliantly, but when it doesn't only guys named Hans or Jurgen, who wear spotless white labcoats, who've been certified in Autokraftwerk Oberschule in Bavaria and bill out somewhere around $120 an hour can replace the headlight bulbs in your Auto.

    Toyota trucks have the reputation they do because they're simple and their tech is often old school. Why? Because it works and has worked for decades in adverse conditions around the globe. Why reinvent the wheel?
     
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  6. Sep 16, 2019 at 8:06 AM
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    Exactly. I'm a CNC programmer. And some of our process engineers love to make shit complicated. I can usually eliminate 14 components of a fixture, and it'll still function just fine.
     
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  7. Sep 16, 2019 at 8:19 AM
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    4Runners come with a resonator from the factory. Maybe see if you can pick up a used one cheap and have it added to your setup.
     
  8. Sep 16, 2019 at 11:09 AM
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    BassAckwards

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    If you still have your factory headers and ypipe with cats, the id say theres no need for a resonator. I am running catless headers and ypipe and had an additional borla pro xs muffler added to it. When deleting cats, it gets much louder so that would be the main reason to add a res, unless you are unhappy with how loud the TRD catback is
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  9. Sep 16, 2019 at 11:17 AM
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    IwasDacapsterAz

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    Why would you want to add another rust magnet under your truck?
     
  10. Sep 16, 2019 at 4:37 PM
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