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Magnaflow cat back exhaust

Discussion in 'Product Reviews' started by Jedidiah, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. Aug 6, 2009 at 9:50 PM
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    Jedidiah

    Jedidiah [OP] TakeItEasy

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    BHLM Bilstein 5100's BFG AT 285's HID (6000K) Maglite Grillcraft Grill debadged
    Just picked this baby up.
    Its the magnaflow cat back exhaust system... 3" piping
    planning on installing it tomorrow...
    i'll let anyone interested how it sounds!
    [​IMG]:D
     
  2. Aug 6, 2009 at 9:57 PM
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  3. Aug 6, 2009 at 10:06 PM
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    BHLM Bilstein 5100's BFG AT 285's HID (6000K) Maglite Grillcraft Grill debadged
    He's protecting my investment!:D

     
  4. Aug 9, 2009 at 1:55 PM
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    Let us know how it sounds!
     
  5. Aug 10, 2009 at 1:07 PM
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    BHLM Bilstein 5100's BFG AT 285's HID (6000K) Maglite Grillcraft Grill debadged
    Here are the pics!
    I love the sound...its not as loud as a flowmaster...still has a deep tone.

    correction: the piping is a 2.5 from the cat back into the muffler and 3 in piping exiting the muffler. and a 3.5 in chrome tip

    Ran into leaking problems with the clamps ( clamps at the inlet and exit of the muffler) so i went down to a local muffler shop where they welded it for me.

    other than that this exhaust system is pretty sweet!


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    if you noticed the last pic. i lost that rubber hanger holder so i made a temporary one....went to the dealer and its gonna cost me $15!!! just for a tiny piece of rubber!
     
  6. Aug 12, 2009 at 11:35 AM
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    Wow, looks Great. I was looking into buying my first after market exhaust and am having a lot of trouble on making my decision. Im wondering what the differences are besides sound and look. Im planing on purchasing for my 2010 v4 and need to know if theirs less restrictive flow in some models than others, Im trying to drive on the lowest rpm's as possible. Also If i make a lot of modificatins like that and maybe a cold air intake to lower the rpms for better fuel economy when im carrying a heavier load will it also work in a reverse effect and burn fuel faster
     
  7. Aug 12, 2009 at 12:03 PM
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    BHLM Bilstein 5100's BFG AT 285's HID (6000K) Maglite Grillcraft Grill debadged
    If you do choose an exhaust system make sure you weld it.
    Here's my experience with exhaust systems:
    I had a flowmaster dual exhaust system with custom piping ( i believe it was 2.5") on my 2003 double cab...this system was very loud and i never really seen any differences in gas mileage.

    On my 2008 tacoma that i have now i had a dynomax muffler installed with custom 3 inch piping about a foot from the factory bolts after the cat, going into the muffler and 3 inch piping exiting. it was loud but i also noticed my gas mileage went down a little.

    After switching to the magnaflow cat back ( 2.5 piping in. 3 in out) i have yet to find any differences in fuel economy.
    What i have noticed with the dynomax with 3 in piping going in...i could actually feel a loss in hp.
    going back to 2.5" i can feel that hp regained.

    Hope that helped.
    In your situation if you're getting a v4, you really dont have to worry about your fuel economy and with any of the modifications you mentioned i bet you'll still be getting better gas mileage than folks with a v6.

    I'm really not an expert with all this and these are just some of my thoughts.
    Good luck with modding!
    let me know what you decide


     
  8. Aug 29, 2009 at 2:19 PM
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    How's the dynomax muffler compared to the stock muffler or the one that comes with a magnaflow or flowmaster kit?
     
  9. Aug 29, 2009 at 2:23 PM
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    BHLM Bilstein 5100's BFG AT 285's HID (6000K) Maglite Grillcraft Grill debadged
    in comparison to sound or performance?


     
  10. Aug 31, 2009 at 5:25 AM
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    I had the same problem with the clamps when I installed my cat-back Magnaflow on my old X-Runner. I also took it to a muffler shop and they welded it up for like 15 bucks. I loved the sound too!
     
  11. Aug 31, 2009 at 7:44 AM
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    BHLM Bilstein 5100's BFG AT 285's HID (6000K) Maglite Grillcraft Grill debadged
    they did it for cheap! unless i got ripped off...they charged me 50!
    Sound is awesome!


     
  12. Jun 5, 2010 at 9:03 AM
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    Old thread, I know, but can someone tell me what leaking clamps sound like?
     
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