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Magnaflow Catback: I think I hate it.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by joe812, Dec 19, 2010.

  1. Dec 19, 2010 at 8:58 AM
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    joe812

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    I just installed a new Magnaflow Catback Exhaust on my 2010 Double Cab Short Bed. I think I hate it. It is way louder than what I was expecting. I think I might ditch it and reinstall the OEM exhaust.

    Do you get used to it? I wanted a little growl but this is a little more than what I wanted. I watched all the you tube videos and it sounded cool, but I guess there is no substitute for the real thing.

    Thoughts anyone?
     
  2. Dec 19, 2010 at 9:22 AM
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    thats sucks.i just put the muffler on almost 2 years ago and it seems to be a little louder.still not bad at all imo and i'm old.
     
  3. Dec 19, 2010 at 9:26 AM
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    BAMFTACO

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    Really u think its loud my brother has magna flow on his tacoma and I think it so quiet compared to the flow masters I have
     
  4. Dec 19, 2010 at 9:28 AM
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    hardtaco

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    I have a theory on exhaust systems for our trucks..........Leave them stock / quiet. I have yet to hear a system for these trucks that I would want to hear every time I fire the thing up. The six just isn't going to have a rumble that will sound "mean". I say, leave the exhaust alone if it ain't a V-8. I know some of you will think this is bologna, that is fine.
     
  5. Dec 19, 2010 at 9:35 AM
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    hey if you want to ditch that catback, pm me, might be able to take it off your hands
     
  6. Dec 19, 2010 at 9:36 AM
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    i think it's too loud. My wife and I also have a BMW 335xi with the sport package and that thing has the sexiest exhaust note. Perhaps that what I had in mind more so than the "here comes joe812 in his pickup truck" growl. I am gonna agree with hardtaco on this one.
     
  7. Dec 19, 2010 at 9:37 AM
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    hmmm :confused: ... I put a Magnaflow muffler only on my DCab LB 2mos ago and it sounds great when I drop it in 3rd or 4th gear.. when in D (5th) its quiet. Not sure how that Catback would affect the sound?
     
  8. Dec 19, 2010 at 9:42 AM
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    mine is exactly what kahunadave said
     
  9. Dec 19, 2010 at 9:45 AM
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    Hunter500ky

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    Same way I feel but to each their own!
     
  10. Dec 19, 2010 at 9:51 AM
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    I just got daul magnas on my taco and it sounds great for a v6.
     
  11. Dec 19, 2010 at 9:54 AM
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    hey BT..did you notice a drop in RPMs?? I swear i'm running 200 rpm less since changing from stock to Magnaflow.
     
  12. Dec 19, 2010 at 10:56 AM
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    I had a magnaflow muffler installed, I didn't really like it until the first 400-500 miles. now I think it sounds great, I only hear it when I get on it.
     
  13. Dec 19, 2010 at 11:29 AM
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    i was thinking of getting a magnaflow muffler for xmas but unsure if i'll like the sound, so im gonna hold off on it for now
     
  14. Dec 19, 2010 at 11:39 AM
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    Should have gotten the TRD exhaust then. That's what I have and I wish it was louder. Not that I dislike it.
     
  15. Dec 19, 2010 at 11:40 AM
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    give it some time to break in.
     
  16. Dec 19, 2010 at 11:42 AM
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    It's all about the dimensions of the muffler. If you go with a shorter Magnaflow/flowmaster then you'll get louder notes and more interior resonance. I swapped out 3 different Magnaflows until I found the sound that I loved. I believe I ended up wiht the 5x8x22 (?) or something like that. Sounds perfect for me, not annoying, but very subtle. When you step on it then you'll hear it come to life, for around town it's hardly noticeable.
     
  17. Dec 19, 2010 at 11:59 AM
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    What happens to a muffler to "break in"? It will sound softer?
     
  18. Dec 19, 2010 at 12:07 PM
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    I had a flomaster but it was way to lound. I put on a dynomax superturbo and I love it. It has a low rumble but is not noisy. Its nice when I drive down the highway I can tell I am driving a truck but I dont get droned out. I do have the 4 banger but I think that it would sound even better on the 4.0L
     
  19. Dec 19, 2010 at 12:12 PM
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    Sell or trade for the trd cat back.
     
  20. Dec 19, 2010 at 12:15 PM
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    You can always add a resonator after the muffler that will quite it down a little.
     
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