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Magnaflow Vs. Flowmaster

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by JPC2061, Jun 17, 2012.

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Which Exhaust

Poll closed Jul 17, 2012.
  1. Magnaflow Cat Back

    16 vote(s)
    64.0%
  2. Flowmaster American Thunder

    9 vote(s)
    36.0%
  1. Jun 17, 2012 at 4:15 PM
    #1
    JPC2061

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    So I am getting ready to pulg the trigger on a new exhaust system. I know that I can get away with just a muffler for sound I have a lot of rust on the exhaust system so why not replace the whole thing? So I've come down to two systems as the title says I wanna know what the suggestions are. A magnaflow cat back exhaust (http://www.amazon.com/MagnaFlow-17115-System-2005-2010-Extended/dp/B004SCKDCG) or a Flowmaster American Thunder (http://www.amazon.com/Flowmaster-17...010&vehicleType=automotive&newCar=1&carId=001) Suggestions? I've looked at videos with sound I can't hear a major difference I'm looking to hear from guys or gals who have em.
     
  2. Jun 17, 2012 at 4:24 PM
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    whippersnapper02

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    Flowmaster = Poop sound and loss of power

    Magnaflow = None of the above
     
  3. Jun 17, 2012 at 4:25 PM
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    JPC2061

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    Suggestions?
     
  4. Jun 17, 2012 at 4:27 PM
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    Magnaflow, Banks, Gibson, Areo Turbine, JBA, Borla or MBRP. Banks vids in my sig.
     
  5. Jun 17, 2012 at 4:32 PM
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    Dobri56

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    MBRP makes a great stainless steel turn down exhaust sounds good and no loss of power also clean cut and you don't see pipes. I believe its like 250 in change
     
  6. Jun 17, 2012 at 4:34 PM
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    JPC2061

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    I like it how much do they run?
     
  7. Jun 18, 2012 at 6:13 PM
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  8. Jun 18, 2012 at 7:54 PM
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    I had a flowmaster american thunder and I really liked the sound but it was pretty loud and it droned a bit on the freeway. I switched to a magnaflow and my mpg's increased and it kept close to the same sound but not as loud and without the raspyness.
     
  9. Jun 21, 2012 at 7:54 PM
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  10. Jun 22, 2012 at 12:00 PM
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    I have the MBRP system on my 12 and love it. Nice deep tone!
     
  11. Jun 22, 2012 at 12:01 PM
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    Thats the one I went with I can't wait to get it on!
     
  12. Jun 22, 2012 at 12:13 PM
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    Flowmasters sound like ass and rob performance. It took me 4 vehicles with a Flowmaster on each before I realized this. Now I guess I'm old enough that I don't care for any of the brippity brap mufflers. Stock is just fine.
     
  13. Jun 25, 2012 at 1:12 AM
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    Flowmaster exhausts are just annoyingly loud and sound ricey while I think that Magnaflow sounds deeper/throaty and more suited for our trucks. Borla sounds best though IMO.
     
  14. Jun 25, 2012 at 7:32 AM
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  15. Jun 25, 2012 at 9:39 AM
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    I've had both. Flowmaster on a Pony, Magnaflow on a seriously built turbo Volvo (no one expects a Volvo to beat a Vette or a Viper......). Flowmaster has the hands-down best sound, but is annoyingly loud -- after about a year, I was wishing I could quiet it down a bit (though it was nice to set off car alarms all the time). Magnaflow has just about the same sound as a Flowmaster, but is infinitely quieter and far more bearable.
    I weigh in on the side of Magnaflow, just because you get all the sound of a Flowmaster with none of the headache.

    But I'm old enough now to be plenty happy with the stock noise level. I don't need to be announcing my presence everywhere I go.
     
  16. Jun 25, 2012 at 12:21 PM
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    Keep it stock. Our engines sound horrible with loud exhausts. If you must, the TRD sounds better than all of the other ones
     
  17. Jun 25, 2012 at 9:41 PM
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    I get compliments on my Magnaflow all the time. Granted, I just went with the muffler on stock pipes but years later it still sounds great.
     
  18. Jul 2, 2012 at 5:38 PM
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    I had FloPro and now I'll be getting Street Flow on my Tundy. No complaints on the FloPro
     
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