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Making a Tacoma Loud and Throaty

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by duke598, Nov 17, 2008.

  1. Nov 17, 2008 at 3:02 PM
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    duke598

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    Hey guys, I would like to make my Tacoma loud and throaty without cutting the cats out.

    In your opinion, what should I throw on to make my truck loud and throaty?

    Thanks
     
  2. Nov 17, 2008 at 3:05 PM
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    tacoskim

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    with out cutting cats u can get the sound of a baffleness of the flowmaster, or u can get a straight through sound with a magnaflow... u can also get some short tube hearders to add a little throaty. but if u want loud, ur gonna have to gut some cats
     
  3. Nov 17, 2008 at 3:11 PM
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    I think tacoskim is right...It is only a V6. You'll have to go extreme if you want REAL deep throaty sound.
    I think that you'll hear that flowmaster is the best for sound...Keep in mind that if you start to change your headers and stuff for sound you'll change your performance.
     
  4. Nov 17, 2008 at 3:28 PM
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    yup. shorty headers and a magnaflow or flowmaster exhaust should nmake it sound really nice. also helps in hp.
     
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    ^That's your best bet. Hell, throwing the Magnaflow on mine made a world of difference in sound alone.
     
  6. Nov 19, 2008 at 6:31 AM
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    would you say one is better than the other as far as cat back kit?

    Also, do headers improve sound?
     
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    yes, headers do improve sound as well as decrease back pressure and improve horse power in the rpms. a catback kit will also reduce back pressure. with a kit you are only looking at a 3-5 gain in horse power. though. the shorty headers only remove the rear cats. so you still have a set on your truck. long tube headers remove ever thing. including the catalytic converters
     
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    headers go up in the engine bay right? how do they remove the rear cats?

    I have limited to 0 knowlege about engines

    Also, who makes these shorty headers
     
  9. Nov 19, 2008 at 7:41 AM
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    doug thorley makes the preferred headers. and yes, they simply bolt on to the engine mount. after you remove the factory headers of course. they remove the cats by cutting and welding. they cut off the front cat and leave the back one. then, they weld the remaining cat with together with the new perfomance headers. http://www.urdusa.com check with these guys about your headers, they normally have them
     
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    great thanks for the info. I assume most states (jersey in particular) wont pass inspection with no cats
     
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    yeah. im actually not sure. i think they are illegal in california. but you might want to check with your states emission requirements. you should be allright. you still have a set on the tacoma.
     
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    which is louder/deeper? 14" or 18"
     
  13. Nov 19, 2008 at 8:19 AM
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    Shorter the Muffler the louder it is. I also think the shorter the more ricey they sound. If I were you I would get the bigger one. And stay away from MagnaFlow if you want deep rumbley sound, my experience with MagnaFlow has been ricey with my Taco.
     
  14. Nov 19, 2008 at 6:50 PM
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    DEFINITELY won't pass in NJ (I lived there for 29 years).

    Check my info on the left there for the model# Magnaflow I and others have.
     
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