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Muffler question

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by MenaTX, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. Mar 22, 2013 at 11:51 AM
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    MenaTX

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    New Tacoma owner here. I recently bought a 2008 4x4 TRD DblCab and I'm wondering what this is on the muffler. I don't know much about vehicles besides changing my own oil. I'm pretty sure its the reason why the truck sounds louder than normal Tacomas, but is that all it does? Just for looks and sound? Any MPG effects? Any info is appreciated!

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  2. Mar 22, 2013 at 11:55 AM
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    Plik

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  3. Mar 22, 2013 at 2:02 PM
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    Looks like just a tip welded on there. Have you checked to see if you have an aftermarket muffler? Just a tip won't really make it louder and a resonated tip would quiet the exhaust.
     
  4. Mar 22, 2013 at 2:30 PM
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    MenaTX

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    How can i tell if i have an aftermarket muffler?
     
  5. Mar 22, 2013 at 2:33 PM
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    Look at the actual muffler under the truck, see if there is a name or part number then put it in google.
     
  6. Mar 22, 2013 at 2:33 PM
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    LUSETACO

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    Well, the stock muffler looks like a 55 gallon drum. :D Look at your muffler and see if you see welds around where the tubing connects. Welcome to TW by the way. :wave:
     
  7. Mar 22, 2013 at 2:36 PM
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    Follow the tail pipe to a big round canister and take a picture and post it here
     
  8. Mar 23, 2013 at 8:41 AM
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    These good?

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  9. Mar 23, 2013 at 8:44 AM
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    Thanks Luse
     
  10. Mar 23, 2013 at 9:20 AM
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    You have a Flowmaster.
     
  11. Mar 23, 2013 at 9:23 AM
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    That's what we call a "bro tip" usually if you look carefully you'll also see a green M similar to this somewhere.


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  12. Mar 23, 2013 at 9:31 AM
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    How do you know its a Flowmaster?

    Please forgive my ignorance but I don't follow :confused:
     
  13. Mar 23, 2013 at 9:39 AM
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    You're using 'flowmaster' in a generic sense, not necessarily that brand?
     
  15. Mar 23, 2013 at 6:03 PM
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    Flowmaster is the brand.
     
  16. Mar 23, 2013 at 6:54 PM
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    get rid of it. the cab drone will drive you crazy.
     
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  19. Mar 25, 2013 at 12:09 PM
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    The way it sounds doesn't bother me, i don't really care either way. Just wanted some info, but im assuming it wouldn't be cheap to get rid of?
     
  20. Mar 25, 2013 at 1:16 PM
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    If you like it that's all that matters. A new muffler and installation will run you about $100-$200.
     
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