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Muffler Swap V.S. Full Exhaust System

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Corndawg, Sep 21, 2012.

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What do you have???? Experience or prefer

Poll closed Oct 24, 2012.
  1. STOCK!

    42 vote(s)
    32.3%
  2. Muffler Swap

    52 vote(s)
    40.0%
  3. Full System Upgrade !

    36 vote(s)
    27.7%
  1. Sep 21, 2012 at 9:53 PM
    #1
    Corndawg

    Corndawg [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Just wanted to make a poll between the too

    Whats your opinion what do you run?

    is it worth the money ? for a full system or go cheap with swapping the muffler
    ?


    whats your experience and Preferable Brand ?


    :popcorn::cheers:
     
  2. Sep 21, 2012 at 9:59 PM
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    whippersnapper02

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    I like full systems because they look cleaner. Just a muffler swap will be cheaper and will give you about the same gains. How do you want to spend?
     
  3. Sep 21, 2012 at 10:04 PM
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    Corndawg

    Corndawg [OP] Well-Known Member

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    im looking for performance and good clean sound..

    ive heard bad things about Flowmaster aka Chokemaster

    i was gonna do mangnaflow

    they are popular
    ive heard banks and aero turbine is also good...

    where to go with it im undecided
     
  4. Sep 21, 2012 at 10:12 PM
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    Corndawg

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    Very nice any recording over video proof?
     
  5. Sep 21, 2012 at 10:13 PM
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    wrxRome

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  6. Sep 21, 2012 at 10:16 PM
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    Corndawg

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    BADASS!
     
  7. Sep 21, 2012 at 10:21 PM
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    Corndawg

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    as of video's im sold on wicked flows sound

    where can i buy them website? maybe jegs or summit help !
     
  8. Sep 21, 2012 at 10:21 PM
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    Blacktacoma23

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    Where can you buy them?
     
  9. Sep 22, 2012 at 5:55 AM
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    I just installed a Magnaflow Offroad Pro Series on my truck yesterday. Install took 20 minutes and didn't even have to jack the truck up. I like it cause it's a turn down and not a full-length exhaust. Other people on here say it's too loud for them. It is pretty loud but I don't mind. The drone at 2000rpm will get old I'm sure but it sounds great when ripping on the highway. And the advantage of going with a cat-back and not just a muffler is when you sell your truck, you can just bolt the stock exhaust right back up and sell your cat-back.
     
  10. Sep 22, 2012 at 6:35 AM
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    Muffler swap! You have more selections. plus why replace and pay for all that pipe when you already have it stock?
     
  11. Sep 22, 2012 at 9:33 AM
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    I have the 13" Magnaflow muffler. Has a nice note to it, not too raspy and hardly noticeable inside the cab. Sounds real good at WOT.
     
  12. Sep 22, 2012 at 7:08 PM
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    I guess some do it for the larger dia. pipes to go along w/ the more free flowing muffler? maybe it also adds to the performance?
     
  13. Sep 22, 2012 at 8:24 PM
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    There are no significant performance gains with either the muffler or full exhaust swap. The only question is sound. The muffler can get you that a lot cheaper. There are two good reasons to go the full exhaust route. First is that eliminating the cats cuts the chances of starting a fire if you wheel the truck in grassy areas. Second is to eliminate cats that are defective or plugged. I guess you could say 3 reasons if bragging rights count. I have no intentions of spending all that money to replace cats when they go. When the cats start giving me trouble I'm swapping in the URD / DT full exhaust system. I won't be expecting anything performance wise though.
     
  14. Sep 22, 2012 at 8:37 PM
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  15. Sep 22, 2012 at 11:02 PM
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    Eliminating the converters is a bad idea on newer vehicles. Emission fines for being caught is $10,000 on the first offense. Also you will skew the down stream oxy sensors and get a MIL and set a code with in the PCM that will not go away. Also Decreased performance and more throttle will be needed to get the truck moving thus a decrease in MPG DRAMATIC.
     
  16. Sep 22, 2012 at 11:31 PM
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    i really like my magnaflow offroad pro series for the sound and and the fact that it drops off rite at the muffler. not to big on having the exhaust sticking out the back. but that wicked floe sounds pretty good. my just have to get it and cut it off short..lol
     
  17. Sep 22, 2012 at 11:38 PM
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    Muffler swap leave stock tail pipe is the route I'm going. Just with the Magnaflow XL the 14" body. It's the same as the other magnaflows just not polished.
     
  18. Sep 22, 2012 at 11:40 PM
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  19. Sep 23, 2012 at 1:02 AM
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    I got the Banks full exhaust because of the larger pipe size. I also removed the second cat. The results had guys flagging me down just to ask about my exhaust.

    Funny story, one of the guys was driving a v6 Camaro. He said that he wanted his car to sound like my truck.
     
  20. Sep 23, 2012 at 7:24 AM
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    The difference in HP for the system I mentioned is like 4hp. URD has an O2 simulator so no issues there either. The swap is only an issue if you have to be inspected. Most of us are guilty of 3 or 4 crimes before breakfast. Better get used to it. :D
     
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