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muffler vs exhaust to change my sound

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by doodle_cakes, Nov 17, 2009.

  1. Nov 17, 2009 at 8:16 PM
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    doodle_cakes

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    I want to change the sound on my 08 2x4 access cab taco a bit. I don't really care about trying to add performance to my truck with a cat back (if it even adds any?)

    What are the main advantages of going all out with a nice exhaust system as opposed to just swapping out my stock muffler for a better quality one?

    My optimal outcome would be just a nice smooth low sound. nothing overly loud, or ricer sounding.
     
  2. Nov 17, 2009 at 8:18 PM
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    getting there....
    no noticeable difference between a muffler and an expensive catback.........except price.

    i think a dynomax super turbo muffler may be the sound(with some actual performance) you are looking for.
     
  3. Nov 17, 2009 at 8:32 PM
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    or try both borla or magnaflo they both sound good and get more torque at the low end
     
  4. Nov 18, 2009 at 5:51 PM
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    then what is the logic behind spending hundreds of dollars for a cat back exhaust system? They don't add much hp usually do they? You can even lose hp on our trucks with them can't you?

    If I go to a muffler / auto shop and tell them what I'm looking for, will they let me swap a few different ones out in their garage until I get the sound I want?
     
  5. Nov 18, 2009 at 6:01 PM
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    getting there....
    the logic is...........people will buy into anything. alot of the cost on most catbacks is that they are stainless...which aint cheap. a muffler swap and a catback are essentially the same.......but some will get them for the ease of install. i'd go just muffler anyday.

    as for hearing different sounds...depends on the shop you go to. some will...some wont.
     
  6. Nov 18, 2009 at 6:11 PM
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    like said above the cat back's are usualy stainless.the other reason is that the catback is mandrell bent pipe as apossed to the cheap way of bending pipe.wich leaves little ripples in the pipe where it bends.but on the other hand most new vehichles stock exhaust isn't bent with the old cheap way.
     
  7. Nov 18, 2009 at 6:40 PM
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    right on, thanks!
     
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