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no muffler good or bad?!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by asalerno56, Nov 30, 2010.

  1. Nov 30, 2010 at 9:45 AM
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    some of you may laugh but i was curious to what my truck would sound like if i straight piped it from the cats back. the sound is alright for not having to spend a couple hundred on an exhaust system. but my main question is, is it okay to run without a muffler? ive been hearing mixed things and i just want a good solid answer. i dont want to ruin my truck in any way. please help! :confused:
     
  2. Nov 30, 2010 at 9:47 AM
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    Its gonna sound like poop...
     
  3. Nov 30, 2010 at 9:53 AM
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    i have a 3.4l without a muffler. personally i like loud so i didnt really care what it sounded like but to my ears it doesnt sounnd that bad. i know you probebly dont want do do anything but just take the muffler out but changing the size of your pipes will change the tone but going to big will decrease power and back pressure then causing your valves to burn up. i have been looking at the aero turbine 2525 it seems to be like a good muffler that is loud.

    ps. when i put the pedal to the floor it sounds like a million oversized firecrakers are going off and it hurts peoples ears so i am told. i think its fun though
     
  4. Nov 30, 2010 at 9:56 AM
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    i will also post a video of what its like inside the cab
     
  5. Nov 30, 2010 at 9:59 AM
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    Yeah, it would be affected, but really not that bad. It is not as important in a modern day engine unless you are forced (supercharger, turbo).


    Mainly it just sounds awful. I of course had to take my truck for a drive without the exhaust when I redid mine. I just ran mine open headers and drove around for a while. It sounded like the most pissed off weedeater in a beehive I have ever heard. It was cool for like 5 minutes and then I got over it in a hurry. Go with a solid straight thru muffler like the Aero Turbine, Wicked Flows, or even Dynomax Super turbo if it suits your fancy. I'm still young so I like loud, but I can pretty much guarantee you, the nostalgia WILL wear off.
     
  6. Nov 30, 2010 at 10:03 AM
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    thanks macgyver and whippersnapper02 you really helped a lot. i wasnt asking for your opinion of sound i want to know if it is BAD for the truck. as for the rest of you, thanks.
     
  7. Nov 30, 2010 at 10:07 AM
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    If you are worried about ruining your truck by taking off your muffler... It won't hurt anything. The major reason vehicles have muffler is to "muffle" sound. For the most part, they do not matter as far as your vehicle's health. They play into the backpressure equation a little bit, but as far as your truck is concerned, it is just back there to keep it quiet.
     
  8. Nov 30, 2010 at 10:14 AM
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    i appreciate all your help. i liked the sound of that aero turbine muffler, if i got that it would take care of the back pressure deal right?
     
  9. Nov 30, 2010 at 11:09 AM
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    Is that though? I really am not sure. But as far as I know, scavenging is just getting the gases out of the engine. Wouldn't scavenging be more important in an exhaust system where there is less pressure?
     
  10. Nov 30, 2010 at 11:13 AM
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    it will sound like shit and it will make you wanna stick needles in your ears on long trips.
     
  11. Nov 30, 2010 at 11:32 AM
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    i have no back cats and no muffler. Just straight 3 inch pipe from the y. It sounds good. Extremely loud.
     
  12. Nov 30, 2010 at 11:44 AM
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    the only V6 i've ever heard that sounded good is either the 350 or 370Z, tacomas sound like $hit with anything other than the stock catback on it, i'm sorry but it's true
     
  13. Nov 30, 2010 at 11:47 AM
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    again, i think im probably the only one on this site with this setup. No back cats, no muffler at all. Just have a 3 inch pipe welded to the y and it comes out in front of my passenger rear tire. sounds mean. Not raspy at all at low to mid rpm. If its revved really high then it gets a little raspy. But for every day driving it sounds good.
     
  14. Nov 30, 2010 at 11:49 AM
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    I've tried it when I cut my muffler off. It's overbearing loud inside and outside the cab. The faster you go, the louder it got.
     
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    It will sound cool for awhile, maybe, but after that you'll hate it.

    My "85" with a 22r was bored and cammed and I had just a Monza tip on it, it sounded pretty good that way, but it wore me down after awhile and I ended up putting a 18 glass pack on there long with the tip. That made it more bearable.
     
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