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Quieter aftermarket exhaust

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by JAK, Mar 16, 2016.

  1. Mar 16, 2016 at 3:42 PM
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    JAK

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    Hi All,

    I have a 2011 Tacoma sport doublecab that I bought used. To make a long story short, I was recently told by a mechanic that the exhaust on my truck is essentially a homemade system created by the first owner with a few welded pipes and a cherry bomb to make it loud.

    I want to get a legit aftermarket cat back exhaust system, but I'm sick of the loud constant drone that I have now (trying to talk over the exhaust noise, having to blast music, etc etc). The problem is that all of the cat back systems I have found online are designed to be loud.

    I don't mind a moderate tone, but are there any cat back systems I can get that are on the quieter side??

    Apologies if this is a repeat post; I couldn't find a similar thread.
     
  2. Mar 17, 2016 at 5:43 AM
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    Vassily28

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    TRD cat back exhaust
     
  3. Mar 17, 2016 at 8:42 AM
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    keith88lx

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    I would say TRD cat back or any aftermarket cat back with a resonator (Vibrant Ultra Quiet). Or have stock muffler cut out and an aftermarket muffler welded in and also add a resonator.

    I have a Magnaflow 15315 and added a Vibrant Resonator to it. It's quiet, no drone, and my wife didn't even know I put an exhaust on my Tacoma. Smashing the gas, you can hear it, but it's also nice and quiet on the highway.
     
  4. Mar 17, 2016 at 11:47 AM
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    +1 for the Vibrant ultra quiet resonator. It tame the sound and reduce the drone a lot. You install it between the flange and the muffler
     
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  5. Mar 20, 2016 at 1:17 PM
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    Thanks guys, this is very helpful
     
  6. Mar 27, 2016 at 11:52 PM
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    NightProwler

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    Another 1 up on the vibrant. Paired with a borla pro xs and I LOVE it. Think trd cat back is Pretty much the same tone as borla too btw. Its almost too quiet for my liking. Probably be just fine without a rez. But you may also be able to get away with just having a muffler of your choice as well as a rez for pretty cheap compared to going full cat back. But hearing you say "homemade with a few welded pipes" makes me think you might be better off doing a new cat back. Depending on how well the previous install was, as far as quality of welds and whatnot, sounds like it may not be the best.
     
  7. Mar 27, 2016 at 11:58 PM
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    TRD exhaust.
     

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