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Straight Pipe Exhaust

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by jcremeans11, Feb 14, 2011.

  1. Feb 14, 2011 at 4:26 PM
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    jcremeans11

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    I'm weighing out different exhaust options right now, and straight pipe has come up. Has anybody done it? If so, post some sound clips. Did it change your gas mileage any?
     
  2. Feb 14, 2011 at 4:27 PM
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    mrp192

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    like no muffler? it shoulds like a go kart and its way to loud! MPG was a little less..
     
  3. Feb 14, 2011 at 4:30 PM
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    Detective_Dan

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    ya its real loud, sounds like a 450 dirtbike lol, heres mine. i know its a 2nd gen but it gives you an idea. (i only had this for 2 days before i got my wickedflow 13sc250)
    2010 v6
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2cDCzJD5ho
     
  4. Feb 15, 2011 at 3:25 AM
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    I believe it's no catalytic converter, muffler stays on
     
  5. Feb 15, 2011 at 3:37 AM
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    I would by all means run some muffler or sound dampener for your exhaust. Weather it be a 350 small block or a 22re straight pipes never are a good idea. Your going to be looking at losses in Mpg, power and probably a ticket.
     
  6. Feb 15, 2011 at 6:37 AM
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    I did this to my exhaust a few months ago, and like others have said. It was way too loud ( annoying ). My MPG went from 22 - 23 to a whopping 15 - 17 MPG Hwy/City and the low end torque was weak! I do not recommend doing this! Sorry no sound clipps, but trust me it makes your taco sound like shit!!

    I have since welded my Cat Converter back on!
     
  7. Feb 15, 2011 at 6:43 AM
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    Can you say Police Magnet!!
     
  8. Feb 15, 2011 at 6:44 AM
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    I just got done taking my cat out and replacing my stock muffiler with a super 44 flowmaster but it was way to loud so I installed a 18 inch resonator and it sounds great.
     
  9. Feb 15, 2011 at 6:56 AM
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    Depends on how you do it... I had my CAT stolen off my '92 and replaced the empty section with a piece of straight pipe, 2.5" running through a Flowmaster 40 to the tail. Sounded pretty good. Too loud for the old guys though. Loud pipes save lives!
     
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    A straight pipe on anything less than a V8 will sound like a rice burner....it will just sound obnoxious and annoying. Why not just run a nice free flowing straight through muffler like AT or Wicked Flow? Then you get the best of both worlds, nice free flowing exhaust without the obnoxiousness.
     
  11. Feb 17, 2011 at 8:32 AM
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    I had straight pipe for a couple of days while assembling my new exhauset. Got noise? Got rattle? Got cop magnet? Mileage and performance down.
     
  12. Feb 17, 2011 at 8:37 AM
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    x2. Had a 4 cyl. '97 Tacoma and thought it was cool to not have a muffler. Looking back, I realize how bad it sounded and how obnoxious it was.
     
  13. Feb 17, 2011 at 8:53 AM
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    ive got not cats and a muffler with a urd o2 sim
     
  14. Feb 17, 2011 at 3:57 PM
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    Don't put a straight pipe on it for all the reasons mentioned above.
     
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