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Straight Pipe Exhaust

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by wareagle5693, Aug 25, 2009.

  1. Aug 25, 2009 at 10:27 PM
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    wareagle5693

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    Has anybody that's done this had any problems? I'm thinking about straight piping my Taco, doing something to make it more V8ish at least, any suggestions/ any problems?
     
  2. Aug 25, 2009 at 10:30 PM
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    what do you have an I4 or a v6?
     
  4. Aug 25, 2009 at 10:32 PM
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    lol, were going back and fourth now. I have straight pipe exhaust..... i have the DT longtube headers, the URD Y-pipe, and the TRD exhaust. No cats.

    [​IMG]
     
  5. Aug 25, 2009 at 10:33 PM
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    I still have my cats but I have no mufflers and I love the sound.
     
  6. Aug 25, 2009 at 10:34 PM
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    the links are all globbered up.
     
  8. Aug 25, 2009 at 10:37 PM
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    That was my fault! I fixed it now tho!
     
  9. Aug 25, 2009 at 10:39 PM
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    I have seen this vid before..... he took off all pipes and is running straight headers in this video, though i dont believe he kept it that way..... Its bad for your motor. And IMO theres just too much rasp.

    When i was doing my headers i ran it straight block for like 1 min and it was WAY too loud.
     
  10. Aug 25, 2009 at 10:42 PM
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    Yeah, well I'm not sure what I want to do... I want something that will sound pretty good have that nice deep tone... but still have some noise but not sound too ricey.
     
  11. Aug 25, 2009 at 11:25 PM
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    Thanks man. Yea it was running quite rich so i bought the URD MAF and took it to dynocomp and had them dyno and tune it so it would be running better.
     
  12. Jan 1, 2010 at 8:57 AM
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    ive got an 05 taco 4.0 v6. i took it to the muffler shop had them cut out the muffler put a y-pipe on and run duals out the back. (its 2 1/4 tubeing with 3"x24" long tips) before i had the duals done i just cut the muffler off and put in a piece of pipe and had a single straight pipe.
    the duals sound alot better and deeper. ive got a k&n intake, dont know how it would sound with stock intake.
    also i did gain hp and torque.
     
  13. Jan 1, 2010 at 9:02 AM
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    Can you post some vids of the exhaust?
     
  14. Jan 1, 2010 at 11:03 AM
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    I've got an exhaust cutout behind my cats and after the y pipe so I can make noise when I want to but it won't have an obnoxious drone when I'm just cruising. Although I only open it like 5% of the time I like having options.

    In this video I'm opening and closing it to give you an idea of the difference.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F64rIwDUb4E
     
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    i have cats, then y pipe to dual pipes, no mufflers. Sounds great. I gont know how to make a video tho

    [​IMG]
     
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    how was your experience with dyno comp and their tuning your truck? how much? and do you have before and after dyno from them
     
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    Dynocomp did a decent job. I have heard that they tune on the conservative side, which is ok for me.

    I scheduled an appt for like 1pm and when i got there they had a Pantera on the roller.... i had to wait like an hour, so they Dyno'd and tuned my truck for $75 because i had to wait so long. it was on the roller for roughly 30 mins.

    the tune gave me roughly 10hp. Im not FI, so that is fine by me. i have the dyno slip but it doesnt show the "before".
     
  19. Jan 2, 2010 at 4:18 PM
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    If anybody was wondering I ended up going with the Gibson exhaust.. not a straight pipe...
     
  20. Jan 2, 2010 at 4:23 PM
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    If you want your truck to sound like a V8, you should buy a v8 truck. But if you're purchasing something just for sound, that seems like an awful silly reason to blow so much cash.

    I have yet to understand the mentality of purchasing something, and then trying to make it something it isn't.

    And FWIW, you cannot trust web video clips regarding exhaust sounds, as most video devices have horrible mics for sound recording.
     
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