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straight pipe question

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by Hologram, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. Dec 2, 2009 at 11:11 AM
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    Hologram

    Hologram [OP] Go with the flow

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    im gonna get a straight pipe installed and was wondering whats the best sounding way to get it put on? with the cats on and straight pipe where the muffler is or vice versa?

    i think i read if you remove the cats the check engine light comes on?

    so just wondering about what you guys would do?
     
  2. Dec 2, 2009 at 11:15 AM
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    Umm I would def not run straight pipes.. will sound like shit. pretty much like a 16yr old kids civic. and you will loose back pressure and low end torque.

    you can however remove two cats (one on each side) and that would be fine. but please please do everyone you live around a favor and keep a muffler on it.:pray:
     
  3. Dec 2, 2009 at 11:15 AM
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    yes the CEL will come o if u remove all the cats
     
  4. Dec 2, 2009 at 11:19 AM
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    I just noticed you have a first gen, Im not sure how many cats yall have so disregard the part about removing them in my prev. post.
    If you want it louder you could run some 3" pipe if you think its neccesary, but Its overkill IMO on smaller engines.
     
  5. Dec 2, 2009 at 11:20 AM
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    well im thinking of keeping the cats and using 2.25 piping in replace of the muffler.
     
  6. Dec 2, 2009 at 11:21 AM
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  7. Dec 2, 2009 at 11:42 AM
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    I've got my stock cats and stock pipe up to the cat then after the cat i have 3" pipe all the back no muffler. i have the 3.4 L and for a v6 that's the best sound ive had out of my truck it sounds boss.
     
  8. Dec 2, 2009 at 11:58 AM
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    On the 01-04 tacomas I think they have 2 cats on the 2.7l. I would not run it without any muffler!!!!!! It will sound like crap IMO. Im running a flowmaster with factory exhaust size. It sounds great, but if you realy want it to sound good put a header on it with a good muffler of some kind.
     
  9. Dec 2, 2009 at 12:05 PM
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    yeah well i got the 2.7l and i figure if i keep the piping at 2.25 the sound shouldnt sound that bad right?
     
  10. Dec 2, 2009 at 12:13 PM
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    i have a y pipe with duals, kept cats on but took muffler off. sounds great
     
  11. Dec 2, 2009 at 12:14 PM
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    do u have the 2.7l or the v6?
     
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    If you stay around 2.25 or 2.5" you will be ok, I would run at least a glass pack. there strait through pipes.
     
  13. Dec 2, 2009 at 12:18 PM
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    yeah i orderd a cherry bomb muffler and cant wait for it so im doin the straight pipe and maybe when ig et i t later, put the cherry bomb on.
     
  14. Dec 2, 2009 at 12:23 PM
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    coolcool What size did you get? Im running a 23" are you welding it in?
     
  15. Dec 2, 2009 at 12:23 PM
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    get ready for some backfire
     
  16. Dec 2, 2009 at 12:25 PM
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    Cherry Bomb 87521 Muffler Glasspack 2.250 in. Inlet/2.2

    straight from ebay description

    it looks like a red tube or something and yeah im gonna get it welded in.
     
  17. Dec 2, 2009 at 12:26 PM
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    And Why would it back fire? haha, Shit Iv had mine blow flames... when Im running my NOS.... hahahahaha

    man I wish the 2nd dudes would stay out of the 1st Gen topics.
     
  18. Dec 2, 2009 at 12:26 PM
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    How much did you get it for? Pepboys sells them for 20$
     
  19. Dec 2, 2009 at 12:28 PM
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  20. Dec 2, 2009 at 12:31 PM
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    I didnt say backfire from the cherry bomb:rolleyes: ....I meant from running straight pipes... and not neccesarily a sinlge loud "pop/backfire" but after you let off the gas you may get lots of "popping"
    But i guess try it and see what happens, if it sucks dick then just slap on that GP:)
     
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