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TRD Exhaust after break in period

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by chefboyarlee, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. Jul 28, 2011 at 7:50 PM
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    chefboyarlee

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    I had my TRD exhaust installed today. My initial reaction was that I hate it. There was a terrible droning/vibrating sound in the cab at 30-40mph. After about 50 miles today it seems to have toned down slightly. I had read on here that the trd was quiet below 3000rpms which I don't find this to be the case at all. It seems louderst under 25 mph at 2000 rpms.

    Typically what happens to the sound over time? How long does this process take?
     
  2. Jul 28, 2011 at 7:52 PM
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    HondaGM

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    i dont think it changes,you just get use to it.
     
  3. Jul 28, 2011 at 7:52 PM
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    whippersnapper02

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    Not sure about the TRD but my Banks broke after some time. The tone is cleaner at low to mid rpms instead of raspy.
     
  4. Jul 28, 2011 at 7:53 PM
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    Night

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    i am not expert but i think the packing will losen up and not have as much air over a bottle effect making less noise, my banks quieted down :notsure:
     
  5. Jul 28, 2011 at 7:55 PM
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    Ez2typethis

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    Ive had mine installed for about 500 miles, sounds pretty quiet to me. Definitely did not like it right after installation... But it is much more pleasant now. Can barely hear it outside

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqqCEcV62LA
     
  6. Jul 28, 2011 at 7:58 PM
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    dude ur truck sounds like a quad. :eek:
     
  7. Jul 28, 2011 at 7:59 PM
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    Yah there was some guys cruising by behind my camera woman... probably shoulda of waited til they passed, but thats my only video of my truck pasing by ATM
     
  8. Jul 28, 2011 at 8:18 PM
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    I installed a 18" glass pack between the engine and muffler, much better.
     
  9. Aug 1, 2011 at 8:30 AM
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    Lurkin

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    I bought a used TRD from someone who'd driven from TX to Yellowstone and back, so it should have been quite well broken it.

    My experience/opinion was:

    - idle-1500 - louder, but sounded ricey to me
    - 1500-2500 - cab drone
    - 2500+ - nice performance v6 exhaust note

    I removed it after a couple of weeks as I spend 95% of my time below 2500 rpm and the ricey to droney sound was too much for me.

    Exhaust sound is very subjective, everyone hears things differently and either you like it, or you don't. I wouldn't expect the sound to change much, you might adapt to the sound though.
     
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