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TRD Exhaust...

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by 05bigbluetaco, May 21, 2009.

  1. May 21, 2009 at 1:32 PM
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    05bigbluetaco

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    What are yalls opinion in the TRD exhaust?
    Does anybody who has it like it or dislike it?
     
  2. May 24, 2009 at 9:16 PM
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    red911turbo

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    Front skid plate,TRD cold air intake, exhaust
    Just had it installed 1 week ago and love it, nice low throaty sound.
     
  3. May 25, 2009 at 6:50 AM
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    Brunes

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    You can do better for less $$ unless you are looking for that SPECIFIC sound.
     
  4. May 25, 2009 at 7:05 AM
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    judd94

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    i have done an assload of research on a performance exhaust trying to find the right one. it all boils down to what you want.
    here are my findings and why i'm gonna get a trd exhaust.

    dual exhaust looks badass. however you actually lose power.
    the banks single exit also loses power because it is 3" pipe.
    those who have those exhausts generally love em and dont' notice any power drop.

    the 2.5" pipe single exit is the best for the 4.0 if you want to gain power. the 2.5s are a magnaflow, trd, and there are a couple others.

    at this point its a matter of sound and personal preference.

    i'm gonna get a trd because its the best size for power, no welding required, and its not too loud but still louder than stock.
    its all in what you want out of it.
     
  5. May 26, 2009 at 10:30 AM
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    I had my trd exhaust put on about a month after I got my truck. I love it. Looks clean and isnt too loud. I didnt want to sound like a honda civic with a canister exhaust :)
     
  6. May 26, 2009 at 6:06 PM
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    05bigbluetaco

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    Ive decided to get the TRD exhaust, thank you all for your input.

    -Do yall have a soundclip of your TRD exhaust?
     
  7. May 27, 2009 at 5:47 PM
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    FL4x4Taco

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    I'm sure the TRD fits better than all other brands. I like OEM quality/fitment. What size is the trd exhaust for the 4.0? What size is stock? How much power/mpg's are we talking here? what a good price/place to buy a kit? I'm looking for MPG's mainly.
     
  8. May 28, 2009 at 7:00 PM
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    i just ordered my TRD exhaust from SHOPTRD.com for $400 shipped. Now my TRD CAI will have a friend.
     
  9. May 28, 2009 at 7:12 PM
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    I have had it on for about four months, I think it sounds better outside the truck than it does inside. A little too much drone for me. Out side it has a really nice, very "un-ricer" sound. I plan on adding a resonator to make it quieter inside the truck.
     
  10. May 29, 2009 at 11:54 AM
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    ChrisL

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    how difficult is it to install the exhaust yourself? I don't have any experience in that area, but was wondering it was as simple as unbolting, and bolting on the new one?
     
  11. May 29, 2009 at 11:56 AM
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    ooo it will like its new friend
     
  12. May 29, 2009 at 11:57 AM
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    Not hard at all, 30 min was all it took.
    Used my floor jack under the rear bumper to help get the tail pipe through the leaf pack and truck frame and it slid right out.
     
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