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TRD Pro Exhaust

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by GrayTaco, Sep 28, 2017.

  1. Sep 28, 2017 at 8:29 PM
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    GrayTaco

    GrayTaco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I was skeptical at first, I didn’t think this cat back system would live up to what I expected but I was pleasantly surprised. The tone is much more pronounced and produces a mellow thump. No drone at all in the cab, I have a MT and cruise freeway speeds in 5th and 6th and couldn’t produce a drone.

    The install took a total of 25 minutes solo, it’s simply two bolts and 4 exhaust hangers.

    I noticed some other threads about this exhaust and some stating it was the “same” muffler as the TRD OR so I thought I’d share some comparison pictures I took before the install.

    I’ve been through all sorts of exhaust systems and this TRD cat back is the most pleasant sound I’ve found for a V6. Not to much but enough to tell it apart from the rest, price isn’t the most pleasant but buy once cry once...

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  2. Sep 28, 2017 at 8:33 PM
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    Garrett75x

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  3. Sep 28, 2017 at 8:34 PM
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    Tacomamike mike

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    Pretty cool. Nice review also. So how much was the pro? Or how many tears did it produce :playball:
     
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  4. Sep 28, 2017 at 8:37 PM
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    GrayTaco

    GrayTaco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    650.00 and some change, not a bad deal.
     
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  5. Sep 28, 2017 at 8:39 PM
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    Kyitty

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    No exhaust review is worthwhile without audio. :)
     
  6. Sep 28, 2017 at 8:43 PM
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    GrayTaco

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    I’ll try to get a video up soon, I’ll also get some pictures of the clearance of the exhaust next to a 285/70/17 in the rear.
     
  7. Sep 28, 2017 at 8:43 PM
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    Tacomamike mike

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    Not many tears at all then !!! Nice
     
  8. Sep 28, 2017 at 8:45 PM
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    shackley

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    My experience as well, although it gained some tone after a week.
     
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  9. Sep 28, 2017 at 8:48 PM
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    eurowner

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    I put a TRD exhaust within 1000 miles of new, and impressed with the sound. Yes, video with sound is needed, I agree.

    Most importantly the sound needs to be recoded when driving, as driveway revving doesn't do justice.
     
  10. Sep 28, 2017 at 10:37 PM
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    NerdTaco

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    It really doesn’t look much different. Is the pipe diameter the same as stock? If so, the only real difference is the muffler.
     
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  11. Sep 28, 2017 at 11:54 PM
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    Part Number?
     
  12. Sep 29, 2017 at 1:07 AM
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  13. Sep 29, 2017 at 1:29 AM
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    I've had mine on for about 3 weeks now, and I absolutely love it. I read a lot of people saying it's a rip off, I think it's just perfect. It's not too loud, but still sounds really cool.
     
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  14. Sep 29, 2017 at 2:38 AM
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    i would not own a tacoma without the TRD exhaust. or equivalent...
     
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  16. Sep 29, 2017 at 6:09 AM
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    Last December when I bought mine there were 2 of the 4 Toyota dealers in town who were offering 15%off any Toyota parts. The first dealer I went to would not honor their own coupon but the second dealer did honor it and I ended up buying mine for around $594. I have been very happy with it ever since.
     
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    Did the same after raising a bit of hell for the trans reflash taking two hours. They mailed me a 30% off coupon and probably didn't expect me to use it. They (parts) weren't real happy and then tried to quote a $900 price until I showed 'em MSRP.
     
  18. Sep 29, 2017 at 6:16 AM
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    The pro is awesome and sounds great!
     
  19. Sep 29, 2017 at 9:07 AM
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    Is there a genuine hp gain? Sound is nice and all, but without a performance benefit I find it hard to justify the $600.
     
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  20. Sep 29, 2017 at 9:46 AM
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    Depends on the inside of the muffler and the baffle system. I would love to cut the muffler open and see how they differ but I’m not going to cut open a 600.00 set up

    As far as performance goes and real numbers I have no idea. I don’t think dynoing this truck is practical. After an ARB bumper, 285’s, warn 10K, skids, Safari Bars and sliders I lost any sense of “seat of the pants” power I could feel.....
     
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