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Warranty, Catbacks and mufflers

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by skichiiwa, Nov 26, 2009.

  1. Nov 26, 2009 at 6:21 PM
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    skichiiwa

    skichiiwa [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Quick question...

    will cutting the pipe and welding on a muffler void my warrenty if say something goes wrong with my cat converter, or another part of my exhaust?

    Would this be a reason to buy cat back instead of just the muffler. all you do is unscrew and install . if anything fails just replace.

    thoughts?

    also where do you find these cat back systems?
     
  2. Nov 26, 2009 at 6:34 PM
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    pataco

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    my thoughts r,they gotta prove that the muffler made the cat go bad.but im sure they will give u a hard time in that process.
     
  3. Nov 26, 2009 at 6:36 PM
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    skichiiwa

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    or i have to prove it didnt. seems like a hassle.
     
  4. Nov 29, 2009 at 7:21 PM
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    SUPMO72

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    The dealer would cover the cat but you would have to buy a muffler. If it was a bolt on aftermarket muffler your fine. Dealers not gonna hack a cat and reweld your aftermarket muffler.. I see it all the time..:)
     
  5. Nov 29, 2009 at 8:50 PM
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    WilsonTheDog

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    There's no difference between a catback and just a muffler other than the fact you get the piping included with the catback system. Either way, the parts are downstream from the cat converter so I don't see how that would have any affect on it whatsoever.

    The bottom line is, they have to prove whatever you did caused a failure if one were to occur. Read the Magnusson-Moss Federal Warranty Act.
     
  6. Nov 29, 2009 at 10:07 PM
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    SUPMO72

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    Im not saying the muffler is what made the cat fail.. If the cat is found to be the bad part toyota will cover it, they will not cover the aftermarket muffler IF its welded to pipe the cats in. :)
     
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