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When buying a muffler...

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by jcremeans11, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. Jan 31, 2011 at 3:21 PM
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    jcremeans11

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    Do you have to get a specific "for 2001 Toyota Tacoma" model, or can I get any 2 1/4 in. in muffler?

    Kinda dumb, but just wondering
     
  2. Feb 1, 2011 at 1:09 PM
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    bump, i would also like to know which size muffler to order if i would buy one online
     
  3. Feb 1, 2011 at 1:41 PM
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    I think the inlet's and outlet's are both 2.5'', so in theory you can get any muffler that's 2.5 in an out
     
  4. Feb 1, 2011 at 7:33 PM
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    its 2 1/4 in and out
     
  5. Feb 1, 2011 at 9:35 PM
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    shoot! wrong again!
     
  6. Feb 1, 2011 at 9:43 PM
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    for what it's worth, i had a local muffler shop put on a new muffler in december 2009. by november 2010, one of the baffles had come loose internally and was buzzing around inside at certain RPMs. i took it back to the shop and he put on a different muffler which was oval (the first one was circular) and explained that some engines will cause certain muffler shapes to fail prematurely.

    i dunno if he was just blowing smoke, but it *seems* plausible. anyways, take it with a grain of salt... it's just what i was told.
     
  7. Feb 1, 2011 at 9:53 PM
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    fuck a muffler after hearing a friends straight piped 3.0l ranger thats my plan for my t100
     
  8. Feb 1, 2011 at 10:32 PM
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    he is full of shit he put a dog shit muffler on there in hope that it wouldnt break until the warranty was up. the only thing that could cause that is putting a regular muffler on a high performance engine.
     
  9. Feb 2, 2011 at 4:26 AM
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    What is the best length to buy, i want to do this at home, like cut the old one off and put the new one on with clamps and what not so that if i dont like it i can just stick the stock one back on.
     
  10. Feb 2, 2011 at 7:42 AM
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    well measure the length and width of your current muffler. also take not of the location of in and out pipe. then just order on that is close to that and throw it in there.
     
  11. Feb 2, 2011 at 7:49 AM
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    dude! davidpick! that happened to my last muffler. It took forever to figure out what was making that f*cking annoying buzzing noise right at 1500 rpm and when i went to the muffler shop he said it was my gasket right under the cab where it attaches and i replaced it and it still did it so i welded it instead and it still did it! so then i bought a flowmaster 44 and welded it on and it finally stopped!

    PS: don't buy Z flow mufflers even though they are "identical" to flowmasters and cheaper
     
  12. Feb 2, 2011 at 7:51 AM
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    oh and nick you might want to check your pipe size for sure before because usually a muffler shop will open the same size pipe up to slip it on tightly but if you have the same size pipe and dont open the ends you won't be able to slip it over and you'd have to weld it straight to the edges
     
  13. Feb 2, 2011 at 10:49 AM
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    Why do a muffler setup half ass by using clamps? Seriously any muffler shop shouldn't charge more than $20 to weld a new muffler on...
     
  14. Feb 2, 2011 at 10:53 PM
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    i just put a flowmaster super 40 on mine and it was 6 or 7 inches shorter than stock so i just bent a peice of tubiing to finish off the tail end it was pretty easy to do i had to relocate the hangers though cuz they come off the muffler on the stock one
    but good luck! hope your as happy with yours as am i if your looking for a good sounding muffler then youll be pleased with the super 40 its throaty but not over bearing loud imo
     
  15. Feb 2, 2011 at 10:54 PM
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    i just put a flowmaster super 40 on mine and it was 6 or 7 inches shorter than stock so i just bent a peice of tubiing to finish off the tail end it was pretty easy to do i had to relocate the hangers though cuz they come off the muffler on the stock one
    but good luck! hope your as happy with yours as am i if your looking for a good sounding muffler then youll be pleased with the super 40 its throaty but not over bearing loud imo
     
  16. Feb 3, 2011 at 9:45 AM
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    i forgot about this till now, and did similar when i put a flow 40 on my old mazda ... the stock muffler is ridicilously long on those.
     
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