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Which Exhaust is better?

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by Travis, May 26, 2007.

  1. May 26, 2007 at 10:42 AM
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    Travis

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    :confused: I have a 2002 tacoma 4cyl. and am shopping the market for exhaust systems. I have narrowed the field down to two and I am looking for opinons on which would do the best for me Flowmater or Magnaflow? I am looking for a nice aggressive sound, but also want some HP boost. Which is the best choice??
     
  2. Jun 13, 2007 at 12:08 PM
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    viprbomber

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    I have been shopping around and feel that the Borla is best for me (05 Tacoma) you have to decide on stainless and the aera you live in, Moisture, rust, etc.
     
  3. Jun 13, 2007 at 1:35 PM
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    depending on what sound you want to get out of it. Magnaflow gives you an import sound. Flowmaster will give you a muscle car sound.
     
  4. Jun 13, 2007 at 4:40 PM
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  5. Jun 13, 2007 at 6:35 PM
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    hey thanks tacomaman on the sound bite i was looking everywhere for a decent sound bite, but could not find one and this is just what i was looking for. I was kind of leaning towards the flowmaster and i think that is what i will go with now. Thanks A lot, Travis
     
  6. Jun 13, 2007 at 6:37 PM
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    no problem man, glad i could help!!:)
     
  7. Jun 14, 2007 at 2:17 PM
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    flowmaster sounds like farts on a 4 banger. plus chambered mufflers dont help with performance. i had a 14" magnaflow and it sounded great. nice deep tone not ricey or raspy at all, and magnaflow uses a straight through core so there is more performance. now i have a stainless steel mandrel bent cat back from jardine with a magnaflow muffler. blows flowmaster out of the water.
     
  8. Jun 14, 2007 at 2:22 PM
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  9. Jun 14, 2007 at 7:10 PM
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  10. Jun 14, 2007 at 7:34 PM
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    wat?
    i had a flowmaster on my 4cyl s-10 and it sounded really ricey. i much prefer the sound of my magnaflow on my truck now...granted its a v6, but still
     
  11. Jun 14, 2007 at 10:23 PM
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    Have you considered TRD. Just purchased the set up myself. Has good rumble and some pop but not ricer pop...deeper in tone. I'll get you a sound bite later.
     
  12. Jun 15, 2007 at 5:07 PM
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    i dont remeber saying a flowmaster didn't sound good on a 4.0l v6 or that you should change to magnaflow, but on a 2.4l i4 flowmasters sound like shit. i know people who have them on there 2rz's and they all sound poppy and raspy.
     
  13. Jun 15, 2007 at 8:10 PM
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    ok, and i wasnt meaning that your truck sounds way ricer......i was saying that to me, magnaflow sounds ricer on most things ive heard(excluding a v8 of course). and i also said that imo,flowmaster sounds better, maybe not as great on a 4banger. its just my opinion dude! wasnt trying to start an argument!!
     
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    wat?
    when i'd drive up in my 4cyl s-10, everyone would think i was a lil civic or something...and that was w/ a K&N FIPK, power pullies, pacesetter ceramic header, stage 2 jet chip, and the flowmaster.
     
  15. Jun 25, 2007 at 11:31 AM
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    TWOAREZEE Hey man thanks for your help where would u get a hook up like that and how much would it run for???
     
  16. Jun 25, 2007 at 9:24 PM
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    i got mine for $160 because i got hooked up with a smoking deal, retail on it is about $350. try jardine or doug thorleys web site for it. also the magnaflow cat-back is basically the same thing. but you can have a 14" magnaflow welded to stock piping for under $200.
     
  17. Jun 26, 2007 at 5:30 AM
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    tacomaman06. Thank you for the sound clip sounds good from the outside. how does the sound carry through the cab at cruiseing speeds. some exhaust have that low drum throught the cab that can drive you nuts. so i was just wondering. thank you tacomaman06
     
  18. Jun 26, 2007 at 2:04 PM
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    on the interstates i can barely even hear it. and its actually rather quiet at idle. when you first crank it up in the morning,its a little loud, but it settles down quickly,imo. but as far as cruising speeds....u can barely even tell its there!
     
  19. Jun 26, 2007 at 6:07 PM
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    thats what i need to know. thank you
     
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    no problem man!! anytime!
     
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