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I just received back from my local Toyato dealer my 2000 SR5 Access cab tundra, after they replaced my frame and a bunch of other parts that were rusted. They had my truck for four months, they spent $6,000 on parts, about $3,000 on labor and $3,500 for a rental car. Although I grateful that they took care of the problem, it seems wasteful, I would have taken 75% of what they spent to buy another Toyota truck.
Meanwhile, when I get the truck back they tell me that I have a hole in my muffler (I guess corrosion, although normal for a 10 year old truck) and leaking manifolds (not leaking when I gave them the truck for frame replacement). Can anyone recommend an after market manifolds or headers and exhaust system instead of putting in Toyota manifolds for $2,000? I don't care how loud they are in fact I would prefer that they not be much louder than factory exhaust, although I would like to have the increased power that may result, but mainly I want to replace all of the exhaust components at a reasonable cost but have decent quality. Any suggestions?
 

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^ It takes longer to say "search" after you've clicked a thread and read the post than it does to just type an answer :beatsme:.
I've got the JBA headers, silver ceramic coated and they're just fine. A little pricey to me, at about $600 but whatever. They work and I like em. I'll give you a fair warning that was the worst install I've done, it's a b!tch.
 

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^^^ Yes they where a ***** to install..... easy wit a lift but can be done without one. worth the money tho. JBA is the way to go.
 

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I tossed in a set of SS autochrome headers and a y pipe when they were doing my frame in VT. They were much less money than the JBA's and had good reviews here. Can't really say how they will hold up- I have on ly had them a few months.

Too bad they did your frame without telling you about the manifolds. They told me about mine, and the install is MUCH easier when it was out. I think they charged me 1/2 hour labor.

Also, I had them put in all 4 o2 sensors whilei t was all out.

I also got lucky in the fact that vandals cut out all of the catalytics in all of the Tundras waiting for frames, so Toyota's insurance bought me a shiney new one.
 

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I did mine without a lift and didn't think it was as bad as everybody makes it sound. A little time consuming. They should be easier to do on a pre-VVT because there are no air tubes to deal with. Taking 15 min to remove the motor mounts will make it much easier.
 
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