Hey just wanted to know if any of you with the TRD exhuast think it was worth the money? Did anyone see any gain in MPG?
It is a cat back sytem, so it does not replace the cats. I am assuming for emission purposes. I bet adding high flow cats would add power, but probably wouldn't pass smog.Do those replace the factory cats with high flow cats, or are they just a muffler with pipes welded to it?
Very true, there are some nice sounding muffler setups.you can replace just the muffler and add a nice tip and basically have the TRD exhaust for half the price.
I went with a magnaflow muffler and a turn down, didn't even need the extra piping out the back anyway, so it was a null issue for me.
In all my Toyota Trucks none of my exhausts were stainless and none were covered under warranty unless I replaced the original equipment with an OEM one at the dealer. I paid for it once, but from then on, when it rusted out, my dealer replaced free of charge. I think I had 4 done on my 95 Toyota after 180k in Vermont salty, potholed, frost-heaved roads.Not sure why yours was so rusted out...not good, I would have taken that in for warranty.
the factory exhaust unbolts,and the trd just bolts back in the same way the factory does, same hangers and all.To install the TRD cat-back do you need to cut the factory exhaust off or does it just unbolt and come out nicely... I don't want to have to cut out the factory exhaust.
the factory exhaust unbolts,and the trd just bolts back in the same way the factory does, same hangers and all.
It's an easy install, Two bolts, a little WD-40 on the hangers to make it easier to slip them off. I jacked up the back of my truck to give me room to clear the axle with the exhaust. Slip the TRD exhaust in just the opposite, the hangers slip right on, reinstall two bolts. (Carefull don't damage the flange gasket during all this) Your done. Took me about 20 minutes. Good Luck.Great! so no cutting is required to remove the factory exhaust... on my old blazer I had to cut the factory exhaust to remove it from aroung the rear wheel.