mufflers, '96 camry / '99 camry?

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Old 29 Aug 2006, 11:56 am   #1 (permalink)
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Default mufflers, '96 camry / '99 camry?

The mufflers on my '96 (and on my wife's '99) do their job very well.
Too well, maybe. When the engine's on, you almost have to look at the
tachometer to see if the engine's running, because the engine's so
quiet.

For those of us who can tolerate a little more noise, would a slightly
louder muffler also give greater engine performance (reduced
backpressure, etc.?) I've heard there's a trade-off between engine
horsepower and muffler noise reduction...

Thanks,

Michael

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Old 29 Aug 2006, 12:24 pm   #2 (permalink)
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<mrdarrett@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> The mufflers on my '96 (and on my wife's '99) do their job very well.
> Too well, maybe. When the engine's on, you almost have to look at the
> tachometer to see if the engine's running, because the engine's so
> quiet.
>
> For those of us who can tolerate a little more noise, would a slightly
> louder muffler also give greater engine performance (reduced
> backpressure, etc.?) I've heard there's a trade-off between engine
> horsepower and muffler noise reduction...
>
> Thanks,
>
> Michael


sorry, not a very definitive answer, but I'll only state that I trust the
Toyota Motor Company to engineer their products a whole lot better than the
guy at the local peppertree muffler shop might indicate. Leave the exhaust
system alone and be happy that the engine is as silent as it is.
>



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Old 29 Aug 2006, 12:30 pm   #3 (permalink)
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<mrdarrett@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> The mufflers on my '96 (and on my wife's '99) do their job very well.
> Too well, maybe. When the engine's on, you almost have to look at the
> tachometer to see if the engine's running, because the engine's so
> quiet.
>
> For those of us who can tolerate a little more noise, would a slightly
> louder muffler also give greater engine performance (reduced
> backpressure, etc.?) I've heard there's a trade-off between engine
> horsepower and muffler noise reduction...
>
> Thanks,
>
> Michael
>


If you buy a cheap muffler, it may just be louder with the same back
pressure. But clearly, if you put a performance muffler on your car, then
your theory would be true.

TRD sells a performance muffler for the Camry V6 '97-'01 (PTR19-33970-04).

See http://www.trdusa.com for more info, or search for other suppliers. It
is not going to be cheap, though.


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Old 29 Aug 2006, 12:48 pm   #4 (permalink)
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Mark A wrote:
> <mrdarrett@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:1156870591.040867.89970@75g2000cwc.googlegrou ps.com...
> > The mufflers on my '96 (and on my wife's '99) do their job very well.
> > Too well, maybe. When the engine's on, you almost have to look at the
> > tachometer to see if the engine's running, because the engine's so
> > quiet.
> >
> > For those of us who can tolerate a little more noise, would a slightly
> > louder muffler also give greater engine performance (reduced
> > backpressure, etc.?) I've heard there's a trade-off between engine
> > horsepower and muffler noise reduction...
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Michael
> >

>
> If you buy a cheap muffler, it may just be louder with the same back
> pressure. But clearly, if you put a performance muffler on your car, then
> your theory would be true.
>
> TRD sells a performance muffler for the Camry V6 '97-'01 (PTR19-33970-04).
>
> See http://www.trdusa.com for more info, or search for other suppliers. It
> is not going to be cheap, though.



TRD, huh. Thanks for the link. I'll keep it in mind.

Michael

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Old 30 Aug 2006, 12:29 am   #5 (permalink)
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www.flowmastermufflers.com has a kit for 4.7L Tundras. You can contact
them with your questions and see if their 60 series will work. But TRD
is plug and play. But I wouldn't know about just "a little more noise"
with these but Flowmaster can tell you.


mrdarrett@gmail.com wrote:
> The mufflers on my '96 (and on my wife's '99) do their job very well.
> Too well, maybe. When the engine's on, you almost have to look at the
> tachometer to see if the engine's running, because the engine's so
> quiet.
>
> For those of us who can tolerate a little more noise, would a slightly
> louder muffler also give greater engine performance (reduced
> backpressure, etc.?) I've heard there's a trade-off between engine
> horsepower and muffler noise reduction...
>
> Thanks,
>
> Michael


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Old 30 Aug 2006, 10:12 am   #6 (permalink)
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johngdole@hotmail.com wrote:
> www.flowmastermufflers.com has a kit for 4.7L Tundras. You can contact
> them with your questions and see if their 60 series will work. But TRD
> is plug and play. But I wouldn't know about just "a little more noise"
> with these but Flowmaster can tell you.


I certainly wouldn't want to violate any local laws re: neighborhood
noise. :-)

Thanks for the information, guys.

Michael

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