Project Toyota Tundra Part 5: Testing TRD’s Warranty Friendly Exhaust System
By Mike Kojima
It’s been a while since we tested our last power adder on Project Tundra, a TRD cold air intake. Not that we had any complaints about our truck's power. Project Tundra continues as always in service as our main office truck, hauling parts, towing our project cars around and serving as our mobile headquarters at events where it can haul scooters, photo gear, a race car, tools and parts. Like our staff, our Tundra is always working hard.
|The stock exhaust was this restrictive single with this humongous muffler and a resonator. Like a typical Toyota it was silent. It is probably not the best for power.|
Since we use our truck so much, especially for strenuous duty like towing, we purchased a Toyota extended warranty with the truck so we could have full coverage to 100,000 miles. Because of our hard daily use and our expensive factory extended warranty, we have been reluctant to mess with our truck very much. The exception to this is our use of TRD parts. TRD parts are well engineered and built to OEM standards. The TRD parts will not affect our warranty.
|A big truck needs a big exhaust and the TRD system came packed in two big boxes. Look at the mess from unpacking!|
TRD parts are also fully 50 state legal and will not affect emissions legality or violate sound regulations. The last cool thing is that if you wished, you could even purchase your vehicle new with TRD parts and have them financed with the vehicle. All cool reasons for factory engineered performance parts.
|The TRD system is a true dual exhaust with twin pipes from the cats on back. The TRD part is high quality being made of 100% stainless steel.|