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BAMuffler or TRD? Still cant decide!

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by 66Platinum, Oct 23, 2021.

  1. Apr 17, 2022 at 9:45 AM
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    pnw.tundra

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    Keith, thanks for taking my call, answering my questions and making the purchase effortless.

    I ended up going with the 10” system with a build and ship date sometime in mid-May. Can’t wait!
     
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  2. Apr 17, 2022 at 5:25 PM
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    Thank you sir for your order!!
     
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  3. May 11, 2022 at 10:00 PM
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    Keith got a question, in your opinion what are the difference in sound/performance for a 10" and a custom 11" compared to a 12" system?
     
  4. May 11, 2022 at 10:52 PM
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    It takes 2” to make an audible difference.
     
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  5. May 12, 2022 at 1:13 AM
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    I got my 10" DD BAMuffler system for my Ltd '18 CM. Oh Wow!! When I called Keith and told him what I wanted, (originally duals with the PRO sound) he said I would lose low end torque and some HP. I ordered the 10" standard system from his tax sale. Installed a couple of days ago and man do I love the sound. I did not install the resonator at this time, waiting to pull my boat and see if the drone is too annoying. Presently, the growl that starts in mid 2nd gear is awesome, and just goes from there. It truly sounds like a performance exhaust system using the single tailpipe that was stock on my truck. You can't lose with Dirty Deeds!! Plus, Keith always answers his phone and questions. I am more than pleased with my system! @dirtydeeds
     
  7. May 12, 2022 at 9:31 AM
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    I'm almost wanting to switch my 12" for a 10"
     
  8. May 12, 2022 at 10:30 AM
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    I had a 10. It sounds amazing but it was pretty loud. No drone with resonator, but it made noise. Too loud for towing a travel trailer IMO. I would get at least a 12 if concerned about noise level
     
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  9. May 12, 2022 at 11:21 AM
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    To echo most of the comments, I love the DD 10" system. Its really not too loud. Even my wife thinks its fine and enjoys the rumbling when we get into the gas pedal. What made me respond to the thread is the service, Keith helped me with gasket questions and then trouble shooting an issue that actually had nothing to do with the new exhaust. Called me back each time I left a question/message. Good company and a good product with an easy install process. Having purchased my system during a group buy I really think the price was great also.
     
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  10. May 12, 2022 at 1:01 PM
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    And Shawna will send you a cool sticker if you ask nice. 10" DD, no resonator. I'll eventually install it, I think, and I tow a 22' trailer.

    All things being equal, which they're not, Keith should get your business.
     
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  11. May 12, 2022 at 1:13 PM
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    Agree I have the 10” DD and love it. I’m 58 and enjoying my years as a teenager again. Did not put the resonator on and I pull a 30’ camper. Be aware though your fuel mileage will go down and it isn’t because of the system its the right foot of yours wanting to hear the growl
     
  12. May 12, 2022 at 5:16 PM
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    Haha nice would like a sticker :) need to reach out to Keith I'm considering swapping my 12" for 10. Love the 12 but feel like it needs a little something more :monocle:
     
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  13. May 13, 2022 at 6:34 AM
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    Does anyone get slight drone or really deep loud hum at low speeds with the bamuffler? Wondering if maybe i didnt tighten the resonator enough or something. It levels off as you get on it more but at times can get pretty loud/vibration in the cab
     
  14. May 14, 2022 at 3:56 AM
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    Ha! I swapped my 10" for a 14!:D
     
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  15. May 14, 2022 at 4:37 AM
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    I always prefer a dual exhaust look but after reading up on Keith’s evaluation of the Tundra exhaust/performance I ended up with a BAM set up, I got a 10” system first then exchanged it for an 8”, I also had him weld the hemholz resonator on to the muffler weldment and I’m happy with the sound and performance. I would actually like to exchange the 8” for a 6” or just muffler delete at this point, I drive mostly country back roads daily and hammer it often like I’m at the drag strip it sounds so good :)
     
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  16. May 14, 2022 at 5:30 AM
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    Is the resonator installed?
     
  17. May 14, 2022 at 7:32 AM
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    Yes it is
     
  18. May 14, 2022 at 8:17 AM
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    Its possible that the resonator is not perfectly positioned. Are you sure you aren’t just hearing the noise from the system? Are all the bolts tight still? Not sure what year your truck is, but on mine the front gaskets wore out and were leaking
     
  19. May 15, 2022 at 5:18 AM
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    Ill double check it to be sure everythings tight. Pretty sure ive got the res positioned right but maybe i should clamp down on it more. Ive swapped exhaust a few times so those front gaskets probably do need replacing
     
  20. May 15, 2022 at 5:31 AM
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    Just saw this. I remember you and I were PM about this. The pictures you sent me of the resonator install looked perfect. If the gaskets are bad, you may see some condensation leaking out when the truck is running, and if really bad get a puffing or tapping sound.

    I think what you’re hearing is the deeper tone of the straight through exhaust in the lower ranges. The resonator acts like an off switch at cruise above 60/65 mph, and helps tune the sound in the lower range, but you’ll still hear the exhaust - even the 12 inch system - under certain driving conditions.
     
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  21. May 17, 2022 at 7:44 PM
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    This is a really good explanation. I have the same sound with my 12” system. Only noticeable to me when Im having a conversation with someone in the car and cruising 45-55mph with radio down. Turn the radio up ever so slightly and it almost disappears.

    FWIW, this rumble has been present on every vehicle I’ve put exhaust on - from LS1 camaros to the Tundra.

    I’ve had my system for about 6 months now. Wish it was louder 10% of the time, quieter 2% of the time, and think it’s perfect the rest of the time. To me, that’s about as perfect a system can get.
     
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