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Anyone Flatten a TRD Exhaust Tip?

Everyone always talks about how the side exit of the TRD exhaust is an issue and everyone always talks about how it will get flattened.

Several of us here in the North East have put a beating on our TRD Exhaust tips on the rocks around here, but I have yet to see one flattened.

Just curious, has anyone done it, or is this still just a campfire trail story that people tell each other to get them scared?

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Re: Anyone Flatten a TRD Exhaust Tip?

I haven't flattened mine at all. It just depends on how you come off an obstacle. If you are very conscious about it, you can normally spare it from being crushed.

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I haven't flattened mine at all. It just depends on how you come off an obstacle. If you are very conscious about it, you can normally spare it from being crushed.
That's just the thing. There have been times that I haven't been conscious about it and really laid down a beating on the TRD tip. I am talking full weight of the truck. It hasn't flattened. And I am not the only one.

I am beginning to think that the TRD tip may be more bomb proof then we give it credit for.

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Re: Anyone Flatten a TRD Exhaust Tip?

No way your gonna flatten mine! I have more a chance to stuff it... backing up...

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No way your gonna flatten mine! I have more a chance to stuff it... backing up...
OK, maybe we need to limit this to 6" lifts and below.

Those people that have to have red blinking lights on the top of their FJ's so that aircraft down fly into them need not apply.

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Re: Anyone Flatten a TRD Exhaust Tip?

I've permanently relocated it as high as it will go against the bumper (not on purpose)

I use it like a rear passenger side skid plate.

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I've permanently relocated it as high as it will go against the bumper (not on purpose)

I use it like a rear passenger side skid plate.
So you have bent the muffler tubing/hanger but yet to crush the tip.

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Re: Anyone Flatten a TRD Exhaust Tip?

not yet but it does have some pretty sick custom gouges from all the rocks i did smash it on

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Re: Anyone Flatten a TRD Exhaust Tip?

I wouldn't be as worried about smashing the tip as smashing the rear quarter with the tip.

I had one of those bling tips on my non TRD exhaust, but I took it off the first time I hit the rocks and never put it back on. Later I put in an aFe hi-tuck, which I will never ever ever ever even hit.
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So you have bent the muffler tubing/hanger but yet to crush the tip.
You are correct sir.

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