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Time for a test drive and what a difference. Initially I could tell that the sound was more "throaty" and didn't have the hollow coffee can type sound of the old Flowmaster :) The headers themselves have a little more engine noise than the stock manifolds but with the increase in torque I could care less! With the new exhaust the engine likes to rev a little quicker and now that the computer has adapted to the new setup (usually adjusts itself for the first week of any engine mod) I can really tell the difference when pulling up through the mountain roads and highways.
I HIGHLY recommend this header upgrade to anyone (which is everyone) looking for more power out of their 4cyl Tacoma 3RZ Engines. This is one of those types of upgrades that you wonder how you did without it for so long! EVERYONE comments on the smooth silver finish and the nice welds. Then when they ask if that is a ceramic coating I explain to them that they are completely stainless which is always met with the question, "HOW much did they cost?". This is one true bolt on performance mod that will impress you with all of the included high quality hardware as well as the results. Good job LC Engineering.
**UPDATE: Since the header has been installed the CHECK ENGINE light has gone off all by itself!! In the past the Tacoma has been taken to the dealership, unsuccessfully, over half a dozen times for work just to get the light to turn off. The dealerships' mechanics simply gave up after replacing many many parts. I do not know why but the Tacoma really likes the new exhaust.