1986 Toyota Truck Exhaust Install - Exhausted WrenchingPosted in How To: Engine on January 30, 2007
My old pile-of-rust truck Clampy was suffering from Irritable Exhaust Syndrome, not much different from what I myself encounter after a trip to the Super Burrito stand. Unfortunately, the years of northeastern rust had turned Clampy's original Toyota exhaust into paper-thin tubing, and when dragged over rocks it quickly turned into dust. I had done a few haphazard repairs but welding to rust is only a temporary fix, so before the Clampster headed out for more granite crawling I kitted her up with a new Downey stinkpipe and added some features especially for rockcrawling.
Downey is a name that has been synonymous with Toyota parts since before I was new in blue blankie and dirty diaper, and before Clampy was new on some showroom floor in upstate New York. My stories of battered and rusted rattling tailpipes falling off was countered with an invite to try out a ceramic-coated header, stainless steel 2 1/2-inch tailpipes and muffler, a fresh monolithic catalytic converter to keep the smog police at bay, and some flexible couplers to allow a wee bit o' bashing on our next trip out. I didn't have the etiquette to wait for a second invitation and in less than a day had Clampy purring out a new set of tubes. While you check out the specifics, I'm headed for another taco supreme.