3" Exhaust upgrade for Toyota 2009 VDJ76R

Submitted: Friday, Aug 23, 2013 at 13:15
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G'day Explorer's

I'm looking to upgrade to a 3" S.S. exhaust for my '09 wagon, I have heard a few getting around that sound like H.S.V's and like it, with the added advantage of increased power and economy.

Can anyone recommend a dealer/fitter that they know does a good job?

Interested to hear opinions and comments, cheers.

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Reply By: Ted J - Friday, Aug 23, 2013 at 13:19

Friday, Aug 23, 2013 at 13:19
Located in Perth
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Reply By: Member - Andrew & Jen - Friday, Aug 23, 2013 at 13:49

Friday, Aug 23, 2013 at 13:49
Hullo Ted
Just a thought for you. If you are towing, you might like to fit a good quality steel one and invest what you save into an exhaust brake. Instead of having to change down going down hills with increased revs, the exhaust brake will stop runaway and save your brakes. I use find mine most useful.
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Follow Up By: Member - John - Saturday, Aug 24, 2013 at 08:00

Saturday, Aug 24, 2013 at 08:00
Andrew, what brand of exhaust brake did you fit? Thanks in advance. John
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew & Jen - Saturday, Aug 24, 2013 at 17:32

Saturday, Aug 24, 2013 at 17:32
Hullo John
The F250 has a Banks exhaust brake.
A chap I met up at Hotham had put a Isuzu truck one (second hand) on his manual Series 80 for a quite low cost and it worked a treat.
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Reply By: Member - Geoff M (VIC) - Friday, Aug 23, 2013 at 14:04

Friday, Aug 23, 2013 at 14:04
Hi Ted,

I installed a steel Redback exhaust on my VDJ79, and it sounds great. Not sure about the power and economy gains as I have had it from new. I'm sure there will be dealers around Perth that you can get a Redback system from, or you can buy the kit and fit it yourself.

I personally would fit a aluminiumised steel exhaust rather than pay the extra for S/S as I don't believe there are many benefits to be gained with the S/S.

There are plenty of good system out there, so shop around and hopefully some locals can point you in the right direction.

Cheers, Geoff
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Reply By: Member - Legendts - Friday, Aug 23, 2013 at 16:15

Friday, Aug 23, 2013 at 16:15
G'day Ted, I fitted a Beaudesert S/S to my 200. I went S/S for longevity and if I decide to upgrade would put the original back on but with diesels the Alum/steel is fine.

Did the fit myself and the only difficult bit really is the passenger side dump pipe nuts but if you use a couple of long extension socket bars and knuckle you can do it. The fit was nothing short of perfect, everything just went where it should with everything supplied.

There is no drone and only very slightly noisier in car but V8 sound outside. Minor if any fuel use improvement but definitely more seat of the pants and towing feel.
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Reply By: Member - ROADKING - Friday, Aug 23, 2013 at 16:55

Friday, Aug 23, 2013 at 16:55
Hi Ted
Same here fitted a beaudesert 3" steel system to my 2013 model noticed the performance boost straight away, again fitted perfect no installation problems highly recommended
Cheers Jim
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Reply By: Kyle H - Friday, Aug 23, 2013 at 18:17

Friday, Aug 23, 2013 at 18:17
GDay Ted
Like some of the guys I fitted a Roos system exhaust and chip myself. The exhaust was easy to fit and if you have a reasonable mechanical aptitude you should be able to do it yourself. Took about 2 hours.
Otherwise most car mechanics would find it simple to fit if you want to supply the system of your choice. If they quote more than 3 hours labour they are ripping you off.
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Reply By: Tim HJ61 (WA) - Saturday, Aug 24, 2013 at 13:47

Saturday, Aug 24, 2013 at 13:47
Carline Mufflers in Balcatta on Balcatta Road opposite the transfer station. Ask Shaun about GTurbo mods for other world experiences.


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Reply By: The Bantam - Sunday, Aug 25, 2013 at 08:51

Sunday, Aug 25, 2013 at 08:51
As others have mentioned I simply do not see the point in a stanless steel exhaust system.

If its a resoration of a hot rod or such that you may keep for 30 years or so..maybe.

A good quality aftermarket coated steel exhaust will outlast most OEM exhausts.

Then there is the issue with flexing, work hardening and cracking in stainless

So hows the original exhaust on the vehicle now.

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Follow Up By: AlbyNSW - Sunday, Aug 25, 2013 at 09:05

Sunday, Aug 25, 2013 at 09:05
I know of a couple of people with well known branded aftermarket SS systems and have had repeated cracking issues and have said they would go aluminised steel next time around
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Follow Up By: The Bantam - Sunday, Aug 25, 2013 at 15:33

Sunday, Aug 25, 2013 at 15:33
The other thing isi that if the system is mild steel, any farmer with an oxy torch can fix it.

welding stainless is another story all together.

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Reply By: Member - bungarra (WA) - Sunday, Aug 25, 2013 at 10:22

Sunday, Aug 25, 2013 at 10:22
Hi Ted

Mine is a MANTA 3" steel (SS not worth it in my opinion). They are WA made and a look on their website will give you an idea. Just call them for where to go if you cant find a distributor on their website


Mine was fitted at Fremantle Fuel Injection etc.

No affiliation etc. but a great piece of gear a number of people I know have them fitted
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Follow Up By: Member - Serendipity(WA) - Monday, Aug 26, 2013 at 08:38

Monday, Aug 26, 2013 at 08:38
I second Bungarra and have fitted a Manta 3" exhaust and it sounds great.

In WA the Manta exhausts seem to be the same setup as Beaudesert exhaust are in the eastern states. These are locally made - you drive past their factory when heading east on the Great Eastern Hwy in the town of Cunderdin. So supporting local products.

With diesel engines there is not the same acids as petrol and you don't have the same problems of exhausts rusting out from the inside. A stainless steel exhaust would be wasted extra money. Plus stainless steel is more brittle than mild steel and prone to cracking - which would be a problem as few people can weld S/S.

Enjoy your new sounding truck.


No affiliation to Manta - just a satisfied customer. Oh yeah I bought my system through the local exhaust supplier for around $990 a few years ago.

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