While it’s true that aftermarket exhausts can add some extra performance by letting the engine breathe freely, they also add a lot of personality to the truck by making the truck sound much better than the stock setup. And thankfully there are quite a few great choices when it comes to exhausts, so you can pick the one that feels good to your ears. We’ve listed the top choices for the best sounding exhaust for Toyota Tundra. Don’t forget to take a look at the embedded videos to get an idea of how loud/deep/rich each Tundra exhaust system is.
- The 5 Best Sounding Exhausts for Toyota Tundra:
- Our Recommendations
- REVIEWS YOU CAN TRUST
- Middle-ground sound: Borla Touring Cat-Back Exhaust – the best sounding exhaust for Toyota Tundra
- Outright loud: Flowmaster Outlaw Cat-Back Exhaust System
- Loudness exemplified: Gibson Metal Mulisha Exhaust
- Aggressive sound: Flowmaster Outlaw Extreme
- Loud but not unpleasant: Magnaflow MF Series Performance Exhaust
- What is the best sounding exhaust for Toyota Tundra?
The 5 Best Sounding Exhausts for Toyota Tundra:
- Borla Touring Cat-Back Exhaust – the best sounding exhaust for Toyota Tundra
- Flowmaster Outlaw Cat-Back Exhaust System
- Gibson Metal Mulisha Exhaust
- Flowmaster Outlaw Extreme
- Magnaflow MF Series Performance Exhaust
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Middle-ground sound: Borla Touring Cat-Back Exhaust – the best sounding exhaust for Toyota Tundra
- Feature patented, straight-through and multi-core technology
- Increased exhaust velocity adds power, driving excitement, and fuel economy
- Superior to T-400 series
- Ultra-smooth mandrel bends ensure maximum flow and power
- Backed by Million-Mile warranty
Borla’s presence in the market as one of the most well-known exhaust makers is only strengthened by the quality of its products. The Touring range is positioned as a replacement to the stock exhaust setup with a slightly more pronounced noise — but not enough to cause in-cabin droning.
Better sound and performance
The Borla exhaust featured here is compatible with the Toyota Tundra trucks made with the model years 2009-2020. These can be in both 2- and 4-wheel drive versions, in the following configurations: Crew Max with Short Bed, Double Cab with Standard Bed, and Regular Cab with Long Bed. The exhaust is made of T-304 stainless steel, has mandrel-bent tubing, and is backed by Borla’s million-mile warranty. It’s said to improve the truck’s power delivery as well as fuel economy, although no figures are mentioned.
As mentioned above, the Touring exhaust isn’t for those looking for an overly loud exhaust. It has a deeper sound but lacks an outright roar. Open the throttle and it’ll gain confidence, with a more-pleasing-than-stock note.
What do we think of it?
Wide compatibility, solid build, impressive brand value, and an exhaust note that won’t raise too many eyebrows work in conjunction for the Borla Touring exhaust. It’s not exactly what you’d call pocket-friendly, but then you aren’t going to change your Tundra exhaust every year. Users have reported an improvement in throttle response, overall sound, and there’s no droning. The installation is easy as well. Check with the seller about compatibility, warranty details, and whether the desired exit is available with the exhaust.
- Better-than-stock note
- Million-mile warranty
- Not for those looking for a loud exhaust
Hear the Borla Touring Cat-Back Exhaust:
Outright loud: Flowmaster Outlaw Cat-Back Exhaust System
- Stainless Steel Construction
- Super Aggressive Sound
- Black and Ceramic Tips
- Lifetime Limited Warranty
The Flowmaster Outlaw is the most aggressive-sounding series of exhausts by the brand. This means if you’re looking for something that transforms the way your Toyota Tundra sounds, this is going to be worth considering. It’s made for the Toyota Tundra trucks made with the model years 2009-2019, powered by 4.6, 4.7, or 5.7-litre engines.
Stainless steel construction
The compatibility is also dependent on the truck’s wheelbase and the bed size, and this one fits models with a 145-inch wheelbase using the factory mounting locations. You can drop the seller a message about compatibility for more peace of mind, before ordering. The bolt-on, cat-back exhaust system is made of stainless steel, and also includes dual 4-inch exhaust tips. It’s covered by a limited lifetime warranty and is said to not affect the emissions of the vehicle.
The first thing you’ll notice about the way it sounds is that it makes the truck more vocal both on the move and at idling. Whereas the stock exhaust is drowned by the tire and the road noise, the Flowmaster Outlaw overpowers that and lets you enjoy the glorious sound emanated from the engine and itself. The deep rumble the Outlaw produces is enjoyable, and while in-cabin noise is fairly contained, you have to keep in mind that this is a fairly loud exhaust, so some droning is going to be present.
What do we think of it?
Since it’s from the Outlaw series, the exhaust system is rated as aggressive sounding both on the outside and inside. Apart from what’s mentioned above, another thing worth mentioning about the exhaust system is that it comes with two types of tailpipe exits: dual out behind the rear tires or dual out of the back/straight. Users have reported that the overall noise isn’t certainly the loudest, but it’s not muted, either. It scores on fit and installation, but some users have mentioned that getting the end tips on can be a struggle.
- Enjoyable noise
- Lifetime warranty
- Not the loudest
Loudness exemplified: Gibson Metal Mulisha Exhaust
- Features large 4-inch mandrel-bent stainless tubing with factory style hangers, band clamps and all hardware for easy bolt-on installation
- Gibson's superflow performance non-packed straight-thru muffler delivers a powerful "big block" sound with increased power and torque; all welded construction, baffled and chambered for better volume efficiency with unrestricted flow
- Giant 6 inches black ceramic coated round rolled slash cut tip
- Exits on passenger side behind the rear tire
- Lifetime limited warranty
If you’re looking for a loud can, this might just be it. The Gibson Metal Mulisha exhaust is a relatively inexpensive exhaust for the Toyota Tundra. It’s made of mandrel-bent stainless steel, has a massive 6-inch exhaust tip, and needs to be mounted on factory-style hangers. The bolt-on installation makes life easy, whereas a limited lifetime warranty (check with the seller for further details) gives you the confidence to invest in the brand.
Single side exit
The exhaust has a single side exit, rear behind the passenger-side rear wheel. Gibson claims that the exhaust comes with an increase in power and torque, and more importantly, the sound. Because of that, you might need to check with the seller if it’s legal to use in your state.
In terms of compatibility, if you own a Toyota Tundra made with the model years 2007-2020, the Gibson exhaust can be fitted. But that’s down to the exact model that you own (bed and cab sizes can differ), so we’d suggest you drop a message to the seller about this, the warranty, and noise regulations.
So how does it sound? While the attached video will give you a clearer idea, it’s safe to say that this exhaust is made for those looking for a loud truck.
What do we think of it?
It’s not only a cost-effective solution, but the Gibson exhaust is also right there on top of the list in terms of loudness. Users have mentioned that given its aural performance, it’s certainly not for those looking for an intermediate upgrade. And it also causes a fair bit of droning. A message to the seller regarding the aforementioned points will help in making your decision easier. Another negative is that the large 6-inch outlet might not go well with the truck’s aesthetics.
- Too loud for some
Hear the Gibson Metal Mulisha Exhaust:
Aggressive sound: Flowmaster Outlaw Extreme
- Stainless Steel Construction
- Extreme Sound for Extreme Lifestyles
- Race Proven Outlaw Muffler Technology
- Made in the USA
For what Flowmaster calls an ‘aggressive’ sound, the Flowmaster Outlaw Extreme delivers. It’s made for the 2009-2019 Toyota Tundra trucks with either a 4.6 V8, 4.7 V8, or a 5.7 V8. Note that it only fits the 145-inch-wheelbase models. For further details, check with the seller on the same.
Doesn’t affect emissions
The exhaust system has stainless steel mandrel-bent tubing, uses the factory hanger locations, and has an easy installation. This system is a bolt-on type, and the brand mentions that it’s compliant with the existing emissions status of your truck since it doesn’t affect the emissions. And there’s a lifetime limited warranty backing it up.
In terms of the sound, the Outlaw Extreme exhaust is made to offer the loudest exhaust note to your truck. It has a distinct roar at the start-up, and as you open the throttle, its sound increases — both on the inside and outside. That means you’ll need to keep in mind that with such a setup droning is bound to occur.
What do we think of it?
Users have reported that it sounds good, and you get a great bang for your buck since it’s not priced too high. The installation is easy, and the fit is good. Some owners don’t like the interior droning though. Check with the seller about the warranty.
- Not expensive
Hear the Flowmaster Outlaw Extreme:
Loud but not unpleasant: Magnaflow MF Series Performance Exhaust
- Package Dimensions: 147.4 H x 36.0 L x 49.0 W (centimeters)
- Part number: 15306
- Fit type: Vehicle Specific
- Package Weight: 31.75 kilograms
The Magnaflow exhaust for Toyota Tundra offers an aggressive exterior sound and moderate noise in the cabin. It’s a cat-back system with 2.5-inch stainless steel tubing and belongs to the brand’s Street Series.
It’s backed by a lifetime warranty, has a simple, bolt-on installation, and comes with dual exit from behind the passenger-side rear wheel. The Magnaflow exhaust for Toyota Tundra is compatible with 2014-2020 trucks. We suggest you check with the seller regarding further compatibility details, but to give you a broad idea, it’s compatible with both crew cab and extended cab models.
Its sound is unique and complements the V8 engine’s noise. With the shortest of blips, you can understand how much more eager and aggressive the truck sounds now. The aggressive sound exterior sound is throaty and pleasing — a bit racecar-like.
What do we think of it?
It’s the second most expensive exhaust system on the list, so there are high expectations with this one, but it doesn’t disappoint. As mentioned above, it sounds good but isn’t entirely free of droning. Users have appreciated the fit and installation. If you’re looking for something that has a moderate exhaust note, this makes for a good choice.
- Decently loud (but not the loudest)
This link will direct you to the MagnaFlow website. You’ll need to scroll down to “Hear the Sound”
What is the best sounding exhaust for Toyota Tundra?
Among the variety of exhausts that we have here, it’s easy to separate the ones with really loud notes from those that are easier to live with. And depending on what you’re looking for from the exhaust, it’ll make the decision much easier for you.
The Magnaflow Street Series exhaust has a mix of aggressive (outside) and moderate (inside) note. It works well as something that’s not too loud. The Borla Touring does that, but tones it further down a bit. That means while the overall noise is reduced, the droning is almost gone as well. A great solution for those who either daily drive their truck, have the family onboard frequently, or tow a lot. On the other hand, choices like the Flowmaster Outlaw Extreme and Gibson Metal Mulisha bring the overall cost down and prove to be good choices if you want a loud Tundra exhaust for your truck. And rounding off our list is the Flowmaster Outlaw Catback system. It’s loud and is a popular choice — that’s not a surprise because its deep rumble is that good!
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