TRD Brings Back Their Tundra Exhaust System
Recommended Reading: Tundra TRD Dual Exhaust Is Back
TRD – short for Toyota Racing Development – is Toyota’s in-house performance division. It’s sort of the same thing as Ford Racing, AMG, MOPAR, and the other performance divisions of major automakers, although to be fair, TRD is more off-road focused than most of the others listed.
In any case, when Toyota brought out the 2nd gen Tundra in 2007, they offered a TRD exhaust system with a throatier exhaust note and a slight bump in performance over the stock Toyota Tundra exhaust system for about $1000. That’s a lot of money for an after market exhaust system considering Flowmaster and Magnaflow offer systems for about $600 for the same truck.
If I had to guess, I would say that TRD stopped selling their exhaust system because it wasn’t cost competitive…but here we are in late 2010 and it’s back. Evidently, Toyota changed some things with their new 4.6L V8 and needed time to re-design the TRD exhaust system. It’s back now, and it’s available as a dealer installed, “port installed,” or do-it-yourself option.
Despite the title of the post, the comments show that the kit isn’t quite out yet – it’s still about a month away.
From Tundra Headquarters
When the 2nd generation Toyota Tundra debuted in 2007, one of the things Tundra buyers liked was the option to buy a Toyota-authorized TRD cat-back exhaust system. Rather than buying an after-market exhaust system and worrying about performance, sound characteristics, and quality, new Tundra buyers could go with a system backed by Toyota.
The new TRD dual cat-back exhaust system for 2009+ Tundras retails for $1,000
However, for some inexplicable reason, Toyota canceled the TRD exhaust system at the end of the 2008 model year. Up until last week, anyone who wanted a TRD exhaust for their 2009-2011 Tundra was out of luck. However, TRD has corrected this oversight with a new Tundra exhaust system for 2009-and-up Tundras.
Here’s all the info: Read the full article…