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Feb 27, 3:30pm - #113628 
TRD Carbon Fiber Engine Cover, Installed [PICS]

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Feb 27, 3:30pm - #113629 
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Feb 27, 3:30pm - #113630 
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Feb 27, 3:31pm - #113631 
Last one

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Feb 27, 3:32pm - #113632 
humm, not sure if I like it yet or not. Seems to be to small IMO. Probably would grow on me though. thumbsup

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Feb 27, 3:32pm - #113633 
It comes with screws and washers to attach it with the stock bolt locations (just like the oem one), but no rinky-dink plastic screws like stock. thumbsup


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Feb 27, 3:33pm - #113634 
Originally Posted by Johnny178
humm, not sure if I like it yet or not. Seems to be to small IMO. Probably would grow on me though. thumbsup


Yeah, it is a little smaller than stock, but I still think it's a huge improvement. And what I really like is the silver "TRD" emblem grin


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Feb 27, 3:35pm - #113635 
hmmmm i dunno...i kinda like it...but i dont...still carbon fiber tho grin thumbsup


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Feb 27, 3:35pm - #113636 
Looks good Evan...

now you need a front strut bar thumbsup

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Feb 27, 3:36pm - #113637 
neat...it does look a little exposed, but for 100 bucks it looks good. now all you need is a TRD oil cap. thumbsup


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Feb 27, 3:36pm - #113638 
Originally Posted by ct
neat...it does look a little exposed, but for 100 bucks it looks good. now all you need is a TRD oil cap. thumbsup


You read my mind grin


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Feb 27, 3:39pm - #113639 
Looks good man, I like it! thumbsup

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Feb 27, 3:43pm - #113640 
I thought you were going to put it over the existing cover?

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Feb 27, 3:58pm - #113641 
Looks way better than stock cover thumbsup but not that good as IPT cover. wave

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Feb 27, 4:13pm - #113642 
Originally Posted by cooltoy2000
I thought you were going to put it over the existing cover?


Doesn't fit the contours of the stock cover; you have to use it as a replacement. Thanks for asking that, though, I forgot to mention it above.


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Feb 27, 4:34pm - #113643 
I am thinking that maybe now that they droped the price to $180, the extra $80 is worth spending. But not at the previous prices.

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Feb 27, 4:37pm - #113644 
Originally Posted by cooltoy2000
I am thinking that maybe now that they droped the price to $180, the extra $80 is worth spending. But not at the previous prices.


Don't get me wrong, IPT has a very nice product (expensive, but nice). Like you said, though, they didn't change their price until after I got this one.


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Feb 27, 5:54pm - #113645 
I dunno, it looks nice, but it's kind of too small.

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Feb 27, 5:58pm - #113646 
nice dude thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup

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Feb 27, 6:25pm - #113647 
does it feel flimsy???

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Feb 27, 6:28pm - #113648 
Originally Posted by ikin
does it feel flimsy???


Flimsy? No. It is thin, but it's pretty solid. It doesn't bend or anything, if that's what you're asking.


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Feb 27, 7:07pm - #113649 
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Feb 27, 8:27pm - #113650 
um... i like it. I guess you took the stock one out, right?


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Feb 27, 9:04pm - #113651 
Originally Posted by tony
um... i like it. I guess you took the stock one out, right?


Yeah you have to. It doesn't have the same contours as the TRD one so it can't stay in.


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Feb 28, 2:45am - #113652 
Looks awesome, plastic looks crappy and cheap, this is the sorta thing that should come stock on any car that you're spending this much money on.

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Feb 28, 2:53am - #113653 
Normally I don't like any engine covers, including stock ones. It makes the engine look like Playmobil. But this TRD engine cover is really nice. Got to have that grin

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Feb 28, 2:29pm - #113654 
looks good thumbsup thumbsup

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Feb 28, 3:23pm - #113655 
love it gonna get one for myself

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Feb 28, 4:24pm - #113656 
very cool Evan thumbsup


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Mar 2, 12:39am - #113657 
Nice!

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Mar 2, 9:37am - #113658 
Looks good.


My car might be slow, but at least it looks nice!
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Mar 2, 4:58pm - #113659 
Dude that looks like $hit get rid of it ASAP. Sorry man...

Haha I'm just kidding I actually like it. Carbon Fiber looks great. thumbsup


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Mar 2, 6:09pm - #113660 
that looks sick thumbsup

by the way where you get that?


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Mar 2, 8:43pm - #113661 
Originally Posted by RoMkApOmKa
Looks way better than stock cover thumbsup but not that good as IPT cover. wave

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Mar 3, 4:30pm - #113662 
Dude that looks awesome. Did you say $100?? From Toyota I assume? I gotta have it. cool

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Mar 3, 9:21pm - #113663 
^^

http://www.toyotaparts4u.com/e_catalog/

$102 + 7 bucks for shipping. thumbsup


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Mar 4, 11:47pm - #113664 
Looks pretty good but the icing on the cake would be to get rid of your fuel rail and put in the stafford fuel rail.

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Mar 5, 12:01am - #113665 
Originally Posted by robare99
Looks pretty good but the icing on the cake would be to get rid of your fuel rail and put in the stafford fuel rail.

Rob


he's right Evan, the Stafford rail does look sweet compared to stock - nice and polished. I am thinking about getting it to go with my polished Intake and Hypermotive front strut bar. I think it will bring out the Carbon Fiber nicely thumbsup

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Mar 5, 3:42am - #113666 
Originally Posted by robare99

Looks pretty good but the icing on the cake would be to get rid of your fuel rail and put in the stafford fuel rail.

Rob
Tell me about the Stafford fuel rail? Anyone got photos? How does it perform? Thanks

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Mar 5, 10:14am - #113667 
Stafford Fabrication Billet Aluminum Fuel Rail

- Compatible with 1ZZ and 2ZZ powerplant
- Center feed for better fuel distribution
- Removal end caps (both ends) for use with return fuel system
- Removable cap by center feed for use with a fuel pressure gauge
- All hoses and fittings for easy installation to stock fuel line (near firewall) or with SF fuel system


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Mar 5, 10:32am - #113668 
Excellent, but I only found this cover in GT models

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But that stafford fuel rail looks great

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Mar 5, 10:58am - #113669 
Originally Posted by TrdCelicaGTS
Excellent, but I only found this cover in GT models

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But that stafford fuel rail looks great

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That's right, only for the GT


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Mar 5, 10:59am - #113670 
Originally Posted by Sultan
Originally Posted by robare99
Looks pretty good but the icing on the cake would be to get rid of your fuel rail and put in the stafford fuel rail.

Rob


he's right Evan, the Stafford rail does look sweet compared to stock - nice and polished. I am thinking about getting it to go with my polished Intake and Hypermotive front strut bar. I think it will bring out the Carbon Fiber nicely thumbsup


I can't deny it looks much better than stock, but I'm not looking to modify any performance components as long as I'm under warranty happywink

However, I'd like to see your engine bay once you get all that Carbon Fiber installed thumbsup


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Mar 5, 12:00pm - #113671 
believe me, so would I frown

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Mar 5, 7:42pm - #113672 
Thanks for the info and the pix Sultan. I am thinking thats a must have for me too. Warranty is already spent!! Even if it wasn't I would get hassled probly with what I already did. Thanks again!! thumbsup

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Mar 5, 9:49pm - #113673 
Originally Posted by grcelica
Thanks for the info and the pix Sultan. I am thinking thats a must have for me too. Warranty is already spent!! Even if it wasn't I would get hassled probly with what I already did. Thanks again!! thumbsup



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Mar 5, 11:53pm - #113674 
Originally Posted by Evan

Originally Posted by NorwayGT

looks great even. btw, how did it look with nothing covering the engine?


Horrible puke



Losing the plastic over the Intake manifold and having the valve cover powdercoated or chromed would make it look nice. Adding the Injen spark plug cover thing and some red powdercoat would make it look awesome, and a lot, lot different than the normal VVTL-i plastic cover.

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Mar 5, 11:55pm - #113675 
looks very good...big improvement over stock. agreed with earlier posts, not as good as IPT, but still, a big improvement. maybe sometime TRD will step up and make replacements for all the engine plastics, to compete more with IPT...that'd be nice

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Mar 6, 10:06am - #113676 
Originally Posted by silver
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Originally Posted by NorwayGT
looks great even. btw, how did it look with nothing covering the engine?


Horrible puke



Losing the plastic over the Intake manifold and having the valve cover powdercoated or chromed would make it look nice. Adding the Injen spark plug cover thing and some red powdercoat would make it look awesome, and a lot, lot different than the normal VVTL-i plastic cover.


We both have a GT, in case you missed that happywink


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Mar 6, 10:07am - #113677 
Originally Posted by DMoneysGT
looks very good...big improvement over stock. agreed with earlier posts, not as good as IPT, but still, a big improvement. maybe sometime TRD will step up and make replacements for all the engine plastics, to compete more with IPT...that'd be nice


Definitely; I'd buy 'em. grin


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