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Evan Feb 27, 10:30pm - #113628 

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TRD Carbon Fiber Engine Cover, Installed [PICS]

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Evan Feb 27, 10:31pm - #113631 

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Johnny178 Feb 27, 10:32pm - #113632 

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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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Evan Feb 27, 10:32pm - #113633 

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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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Evan Feb 27, 10:33pm - #113634 

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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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celicaTRDgts Feb 27, 10:35pm - #113635 

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hmmmm i dunno...i kinda like it...but i dont...still carbon fiber tho grin thumbsup

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Sultan Feb 27, 10:35pm - #113636 

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Looks good Evan...

now you need a front strut bar thumbsup
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ct Feb 27, 10:36pm - #113637 

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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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Evan Feb 27, 10:36pm - #113638 

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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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CeLlYgT04 Feb 27, 10:39pm - #113639 

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Looks good man, I like it! thumbsup
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cooltoy2000 Feb 27, 10:43pm - #113640 

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I thought you were going to put it over the existing cover?
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RoMkApOmKa Feb 27, 10:58pm - #113641 

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Looks way better than stock cover thumbsup but not that good as IPT cover. wave
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Evan Feb 27, 11:13pm - #113642 

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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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cooltoy2000 Feb 27, 11:34pm - #113643 

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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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Evan Feb 27, 11:37pm - #113644 

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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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v3n0m Feb 28, 12:54am - #113645 

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I dunno, it looks nice, but it's kind of too small.
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beans Feb 28, 12:58am - #113646 
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ikin Feb 28, 1:25am - #113647 
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does it feel flimsy???
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Evan Feb 28, 1:28am - #113648 

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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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Mad_Game Feb 28, 2:07am - #113649 
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tony Feb 28, 3:27am - #113650 

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um... i like it. I guess you took the stock one out, right?

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Evan Feb 28, 4:04am - #113651 

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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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Smartie Feb 28, 9:45am - #113652 

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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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CelicaTC Feb 28, 9:53am - #113653 
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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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ironracer4130 Feb 28, 9:29pm - #113654 

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looks good thumbsup thumbsup
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ikin Feb 28, 10:23pm - #113655 
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darkduwende Feb 28, 11:24pm - #113656 

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very cool Evan thumbsup

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xmangt1 Mar 2, 7:39am - #113657 

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Nice!
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celicatalbot Mar 2, 4:37pm - #113658 
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Looks good.

My car might be slow, but at least it looks nice!
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GraSSRooTs Mar 2, 11:58pm - #113659 

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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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round2gts Mar 3, 1:09am - #113660 

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that looks sick thumbsup

by the way where you get that?

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se7enmodgt20 Mar 3, 3:43am - #113661 
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Originally Posted by RoMkApOmKa
Looks way better than stock cover thumbsup but not that good as IPT cover. wave
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grcelica Mar 3, 11:30pm - #113662 

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Dude that looks awesome. Did you say $100?? From Toyota I assume? I gotta have it. cool
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Evan Mar 4, 4:21am - #113663 

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^^

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

$102 + 7 bucks for shipping. thumbsup

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robare99 Mar 5, 6:47am - #113664 

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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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Sultan Mar 5, 7:01am - #113665 

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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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grcelica Mar 5, 10:42am - #113666 

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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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Sultan Mar 5, 5:14pm - #113667 

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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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YoshiVS Mar 5, 5:32pm - #113668 

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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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Evan Mar 5, 5:58pm - #113669 

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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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Evan Mar 5, 5:59pm - #113670 

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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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grcelica Mar 6, 2:42am - #113672 

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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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Sultan Mar 6, 4:49am - #113673 

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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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silver Mar 6, 6:53am - #113674 
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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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DMoneysGT Mar 6, 6:55am - #113675 
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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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Evan Mar 6, 5:06pm - #113676 

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Originally Posted by silver
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.


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

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Evan Mar 6, 5:07pm - #113677 

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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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