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DarkMatter
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DarkMatter Apr 9, 4:59pm - #149831 

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2004 Toyota Celica

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Memphis, TN
TRD Exhaust Installed - New Personal Best

Wehlp. Last night, a couple of my homies and I took an hour to install my new exhaust.

Install was very very easy. thumbsup
Jack Up da Ride.
Unscrew 2 bolts.
Pop 3 pins outa some rubber with dish soap and a flat head.
Pop 3 pins into some rubber with dish soap.
Pop in a gasket.
Pop in 4 bolts 'n washers.
Lower the car.

The install was a breeze, especially when compared to the CAI install. I am extremely ecstatic with the results of this true "bolt on". My exhaust tone is SO much more pleasant/powerful, and I definately notice a torque increase with the I/E combo.

Before I could barely push my car to 135 on a very long straightaway, but last night I broke the 140 mark for the first time with my new mods spineyes

142 is now my personal best.. (190lb friend in the car)
New Target: 145

Almost missed my exit (3am no traffic, don't worry guys) and had to cut it at 142... BIG MISTAKE.. I started fish tailing like crazy. I tensed right up to the wheel and had to make many left/right jerking motions to recenter.. Very scarey stuff for me and my friend, and I definately realize how horribly wrong things could have turned.

I know. Stupid. I'll never do that again (that highway or any degree of a turn when travelling over 120)
I wonder if the spoiler helped any =p

Come on DC Headers! Release! Show some gains!
Need money.. PFC... calling... name...
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spaztikid
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spaztikid Apr 9, 5:05pm - #149832 
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awsome news on the exhaust...


there's a road that i take to max out my car, it has slight turns that are pretty gradual... once i was going 125 and they werent so gradual, had to take "the racing" line...

good times.
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StoneSour
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StoneSour Apr 9, 5:06pm - #149833 

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Got pics?
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DarkMatter
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DarkMatter Apr 9, 5:28pm - #149834 

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TRD Exhaust thumbsup

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DarkMatter
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DarkMatter Apr 9, 5:30pm - #149835 

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One of the three rubber hangers the exhaust is suspended from.

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StoneSour
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StoneSour Apr 9, 5:30pm - #149836 

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DarkMatter
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DarkMatter Apr 9, 5:30pm - #149837 

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Closer Shot of rubber hanger.

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DarkMatter
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DarkMatter Apr 9, 5:33pm - #149838 

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2004 Toyota Celica

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Ran out to take these as your requested them =p
Also got another snap for the profile. (Front Bumper: AP, Emblem removed, TRD plate)

No pics of my speedo while flying as of yet, but they will appear at a later date (when I find a more suitable drag strip)
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Mad_Game
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Mad_Game Apr 9, 5:34pm - #149839 
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nice!! wow ur lucky eek
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Mad_Game Apr 9, 5:36pm - #149840 
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hey did you use paypal to buy the TRD front plate from teamcelica.com ? im thinking about doing this too just wanna know how long it took and if it was a breeze, etc
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DarkMatter Apr 9, 5:45pm - #149841 

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Originally Posted by Mad_Game
hey did you use paypal to buy the trd front plate from teamcelica.com ? im thinking about doing this too just wanna know how long it took and if it was a breeze, etc


Yep. Purchased from teamcelica.com with paypal. 12 dollars spent well =p
The Automatic transfer for the ground wire kit works, but the auto xfer for the plate seems to have defunct. Had to email him(he quickly replied) and transfer the money manually to his email addy through paypal. Super Easy. Just email him.

The plate might sink in the middle, which causes it to flare out on the sides. To fix this problem, I wrapped masking tape around the tab hanging down right behind where the plate mounts. Layers and layers of tape, until it buldged out the perfect ammount in the center, fixing the side-flare problem.

To remove the emblem I used needle nose pliers. Just wiggle the round metal things behind the grill. (careful not to scrape paint of the grill of you'll have to repaint a little like I did)

In my opinion, removal of the front emblem and team celi's TRD plate is an awesome combo for any Celica with the action package. (first pic in my profile)
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CeLlYgT04
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CeLlYgT04 Apr 9, 6:33pm - #149842 

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Nice thumbsup
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Bakablo1 Apr 9, 6:39pm - #149843 
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Sultan
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Sultan Apr 10, 8:34am - #149844 

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good mod - and nice moves correcting the fishtail. You're lucky you guys came out without a scratch after braking at 140+
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Speed4TheNeed Apr 10, 11:28am - #149845 

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awesome mod thumbsup

the TRD extended is my favorite non-racing exhaust for the 7th gen.
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GTStick Apr 10, 8:58pm - #149846 

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very nice thumbsup, good thing ur ok!
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