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Gen7fan Apr 23, 5:03pm - #162645 
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I may FINALLY get my exhaust, but...

I'm still not sold on what kind of can to get, most of you know I've been looking at AC Autotecnic but I'm not 100% sure.

So please post suggestions on what kind of exhaust (custom, not cat back) you think would be better, or if you agree AC is a good choice.

I'm looking for power, sound, and legal. Also please try to leave out the age old TRD/TSRM posts. I know people like them but thats not what I'm looking to do.
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Gen7fan Apr 23, 5:04pm - #162646 
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another AC style I like, Carbon Fiber:
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CeLlYgT04 Apr 23, 5:16pm - #162647 

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Have you checked out Veliside?

It's preety sweet, and it's lite...It does cost a lot though frown
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DaBigTickett Apr 23, 5:18pm - #162648 

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What about the Greddy Evo II? It's real quiet and gives about 5.7 whp, Speed4theneed posted the dynos a few days ago, and that was on a STOCK celica with only exhaust. NO hassle from the pigs is ALWAYS a plus! thumbsup
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Gen7fan Apr 23, 5:21pm - #162649 
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Originally Posted by DaBigTickett
What about the Greddy Evo II? It's real quiet and gives about 5.7 whp, Speed4theneed posted the dynos a few days ago, and that was on a STOCK celica with only exhaust. NO hassle from the pigs is ALWAYS a plus! thumbsup


Got a link of who sells Greddy universal mufflers? I thought they only made cat backs, not what I'm looking for.

I'm in at a great shop, all they want from me is a can I like, they do the rest. I and I trust them 200% to do it right.
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DaBigTickett Apr 23, 5:39pm - #162650 

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Hmmm cant find a link, no its not cat-back, i have the Greddy Evo II exhaust, but ill try to find you the link ASAP bro!! thumbsup
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Veilside Apr 23, 5:43pm - #162651 
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TRD is the way to go thumbsup

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Gen7fan Apr 23, 5:51pm - #162652 
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Originally Posted by Veilside
TRD is the way to go thumbsup



People can't read, can they? ohboy
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CeLlYgT04 Apr 23, 6:02pm - #162653 

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Originally Posted by Gen7fan
Originally Posted by Veilside
TRD is the way to go thumbsup



People can't read, can they? ohboy


LOL, guess not rolleyes
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CaLiGTS Apr 23, 6:44pm - #162654 

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why do you dislike the TRD?

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Ask yourself one question. Is the juice worth the squeeze?
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Gen7fan Apr 23, 6:52pm - #162655 
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Originally Posted by CaLiGTS
why do you dislike the trd?


A Few reasons, I have heard reports of the muffler getting holes in it from the welds bursting. I hear they rust easy, northeast problem mainly (snow and ice = salt = rust on cheap metal). Also IMO the price is not worth the gain, 5 to 6 hp is not worth $400 -$600.

You can get the same hp gains from a quality universal can with quality custom pipe. Also even if my exhaust falls short by a few hp I still would only have around $200 into it. Far better power to money ratio!
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spaztikid Apr 23, 6:53pm - #162656 
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bomz thumbsup
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Gen7fan Apr 23, 6:59pm - #162657 
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Originally Posted by spaztikid
bomz thumbsup


care to add some detail?

I have looked at Bomz, people seem to like there exhaust but I don't trust them. My brother had one of there Intakes, it was very cheaply made. I have never seen or heard a celica with one. Also when you compare pics alone the AC looks far better.

One of the celicas at the last meet I went to had a AC and it looked and sounded great, thats why I lean tword it. Plus AC costs about the same as Bomz.

But please feel free to tell me other wise, thats what this thread is here for.
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Gen7fan Apr 23, 7:08pm - #162658 
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for AC Autotechnics website:

REVOLUTION POLISHED STAINLESS STEEL MUFFLER
AC Autotechnic polished stainless steel muffler are engineered for maximum Performance, stylish appearance, total battle advantage and the most innovative and aggressive exhaust in the market. The Revolution Mufflers are made up of the highest optimum materials. The Revolution Muffler core is packed with temperature absorbing glass wool, stainless protective mesh, perforated straight through resonator, precise tig welding and high quality anticorrosive stainless steel.

REVOLUTION CARBON FIBER MUFFLER
The extreme exhaust, like no other muffler in the market. Made of real Carbon Fiber for a combination of toughness, extraordinary tenacity and exceptional thermal stability and of course light weight. The Revolution Carbon fiber shell is secured with a stainless steel race enforcement brackets for total strength. The race designed stainless steel hangers give this muffler the utmost Performance.

ALL REVOLUTION MUFFLERS
Are made from the highest quality polished stainless steel. Our unique and exclusive muffler core makes this muffler the most integrated muffler in the market. Designed and constructed to maximize your vehicle's power with this straight through concept. This state of the art muffler features a silencer, to adjust from a deep throaty roar to a calm Performance tune. The welded slant cut tip adds to it1s racing look. (straight tip on titanium) This Revolution muffler substantially increases power over the stock for more horsepower. Capable of producing up to 7% torque increases as well as 7-10 horsepower gains on stock vehicle.



Pic from there site, sexy aint it:
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Sultan Apr 23, 7:51pm - #162659 

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The AC Carbon Fiber version looks tight...
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mastro543 Apr 23, 9:08pm - #162660 

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just get a HKS universal muffler

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SilverGT Apr 23, 9:37pm - #162661 
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HKS universal muffler or Apex n1 universal muffler. and have the shop tilt the muffler too, that would be hot!
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Gen7fan Apr 23, 9:40pm - #162662 
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I need reasons, why HKS or APEXI.
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ironracer4130 Apr 23, 9:53pm - #162663 

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if i were to go custom, i would go with 5-zigen thumbsup
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Gen7fan Apr 23, 9:56pm - #162664 
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Don't get me wrong, I glad people are posting but anyone want to SAY WHY!!!

Post reasons please, I beg you.

I can post troll a mess of product names on my own.
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ironracer4130 Apr 23, 10:03pm - #162665 

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i like the 5-zigen because of the sound. it's nice and deep but its not too loud. My buddy has one. I heard apex is good too. I think they just released a new muffler with a fan in it to keep the noise levels down during daily driving. Im not sure if its just the muffler or if it's the whole system.
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mastro543 Apr 23, 10:43pm - #162666 

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Originally Posted by Gen7fan
Don't get me wrong, I glad people are posting but anyone want to SAY WHY!!!

Post reasons please, I beg you.

I can post troll a mess of product names on my own.

Because HKS and Apexi make quality parts
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faran325 Apr 24, 12:34am - #162667 

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Injen's exhaust might me nice. I no there is a difference in Celica from RSX, but go to Injen's site and go to the videos and watch and listen to the RSX exhuast test. What a sound! There are also dynos their too!
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VSGTS14 Apr 24, 12:47am - #162668 

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eh...get a real exhaust, not custom.

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mastro543 Apr 24, 11:18am - #162669 

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Originally Posted by VSGTS14
eh...get a real exhaust, not custom.

YOu get more gains from a custom ...running a str8 pipe
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fusi0n Apr 24, 3:00pm - #162670 
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Originally Posted by mastro543
Originally Posted by VSGTS14
eh...get a real exhaust, not custom.

YOu get more gains from a custom ...running a str8 pipe


not really..most axle back systems out there for our cars have had quality research and development time put into finding the best combination of HP, torque, and most importantly, a good power curve.

with a custom system..a straigher pipe will give you more top end HP, but you will loose A LOT of down low power. i think people still fail to realize that peak horsepower gains aren't nearly as important as attaining a smooth power curve..as a good power curve is really where you'll see an increase in acceleration wink
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fusi0n Apr 24, 3:01pm - #162671 
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oops..and might I add that if you're going for a custom system thats straight as possible, most likely its going to be illegally loud without a silencer.
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