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ArumnDark
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ArumnDark Aug 20, 6:39am - #254691 
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What exhaust do I want?

It needs to look good on a stock '04 GTS (without action package)
It needs to have somewhat decent gains, or at least keep what the stock one has (ie, not lose power).
I want it to be louder than stock, but still be legal (California).
And finally, it needs to be a good price for the product (I don't have a lot of extra money to toss around wink ).


So, I was looking through the reviews, and...

I like the TRD, but is it worth the price? What about the Kazuma? Is it legal? (I don't mind loud, as long as I don't get a ticket I can't fight smile .) What about the Apexi N1?
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Kim Aug 20, 6:50am - #254692 
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apexi and TRD would be okay as for being legal. Kazuma is NOT legal at all, it way too loud. as far as gains go TRD is best and trailing close is tanabe super racing medalion and RMM exhaust. N1 does look nice though. If you can i'd go with the veilside.(only 7 lbs. and has a straight pipe design, but cost $700)

if i were you i'd go with TRD, not that loud but it growls. it's a two peice muffler and end pipe. you can have someone make another pipe that replaces the muffler and makes a straight pipe.

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VSGTS14 Aug 20, 7:03am - #254693 

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TRD, TSRM, or Veilside imo

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spaztikid Aug 20, 7:09am - #254694 
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ArumnDark
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ArumnDark Aug 20, 7:12am - #254695 
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I'd love to have a $700 exhaust, but I don't have the $700 part grin

TRD vs. TSRM... TSRM is a bit louder (still legal though?)
What about power gains, which is better in that department?

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gtscelica05 Aug 20, 7:22am - #254696 
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GT2111 Aug 20, 7:29am - #254697 
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TRD! Best dyno gains for your car... *End of story* thumbsup
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Virgilson Aug 20, 7:47am - #254698 

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MptGlw69 Aug 20, 7:50am - #254699 
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TSRM or Apex'i N1.
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Kim Aug 20, 7:57am - #254700 
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I'm sorry to say this but the TSRM look ugly. I hate that nasty tip design.

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spaztikid Aug 20, 8:04am - #254701 
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^^^ i agree...

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stefanoc Aug 20, 9:30am - #254702 

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add this to ur wishlist, best gains and a bit louder than TRD
TPR! i know i will get it if i get a celi
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Easy_C Aug 20, 1:50pm - #254703 
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TPR...i didnt see TRD make 32whp at 6300 RPM wink...its quiet like TRD (only 2 db louder)...and has a deep mellow growl wink thumbsup

TPR Intake! - Injens high end with AEM's low end and NO BOGGING!
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SmutasticGT Aug 20, 2:58pm - #254704 

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Originally Posted by ArumnDark
It needs to have somewhat decent gains, or at least keep what the stock one has (ie, not lose power).


How is it possible to lose power with an exhaust?
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Easy_C Aug 20, 3:00pm - #254705 
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too much restriction can lose power

TPR Intake! - Injens high end with AEM's low end and NO BOGGING!
TPR EXHAUST! - Exhaust made 10.5 whp peak and 32 whp at 6300 on my car!!!
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oas Aug 20, 3:21pm - #254706 
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Easy_C Aug 20, 3:26pm - #254707 
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TPR will have third party independant dyno results of its exhaust vs TRD next week...altho im sure it will be no contest...;)...so you may wanna wait for the direct dyno comparison before judging power smile

TPR Intake! - Injens high end with AEM's low end and NO BOGGING!
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Zero Aug 20, 4:57pm - #254708 

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yes, wait for the TPR exhaust results and then check it out. thumbsup

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bmw52786 Aug 20, 11:43pm - #254709 

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Originally Posted by MptGlw69
TSRM or Apex'i N1.

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ArumnDark Aug 21, 4:52am - #254710 
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Ok, so far TRD is lookin' good, but I'm worried about how it might sound. Is it too much like stock? Too tame?

I don't want ricey, but I want... Aggressive wink

I will more than likely be waiting until after TPR is out (unless $500 happens to fall into my lap sometime soon grin ), so I will be sure to check that out.

Two more things:

Where can I find the cheapest (not Ebay) deals on the exhaust systems.

And is there a place that has sound clips of the various systems?

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