i tried to order tpr and was told the price went up and he would contact me when i could buy an Intake...this was 3 months ago...
Yup, long story behind that. First off, about the long wait:
Basically, the original TPR machinist in MA screwed us over by working at slower than a snail's pace, then bent like 4 of our Intakes
in a day (even trashed our designs for an underpanel
). So we promptly canned him and started a search for a better shop. We finally found a great one in CA with lots of connections in the industry. Next up was updating the design of the Intakes
to fit and work better, since we had so many more resources at hand with the new shop.
The end result: strong stainless steel Intakes
with adjustable mounting brackets for the best fit possible (both firsts for any Celica Intake
), a custom made-for-TPR silicone coupler, and a custom made-for-TPR K&N filter with more filter area than the average K&N filter, and dual venturis to substantially improve airflow (also something not found on any other Celica Intake
). The MAFS fins (yes, another first for the Celica!
) are also cast into the pipe instead of welded for superior durability.
The price increase:
There just wasn't enough of a profit being made at $150 to be able to start research on this exhaust (or the future TPR headers, midpipe, and internals).
TPR didn't even have enough money for the initial stock vs TPR exhaust dyno (the above is an independent dyno done by Red01GTS from NCelica.org) at the time (all the Intake
profits were used up making the TPR exhaust prototype), but we were lucky since EasyC had a hook up at a local dyno shop so he got a free run in. Still, the prices on TPR parts are lower than their competitors, and their Performance and reliability are tops in their respective categories.
Our shop is ready to send out the Intake
prototype to EasyC this week, and as soon as he approves it, production will start. The pre-ordered polished Intakes
will be made first (fastest to make), then the other colors. After production starts, there will be ZERO wait for the Intakes
to be produced, since this new shop can handle high volume orders. Same goes for the TPR exhaust: they're already being made before payment comes in for GB1, so the only wait you'll ever have is for the GB to fill up. The first GB is already full, and the second one has started.
TPR Exhaust GB:www.new
(remember to ditch the space between new celica