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Jul 15, 10:52am - #27627 
tanabe vs. TRD

my friend says that tanabe medallion exhausts are better than TRD exhaust, but I say that TRD is better. help me put this to rest!


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Jul 15, 10:55am - #27628 
Here the link to dyno sheets

http://www.turbomagazine.com/tech/0209tur_exhaust/index.html


General board opinion :

TRD ...
nice mellow sound
best gains
looks closer to a stock exhaust
costs more

Tanabe ...
nice loud growl
gains almost exactly the same TRD
nice big muffler
costs less

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Jul 15, 11:21am - #27629 
TRD had .2 higher gains that TSRM...that and the sound is the only difference.


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Jul 15, 11:26am - #27630 
the TRD exhaust looks plain and it costs way more

I'm gettin tanabe thumbsup

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Jul 15, 11:40am - #27631 
Tanabe cheaper??!! Are you nuts, its around $550!! You can pick up the TRD for $480!! wtf eek confused crazy

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Jul 15, 11:46am - #27632 
Originally Posted by Gen7fan
Tanabe cheaper??!! Are you nuts, its around $550!! You can pick up the TRD for $480!! wtf eek confused crazy


i'd like to know where i can get a TRD exhaust for 480

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Jul 15, 1:05pm - #27633 
http://www.trdtoyota.com/Parts/00602-17500-005.htm


I was a little off, WC Toyota has it for $499.

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Jul 15, 2:17pm - #27634 
thanks for the input. the louder sound and more agressive look is a plus. also its cheeper. I changed my mind, im going with tanabe.


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Jul 15, 2:45pm - #27635 
Where can you get a Tanabe for under $500????

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Jul 15, 3:02pm - #27637 
says $535 there.

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Jul 15, 3:12pm - #27638 
I like the TRD better. Got it at http://www.toyotapartsworld.com/trdcelica.htm
for around $475

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Jul 15, 5:43pm - #27639 
the lowest ive found for tanabe racing medalion is 550. does anyone know where a cheeper price is.


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Jul 15, 7:34pm - #27640 
Originally Posted by 01celi
the lowest ive found for tanabe racing medalion is 550. does anyone know where a cheeper price is.


I got mine in today..it is soooo sweet!!!!! I got it from modacar.com for $502, not including shipping. It looks great and the sound and gains are awesome. Everyone that has heard it and seen it has only said good things abut it. I recommend the TSRM!!!


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Jul 16, 7:33am - #27641 
$502, now thats a good price grin

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Jul 16, 8:37am - #27642 
thanks guys, 502 sounds like a very good price


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Jul 17, 8:38am - #27643 
does the TSRM fit GT celicas?


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Jul 17, 8:50am - #27644 
Originally Posted by 01celi
does the TSRM fit GT celicas?


yes it does

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Jul 17, 9:37am - #27645 
TSRM ROCKS!! I love driving with the sunroof open...windows partly down and listening to it...it's soooo sweet! grin


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Jul 17, 2:08pm - #27646 
I'm going TRD for three reasons...

1) TRD is covered by warranty, if the flange gets warped, or welds break, toyota replaces it for free. Plus it gives an excuse to add a TRD emblem.

2) louder exhaust attracts more cops, besides, I'd rather be able to listen to my music than my coffee can exhaust.

3) didn't mention the torque specs, did you? TRD has a little more backpressure & results in a bit over 1 extra pound of torque at the wheels over the tanabe. the GTS needs as much torque as it can get.

Sure, different strokes for different folks, but I'm all about understated performance than looks and sound. the last car I had ran a 2.5" DTM race muffler and was loud as hell, even after I installed a big resonator. it's cool on weekends & stuff, but everyday, it can get to you sometimes. IMHO, factory tuned is the way to go! thumbsup

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Jul 17, 2:19pm - #27647 
Originally Posted by Rave669
I'm going TRD for three reasons...

1) TRD is covered by warranty, if the flange gets warped, or welds break, toyota replaces it for free. Plus it gives an excuse to add a TRD emblem.

2) louder exhaust attracts more cops, besides, I'd rather be able to listen to my music than my coffee can exhaust.

3) didn't mention the torque specs, did you? TRD has a little more backpressure & results in a bit over 1 extra pound of torque at the wheels over the tanabe. the GTS needs as much torque as it can get.

Sure, different strokes for different folks, but I'm all about understated performance than looks and sound. the last car I had ran a 2.5" DTM race muffler and was loud as hell, even after I installed a big resonator. it's cool on weekends & stuff, but everyday, it can get to you sometimes. IMHO, factory tuned is the way to go! thumbsup

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Jul 17, 2:57pm - #27648 
if i were to do it all over again, i would have got the TRD exhaust.

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Jul 17, 3:04pm - #27649 
I love my tanabe in fact I just did a S piping or a bypass pipe awhile ago!its really cool! thumbsup


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Jul 17, 3:08pm - #27650 
it's called a bypass pipe! I should have patiented it. smile

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Jul 17, 3:16pm - #27651 
Originally Posted by Steven
it's called a bypass pipe! I should have patiented it. smile

yeap!and you can feel the difference! thumbsup


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Jul 17, 8:46pm - #27652 
wuts the bypass pipe?

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Jul 18, 5:20pm - #27653 
yeah, do you mean bypass the cat?


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