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tanabe vs. TRD #27627 Jul 15, 10:52am Jul 15, 10:52am
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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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Re: tanabe vs. TRD [Re: 01celi] #27628 Jul 15, 10:55am Jul 15, 10:55am
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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

Re: tanabe vs. TRD [Re: 01celi] #27629 Jul 15, 11:21am Jul 15, 11:21am
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TRD had .2 higher gains that TSRM...that and the sound is the only difference.


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Re: tanabe vs. TRD [Re: 01celi] #27630 Jul 15, 11:26am Jul 15, 11:26am
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the TRD exhaust looks plain and it costs way more

I'm gettin tanabe thumbsup

Re: tanabe vs. TRD [Re: 01celi] #27631 Jul 15, 11:40am Jul 15, 11:40am
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Tanabe cheaper??!! Are you nuts, its around $550!! You can pick up the TRD for $480!! wtf eek confused crazy

Re: tanabe vs. TRD [Re: Gen7fan] #27632 Jul 15, 11:46am Jul 15, 11:46am
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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

Re: tanabe vs. TRD [Re: 01celi] #27633 Jul 15, 1:05pm Jul 15, 1:05pm
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http://www.trdtoyota.com/Parts/00602-17500-005.htm


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

Re: tanabe vs. TRD [Re: 01celi] #27634 Jul 15, 2:17pm Jul 15, 2:17pm
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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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Re: tanabe vs. TRD [Re: 01celi] #27635 Jul 15, 2:45pm Jul 15, 2:45pm
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Where can you get a Tanabe for under $500????

Re: tanabe vs. TRD [Re: 01celi] #27636 Jul 15, 3:00pm Jul 15, 3:00pm
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Re: tanabe vs. TRD [Re: 01celi] #27637 Jul 15, 3:02pm Jul 15, 3:02pm
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says $535 there.

Re: tanabe vs. TRD [Re: 01celi] #27638 Jul 15, 3:12pm Jul 15, 3:12pm
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I like the TRD better. Got it at http://www.toyotapartsworld.com/trdcelica.htm
for around $475

Re: tanabe vs. TRD [Re: 01celi] #27639 Jul 15, 5:43pm Jul 15, 5:43pm
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the lowest ive found for tanabe racing medalion is 550. does anyone know where a cheeper price is.


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Re: tanabe vs. TRD [Re: 01celi] #27640 Jul 15, 7:34pm Jul 15, 7:34pm
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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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$502, now thats a good price grin

Re: tanabe vs. TRD [Re: 01celi] #27642 Jul 16, 8:37am Jul 16, 8:37am
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thanks guys, 502 sounds like a very good price


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Re: tanabe vs. TRD [Re: 01celi] #27643 Jul 17, 8:38am Jul 17, 8:38am
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does the TSRM fit GT celicas?


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Originally Posted by 01celi
does the TSRM fit GT celicas?


yes it does

Re: tanabe vs. TRD [Re: 01celi] #27645 Jul 17, 9:37am Jul 17, 9:37am
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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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Re: tanabe vs. TRD [Re: 01celi] #27646 Jul 17, 2:08pm Jul 17, 2:08pm
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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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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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Re: tanabe vs. TRD [Re: JAIMEJAMES] #27648 Jul 17, 2:57pm Jul 17, 2:57pm
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if i were to do it all over again, i would have got the TRD exhaust.

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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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it's called a bypass pipe! I should have patiented it. smile

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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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wuts the bypass pipe?

Re: tanabe vs. TRD [Re: 01celi] #27653 Jul 18, 5:20pm Jul 18, 5:20pm
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yeah, do you mean bypass the cat?


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