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01celi Jul 15, 5:52pm - #27627 
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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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RicePowered Jul 15, 5:55pm - #27628 
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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
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TRD had .2 higher gains that TSRM...that and the sound is the only difference.

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IcEd blUe Jul 15, 6:26pm - #27630 

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the TRD exhaust looks plain and it costs way more

I'm gettin tanabe thumbsup
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Gen7fan Jul 15, 6:40pm - #27631 
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Tanabe cheaper??!! Are you nuts, its around $550!! You can pick up the TRD for $480!! wtf eek confused crazy
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IcEd blUe Jul 15, 6:46pm - #27632 

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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
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Gen7fan Jul 15, 8:05pm - #27633 
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http://www.trdtoyota.com/Parts/00602-17500-005.htm


I was a little off, WC Toyota has it for $499.
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01celi Jul 15, 9:17pm - #27634 
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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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Gen7fan Jul 15, 9:45pm - #27635 
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Where can you get a Tanabe for under $500????
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Steven Jul 15, 10:00pm - #27636 
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Gen7fan Jul 15, 10:02pm - #27637 
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says $535 there.
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gesl85 Jul 15, 10:12pm - #27638 
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I like the TRD better. Got it at http://www.toyotapartsworld.com/trdcelica.htm
for around $475
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01celi Jul 16, 12:43am - #27639 
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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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Chiller Jul 16, 2:34am - #27640 
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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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Gen7fan Jul 16, 2:33pm - #27641 
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$502, now thats a good price grin
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01celi Jul 16, 3:37pm - #27642 
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thanks guys, 502 sounds like a very good price

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01celi Jul 17, 3:38pm - #27643 
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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
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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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Rave669 Jul 17, 9:08pm - #27646 

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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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JAIMEJAMES Jul 17, 9:19pm - #27647 

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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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Steven Jul 17, 9:57pm - #27648 
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if i were to do it all over again, i would have got the TRD exhaust.
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aspen Jul 17, 10:04pm - #27649 

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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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Steven Jul 17, 10:08pm - #27650 
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it's called a bypass pipe! I should have patiented it. smile
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aspen Jul 17, 10:16pm - #27651 

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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?
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01celi Jul 19, 12:20am - #27653 
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yeah, do you mean bypass the cat?

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