hows the sound quality compared to the TRD exhaust? which ones louder? and how do they compare performance wise? its time for me to get a new exhaust and TPR and TRD are my choices.
Suprisingly, the TPR and TRD
exhausts sound almost the same. About the same loudness level, too. TPR is slightly deeper, though.
Performance is a completely different story, as TPR beats TRD
by 2-4hp up top (even more below peak), and when both exhausts have a CAI
added to them, TPR destroys TRD
Here are a couple dynos:TPR vs stock:TRD vs stock:TPR (blue) vs TRD (red), both have TPR CAI:
Are the intakes ready to be ordered now?
The Gen 2 will be a month or so (waiting for the casting shop to get to the TPR MAFS secion), but the Gen 1.5 are ready to be produced. The only difference is the MAFS section. On the new Gen 2, the entire section including the MAFS mount, MAFS fins, and piping, is cast out of stainless steel. On the Gen 1.5, the stainless steel MAFS mount and fins are welded onto a piece of stainless steel piping using a jig for consistency. Everything else (full stainless steel mandrel bent piping, adjustable mounting bracket, and high flow K&N filter) are exactly the same as Gen 2, including performance.
The main difference betweeen them is that it's much easier and cleaner looking to have the parts cast (Gen 2)instead of welding them by hand (Gen 1 and 1.5). Once the casting shop catches up, CAIs will be made extremely fast, and the only wait will be for the group buy to fill up.
im drooling over that pic right now. I plan on ordering the exhaust and the intake. can you give me shipping cost for the exhaust and the the intake seperate to 65604? also is the 1st exhaust GB still goin on?
You'll have to PM Easy_C for shipping info. He's the one who sells everything.
The first TPR exhaust GB has been closed for a while now, just waiting for the pieces in the pic above to be assembled, packaged, and shipped. The second GB had started a while ago, but I think Easy_C wants to make sure the first GB participants get their exhausts first before he concludes the second GB.