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Exhaust recommend... #304400 Oct 19, 7:09pm Oct 19, 7:09pm
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Exhaust recommend...
I know there's a post on what exhaust is good. But I just wanna know which one is better between TRD and HKS? I'm not after the looks..well..just a little to be honest but gain is what matters most. I'm leaning towards TRD but somehone after few hours of looking the HKS, I kinda like the looks.

Anyway, your comments with the exhaust's gain, and sound would really help me in this dilema..

Re: Exhaust recommend... [Re: Pnoy] #304401 Oct 19, 7:14pm Oct 19, 7:14pm
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Re: Exhaust recommend... [Re: Zero] #304402 Oct 19, 7:17pm Oct 19, 7:17pm
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personally, I'd go with TPR, better gains than TRD. thumbsup


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Re: Exhaust recommend... [Re: Zero] #304403 Oct 19, 7:23pm Oct 19, 7:23pm
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Re: Exhaust recommend... [Re: R3DLIN3GT] #304404 Oct 19, 8:06pm Oct 19, 8:06pm
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TPR looks and performance, but between TRD and hks, TRD thumbsup

Re: Exhaust recommend... [Re: ravertony] #304405 Oct 19, 8:50pm Oct 19, 8:50pm
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Originally Posted by ravertony
TPR looks and performance, but between TRD and hks, TRD thumbsup

Yup, TPR has the best performance of any axle back exhaust (even more impressive when paired with an Intake), and TRD is in 2nd. They sound similar, too. smile Funny thing is, the TRD exhaust is made by HKS, but the HKS exhaust isn't as powerful as TRD. rolleyes

Re: Exhaust recommend... [Re: Blue_Bomber] #304406 Oct 19, 8:55pm Oct 19, 8:55pm
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isnt the TRD exhaust made by Borla? confused spineyes


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Re: Exhaust recommend... [Re: Zero] #304407 Oct 19, 9:00pm Oct 19, 9:00pm
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is there review on TPR??? post link plz

Re: Exhaust recommend... [Re: Vlad] #304408 Oct 19, 9:39pm Oct 19, 9:39pm
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TRD was made from HKS? wow... eek damnblue_bomber it's like every post you made i learn something new thumbsup good to know.

Re: Exhaust recommend... [Re: Pnoy] #304409 Oct 19, 9:58pm Oct 19, 9:58pm
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you couldnt pry my TRD outta my cold dead hands... me love it long time thumbsup

Re: Exhaust recommend... [Re: 2003cbgts] #304410 Oct 19, 9:58pm Oct 19, 9:58pm
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Re: Exhaust recommend... [Re: Vlad] #304411 Oct 19, 10:56pm Oct 19, 10:56pm
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Originally Posted by Vlad

is there review on TPR??? post link plz
No true customer reviews yet, since reports say the first batch just shipped today, but a stock vs TPR dyno was done by Easy_C at a local dyno shop, and an independant dyno was done down in CA by a [/b]New[b]Celica.org member that knows the shop and had a TRD exhaust on hand for the comparison. Here are the results:

Stock vs TPR:
Linked Image

Gains are 2-4hp more at peak than TRD, and much more at lift engagement and below. Where the TPR exhaust really shines, though, is when you add an Intake to it. The free flowing potential of the exhaust shows through big time:

TPR vs TRD:
TPR CAI + TPR Exhaust = Blue
TPR CAI + TRD Exhaust = Red
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As you can see, there's no competition at all. thumbsup And TRD was the previous best exhaust out there.

Re: Exhaust recommend... [Re: Zero] #304412 Oct 20, 10:15am Oct 20, 10:15am
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Originally Posted by Zero
isnt the TRD exhaust made by Borla? confused spineyes


yeah it is Borla, not HKS...the Borla has the same exhaust, just a round tip instead of an angled tip

Re: Exhaust recommend... [Re: initial_D] #304413 Oct 20, 10:37am Oct 20, 10:37am
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Re: Exhaust recommend... [Re: celicajonz] #304414 Oct 20, 10:54am Oct 20, 10:54am
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Id go TRD looks good, sounds good, and has good gains


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Re: Exhaust recommend... [Re: FastCelicaGT22] #304415 Oct 20, 10:55am Oct 20, 10:55am
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i vote custom. that's what i got, and one of these days ill get around to the dyno and show my gains

Re: Exhaust recommend... [Re: StuntPanda] #304416 Oct 20, 10:58am Oct 20, 10:58am
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i have hks i like it sounds great looks great.. and is good for f/i route


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Re: Exhaust recommend... [Re: initial_D] #304417 Oct 20, 11:47am Oct 20, 11:47am
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Originally Posted by initial_D
yeah it is Borla, not HKS...the Borla has the same exhaust, just a round tip instead of an angled tip

Borla used to make TRD exhausts, but that ended before the current Celica was made. You can even see the crappy spot welded muffler is the same on the HKS exhaust (the one that blows open on TRD because of rust thumbsdown ). Besides, someone had to get a replacement gasket for their TRD exhaust, and the dealership even said they had to call up HKS to order it. No reason a dealership would have to call any aftermarket company for anything unless they supplied parts to Toyota.

BTW, the Borla exhaust looks nothing like TRD, and it's gains are kinda weak in comparison.

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