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Oct 19, 8:09pm - #304400 
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..

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Oct 19, 8:14pm - #304401 


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Oct 19, 8:17pm - #304402 
personally, I'd go with TPR, better gains than TRD. thumbsup


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Oct 19, 8:23pm - #304403 
tanbane is good too thumbsup

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Oct 19, 9:06pm - #304404 
TPR looks and performance, but between TRD and hks, TRD thumbsup

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Oct 19, 9:50pm - #304405 
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

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Oct 19, 9:55pm - #304406 
isnt the TRD exhaust made by Borla? confused spineyes


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Oct 19, 10:00pm - #304407 
is there review on TPR??? post link plz

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Oct 19, 10:39pm - #304408 
TRD was made from HKS? wow... eek damnblue_bomber it's like every post you made i learn something new thumbsup good to know.

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Oct 19, 10:58pm - #304409 
you couldnt pry my TRD outta my cold dead hands... me love it long time thumbsup

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Oct 19, 10:58pm - #304410 
rofl

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Oct 19, 11:56pm - #304411 
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.

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Oct 20, 11:15am - #304412 
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

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Oct 20, 11:37am - #304413 
kazuma thumbsup


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Oct 20, 11:54am - #304414 
Id go TRD looks good, sounds good, and has good gains


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Oct 20, 11:55am - #304415 
i vote custom. that's what i got, and one of these days ill get around to the dyno and show my gains

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Oct 20, 11:58am - #304416 
i have hks i like it sounds great looks great.. and is good for f/i route


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Oct 20, 12:47pm - #304417 
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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