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speedducky Oct 26, 6:20pm - #310220 

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Heads up HKS Hi power exhaust owners

Just got back from the exhaust shop and check out the center box from my HKS Hi Power exhaust:
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speedducky Oct 26, 6:21pm - #310221 

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speedducky Oct 26, 6:22pm - #310222 

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the exhaust is only a year old and the spot welds in the center box have started to pop out and leak

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celicajonz Oct 26, 6:29pm - #310223 
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... it thought hks would b of more quality then that... thumbsdown boo

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speedducky Oct 26, 6:30pm - #310224 

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Yeah I was disapointed say the least

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DJ_Curtiz Oct 26, 6:50pm - #310225 
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WTF MAN angry thumbsdown thumbsdown thumbsdown

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ArumnDark Oct 26, 9:09pm - #310226 
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Any kind of warranty?

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EuRoBoYGT Oct 26, 9:17pm - #310227 

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i've had mine for 2 yrs now i should go check if i have that problem

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CelicaRacer05 Oct 26, 9:23pm - #310228 

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something like that happend to a TRD exhaust owner, the cainister compleatly split in half
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drkramm Oct 26, 9:23pm - #310229 
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yea i heard those things sound good but after that they suck rust out real quick

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EuRoBoYGT Oct 26, 9:23pm - #310230 

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i have no problems mine still is in good condition

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speedducky Oct 26, 9:56pm - #310231 

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yeah I know it wasn't hit the side with the hole was the top side of the box it's probaly to old to warranty anyways I went over and had a new center box put in.

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Blue_Bomber Oct 26, 10:30pm - #310232 
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Originally Posted by CelicaRacer05
something like that happend to a trd exhaust owner, the cainister compleatly split in half

Yup, considering HKS makes the TRD exhaust, it's no surprise that their muffler design would fail on their own exhaust as well. thumbsdown thumbsdown
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StuntPanda Oct 26, 11:27pm - #310233 

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i vote magnaflow thumbsup
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grcelica Oct 26, 11:31pm - #310234 

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speedducky Oct 26, 11:36pm - #310235 

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That's what I got I went over to LaBree motorsports out here in the Valley and got fixed up in an hour and a half. I'm liking it the new box slightly deepened the exhaust note a lot better sound wise. grin

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StuntPanda Oct 26, 11:42pm - #310236 

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how big is the piping? 2 1/4 or 2 1/2? (or did they do it like mine?)
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speedducky Oct 26, 11:52pm - #310237 

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It's pretty close to yours I kept the HKS back box though untill I pick another.

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StuntPanda Oct 27, 12:23am - #310238 

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cool beans. hope you like it! thumbsup
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silver Oct 27, 12:58am - #310239 
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Originally Posted by Blue_Bomber
Originally Posted by CelicaRacer05
something like that happend to a trd exhaust owner, the cainister compleatly split in half

Yup, considering HKS makes the TRD exhaust, it's no surprise that their muffler design would fail on their own exhaust as well. thumbsdown thumbsdown


I thought Borla makes exhausts for TRD...?
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Blue_Bomber Oct 27, 3:45am - #310240 
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They used to before the 2000 Celica came out, but now HKS makes the TRD exhaust for the Celica. Not sure if they make them for the other Toyotas, but Toyota's contract with Borla ended around 2000.
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SmutasticGT Oct 27, 4:46am - #310241 

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thumbsdown thumbsdown yah you expect a big name like hks would have more quality then that...thats shitty
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Elec-FuYu Oct 27, 5:32am - #310242 
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it's been discussed b4. the HKS exhaust problem...

the problem's been floating around for years...

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carbnblu Oct 28, 5:53am - #310243 
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dude, that sucks. i vote for magnaflow also.
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shox Oct 28, 5:24pm - #310244 

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I've never had a problem with my HKS, and it's been on for 5 months now and I bought it used from a guy that's had it for 1-2 years. It's still clean and good.

Could just be a defect one, just luck I would say. And as for the rust problem goes that a member has mentioned, that only applies to the first generation HKS Hi-Power for the the Celica. The second generation (with the HKS engraving and silencer holes) have no rust problems whatsoever. I haven't heard a rust problem on the 2nd generation ones at all...
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speedducky Oct 28, 5:48pm - #310245 

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yeah this one was a second gen no rust just some defective spot welding

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