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Mar 8, 3:43pm - #414111 
Thermal Research & Development EXHAUST?

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i get a call from a guy on our local forum who works at the toyota dealership and he says a celica gt came in wrecked and they are converting everything back to stock and i can have this exhaust in exchange for my stock exhaust. anybody ever even heard of this brand?

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Mar 8, 3:45pm - #414112 
omg... he just said it works on a gt or gts, gave me tons of specs on it, and says if i go by the dealerhsip tonight he'll swap them out. should i??? it's FREE!

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Mar 8, 3:48pm - #414113 
Free, hell yes, do it.

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Mar 8, 3:50pm - #414114 
Originally Posted by Gen7fan
Free, hell yes, do it.


have you heard of it though? is it decent? it looks sharp. it was on a gt.

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Mar 8, 3:53pm - #414115 
so get it... cant be any worse then stock right? thumbsup

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Mar 8, 3:58pm - #414116 
Originally Posted by Parabol
so get it... cant be any worse then stock right? thumbsup


unless there's a reason they're trying to unload it

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Mar 8, 3:58pm - #414117 
No I have not.

Just check for rust, some is ok but big spots on the stainless is a bad sign. Also check over the welds. Test drive it for feel and sound. All that checks out, DO IT!!

How heavy is it?

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Mar 8, 3:59pm - #414118 
Originally Posted by Gen7fan
No I have not.

Just check for rust, some is ok but big spots on the stainless is a bad sign. Also check over the welds. Test drive it for feel and sound. All that checks out, DO IT!!

How heavy is it?


i have no clue how heavy it is. i'm hoping someone has this exhaust or has at least heard of it.

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Mar 8, 4:04pm - #414119 
I've heard of them.

They do a lot with Hondas, and are very well know for high performance with them.

The guy who is fab'ing my turbo setup was going to get me one, but they dont have one for turbo application for the celica.

oh well, custom thumbsup


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Mar 8, 4:40pm - #414120 
DO IT thumbsup


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Mar 8, 4:40pm - #414121 
i seriously doubt it can be worse than the stock exhaust.

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Mar 8, 5:17pm - #414122 
talked to the guy on the phone for a bit and kinda got filled in. he just sees me post a lot and knows i don't have much $ because of my surgery but want a lot of things and he thought he'd try to hook me up. it's supposed to be on the DL but i'm goin tomorrow to see it in person and if i decide to swap it's mine.

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Mar 8, 6:02pm - #414123 
only thing i'm a little concerned with is that it will in fact work with absolutely NO problems on my GTS. he said it will and the part number is the same for gt and gts, but its coming off of a gt. how do i know the computer or whatever else elctronic sh1t won't mess up my sensors, speedo, etc?

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Mar 8, 6:37pm - #414124 
For free, DO IT thumbsup

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Mar 8, 6:43pm - #414125 
do it, my muffler was used, and i have no problems, actually came off a st 2 generations (10 years) newer.

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Mar 8, 8:19pm - #414126 
Originally Posted by SwiftCelGTS
only thing i'm a little concerned with is that it will in fact work with absolutely NO problems on my GTS. he said it will and the part number is the same for gt and gts, but its coming off of a gt. how do i know the computer or whatever else elctronic sh1t won't mess up my sensors, speedo, etc?


People have said before that they used an exhaust that was for a GT on a GTS (or the other way around) and it worked fine. You should be good to go


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Mar 8, 8:54pm - #414127 
my dad is such an ass. i'm 22 and the car is in my name, but when i had my surery i had to move back in with my rents temporarily, and now he's on this power trip o f telling me what to do. he's like if you do it your off the insurance policy and blah blah blah. that's so ridiculous. i'ma do it anyway though.

i am a little bit worried about running into problems. what all goes into swapping exhaust? will i have trouble w/ sensors or anything like that?

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Mar 8, 9:17pm - #414128 
Doesnt look like cheap stuff, tryem. thumbsup


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Mar 8, 10:29pm - #414129 
Getting a different exhaust is not gonna have a negative effect in any way. It will not mess with any sensors. Exhaust is prolly the most worry-free mod you can do thumbsup


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Mar 8, 10:44pm - #414130 
looks like a nice exhaust


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Mar 9, 12:00am - #414131 
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Mar 9, 1:39am - #414132 
go for it

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Mar 9, 2:16am - #414133 
Dude, if it's free, just do it, worst comes to worst, put your stock back on. Only costs like $20 to bolt-on and max $100 to weld if necessary.

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Mar 9, 7:08am - #414134 
Originally Posted by shox
Dude, if it's free, just do it, worst comes to worst, put your stock back on. Only costs like $20 to bolt-on and max $100 to weld if necessary.


he's getting my stock exhaust. that's what i'm sayin i have to trade. so there's no turning back if a week or so down the road i start having problems.

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Mar 11, 12:06pm - #414135 
well guys, i got it and i couldn't be more satisfied. it's so sharp on the car and it sounds incredible. 100% free! cool

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Mar 11, 5:58pm - #414136 
my friend has TRD exhaust on his 02 GTS and we both fired them up and compared. mine is definitely louder and deepr than TRD. smile

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Mar 11, 6:09pm - #414137 
Originally Posted by SwiftCelGTS
my friend has TRD exhaust on his 02 GTS and we both fired them up and compared. mine is definitely louder and deepr than TRD. smile


Glad to see it worked out thumbsup How is the power?


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Mar 11, 6:14pm - #414138 
Originally Posted by SLVCELI
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my friend has TRD exhaust on his 02 GTS and we both fired them up and compared. mine is definitely louder and deepr than TRD. smile


Glad to see it worked out thumbsup How is the power?


i can feel a slight boost in power, but keep in mind i don't even have an Intake yet. it felt like it stayed in lift a little bit longer.

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Mar 14, 12:38pm - #414139 
arty had it sounds nice same gains as TRD i think...trdcelica14 i think is his screename..he does work on my car.

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Mar 14, 5:33pm - #414140 
Thermal Research and development? TRD?


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Apr 2, 8:20pm - #414141 
Yea dude, thats def a TRD xhaust, so consider urself lucky 2 hav juss gotten the most powerful Xhaust 4 ur car on the market (minus TPR, of course)... NICE JOB!!! thumbsup

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Apr 2, 8:32pm - #414142 
^ rofl That's not the TRD exhaust. TRD has the inlet & outlet on the same side. And TRD is not the most powerful exhaust. There are JDM exhaust systems that produce more power & weigh less...they're just harder to get and they don't advertise in the US, so not too many people know about them.

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Apr 2, 8:38pm - #414143 
Originally Posted by SwiftCelGTS
omg... he just said it works on a gt or gts, gave me tons of specs on it, and says if i go by the dealerhsip tonight he'll swap them out. should i??? it's FREE!


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Apr 2, 11:54pm - #414144 
it's not TRD as in Toyota Racing Development, it's Thermal Research & Development. it sounds much better than TRD exhaust i've compared with a couple friends and they agree. i have videos with sound clips of it here..

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