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Thermal Research & Development EXHAUST? #414111 Mar 8, 2:43pm Mar 8, 2:43pm
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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?

Re: Thermal Research & Development EXHAUST? [Re: SwiftCelGTS] #414112 Mar 8, 2:45pm Mar 8, 2:45pm
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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!

Re: Thermal Research & Development EXHAUST? [Re: SwiftCelGTS] #414113 Mar 8, 2:48pm Mar 8, 2:48pm
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Free, hell yes, do it.

Re: Thermal Research & Development EXHAUST? [Re: Gen7fan] #414114 Mar 8, 2:50pm Mar 8, 2:50pm
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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.

Re: Thermal Research & Development EXHAUST? [Re: SwiftCelGTS] #414115 Mar 8, 2:53pm Mar 8, 2:53pm
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so get it... cant be any worse then stock right? thumbsup

Re: Thermal Research & Development EXHAUST? [Re: Parabol] #414116 Mar 8, 2:58pm Mar 8, 2:58pm
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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

Re: Thermal Research & Development EXHAUST? [Re: SwiftCelGTS] #414117 Mar 8, 2:58pm Mar 8, 2:58pm
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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?

Re: Thermal Research & Development EXHAUST? [Re: Gen7fan] #414118 Mar 8, 2:59pm Mar 8, 2:59pm
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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.

Re: Thermal Research & Development EXHAUST? [Re: SwiftCelGTS] #414119 Mar 8, 3:04pm Mar 8, 3:04pm
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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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Re: Thermal Research & Development EXHAUST? [Re: GTSbyTRD] #414120 Mar 8, 3:40pm Mar 8, 3:40pm
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Re: Thermal Research & Development EXHAUST? [Re: GTSbyTRD] #414121 Mar 8, 3:40pm Mar 8, 3:40pm
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i seriously doubt it can be worse than the stock exhaust.

Re: Thermal Research & Development EXHAUST? [Re: Speed4TheNeed] #414122 Mar 8, 4:17pm Mar 8, 4:17pm
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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.

Re: Thermal Research & Development EXHAUST? [Re: SwiftCelGTS] #414123 Mar 8, 5:02pm Mar 8, 5:02pm
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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?

Re: Thermal Research & Development EXHAUST? [Re: SwiftCelGTS] #414124 Mar 8, 5:37pm Mar 8, 5:37pm
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For free, DO IT thumbsup

Re: Thermal Research & Development EXHAUST? [Re: vcel523] #414125 Mar 8, 5:43pm Mar 8, 5:43pm
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do it, my muffler was used, and i have no problems, actually came off a st 2 generations (10 years) newer.

Re: Thermal Research & Development EXHAUST? [Re: SwiftCelGTS] #414126 Mar 8, 7:19pm Mar 8, 7:19pm
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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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Re: Thermal Research & Development EXHAUST? [Re: SLVCELI] #414127 Mar 8, 7:54pm Mar 8, 7:54pm
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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?

Re: Thermal Research & Development EXHAUST? [Re: SwiftCelGTS] #414128 Mar 8, 8:17pm Mar 8, 8:17pm
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Doesnt look like cheap stuff, tryem. thumbsup


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Re: Thermal Research & Development EXHAUST? [Re: zugzug12] #414129 Mar 8, 9:29pm Mar 8, 9:29pm
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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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Re: Thermal Research & Development EXHAUST? [Re: UFCELI] #414130 Mar 8, 9:44pm Mar 8, 9:44pm
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looks like a nice exhaust


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Re: Thermal Research & Development EXHAUST? [Re: pfcnguyen] #414131 Mar 8, 11:00pm Mar 8, 11:00pm
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Re: Thermal Research & Development EXHAUST? [Re: Virgilson] #414132 Mar 9, 12:39am Mar 9, 12:39am
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go for it

Re: Thermal Research & Development EXHAUST? [Re: sweetnuts4sale] #414133 Mar 9, 1:16am Mar 9, 1:16am
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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.

Re: Thermal Research & Development EXHAUST? [Re: shox] #414134 Mar 9, 6:08am Mar 9, 6:08am
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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.

Re: Thermal Research & Development EXHAUST? [Re: SwiftCelGTS] #414135 Mar 11, 11:06am Mar 11, 11:06am
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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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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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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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Re: Thermal Research & Development EXHAUST? [Re: SLVCELI] #414138 Mar 11, 5:14pm Mar 11, 5:14pm
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Originally Posted by SLVCELI
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?


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.

Re: Thermal Research & Development EXHAUST? [Re: SwiftCelGTS] #414139 Mar 14, 11:38am Mar 14, 11:38am
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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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Thermal Research and development? TRD?


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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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^ 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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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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Re: Thermal Research & Development EXHAUST? [Re: Polykarb] #414144 Apr 2, 10:54pm Apr 2, 10:54pm
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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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