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vcel523
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vcel523 Mar 29, 9:07pm - #428669 

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TRD exaust

So I'm between the TRD exhaust and Apexi. How would I install the TRD without the resonator if I got that. If I got Apexi, do they have a bolt on system? I just want a bolt on system because I might sell the car in the future and don't want to cut up the exhaust. I also want a bolt on so that I can do it myself.
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RedBlur2000GTS Mar 29, 9:10pm - #428670 

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I'm in the same boat, TRD vs. Apex, check my thread on the apex exhaust.
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ct Mar 29, 9:19pm - #428671 

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i say get tpr...but TRD is great. thumbsup it was the best performing exhaust until tpr came along.

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yoru such a clown, i wish you lived in nyc, i would love to just give you the beating that youve probably never gotten in your life.
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bmw52786 Mar 29, 10:06pm - #428672 

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Originally Posted by ct
i say get tpr...but TRD is great. thumbsup it was the best performing exhaust until tpr came along.

IF YOU POST IT -- THEY WILL COME
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Easy_C Mar 29, 11:00pm - #428673 
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Originally Posted by ct
i say get tpr...but TRD is great. thumbsup it was the best performing exhaust until tpr came along.

TPR Intake! - Injens high end with AEM's low end and NO BOGGING!
TPR EXHAUST! - Exhaust made 10.5 whp peak and 32 whp at 6300 on my car!!!
http://www.tuningprecisionracing.com/shop
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ct Mar 29, 11:05pm - #428674 

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...post whores... rofl

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yoru such a clown, i wish you lived in nyc, i would love to just give you the beating that youve probably never gotten in your life.
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sbocaj55 Mar 29, 11:14pm - #428675 

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^lol. Yeah TRD is very nice...but if you want to buy a spanking NEW one...then you might as well get TPR...unless u're a TRD nut. The advantage of a TRD exhaust besides that it's TRD is just that you can find em used for $200-$300 pretty readily.
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combatc87 Mar 29, 11:15pm - #428676 

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vcel523 Mar 29, 11:50pm - #428677 

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Does anyone have any pics of TPR? Also, checked ebay for cheap TRD, no such luck, where can I find em for a good price used?
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Workshop4Ever Mar 30, 12:14am - #428678 

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no pics of TPR... i am still waiting shipment. Ordered it on the 17th of March... I'll post pics when i get it.

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VSGTS14 Mar 30, 1:35am - #428679 

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TRD has better gains than apexi

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vcel523 Mar 30, 1:44am - #428680 

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ya, I checked out Apexi's website, deffinately going with either TRD or TPR, way better gains. How would I install TRD without the resonator, and will it still be sound legal in Cali?
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wiredthief Mar 30, 1:47am - #428681 

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I bought a TRD not too long ago, and love it. Not too loud, but loud enough to know you've got one.

What I need to get is a silver gt right? Then I can try and be fast...right?
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RyOlSe Mar 30, 3:12am - #428682 

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TRD, TRD, TRD, TRD, TRD, TRD, TRD, TRD, TRD, TRD, TRD, TRD, TRD, TRD, TRD, TRD, TRD, TRD, TRD, TRD, TRD, TRD, TRD, TRD [/color]

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barefoott4 Mar 30, 3:40am - #428683 
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Originally Posted by vcel523
ya, I checked out Apexi's website, deffinately going with either TRD or TPR, way better gains. How would I install TRD without the resonator, and will it still be sound legal in Cali?

Why in the world would you install it without a resonator? It's only going to make it raspy and nasty sounding, and you will not gain ANY power.
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Easy_C Mar 30, 3:57am - #428684 
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Pics of TPR at your request...
1953546971-tprex1.jpg

TPR Intake! - Injens high end with AEM's low end and NO BOGGING!
TPR EXHAUST! - Exhaust made 10.5 whp peak and 32 whp at 6300 on my car!!!
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bmw52786 Mar 30, 4:11am - #428685 

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VSGTS14 Mar 30, 4:28am - #428686 

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Originally Posted by barefoott4
Originally Posted by vcel523
ya, I checked out Apexi's website, deffinately going with either TRD or TPR, way better gains. How would I install TRD without the resonator, and will it still be sound legal in Cali?

Why in the world would you install it without a resonator? It's only going to make it raspy and nasty sounding, and you will not gain ANY power.


no it provides it with a louder, lower tone.

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Johnbw15 Mar 30, 5:28am - #428687 
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Is the TPR exhaust legal?
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v4shj16 Mar 30, 6:32am - #428688 

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im also in the same boat. how much loader is TRP, is it really loud like the rice civis i see all the time around me? And where can i find a used TRD one for 200-300$ , and wtf is a resonator. lol.
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vcel523 Mar 30, 6:21pm - #428689 

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ya, I guess the resonator idea is kinda stupid, but I did manage to find a sound clip of the TPR on here, sounds similar to TRD, but personally, the TRD sounded better, deeper tone and less buzzy sounding.
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Easy_C Mar 30, 11:47pm - #428690 
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Thats interesting, I've had numerous reports of TPR sounding deeper than TRD. And thats not accounting for muffler breaking in...it gets even deeper than that...

Consider the quality of the recorder when listening online. I'll be taking vids soon...

TPR Intake! - Injens high end with AEM's low end and NO BOGGING!
TPR EXHAUST! - Exhaust made 10.5 whp peak and 32 whp at 6300 on my car!!!
http://www.tuningprecisionracing.com/shop
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girakul Mar 31, 3:57am - #428691 

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What is the resonator?
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ForceFed Mar 31, 5:28am - #428692 

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the resonator is another muffler under your car. helps keep the noise down and some other stuff. Its located kinda in the middle of your exhaust line. I was gonn a have mine removed when I got my TRD exhaust but decided against it because I didnt want to mess the beautiful sound of my TRD up.

cant say ive done that before... ahh crap
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ForceFed Mar 31, 5:35am - #428693 

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cant say ive done that before... ahh crap
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bmw52786 Mar 31, 6:33am - #428694 

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based off those 2 clips, i like the TRD's tone better thumbsup

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vcel523 Mar 31, 6:42am - #428695 

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thats the two clips I heard, but I think Easy_C may be right, I think the quality of the recording of the TPR is bad. Still, I would like to get a TRD, because people say you can get it used for 2 or 300. Where, besides ebay, could I find a used TRD?
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ForceFed Mar 31, 6:48am - #428696 

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if not ebay keep checkin the for sale classifieds on here. Ive seen some go on eBay for pretty cheep myself. Its just hard finding the ext one.

cant say ive done that before... ahh crap
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Easy_C Mar 31, 1:54pm - #428697 
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That sound recording is still coming back to haunt me. lol..

I'll post a video probbly tonight.

I've driven both, heard both. TPR is SLIGHTY deeper. I'm sure my customers can attest to that as well

TPR Intake! - Injens high end with AEM's low end and NO BOGGING!
TPR EXHAUST! - Exhaust made 10.5 whp peak and 32 whp at 6300 on my car!!!
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2003cbgts Mar 31, 6:21pm - #428698 

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v4shj16 Mar 31, 6:27pm - #428699 

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if i have ww kit will i need an extended TRD exhaust for my gt. cuase im def gonna get that one. TRD sounds much better
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robare99 Mar 31, 7:00pm - #428700 

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In all fairness, it's hard to REALLY hear what they sound like based on those clips. Just revving them is a LOT different than being on the road, pulling on the highway. The TRD seems a lot louder & ballsier on the road, as I'm sure the TPR is as well.

Here's some pics of my car's rear. It's a TRD standard length with a TRD rear valence...

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Here's some more pics I snapped today.
1953549714-trd.JPG
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celicatuner Mar 31, 9:17pm - #428701 
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hmm... does tpr make an extended version.. seems to tuck down there really far away from sight on the TRD body kit.
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crystalalien87 Mar 31, 10:03pm - #428702 
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This might be a wierd question but i am looking up for duel exaust system and i was wondering where could i find some info and what brand is best? confused
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