Previous Thread
Next Thread
New Reply
Print Thread
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 419
vcel523
Senior Member
vcel523

Senior Member
2003 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 419
Los Angeles, California
Mar 29, 2:07pm - #428669 
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.

Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 27
RedBlur2000GTS
Member
RedBlur2000GTS

Member
2000 Toyota Celica

Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 27
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Mar 29, 2:10pm - #428670 
I'm in the same boat, TRD vs. Apex, check my thread on the apex exhaust.

Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 2,139
ct
C'mon & hit me!
ct

C'mon & hit me!
2000 Toyota Celica GTS

Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 2,139
Woodland Hills, CA
Mar 29, 2:19pm - #428671 
i say get tpr...but TRD is great. thumbsup it was the best performing exhaust until tpr came along.


Originally posted by SKOOF:
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.
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 1,296
bmw52786
Specialist
bmw52786

Specialist
2001 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: May 2003
Posts: 1,296
Orlando/Gainesville, FL
Mar 29, 3:06pm - #428672 
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
Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 476
Easy_C
Senior Member
Easy_C
2000 Spectra BLUE BABY! Toyota Celica
Senior Member
2000 Toyota Celica

Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 476
Mass
Mar 29, 4:00pm - #428673 
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
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 2,139
ct
C'mon & hit me!
ct

C'mon & hit me!
2000 Toyota Celica GTS

Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 2,139
Woodland Hills, CA
Mar 29, 4:05pm - #428674 
...post whores... rofl


Originally posted by SKOOF:
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.
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 1,547
sbocaj55
Specialist
sbocaj55

Specialist
2000 Toyota Celica

Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 1,547
Pennsylvania
Mar 29, 4:14pm - #428675 
^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.

Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 1,174
combatc87
Specialist
combatc87

Specialist
2001 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 1,174
Frankfort, IL
Mar 29, 4:15pm - #428676 
!!!!!SHAMELESS PLUG ALERT!!!!!


-Combatc87- / -SgT._BiLkO-
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 419
vcel523
Senior Member
vcel523

Senior Member
2003 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 419
Los Angeles, California
Mar 29, 4:50pm - #428677 
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?

Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 123
Workshop4Ever
Member
Workshop4Ever

Member
2000 Toyota Celica

Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 123
Midland Park, New Jersey
Mar 29, 5:14pm - #428678 
no pics of TPR... i am still waiting shipment. Ordered it on the 17th of March... I'll post pics when i get it.


Always remember....The Early Bird May Get The Worm, But The Second Mouse Gets The Cheese!
Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 10,123
VSGTS14
05 WRB
VSGTS14

05 WRB
2005 Subaru WRX STi

Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 10,123
Milford, NJ
Mar 29, 6:35pm - #428679 
TRD has better gains than apexi


SUBARU TECNICA INTERNATIONAL
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 419
vcel523
Senior Member
vcel523

Senior Member
2003 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 419
Los Angeles, California
Mar 29, 6:44pm - #428680 
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?

Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 254
wiredthief
Member
wiredthief

Member
2004 Toyota Celica

Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 254
Wilkes, NC
Mar 29, 6:47pm - #428681 
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?
Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 407
RyOlSe
Senior Member
RyOlSe

Senior Member
2001 Toyota Celica

Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 407
Edgewater, Colorado
Mar 29, 8:12pm - #428682 
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]


[Linked Image]
Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 139
barefoott4
Member
barefoott4
2000 Absolutely Red Toyota Celica
Member
2000 Toyota Celica

Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 139
greenville, sc
Mar 29, 8:40pm - #428683 
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.

Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 476
Easy_C
Senior Member
Easy_C
2000 Spectra BLUE BABY! Toyota Celica
Senior Member
2000 Toyota Celica

Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 476
Mass
Mar 29, 8:57pm - #428684 
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!!!
http://www.tuningprecisionracing.com/shop
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 1,296
bmw52786
Specialist
bmw52786

Specialist
2001 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: May 2003
Posts: 1,296
Orlando/Gainesville, FL
Mar 29, 9:11pm - #428685 
easy_c never gets a break


IF YOU POST IT -- THEY WILL COME
Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 10,123
VSGTS14
05 WRB
VSGTS14

05 WRB
2005 Subaru WRX STi

Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 10,123
Milford, NJ
Mar 29, 9:28pm - #428686 
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.


SUBARU TECNICA INTERNATIONAL
Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 8
Johnbw15
New Member
Johnbw15
2000 Silver Toyota Celica
New Member
2000 Toyota Celica

Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 8
Missiuri
Mar 29, 10:28pm - #428687 
Is the TPR exhaust legal?

Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 241
v4shj16
Member
v4shj16

Member
2000 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 241
New York
Mar 29, 11:32pm - #428688 
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.

Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 419
vcel523
Senior Member
vcel523

Senior Member
2003 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 419
Los Angeles, California
Mar 30, 11:21am - #428689 
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.

Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 476
Easy_C
Senior Member
Easy_C
2000 Spectra BLUE BABY! Toyota Celica
Senior Member
2000 Toyota Celica

Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 476
Mass
Mar 30, 4:47pm - #428690 
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
Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 3
girakul
New Member
girakul

New Member
2000 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 3
Pa
Mar 30, 8:57pm - #428691 
What is the resonator?

Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 349
ForceFed
Member
ForceFed

Member
2002 Toyota Celica

Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 349
Southern Utah
Mar 30, 10:28pm - #428692 
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
Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 349
ForceFed
Member
ForceFed

Member
2002 Toyota Celica

Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 349
Southern Utah
Mar 30, 10:35pm - #428693 


cant say ive done that before... ahh crap
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 1,296
bmw52786
Specialist
bmw52786

Specialist
2001 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: May 2003
Posts: 1,296
Orlando/Gainesville, FL
Mar 30, 11:33pm - #428694 
based off those 2 clips, i like the TRD's tone better thumbsup


IF YOU POST IT -- THEY WILL COME
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 419
vcel523
Senior Member
vcel523

Senior Member
2003 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 419
Los Angeles, California
Mar 30, 11:42pm - #428695 
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?

Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 349
ForceFed
Member
ForceFed

Member
2002 Toyota Celica

Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 349
Southern Utah
Mar 30, 11:48pm - #428696 
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
Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 476
Easy_C
Senior Member
Easy_C
2000 Spectra BLUE BABY! Toyota Celica
Senior Member
2000 Toyota Celica

Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 476
Mass
Mar 31, 6:54am - #428697 
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!!!
http://www.tuningprecisionracing.com/shop
Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 1,478
2003cbgts
Specialist
2003cbgts

Specialist
2003 Toyota Celica

Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 1,478
South Carolina
Mar 31, 11:21am - #428698 

Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 241
v4shj16
Member
v4shj16

Member
2000 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 241
New York
Mar 31, 11:27am - #428699 
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

Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 914
robare99
Senior Member
robare99

Senior Member
2003 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 914
Alberta, Canada
Mar 31, 12:00pm - #428700 
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...

Linked Image

Here's some more pics I snapped today.

1953549714-trd.JPG
Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 319
celicatuner
Member
celicatuner
2002 silver Toyota Celica
Member
2002 Toyota Celica

Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 319
amherst, ma
Mar 31, 2:17pm - #428701 
hmm... does tpr make an extended version.. seems to tuck down there really far away from sight on the TRD body kit.

Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 11
crystalalien87
Member
crystalalien87
Member
1995 Ford Escort

Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 11
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Mar 31, 3:03pm - #428702 
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

Join the conversation - Register Now or Log In to add your comment


Moderated by  isaac 

Member Spotlight
Kim
Kim
2002 Toyota Celica GT
Bellflower, CA

Posts: 982
Joined: July 2002
Thanks: Isaac, Steven, James and Danny (@ SIX autoworks)
Random: I'm gonna be the fastest street driver!
Show All Member Profiles 
Recent Topics
Modding a 1995 Toyota celica gt
by Jerry. 08/22/2017 9:40 AM
Head light problems
by Dtorres13. 08/19/2017 2:57 PM
Cargo Cover 2000 GT?
by Rosay559. 08/17/2017 8:46 PM
WTB: GTS Brake assembly, seats
by Edwyn. 08/17/2017 5:56 AM
BRS Fender Flares ?? are they still around ??
by djTOY2000. 08/16/2017 3:35 PM
93 GT what's broken now? Let's find out!
by 719GOD. 08/15/2017 1:40 AM
New Member, '01 GT-S
by GoldMan27. 08/14/2017 4:56 PM
WTB: Authentic TRD full body kit?
by Midori. 08/13/2017 3:52 AM
Customize Your Toyota Celica Privacy Policy · About · Contact
Privacy Policy · About · Contact
CelicaHobby.com is an independent Toyota Celica enthusiast website. CelicaHobby.com is not sponsored by or affiliated with Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. in any way. The Toyota and Celica names and logos are trademarks owned by Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc.
© CelicaHobby.com, 2001-2017
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1
(Snapshot build 20170821)