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Aug 10, 12:54am - #6538 
GTS Exhaust Shootout

Turbo & High-Tech Perfomance Magazine has an exhaust shootout for an 02 Celica GTS. Here is a link to the artical (complete with dyno charts and audio).

http://www.turbomagazine.com/tech/0209tur_exhaust/

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Aug 9, 2:15pm - #6539 
Dyno Cell: Toyota Celica Exhaust
Who's the Top Dog?
By Staff

While I was at a tender age, my parents taught me to take responsibility for my own actions and not make excuses. As a tech editor, you hear a lot of excuses from manufacturers, particularly from companies that make products that either don't work, don't make power or don't fit.

In the July 2002 issue, the "Tech Scene" column announced we were going to conduct an exhaust shootout on our long-term 2000 Celica GTS. We offered any exhaust manufacturer who made a system for the Celica the opportunity to get involved. By doing so, each would be standing by their product, even if it didn't produce the power levels they wished it would--no excuses.

Surprisingly, our office was flooded with systems from nine different manufacturers who wanted to participate in this first-time event for Turbo.

We elected to conduct the testing with the following criteria: Weight, tip diameter, sound at idle and 3000 rpm (normal cruising), price and power. We tested each system on a Dynojet chassis dynamometer back-to-back on the same day. All the manufacturers who participated were invited to the dyno facility to witness the testing which gave the manufacturer assurance no one would under-handedly get the upper hand during the testing. All the names of the manufacturers were placed in a hat and chosen at random to decide the order of the testing. The results of the shootout are listed below in the order of the testing.

Who was top dog? They all installed easily but, beyond that, we will let you decide which parameters mean the most to you.

Manufacturer Factory Toyota
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MSRP $219.60
Weight 27.5 pounds
Tip Diameter 90 mm
Sound Decibel at Idle 75 dB
Sound Decibel at 3000 rpm 76 dB
Peak Horsepower 161.0 hp
Peak Torque 119.6 lb-ft

Manufacturer 5Zigen Fireball
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MSRP $n/a
Weight 26.5 pounds
Tip Diameter 85 mm
Sound Decibel at Idle 79 dB
Sound Decibel at 3000 rpm 85 dB
Peak Horsepower 163.0 hp
Peak Torque 120.4 lb-ft

Manufacturer A'PEXi N1
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MSRP $560
Weight 23.5 pounds
Tip Diameter 90 mm
Sound Decibel at Idle 77 dB
Sound Decibel at 3000 rpm 88 dB
Peak Horsepower 164.0 hp
Peak Torque 120.8 lb-ft

Manufacturer Blitz
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MSRP $530
Weight 21 pounds
Tip Diameter 95 mm
Sound Decibel at Idle 82 dB
Sound Decibel at 3000 rpm 98 dB
Peak Horsepower 162.4 hp
Peak Torque 119.9 lb-ft

Manufacturer GReddy Evolution
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MSRP $599
Weight 35.5 pounds
Tip Diameter 115 mm
Sound Decibel at Idle 82 dB
Sound Decibel at 3000 rpm 83 dB
Peak Horsepower 166.3 hp
Peak Torque 122.0 lb-ft

Manufacturer Tanabe Racing Medallion
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MSRP $660
Weight 29 pounds
Tip Diameter 100 mm
Sound Decibel at Idle 83 dB
Sound Decibel at 3000 rpm 93 dB
Peak Horsepower 166.5 hp
Peak Torque 122.6 lb-ft

Manufacturer Rod Millen
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MSRP $550
Weight 28 pounds
Tip Diameter 95 mm
Sound Decibel at Idle 75 dB
Sound Decibel at 3000 rpm 88 dB
Peak Horsepower 166.4 hp
Peak Torque 122.5 lb-ft

Manufacturer Toyota Racing Development
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MSRP $648
Weight 25 pounds
Tip Diameter 100 mm
Sound Decibel at Idle 75 dB
Sound Decibel at 3000 rpm 88 dB
Peak Horsepower 166.7 hp
Peak Torque 123.5 lb-ft

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Manufacturer Veilside Teardrop Titanium
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MSRP $690
Weight 8.0 pounds
Tip Diameter 115 mm
Sound Decibel at Idle 82 dB
Sound Decibel at 3000 rpm 90 dB
Peak Horsepower 165.3 hp
Peak Torque 122.6 lb-ft

Manufacturer HKS Hi-Power
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MSRP $710 Weight 28.0 pounds
Tip Diameter 95 mm
Sound Decibel at Idle 79 dB
Sound Decibel at 3000 rpm 90 dB
Peak Horsepower 165.7 hp
Peak Torque 121.7 lb-f


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Aug 9, 4:22pm - #6541 
ummm...old news


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Aug 9, 5:11pm - #6542 
Quote:
Originally posted by pdawg:
ummm...old news
lotsa newbies in these forums. Thanks steven for the exhaust stats thumbsup

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Aug 9, 7:07pm - #6543 
You're welcome, all i did was take the info off that one page hoverboy posted and i posted all the info on this thread!

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Aug 10, 5:25pm - #6544 
great post! I never actualy saw the stats before, I've just read about it... thanks everyone for the facts AND photos!

questions:
who actualy paid "$648" for a TRD Exhaust?

and... the factory Toyota Celica exhaust doesnt look like this:
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I have one sitting in my garage and I see it everyday... this looks nothing like the one I have. (2001 Celica GT)


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Aug 10, 5:44pm - #6545 
Quote:
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and... the factory Toyota Celica exhaust doesnt look like this:
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I have one sitting in my garage and I see it everyday... this looks nothing like the one I have. (2001 Celica GT)
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In the July 2002 issue, the "Tech Scene" column announced we were going to conduct an exhaust shootout on our long-term 2000 Celica GTS.
its for the GTS thats why smile thumbsup

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Aug 11, 3:36pm - #6546 
Is anyone not happy with the TRD exhaust?
It seems to be everyones cup of tea. confused

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Aug 11, 3:51pm - #6547 
Why don't you like it?


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Aug 11, 5:43pm - #6548 
Does anyone know if anyone makes a 3 inch exhaust for the GT? I don't want to go to a local shop because those all look like shit. Anybody have any suggestions?

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Does anyone know if anyone makes a 3 inch exhaust for the GT? I don't want to go to a local shop because those all look like shit. Anybody have any suggestions?
I asume you are talking about the tip... or atleast the diameter of the tip, right?

you can check pepboys/autozone or even buy just the tip from someone selling on ebay (somepeople do this, for a custom TRD dual-exhaust setup)

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Aug 12, 3:49pm - #6550 
No I was talking about the whole exhaust. I just bought a turbo and I need to get that exhaust. I have a tanabe Racing medallion on it now but it needs to be bigger. Oh yea spread the word that in the next few weeks the tanabe racing medallion exhaust and an AEM Cold Air Intake for the GT will before sale.

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