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DJ_NorthStar Dec 20, 11:17pm - #71251 
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Apex or TRD?

Well...I'm in a dilemma. I've been offered an Apex'i N1 Turbo for $220...and a TRD standard for $275. What you guys think? I've heard that the TRD standard is completely do-it-yourself bolting on, and requires no welding or taking your car into an auto shop. So...could save money, unless I'm wrong. Which one would you prefer? I'm looking for sound, gains, and ease of install. Thanks.
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tru_Asiatik_Pride Dec 20, 11:29pm - #71252 

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check out the post on exhaust reviews most ppl wrote there opnions on the exhaust they have or had
most popular 2 are TRD and TSRM thumbsup
clcick here for the review page

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Anonymous Dec 20, 11:36pm - #71253 
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for the money TRD is the best. Easy to install, street legal, and the sound is nice, not too loud not too low, just a nice purr...plus no droning on the highways! thumbsup oh and yeah you should check out the exhaust reviews...TRD is the fav among the ecelica ppl
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MptGlw69 Dec 21, 3:23am - #71254 
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Based on sound I like the N1. But for performance the TRD would be better. thumbsup
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Steven Dec 21, 5:21am - #71255 
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is he talking about the celica specific apexi n1 exhaust or a custom apexi n1 exhaust?
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OOSilver_S Dec 21, 6:53am - #71256 

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If you are meaning a universal Apex N1 then definately go with the TRD, but if you mean Apex N1 cat-back exhaust, definately get the Apex. very easy to install, always the only pain part is removing original exaust.
I love my apex, sounds better in my opinion and stands out much more. Very well made too.(nice weld seams and finish)
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DJ_NorthStar Dec 21, 7:45am - #71257 
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Originally Posted by Steven
is he talking about the celica specific apexi n1 exhaust or a custom apexi n1 exhaust?


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DJ_NorthStar Dec 21, 7:48am - #71258 
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I think I'mma go with TRD anyways. I want some gain dammit tongue
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Steven Dec 21, 9:17pm - #71259 
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It depends on what your budget is...

if you can afford a nice pretty TRD exhaust, go for it!

if you can't, buy a non-turbo apexi n1 universal muffler and go down to your local muffler shop and get it installed! It will perform! Trust me! Just get the straightest possible piping!

Heck, you live by me, we'll go together and i'll tell the guy what to make ya.
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DJ_NorthStar Dec 21, 11:41pm - #71260 
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lol Steven.

Nah, it's cool. I'm prolly getting it done next Saturday. Thanks for the offer though. I still might need your installing assistance on my Injen Intake though grin
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groundzero Dec 21, 11:49pm - #71261 
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if you straight pipe the TRD would that be better? and how thick is the pipeing

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celicaTRDgts Dec 21, 11:50pm - #71262 

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go with the TRD exhaust

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Anonymous Dec 22, 12:55am - #71263 
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Not to steal the thread but has anyone tried the Dynaflow exhaust? I saw it for the first time the other day. Now im between getting a TRD and dynaflow.
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Steven Dec 22, 2:55am - #71264 
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no problem just let me know if you need help

Originally Posted by DJ_NorthStar
lol Steven.

Nah, it's cool. I'm prolly getting it done next Saturday. Thanks for the offer though. I still might need your installing assistance on my Injen Intake though grin
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fusi0n Dec 22, 3:38am - #71265 
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kazuma eek
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