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slidr Jan 8, 1:29am - #78446 

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Used TRD Exhaust...

Hey guys, I came across this guy online and he is most likely going to sell me his used TRD exhaust, and I only have one pic of it. Well anyways, he says that he has only had it for about 4-5 months, and to me, it looks like maybe a little longer due to the discoloration of it in the pics. I know that I can easily go about cleaning it, but I just want to see if it is as old as he says it is, and I was wondering if anyone could give me an estimate by looking at the pic alone.

Also, what do you guys recommend as a good product to really get the exhaust to shine again? I'm sure there's a lot out there, but obviously there is one that works really well, and just wondering if anyone can recommend a product to me, and and special tips to clean it.

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EDIT: I requested a few more pics at a closer range, and I'll post them as soon as I receive them.
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Speed4TheNeed Jan 8, 1:31am - #78447 

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i wouldn't pay over $100 for it. where the hell does that guy live that it got discolored so quickly? could be wrong, but i doubt that is normal or he had it for much longer.

and what is the discoloration? i would say it could be fumes, but the whole thing looks rusty...not just the tip.
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v3n0m Jan 8, 1:33am - #78448 

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I don't the TRD exhaust is stainless steal, perhaps that's why it's discolored
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slidr Jan 8, 1:46am - #78449 

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Originally Posted by v3n0m
I don't the TRD exhaust is stainless steal, perhaps that's why it's discolored
That's what I was thinking. I'm probably gonna buy it for 200. Still seems like a pretty good deal to me cause they are $500+ new.

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Elec-FuYu Jan 8, 1:51am - #78450 
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get a closer pic then we will see...
but i think that is atleast over half a yr...

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slidr Jan 8, 2:07am - #78451 

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You guys think it can be cleaned up a little? I at least wanna clean the tip, and see if I can clean and treat the rest with something to keep it from rusting.

About the rusting though. I thought stainless wasn't supposed to rust, but I have talked to some people that have the TRD exhaust, and they have some rust. Is it just the tip that's stainless?

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Speed4TheNeed Jan 8, 5:06am - #78452 

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Originally Posted by slidr
You guys think it can be cleaned up a little? I at least wanna clean the tip, and see if I can clean and treat the rest with something to keep it from rusting.

About the rusting though. I thought stainless wasn't supposed to rust, but I have talked to some people that have the TRD exhaust, and they have some rust. Is it just the tip that's stainless?


stainless steel does not rust. the 'rust' most ppl are talking about w/their exhausts are due to corrosion by the fumes your car produces. this is why the 'rust' is almost always on the tip of the exhaust.

i have no clue why the whole exhaust would look like that...see if you can get a more detailed picture.
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slidr Jan 8, 5:15am - #78453 

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Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd
Originally Posted by slidr
You guys think it can be cleaned up a little? I at least wanna clean the tip, and see if I can clean and treat the rest with something to keep it from rusting.

About the rusting though. I thought stainless wasn't supposed to rust, but I have talked to some people that have the TRD exhaust, and they have some rust. Is it just the tip that's stainless?


stainless steel does not rust. the 'rust' most ppl are talking about w/their exhausts are due to corrosion by the fumes your car produces. this is why the 'rust' is almost always on the tip of the exhaust.

i have no clue why the whole exhaust would look like that...see if you can get a more detailed picture.
Other people with TRDs have claimed that their exhaust have rust on them too. One guy's rusted so bad that his resonator split. Perhaps they say they are made of stainless but really aren't?

Anyone out there that has a TRD exhaust and no rust on it?

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Speed4TheNeed Jan 8, 5:18am - #78454 

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^^ stainless doesn't rust! the "rust" is corrosion due to fumes, to repeat myself.
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v3n0m Jan 8, 5:53am - #78455 

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I dunno, I had a TSRM for a year and it still looked like new, except for some water spots and dirt, but other than that it looked like the day that I opened the box. Maybe that's why the TSRM is worth $550+ new. You can ask Subarashi how "like-new" the exhaust that I sold him is grin
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slidr Jan 8, 8:09am - #78456 

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Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd
^^ stainless doesn't rust! the "rust" is corrosion due to fumes, to repeat myself.
Stainless steel can rust. It's corrosion resistant, not proof. That's why I wondered if the TRD exhaust was really made of 304 stainless or not, because a while ago on new celica, people were complaining that their TRD exhausts were falling apart, and I was just wondering if anyone on this site has had a problem with their TRD exhaust or not. tongue

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element_celica Jan 8, 8:13am - #78457 

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i read awhile back that the TRD exhaust wasn't stainless steel...
don't remember if i read that on ecelica or nc

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stefanoc Jan 8, 8:19am - #78458 

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i duno why this guy is selling it for that cheap if he says its perfect condition... if i was the owner and wanted to sell it and was 5mths old, i wouldnt sell it anything less than 300. there must be something wrong with that exhaust. make sure you get close up pics and post it here for more in dept search
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slidr Jan 8, 8:25am - #78459 

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Originally Posted by stefanoc
i duno why this guy is selling it for that cheap if he says its perfect condition... if i was the owner and wanted to sell it and was 5mths old, i wouldnt sell it anything less than 300. there must be something wrong with that exhaust. make sure you get close up pics and post it here for more in dept search
Will do. He hasn't sent them yet, but I will post as soon as I get them.

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DiabloGTS Jan 8, 2:25pm - #78460 

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looks like it's got a lot of salt corrosion.

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Speed4TheNeed Jan 8, 3:02pm - #78461 

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Originally Posted by element_celica

i read awhile back that the TRD exhaust wasn't stainless steel...
don't remember if i read that on ecelica or nc


its stainless steel, you can read a description of it here: http://www.trdextreme.com/partdetail.asp?PartID=83045

edit--thats the kazuma description. for the regular TRD description, go here (still stainless steel) http://www.trdextreme.com/partdetail.asp?PartID=82196
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Speed4TheNeed Jan 8, 3:04pm - #78462 

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Originally Posted by slidr
Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd
^^ stainless doesn't rust! the "rust" is corrosion due to fumes, to repeat myself.
Stainless steel can rust. It's corrosion resistant, not proof. That's why I wondered if the TRD exhaust was really made of 304 stainless or not, because a while ago on new celica, people were complaining that their TRD exhausts were falling apart, and I was just wondering if anyone on this site has had a problem with their TRD exhaust or not. tongue


i repeat: stainless steel cannot rust. steel can rust, not stainless steel...it's as resistant to rust as aluminum.
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Speed4TheNeed Jan 8, 3:04pm - #78463 

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Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
looks like it's got a lot of salt corrosion.


could be.

slidr, where does this guy live that you are getting the exhaust from?
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NorwayGT Jan 8, 3:08pm - #78464 

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IMO it looks like shit, but it prolly gives the same gains as a regular TRD, so iono

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Spread Eagle Jan 8, 10:27pm - #78465 

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I have had the TRD exhaust for about 9 months now. It still looks shiny and brand new, though we have some rough weather conditions over here. smile


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Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
looks like it's got a lot of salt corrosion.


^^^was gonna ask the same
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slidr Jan 9, 2:33am - #78467 

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Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd
Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
looks like it's got a lot of salt corrosion.


could be.

slidr, where does this guy live that you are getting the exhaust from?
Mahopac, New York

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slidr Jan 9, 2:38am - #78468 

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Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd
Originally Posted by slidr
Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd
^^ stainless doesn't rust! the "rust" is corrosion due to fumes, to repeat myself.
Stainless steel can rust. It's corrosion resistant, not proof. That's why I wondered if the TRD exhaust was really made of 304 stainless or not, because a while ago on new celica, people were complaining that their TRD exhausts were falling apart, and I was just wondering if anyone on this site has had a problem with their TRD exhaust or not. tongue


i repeat: stainless steel cannot rust. steel can rust, not stainless steel...it's as resistant to rust as aluminum.
Stainless steel is rust and corrosion resistant, not proof. It's kinda like the false conception of a bullet proof vest. Neither are proof. Proof means absoultely 0% chance. Resistant means a high tolerance to, but not proof.

Also, the corrosion can be caused by iron being deposited from other sources. Not technically rust, but I think they can corrode.

Also, he hasn't sent more pics yet, but I will post them as soon as he does.

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Krayze Jan 9, 3:46am - #78469 

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has anyone noticed that their are no bolts for the tip to bolt to the muffler?

is it even really a TRD muffler

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slidr Jan 9, 4:06am - #78470 

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Originally Posted by Krayze
has anyone noticed that their are no bolts for the tip to bolt to the muffler?

is it even really a trd muffler
I thought they were welded on, or just pushed on with a little persuasion if you know what I mean...
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Another...
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Speed4TheNeed Jan 9, 5:30am - #78472 

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Originally Posted by slidr
Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd
Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
looks like it's got a lot of salt corrosion.


could be.

slidr, where does this guy live that you are getting the exhaust from?
Mahopac, New York


yeah. could definately be salt corrosion.
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DiabloGTS Jan 9, 5:40am - #78473 

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This is why I'd never buy a car from new york.

The salt problem with cars there is so bad. thumbsdown

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Speed4TheNeed Jan 9, 5:43am - #78474 

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it's not as bad where you are in maryland? sorry, i have absolutely no experience with snow other than once when i was around 5 years old...and it melted by noon (it was about a half inch)
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DiabloGTS Jan 9, 5:52am - #78475 

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Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd
it's not as bad where you are in maryland? sorry, i have absolutely no experience with snow other than once when i was around 5 years old...and it melted by noon (it was about a half inch)


It's not nearly as bad.

We've only had one snow storm here, I bet in NY they have had 10 already spineyes

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Street Prototype Jan 9, 5:53am - #78476 

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right, imagine living here on an island so small surrounded with salt water spineyes

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Speed4TheNeed Jan 9, 6:04am - #78477 

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Originally Posted by Street Prototype
right, imagine living here on an island so small surrounded with salt water spineyes


haha, brag brag brag...well we can't all be as lucky as people in guam! j/k
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gtscelica05 Jan 9, 7:36am - #78478 
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hey i saw that exhaust on ebay

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Originally Posted by gtscelica05
hey i saw that exhaust on ebay
Yeah, but I was trying to strike a deal with him off of eBay cause no one will buy it for that much because it is obviously older than he says it is.

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hybridcelica Jan 10, 4:42am - #78480 
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Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd
Originally Posted by Street Prototype
right, imagine living here on an island so small surrounded with salt water spineyes


haha, brag brag brag...well we can't all be as lucky as people in guam! j/k

how about living on several small islands surounded by water.

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FloydianSlip6 Jan 10, 5:15am - #78481 

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Looks like salt to me too. I live by the ocean and you really need to take care of stuff or it looks like that. My rotors are startin to corrode. But I dunno, if he didn't protect it I'm not sure I'd buy it. I like to know my stuff has been well maintained and taken care of. It's prolly ok but make sure you get some kind of return option on it. wtf
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LifeofDanger Jan 10, 6:13am - #78482 

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dont buy the exhaust
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hybridcelica Jan 10, 7:00am - #78483 
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just check the weld seems on the muffler itself,plus the two where the pipes go into the pan,get a new gasket for the back piece,and buy it cheap! it can be cleaned up just take it to a machine shop and tell them to polish it and even if the welds are loosening they can do some minor welding.it is not that bad that it cant be salvaged and be brought back like almost new! go for it but do the check first.

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