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Feb 4, 5:28pm - #97140 
Am I Insalling TRD Exhaust Correctly?

Just got my TRD exhaust and installing right now. I need to know if I am installing properly, because there is a gap where the catback meets the muffler. PLEASE HELP ASAP!!!

1869810743-TRD Exhaust 008.jpg

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Feb 4, 5:29pm - #97141 
Here is the GAP

1869810746-TRD Exhaust 007.jpg

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Feb 4, 5:29pm - #97142 
Did the stock one look like that before you took it off?


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Feb 4, 5:32pm - #97143 
The stock exhaust DID NOT have that gap.


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Feb 4, 5:34pm - #97144 
I just checked out an install guide from another celica website it seems that I installed it correctly. I just don't understand Y there is gap?


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Feb 4, 5:35pm - #97145 
if it doesnt leak, it's ok

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Feb 4, 5:37pm - #97146 
How would I know if it leaks? What would I be listening for?


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Feb 4, 5:37pm - #97147 
That looks like it might leak a bit...


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Feb 4, 5:41pm - #97148 
1) finish installing it
2) start your car
3) let it idle
4) check that joint again and listen for leaks
5) place your hand around it to feel for leaks

if it does leak, you'll be able to hear it. it'll sound like something is flapping around.

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Feb 4, 5:41pm - #97149 
didnt they have a gasket for that?
or the gasket is used in another area?


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Feb 4, 5:43pm - #97150 
As long as you have a tight seal between the exhaust and the gasket, it should be fine.

But follow Steven's advice to check for leaks.


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Feb 4, 5:56pm - #97151 
I have the similar gap and i was kind of worried too but I have had it one for a few weeks with no problems!

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Feb 4, 6:34pm - #97152 
K, just idled the car for a while and it sounded OK, almost like the stock exhaust except for the deeper growl. Also drove, and MAN!! Did it have some get up! Loving It!!! thumbsup Thanks guys for all the HELP! wave


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Feb 4, 6:34pm - #97153 
Originally Posted by Nemesis
K, just idled the car for a while and it sounded OK, almost like the stock exhaust except for the deeper growl. Also drove, and MAN!! Did it have so get up! Loving It!!! thumbsup Thanks guys for all the HELP! wave


Awesome, post some more pics! grin


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Feb 4, 6:58pm - #97154 
its been forever since I installed mine and I honestly dont remember the gap or not but as people said if you used the gasket and there are no leaks, you shold be good to go.

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