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

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Re: Am I Insalling TRD Exhaust Correctly? [Re: Nemesis] #97141 Feb 4, 5:29pm Feb 4, 5:29pm
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Here is the GAP

1869810746-TRD Exhaust 007.jpg

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Re: Am I Insalling TRD Exhaust Correctly? [Re: Nemesis] #97142 Feb 4, 5:29pm Feb 4, 5:29pm
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Did the stock one look like that before you took it off?


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Re: Am I Insalling TRD Exhaust Correctly? [Re: Nemesis] #97143 Feb 4, 5:32pm Feb 4, 5:32pm
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The stock exhaust DID NOT have that gap.


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Re: Am I Insalling TRD Exhaust Correctly? [Re: Nemesis] #97144 Feb 4, 5:34pm Feb 4, 5:34pm
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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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Re: Am I Insalling TRD Exhaust Correctly? [Re: Nemesis] #97145 Feb 4, 5:35pm Feb 4, 5:35pm
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if it doesnt leak, it's ok

Re: Am I Insalling TRD Exhaust Correctly? [Re: Nemesis] #97146 Feb 4, 5:37pm Feb 4, 5:37pm
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How would I know if it leaks? What would I be listening for?


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Re: Am I Insalling TRD Exhaust Correctly? [Re: Steven] #97147 Feb 4, 5:37pm Feb 4, 5:37pm
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That looks like it might leak a bit...


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Re: Am I Insalling TRD Exhaust Correctly? [Re: Nemesis] #97148 Feb 4, 5:41pm Feb 4, 5:41pm
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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.

Re: Am I Insalling TRD Exhaust Correctly? [Re: Nemesis] #97149 Feb 4, 5:41pm Feb 4, 5:41pm
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didnt they have a gasket for that?
or the gasket is used in another area?


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Re: Am I Insalling TRD Exhaust Correctly? [Re: Steven] #97150 Feb 4, 5:43pm Feb 4, 5:43pm
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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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Re: Am I Insalling TRD Exhaust Correctly? [Re: Evan] #97151 Feb 4, 5:56pm Feb 4, 5:56pm
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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!

Re: Am I Insalling TRD Exhaust Correctly? [Re: Nemesis] #97152 Feb 4, 6:34pm Feb 4, 6:34pm
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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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Re: Am I Insalling TRD Exhaust Correctly? [Re: Nemesis] #97153 Feb 4, 6:34pm Feb 4, 6:34pm
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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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Re: Am I Insalling TRD Exhaust Correctly? [Re: Nemesis] #97154 Feb 4, 6:58pm Feb 4, 6:58pm
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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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