That is so true. Hey, I even put the the TRD exhaust on my automatic tC. It is louder..for sure. When timed 0-60 with a passport timer it showed an average of .10 second slower time over 4 runs with the TRD exhaust. Done the same day..same place...40 minutes apart. Little diffence in temperature..and the stock exhaust was done first. As close to the same as I could do..with my limited equipment. The TRD is not worth it to me on an automatic..for sure.Originally posted by zoltiz@Feb 14 2005, 11:17 AM
I have no idea how people manage to notice a 3-5% gains in horsepower. So yeah. Want to feel the difference - don't waste your money on small stuff - save for the SC.
I was truely less than impressed...pissed IS the right word! The TRD exhaust is a nice looking system, but it is a rather expensive decoration on my garage shelf... The drone of the system and reduced performance is sure not a bargain.....Originally posted by lo bux racer@Feb 14 2005, 12:18 PM
^^^ I would be pissed if I'd spent the money on an exhaust and actually lost performance. Sadly, it is often the case with aftermarket. Claims and actual performance are very often different.
Yes, I'm a skeptic, but I got my skepticism from experience.
Was referring to "most of the garbage I see and hear on other cars." I guess this is why quoting is good.