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hey guys

Well i got shafted by my supposed "trd contact" on getting a CAI says he can only order it from the states and its going to cost me fortune apparently, i think his full of s*** and is just too lazy to do it but as this is my first sportivo let alone a toyota i have been searching the forums and the net in general but no one actually says where they got the damn things!! I know theres trdsales but i dont want to buy it all they way from states. I dont care if its AEM or TRD as long as i can buy it here in good old Melbourne, Victoria Autralia! (sorry im still peeved at that tool). Im also looking for a good exaust shop in the eastern suburbs thinking about just getting a dual muffler like this one http://www.xforce.com.au/mufflers/mufflers.html its the P-EX12 WHAT YA THINK?

Also why not make a sticky on all your resources, contacts, sites ETC whith sub sections on each e.g bodykits, care care, performance it might save another question like mine and other new members wasting your time as well.

Cheers

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just buy my magnaflow :D :D

hey guys

Well i got shafted by my supposed "trd contact" on getting a CAI says he can only order it from the states and its going to cost me fortune apparently, i think his full of s*** and is just too lazy to do it but as this is my first sportivo let alone a toyota i have been searching the forums and the net in general but no one actually says where they got the damn things!! I know theres trdsales but i dont want to buy it all they way from states. I dont care if its AEM or TRD as long as i can buy it here in good old Melbourne, Victoria Autralia! (sorry im still peeved at that tool). Im also looking for a good exaust shop in the eastern suburbs thinking about just getting a dual muffler like this one http://www.xforce.com.au/mufflers/mufflers.html its the P-EX12 WHAT YA THINK?

Also why not make a sticky on all your resources, contacts, sites ETC whith sub sections on each e.g bodykits, care care, performance it might save another question like mine and other new members wasting your time as well.

Cheers

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There's a parts/supplier sticky at the top of the Corolla Forum, For car care look at Inside & Out, etc it's all there.

Whether you buy it from trdsales.com or in Victoria or from MrRevhead in NZ, all the TRD CAI's come from the US and given everyone has a mark up, they will all be priced around the $500 mark. AEM will again be from the US but a little cheaper, same with Injen.

If you want cheaper, check E-bay. If members haven't purchased from trdsales.com or others, they've found theirs new or second hand on e-bay.

But unless they're a generic immitation, none are 'Cheap'. I think the lowest someone has paid is around $250 for an Injen, second hand or a New Simota.

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if you want an inatke then you are going to have to shop outside Aus like IZZ-FE said, or you can wait afew weeks as there is going to be a CAI avalible for the corollas that is made here in Aus and will be cheaper then the TRD intakes, if you want an exhaust then talk to CES Racing here in brisbane (www.cesracing.com.au), so far its the ONLY system that has been able to bring the goods. i know im gonan get flamed for saying this but it had come out on top time and time again so dont bother.

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So does that mean he gets a Custom Exhaust System or does he shop at Custom Exhaust Specialist to get a Custom Exhaust System .... Cauz anyone can do a Custom Exhaust System :P :P :P :P :P :P I used one of the legs off the aluminum beds from Fantastic furniture ..... and what a race pipe it makes :P :P :P :P

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if you want an inatke then you are going to have to shop outside Aus like IZZ-FE said, or you can wait afew weeks as there is going to be a CAI avalible for the corollas that is made here in Aus and will be cheaper then the TRD intakes

Do tell ...

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i cant say too much at this stage are we are still doing R&D, Testing, but i can say they will be cheaper then the TRD intakes, they will also fit the facelift sportivos without need to modify/remove fog lights. They will come in choice of colours, if all goes to plan they will be avalible very early next year.

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NZ i dont mind buying from cause i mite get it sooner, but do you know what site i could get a AEM or Injen from if i wanted to get one? About the exuast system itself would it even be a huge difference with changing the thing to say a 2.5 or 3 inch from the manifold back? I mean they alreday have 2.25 stock dont they? First things first the mufflers gotta go it looks cheap in my opinion im prob going to get that x-force one looks hot and i love the dual tips.

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NZ i dont mind buying from cause i mite get it sooner, but do you know what site i could get a AEM or Injen from if i wanted to get one? About the exuast system itself would it even be a huge difference with changing the thing to say a 2.5 or 3 inch from the manifold back? I mean they alreday have 2.25 stock dont they? First things first the mufflers gotta go it looks cheap in my opinion im prob going to get that x-force one looks hot and i love the dual tips.

BTW I"M FLAMEPROOF!

CES system is 2.5" and as has been stated has the gains to match. Those that have a CES system can testify to the difference it makes to the car's performance and you have a choice of either a single tip or a choice of styles of dual tips offered. Check out the garage to see who has them fitted(too many to list) and you'll see that this system is the choice of those who are seriously chasing performance increases. ;)

3" is way too big from the headers and will prolly kill any sort of torque that the engine produces and have no go at lower rpm. Stivo's are sensitive to backpressure and if you don't get it right then you will lose power. There are other "pipes" that people run but my opinion is that they'll make noise but not power and more noise doesn't always equal more power. :unsure:

Anyway Specialised if you want a CAI pm me and I'll see what I can do price wise and time wise for you. :D

By the way Xoom Super A Mart has better piping on their beds for race pipes as it's already coated and is children friendly with no sharp edges ;)

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hey guys

Well i got shafted by my supposed "trd contact" on getting a CAI says he can only order it from the states and its going to cost me fortune apparently, i think his full of s*** and is just too lazy to do it but as this is my first sportivo let alone a toyota i have been searching the forums and the net in general but no one actually says where they got the damn things!! I know theres trdsales but i dont want to buy it all they way from states. I dont care if its AEM or TRD as long as i can buy it here in good old Melbourne, Victoria Autralia! (sorry im still peeved at that tool). Im also looking for a good exaust shop in the eastern suburbs thinking about just getting a dual muffler like this one http://www.xforce.com.au/mufflers/mufflers.html its the P-EX12 WHAT YA THINK?

Also why not make a sticky on all your resources, contacts, sites ETC whith sub sections on each e.g bodykits, care care, performance it might save another question like mine and other new members wasting your time as well.

Cheers

well, do check the link on Parts Location:

http://au.toyotaownersclub.com/forums/inde...p?showtopic=663

i've posted the info on it where it will lead you to a motorsports shop called On The Run in Box Hill. actually the boss whose name is Johnny, will be able to bring in TRD for ya. apparently, his wife is a japanese and he has the contacts there in Japan. no harm to check them out. cheers! :D

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if you want an inatke then you are going to have to shop outside Aus like IZZ-FE said, or you can wait afew weeks as there is going to be a CAI avalible for the corollas that is made here in Aus and will be cheaper then the TRD intakes

Do tell ...

Indeed... mmmmm interesting.....

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Looking at mid - late january possibly before the CAI will have finished testing and be ready for production.

Will let you all know exactly when... :D

..and jst to clarify- this new CAI will fit straight into the 05 stivo (no mods required, no removal of foggie, no additional piping to fit the filter and foggie etc etc)??

jst want to clarify so i can justify holding off on any CAI plans.. :D

thanks!!

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Looking at mid - late january possibly before the CAI will have finished testing and be ready for production.

Will let you all know exactly when... :D

..and jst to clarify- this new CAI will fit straight into the 05 stivo (no mods required, no removal of foggie, no additional piping to fit the filter and foggie etc etc)??

jst want to clarify so i can justify holding off on any CAI plans.. :D

thanks!!

that is correct

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Looking at mid - late january possibly before the CAI will have finished testing and be ready for production.

Will let you all know exactly when... :D

..and jst to clarify- this new CAI will fit straight into the 05 stivo (no mods required, no removal of foggie, no additional piping to fit the filter and foggie etc etc)??

jst want to clarify so i can justify holding off on any CAI plans.. :D

thanks!!

mines in and iv got my foggie and no real modding to get it to fit.

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these new "cai" are these the new ones someone stated that toyota australia was making a while back? or is this made by another company? ces?

didnt someone say that toyota was making one for the 1zz, whats the progress on that?

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Hey there this week I had my 05 model fitted with a CES Racing system and guys I can tell you from a person who has worked in an exhaust shop previously that a system doesnt get much better than this.

1. Quality - the fit and finish is excellent

2. Expertise - this guy is a race car engineer

3. Looks - full stainless and range of tips to suit

4. Sound - a great note with none of that annoying twincam drone or rasp

5. Power - awesome gains for a highly tuned NA engine

I had mine fitted while I waited and this guy is happy to answer any questions you have. I appreciated the recommendations from others like Northy and Silverbullit from the site and recommend anyone looks at this product and CAI kit as it is available

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did some searches on the CES system and is it worth getting on a 05' model? i heard the exuast might be slightly different on the new stivo anyway does anyone have a pic of the CES set up on a stivo with the dual tip muffler i cant find one grrr.

Hey dude,

check out my photoshoot of my car at

http://au.toyotaownersclub.com/forums/inde...?showtopic=4082

plenty of pics of the dual tips on the muffler

cheers

Bill

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