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Re: RSB install

Postby PXLpainter » Mon Jun 26, 2006 8:37 am

mpvpapabear wrote:How bout a tutorial on the RSB install for GEn2 convertibles?
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Postby superlara » Sun Jul 16, 2006 11:33 pm

not sure if anyone has tried this but recently i installed the TRD muffler and i just didnt have the sound i expected.

then i noticed i have a resonator (aka mini muffler) half way up the piping...

so has anyone tried to take it out and replace it with straight piping?
and how would i do that? do i need to cut?
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Postby PXLpainter » Sun Jul 16, 2006 11:54 pm

I think that's a cat that you need for smog isn't it?
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Postby ---CAMRAZY--- » Mon Jul 17, 2006 12:04 am

superlara wrote:not sure if anyone has tried this but recently i installed the TRD muffler and i just didnt have the sound i expected.

then i noticed i have a resonator (aka mini muffler) half way up the piping...

so has anyone tried to take it out and replace it with straight piping?
and how would i do that? do i need to cut?


If you want to be resonatorless,, you need to have a muffler shop cut it off and weld a new pipe, it is not unboltable.

I had a friend whom had a resonatorless TRD Muffer on a gen1 though and my muffler right now is resoantorless.
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Postby PhreakdOut » Mon Jul 17, 2006 12:38 am

PXLpainter wrote:I think that's a cat that you need for smog isn't it?


No, it's a resonator (or Submuffler in Toyota terms).

I'll work on a DIY for it before mid-August. Yes, you can cut out the resonator and replace it with a straight pipe. But the muffler shop is going to have to fabricate two exhaust support rods because the originals are welded to the submuffler. See the photo below.

I'll have to pull the drawing, but I believe the tube diameter of the pipe is 54mm. ( 2 1/8 ) This is a tube diamter that muffler shops almost never carry. (No bend tools for it.) So use 2 1/4" and reduce the ends to 55mm ID.

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Postby cs1044 » Tue Jul 18, 2006 6:47 pm

How about a DIY for lambo doors?
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Postby michaels artic frost » Wed Aug 09, 2006 11:54 am

As the STICKY said...please post any tutorial/DIY request in this sticky.

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grullj wrote:Can anyone make a tutorial on how to Smoke the tailights? I know you can spray paint them, but I think it will be helpful to alot of people if someone described how to do it.
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Postby grullj » Wed Aug 09, 2006 11:59 am

Can anyone make a tutorial on how to Smoke the tailights? I know you can spray paint them, but I think it will be helpful to alot of people if someone described how to do it.

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Postby 213ninja » Wed Aug 09, 2006 12:16 pm

can anyone provide some info on removing panels to do a stereo installation? door panels, door sills, dash and console peices??? looking to run an amp and some components in my 04 and don't want to break anything....

any tips, pics, or links you may have would help....thanks in advance.
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Postby LaZy8aStArD » Wed Aug 09, 2006 12:23 pm

Has anyone posted the diy 2007 rear tail conversion. That post is getting a bit long.
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Postby PXLpainter » Wed Aug 09, 2006 2:40 pm

cs1044 wrote:How about a DIY for lambo doors?


I believe the manufacturers of the kits give you really good instructions and support (from what I've heard from my friend in Canada anyway).

You have two different styles to choose from - bolt-on and weld-on. There are a few kit manufacturers out there. I'm definitely considering it myself down the line.
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Postby PXLpainter » Wed Aug 09, 2006 2:41 pm

PhreakdOut wrote:
PXLpainter wrote:I think that's a cat that you need for smog isn't it?


No, it's a resonator (or Submuffler in Toyota terms).

I'll work on a DIY for it before mid-August. Yes, you can cut out the resonator and replace it with a straight pipe. But the muffler shop is going to have to fabricate two exhaust support rods because the originals are welded to the submuffler. See the photo below.

I'll have to pull the drawing, but I believe the tube diameter of the pipe is 54mm. ( 2 1/8 ) This is a tube diamter that muffler shops almost never carry. (No bend tools for it.) So use 2 1/4" and reduce the ends to 55mm ID.

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Does this affect CARB smog test issues? What does removing it do for sound/performance?
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Postby ---CAMRAZY--- » Wed Aug 09, 2006 3:15 pm

LaZy8aStArD wrote:Has anyone posted the diy 2007 rear tail conversion. That post is getting a bit long.


Here....

http://www.solaraguy.org/viewtopic.php?p=294732#294732
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Postby PXLpainter » Wed Aug 09, 2006 3:25 pm

CamrySE-soCALlara wrote:
LaZy8aStArD wrote:Has anyone posted the diy 2007 rear tail conversion. That post is getting a bit long.


Here....

http://www.solaraguy.org/viewtopic.php?p=294732#294732
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Postby RDKamikaze » Wed Aug 16, 2006 7:31 pm

Could someone post a tut for how to paint the brake calipers? I just don't know if it's harder than applying paint (probably is).
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