View Full Version : TRD Knock-Off exhaust on Ebay


MikeInABox
04-07-2008, 06:50 PM
Just thought I'd post this incase people haven't seen it. Looks exactly like the TRD muffler, just doesn't have the TRD stamped on the tip. Well, doesn't really look polished either. But it's much cheaper.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/JDM-Scion-xB-08-Muffler-Exhaust-Axle-Back-Bolt-FLAT-Tip_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ33636QQihZ019QQitemZ290220653731QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWDVW

XD40tC
04-07-2008, 09:40 PM
Interesting. Ive purchased a $60 intake for my tC from them and it was a decent product. I wouldnt mind trying this out for the price. Hmmm

06scioxb
04-07-2008, 09:56 PM
diggin it... nice i am going to go and purchase it next week since i can pick it up

MikeInABox
04-07-2008, 10:10 PM
Yeah looks like a good alternative for folks that like the TRD but don't want to spend that much.

whitebreadbox
04-08-2008, 10:12 PM
better hurry on this one. they only have one left... i bought the other one. if it sucks or doesn't sound as good as my magnaflow set up, it was only $160 shipped. way better than the $350+ for other exhausts

nickelpayday
04-09-2008, 06:47 PM
Whitebread, can you post up a review when you get the exhaust? I am curious about it's fitment and sound. A vid in-car or driveby would be sweeeet!

-Devil-
04-09-2008, 09:07 PM
the part of it i don't like .. is the tip shape ... but that price ain't to bad

XD40tC
04-09-2008, 09:39 PM
Yeah you can easily get a new tip for a decent price.

nickelpayday
04-09-2008, 09:49 PM
Speaking of tips, did anyone else get the exhaust tip from the dealer, only to realize it looks nothing like the one shown on the Scion site??

MikeInABox
04-09-2008, 09:59 PM
What does yours look like? Mine is like the one in the gallery of the xB on Scion's site. The round angled down one.

nickelpayday
04-10-2008, 02:29 AM
Yeah, mine looks just like that. But I was expecting something more like the one shown on the Accessories page. That one resembles the TRD exhaust tip more. So I take it you also purchased the Exhaust tip from your dealer? Does anyone know where I can find a tip that actually resembles the TRD exhaust??

whitebreadbox
04-11-2008, 02:23 AM
Whitebread, can you post up a review when you get the exhaust? I am curious about it's fitment and sound. A vid in-car or driveby would be sweeeet!

yes, i'd be more than happy to give a review. i'm not expecting the best axle back in the world due to the price, but for 160 to the door, all ss... i had to give it a go. not sure how to get a vid or pix on the site... :doh: the worst thing that will happen is i'll end up putting my magnaflow back on again and be out money. i have a spending problem!!!

nickelpayday
04-11-2008, 03:15 AM
Cool deal, can't wait. I want the TRD exhaust but Geez, almost 400 buks for an axle back. If the fitment and sound are not to shabby I might have to reconsider. 160 is much easier to part with.

rockthebeef
04-11-2008, 10:27 PM
Does it look like the knock-off exhaust has pinch bends instead of mandrel bends like the TRD? It probbaly won't make a huge difference anyway being that it's an axle back system. If it sounds nice (ie. not ricey), that should be reason enough to buy it.

CIONIDE
04-11-2008, 10:58 PM
Advertised as Mandrel Bent.

rockthebeef
04-11-2008, 11:03 PM
Advertised as Mandrel Bent.

Dude - eagle eyes! That's twice today you got me CIONIDE! The first time I blame my rush to get to work. This time I blame the beers I had at lunch (not a usual occurence). I'll crawl away now. :P

CIONIDE
04-11-2008, 11:11 PM
Share the wealth, make mine a Guiness.

MikeInABox
04-12-2008, 12:09 PM
Yeah, mine looks just like that. But I was expecting something more like the one shown on the Accessories page. That one resembles the TRD exhaust tip more. So I take it you also purchased the Exhaust tip from your dealer? Does anyone know where I can find a tip that actually resembles the TRD exhaust??

No I didn't pay for an exhaust tip. The silver angled down one is on every xB. The closest thing to the TRD tip I've seen (aside from the setup I posted up top) is the tip in the accessory catalog.

fireyrguns
04-14-2008, 12:23 PM
Any up dates on this exhaust?

NotJonGreco
04-14-2008, 12:37 PM
Those welds look sketchy...

whitebreadbox
04-14-2008, 09:09 PM
ok, just got the exhaust today and installed it. coming from the box, very well wrapped. tubing way larger than stock. some of the welds were very good, but some were not the best quality, but very solid with no leaks. it is infact mandrel bent. there were some scratches on the whole thing, but i drive my car. unless you're under the car, you won't see it. the tip is aprox 2in tall and 5in wide. i think it fits the car well. the fit and finish is amazing for the $160 i paid (to the door). ok, the sound... i've only put about 10mi on it since the install... at idle, its got a LOW rumble. A LOT louder than the magnaflow setup i had. at idle to 1700rpm, there is a noticable in car drone. not too much, but more than it was. it needs to burn in a bit, which will come quick (50mi each way to work). i'll add more later when i get it up to highway speeds.

as of right now... VERY much worth the money. infact, they should be charging more, IMO. if anyone can school me thru uploading pix, i'd be more than happy to do so!!

-Devil-
04-14-2008, 09:37 PM
sounds good, maybe someone can compare it to the TRD exhaust as far as sound goes ...

for that price, i would almost be willing to get it .. and replace the tip on it.

CIONIDE
04-14-2008, 10:43 PM
if anyone can school me thru uploading pix, i'd be more than happy to do so!!
Sent you a PM on posting pics.

rockthebeef
04-14-2008, 11:38 PM
Poor me... all mods are off for a while. I just paid a buttload in taxes that trumps my stimulus check by a huge margin, but I'm still interested in reading about how the exhaust sounds as more miles are put on it.

I read in some thread that the TRD got louder over time. This was probably from 1 person though... Is this usually true with exhausts? I had a cat-back on my SUV and it sounded the same for years.

-Devil-
04-15-2008, 12:10 AM
Poor me... all mods are off for a while. I just paid a buttload in taxes that trumps my stimulus check by a huge margin, but I'm still interested in reading about how the exhaust sounds as more miles are put on it.

I read in some thread that the TRD got louder over time. This was probably from 1 person though... Is this usually true with exhausts? I had a cat-back on my SUV and it sounded the same for years.

it depends on the packing material ... (the stuff that is used inside the muffler to, well muffle the sounds) ... some just use a series of baffles made out of metal .. those don't change sound over time .. but ones that are packed with fiberglass or steel wool type stuff .. will get louder as they age ... the material gets burned away eventually....

carguyphil
04-15-2008, 12:16 AM
The TRD for the Tc just has less baffles then the stock exhaust...idk if the Xb is the same way ^^^

DAILYXB-TYPE-R
04-16-2008, 08:12 AM
sounds like you ejoying this trd knock off "whitebreadbox" and i was going to give it shot at as well since it looks good and cheap. but how loud is it when you run through the RPM? can't wait till you post some pic and videos that'll be great. also do you feel any performance gains? great job

fireyrguns
04-18-2008, 09:35 AM
Well whitebreadbox whats the verdict? Worth the $$$

whitebreadbox
04-18-2008, 09:32 PM
i am enjoying the new exhaust. the only thing i don't like (which i will be correcting in the next few weeks) is the position of the tip. the bumper curves and the tip comes straight out. the angle is about 15-20 degrees. its not a big thing, i just don't like it. so, i'm going to cut a wedge out right in front of the tip and tig it back on. the sound is very nice. again, there is a low resonance in the vehicle from off idle to around 1700 rpm. after that, you can't really hear it in the car. i don't notice any performance gains, as i had a magnaflow muffler on it prior to this and am running an intake, header and light weight pulleyes. with the stock scuba tank (3 way cat) still under the car, it probably won't do anything for anyone other than look better and have a bit more sound. i think its well worth the money!!! if anyone else buys it, i hope you enjoy it as much as i do.

i'm working on pix and a sound clip... please be patient!!! :pray:

fireyrguns
04-18-2008, 11:14 PM
Thanxs brother man gonna go buy one :-)

DAILYXB-TYPE-R
04-19-2008, 02:39 AM
hey whitebreadbox, if you can while doing a sound clip can you put the recording device a little futher back and run through the RMP alittle so we can get a better idea of how it sound throughout the rpm range. thanx

whitebreadbox
04-19-2008, 05:08 PM
ok, here's some video. hope the sound quality is enough to do it justice.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kz_yzWNegBE

DAILYXB-TYPE-R
04-20-2008, 02:41 AM
wow that sound nice and i'm really thinking of getting vs the TRD.

whitebreadbox
04-20-2008, 04:48 PM
from what i can see, its the TRD exhaust minus $200!!! I'm really happy with it!!

NurSpec
04-21-2008, 05:04 PM
+1 that tip must have been welded on by a monkey. There is no penetration on the weld. It looks like it will fall off in a few months.

It is not worth wasting your money on a knock off brand. Buy a quality piece and buy it once. There is no warranty with that knock off. Most real companies out there will stand behind their products and give you a 1 year manufacturers warranty for defects.

whitebreadbox
04-21-2008, 08:27 PM
+1 that tip must have been welded on by a monkey. There is no penetration on the weld. It looks like it will fall off in a few months.

It is not worth wasting your money on a knock off brand. Buy a quality piece and buy it once. There is no warranty with that knock off. Most real companies out there will stand behind their products and give you a 1 year manufacturers warranty for defects.


so what happens in a year when when the warranty is gone and something happens??? buy another super expensive piece? i guess its just your opinion, as me saying that its worth the money is mine. yes, the tip isn't the best weld, but the rest are very good. i still think its a great exhaust for the money!!!

09XB24
05-27-2009, 10:23 PM
anyone run into the tip rubbing on the rear bumper after everything is installed and tightened up?

Bench2
05-28-2009, 05:13 PM
anyone run into the tip rubbing on the rear bumper after everything is installed and tightened up?

Not on the bumper, but I did notice some scrapes on the bottom of the tip (scraped on the ground). I'm on TRD springs.

DoughboyGT
06-08-2009, 12:28 AM
im convinced...ordering friday!

cincinfocal
06-08-2009, 02:14 AM
i got this pice!!! installed it with the scuba replacement part and deffinately noticed a difference! i also turned my cai into a regular intake...and the car feels way better!

adalida7
06-08-2009, 02:41 AM
i got this pice!!! installed it with the scuba replacement part and deffinately noticed a difference! i also turned my cai into a regular intake...and the car feels way better!

I just installed my TRD CAI and happy with it. I am looking at this as well exhaust as well. Just curious why you took out your CAI?

cincinfocal
06-09-2009, 12:21 AM
i didnt take it out per-say...i took a hack saw to it...and made a custom bracket...frankly...i wanted more noise...and the car feels way better! so i think its a great combo of exhaust and intake...also i didnt like that in the winter i had snow in the inlet of the cai...that sucked a lot...but its cause i wanted the roar :p i know...im retarded...

elwaylite
10-16-2009, 11:59 PM
Is this it?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Scion-xB-08-09-FX1-Axle-Back-Bolt-on-Exhaust-Muffler_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem45e9211a48QQitemZ300264004168QQptZMotorsQ5fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories#ht_3413wt_1165

I'm thinking about pulling the trigger. I liked the sound on the video, seemed to rumble a tad more than the TRD, but not an annoying rice sound.

cincinfocal
10-18-2009, 02:49 PM
straight up...you should spend the extra fifty and find the full exhaust, its way worth it...

DREWxB08
10-18-2009, 03:51 PM
straight up...you should spend the extra fifty and find the full exhaust, its way worth it...

x2

volrath169
10-30-2009, 11:52 PM
I'm very interested in the axle back as well. Just need to know which one it is.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/08-09-XB-JDM-AXLE-BOLT-ON-MUFFLER-OVAL-TIP-2-5-PIPE_W0QQitemZ380165956615QQcmdZViewItemQQptZMotors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories?hash=item5883a82407

or

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Scion-xB-08-09-FX1-Axle-Back-Bolt-on-Exhaust-Muffler_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem45e9211a48QQitemZ300264004168QQptZMotorsQ5fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories#ht_3413wt_1165

CIONIDE
10-31-2009, 01:50 AM
The 2nd one, but for about $150 you can get the whole cat-back with scuba delete.

elwaylite
10-31-2009, 02:39 AM
I know its $250, but I'm really enjoying Borla.

XD40tC
10-31-2009, 01:35 PM
I really just want the midpipe...

elwaylite
10-31-2009, 01:38 PM
As loud as mine is now, I do not think I could take it without the scuba :)

cincinfocal
12-30-2009, 06:51 PM
anyone have any rust issues with theirs? im going through its first winter and am wondering its durability with chicagos salt and snow mixture...

2AZFEMTM1F7
01-06-2010, 03:03 PM
I'll have this one on monday afternoon!!! http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=320345449574&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT
cant wait to get it i been countin down the days, anyone try this one???

cincinfocal
01-06-2010, 03:11 PM
for a $125 that is great!

2AZFEMTM1F7
01-06-2010, 03:26 PM
$185 with shipping, but it looked like a sweet deal. For how cheap it is i hope fitment is good, and it dosen't rust. In the end no matter how it sounds/fits/looks im only out few bucks. Im excited to get it on there and hear what it sounds like. i'll be sure to take some vid and post up.

masterbB
01-06-2010, 08:55 PM
i ordered the same one last week but for 140 shipped

toyotamastertechnician
01-06-2010, 09:35 PM
i ordered the same one last week but for 140 shipped

from where?

2AZFEMTM1F7
01-07-2010, 12:34 AM
wow awesome deal dude!!!! do you have it on yet?? you gota let us know how fitment is.

masterbB
01-10-2010, 05:38 AM
the seller was partsdomain. i've bought from them before. fitment was good, sound is not loud, very similar to my tsudo. you can tell the quality is a bit cheap. for 140 though im very happy

2AZFEMTM1F7
01-10-2010, 05:33 PM
awesome glad you like it, one more day till i get mine.

2AZFEMTM1F7
01-12-2010, 11:59 AM
ok got my ebay cat-back on yesterday and so far im happy with it overall, fitment of the pipes going together under the car was spot on, but where the tip comes out its a little too close to the bumper. Sound is awesome, not loud just a deeper rumble. I'm very happy with that aspect of it. Quality does leave me wanting a little more it feels a little cheap, but hey IT WAS!