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...with the L-Tuned IS3 gear, preferably a forced induction solution. I just got back from my local Toyota dealership, and while I was up there what did I see but a fully modified Sliverstream Pearlescent Solara. It had everything, even the super charger. It sounded like a dream, I couldn't believe it when I saw it pull into the service bay. I asked the owner about it and he seemed very proud that he had the only TRD Solara in the area. Even after I got the oil changed in the Tacoma I took up there I didn't leave because I was to busy drooling over the Solara. It was so beautiful, if those L-Tuned parts aren't out by the end of this year I may just save some money and purchase a TRD Solara.

[This message has been edited by Syndicate (edited September 06, 2000).]
 

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i hear ya... before i decided on the IS... i was thinking of the TRD Solara. it's a sweet car.

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I am in no rush for TRD basically cause they will probably jer us all on the prices!! Can you imagine how much it gonna cost for a TRD Supercharger or (Turbo) Kit? I can do without that. I dont think that it is worth $5,000 for 40-50hp. I'd rather wait for a computer chip upgrade and some bolt on's... Like what the guys do with the A4's
 

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But it's a Solara, guys. Come on. Talk about a blandmobile. The CL-S looks better than a Solara. Sorry, just my opinion and about every good looking girl's opinion, as well...if that matters to you.
 

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Chip upgrades on the A4 1.8T are very effective only because they raise the boost on the turbos. The chip mod is usually accompanied by a free-er flowing exhaust, which also helps generate more boost on the turbos.

You're not going to see those kinds of results on a NA engine.

However, supposedly some of the RMM intake kits come with a replacement chip to take advantage of the new intake.



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well.. i wasn't really comparing the CL-S with the Solara, and even so.. the CL-S is way more expensive. Webmaster is right,
the chip only works most effectively on the turbo'd versions.

as for toyota, i think the solara is a great car. the ride is incredibly smooth and the design isn't bad either. i personally like the roominess in the solara, given the 2 door ... it definitely has way more room in the backseat than the IS300.

but again... i'm comparing apples to oranges...

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...Brad have you even seen a TRD Solara in person? I admit that the regular Solara is boring and plain, but the TRD Solara is frickin' beautiful, it almost looks like a new car. The CL-S and any CL for that matter look like Accords to me (on top of being ugly), besides I think IS3 will attract more girls (I'm buying the IS b/c it has what I'm looking for and is more distinctive and cost less than 330) than the TRD Solara simply b/c it looks better, I'm pretty sure most people don't even know what a TRD Solara is let alone that they exist.

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Webmaster.... is that why the RMM intake is so expensive? because you are buying a chip and an intake in one package?
 

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a lot of the time, when you buy chips you're not just buying the chips, you're helping them pay for the r&d that went into it.
 

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Originally posted by rarjoon:
Webmaster.... is that why the RMM intake is so expensive? because you are buying a chip and an intake in one package?
The kit we've seen for the IS does NOT include a chip and is still expensive. The kits they sell for the GS and SC do have chips and they're like $1200 or so.



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Geeeeez $1200!... WEB.. do you know what kind of results have beem posted with a chip intake setup on a GS ... maybe us IS guys can use it as reference to see if it is worth the $$$ and how it may affect an IS if they make that setup for us.
 

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Syndicate, in your defense, I have not seen a TRD Solara in person. To this day I have never seen a car modified internally and externally that made me look past the original product. Maybe this one is different.
 
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