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need some help peeps... #101107 Feb 10, 4:17pm Feb 10, 4:17pm
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need some help peeps...
i just have a quick question...i was one of the un- informed people to by the gts auto...i had no idea it was like 2 secs slower! but now i'm stuck with it. what mods can i do to improve my launch and be able to drive into red a lil' more. i already have CAI and exhaust, i heard a torque/stall converter would help greatly, would it?


Ha ha...I let you win...but seriously i wasn't ready!
Re: need some help peeps... [Re: kinetic6] #101108 Feb 10, 6:33pm Feb 10, 6:33pm
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Sorry my frend but it's not a lot you can do to make it faster...
Best for you to upgrade your suspention and make your interior/exterior looks better.
Or just exchange it to GTS with manual transmition...but you will lose some money.

Re: need some help peeps... [Re: kinetic6] #101109 Feb 10, 6:50pm Feb 10, 6:50pm
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yea... There is really nothing you can do . sorry .

Re: need some help peeps... [Re: RoMkApOmKa] #101110 Feb 10, 7:43pm Feb 10, 7:43pm
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Originally Posted by RoMkApOmKa
Sorry my frend but it's not a lot you can do to make it faster...
Best for you to upgrade your suspention and make your interior/exterior looks better.
Or just exchange it to GTS with manual transmition...but you will lose some money.


Yup, if I were you, I would take a loss, and trade it in for a manual...You won't regret it thumbsup

Re: need some help peeps... [Re: kinetic6] #101111 Feb 10, 8:33pm Feb 10, 8:33pm
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Yeah bro, cause Id bet money my manual GT would eat its lunch!!! Just make it look good...Dont race. That way people wont know whether its fast or not!! Just let em' wonder... thumbsup


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Re: need some help peeps... [Re: kinetic6] #101112 Feb 10, 8:40pm Feb 10, 8:40pm
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u can get header..turbo grin


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Re: need some help peeps... [Re: celicaTRDgts] #101113 Feb 10, 9:28pm Feb 10, 9:28pm
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A girl I know is in the same boat as you with a 2000 GTS auto. I have told her the same thing I'm going to tell you. Trade it in for a manual Celica, a high mileage S2000 manual, a high mileage BMW manual, or anything else like a WRX (certified of course) and cut your loses. In the future when you buy a sports car get a manual even if you can't drive one. It only takes a week behind the wheel to be a pro. Don't be intimidated by a clutch and a stick.

Re: need some help peeps... [Re: hephaestus] #101114 Feb 10, 9:58pm Feb 10, 9:58pm
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Originally Posted by hephaestus
A girl I know is in the same boat as you with a 2000 GTS auto. I have told her the same thing I'm going to tell you. Trade it in for a manual Celica, a high mileage S2000 manual, a high mileage BMW manual, or anything else like a WRX (certified of course) and cut your loses. In the future when you buy a sports car get a manual even if you can't drive one. It only takes a week behind the wheel to be a pro. Don't be intimidated by a clutch and a stick.


Exactly. When I bought my new celica a few weeks ago, I had NO clue how to drive stick laughsilly. I bought it anyways and am SO glad I didn't get an auto...Autos suck thumbsdown

Re: need some help peeps... [Re: kinetic6] #101115 Feb 11, 1:18am Feb 11, 1:18am
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ya same here i was going to by a gts auto up until five min before i signed the papers and i jumpped into a six speed and it blew my mind and it only took me two days to learn how to drive it

Re: need some help peeps... [Re: kinetic6] #101116 Feb 11, 3:00pm Feb 11, 3:00pm
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thx peeples i kinda figured... i love my celi too much to just give up on her...i'll just do what i can with the internals and force induction...all i want to reach is mid 13's


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Re: need some help peeps... [Re: kinetic6] #101117 Feb 11, 3:02pm Feb 11, 3:02pm
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Originally Posted by kinetic6
thx peeples i kinda figured... i love my celi too much to just give up on her...i'll just do what i can with the internals and force induction...all i want to reach is mid 13's


just run nitrous... plain and simple bolt on that will give you HP.

Re: need some help peeps... [Re: kinetic6] #101118 Feb 11, 5:34pm Feb 11, 5:34pm
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agreed...with stronger internals


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Re: need some help peeps... [Re: kinetic6] #101119 Feb 14, 11:58am Feb 14, 11:58am
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A higher stall torque converter will help your launch, but it doesn't make any difference after that. I have also heard (but not seen proof) that groundwires help your bottom end a little, which is what you need most on an auto

Re: need some help peeps... [Re: shabu] #101120 Feb 14, 12:27pm Feb 14, 12:27pm
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Originally Posted by shabu
A higher stall torque converter will help your launch, but it doesn't make any difference after that. I have also heard (but not seen proof) that groundwires help your bottom end a little, which is what you need most on an auto


ground wires do JACK SHIT

Re: need some help peeps... [Re: kinetic6] #101121 Feb 15, 9:06pm Feb 15, 9:06pm
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I have heard it both ways, but their cheap ($50) and they don't hurt anything. I have some sitting in my garage waiting to install, so I can tell you one way or another once I get them on.

Re: need some help peeps... [Re: shabu] #101122 Feb 15, 9:07pm Feb 15, 9:07pm
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Originally Posted by shabu
I have heard it both ways, but their cheap ($50) and they don't hurt anything. I have some sitting in my garage waiting to install, so I can tell you one way or another once I get them on.


That's $50 you could use towards an Intake or header or anything else that has proven performance - My $.02 wink


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Re: need some help peeps... [Re: kinetic6] #101123 Feb 15, 11:17pm Feb 15, 11:17pm
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Ya i was in the same boat you were in, i had a white celica gt auto, thing was seriously slow, people say its ok to be nice, but the reality is its super slow, anyway i saw this red 2000 GT and i decided to trade the white celi for the red one and i dont regret it, funner to drive, much faster.


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