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kinetic6
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Feb 10, 4:17pm - #101107 
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?


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RoMkApOmKa
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Feb 10, 6:33pm - #101108 
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.

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Feb 10, 6:50pm - #101109 
yea... There is really nothing you can do . sorry .

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CeLlYgT04
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Feb 10, 7:43pm - #101110 
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

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saspence22
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Feb 10, 8:33pm - #101111 
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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Feb 10, 8:40pm - #101112 
u can get header..turbo grin


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Feb 10, 9:28pm - #101113 
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.

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Feb 10, 9:58pm - #101114 
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

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Feb 11, 1:18am - #101115 
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

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kinetic6
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Feb 11, 3:00pm - #101116 
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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Feb 11, 3:02pm - #101117 
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.

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kinetic6
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Feb 11, 5:34pm - #101118 
agreed...with stronger internals


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Feb 14, 11:58am - #101119 
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

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Feb 14, 12:27pm - #101120 
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

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Feb 15, 9:06pm - #101121 
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.

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Feb 15, 9:07pm - #101122 
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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Feb 15, 11:17pm - #101123 
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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