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CelicasROCK Feb 26, 2:27am - #112184 
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Drive by wire?

The 2002's have the rev limit and drive by wire. i know drive by wire give you better throttle response right? but whats the bad thing aobut it?
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eric_h Feb 26, 2:31am - #112185 

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probobally not being able to tighten the throttle cable

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spaztikid Feb 26, 2:37am - #112186 
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Originally Posted by eric_h
probobally not being able to tighten the throttle cable


haha... no... you wouldnt need to because its electric... its better than a throttle cable.


DBW was thought to be hard to turbo, but companies are findind their way around it.
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TomSilverCelica Feb 26, 2:39am - #112187 
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Originally Posted by CelicasROCK
The 2002's have the rev limit and drive by wire. i know drive by wire give you better throttle response right? but whats the bad thing aobut it?

I think its only the 2k3's and up that have drive by wire. The bad thing about the 2k2's is that the ecu only lets you rev up to 7800 I believe. This is a bad thing because it makes it almost impossible to land back in lift. Back to drive by wire, this is a problem because it makes it harder to add a turbo. I think any turbo kit that is out now is only made for 2000-2002.

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LostAngel Feb 26, 2:50am - #112188 
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Originally Posted by TomSilverCelica
Originally Posted by CelicasROCK
The 2002's have the rev limit and drive by wire. i know drive by wire give you better throttle response right? but whats the bad thing aobut it?

I think its only the 2k3's and up that have drive by wire. The bad thing about the 2k2's is that the ecu only lets you rev up to 7800 I believe. This is a bad thing because it makes it almost impossible to land back in lift. Back to drive by wire, this is a problem because it makes it harder to add a turbo. I think any turbo kit that is out now is only made for 2000-2002.

Exactly, I always wondered though why the dbw is hard to turbo though.
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element_celica Feb 26, 6:40am - #112189 

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Originally Posted by LostAngel
Originally Posted by TomSilverCelica
Originally Posted by CelicasROCK
The 2002's have the rev limit and drive by wire. i know drive by wire give you better throttle response right? but whats the bad thing aobut it?

I think its only the 2k3's and up that have drive by wire. The bad thing about the 2k2's is that the ecu only lets you rev up to 7800 I believe. This is a bad thing because it makes it almost impossible to land back in lift. Back to drive by wire, this is a problem because it makes it harder to add a turbo. I think any turbo kit that is out now is only made for 2000-2002.

Exactly, I always wondered though why the dbw is hard to turbo though.


the reason is because of the extra wiring...and there's only like 3 that go into the ecu if i remember correctly...it's not too much difficult to make a kit for it from what i've read.
anyway, i heard stafford was planning on making a kit for the gts.
they already have a kit out for the 03+dbw celica gt models.

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My Sixth Gear Feb 26, 6:58am - #112190 
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they have turbo kits for the 03 celicas with DBW, im getting the stafford kit and it works with the DBW

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beans Feb 26, 7:36pm - #112191 
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CelicasROCK Feb 26, 8:02pm - #112192 
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thanks. but how bad is the rev limit? like would it be worth to get even?
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element_celica Feb 26, 8:55pm - #112193 

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Originally Posted by CelicasROCK
thanks. but how bad is the rev limit? like would it be worth to get even?


rev limiter on the 02 models is 7800.

rev limit on the 00,01(i think),and 03-04 is 8350rpms.
i say don't get the 02 and get one of the other yrs.

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My Sixth Gear Feb 26, 10:39pm - #112194 
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04 has some restictor on the exhaust which makes it hard for a aftermarket header i believe i read that somewhere, 00 has closer shift gates which can be nice, but IMO because i have one too so a little bias the 03 is the best year it has teh darker interior and it looks nicer on the inside, the shifter is more smooth IMO, but its always up to you

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spaztikid Feb 26, 10:43pm - #112195 
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03 is the best year IMO.
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beans Feb 26, 10:48pm - #112196 
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Originally Posted by element_celica
Originally Posted by CelicasROCK
thanks. but how bad is the rev limit? like would it be worth to get even?


rev limiter on the 02 models is 7800.

rev limit on the 00,01(i think),and 03-04 is 8350rpms.
i say don't get the 02 and get one of the other yrs.
I always wanted to know about that
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