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celicaracer01
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celicaracer01 Apr 11, 12:11am - #11519 
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making my Celica fast

ok what do i need to make my celica fast
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jeremy
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jeremy Apr 11, 12:22am - #11520 
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gt or gts... and how much money you looking to spend?

GT300 body kit on, getting fitted, doing install myself.
pics comin as soon as my kit is here and painted...
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celicaracer01
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celicaracer01 Apr 11, 12:31am - #11521 
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i have a gt and plan to spend 1500 to 2000
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1sikcel
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1sikcel Apr 11, 12:44am - #11522 
2001 black Toyota Celica GTS
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2001 Toyota Celica GTS

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stick or auto?

Current Mods:
Custom Exhaust w/ TSRM muffler,Injen CAI,Hotchkis Lowering Springs,Carbon Fiber Dash,35% Tint,UnderDash Neons,S2000 Antenna,Redded Out Tail Lights,Red Corner Lenses + Blinkers,Radio Face, AEM Tru-Power Pulley
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RawDefinition
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RawDefinition Apr 11, 1:31am - #11523 
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ummm...stickers...Hood LEDs...a wing ...and you set...a a grand more you can get a big exhaust and a kit thumbsup

Build faster than N/A
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XxX
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XxX Apr 11, 1:38am - #11524 
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Intake, exhaust, headers, or maybe you want to play the forced induction field...
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XxMerlinxX
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XxMerlinxX Apr 11, 2:29am - #11525 
2000 Silver Toyota Celica
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First off, you're gonna need more than $2000 if you're gonna go the way of the turbo. Same for a supercharger.

If you go N/A (naturally aspirated=without NOS or FI)... You'll need CAI (Cold Air Intake). Preferrably one made by Injen or AEM. Next you'll need a cat-back system. Kazuma has the best gains for a cat, but they're illegal. The next best would be the TRD system or the Tanabe Super Racing Medallion. After that, you can go with some small upgrades like AEM trupower pulley or hyper grounding kit. Unorthodox also makes a set of underdrive pulleys, but they're like $350. Headers can have a 11hp+ gain, but the quality ones are expensive.

After all that, if it's still not fast enough. You can purchase a nitrous setup. You have to get a wet kit however, because our cars don't have return fuel rails. Only spray up to 60, anything more isn't really safe without stronger internals.

Hope that helped. thumbsup

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Street Prototype
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Street Prototype Apr 11, 3:02am - #11526 

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im sure your gonna spend more than 1500 - 2000 bucks, thumbsup , you'll probably spend 5000 bucks... goodjob

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Grand-Touring-Dan
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Grand-Touring-Dan Apr 11, 3:26am - #11527 
2001 Spec Blue Toyota Celica
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Start with:
CAI - AEM or Injen
Exhasut - TRD or TSRM for performance then custom midpipe
Header - Hotshot
Cams - supposed to be coming out in the next few months from Crower
Pulleys - AEM or Unorthodox

Then little things like a short shifter, then work on suspension.
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Satoshi
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Satoshi Apr 11, 3:43am - #11528 
2000 RED Toyota Celica GTS
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how fast?

I think the realistic choice is...
1.new tire
2.driving school
3.Intake, exhaust, recaro, etc...

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FX-MAN
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FX-MAN Apr 11, 4:00am - #11529 
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Depends on what you mean by fast??? Top speed or Acceleration. For top speed air flow is key so go for a full Intake/exhaust/header/downpipe (probably well over 2K for all though), and if you have cash left over a high flow cat.

For off the line, here is my opinion

First thing AEM or Injen CAI. It Dramatically improved throttle response on the GT, and it will give you some power in second gear over stock. the MAIN gain I noticed is throttle response though, very nice

Then for better acceleration lighten your rims stock GT rims are Steel and are over 18lbs each, a good 12-14 pound rim will give a GT noticable acceleration. That will tap you out I think. (problem is you are gonna want to keep your tires, you can't afford to get new ones, so find a light 15x6.5 with a 5/100 bolt and just have the shop put your current rubber on the car). If you have cash left over, you can get a small low end torque gain from AEM pulleyes, not much, but you might notice it.

For 2K those are you best bets. If you end up with more cash then the TRD Exhaust, and a Hotshot a Header, you may lose some low end, but you will make it up in your 3rd gear.

I have the CAI, Rims going on soon, TRD exhaust, and I have pulleyes on the way. I am holding out on the header, because TRIAL posted huge gains for the GTS and I heard they were supposed to make a header for the GT soon (maybe a 4-2-1 so I can keep my low end torque).

There is no way in hell you will get forced induction for 2K, even when TRD figures out how to throw the Matrix supercharger into our engine bays, it will run well over 2K installed.

[ 04-14-2003, 09:57 PM: Message edited by: FX-MAN ]

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