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 ]