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What should i get #115688 Mar 2, 12:26pm Mar 2, 12:26pm
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What should i get
aight this is my issue. i got 600 dollars from work (low pay since i just started bc of the car) i get 332 a month and i gotta pay 150 for the car. So if i have 660 now and will have around 182(with the car payment deducted) at the end + the current amount, i will have $842. Now the important part, what should i buy, i wanna get something that will make a nice noise (exhausts, CAIs, Short rams), bodykits, or what? please tell me what i should get, how much it is and maybe some pics or sounds.

Thanks a bunch (my car is stock performance, i painted console, calipers, engine plastics)

Re: What should i get [Re: Firestorm] #115689 Mar 2, 12:30pm Mar 2, 12:30pm
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wow...u confused me with all the numbers spineyes spineyes


Anyways...Intake and save for an exhaust thumbsup

Re: What should i get [Re: trog2233] #115690 Mar 2, 12:32pm Mar 2, 12:32pm
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get Intake and exhaust

Re: What should i get [Re: Firestorm] #115691 Mar 2, 12:35pm Mar 2, 12:35pm
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I was just telling you that i get 182 dollars a month and i have 600 now, but anywayz i got enuff for the TRD exhaust, buT i dunno if the Intake and exhaust are good b/c ppl are telling me you cant hear them both after

Re: What should i get [Re: Firestorm] #115692 Mar 2, 12:43pm Mar 2, 12:43pm
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For affordable, beefier performance:
AEM CAI
TRD Exhaust
Headers

This is what I will be installing soon, considering I just got paid. IMO, just from what I've read, this is the best combo of items when starting to upgrade a stock engine. After these things, you should probably work on some other aspects of your vehicular object, but pulleys, sprockets, and cams would be next. After those, engine internals(i like those words for some reason). After that, supercharger or turbocharger. Of course, there's always the new engine, but personally, I would just trade in for a new car, parting with my celica's fine looks.

For show and blingage:
(omg i cant believe i typed that)

Window Tint
Rims
Lowering Springs
New suspension (can wait after springs but is a must afterwards)
body kit

Audio:
A couple of W7's and a couple of 1000 watt amps
Multidisc changer (a must if you have a manual grin)

There are a bunch of things you could choose from really. For me, performance first, audio second, showiness third thumbsup It's all about what's most important to you(as someone once said).


Edit:
TSRM makes a buncha noise from what I read. If you want insane noise and twice the hp gain of what a the other TRD exhaust offers, go with kazuma, but it's not legal because it IS so loud.

Re: What should i get [Re: Firestorm] #115693 Mar 2, 12:47pm Mar 2, 12:47pm
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sounds good man, the 1st combo, also this is a must for me, a RAISED Hood SCOOP, if anyone has played need for speed underground, i want something like a trident Hood, lemme go find a pic

Re: What should i get [Re: trog2233] #115694 Mar 2, 12:49pm Mar 2, 12:49pm
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Originally Posted by trog2233
wow...u confused me with all the numbers spineyes spineyes


Anyways...Intake and save for an exhaust thumbsup


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Re: What should i get [Re: Firestorm] #115695 Mar 2, 12:53pm Mar 2, 12:53pm
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ok, i know i confused a lot of peeps but tell me some more combos or parts. This is the hoop SCOOP i want. Know what it is called, how much, and where to buy??? Linked Image

Re: What should i get [Re: Firestorm] #115696 Mar 2, 12:54pm Mar 2, 12:54pm
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THELOSTRICAN.COM ...GO THERE FOR THE Intake grin

Re: What should i get [Re: Firestorm] #115697 Mar 2, 12:54pm Mar 2, 12:54pm
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Intake/exhuast


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Re: What should i get [Re: Firestorm] #115698 Mar 2, 12:54pm Mar 2, 12:54pm
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TRD exhaust - $500 shipped
Intake - $205 at ecelica shipped or you can go with blitz at www.suprastore.com for $190 shipped
the other $137 you can put towards dc's header

Re: What should i get [Re: v3n0m] #115699 Mar 2, 1:10pm Mar 2, 1:10pm
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Originally Posted by v3n0m
TRD exhaust - $500 shipped
Intake - $205 at ecelica shipped or you can go with blitz at www.suprastore.com for $190 shipped
the other $137 you can put towards dc's header


you said 500 for TRD Exhaust, i have seen 551 and stuff w/o shipping and for Extended and standard, is that how much the pipe will stick out?

Re: What should i get [Re: Firestorm] #115700 Mar 2, 1:11pm Mar 2, 1:11pm
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^ rofl j/k grin

they allow the engine to breath better, hence more hp

Re: What should i get [Re: Firestorm] #115701 Mar 2, 1:12pm Mar 2, 1:12pm
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in the for sale forum groupbuycelica is doing a gb on TRD exhaust, i think. but yeah, extended is intended if you're gonna get a bodykit, so it'll stick out if you have a stock bumper

Re: What should i get [Re: Firestorm] #115702 Mar 2, 1:17pm Mar 2, 1:17pm
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also, what are some key advantages with Injen CAI vs the AEM CAI

Re: What should i get [Re: Firestorm] #115703 Mar 2, 1:20pm Mar 2, 1:20pm
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my bad, you can't get the TRD for $500 shipped in the gb. but you can get Greddy or Apex at www.suprastore.com for $500 or less w/shipping.

i think Injen gives you more hp in higher rpms & AEM gives you more hp in the lower rpms. Some people have been running into problems with their Injen CAI & sr. they're cracking & no one knows why, so far

Re: What should i get [Re: Firestorm] #115704 Mar 2, 1:42pm Mar 2, 1:42pm
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i just want a nice loud sound but to be legal, estimate a price and S+H?

Re: What should i get [Re: Firestorm] #115705 Mar 2, 1:43pm Mar 2, 1:43pm
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if you want loud, then go with the TSRM, it's $524+ shipping

http://suprastore.com/exhausts.html

Re: What should i get [Re: v3n0m] #115706 Mar 2, 1:51pm Mar 2, 1:51pm
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Originally Posted by v3n0m
if you want loud, then go with the TSRM, it's $524+ shipping

http://suprastore.com/exhausts.html


is that the Tanabe one?

Re: What should i get [Re: Firestorm] #115707 Mar 2, 1:52pm Mar 2, 1:52pm
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yeah

Re: What should i get [Re: Firestorm] #115708 Mar 2, 1:53pm Mar 2, 1:53pm
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It all depends on your personal prefence on what you want to mod. Whatever is most important to you, im going audio, show, preformance. It all about the individual person and they want done 1st. If your going preformance go with Intake and exhaust.

Re: What should i get [Re: Firestorm] #115709 Mar 2, 2:03pm Mar 2, 2:03pm
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i am gonna do perfomance, visual, then audio thats why i want the exhaust, btw does TRD only fit on the stock or TRD bumpers? and only for GT? i got a 2000 GTS

Re: What should i get [Re: Firestorm] #115710 Mar 2, 2:09pm Mar 2, 2:09pm
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TRD makes an exhaust for both gt & gts, just make sure its a gts exhaust. go with extended length if you have the TRD body kit or plan to get a body kit down the road. the standard exhaust fits flush with the stock non-TRD rear bumper

Re: What should i get [Re: Firestorm] #115711 Mar 2, 3:07pm Mar 2, 3:07pm
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Re: What should i get [Re: spaztikid] #115712 Mar 2, 5:56pm Mar 2, 5:56pm
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Originally Posted by spaztikid
get intake and exhaust

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start with the internals first(so get the Intake)and then save for the exhaust thumbsup

Re: What should i get [Re: Firestorm] #115714 Mar 2, 8:07pm Mar 2, 8:07pm
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ok i think i am gonna get the Tanabe Medallion Exhaust, thats like around 550 then 200 for the CAI, and after my b-day i am gonna have another 300 dollars and probly buy a vinyl piece and some pullies

Re: What should i get [Re: Firestorm] #115715 Mar 2, 8:25pm Mar 2, 8:25pm
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u should buy the Intake and then headers removel ur resenator (since ur looking for sound) then save for an exhaust and which ever exhuast you get it will sound even better and louder with the resenator removed


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Originally Posted by EuRoBoYGT
u should buy the intake and then headers removel ur resenator (since ur looking for sound) then save for an exhaust and which ever exhuast you get it will sound even better and louder with the resenator removed


what is the resenator, is that with stock or something in the header

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i believe that's your muffler, but the stock exhaust is one piece in the rear, so youd have to get it cut off and then get another piece of tubing welded on.

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i am just gonna buy a tanabe exhaust and an AEM CAI, with the money i got left save for a header

Re: What should i get [Re: Firestorm] #115719 Mar 2, 8:36pm Mar 2, 8:36pm
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^ sounds good thumbsup

Re: What should i get [Re: Firestorm] #115720 Mar 2, 8:49pm Mar 2, 8:49pm
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honestly if your not going for HP and your going for sound just get a muffler tip and take off your stock muffler and weld on a aftermarket tip.. cheaper then buying a full cat-back.. you can even get custom piping for like $100 bucks or so.. so all in all you would save probably $300.00 vs. a full cat-back from a company like Tanabe or Greddy.. for an Intake stick with AEM Cold air and get the By Pass Valve if you live near a bunch of potholes, its a good idea to get one period! and then you should have plenty of money left for the DC headers as soon as they come out.. hope that helped

oh by the way if you end up getting a full catback let me knwo im sure I can try to beat the best price you've gotten!

Re: What should i get [Re: Firestorm] #115721 Mar 2, 9:46pm Mar 2, 9:46pm
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Originally Posted by Firestorm
Originally Posted by EuRoBoYGT
u should buy the intake and then headers removel ur resenator (since ur looking for sound) then save for an exhaust and which ever exhuast you get it will sound even better and louder with the resenator removed


what is the resenator, is that with stock or something in the header

it like a second muffler you dont really need it


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Re: What should i get [Re: Firestorm] #115722 Mar 2, 11:35pm Mar 2, 11:35pm
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Intake/headers/exhaust will have you sounding nice.

Re: What should i get [Re: GroupBuy4Celica] #115723 Mar 7, 7:52am Mar 7, 7:52am
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Originally Posted by GroupBuy4Celica
honestly if your not going for HP and your going for sound just get a muffler tip and take off your stock muffler and weld on a aftermarket tip.. cheaper then buying a full cat-back.. you can even get custom piping for like $100 bucks or so.. so all in all you would save probably $300.00 vs. a full cat-back from a company like Tanabe or Greddy.. for an Intake stick with AEM Cold air and get the By Pass Valve if you live near a bunch of potholes, its a good idea to get one period! and then you should have plenty of money left for the DC headers as soon as they come out.. hope that helped

oh by the way if you end up getting a full catback let me knwo im sure I can try to beat the best price you've gotten!


i have found one for like 550 without shiping and handling. Can you beat it?

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