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Mar 14, 6:51am - #125148 
who saw car and driver

They had a special show and had a TRD celica. They tested the car. It had widebody, TRD supercharger and other stuff. It was only a GT though. It had a 14.9 in 1/4 mile. That seems kind of slow for a car worth 44000. Man, TRD sure is expensive. cry


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Mar 14, 8:15am - #125149 
??? where can i get the TRD supercharger? I thought they only had 1 for the matrix so far

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Mar 14, 8:37am - #125150 
thats horribly slow...well i'll say more once i get a 1/4 mile time but stock gts' have done better


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Mar 14, 9:36am - #125151 
they said it put out the same power as a regular gts... thumbsdown thumbsdown but I did like the Hood they made that custom fit the S/C

they also said on the show the celica was one of the best looking sports cars on the market thumbsup thumbsup


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Mar 14, 9:52am - #125152 
i wish i saw it...

but yea, the supercharger is worthless, you may as well just get a GTS with the money you're going to spend for the charger and custom Hood and shit...

but cool otherwise grin grin


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Mar 14, 11:13am - #125153 
If it was a gts it would be gone. The guy who drove said something about the lift.


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Mar 14, 11:18am - #125154 
SHI_GTS

this is what I was talking 'bout

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Mar 14, 11:20am - #125155 
I saw it too, cool car.

It's got more torque and a smoother powerband than a GTS.

$44K a lot more can be done with a GTS and Turbo...

However, the guy testing it was like "This is just the GT, not the model with Variable Valve Timing"

Way to know your cars rolleyes rofl


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Mar 14, 11:22am - #125156 
14.9 is pathetic. i bet they only had like 4lbs of boost. stupid TRD always downtuning thier products. its never as good as it could be


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Mar 14, 11:29am - #125157 
yea i saw it too...they basically ripped it apart...except they said it was the hottest street car on the road right now in appearance grin

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Mar 14, 11:33am - #125158 
woot w0Ot. since im on the west coast car and driver is on in 2hrs lol. im gonna watch it


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Mar 14, 11:51am - #125159 
Originally Posted by NorwayGT
14.9 is pathetic. i bet they only had like 4lbs of boost. stupid TRD always downtuning thier products. its never as good as it could be


7.5lbs actually.

And 14.9 isn't bad, because I think the GT with them ran in the 17's...


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Mar 14, 12:07pm - #125160 
Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
Originally Posted by NorwayGT
14.9 is pathetic. i bet they only had like 4lbs of boost. stupid TRD always downtuning thier products. its never as good as it could be


7.5lbs actually.

And 14.9 isn't bad, because I think the GT with them ran in the 17's...

WHATTTTTTTT???? 17's. WTF. when i was stock i got a 16.2 with a 2.4 60'. how could they possibly run slower than that???? oh my fucking god. car and driver is full of fucking idiots angry angry angry


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Mar 14, 12:09pm - #125161 
aren't S/C supposed to make a whining noise? cause that one didnt have a whine when he reved...the engine just kinda lifted up a little


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Mar 14, 1:50pm - #125162 
Originally Posted by NorwayGT
Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
Originally Posted by NorwayGT
14.9 is pathetic. i bet they only had like 4lbs of boost. stupid TRD always downtuning thier products. its never as good as it could be


7.5lbs actually.

And 14.9 isn't bad, because I think the GT with them ran in the 17's...

WHATTTTTTTT???? 17's. WTF. when i was stock i got a 16.2 with a 2.4 60'. how could they possibly run slower than that???? oh my fucking god. car and driver is full of fucking idiots angry angry angry
ya car and driver says some stupid stuff sometimes

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Mar 14, 2:11pm - #125163 
Originally Posted by Mad_Game
Originally Posted by NorwayGT
Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
Originally Posted by NorwayGT
14.9 is pathetic. i bet they only had like 4lbs of boost. stupid TRD always downtuning thier products. its never as good as it could be


7.5lbs actually.

And 14.9 isn't bad, because I think the GT with them ran in the 17's...

WHATTTTTTTT???? 17's. WTF. when i was stock i got a 16.2 with a 2.4 60'. how could they possibly run slower than that???? oh my fucking god. car and driver is full of fucking idiots angry angry angry
ya car and driver says some stupid stuff sometimes


yeah... i dont respect their oppinions at all, their driverse are stupid, one guy talked about how the porsche GT3 was too much of a race car and he couldnt handle it... rofl

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Mar 14, 4:02pm - #125164 
Supercharger... thumbsdown

TurboCharger... thumbsup

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Mar 14, 4:39pm - #125165 
it was slow but tight as hell


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Mar 14, 4:45pm - #125166 
the TRD celica was made for the circut not the 1/4 mile. the supercharger gave it better horsepower and torque, to even out the power/weight ratio with a smooth power band to get in and out of the corners easily. with GTS you need to be in high rpm in order to use all of it's horses. the GT has more torque at a lower rpm so it's easier to drive at the circut.


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Mar 14, 5:18pm - #125167 
Well in the same show they had a Civic Si (SiR in canada) that they swapped the engine from the JDM Civic R. It had 240hp and ran the 1/4 mile in 14.7 @98mph, and zero to sixty in 6.1 sec. The Celica had 166hp and ran the 1/4 mile in 6.2sec and zero to sixty in 6.2 sec. The celica had a 5 speed and the civic had a 6 speed put in. My question is how a lighter car with 74hp more couldn't put up better numbers? $48,000 Civic... no thanks. grin

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Mar 14, 5:23pm - #125168 
Originally Posted by 00GTShope
Well in the same show they had a Civic Si (SiR in canada) that they swapped the engine from the JDM Civic R. It had 240hp and ran the 1/4 mile in 14.7 @98mph, and zero to sixty in 6.1 sec. The Celica had 166hp and ran the 1/4 mile in 6.2sec and zero to sixty in 6.2 sec. The celica had a 5 speed and the civic had a 6 speed put in. My question is how a lighter car with 74hp more couldn't put up better numbers? $48,000 Civic... no thanks. grin


need an edit on that 1/4 mile


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Mar 14, 6:58pm - #125169 
Originally Posted by YellowCelica03
??? where can i get the TRD supercharger? I thought they only had 1 for the matrix so far


that supercharger is for the 1zzge engine. i got the TRD parts catalog.
"TRD's latest supercharger for the 1.8l-powered matrix and corolla offers up to an 30% increae in max hp from 130 hp stock to as much as 170 hp and 6,800 rpm 0-60 time inproved from 9 sec to 8.3 and the 1/4 mile acceleration time from 16.7 at 84 mph to 15.8 at 84 mph."

the supercharger is recommended for the matrix but the matrix has the same engine as the gt.

i really wish though that c&d did the write up on a gts and really show wat toyota and TRD can pack into one punch.


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Mar 14, 10:10pm - #125170 
oops, sorry. Now that would be a fast celica. Celica did the 1/4 mile in 14.9sec @ 93mph

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Mar 14, 10:33pm - #125171 
frown when was this show, im always watching it hoping they will put something about a damn Celica????


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Mar 14, 11:05pm - #125172 
i wonder what it would run with the heavy wide body off.

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Mar 15, 2:25pm - #125173 
I woke up early to watch it spineyes

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Mar 15, 8:51pm - #125174 
how can it only hit 14.9? they need to yank that widebody off...my friends gt is hittin 15.54 right now...thats kinda pathetic but then again the celica wasnt really meant for 1/4 mile runs so its all good

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