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What are JDM Celicas? #129809 Mar 19, 11:08pm Mar 19, 11:08pm
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What are JDM Celicas?
Anyone have pics of JDM celicas, if they make it, and what's the difference between JDM and USM.


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Re: What are JDM Celicas? [Re: KiKangKiKang] #129810 Mar 19, 11:11pm Mar 19, 11:11pm
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Ummmm. Right side driver...differnt ECU tuning. They use 100+ octane gas over there. not much else that I can think of...I am sure there are probably other things though.

Re: What are JDM Celicas? [Re: Rocketman] #129811 Mar 19, 11:14pm Mar 19, 11:14pm
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Originally Posted by Rocketman
Ummmm. Right side driver...differnt ECU tuning. They use 100+ octane gas over there. not much else that I can think of...I am sure there are probably other things though.


Over 100 in the same engine? Is that Premium over here in the U.S? Last time I heard higher the octane the less likely the explosiveness + cleaner gas but that's all. So Premium isn't always good if you don't need it.


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Re: What are JDM Celicas? [Re: KiKangKiKang] #129812 Mar 20, 12:21am Mar 20, 12:21am
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maybe better quality parts? everybody seems to want JDM parts


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Re: What are JDM Celicas? [Re: KiKangKiKang] #129813 Mar 20, 7:51am Mar 20, 7:51am
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Re: What are JDM Celicas? [Re: Satoshi] #129814 Mar 20, 12:38pm Mar 20, 12:38pm
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jdm just means 'japanese domestic market'. therefore, a jdm celica is just a celica that is sold in japan.

the differences between jdm and american spec celicas are numerious, but the most basic are steering wheel on the opposite side, revised front lip, lcd dash, climate control, retuned ecu.

to answer the gas octane rating question: japanese gas is usually much higher octane (up to 108) while american premium gas is about 93 octane. the higher octane gas means fuel burns more efficiently (broken down easier) and increases power slightly. to take advantage of the cleaner burning fuel, all jdm spec cars have different ecu programming to take advantage of this and the cars run better as well as more powerful thumbsup

Re: What are JDM Celicas? [Re: KiKangKiKang] #129815 Mar 20, 11:34pm Mar 20, 11:34pm
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Thanks for the info.


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Re: What are JDM Celicas? [Re: KiKangKiKang] #129816 Mar 21, 3:21am Mar 21, 3:21am
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jdm celica? hm.. all red out tail lights, darkened head lights, right hand driver side, and i think a better engine?

Re: What are JDM Celicas? [Re: jspecstarz] #129817 Mar 21, 7:12am Mar 21, 7:12am
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Originally Posted by jspecstarz
jdm celica? hm.. all red out tail lights, darkened head lights, right hand driver side, and i think a better engine?


it's the same engine, but it runs better because of the higher octane gas in the japanese market..so the ecu is retuned to take advantage of that thumbsup

Re: What are JDM Celicas? [Re: Speed4TheNeed] #129818 Mar 21, 6:08pm Mar 21, 6:08pm
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Ok so I was right about the gas!

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