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lv_boy
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Mar 31, 5:46pm - #141369 
Need an Opinion

Hi Guys,

I have recently moved to Denver, Co. I notice there is a difference in my car's Performance driving in high altitude specially with Denver being 1 mile above sea level. I was wondering if i could or need to do some kind of tuning so as to get back the same Performance when i was in St.Louis.
One of my friends told me that his Nissan dealership offered to do some kind of adjustment for mountain driving. Just wondering if that really could be done or whether the dealer was taking the guy for a ride.

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Mar 31, 5:47pm - #141370 
the air is probably less dense which could be affecting your Performance.

do you have an aftermarket Intake? that could help get more air in...


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Mar 31, 5:49pm - #141371 
Ya i do have an AEM Gen2. But i can quite easily tell the engine has a hard time breathing

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Mar 31, 6:00pm - #141372 
maybe you need to clean your filter.


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Mar 31, 6:03pm - #141373 
if you have a CAI and have checked your filter as Evan suggested, I don't think there's much else you can do to enhance Performance besides moving back - idunno

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Mar 31, 6:05pm - #141374 
off the topic but.. are you using sportlines on stock suspension? isnt that bad (im not sure just asking)? how long have you had em long for?

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Mar 31, 6:44pm - #141375 
Ummm i was told it would be ok...and i am aware of the fact that it would worn out my shocks faster. Its been about a year since i put the sportlines...the guy who put it on say that i would notice if i need better shocks if the ride gets too jerky...but currently i am ok. Anyway if what i am saying is incorrect please advise and i would gladly put better shocks as i dont want to hurt my celica in anyway grin
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Mar 31, 6:55pm - #141376 
One simple thing to try is disconnecting your negative terminal on your battery. Let it sit for about 3 minutes then reconnect it. This usually causes your ECU to do a reset and may help solve your problem. When you re-start your car, the computer will make adjustments automatically to get the perfect air/fuel ratio. Hope it helps.

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Mar 31, 9:44pm - #141377 
Originally Posted by lv_boy
Ummm i was told it would be ok...and i am aware of the fact that it would worn out my shocks faster. Its been about a year since i put the sportlines...the guy who put it on say that i would notice if i need better shocks if the ride gets too jerky...but currently i am ok. Anyway if what i am saying is incorrect please advise and i would gladly put better shocks as i dont want to hurt my celica in anyway grin
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splendid! where did you get them?

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Mar 31, 10:21pm - #141378 
As far as I know there is nothing that can be done on a celica. The air at higher altitudes is less dense and causes your engine to run a little lean. I feel your pain - I live at 3500 ft and every time I drive to Portland (much lower elevation) my car feels much more powerful!

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Mar 31, 10:27pm - #141379 

Hey fellow Coloradoin and altitude power loss sufferer wave Altitude definately effects your cars Performance, at the track you'll run appr. 1.2 sec. slower.

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Apr 1, 10:30am - #141380 
Originally Posted by Psquared
One simple thing to try is disconnecting your negative terminal on your battery. Let it sit for about 3 minutes then reconnect it. This usually causes your ECU to do a reset and may help solve your problem. When you re-start your car, the computer will make adjustments automatically to get the perfect air/fuel ratio. Hope it helps.


Thanks will give it a shot and see if that helps.

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[b][i] Originally posted by 5280vvti]Hey fellow Coloradoin and altitude power loss sufferer Altitude definately effects your cars Performance, at the track you'll run appr. 1.2 sec. slower.
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Ya bro i hear ya...its not that bad..but i know the difference. I sent you a pm let me know whats up.

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Apr 1, 10:32am - #141381 
Originally Posted by Mad_Game
Originally Posted by lv_boy
Ummm i was told it would be ok...and i am aware of the fact that it would worn out my shocks faster. Its been about a year since i put the sportlines...the guy who put it on say that i would notice if i need better shocks if the ride gets too jerky...but currently i am ok. Anyway if what i am saying is incorrect please advise and i would gladly put better shocks as i dont want to hurt my celica in anyway grin
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splendid! where did you get them?


I got it done in St.Louis from this shop called hiddenperformance. They are pretty well known and they do all imports and the owner Steve showed me pics of some of his clients who had won on the track Gateway International in Illinois.

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Apr 1, 2:23pm - #141382 
Hmm think of it this way... everyone you race against has the same disadvantage.


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Apr 1, 10:43pm - #141383 
Originally Posted by GraSSRooTs
Hmm think of it this way... everyone you race against has the same disadvantage.


Ya i guess so grin

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