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Need an Opinion #141369 Mar 31, 4:46pm Mar 31, 4:46pm
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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.

Thanks

Re: Need an Opinion [Re: lv_boy] #141370 Mar 31, 4:47pm Mar 31, 4:47pm
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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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Re: Need an Opinion [Re: lv_boy] #141371 Mar 31, 4:49pm Mar 31, 4:49pm
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Ya i do have an AEM Gen2. But i can quite easily tell the engine has a hard time breathing

Re: Need an Opinion [Re: lv_boy] #141372 Mar 31, 5:00pm Mar 31, 5:00pm
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maybe you need to clean your filter.


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Re: Need an Opinion [Re: lv_boy] #141373 Mar 31, 5:03pm Mar 31, 5:03pm
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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

Re: Need an Opinion [Re: Sultan] #141374 Mar 31, 5:05pm Mar 31, 5:05pm
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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?

Re: Need an Opinion [Re: Mad_Game] #141375 Mar 31, 5:44pm Mar 31, 5:44pm
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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
Thanks

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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.

Re: Need an Opinion [Re: lv_boy] #141377 Mar 31, 8:44pm Mar 31, 8:44pm
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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?

Re: Need an Opinion [Re: lv_boy] #141378 Mar 31, 9:21pm Mar 31, 9:21pm
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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!

Re: Need an Opinion [Re: lv_boy] #141379 Mar 31, 9:27pm Mar 31, 9:27pm
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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.

Re: Need an Opinion [Re: Psquared] #141380 Apr 1, 9:30am Apr 1, 9:30am
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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.

Re: Need an Opinion [Re: Mad_Game] #141381 Apr 1, 9:32am Apr 1, 9:32am
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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.

Re: Need an Opinion [Re: lv_boy] #141382 Apr 1, 1:23pm Apr 1, 1:23pm
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Hmm think of it this way... everyone you race against has the same disadvantage.


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Re: Need an Opinion [Re: GraSSRooTs] #141383 Apr 1, 9:43pm Apr 1, 9:43pm
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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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