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2003 Stock GT #156256 Apr 15, 10:40pm Apr 15, 10:40pm
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i have a 2003 celica gt auto

i want to add some Performance to it, what should i do?

basic things first nothing too crazy and big

please dont say sell your car and buy a gts manual and all that stuff because i already know how better it is

i would really appreciate some advise

Re: 2003 Stock GT [Re: R3DLIN3GT] #156257 Apr 15, 10:43pm Apr 15, 10:43pm
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acceleration: Intake, header, exhaust, pully's, high flow cat, light weight rims

handling: springs, struts, front and rear strut tower bar, sway bars


was....5speed with i/h/e
15.41 @ 89.30mph 2.282 60'

is....04 srt4 stock
13.936 100.15mph 2.177 60'
Re: 2003 Stock GT [Re: R3DLIN3GT] #156258 Apr 15, 10:47pm Apr 15, 10:47pm
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thanks norway

any specific brands i should be looking out for

and what do you expect the price would be for all of that you listed

Re: 2003 Stock GT [Re: R3DLIN3GT] #156259 Apr 15, 10:53pm Apr 15, 10:53pm
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Intake: either AEM, or Injen...230 about
header: hotshot...about 400
exhaust: TRD if you want it quiet and get good gains, or TRD kazuma if you want it loud as hell and the best gains possible...TRD for about 450, kazuma for about 350
pully: AEM...about 75dollars
light weight rims: totally whatever your preferance is. however, if you want more go than show dont go bigger than 16 inches. i want to get 15inch rota subzero's. only 11.5lbs

springs: i recomend hotchkis, but TRD, eibach, and some other brands are also good...about 200 dollars
struts: dont know which brand is best
strut tower bar: i like the APR, but some people have problems with it...110
rear strut tower bar: TRD...150 dollars
sway bars: either TRD, or hotchkis...dont knwo the price


was....5speed with i/h/e
15.41 @ 89.30mph 2.282 60'

is....04 srt4 stock
13.936 100.15mph 2.177 60'
Re: 2003 Stock GT [Re: R3DLIN3GT] #156260 Apr 15, 10:56pm Apr 15, 10:56pm
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what is high flow cats?

is that part of the exhaust system? or does it need to be purcahsed separetly?

Re: 2003 Stock GT [Re: R3DLIN3GT] #156261 Apr 15, 10:59pm Apr 15, 10:59pm
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Originally Posted by R3DLIN3GT
what is high flow cats?

is that part of the exhaust system? or does it need to be purcahsed separetly?

purchased separately. cat is short for catalayic converter (i cant spell worth shit,lol, but mabe i spelled it right). the cat cleans the exhaust, and makes the exhaust less polluting, the stock one restricts the exhust very much, and you can get a high flow cat that will free up the exhaust flow, and gain horsepower.

ill find a link with high flow cat's for sale


was....5speed with i/h/e
15.41 @ 89.30mph 2.282 60'

is....04 srt4 stock
13.936 100.15mph 2.177 60'
Re: 2003 Stock GT [Re: R3DLIN3GT] #156262 Apr 15, 11:01pm Apr 15, 11:01pm
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good site for info on high flow catalayic converters

http://www.randomtechnology.com/


was....5speed with i/h/e
15.41 @ 89.30mph 2.282 60'

is....04 srt4 stock
13.936 100.15mph 2.177 60'
Re: 2003 Stock GT [Re: R3DLIN3GT] #156263 Apr 15, 11:03pm Apr 15, 11:03pm
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first get AEM CAI, its 250$ max
then TRD exhaust, 650$
dc headers, coming out soon
apexi PFC, 1000$

best mods to give you good hp gains.
welcome to ec. im from glendale also. wut color is ur car?

Re: 2003 Stock GT [Re: R3DLIN3GT] #156264 Apr 15, 11:04pm Apr 15, 11:04pm
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great thanks

with the installation of all these Performance parts will there be more maintainence for these parts and the car or will it run fine after installation

Re: 2003 Stock GT [Re: R3DLIN3GT] #156265 Apr 15, 11:10pm Apr 15, 11:10pm
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Originally Posted by R3DLIN3GT
great thanks

with the installation of all these Performance parts will there be more maintainence for these parts and the car or will it run fine after installation



Intake and exhaust improve Performance. think of Intake and exhaust as inhaling and exhaling. so yea, better air flow. and the ecu upgrade will also give you better gas mileage if im right. Overall means it is good if not better, but wut makes it worst is when ppl add these mods they race it more. more pressure=quicker wear-out

Re: 2003 Stock GT [Re: NorwayGT] #156266 Apr 16, 2:51am Apr 16, 2:51am
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Originally Posted by NorwayGT
acceleration: Intake, header, exhaust, pully's, high flow cat, light weight rims

handling: springs, struts, front and rear strut tower bar, sway bars

Re: 2003 Stock GT [Re: R3DLIN3GT] #156267 Apr 16, 5:55am Apr 16, 5:55am
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buy a stick dont start moding a auto

Re: 2003 Stock GT [Re: R3DLIN3GT] #156268 Apr 16, 8:45am Apr 16, 8:45am
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I just put 17" rims on my 2000 GT manuel. And it's so slow! Even when I'm cranking at 6,000 rpms. It makes me sad. Don't worry about engine work unless your thinking Turbo. Just save that cash and make it look spiffy or get a fast project car.

Re: 2003 Stock GT [Re: Thatkid_0] #156269 Apr 16, 8:50am Apr 16, 8:50am
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Originally Posted by Thatkid_0
I just put 17" rims on my 2000 GT manuel. And it's so slow! Even when I'm cranking at 6,000 rpms. It makes me sad. Don't worry about engine work unless your thinking Turbo. Just save that cash and make it look spiffy or get a fast project car.


i'd do that^^ spineyes


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Re: 2003 Stock GT [Re: Thatkid_0] #156270 Apr 16, 9:04am Apr 16, 9:04am
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Originally Posted by Thatkid_0
I just put 17" rims on my 2000 GT manuel. And it's so slow! Even when I'm cranking at 6,000 rpms. It makes me sad. Don't worry about engine work unless your thinking Turbo. Just save that cash and make it look spiffy or get a fast project car.


yea i was thinking that but i still want some better Performance anyway

and for the guy that said dont mod an auto, dont worry i am buying a new car next year which will be a stick so that will be the car withj true power this car is just to practice

Re: 2003 Stock GT [Re: R3DLIN3GT] #156271 Apr 16, 12:30pm Apr 16, 12:30pm
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don't worry bro, if you want to mod your auto then do it... any of the bolt-ons mentioned will give you some gains and suspension work will improve your cornering... as long as you get quality parts, your mods will only improve the ride

Re: 2003 Stock GT [Re: Sultan] #156272 Apr 16, 7:38pm Apr 16, 7:38pm
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Originally Posted by Sultan

don't worry bro, if you want to mod your auto then do it... any of the bolt-ons mentioned will give you some gains and suspension work will improve your cornering... as long as you get quality parts, your mods will only improve the ride


thanks for not putting me down with the auto thumbsup

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an auto is alright, it is just that i have tried a manual and i will never go back...

Re: 2003 Stock GT [Re: R3DLIN3GT] #156274 Apr 16, 9:56pm Apr 16, 9:56pm
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yea same with me i have tried an auto and i will never go back to it

Manual here i come!

Re: 2003 Stock GT [Re: R3DLIN3GT] #156275 Apr 17, 7:36am Apr 17, 7:36am
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i never tried an auto always used stick


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Re: 2003 Stock GT [Re: R3DLIN3GT] #156276 Apr 17, 9:21am Apr 17, 9:21am
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I have an auto/triptonic GTS. And she hauls ass just fine .. LoL. I guess I'm just too lazy to drive a stick. rofl

Re: 2003 Stock GT [Re: R3DLIN3GT] #156277 Apr 17, 2:30pm Apr 17, 2:30pm
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DC headers are now going for about 300$

Re: 2003 Stock GT [Re: R3DLIN3GT] #156278 Apr 17, 2:33pm Apr 17, 2:33pm
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I didnt see it mentioned, but a light weight flywheel will help.

Re: 2003 Stock GT [Re: LostAngel] #156279 Apr 17, 8:21pm Apr 17, 8:21pm
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Originally Posted by LostAngel
I didnt see it mentioned, but a light weight flywheel will help.


heard a lot about that from people
good to know they werent lying to me thumbsup

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