Previous Thread
Next Thread
New Reply
Print Thread
Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 2,269
NorwayGT
Specialist
NorwayGT Apr 16, 6:37pm - #156585 

Specialist
2004 Dodge SRT4

Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 2,269
Seattle, WA
installing header on GT

i was looking at the install section for directions on how to install a header for the GT celica, but i could only find directons for the GTS. is it the same?

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

is....04 srt4 stock
13.936 100.15mph 2.177 60'
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 2,454
Elec-FuYu
Specialist
Elec-FuYu Apr 16, 6:40pm - #156586 
2003 Silver Toyota Celica
Specialist
2003 Toyota Celica

Joined: May 2003
Posts: 2,454
B.C. Coquitlam
i doubt confused but i dono

since the engine is totally different...again...im not so sure.

I am a HID Maniac!!
Joined: Apr 2003
Posts: 4,658
Evan
Rebel
Evan Apr 16, 6:44pm - #156587 

Rebel
2003 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Apr 2003
Posts: 4,658
Washington
the install is pretty simple: unbolt the old header, line up the gaskets on the new header and bolt that bad boy into place.

There's not much more to it than that.

[Linked Image]
Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 2,269
NorwayGT
Specialist
NorwayGT Apr 16, 6:46pm - #156588 

Specialist
2004 Dodge SRT4

Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 2,269
Seattle, WA
Originally Posted by Evan
the install is pretty simple: unbolt the old header, line up the gaskets on the new header and bolt that bad boy into place.

There's not much more to it than that.

is it something i should try to do on my owen?

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

is....04 srt4 stock
13.936 100.15mph 2.177 60'
Joined: Apr 2003
Posts: 4,658
Evan
Rebel
Evan Apr 16, 6:47pm - #156589 

Rebel
2003 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Apr 2003
Posts: 4,658
Washington
well it really depends on how much experience you have with installing parts like that.. how many tools you have, and if you're going to get any help.

Personally, I'd probably leave that one to the professionals.. not because it's particularly HARD, per se, but because it's going to cause you a lot of headaches.

[Linked Image]
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 560
R3DLIN3GT
Senior Member
R3DLIN3GT Apr 16, 6:50pm - #156590 
2003 Silver Toyota Celica GT
Senior Member
2003 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 560
LA, CA
which header did you buy?
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 1,619
LostAngel
Specialist
LostAngel Apr 16, 6:50pm - #156591 
Specialist

Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 1,619
Pennsylvania
Originally Posted by Evan
well it really depends on how much experience you have with installing parts like that.. how many tools you have, and if you're going to get any help.

Personally, I'd probably leave that one to the professionals.. not because it's particularly HARD, per se, but because it's going to cause you a lot of headaches.

I agree, theres a lot of easy things you can do yourself on a celica, but I would leave this to a professional, or at least get help from someone thats really knowledgable.
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 560
R3DLIN3GT
Senior Member
R3DLIN3GT Apr 16, 6:53pm - #156592 
2003 Silver Toyota Celica GT
Senior Member
2003 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 560
LA, CA
o i saw you got a hotshot header

it in your other post
https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthreads/thread.f_1869938316_0_collapsed_5__1.html
Joined: Jul 2003
Posts: 2,043
trog2233
ECelica Staff
trog2233 Apr 16, 6:54pm - #156593 

ECelica Staff
2004 GMC Canyon Z-71

Joined: Jul 2003
Posts: 2,043
Williamsport, PA
its a bitch man...Plan on LOTS OF TIME...and get a case of beer rofl

Its tight quarters down there
Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 815
5280vvti
Senior Member
5280vvti Apr 16, 6:54pm - #156594 

Senior Member
2002 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 815
CO
GT an GTS header completely different
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 2,373
AZZKIKR
SHO - NUFF
AZZKIKR Apr 16, 7:16pm - #156595 

SHO - NUFF
2003 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 2,373
ATL GA
yeah norway, installing a header on the celi requires tons of time (an entire day in most cases), plus an air wrench usually, cause the bolts are so damn tight!! You're car is gonna sound nasty as all hell tho (I'm a little jealous, and man enough to admit it) with the header and kazuma
Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 2,269
NorwayGT
Specialist
NorwayGT Apr 16, 7:18pm - #156596 

Specialist
2004 Dodge SRT4

Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 2,269
Seattle, WA
Originally Posted by trog2233
its a bitch man...Plan on LOTS OF TIME...and get a case of beer rofl

Its tight quarters down there

yea it is. its been only like 15 min. ive managed to get 1 of the heat shields completely loose, and the other (which needs to come out to let the other out) ive gotten 2 out of an unknown number of bolts off. my hands hurt from being in these wierd bent positions. im going back out to try and get the rest of the bolts off the one heat shield. its gonna be a long day frown

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

is....04 srt4 stock
13.936 100.15mph 2.177 60'
Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 815
5280vvti
Senior Member
5280vvti Apr 16, 7:29pm - #156597 

Senior Member
2002 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 815
CO
Good luck dude, just take you time smile
Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 2,269
NorwayGT
Specialist
NorwayGT Apr 16, 7:31pm - #156598 

Specialist
2004 Dodge SRT4

Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 2,269
Seattle, WA
there is one bolt on the bottom of the heat shield thats on the firewall that WILL NOT come off. i cant position a wracheting thingy there to get it off. fuck. and my fucking arm is bleeding from this shart shit on the engine block. im getting more and more pissed at this thing.

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

is....04 srt4 stock
13.936 100.15mph 2.177 60'
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 5,129
Sultan
Speed Omen
Sultan Apr 16, 7:32pm - #156599 

Speed Omen
2002 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 5,129
Philadelphia, PA
good luck on doing it yourself. I think the hardest part of the install is just getting to where you need to be. I had mine installed by a shop...
Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 2,269
NorwayGT
Specialist
NorwayGT Apr 16, 7:40pm - #156600 

Specialist
2004 Dodge SRT4

Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 2,269
Seattle, WA
Originally Posted by Sultan
good luck on doing it yourself. I think the hardest part of the install is just getting to where you need to be. I had mine installed by a shop...

i would do it at a shop for sure if i had any money at all. i have 23 dollars in my bank account, 35 dollars for the track on sunday, and 7 dollars to spend for the rest of the month frown

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

is....04 srt4 stock
13.936 100.15mph 2.177 60'
Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 815
5280vvti
Senior Member
5280vvti Apr 16, 7:47pm - #156601 

Senior Member
2002 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 815
CO
Borrow some from your parents or something? You should be able to get it done by a shop $100 or less
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 5,129
Sultan
Speed Omen
Sultan Apr 16, 7:48pm - #156602 

Speed Omen
2002 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 5,129
Philadelphia, PA
ah, I see. then I feel for you bro. when an install isn't going right, things get frustrating really fast, especially if bleeding is involved... frown
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 2,373
AZZKIKR
SHO - NUFF
AZZKIKR Apr 16, 7:54pm - #156603 

SHO - NUFF
2003 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 2,373
ATL GA
Norway...take $3 and go buy some liquid wrench ...that shit is amazing!!!! and will get any bolt off of anything
Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 2,269
NorwayGT
Specialist
NorwayGT Apr 16, 9:06pm - #156604 

Specialist
2004 Dodge SRT4

Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 2,269
Seattle, WA
MAKING PROGRESS. W00T Wo0t. the heat shields are off. ok, im going back out...just wanted to say that, and get some water

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

is....04 srt4 stock
13.936 100.15mph 2.177 60'
Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 815
5280vvti
Senior Member
5280vvti Apr 16, 9:24pm - #156605 

Senior Member
2002 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 815
CO
Keep us updated smile
Joined: Apr 2003
Posts: 4,658
Evan
Rebel
Evan Apr 16, 9:28pm - #156606 

Rebel
2003 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Apr 2003
Posts: 4,658
Washington
Originally Posted by NorwayGT
MAKING PROGRESS. W00T Wo0t. the heat shields are off. ok, im going back out...just wanted to say that, and get some water


good luck, man. If I had known before hand, I would've helped you out wave

[Linked Image]
Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 799
fastceli2001
Senior Member
fastceli2001 Apr 16, 9:34pm - #156607 

Senior Member
2001 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 799
CT
if you remove your valve cover it will free up some precious inches. thats how i did it. also be very careful when you remove the nuts that hold the header to the block, i striped one of the bolts and it took me a good 6 hrs to get it off angry

a kid told me that celicas handle like crap... i laughed
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 5,346
spaztikid
dikitzaps
spaztikid Apr 16, 9:49pm - #156608 
dikitzaps
1974 Toyota Celica

Joined: May 2003
Posts: 5,346
LA
you can do it yourself norway...


of your cool with your shop teacher at school he'd probably let you bring your car in and use a lift... then it would only take about 1.5 hrs.
Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 815
5280vvti
Senior Member
5280vvti Apr 16, 11:44pm - #156609 

Senior Member
2002 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 815
CO
Uh-oh we haven't heard from Norway in a while... laughsilly
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 1,612
eric_h
2low2slow
eric_h Apr 16, 11:45pm - #156610 

2low2slow
2002 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 1,612
St.George, UT
maybe he died...

[Linked Image]
A boats a boat, but the mystery box could be anything....Even a boat!
Joined: Apr 2003
Posts: 4,658
Evan
Rebel
Evan Apr 16, 11:46pm - #156611 

Rebel
2003 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Apr 2003
Posts: 4,658
Washington
Originally Posted by 5280vvti
Uh-oh we haven't heard from Norway in a while... laughsilly



uh-oh rofl

[Linked Image]
Joined: Oct 2002
Posts: 1,233
EuRoBoYGT
black & blue 4 you
EuRoBoYGT Apr 16, 11:51pm - #156612 

black & blue 4 you
2000 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Oct 2002
Posts: 1,233
El Paso, TX
if you need help talk to Grand-TouringDan

[Linked Image]
i've been changing but you'll never see me now
now i'm blaming you for everything
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 2,863
v3n0m
Specialist
v3n0m Apr 17, 2:52am - #156613 

Specialist
2001 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 2,863
St. George, UT
maybe he's already has it installed & is out testing it grin
Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 2,269
NorwayGT
Specialist
NorwayGT Apr 17, 2:55am - #156614 

Specialist
2004 Dodge SRT4

Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 2,269
Seattle, WA
lmao, i didnt die. but that fucker was the biggest bitch to install. totall time was 7 hours. 2 hours alone, and the other five with 2 other guys helping.

results...
*sound is definately deeper
*i coulnt really feel a big difference when driving, but thats why i used the Gtech meter grin
before when i Gtech'd the car i got 15.60 in the 1/4 mile, and a 0-60 time of 7.2 (at the track i ran a 15.59)
with the header installed my first run was a 15.41 with a 7.2 0-60 time. (my launch wasnt that good). then i ran a few more times and fucked up every run, ie, missed 2nd gear, missed 4th, yea yea, and once had just a horrible lauch so i just stopped. then my last run i had an ausome launch and got 6.8seconds 0-60, but slowed down early, so i only got 15.4 seconds in the 1/4 mile, but should have been much faster, i just slowed early.

overall...the header made a HUGE difference in 1/4 mile times. took .2 off my time while having a worse launch.

this thing definately performs.

it is not technicly hard to install, its just the biggest bitch of a thing to do, and everything that can get in the way will do so.

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

is....04 srt4 stock
13.936 100.15mph 2.177 60'
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 5,129
Sultan
Speed Omen
Sultan Apr 17, 3:04am - #156615 

Speed Omen
2002 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 5,129
Philadelphia, PA
glad to hear you got it in and it performs well...
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 180
PolarisNV
Member
PolarisNV Apr 17, 3:11am - #156616 

Member
2000 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 180
Nevada
thats sick dude it took .4 off your 0-60, very nice, im sure it was definitly worth the money and the time invested thumbsup

[Linked Image]
Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 815
5280vvti
Senior Member
5280vvti Apr 17, 4:13am - #156617 

Senior Member
2002 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 815
CO
Yay he's alive rofl

Glad the mod worked out man, I can't wait to get it. Now ya just gotta take it to the track wink
Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 2,269
NorwayGT
Specialist
NorwayGT Apr 17, 4:20am - #156618 

Specialist
2004 Dodge SRT4

Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 2,269
Seattle, WA
Originally Posted by 5280vvti
Yay he's alive rofl

Glad the mod worked out man, I can't wait to get it. Now ya just gotta take it to the track wink

yea, im going to the track this sunday grin. im gonna call out these 2 99 SI's to go to the track, or race on the street either way i know ill beat them wink

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

is....04 srt4 stock
13.936 100.15mph 2.177 60'
Joined: Apr 2003
Posts: 4,658
Evan
Rebel
Evan Apr 17, 4:38am - #156619 

Rebel
2003 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Apr 2003
Posts: 4,658
Washington
woohoo goodjob ya made it.. I wanna hear this thing in person, I bet it's LOUD laughsilly

[Linked Image]
Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 815
5280vvti
Senior Member
5280vvti Apr 17, 4:54am - #156620 

Senior Member
2002 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 815
CO

Cool, but... try to keep it at the track wink
Join the conversation - Register now or Sign in to add your comment


Moderated by  isaac 

Customize Your Toyota CelicaPrivacy Policy · About · Contact
CelicaHobby.com is an independent Toyota Celica enthusiast website. CelicaHobby.com is not sponsored by or affiliated with Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. in any way. The Toyota and Celica names and logos are trademarks owned by Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc.
© CelicaHobby.com, 2001-2016