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Apr 17, 7:44am - #157261 
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Hope its not a repost, but has anyone seen the new car and driver boost edition, where they put the TRD 1.8l supercharger in the celi and they had a custom Hood to go with it from TRD. It was a nice Hood, looked good, didnt look to wierd, i liked it very much, so why doesnt this Hood get released to the market so that we can buy it and finally be able to get the supercharger!!


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Apr 17, 12:08pm - #157262 
haven't seen it, guess I'll check it out

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Apr 17, 12:18pm - #157263 
post us a link to that


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Apr 17, 12:59pm - #157264 
you cant see it online, it just did come out on the newstands, you probably have to wait, a couple of weeks or months before they put it on the net, but check it out on the magazine, they have some other cars too, but the celi is right on front of the magazine, its red!!


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Apr 17, 2:30pm - #157265 
I think I might have the answer. The new Celica is due in late 2005. TRD will probably now be more focusing on the 8th generation than the 7th generation. Either that, or TRD just doesn't like us Celica owners tuning up our rides with their "extreme" Performance parts! spineyes spineyes

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Apr 17, 2:32pm - #157266 
i saw it on TV...

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Apr 17, 3:50pm - #157267 
its just funny, because the answer to all of our probs with the Hood for the celi is right there, they got it done, why wont they just make it on the market now, damn, they dont understand how many people will buy it, i know i would, i want fi, but until i can get this car away from being my daily driver, i wouldnt mind supercharger, but oh well...would be nice to finally have a Hood that fits it, and like i said, it looks nice as hell!!


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Apr 17, 4:24pm - #157268 
come to think of it, the pic of the supercharger that was in the celi, is all chromed up, why is it different, we need to get pics, i wish i bought the mgazine to show...


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Apr 17, 5:07pm - #157269 
Toyota probably figures there isn't a large enough market to distribute something like that, I"m surprised they even released a supercharger. But it wasn't that long ago that there was a rumor of the Celica being completely obsolete and I wouldn't be surprised if that really would be a near future decision by Toyota.


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Apr 17, 5:47pm - #157270 
If a Hood actually exists for the damn thing, that's a huge step in the right direction. Even if TRD never releases it, someone else could still make a similar one based off the design.

If they release the damn thing, I'll be one of the first people with the Hood and s'charger. Another 30lbs of torque down low would make a HUGE difference in us auto GTS's.


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Apr 17, 6:26pm - #157271 
someone buy the mag and scan the pics!! thumbsup


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Apr 17, 6:57pm - #157272 
Originally Posted by qbanprepster21
someone buy the mag and scan the pics!! thumbsup

I'll check tomarrow if they have it at wal-mart.

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Apr 17, 6:57pm - #157273 
Originally Posted by LostAngel
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someone buy the mag and scan the pics!! thumbsup

I'll check tomarrow if they have it at wal-mart.


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Apr 17, 7:44pm - #157274 
I know I'd be one of the first in line with payment ready if the Hood ever gets released... it'd be great to read that article. I might just go out and actually buy a magazine - iamstfu

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Apr 17, 7:47pm - #157275 
Originally Posted by spaztikid
i saw it on TV...


same here...and the charger sucks...adds like 20 hp thumbsdown for a lot money


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Apr 17, 7:49pm - #157276 
i wanted to buy it when i saw it, i only saw it because my wife was getting her eyebrows waxed at the mall, so i strolled off to go bulls**T since i didnt want to just wait, i saw the magazine and the store in the mall, i read the article about the celi only, then right when i wanted to buy it, she called me to go, so i was like f**K... oh well..but at least i still read about the celi,


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Apr 17, 7:51pm - #157277 
the supercharger that TRD sells for the corolla and whatever is supposed to bring in like 40 hp, but the s/c that they had on this celi, was chrome and did not look like the s/c that TRD sells, so i dont know if it was a differnt one and who made it, might have been different, though it still needed a Hood for clearance, so if it is different, it still has the clerance issue


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Apr 18, 12:14am - #157278 
I gotta check out this mag.

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Apr 18, 4:36pm - #157279 
i still couldnt use it, the supercharger for the 1.8L is for the 1ZZ not the 2ZZ

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Apr 18, 5:04pm - #157280 
Originally Posted by faran325
I think I might have the answer. The new Celica is due in late 2005. TRD will probably now be more focusing on the 8th generation than the 7th generation. Either that, or TRD just doesn't like us Celica owners tuning up our rides with their "extreme" Performance parts! spineyes spineyes


dammit they better not make a new celica, i want the last generation!!! angry


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Apr 18, 6:28pm - #157281 
Originally Posted by qbanprepster21
i wanted to buy it when i saw it, i only saw it because my wife was getting her eyebrows waxed at the mall, so i strolled off to go bulls**T since i didnt want to just wait, i saw the magazine and the store in the mall, i read the article about the celi only, then right when i wanted to buy it, she called me to go, so i was like f**K... oh well..but at least i still read about the celi,

rofl owned just kidding if only we were all so lucky to have a wife to go home to. well i guess i'll have to go against my 3 year sub. with road & track just this once, hey don't forget to tell off TRD>> https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthrea...;o=&fpart=1 in hopes that they'll release such toys to us [/color]


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Apr 19, 5:55am - #157282 
got it in my hands right now grin

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Apr 19, 9:59am - #157283 
got the mag, i'll scan it tonight. they est. 180hp & 145 lb/tq at crank. the take off is faster than our GTS... frown the quarter mile is only 4 mph faster than the GTS...

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Apr 19, 10:00am - #157284 
oh, by the way, the rest of the magazine sucks, don't get it, it's not worth $5...

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Apr 19, 10:42am - #157285 
yeah, thats why i didnt buy it, but yeah, post the pics...


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Apr 19, 11:09am - #157286 
is it this you talking about

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Apr 19, 4:08pm - #157287 
yeah, thats it, will they every market that Hood??


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Apr 19, 4:21pm - #157288 
Ehh not really worth it, we need a better Turbo

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Apr 19, 5:02pm - #157289 
i duno if its from the shot, but it makes the car look ugly like an egg

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Apr 19, 5:08pm - #157290 
the Hood looks uneven confused

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Apr 19, 6:00pm - #157291 
Originally Posted by stefanoc
i duno if its from the shot, but it makes the car look ugly like an egg


yeah it looks squashed or sumthing


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Apr 19, 8:25pm - #157292 
You are exactly right. If one watched the Car and Driver episode with the Celica, they had said that the Hood had somewhat of a big bump on the passenger side because that was where the supercharger was located.

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Apr 19, 9:22pm - #157293 
OH that Celica... I think I saw that bad boy in person at the Auto Show here in DC on December. rolleyes


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Apr 19, 9:50pm - #157294 
i'm frustrated with the TRD department of toyota, they haven't developed anything for the gts.

other manufacturers have but they are charging five to seven grand for their superchargers.

somebody has got to start a write-in campaign to toyota or something and get them on the freakin' ball...

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Apr 19, 9:57pm - #157295 
Originally Posted by PolarisNV

dammit they better not make a new celica, i want the last generation!!! angry



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