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svtbolt Apr 21, 4:26am - #160509 
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Hi, I own a lightly modded (for now) 2000 Ford Lightning and am actually looking for mods for my girlfriend's 2002 Celica GT. Any good sites to look at would be a great help. She's willing to spend about $6000 and wants a Turbo (she likes the supercharger whine on my L)I've heard the GT's are considerably weaker than the GTS and more than about 7lbs of boost might hurt the motor. If any of you veterans could shed some knowledge for me I would really appreciate it. Thanks.

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5280vvti Apr 21, 4:51am - #160510 

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GT works much better as far as FI goes, due to its lower compression.

While yes the GT has far less power than the GTS, it has its own advantages as well. The most noteable of which is its output of power in the lower rpms.

There are currently 2 Turbos available for the GT model; one from DA Sports, and the other from Stafford Fabrications.

Both Turbos should put a stock GT upwards of 195+ whp

The GT's capacity for holding more boost can be further increased by adding some low compression pistons from www.monkeywrenchracing.com

I hope that I could help you out, please let us know if you have any other questions.
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5280vvti Apr 21, 4:56am - #160511 

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http://www.dasports.net/00celicagt-FTS.htm

http://www.staffordfabrication.com/modul...3e&menu=300

smile

... and as for superchargers, TRD does make one but it will not clear the celica's Hood. There may be an aftermarket Hood it could be compatable with, and TRD was making one themselves but I think that they pulled the plug. You can always give them a call and see what's up though! smile
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My Sixth Gear Apr 21, 4:56am - #160512 
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The stafford Turbo kit dynoed at 233whp at 8psi and at 12psi alcohol injected dynoed at 255whp 225wtq on the GT email mike stafford at staffordfabrication@yahoo.com for all your Turbo questions

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svtbolt Apr 21, 5:54am - #160513 
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Thanks for the help guys. I've already looked at the DAsports Turbo, but didn't know about the other. I'll check it out. Any other mods (exhaust, pulleys, electronics, etc.) that might work well with a Turbo? Thanks again for the great help.

2000 Ford Lightning (silver)
PSP 4lb lower pulley
JLP tuned Diablo chip, ram air, and traction bars
Factory Tech valve body
Soon to come>>>Kenne Bell twin screw supercharger
6lb lower pulley and 2lb upper
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5280vvti Apr 21, 10:15pm - #160514 

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Well she'll probably need a new clutch to hold all the extra power, so perhaps an ACT clutch with a Fidanza lightweight flywheel would be a good combo. Lots of people have done this.

http://monkeywrenchracing.com/act_xt_street_clutch_toyota_1_8l_98_.html


http://monkeywrenchracing.com/fidanza_flywheel_toyota_celica_gt_mr2_spyder_2000_.html

AEM makes an oversized lightweight alternator pulley for like $70

http://www.titanmotorsports.com/aemunpulgt.html


I believe that the Apexi Power FC will work nicely with a Turbo.

http://monkeywrenchracing.com/apexi_power_fc_toyota_mr2_spyder.html

Greddy also makes an ECU piggyback called the "E-manage," and you can get it preprogrammed for Turbo here:

http://monkeywrenchracing.com/mwr_greddy_e_manage_package_toyota_1zz_fe_turbo_preprogrammed.html

As for an exhaust you're gonna need something that can keep up with that Turbo, so you might want to look at custom, or maybe the TRD Kazuma, which is EXTREMELY LOUD, be prepared to face herassment from the cops.

Here's some of the exhausts available:

http://www.titanmotorsports.com/exhausts.html
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5280vvti Apr 21, 10:17pm - #160515 

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Oh btw, I would recommend the Power FC with the Stafford kit, because o believe that it uses the stock ecu thumbsup
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chamoru812 Apr 22, 1:57am - #160516 
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Originally Posted by 5280vvti
http://www.dasports.net/00celicagt-FTS.htm

http://www.staffordfabrication.com/modul...3e&menu=300

smile

... and as for superchargers, TRD does make one but it will not clear the celica's Hood. There may be an aftermarket Hood it could be compatable with, and TRD was making one themselves but I think that they pulled the plug. You can always give them a call and see what's up though! smile
i was at a dealer and they called TRD and they said that there wasnt a supercharger that would fit the celica but will be out by the end of the year. Was that guy bs ing me?
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5280vvti Apr 22, 2:00am - #160517 

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Originally Posted by chamoru812

Originally Posted by 5280vvti

http://www.dasports.net/00celicagt-FTS.htm

http://www.staffordfabrication.com/modul...3e&menu=300

smile

... and as for superchargers, TRD does make one but it will not clear the celica's Hood. There may be an aftermarket Hood it could be compatable with, and TRD was making one themselves but I think that they pulled the plug. You can always give them a call and see what's up though! smile
i was at a dealer and they called trd and they said that there wasnt a supercharger that would fit the celica but will be out by the end of the year. Was that guy bs ing me?


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Its the 1.8L s/c, and yes it will function on the celica, it just won't fit because of its Hood. There was someone a while ago who had it and tried to make their Hood into an "eclipse" like Hood, but it looked like crap. frown The s/c worked fine though smile

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here is that funny link with the bubble for a Hood...the picture didn't work for me though frown

it might work for you
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slidr Apr 22, 11:10pm - #160520 

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Originally Posted by XplodCelica0708
https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthrea...#Post1869872794
here is that funny link with the bubble for a Hood...the picture didn't work for me though frown

it might work for you
Looks like it's about to explode. smile

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