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bobjoe1 Apr 29, 5:53pm - #167799 
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Converting a GT to GTS

I just got a new 2003 celica GT and I was thinking of taking off the GT tag on the back and replacing it with a GTS tag so that all my friends would think I have a GTS. I don't race and I just got the celica cause it looks really nice. What do you guys think?
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eclipsecelica Apr 29, 5:56pm - #167800 
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people can tell
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Celicacutie Apr 29, 5:57pm - #167801 

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If you want your car to look like a GTS, buy a GTS.
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LostAngel Apr 29, 6:04pm - #167802 
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Thats stupid man. Represent what you have. If you want 'n00bs' to not know what you have, just debadge your car. But anyone that knows anything about a celica can tell its a GTS by looking at it.
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Deseck Apr 29, 6:06pm - #167803 

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true...dont misbadge your car...thats extreme rice

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trog2233 Apr 29, 6:07pm - #167804 

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don't do that man...go to pepboys they sell those GT-R badges...u can have one of the few GT-R celicas...those are really fast thumbsup rofl
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ct Apr 29, 6:08pm - #167805 

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people will be able to tell because the GT has rear drums...if you wanted a gts you can get a 2000 model and just trade in your 03' (which i don't suggest you do). are you ashamed you have a GT?? you shouldn't be...you want people to think it's fast then Turbo it thumbsup

badging a GT as a GTS is like taking a hot girl to the prom but not telling anyone she is really your sister rofl. be true to yourself...and others thumbsup

Originally posted by SKOOF:
yoru such a clown, i wish you lived in nyc, i would love to just give you the beating that youve probably never gotten in your life.
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LostAngel Apr 29, 6:16pm - #167806 
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Originally Posted by ct
people will be able to tell because the GT has rear drums...if you wanted a gts you can get a 2000 model and just trade in your 03' (which i don't suggest you do). are you ashamed you have a GT?? you shouldn't be...you want people to think it's fast then Turbo it thumbsup

badging a GT as a GTS is like taking a hot girl to the prom but not telling anyone she is really your sister rofl. be true to yourself...and others thumbsup

Damn right!

Exterior: GTS has discs all around
Under the Hood it says 'VVTL-i' on the GTS
Interior: manual GTS is 6 speed, GT is 5 speed.
Redline is higher on GTS, and the speedo is too.
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ToiletPaper Apr 29, 6:20pm - #167807 
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dont do it dude.
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Parabol Apr 29, 6:28pm - #167808 
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dude if you want to do it thats fine no harm... but when somebody calls you out on it just own up and dont cause a hassle like these common ricers. thumbsup
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paperheart Apr 29, 6:31pm - #167809 
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I guarantee you people will know. It's so obvious.. and I'm pretty sure you have the GT rims all around as well. GTS stock rims have thin single spokes, pretty obvious. And even if you change the rims, you'll still have your drum brakes in the back which is really obvious as well. I recommend you just take out the GT symbol if you're so ashamed of it. Don't slap on a GTS symbol, people will think you're gay and will flip you off for no reason on the freeway. smile

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vondutchguy Apr 29, 6:40pm - #167810 

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i know the gts is 5 lug, is the gt 5 lug as well?
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RP137 Apr 29, 6:42pm - #167811 

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Originally Posted by paperheart
I guarantee you people will know. It's so obvious.. and I'm pretty sure you have the GT rims all around as well. GTS stock rims have thin single spokes, pretty obvious. And even if you change the rims, you'll still have your drum brakes in the back which is really obvious as well. I recommend you just take out the GT symbol if you're so ashamed of it. Don't slap on a GTS symbol, people will think you're gay and will flip you off for no reason on the freeway. smile

Yeah don't do it, ithought the GTS came with the double spoke rims and the single spoke is considered an option, even though most GTS do come with the single spokes...
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Erick Apr 29, 6:43pm - #167812 

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hey i was dumb enough to do what you wanted...i thought it would be cool 3 years ago... do you want my GTS emblem ?? I'll sell it to you...

But i sincerly regret ever slapping that thing on.. thumbsdown so its off

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bobjoe1 Apr 29, 7:53pm - #167813 
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how much you want for it? Also my GT comes with the 16inch alloy wheels, sun roof, and power windows. So, unless they open my Hood they won't be able to tell I have a GT.
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bobjoe1 Apr 29, 7:55pm - #167814 
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heres a picture of the gts:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayIS...;category=15288

heres a picture of the gt:
http://www.carguyz.com/dealers/526/autos/002530/images/pic1.jpg


I can't tell the difference.
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bobjoe1 Apr 29, 7:57pm - #167815 
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also mine is automatic so the 5speed vs 6speed wont matter.
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ct Apr 29, 7:59pm - #167816 

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whatever floats your boat...just get ready to get flamed by car enthusiasts...

Originally posted by SKOOF:
yoru such a clown, i wish you lived in nyc, i would love to just give you the beating that youve probably never gotten in your life.
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bobjoe1 Apr 29, 7:59pm - #167817 
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Originally Posted by LostAngel
Originally Posted by ct
people will be able to tell because the GT has rear drums...if you wanted a gts you can get a 2000 model and just trade in your 03' (which i don't suggest you do). are you ashamed you have a GT?? you shouldn't be...you want people to think it's fast then Turbo it thumbsup

badging a GT as a GTS is like taking a hot girl to the prom but not telling anyone she is really your sister rofl. be true to yourself...and others thumbsup

Damn right!

Exterior: GTS has discs all around
Under the Hood it says 'VVTL-i' on the GTS
Interior: manual GTS is 6 speed, GT is 5 speed.
Redline is higher on GTS, and the speedo is too.





what do you mean the GTS has discs? what are those?

and what does it say under the Hood of a GT?
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LostAngel Apr 29, 8:08pm - #167818 
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GTS has disc brakes all around. GT has drums in the rear.

GT says 'VVT-i'
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bobjoe1 Apr 29, 8:11pm - #167819 
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im still confused what disc brakes are. Is that inside the car? can you possible post a picture and circle them or something? thanks.
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LostAngel Apr 29, 8:16pm - #167820 
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I'll look for some pics...but go out to your car...and look at the brake assembly in your front wheels. Now imagine that same assembly in the rear. Disc brakes are better than drum brakes.

Basically notice the difference in look between your front wheels and rear wheels brakes.

Depending on the wheels on a celica, I can usually tell from about 25' - 30' if its a GT or GTS by a side view.
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5280vvti Apr 29, 8:21pm - #167821 

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Discs = Disc Brakes. GT has drums in back. (Notice you only have calipers in front)
GTS has them all around.

GT has "VVT-I" on the valve cover, GTS has "VVTL-i." Anyone that actaully knows anything about celicas will be able to tell the difference in the engines.
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RyCeCuBe Apr 29, 8:26pm - #167822 

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Veilside Apr 29, 8:31pm - #167823 
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yeah most people will see the diffrent between a gt and a gts but if it makes you feel better you can put the gts badge on but i woudn't do it if i was you smile

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Virgilson Apr 29, 8:33pm - #167824 

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LostAngel Apr 29, 8:34pm - #167825 
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Originally Posted by 5280vvti
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Discs = Disc Brakes. GT has drums in back. (Notice you only have calipers in front)
GTS has them all around.

GT has "VVT-I" on the valve cover, GTS has "VVTL-i." Anyone that actaully knows anything about celicas will be able to tell the difference in the engines.

Exactly, I would recommend against doing this. No matter what car, people that re-badge their vehicles as the 'higher up' trim people hate it.

Just be happy with what you have, and dont try to show what you dont.
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SmutasticGT Apr 29, 8:36pm - #167826 

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GT: 140 hp, rear drum brakes, 15in alloys, vvt-i (variable valve timing with intelligence)

GTS: 180 hp, rear disc brakes, 16in five spoke alloys, vvtl-i (variable valve timing with lift and intelligence) plus it has a different exhaust tip then the gt

Trust me...if you know anything about celi's you can spot the difference between a gt and a gts...just debadge and represent...please dont misbadge a celi rice
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LostAngel Apr 29, 8:42pm - #167827 
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btw: Go here for ALL differences.

https://www.celicahobby.com/tech/2002celica.html
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Gen7fan Apr 29, 8:44pm - #167828 
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I think this dumb ass is fucking with us, no one can be this stupid. Ok maybe they can but come on give me and the rest of us a small break.

If your for real why don't you go out buy a GTR badge and make your celica a skyline. What a Numbnuts spineyes wtf
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stefanoc Apr 29, 8:51pm - #167829 

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dont do that dumb shit man. everyone is gonna race u, and everyone is gonna find out. be proud of wut you own, it still an awesome car. btw wuts the difference if you put a gts emblem at the rear, you still driving an auto, so its even stupider.
ur gonna get flamed hardcore for living here in socal. if not, everyone is gonna think ur a fucken dumbass. if you wanna debadge to something that you arent, you shouldnt get a celica in the beginning, there not cars to be riced out.
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5280vvti Apr 29, 10:03pm - #167830 

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++++ Auto GT will own an auto GTS from a stop wink So in essence you would be "making" yourself slower.
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ct Apr 29, 10:07pm - #167831 

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this thread is funny rofl

Originally posted by SKOOF:
yoru such a clown, i wish you lived in nyc, i would love to just give you the beating that youve probably never gotten in your life.
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BaTMaN_4 Apr 29, 10:21pm - #167832 

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GT with a GTS emblem on = POSER! Just debadge it man will look just fine, dont be dumb enough to put a GTS emlem on your GT, trust me people can tell right away, had a friend that put a GTS badge on his GT for a while and he hated that whole week, no way a GT can look like a GTS unless you change absolutely every little detail, like gauges, the automatic has the shift-tronic thing too, and also has the shift up and down buttons on the steering wheel, and exhaust tip. Also the GTS engine is wayyyyy bigger than the GT engine.
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lanceg33 Apr 29, 10:25pm - #167833 

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Don't fake the funk - makes you a poser. Don't be like one of those Honda kids that put type R all over vehicles that didn't even have a type R trim level.

Just debadge all around. If anyone asks if you are embaressed about your GT just tell them you wanted a clean, stealthy look to your back end.

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carinv1175 Apr 29, 10:26pm - #167834 

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Just do what you want you'll find out on your own later.

IT IS WHAT IT IS AND EVERYTHING IS EVERYTHING.
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goose42 Apr 29, 11:08pm - #167835 

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im still confused what disc brakes are. Is that inside the car? can you possible post a picture and circle them or something? thanks


You shouldn't even be allowed to own a car.
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CID498 Apr 29, 11:14pm - #167836 

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rofl

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DaBigTickett Apr 30, 12:09am - #167837 

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U dont plan on making ur car primer do u?
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xXCelicaDudeXx Apr 30, 12:30am - #167838 

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How can you go and buy a celica and not even know what disk brakes are?? wtf

Didnt you do any kind of research before buying a car?? spineyes

If you know this little about your own car why do you even care what the badge says?? Thats the last of your worries...

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swtgrlxPiNAY Apr 30, 12:48am - #167839 
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if you want a GTS.. then why didnt you just get a GTS.. i think if you do that people would automatically notice and i think that would make you look stupid..
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grcelica Apr 30, 2:16am - #167840 

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Originally Posted by 5280vvti

++++ Auto GT will own an auto GTS from a stop wink So in essence you would be "making" yourself slower.


Thank-you!! I have auto GT and tired of getting dis'd all the time. I love my GT, and it ain't slow.

Dude why did you buy a car you're ashamed of?? Don't make a second mistake and be a poser.
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NorwayGT Apr 30, 2:20am - #167841 

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if i saw a GT celica with a GTS badge i would deflate its tires for being so fucking stupid thumbsdown thumbsdown thumbsdown

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bobjoe1 Apr 30, 2:21am - #167842 
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I couldnt afford the GTS and I didn't want to get an older model GTS because it would have more miles which means more problems. You guys could probably tell the difference from a GT to a GTS a mile away, but what about the average person that doesnt know the celica like the back of their hand? They would never be able to tell.
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NorwayGT Apr 30, 2:22am - #167843 

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Originally Posted by bobjoe1
I couldnt afford the GTS and I didn't want to get an older model GTS because it would have more miles which means more problems. You guys could probably tell the difference from a GT to a GTS a mile away, but what about the average person that doesnt know the celica like the back of their hand? They would never be able to tell.

i hope to god that you'r some guy from another online forum and is just trying to piss us off. i seriously cant believe how stupid your being

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grcelica Apr 30, 2:24am - #167844 

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WRONG VERY WRONG> maybe you're granny can't tell, but everyone else can, at least around here. Why not buy a grand-am and put a GTO sticker on it? No-one will know...
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bobjoe1 Apr 30, 2:24am - #167845 
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I don't understand why this would piss you off, its my car not yours.
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bobjoe1 Apr 30, 2:26am - #167846 
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Here are two pictures, one is of a GT and another is of a GTS, you honestly can't tell me that you can see a difference between them.


http://images.auction123.com/A123IH/dd21...ebimage001m.jpg


http://photos2.ebizautos.com/851/265011_1_400.jpg


trying to the find the difference between a gt and a gts is like trying to find waldo.
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NorwayGT Apr 30, 2:28am - #167847 

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Originally Posted by bobjoe1
I don't understand why this would piss you off, its my car not yours.

im getting pissed, because im fucking sick of people saying that 99% of all celica owners are ricers. i used to deny it, but i fucking believe it now. my friends say my car is cool, but they say that every other modify'd celica is riced out. it pisses me off to see celica's with Altezza's with neons, with parkbenches stuck on the trunk, and especially with fucking GTS badging on a GT angry angry thumbsdown thumbsdown thumbsdown

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is....04 srt4 stock
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NorwayGT Apr 30, 2:29am - #167848 

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Originally Posted by bobjoe1

Here are two pictures, one is of a GT and another is of a GTS, you honestly can't tell me that you can see a difference between them.


http://images.auction123.com/A123IH/dd21...ebimage001m.jpg


http://photos2.ebizautos.com/851/265011_1_400.jpg


trying to the find the difference between a gt and a gts is like trying to find waldo.

yea...if your not stupid you can find him easily. thats a little kid book. i bet a little kid wouldnt knwo the diff between the cars. are you like 12 years old?

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

is....04 srt4 stock
13.936 100.15mph 2.177 60'
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