Previous Thread
Next Thread
New Reply
Print Thread
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 96
Evil_Irish
Bad Toyo
Evil_Irish May 21, 6:46am - #182407 
2004 Absolutely Red Toyota Celica
Bad Toyo
2004 Toyota Celica

Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 96
San Diego, CA
Injen CAI INSTALL...Question?

After reading about the install...it says you need to take off the front bumper...

What about the TRD Kit front bumper??? Would I still need to take that off to install my CAI??? Or is there a way around it?

,,,anyone who knows or has a TRD kit and did the install...info would be appreciated!

Please and Thank you!

2004 Celica GT-S
A.K.A. "Bad Toyo"
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 5,346
spaztikid
dikitzaps
spaztikid May 21, 6:48am - #182408 
dikitzaps
1974 Toyota Celica

Joined: May 2003
Posts: 5,346
LA
you dont need to remove the bumper...
Joined: Oct 2002
Posts: 1,233
EuRoBoYGT
black & blue 4 you
EuRoBoYGT May 21, 6:48am - #182409 

black & blue 4 you
2000 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Oct 2002
Posts: 1,233
El Paso, TX
or you can take off ur driver side wheel but it's best to take off the bumper canse you need to cut out a hole in the fender wall

[Linked Image]
i've been changing but you'll never see me now
now i'm blaming you for everything
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 96
Evil_Irish
Bad Toyo
Evil_Irish May 21, 6:50am - #182410 
2004 Absolutely Red Toyota Celica
Bad Toyo
2004 Toyota Celica

Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 96
San Diego, CA
You have a CAI on your Celi, don't you Josh?

2004 Celica GT-S
A.K.A. "Bad Toyo"
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 5,346
spaztikid
dikitzaps
spaztikid May 21, 7:23am - #182411 
dikitzaps
1974 Toyota Celica

Joined: May 2003
Posts: 5,346
LA
yessir thumbsup
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 20
Qburt19
Member
Qburt19 May 21, 2:13pm - #182412 
2002 Silver Toyota Celica GT
Member
2002 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 20
VA Beach
You don't need to take off the bumper. All I did was cut the plastic for the Intake hole from the engine bay, and I just slipped the whole Intake in. I assembled the Intake filter to the pipe first, then slipped it in. I would also suggest removing the wheel, but you don't have to. A week later from the install, I removed my bumper anyway to put the heat shield in. Taking the TRD bumper off wasn't that hard. So don't sweat it.
Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 914
robare99
Senior Member
robare99 May 21, 4:19pm - #182413 

Senior Member
2003 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 914
Alberta, Canada
Taking off the bumper is pretty easy. I say try it & get used to it. Get under the car, get a bit dirty. Opens things right up so you can see what you're doing, instead of working half blind.

Also for the cut out, be sure to cut a good inch away from the tube all around. There have been instances of people not cutting as far, and where the plastics touch the pipe, a hole has been rubbed through or close from the friction.
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 96
Evil_Irish
Bad Toyo
Evil_Irish May 21, 7:37pm - #182414 
2004 Absolutely Red Toyota Celica
Bad Toyo
2004 Toyota Celica

Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 96
San Diego, CA
Are all the bolt/nuts/screws to take off the front bumper visible??? Or are there some hidden ones???

Also, do you need 2 people like when installing a Hood, or can it be done solo?

2004 Celica GT-S
A.K.A. "Bad Toyo"
Joined: Oct 2002
Posts: 1,233
EuRoBoYGT
black & blue 4 you
EuRoBoYGT May 21, 7:43pm - #182415 

black & blue 4 you
2000 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Oct 2002
Posts: 1,233
El Paso, TX
here are some pics and instructions to help you remove the bumper the first time i didn't it it took me like 30 mins to remover it's but now i can remove it and put it back in under 20 thumbsup it's real easy thumbsup


https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthreads/thread.f_1869783396_0_collapsed_2__1.html
https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthreads/thread.f_57083_0_collapsed_2__1.html

[Linked Image]
i've been changing but you'll never see me now
now i'm blaming you for everything
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 1,716
celicafourotwo
Specialist
celicafourotwo May 21, 10:29pm - #182416 

Specialist
2000 Toyota Celica

Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 1,716
Nebraska
^^^yup yup..

Originally Posted by pesho01
Question:
Whenever my car is at a full stop or even in park the RPM never sits on 0. what does this mean?
Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 372
darksidecelica
Member
darksidecelica May 21, 11:18pm - #182417 

Member
2001 Toyota Celica

Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 372
you should take off the bumper so you can see what ur doing...its not really hard...dont be afraid of working or getting a lil dirty thumbsup good luck with ur install
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 96
Evil_Irish
Bad Toyo
Evil_Irish May 22, 9:07pm - #182418 
2004 Absolutely Red Toyota Celica
Bad Toyo
2004 Toyota Celica

Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 96
San Diego, CA
Never AFRAID of getting dirty!!! grin

Well...The install is done...I DIDN'T take of the bumper...I just went through the splash guard under the driver side wheel well...

Installed the Injen CAI with a heat shield...looks pretty good! Sounds Awesome...especially in lift... thumbsup

BUT...Today I noticed my Check Engine Light came on...so, now I must firgue out what's up with that!

...Which poses another question...I have an 04 GTS...when I pulled the small vacuum line off the engine and plugged the nipple on the engine...it left that vacuum line with no where to go...and that specific one starts out as ONE line and has a "Y" connector to make it two... What should I do with this??? Plug it? Leave it be? confused

2004 Celica GT-S
A.K.A. "Bad Toyo"
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