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mr_celica
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mr_celica Jun 9, 3:19am - #195230 

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2001 Toyota Celica GT

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La Paz - Bolivia
Whats the thing you dislike the most of the 7th gen Celicas ?

Id say the engine ( shouldve come with a 2.0 Turbo or summtin ) and the interior.. not the seats but the color of the dash and stuff.. that gray looks horrible (shouldve been black or some combination with the exterior paint )

other than that I just LOVE my celi grin

"Honda May Cry..."
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Peterkwon87
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Peterkwon87 Jun 9, 3:19am - #195231 

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NorwayGT
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NorwayGT Jun 9, 3:28am - #195232 

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no standard rear disk's for the GT
5speed for the usdm GT
engine shoulda been Turbo
dash on the earlier gen7's shoulda been black
s2000 antenna shoulda come stock tongue
...i know i can think of more

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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mr_celica
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mr_celica Jun 9, 3:34am - #195233 

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2001 Toyota Celica GT

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oh yeah.. i forgot about the antenna,
I adapted a VW Jetta antenna on my celi on the roof (just behind the 3rd brake light)

looks WAY better... thumbsup

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Clos
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Clos Jun 9, 3:38am - #195234 
2000 Spectra Blue Toyota Celica
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2000 Toyota Celica

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nothing i love it thumbsup
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carbon_blue_gt Jun 9, 3:41am - #195235 
2001 carbon blue Toyota Celica GT
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the interior color on the earlier gen 7's... but i fixed that grin

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LostAngel
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LostAngel Jun 9, 3:47am - #195236 
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I would say the interior color on the earlier versions. Black seems to go with every color of the celica.

I also do not like how the headlights (with factory HIDs) stick up so much.

Only other complaint I have is I think the front end should extend a tad more from the wheel..
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mr_celica
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mr_celica Jun 9, 3:48am - #195237 

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Originally Posted by carbon_blue_gt
the interior color on the earlier gen 7's... but i fixed that grin


yeah, thatll be my next mod. grin

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spaztikid
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spaztikid Jun 9, 3:50am - #195238 
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1974 Toyota Celica

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leaky side Mirrors puke


ugly amber lighting everywhere
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Vampyre
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Vampyre Jun 9, 4:11am - #195239 

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2003 Toyota Celica

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British Columbia, Canada
Underpowered and overpriced, obviously I bought the car for more than it's engine but I would have preffered the car to have at least 200hp or an ideal 240hp and with the same weight and for the price I paid, then I'd be a lot happier.

The torque would fall under the same catagory but if some how the GTS was a even 180hp and 180 torque and it was really noticable to both high and low rpm then I'd be fully content with the car.

Obviously I like the car a lot and the Performance is still pretty decent and it's a nice looking vehicle. Even rear visiblity and shoulder checking isn't as bad as it's made out to be, you just have to adjust a tiny tiny bit.

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JAIMEJAMES
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JAIMEJAMES Jun 9, 4:12am - #195240 

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2000 Toyota Celica

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engine and transmission with lack of potential

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Mad_Game
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Mad_Game Jun 9, 4:13am - #195241 
03 Black Toyota Celica
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03 Toyota Celica

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no oh-shit handles
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PnOyGtS
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PnOyGtS Jun 9, 4:26am - #195242 

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2000 Toyota Celica

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faulty belt tensioner
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LostAngel
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LostAngel Jun 9, 4:30am - #195243 
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Originally Posted by Mad_Game
no oh-shit handles

I like that the celica doesnt have those, they dont flow well IMO with the interior.
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robare99 Jun 9, 4:35am - #195244 

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2003 Toyota Celica GT

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I hate how my left knee always hits the Mirror thingie. I hate how my driver side floor mat always creeps up, I hate how the signal light doesn't always turn off (if you only make a small turn like a lane change) Other than that I love it.
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vondutchguy Jun 9, 4:40am - #195245 

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in the early gens the harder shift to second, lift bolts should last longer too. i dont mind my interior on my 00 whats the later version look like? i wish my pass window had an auto down too and both had auto up, the belt thingy too. the engine is fine for me quicker would be nicer but not a need.
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Lucky_317 Jun 9, 4:44am - #195246 

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underpowered and no room for improvement frown

Best 60' 1.959 best 1/4 - 13.7 @ 101mph
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Erick
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Erick Jun 9, 5:02am - #195247 

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^^ what lucky said.. also the hid OEM stock headlight design tongue but #1 the engine.. when i first got it people thought it had at least a V6...perhaps due to it's looks.. i said had to say no frown

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SquadOne Jun 9, 5:04am - #195248 
2001 Black Toyota Celica
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Originally Posted by Mad_Game
no oh-shit handles


LOL..

I'd have to say the Lift Bolts on the 00-01's.

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GTSVST Jun 9, 5:27am - #195249 
2000 Red Toyota Celica
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Originally Posted by vondutchguy
in the early gens the harder shift to second, lift bolts should last longer too. i dont mind my interior on my 00 whats the later version look like? i wish my pass window had an auto down too and both had auto up, the belt thingy too. the engine is fine for me quicker would be nicer but not a need.

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Yeah also, I know this is weak but I live in Texas and it gets very hot especially with leather, I wish the a/c was colder and more powerful.
turbo would be very nice too...
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SaddY
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SaddY Jun 9, 5:31am - #195250 
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Should have come with a stock Turbo like Supra's had.. maybe even twin Turbo's.. more power.. the lack of power is the only thing what makes me doubt bout it.. and makes me wanna have a 350z or something smile but the rest is awesome thumbsup
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TypeRd00d Jun 9, 5:32am - #195251 
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Toyota didn't develop a factory Turbo for the 7th Gen Celica motor because the motor can't support it. Companies go with reliability over Performance. They want an engine to last.

High compression motors like in the 7th Gen Celicas can't support high boost, and even low boost will lower the engines life dramatically.

Then again, YOU can take your ride and build the bottom end to make it support boost applications. This usually costs a lot of money... if you want your motor to last wink.
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BaTMaN_4 Jun 9, 6:00am - #195252 

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Originally Posted by Lucky_317

underpowered and no room for improvement frown



That is the main thing, also for the earlier models the mutli-colored leds, with the gauges in orange and the stereo and AC contorls in green.
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GTSVST Jun 9, 6:09am - #195253 
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That is the main thing, also for the earlier models the mutli-colored leds, with the gauges in orange and the stereo and AC contorls in green. [/quote]

Yeah, I wish the LED's matched the car better. I would love to have red lights in my car.
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2003cbgts
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2003cbgts Jun 9, 6:12am - #195254 

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hmmm i cant find a damn thing wrong with mine!! well maybe payment and insurance, but that doesnt count
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My Sixth Gear
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My Sixth Gear Jun 9, 6:29am - #195255 
2003 Spectra Blue Mica Toyota Celica
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03+ celicas have all orange LEDs and black interior, so they improved it a little grin

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ToiletPaper Jun 9, 6:30am - #195256 
2000 Liquid Silver Toyota Celica GT
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Originally Posted by Peterkwon87
engine
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jyboygenius Jun 9, 9:02am - #195257 
2001 Silver Toyota Celica
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Everyone's gonna bitch about the engine not having enough power...who is ever satisfied? Yes, it does need more power. Too bad the engine is N/A. Too bad it isn't RWD or AWD.

The worst...too goddam bad it's the last generation too.

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Zero Jun 9, 9:36am - #195258 

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shouldve came with Turbo 2.0 for GT then Turbo with lift 2.0 for GTS.

rear disk brakes for GT.

ugly lighting in the electronic interior.

small engine bay.

00 - 02 ugly interior color.

the spring under the passenger seat comes off and no longer will the seat stay in place if its pushed forward.

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qbanprepster21 Jun 9, 10:04am - #195259 
2003 Liquid Silver Toyota Celica GT
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IMO the back end looks too short to the rear wheels and would look better IMO if it stuck out a lot more and had more body from the rear window to the end of the body!! At least bout 4 inches more! The rear end cuts off too short, but the front end is alright!! I cant bitch about the engine, because i knew what i was getting into when i paid for it!!

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mr_celica
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mr_celica Jun 9, 1:20pm - #195260 

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Originally Posted by Erick
^^ what lucky said.. also the hid OEM stock headlight design tongue but #1 the engine.. when i first got it people thought it had at least a V6...perhaps due to it's looks.. i said had to say no frown



yeah, same here... people think Id beat a BMW M3 or a WRX.. dont know I have a 1.8 under the Hood.

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DiabloGTS Jun 9, 1:35pm - #195261 

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the carpet creep is a REAL PITA.

Lift bolts is #1 engine concern, I think the engine is great other than that. More power would be nice, but I love 8300rpm tasty

The grey interior is stupid, I hope to get that fixed one day thumbsup

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GTSHYPR Jun 9, 1:57pm - #195262 
2002 Spectra Blue Mica Toyota Celica GTS
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Don't the 2004's have black interior?

I'm gonna take your little Civic. Dust it off. Turn it sideways and stick it straight up you candy A*s.
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ravadude338
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ravadude338 Jun 9, 2:02pm - #195263 
2003 Carbon Blue Toyota Celica GT
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I cant stand the low aftermarket for our car. cry
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Gen7fan Jun 9, 3:18pm - #195264 
2003 silver streak Toyota Celica GT
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Originally Posted by PnOyGtS
faulty belt tensioner


^^ Thats it right there, I hate the noise it makes when the belt starts to where out.

Funny thing is my 00 never did that but my 03 is on its third belt and tensioner. Sucks! thumbsdown
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Jamielee Jun 9, 3:21pm - #195265 
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the carpet creeping up, i cant stand that, im always pulling it back in the right position, and all the rattling on the passanger side with the radio is turned up, and on mine the stupid gold emblem, which is why i currently have none at all, anyone have a silver they dont need? wink
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booyaolian Jun 9, 4:13pm - #195266 
2000 Black Toyota Celica GT
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condensation in Headlights.

a lot of things i dont like about my Celica.


but the weird thing is,...I STILL LOVE HER a lot.
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KULOD Jun 9, 4:23pm - #195267 

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LIL RHODY
not a lot of aftermarket parts..but i love it..everytime i think i want to trade it in, i cant
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Mp3Supply Jun 9, 4:26pm - #195268 

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road noise. i wish it had a sport look with lux driving too much damn road noise without the stereo on frown

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SPec_ceLICA
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SPec_ceLICA Jun 9, 4:34pm - #195269 

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Originally Posted by spaztikid
leaky side Mirrors puke


ugly amber lighting everywhere


Yeah the leaky side Mirrors..you think you got all the water out but it comes out when you start driving. Disc brakes should be standard for all models. Raise or lower the height of the stock spoiler.
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tgts2000 Jun 9, 4:47pm - #195270 

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Originally Posted by JAIMEJAMES
engine and transmission with lack of potential
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sho
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sho Jun 9, 5:36pm - #195271 

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i hate how da side Mirrors aint molded in.it looks ugly. n da STUPID squeaking noises from everywhere of my car especially my sunroof.i really love my car but shit is having way too many problems.(electrical,engine,clutch problems. thumbsdown)n my car only has 9700 miles
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LostAngel
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LostAngel Jun 9, 5:47pm - #195272 
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Originally Posted by Jamielee
and on mine the stupid gold emblem, which is why i currently have none at all, anyone have a silver they dont need? wink

The emblems are just plastic, so just sand off the gold and paint it chrome/silver. Its a lot cheaper than buying from toyota if you ever thought of doing so.
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eric11183
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eric11183 Jun 9, 5:49pm - #195273 
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everything under the Hood, when in lift im fine with power, but before i get there its just plain weak, definately doesnt feel like 180hp. dont like how im constantly getting stuck on the reverse gate when trying to slam it into 2nd. during the winter when i make a left turn and my hand is on the shifter i can feel cold air?!?! I dont like that the rear camber kit costs more than the springs and front camber kit combined. i dont like that the toyota emblem in the steering wheel is paint, half is scratched off, and i absolutely hate all the damn noises that come out of my engine compartment. these noises alone make me want to get rid of the car. speaking of which what kind of noise does the belt tensioner make, maybe thats one of my problems smile
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FPcelica
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FPcelica Jun 9, 5:50pm - #195274 
2001 Spectra Blue Mica Toyota Celica GT
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the only problem i have with my car is that lift never kicks in... grin (i want GTS cry) haha and i guess the rear disc and wouldnt mind having a sunroof

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Veilside Jun 9, 5:59pm - #195275 
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the stock engine could be a little more faster thumbsup

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LostAngel
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LostAngel Jun 9, 6:09pm - #195276 
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Originally Posted by eric11183
everything under the hood, when in lift im fine with power, but before i get there its just plain weak, definately doesnt feel like 180hp.

Thats because before lift, your not getting 180hp. Your getting around the same hp as a GT. Lift is what boosts it to 180hp to the crank (160 WHP or so).
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eric11183
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eric11183 Jun 9, 6:16pm - #195277 
2001 silver Toyota Celica
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i know this, it still feels weak
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ct
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ct Jun 9, 6:31pm - #195278 

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stock height is too high

either:
to be less than 500-600lbs or
30-40 more hp or
low/mid range tourque or

too much noise problems from belt tensioner and valves

lift bolts (GTS)

power curve needs to be smoothed out...or have lift engage at 5800 rpm instead of 6300.

..i thnk that's it

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celly
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celly Jun 9, 6:46pm - #195279 

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I like most of the changes Toyota made to the 03+ Celicas (interior color & lighting, taillights, and antenna (goes down when the radio isn't on, GTS only). However, I don't like how the front end looks on the later generation 7's.

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