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Jan 21, 4:47pm - #2028 
What should be the next performance thing in my car

Hey guys. I already have the Intake, exhaust, pulley. My problem is I dont have any decision in what to pt next. What should i get next????... I need an advice from all of you guys. I have received many already, but I prefer to trust all of u. I dont think that im going to get a Body Kit yet. Have you guys heard about a good chip or some like that???...

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Jan 21, 5:26pm - #2029 
Go with Headers from TRD, Hotshot, or Trial. Depends if you have a GT or GTS.


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Jan 21, 5:29pm - #2030 
blitz supercharger, thats what i would get. thumbsup


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Jan 21, 5:29pm - #2031 
I got a GTS thanks...

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Jan 21, 5:32pm - #2032 
How hard was the pulley to install? Can you tell a difference? You should work on suspension stuff next, I think you should get a TRD rear strut bar first. It helps a lot, looks good, it makes the car turn so much better, and it makes the Celica so much more fun to drive. After all isn't handling what the Celica was designed for?

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Jan 21, 5:37pm - #2033 
For me i wasnt to hard. I have a mechanic friend down in Miami, who install all the things for me. Not for free but really cheap. For me it is a difference but not that much. Ill say my be 3-5hp...some like that. And thanks...i think i going to get the springs first.


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Jan 22, 7:24pm - #2035 
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Jan 22, 8:39pm - #2036 
Strut bars are nice, but I would definitely go with the TRD headers first, since you have a GTS. They cost a pretty good buck, but from what I have heard they are extremely good. I would get them, but I am having a custom turbo installed this summer, and the guy that is doing it is pretty much changing around my whole engine...he is putting in new pistons, rods, Intake, exhaust, etc. He is putting in a bunch of stuff, and I don't want to spend $750 on a part that I wouldn't be able to use. I currently have an AEM CAI, AEM pulley, and Tanabe Super Racing Medallion exhaust, all of which I won't be able to use once I get the turbo put in. Anyways, sorry to talk your ear off, but I would go with Headers if I were you. Peace.


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Jan 23, 5:43am - #2037 
How much are TRD headers for a GT? Is it possible to install yourself? If not mow much was the install?

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Jan 24, 1:51am - #2038 
I suggest getting either Eibach Pro-kit springs or TRD springs and lower that Celica of your down, it'll give a more aggressive look. I'm doing it myself. just a thought!


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Jan 28, 12:38am - #2039 
if toyota doesnt have headers for the GT (which i think they dont) which ones would be the ones to get? confused

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Jan 28, 1:31am - #2040 
Definitely, lower it. TRD springs look good on a stock looking GTS.

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Jan 29, 1:08am - #2041 
Quote:
Originally posted by vejita_13:
if toyota doesnt have headers for the GT (which i think they dont) which ones would be the ones to get? confused
i think hotshot is the only company that makes an aftermarket header for the GT


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Jan 28, 2:10pm - #2042 
TRD header is very nice, i have em and i love em. I had a question for you guys though, the AEM pully is it worth it??? i heard it damages your engine cause of harmonic dampers or something??

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Jan 28, 2:52pm - #2043 
Well I have the AEM pulley for a while. And i havent feel a problem with my engine. By the way what was you gain with the TRD header

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Jan 28, 3:18pm - #2044 
I heard replacing the oem header on a celica GTS doesnt help. I heard you lose torque, I dont have a source.

Its deffinitly not worth 750 bucks, You could lower your car, get front and rear strut bars, lower tie bar on the rear and still spend about the same amount of that header will set you back.

Maybe even a carbon fiber dash kit, shift knob, something to spice up the inside.

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