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SilverGT Jun 13, 8:58am - #21006 
2002 Silver Toyota Celica GT
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all show, no go

alrite guys, i have a 2002 Celica GT in silver. i love the car, despite it is an auto. however, right now it is all show, no go. wut do you guys recommend that i do to upgrade its performance? im talkin about brands here, i hear the TRD exhaust goes well wit the Injen Intake, but i want ur guys feedback. thanks.
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Grand-Touring-Dan
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Grand-Touring-Dan Jun 13, 9:37am - #21007 
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The TRD exhaust will go well with the Injen Intake. If you do not have a system then go with some pullies (AEM alternator pulley). That will help with the low end a tad. For high end get the header (Hotshot). With the Intake and exhaust the header will give good benefits on the high end part. thumbsup
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KDawg Jun 13, 5:04pm - #21008 
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He just about covered everything I would have. tongue
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VSGTS14 Jun 13, 7:03pm - #21009 

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what he said is about all you can really get, unless you wanted to go all out. You can also do some handling upgrades...sway bars and such.

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Grand-Touring-Dan
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Grand-Touring-Dan Jun 13, 8:36pm - #21010 
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Originally Posted by TRDGTS014
what he said is about all you can really get, unless you wanted to go all out. You can also do some handling upgrades...sway bars and such.


This is true. Do not exclude suspension from making your ride a performance machine. Suspension plays a major role.
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ct
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ct Jun 13, 9:05pm - #21011 

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yeah don't concentrate on makin' your car a 1/4 mile car too much...celicas rule on the turns and the corners thumbsup

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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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SwOoP_gTs
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SwOoP_gTs Jun 13, 9:10pm - #21012 

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Originally Posted by Grand-Touring-Dan
Originally Posted by TRDGTS014
what he said is about all you can really get, unless you wanted to go all out. You can also do some handling upgrades...sway bars and such.


This is true. Do not exclude suspension from making your ride a performance machine. Suspension plays a major role.


True that thumbsup
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FreshNStunna Jun 14, 1:41am - #21013 
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get an AEM Intake over an Injen. U lose a little down low from Injen. AEM is a better choice for autosmatics.

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comicbookguy Jun 14, 2:13am - #21014 
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get a turbo to race some rsx,s ... grin

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Caerie Jun 15, 7:20pm - #21015 

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Originally Posted by comicbookguy
get a turbo to race some rsx,s ... grin

wait wait get a rocket engine and duct tape it to the top of the car!! spineyes Just joking smile
Seriously though, Intake, exhaust, headers are a great start. I'm looking into some stuff to help out our auto's right now. Looks like maybe a new torque converter and some other stuff and we could raise that auto stall speed up to about 3500 RPM. That will give us a much better jump off the line.

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Steven Jun 15, 7:25pm - #21016 
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if you're all show and no go, an exhaust and Intake won't do much. Get a turbo.
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TrewCelica Jun 16, 5:34pm - #21017 

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I thought the hoshot header was for the GTS only?
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Grand-Touring-Dan Jun 16, 7:10pm - #21018 
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Originally Posted by TrewCelica
I thought the hoshot header was for the GTS only?


Hotshot is for GT only.
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