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EvilJupiter
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EvilJupiter Jul 15, 7:12pm - #223458 

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Question! Automatic sposed to be THIS slow?

Ok sorry i feel really stupid for asking this question but im really confused...Ok i have an automatic 2002 Celica GT...and i know that robs me of power...ok. this is my question...When I am sitting at a light right and i floor it...my car like doesent wanna go...it sits and hesatakes and then goes...it picks up faster as im moving but is it really sposed to be THIS slow if i floored it? I just bought a Injen RD CAI...and it sposed to come in the mail soon...will that fix some of my problem or am i just SOL'ed with a automatic...or am i able to get a Manual Conversion?!! sorrry guys for how long this is...but im starting to get upself with my little celica...and i do anything to fix her and not sell her...
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cja252 Jul 15, 7:14pm - #223459 
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i think some people had this proble and it was their MAF either needed cleaning or replaced so try cleaning it or wait until you install the new CAI and do it all at once
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shidarin Jul 15, 7:16pm - #223460 
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You're hitting the gas too hard, slamming on the gas after a stop doesn't help the car go any faster- it makes the car sit and pause for a couple seconds. Gently, but quickly, push down the throttle evenly.
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AZZKIKR Jul 15, 7:21pm - #223461 

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Originally Posted by shidarin
You're hitting the gas too hard, slamming on the gas after a stop doesn't help the car go any faster- it makes the car sit and pause for a couple seconds. Gently, but quickly, push down the throttle evenly.
...yeah, if you very quickly ease into the gsa pedal then you won't hesitate
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Gen7fan Jul 15, 8:00pm - #223462 
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^^^ Werd, I agree. Also try turning off your OD (over drive) untill around 60mph. That helped a lot in my old 2000 auto.
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shidarin
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shidarin Jul 15, 8:02pm - #223463 
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.. You won't go into OD until you're in 4th gear or so.
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Kim Jul 15, 8:13pm - #223464 
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you are not crazy your automatic is slow. I should know i'm in the same situation. we have 4 speed trannies, that mean each of our gears are taller making acceleration slower than that of a 5 speed manual tranny (also has the ability to do a neutral drop) i have exhausted every logical option to make the auto faster and i have come to realize that it no use. IT WILL STILL BE AN AUTO GT.

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AZZKIKR Jul 15, 8:15pm - #223465 

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don't worry about faster...go compete in autocross, and you'll own people all day long with an auto GT
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NorwayGT Jul 15, 8:22pm - #223466 

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your rims dont help either

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

is....04 srt4 stock
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ct Jul 15, 8:23pm - #223467 

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that RD CAI from Injen will only help top end...you will bog from the start as dynos have proven Injen is not reputable for low-end power...

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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shidarin Jul 15, 8:47pm - #223468 
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17 inchers aren't that bad, it's a nice trade off for low end and high end acceleration

The Injen CAI won't hurt your low end power, but as ct points out it won't help it- the colder air makes it around the same. Your higher end will be better
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R3DLIN3GT Jul 15, 8:51pm - #223469 
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yup that is how it is

you floor it and you will always have that type of "lag"

AEM will be better to help you out

go even on it like the people said up their and you'll be satsified
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Haulin_A_Doo Jul 15, 9:10pm - #223470 
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The GT auto has a nasty dead start from the line. It costs you a second or two over stick in the quarter. I think I if you ran the quarter, you'd be about 18 seconds.

However, once you are rolling it has perfect shift points that are actually quite nice for the highway. Its passing times are very respectable and top end is excellent for cars in its price range. The gas mileage is also very good.
If you manually shift it and actually allow it to redline or over, you will pick up some speed but not a whole lot. The auto shifts about 600 before red, so it saves your engine from the higher revs which adds to the life of the car.

Unless you street race, the auto is a good tranny.
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sickcelica696 Jul 15, 10:32pm - #223471 
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Originally Posted by NorwayGT
your rims dont help either


ooo you got served
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EvilJupiter Jul 16, 1:28am - #223472 

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i hate the rims to begin with they needa go...thanks guys for the help grin by chance do yall know anyone that does a manual conversion around the Virginia area?
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Sancho Jul 16, 3:26am - #223473 

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Originally Posted by shidarin
You're hitting the gas too hard, slamming on the gas after a stop doesn't help the car go any faster- it makes the car sit and pause for a couple seconds. Gently, but quickly, push down the throttle evenly.


Remember, this isn't a race car. I have an auto too. The same thing happened with my Lexus ES300 automatic. Also, you might want to have your throttle cable tightened. That could be why your accel isn't as firm. I also found while driving, when you get your revs up to 6 or the tach starts slowing down while accelerating, let go of the gas for a second and then accelerate again. You get a boost of power and I don't know why, it just works. Its like helping the car go. thumbsup

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EvilJupiter Jul 16, 3:40am - #223474 

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