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Question! Automatic sposed to be THIS slow? #223458 Jul 15, 12:12pm Jul 15, 12:12pm
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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...

Re: Question! Automatic sposed to be THIS slow? [Re: EvilJupiter] #223459 Jul 15, 12:14pm Jul 15, 12:14pm
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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

Re: Question! Automatic sposed to be THIS slow? [Re: cja252] #223460 Jul 15, 12:16pm Jul 15, 12:16pm
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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.

Re: Question! Automatic sposed to be THIS slow? [Re: shidarin] #223461 Jul 15, 12:21pm Jul 15, 12:21pm
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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

Re: Question! Automatic sposed to be THIS slow? [Re: AZZKIKR] #223462 Jul 15, 1:00pm Jul 15, 1:00pm
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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.

Re: Question! Automatic sposed to be THIS slow? [Re: Gen7fan] #223463 Jul 15, 1:02pm Jul 15, 1:02pm
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.. You won't go into OD until you're in 4th gear or so.

Re: Question! Automatic sposed to be THIS slow? [Re: shidarin] #223464 Jul 15, 1:13pm Jul 15, 1:13pm
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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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Re: Question! Automatic sposed to be THIS slow? [Re: Kim] #223465 Jul 15, 1:15pm Jul 15, 1:15pm
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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

Re: Question! Automatic sposed to be THIS slow? [Re: AZZKIKR] #223466 Jul 15, 1:22pm Jul 15, 1:22pm
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your rims dont help either


was....5speed with i/h/e
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Re: Question! Automatic sposed to be THIS slow? [Re: AZZKIKR] #223467 Jul 15, 1:23pm Jul 15, 1:23pm
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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...


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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.
Re: Question! Automatic sposed to be THIS slow? [Re: ct] #223468 Jul 15, 1:47pm Jul 15, 1:47pm
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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

Re: Question! Automatic sposed to be THIS slow? [Re: shidarin] #223469 Jul 15, 1:51pm Jul 15, 1:51pm
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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

Re: Question! Automatic sposed to be THIS slow? [Re: R3DLIN3GT] #223470 Jul 15, 2:10pm Jul 15, 2:10pm
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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.

Re: Question! Automatic sposed to be THIS slow? [Re: NorwayGT] #223471 Jul 15, 3:32pm Jul 15, 3:32pm
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Originally Posted by NorwayGT
your rims dont help either


ooo you got served

Re: Question! Automatic sposed to be THIS slow? [Re: sickcelica696] #223472 Jul 15, 6:28pm Jul 15, 6:28pm
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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?

Re: Question! Automatic sposed to be THIS slow? [Re: shidarin] #223473 Jul 15, 8:26pm Jul 15, 8:26pm
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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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Re: Question! Automatic sposed to be THIS slow? [Re: Sancho] #223474 Jul 15, 8:40pm Jul 15, 8:40pm
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