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Intake then turbo #258677 Aug 24, 10:47pm Aug 24, 10:47pm
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Intake then turbo
I've beeen considering getting a CAI. However, there's one problem. I live in CO and I know that a CAI will suck up snow like none other. Somebody told me that getting a Short Ram instead would help this problem. Is he right?

While we're on topic, does TRD make a Turbocharger? Who makes a decent T/charger for a fair price?

Re: Intake then turbo [Re: jyboygenius] #258678 Aug 24, 10:53pm Aug 24, 10:53pm
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No TRD doesn't make one. At least not for the celica thumbsdown

Go with the Rod Millien Short Ram Intake. I live in Wisconsin and it works great in the snow times.


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Re: Intake then turbo [Re: YoshiVS] #258679 Aug 24, 10:54pm Aug 24, 10:54pm
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yea Short Ram doesnt suck up snow or water. at least not that easily

Re: Intake then turbo [Re: jyboygenius] #258680 Aug 24, 10:55pm Aug 24, 10:55pm
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Snow isn't going to cause any problem for a CAI, it's rain that will.

Yes, a Short Ram Intake's location in the engine bay eliminates this possibility.

TRD does not make a Turbocharger for the Celica...they offer a number of Superchargers for their various engine platforms. The 1.8liter 1ZZ TRD Supercharger is designed for Corolla, Matrix, etc but not specifically the Celica. With a few minor modifications, it can be used on a Celica but the power gains per dollar are less than impressive. For more details on this check out TRD USA

Re: Intake then turbo [Re: Stephen] #258681 Aug 25, 7:10am Aug 25, 7:10am
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if you have CAI, people use Injen heatshield to block water splash...

Re: Intake then turbo [Re: ragingpaseo] #258682 Aug 25, 8:51am Aug 25, 8:51am
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to hydrolock your car, the filter needs to be completely underwater. so if thats the case and you actually do hydrolock your car, you're stupid for driving in that much rain. but snow wont affect it...

and if you're looking for a "fair price" on a Turbo..good luck. the Turbo market for the celica is still in the process of establishing its reputation, so things are quite expensive right now. basic Turbo kits run around from 3000-5000 dollars, but tuning and installation will really kill you.

Re: Intake then turbo [Re: fusi0n] #258683 Aug 25, 9:02am Aug 25, 9:02am
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i was at a local import shop (the pit stop) and asked about Intakes and Turbos etc... he said that if you want to Turbo your car the intercooler acts as your Intake so you dont need to get both...but i found that silly..my 3z Turbo had both lol spineyes


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Re: Intake then turbo [Re: celicagirlie] #258684 Aug 25, 2:45pm Aug 25, 2:45pm
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hrrmmmm...good info. Thanks a bunch. Yeah, Colorado it snows and rains quite a bit. Especially where I'm at. I guess I'll skip the Turbo. My pockets are hurting bad. Textbooks= very very expensive. I'd save up and get a crotch rocket over that Turbo. So maybe just the Short Ram. Rod Millen Short Ram, eh? Links?


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Re: Intake then turbo [Re: jyboygenius] #258685 Aug 25, 4:44pm Aug 25, 4:44pm
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well this just came to mind, if you had a CAI in Co and since its nice n cold down there wouldn't a CAI during snowy weather be ideal for sucking in cold air and like ghosting and stephan said sucking actual snow wont be a prob.


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Re: Intake then turbo [Re: dman] #258686 Aug 25, 8:47pm Aug 25, 8:47pm
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^^If it ain't the direct culprit, it sure as hell can't be good sucking up that much snow. Snow is still water at any rate.


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