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00GTS vs. 02 GTS? #263515 Aug 30, 11:31pm Aug 30, 11:31pm
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00GTS vs. 02 GTS?
hey guys planning to buy a gts in the next week, and i've narrowed it to 2 cars.

$13000- 2000 GTS 66000 miles
$15000- 2002 GTS 19200 miles

I've been reading that the rev limiter has been changes to 7800rpms for the 02 gts, so you can't stay in lift as long as the 00-01,03+ models 8300rpms (sorry if i'm wrong i'm going off what i read}. To be honest I wont be trying to race this car (only if there's a jerk that needs to be put in place),but I will probably doing the normal i/h/e and suspension mods, but nothing serious. Going to college and need the money.

Is the 02 gts' a lot slower than the 00-01,03+ gts'?
Is it better to just get the 00?

The only reason i would prefer the 02 is because i'll stay under factor warranty longer and it only has one previous owner.

HELP!!!!!

Re: 00GTS vs. 02 GTS? [Re: mrrovy805] #263516 Aug 30, 11:33pm Aug 30, 11:33pm
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just get the 02 and swap out the old ecu with a 01 ecu

00 has to many miles


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Re: 00GTS vs. 02 GTS? [Re: mrrovy805] #263517 Aug 30, 11:34pm Aug 30, 11:34pm
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Get the 02 its only 2 grand more and you get a car with a lot less miles and its basically exactly the same, and if you care about that rev limiter there are a few things you could do you could buy a 00-01 ecu or buy the power fc and that will correct the rev limiter which is really no big deal and shouldn't hurt the decision of which car to buy


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Re: 00GTS vs. 02 GTS? [Re: EuRoBoYGT] #263518 Aug 30, 11:36pm Aug 30, 11:36pm
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wow thanks for the fast reply...i was going nuts searching and finding info... Is there any place to get a new ecu? Junk yards, ebay, ect.?

Re: 00GTS vs. 02 GTS? [Re: mrrovy805] #263519 Aug 30, 11:38pm Aug 30, 11:38pm
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im not exactly sure where to buy them, you can try toyota, or maybe a member of this site doesn't need it or something ..


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Re: 00GTS vs. 02 GTS? [Re: My Sixth Gear] #263520 Aug 30, 11:42pm Aug 30, 11:42pm
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02 GTS! you have the answer already! thumbsup

Re: 00GTS vs. 02 GTS? [Re: RookieGTS] #263521 Aug 30, 11:44pm Aug 30, 11:44pm
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if you can buy a car under warranty especially if its used over a car with no warranty then you should jump on it


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Re: 00GTS vs. 02 GTS? [Re: RookieGTS] #263522 Aug 30, 11:45pm Aug 30, 11:45pm
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just find a wrecked junk yard and steal it thumbsup

if you try to buy it from toyota they'll rape you in the ass

and the power fc is over 1000 dollars because you have to buy all the suporting hardwear

and since ur a college student and i know that books cost a shit load ur best bet is to get and ecu from a junck yard thumbsup


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Re: 00GTS vs. 02 GTS? [Re: RookieGTS] #263523 Aug 30, 11:47pm Aug 30, 11:47pm
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ok thanks guys... just for the sake of knowing

are the 02 gts' a lot slower? Not that bad right?

Re: 00GTS vs. 02 GTS? [Re: mrrovy805] #263524 Aug 30, 11:51pm Aug 30, 11:51pm
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well they are like a half second slower considering you can't land lift 1-2 shift, but you said you didn't care about racing so who cares its still faster than most things


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Re: 00GTS vs. 02 GTS? [Re: mrrovy805] #263525 Aug 30, 11:54pm Aug 30, 11:54pm
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gt you mean? right? Well the gt celica's are clean as well. But dont have Lift like the GTS's do. I would go with GTS you will love LIFT!! spineyes

Re: 00GTS vs. 02 GTS? [Re: RookieGTS] #263526 Aug 30, 11:55pm Aug 30, 11:55pm
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But hey! It's your money bro! Do as you please grin

Re: 00GTS vs. 02 GTS? [Re: RookieGTS] #263527 Aug 30, 11:59pm Aug 30, 11:59pm
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haha yeah i was comparing the 02 gts vs the other years... thanks for the good info!


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Re: 00GTS vs. 02 GTS? [Re: mrrovy805] #263528 Aug 31, 12:08am Aug 31, 12:08am
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no rookiegts he's talking about hte 02 GTS not GT


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Re: 00GTS vs. 02 GTS? [Re: My Sixth Gear] #263529 Aug 31, 7:10am Aug 31, 7:10am
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Personally if I was going to buy a used GTS, 02 is the perfect year. At least you know it hasn't reved to 9 grand. thumbsup

Re: 00GTS vs. 02 GTS? [Re: Haulin_A_Doo] #263530 Aug 31, 7:52am Aug 31, 7:52am
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^^^^yup.

plus the only reason why the 02 GTS would be slower is becuase of the rev limiter. other than that, its all gravy thumbsup


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Re: 00GTS vs. 02 GTS? [Re: Zero] #263531 Aug 31, 8:32am Aug 31, 8:32am
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I would for sure go for the 02 gts. Happy buying.


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Re: 00GTS vs. 02 GTS? [Re: blackcel] #263532 Aug 31, 9:45am Aug 31, 9:45am
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02, I have a 2000 GTS but mine only got 45000 miles , plu slike you said if you really wont be racing go with that. Even with the rev limiter at 7800 it will still be fast. I used to race mine and only go until until 7800 for a while until i found out it could go to 8200. I will only make a difference on the track really. On the street it will be quick enough

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[quote=My Sixth Gear]considering you can't land lift 1-2 shift,

Why not confused I have an 02 and can land lift in 1 and 2


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Re: 00GTS vs. 02 GTS? [Re: Malaysian] #263534 Aug 31, 12:35pm Aug 31, 12:35pm
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7800 rev limiter you can land lift on the 1-2 shift?
the 8300 just makes it a lot easier to do so


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Re: 00GTS vs. 02 GTS? [Re: EuRoBoYGT] #263535 Aug 31, 12:52pm Aug 31, 12:52pm
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Originally Posted by EuRoBoYGT
just get the 02 and swap out the old ecu with a 01 ecu

00 has to many miles


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Re: 00GTS vs. 02 GTS? [Re: ct] #263536 Aug 31, 1:01pm Aug 31, 1:01pm
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no question go for the 02. two years newer, very low miles... cool

Re: 00GTS vs. 02 GTS? [Re: SwiftCelGTS] #263537 Aug 31, 1:56pm Aug 31, 1:56pm
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as far as the ecu swap, if you can find it in a junk yard your gonna need the knock sensor also, and your gonna have to get that from the dealer, unless you wanna spend several hours tearing apart the junked cars' motor. it costs like $150 from the dealer, and it's not an easy process to install.
by the way, a new ecu from the dealership is like $1200.
power fc would be the way to go, cheaper than a new ecu and you dont have to swap knock sensor.


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