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GTaintsobad
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2000 Toyota Celica GT

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Sep 7, 9:27pm - #269380 
I'm not sure you need to redline your GT

After much reading on this website - I've learned that the torque/hp of a GT below 6000 RPM is as as good as or better then a GTS or a RSX type S. Before, I thaught that redlining was the best way to use the power, until I tried shifting at or just before 6000 rpm - It feels like the car pulls the whole time, as appose to feeling out of breath near redline. I haven't timed it or anything, but its way more fun to drive, and feels faster..

Anyone else ever try this?

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Sep 7, 9:29pm - #269381 
well of course
peak hp/torque doesn't occur at redline


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Sep 7, 10:54pm - #269382 
GTS doesn't increase hp and torque until Lift (after 6500 or so)

GT
140 hp @ 6400 RPM
126 lb/ft @ 4200 RPM

GTS
180 hp @ 7600 RPM
130 lb/ft @ 6800 RPM

For the fastest ride, keep your RPMs high when shifting.


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Sep 8, 6:42am - #269383 
yeah, shifting between 5800 - 6200 seems to drop the next gear right into the peak of the torque curve, I've kinda noticed that a little too

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Sep 8, 8:23pm - #269384 
i love to shift at highs when going fast, love the sound of the Intake.

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