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I just don't get it #27982 Jul 16, 10:14am Jul 16, 10:14am
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I just don't get it
Why is there a ton of engine mods for every import car except the Celica GTS? I've found lots of mods for every other Toyota car and truck but only one SC and one turbo for the GTS. The SC seems to have very little HP and the turbo is still a prototype. What's taking so damn long!? When I bought my 03 GTS, I was sure there was going to be a good amount of mods for it but boy was I wrong. I've checked every mag, store and web site I can find and no luck. Can someone point me in the right direction because I'm having a hard time here. Thanks

Re: I just don't get it [Re: SoCalGT300] #27983 Jul 16, 10:32am Jul 16, 10:32am
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it's not just you, the fact is there aren't as many aftermarket engine parts for the gts as for other cars. One problem lies in the "lift" technology. It's more difficult to mod because of the way it is designed.

Unfortunately, if you want a turbo, you either have to get a gt or wait for the gts one (if one ever comes out)


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Re: I just don't get it [Re: SoCalGT300] #27984 Jul 16, 10:33am Jul 16, 10:33am
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do you own the gt300?

Re: I just don't get it [Re: IcEd blUe] #27985 Jul 16, 10:46am Jul 16, 10:46am
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I have the APR GT300 body kit. I'm having it sprayed next week but it's not going on until I get some WillWood rotors and calipers as well as the custom 19" Racing Heart rims. thumbsup

Re: I just don't get it [Re: SoCalGT300] #27986 Jul 16, 10:47am Jul 16, 10:47am
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Originally Posted by SoCalGT300
I have the APR GT300 body kit. I'm having it sprayed next week but it's not going on until I get some WillWood rotors and calipers as well as the custom 19" Racing Heart rims. thumbsup


can't wait to see that when it's finished


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Re: I just don't get it [Re: Evan] #27987 Jul 16, 10:53am Jul 16, 10:53am
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Now you see why I want some serious mods, the cars going to look fast and that's about it. cry

Re: I just don't get it [Re: SoCalGT300] #27988 Jul 16, 11:55am Jul 16, 11:55am
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THE XS turbo does well for the GTS. Or you could slap a supercharger and nitrous on.

And you are able to buy the turbo.

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Re: I just don't get it [Re: SoCalGT300] #27989 Jul 16, 8:43pm Jul 16, 8:43pm
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the GTS engine is much more advanced than others and has a high compression making it hard to work with.


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Re: I just don't get it [Re: SoCalGT300] #27990 Jul 16, 11:14pm Jul 16, 11:14pm
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GT300 kit is sick! that setup will look so sweet. thumbsup

Re: I just don't get it [Re: SoCalGT300] #27991 Jul 17, 12:20am Jul 17, 12:20am
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WOW you're puttin willwood brakes on you're car, where are you going to get your Brakets from. Cause i think for our cars you will have to have them custom design some. get back to me thumbsup


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SO if i really to mod a car more..a GT is better to have then? I see discussions on this all the time but there is always and even amount of reason's to either get a GT or GTS. so i guess it just depends on whatexactly you want to do with the car. oh man..so confused..brain hurts..must stop reading


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Originally Posted by PyRoLiTe
SO if i really to mod a car more..a GT is better to have then? I see discussions on this all the time but there is always and even amount of reason's to either get a GT or GTS. so i guess it just depends on whatexactly you want to do with the car. oh man..so confused..brain hurts..must stop reading


yep...it is a personal preference...not something you should ask us...we will give you the benefits of each...then it's up to you to decide. Both are GREAT cars!


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Re: I just don't get it [Re: SoCalGT300] #27994 Jul 17, 8:57am Jul 17, 8:57am
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Re: I just don't get it [Re: Kim] #27995 Jul 17, 1:54pm Jul 17, 1:54pm
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Originally Posted by Kim
WOW you're puttin willwood brakes on you're car, where are you going to get your Brakets from. Cause i think for our cars you will have to have them custom design some. get back to me thumbsup

I sent e-mail to Wilwood regarding this and I'm still waiting for a reply. On the lighter site of things, M.A. audio has just decided to sponser my GTS, SWEEEEEET thumbsup

Re: I just don't get it [Re: PyRoLiTe] #27996 Jul 17, 4:48pm Jul 17, 4:48pm
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Originally Posted by PyRoLiTe
SO if i really to mod a car more..a GT is better to have then? I see discussions on this all the time but there is always and even amount of reason's to either get a GT or GTS. so i guess it just depends on whatexactly you want to do with the car. oh man..so confused..brain hurts..must stop reading

I wanted a GTS but insuranse would have been astronomical for me. but thats ok cause i still got a sick car, even if it is missing an -S!


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Re: I just don't get it [Re: 01celi] #27997 Jul 17, 6:03pm Jul 17, 6:03pm
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Originally Posted by PyRoLiTe
SO if i really to mod a car more..a GT is better to have then? I see discussions on this all the time but there is always and even amount of reason's to either get a GT or GTS. so i guess it just depends on whatexactly you want to do with the car. oh man..so confused..brain hurts..must stop reading

I wanted a GTS but insuranse would have been astronomical for me. but thats ok cause i still got a sick car, even if it is missing an -S!

Your not kidding, it's costing me an arm and a leg. I Think I'm going to sit back and wait to see if anyone puts out a better turbo, the XS only gives you about 255hp when installed, that's only 15 hp more than my other car. I'm looking to push 300+ without using NOS if possible. wtf

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