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Maka Oct 18, 11:30pm - #303269 

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Can you turbo an automatic gt, is it even worth it, ?

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KickScrew Oct 18, 11:33pm - #303270 

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Yea but it isnt worth it.
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Sancho Oct 19, 1:12am - #303271 

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Sure, you can turbo a GT or GTS. GT gains more power over stock.

Auto or stick, you're still going to have a lot more power than N/A. If you're going to race with it, probably not worth it. If you were gonna race, you wouldn't have purchased an Auto GT anyway. But for just all around going faster, why not? Except the pricetag is about $5k average for starters.

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celiwhite Oct 19, 1:15am - #303272 
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i heard it was good to turbo an auto since it can change gears faster than any manual car idunno
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slidr Oct 19, 1:31am - #303273 

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Originally Posted by celiwhite
i heard it was good to turbo an auto since it can change gears faster than any manual car idunno
Uh, may be true for higher end cars, but not for our cars.

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Erick Oct 19, 2:18am - #303274 

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Actually someone on here has an Auto GT and is going to be putting in a turbo happywink ... so it's worth it if it makes you happy thumbsup

though most would rather turbo a manual spineyes

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amtemp Oct 19, 2:42am - #303275 

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Originally Posted by Sancho
Sure, you can turbo a GT or GTS. GT gains more power over stock.

Auto or stick, you're still going to have a lot more power than N/A. If you're going to race with it, probably not worth it. If you were gonna race, you wouldn't have purchased an Auto GT anyway. But for just all around going faster, why not? Except the pricetag is about $5k average for starters.


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GT4 Oct 19, 3:51am - #303276 

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N/A = Naturally Asperated (some call Normally Aspirated)= non-force induction

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GT2111 Oct 19, 4:50am - #303277 
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Originally Posted by KickScrew
Yea but it isnt worth it.


It wwould be worth it.. Cost effective.. No.. But worth it yes. Anything that will increase your HP is worth it. For a GT F/I is pretty much the only way to go.. Or even an Auto GTS. N/A Auto GT's and GTS are almost pointless. No turbo is pointless, Just think about the over all picture.. Is it gunna be cost Effective?

Originally Posted by Sancho
Sure, you can turbo a GT or GTS. GT gains more power over stock.

Auto or stick, you're still going to have a lot more power than N/A. If you're going to race with it, probably not worth it. If you were gonna race, you wouldn't have purchased an Auto GT anyway. But for just all around going faster, why not? Except the pricetag is about $5k average for starters.


The price tag will be more around 4k for kit and install and tunning. Depends on the kit you buy though. Also if anything why not do N20. On a auto its pretty and you get that instant boost and you don't ahve to worry about shifting. haha If your gunna get a turbo in a GT Auto you'll beat some car and maybe most depends on money, But you'll ahve no chance against any Turbo'd Manual. There is somone in New.Celica.org that is turbo auto.. Name is like AzNTwin. He is pretty damn quick. Check more there. He has good numbers! thumbsup

Originally Posted by celiwhite
i heard it was good to turbo an auto since it can change gears faster than any manual car idunno


Not true. Almost the oppisite of what you want. You want to have a manual turbo do to longer gears which means longer spooling time for the turbo = More HP's! Auto's if turbo'd dont have long of a Spooling process. If anything you ride in an auto and it will change gears at like 4rpms. while a manual gt can go to 6.9rpms. Thats a lot of spooning. If I were to ever turbo an auto I'd make sure to get the PFC dude to that you change change your rev limiter with that. That would be the only cost effective way to turbo a auto. You won't get as many hp's from an Auto turbo but yet your still gunna be fast.
Shifting - Hell if your a great driver you can shift faster than any auto can shift.
Remember A GT Manaul can beat a GTS auto. GTS have more HP's and with the theory that auto's shift faster shouldn't they be able to rape the GT's even though they are manuals?

It also depends on the driver..

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Genomaxter Oct 19, 5:31am - #303278 
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Not true. Almost the oppisite of what you want. You want to have a manual turbo do to longer gears which means longer spooling time for the turbo = More HP's! Auto's if turbo'd dont have long of a Spooling process. If anything you ride in an auto and it will change gears at like 4rpms. while a manual gt can go to 6.9rpms. Thats a lot of spooning. If I were to ever turbo an auto I'd make sure to get the PFC dude to that you change change your rev limiter with that. That would be the only cost effective way to turbo a auto. You won't get as many hp's from an Auto turbo but yet your still gunna be fast.

If this is true bout what you said just now, then wouldnt the best auto to turbo be the GTS. Since it has sportshift, you can control shifting a lot more.
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GT2111 Oct 19, 5:37am - #303279 
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You have to remember that, That would be after ALOT of money. Cost Effective... A PFC costs around 1000. No kit out there comes with a PFC. Just gettting it tunned would be alot.. But yes. If you did get a GTS with no rev limiter and it was turbo'd you'd ahve one fast car. But than you'd really risk blowing the motor. Its the smae problem that some GTS Manuals have if im not mistaken.
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JBing Oct 19, 5:39am - #303280 

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Originally Posted by celiwhite
i heard it was good to turbo an auto since it can change gears faster than any manual car idunno


Your only gonna change gears as fast as the stall on the Torque converter lets ya

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ssgsky Oct 19, 8:34am - #303281 

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the "stall speed" of a torque converter is used for launches, not high rpm shifts, the transmission is shifted by the oil pressures inside the tranny changins at different speeds. on newer vehicles the shifting is computer controled, using a throttle position sensor, and a wheel speed sensor

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Maka Oct 19, 1:30pm - #303282 

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I know I should of gotten a manual, but at the time I had bought it [4 yrs ago] I just wanted a nice car to get around. I will be trading it in someday for a manual, But where I live now, they only have autos. So whenever I see a m/t celica no matter what color at my the dealership here, Im getting it. thx for all thge comments, that helped a lot thumbsup thumbsup wave

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