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Neurorelay
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Neurorelay Dec 21, 12:07am - #355426 

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Next mod to do, suggestions

I have a 2005 Celica GT automatic: tinted windows, K&N Air Filter, S2K antenna.

So what's next?

I considered the exhaust, but with an automatic, I really won't be getting any performance gains. So I am considering the final mod to just be rims and wheels. I priced out 18" and 17" and they came to $1300 and $1200 respectively. So I am wondering, is this the way to go? Or is there a mod that I am unaware of the would help out?

Gotta say, I do love this car, I get out after a couple hours of driving and want to just get back in, so dang comfortable and it definitely gets some looks.
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Polykarb
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Polykarb Dec 21, 12:16am - #355427 

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get cold air induction, mine is coming UPS tomarrow

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Maka Dec 21, 1:06am - #355428 

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Originally Posted by Polykarb
get cold air induction, mine is coming UPS tomarrow

what is that?

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ASheva10
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ASheva10 Dec 21, 1:29am - #355429 

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He is talking about a Cold Air Intake.

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blackcel Dec 21, 2:13am - #355430 

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Carbon Fiber Raised Hood Scoop, i think those look great on the celly

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celicadragon Dec 21, 1:32pm - #355431 

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you will get some small gains from the exhaust also it will sound great too so definately worth it looks good too

respect the gt-s
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R3DLIN3GT Dec 21, 2:48pm - #355432 
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exaust or Intake will be fine on the car...you will have gains in performance and it is not like nothing at all will happen

if your into looks maybe a body kit? but thats a lot more pricey

good luck
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Polykarb
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Polykarb Dec 21, 4:20pm - #355433 

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^^ all of the above are true, every car i had in the past started with some sort of induction (SRI). But my celica started with cosmetic mods cause it's sexy lol thumbsup cool

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Neurorelay Dec 22, 12:54am - #355434 

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I went to the muffler shop, and they talked about the resonator and the muffler. I just want to be sure, that the sound will be "deep" and not "rice." The other theing I priced out was rims at $1200...I think the car would look awesome with a little lower stance and wider tires to grip. Now the body kits look awesome, but yeah, pricey to get them attached and painted. It's like this: its seems so quick and peppy now, but I really need to go to a meet and see what a Celica can really do to get an idea of what I want to do next. smile
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SLVCELI Dec 22, 1:00am - #355435 
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Get the TRD exhaust. That is your best bet especially since you have an automatic and dont want to lose any low-end power.

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jrodkey980 Dec 22, 1:09am - #355436 

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Quote:

Get the TRD exhaust. That is your best bet especially since you have an automatic and dont want to lose any low-end power.
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Neurorelay Dec 22, 1:15am - #355437 

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Any place that sells it in a bolt on application. Basically, I would love to do it myself if possible.
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fonz182 Dec 22, 1:23am - #355438 

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well with that money id go wheels
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SSCarbonGTS Dec 22, 11:18pm - #355439 

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Go with a good set of wheels thumbsup

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Zero Dec 23, 12:18am - #355440 

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for affordable body kit check out GroupBuy4Celica's sales in the classified forum.

he sells replica kits that have great fitment - especially the Veilside EC-1 replica kit of his. perfect fitment for a replica kit. thumbsup

simple bolt on kits and he is having a holiday sale.

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