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kevluvry02
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kevluvry02 Feb 23, 3:28am - #407183 
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Small upgrades that equal big differences

sup guys, im getting an '05 Celica GT and it has 140HP, is there any upgrades i can do that wont eat up my bank account... i want to make it at least past 165 HP to beat some stupid Civic...any ideas? haha


Thanks for helping

P.S. they dont have any GTS in the San Diego area thats why im stuck with GT
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hs2g Feb 23, 3:49am - #407184 
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My best advice is either wait/ or travel and get a GTS otherwise you might regret it. 165 HP is really not that much maybe in the high 15's. I/H/E won't get you up to 165HP maybe 150-155HP. Then cams, P&P, Apexi Power FC, ETC. you looking at somewhere between 1000-2000 dollars.

So either wait and spend an extra few grand and get a GTS.
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Creep1234 Feb 23, 4:31am - #407185 

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PFC wont work for 03+ models ... just get the basics ... Intake, exhaust and some high compression pistons when the time is right... some guys are a lot better @ this then I am...

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Zero Feb 23, 4:38am - #407186 

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where in san diego are you from?

Intake, headers, and exhaust. but if you want an instant 50hp gain, i suggest nitrous oxide. you can get more than 50hp, but its just a figure i use to make you think i know what i am really talking about especially with a run on sentence like this. rofl

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EuRoBoYGT Feb 23, 5:51am - #407187 

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^^^^ rofl

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RedCeli Feb 23, 5:55am - #407188 
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just do the basic mods...but its the driver not the car...just drive like Nobutero Taniguchi and you'll be fine rice

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Johnsgt Feb 23, 5:59am - #407189 
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There are plenty of gts in san diego, i dunno where you got that from. But for basic bolt-ons you can do i/e/h and the emanage. That will cost about $800-$1000 and net you about 15 whp. Like others said for bigger gains you could get nitrous and that would cost in the same ballpark and net you 45-70 whp depending on the shot. If i were you i would look into a used gts, use the money you save on mods and you are well into the 14s with basic bolt-ons.
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ct Feb 23, 6:08am - #407190 

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what exactly is this civic? what year? motor swap if any? help us out...

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BReakinDrifTs Feb 23, 7:17am - #407191 
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rofl rofl rofl
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QTRMLR_1 Feb 23, 7:40am - #407192 

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Originally Posted by Zero
where in san diego are you from?

Intake, headers, and exhaust. but if you want an instant 50hp gain, i suggest nitrous oxide. you can get more than 50hp, but its just a figure i use to make you think i know what i am really talking about especially with a run on sentence like this. rofl


that is a nice try but it's not a run-on sentence in the least that this one is and it's all relative so you know you got to know how to do it if you're gonna bring it cause the nitrous does do that when you puff it. cool

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spaztikid Feb 23, 7:46am - #407193 
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renfield90 Feb 25, 5:22am - #407194 

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JSPITZ Feb 25, 4:57pm - #407195 

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You can get high compression pistons and have the engine bored out to a 2.0L also new cams from crower stage 2, I/H/E and Emange you will probubly net about 25-30 HP thumbsup

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drkramm Feb 25, 5:09pm - #407196 
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Originally Posted by JSPITZ
You can get high compression pistons and have the engine bored out to a 2.0L also new cams from crower stage 2, I/H/E and Emange you will probubly net about 25-30 HP thumbsup


and spend a crap box of money which you could spend on getting a gts

just wait man gt is not a great car for power

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Illusive Feb 25, 7:23pm - #407197 
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i dunno once dynoes come out for a i/h/e gt with crower cams, if they can reach about 160whp it would be worth it to keep the gt, because with a good driver that should be good enough for high 14's. and the cost of i/h/cams (since you can remove the exhaust at the race track and its free) would be roughly under 1500 bucks.

spend another 700 for a pfc and 300 on tuning and you could be at about 165whp in a gt thats a nice sleeper! or very nice autox car.

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kevluvry02 Feb 26, 3:36am - #407198 
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DAng you guys are smart, haha...never knew there were so many options, its wierd, people say there are still 05 GTS Celicas around, i've ask someone to search all of CA for me for a GTS but they only came out with one, and its a 4 speed sportshift, i guess i can upgrade the GT with all the info you gave me...
thats a load of money, mayb buy some parts at the polive impound spineyes
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combatc87 Feb 26, 5:22am - #407199 

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did you ask someone at the dealership to search for you? cause that's a bad idea. i went to a dealership looking for a 5spd GT. well, they couldn't find me one. so i went online and found one fairly close to my house. try your own search, you'll be better off.

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