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Hey guys what would you do? #413368 Mar 7, 5:58pm Mar 7, 5:58pm
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Hey guys what would you do?
I currently have a GT 5 spd, and I owned a GTS for about a week and loved it (long story, most of you probably know the story already). I couldn't really afford the GTS because I had no down payment and I was upside down on the trade in.

However, it's different if I sell my GT first. If I sell my GT first then I can afford the GTS.

Here are my two options, what would you choose?

1) Try to sell GT and then buy a GTS or

2) Keep the GT and just mod the appearance of the car (I'm done with performance; there is not much more to do to a GT).


What would you do?


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Re: Hey guys what would you do? [Re: card00d85] #413369 Mar 7, 6:02pm Mar 7, 6:02pm
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turbo is the best thing there is for a GT.

for me, i'd keep the GT and mod the appearance and the engine.

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Re: Hey guys what would you do? [Re: Zero] #413370 Mar 7, 6:10pm Mar 7, 6:10pm
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Originally Posted by Zero
turbo is the best thing there is for a GT.

for me, i'd keep the GT and mod the appearance and the engine.

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I don't want to go f/i so I'm pretty much done with the engine. If anything, I would go for more suspension mods, but I'm mostly into appearance now.


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Re: Hey guys what would you do? [Re: card00d85] #413371 Mar 7, 6:57pm Mar 7, 6:57pm
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I have a GT auto. for my performance mods, im considering getting a euro GT 6-speed tranny. im doing some research on it right now. after that i plan on getting a turbo and upgrading the internals.

my appearance mods are gonna be finished once i have my car repainted and get some rims and a drop thumbsup


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Re: Hey guys what would you do? [Re: card00d85] #413372 Mar 7, 7:58pm Mar 7, 7:58pm
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what does your car have on it now? i'd say go turbo with that and keep modding the motor. Either that or just do major cosmetics.

But if you are looking for something with a little more power and you're comfortable letting go of your gt, get the gts.

Re: Hey guys what would you do? [Re: WhiteCeli] #413373 Mar 7, 8:05pm Mar 7, 8:05pm
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If the GTS is a 6spd, get that. If you don't want the hassle of f/i, then you'll be better off.


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Re: Hey guys what would you do? [Re: combatc87] #413374 Mar 7, 8:24pm Mar 7, 8:24pm
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Well since you say your more into the appearance mods I say keep the GT. You can use the money you save from not going to the GTS to buy a whole lot of appearance mods. Plus the GT is the same as the GTS below 6K rpm. But if you race, get the GTS.


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Re: Hey guys what would you do? [Re: SLVCELI] #413375 Mar 7, 9:08pm Mar 7, 9:08pm
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... what about a differant car?


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Re: Hey guys what would you do? [Re: SLVCELI] #413376 Mar 7, 11:01pm Mar 7, 11:01pm
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Originally Posted by SLVCELI
Well since you say your more into the appearance mods I say keep the GT. You can use the money you save from not going to the GTS to buy a whole lot of appearance mods. Plus the GT is the same as the GTS below 6K rpm. But if you race, get the GTS.


I never really thought of it that way (the 6k thing). I will just stick with the GT since I don't race a lot. I really love to drive in the twisties though, so what suspension mods would improve that? All I have right now for suspension is the tein s.techs


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Re: Hey guys what would you do? [Re: card00d85] #413377 Mar 7, 11:11pm Mar 7, 11:11pm
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save the GT if you don't do racing, just mod the exterior, I heard TRD makes some great lowering springs.

Re: Hey guys what would you do? [Re: vcel523] #413378 Mar 8, 2:23pm Mar 8, 2:23pm
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TRD springs are rebadged Eibach, and I think their shocks/struts are Bilstein.

Tein is really good, so card00d85 you are just running on Tein S springs right? Perhaps look into Tein Basic Dampering kit or Tein Super Street Damper if you have some extra cash. Otherwise Hotchkis is one of the best, maybe the best suspension product for the Celica.

Sway bars will also dramatically improve your cars handling, it will make it stiff mind you but that's the idea and there are also strut tower bars which I believe go underneath the vehicle. The only "downside" to sway and strut bars is it can make the car respond so quickly that if you find yourself in a soon to be accident position that you may jerk the wheel too quickly and end up oversteering and loose control or just end up steering into something. But I am sure that wouldn't be too big of a threat once you get use to your set-up.


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if you have no other options available
keep the gt and do it up


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Re: Hey guys what would you do? [Re: VSGTS14] #413380 Mar 11, 8:20pm Mar 11, 8:20pm
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keep the GT it would just save you money in the long run...mod it up

Re: Hey guys what would you do? [Re: EvilJupiter] #413381 Mar 11, 8:28pm Mar 11, 8:28pm
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You will want the Hotchkis Sway bar set. thumbsup You can find them for 250 shipped.


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Originally Posted by SLVCELI
You will want the Hotchkis Sway bar set. thumbsup You can find them for 250 shipped.


I've seen those too, are they good for autocross on a GT? confused


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Re: Hey guys what would you do? [Re: zugzug12] #413383 Mar 14, 12:28pm Mar 14, 12:28pm
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Keep the GT if you dont race.. thumbsup

Re: Hey guys what would you do? [Re: SiLvErGt2001] #413384 Mar 14, 4:26pm Mar 14, 4:26pm
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Work on the exterior. I used to drive an Auto GT and now I drive a 6 Speed GTS. The diff. are those few seconds in lift. Would rather work on the exterior and be like "wow" my car is looking good.


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