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danieldelgado05
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danieldelgado05 Apr 6, 8:12pm - #436384 

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Breather mods on auto

I was told in another forum that breather mods on auto Celica actually make them slower. I have an auto. I'm not trying to make a race car out of it, but I wouldn't want a CAI to hurt my performance. Any input from other auto Celica owners who have performance mods???
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bajoconstruction Apr 6, 8:21pm - #436385 

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I read that also dan - was wondering the same thing, but I talked to a fellow 2003 GT auto owner that has an AEM that he loves. I'll keep an eye on this thread also as I was hoping to buy a CAI this week.

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wiredthief Apr 6, 8:27pm - #436386 

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That is the stupid thing I have ever heard.

What I need to get is a silver gt right? Then I can try and be fast...right?
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danieldelgado05 Apr 6, 8:31pm - #436387 

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So you have an auto celica that reacts well to CAI?
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Avatar Apr 6, 8:32pm - #436388 

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haha really... I think you check your sources to make sure they actually know what they are talking about.
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danieldelgado05 Apr 6, 8:34pm - #436389 

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I know, I knew this guy didn't know what he was talking about. I know that auto sucks in torque but more horses is more horses.
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Zero Apr 6, 8:38pm - #436390 

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i have an 02 auto GT, and my car really responds well the my CAI and exhaust thumbsup

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CRBN BLU Apr 6, 8:39pm - #436391 

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I have an 02 GT auto. I could immediately tell a difference from installing the Intake. Mild performance gains, not too much. But the sound... that's what's up!! For a while I had the TRD exhaust only, and during high revs, the engine would overwhelm the sounds of the exhaust. Now, with the Intake, the exhaust sound blends into the Intake noise.

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Zero Apr 6, 8:39pm - #436392 

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i have an AEM CAI, BTW.

i'm looking for some header, either hotshot or dc, but im doing some research because i heard that one of them (i think DC) robs HP. spineyes

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danieldelgado05 Apr 6, 8:40pm - #436393 

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I heard the DC does.
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CRBN BLU Apr 6, 8:41pm - #436394 

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Originally Posted by Zero
i have an AEM CAI, BTW.

i'm looking for some header, either hotshot or dc, but im doing some research because i heard that one of them (i htink DC) robs HP. spineyes


I was looking at headers at one point, but I've been trying to keep my options open JUST in case I magically come into some $$. Then, c2power, watch out!!

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Zero Apr 6, 8:42pm - #436395 

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cool, thanks for the info Dan thumbsup

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danieldelgado05 Apr 6, 8:47pm - #436396 

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Yup, it was in another thread I think. But DC supposedly had a problem with the design and they redesigned it to make it better. I'm not sure if I would trust it yet though.
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wiredthief Apr 6, 10:18pm - #436397 

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My question is, why wouldn't performance upgrades work for an auto?

Obviously someone doesn't know what they are talking about since this thread was started to begin with.

What I need to get is a silver gt right? Then I can try and be fast...right?
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ct Apr 7, 2:51am - #436398 

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Originally Posted by Zero
i'm looking for some header, either hotshot or dc, but im doing some research because i heard that one of them (i think DC) robs HP. spineyes


actually the DC works great for the 1ZZ..MWR has a dyno of it having gains throughout the power band...

and it's been recorded that auto GT or GTS are indeed faster in the 1/4 with breather mods. people who say they don't either have experience with cheap products, those that are dyno proven to create low end loss, or are completely stupid...

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yoru such a clown, i wish you lived in nyc, i would love to just give you the beating that youve probably never gotten in your life.
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Zero Apr 7, 3:04am - #436399 

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well then DC it is. thumbsup and i need a TRD exhaust. to complete the whole package thumbsup

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ct Apr 7, 4:27am - #436400 

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you may want to look at hotshot as well...but since you are in cali then the carb'd DC will be better.

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yoru such a clown, i wish you lived in nyc, i would love to just give you the beating that youve probably never gotten in your life.
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Chelica815 Apr 7, 5:38am - #436401 
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Those headers suck if you have a GTS. Most said it is better to port your header if you were to have a GTS.

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Virgilson Apr 7, 8:12am - #436402 

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i have a AEM CAI and DC headers...lol...works great together grin

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Zero Apr 7, 8:14am - #436403 

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^^yup yup!!! rofl thumbsup

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danieldelgado05 Apr 7, 3:11pm - #436404 

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That's why I asked, I knew he had to be wrong. But I'm no mechanic, and I just recently became interested in hooking up my Celi. I just wanted to here what other auto Celica owners thought. Maybe this guys stuff was cheap b/c he said he had an auto celi and it made it slower.
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SiLvErGt2001 Apr 7, 3:23pm - #436405 

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I have a AEM CAI and it work great thumbsup represent Auto GT.
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leems_gts Apr 7, 3:29pm - #436406 

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auto gts here, w/ AEM CAI works great ... TRD exhaust coming soon
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SmutasticGT Apr 7, 3:49pm - #436407 

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The first mod i ever put on my auto gt was an Injen SRI, I could notice the difference right away, and now i have an apexi N1 exahust and the two flow so well togeather thumbsup
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midblucel Apr 7, 3:56pm - #436408 
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would the exhaust fit right up the the headers like would it bolt right up to it or would you need to buy a seporate down pipe stuff
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midblucel Apr 7, 3:57pm - #436409 
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is the DC headers and TRD exhaust a good combonation for the car?PM me if you know thanx
Originally Posted by Zero

well then DC it is. thumbsup and i need a TRD exhaust. to complete the whole package thumbsup
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GTS_Rosh Apr 7, 8:43pm - #436410 

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Because you can't launch an auto properly and must start moving between 2000rpms to 3000rpms (if you do a brake-stand) or from idle, if you just floor it. With breather mods, such as the CAI, you lose a lot of valuable low-end power. You need low-end on an auto if you want to move. With that lost, your car will move even slower off the line then stock, and you won't see any improvement until past 5000rpm. So that is why they say breather mods are bad for the autos (on our cars specifically & all other low-torque motors in general), because you lose power where you need it the most, which is down-low.

For manual car, losing down low doesn't really matter much, because you can launch above it, and after that its all high rpms.
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