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hs2g Apr 20, 8:14pm - #446523 
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RSX-S or Celica GTS turbo?

Ok after reading what people have done to there cars and all about turboed celica's. I have a big decision, I can either get an RSX-S or a Celica GTS and then Turbo it. I have 16000K right now and the Celica is at 10750. The RSX-S is at 16777. I can either go fast but not riable or go for just decent street car.

If I get the celica I would be turboing it and boosting at 6-8PSI on stock internals. If I get the RSX-S that would be all my funds so I won't be added anything big except for I/H/E maybe Hondata.

I know this is a celica forum but lets not get bias about this. What car would you choose if you had a choice?
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Celica^2k1 Apr 20, 8:16pm - #446524 
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Not a fan of the RSX, I say Turbod GTS

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JuL Apr 20, 8:16pm - #446525 

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Honestly, I'd go Rsx-s. It's a pretty good base and a nice project to start thumbsup

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2003cbgts Apr 20, 8:18pm - #446526 

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gts thumbsup
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gts_drew Apr 20, 8:24pm - #446527 

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im thinking rsx-s
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hs2g Apr 20, 8:30pm - #446528 
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Originally Posted by JuL
Honestly, I'd go Rsx-s. It's a pretty good base and a nice project to start thumbsup


Well If I get the RSX-S its not going to be a project because I won't be putting major mods like a turbo etc. on it. Becuase The RSX-S is going to take all of my money. I'm also leaning towards the RSX-S because i hear Celicas 2zz motors have had a lot of problems like spun bearings etc. Is this true?
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ct Apr 20, 8:41pm - #446529 

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rsx...with bolt-ons and hondata you can go 230whp n/a!!...that k20a is somethin' else

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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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BaTMaN_4 Apr 20, 8:44pm - #446530 

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How is the GTS not reliable...as far as i know Toyota and Honda both are reliable. I always hear of parts breaking in the RSX...such as headers and shiet like that...soooo i would say Celica thumbsup. I was considering the RSX too until i began to see problems with my friends and their RSX's thumbsdown
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nebraskaGTS Apr 20, 8:47pm - #446531 

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there's gonna be comparison between a TURBO'd gts and an rsx. it all depends on what you want man. the turbo gts would roast the rsx even with hondata and i/h/e. boost plus vvtl-i means lot and lots of power. but if all you want is a good street car, go with the rsx. it's all up to you in what you want!
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ct Apr 20, 8:48pm - #446532 

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both gts and rsx-s have their share of problems...personally i have never heard of rsx owners having to replace their lift bolts every 10K rofl

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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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MptGlw69 Apr 20, 8:49pm - #446533 
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Definitely RSX-S. thumbsup thumbsup
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JuL Apr 20, 9:11pm - #446534 

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Originally Posted by BaTMaN_4
How is the GTS not reliable...as far as i know Toyota and Honda both are reliable. I always hear of parts breaking in the RSX...such as headers and shiet like that...soooo i would say Celica thumbsup. I was considering the RSX too until i began to see problems with my friends and their RSX's thumbsdown


A GTS is reliable for sure, but the reliability of a turboed car isn't the same as a stock car. I'd go RSX-s and add those easy mods I/H/E, everything bolt-on. It obviously won't be as fast as a turbo gts but I believe you will be able to keep the car more than 2 years...

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2003cbgts Apr 20, 9:15pm - #446535 

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damn ud think this was an rsx board ... sheesh thumbsdown
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SquareEnix Apr 20, 9:17pm - #446536 
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i say gts but don't go with a turbo. you can get plenty of small performance mods like Intake, exhaust, pfc, trial header, etc. with the money left over you get buy a body kit, rims, audio/video system, etc. that's what i would do.
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flyimages Apr 20, 9:17pm - #446537 

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rsx-s.. there's tons of aftermarket parts for it, therefore the mods/parts would be easier & cheaper to get.

hmm but then in the long run probably everyone would have an rsx & it probably could become the top 10 stolen cars like the integra...

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combatc87 Apr 20, 10:10pm - #446538 

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Is the GTS a 6-speed? If not, then Type-S.

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wiredthief Apr 20, 10:12pm - #446539 

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turbo's are wicked, in any car.

What I need to get is a silver gt right? Then I can try and be fast...right?
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hs2g Apr 20, 10:16pm - #446540 
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Yes the GTS is a six speed. I really want to get the GTS and turbo it, but I don't have the motor to blow after a year or 2. If I really know how to maintain the motor then I guess I would go with the GTS. Because I can get a turbo and get some exterior mods.

Such a hard decision, i want a nice street car that can be able to run at least low 14's, but I also want a turbo because I love the BOV and the look on peoples faces. Plus I get the bragging rights. Am i just too much of a show off? because I really want that GTS then turbo it and do it right.
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ct Apr 20, 10:18pm - #446541 

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you won't blow your motor...just don't be stingy on maintinence and boost conservatively (6-8psi) and you'll be fine.

Originally posted by SKOOF:
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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hs2g Apr 20, 10:36pm - #446542 
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Ok thats final GTS it is. I won't be boosting so high as 8PSI, well maybe on the weekend races. But just on daily driving I will probably be at 5PSI. I take care of all my cars very well far.

I was worried that The motor be get fucked and my mom is going to really spaz at me because this is going to be my 4th car and i'm only 18.
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KickScrew Apr 20, 10:39pm - #446543 

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Put a nice sized down payment on an Evo and own them both thumbsup
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hs2g Apr 20, 11:13pm - #446544 
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too much money man, lol I would love to but just too much money.
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Haulin_A_Doo Apr 21, 12:22am - #446545 
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The thing about turbo'ing a car, is you need another one as a daily driver. It WILL leave you on the side of the road & cost you a lot in gas. IMO, if your gonna spend the money on a turbo, for god sakes do it on something with more than 1.8L!!! Its a waste.

Get the RSX. thumbsup
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combatc87 Apr 21, 12:57am - #446546 

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Or, you may think about getting a GT. You can turbo it with less worry, and save yourself some money while you're at it.

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Rick Apr 21, 1:04am - #446547 

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Go RSX-S
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Go GT Supercharged
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wiredthief Apr 21, 1:22am - #446548 

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GT????

What I need to get is a silver gt right? Then I can try and be fast...right?
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hs2g Apr 21, 1:34am - #446549 
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The cheapest GT in my area is the same value as the GTS i'm planning on buying. So it would all be the same. I have thought about that choice also. I also am very picky, I want leather sunroof and all the option just to have some luxury.
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GT2111 Apr 21, 1:35am - #446550 
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GT Supercharged???? Screw that Turbo the shit outa it
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jyboygenius Apr 21, 1:53am - #446551 
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RSX, Celica is goin out. RSX will have more potential. Your call.

Whattya think of WRX? wink

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RedCeli Apr 21, 1:53am - #446552 
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I love EVO's but theyre overpriced...go with the gts and roast them rsx-s...soon everyone and their grandma will have one... rofl

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v4shj16 Apr 21, 2:13am - #446553 

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yea, there are soo many rsx's in my area. iits ridicoulus. There nice cars but too common , besides the celica looks better and when you turbo you'll be able to beat mostly ne thing i assume. got with the turbo thumbsup thats wat i plan on doing if i ever come a across a large sum of money.
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