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Proffitt Jan 14, 12:39am - #6336 

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Opinions on diff. mods

I Just installed the TRD SS and have ordered the TRD Exhaust (hopefully will be here soon), and I'm going to order an Injen short Intake. I have about $200 left for mods. What would you think would be a good investment??? Thanks for and all the help.
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4u2envy Jan 14, 2:01am - #6337 

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TRD springs... thumbsup

$169 at www.toyotaparts4u.com

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Proffitt Jan 14, 2:10am - #6338 

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Thanks for the info. I did not know they were that cheap. I do not know if I want to lower my car since I live in Wyoming with the weather and streets are not that good. But I might have to since I want my car to look diff. then most.
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Pete00 Jan 14, 3:41am - #6339 
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springs are good. go with those thumbsup
but expect to pay another 60$ u.s. (not sure if its the same price down in the states) or so for an alignment once your springs are installed.

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Proffitt Jan 14, 4:06am - #6340 

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Thank you maybe I will check into those. Any other ideas would be great too.
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Pete00 Jan 14, 4:27am - #6341 
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raised hoodscoope. imo, the TRD spoiler looks better with a raised hoodscoope.

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celicaGTS01 Jan 14, 4:27am - #6342 
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get a CAI instead of a Short Ram Intake
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tony Jan 14, 4:34am - #6343 

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Quote:
Originally posted by celicaGTS01:
get a CAI instead of a short ram intake
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Blue Batmobile Jan 14, 6:34am - #6344 
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Steven Jan 14, 6:40am - #6345 
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Sway BArs!
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KDawg Jan 14, 3:42pm - #6346 
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A set of sway bars for cheaper than $200? shocked

Get TRD springs smile I live in northeastern Ohio and the weather is shit, but it's going to get dirty anyways!
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Proffitt Jan 14, 6:33pm - #6347 

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Thanks for the advise and help. I was going to put the Injen CAI on, but I'm scared with all the traveling I do. I also hope to get back over to Germany and my friend had bad luck with his CAI over there.
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Hungster Jan 15, 12:38am - #6348 
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yea go with a CAI, its really hard to hydrolock your car, *knock on wood* basically your whole filter has to be submerged. wit 160 bucks i would save it and save up for the sways, buck for buck its one of the best mods you can get
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thedoc092 Jan 15, 4:23am - #6349 
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Definitely get a CAI instead of Short Ram, it's so much better. That raised hoodscoop is pretty sweet, but sway bars are definitely a good choice. If you want a pretty cheap mod on the side, about 80 bucks or so, you could get the AEM Tru-power pulley kit. I have one on mine, I heard it adds about 8 more horsepower. I saw a difference after I installed it, well, good luck man.

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Hungster Jan 16, 1:51am - #6350 
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did you really feel a difference with the AEM pullies????? i heard the suck and its really bad for your engine and on top of it, do you have a gt or gts??
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The AEM pulley is not bad at all. Well, not to my knowledge at least. I have one, it gives you better throttle response and it looks good under the Hood...
i don't know about adding hp though, how could it possibly do that?

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thedoc092 Jan 16, 4:11am - #6352 
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The AEM pulleys work pretty good for me, I have a 2002 GTS 6-speed, it does give better throttle response. The reason it adds horsepower is because it actually changes the diameter of the alternator pulley, which in a really complicated explanation allows the car to produce more horsepower, if you want to read more about it go to www.aempower.com and click on the link for pulleys. The only bad thing I "heard" (can't say if it is true or not) but somebody once told me that with this new pulley in the engine, I wouldn't be able to have a big and loud sound syatem in my car...which I don't really need anyways, I'm all about the speed baby. It wouldn't matter to me if I was doing 140 mph with the music pumping or no music at all, it's the rush that really matters. Man, I can't wait to get my turbo. Hope that helps guys, and I do apoligize, I did get a little carried away at the end there, but I am still getting a turbo...no doubt. Peace

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Nytros Jan 16, 11:58am - #6353 
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In short doc is saying that the enlarged pullys require less energy to turn.

More distance less energy = Less distance more energy.

doing the same amount of work over more distance requires less work.

W=FD Work=Force(Distance)

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Hungster Jan 16, 10:56pm - #6354 
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so it was worth it to you to buy the pullies? how hard was the install????
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