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RGT
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RGT Dec 8, 12:27am - #66203 
2003 Absolutely Red Toyota Celica GT
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2003 Toyota Celica GT

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Hi all :)

Hi,

Im new to the forum and just wanted to say hello. I love my new 03 auto gt inside and out...but...

Its kinda slow frown . I have wrestled with the idea of putting some mods on it or trading it in now while it still has low mileage for something more powerful (and a stick...)

The prob is its a beautiful car, especially with the Action package and leather interior and that Absolutely Red exterior paint job has a superb high intensity shine on a bright sunny day.

Sadly, after being smoked by just about every vehicle on the road I've become slightly dejected. If it is at all possible to improve the car's performance I would much prefer that than trading it in. I don't want to have mind boggling power or a turbo (too much money).

What would you guys (and gals) recommend?

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Johnny178
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Johnny178 Dec 8, 12:33am - #66204 

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exaust, CAI, pulley, etc..
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RGT
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RGT Dec 8, 12:35am - #66205 
2003 Absolutely Red Toyota Celica GT
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Can you notice a difference with I/H/E? I read on some posts that people were saying that the car was even slower with mods???? They mentioned that the low end torque was actually reduced, does this sound right?
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stefanoc
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stefanoc Dec 8, 12:37am - #66206 

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u can modify it but if you want real power trade it in for a gts manual than start passing ppl who passed you
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celly01
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celly01 Dec 8, 1:23am - #66207 

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2001 Toyota Celica GT

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get a ZEX wet system and Intake and exhaust...you'll be ok...LOL
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RGT
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RGT Dec 8, 1:30am - #66208 
2003 Absolutely Red Toyota Celica GT
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actually thats what Im hoping to do. I/H/E and 50 shot nitrous from zex... although should i let the 60k mile warranty expire b4 i put the nitorus kit in?
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spaztikid
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spaztikid Dec 8, 1:37am - #66209 
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it's your call with the warranty...if you have over 30 on it and nothing's gone wrong then go for it
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Speed4TheNeed
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Speed4TheNeed Dec 8, 2:55am - #66210 

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2000 Toyota Celica

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Originally Posted by RGT
Can you notice a difference with I/H/E? I read on some posts that people were saying that the car was even slower with mods???? They mentioned that the low end torque was actually reduced, does this sound right?


yes, low end torque is reduced with a lot of bolt-ons, but you're top speed will be greater. as you're rpm's increase, you should gain time. it just depends on how far you are racing...
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Speed4TheNeed
Caleb
Speed4TheNeed Dec 8, 2:57am - #66211 

Caleb
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Originally Posted by celly01
get a ZEX wet system and intake and exhaust...you'll be ok...LOL


haha this will DEFINATELY make your car much faster, for an ok price. (you just have to keep buying the darn stuff over and over again..) 50 shot, though? that'll give you a lot but it probably won't be legal.

if you want something even the cops can see i'd recommend visiting a NOS dealer and getting a 50 state legal kit installed. thumbsup
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skdmorse Dec 8, 2:29pm - #66212 

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You can definatly feel the nitrous hp gain...


Zex is the way to go...


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ct
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ct Dec 8, 9:10pm - #66213 

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Originally Posted by RGT

Sadly, after being smoked by just about every vehicle on the road I've become slightly dejected.


i don't intend to be mean (because i have an auto GT myself) but get used to being "smoked" unless you plan on forced induction or some serious bolt ons...and even with the standard Intake/exhaust/header/pulley combo you will still lose to a 5sp GT. sorry to say our celis are not drag cars and are meant for the corners...autox? maybe...i dunno, my auto GT is a great commuting car,it handles well,looks good,and gets the job done...as a performance car it is low in it's class...sorry to say rice

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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GTSHYPR Dec 8, 9:14pm - #66214 
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Doesn't a Short Ram give you better low end than a CAI?
Short Ram =low end
CAI =high end

Is this right.

I'm gonna take your little Civic. Dust it off. Turn it sideways and stick it straight up you candy A*s.
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ct
C'mon & hit me!
ct Dec 8, 9:30pm - #66215 

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Originally Posted by GTSHYPR
Doesn't a Short Ram give you better low end than a CAI?
Short Ram =low end
CAI =high end

Is this right.


for performance-wise...the CAI wins in both hi and lo...for looks...it's the SRI. thumbsup

sweet! i'm a veteran!! been an addict forever now.. spineyes

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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