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what to do #68299 Dec 15, 11:01pm Dec 15, 11:01pm
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what to do
i herd that when you modify a car you should improve on what it already is good at. this for the celica of chorse means handaling. what do you all think about this way of going about tuning?



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Re: what to do [Re: NorwayGT] #68300 Dec 15, 11:17pm Dec 15, 11:17pm
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Yea I agree, the celica isn't made for drag racing and straights, its all about the curves. But people want power on the straights too. I'd like to keep a good balance, but concentrate on suspension more than muscle.

Re: what to do [Re: NorwayGT] #68301 Dec 15, 11:21pm Dec 15, 11:21pm
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yea, right now i have CAI, and exhaust, next im getting springs, then hotchkis swaybar kit, then headers, i think doing things in this order is a good balance of things


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15.41 @ 89.30mph 2.282 60'

is....04 srt4 stock
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Re: what to do [Re: NorwayGT] #68302 Dec 15, 11:39pm Dec 15, 11:39pm
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sounds good thumbsup

Re: what to do [Re: BReakinDrifTs] #68303 Dec 15, 11:45pm Dec 15, 11:45pm
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good plan...get a strut tie bar too thumbsup

Re: what to do [Re: spaztikid] #68304 Dec 15, 11:46pm Dec 15, 11:46pm
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Originally Posted by spaztikid
good plan...get a strut tie bar too thumbsup


will do, but its a long process with the lack of money that i have crylol


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is....04 srt4 stock
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Re: what to do [Re: spaztikid] #68305 Dec 15, 11:48pm Dec 15, 11:48pm
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Originally Posted by spaztikid
good plan...get a strut tie bar too thumbsup

Re: what to do [Re: LinkTallica] #68306 Dec 16, 5:37am Dec 16, 5:37am
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i agree that you should mod for strengths, but i also beleive in balance.

while the handling for the celica can be improved..it already comes off the assembly line with a good setup.

while adding a strut bar and a few other less ambitious mods will do your car good...i wouldnt go overboard on the handling if you don't add power to it.

and just my opinion..but i'm a sucker for nice interiors & sound systems as well. just keep it balanced and you can't go wrong.

Re: what to do [Re: Speed4TheNeed] #68307 Dec 16, 9:14am Dec 16, 9:14am
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Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd
i agree that you should mod for strengths, but i also beleive in balance.

while the handling for the celica can be improved..it already comes off the assembly line with a good setup.

while adding a strut bar and a few other less ambitious mods will do your car good...i wouldnt go overboard on the handling if you don't add power to it.

and just my opinion..but i'm a sucker for nice interiors & sound systems as well. just keep it balanced and you can't go wrong.


I tend to agree.. the celica already has some pretty awesome handling so I would upgrade some of the other areas and then once that is done you could return to the suspension.


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Re: what to do [Re: NorwayGT] #68308 Dec 16, 9:20am Dec 16, 9:20am
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Honestly do whatever you want. BUt if you want to improve on handling first thing should be hotchkis sway bars and some springs.

Honestly I'm going the total package route I guess. As soon as I get my turbo in I'm going to start saving up for some handling ugprades and go with some sways, struts, and springs or maybe coilovers (not sure yet but I think springs).

Not going to bother with things like rims etc. Celica looks nice stock. I'd rather have some nice surprises under the Hood.

Re: what to do [Re: Mike00] #68309 Dec 16, 9:22am Dec 16, 9:22am
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Originally Posted by Mike00
Not going to bother with things like rims etc. Celica looks nice stock. I'd rather have some nice surprises under the hood.


Sleeper cool


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Re: what to do [Re: Evan] #68310 Dec 16, 9:53am Dec 16, 9:53am
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Actually some people might say ricer heh I have a Carbon Fiber Hood and body kit so people think I'm just osme kid with a few mods. Come springs I'll be some kid with a turbocharged, lsd, sticky tires, and suspension setup celica smile.

Re: what to do [Re: NorwayGT] #68311 Dec 16, 7:42pm Dec 16, 7:42pm
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Re: what to do [Re: Evan] #68312 Dec 16, 10:19pm Dec 16, 10:19pm
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Originally Posted by EvanJ
Originally Posted by Mike00
Not going to bother with things like rims etc. Celica looks nice stock. I'd rather have some nice surprises under the hood.


Sleeper cool


hey..its good for the cops thumbsup. i have been soundly beaten by a few sleeper cars...lol it must be fun to do that to people. not so fun on the receiving end though.

Re: what to do [Re: NorwayGT] #68313 Dec 17, 1:49am Dec 17, 1:49am
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Re: what to do [Re: csulbkid] #68314 Dec 17, 5:23am Dec 17, 5:23am
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Originally Posted by csulbkid
sleepers are a beautiful thing


theres hardly a worse feeling then lining up to what looks like a stock civic w/someone revving their engine. i just chuckle, floor it, and then get a sick stomach as i eat their taillights wtf

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