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Dec 15, 11:01pm - #68299 
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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Dec 15, 11:17pm - #68300 
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.

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Dec 15, 11:21pm - #68301 
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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Dec 15, 11:39pm - #68302 
sounds good thumbsup

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Dec 15, 11:45pm - #68303 
good plan...get a strut tie bar too thumbsup

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Dec 15, 11:46pm - #68304 
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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Dec 15, 11:48pm - #68305 
Originally Posted by spaztikid
good plan...get a strut tie bar too thumbsup

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Dec 16, 5:37am - #68306 
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.

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Dec 16, 9:14am - #68307 
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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Dec 16, 9:20am - #68308 
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.

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Dec 16, 9:22am - #68309 
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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Dec 16, 9:53am - #68310 
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.

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Dec 16, 7:42pm - #68311 
duh


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Dec 16, 10:19pm - #68312 
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.

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Dec 17, 1:49am - #68313 
sleepers are a beautiful thing


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Dec 17, 5:23am - #68314 
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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