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LinkTallica
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LinkTallica Dec 21, 1:44am - #71359 

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1996 Geo Prizm

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Cal LA
to mod or not to mod

alright guys my friend has a gt auto and him and i were at a gas station and some guy can and told us "it's usless to mod a car if it's auto" and now my friend doesn't even want to mod it any more. so far he has a exhaust and Short Ram intank. do you think he should still mod or not?
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carbon_blue_gt
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carbon_blue_gt Dec 21, 2:01am - #71360 
2001 carbon blue Toyota Celica GT
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2001 Toyota Celica GT

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Wyoming
i don't see why not. Not everyone is going for all out speed and performance. He could build himself a really nice ride that handles the corners like an italian, and looks tigh as hell, but maybe just doesn't run the 1/4 as fast as a manual. Besides, nitrous is easier to run safely on an auto (if he does need some more go)

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xmangt1
4 All U Haterz!
xmangt1 Dec 21, 2:04am - #71361 

4 All U Haterz!
2000 Toyota Celica GT

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Chicago, IL
Who cares what a dude at a gas station says! Modding your ride feels good...that's what matters, that you feel good about it. Don't go on what some stranger says, that's just their opinion. I would love to turbo my GT auto!!! (right now my car is in the shop-had a little mishap-bout to post a pic)
Keep moddin' thumbsup
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CelicaPrincess
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CelicaPrincess Dec 21, 2:08am - #71362 
2001 Liquid Silver Toyota Celica GT
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2001 Toyota Celica GT

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South Florida
Im slowly modding my car and its an auto...believe it or not im sure that some of the most "heavily modded" cars on this site are also auto's. Its doesn't matter what people say, if he wants to mod it then do it! I will never understand why people pick on auto's...its not like I take my car to the track or race anyone on the streets. So who really cares what it is!
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xXMaGNuSXx
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xXMaGNuSXx Dec 21, 2:44am - #71363 
2000 Liquid Silver Toyota Celica GT
hookah-meister
2000 Toyota Celica GT

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Smog City LA
Autos aren't that fun for me at least. But a friend of mine has an auto G35 sedan with sport shift. That thing is fast...went up to 140 and still looked nice before all the mods and upgrades. Here's his ride. http://www.mostpurest.com/
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InsaneImport
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InsaneImport Dec 21, 2:45am - #71364 

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2003 Toyota Celica GT

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Los Angeles, Ca
The creator of this site drives an auto so tell your friend that thumbsup

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spaztikid
dikitzaps
spaztikid Dec 21, 2:47am - #71365 
dikitzaps
1974 Toyota Celica

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LA
to mod
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hephaestus
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hephaestus Dec 21, 3:03am - #71366 
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New Jersey
It all depends. Does your friend want to sell the Celica in the future? Is he or she making a lot of money or will be in the future? Moding a car any car has it's risks on resale. Just kiss the money U spent for added performance parts and install goodbye. If U plan on keeping the old girl or are made of money by all means. Just don't go too crazy if U plan on selling it in the future and plan on getting a return on your investment in the future auto or not.
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LinkTallica
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LinkTallica Dec 21, 3:43am - #71367 

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1996 Geo Prizm

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Cal LA
yea hes gonna keep the celi for life and thanks you guys your right why hould he care if some guy told him it's useless im calling him now and im gonna tell him keep on moding thanks guys thumbsup
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Mike00
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Mike00 Dec 21, 4:18am - #71368 
2000 Silver Toyota Celica
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2000 Toyota Celica

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Newtown/PA
Depends what he wants to do really. I kind of agree that modding a auto celica performance wise (Intake, headers etc..) is kind of pointless but to each their own. Not all autos are slow either just the powerband on celicas is very very bad for autos.

I agree with the above poster though mod where you have a chance of doing well and that is handling. celica can be a great autocross car so just start modding the hell out of the suspension.

Or make it a show car.

But modding your car to make it faster in the 1/4 on an auto celica is kind of pointless.
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1sweetGTS
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1sweetGTS Dec 21, 5:19am - #71369 
2003 Black Toyota Celica
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2003 Toyota Celica

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still mod it!

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FPcelica
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FPcelica Dec 21, 7:35am - #71370 
2001 Spectra Blue Mica Toyota Celica GT
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2001 Toyota Celica GT

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Houston, TX
id stil mod it with a system, and body kit and make it a show car

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stefanoc
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stefanoc Dec 21, 7:50am - #71371 

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2002 Toyota Celica

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CA
if it was for me, i would mod its look first b4 performance. you can make it look really nice, from dope 18 in. rims to nice body kit to custom seats (like tan leather with red exterior or something) some dope custom paint. painted engine bay, sports rotors, paint the brake thingy. an Intake, exhaust, strut, springs/shocks r good mods for better performance.
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csulbkid
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csulbkid Dec 21, 12:00pm - #71372 

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2001 Toyota Celica GT

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LongBeach
his decision

he has to weigh the gains (looks, performance, whatever) to the loss (money that could have been invested, spent on school, whatever) and then come up with a decision on what he wants to spend his hard earned money on

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PBCelica02
the dude
PBCelica02 Dec 21, 12:22pm - #71373 

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2002 Toyota Celica GT

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Pacific Beach, CA
mod mod mod. then mod some more. thumbsup
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shox
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shox Dec 21, 12:41pm - #71374 

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2003 Toyota Celica GT

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Calgary, Alberta
Fuck him and his beliefs if you wanna mod, that's what I say! Plus, some of the nicest show cars are auto, performance cars have auto trannies too but they're not common that's all.
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Speed4TheNeed
Caleb
Speed4TheNeed Dec 21, 6:53pm - #71375 

Caleb
2000 Toyota Celica

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New Orleans, LA
you can make a gt powerful...it's just very expensive and the variety of parts just arent there.

so on the other hand...you can go "all show". kit, wing, neons, entertainment systems, painted dash..etc. the list goes on and on and on.

the celica is a very sporty looking car, and it is a very worthy show car.
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RoMkApOmKa
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RoMkApOmKa Dec 22, 2:51am - #71376 

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2002 Toyota Celica GT

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Maryland USA
Do not waste your money on engine performance parts...I do not think it will make your car faster...
But you can have a better handling of your car if you change(upgrade) your suspention.You can make it looks better by installing the body kit and install the new rims.
You can make it looks better inside too. wave

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LostAngel
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LostAngel Dec 22, 3:27am - #71377 
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Pennsylvania
As a lot of people said, if you have an auto, mod it. Who cares if it's an auto? People see your car more then you race it...just remember that...Celica's are a sweet car and look great, they can be made even greater in looks with money. Sure, he can mod performance as well, but if he isnt interested in performance, he can still make it look sweet. A persons car is like an extension of the owner...just because someone says "Autos suck", dont mean they do and he shouldnt mod it. If someone told you "glasses suck, they are for the weak." would you listen and not wear them? I sure hope that all makes sense! thumbsup
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celikitten
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celikitten Dec 22, 3:52am - #71378 

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2000 Toyota Celica

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PA
well... if he ever wants to switch to standard i've got the parts to do it for sale thumbsup

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VSGTS14
05 WRB
VSGTS14 Dec 22, 4:37am - #71379 

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2005 Subaru WRX STi

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Milford, NJ
mod...look at isaac's car...is there anything wrong with it?
everything is not based on performance

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Eric Mack
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Eric Mack Dec 22, 6:16am - #71380 

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02 Acura RSX-S

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North Carolina
mines a stick sometimes i wish it was an auto...for real like in traffic and stuff, on trips. keep modding it, who gives a rats ass what the guy at the gas station thinks...

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aem cold air intake - b&m short shifter - oem lip kit - oem spoiler (be here tuesday) - sparco knob/pedals - 15% tint - clubrsx springs - ingalls camber kit - red out tails - debadged - RSX-S moved to center of trunk -

Looking for - Type R spoiler, 17-18" ggames w/ lip - powergetter exhaust - HIDS - IS300 foglights - cf hood
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Justice
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Justice Dec 22, 2:40pm - #71381 

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mines a auto and a gt and a fkn 2000 i still mod.. infact i only started modding heavily this past year... but now my car is gonna be paid off in 3 months and i'll have even more cash to 4 mods
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