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gesl85
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gesl85 Jan 9, 2:13am - #78999 
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Worried!

Hi!
I have a 2003 Celica GT. I'm absolutely thrilled with it, the car runs great. My worry comes because today I decided to race it and when I threw second gear my tires didn't chirp. This is better though, because I didn't loose any traction, but I'm worried that my car may be loosing power. I threw second gear at redline, pretty fast, so I expected a chirp, but there wasn't any. I did it again and nothing happened either. I don't know, maybe its me, what do you guys think. By the way I have a TRD exhaust and a Injen Short Ram.
Thanks
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skdmorse
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skdmorse Jan 9, 2:19am - #79000 

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2002 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

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Columbus, Indiana
I have the exact same car and some time (without NOS) when I have a car full of people it won't chirp. It has to do with weight. It can also be the weather, cold weather makes your tires hard so they will spin without a chirp and hot weather will make your tires stick more so they may not chirop then either...
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Speed4TheNeed
Caleb
Speed4TheNeed Jan 9, 3:06am - #79001 

Caleb
2000 Toyota Celica

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as noted in the post above me, the weather can play a role. but since you live in puerto rico (closer to the equator) the weather should be almost consistent year round.

another reason the tires won't chirp is that your treads are wearing down on your front tires. the less tread your tire has, the more traction it will have on pavement IN DRY CONDITIONS. if your weather was totally dry, an almost bald tire will give you better traction, and less chirp (if any)

it can also depend on the type of pavement. asphalt and cement are the two most common road surfaces, with asphalt providing more grip in dry conditions (and the hotter the better) and cement providing more grip in wet conditions.
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Street Prototype
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Street Prototype Jan 9, 3:07am - #79002 

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2002 Toyota Celica GT

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i good driver can chirp the tires, timing and fast shifting, Click here to watch my clips thumbsup

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Street Prototype Jan 9, 3:08am - #79003 

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2002 Toyota Celica GT

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yup, on road conditions you have to consider as well thumbsup

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gesl85
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gesl85 Jan 9, 3:20am - #79004 
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thanks guys,
yeah, the weather was very dry today so maybe that was it. I'm glad to hear that I'm not loosing power!!!!

Thanks again!
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Speed4TheNeed
Caleb
Speed4TheNeed Jan 9, 3:35am - #79005 

Caleb
2000 Toyota Celica

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no problem thumbsup take care man.
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stefanoc
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stefanoc Jan 9, 5:10am - #79006 

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2002 Toyota Celica

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weather and ground. just like the other guys mentioned it. tire wet, dry, low tread wear, low tire pressure(bad alignment), tire size are all factors of tire that effects ur performance and chirp.
wet or dry, up/downhill, sticky, cement, rocky etc...
but if you really have power loss, you should feel power loss on every gear, every rpm.
remember weight distribution also, and remember that ur car is gt, so there is no lift to worry about.
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NorwayGT
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NorwayGT Jan 9, 6:48am - #79007 

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2004 Dodge SRT4

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im pritty sure its just your driving, i will chirp 2nd every time im racing

was....5speed with i/h/e
15.41 @ 89.30mph 2.282 60'

is....04 srt4 stock
13.936 100.15mph 2.177 60'
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VVTi03
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VVTi03 Jan 9, 7:48am - #79008 

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2003 Toyota Celica GT

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Gainesville/Ft.Lauderdale, FL
it could also be because ur clutch is wearing down and not catching as quickly

2003 Celica GT 5spd
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xmangt1 Jan 9, 7:50am - #79009 

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2000 Toyota Celica GT

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No te debes preocupar, tiene que ser la clima en la Isla Del Encanto!
You should be fine...Welcome wave
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gesl85
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gesl85 Jan 10, 1:24am - #79010 
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Thanks Again
Gracias por todo!!!
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