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watsacelica Jan 16, 6:07pm - #84355 
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i need some advice

do ya think i should get a 02 celica gts 6speed wit springs..Intake...and exhaust for 17k?? oh yea it has about 30 k miles and in good condition
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trog2233 Jan 16, 6:09pm - #84356 

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doesn't sound too bad...i'd do it thumbsup
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HATEDon Jan 16, 6:26pm - #84357 

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yeah that;s not bad at all.esecially for the six speed.but try to find out why so cheap.there may be problems .also is the warranty expired?

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watsacelica Jan 16, 7:09pm - #84358 
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it has a clean title
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Gen7fan Jan 16, 7:26pm - #84359 
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Originally Posted by trog2233
doesn't sound too bad...i'd do it thumbsup
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HATEDon Jan 16, 7:31pm - #84360 

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sounds good don't let it get away thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup

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ilovemyGT Jan 16, 7:36pm - #84361 
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what color is it?

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SCOTT03 Jan 16, 7:41pm - #84362 
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'02=crappy rev limiter

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watsacelica Jan 16, 8:07pm - #84363 
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its black
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watsacelica Jan 16, 8:08pm - #84364 
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wats wrong wit the rev limiter
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CelicaRacer05 Jan 16, 8:12pm - #84365 

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Take it to a local shop, it it tested against the OBII, and just listen to it... sometimes you can hear damage, Run the vin on car fax, or even at the dealer they may do it for free, the more you pay on that site the more information you get...It could have a clean title now, but that could be scrutized and be found to be a updated title from...

Just make sure you check it out. look at a brand new 2002 or a close to stock one and see that it has all the same fetures the stock one should...Just make sure you dont get ripped when you become the second owner it might be hard to find a third for resale
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NorwayGT Jan 16, 8:19pm - #84366 

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Originally Posted by watsacelica
wats wrong wit the rev limiter


it limits your rpm's to 7800, instead of 8300 like the other years, it will make your car slower, because of not being able to land in lift

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VSGTS14 Jan 16, 8:42pm - #84367 

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sounds pretty good to me man grin

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stefanoc Jan 16, 10:24pm - #84368 

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Originally Posted by NorwayGT
Originally Posted by watsacelica
wats wrong wit the rev limiter


it limits your rpm's to 7800, instead of 8300 like the other years, it will make your car slower, because of not being able to land in lift


true. but the car seems cheap. if i were you though, i would take it to a hardcore inspection. Intake exhaust and all that. when someone puts that on their car, thats a sign they pushed the car to all its limits. being an 02, there is both good and bad news. the good news is that since it has a limit at 7800rpm, the previous owner couldnt put as much as pressure he wanted to. the bad news is that if you buy it, you wont kick in lift. itll cost you about 500$ to fix this up its possible. take it to a trusted mechanic and let him inspect body and mechanic injuries. good luck
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RevMonster Jan 16, 10:50pm - #84369 

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The only way I'd get an '02 is if I knew for a fact that I was planning on changing the ECU so I could hit 8300 RPM like the other years.

That being said... I'd also be worried about buying a car with exhaust mods already done. First because I like to know that any mods I have are installed correctly, and second because it likely means the car has already been pushed and/or raced.

I'd say that you should find a certified used 01 from a dealer, then use the cash you'd likely save to do your own mods. It's more rewarding to customize your own car, and you'll thank yourself for not having the 7800 limiter.

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blackcel Jan 16, 11:14pm - #84370 

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Originally Posted by HATEDon
sounds good don't let it get away thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup

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Speed4TheNeed Jan 16, 11:19pm - #84371 

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Originally Posted by trog2233
doesn't sound too bad...i'd do it thumbsup


yes and no.

while price wise it is a good deal...it's an '02 and thefore has a rev limiter..which kind of defeats the purpose.

personally, i'd hang on and wait out for a similar deal on any other model year (anything except '02). if it's an '03, the price will likely be a little higher, but thats understandable. if its less than an '02, the price will be less and thats also understandable. get a good deal relative to the deal you have on the '02. thumbsup
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VVTi03 Jan 16, 11:25pm - #84372 

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good deal but make sure you inspect everything

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slidr Jan 17, 3:32am - #84373 

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Originally Posted by VVTi03
good deal but make sure you inspect everything
Yeah, and because it has an Intake and exhaust on it, you gotta assume that it was raced. With that said, I don't know if you are getting this from a dealer or privately, but ask why it is or was being sold in the first place. If you are buying it from a dealer, they aren't gonna tell you the truth anyways, but oh well. spineyes

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watsacelica Jan 17, 6:31am - #84374 
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dam those 02's
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LinkTallica Jan 17, 7:22am - #84375 

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sounds like a very good deal you can most likely bring the price down to 15 k if you kno how
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watsacelica Jan 17, 7:27am - #84376 
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nah he owes 17k on the car
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watsacelica Jan 17, 7:28am - #84377 
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is the 02 the only year wit the rev limiter
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LinkTallica Jan 17, 7:30am - #84378 

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xmangt1 Jan 17, 8:43am - #84379 

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Originally Posted by VSGTS14
sounds pretty good to me man grin
Me too.
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Krayze Jan 17, 1:15pm - #84380 

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yes 02 isa the only year with teh lower rev limiter. i have it and its not as bad as everyone says it is not i can't land lift but its a celica and i have jsut as much fun on the twisties. besides you can get the pwoer fc and be jsut as fast as the 00 and 01 guys. not to mention it has the better tranny.

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Speed4TheNeed Jan 17, 2:09pm - #84381 

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you do the math..you can see what the car is worth if you buy/sell retail, private party, or trade-in.

take these quotes as TOP PRICE..anything over and your getting screwed. if anything talk them down a grand or so and the deal sweetens thumbsup
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watsacelica Jan 17, 4:33pm - #84382 
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if i get the celica where can i get that ecu chip?
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Krayze Jan 17, 11:15pm - #84383 

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carparts.com had em

but i would jsut save your moeny and get the power fc give s more horsepower and higher redline.

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watsacelica Jan 18, 1:53am - #84384 
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Originally Posted by Krayze
carparts.com had em

but i would jsut save your moeny and get the power fc give s more horsepower and higher redline.


how much is it?
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Speed4TheNeed Jan 18, 9:55pm - #84385 

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Originally Posted by watsacelica
Originally Posted by Krayze
carparts.com had em

but i would jsut save your moeny and get the power fc give s more horsepower and higher redline.


how much is it?


for more general info on the apexi power fc, here is a good link: autospeed.com: apexi power fc


for celica specific info: monkeywrenching.com: celica with apexi power fc

cost is about $1,000 on the above site (monkeywrenching)
also, you may want to look into getting the power fc commander--$350 on the same site. thumbsup


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watsacelica Jan 22, 2:00am - #84386 
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thanks ya
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Speed4TheNeed Jan 22, 3:47am - #84387 

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Originally Posted by watsacelica
thanks ya


no prob thumbsup glad i could help some.
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