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Mar 12, 12:19am - #9568 
CAI or wait on TRD Supercharger... help! :)

Okay, I'd like to buy an AEM CAI, but i'm really thinking I'm going to pick up the TRD Supercharger when it becomes availible. Should I bother yet or just wait to see what it requires?

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Mar 12, 5:45pm - #9569 
wait for the TRD and see how it is. I'm sure it is going to be sweet.


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Mar 12, 5:50pm - #9570 
well here's my 2 cents, the TRD supercharger is gonna be a heck of a lot more money than a CAI so I would buy the CAI and then when the supercharger does come out then just sell it to someone.

That's what I'm doing ...

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Mar 12, 5:52pm - #9571 
My prediction is that TRD will not come out with a super charger any time soon or at all.

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Mar 12, 10:20pm - #9572 
Quote:
Originally posted by Steven:
My prediction is that TRD will not come out with a super charger any time soon or at all.
Yep I would be good if they came out with a sc, but I wouldn't hope too much for that.

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Mar 13, 4:01am - #9573 
Quote:
Originally posted by Steven:
My prediction is that TRD will not come out with a super charger any time soon or at all.
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They've been talking about it for the past 18 months - is there any new details about it since then? spineyes

Go with a CAI or add the TRD Drop-In to your stock air-box


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Mar 17, 6:58pm - #9574 
What about Blitz's supercharger? When are they gonna remap the computer for it so that we can use it on our lower compression motors?


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Mar 17, 7:05pm - #9575 
Dude, just go for the CAI, TRD SC im sure will not come out for availability...

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Mar 17, 9:41pm - #9576 
toyota better come out with some serious horsepower soon because all the other companies will have very fast cars this year and next. seems like toyota is focusing on fuel economy or family oriented cars or something. i'm really considering abandoning my favorite brand =(


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Mar 17, 11:46pm - #9577 
I agree glitch. Toyota needs to get something on the market to compete with all the new cars.
Caerie, you got pics of your car? I'm interested in seeing what it looks like with those mods you have listed.

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Mar 19, 12:01am - #9578 
well, i heard a new generation for supras is cominq out...but there are rumors from time to time about this.


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Mar 19, 11:40am - #9579 
THe parts guy at my local dealership said the representative from TRD told him 6-12 months. It should be about $3000 +/- for the parts and install, and it should produce 50-55 horses,

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Mar 19, 12:43pm - #9580 
TRD is not going to put out a supercharger for Celica, there simply is not enough room in the celica engine compartment.
They however is putting one out for the Matrix.
You can buy this kit and modify it to fit in the celica but you do have to cut celica Hood where the Supercharger housing will be sticking out abit... And this custom work is gonna cost ya plus will not get it under warranty because no dealership will do custom work plus this was not made for the celica so it will not be warrantied.

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Mar 20, 1:24am - #9581 
weak you guys...seriously weak... thumbsdown

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Mar 20, 10:57am - #9582 
Reaaly? I thought the S/C was pretty much finished but they couldn't get it tho work on the stock ECU !?! Maybe we'll all have to wait for the WCT turbo! (only for the GT)

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Apr 7, 2:08pm - #9583 
Blitz is releasing a supercharger kit soon. Check out these sites:
www.blitz-na.com
www.turbomagazine.com
www.importtuner.com

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Apr 7, 7:14pm - #9584 
there is an article somewhere on the tubromagazine website about the BLITZ S/C. they tested it out on a 7th Gen. GTS and it made 33.something HP to the wheels. i have seen it for sale on some jap website awhile back but now i cant find it. i think it was like 250,000+ YEN which is like $2100+ USD.

//edit heres the link

http://www.turbomagazine.com/features/0211tur_celica/

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Apr 8, 8:01am - #9585 
In the new Import Tuner mag they have the APR Celica and it has the Blitz SC in it. They don't say how much horsepower it makes though. So it should be available. The dealor where I got my car also said "Don't hold your breath for a TRD SC". I'd like to find someone with some experience with the Blitz set up before jumping in on it - with 11.5:1 CR how much boost can you safely run?
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Apr 8, 8:26am - #9586 
why would TRD not be able to fit the supercharger under the Hood of the celica. But Blitz can?


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Apr 8, 8:58am - #9587 
Ok...
Blitz Supercharger= $5000+INSTALL= Mucho Dinero
Adds only about 35 hp.
Does fit under Celica Hood

XS Engineering Turbo=$4500+INSTAll= Mucho Dinero
Adds nearly 100hp with Exhaust, Intake filter, and cams.
Does fit under celica Hood.

50-100 Shot nos= $500 for kit+ INSTALL + any mods you want (like Forged pistons, etc.) to make your motor more durible= Mucho dinero
Does fit in Celica (Bottle in back)

TRD parts DO NOT void the warranty if installed by Toyota Dealership (Mucho Dinero, subject to thier prices). As for a Super Charger, though, I wouldn't be so sure that would be covered. If it is really coming out, though, I'll get the damn thing only if it's less than $3500 and adds more than 50hp.

Otherwise, just get NOS and beef up the hard stuff in your motor. More power for the money.


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Apr 8, 11:39pm - #9588 
They've been talking about FI for our car since day 1... TRD or XS engineering or whatnot. Anyways, even though a kit might be coming out soon, if you're considering it, the $200 for the CAI shouldn't be a huge investment. It might be anywhere from a couple weeks to a year at this rate. Just get the CAI now, sell it if you get the turbo, you'll lose like $100, which isnt too much.


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