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The scope of this thread is to serve as a table of contents of common performance modification topics, questions, reviews, install notes and other relevant topics.

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Common Bolt-On Engine Performance Modifications

Cold air and short ram intakes

- Blue Bomber (BB) Mod for intakes

http://www.newcelica.org/forums/showthread.php?t=112681
http://www.newcelica.org/forums/showthread.php?t=205453


Airbox flapper delete

http://www.newcelica.org/forums/showthread.php?t=347192


Exhaust systems

- Common GT-S axle-back exhaust comparison by Turbo magazine

http://www.turbomagazine.com/tech/0209tur_toyota_celica_exhausts_test/

- Other GT-S exhausts

http://www.newcelica.org/forums/showthread.php?t=245404

- GT axle-back comparisons

http://www.newcelica.org/forums/showthread.php?t=245403

- Sound clip database

http://www.newcelica.org/forums/showthread.php?t=245405

- NOTE: TRD Kazuma was the only cat-back exhaust ever produced. All other are axle-back (Greddy is often advertized as a cat-back).

Exhaust headers and catalytic converters

http://www.newcelica.org/forums/showthread.php?t=204266

- "Race" headers

http://www.newcelica.org/forums/showthread.php?t=237200
http://www.newcelica.org/forums/showthread.php?t=230849
http://www.newcelica.org/forums/showthread.php?t=229905
http://www.newcelica.org/forums/showthread.php?t=230773

- Cat deletion, O2 simulation and plug defoulers

http://www.newcelica.org/forums/showthread.php?t=211552
http://www.newcelica.org/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=15130

- Header ID and special considerations for 2003-05 model cars

http://www.newcelica.org/forums/showthread.php?t=205642
http://www.newcelica.org/forums/showthread.php?t=205889

- Ceramic insulation coating

http://www.newcelica.org/forums/showthread.php?t=196963

- Exhaust manifold studs

http://www.newcelica.org/forums/showthread.php?t=213279
http://www.newcelica.org/forums/showthread.php?t=192388

- Header install guide

http://www.newcelica.org/forums/showthread.php?t=205898

Underdrive pulleys & undampened pulleys

http://www.newcelica.org/forums/showthread.php?t=110791
http://www.newcelica.org/forums/showthread.php?t=111107
http://www.newcelica.org/forums/showthread.php?t=111206
http://www.newcelica.org/forums/showthread.php?t=21926
http://www.newcelica.org/forums/showthread.php?t=119577

Scam/eBay Mods that don't work

- The Tornado

http://www.newcelica.org/forums/showthread.php?t=75366

- Fuel line magnets

http://www.newcelica.org/forums/showthread.php?t=10916

- Air temperature sensor resistor

Other External Engine Modifications

Lubrication system

- Oil coolers

http://www.newcelica.org/forums/showthread.php?t=133494
http://www.newcelica.org/forums/showthread.php?t=218669http://www.newcelica.org/forums/showthread.php?t=194155

- Oil pans

http://www.newcelica.org/forums/showthread.php?t=177967

Cooling system

- Radiators

http://www.newcelica.org/forums/showthread.php?t=202486

- Low temperature thermostats

http://www.newcelica.org/forums/showthread.php?t=210420
http://www.newcelica.org/forums/showthread.php?t=184035

Fuel system

- Fuel pumps

http://www.newcelica.org/forums/showthread.php?t=189412
http://monkeywrenchracing.com/mwr_fuel_system.html

- Stock vs. Walbro 255 lph

http://www.newcelica.org/forums/showthread.php?t=190656

- Fuel injectors

http://monkeywrenchracing.com/mwr_fuel_system.html

Ignition system

- Spark plugs

http://www.newcelica.org/forums/showthread.php?p=3176302

- Ignition coils

http://www.newcelica.org/forums/showthread.php?t=151267
http://www.newcelica.org/forums/showthread.php?t=149615

Belt tensioner/drive belt noise and part revision

http://www.radphys.com/TSB_Belt_Tensioner.pdf
http://www.newcelica.org/forums/showthread.php?t=158699

Removal of air conditioning compressor

http://newcelica.org/forums/showthread.php?t=190815

Internal Engine Modifications

Camshafts

http://www.newcelica.org/forums/showthread.php?t=209845
http://www.newcelica.org/forums/showthread.php?t=206868

Valves, springs and retainers

http://www.newcelica.org/forums/showthread.php?t=188039
http://www.newcelica.org/forums/showthread.php?t=212987
http://www.newcelica.org/forums/showthread.php?t=206435

Cylinder head porting & polishing

http://www.newcelica.org/forums/showthread.php?p=3670976
http://sportcompactcarweb.com/tech/0009scc_cylinder_head/

Big bore throttle body

Pistons and compression ratios

- Forged vs. cast pictons

Connecting rods

Cylinder liners and sleeves

Crankshafts

Oil pumps

ARP head and main studs

Performance and low-compression head gaskets

High performance rod and main bearings

Performance surface treatments

- Low friction, oil dispersant, flow coatings

- Cryogenic treatment

Professional engine builders

Drivetrain Modifications

Clutches

http://www.newcelica.org/forums/showthread.php?t=208709

Flywheels

http://www.newcelica.org/forums/showthread.php?t=70710

- Flywheel bolt information

Limited-slip differentials (LSD)

- Clutch-type vs. helical

Short shifters

http://www.newcelica.org/forums/showthread.php?t=210641

Upgraded/strengthened transmissions

- Aftermarket gearsets

- Cryogenic treatment

- Common transmission damage and part revisions

http://www.newcelica.org/forums/showthread.php?t=214602
http://www.newcelica.org/forums/showthread.php?t=192866

- 3S-GTE (E153) transmission conversion

Automatic transmission upgrades

http://www.newcelica.org/forums/showthread.php?t=101611

Performance/custom axles

http://www.newcelica.org/forums/showthread.php?t=214072

Engine mounts and urethane bushings

Shifter bushings and braided clutch lines

- Shifter base bushings

- Shift cable bushings

- Brainded stainless clutch lines

Engine control, electronics, gauges

ECU Tuning Forum

http://www.newcelica.org/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=208

A'PEXi Power FC

http://www.newcelica.org/forums/showthread.php?t=191180
http://www.newcelica.org/forums/showthread.php?t=191180
http://www.newcelica.org/forums/showthread.php?t=187685

Greddy E-Manage/E-Manage Ultimate

Hydra EMS

http://www.newcelica.org/forums/showthread.php?t=212257

Power Enterprises CAMCON

http://www.newcelica.org/forums/showthread.php?t=213242

Split Second

AEM EMS

A'PEXi S-AFC/S-AFC II/V-AFC

http://www.newcelica.org/forums/showthread.php?t=113708

Dastek UNICHIP

http://www.newcelica.org/forums/showthread.php?t=54151

Jet Chip

http://www.newcelica.org/forums/showthread.php?t=96516

Venom 400

http://www.newcelica.org/forums/showthread.php?t=20630

OEM Toyota ECU

- Versions of ECU and part numbers

- Rev limiter conversion for 2002 model year GT-S

- Check Engine Light (CEL) codes and "resetting" the ECU

- ECU pinout for GT-S

- Learning function of ECU

Changing "lift" engagement point on 2ZZ-GE engines

Drive by wire (DBW) to cable throttle conversion

http://www.newcelica.org/forums/showthread.php?t=205309

Mechanical vs. Electrical gauges

Oil pressure and temperature gauges

Water temperature gauges

Wideband oxyegn (O2) sensors

http://www.newcelica.org/forums/showthread.php?t=188457

- Why air/fuel gauges are different than widebands and don't work

Exhaust gas temperature (EGT) gauges

Forced Induction: Turbochargers, Superchargers and Nitrous

Forced Induction & Nitrous Forum

http://www.newcelica.org/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=46

Turbo system FAQ

http://www.newcelica.org/forums/showthread.php?t=199226

Turbocharger kits

- C2 Power (C2) http://www.c2power.com/

http://www.newcelica.org/forums/showthread.php?t=211486

- Hass Pro Turbo http://www.hassturbo.com/

- XS Engineering http://www.xs-engineering.com/xsstore/pc/viewPrd.asp?idcategory=103&idproduct=634

- Stafford Fabrication (SF)

- ATR

- David Draper (DD)

DIY turbo systems

Turbocharger manufacturers

- Garrett http://www.turbobygarrett.com/

- Turbonetics http://www.turboneticsinc.com/

- HKS http://www.hksusa.com/

- Greddy http://www.greddy.com/

- IHI http://www.ihi-turbo.com/

Turbocharger distributors

- ATP http://www.atpturbo.com/

- Precision Turbo http://www.precisionturbo.net/

Wastegates and blow off valves (BOV)

- Differences between internal and external wastegates

Intercoolers

- Air-to-air

- Air-to-water

- Differences

Boost controllers

http://sportcompactcarweb.com/tech/0207scc_boost_control/

How much turbo boost is safe to run?

Cold air intakes on turbos

Supercharger kits

- Greddy

http://www.newcelica.org/forums/showthread.php?p=3513108
http://www.newcelica.org/forums/showthread.php?t=229926

- Blitz

DIY supercharger systems

http://www.newcelica.org/forums/showthread.php?t=167507

How do I raise the boost on a supercharger?

How much supercharger boost is safe to run?

Can I intercool my supercharger?

Is the Electric Supercharger legit?

Turbocharger vs. supercharger

Costs of forced induction systems

Spark plugs for forced induction

Clutches for forced induction

Boost gauges

Nitrous FAQ's and Install

http://www.newcelica.org/forums/showthread.php?t=42600

Nitrous kit manufacturers

- Nitrous Oxide Systems (NOS)

- Nitrous Express (NX)

- Zex

Nitrous system types

- Wet

- Dry

- Wet vs. dry

How much nitrous (shot) is safe to run?

Other Performance Topics

Suggestions for first time modders

http://www.newcelica.org/forums/showthread.php?t=128245

Weight reduction

- Guide to weight reduction

http://www.newcelica.org/forums/showthread.php?t=206358

- Lightweight wheels and wheel diameter

- What does weight reduction do?

Engine swaps

- 2ZZ-GE (GT-S) into Celica GT chassis

http://www.newcelica.org/forums/showthread.php?t=226223

- 3S-GTE swap (2nd Gen MR2 and 5th Gen Celica All-Trac)

http://www.newcelica.org/forums/showthread.php?t=187790

- Other engines

Drag racing

- 1/4 Mile Database

http://www.newcelica.org/other/tracktimes/index.php

- Setup and technique

Technical Topics

Repair & Maintenance Forum

http://www.newcelica.org/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=52

Celica Repair Manual - Toyota Big Green Book (BGB)

http://www.newcelica.org/other/technical/manuals/volume1.pdf
http://www.newcelica.org/other/technical/manuals/volume2.pdf

- Toyota Tech Info Website

Technical Service Bulletins (TSB) and maintenance schedules

http://www.newcelica.org/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=59
http://www.newcelica.org/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=60

General car specifications and maintenance schedules

http://www.newcelica.org/other/technical/specs/00.jpg
http://www.newcelica.org/other/technical/specs/01.jpg
http://www.newcelica.org/other/technical/specs/02.jpg

ASE papers on 2ZZ-GE engine

http://www.radphys.com/2zz_ge_article.pdf

VVTi and VVL systems

http://users.ameritech.net/trdcelica/VVT_Explanation.pdf

Basic fuel injection controls information

http://www.newcelica.org/forums/showthread.php?t=84901

Common acronyms and abbreviations

http://www.newcelica.org/forums/showthread.php?t=214876

Gasoline and octane number

http://www.newcelica.org/forums/showthread.php?t=197220
http://www.newcelica.org/forums/showthread.php?t=202049

Oils and gear lubes

Dynomometer (dyno) types

- Dynojet Model 248C

- Dynapack

- Mustang

- Dyno Dynamics

- Manufacturer engine dynos

How a dyno works/what it reads

http://sportcompactcarweb.com/tech/0011scc_sport_tuning/

Comparison of different dynos

Reviews of dynos and dyno shops

Bad/fake dyno information

http://www.newcelica.org/forums/showthread.php?t=206533
http://www.newcelica.org/forums/showthread.php?t=196242
 

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