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Hello, I'm a pretty new Celica owner and I am just getting into the ins and outs of my new car.

I have a new 05 Celica GT(Man). I never intend to race it or anything (which is why I didn't bother with the GTS) but I was wondering what options do I have for improving lower end acceleration. I don't want to hit top speeds or anything but for driving around town I was wondering if I could safely make some changes so that I could kinda burst off on a green light and hit 45mph really quickly.

Is something like this only worthwhile in the higher performing GTS? What would I need to do and how much am I looking it?

Thanks in advance.
 

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Three things that will make the most difference in your off the line acceleration are:

1. Cold Air Intake: many brands are made, use the search function of this site to see which one is best for you.
2. HotShot Header: widely known to be the best mod for the celica GT. It'll give you some nice low end torque, and otherwise improve power all over the RPM band.
3. Lightweight Flywheel: many are made some are lighter than others, you don't want to go too light for street use. The install on this one is fairly costly but it's worth it.

Some other small mods you might want to concider are:
Polyurethane motor mount inserts by Energy Suspension: improve torque delivery and improves throttle responce.
Brass Shifter Linkage Bushings by SpeedSource: greatly improve shifter feel, making shifts feel much more direct and precise.

Good luck and have fun with your car! If you really want to get a blast out of it... take it to an autocross meet!
 

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do you have a 5 speed or the auto?

i have a gt 5 speed and added a hotshot header, ebay cai, and apexi n1 exhaust and i really felt it pick up.

i had uninstalled all the parts a week ago and there was a huge differenence.

the gts has vvtL-i.

the L in the vvtl-i stands for LIFT and acts like honda's VTEC.

i have owned both car's, and would do anything to get back into a gts. but than again i race, so i would love that top end.

if you use your gt for a daily driver i think those mods shoudl be able to cut it.
 

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Originally posted by deathscythe589
Thanks guys, this is exactly the kind of info I need. What about new tires. I just have the stock 15". Would new light weight 17" one help much?

Klutch: I have a 5spd Manual
Bigger rims are going to be slower, even if they are going to be lightweight. What is it, rotational intertia of a ring=mr^2? What that is saying that a wheel gets harder to move the more it weights and the bigger the radius. Radius has more of an effect on the equation because its squared. So, even if you have 17's that weight exactly the same as your 15's (or even a little bit less) they are still going to make your car slower. Most peoples advice on these boards will be to get some lightweight 16's for performance. What a lot of people do that have GT's is get a set of GTS rims, you can find them on buy/sell forums for a couple hundred bucks every now and then.
 

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Originally posted by S|Lv3rBu||et
1. Cold Air Intake: many brands are made, use the search function of this site to see which one is best for you.
2. HotShot Header: widely known to be the best mod for the celica GT. It'll give you some nice low end torque, and otherwise improve power all over the RPM band.
I have these mods and it felt no different to me low end, but i did feel a difference in the midrange. S/C is the way to go with low end
 

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The Game said:
I have these mods and it felt no different to me low end, but i did feel a difference in the midrange. S/C is the way to go with low end
You won't really feel anything with any of these mods. It's hard if not impossible to feel a 5-10 horsepower increase. It's mostly in peoples' heads.
 

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Originally posted by slidr
You won't really feel anything with any of these mods. It's hard if not impossible to feel a 5-10 horsepower increase. It's mostly in peoples' heads.
Be that as it may, I can assure you that the experience driving my car (disregaurding handeling) is entirely different from that of a stock celica.

....and you know I would bet money it's faster ;)
 

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after my intake and exhaust there is more power on the low end. still not as much as i liked to have but it's wayyy better than stock. i remember daily driving stock and it would just irritate me that i would have to rev to 4-5 k rpm just to be able to accelerate quickly to 45mph... as fast as my friend's stupid ass scion. lol :D btw, i have gts.
 
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