Toyota Celica Forum banner
1 - 12 of 12 Posts
G

·
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
<font color='#000000'>hey i just got a 2001 Celica GT and i was wonderin what would be the best way for me to gain power. like what parts i should buy for it</font>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6 Posts
I also have a 2001 Celica Gt

I bought a Greddy Axel back Exhaust, and a K&N short ram intake. Although I haven't dyno tested it, it does feel a little peppier. Don't expect to lose a second on your 0-60, but it's good bang for your buck, especially considering you get better performance, slightly better gas milage, better responcivness better sound AND added style points. :D
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2 Posts
A cold air intake, headers, cat-back exhaust, ECU upgrade, spark plugs, new injectors, throttle body, take your pick or add them all for added power. Make sure to get it on a dyno to tune up.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,275 Posts
A cold air intake, headers, cat-back exhaust, ECU upgrade, spark plugs, new injectors, throttle body, take your pick or add them all for added power. Make sure to get it on a dyno to tune up.
A Cold Air Intake only works if it is a true CAI and they only work if you never drive in wet conditions.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
857 Posts
A Cold Air Intake only works if it is a true CAI and they only work if you never drive in wet conditions.
thats why they have a bypass valve to prevent hydrolock.

honestly you can get a ecu upgrade like a greddy emang or something like that. bigger injectors, cai and header. but start planing NOW. otherwise. if you get a header. cai and later plan on turbo. guess what. header and possibly CAI will have to be replaced anyway. planing is a big part of this. also all depends on your goal. do you want 250hp. 1000hp? NA. 30PSI of boost... all depends on what you want.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
62 Posts
weight reductions

this is the Celica's main advantage over it's rivals, it's lighter than the Integra, Eclipse, Talon, and almost every other sports coupe you can think of except an MX-5.

take out the spare and jack, put lightweight rims or steels on, carbon fiber roof, hood, trunk, Titanium exhaust, swap out your glass for plastic, remove the back seats, remove the carpet, take out the air-con and heat, take anything that is steel and make it titanium or carbon fiber, Carbon Ceramic disk brakes

if it isn't giving you more horsepower, it's just weighing your car down. think of it that way.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
857 Posts
the only problem i have with weight reduction is this. if your driving your car every day then its pointless. weight reductions to this magnitude are for race spec cars. might as well remove the dash and lay a sheet of aluminum. to have a full ti exhaust. your looking at a easy 1000 bucks if not more. the carbon fiber pieces your talking about are about 500-600 dollars a pop. and cool you save prob 100-150 lbs POSSIBLY. so thats what about 2g, a decent turbo setup will run you about that, maybe alittle more.

ultimately if you want more power. your going to have to spend the cash. the build i have is reaching the 700-800HP mark. i have about 15-20G into my build so far and there is more that i want to do. you can spend that much on a 7th gen and prob only reach half the power. the problem with the 7th gen is design. the poly block wont hold the power so you have to sleeve it. toyota crapped the bed when they went with the zz series. while the 7th gen looks sharp and fast its kinda a sheep in wolfs clothing. id go with a older gen and build that up. if your looking for a power hungry beast. all in all you gotta do your home work
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
20 Posts
how bout savng gas my mpg sucks... idk about cold air intake thing heard it doesnt do nothing because its metal it gets hot and it wouldnt be a cold air intake
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,275 Posts
The CAI needs to feed from a cold air source, not the engine bay and the tube needs heat shielding.
 
1 - 12 of 12 Posts
Top