how to increase the acceleration for toyota corolla 2008?


Asked by Aug 29, 2009 at 04:32 AM about the 2008 Toyota Corolla

Question type: Car Customization

i need to increase the acceleration for the toyota corolla..from 0 to 40 it's fine but after that it's kinda slow

9 Answers


performance parts of course

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Depends on how far you want to take it.


try port grinding and a carbon flywheel...get a body kit for improved aero then remove any uneccessary things that add depends bro, really...

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Start with a new intake, headers and/or exhaust. If you decide thats not enough after, then start changing the internals and electronics of your motor etc. A lighter flywheel may help a little bit, but if it where me, thats not where I would start. I would do that when the transmission is out anyway, like when you need a new clutch. If you have an automatic, I defiantly wouldn't start with anything transmission related as the money spent for labor can be better utilized. You could also start with a chip if you are only looking for modest power gains. The problem with that is once the ecu is chipped/remapped and you add something else, the ecu will not be able to adjust for it, It will still "think" you still have the stock header on it for example So I'll stop rambling and give you a play by play if I were you: If you're looking for modest power gains I would 1) Get a cold air intake, headers and/or exhaust. 2a) If from there you only want a little more power get your ecu remapped. BUT 2b) If you want to keep adding power down the road or simply wouldn't be satisfied with only a modest performance boost, you will need to start looking into changing the internals of the head of the motor and complement it with a tunable stand-alone ecu. This is where you will start spending the big bucks though. One last though: Keep in mind its a 2008 so you probably have some warranty left on it. Pretty much any modification to car (save perhaps for suspension pieces or original equipment replacements) will void that warranty. Also, I don't know where you live but some states have very strict laws about adding performance pieces to cars. For example in California you cannot add anything that is not 'CARB legal' and you must have a CARB legal sticker and documentation to prove its legal. However this has never really deterred me or my friends; just don't drive like an idiot.

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Good reply there. If you're looking for just acceleration and nothing else its pretty easy to break down because well, virtually everything can be swapped for better parts. So from the beginning to end it goes pretty much like: 1) Cold air intake or at least getting some form of venting to direct airflow 2) High flow filter and intake piping 3) Port and polish job, piston stroking 4) Headers 5) Spark plugs and boosters, fuel rails, injectors, throttle body, valves 6) Cams and lightened flywheel 7) Gearbox with adjusted ratios, racing clutch 8) Oil catch tank and oil pump 9) Extractors, exhaust system, high flow cat or through flow 10) Get a new ECU to handle the inputs and hit the dyno, you might also want to use performance oil by then and get yourself a new brake system so you wont kill yourself. A good set of struts too might be in order and get gauges so that you'll know if something is wrong in the future before it kills your engine. If you've gotten that hardcore you might also want to get forged steel pistons. 11) Lastly, buy a F35 Jet engine and hook it up and strap it to the bottom of the car so that you can fly over traffic when you need to get to work on time. 12) You might also want to get a life and a girlfriend and spend less time on the car, unless you're in your girlfriend and in the backseat. 13) After doing all the above you'll probably be really excited with the car and all the horsepower will kill the engine in a few years. Have fun!

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intake and exhaust system first depending on what system you get itll give you between 15-35hp more then look at uneccesary weight like electric back windows etc small stuff first then go on to like headers,turbo or supercharger but a carbon flywhell is a great idea as well


u could always go direct port NO2 that will make u acceler8 faster than nething and is realitively cheap for the gain, but deadly and ricey or u could get a vw thats the best route! they come with better power than a corrola no matter what u get haha!


I would buy a faster car.

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Well,really?????? You buy a nana car and want it to go like a cut cat.dude just sell and buy a better car.costs less and you get a car engineered to take the abuse.honestly. And it will work out cheaper by far. It will also be far more reliable. And you will actually look better driving it than pushing it home.

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