i want to do something to my 2001 celica gt

5

Asked by Apr 25, 2010 at 09:03 PM about the 2001 Toyota Celica GT

Question type: Car Customization

I have a 2001 celica gt i am 17 i would like to do something to it but my parents dont want me to add very much performance stuff to it and i dont want to change the body any suggestions on what to do

1 Answer

175

Well the two things that pretty well any car should have done is intake and exhaust. I would start off my putting a cold air intake, then a header and high flow cat. If the header uses bigger pipe then your exhaust i would change it to match the header pipe size all the way back. This way you are getting a good flow in and out of your engine and give you a good base for future mods. Next I would upgrade your ignition system. Now I do have a lot of automotive experience but I am not familiar as to if your car has individual coils, a coil pack, or a distributor. I would upgrade the individual coils/coil pack. If you have a distributor and coil then i would change to 8mm(or thicker) spark plug wires and upgrade the coil as well. This will give you a better spark and a better burn you might not gain much if any ponies but again this is setting you up for future mods. Personally I have a distributor that I have upgraded with a bigger coil (15,000V -> 45,000V), 8.5mm spark plug wires, and changed the from ignition points to electronic ignition(they stopped using this in the 70's). These are all pretty basic mods that you can probably do at home with the right tools... maybe not the exhaust but the rest you can. The last suggestions is pick up an repair manual and check out some online forums. there are lots of knowledgeable people on them that are usually willing to help and sometimes you can find some good deals on parts.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Toyota Celica Questions

Toyota Celica Experts

#1 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 580
#2 tenspeed
tenspeed
Reputation 380
#3 joedynamo
joedynamo
Reputation 320
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota Corolla
786 Great Deals out of 73,830 listings starting at $1,995
Used Honda Civic
654 Great Deals out of 88,603 listings starting at $995
Used Ford Mustang
474 Great Deals out of 45,735 listings starting at $1,999
Used Toyota Camry
998 Great Deals out of 90,917 listings starting at $650
Used Honda Civic Coupe
188 Great Deals out of 16,850 listings starting at $800
Used Mitsubishi Eclipse
29 Great Deals out of 1,359 listings starting at $1,000
Used Acura RSX
9 Great Deals out of 399 listings starting at $1,900
Used Toyota Tacoma
541 Great Deals out of 40,814 listings starting at $2,495
Used Chevrolet Camaro
226 Great Deals out of 30,943 listings starting at $1,217
Used Honda Accord
812 Great Deals out of 84,287 listings starting at $1,050
Used Toyota MR2 Spyder
5 Great Deals out of 127 listings starting at $3,700

Used Cars For Sale

2005 Toyota Celica GT For Sale
18 listings starting at $3,400
2004 Toyota Celica GT For Sale
28 listings starting at $2,500
2003 Toyota Celica GT For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 34 listings starting at $2,395
2002 Toyota Celica GT For Sale
39 listings starting at $1,700

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.