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do any of u have ideas to boost power on my 84 celica supra or cheap....all it has is an HKS cold air intake....also how much would a turbo kit run me...???


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i dont know if you can add a turbo. if you do itll cost $$$$$ but just do intake...exhaust headers 2 1/2 'pipe straight thur muff. high oct. gas..thats prob the cheapest way...
 

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AFM mod, advance the timing a few degrees along with premium fuel. All those along with the intake/exhaust should give you 150HP at the wheels. The next step up involves lots of cash.
 

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"Cheap" and "Power" should only be used with "Tuning", as in the sentence, "Through careful tuning any driver can attain more power at a relatively cheap price."
 

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Hiya.

The basic mods which will give you better performance and wont cost all that much are:

1. Open air filter.
2. Larger intake pipe.
3. Larger exhaust. (remove catalytic converter or gut it out)
4. Air Flow Meter modification.

I think after all that it tends to get tricky and more cost is involved. You'll have to look into a Turbo kit. Bare in mind these older engines weren't designed for turbo's and adding one could be potentially disastrous later on. Not only that, you'll be looking at thousands of dollars just to get it done...not worth it really when you could just buy an already turbo'ed engine and drop that in.

A lot of performance enhancements comes from maintenance. The first step would be to check everything that's in your engine right now and make sure nothing is at fault and everything is running at it's optimal level.

To adjust the timing you'll need a special Timing Light. You plug it up to the battery and the first spark plug wire. Start the engine up and point the light at the crank. There is a timing mark on it. Adjusting that mark is done by loosening the Distributor Housing Bolt and moving the Distributor. Depending on how you move it, it will change the timing.

Kind of hard to explain, but I hope that helps. :)

Good Luck!
 

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what motor whould be the turbo one...isn't it like 87 to now...like if i were to try to find one what would i look for??!?!?
 

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Hiya again :)

Yeah, the turbo Supra's came in the next generation onwards. The MK3 Turbo Supra's have the 7M-GTE engine which can be switched into an MK2...(Over here we had two other engine variants...a 2.0i 1G-GTE and a 2.5i 1JZ-GTE as well) many people have done the swap and it's probably the best option. Some people here have turbo'ed their 5M-GE as well. There is also the 6M-GE engine which is a 3.0i...people have turbo'ed that one too.

Personally, If I was going to venture into turbo land, I would just drop in the 7M-GTE engine or the newer 1JZ-GTE engine because they were designed to handle the power. But it's up to you. :)
 

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NiGHTS said:
Hiya.

A lot of performance enhancements comes from maintenance. The first step would be to check everything that's in your engine right now and make sure nothing is at fault and everything is running at it's optimal level.
*I agree with what Nights said.. It is a great idea to start off with basic bolt-on's to increase airflow, give better gas milage, and a whole lot better throttle responce.. Then i'd mainly concentrate on maintenace.. Clean out your thorttle body, intake manifold.. Change up your 2o year old gaskets, there's no problem with a slight engine overhaul.. It just depends how deep you want to go into your motor.. You'll basically be restoring lost horsepower, It's your old horsepower, why not get it back..
Besides if your going to turbo your engine mite as well make sure it's in good condition before running it under all that boost...
-Melly
 

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do ne of u no where i can find a 7M-GTE engine and how much it would run

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Do any of you know where I can find a 7M-GTE and how much it would run?
 

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Oh, I just want to add, dont forget to get as much weight off as posible.
Things like spare tire, seat that you dont need, and only fill your gas halfway only hehe.
thanks!
 

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Oh, I just want to add, dont forget to get as much weight off as posible.
Things like spare tire, seat that you dont need, and only fill your gas halfway only hehe.
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Well that doesn't make more power, that simply allows you to better realize the power you have.
 

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Somebody should ask if its a daily driver or a track car. Removing weight can alter the balance of the car. I pulled the rear seats, spare, jack, and other easily moved weights out of my car (including about 60 lbs of stereo equipment :roll: ), and it made a huge difference in the feel. The car was much more tail-happy, but would corner like a dream on extremely curvy roads (liked to drift a bit to easy for my taste, though). Something about pulling over 100 lbs of weight off the rear axil...
 
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