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Was at a stoplight on Highway 99 near Sherwood when a mid-80s celica pulls up next to me. Nice and clean, white paint. Well the light changed and he launched hard. Me, I always drive with a certain "flair" aka pedal to the metal ALWAYS. To my suprise, he pulled me all the way thru first gear! Once he shifted into second, I pulled him (I've got an auto). The guy was cool, he pulled up next to me and gave me the thumbs up, I waved at him. Oh, and my buddy was in the car too. It was fun.


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Why did he pull me SO hard off the line? I mean hard, he pulled at least a car length on me! My "mods" include stock exhaust, cheap cone filter, and '81 electronics. I have a 4 speed auto (which I shift manually). Is there something wrong with my car? the engine pulls very strong in the upper range, but I can't get the thing out of the hole for anything. What's up? Do I just need to swap in a manual?
 

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I think the auto trans have 3.73 gears rather than 4.10 or 4.30, that may have something to do with it? That's my best guess anyhow.
 

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jbrody44 said:
I think the auto trans have 3.73 gears....
Yeah im pretty sure that's what I have. hummm...time for 4.10s?
 

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gonna need a 5 speed too.....and new exhaust......ah the choices. I really want to start the V8 swap into my truck this fall.....need more MONEY!
 

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Sam.. Jamie Bergen was running an Auto trans with a set of 4.30's behind it in her 6M.... and she's running pretty damn quick like that. Save the money on the 5 speed... swap in a 4.30, and drop a tundra v-8 into your truck :)
 

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SupraBob said:
Jamie Bergen was running an Auto trans with a set of 4.30's behind it in her 6M.... and she's running pretty damn quick like that
She was also running 245/50-14's so it ends up being like 4.5 something IIRC.

She hung with an MKIII running 15 psi on a t3/t4 hybrid turbo.... 8)
 

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She was also running 245/50-14's so it ends up being like 4.5 something IIRC.

She hung with an MKIII running 15 psi on a t3/t4 hybrid turbo.... 8)
Ya know what...I never even really thought about that, even tho I knew she had those tires... so thats her secrete... :wink:
 

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I also own a auto mk2 85. I got really good form a roll but i never could really get it off the line. power button works wonders. :D
 

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back to the initial inquiry, even w/ 3.73 gears it should have ripped the Celi to pieces from the start. I* believe* even 5 speed Celis only have 3.46 gears NON limited slip ...so hmmm....
 

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zankone said:
good kill. Mods on a car never end :lol:
How is it a 'good kill'? I'd be pretty pissed if I had an A6 Supra and got beaten by an A6 Celica (assuming it was near stock)... I mean, really!

BTW They come with all sorts of rear end gears, and I always thought autos had higher ratios than manuals. And remember, IRS A6 celi is intercahngeable with A6 Supra from the firewall back. Some GTSs had LSD from the factory - was it a GT or GTS celica? Old style front end or new style?
 

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those 22re can be torqie little monsters....

I used to have a old 83 gt loved it to death (literaly :( )
 

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That's true. I can't wait to hot mine up. It's done about 200,000ks now, smells like burning oil after being driven hard though :(
 

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my friend has an 84 XT celica with the injected 22-RE. they are pretty quick little cars.

- Owen
 

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Are you another Aussie? And is your friend's RA65 stock, or has he modded it? :)

I guess quick is relative. My celica seemed the quickest car I had driven when I first test drove it.. ;) Still not up to even a 5ME Ma6x stock though.
 

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The celicas are pretty quick out of the hole but have absolutely no top end. I have a 85 GTS and can take most cars out of the hole due to weighing in at around 2900lbs with me in the car and a full tank of gas, not to mention the torque peak at 2800 rpm. Although the motor is useless above about 5000rpm, it just won't rev any more, at least not quickly. I bet you could get a better launch if you power braked your car a little first to get the revs up.

If anyone is in the Santa Barbara area I'd love to race just for fun and to see what happens.
 

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yeah, im an aussie, SA..
he has a 2 inch exhaust and an open air filter
he's also got 16x7's and a short shifter.. nice car but has no top end, past 4750-ish its fairly breathless, his engine has done about 300,000 kms too!
 
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