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Old 10-22-2003, 01:36 PM   #1
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I actually knew the guy who was driving the celica. It was a in-town beating to say the least. I will admit the celica was nice, but had just above a 2.0 with an exhaust and wing. I do have a wing on mine, but it'* not bulky and it fits my car just right. The light turned green and I was off like a bat out of hell before he knew what was going on. Not mine best kill but it was satisfying.
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Is it the stock spoiler (ie 87-91 SSE style)?

Or an aftermarket option? That spoiler is not going to add any serious downforce pressure to increase performance, its a cosmetic thing.

I'd like to see this 90 SE, considering I had an 89 SE
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Nope it isn't a stock spoiler, it'* an aftermarket V-racing spoiler. I understand it isn't adding any serious downforce, considering my car is front wheel drive, it just fits the car you know what I mean. I do notice a lil downforce, but your right it is mostly a cosmetic thing, but a good cosmetic thing. I have seen some ugly *** wings on some really nice cars so I tried not to be one of those people.
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I actually knew the guy who was driving the celica. It was a in-town beating to say the least. I will admit the celica was nice, but had just above a 2.0 with an exhaust and wing. I do have a wing on mine, but it'* not bulky and it fits my car just right. The light turned green and I was off like a bat out of hell before he knew what was going on. Not mine best kill but it was satisfying.
Most exhausts on imports are really just loud mufflers and may actually be detrimental by reducing the back pressure to much for the engine. As for wings, most I've seen just add weight to slow them down anyway..
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Yeah..I guess its whatever floats your boat, I just couldn't picture any spoiler other then stock on that older body style...
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Yeah I am not for loud exhausts because they don't do anything, just make a car sound bad *** when it isn't. As for spoilers, I have all brand new suspension so I don't really notice the extra weight, but I was surprised how good the wing looked. But it isn't about the wing, even though it looks pretty damn good for a late model bonneville, I am planning on taking it off when I paint it.
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exhausts dont do anything? might wanna research that comment a little. an opened exhaust system will give you more HP as well as give you better gas mileage. can you wing do that? not tryin to sound smart-alecy either.
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You got any pics of your car? It isnt by chance this one is it?

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sick... and an open exhaust doesnt always give more HP... with out back pressure 1-6 and even some 8 cylinders just die...
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Its a balance of opening up the exhaust and yet keeping backpressure. And yes you can gain 10HP from a properly fitted exhaust system. And that doesn't include internals
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