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Jun 10, 2005 (10:20 pm)
First time user to this forum and it looks informative and fun! Weeee! Anyways, I own a 1993 Toyota Camry, 4 cyl. 5S-FE 2.2 liter which was a hand down bought brand new by my padre. It has 172,000mi. and it runs like a champ. I'm looking to spice up the performance a bit for increased hp and more torque. All the so-called "speed enthusiasts" who I have talked to say to by a new car, but I can't let go of this beauty because of the memories we've had and mainly because this car still has more life to live!!! I've thought about investing into a cold air intake and a new exhaust. That seems like the first step to modification. Will a new intake provide any improvements to this silent cheetah? And are there any other combined modifications I can think about investing in? (I live in Arizona so it gets as hot as a spicy meatball here.) Keep it rockin', this forum kicks butt!
#7759 of 8465 Re: I love this baby! [afewmoreyears]
Jun 11, 2005 (6:00 am)
You've got a 130 hp engine. Even if you increased the hp by 10% (which would be a healthy increase with intake & exhaust mods), you'd barely notice the difference. The car is probably worth less than $2000 and putting $500 into mods would probably not increase the value $.01 for most potential buyers. Just enjoy it as reliable transportation and save your money for something newer. Good luck.
#7760 of 8465 Re: I love this baby! [lmacmil]
Jun 11, 2005 (12:18 pm)
#7761 of 8465 Anyone put mud flaps on their car?
Jun 11, 2005 (3:43 pm)
My wife's Highlander came with them. Looks like the fronts are attached by the same screws that hold the fender liner on. The rears look like they use a different method. Can it be done on the rear without drilling new holes?
#7762 of 8465 Re: Anyone put mud flaps on their car? [lmacmil]
Jun 12, 2005 (6:55 pm)
I added aftermarket mudflaps just to the rear of my '04 Camry. I drilled holes into the leading edges of the rear bumper cover (and one hole on each side into the fender liner); there's no other way to do it. I would never consider drilling into metal because of the potential for rust, but of course the bumper cover and fender liners are plastic.
I decided to forgo the OEM mudflaps because they don't extend far down enough for sufficient protection, and of course they cost a lot more. The front wheels don't really need mudflaps on the Camry, IMO, because the lower body panels don't curve inward.
#7763 of 8465 Reset "Maintenance Required" light
Jun 12, 2005 (8:05 pm)
How do you "reset" the Maintenance Required on the 04 Camry.
Jun 13, 2005 (11:33 am)
Procedure is in owner's manual.
#7765 of 8465 Re: Anyone put mud flaps on their car? [210delray]
Jun 13, 2005 (2:41 pm)
"I drilled holes into the leading edges of the rear bumper cover (and one hole on each side into the fender liner."
Do the screws just screw into the bumper cover and liner or are there nuts? I wouldn't think the plastic is thick enough to support the mudflaps without nuts.
#7766 of 8465 RE:Reset "Maintenance Required" light by qam
Jun 13, 2005 (4:21 pm)
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