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#335 of 375 Need Some accelleration mods/tunes/performance parts
Jun 25, 2007 (6:15 pm)
I got a 2003 toyota corolla LE and I live in a city with alot of interstate travel. The on ramps here are redicullously short and sharp, and so are the exit ramps. Diving off into interstate traffic on these short ramps is almost suicide if you can't punch it up to speed in a very short run. I need to know any sort of tunes/mods/performance parts that will help my corolla's accelleration and handling. Maybe even some braking too. i love the gas mileage, but its really secondary.
#336 of 375 Re: Need Some accelleration mods/tunes/performance parts [jperkins]
Jun 26, 2007 (7:44 am)
Not much going on for the Corolla. Perhaps you can go to a local muffler shop and have them install dual exhaust ( Cat back system ) and add a K&M air filter Should give you about 15 or 20 more horsepower. Also try "Toyota Tuner Parts"http://www.spiderautomotive.com/toyhigper.html
#337 of 375 Re: Need Some accelleration mods/tunes/performance parts [kenym]
Jun 26, 2007 (2:59 pm)
can the current 1.8L be turboed or replaced with a more powerful engine?
#338 of 375 Re: Need Some accelleration mods/tunes/performance parts [jperkins]
Jun 26, 2007 (6:06 pm)
I don't think the 1.8l from the current Corolla can. But in 2006 Corolla offered a XRS model that had a larger engine ( same one that was in the Celica GTS ). It was a 1.8l unit that was rated at 164 hp. It came with a six speed manual transmission. It was only offered in 2006 and discontinued because of lack of sales .
Perhaps you can find one in the junk yard or maybe you can buy one from Toyota. I am sure they offer "Tuner Parts" for this engine.
#339 of 375 Re: Need Some accelleration mods/tunes/performance parts [kenym]
Jun 27, 2007 (5:00 am)
alright! i know a mechanic near here who's got that engine from a trashed celica. Now i just gotta track down that six speed tranny. I wonder if the engine and tranny will bolt into the corolla LE frame and body without modifying anything?
#340 of 375 Re: Need Some accelleration mods/tunes/performance parts [jperkins]
Jun 27, 2007 (6:16 am)
If your Corolla is a later model it should fit. I don't think there is much of a difference between the LE and S other than the body trim and interior.
Please let us know how it turns out.
#341 of 375 Re: Awful fake wood trim - removal [uwbadger]
Jul 21, 2007 (12:23 am)
This is a post of over 2 years ago, but does anyone know how to remove the awful fake wood trim on the 2003-2007 Corolla LE? For example, is there anyway to install a carbon fiber dashboard kit trim over the fake wood, or would you need to scrape the fake wood out first. Thanks.
#342 of 375 2006 corolla increase in performance
Jul 31, 2007 (3:30 pm)
I need help to find a cold air intake that fits a 2006 corolla CE and anything else that i can modify to make it stand out because the only thing that i came up with was tinted windows, after market lights high and low(very damn strong, new wheels and rims. So i help to make it better on performance and change muffler!. also i kinda wanna change the radio but don't know with who or what type. also is there a stereo system that plugs into an ipod so i don't have to use a damn fm transmitter. 1 last thing is i want to install power windows and door locks. were would it be a good place to do that?
#343 of 375 Re: Need Some accelleration mods/tunes/performance parts [jperkins]
Aug 01, 2007 (2:05 pm)
The 2003 and 2004 model years can be supercharged (http://www.trdracing.com/ or go to www.superchargersonline.com). I do not know about the availability of the superchargers (i.e. if they are regularly out of stock). In 2005, electronic throttles were introduced to the Corolla. To my knowledge, there is nothing that can be done to a 2005 or later base model Corolla. Even the cold air intakes from the 03 model do not fit. They can be retrofitted with some rather simple adaptations, however, because the mass air flow sensor is not calibrated for the different airpath that you would create, it will not be warranted for use in a 2005 or later model year. You will have to research and develop everything on the 2006 Corolla if you want speed or accept the risks of engine damage.
#344 of 375 Underbody spoiler on a 2008 Corolla CE?
Aug 11, 2007 (8:05 pm)
Is there any way that I can put underbody spoilers, side rocker panel moldings and rear mudguards like the Corolla S has on a 2008 Corolla CE? Or anything on the bottom of it to make the CE a little more sporty? If so, does anyone know where I can purchase these things? Thanks a lot.