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Brandon's 2001 Toyota Celica GTS

Toyota Celica GTS Front View

Details of the Installation

I started off by mouting the Sony subwoofers in a prefabricated box along with speaker grilles made by JL Audio. I used gold-plated connectors and 10 gauge wire to wire the subs' terminals to the terminals on the box. I then utilized the line level to RCA adapter by wiring it to the output of the rear speakers. I split this RCA output with two Y-connectors, and ran them to the two amplifiers. I used Lightning audio 4 gauge power wire, a Rockford Fosgate fused distribution block and an ANL style fuse holder with a 100 amp fuse. After Installing that, I wired the Rockford Fosgate 160.2 amplifier to the six factory speakers, and the Lanzar amp to the two Sony X-Plod subs.

Stereo System

Celica Install

Lanzar Amplifier
Amplifier for the Subwoofers: Lanzar VIBE 245 (1000 x 1 Bridged @ 4 Ohms. Features Built-In Temperature Gauge and Power Meters)
Rockford Fosgate Amp
Amplifier for the Stock Mids/Highs: Rockford Fosgate Punch 160.2 (Rated at 80 Watts x 2 @ 2 Ohms.)
Subwoofers: 2 Sony X-Plod XS-L1235's (12 Inch, 4 Ohms, 400 Watts RMS Power, SVC)

Factory Specifications

1.8-liter double overhead cam (DOHC)
16-valve 4-cylinder with Variable Valve Timing and Lift with intelligence (VVTL-i)
Displacement: 1.8 liters (1,796 cc)
Bore x stroke: 82.0 mm x 85.0 mm
Compression ratio: 11.5:1
Induction system: Multi-point EFI

Ignition system:

Electronic, with Toyota Direct Ignition system (TDI)
Horsepower: 180 hp @ 7,600 rpm
Torque: 130 lb.-ft. @ 6,800 rpm


Standard: 6-speed manual
Available: 4-speed Sportshift electronically controlled transmission (ECT)


Front: Independent MacPherson strut with stabilizer bar
Rear: Double wishbone with stabilizer bar


Type: Rack-and-pinion with power-assist
Turning circle (ft.): 36.1


Power-assisted with 10.8" ventilated front disc/10.6" solid rear disc
Available 4-wheel Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)


P205/50R16 tires on 16" 5-spoke aluminum alloy wheels

Exterior Dimensions:

Overall width: 68.3 in.
Tread width (front/rear): 58.6/58.2 in.
Ground clearance: 5.5 in.
Coefficient of drag (Cd): 0.32

Weights and Capacities:

Passenger volume with/without moonroof: 76.3 cu. ft./78.3 cu. ft.
Cargo volume: 16.9 cu. ft.
Fuel tank: 14.5 gal.
Curb weight (manual/automatic): 2,500/2,580 lbs.

Mileage Estimates (mpg city/highway):

Manual: 23/32
Automatic: NA
Sportshift: 23/30

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