View Full Version : 94-96 vs 97-99 Celica GT

08-14-2008, 01:50 AM
I've google and I keep finding different reports on engine output for the two. From my understanding I always thought that in 97-99 the Celica got 5 more horsepower compare to the 94-96. Yet, during my research I find differnet sites stating different numbers. Reason I'm asking is because i'm in the market for a Celica convertiable and of course I'm looking for the 97-99 models for horsepower and updated visuals.

08-14-2008, 12:49 PM
I think for the 97-99, the ST model was dropped. But not positive when that happened.

Regardless.... a 5sfe is a 5sfe... you aren't going to notice any difference within the 6th gens.

08-14-2008, 01:56 PM
I've never seen a 6th gen 99? I thought from Mid 99+ they were all 7th?

Ciento answered your question so I won't be redundant and say the same thing.

08-14-2008, 03:14 PM
ı have seen 99 models around.... far as dıfference goes ı thıng the newer model 6th gen steerıng wheels are dıfferent and some other mınor thıngs...

08-14-2008, 04:09 PM
ı have seen 99 models around.... far as dıfference goes ı thıng the newer model 6th gen steerıng wheels are dıfferent and some other mınor thıngs...

The internals may be slightly stronger in the 99, but as far as power output, yeah, 94-99 all the same. As this man says, the differences are cosmetic.

08-14-2008, 04:10 PM
97 was the last year for the st

08-14-2008, 06:16 PM
theres plenty of 99 models for the gt, not sure bout verts...

08-14-2008, 07:42 PM
I know the 5 horsepower difference won't matter much, but it's good to know that you have the extra 5 :hehe: . Anyway, the convertiable is going to be a cruzier with me, the GF, and our dog. As nice as the GT-Four drives, in Calif a convertiable just feel all so good :bigthumbu .

08-15-2008, 12:25 AM
A guess here...but didn't the EPA had new emission regulations for 96+ cars? Many other cars went from OBDI to OBDII. Double check on that...but this is why many cars lost a little power. Especially in Toyotas. But just a guess. I have heard that many engines lost horsepower but gain some torque.

08-15-2008, 02:42 AM
94-95= 135hp
96-99= 130hp

94-95 5SFE you can adjust dizzy for advance timing 96+ you can't

98+ 5SFE came with a metal headgasket

98?-99 GT Have 3 spoke steering wheel like the 98 Supras

Convertibles were available only in GT trim.

Cali spec Celica = -5 Horses due to emissions
Fed spec Celica = +5 Horses

Thats what I know from the top of my head.

oops forgot to add 96+ has the face lift bumper with fogs.

08-15-2008, 03:13 AM
im pretty sure that if you are going powerwise and your looking for a gt 94-99 pull the same horse for each one since they all have 5sfe motors...only difference from a 6gen gt and a 5gen gt motors is that the 6gen has a more aggressive ecu other than that its really no different.

body wise the 94-95 have the pre-facelift bumper with no fogs and the 96-99 have the facelift bumper usually with fogs (the sexier bumper)

also verts are kinda harder to find during 99 years

thats pretty much all i really know about the basics of the 6gen celicas

(pretty much a sum of what everyone else has said as i read along lol)

08-15-2008, 03:16 AM
OBD2 has nothing to do with emissions.
OBD2 = On Board Diagnostic system 2
All vehicles 1996 - current are OBD2. Some 1995.5 were OBD2 also.
California has the strictest emissions standards in the US, hence the slight downgrade in power. Most times this has to do with the ECU, as the lost HP/TQ can be regained with the substitution of a JDM ECU.

As previously mentioned, the motor was unchanged in the timespan in question for the Celica.

Hope this helps.

08-15-2008, 04:57 AM
Wow, so in other words the California Spec Celica for 97-99 is then 125 hp? If so, then instead of using the JDM ecu couldn't I just use one from outside of California?

08-15-2008, 06:24 AM
I suppose you might, but the JDM ECU will have a more aggressive tune anyhow, so... :)

08-15-2008, 11:19 PM
Well if you just want to cruise around in the vert the HP shouldn't really matter. :)

08-16-2008, 01:15 AM
You could alway just get the st205 hood and bumper and lights and be done with it

08-16-2008, 01:41 AM
ST205... Na, for the convertiable I just keep it stock looking, but I'll try to lower it a bit and improve the suspension a little. I like the stock look for most cars, not really into conversion unless it's a real one. As for horsepower, it's always nice to have a little more then normal. I am planning once I get the car to just give it the basic bot-ons for that extra lost horsepower.

08-16-2008, 02:33 AM
do a curren conversion to that vert!!!!

08-17-2008, 02:29 AM
Just get the oem splitters and projectors and be done with it like vincent, although thats not the oem skirts. :)