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Posted by: Rusty Jun 28, 2008 - 3:00 AM

This is my Celica progress thread






1996 ST202 SSII 3S-GE Celica

and a little info about it on what's been done
HKS Pod filter + Short intake
TRD spark plug leads
Denso Iriduim spark plugs
Toyota KYB Gas shocks
Lowering Springs
Tom's Racing Pedal set (came with car)
Alpine Headunit (ipod connection)
Clarion 6.5" speakers
Clarion 6.5" speakers
other than that I've kept clean and shiny



the parts are in Japan and will take 6-8 weeks via ship to reach me
I'll post pics (and the prices) as I recieve parts

Posted by: 3SGTE Jun 28, 2008 - 7:33 AM

looks like some good things going on there rusty, any engine pics of intake etc? any plans for big rims or jdm projectors?

Posted by: Rusty Jun 28, 2008 - 2:39 PM

lol, there might be

Posted by: 3SGTE Jun 28, 2008 - 5:29 PM

haha a celica of mystery!! my bad.... just realised your signature has pic of engine and intake!! lol

Im sure you will keep us all updated mate

Posted by: Rusty Jul 3, 2008 - 5:09 PM

well apart from the "mystery parts" i'm going to add
intake pipeing cold airbox, I hope
a new boot for the gear stick
& lights...for the clusters and ignition ring


Parts are hopefully on there way and get here late august?

Posted by: Rusty Jul 24, 2008 - 4:27 AM

22 more days till they arrive into the country biggrin.gif

also now got new 205 directionals instead of 195 mixed

UPDATED PIC of tyres


Yay only 15 days till they arrive I'm going to be nice here and give you some info


Note this is the total for each part (I dont pay for shipping or feight to may place biggrin.gif )

White TRD Cap
$48 + GST EACH (why not I'm buying stuff for my celica?)

QUOTE
$55 + EACH

$40 + EACH

$450 + gst EACH

$125 + EACH

$305 + gst EACH
$305 + gst EACH

$165 + each
$165 + each

$325 + each
$325 + each

sub total $2,308

GST $288.50

Total $2,596.50

Posted by: delusionz Aug 1, 2008 - 12:53 AM

Post a picture of your TOM`S racing pedals. Ps, I can rig up a blue ignition ring for you if you want, I have 2 spare clear rings, Toyota stopped putting them in Celicas after 1995, What I did was take a splice from the cigarette lighter power and run some wire through the dash plastics.

Posted by: Rusty Aug 1, 2008 - 1:04 AM


notice all 4 biggrin.gif(clutch brake accelerator & foot rest)

QUOTE
I can rig up a blue ignition ring for you if you want ... Toyota stopped putting them in Celicas after 1995, What I did was take a splice from the cigarette lighter power and run some wire through the dash plastics

I dunno I might just put a new bulb in (since its not working at the moment)

Posted by: delusionz Aug 1, 2008 - 5:41 AM

I think your ignition ring plastic might be black with no transparent bit....

Here's the difference, 1996 on the left, 1995 on the right:


PS. When I looked at my pedals closer it had some stupid chinese on the top and levin(???????) on the bottom, definitely not TOM`S ... Eww.

Posted by: Rusty Aug 13, 2008 - 2:29 AM

QUOTE
When I looked at my pedals closer it had some stupid chinese on the top and levin(???????) on the bottom, definitely not TOM`S ... Eww.
oh well... biggrin.gif
is that part hard to take out... gosh I'm going to be busy on my hoilday wink.gif

BIG NEWS>>>> all Parts have finally reached Toyota NZ (for )

and I'll will get them to arrive 25 August Just after I get back from Aussie

Posted by: Rusty Aug 24, 2008 - 4:43 AM

YES!!! PARTS are at my place (except one is missing so i contacted TNZ), but im not there im in aussie tongue.gif

Posted by: Rusty Aug 25, 2008 - 11:19 PM

YES I Have all parts(for STAGE 1 lol) here are some pictures
















Whats that?????

biggrin.gif biggrin.gif







pictures missing SS-III Badge, Red FRONT SS-III Spiltters, SS-III Grille & TRD Cap

will post prices shorty

Posted by: stetsonaw Aug 26, 2008 - 5:08 AM

can't believe i haven't posted here yet. great to see your car coming along so well man. how much all those brand new parts set you back?

Posted by: delusionz Aug 26, 2008 - 6:14 AM

Sweet!!!!!!

those TRD strut braces look very sturdy, I envy ur projectors, wouldnt mind the grill and badge either... ur so many steps ahead of me now hehe

Posted by: MercuryFree Aug 26, 2008 - 7:22 AM

That reminds me, I still need to put in my clear highs haha. Damn front bumper being such a pain to take off and put on again.

Nice bar. I am rather jealous smile.gif

Posted by: Rusty Aug 26, 2008 - 3:49 PM

QUOTE
SSIII Front grille
53114-20101 SEA-FRIEGHT NZD $61.00 = USD $43

SS-III badge
75311-20480 SEA-FRIEGHT NZD $45.00 = USD $31.00
TRD strut brace

53607-ST001 NZD $506.00 = USD $352.00

GT-4 Rear strut brace
53605-20020 SEA-FRIEGHT NZD $140.00 = USD $97.50

Projector Low Beam
RH: 81012-20100 OVERNIGHT & SEA-FREIGHT NZD $343.00 = USD $239.00
LH: 81014-20100 OVERNIGHT & SEA-FREIGHT NZD $343.00 = USD $239.00
Low beam Total NZD $686.00 =USD $478.00

Projector High Beam
RH: 81170-20050 SEA-FREIGHT NZD $185.00 = USD $129.00
LH: 81130-20050 SEA-FREIGHT NZD $185.00 = USD $129.00
High Beam Total NZD $370.00 = USD $258.00

Low & High Lights Total NZD $1056.00 = USD $736.00

SS-III Front Splitters
RH: 76851-20060-D0 SEA-FREIGHT NZD $365.00 = USD $254.00
LH: 76852-20050-D0 SEA-FREIGHT NZD $365.00 = USD $254.00

White TRD Cap
08298-SP077 NZD $54 = USD $37.60

Total NZD $2,596.50 = USD $1,809.60

those projectors are cheaper than cheap (a guy here sells them for USD $850, which is suppose to be very cheap) smile.gif, but still quite alot to spend

I got up at 6am this morning just to look the the front strutbrace laugh.gif


and then later on I'll get the side skirts and rear splitters tongue.gif

Posted by: Rusty Aug 28, 2008 - 3:45 AM


lights in thumbsup.gif used SS-III connectors biggrin.gif


oh yea. I wont put the front splitters in right now or else it will look front heavy kindasad.gif

Posted by: delusionz Aug 28, 2008 - 3:54 AM

wow that looks awesome! biggrin.gif what do u mean by front heavy?

EDIT: Oh you mean wait until you get rear splitters aswell?

Posted by: Rusty Aug 28, 2008 - 4:02 AM

yup rear splitters and side skirts

Posted by: gt_driFFter Aug 31, 2008 - 12:12 PM

Did you order those splitters pre-painted or something? Projectors are the best exterior mod someone can do!

Posted by: LastOfTheSTs Aug 31, 2008 - 1:31 PM

Rusty I'm loving the car, it's looking awesome!


Posted by: 95_gt Aug 31, 2008 - 2:53 PM

wow those projectors look so cool! i want to get some for mine! is there a website were i can order these?

Posted by: Rusty Aug 31, 2008 - 4:46 PM

QUOTE
Did you order those splitters pre-painted or something?

Yup sure did used this thread here with all the part names and numbers (then added my colour codes at the end)
http://www.6gc.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=39945

QUOTE
Rusty I'm loving the car, it's looking awesome!

thanks, still got a bit to do, then it will look even better thumbsup.gif

QUOTE
wow those projectors look so cool! i want to get some for mine! is there a website were i can order these?

yup, Im loving the projectors heaps, looks good during the day even better at night time, just that cut off and the beams pointing out smile.gif
go through your local Toyota dealer or see the FS threads here. I went through toyota NZ- straight importing from Japan Toyota/ TRD Japan I got discounnted price and free shipping from japan to my house smile.gif

Posted by: Rusty Sep 2, 2008 - 8:54 PM

QUOTE
Rear Strut brace covers
TO-6434220160-CO x2 Price unknown

SS-III Side Skirts
RH: 76911-20900
LH: 76912-20900 $185 +GST = $208
TOTAL $416

SS-III Rear Splitters
RH: 76893-20130-D0
LH: 76894-20110-D0 $325+ GST = $365
TOTAL $ 731

Gear Stick Boot
58808-20120-C0 $69 +GST = $77

TRD Gear Stick
33504-SP003 $131 + GST = $147

(*Prices in $NZD GST= 12.5%)

Part numbers are correct I hope

so these are the next stuff I'm getting, I've got to start saving & in a couple of weeks, will place an order for these.
just wondering on the side skirts they cant be pre-painted can they? 76911-20900 -DO?
and anyone know the price for the rear end Strut brace covers

Posted by: stetsonaw Sep 2, 2008 - 10:21 PM

where did you get the side indicators and how much? whatthe was wondering.

Posted by: Rusty Sep 2, 2008 - 11:50 PM

trademe (NZs version of Ebay)
$NZD 40ish (came wth new amber bulbs)

well according to the SS-III thread here the side skirts aren't painted, but i'll check when I oder them

Posted by: delusionz Sep 3, 2008 - 12:23 AM

Hey Andy, I ordered the same indicators from trademe, turns out the guy I went to pick them up from has a shop full of them right around the corner from my house, PM me if you decide you'd like a pair of them and I'll be your middle man.

Posted by: Rusty Sep 11, 2008 - 6:29 PM

just waiting to hear back from my supplier for prices then a 5-6 week wait till they arrive wink.gif

Posted by: Rusty Oct 22, 2008 - 2:25 AM

right time for an update. depsoiting money on friday then another 5-6 week wait, so around X mas time they should arrive...sweet

Posted by: delusionz Oct 22, 2008 - 10:15 AM

holly crap oem bodykits are expensive!!!!!!!!

$ 731 for rear splitters... damn toyota.... their prices are so overrated even my ss3 doesn't have its own kit haha

wonder what TRD splitters would cost

Posted by: parriehunter Oct 22, 2008 - 6:15 PM

Damn that is ridiculous alright.

There is a guy selling them on TM;

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Trade-Me-Motors/Car-parts-accessories/Toyota/Exterior/auction-183020448.htm

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Trade-Me-Motors/Car-parts-accessories/Toyota/Exterior/auction-183020450.htm

Alot cheaper just have to get them painted. dont know how well they will fit tho.

Posted by: Rusty Oct 23, 2008 - 3:04 PM

haha you have to know the right people smile.gif
that Tradme kit looks like a SS-II kit like you have parriehunter

QUOTE (Prices in NZD)
GT-Four Rear Strut brace covers
64333-20160-C0 (x2) $50.625

SS-III Side Skirts
RH: 76911-20900-D0 $180
LH: 76912-20900-D0 $180

SS-III Rear Splitters
RH: 76893-20130-D0 $393.75
LH: 76894-20110-D0 $393.75

Gear Stick Boot
58808-20120-C0 $77

TRD Gear Knob
33504-SP003 $95.625


Total $1370.75

these prices are slightly more expensive on someof them, because the last person I delt with left frown.gif

Posted by: parriehunter Oct 23, 2008 - 5:20 PM

The SSII isnt good enough??? hahaha j/j

If he doesn't want to spend over $700 for SSIII ones. Whats the difference? cant say i have seen them side by side. I just thought the front was different.

Posted by: delusionz Oct 23, 2008 - 8:29 PM

The trademe ones I've seen around, the splitters and rear endcaps from that cheap trademe kit look like TRD but the front splitters on the TRD ones have holes in the front (air dams or wateva).

Posted by: Rusty Oct 25, 2008 - 1:26 AM

haha actually saw a curren today with the kit, but looked like it was the standard kit (because it was an oldy driving) also notice how many more curren and celica's are in my area now. THERES HEEAPS!

the SS-III run longer and are thiner, were as the SS-II one is shorter and fatter. (both front and rear)

QUOTE
The trademe ones I've seen around, the splitters and rear endcaps from that cheap trademe kit look like TRD but the front splitters on the TRD ones have holes in the front (air dams or wateva).
Ah what have you got a pic of them? TRD ones

Posted by: parriehunter Oct 25, 2008 - 2:18 AM

QUOTE (Rusty @ Oct 25, 2008 - 7:26 PM) *
haha actually saw a curren today with the kit, but looked like it was the standard kit (because it was an oldy driving) also notice how many more curren and celica's are in my area now. THERES HEEAPS!

the SS-III run longer and are thiner, were as the SS-II one is shorter and fatter. (both front and rear)

QUOTE
The trademe ones I've seen around, the splitters and rear endcaps from that cheap trademe kit look like TRD but the front splitters on the TRD ones have holes in the front (air dams or wateva).
Ah what have you got a pic of them? TRD ones


Thats right I remember the SSIII ones now. smile.gif.
Aint the TRD ones the same as the SSII? man i must seem like a noob.

Posted by: delusionz Oct 25, 2008 - 10:27 AM

TRD kit:



notice the trademe kit has similar style to TRD in the rear and sides but not front:

Posted by: Rusty Oct 26, 2008 - 12:51 AM

hmm I dont like the hieght on the side skirts, prefer SS-III ones


...
... ...

Posted by: parriehunter Oct 26, 2008 - 2:06 AM

Yea I saw it. pretty crazy. I dont like the way it looks tho. would be cool if it looked stock. ulitmate sleeper.

I like the height of the side skirts.

Posted by: delusionz Oct 26, 2008 - 3:03 AM

Yeah it's quite ghetto, the boost gets you laid sticker, the podgy girl sitting in the passenger seat, the tacky blue seat covers, painted steering wheel, dodgily placed trd sticker and the path of the intake plumbing paints a nice picture of the owner.. lol

Posted by: parriehunter Oct 26, 2008 - 3:39 AM

Haha. ghetto. it sure does paint a picture. she must be one lazy girl. couldn't be arsed moving out of the car for the photos. I think the seats are actually blue. but yea could look better.

Posted by: Rusty Oct 26, 2008 - 11:52 PM

...

Posted by: parriehunter Oct 27, 2008 - 11:18 PM

Haha, that dude is angry. What a noob.

Posted by: Rusty Nov 11, 2008 - 2:17 AM

MAN I CAN'T WAIT

I've still got about 4 weeks left till parts arrive.

Posted by: TRDGT4 Dec 1, 2008 - 4:38 PM

update if any?


Posted by: Rusty Dec 2, 2008 - 1:45 AM

Of course...

ok so I contacted my supplier about my parts arriving from Japan, and I can expect them wait for it...... 24th December, so I get a merry xmas this year biggrin.gif also got a guy who can paint my side skirts and install them (hes very good, so I can expect a top job thumbsup.gif). and the splitters are easy install (aswell as the other things) then finishing it off with an trd oil change biggrin.gif...I cant wait


so we are looking about mid january finish biggrin.gif

YEAH CELICA SS-II.V

Posted by: coneyre Dec 2, 2008 - 6:44 AM

Fairplay Rusty, the car looks animal thumbsup.gif

Posted by: coneyre Dec 4, 2008 - 8:10 AM

QUOTE (Rusty @ Aug 26, 2008 - 3:49 PM) *
QUOTE
SSIII Front grille
53114-20101 SEA-FRIEGHT NZD $61.00 = USD $43

SS-III badge
75311-20480 SEA-FRIEGHT NZD $45.00 = USD $31.00
TRD strut brace

53607-ST001 NZD $506.00 = USD $352.00

GT-4 Rear strut brace
53605-20020 SEA-FRIEGHT NZD $140.00 = USD $97.50

Projector Low Beam
RH: 81012-20100 OVERNIGHT & SEA-FREIGHT NZD $343.00 = USD $239.00
LH: 81014-20100 OVERNIGHT & SEA-FREIGHT NZD $343.00 = USD $239.00
Low beam Total NZD $686.00 =USD $478.00

Projector High Beam
RH: 81170-20050 SEA-FREIGHT NZD $185.00 = USD $129.00
LH: 81130-20050 SEA-FREIGHT NZD $185.00 = USD $129.00
High Beam Total NZD $370.00 = USD $258.00

Low & High Lights Total NZD $1056.00 = USD $736.00

SS-III Front Splitters
RH: 76851-20060-D0 SEA-FREIGHT NZD $365.00 = USD $254.00
LH: 76852-20050-D0 SEA-FREIGHT NZD $365.00 = USD $254.00

White TRD Cap
08298-SP077 NZD $54 = USD $37.60

Total NZD $2,596.50 = USD $1,809.60

those projectors are cheaper than cheap (a guy here sells them for USD $850, which is suppose to be very cheap) smile.gif, but still quite alot to spend

I got up at 6am this morning just to look the the front strutbrace laugh.gif


and then later on I'll get the side skirts and rear splitters tongue.gif


Rusty I see you paid $1056 for the hight and low beam projetors. Is that the full price? does that include shipping?


Posted by: Rusty Dec 4, 2008 - 2:21 PM

and thats in NZ dollars remember that. Yup thats all I paid for them as for shipping, it was FREE right to my door step biggrin.gif and they arrived at my place in just 2 days after entering the country.

Posted by: kezza-q Dec 18, 2008 - 11:00 PM

QUOTE (Rusty @ Dec 4, 2008 - 2:21 PM) *
and thats in NZ dollars remember that. Yup thats all I paid for them as for shipping, it was FREE right to my door step biggrin.gif and they arrived at my place in just 2 days after entering the country.



I looked into Projectors, CPA in Wellington offered me a set for $880 brand new, NZD, I thought that sounded like a lot at the time. Bad call...

Posted by: Rusty Dec 18, 2008 - 11:20 PM

I'm still happy with the price (still alot cheaper than everybody else/most people) that must have been quite a while ago then? aussie dollar isn't doing to good with NZ dollar?


Anyway a little update, parts arrive in the country in about 5-6 days time, now I want the get them just after New Years, just so theres no chance of them getting lost in the post, because of Xmas

Posted by: kezza-q Dec 19, 2008 - 12:08 AM

QUOTE (Rusty @ Dec 18, 2008 - 11:20 PM) *
I'm still happy with the price (still alot cheaper than everybody else/most people) that must have been quite a while ago then? aussie dollar isn't doing to good with NZ dollar?


I lived in Wellington at the time, it was about 12-18 months ago. Sorry, I wasn't suggesting you got a bad deal, more a slap of my own forehead at missing out on a good one!

Posted by: Rusty Dec 20, 2008 - 12:10 AM

oh right, yeah price must have gone up. I'm happy with the price (after hearing what the best deal my local toyota could do, NZ$1500 roughly)

Posted by: Rusty Jan 7, 2009 - 1:29 PM

yeah rest of the body kit arrives this week biggrin.gif

Posted by: Jaws4God Jan 8, 2009 - 1:33 PM

car looking great!!

bump for update!

Posted by: Rusty Jan 8, 2009 - 8:40 PM

well I was waiting for one of the rear strutbrace covers, however it will take about 10 ETA so... they are going to send all other parts down to me, should be arriving tomorrow (saturday or monday)
goes in just over a week to get skirts painted and installed, then I just have to fit the splitters, the body work is done

thanks for the interest smile.gif

Posted by: Rusty Jan 12, 2009 - 2:11 AM

so its monday... wink.gif


wow what is that next to my oil filter?


A FREE mug, they gave me


lots of boxes (couple aren't in the pic)


new TRD gear knob and gearstick boot installed, feels very nice, yup that mug fits thumbsup.gif


got one cover, and is now installed


just waiting on the second, should arrive pretty soon

Posted by: Rusty Jan 15, 2009 - 1:47 AM

sorry for what is it now? triple post. but the second strutbrace cover arrived today

and going in shorty for paint and install of the side skirts.

Posted by: delusionz Jan 19, 2009 - 3:05 PM

It says finished mid-Jan, but believe me, it's never finished.. haha

Posted by: TRDGT4 Jan 19, 2009 - 4:20 PM

looking good there mate bet you can't wait to have the kit on

Posted by: Rusty Jan 20, 2009 - 3:01 AM

yeah I know what you mean guys, just want to get my licence done first (finally getting round to doing my full) so will go in a about 2weeks time but I do have some crappy cellfone pics I might throw on just to keep you guys happy smile.gif

EDIT: here are the pics





Posted by: coneyre Jan 26, 2009 - 6:50 AM

Haha love the use of your shoes rusty, you kiwis can be very inovative.

Any update??

Posted by: MercuryFree Jan 26, 2009 - 10:38 PM

Are you getting a strut brace cover as well as the mount covers?

Posted by: Rusty Jan 26, 2009 - 11:58 PM

QUOTE
Are you getting a strut brace cover as well as the mount covers?

??? I have both top covers (the moulds that go round the trim and around the brace)

QUOTE
Haha love the use of your shoes rusty, you kiwis can be very inovative.

lol thanks, just had to step back and enjoy it tongue.gif

QUOTE
Any update??

none at the moment, waiting on another part coming from the USA, opps did I forget to tell you guys
goes in next week maybe monday/Tuesday??

Posted by: MercuryFree Jan 27, 2009 - 12:57 AM

QUOTE (Rusty @ Jan 27, 2009 - 5:58 PM) *
QUOTE
Are you getting a strut brace cover as well as the mount covers?

??? I have both top covers (the moulds that go round the trim and around the brace)

This thing wink.gif


Posted by: delusionz Jan 27, 2009 - 1:02 AM

QUOTE (MercuryFree @ Jan 27, 2009 - 6:57 PM) *
QUOTE (Rusty @ Jan 27, 2009 - 5:58 PM) *
QUOTE
Are you getting a strut brace cover as well as the mount covers?

??? I have both top covers (the moulds that go round the trim and around the brace)

This thing wink.gif




that ur undies? tongue.gif

Posted by: MercuryFree Jan 27, 2009 - 1:04 AM

QUOTE (delusionz @ Jan 27, 2009 - 7:02 PM) *
QUOTE (MercuryFree @ Jan 27, 2009 - 6:57 PM) *
QUOTE (Rusty @ Jan 27, 2009 - 5:58 PM) *
QUOTE
Are you getting a strut brace cover as well as the mount covers?

??? I have both top covers (the moulds that go round the trim and around the brace)

This thing wink.gif




that ur undies? tongue.gif

lol No it's an inside out jacket laugh.gif

Posted by: Rusty Jan 27, 2009 - 11:42 PM

makes the strutbrace beefier tongue.gif

Posted by: MercuryFree Jan 28, 2009 - 2:43 AM

QUOTE (Rusty @ Jan 28, 2009 - 5:42 PM) *
makes the strutbrace beefier tongue.gif

I imagine it's there to stop things scratching your several hundred dollar peice of metal biggrin.gif

Posted by: Rusty Jan 28, 2009 - 1:11 PM

yeah that might come later on in the year...
anyway

QUOTE
waiting on another part coming from the USA
here is the part which should be arriving soon


clear projector style indicators (just like whatthe's)

Posted by: MercuryFree Feb 8, 2009 - 11:14 PM

So is there a noticeable difference in handling performance between the stock strut brace and the TRD one?

Posted by: Rusty Feb 9, 2009 - 12:16 AM

umm yes and no, i've heard it works best at high speed cornering, if you take out & check your stock strutbrace you can see how much movement it has (which cant be good) if it doesn't do anything it still looks like it adds 20HP laugh.gif

its kind of hard for me to tell at the moment since i dont have my celica wink.gif --- yup about 2weeks

Posted by: delusionz Feb 9, 2009 - 12:31 AM

You should be able to feel extra G's on your body from a stiffer setup... It looks like it would be very effective

Posted by: Rusty Feb 9, 2009 - 1:07 AM

I can feel something (feels nice going round corners now biggrin.gif) but I dont know if its the lowering springs??

Posted by: MercuryFree Feb 9, 2009 - 4:05 AM

QUOTE (Rusty @ Feb 9, 2009 - 7:07 PM) *
I can feel something (feels nice going round corners now biggrin.gif) but I dont know if its the lowering springs??

Heh, this is why the step by step modding method is best; your butt dyno gets to feel amazed more times biggrin.gif

Posted by: Rusty Feb 9, 2009 - 1:16 PM

I did, I put the springs in then months later I went to aussie (didn't drive my celica for about a week) and when I got back my brothers had already put the trd strutbrace in.

Posted by: Rusty Feb 12, 2009 - 3:50 AM

Update: if no one had read or figured out yet my car is in the shop getting the kit fitted and painted etc (I'm going to the shop tomorrow to see how they are going)
also my lights have arrived today they look real nice, cant wait to put them on, they also came with bulbs which saves me some time and money.

Posted by: Rusty Feb 18, 2009 - 1:36 PM

I pick up the celica later today and will post pictures soon biggrin.gif, had I look it a couple of days ago without the skirts on(had just been painted) looks real good and very low tongue.gif





(sorry for the triple post)

Posted by: TRDGT4 Feb 19, 2009 - 6:51 PM

QUOTE (Rusty @ Feb 18, 2009 - 2:36 PM) *
I pick up the celica later today and will post pictures soon biggrin.gif, had I look it a couple of days ago without the skirts on(had just been painted) looks real good and very low tongue.gif
(sorry for the triple post)



so where are these pics??

Posted by: Rusty Feb 19, 2009 - 10:37 PM

aawww do I have too??? whether isn't that great........ i've just put those front indicators, in the end I had to get new bulbs as the US bulbs that came with it, had 2 filaments in them, where as ours only has 1. odd kindasad.gif but they look & work very nice compared to the old ones.
a couple of my mates have seen it and the reckon it almost is a widebody on it, due to the angle of the sideskirts etc

Posted by: Rusty Feb 27, 2009 - 12:41 AM

QUOTE
so where are these pics??

ok I have loads of pictures, but i've ran out of internet, so uploading will be slow, you'll have to wait a while sorry... ok im not that mean heres a couple to tie you over (theres are much better than the one I texted you TRDGT4 biggrin.gif)



the first pic I took after getting her home, notice the indicators wink.gif


today we had better weather... so I gave her a little clean up wink.gif









now notice them now biggrin.gif




Posted by: Random_Stranger Feb 27, 2009 - 1:23 AM

looks real good

Posted by: ej8ferio702 Feb 27, 2009 - 3:05 AM

OMG! that was a pretty impressive list of parts you got there...and for it all to be OEM one heck of good buy for you, the car turned out really well, i love the color and the stance! good job!

Posted by: delusionz Feb 27, 2009 - 5:03 AM

You debadged the rear?

Posted by: whatthe Feb 27, 2009 - 7:25 AM

Very very very nice !!

Posted by: Rusty Feb 27, 2009 - 11:31 AM

QUOTE
You debadged the rear?

came like that,i was thinking of putting the SS-II badge back there but decided to put it at the front


yeah I really love that stance in that last picture


thanks guys for the great comments keep them coming biggrin.gif

Posted by: Rusty Mar 6, 2009 - 9:09 PM

another update: oil change and heatwrap




I can feel a big difference in engine bay temperature

Posted by: delusionz Mar 6, 2009 - 10:48 PM

Looks good man, engine got some extra juice now? your temp gauge go down or not really?

wheres your 2000 twin cam 16 gone?

Posted by: Rusty Mar 7, 2009 - 2:52 AM

QUOTE (delusionz @ Mar 7, 2009 - 4:48 PM) *
Looks good man, engine got some extra juice now? your temp gauge go down or not really?

wheres your 2000 twin cam 16 gone?

I want to say it has more go-go but I don't know, but one thing for sure is that you can actually touch the extractors after going for a good run, I didn't notice the temp guage went down

I still got the badge, im just back to cleaning, got some autogel/polish stuff to hep bring up the shine, or I have metallic paint, which we used on my brothers rocket cover on his e30 BMW turned out real nice, so I dunno, will put the badge back on soon till then it sits up on my bedside table biggrin.gif

Posted by: delusionz Mar 7, 2009 - 5:43 AM

Well if your engine bay is cooler then your intake should be cooler, perhaps you'll notice it more at night.

I removed the heat shield from the SS-III too so the heat was also absorbed by the bonnet instead of being kept in, Probably wont do it on the GT-Four so crap doesn't drop through onto the engine.

Posted by: Rusty Mar 8, 2009 - 12:09 AM

QUOTE (delusionz @ Mar 7, 2009 - 11:43 PM) *
Well if your engine bay is cooler then your intake should be cooler, perhaps you'll notice it more at night.

I removed the heat shield from the SS-III too so the heat was also absorbed by the bonnet instead of being kept in, Probably wont do it on the GT-Four so crap doesn't drop through onto the engine.

yeah I think I can notice a bit more pickup at night time, i'll properly get more improvement with my cold airbox I plan to do one day lol

yeah true you look after that GT-Four


another couple of pics while im here



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Posted by: delusionz Mar 8, 2009 - 12:47 AM

Beautiful. You keeping that rear wing? Hopefully a red GT4 or SS-III spoiler will come up, or even a two post wing and you could get the dimensions of the riser blocks and make it with fibreglass. Two post wings have different mounting holes so it will have to be professionally filled and drilled.

Posted by: whatthe Mar 8, 2009 - 4:58 AM

QUOTE (Rusty @ Mar 8, 2009 - 4:09 PM) *



too much porn for me to handle man. I LOVE IT, its so shiny and clean. You planning on getting raiser blocks?
ps. Need spacers too the offset on the wheels are whats ruining it imo.

Posted by: Rusty Mar 9, 2009 - 12:20 AM

i dunno I like my wing, I dont really want a SS-III wing because its not a SS-III, since its a SS-II

and yup wheels are next on the list, once I can kind some nice ones, except I cant find any I like/suit it

so start giving me ideas for wheels 16" or 17" nothing bigger than 38 offset (I think)...hmm maybe 17" by 7" ???

post up some pics so I have some ideas




QUOTE (Whatthe)
too much porn for me to handle man

laugh.gif lucky your celica's white lol

the bodyshop put so much detail onto the sideskirts, it even follows the front wheel well plastic's the little back plastic bit that holds the wheel well cover in behind the front wheels

Posted by: ZGear Mar 9, 2009 - 4:06 AM

DAMN! Lookin good.

Posted by: malpaso Mar 9, 2009 - 4:33 AM

Seeing this thread it reminds me my journey from stock look to SS-III look smile.gif. It looks really good. Amazing work... really, really smile.gif

Posted by: Sinyk Mar 9, 2009 - 10:49 AM

Your car looks great so please don't take this the wrong way, but is your driver side (RHD from the looks of it) front splitter mounted a bit high towards the middle?


Posted by: Rusty Mar 9, 2009 - 1:30 PM

QUOTE (Sinyk @ Mar 10, 2009 - 4:49 AM) *
Your car looks great so please don't take this the wrong way, but is your driver side (RHD from the looks of it) front splitter mounted a bit high towards the middle?



lol so it does.. i'll go check the real thing... lol you are right has been fixed

thanks malpaso & everyone else, I'm very impressed with it thumbsup.gif

Posted by: Rusty Mar 11, 2009 - 2:37 AM

does anyone have a picture of the air temperature thingy that goes into the stock airbox, i might be able to get my hands on one, but the person doesn't know what it is or what it looks like.

Posted by: MercuryFree Mar 11, 2009 - 3:01 AM

QUOTE (Rusty @ Mar 11, 2009 - 8:37 PM) *
does anyone have a picture of the air temperature thingy that goes into the stock airbox, i might be able to get my hands on one, but the person doesn't know what it is or what it looks like.

I'll take one in the morning if nobody else supplies one before then, can't get my tripod in there with both cars in lol.

Posted by: Rusty Jul 7, 2009 - 2:58 AM

lol still waiting on that pic mercuryfree


anyway its about time for the next stage

this time I'll be looking at a whiteline swaybar, adjustables coilovers, rims (still haven't found any I like, im I just picky?) oh and these.........








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points about these: the rotor is almost the same size as my rims laugh.gif they're heavy (all up weigh 45KG) the calipers are HUGE. the calipers and rotors look in pretty good condition, just surfuce rust on the rotors.



UPDATE
Thinking of going away from these brakes now and improving the brakes I have now, so will be looking at slotted brake rotors, pads and stainless steeel brake lines, because it works out cheaper than doing all the work with the gt4 brakes (custom rotors and lines and modiflying them to fit etc)

Posted by: delusionz Jul 7, 2009 - 5:14 PM

Wow you really got round to getting those calipers pretty quick. $500 was it? Good ****in' buy, so you need new wheels I take it?

Man these brakes are amazing aye, the other night someone cut me off on a motorway onramp and I thought I was going to mount the front end of my car into the back of this ****ty boonger van but the GT4 went from 0 to 80kph and back to 0 in the wet in a blink of an eye. I think the 4wd helps too, but I did clutch+brake so not really. Definitely feel and hear the ABS working as the car goes clap clap shudder halt.

The SS-III would have had no chance in hell of saving itself

Posted by: delusionz Jul 7, 2009 - 5:35 PM

Btw do you reckon the _ONLY_ difference about SS-II and SS-III is the superstrut suspension? I thought there was a hell of alot more than that, and SS-II was pretty much SS-I with 3S-GE?

Or in other words, an SS-III with coilovers is simply no better than a lowered SS-II?

Because I thought LSD & 2 pot brakes also pertained to SS-III, but you reckon you've got it too.

These are the pages where I got my information from...

Car Directory / Toyota / Celica / 1996 / Modification SS-III specs: http://www.cars-directory.net/specs/toyota/celica/1996_6/5742/
LSD (Limited slip differential) Present

Car Directory / Toyota / Celica / 1996 / Modification SS-II specs: http://www.cars-directory.net/specs/toyota/celica/1996_6/5740/
LSD (Limited slip differential) Not Present

Also the chassis codes, BLMVF vs BLMZF would seem to indicate more than just 1 feature.

4) Trim level. S=Sports, normal performance. G=Higher grade. V=Luxury sports. Z=High performance.

5) Engine code. Z=Twincam (high performance), EFI, Turbo. F=Twincam, EFI (high performance). K=Twincam, EFI (economy).

Just making a note of this stuff because you pretty much told another guy in another thread that it was ok to get the SS-II front clip in the case where he wanted LSD with it. And now I'm confused as to what the real information is?

Posted by: mmmchocolate Jul 7, 2009 - 10:54 PM

your car is hot and really nice. i would like to make my Celica like that someday. nothing to crazy or flashy either, but still stylish and unique! great great job! gotta love new zealand too! do you know the orthodontist business "Top Gums"?

Posted by: Rusty Jul 8, 2009 - 12:44 AM

QUOTE (delusionz)
Wow you really got round to getting those calipers pretty quick. $500 was it? Good ****in' buy, so you need new wheels I take it?

Man these brakes are amazing aye, the other night someone cut me off on a motorway onramp and I thought I was going to mount the front end of my car into the back of this ****ty boonger van but the GT4 went from 0 to 80kph and back to 0 in the wet in a blink of an eye. I think the 4wd helps too, but I did clutch+brake so not really. Definitely feel and hear the ABS working as the car goes clap clap shudder halt.

The SS-III would have had no chance in hell of saving itself

yeah was a good buy, yeah still looking at wheels. looking for lightweight 16" or 17" silver, maybe 6 spoke which dont

I'll double check my info for you (also some info was from another thread, which may not have been true) it's hard sometimes as the SS series celicas had 3 versions (early mid and late) and some rules apply to this and not that one. what I want to do is a thread deacated to the ST202 Celicas, so there (hopefully) wont be any confusion in the future.

Posted by: Rusty Jul 8, 2009 - 12:49 AM

QUOTE (mmmchocolate)
your car is hot and really nice. i would like to make my Celica like that someday. nothing to crazy or flashy either, but still stylish and unique! great great job! gotta love new zealand too! do you know the orthodontist business "Top Gums"?


yeah thats what I like about this aero kit its not OTT (over the top) just smooth and clean, yeah NZ is great, should come over and see the sights? true gt4's here and there (right delusionz biggrin.gif)
umm haven't heard of those guys, whats your connection with them if anything??

Posted by: RavenAegis45 Jul 8, 2009 - 2:19 AM

QUOTE (Rusty @ Aug 25, 2008 - 11:19 PM) *
YES I Have all parts(for STAGE 1 lol) here are some pictures
















Whats that?????

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pictures missing SS-III Badge, Red FRONT SS-III Spiltters, SS-III Grille & TRD Cap

will post prices shorty


Dude Im sick Jealous of your Engine bay lol, nice work though she's amazing

Posted by: delusionz Jul 8, 2009 - 6:00 AM

QUOTE (Rusty @ Jul 8, 2009 - 5:49 PM) *
true gt4's here and there (right delusionz biggrin.gif)


the gt4 is just a beast, the ss-iii is still alot of fun, and it doesn't mind being driven tamely. gt4 is like a truck unless ur using the turbo, then it becomes a freakin' racing car, acceleration, braking & traction all equally impressive as the feeling of heaviness and sluggishness fades away after about 7psi onwards.

your setup is pretty mean though, i think once you put on those brakes you'll feel a little bit of that heaviness that i get.

Posted by: Rusty Jul 9, 2009 - 1:02 AM

QUOTE (RavenAegis45)
Dude Im sick Jealous of your Engine bay lol, nice work though she's amazing

thats mate, took a bit of elbow grease to tidy up in there and some cash aswell, a bit of work and you can get there too:) , I'm still not happy with it though, i have to do something about that air intake, it looks so bad kindasad.gif


QUOTE (delusionz)
the gt4 is just a beast, the ss-iii is still alot of fun, and it doesn't mind being driven tamely. gt4 is like a truck unless ur using the turbo, then it becomes a freakin' racing car, acceleration, braking & traction all equally impressive as the feeling of heaviness and sluggishness fades away after about 7psi onwards.

your setup is pretty mean though, i think once you put on those brakes you'll feel a little bit of that heaviness that i get.

yea I beat driving a GT4 is fun, although sadly I've never driven one, I have had the privilege of a ride/flight training in Clints TRDGT4, which is just amazing, so when you talk about the power, (not just acceleration) I know what you mean wink.gif

yea with this suspension setup, i'm hoping it will handle MINT, and man those brakes are heavy and big if I hadn't said that already laugh.gif

Posted by: delusionz Jul 9, 2009 - 1:24 AM

Suppose you'll have to have a drive of my ST205 -- Hit the boost, Throw it round a corner, stomp the brakes, etc. Then we can look at comparing ST202's tongue.gif Maybe you'll let me pilot your little beast wink.gif

Posted by: trdcelica94 Jul 25, 2009 - 2:24 AM

where did you order all those. i want some=)

Posted by: Rusty Jul 25, 2009 - 2:39 AM

all parts (GTP & TRD) where from Toyota and TRD japan, also got free shipping to my front door. (which was a bonus) just talked to a few toyota people to see who had the best deal then just went from there.

managed to find rims 16"(NZD250) it'll allow me to do the brake swap

Posted by: trdcelica94 Jul 25, 2009 - 2:52 AM

your ride is comming along real nicely! just drop and rims will make it 10x nicer. also, how do i contact trd/toyota of japan? i want that front strut bar and lower blk grills so badly.

Posted by: Rusty Jul 25, 2009 - 3:37 AM

laugh.giflaugh.gif has been dropped its just got 15" kindasad.gif... but 16" soon biggrin.gif

I went through toyota NZ, for you check the 'for sale' board or 1sttoyotaparts.com I think you go to (if your in the US)

Posted by: whatthe Jul 25, 2009 - 6:40 AM

What rims rusty?

Posted by: Rusty Jul 26, 2009 - 1:38 AM

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well umm these.....

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bought them for NZ$250 which is about US$160'ish 5mm on the front new ones (or very close to I think) on the rear

Posted by: rj8807 Jul 26, 2009 - 9:40 AM

sweettt. 7g wheels r the shiz.

car looks awsome! thumbsup.gif

Posted by: pipes Jul 26, 2009 - 11:32 AM

niice car man um i hope your prepared to buy spacers for you wheels

Posted by: BonzaiCelica Jul 27, 2009 - 5:15 PM

nice build you got going here Rusty. Umm by chance would you every let me have your ss-II front and rear brake set up in the future???

if your getting those 7th gen wheels. paint them a bronze or goldish color like manphibian had on his celica, they look really awesome that way.

Posted by: Rusty Jul 28, 2009 - 1:03 AM

QUOTE
nice build you got going here Rusty. Umm by chance would you every let me have your ss-II front and rear brake set up in the future???

im still thinking about this brake swap, I bought those brakes because they were reallly cheap, since I've looked at other people selling theirs (about USD$550+) so ive got them now anyway, uummm I might hold onto those brakes, if you really want some I can ask around wreakers etc


yeah theres a powdercoater place near me (you do powercoat them right?) might look into it.


anyway the specs of the rims are 16x7.5" 5stud, I even get some toyota wheel nuts biggrin.gif
(I heard some 7GC rims where 16x6.5" or something)

those rims should be here in a couple of days, give her a tidy up, hope for some good weather so I can get some shots for the calander. (ill be kind and shear a few with you wink.gif)

thanks for the interest and comments everyone

Posted by: delusionz Jul 28, 2009 - 8:10 AM

16x7.5 is the same size as my st205 oem wheels, but I think the st205 calipers wont clear your 7th gens spokes.

Anyhow, they take a 215/50R16 tyre at that 7.5" width (205's for 7's), I used to use Bridgestone Potenza GIII's but they phased out that range and they don't have that size in their new Potenza Adrenaline range so I go with the closest size 225/50R16. Just some info if you use Bridgestone tyres, if not disregard this and get the 215's in whatever brand of rubber you use.

Posted by: whatthe Jul 28, 2009 - 8:12 AM

QUOTE (Rusty @ Jul 28, 2009 - 4:03 PM) *
anyway the specs of the rims are 16x7.5" 5stud, I even get some toyota wheel nuts biggrin.gif
(I heard some 7GC rims where 16x6.5" or something)

Really? 7.5" Mine are 6.5" What colour will you powercoat them? For mine im thinking white.

Posted by: SwissFerdi Jul 28, 2009 - 2:04 PM

You don't have to powdercoat them, you can rattle can them.

Posted by: Rusty Jul 29, 2009 - 1:45 AM



QUOTE
16x7.5 is the same size as my st205 oem wheels, but I think the st205 calipers wont clear your 7th gens spokes.

Anyhow, they take a 215/50R16 tyre at that 7.5" width (205's for 7's), I used to use Bridgestone Potenza GIII's but they phased out that range and they don't have that size in their new Potenza Adrenaline range so I go with the closest size 225/50R16. Just some info if you use Bridgestone tyres, if not disregard this and get the 215's in whatever brand of rubber you use.

lol yeah I really should have checked to see if they'ed clear them, atleast they aren't 15" anymore laugh.gif I ran Dunlop Direzza DZ101, great tyres even in wet

list of their fitment http://www.dunlop.co.nz/popup_tyrespecs.aspx?tyreID=154


QUOTE
Really? 7.5" Mine are 6.5" What colour will you powercoat them? For mine im thinking white.

yours who'd look nice as white, i dunno if i'll paint them now depending on fitment (thinking ahead to gt4 brakes swap, but they'll do for the meantime) although on that topic I did find some GT4 Braided brakelines for NZ$190
QUOTE
These are W.O.F standard and do not require a cert.
They are DOT approved FMVSS 106 Specified and TUV rated ISO9002
The kits include the finest quality hose, which improves performance, eliminates spongy pedal feel, and provides a superior resistance to corrosion. Hose end fittings are zinc plated steel as standard.
They are ready to fit straight onto your car.
Benefits of Goodridge Hoses:
Up to 66% less expansion than stock hoses
Will not fade due to heat build up
Reduced pedal travel
Faster braking power and improved feel
A clear vinyl cover over the braided stainless enhancing the appearance of the brake lines, providing abrasion protection.

you want to get a set delusionz?


QUOTE
You don't have to powdercoat them, you can rattle can them.

umm I might pass

Posted by: delusionz Jul 29, 2009 - 4:46 AM

I saw those on trademe, would love it but at this stage any spare 200 bucks will be spent on a new radiator with an aluminum top (mines got a crack near the filler cap) or getting my wastegate repaired (it's overboostin) frown.gif

Braided brake lines are good though, I'd recommend the upgrade.

Posted by: MercuryFree Sep 17, 2009 - 5:59 PM

QUOTE (delusionz @ Jul 8, 2009 - 10:35 AM) *
Btw do you reckon the _ONLY_ difference about SS-II and SS-III is the superstrut suspension? I thought there was a hell of alot more than that, and SS-II was pretty much SS-I with 3S-GE?

Or in other words, an SS-III with coilovers is simply no better than a lowered SS-II?

Because I thought LSD & 2 pot brakes also pertained to SS-III, but you reckon you've got it too.

My SS-III has the LSD but does not have 2 pot, just rather large single pots

Posted by: Rusty Sep 18, 2009 - 1:09 AM

SS-II and SS-III: the front are 2 pot (2 on the inside with a slide), where as the GT4 are 4 pot (2 on each side)
the rear are 1 pot (1pot on the inside with a slide) the GT4 rears are 2pot (1 pot on ech side)



UPDATE: not a lot the brakes are just sitting there at the moment, have Clint keeping an eye for parts for me, so hopefully will get lucky there

looking into coilovers at the moment.


also on another note the tyres (KUMHO's which came with them) I have on at the moment suck, no grip and they are pretty new aswell.

Update 2 on the brakes
http://www.6gc.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=59769&st=100

well apart from the expensive part(wink.gif) I've ordered you see in my signature, I've ordered some more stuff:
16401-SP030 TRD sports radiator cap
90915-SP000 TRD oil filter
16340-SP030 TRD sports thermostat
and a couple of other replacement parts I need

Posted by: delusionz Oct 13, 2009 - 11:08 PM

Let me know how the TRD thermostat goes - Better get yourself 3 bottles of 1L concentrate Toyota LL coolant tongue.gif

Do a flush with the garden hose with the heater turned on while u have the thermostat housing off -- be sure you work fast, my battery went flat while doing this LOL.

I was told not to get the TRD thermostat on a daily driver, just for race use (pre-warmed engine & continuous Full throttle). The OEM thermostat runs the engine at correct operating temperatures, TRD part is 10 degrees lower.

Also don't know about that TRD radiator cap either, the stock cap is 0.9 bar (takes 0.9 bar of pressure for the spring to open and release overflow) whereas the TRD part is 1.2 bar?? Afaik this part is for having an uprated water pump and uprated cooling parts (aluminum top tank in particular).

The TRD oil filter should be sweet though.

Posted by: mmmchocolate Oct 13, 2009 - 11:14 PM

QUOTE (Rusty @ Jul 7, 2009 - 11:49 PM) *
QUOTE (mmmchocolate)
your car is hot and really nice. i would like to make my Celica like that someday. nothing to crazy or flashy either, but still stylish and unique! great great job! gotta love new zealand too! do you know the orthodontist business "Top Gums"?


yeah thats what I like about this aero kit its not OTT (over the top) just smooth and clean, yeah NZ is great, should come over and see the sights? true gt4's here and there (right delusionz biggrin.gif)
umm haven't heard of those guys, whats your connection with them if anything??


i would love to come visit NZ. and yeah, i know the guy who owns the place haha. the longbottoms. great great family.

Posted by: Rusty Oct 13, 2009 - 11:22 PM

QUOTE
Let me know how the TRD thermostat goes - Better get yourself 3 bottles of 1L concentrate Toyota LL coolant tongue.gif

Do a flush with the garden hose with the heater turned on while u have the thermostat housing off -- be sure you work fast, my battery went flat while doing this LOL.

I was told not to get the TRD thermostat on a daily driver, just for race use (pre-warmed engine & continuous Full throttle). The OEM thermostat runs the engine at correct operating temperatures, TRD part is 10 degrees lower.

Also don't know about that TRD radiator cap either, the stock cap is 0.9 bar (takes 0.9 bar of pressure for the spring to open and release overflow) whereas the TRD part is 1.2 bar?? Afaik this part is for having an uprated water pump and uprated cooling parts (aluminum top tank in particular).

The TRD oil filter should be sweet though.

lol, I could just see that happening

who told you about that?
QUOTE (TRD website)
By reducing the valve temperature by about 10 to 15ーC compared with that of a standard thermostat, the TRD sports thermostat increases coolant circulation and reduces performance bottlenecks caused by engine heat, to bring out the best in engine performance. (Maintains valve temperature of 71ーC.)


Upping the valve opening pressure of the pressure regulator on the radiator cap to allow higher radiator pressure increases the boiling point of the coolant, reduces bubbles, improves cooling, and generally maximizes the cooling performance of the radiator. We increased the valve opening pressure of the TRD radiator caps to 127 kpa (1.3 kg/cm2) and 147 kpa (1.5 kg/cm2). Thus, another full-fledged design that arose from racing car development makes its appearance.


replacemnt TRD oil filter wink.gif

Posted by: Rusty Oct 15, 2009 - 2:53 AM

right at the moment i'm finally made a start on my cold airbox. so working with cardboard to sort out the shape (the battery, fusebox and loom around that area are staying there so I have to work around them) Will have to get some padding in the area to make sure it doesn't rub or rattle on anything.

But i'll need to change to a cone shape air filter, since I'll run out of room with my HKS filter, works out alright since I haven't changed the filter (oops) new filter for it, then onto my brother's EP82.

Posted by: whatthe Oct 17, 2009 - 10:26 PM

Hey rusty, have you installed the gt4 brakes? If you have does the 7gen rims still clear it?

Posted by: Rusty Oct 18, 2009 - 1:01 AM

nope not yet sorry, still a bit uncertain about the brakes however. the backs clear the wheels with out the use of spacers (however the rear will have the stink sunk in look) fronts a big no. would need big spacers, no expert but 15mm spacer?

also on another note these parts arrived replacement parts, TRD sports radiator cap & TRD oil filter, ready for my next oil change (comes with a sweet sticker saying when your next change is due etc thumbsup.gif) other stuff should be here in a couple of weeks

also took my celica on my local track again. I noticed a big difference between stock suspension setup and my current one (springs and F&R strutbraces). however there is still loads of bodyroll and understeer (so wont be needing a front swaybar anytime soon) manage to shave about +2sec off previous time

Posted by: Rusty Nov 24, 2009 - 12:52 AM

not much of an update, more of an un-update. reading into the GT4 brake swap and talking to a local vehicle certifier (since they WILL have to be certified here in NZ) due to the work involved..................I will not be able to get a cert, as it would be deemed unsafe. (due to the cutting of the caliper)


also you may have noticed the text in my signature keeps changing (reread: oh wait I've alreay told you it has) so hopefully in december (all going to plan) I should be able to tell you all what I've been up to. smile.gif

Posted by: 3WayStunna Nov 24, 2009 - 1:58 AM

why not just get the GT4 wheel hub, and run with that...I mean, you do have the superstrut suspension right? At least with those you'd be able to run the calipers and such.

Posted by: Rusty Nov 24, 2009 - 2:12 AM

nope mines not a SS-II superstrut, and the GT4 wheel hub (as far as I know) wont fit mine, however I've heard you can swap parts over from the GT4 to a SS-II and SS-III superstrut, so your running the same suspension components & brakes as a a GT4 (front part anyway)

Posted by: whatthe Nov 24, 2009 - 2:17 AM

Thats silly tho, cert laws. Want to sell the gt4 brake set later on down the track?

Posted by: Rusty Nov 24, 2009 - 2:36 AM

depends I might try and sell them in NZ, hopefully make enough money to buy upgraded pads slotted rotors and SS lines. shipping overseas will be expensive, its about 50KG's

Posted by: 3WayStunna Nov 24, 2009 - 3:27 AM

QUOTE (Rusty @ Nov 24, 2009 - 3:12 AM) *
nope mines not a SS-II superstrut, and the GT4 wheel hub (as far as I know) wont fit mine, however I've heard you can swap parts over from the GT4 to a SS-II and SS-III superstrut, so your running the same suspension components & brakes as a a GT4 (front part anyway)


Yup your right rusty. Ive had to run the SS-III hub for a few months until i got my hands on a real GT4 hub...but anywho, sucks that you might end up having to sell your rotors...oh and i never gave you props man. I mean, your partaking in a clean as build, and your dedication is noteworthy...Gl with it all man, and i hope it comes out as good as it has so far!

Posted by: delusionz Nov 24, 2009 - 3:29 AM

Don't give up on it man, Surely there should be a way to direct swap them.

Someone's just telling you crap, I don't see why it should be illegal to have higher option brakes installed post-factory, Besides they say Celica on them.

Surely there must be a way to get them to fit just like OEM?

Posted by: Rusty Nov 24, 2009 - 11:39 AM

well theres no rush to sell them yet, and there are a couple of vehicle certifiers in HB... I'll think about.


thanks 3WayStunna

Posted by: Rusty Nov 30, 2009 - 12:55 AM

So today my stuff arrived today got some replacement parts and this other...thing smile.gif









(ST20# TRD quick shifter set, front rubber strip, 3S-GE engine decal & air temperature sensor)

hope to have the quick shifter in this weekend, and the decal! will be going on once I've had time to tidy up my intake manifold.

Posted by: delusionz Nov 30, 2009 - 4:53 AM

I want a TRD Quickshifter! Does this mean you have a spare TRD knob? biggrin.gif

Good you got the air temp sensor, Have you found where to wire that in? or are you going to run your own pair of wires straight into the ECU plug?

I have a spare OEM Rubber grommet, You'll need a 20mm hole in your intake pipe right by your air filter.

Posted by: Euphoria Nov 30, 2009 - 6:55 AM

QUOTE (Rusty @ Oct 18, 2009 - 1:01 AM) *
also took my celica on my local track again. I noticed a big difference between stock suspension setup and my current one (springs and F&R strutbraces). however there is still loads of bodyroll and understeer (so wont be needing a front swaybar anytime soon) manage to shave about +2sec off previous time


Sway bars, new tyres...nuff said lol

Posted by: Magic Nov 30, 2009 - 1:17 PM

Very clean engine bay....well done rusty....how is handling so far?

Posted by: Rusty Dec 1, 2009 - 1:12 AM

QUOTE (delusionz @ Nov 30, 2009 - 10:53 PM) *
I want a TRD Quickshifter! Does this mean you have a spare TRD knob? biggrin.gif

Good you got the air temp sensor, Have you found where to wire that in? or are you going to run your own pair of wires straight into the ECU plug?

I have a spare OEM Rubber grommet, You'll need a 20mm hole in your intake pipe right by your air filter.

maybe first my brother wanted it for his toyota, now he wants a TRD SS, so maybe well see (kind of interested in that grommet)
the TRD SS looks great, I've noticed a couple of differences between stock and the TRD SS, has a moveable clip on the stick, which is for the boot to stop it moving down, and a slight differnt angle on the bends on the stick looks smoother. cant wait to the weekend to put it in, the instructions I got do not help one bit tongue.gif

Yeah glad I finally got the AITS, though when I first saw it it looked like a bit of LEGO laugh.gif. Yup have the stock loom for it, will have to sort out my cold airbox first, so just after the airfilter, have you got a photo on your SS-III?



QUOTE (Euphoria @ Dec 1, 2009 - 12:55 AM) *
QUOTE (Rusty @ Oct 18, 2009 - 1:01 AM) *
also took my celica on my local track again. I noticed a big difference between stock suspension setup and my current one (springs and F&R strutbraces). however there is still loads of bodyroll and understeer (so wont be needing a front swaybar anytime soon) manage to shave about +2sec off previous time


Sway bars, new tyres...nuff said lol

have new tyres, oh wait got crap tyres on with the 7GC rims...for now,. There's still alot of suspension travel when braking.

QUOTE (Magic @ Dec 1, 2009 - 7:17 AM) *
Very clean engine bay....well done rusty....how is handling so far?

thanks, doesn't have the turbo or AWD but really still lots of fun to drive biggrin.gif

going to get some new tyres (balance and wheel aligment aswell) in January, so should feel a whole lot better then.

Posted by: Rusty Dec 3, 2009 - 9:04 PM

Right just finish install the TRD quick shifter set, and damn it changes gears, well emm quick smile.gif

Heres a couple of before and after shots

Before: neutral & 4th


After: neutral & 4th


and here are some comparing the two.




notice when doing the install, some parts we didnt have to unlpug and also the TRD install sheet came in handy

Posted by: Rusty Dec 30, 2009 - 12:52 AM

just thought I'd show you something quite funny. The TRD quickshifter install sheet


quickshift in an auto ???????

Looks like santa was a little late this year tongue.gif






Further update: The parts I've been waiting for, have arrived & are just about ready so you might get a update later next week (thats all im saying for now)

Posted by: blackiev Dec 30, 2009 - 10:54 AM

Looks an impressive spend on parts.......

I want a SS-II badge for mine!!


Posted by: njccmd2002 Dec 30, 2009 - 2:15 PM

wow i had not realized how much work has been put into this car, its amazing, wish i could get the trd quick shifter.

Glad things are coming along well.

My car, well is dead ATm.

Posted by: BonzaiCelica Dec 30, 2009 - 3:34 PM

nice Rusty. cant really seem to tell how much shorter the trd shifter is compared to the stock one.

Posted by: Rusty Dec 31, 2009 - 8:12 PM

QUOTE (blackiev @ Dec 31, 2009 - 4:54 AM) *
Looks an impressive spend on parts.......

I want a SS-II badge for mine!!

haha yea sure is, but really worth it imo.
just do what I did for my badge get a SS-III badge and carefully cut the extra 'I' off



QUOTE (njccmd2002 @ Dec 31, 2009 - 8:15 AM) *
wow i had not realized how much work has been put into this car, its amazing, wish i could get the trd quick shifter.

Glad things are coming along well.

My car, well is dead ATm.

thanks, I'm quite impressed in the amount of stuff your doing aswell. yea I heard your one is discountinued now, dont see why you cant use our ST20# trd one?? (besides the cost kindasad.gif)

so does that mean your 3sge swap is in progress now?


QUOTE (BonzaiCelica @ Dec 31, 2009 - 9:34 AM) *
nice Rusty. cant really seem to tell how much shorter the trd shifter is compared to the stock one.

cheers mate

my quickshifter isn't really a 'shortshifter' its more of a 'quickshifter'

the shifter leaver is only a bit shorter about an inch if that (from the top where the gear knob is, to the shifter housing) however inside the shifter housing the shifter leaver is longer & lower than the stock one (hence the reason for those 4 clips when installing a quick/short shifter)

Posted by: BonzaiCelica Dec 31, 2009 - 10:11 PM

wait quickshifter really. So you can only move the shifter up and down. Its not a stand short shifter where you can still move into all five gears??

Posted by: Rusty Dec 31, 2009 - 11:43 PM

Still the normal 5 gears, however the throw or movement to all gears are shorter. By changing the shift lever ratio, I've shortened the shift stroke to get into each gear. Just because it looks the same height, you can be fooled into thinking its a stock shifter.

Posted by: delusionz Jan 1, 2010 - 1:39 AM

Quite the TRD fanboy Rusty, very tasteful.

TRDSS2 lol

tongue.gif

Posted by: Rusty Jan 1, 2010 - 2:14 AM

lol


& still available

Posted by: Rusty Jan 11, 2010 - 1:37 AM

well time for an update, I've kept a secret for a while....
but first before I show you what I've been up to. Firsty I'd like to thank Clint (TRDGT4) & Mike (delusionz) for there help
Thanks guys!!




just a little history on how it happened

QUOTE
Late Augest talking to Delusionz about Rims, said hes found at set of 6GC rims

07 of Sept: found out trd suspension kit discontinued on website. Checked out websites which carried trd parts, nothing frown.gif Contacted Clint he suggested RHDparts

23 Sept: registered and bought the TRD suspension.

16 Oct sad news now they cant do the TRD suspension, discountinued everywhere
22 Oct Contacted rim shop & bought 6GC rims
23 Oct Decided to go with SS Tein adjustable for $NZ2,000 with a slight discount since they felt sorry for me (and got difference payment back, usually these go for sale in NZ for +NZ$3,000)
30 Oct Rims arrived
31 Oct Tein suspension left Japan

06 Nov talked to heaps of powder coaters to work out prices etc
09 Nov Went to a local powder coater talked me through the process: sandblasted then a zinc primer coat (this prevents the final coat from coming off on sharp corners and increases life of the rims) then power coated in arctic white
13 Nov Picked up the rims, all I could say was wow

15 Dec suspension arrived in NZ and cleared NZ Customs.
18 Dec custom fee payed (Only $NZ63, I looked on their website was actually looking like $250 based on our GST 12.5% ) and are shipped to me.
19 Dec Tein arrived

8 Jan 225/45/R16 tyres on new rims & installed


and as promised here are the pictures smile.gif



6spoke facelift GT4 rims (16" x 7.5 45offset) great condition, no curbing & very few minor scratches


after powdercoating





The Tein suspension

Posted by: whatthe Jan 11, 2010 - 2:36 AM

Wowwwwzer, the rims! You got the centre caps powercoated too right? You better get some spacers on them too rusty!
Oh and tein thats some expensive **** you have there. Tell me how they are when you have them on and if its worth the extra buck.

You must be so broke right now. But so happy.

Posted by: manphibian Jan 11, 2010 - 3:21 AM

Awesome stuff! thumbsup.gif Can't wait to see the pics smile.gif

Posted by: malpaso Jan 11, 2010 - 4:14 AM

Those powdercoated white wheels and tein coilovers are pretty amazing combination. I wish I coul have that on car as well one day...

Posted by: delusionz Jan 11, 2010 - 4:58 AM

WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW JEALOUS, GO TEIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hey You must definitely have another crack at those GT4 brakes now. I insist!! And these wheels will clear it without spacers!!

Posted by: BonzaiCelica Jan 11, 2010 - 12:43 PM

QUOTE (Rusty @ Dec 31, 2009 - 11:43 PM) *
Still the normal 5 gears, however the throw or movement to all gears are shorter. By changing the shift lever ratio, I've shortened the shift stroke to get into each gear. Just because it looks the same height, you can be fooled into thinking its a stock shifter.


oh ok. I get it you still shift into all 5 gears but you shift faster gotcha! thanks that cleared up some things. what other options are there for quick shifter, the 7th gen shifter? I know there is one trd quick shifter on ebay at the moment but im sure that wont be up for grabs in about 6 months from now.

OO Im loving those white rims! they look so damn good. cant wait for pics!! Im glad you chose those over the 7th gen gts rims

Posted by: Rusty Jan 12, 2010 - 12:27 AM

QUOTE (whatthe)
Wowwwwzer, the rims! You got the centre caps powercoated too right? You better get some spacers on them too rusty!
Oh and tein thats some expensive **** you have there. Tell me how they are when you have them on and if its worth the extra buck.

You must be so broke right now. But so happy.

not yet. the centre caps are plastic, so would have melted when they would have baked the rims. what I can do is get them colour matched. Although they do look quite nice without the caps, makes the rims look deeper. the rims do full the guard quite well even though its a 45 offset, I think a could fit a 8mm spacer (5mm + 3mm) and still get 6 wheel nut turns, anything bigger would need to get it cert'd the same time as adjustables. quite cheap if you consider I was trying to buy trd suspension brand new laugh.gif well from what if heard from other users they do the trick smile.gif

I spend my money carfully, getting ready to do some research on the next part.

QUOTE (malpaso)
Those powdercoated white wheels and tein coilovers are pretty amazing combination. I wish I coul have that on car as well one day...
thanks, but I'm sure you'll have something even more spectacular.

QUOTE (delusionz)
WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW JEALOUS, GO TEIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hey You must definitely have another crack at those GT4 brakes now. I insist!! And these wheels will clear it without spacers!!

haha cheers mate, Hhhhhhhhmmmmmm i'll think about it



QUOTE (BonzaiCelica)
oh ok. I get it you still shift into all 5 gears but you shift faster gotcha! thanks that cleared up some things. what other options are there for quick shifter, the 7th gen shifter? I know there is one trd quick shifter on ebay at the moment but im sure that wont be up for grabs in about 6 months from now.

OO Im loving those white rims! they look so damn good. cant wait for pics!! Im glad you chose those over the 7th gen gts rims

I think yes others are using the 7th gen shifter (trd I'm not sure) might be why their one looks shorter, due to difference in trim? Yeah thanks. I'm really happy with the rims. will still have the 7gc rims as spares I think.

Posted by: Rusty Jan 12, 2010 - 12:51 AM

couple of pics during install


laugh.gif





loving the new width (225 rather than 205)


the wheels top right are the old 7gc rims, notice how narrow they are?


almost looks better without the centre caps in

Posted by: delusionz Jan 12, 2010 - 1:08 AM

Omg I love it. How are those Toyo Proxes? Good grip? 225/50R16 ?

Btw you might be able to pop those small Toyota caps in from the 7gen Wheels Or maybe just some small blank white ones.

Posted by: Rusty Jan 12, 2010 - 1:18 AM

yeah toyo's 225/45r16 93W's handle alright lots of grip I think, handle alright in the wet aswell.

haha well actually we tried the 7gc caps, but different design & they use a lip. Where could I find these caps?

Posted by: delusionz Jan 12, 2010 - 1:23 AM

Repco or super cheap maybe? not too sure... maybe u could adapt something...

Posted by: Rusty Jan 12, 2010 - 1:33 AM

cheers will give it some thought smile.gif

Posted by: flyinglizard Jan 12, 2010 - 4:24 AM

Love the new rims! And I agree they look great without center caps.

Posted by: whatthe Jan 12, 2010 - 4:58 AM

True looks good without the centre caps. Cant wait for the drop biggrin.gif

Posted by: Batman722 Jan 12, 2010 - 10:09 AM

they look incredible !
great choice !

Posted by: BonzaiCelica Jan 12, 2010 - 12:51 PM

225/45 r 16. Hmm nice choice. do the tires protect your rim? get some more pics of the rims from different angles. you car is coming along nicely biggrin.gif

Posted by: SwissFerdi Jan 12, 2010 - 1:23 PM

I know center caps from a Prius fit a lot of OEM Toyota wheels...such as tC wheels.

So, in short, sell me your Toyota center caps. smile.gif

Posted by: Rusty Jan 13, 2010 - 12:23 AM

QUOTE (flyinglizard @ Jan 12, 2010 - 10:24 PM) *
Love the new rims! And I agree they look great without center caps.

QUOTE (whatthe @ Jan 12, 2010 - 10:58 PM) *
True looks good without the centre caps. Cant wait for the drop biggrin.gif

thanks for the comments will keep the centre caps off then, but might try to find a small cap for the middle

QUOTE (Batman722 @ Jan 13, 2010 - 4:09 AM) *
they look incredible !
great choice !

thanks, will be nice to compare our red celicas with white rims.

QUOTE (BonzaiCelica @ Jan 13, 2010 - 6:51 AM) *
225/45 r 16. Hmm nice choice. do the tires protect your rim? get some more pics of the rims from different angles. you car is coming along nicely biggrin.gif

Not too much, so I'm being very careful. there are direzza's which have a wider sidewall, but weren't in stock or something, hopefully get them next time smile.gif
Yup sure will try to get some more

QUOTE (SwissFerdi @ Jan 13, 2010 - 7:23 AM) *
I know center caps from a Prius fit a lot of OEM Toyota wheels...such as tC wheels.

So, in short, sell me your Toyota center caps. smile.gif

ok, do you know how they sit?

ahh no sorry.

Posted by: Rusty Jan 21, 2010 - 6:31 PM

well been busy today got the backs in

thats just after putting the teins in when we pulled of the other wheel it was just off the ground, as you see lots of clearance smile.gif

comparing the 2

weight standard 8.6kg & the are tein 7.9kg I'm pretty sure




thats the wheel just off the ground.



thats it on the ground


using the 7gc rims for the moment until I'm happy with the ride hieght, and I dont ruin the 6spoke rims




Posted by: delusionz Jan 21, 2010 - 9:38 PM

Nice work!

Question: Have you got a bigger, smaller or same rolling diameter on the new 6 spoke wheels 225/45R16 vs the 205/50R16 on the old 7th gens?

I was looking through your pics and the wheels looked really small on your car, I'm thinking maybe it's because my tyres are too tall at the moment I've got the wrong size 215/55R16. Maybe that's why you held off until you got the coil overs in to lower it more so the small looking wheels wouldnt look funny?

I didn't expect this to happen, but it may just be all in my head.

Hmm here we go, some tyre sizes and rolling diameters...

205/55R15 - 606.29 mm (SS-I Stock)
205/50R16 - 611.37 mm (SS-II Stock)

215/45R16 - 599.69 mm
215/50R16 - 621.28 mm (SS-III & GT-Four Stock)
215/55R16 - 642.87 mm

225/45R16 - 608.83 mm
225/50R16 - 631.19 mm



Posted by: Rusty Jan 22, 2010 - 12:35 AM

I'm pretty sure its the same (if not might be out a couple of mm's out)

factory specs on the door sticker:
195/60R15 88H
205/55R15 87V

Posted by: Rusty Jan 22, 2010 - 5:19 PM

Did the fronts in the afternoon yesterday.





weight for Teins 6.9kg factory was 9.2kg


weather was ok, sunny and hot, butwith big storm clouds on the way, Tein where all installed & went inside for a break. The it starts pissing down



manage to get all the tools etc out if the rain, after 5 minutes it stops and we carried on







Cant have the fronts too low, due to some big speed bumps, & I dont want to 'crab' it everwhere.

maybe not the best example heres before tein



Put the dampner on the hardest setting, VERY bumpy. driving along, but braking is just so good, got the dampnering setting on 12 (I think thats what tein recommends aswell)

Posted by: whatthe Jan 22, 2010 - 5:22 PM

Absoulte brilliant! Good coverage of your installation too. Too sexy sir.

Posted by: SwissFerdi Jan 22, 2010 - 5:34 PM

QUOTE (Rusty @ Jan 22, 2010 - 5:19 PM) *


IT'S A HOVER CELICA! laugh.gif

Seriously, that is awesome though. How hard was it to get the old struts loose? And which type of end links did you buy, assuming you replaced them? Looks awesome, I wish you many happy miles with those! I have to say your paint looks brilliant as well, it shines nicely. Recently repainted?

Posted by: manphibian Jan 22, 2010 - 6:05 PM

looking good mate thumbsup.gif

There really aren't many better looking cars than a red 6gc like yours smile.gif

Posted by: delusionz Jan 22, 2010 - 8:04 PM

Wow what a Beauty.

Dam thought SS-II's came with 16" wheels aswell, Guess not. That must mean that SS-I comes with 14in.

Posted by: Rusty Jan 23, 2010 - 12:07 AM

QUOTE (whatthe @ Jan 23, 2010 - 11:22 AM) *
Absoulte brilliant! Good coverage of your installation too. Too sexy sir.

QUOTE (SwissFerdi @ Jan 23, 2010 - 11:34 AM) *
QUOTE (Rusty @ Jan 22, 2010 - 5:19 PM) *


IT'S A HOVER CELICA! laugh.gif

Seriously, that is awesome though. How hard was it to get the old struts loose? And which type of end links did you buy, assuming you replaced them? Looks awesome, I wish you many happy miles with those! I have to say your paint looks brilliant as well, it shines nicely. Recently repainted?

Cheers guys, hopefully help future people installing coilovers. had a look over everything when putting them in, nothing needed replacing still in good condition, even disconnecting the swaybar in the rear was easythe allenkey did the job. but suppose thats what you get for 70,000kms wink.gif
nope I haven't repainted it, it's either orginal paint or might have been done by the first owner over in Japan?
haha yeah I'll do a write up later how to do the hoverswap laugh.gif

QUOTE (manphibian @ Jan 23, 2010 - 12:05 PM) *
looking good mate thumbsup.gif

There really aren't many better looking cars than a red 6gc like yours smile.gif

cheers mate, there are some other celicas which are just as impressive
QUOTE (delusionz @ Jan 23, 2010 - 2:04 PM) *
Wow what a Beauty.

Dam thought SS-II's came with 16" wheels aswell, Guess not. That must mean that SS-I comes with 14in.

thanks mate.
yeah SS-I came out 14" & 15"

Posted by: Rusty Mar 1, 2010 - 12:47 AM

got a wheel alignment the other day. though I might aswell post it up smile.gif



uuummm superstrut?? I dont think so.


Since been done feels much better, was suggestered to get camber bolts (only 3 needed at the moment but still possible movement in the 4th) so once I get the cert for the suspension I'll go back in, & put those in.

Posted by: delusionz Mar 2, 2010 - 12:07 AM

Uh oh.... What if the specs for the regular st202 are different?

I told the guys at Firestone when they tried to align my wheels to ST185 specs that mine was ST205....

Not sure if there is a difference...



Hmm I have a nice little update myself too biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif May have to post it.

Posted by: Tigawoods Mar 2, 2010 - 12:22 AM

white wheels always win.
no matter what car they are on!

Posted by: SwissFerdi Mar 2, 2010 - 12:25 AM

QUOTE (Tigawoods @ Mar 2, 2010 - 12:22 AM) *
white wheels always win.
no matter what car they are on!


Does that also count for white tC wheels on a silver Celica?

Posted by: Tigawoods Mar 2, 2010 - 8:24 AM

any white wheels

even my white steelies lol

Posted by: delusionz Mar 2, 2010 - 7:43 PM

Maybe they thought it was an SS-III because of your bodykit tongue.gif

It's funny how because our cars aren't badged nobody knows anything about them, People used to argue that my old SS-III was really a Two because it didn't have Beams or a body kit. People mislabel 1998 SS-II as a Three not knowing the difference is LSD and Superstrut. Logically, why would you put a Gen 3 and a Gen 4 in the same year?

Posted by: SwissFerdi Mar 2, 2010 - 8:50 PM

QUOTE (delusionz @ Mar 2, 2010 - 7:43 PM) *
People used to argue that my old SS-III was really a Two because it didn't have Beams or a body kit.


The BEAMS only came in the SS-III after a certain year right?

Posted by: johnnehh Mar 2, 2010 - 9:03 PM

QUOTE (Rusty @ Jan 22, 2010 - 6:19 PM) *





laugh.gif


Car looks sick man!

Posted by: Rusty Mar 2, 2010 - 11:06 PM

haha lol


QUOTE (delusionz @ Mar 2, 2010 - 6:07 PM) *
Uh oh.... What if the specs for the regular st202 are different?

I told the guys at Firestone when they tried to align my wheels to ST185 specs that mine was ST205....

Not sure if there is a difference...



Hmm I have a nice little update myself too biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif May have to post it.

... then I'm running higher spec then the regular ST202's biggrin.gif
I'd presume there'd be a bigger difference between the st185 & st205 than SS-II & SS-III hmm?

please do
QUOTE (Tigawoods @ Mar 3, 2010 - 2:24 AM) *
any white wheels

even my white steelies lol

especially steelies laugh.gif

QUOTE (delusionz @ Mar 3, 2010 - 1:43 PM) *
Maybe they thought it was an SS-III because of your bodykit tongue.gif

It's funny how because our cars aren't badged nobody knows anything about them, People used to argue that my old SS-III was really a Two because it didn't have Beams or a body kit. People mislabel 1998 SS-II as a Three not knowing the difference is LSD and Superstrut. Logically, why would you put a Gen 3 and a Gen 4 in the same year?

or they just have ST202 3sge = SS-III? or the early SS-II with superstrut so then you end up with quite a few

QUOTE (SwissFerdi @ Mar 3, 2010 - 2:50 PM) *
QUOTE (delusionz @ Mar 2, 2010 - 7:43 PM) *
People used to argue that my old SS-III was really a Two because it didn't have Beams or a body kit.


The BEAMS only came in the SS-III after a certain year right?

Yup (& the SS-II the same year)
more http://www.6gc.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=69587&hl=

Posted by: Rusty Mar 6, 2010 - 1:20 AM

Weather this weekend wasn't looking to flash so I've finally got back to working on my cold airbox and I feel this is a much better design than the past 2 designs I had.



Yeah I know it just looks like a square box, but you'd think theres a lot of space its easy, but you have quite a few little things such as the loom, the battery, AC lines, fuse box, an engine mount and the slope from the strut tower.







The other thing with this, is I've had to change to a cone shape filter since the HKS filter was too big, and my brother wanted it for his EP82. So once a finally get it built and get a new intake pipe that will fit. I was wondering if I should paint the box black or polish up the metal? Was Also wondering if it could be worth lining the box with the 'cool wrap' Jim did to his ST205 swap, to help keep the temperature down, since its quite a warm engine bay? I also want to put on a few stickers on top (such as my tein ones I recieved with the suspension & TRD) mainly for the wank effect laugh.gif


Posted by: delusionz Mar 6, 2010 - 1:43 AM

You're not going to have a cardboard box under your hood are you?????

You could wrap it in many layers of fibre glass stuff and then epoxy it, use 2 afm->podfilter adaptors one on each side to bolt together...

the problem with that location is that you cant fit a 3" pipe under the fuse box to get to the underbody cover (pressurised cold air from the front bumper)

get a K&n cone filter, they come with a sticker for the top tongue.gif and a warning sticker saying not to dispose of the filter lol

Posted by: Rusty Mar 6, 2010 - 11:38 AM

cardboard-fibre FTW.... jj no I'm going to use metal for the real one, this was to get an idea of dimentions etc to cut down on problems when making the real one

Posted by: logan6gc Mar 23, 2010 - 7:41 AM

man i havnt been on this forum in like a year, i dont have my celica on anymore but ive always kept up with this thread because its so dam nice and i wish i had the funds to have worked on my 6gc when i had it

great work

Posted by: Euphoria Mar 23, 2010 - 8:02 AM

I did something similar to that airbox and ended up taking it off after the first drive, even though it would suck in colder air there is less air for it to suck in and I found it almost worse, just try it out and see how it goes though.

Posted by: Rusty Mar 23, 2010 - 12:42 PM

QUOTE (logan6gc @ Mar 24, 2010 - 1:41 AM) *
man i havnt been on this forum in like a year, i dont have my celica on anymore but ive always kept up with this thread because its so dam nice and i wish i had the funds to have worked on my 6gc when i had it

great work

Wow, thanks, nice to see someone come back over a year to see how this is going.



QUOTE (Euphoria @ Mar 24, 2010 - 2:02 AM) *
I did something similar to that airbox and ended up taking it off after the first drive, even though it would suck in colder air there is less air for it to suck in and I found it almost worse, just try it out and see how it goes though.

you did, do you have any pictures of the setup? I'll still give it ago, if nothing it'll just make the engine bay tidyer

Posted by: BlackBird Mar 29, 2010 - 11:59 AM

OH!your car looks greate!I have SS-2 too)plan to visit USA and buy TEINs this summer, or maybe install 4wd from GT4 on my 202)
I'm envious for such a cleanness under your hood and a whole car) in Russia it's practically impossible to keep a car so clean with everyday use(
greate work and great condition +1!! Don't you want to swap an engine to gte? or beams?it would be nice with a lot of parts,which you already installed! your GT4 breakes are waiting for GT4 engine, man!!!;)

Posted by: Rusty Mar 30, 2010 - 12:19 AM

yeah, I had a quick look at yours, looks pretty nice. I think you should try get some power out of that BEAMS engine of yours biggrin.gif

cheers mate, I do put a bit of effort in, I really hate driving a dirty car. but I suppose you can have more fun in the snow

nope I dont like swapping engines over, so I'm staying GE on this and doing a bit of work on it (updates hopefully later this year biggrin.gif )

About the GT-4 brakes, since there is a bit of modification required to install them and then also being able to get a certification for them will not be easy. Plus I've just paid $550NZ for the suspension to be cert'd over here. So I dont know at the moment sorry.

Posted by: BlackBird Mar 30, 2010 - 5:29 AM

QUOTE (Rusty @ Mar 30, 2010 - 12:19 AM) *
yeah, I had a quick look at yours, looks pretty nice. I think you should try get some power out of that BEAMS engine of yours biggrin.gif

cheers mate, I do put a bit of effort in, I really hate driving a dirty car. but I suppose you can have more fun in the snow

nope I dont like swapping engines over, so I'm staying GE on this and doing a bit of work on it (updates hopefully later this year biggrin.gif )

About the GT-4 brakes, since there is a bit of modification required to install them and then also being able to get a certification for them will not be easy. Plus I've just paid $550NZ for the suspension to be cert'd over here. So I dont know at the moment sorry.


snow is a curse)only 3 monts of summer with sunny and not wet weather is not enough( starting the engine at -25 С' is not so comfortable)))but you are right about some fan at fresh snow)sliding)))
Is it really nescessary to certify brakes In NZ?we do not certyfy such things here.... just every year we have technical examination of the car, they checking only brake efforts at spetial stand)(+ lights etc) and nobody at technical examination could know the types of brakes...they dont care about it.car must have brake efforts within the norms.that's all...

Posted by: TRDGT4 Apr 24, 2010 - 8:09 AM

come on there must be an update of some sort on this beast!!!!

Posted by: Rusty Apr 24, 2010 - 3:29 PM

I dont know what you've read, but the teins are in and they are certed. and I'm trying to convince some guy with a white gt4 owner whos in japan at the moment wink.gif wink.gif to go shopping on my behalf biggrin.gif

Posted by: -Samurai- Jun 27, 2010 - 12:28 AM

Wow does your car look nice!!! You gonna HID those projectors I hope?

Posted by: Rusty Jun 27, 2010 - 1:16 PM

cheers mate, I dont have any plans to HID them yet, but maybe in the future

Posted by: Rusty Aug 5, 2010 - 8:55 PM

Haven't posted here in a while, so I'd though I'd thought I'd keep it updated with some pictures smile.gif

gave the SS-2 a good clean after work yesterday, then went for a good drive around Hawkes Bay this morning.












Just a quick opinion/question, someone here (NZ) is selling a (BRAND NEW) ST205 WRC Bonnet Spoiler. Should I buy it? Y/N
example:

Posted by: HectortheRican Aug 5, 2010 - 9:12 PM

QUOTE (Rusty @ Aug 5, 2010 - 8:55 PM) *


I love all the work you've done and I LOVE this picture!!

Posted by: cheela Aug 5, 2010 - 9:53 PM

i don't think you need the hood spoiler. looks fine without it

Posted by: Rusty Aug 5, 2010 - 9:55 PM

Thanks, much appreciated, the 2nd, 3rd & 4th photos are favourites there. I do have a couple more rear shoots that have the hills in the background, which I might add later on.


one I've just photoshopped

I was thinking of doing one similar to that, execpt taking the drivers door out so you can see the interior and the boot or trunk as you guys call it.

Posted by: BonzaiCelica Sep 6, 2010 - 3:45 PM

all i can say is WOW biggrin.gif very nice pics, i haven't followed your thread in a while. lets see if you can answer my question. I've pretty much gave up the fight for superstrut suspension, becuase Ive been thinking about it so much and wanting it so badly but being able to get replacement parts such as different ball joints or the figure 8's will be very costly and hard to find. So I'll be sticking to McPherson coilover setup.

Posted by: BonzaiCelica Sep 6, 2010 - 5:18 PM

Refer to this video by cusco for further understanding of fully threaded coilovers and travel stroke

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nh_x8ZeVeY...player_embedded

Posted by: Rusty Sep 7, 2010 - 5:22 AM

On another note: parts on there way soon. Dont worry Clint(TRDGT4) I'll tell you first tongue.gif

Posted by: BonzaiCelica Sep 7, 2010 - 9:35 PM

ok then Ill move that whole post over to the Tein Superstreet thread and ask them all the questions. thanks for the answers....

Posted by: BonzaiCelica Sep 27, 2010 - 10:50 PM

the cheapest I was able to find the TRD quick shifter was for $250 with tax and shipping from a site thats located here in California. Is there anywhere else I can get it for cheaper. Ok and besides it having 40% shorter throws it is really worth getting it Rusty, since you have one. I was looking at the TWM and it just seems to short for me. Making a custom short shifter just seems like too much work is there any other options.

What makes the TRD so special besides it being TRD, why does the quick shifter set come with the whole shifter assembly and not like the TWM short shifter???

Posted by: whatthe Sep 27, 2010 - 11:15 PM

TRD quicker shifter is what it is. Height wise it attempts to keep the same modifies the pivot point to where it links to the shifter cables but making it shorter. Thats how the trd quick shifter produces its quick shifts.

TWM short shifter gets its short shifts by cutting the shifter from the pivot point to the knob. By doing this each throw is cut by X distance cause the shifter is shorter. As a result your hand has to go lower.

Posted by: BonzaiCelica Sep 28, 2010 - 12:16 AM

Oh one more thing, I have the TRD leather shifter and whenever it gets hot outside the shift knob seems to move around in my hand when I shift fast, the threading isn't made for our 94-99 celica as it didn't have it listed on the back of the packaging. I shouldn't have this problem with the TRD quick shifter right???

or I was just thinking of leaving my stock shifter and adding these on for $70 expensive I know but thats what you'd expect from C-One

http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=ja&u=http://www.c-one.co.jp/&ei=WH2hTN63IIT6swPbycB0&sa=X&oi=translate&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CB4Q7gEwAA&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dc-one%2Bmotorsport%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Doff%26prmd%3Div

Posted by: whatthe Sep 28, 2010 - 12:30 AM

Im not quite sure, but the thread type is definitely correct. All shifters threads are 12x1.5 on toyotas. I couldnt answer why it would move around.

Posted by: Rusty Sep 28, 2010 - 12:12 PM

sounds like your knob is a fake, or previous owner has done something to the shifter/thread

the c-one link doesn't show anything

Posted by: BonzaiCelica Sep 28, 2010 - 2:53 PM

QUOTE (Rusty @ Sep 28, 2010 - 1:12 PM) *
sounds like your knob is a fake, or previous owner has done something to the shifter/thread

the c-one link doesn't show anything


oh ya thats right I forgot whenever you ask google to translate it, it only save's the link to the homepage. they are shift lever mount bushings, the ones that go on the bottom of the shifter base. they are aluminum made bushings for around $70 shipped to California

really you think its a fake no way. I bought it from the 10th annual toyota fest event here in southern california. Do you think I screwed it on to hard and messed up the threading???

Posted by: Rusty Sep 30, 2010 - 1:50 AM

I wouldn't bother with those C-one bushings, since the TRD quickshifter set & TWM short shifter set(should) come with these. You might have over tighten it which may have destroyed the thread in the knob.

Posted by: czwalga Sep 30, 2010 - 11:14 AM

Very nice.... the one with the photoshoped engine looks good.

Posted by: Rusty Sep 30, 2010 - 6:51 PM

thanks

update time


(next to my car is my brother's starlet, been doing a bit of work on it in the winter)

Posted by: whatthe Oct 1, 2010 - 1:21 AM

OPEN IT!!

Posted by: Rusty Oct 1, 2010 - 2:10 AM

I'm too excited, you open it...



Posted by: whatthe Oct 1, 2010 - 3:25 AM

cams!

Posted by: TRDGT4 Oct 1, 2010 - 6:19 AM

i know what's in the box with no dots but come on Rusty show and tell.........................

Posted by: SwissFerdi Oct 1, 2010 - 8:44 AM

CAMSCAMSCAMS!

Posted by: Rusty Oct 1, 2010 - 4:55 PM

Ok then, I think I've yet you guys wait long enough.

Stickers (most of it I cant understand lol)










HKS Exhaust




HKS camgears



and a HKS silencer



and a little story, was first going to buy the "HKS ST202 Legal exhaust system"...yeah then it was discontinued, ok so I was a bit disappointed, so I thought ok I'll go for the C-one exhaust... and yup you guessed it... discontinued (if you go onto the http://www.c-one.co.jp/C-ONEPARTS/match-parts_ffcelica.html, you see it says discontinued because of me smile.gif , so that means none for the BEAMS engine aswell wink.gif ) So I got the 'HKS Silent Hi power' plus the silencer (just so I dont run into any trouble with the db rating here)

No camshafts yet, I'm still looking around to find the ones I want



and from a while ago which I dont think ive posted, 1.something mm thick sheetmetal for the airbox.









...yup

Posted by: Batman722 Oct 1, 2010 - 5:50 PM



hahah that's a great shot smile.gif

Posted by: njccmd2002 Oct 1, 2010 - 5:59 PM

looks like a bong, and no i have never used one..

Posted by: manphibian Oct 1, 2010 - 6:01 PM

lol @ the silencer biggrin.gif
the silent hi-power is an amazing zorst, there are quite a lot of them over here, the sound is beautiful!

your car is the dog's dick smile.gif

Posted by: TRDGT4 Oct 1, 2010 - 6:03 PM

good work bro on the new parts, yeah looking at the muffler it is the same as mine so it'll sound sweet as

Posted by: Rusty Oct 1, 2010 - 6:57 PM

Yea I'm pretty sure thats how the silencer fits laugh.gif

QUOTE (manphibian @ Oct 2, 2010 - 12:01 PM) *
lol @ the silencer biggrin.gif
the silent hi-power is an amazing zorst, there are quite a lot of them over here, the sound is beautiful!

your car is the dog's dick smile.gif

....??

Yeah was looking at your recent photos you've added, and the look is very similar
HKS silent Hi-power
mine ST202
Type: H (Round Shell)
Main material: SUS304
OD Tail: 115
Diameter Pipe: 65mm
dB: 98 (85dB OEM)

ST205's
Type: H (Round Shell)
Main material: SUS304
OD Tail: 120
Diameter Pipe: 75mm
dB: 98 (83dB OEM)


future plans with the exhaust (not 100% sure at this stage though) is to paint it in a black hpc coat



Posted by: BonzaiCelica Oct 1, 2010 - 8:47 PM

OOO very Nice Mods Rusty!!! Im debating the hks hi power exhaust becuase of the way it looks. I've seen from other members stating it sits really low to the ground and the fact that its 65mm piping. at 98db that is considerably louder than the C-One Exhaust. The C-one is rated at 93 db. I wonder how they measure the db rating on exhaust can anybody fill me in with that info. I was thinking about getting a a db reader and taking the reading of my exhaust an post it on the exhaust sound thread.

I don't think you did your homework on the C-one Exhaust their are still some out there on Nengun Auctions!!! http://www.nengun.com/auction/item/t173252626

Posted by: Rusty Oct 1, 2010 - 10:58 PM

db rating has been discussed before, check the custom exhaust thread in the NA section. (there are a few different points where they take a reading)


No, reread my above, I never said you cant buy them, I said they were discontinued. C-One don't have any in stock and no longer make them. hmm 65mm lets have a look at a real one, mines 66mm external diameter and 62mm internal.... laugh.gif
did you not see the silencer???

Nengun, rhdjapan, fortyone auto. etc (online japanese part shops) lists parts, then you place an order, then they buy from the manufactures, then the shop sends it to you. Just because they have them listed on their website doesn't mean they have in stock or can order it in, since their websites aren't always up to date.

If I remember correctly you and I cant buy in a japanese yahoo auction unless you live in japan (I maybe be wrong). Then you will run into the problem of the muffler attachment C-One made to fit the exhaust for the BEAMS, since you'll need that aswell.


update:
some better detail shots of the exhaust (silencer out, then in)

Posted by: TRDGT4 Oct 2, 2010 - 3:17 PM

looking sweet mate bet you can't wait to fit it or going by the offline status i'm guessing you migth be out there throwing it on as i type this tongue.gif

Posted by: Rusty Oct 3, 2010 - 12:58 AM

haha, nope just got the ramps from my bro's house today, the weather has been great for it though, just my luck, when I get time it will turn to crap laugh.gif

Hope you have a good flight to Japan btw thumbsup.gif

Posted by: whatthe Oct 3, 2010 - 5:59 AM

How much does this hks zorst weigh btw?

Posted by: BonzaiCelica Oct 3, 2010 - 11:51 AM

QUOTE (Rusty @ Oct 1, 2010 - 10:58 PM) *
db rating has been discussed before, check the custom exhaust thread in the NA section. (there are a few different points where they take a reading)


No, reread my above, I never said you cant buy them, I said they were discontinued. C-One don't have any in stock and no longer make them. hmm 65mm lets have a look at a real one, mines 66mm external diameter and 62mm internal.... laugh.gif
did you not see the silencer???

Nengun, rhdjapan, fortyone auto. etc (online japanese part shops) lists parts, then you place an order, then they buy from the manufactures, then the shop sends it to you. Just because they have them listed on their website doesn't mean they have in stock or can order it in, since their websites aren't always up to date.

If I remember correctly you and I cant buy in a japanese yahoo auction unless you live in japan (I maybe be wrong). Then you will run into the problem of the muffler attachment C-One made to fit the exhaust for the BEAMS, since you'll need that aswell.


Ok I'll check that db exhaust noise out. Yes I'm well aware that C-One does not make them anymore. Since its such a rare exhaust for them to make it would be special order like you said. I'm just hoping and cross my fingers that when the time comes for some miraculous reason the nengun auctions actually has them readily available. And who said anything about the vvt-i attachment, custom exhaust buddy. There is nothing that says you cant make bids on the auctions if you live in California or outside of Japan. If that is the case then I'll talk to someone who is in Japan to buy it for me.

Really 62mm internal exhaust no way. There's also no way in hell you outer side of the exhaust is 66mm look how much bigger it is than the internal part in the pics.. give me measurements on the inside of the exhaust please. It lists the internal part of 65mm on their website and on nengun as well.

Posted by: Rusty Oct 3, 2010 - 12:18 PM

QUOTE (whatthe @ Oct 3, 2010 - 11:59 PM) *
How much does this hks zorst weigh btw?


thats quite a good question, I'm not too sure my guess it would be about the 15-25kg mark?? I'l try weigh it after work

QUOTE (BonzaiCelica @ Oct 4, 2010 - 5:51 AM) *
Ok I'll check that db exhaust noise out. Yes I'm well aware that C-One does not make them anymore. Since its such a rare exhaust for them to make it would be special order like you said. I'm just hoping and cross my fingers that when the time comes for some miraculous reason the nengun auctions actually has them readily available. And who said anything about the vvt-i attachment, custom exhaust buddy. There is nothing that says you cant make bids on the auctions if you live in California or outside of Japan. If that is the case then I'll talk to someone who is in Japan to buy it for me.

Really 62mm internal exhaust no way. There's also no way in hell you outer side of the exhaust is 65mm. give me measurements on the outside of the exhaust if you can.

if you check the C-one site, you need the attachment for the exhuast to fit, I've not seen what this looks like, so cant see where it'll go. Also the HKS exhaust (93-97.11) I have wont fit the BEAMS without extra work. Honesty I cant remember who said it, but I do remember it coming up a while ago. Best of luck buying the exhaust

ok I'll get my digital vernier calipers out again

Posted by: BonzaiCelica Oct 3, 2010 - 6:06 PM

haha look at this is, it's proof of what the vvt-i beams adapter looks like. such a stupid attachment!!

http://www.nengun.com/kakimoto-racing/st202-3s-ge-beams-for-a-muffler-63515

oh and for the love of god please get an exhaust clip of you doing a fly by at 80 mph pinned in 3rd gear going into 4th. I want to hear your exhaust scream!!!

Posted by: Rusty Oct 5, 2010 - 2:49 AM

bhhaaa lol

not 100% sure about that, don't fancy a fine and demerit points wink.gif


anyway Whatthe, the weights
front 4.1 kg mid 2.5 kg end 8.1kg Total 14.7kg

and the internal diameter are all 57mm (2.25in), except the rear which is 62mm (2.44in)

close up measurements of the exhaust for bonzaicelica



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Posted by: Rusty Oct 7, 2010 - 6:26 PM

so yesterday, we sprayed some crc stuff on the exhaust bolts right at the back to hopefully lossen the bolts, had good look underneath at the stock setup.


Today, parked it on ramps, and tried lossen the bolts









dang bolts wont come off laugh.gif
tried a few things but they wont move, its quite tricky because of the rubber mounts and the odd nuts they have on. last thing I want to do is round them off.

Any ideas? I've thought about going into an exhaust shop to see if they can loosen them for me.

Posted by: TRDGT4 Oct 7, 2010 - 9:22 PM

Are you wanting to keep standard exhaust system??

Posted by: Rusty Oct 7, 2010 - 9:47 PM

at this stage, yes

good news, we have managed to lossen 2 bolts in the rear laugh.gif

but the ones next to the cat, wont move, just dont have the extra room to move and use a strong arm.

I did however take a couple of short videos, to hopefully compare the stock and the new HKS exhaust system.

Posted by: BonzaiCelica Oct 7, 2010 - 10:29 PM

QUOTE (Rusty @ Oct 5, 2010 - 2:49 AM) *
bhhaaa lol

not 100% sure about that, don't fancy a fine and demerit points wink.gif


anyway Whatthe, the weights
front 4.1 kg mid 2.5 kg end 8.1kg Total 14.7kg

and the internal diameter are all 57mm (2.25in), except the rear which is 62mm (2.44in)

close up measurements of the exhaust for bonzaicelica



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Ok Rusty Thanks for the pics I'm still confused as to which part of the exhaust you are getting those measurements from. tell me if I'm correct :


Posted by: TRDGT4 Oct 7, 2010 - 10:37 PM

the ones at the CAT will be tough make sure you use a single hex socket or apply some heat

Posted by: Rusty Oct 7, 2010 - 10:47 PM

yeah we've been using a hex socket with a mini strong arm bar for the rear one, brake cleaner helped us with the rear ones, just dont have the room underneath needed to get a big strong arm bar in.

sorry both first and the middle pipes are still a 57mm, the end pip starts off 62mm. (sorry if I wasn't clearer with the discription and pictures)

paint ftw

Posted by: TRDGT4 Oct 8, 2010 - 12:39 AM

sounds like you might have to hit it with some heat!!

Posted by: Johnnyny Oct 8, 2010 - 2:49 AM

torch em off!

Posted by: Rusty Oct 8, 2010 - 8:31 PM

success... the other 2 bolts are off


details to follow later this afternoon

Posted by: TRDGT4 Oct 8, 2010 - 9:01 PM

good work mate, can't wait to see it!!

Posted by: Rusty Oct 9, 2010 - 3:35 AM

Made some great progress today

So this morning, went to my local goodyear tyre shop (I get mates rates) and put my car on their vehicle hoist. a s14 sil was getting his rear tyres changed (typical tongue.gif) he came over and had a look at my car, said it was very clean and tidy.
So with a lot more room on the hoist we managed to crack one (finally), but still couldn't get the other to move, until we tried... makita one way (they also do lowering springs lol (angle grinder)) it was a small pneumatic tool, which was surprisingly cool.

So after that, drove home carefully, only a slight exhaust leak, it did make me laugh though.. pbpbpbpbpb down the road we went.

My brother tried to take over arrrgh I'm doing it, go work on your own car, but hey free labour lol

Got the rear wheels on the ramps and and used car jacks on the front for a bit more height (we dont have 4 ramps).


So heres my opinion of the exhaust. great
Install: very simple, lined up with all factory mounts, no rattles etc
Sound: Was expecting a very noticable, sort of a loud idle tone, but was really impressed at how quite it was, very close to factory, and not droney when reving, very quite nosie when crusing along at same speed (still running cat, so would expect to sound louder, gutted) not running the silencer either
Flow: first the factory exhaust small pipe, not very good bends from factory, first muffler free flow. the rear one, very restrictive, so thats why I was expecting a very loud noisey exhaust since the HKS is very free flow.
Look: Was not a fan of the rear cannon muffler, but its growing on me, the shinyness should dull after a while.


pictures:










videos & fitted pictures to follow...

I also noticed, when you watch youtube vids you dont really get the true sound the car makes.

Posted by: BonzaiCelica Oct 9, 2010 - 4:41 AM

ah yes Rusty, it hurts me to say they a little but you were right! Although I knew that C-One was discontinued their Exhaust for our cars I denied the fact that there was still one out there. I contacted nengun, in which they had two on auction for $815 and another at $915. They then called the provider that was auctioning the C-One exhausts, and they confirmed that they had none in stock. I guess the older have more knowledge/experience. The only other exhaust company to make one new out of the box as listed on the Japanese Website is Fujitsubo Legalis R. It only has a decibal rating of 91 db vs the hks 98 db output. Also the Legalis R is priced at around $1000 plus shipping. HKS is really our only option guys! kindasad.gif such little option for price affordability. Then there is always the idea of buying a quality exhaust can and getting custom piping.

what does the silencer put the db rating at? so normal 98 db without silencer and with silencer?

check out these vids of hks hi power on ST202 it sounds so nice!! :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4wjE1NOFok

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLazdOWcjqY

The exhaust will take a while to break in before you get the true sound, right guys!?

Posted by: Rusty Oct 9, 2010 - 11:44 AM

hmm, sorry to say, but I thought that might happen... it doesn't idle at 98db (my guess hat would be the max sound if you were using the hks header and gutted cat and exhaust, taking a reading at 6,000rpm)well at the moment, its sounds very much the same as the stock system. but I do expect it to get a little bit louder

anyway I'll add the videos so you can all see/hear (got one with the stock system and the hks system on, and with the silencer added... and no exhaust aswell tongue.gif) when I when I add the silencer it gets louder, but you'll see why in the videos wink.gif

Posted by: njccmd2002 Oct 9, 2010 - 4:48 PM

hmm lthose pics, looks like the first tube is reversed. the resonator should be away from motor, thats how i installed mine because of space.

Posted by: Rusty Oct 9, 2010 - 11:45 PM

hmm no issues with space, there was actually quite a lot of room where it goes and the flanges are different sizes so it can only go in that way The info book it came with, showed the same way I have it

Posted by: TRDGT4 Oct 10, 2010 - 5:11 AM

time for some photo's of it on the car me thinks wink.gif wink.gif

Posted by: Rusty Oct 10, 2010 - 11:49 AM

I'm trying to get a video made up of the factory system and the new one, all in one video. But thats not working, so instead it all be 4 10sec videos


Yeah will try and take some pictures this afternoon, weather isn't that great

Posted by: whatthe Oct 10, 2010 - 12:06 PM

Nice looking garage..... oh yeh super sick exhaust!

Posted by: Rusty Oct 11, 2010 - 2:43 AM

lol cheers

So working on adding the videos

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxYm_--Cmh8&playnext=1&videos=RMSXL-trTl4&feature=mfu_in_order

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQov7KGEiVY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKGV9LUhtQs

although the exhaust sounds loud in this videos, most of the noise still comes from the intake.



Still have heaps of room underneath, so wont have any clearance issues

Posted by: TRDGT4 Oct 11, 2010 - 3:45 AM

looks and sounds the goods right there, makes me want to get a new rear muffler though

Posted by: BonzaiCelica Oct 12, 2010 - 10:05 PM

I demand better videos! laugh.gif You need to do those flyby's I asked and rev it for us!!!

Any Other pics of how the exhaust looks from different angles. That's weird you just dropped the silencer in the and it rattled???

Posted by: Rusty Oct 13, 2010 - 2:57 AM

QUOTE (mituan @ Oct 13, 2010 - 2:49 PM) *
Great article thats worth checking out!

cheers man.

and Bonzai, the silencer is supposed to mounted in the exhaust not just dopped in like we did laugh.gif, its the HKS 115mm universal silencer (sold separately to the exhaust)
I'll see what I can do wink.gif

Posted by: TRDGT4 Oct 15, 2010 - 1:41 AM

got some more photo's yet?

oh are are you heading down to Palmy for mega meet??

Posted by: Rusty Oct 15, 2010 - 2:05 AM

nope not yet

i really want to but, since its HB anniversary I wont be able to make it

hows japan going, you get back about the 25th right? nice signature btw

Posted by: SwissFerdi Oct 15, 2010 - 9:56 AM

WOW, that silencer is silent!

And srsly, you barely revved. We need redline, yo. I like the idle sound though.

Posted by: Rusty Oct 16, 2010 - 1:53 AM

haha just teasing you at the moment biggrin.gif, I think I only revved it to 2,500 in that one.






underneath







coming soon cold airbox... I hope
oh yea I've updated my signature... roll your mouse over it wink.gif

Posted by: BonzaiCelica Oct 16, 2010 - 4:00 PM

nothing happens when I roll the mouse over your sig????

does it go under the axle or over the axle. I can't quite tell in the pic????

Posted by: HectortheRican Oct 16, 2010 - 4:15 PM

Leave your mouse on it. It says "cool isn't it?"
laugh.gif

Posted by: Rusty Oct 17, 2010 - 12:01 AM

QUOTE (BonzaiCelica @ Oct 17, 2010 - 10:00 AM) *
nothing happens when I roll the mouse over your sig????

does it go under the axle or over the axle. I can't quite tell in the pic????

You should be able to tell by looking at all the exhaust pictures I've added. But yes it goes under.

QUOTE (HectortheRican @ Oct 17, 2010 - 10:15 AM) *
Leave your mouse on it. It says "cool isn't it?"
laugh.gif

lol woot.gif

Posted by: 4-eyed-freek Oct 17, 2010 - 12:03 AM

lookin good rusty, your car is meca clean, i love it!

Posted by: BonzaiCelica Oct 17, 2010 - 4:01 AM

yea your right that's what I thought at first, that it did go under the axle. I thought that wasn't the greatest for N/A engines. Don't we need a bit of back pressure?

It seems awfully low to hitting the ground, but making it go under the axle is what gives it that angled look when you mount it. You ended up putting the resonator towards the front part of the car right, and not the other way around like stock setup??


Posted by: Rusty Oct 18, 2010 - 12:29 AM

Here is a link to learn all about exhausts http://www.nsxprime.com/FAQ/Miscellaneous/exhausttheory.htm

It would only go in 1 way because the flanges are different size and it would also hit the tunnel. Here a quicky I did on good old paint.

Posted by: TRDGT4 Oct 18, 2010 - 1:38 AM

^nics skills laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif

Posted by: Tigawoods Oct 18, 2010 - 7:18 AM

that looks killer!
see im at a cross road.
my resonator went bad, and i still adore my sp1 muffler.
i may have to get new piping welded on from the muffler back.

that resonator you have there looks great and is quite a bit smaller than stock

Posted by: delusionz Oct 28, 2010 - 1:05 AM

haha thats cool. the new system must be a tonne lighter than the stock system.

when u doing the cold air?

it made quite a noticible difference wen i did it in the old ss-iii.

anyways with all these mods uve done there sounds like u got a quick little runner there

Posted by: Rusty Oct 28, 2010 - 3:01 AM

thanks, yeah might give the stock one a weigh.

hopefully soon (I keep procrastinating biggrin.gif )

good to see you back on thumbsup.gif

Posted by: BonzaiCelica Jan 11, 2011 - 10:47 PM

sound clip of you revving the hell out of your exhaust and doing a couple fly by and cruising please!!! biggrin.gif

Posted by: delusionz Jan 12, 2011 - 11:11 AM

Yeah, what's new Rusty? biggrin.gif


By the way BonzaiCelica, Back pressure is a myth for both NA and turbo, it's dyno proven that by having no bends, mufflers, cats, resonators in your exhaust your engine will yeild more horsepower than by having them.

Exhaust tuning is about the exhaust diameter being the correct size for the application as to flow enough so it wont choke the engine at peak power but small enough so that the exhaust pulses dont expand, cool down and therefore slow down. When each exhaust pulse leaves through the piping it creates a vacuum behind it causing it to do 2 beneficial things in terms of total power production,

1. the vacuum created by 1 exhaust pulse exiting helps to pull through the pulse behind it aiding in extracting gasses faster, this reduces energy loss from the piston pushing out the gas (pumping losses).

2. the vacuum also helps pull the intake charge through during the slight overlap period of the cams between the exhaust stroke finishing and the intake stroke starting, this is known as a free supercharging effect.

Adding back pressure into the system reduces the effects of points 1 and 2, and increases pumping losses.



The reason your factory exhaust is so is for a number of reasons none of which include performance.

1. Remove as much noise from the vehicle at all costs

2. Remove as much CO and NO2 emissions from the vehicle at the cost of some performance (a sizable amount)

3. Sensible routing of exhaust piping and components so they dont rub, scrape, bump or rattle, full disregard for good bends for good flow

Posted by: BonzaiCelica Jan 12, 2011 - 8:52 PM

yes I know that. I remember Rusty sending me a link to everything you just explained except for the exhaust pulses and the vacuum on the intake. If you have the link again rusty please send it my way

Posted by: Rusty Jan 14, 2011 - 7:08 PM

QUOTE (BonzaiCelica @ Jan 13, 2011 - 2:52 PM) *
yes I know that. I remember Rusty sending me a link to everything you just explained except for the exhaust pulses and the vacuum on the intake. If you have the link again rusty please send it my way

QUOTE (Rusty @ Oct 18, 2010 - 6:29 PM) *
Here is a link to learn all about exhausts http://www.nsxprime.com/FAQ/Miscellaneous/exhausttheory.htm




Heres the http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwP2F93SetQ

Posted by: delusionz Jan 15, 2011 - 10:46 PM

QUOTE (Rusty @ Jan 15, 2011 - 1:08 PM) *
Heres the http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwP2F93SetQ



that revs pretty quick for a 3sge like that, if u compare urs to mine theres not a whole lot in it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfQ6ZtFhHwI

Posted by: Rusty Jan 15, 2011 - 11:38 PM

hmm interesting, can only get quicker biggrin.gif. What about mine compare to your old SS-III?

Posted by: TRDGT4 Jan 16, 2011 - 11:56 PM

QUOTE (Rusty @ Jan 16, 2011 - 12:38 AM) *
hmm interesting, can only get quicker biggrin.gif. What about mine compare to your old SS-III?

Just add Turbo rolleyes.gif but then again I had to say that biggrin.gif biggrin.gif

Posted by: Rusty Jan 17, 2011 - 12:00 AM

I have a CT9 off a Starlet, should have full boost by 500rpm... and vacuum again at 4,000rpm biggrin.gif

Posted by: TRDGT4 Jan 17, 2011 - 12:01 AM

QUOTE (Rusty @ Jan 17, 2011 - 1:00 AM) *
I have a CT9 off a Starlet, should have full boost by 500rpm... biggrin.gif

sweet no lag laugh.gif

Posted by: Rusty Jan 25, 2011 - 1:37 AM

Recently got 2 boxes in the mail, so I thought I'd share with you what they are...








Genuine TRD Carbon Fiber Guage Cluster (83133-ST000) & TRD Carbon Fiber Dash Panel Kit (55401-ST000)
now before anyone asks, they are early TRD parts (as far as I know, they were never on the TRD website like many other things) They are discountinued, and they never made LHD versions.













Installing now smile.gif

Posted by: mak5603 Jan 25, 2011 - 1:48 AM

That is sooooooooo awesome!!! I would rock that in a heartbeat, lookin good.

Posted by: HectortheRican Jan 25, 2011 - 1:55 AM

Oh my god those are GORGEOUS.

Posted by: Rusty Jan 25, 2011 - 3:18 AM

So I have them all in except for the passengers air vent its too hard to take out, as I'm worried about damaging/breaking stuff kindasad.gif

Posted by: delusionz Jan 25, 2011 - 3:37 AM

Dude!!!!!!!! How can i get a set of those? tongue.gif

Posted by: salv Jan 25, 2011 - 9:29 AM

Been looking all over the internet for the dash kit! Soooo lucky.

Never knew they had a cluster surround. It looks nice!

Where did you get them? Nice find!

Posted by: SwissFerdi Jan 25, 2011 - 10:22 AM

Wow, that's awesome. I assume you're walking around with only one leg and arm remaining now?

Posted by: Rusty Jan 25, 2011 - 11:41 AM

cheers for the comments guys, I'm really happy with these, will take some photots of them installed...minus the passengers side lol

I also bought some white led/bulb things for the guage cluster while I had it out, not as bright and even as I thought it would be


I feel really lucky I found both, as I think they only made a few of these. Ive only heard of a few members having these on here, however no pictures and searching the part numbers only gets you so far. yeah my wallet does feel a bit lighter laugh.gif

Posted by: Keiri Jan 25, 2011 - 12:51 PM

Rusty those look fantastic! I can't believe how nice those look. I can't wait to see the "installed" shots.

Posted by: delusionz Jan 25, 2011 - 5:16 PM

Your car is a very fine example..... of a TRD catalogue. Lol

Posted by: TRDGT4 Jan 25, 2011 - 6:18 PM

sweet stuff there Rusty

Posted by: njccmd2002 Jan 25, 2011 - 8:11 PM

where did u find them

Posted by: Rusty Jan 26, 2011 - 12:13 AM

haha Clint still has a few more than me

Installed photos: (they dont do justice)


















still cant get it off...



Bought them off a japanese car wreaker. I've only ever seen the guage panel once and the panel kit pop a second time, so best of luck finding them and expect to pay alot for them.


however there are these fake ones which I'm guessing sticks onto the factory guage panel



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