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> Mike's Super Celica Version 2.0, 96 white rebodied into 97 black, ground up overhaul
post Oct 27, 2015 - 5:07 AM
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Hey guys

It's been years since I've posted here, alot's changed and my car is taking shape in a new body, It's hard for even me to keep track so I thought I should make a thread.

The white ST205 is the old, the black is the new.


My old baby , 1996 ST205 next to my ****box runabout ST185


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The new body is a 1997 JDM ST205 and the new specs to be

Engine:
Toyota 3S-GTE Gen 3 engine overhaul - JE pistons 86.5mm, Eagle rods, ACL race bearings, ARP mains studs, ARP head studs, ARP rod bolts, ARP flywheel bolts

Gearbox:
Toyota E154F GT-Four gearbox overhaul - bearings & syncros. Exedy 3-puk heavy duty clutch kit, Mocal Oil cooler (gearbox)

Airflow:
Garrett GT2860RS turbo, Tial MVR 44mm wastegate, TTT fmic, TTT turbo manifold, TTT full 3” exhaust, K&N pod filter, HKS SSQV bov re-circ, Toyota 3S-GTE Gen 4 Intake manifold, TTT intake

Fuel:
Bosch 044 external, TTT surge tank, GSS lines, twin entry modified rail, Sard regulator, Speedflow filter, stock 540cc side feed, evap delete

Management:
APEX’i PowerFC ecu - ST205 AP Engineering

Cooling:
TTT custom radiator, TTT catch tanks

Wheels/Suspension:
BC adjustable suspension, GAB front strut brace, Stock rear strut brace, Mille Miglia 1000 17x8” et35 wheels.
Lou Brooks’ solid engine mounts, diff mounts, subframe mounts, shifter bushes, etc, full catalogue in race spec

Other:
Bride Zeta III Sport-C seat, OZ Racing steering wheel, Autometer & HKS gauges. Sony Xplod cd player and speaker
Facelift exterior

Performance:
Power currently 200kw
Best 1/4 ET 13.2 (@160kw)

This post has been edited by delusionz: Oct 27, 2015 - 9:01 AM


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1996 Toyota Celica ST205 GT-FOUR
GT2860RS turbine, TiAL mvr44, JE 86.5φ piston, Clutchmasters FX400, APEX P-FC
269awhp / 273ft-lbs
post Oct 27, 2015 - 8:42 AM
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1996 Toyota Celica ST205 GT-FOUR
GT2860RS turbine, TiAL mvr44, JE 86.5φ piston, Clutchmasters FX400, APEX P-FC
269awhp / 273ft-lbs
post Oct 27, 2015 - 9:02 AM
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1996 Toyota Celica ST205 GT-FOUR
GT2860RS turbine, TiAL mvr44, JE 86.5φ piston, Clutchmasters FX400, APEX P-FC
269awhp / 273ft-lbs
post Oct 27, 2015 - 10:51 AM
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This is too much turbo AWD goodness for one thread. Keep it up! thumbsup.gif


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post Oct 27, 2015 - 11:34 AM
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Wow, no wonder you haven't been around posting. laugh.gif


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post Oct 27, 2015 - 11:59 AM
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A very cool, extensive project! Why did you decide to replace the white body with the black body?
post Oct 27, 2015 - 3:00 PM
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Awesome project.

That flywheel was toast ! Got a pic of the disk ?


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post Oct 27, 2015 - 5:06 PM
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Hey guys.

Yes most definitely the Clutchmasters FX400 is something I wanted to talk about my experience with it.

Conclusion: Will never buy another one, gone back to Exedy

From day one (some time in 2011 when my original engine in white car blew head gasket) the Clutchmasters FX400 was impossible to disengage, it only had about 1/2 or 3/4 disengagement at full travel. the thrust bearing ended up blowing to a million pieces from having to overstroke it, and later inspection found there was nothing at all wrong with the travel like we thought, the FX400 kit is sprung too heavily for the strength of its construction, the fingers bent inwards instead of acting on the springs and release mechanisms.











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1996 Toyota Celica ST205 GT-FOUR
GT2860RS turbine, TiAL mvr44, JE 86.5φ piston, Clutchmasters FX400, APEX P-FC
269awhp / 273ft-lbs
post Oct 27, 2015 - 5:51 PM
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To summarise the shortfalls of the White car, and things being addressed in the new car

- Body getting old has taken a beating, tremendous learning tool for me since age 24 now 31, first turbo car

- Bushes all completely shot

- Power maxed at 200kw (wheels) due to 100% duty cycle of injectors & stock regulator.

- Wiring completely toast everywhere

- Cooling system to be improved as heat as been a past killer

- Bad choice of clutch kit ruined gearbox syncros so a new one is to be built with new bearings and syncros.

- So much unused Toyota crap left in the car, things that I needed to fix but never got round to doing. The new Celica is to be from the ground up everything I want and nothing I don't based on the rough experience I've had, no temporary fixes, etc.




Here is the last lot of pictures to bring us up to date

























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1996 Toyota Celica ST205 GT-FOUR
GT2860RS turbine, TiAL mvr44, JE 86.5φ piston, Clutchmasters FX400, APEX P-FC
269awhp / 273ft-lbs
post Oct 27, 2015 - 6:36 PM
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Now this is a build! thumbsup.gif

Any particular reason you went with the gt2860 turbo? I am looking into upgrading mine and have been contemplating the gt3076 or gtx3071..


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post Oct 27, 2015 - 7:40 PM
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QUOTE (Malek @ Oct 28, 2015 - 12:36 PM) *
Now this is a build! thumbsup.gif

Any particular reason you went with the gt2860 turbo? I am looking into upgrading mine and have been contemplating the gt3076 or gtx3071..



Ahh yes, the choice was made many years ago, it was a poor choice for the 3rd gen 3SGTE but it was the closest matching aftermarket turbo to the stock CT20B which was hard to source at the time. It's what I've had for years and hasn't blown so I will run with it for now and max it out completely.

I would recommend any of those GT30 or GTX30 series turbos as a good allround match to the ST205 engine.


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1996 Toyota Celica ST205 GT-FOUR
GT2860RS turbine, TiAL mvr44, JE 86.5φ piston, Clutchmasters FX400, APEX P-FC
269awhp / 273ft-lbs
post Oct 27, 2015 - 10:10 PM
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Very nice build ! Booost!!!!
post Oct 28, 2015 - 12:40 AM
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Sweet thread mate. Good to see you sharing your build on here too.

Updated flywheel too?


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post Oct 28, 2015 - 12:55 AM
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Shot Rusty, Yeah got the stock flywheel from Black car and Exedy kit. Maybe I should get a lightweight?

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1996 Toyota Celica ST205 GT-FOUR
GT2860RS turbine, TiAL mvr44, JE 86.5φ piston, Clutchmasters FX400, APEX P-FC
269awhp / 273ft-lbs
post Oct 28, 2015 - 1:22 AM
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thumbsup.gif Jun lightweight, happy with the quality of mine. From memory their lightweight is 4.7kg's & 4.6kg's superlight




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post Nov 9, 2015 - 4:32 AM
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Time for a photo update? or would be easier to view if i compile the whole thing in a video


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1996 Toyota Celica ST205 GT-FOUR
GT2860RS turbine, TiAL mvr44, JE 86.5φ piston, Clutchmasters FX400, APEX P-FC
269awhp / 273ft-lbs
post Nov 9, 2015 - 8:40 AM
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a video would be fun. not enough people posting any videos on here.


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post Nov 9, 2015 - 9:13 PM
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looking forward to this project!


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post Nov 10, 2015 - 12:29 PM
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QUOTE (delusionz @ Oct 27, 2015 - 5:06 PM) *
Hey guys.

Yes most definitely the Clutchmasters FX400 is something I wanted to talk about my experience with it.

Conclusion: Will never buy another one, gone back to Exedy

From day one (some time in 2011 when my original engine in white car blew head gasket) the Clutchmasters FX400 was impossible to disengage, it only had about 1/2 or 3/4 disengagement at full travel. the thrust bearing ended up blowing to a million pieces from having to overstroke it, and later inspection found there was nothing at all wrong with the travel like we thought, the FX400 kit is sprung too heavily for the strength of its construction


sounds just like my experience with them, especially the disengagement and bearing issues. Clutch masters is garbage


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