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Mar 15, 2022 - 11:28 AM Forum: Off Topic · Post Preview: #1106743 · Replies: 7983 · Views: 1,435,431
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Nice! Won't it get hot though in the sun? I remember my brother had something similar in his prelude and he always kept a beanie around to cover when it was summer outside cause it'd be hotter than a pan cooking eggs.

Feb 22, 2022 - 10:53 AM Forum: My Project · Post Preview: #1106705 · Replies: 142 · Views: 62,564
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QUOTE (NgoFcukinWay @ Feb 1, 2022 - 6:42 PM) *
i have the ECUMasters DET3 with the built-in 4-bar map sensor. Ran it on my supra for the last 4 years before I went standalone with their EMU Black cuz I wanted to run flex fuel.


Sorry man never got back, I'll have to pass on that offer (for now?). Trying to research and very little amount of people used the DET3 with the 1MZ that I saw.
I ended up going a different route with URD/SS FTC since I'm not doing too much to the car atm.

Feb 1, 2022 - 4:42 PM Forum: My Project · Post Preview: #1106637 · Replies: 142 · Views: 62,564
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QUOTE (NgoFcukinWay @ Feb 1, 2022 - 2:38 AM) *
I've got a piggyback ECU for sale if you need to help out. smile.gif


which piggyback do you have? originally if i could i probably would want to keep the oem as long as possible but who knows what might happen. getting into diy tuning sounds tedious, dangerous, and a good learning process.

Feb 1, 2022 - 3:55 PM Forum: My Project · Post Preview: #1106636 · Replies: 142 · Views: 62,564
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QUOTE (enderswift @ Feb 1, 2022 - 11:47 AM) *
Did you check your flywheel step height before send out the transmission for a rebuild? Should have a .020 step on it

an improperly machined flywheel wont let the clutch disengage and thus, wont go into gear. This is a trap I've seen at least 10 ppl on here fall into

learned all this from very painful experience...


I didn't, I was under the impression that the new Fidanza flywheel matched the stock step height (as indicated on Fidanza's FAQ).

Jan 31, 2022 - 2:23 PM Forum: Off Topic · Post Preview: #1106627 · Replies: 7983 · Views: 1,435,431
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QUOTE (Neon90424 @ Jan 31, 2022 - 1:37 PM) *
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I just want a GR Yaris.


i want a gr rolla


Agreed on either, but it's probably best to wait a few years if it's the GR Corolla to sort out the small things. If it's the GR Yaris then I think they would import w/ the latest fixes.

Jan 22, 2022 - 3:38 PM Forum: My Project · Post Preview: #1106586 · Replies: 142 · Views: 62,564
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Oh... and I sold my FRS and eventually bought another Celica: TSZ Beams
Alright which other celica veteran is selling their car? Gotta get one with a 3SGTE and then a 2GR, then lastly a K-series.
Then I'll have the ultimate celica swap collection.

Jan 22, 2022 - 3:35 PM Forum: My Project · Post Preview: #1106585 · Replies: 0 · Views: 832
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Yes indeed, I ended up with another Celica. A project car yes, but one that's pretty well done already.
At least one to be a year-round daily (yes... even in the winter salt snow).


It's funny to be buying cars from old celica veterans here. First it was Colin's V6; now it's Kurt's Beams.
To be honest after selling my FR-S I was not looking to get another celica. But this deal was too good to pass.
Thanks to my brother who moved on from celica's to off-road for coming with me and spending 2021 July 4th weekend to get the car from Ohio.

Car has about... 85k on the chassis and 65k on the beams motor as of right now? Low mileage overall, and pretty clean.
Chips and small dents here and there; but I didn't care so much cause overall it was still very good.
Plus it came w/ some interior and exterior goodies so I couldn't complain. Given the pandemic prices this was very nice deal.

Knowing that the car hasn't been driven in a long while, I decided to get a dolly just in case (good thing in the end).



Things were going swell until we hit the Dells (4 hours from home) around 10 PM and then one of the trailer tires ripped on us.
A long night trying to get to Walmart with their long lines and having to take the front bumper off lead us too tired to make it home.



Nonetheless we made it home safely. The car was bogging a bit and at first we though it was just clogged injectors or old gas.
But after while it got worst and so I ended up replacing the fuel filter. BROKE my gas line along the way so repaired that real quick.
However we found out later it was actually a valve cover gasket leak. Shout out to Mike Thoma though for offering his ignition coil cause I thought it was that.
Quick online order from battlegarage and visit to the junkyard for an ignition boot (thanks Pruis) and things were good again!



The exhaust was definitely too loud though for my taste, and sat rather low. I wanted something similar to the SP2 so I ended up going with Ken's suggestion.
Magnaflow 14829 muffler, 2.25" catback with OEM cat, and then a Summit Racing resonator. When I find my testpipe I'll fit that one instead I don't want my cat stolen.




Fixed missing stud up front, still have to install the interior audio and upgrade the lighting overall. Also it came w/ seized ksport coilovers so I'm soaking them in PB blaster as I gave it my old 1" Eibach Springs on KYB/Bilstein shocks. Here it sits with the old 5zigen wheels that I had on the FRS and Celica before.



Annnndddd this is how it sits now now that winter is here. Got some wheels with Artic Snow tires since snow tires make the difference up here in MN.
Future plans currently once it's warm again is to get my audio/lighting figured out and then paint the front spat red.


And here's a video or two on how the car sounds: Beams Celica with Magnaflow and Summit-Racing exhaust

Jan 22, 2022 - 2:59 PM Forum: My Project · Post Preview: #1106584 · Replies: 371 · Views: 160,488
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Woohoo progress! Btw what seat rails did you go with? And I've ordered some stuff from battlegarage, they were actually pretty quick with mine.
It was just a head gasket + valve cover gasket for the beams but I got it within two weeks.

Jan 22, 2022 - 2:52 PM Forum: My Project · Post Preview: #1106581 · Replies: 142 · Views: 62,564
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Whoa it's back online! Prayers be answered; miracles be made. Quite a bit has happened since the last update.

TLDR: Car isn't moving, engine is out, transmission also, and it's too cold here to do anything.

Long story: turns out trying to rush many things all at once was not a good idea.
- There was another rally in Utah under the same podcast that I planned to go.
- Also planned to have the following installed in 2 months: Mishimoto radiator, OBX headers, Quaife LSD, SouthBend S1 clutch, Fidanza flywheel.
- Pretty simple right? Until it wasn't lol.


I will preface and say this is the first time I've ever pulled a motor on one of my own cars, so it was cool learning the whole process.





Removal process wasn't terrible; but it was a hassle trying to angle the engine+trans out.
I ended up replacing a lot of the gaskets as well as removing the EGR since it was rusted to the rear piece.
Quick visit to the junkyard to take the block off plate and some 10k ohm resister to trick the system and you're all good.



Problems arose though as I had found out the OBX headers do not fit the car with the current setup that I have.
Currently the gap between the subframe to engine is too low AND the headers sit too low to where it interferes with my steering rack.
During that time I also accidently cut my power-steering lines from the rear mount.



Amongst the prepping I replaced a couple other things: new tie rods (out + inner), higher spec fluids, rubber gaskets, etc etc.
At the end when I got my transmission back it was 2 days before driving to Utah. I had reverted pretty much everything except the EGR mod.
Car started up fine; but couldn't get into gear. Couldn't figure out what it was so we eventually cancelled the Rally trip and called it there.
I was so disheartened; but I told myself it was my mistake to go down this path so late into the game. I was only able to do so since my brother got a new house with room.
However I did end up going to CO (as it was planned to be there a couple days before the Rally) and spent the time there with my co-driver.
After coming back I sent the transmission back to the shop and had them look it over. Essentially I'm paying a little over $1000 to rebuild about 70% or so of the transmission.


In the meantime even though I lost motivation I was partly relieved that I didn't go since it might've been terrible to go in such a rush.
Took my time and replaced my VDO volt gauge for an AEM one just to match the others. Also finally got around to installing the 986 front calipers (w/o the A4 rotors).
Having them on for now to test it out and if nothing is wrong I'll have the calipers painted another day.



So yeah, that's where it sits right now. Car is still over at my brothers as I wait for parts to come in so the shop can replace a bunch of transmission parts.
Oh yeah, I also told myself since the motors out right now, it's probably the best time to stuff to the motor. So I got lucky and bought myself the supercharger for the 1MZ.
Full kit including the EBC controller. I want to try to keep the OEM ECU as long as possible. Also ended up getting 2MZ intake/3MZ exhaust cams too.
Gonna get the brown supra injectors to help out and probably some sort of FPR to help out w/ the fuel and a walbro fuel pump.

Jan 30, 2021 - 6:16 AM Forum: My Project · Post Preview: #1106439 · Replies: 338 · Views: 101,972
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QUOTE (navseal345 @ Jan 29, 2021 - 8:59 PM) *
Personally... I like my c-clamps touching both positive & negative terminals of my battery.


Ah I see, great minds think alike.

Oct 22, 2020 - 1:02 PM Forum: General Discussion · Post Preview: #1106071 · Replies: 6 · Views: 8,251
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Not sure if this is the right one but... https://gt4-play.co.uk/shop/rear-screen-seal-genuine-toyota

Oct 19, 2020 - 12:51 PM Forum: My Project · Post Preview: #1106055 · Replies: 6 · Views: 2,425
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This will be quite interesting to see! I've never thought of full EV conversion; but I was totally thinking about some sort of hybrid system. Idea would to have EV converted hub motor's for the rear. Make it both hybrid and "AWD" lol.
Of course you'll have to worry about how the system work together though.

Oct 7, 2020 - 7:58 PM Forum: My Project · Post Preview: #1105946 · Replies: 142 · Views: 62,564
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Recently joined a Rally hosted by a local automotive enthusiast podcast (Overcrest Productions). It was amazing! Didn't know the roads we were on existed so close to home in the WI area.
Highly recommend coming next year, as there were some people outside of the states (IL and PA afaik) that joined in as well. Probably 80 cars? Few imports, some non-porsche euros, and the rest were porsche's lol.

I didn't take a photo of my car so I took one from IG.


First day group that I ran with, it was a blast eventually being 3rd and following some old school Porsche through the corners.


Second day group, a stock M3 and 991.2. Unfortunately the second day had higher speed roads so I was last and struggled to keep up with them during acceleration.
The M3 peeled back to MN near the end so I finished at the end point with the 911.2 only. Awesome guy, glad to make a new friend during the rally.


It was unexpected but my co-pilot wanted to shoot some videos so he free-handed recording during the second day.
Got two videos, one with the M3 and 911 going faster than usual and the other w/ just he 911 casually strolling.
Celica, M3, 991.2
Celica, 991.2

NEED MORE POWER!!! At least in those high speed areas to keep up with them other cars that have over 100hp than me.
Nothing else left I think for this year, just waiting for the shop to open up to eventually do my clutch+flywheel+lsd and perhaps some other things.

Sep 16, 2020 - 10:43 AM Forum: Off Topic · Post Preview: #1105750 · Replies: 7983 · Views: 1,435,431
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QUOTE (Box @ Sep 14, 2020 - 7:01 AM) *
QUOTE (TimeslideZ @ Sep 14, 2020 - 12:28 AM) *
Looks good for the age! What's the plan for it?

Thanks! Drive it! At some point I'd like to have the seats recovered though. Maybe vinyl wrap it purple. For now the only "mods" I plan on doing is swapping out the headlights for 9011/9012 bulbs and finding a good festoon LED for the courtesy light.


Seats do look pretty worn, do you prefer the tan interior or would you rather have black/gray interior? Maybe even go purple or white if you vinyl wrap the car purple lol

Sep 14, 2020 - 12:28 AM Forum: Off Topic · Post Preview: #1105710 · Replies: 7983 · Views: 1,435,431
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Looks good for the age! What's the plan for it?

Sep 12, 2020 - 12:38 AM Forum: My Project · Post Preview: #1105683 · Replies: 92 · Views: 45,981
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^ 2GR would be the way to go for V6, the 1MZ/3MZ wouldn't be bad either. But it's hard to beat the swap of the 3SGTE with power mods to cover for the AWD.

Sep 7, 2020 - 6:53 PM Forum: My Project · Post Preview: #1105660 · Replies: 142 · Views: 62,564
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Finally got my axle stuff resolved for now. Had to get a new passenger inner axle stub. Luckily my buddy had one since he obtained a lsd e153 + axles.
Changed out my transmission oil to Mt-90 and finally found the reason why my whole bottom left side was all greased out.

Turns out there was actually a hole in the transmission case (3mm x 2mm) from the axle backing plate scratching upon it when it first broke.
I didn't even see it cause it was so small; but it starts to leak when you get near full filling the transmission oil.
Hopefully the JB Weld Steel Stick stuff lasts (works for now). Just finally glad to get the car back on the road after a month of constant problems.



The shop that's going to do my lsd install is stacked until winter so unfortunately I'll have to wait until end of year/next year to get it installed.
On the other hand since they're taking out the transmission I decided I mind as well "upgrade" the clutch and flywheel.
Clutch is just a Stage 1, reviews seem to show that the combo is a pretty good one.

Hoping the car can last until after Oct 3-4 for a rally that I joined from a local podcast group I listen to. (link)
Probably see if I can get some photos while cruising and stuff.

Anyone know of someone selling the supercharger kit? LOL

Sep 7, 2020 - 6:36 PM Forum: My Project · Post Preview: #1105659 · Replies: 142 · Views: 62,564
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QUOTE (Bitter @ Aug 22, 2020 - 10:27 AM) *
Loctite 272 those bolts my man, should help prevent them from backing out in the future.


Yep, just did that. I'm guessing the previous shop who did my axles didn't do that and it eventually loosened over time.

Sep 6, 2020 - 1:22 PM Forum: Off Topic · Post Preview: #1105650 · Replies: 7983 · Views: 1,435,431
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QUOTE (Box @ Sep 5, 2020 - 11:23 PM) *
QUOTE (Bitter @ Sep 5, 2020 - 8:50 PM) *
Nuclear missile? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W30
Flashlight? https://www.acebeam.com/w30
Oldsmobile? https://mondelloperformance.com/2018/05/oldsmobile-w-30/

Which W30?



Also was the doggos birthday today, or what she says is their birthday at least. So we took them on an all afternoon hike and then bought them a pork chop medium rare bone out for a special dinner treat. I tried a couple bites of it, super delicious!


W30


I like the fact that you think we can obtain a nuclear missile. But it's 2020, might be possible.

Aug 22, 2020 - 9:54 AM Forum: My Project · Post Preview: #1105557 · Replies: 142 · Views: 62,564
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Minor update: axles problems again! Had a meet a while back and as I was heading home I suddenly heard a huge clunk before my axle sounded like it was binding.
Thought it was the passenger side (cause I had the most issue w/ that side), turned out it was the driver side. Apparently the bolts came loose.


Bought new washer plates, axles, and 75 mm bolts (standard is like 50). Btw, that is a 15 mm axle spacer. Got that replaced and then literally a week later I was driving when my axle would "lock" up and turn right.
Quite scary when you're on the highway and going 75 mph. Turns out my right axle was bad. Ripped hole and missing 1-2 ball bearings. So getting that replaced and probably going to try w/o the spacer on that side.

Jul 24, 2020 - 12:16 PM Forum: My Project · Post Preview: #1105302 · Replies: 142 · Views: 62,564
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Finally got the wiring and hardware installed for the DCW pod + gauges.
- LCE testpipe cut down to match 12.5" and bung installed (decent welding by shop, wish it was better). Realized I already had one on the pipe but it was rusted so good thing I made a new one.
- Mishimoto universal sandwich plate. Image looks like it'll leak but I haven't had any issues after running it for a day; but time will tell.
- DCW triple pod. Not sure if it's warped or my dash but it wasn't "perfect" fit, as some parts stick but other locations needed extra layering. But not noticeable from driver/passenger perspective.
- I was originally going to have the wire go through the clock location; but ended up just going on top of the center cover and squeezing it in.
- Ignore the missing buttons, looking for new ones and all most are discontinued so the journey begins to search for new ones. It's going to be a long term search.



Small meet tomorrow, then probably set-up getting my LSD/Axle-work done.
In the meantime wanting to also upgrade my audio w/ a double-din and full speakers/sub upgrade.
Porsche brakes will probably start next year.

Jun 26, 2020 - 3:30 PM Forum: My Project · Post Preview: #1105137 · Replies: 247 · Views: 54,806
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QUOTE (bloodMoney @ Jun 26, 2020 - 3:41 PM) *
QUOTE (Bitter @ Jun 25, 2020 - 1:26 PM) *
Why did she do the wiring?


For an alignment that car seems like a chaotic neutral.


That's what she does Jordan.

I do the mechanical work, and she handles all the electrical.



Jun 26, 2020 - 10:03 AM Forum: Interior/Audio/Electrical/Wiring · Post Preview: #1105135 · Replies: 1 · Views: 1,838
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Not sure if it's here but check out this website: http://gt4.mwp.id.au/#

Jun 23, 2020 - 7:29 PM Forum: Meet/Event Discussion · Post Preview: #1105125 · Replies: 118 · Views: 29,706
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^ Available the same dates as well. The only changes is if the car is in the shop by then and not out.

Jun 23, 2020 - 7:19 PM Forum: My Project · Post Preview: #1105124 · Replies: 142 · Views: 62,564
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Got the glow gauge faces since I liked the daytime look. Not so fond of the nighttime as I originally wanted white lightning; but I wasn't going to pay like $430 for that when these were only $30.
I left the three 194 bulbs in the back white cause I couldn't find a greenish/blue color like the gauges and the RGB led's were too long. Last but not least the needles were painted fluorescent orange ON TOP of the original white paint.





I didn't remove the original; but instead double sided tape the new one's over the old one. Didn't want to glue it nor remove the needles cause it would mess up the e153 calibration so left it.
Also routed it wires by cutting a small hole in the back protector film (open space). Here's how it gauges look close up.




It was so hard to take a daytime photo due to the reflection so I did the best I could at the time. Overall there's a few things I will re-do (bezel paint/filler, new clear plastic, needle repaint) in the future but it's good enough for now.
However my fuel tank light won't go off (after filing) so going to drive the car until empty and try again. Also my airbag light is on for some reason so I need to check out why (it was on/off long before; but now it slightly glows even when the car is off).




Last but not least, QUAIFE BABY. I was lucky to find someone selling a blue gear ring in good condition (at a hefty price) so I went ahead and ordered the LSD. This probably won't go on for a while though as the shop I want to take it to is busy.
It'll be the best time to also cut my passenger spacer down so I can run negative camber (it was binding before), swap to MT-90 transmission fluid, and setup for the 986 caliper work (and maybe the GT4 rear) before getting another alignment.


Other things in the work: getting the 2.5" LCE pipe and going to have it cut down to 12.5" to match the OEM CAT length. Will also have the bung installed there for the AFR plug (yes it's further back but I didn't want to take out the whole custom y-pipe).
Once that gets done then I'll be installing the AFR w/ the Oil Temp + Pressure. Will probably change out the VDO volt gauge to an AEM one to match the rest of the gauges as well (digital + VDO green is off from instrument cluster).

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