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post Jan 7, 2019 - 10:12 PM
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I figured I'd make a thread on how my 6GCs coming along. I have a 1997 Celica GT that started out as a rental car in Michigan. The original owner purchased it with around 30,000 Miles and brought it down to Louisiana. He put about 100k miles on it and blew up the engine. My buddy picked it up in 2013 and had a junkyard 5S put it and also got it resprayed. Heres a picture right after he got it painted.



Sadly the shop broke the badges it came with. If you've got a set of gold badges hit me up. wink.gif After that, he drove it for another 85k miles. In mid 2016 he bought a miatia as a project car and got a focus ST. He didn't want to see it go to some random person and I needed a reliable daily so I picked it up. It was in pretty great condition. The only mods it had was a weapon R intake, tint and painted wheels. It also came with the original paperwork, manual, dealer brochures, business cards and window sticker. Here's the car the car right after I got it.








The first thing I did was replace the stereo, oil pressure gauge and give it a deep cleaning. I also tossed a 7G short throw shifter in. I drove it for a couple of years and modded it as I went along. The car had some issues and sat for a couple of months but I worked everything out and got it back on the road in late 2017. In August of 2018 I got backed into by an old lady in an F-150. She broke both passenger side headlights, dented my hood and cracked my bumper. I used the settlement to pick up a 95' ST from a member. It came with a ton of goodies including a full SS-III interior, hypersport floormats, SS-III tail lights, GT4 rear brace, TRD front brace, HIC Visor and toyota sunroof Visor. I swapped over the interior along with the door pannels, some other interior bits, a fender and headlights. I also tossed an old school badge on it.



I then got backed into again in October 2018. My hood was dented in more along with one of my highbeams and my bumper. I decided to sell the ST to a buddy who needed a reliable daily and used that money along with the second settlement to order some BC Racing coilovers and spacers.



I replaced the steering wheel with a 3 post from a Rav 4 and here's how it sits today.







It's come a long way since I picked it up. I've put 50k miles on it and enjoyed every single one! I didn't expect to ever do anything to my Celica but I kinda fell in love with it. I picked up some 5Zigen Pro Racer GN+ for a couple hundred dollars since. I'll update the thread once I get them on.



post Jan 8, 2019 - 11:26 AM
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Cool beans, love the tiger seats.


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'97 ST \ Eibach \ KYB \ Kenwood \ Alpine \ Cusco \ OEM+ [sold]
'93 MX-5 LE
'07 Kawasaki Eliminator 125
'08 MX-5 GT
post Jan 8, 2019 - 8:25 PM
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Nice bro!!! Now you gotta get some wheels. Got any specifics on your mind?
post Jan 9, 2019 - 1:09 AM
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I've got a set of bronze 5zigen Pro Racer GN+ that're 17x8.5 +48. I'm gonna get them on in a couple of days after I clean them up. I'm hoping they'll sit right with my 20mm spacers.
post Jan 9, 2019 - 9:59 AM
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glad to see you made it on here.
Celi looks great!

you might have to roll your fenders with the wheel setup you're going with. I have 7th gen wheels with 20mm spacers and they sit just about flush without having to roll my fenders.


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*1997 Celica ST - My Baby
*1977 Celica RA24 - aka bucket o' rust
*1977 Celica RA29 - classic cruiser
*1996 Celica ST - aka Freelica free fiddy
*2005 Matrix AWD - the wifey's car aka Trix
post Jan 9, 2019 - 3:48 PM
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Nice i love the seats are they the same side as the older one you had are they bigger
post Jan 9, 2019 - 6:01 PM
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I actually followed your setup when I got my spacers. thumbsup.gif I figure I'll have to roll them but hopefully they'll fit until I can rent a roller. I'm gonna lift the car a couple of inches.
post Jan 9, 2019 - 6:28 PM
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I picked up a set of 5zigen Pro Racer GN+ wheels for a pretty good deal. One of them has a mild bend in the lip but they held air just fine so I'm not terribly worried. I polished up the lips, tossed in some new valve stems and now I've just got to get them mounted up. Here's some before and after shots.



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I'm pretty pumped to ditch the stock wheels. Now I just gotta wait. lol
post Jan 10, 2019 - 11:10 PM
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QUOTE (jaxx6GC @ Jan 9, 2019 - 2:09 AM) *
I've got a set of bronze 5zigen Pro Racer GN+ that're 17x8.5 +48. I'm gonna get them on in a couple of days after I clean them up. I'm hoping they'll sit right with my 20mm spacers.


Nice man, I ran the 5zigen FN01RC (17x8 +35mm) w/ 20 mm in the back and it sat pretty flush (w/ 235 tires though).
Given that yours is 8.5 though it might poke out a bit?
post Jan 11, 2019 - 10:08 AM
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QUOTE (jaxx6GC @ Jan 9, 2019 - 5:01 PM) *
I actually followed your setup when I got my spacers. thumbsup.gif I figure I'll have to roll them but hopefully they'll fit until I can rent a roller. I'm gonna lift the car a couple of inches.


haha glad I could help then. but regardless they look good from the pics you posted on fb.


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*1997 Celica ST - My Baby
*1977 Celica RA24 - aka bucket o' rust
*1977 Celica RA29 - classic cruiser
*1996 Celica ST - aka Freelica free fiddy
*2005 Matrix AWD - the wifey's car aka Trix

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