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6G Celicas Forums _ Off Topic _ Teh official Where’s Box? thread

Posted by: Box Aug 18, 2014 - 2:42 PM

Started this thread for all discussions not involving the Celica, or it can involve the Celica I suppose. This way you can talk about ANYTHING that has happened during your day that you'd like to share with everyone. Had a bad day at work, share. Bought an awesome pet rock, share. Found the best new noms ever, share. Did something to your other car, share. Anything that makes me embarrassed, awkward, and makes me turn red in general, keep to yourself. tongue.gif

Posted by: SupraKid Aug 18, 2014 - 3:32 PM

I feel as if may days may be a bit too "adult" for this website.

Posted by: ClevelandGaint Aug 18, 2014 - 3:53 PM

So today i was working on the hemi and installed some new goodies, cleaned out the TB, installed a oil catch can, a SLP underdrive pulley and 180 t-stat. Now time to get a new tune for her.

Posted by: Box Aug 18, 2014 - 4:22 PM

QUOTE (ClevelandGaint @ Aug 18, 2014 - 3:53 PM) *
So today i was working on the hemi and installed some new goodies, cleaned out the TB, installed a oil catch can, a SLP underdrive pulley and 180 t-stat. Now time to get a new tune for her.

Hemi? Old 426, or one of the new 392's? Details! redface.gif

Posted by: ClevelandGaint Aug 18, 2014 - 5:06 PM

QUOTE (Box @ Aug 18, 2014 - 5:22 PM) *
QUOTE (ClevelandGaint @ Aug 18, 2014 - 3:53 PM) *
So today i was working on the hemi and installed some new goodies, cleaned out the TB, installed a oil catch can, a SLP underdrive pulley and 180 t-stat. Now time to get a new tune for her.

Hemi? Old 426, or one of the new 392's? Details! redface.gif



Its newer 2005 5.7 hemi, stock 340hp as they claim. I have been upgrading little by little, when i first got her i swapped out the cam for comps cam stage 2, along with comp cam pushrods. Then installed 6.1 manifold and 6.1 mid pipes. Used 6.1 liftsprings as well Custom tune from Johan from diablosport. Its still a work in progress, hopefully before winter hits i can get correct dyno #'s. I still have a large shopping list of parts i need/want for her, not counting the other 5 cars i have that need some loving too biggrin.gif

Posted by: Box Aug 18, 2014 - 5:38 PM

Nice. So is it in something like the Magnum or something custom?

Posted by: ClevelandGaint Aug 18, 2014 - 6:08 PM

QUOTE (Box @ Aug 18, 2014 - 5:38 PM) *
Nice. So is it in something like the Magnum or something custom?


Its 05 Chrylser 300C, pretty nice, been upgrading things here and there. Had to reinstall a different nav unit because the joy sticks on the unit tend to break pretty quickly.

Posted by: 1994Celica Aug 18, 2014 - 6:11 PM

Today I replace the rear speakers in the civic. They work fine however the internet lied to me and I got the wrong size. The ones I replaced were the same size as the ones that came out which led me to believe that they were aftermarket. Now I'm going to have to drill new mounting holes for them.

Posted by: Box Aug 18, 2014 - 6:25 PM

QUOTE (ClevelandGaint @ Aug 18, 2014 - 6:08 PM) *
QUOTE (Box @ Aug 18, 2014 - 5:38 PM) *
Nice. So is it in something like the Magnum or something custom?


Its 05 Chrylser 300C, pretty nice, been upgrading things here and there. Had to reinstall a different nav unit because the joy sticks on the unit tend to break pretty quickly.

Cool beans. My mom has a 3.5 Charger, she wants a Hemi Challenger though. She likes them, a little big and floaty for my tastes in a modern car though.

QUOTE (1994Celica @ Aug 18, 2014 - 6:11 PM) *
Today I replace the rear speakers in the civic. They work fine however the internet lied to me and I got the wrong size. The ones I replaced were the same size as the ones that came out which led me to believe that they were aftermarket. Now I'm going to have to drill new mounting holes for them.

Possibly could make an adapter ring?

Posted by: ClevelandGaint Aug 18, 2014 - 6:50 PM

Im a bigger guy so i like the boat-ness feel to it, usually using it for longer road trips and extended drives. Otherwise i have the 944,3k, and celica for dailies.

Posted by: JoshuaM Aug 18, 2014 - 6:55 PM


Today I am doing MORE uni assignments... what a surprise tongue.gif Got a 25% one due in 2 hours.

Posted by: Box Aug 18, 2014 - 7:30 PM

QUOTE (ClevelandGaint @ Aug 18, 2014 - 6:50 PM) *
Im a bigger guy so i like the boat-ness feel to it, usually using it for longer road trips and extended drives. Otherwise i have the 944,3k, and celica for dailies.

It would be nice to have a car with adaptive suspension so you could go from soft and floaty for just driving around to stiff and responsive for more spirited driving. Usually floaty cars tend to make me motion sick though. kindasad.gif

Posted by: RoadRage Aug 18, 2014 - 8:27 PM

QUOTE (JoshuaM @ Aug 18, 2014 - 6:55 PM) *
Today I am doing MORE uni assignments... what a surprise tongue.gif Got a 25% one due in 2 hours.


I got the same lol but instead doing car stuff

Posted by: Box Aug 18, 2014 - 8:57 PM

QUOTE (RoadRage @ Aug 18, 2014 - 8:27 PM) *
QUOTE (JoshuaM @ Aug 18, 2014 - 6:55 PM) *
Today I am doing MORE uni assignments... what a surprise tongue.gif Got a 25% one due in 2 hours.


I got the same lol but instead doing car stuff

SLACKER!!! redface.gif

Posted by: RoadRage Aug 18, 2014 - 10:14 PM

Eh.. well I wanted to but it seems too cold to paint my skirts
Back inside I go

Posted by: njccmd2002 Aug 18, 2014 - 10:22 PM

today i did not know which today post to post in ....

Posted by: Box Aug 18, 2014 - 10:48 PM

Obviously the Super Non-Celica Edition 2000 MKVIII, where everything goes provided it's not rude! It's also great for everyone to share things about their non-Celica projects, since individual threads would kind of get lost in space. Or maybe you'd like to share a gyro with me, I like gyros.

Posted by: rentaspace Aug 19, 2014 - 12:13 AM

QUOTE (Box @ Aug 18, 2014 - 7:25 PM) *
QUOTE (ClevelandGaint @ Aug 18, 2014 - 6:08 PM) *
QUOTE (Box @ Aug 18, 2014 - 5:38 PM) *
Nice. So is it in something like the Magnum or something custom?


Its 05 Chrylser 300C, pretty nice, been upgrading things here and there. Had to reinstall a different nav unit because the joy sticks on the unit tend to break pretty quickly.

Cool beans. My mom has a 3.5 Charger, she wants a Hemi Challenger though. She likes them, a little big and floaty for my tastes in a modern car though.

QUOTE (1994Celica @ Aug 18, 2014 - 6:11 PM) *
Today I replace the rear speakers in the civic. They work fine however the internet lied to me and I got the wrong size. The ones I replaced were the same size as the ones that came out which led me to believe that they were aftermarket. Now I'm going to have to drill new mounting holes for them.

Possibly could make an adapter ring?

I just used wood for mine, then sprayed it satin black:



Posted by: njccmd2002 Aug 19, 2014 - 12:36 AM

good deal for leather seats...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1997-TOYOTA-CELICA-BLACK-KATZKIN-LEATHER-INTERIOR-SEAT-REPLACEMENT-KIT-/291218789269?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item43cdfe1395&vxp=mtr

good deal..

another...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/94-99-Celica-Hatchback-Rear-Leather-Black-Seats-Backseat-/121394730279?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item1c43b09527&vxp=mtr

Posted by: RoadRage Aug 19, 2014 - 7:52 AM

Today I thought I was having an OK day but its ended up pretty damn ****ty frown.gif
Having battery/alternator/fuse who knows what problems

Posted by: 1994Celica Aug 19, 2014 - 10:36 AM

I think I am going to make an adapter. After looking at it again today there isn't enough metal around it to make it fit well.

Posted by: VavAlephVav Aug 19, 2014 - 11:25 AM

Today I give my Brother's 2001 Malibu back since i got mine running. he bought this beater for $500 because it needs a new ignition switch (among other things). You have to sit and Wiggle the key for sometimes 15 min before you get it to unlock and turn. kindasad.gif

Posted by: Box Aug 19, 2014 - 2:56 PM

QUOTE (RoadRage @ Aug 19, 2014 - 7:52 AM) *
Today I thought I was having an OK day but its ended up pretty damn ****ty frown.gif
Having battery/alternator/fuse who knows what problems

Oh noes. frown.gif

Posted by: PegGTS Aug 19, 2014 - 6:32 PM

QUOTE (VavAlephVav @ Aug 19, 2014 - 11:25 AM) *
Today I give my Brother's 2001 Malibu back since i got mine running. he bought this beater for $500 because it needs a new ignition switch (among other things). You have to sit and Wiggle the key for sometimes 15 min before you get it to unlock and turn. kindasad.gif

My first car before the Celi was a 2001 Malibu. Thing was so ballin'

http://s1334.photobucket.com/user/PegGTS/media/DSCF0884_zps642f3151.jpg.html


Posted by: Box Aug 19, 2014 - 6:39 PM

The best part was the Zelda decal. tongue.gif

Posted by: PegGTS Aug 19, 2014 - 10:20 PM

Of course tongue.gif On a side note, that would be a pretty neat colour to paint the Celi

Posted by: Box Aug 20, 2014 - 2:06 AM

Yes, yes it would. redface.gif

Posted by: Box Aug 22, 2014 - 5:20 PM

So apparently everyone in Miata-ville seems to think they're going to want to total my car... I don't see how, it's like $1,000 in parts at the most... I guess it's body shop labour that's the issue, but I can do it myself if it keeps it from being totaled. I don't want to go through the car shopping ordeal all over again... Tomorrow is seven days, so at the earliest I'll know tomorrow. Tuesday by the latest.

Posted by: VavAlephVav Aug 22, 2014 - 6:12 PM

as long as the frame isn't tweaked and you just need hood, nose, fender, headlights I'd tell em to give the max they can without totaling it, and they can pss off and like it. smile.gif

Posted by: richee3 Aug 22, 2014 - 8:38 PM

Is everything working out with their insurance?

Posted by: Box Aug 22, 2014 - 10:54 PM

The only damage to the uni-body is where the passenger side of the core support and the tip of the chassis next to the headlight is pushed in like an inch, I could go out and fix it in less than an hour and no one would ever know the difference. I already checked the suspension and all of the chassis seams and it's all good. From behind the wheel you'd never guess it had been in an incident. Honestly it's kind of pissing me off/worrying the Hell out of me that everyone on the Miata forum says they'll total it... I'm willing to do the work myself if they'll give enough to cover parts, paint, and a small enough cushion so I'm not paying out myself in the event I have to pay a premium price for one part or another.

I should hear from them tomorrow, or Tuesday by the latest. This is frustrating. If it wasn't for the fact I was waiting on insurance I'd already have it torn down and prepared for new panels.

Posted by: njccmd2002 Aug 23, 2014 - 1:07 AM

They should shot down the forum. Nothing but incompetents. Clearly they have not seen what 1st gen celica owners have restored. Is they total it buy it back repair and sell it, unless a salvaged title does not bother you...

Posted by: HaysoosKreesto Aug 23, 2014 - 1:18 AM

Today I had a bit of a laugh at this. New trend sweeping the nation perhaps?


Posted by: VavAlephVav Aug 23, 2014 - 8:39 AM

lol , masking tape is cheap

Posted by: njccmd2002 Aug 23, 2014 - 9:06 AM

That looks more like he got pranked

Posted by: Box Aug 23, 2014 - 3:05 PM

QUOTE (njccmd2002 @ Aug 23, 2014 - 1:07 AM) *
They should shot down the forum. Nothing but incompetents. Clearly they have not seen what 1st gen celica owners have restored. Is they total it buy it back repair and sell it, unless a salvaged title does not bother you...

I really don't see how they could total it, for one I have to agree to it which I won't. Secondly it'd be a lot cheaper to pay me off for parts than to give the retail value of the car. Either way I won't make it easy on them if they try to screw me over.

Apparently insurance is off on the weekends, so have to wait until Monday or Tuesday now...

Posted by: spolski07 Aug 25, 2014 - 1:24 PM

1000 bucks to a car that is valued at 2500.. right not totaled...

Posted by: Box Aug 25, 2014 - 3:05 PM

QUOTE (spolski07 @ Aug 25, 2014 - 1:24 PM) *
1000 bucks to a car that is valued at 2500.. right not totaled...

Well, that's below the lowest percentage even. 50-75% of total value in damages before it's totaled. At this point I just don't even care anymore, the more I think about it the less I want to deal with it. I've only had the top down once and that was on the way home after buying it, then I started to burn and had to put the top up. I'm not a convertible person.

Posted by: 1994Celica Aug 25, 2014 - 3:38 PM

Are you going to sell it and start your search over again?

Today I went back to college and started my second year.... hooray thumbsdown.gif

Posted by: Box Aug 25, 2014 - 4:08 PM

I don't know, just depends on insurance really. If they total it I'll buy it back and sell it to someone deserving, if they don't total it I'll keep it.

Then it's just back to the 240SX, Mustang, or Supra ordeal all over again.

Posted by: njccmd2002 Aug 25, 2014 - 5:55 PM

celica

Posted by: Box Aug 25, 2014 - 5:59 PM

It'd have to be the first generation liftback. Even with the Miata's meager amount of power I've remembered how much more I like rear wheel drive.

Really it'd be down to Supra or Mustang I suppose... V8's cause wonderful feelings inside of me.

Posted by: 1994Celica Aug 25, 2014 - 6:45 PM

240 with an ls swap?

Posted by: Box Aug 25, 2014 - 10:30 PM

Meh, rather have the Supra stock or swapped when I think about it. It's what I should've bought the first time around, but I couldn't find a nice one. I hurt too often to be in these cars that ride like ass.

Posted by: VavAlephVav Aug 25, 2014 - 11:33 PM

QUOTE (1994Celica @ Aug 25, 2014 - 4:38 PM) *
Are you going to sell it and start your search over again?

Today I went back to college and started my second year.... hooray thumbsdown.gif


later you'll be glad you've got a good job so you can spend money on your hotrod.

QUOTE (njccmd2002 @ Aug 25, 2014 - 6:55 PM) *
celica

+1


QUOTE (Box @ Aug 25, 2014 - 6:59 PM) *
It'd have to be the first generation liftback. Even with the Miata's meager amount of power I've remembered how much more I like rear wheel drive.

Really it'd be down to Supra or Mustang I suppose... V8's cause wonderful feelings inside of me.


like this one






its still got the rear end sitting there - id go down and get it for $120 if I knew somebody wanted to buy it. smile.gif


Posted by: Box Aug 26, 2014 - 12:47 AM

It'd be a MKIII Supra, was my first car and the only one I constantly think about getting back.

Posted by: njccmd2002 Aug 26, 2014 - 6:18 AM

the differential in that car is worth more than the car alone

Posted by: ClevelandGaint Aug 26, 2014 - 6:20 AM

Box is on the search again, I vote mkiii

Posted by: VavAlephVav Aug 26, 2014 - 6:41 AM

QUOTE (njccmd2002 @ Aug 26, 2014 - 7:18 AM) *
the differential in that car is worth more than the car alone


ya im tempted to go down there and get it just to sit on and wait for somebody that wants it.

Posted by: Box Aug 26, 2014 - 2:18 PM

MKIII it is, now to wait a year for one to show up.

Posted by: Box Aug 26, 2014 - 4:08 PM

That or FC RX-7... Or if a manual SC300 showed up... Maybe a Mustang or F-body, I do like V8's...

OH GOD IT'S HAPPENING AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!

If it weren't for having a strong aversion to automatics I'd just get a SC400.

Posted by: 1994Celica Aug 26, 2014 - 9:50 PM

QUOTE (VavAlephVav @ Aug 25, 2014 - 11:33 PM) *
QUOTE (1994Celica @ Aug 25, 2014 - 4:38 PM) *
Are you going to sell it and start your search over again?

Today I went back to college and started my second year.... hooray thumbsdown.gif


later you'll be glad you've got a good job so you can spend money on your hotrod.


I know it will eventually, but right now it just doesn't seem like it...

Posted by: Box Aug 28, 2014 - 9:27 PM

Hopefully you chose a good field, nothing like wasting four years in school and paying for it only to not be able to find a job anyway.

SW20 MR2, can't believe I forgot about it.

Posted by: VavAlephVav Aug 28, 2014 - 9:35 PM

QUOTE (Box @ Aug 28, 2014 - 9:27 PM) *
Hopefully you chose a good field, nothing like wasting four years in school and paying for it only to not be able to find a job anyway.

SW20 MR2, can't believe I forgot about it.



Don't be afraid of Math and you won't be sorry, the big money is in stuff that's hard to do.

Posted by: Box Aug 28, 2014 - 10:02 PM

The big money is in stuff that's in demand. tongue.gif

Posted by: NgoFcukinWay Aug 28, 2014 - 11:14 PM

QUOTE (1994Celica @ Aug 26, 2014 - 10:50 PM) *
QUOTE (VavAlephVav @ Aug 25, 2014 - 11:33 PM) *
QUOTE (1994Celica @ Aug 25, 2014 - 4:38 PM) *
Are you going to sell it and start your search over again?

Today I went back to college and started my second year.... hooray thumbsdown.gif


later you'll be glad you've got a good job so you can spend money on your hotrod.


I know it will eventually, but right now it just doesn't seem like it...


Take advantage of it and motor through the next 3-4 years. As long as you stay focused and busy, time will fly and before you know it, you'll be crossing that stage with diploma in hand and one step closer to a better career.

I've made some dumb choices these past 8 years when it came to school; dicking around with school and didn't take it seriously, especially at a community college. :\ Went to school off and on going from full-time now to part-time. Ended up taking ~4.5 years to walk away with a 2-year associates degree because I was too focused on just working to make money to play around with it. :\ Now I'm back in school to finish the last four classes I need for my CAD certification, and hopefully by summer, I can be disciplined enough to tackle my biggest obstacle (physics) and continue to pursue an engineering degree while building my CAD work experience.

Good luck with your educational endeavors. smile.gif

Posted by: 1994Celica Aug 29, 2014 - 7:58 AM

QUOTE (VavAlephVav @ Aug 28, 2014 - 9:35 PM) *
QUOTE (Box @ Aug 28, 2014 - 9:27 PM) *
Hopefully you chose a good field, nothing like wasting four years in school and paying for it only to not be able to find a job anyway.

SW20 MR2, can't believe I forgot about it.



Don't be afraid of Math and you won't be sorry, the big money is in stuff that's hard to do.

I'm currently a business marketing major, and I'm thinking about switching to MIS. I think either of those will be a decent field.

QUOTE (NgoFcukinWay @ Aug 28, 2014 - 11:14 PM) *
QUOTE (1994Celica @ Aug 26, 2014 - 10:50 PM) *
QUOTE (VavAlephVav @ Aug 25, 2014 - 11:33 PM) *
QUOTE (1994Celica @ Aug 25, 2014 - 4:38 PM) *
Are you going to sell it and start your search over again?

Today I went back to college and started my second year.... hooray thumbsdown.gif


later you'll be glad you've got a good job so you can spend money on your hotrod.


I know it will eventually, but right now it just doesn't seem like it...


Take advantage of it and motor through the next 3-4 years. As long as you stay focused and busy, time will fly and before you know it, you'll be crossing that stage with diploma in hand and one step closer to a better career.

I've made some dumb choices these past 8 years when it came to school; dicking around with school and didn't take it seriously, especially at a community college. :\ Went to school off and on going from full-time now to part-time. Ended up taking ~4.5 years to walk away with a 2-year associates degree because I was too focused on just working to make money to play around with it. :\ Now I'm back in school to finish the last four classes I need for my CAD certification, and hopefully by summer, I can be disciplined enough to tackle my biggest obstacle (physics) and continue to pursue an engineering degree while building my CAD work experience.

Good luck with your educational endeavors. smile.gif

Thanks! I plan on graduating as quick as possible. I was lucky enough to receive a loan where if I graduate quick enough with a decent gpa the loan will be forgiven

Posted by: VavAlephVav Aug 29, 2014 - 10:08 AM

QUOTE (Box @ Aug 28, 2014 - 10:02 PM) *
The big money is in stuff that's in demand. tongue.gif



There is a high demand for highly skilled people who will work for little money. tongue.gif


When I say math I don't mean business Maff biggrin.gif
That engineering physics class is the trial by fire, I think they really just use it to see if you're serious about this.
I tell people it's more like a gang initiation; its not a fair fight, and you're not going to win, they just want to kick your Ass to see if you're tough enough to be one of them.
These days you can watch the same classes taught at MIT or Yale on YouTube.

Posted by: Box Aug 29, 2014 - 2:29 PM

Yeah, a lot of it is just b.s. You hardly use anything they teach you once you're out. It's along the same lines as an engineer being stuck taking English, History, and Science classes.

Posted by: Box Aug 29, 2014 - 6:07 PM

The Miata forum is full of cocksucking bastards, no wonder the car has the reputation it does.

Posted by: 1994Celica Aug 29, 2014 - 6:45 PM

QUOTE (Box @ Aug 29, 2014 - 6:07 PM) *
The Miata forum is full of cocksucking bastards, no wonder the car has the reputation it does.

What wrong with it. Is it full of stance nation bros?

Posted by: Box Aug 29, 2014 - 6:57 PM

That's not as bad as the fan boys circle jerking about how the Miata is God's gift to man and how everything else is ****. It's an ok car, it's not that great. Then if you don't agree with them you JUZT DUN'T GIT TEH GAYATA LYFE. Ugh.......

I give up...

Posted by: 1994Celica Aug 29, 2014 - 7:05 PM

QUOTE (Box @ Aug 29, 2014 - 7:57 PM) *
That's not as bad as the fan boys circle jerking about how the Miata is God's gift to man and how everything else is ****. It's an ok car, it's not that great. Then if you don't agree with them you JUZT DUN'T GIT TEH GAYATA LYFE. Ugh.......

I give up...

I can see that. It's a good call, but it has its flaws. It's a really good blank slate though. I bet if you mention the S2000 on there they go insane.

Posted by: Box Aug 29, 2014 - 7:19 PM

Yep, God forbid you talk about something that weighs more than 2,500 pounds. Meh, I've not been impressed with it. Drive-train layout excluded the Celica was a better car.

Posted by: 1994Celica Aug 29, 2014 - 7:39 PM

QUOTE (Box @ Aug 29, 2014 - 8:19 PM) *
Yep, God forbid you talk about something that weighs more than 2,500 pounds. Meh, I've not been impressed with it. Drive-train layout excluded the Celica was a better car.

Really what makes you say that?

Posted by: Box Aug 29, 2014 - 7:54 PM

The stock suspension is crap and rides worse than the Celica did lowered, the handling is ok but there's too much roll to instill confidence, the chassis flexes and moans more than a two dollar whore, and the seats are a joke and offer no lateral support. Sure you can fix most of it through bandaging, but if it was a good car it'd be fine out of the factory.

Posted by: njccmd2002 Aug 29, 2014 - 8:04 PM

QUOTE (Box @ Aug 29, 2014 - 6:57 PM) *
That's not as bad as the fan boys circle jerking about how the Miata is God's gift to man and how everything else is ****. It's an ok car, it's not that great. Then if you don't agree with them you JUZT DUN'T GIT TEH GAYATA LYFE. Ugh.......

I give up...



ever been on Nasioc? you need to try it man...

this and 1stgencelica, and japanesenostalgiccars are the best forums ive ever been, recently joined the spyderchat and cant comment.

mr2oc, and twobrutal, are soso, soso....

Posted by: Box Aug 29, 2014 - 8:13 PM

Yeah, I'd rather everyone be more active here and just forget about the other forums... It seems like every other car forum is full of insecure children that have to stroke each other and justify their purchase to the world. It gets old.

Posted by: 1994Celica Aug 29, 2014 - 8:22 PM

I've really only had good luck here and on the 914 forums. The honda forms kinda suck for obvious reasons, but the 914 sites have been really helpful and full of nice people. It's really hard to find good forums these days.

Posted by: Box Aug 29, 2014 - 8:25 PM

Whatever car I get next I'm not even bothering with finding a forum for it.

Posted by: 1994Celica Aug 29, 2014 - 8:28 PM

QUOTE (Box @ Aug 29, 2014 - 9:25 PM) *
Whatever car I get next I'm not even bothering with finding a forum for it.

If you get a celica you won't have to find one wink.gif

Posted by: Box Aug 29, 2014 - 8:36 PM

If it's a 1st gen. redface.gif

Posted by: njccmd2002 Aug 29, 2014 - 8:44 PM

i have a subaru, i rarely go into nasioc. plus im not modding it. lol

Posted by: Box Aug 29, 2014 - 8:46 PM

Subaru... Hmm, wonder how hard it'd be to find a 2.5RS or XT...

Posted by: 1994Celica Aug 29, 2014 - 8:53 PM

QUOTE (Box @ Aug 29, 2014 - 9:46 PM) *
Subaru... Hmm, wonder how hard it'd be to find a 2.5RS or XT...

Decent gc 2.5s go for good money if I remember correctly.

Posted by: Box Aug 29, 2014 - 8:56 PM

Meh, I can't remember the last time I even saw a Subaru around here anyway.

Posted by: 1994Celica Aug 29, 2014 - 9:12 PM

The best way to buy one of those is to pay around 15-20k for an STI swapped one.

Posted by: Box Aug 29, 2014 - 9:20 PM

Screw that, I could get a really nice C5 Vette for that kind of money.

Ugh.... Car shopping........

Posted by: 1994Celica Aug 29, 2014 - 9:36 PM

But 300+ hp AWD coupe that weighs under 3000ib! Anyway if you really want a new car then find out what you really want and search like crazy for it. Don't buy anything you don't want.

Posted by: Box Aug 29, 2014 - 10:32 PM

Two door sedan, but whatever. tongue.gif I want something that won't beat me to death, I know that much.

Posted by: RoadRage Aug 29, 2014 - 11:11 PM

Still no update on the miata tho?

Posted by: Box Aug 29, 2014 - 11:32 PM

Nope.

Posted by: SupraKid Aug 30, 2014 - 9:23 AM

I feel like if this forum weren't so "family friendly" I would be here a bit more lol. I understand not ripping eachother apart with racial slurs, but seeing a nice boob once and a while in the middle of squares useless banter would be nice.

Posted by: VavAlephVav Aug 30, 2014 - 12:33 PM

boobs are always nice. on celicatech it takes me twice as long to make a post because I'm always looking for an excuse to use one of the dozens of dirty emotes they have.

Posted by: Bitter Aug 30, 2014 - 1:32 PM

QUOTE (SupraKid @ Aug 30, 2014 - 9:23 AM) *
I feel like if this forum weren't so "family friendly" I would be here a bit more lol. I understand not ripping eachother apart with racial slurs, but seeing a nice boob once and a while in the middle of squares useless banter would be nice.

There's a whole internet full of boobs, that's not good enough for you?

Posted by: njccmd2002 Aug 30, 2014 - 4:51 PM

QUOTE (Bitter @ Aug 30, 2014 - 1:32 PM) *
QUOTE (SupraKid @ Aug 30, 2014 - 9:23 AM) *
I feel like if this forum weren't so "family friendly" I would be here a bit more lol. I understand not ripping eachother apart with racial slurs, but seeing a nice boob once and a while in the middle of squares useless banter would be nice.

There's a whole internet full of boobs, that's not good enough for you?

laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif

thats some serious issues

Posted by: 1994Celica Aug 30, 2014 - 9:34 PM

Today I went to the dealer and he bought this... http://s737.photobucket.com/user/1994Celica/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsf0771dcf.jpg.html
It's a pretty awesome truck plus it's a Toyota which is even better.

Posted by: njccmd2002 Aug 30, 2014 - 9:52 PM

beautiful truck. nice.

Posted by: 1994Celica Aug 30, 2014 - 10:01 PM

QUOTE (njccmd2002 @ Aug 30, 2014 - 9:52 PM) *
beautiful truck. nice.

Thanks! We love the tundras he had one before this and it was great. His old one was just a v6 though, this new one is the 5.7. It's pretty quick for a big ass truck. I tried talking him into supercharging it, so it would be as fast as his sti XD......
He didn't go for it

Posted by: SwissFerdi Aug 31, 2014 - 10:17 AM

QUOTE (Box @ Aug 29, 2014 - 8:54 PM) *
the chassis flexes and moans more than a two dollar whore, and the seats are a joke and offer no lateral support.


Not that I have a notion you'll be swayed from your current opinion, but have you driven one besides your example? I think it might just be a bit worn. The chassis isn't "stiff" from factory but it's certainly a little more tight than the Celica's. The steering feedback and push gives away that much.

Posted by: Bitter Aug 31, 2014 - 1:47 PM

Twerk it baby.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1LO6uxy11I

Posted by: 1994Celica Aug 31, 2014 - 2:18 PM

QUOTE (Bitter @ Aug 31, 2014 - 2:47 PM) *
Twerk it baby.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1LO6uxy11I

lol we never had that problem.

Posted by: Bitter Aug 31, 2014 - 2:24 PM

I know, it's just funny. I'm sure they've fixed that and the paper mache tail gates.

Posted by: Box Aug 31, 2014 - 11:54 PM

QUOTE (SwissFerdi @ Aug 31, 2014 - 10:17 AM) *
QUOTE (Box @ Aug 29, 2014 - 8:54 PM) *
the chassis flexes and moans more than a two dollar whore, and the seats are a joke and offer no lateral support.


Not that I have a notion you'll be swayed from your current opinion, but have you driven one besides your example? I think it might just be a bit worn. The chassis isn't "stiff" from factory but it's certainly a little more tight than the Celica's. The steering feedback and push gives away that much.

I've driven a NB which was better, but that's really not a fair comparison given the fact it was some ten years newer on top of the years of improvements that had been made. It's a twenty-five year old convertible, and my first convertible at that. I imagine the slew of braces to reduce flex and the hardtop to dampen the noise would make a notable improvement.

Side thought; the steering is stupidly light on the Miata, I'd like to find a non-powered rack to convert it.

Posted by: RoadRage Sep 1, 2014 - 2:38 AM

Today I learn the world is a much sh!tier place than I make it out to be...

Posted by: spolski07 Sep 1, 2014 - 10:42 AM

QUOTE (Box @ Aug 31, 2014 - 11:54 PM) *
QUOTE (SwissFerdi @ Aug 31, 2014 - 10:17 AM) *
QUOTE (Box @ Aug 29, 2014 - 8:54 PM) *
the chassis flexes and moans more than a two dollar whore, and the seats are a joke and offer no lateral support.


Not that I have a notion you'll be swayed from your current opinion, but have you driven one besides your example? I think it might just be a bit worn. The chassis isn't "stiff" from factory but it's certainly a little more tight than the Celica's. The steering feedback and push gives away that much.

I've driven a NB which was better, but that's really not a fair comparison given the fact it was some ten years newer on top of the years of improvements that had been made. It's a twenty-five year old convertible, and my first convertible at that. I imagine the slew of braces to reduce flex and the hardtop to dampen the noise would make a notable improvement.

Side thought; the steering is stupidly light on the Miata, I'd like to find a non-powered rack to convert it.


the fact that my 90 doesnt have any bracing and still has the powered rack makes me think you either A: had a ****ty example or B: have your expectations for a 2500 dollar car set way to high.
My 90 with just coils handles extremely well. flat through corners, good weight in steering and great road feel. Hardtop on makes for a great little coupe, hardtop off adds the awesome noise of the exhaust and open top feeling i know and love.

maybe you should try a few mods (which are cheap as dirt for miata's) prob starting with the all important driver mod (and more seat time)

Posted by: Box Sep 1, 2014 - 2:17 PM

B, I'm incredibly hard to please. Though after hearing everyone talk about the Miata you can't help but develop high expectations. Provided insurance doesn't total it I'll keep it and work with it more, if they do I'll try a second gen MR2 perhaps.

Posted by: richee3 Sep 1, 2014 - 2:32 PM

I think you need a C4. Yeah, the interior is lacking a little but nobody buys a Vette and expects Rolls Royce luxury. Besides interior materials it fits everything you want. smile.gif

Posted by: Bitter Sep 1, 2014 - 3:06 PM

Ew no, the C4 is pretty slow especially the early ones. Heck, the first C4's were as slow as a 6th gen 5spd GT! Later on they got better, but if you're getting one then get one with a trashed engine and LS swap it.

Posted by: Box Sep 1, 2014 - 5:02 PM

The '89-96 with the T-56 is fairly capable. '90+ had better interior, and the '92+ had the LT1 and got into the low 5's to 60. I'd really like a '92+ in black or that really nice amethyst:

Posted by: 1994Celica Sep 1, 2014 - 5:14 PM

We should start a kickstarter for box's new ride.

Posted by: Box Sep 1, 2014 - 5:23 PM

I have been considering getting a SC400 and doing the buyback on the Miata. That way I have a comfortable daily that's still sorta fun, and then weekend toy.

Posted by: HaysoosKreesto Sep 2, 2014 - 12:35 AM

QUOTE (Box @ Sep 1, 2014 - 5:02 PM) *
The '89-96 with the T-56 is fairly capable. '90+ had better interior, and the '92+ had the LT1 and got into the low 5's to 60. I'd really like a '92+ in black or that really nice amethyst:

That amethyst tho..

Posted by: Box Sep 2, 2014 - 12:59 AM

I know, purple is my favourite colour and that's just a beautiful shade. I can't have a purple Miata, deciding factor. tongue.gif

Posted by: Bitter Sep 3, 2014 - 12:30 AM

QUOTE (1994Celica @ Sep 1, 2014 - 5:14 PM) *
We should start a kickstarter for box's new ride.

Genetically engineering a Chocobo is going to be hella expensive though.

Posted by: Box Sep 3, 2014 - 12:44 AM

It'd make me incredibly happy though.

Posted by: Box Sep 3, 2014 - 1:24 PM

So, the new Miata is going to be revealed later tonight.

Posted by: Box Sep 3, 2014 - 1:57 PM

I love this colour:

Posted by: richee3 Sep 3, 2014 - 2:28 PM

Midnight Indigo Pearl, 8J5. smile.gif Great color.

Posted by: Box Sep 3, 2014 - 2:46 PM

It is. Every car I've had has been either red(boooooo) or white(BORING). It'd be nice to have a car that makes you go WOW just from the colour.

Posted by: ClevelandGaint Sep 3, 2014 - 7:34 PM

Today i drove a 91 240sx that actually had a full interior, 5 speed, zero mods, might be a potential buy depending if the old man wants to get rid of it for real

Posted by: Box Sep 3, 2014 - 8:28 PM

Liftback or coupe?

Posted by: 1994Celica Sep 3, 2014 - 8:33 PM

I do love the 240's. If I ever get one I'd want one with and SR20. I really want an S15 Silvia, but that won't be happening for a long time.

Posted by: ClevelandGaint Sep 3, 2014 - 9:45 PM

liftback

Posted by: rentaspace Sep 4, 2014 - 1:38 AM

QUOTE (Box @ Sep 3, 2014 - 1:24 PM) *
So, the new Miata is going to be revealed later tonight.

I watched it, it looks pretty good... The rear is a bit 'eh' though

Posted by: Box Sep 4, 2014 - 2:06 AM

I was disappointed they didn't give any specs... The headlights look too small when looking at it from the front, and the circle portion of the taillights is weird. Aside from that it looks fairly good, it finally outgrew the cute stage.

Posted by: SwissFerdi Sep 4, 2014 - 9:37 AM

I really like it, it looks like an MSM with a sprinkle of Italian magic and a fast-forward of ten years. I'd love to see it come firstly with a proper manual, but also with a dual clutch gearbox, F1 style.

Posted by: Box Sep 4, 2014 - 9:46 AM

Now we just have to wait to see how much power it doesn't have. tongue.gif

Posted by: njccmd2002 Sep 4, 2014 - 10:08 AM

^^^ so negative..

Posted by: Box Sep 4, 2014 - 10:44 AM

Yet so true.

Posted by: richee3 Sep 4, 2014 - 10:52 AM

QUOTE (rentaspace @ Sep 4, 2014 - 1:38 AM) *
I watched it, it looks pretty good... The rear is a bit 'eh' though

I'll agree with this. I'm not a huge fan of the styling, but still like the car for what it can do. I just hope I don't get stuck behind one in traffic. frown.gif


Posted by: Box Sep 4, 2014 - 11:53 AM

There's still a chance for them to fix everything before production.

Posted by: Box Sep 4, 2014 - 5:02 PM

So my insurance agent is finally speaking with the lady's insurance company, maybe in another two weeks I'll know what the Hell I'm doing.

Posted by: ClevelandGaint Sep 4, 2014 - 6:42 PM

more time to search for mkIII

Posted by: Box Sep 4, 2014 - 6:44 PM

I haven't seen any in forever.

Posted by: 1994Celica Sep 4, 2014 - 9:01 PM

Box you just need to buy a C5 Vette.... I think it's the only way you'll be happy.

Posted by: njccmd2002 Sep 4, 2014 - 9:01 PM

that is perfect for box

Posted by: NgoFcukinWay Sep 4, 2014 - 9:47 PM

Hows about a 1300HP Mk3? smile.gif

Posted by: Box Sep 4, 2014 - 10:02 PM

QUOTE (1994Celica @ Sep 4, 2014 - 9:01 PM) *
Box you just need to buy a C5 Vette.... I think it's the only way you'll be happy.

Or if insurance hurries it up I found this on eBay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pontiac-Firebird-Trans-Am-Coupe-2-Door/331308304233?_trksid=p2050601.c100272.m3467&_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20140813112422%26meid%3Df9d6d801f3cc4c3fa3a4cf2b456af698%26pid%3D100272%26prg%3D20140813112422%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D331308304233%26clkid%3D305146575653733462&_qi=RTM1562569

Posted by: 1994Celica Sep 4, 2014 - 10:39 PM

Nah I think you need a Vette.

Posted by: Box Sep 4, 2014 - 11:12 PM

It's the same drive-train as a Vette. redface.gif I'm still undecided though. Pretty much decided I don't feel like dealing with the Miata, just a matter of what to get next.

Posted by: 1994Celica Sep 5, 2014 - 9:25 AM

QUOTE (Box @ Sep 5, 2014 - 12:12 AM) *
It's the same drive-train as a Vette. redface.gif I'm still undecided though. Pretty much decided I don't feel like dealing with the Miata, just a matter of what to get next.

True but the Vette would be the better handler.

Posted by: ClevelandGaint Sep 5, 2014 - 10:57 AM

QUOTE (Box @ Sep 5, 2014 - 12:12 AM) *
It's the same drive-train as a Vette. redface.gif I'm still undecided though. Pretty much decided I don't feel like dealing with the Miata, just a matter of what to get next.



Box it's time to get a Vette, firebird, Camaro, or Mustang. You need the American rwd in your life.

Posted by: 1994Celica Sep 5, 2014 - 11:30 AM

QUOTE (ClevelandGaint @ Sep 5, 2014 - 10:57 AM) *
QUOTE (Box @ Sep 5, 2014 - 12:12 AM) *
It's the same drive-train as a Vette. redface.gif I'm still undecided though. Pretty much decided I don't feel like dealing with the Miata, just a matter of what to get next.



Box it's time to get a Vette, firebird, Camaro, or Mustang. You need the American rwd in your life.

And a mullet.

Posted by: Box Sep 5, 2014 - 2:19 PM

If you want to go through the effort you can install the Vette's IRS into the F-body. It would be nice to have a V8 again though, they're all burbly and rumbly. The only thing is I'm not sure about dealing with such a heavy clutch everyday, and any domestic with the auto is just terrible for many reasons.

No on the mullet. redface.gif

Posted by: rentaspace Sep 5, 2014 - 10:01 PM

Well... Today I made the hardest decision of my life so far not related to my car frown.gif

Posted by: Box Sep 5, 2014 - 10:11 PM

Must be lady related. kindasad.gif

Posted by: rentaspace Sep 5, 2014 - 10:23 PM

QUOTE (Box @ Sep 5, 2014 - 10:11 PM) *
Must be lady related. kindasad.gif

It was frown.gif

I found out my girlfriend of four years had been lying to me about where she was and what she was doing for the past few weeks frown.gif

Posted by: ClevelandGaint Sep 5, 2014 - 10:36 PM

QUOTE (rentaspace @ Sep 5, 2014 - 10:23 PM) *
QUOTE (Box @ Sep 5, 2014 - 10:11 PM) *
Must be lady related. kindasad.gif

It was frown.gif

I found out my girlfriend of four years had been lying to me about where she was and what she was doing for the past few weeks frown.gif




It happens to the best of us. At least yours didnt happen while on a deployment. It will get better bud, take some time and enjoy your celi instead

Posted by: rentaspace Sep 5, 2014 - 11:22 PM

QUOTE (ClevelandGaint @ Sep 5, 2014 - 10:36 PM) *
QUOTE (rentaspace @ Sep 5, 2014 - 10:23 PM) *
QUOTE (Box @ Sep 5, 2014 - 10:11 PM) *
Must be lady related. kindasad.gif

It was frown.gif

I found out my girlfriend of four years had been lying to me about where she was and what she was doing for the past few weeks frown.gif




It happens to the best of us. At least yours didnt happen while on a deployment. It will get better bud, take some time and enjoy your celi instead

Yeah frown.gif suck hard... All I can do is pick myself up and move on with my life.

Posted by: Box Sep 5, 2014 - 11:35 PM

I still love you! In a positive light at least you found out she was deceptive before you married her.

Posted by: rentaspace Sep 5, 2014 - 11:37 PM

QUOTE (Box @ Sep 6, 2014 - 12:35 AM) *
I still love you! In a positive light at least you found out she was deceptive before you married her.

wink.gif


And yes, That is one way to look at it tongue.gif

Posted by: Bitter Sep 6, 2014 - 9:46 AM

At least she doesn't get half your stuff.

Posted by: SupraKid Sep 6, 2014 - 3:03 PM

Square how did you manage to wreck a 50hp car?

Posted by: Box Sep 6, 2014 - 3:41 PM

QUOTE (SupraKid @ Sep 6, 2014 - 3:03 PM) *
Square how did you manage to wreck a 50hp car?

When there's a car in the middle of the road after a blind corner and it's either hit them or take it into the ditch.

Posted by: Box Sep 6, 2014 - 3:55 PM

Also a little slow aren't we, was three weeks ago.

That's ok I already have someone that wants the Miata, just a matter of waiting on insurance to payout. Just have to find something else since I'm not a Miata person apparently.

Posted by: Bitter Sep 6, 2014 - 8:57 PM

QUOTE (SupraKid @ Sep 6, 2014 - 3:03 PM) *
Square how did you manage to wreck a 50hp car?

Same way he wrecked your mom last night. OOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHH!

Posted by: njccmd2002 Sep 6, 2014 - 9:31 PM

Miata cars are like hotwheels. Get another one. Walmart sells them for a buck

Posted by: Box Sep 6, 2014 - 9:46 PM

QUOTE (Bitter @ Sep 6, 2014 - 8:57 PM) *
QUOTE (SupraKid @ Sep 6, 2014 - 3:03 PM) *
Square how did you manage to wreck a 50hp car?

Same way he wrecked your mom last night. OOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHH!

laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif Thanks for that, was being nice, but really thank you. laugh.gif laugh.gif

QUOTE (njccmd2002 @ Sep 6, 2014 - 9:31 PM) *
Miata cars are like hotwheels. Get another one. Walmart sells them for a buck

It's probably either get a NB or a New Edge SN95.

Posted by: 1994Celica Sep 6, 2014 - 10:13 PM

Box you need an American V8!

Posted by: Box Sep 6, 2014 - 10:34 PM

If I could find a nice Firebird Formula or Trans Am with the T-56 I'd be up for it, though it literally could take forever to find one. At least the Mustang is common enough.

Posted by: 1994Celica Sep 6, 2014 - 11:44 PM

QUOTE (Box @ Sep 6, 2014 - 10:34 PM) *
If I could find a nice Firebird Formula or Trans Am with the T-56 I'd be up for it, though it literally could take forever to find one. At least the Mustang is common enough.

But its bit more burning. Maybe it's just me but I find most mustangs boring. If you get one, get a Mach 1 or a cobra

Posted by: Box Sep 7, 2014 - 1:16 AM

I rather have the F-body, just so few were made with the manual though. Meh, I'd end up a month or two in with the Mustang wishing I'd had just waited for a Trans Am. Yep, exactly how it'd go down. That or perhaps a C4 Vette, ugh at least I have plenty of time to think...

Posted by: VavAlephVav Sep 7, 2014 - 10:28 AM

lol u just need to move to a big city so you can ride the train everyday smile.gif

Posted by: Box Sep 7, 2014 - 1:56 PM

NOOOO!!!! I'll vomit everywhere, I have to see where I'm going otherwise I get extremely motion sick.

Posted by: VavAlephVav Sep 7, 2014 - 3:04 PM

just get a seat by the window, next to the old guy in the trench coat...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXWcWjeuvxk

Posted by: Box Sep 7, 2014 - 3:08 PM

NOOO!!!!!!!

Anyway, I found a '77 Celica GT liftback. I know it's bad for me, but I still want it.

Posted by: njccmd2002 Sep 7, 2014 - 3:26 PM

haha nice, but warning, they are slow!

Posted by: Box Sep 7, 2014 - 3:52 PM

It's actually looks fairly decent for the money, if you want I can send you the link.

I really need something that won't kill me to drive everyday, otherwise I'd get it.

Posted by: VavAlephVav Sep 7, 2014 - 4:25 PM

I'd think anything much older than 20-25 years isn't going to be a good DD. and I agree the mid-late 90's is some of the best stuff out there. as far as being "modern" but not so bad you can't work on it.

Posted by: Box Sep 7, 2014 - 6:02 PM

I've never had an OBDII car before, so that'll be an experience in itself. redface.gif

Posted by: 1994Celica Sep 7, 2014 - 7:03 PM

QUOTE (Box @ Sep 7, 2014 - 6:02 PM) *
I've never had an OBDII car before, so that'll be an experience in itself. redface.gif

Mighty not be so bad...

Posted by: Box Sep 7, 2014 - 7:17 PM

I'll have to get a scanner though, or some kind of program to use with the laptop.

Posted by: MisterRay Sep 7, 2014 - 8:12 PM

Might be picking up a CRX del sol tomorrow.

Posted by: yagamius Sep 9, 2014 - 10:06 AM

Log back to the forum in a while and found this...

been without the Celi is boring, still need to sell my mustang and the Paseo...

Posted by: Box Sep 10, 2014 - 3:44 PM

I woke up this morning to what I only could describe as someone taking a ball-peen hammer to the base of my spine. I suppose that answers the question of my next car for me.

Meh, deep down I knew what I should've done when I bought the Miata... Alas I was stubborn. Still am stubborn...

Posted by: ClevelandGaint Sep 10, 2014 - 4:12 PM

Box its time for to buy a car your going to be happy with haha

Posted by: Box Sep 10, 2014 - 5:04 PM

There's this internal struggle between what I should do, and what I want to do.

I suppose it'll work out eventually.

Posted by: ClevelandGaint Sep 10, 2014 - 6:40 PM

Yup found something ive havent had yet. Going to see it tomorrow morning
http://cleveland.craigslist.org/cto/4662141700.html

Its a steal for the price

Posted by: Box Sep 10, 2014 - 7:16 PM

Yeah, that's throwing all kinds of red flags... Err on the side of caution.

Posted by: 1994Celica Sep 10, 2014 - 7:31 PM

That add looks so fake. Unless something is horribly wrong with that car, it shouldn't be that cheap. If it's real I bet an apex seal or something is about to go.

Posted by: VavAlephVav Sep 10, 2014 - 7:53 PM

$6500 is cheap for a '94? I know rotarys are badass n all but **** that.

Posted by: 1994Celica Sep 10, 2014 - 8:03 PM

QUOTE (VavAlephVav @ Sep 10, 2014 - 8:53 PM) *
$6500 is cheap for a '94? I know rotarys are badass n all but **** that.

Clean stock RX-7's go for a pretty penny. Most of them have either been modded to hell, or just driven into the ground. They don't fetch Supra money but there still worth a good bit of money.

Posted by: Box Sep 10, 2014 - 8:05 PM

I just looked on feeBay and it should be at least twice what it's posted for. Either it's a scam or there's a "1" missing.

Posted by: 1994Celica Sep 10, 2014 - 8:09 PM

QUOTE (Box @ Sep 10, 2014 - 9:05 PM) *
I just looked on feeBay and it should be at least twice what it's posted for. Either it's a scam or there's a "1" missing.

Yep I did too. If it's real my guess is the engine is blown on it or about to blow. No one sells a FD in nice shape for that cheap.

Posted by: Box Sep 10, 2014 - 8:55 PM

If it's never been opened up it's about time for the seals to be redone. Even then, as a running driving car I'd expect at least $10K.

Posted by: richee3 Sep 10, 2014 - 9:37 PM

Could be someone who doesn't know what he has. Rolling FD shells sell for that price so if it's not running then it's priced well, otherwise its suspiciously cheap. It's worth checking out. Worst case scenario, it's a fake and you've lost 30 seconds of your life to type an email.

Posted by: Box Sep 10, 2014 - 9:45 PM

Worst case scenario is they have you "look at the car" only to be mugged and killed, of course I'm overly suspicious and paranoid.

Posted by: ClevelandGaint Sep 10, 2014 - 11:05 PM

QUOTE (richee3 @ Sep 10, 2014 - 9:37 PM) *
Could be someone who doesn't know what he has. Rolling FD shells sell for that price so if it's not running then it's priced well, otherwise its suspiciously cheap. It's worth checking out. Worst case scenario, it's a fake and you've lost 30 seconds of your life to type an email.



Its older gentleman who owns the car apparently and is selling since he just purchased matching cars for him and his wife. Ill find out if its fake or not. Not worried about be robbed or killed, i always bring a friend and another person or 2 that down the block this in case something goes south. I live close to cleveland, you can never be tooo cautious.

Posted by: njccmd2002 Sep 11, 2014 - 5:47 AM

box, needs s2000 and call it a day.

or this


6k in memphis...

http://www.1stgencelica.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=19852

Posted by: NgoFcukinWay Sep 11, 2014 - 11:27 AM

QUOTE (ClevelandGaint @ Sep 10, 2014 - 11:05 PM) *
QUOTE (richee3 @ Sep 10, 2014 - 9:37 PM) *
Could be someone who doesn't know what he has. Rolling FD shells sell for that price so if it's not running then it's priced well, otherwise its suspiciously cheap. It's worth checking out. Worst case scenario, it's a fake and you've lost 30 seconds of your life to type an email.



Its older gentleman who owns the car apparently and is selling since he just purchased matching cars for him and his wife. Ill find out if its fake or not. Not worried about be robbed or killed, i always bring a friend and another person or 2 that down the block this in case something goes south. I live close to cleveland, you can never be tooo cautious.


these type of sales and barn-finds are always awesome. I never have the money when I stumble across them though. :\ ...IF I stumble across them....

Posted by: Box Sep 11, 2014 - 2:59 PM

The S2000 and the base C5 Corvette is more or less in the same range these days, would have to take the Vette. That's ok, still haven't heard from insurance yet... This is getting ridiculous...

Posted by: PegGTS Sep 11, 2014 - 11:48 PM

Not today but on Tuesday I bought a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition for school. Works really well for taking my complicated math notes, very happy with it smile.gif

Posted by: ClevelandGaint Sep 12, 2014 - 12:04 AM

QUOTE (PegGTS @ Sep 11, 2014 - 11:48 PM) *
Not today but on Tuesday I bought a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition for school. Works really well for taking my complicated math notes, very happy with it smile.gif



Everything i own is samsung, its an amazing company with great products. They actually stand behind their warranties

Posted by: njccmd2002 Sep 12, 2014 - 2:10 AM

QUOTE (ClevelandGaint @ Sep 12, 2014 - 12:04 AM) *
QUOTE (PegGTS @ Sep 11, 2014 - 11:48 PM) *
Not today but on Tuesday I bought a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition for school. Works really well for taking my complicated math notes, very happy with it smile.gif



Everything i own is samsung, its an amazing company with great products. They actually stand behind their warranties



mad.gif

Posted by: NgoFcukinWay Sep 12, 2014 - 4:00 PM

QUOTE (ClevelandGaint @ Sep 12, 2014 - 12:04 AM) *
QUOTE (PegGTS @ Sep 11, 2014 - 11:48 PM) *
Not today but on Tuesday I bought a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition for school. Works really well for taking my complicated math notes, very happy with it smile.gif



Everything i own is samsung, its an amazing company with great products. They actually stand behind their warranties


EEEeeeeehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.....My Galaxy S3 took a dump on me about two days ago and it's out of warranty, so yeah.....I replaced it with the LG G3. I'll say this though, that phone took a beating while it was in my possession for the past year and a half. tongue.gif I'm gonna see if I can get a shop to fix it so I can extract some info on it and possibly keep it as a back-up phone.

As far as everything else, my laptop is a Samsung and it's doing fine. I think I need to break it open and clean it out though cuz it's starting to get oddly warm. My LCD TV is a Samsung and I have no complaints. Barely use it as a TV anyways. lol

Posted by: Box Sep 12, 2014 - 7:02 PM

I have a G2, and I hardly use it as a smartphone. That's ok though.

Posted by: 1994Celica Sep 12, 2014 - 7:15 PM

I think I have the Box disease. I've really been wanting something new lately. I don't want to sell my Celica but I would really like something with power....

Posted by: VavAlephVav Sep 12, 2014 - 8:01 PM

QUOTE (1994Celica @ Sep 12, 2014 - 8:15 PM) *
I think I have the Box disease.


You'd better get that looked at

Posted by: Box Sep 12, 2014 - 8:05 PM

Glad to know there's a name for it now. tongue.gif

Posted by: 1994Celica Sep 12, 2014 - 8:12 PM

QUOTE (VavAlephVav @ Sep 12, 2014 - 8:01 PM) *
QUOTE (1994Celica @ Sep 12, 2014 - 8:15 PM) *
I think I have the Box disease.


You'd better get that looked at

Maybe that's what the pain in my side is......

Posted by: Box Sep 12, 2014 - 9:36 PM

Everyone be so mean to me. frown.gif

Posted by: Bitter Sep 12, 2014 - 10:29 PM

Just get a Box /thread


Posted by: 1994Celica Sep 12, 2014 - 10:40 PM

QUOTE
Just get a Box /thread

Well I did buy a clean box.... And Box don\'t be sad. I understand you now..

Posted by: Box Sep 12, 2014 - 11:55 PM

See, it's not so easy being boxy.

Posted by: NgoFcukinWay Sep 14, 2014 - 12:52 PM

put some miles (about 10) on my road bike. smile.gif Pretty happy about that, but wish it was a longer ride. Haven't ridden in a few months, so it was a good start. GF wants to do a 5K color run at the end of October, so I'm working on building up my cardio endurance again. :\

Posted by: Box Sep 14, 2014 - 1:23 PM

I don't see how people do the different runs and marathons in the middle of summer, it's bad enough just having to go outside much less run around for a few hours. redface.gif

Posted by: NgoFcukinWay Sep 15, 2014 - 10:37 AM

I don't either. it's hot and humid as balls here in Houston. I still do my cardio though. :\ But I probably won't do those marathons/runs during the summer. The 5K color run my gf signed us up for is at the beginning of November, so it should be pretty comfortable by then.

luckily we had a cold front come through town over the weekend, so it gave me the opportunity to open the taps in the Supra and to go out for a bike ride and run.

Posted by: VavAlephVav Sep 15, 2014 - 1:08 PM

Ya I prefer to do cardio inside in the air conditioning, with a fan blowing on me. biggrin.gif

Posted by: Box Sep 15, 2014 - 3:55 PM

Well, finally some good news. The Miata enters the body shop this week.

Posted by: njccmd2002 Sep 15, 2014 - 4:12 PM

QUOTE (Box @ Sep 15, 2014 - 3:55 PM) *
Well, finally some good news. The Miata enters the body shop this week.



why i tought it was totaled, and scrapped.... for cheese graters...

Posted by: 1994Celica Sep 15, 2014 - 4:30 PM

QUOTE (Box @ Sep 15, 2014 - 4:55 PM) *
Well, finally some good news. The Miata enters the body shop this week.

You're keeping it?

Posted by: Box Sep 15, 2014 - 5:02 PM

Shows what the bogies on the Miata forum know. redface.gif

Yep, would appear so. I do know I need to figure out a way of smoothing out the ride though.

Posted by: 1994Celica Sep 15, 2014 - 11:07 PM

So that new Camaro Z28 looks pretty cool...

Posted by: VavAlephVav Sep 16, 2014 - 12:31 AM

a red one like yours has been parking next to me in the parking garage, that thing is freak'n small.
I mean I thought the Celica was small, but that Miata is teeny weeny.
don't get smashed by an SUV

Posted by: spolski07 Sep 16, 2014 - 10:25 AM

found a nail in my front right tire of the miata. looks like its time for RS3's in the front now.

Posted by: Box Sep 16, 2014 - 3:34 PM

Yep, not many cars over here that're smaller than it. The iQ and Smart Car is the only thing I can really think of.

Ugh, I hate when nails, screws, etc... find their way into your tires. It's not so bad when they're old, but on a tire with lots of tread life... Road Hazard Warranty ftw.

Posted by: Box Sep 17, 2014 - 3:39 PM

Somehow a bumper cover, hood, fender, and door is $3,700 of damage. They refused to consider parts already in white to remove the cost of paint, which would still make it some $2,200... It's like $1,000 in parts off eBay at the most, they insisted on buying from overpriced LKQ... They wanted me to leave the car there so insurance could do their thing, screw that I drove it back home and I'm having insurance send out an adjuster. I have their parts list, have to get an estimate on the windshield tomorrow as the shop overlooked it. I'll just have them pay for the parts and I'll just do it myself...

Posted by: 1994Celica Sep 17, 2014 - 8:11 PM

QUOTE (Box @ Sep 17, 2014 - 3:39 PM) *
Somehow a bumper cover, hood, fender, and door is $3,700 of damage. They refused to consider parts already in white to remove the cost of paint, which would still make it some $2,200... It's like $1,000 in parts off eBay at the most, they insisted on buying from overpriced LKQ... They wanted me to leave the car there so insurance could do their thing, screw that I drove it back home and I'm having insurance send out an adjuster. I have their parts list, have to get an estimate on the windshield tomorrow as the shop overlooked it. I'll just have them pay for the parts and I'll just do it myself...

That's insurance for ya.

Posted by: Box Sep 17, 2014 - 8:21 PM

Yep... Have to call tomorrow and setup a time for the adjuster to come by. Supposedly just have to give them the list of parts and prices and they'll write out a check. In that case should get $1,700+ which will allow me to get parts easily enough myself.

Posted by: VavAlephVav Sep 17, 2014 - 9:29 PM

PFFT, they'd more likely buy cheap parts from Sorta-Fit and still charge you top-dollar.

Posted by: Box Sep 17, 2014 - 10:42 PM

They had in the paperwork where the parts were from LKQ or Keystone. They're a preferred shop with State Farm and ALFA that I know of, so they do quality work. Which I guess was part of the problem, being an insurance claim they had to use certified used parts and just couldn't grab whatever off eBay or from a junkyard even though I requested it.

Posted by: Bitter Sep 18, 2014 - 7:35 PM

QUOTE (Box @ Sep 16, 2014 - 3:34 PM) *
Yep, not many cars over here that're smaller than it. The iQ and Smart Car is the only thing I can really think of.

Ugh, I hate when nails, screws, etc... find their way into your tires. It's not so bad when they're old, but on a tire with lots of tread life... Road Hazard Warranty ftw.

I lost two brand new tires to punctures on two different cars in one month. I was pissed. On the Celica the nail went in the edge of the tread and out the sidewall like a fishhook! The other car hit something under the snow and punched a big flap into the center of the tread.

Posted by: njccmd2002 Sep 18, 2014 - 9:22 PM

Just scrap the miata and ask for a cheese grater

Posted by: Box Sep 18, 2014 - 9:49 PM

Nope, have to make as much Hell for insurance as possible. My rebellious nature compels me to do so.

Posted by: NgoFcukinWay Sep 19, 2014 - 11:09 AM

Found out that my now-ex-gf has been cheating on me these last two months. :\ I had a hunch and should've just went with it...

Posted by: 1994Celica Sep 19, 2014 - 11:35 AM

QUOTE (NgoFcukinWay @ Sep 19, 2014 - 11:09 AM) *
Found out that my now-ex-gf has been cheating on me these last two months. :\ I had a hunch and should've just went with it...

Aw man that sucks frown.gif Sorry to hear about that.


Posted by: NgoFcukinWay Sep 19, 2014 - 11:44 AM

She said I deserved it. o_O -___-;;

She wanted to talk last night and work things out, and last thing she told me before she stormed off was, "you're an a$$hole (due to my hunch), and I hope you realize how wonderful of a woman I am." If cheating on someone makes you a wonderful person, I dunno what a saint would do....murder someone?

Posted by: richee3 Sep 19, 2014 - 11:46 AM

Wow........ I don't know what to say. I was glad to hear you you guys had worked things out....

Posted by: ClevelandGaint Sep 19, 2014 - 11:53 AM

QUOTE (NgoFcukinWay @ Sep 19, 2014 - 11:09 AM) *
Found out that my now-ex-gf has been cheating on me these last two months. :\ I had a hunch and should've just went with it...



it happens to the best of us. just think more money for car parts

Posted by: Box Sep 19, 2014 - 12:41 PM

She's a crazy bitch, run!!!!

Posted by: njccmd2002 Sep 19, 2014 - 8:02 PM

actually 2 days ago parked a 5th gen with swapped turbo in my driveway. blown headgasket...

Posted by: VavAlephVav Sep 19, 2014 - 11:00 PM

QUOTE (ClevelandGaint @ Sep 19, 2014 - 11:53 AM) *
QUOTE (NgoFcukinWay @ Sep 19, 2014 - 11:09 AM) *
Found out that my now-ex-gf has been cheating on me these last two months. :\ I had a hunch and should've just went with it...



it happens to the best of us. just think more money for car parts


^ This. at least you figured it out before you wasted your whole life on her and then had to pay child support or alimony.

Posted by: Box Sep 23, 2014 - 4:16 PM

I tried... Something about "the car has to be like new after repairs" legal bull**** totaled it out because of it HAVING to have a respray... Sad thing is my way would've been considerably cheaper for them, oh well that's government for you. If there's any light at the end of the tunnel I got them to pay out NADA average retail at $5,375 and the buyback is $560. Financially I'm well ahead, and yet I'm still upset over the tarnished title. I'm doing the buyback and will fix it myself but haven't decided on if I'll keep it solely or get something else though, odds are it'll be a NB or SN95 if I do buy something.

Posted by: ClevelandGaint Sep 26, 2014 - 2:04 AM

QUOTE (VavAlephVav @ Sep 19, 2014 - 11:00 PM) *
QUOTE (ClevelandGaint @ Sep 19, 2014 - 11:53 AM) *
QUOTE (NgoFcukinWay @ Sep 19, 2014 - 11:09 AM) *
Found out that my now-ex-gf has been cheating on me these last two months. :\ I had a hunch and should've just went with it...





it happens to the best of us. just think more money for car parts


^ This. at least you figured it out before you wasted your whole life on her and then had to pay child support or alimony.



Yes sir that would of been horrible, it gets better, might be rough but you'll definitely be ahead of the game now not having that baggage

Posted by: The_enD Sep 26, 2014 - 9:32 AM

Which year and engine was problematic on the 7gen Celica? Was the problem in heavy oil consumption?

Posted by: Noahwhite2014 Sep 26, 2014 - 11:56 AM

QUOTE (The_enD @ Sep 26, 2014 - 10:32 AM) *
Which year and engine was problematic on the 7gen Celica? Was the problem in heavy oil consumption?


00 and 01 GT if I can remember correctly.

Posted by: Box Sep 26, 2014 - 1:27 PM

The main thing with them was over-revving and detonating the oil pump.

Posted by: PegGTS Oct 1, 2014 - 9:10 AM

I'm driving a friend's RSX this week while my car waits to be fixed. Not a fan of it.

Posted by: 1994Celica Oct 2, 2014 - 8:22 PM

QUOTE (PegGTS @ Oct 1, 2014 - 9:10 AM) *
I'm driving a friend's RSX this week while my car waits to be fixed. Not a fan of it.

What's don't you like about it? I've always sort of had a soft spot for those.

Posted by: PegGTS Oct 3, 2014 - 9:00 AM

It's actually growing on me lol, mostly just the heated seats though tongue.gif

But the whole car feels really stiff compared to my car; the clutch, the steering, the gearbox. And I don't like how squished the speedometer, makes it hard to tell what speed I'm going exactly. My Celi is so slow that the speedo is so stretched out lol and it's nice.

Although I do have to say the car does have some speed to it, more than I'm used to. Something about being in 5th gear at 60km/have just feels weird lol. Oh and the 6th gear is so foreign to me, I feel like I'm going to put the car into reverse every time haha.

Posted by: Box Oct 3, 2014 - 11:21 PM

I hear a lot of people aren't too crazy about the RSX, rather have the Civic Si or an older Integra.

Well, should be getting the check from insurance Monday or Tuesday. Then I can begin car searching, again...

Posted by: Bitter Oct 3, 2014 - 11:25 PM

QUOTE (The_enD @ Sep 26, 2014 - 9:32 AM) *
Which year and engine was problematic on the 7gen Celica? Was the problem in heavy oil consumption?

00-02 1ZZ's can burn oil horribly
00-02 2ZZ's are noted for the lift bolts breaking and requiring replacement, which isn't terribly hard to do.
00-02 C60 transmissions (6spd) are noted for tighter shift gates and weaker synchros
Any 2ZZ and 1ZZ can grenade the oil pump if it's over revved badly, or bend valves due to float, or both. Or if you can get it over 20,000 RPM it'll actually rip a hole in space time and travel you and the car back exactly 1 week, also known as a Backstep, but only 7 days as there's not enough power in the Element 115 fuel source to go any further.

Posted by: HaysoosKreesto Oct 3, 2014 - 11:39 PM

QUOTE (Bitter @ Oct 4, 2014 - 12:25 AM) *
QUOTE (The_enD @ Sep 26, 2014 - 9:32 AM) *
Which year and engine was problematic on the 7gen Celica? Was the problem in heavy oil consumption?

00-02 1ZZ's can burn oil horribly
00-02 2ZZ's are noted for the lift bolts breaking and requiring replacement, which isn't terribly hard to do.
00-02 C60 transmissions (6spd) are noted for tighter shift gates and weaker synchros
Any 2ZZ and 1ZZ can grenade the oil pump if it's over revved badly, or bend valves due to float, or both. Or if you can get it over 20,000 RPM it'll actually rip a hole in space time and travel you and the car back exactly 1 week, also known as a Backstep, but only 7 days as there's not enough power in the Element 115 fuel source to go any further.

Wow! I didn't see that on the Toyota website, these tuners really go all out!

Posted by: The_enD Oct 4, 2014 - 1:21 AM

QUOTE (Bitter @ Oct 4, 2014 - 7:25 AM) *
QUOTE (The_enD @ Sep 26, 2014 - 9:32 AM) *
Which year and engine was problematic on the 7gen Celica? Was the problem in heavy oil consumption?

00-02 1ZZ's can burn oil horribly
00-02 2ZZ's are noted for the lift bolts breaking and requiring replacement, which isn't terribly hard to do.
00-02 C60 transmissions (6spd) are noted for tighter shift gates and weaker synchros
Any 2ZZ and 1ZZ can grenade the oil pump if it's over revved badly, or bend valves due to float, or both. Or if you can get it over 20,000 RPM it'll actually rip a hole in space time and travel you and the car back exactly 1 week, also known as a Backstep, but only 7 days as there's not enough power in the Element 115 fuel source to go any further.

Thank you for the info. A friend bought a 7gc and I was wondering about it since he got it pretty cheap.

Posted by: Bitter Oct 4, 2014 - 7:57 AM

Tell him to joint newcelica.org forums, good information there. The cars are solid except for the 1ZZ oil burning issues and the early C60 issues. Plus they look really good in black all cleaned up, but I could be biased....

Posted by: PegGTS Oct 6, 2014 - 10:29 PM

I'm driving a 2010 Impala now. In the past 2 weeks I've driven so many different cars since my car has been down, I am going to make a list of pros and cons of each car I drive tongue.gif

2002/2003? F150:

Pros
- Towed my car home
- Faster than the Celi

Cons
- Huge
- Awful on gas
- Ford
- Ford
- Automatic
- Impossible to not park like a douche


2013 Kia Sorento


Pros

- Heated seats
- Comfortable ride
- Bluetooth connectivity
- AWD
- Lots of room
- Backup sensors

Cons
- Big (Compared to the Celi)
- Because not racecar
- Automatic


2010 Corolla

Pros
- Comfortable ride
- Probably faster than the Celi

Cons
- Boring
- No heated seats frown.gif
- Automatic


2003 Acura RSX

Pros
- Faster then the Celi
- White
- Looks like the Celi
- 6-speed
- VTEC BRO
- Heated seats
- Heated mirrors

Cons
- Steering and clutch felt very stiff
- Popped out of gear a lot


2010 Impala

Pros
- Very comfortable ride
- Heated seats
- 4 doors for more...you know
- Faster than the Celi

Cons
- Boat
- Confusing dash
- Unbelievably boring
- Automatic

Posted by: HaysoosKreesto Oct 6, 2014 - 11:03 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7Iv42AOZIk
Budget Street Cred, how to piss on your car and make people love it.

Posted by: Box Oct 7, 2014 - 2:43 PM

QUOTE (HaysoosKreesto @ Oct 6, 2014 - 11:03 PM) *
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7Iv42AOZIk
Budget Street Cred, how to piss on your car and make people love it.

I used to watch their videos all of the time, but then there was a long break between videos and I really haven't checked since.

Posted by: 1994Celica Oct 7, 2014 - 6:50 PM

QUOTE (HaysoosKreesto @ Oct 6, 2014 - 11:03 PM) *
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7Iv42AOZIk
Budget Street Cred, how to piss on your car and make people love it.

Love MCM. Marty's gramps build really makes me want a subaru.

Posted by: Bitter Oct 7, 2014 - 7:52 PM

Washed my drivers seat and steering wheel with some Lexol leather cleaner, it's been a couple years I'm ashamed to say. What a difference in how nice the leather feels again. I'll condition it all tomorrow after it's dried for 24hrs.

Posted by: HaysoosKreesto Oct 7, 2014 - 11:48 PM

QUOTE (1994Celica @ Oct 7, 2014 - 6:50 PM) *
QUOTE (HaysoosKreesto @ Oct 6, 2014 - 11:03 PM) *
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7Iv42AOZIk
Budget Street Cred, how to piss on your car and make people love it.

Love MCM. Marty's gramps build really makes me want a subaru.

The sound of that v6 was just beastly, gramps is a really cool project

Posted by: HaysoosKreesto Oct 8, 2014 - 12:24 AM

You guys have probably seen this one buT :0!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q07yQq2D5No
Ken Block going absolutely bonkers in his fiesta

Posted by: Box Oct 8, 2014 - 12:48 AM

QUOTE (Bitter @ Oct 7, 2014 - 7:52 PM) *
Washed my drivers seat and steering wheel with some Lexol leather cleaner, it's been a couple years I'm ashamed to say. What a difference in how nice the leather feels again. I'll condition it all tomorrow after it's dried for 24hrs.

Lexol is some good stuff, used it to treat my leather trench-coat the other day. Now it'll be soft to the touch while looking badass all at the same time. tongue.gif

Posted by: Bitter Oct 8, 2014 - 8:39 PM

Yea, the steering wheel feels so good, but my poor seats were just totally neglected and need to be re made. frown.gif One side of the wheel though has the leather rubbed through pretty bad, she probably had hand lotion or rings. I need to find somewhere to send it off to so I can get it recovered over the winter, not sure I want perforated leather on the grips though, but after doing more reading I don't think I want Alcantara either. Probably just stick with perf leather, but I'd like something that breathes better and doesn't try to dye my hands when they sweat.

Posted by: spolski07 Oct 11, 2014 - 3:08 PM

last night i installed some carpet from a 93LE miata (factory red carpet) into my car. loving the two-toned look! pics tomorrow from autoX to follow

Posted by: SupraKid Oct 12, 2014 - 12:11 AM

I just came here to stalk Scoot. <3

Posted by: Box Oct 12, 2014 - 3:14 AM

QUOTE (Bitter @ Oct 8, 2014 - 8:39 PM) *
Yea, the steering wheel feels so good, but my poor seats were just totally neglected and need to be re made. frown.gif One side of the wheel though has the leather rubbed through pretty bad, she probably had hand lotion or rings. I need to find somewhere to send it off to so I can get it recovered over the winter, not sure I want perforated leather on the grips though, but after doing more reading I don't think I want Alcantara either. Probably just stick with perf leather, but I'd like something that breathes better and doesn't try to dye my hands when they sweat.

If you're handy you can re-wrap it yourself. Kits are made for some wheels, whether or not there's one for the Celica I don't know. Personally I like perforated leather or wood.

Posted by: Bitter Oct 12, 2014 - 10:05 AM

I'm probably not that handy or patient, I'd rather send it out and have a warranty. Redline makes a reasonably priced wrap and there's a recommended installer about 2 hours north of me with good prices, so I'll likely just take that route. I weld and wrench, I don't stitch.

Posted by: NgoFcukinWay Oct 12, 2014 - 10:49 AM

A friend is thinking about picking up a new used car with a $5K budget. She wants something fun, sporty, and yet roomy.

Current vehicles she is considering are:

6th gen celi
7th gen celi
Acura RSX
Acura TSX
Lexus IS300
2nd gen Lexus GS300

I know someone posted mechanical quirks earlier for the 7th gen Celicas. Does anyone know of any for the other listed vehicles? Pros, cons? etc. Thanks

Posted by: Box Oct 12, 2014 - 1:24 PM

QUOTE (NgoFcukinWay @ Oct 12, 2014 - 10:49 AM) *
A friend is thinking about picking up a new used car with a $5K budget. She wants something fun, sporty, and yet roomy.

Current vehicles she is considering are:

6th gen celi
7th gen celi
Acura RSX
Acura TSX
Lexus IS300
2nd gen Lexus GS300

I know someone posted mechanical quirks earlier for the 7th gen Celicas. Does anyone know of any for the other listed vehicles? Pros, cons? etc. Thanks

Of that group I'd say the 6th gen or one of the Lexus sedans. If she's getting an automatic I'd say a Lexus exclusively. Though something to consider is they get 22 mpg or so on premium. Which at that rate I'd rather have the GS400 since it has 300 hp and the fuel economy is actually better that the GS300... Plus V8 burble. If she wants a manual the third gen Integra would be good. Oooh, also the SC400 which would be my choice for an automatic. The IS300 would be good with the manual, but I don't see you finding a nice one for under $5,000. Ehh, there's the Nissan 240SX if you can find a clean one. The NX-2000 as well, but it's hard to find. Think that more or less covers the reliable and sporty cars under an import brand.

Well, there's the MR2 but it isn't particularly roomy.

Posted by: Bitter Oct 12, 2014 - 4:48 PM

DO NOT buy a cheap Luxury car, ever. Not unless you're prepared to dump a bunch of money into it to get it up to good running condition and all maintenance current.

Posted by: Box Oct 12, 2014 - 6:07 PM

That only applies to Euros. tongue.gif That's any car though, don't buy a suspiciously cheap example of any car unless you know what the Hell to look for.

Posted by: NgoFcukinWay Oct 14, 2014 - 1:29 PM

What about an '03 Beetle? Her uncle is willing to sell her his ex-wife's Beetle. I heard repairs on them get costly, but i dunno how true that is.

Posted by: Bitter Oct 14, 2014 - 6:59 PM

HAHAHAHAAHAHA



NO!


Let's replace a radiator!






Posted by: njccmd2002 Oct 14, 2014 - 7:56 PM

WTF, seriously, all that for a radiator?

Posted by: NgoFcukinWay Oct 14, 2014 - 10:02 PM

What the.....I don't...... AAAWWW HELL NO! Eff that...

Posted by: SwissFerdi Oct 15, 2014 - 9:48 AM

QUOTE (Bitter @ Oct 14, 2014 - 7:59 PM) *
Let's replace a radiator!


laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif

Posted by: 95CelicaST Oct 15, 2014 - 2:03 PM

German engineering, everybody.

Posted by: Box Oct 15, 2014 - 6:11 PM

+1 on the HEEELLLLLLL NOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!! Had a friend with one and it was constantly something going wrong and expensive.

Posted by: Bitter Oct 15, 2014 - 8:19 PM

Yes.

Posted by: VavAlephVav Oct 15, 2014 - 8:25 PM

Germans like to make things fancy and complicated just because they Can, not because they need to.
Same reason I wouldn't buy a Mercedes.

Posted by: Box Oct 15, 2014 - 8:42 PM

Why wouldn't you want to own German appliances? They're too power hungry. laugh.gif

Posted by: DST94 Oct 17, 2014 - 1:11 AM

I love you box.

Posted by: Box Oct 17, 2014 - 8:57 PM

redface.gif

In other news I finally get to go car shopping again... Wooooo...

Posted by: richee3 Oct 17, 2014 - 9:50 PM

I really think you should go for a Trans Am or C4. Cheap interiors, yes, but that can be overlooked for the V8 burble and driving experience.

Posted by: Box Oct 17, 2014 - 10:49 PM

This time around it'll be something with a V8, rather it's the 4th gen F-body, SN95 Mustang, or C4 Vette just depends on what I can find. It's such a pain to find the GM's with manuals for whatever reason, the Mustang I find consistently enough. That or say screw it and get the 2nd gen Trans Am I've always wanted. I did find a nice Firehawk, but it ended before I had gotten the check... That and there was a hardtop Formula M6 locally, that of course, was listed the week before the check arrived.......

Posted by: Bitter Oct 18, 2014 - 9:14 AM

MKIII MR2, 2ZZ swap, turbo, murder GTR's with it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45NqkIH-Wh0

Posted by: Box Oct 21, 2014 - 6:27 PM

Pulled all of my stuff out of the Miata, and suppose will start parting it out.

Posted by: njccmd2002 Oct 21, 2014 - 6:37 PM

^^^, why? totalled? sucks. sell you a 78 corolla with a 3tc engine

Posted by: HaysoosKreesto Oct 21, 2014 - 11:43 PM

QUOTE (Bitter @ Oct 18, 2014 - 10:14 AM) *
MKIII MR2, 2ZZ swap, turbo, murder GTR's with it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45NqkIH-Wh0

That mr-s is amazing. I don't fancy the styling choice too much, but I can't argue with that insane pull

/edit:
Also, who ordered the flying triangles?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMye2KLfcns

Posted by: Box Oct 22, 2014 - 2:06 AM

QUOTE (njccmd2002 @ Oct 21, 2014 - 6:37 PM) *
^^^, why? totalled? sucks. sell you a 78 corolla with a 3tc engine

Yep, and the effort and cost to get a rebuilt title makes it not worth it. So part out everything that isn't needed in a track car, then either keep it or sell it.

After giving it some thought I suppose I'll go with a SN95 Mustang, either the 5.0 OHV or PI 4.6 SOHC with the 5-speed. I like the 4th gen F-body more, but finding a manual and then working on them is impossible. Either that or get a classic muscle car of some sort, 10 mpg wooooo. Time to take a break from Japanese cars, and indulge in cheap interior and rolling burnouts.

Posted by: Bitter Oct 22, 2014 - 7:32 PM

Mullet time!

Posted by: Box Oct 22, 2014 - 8:39 PM

No. redface.gif

Posted by: NgoFcukinWay Oct 23, 2014 - 9:54 AM

Old and Busted


New hotness


Also working on my rear TT brake calipers as well.









Working on applying the few final coats of clear on tonight when I get off from work.

Posted by: Box Oct 24, 2014 - 4:12 PM

I have the urge to buy a Supra now. tongue.gif

Still can't figure it out, so I bought an emu to ride instead.

Posted by: HaysoosKreesto Oct 25, 2014 - 12:04 AM

QUOTE (Box @ Oct 24, 2014 - 4:12 PM) *
I have the urge to buy a Supra now. tongue.gif

Still can't figure it out, so I bought an emu to ride instead.

Turbo emu?

Posted by: Box Oct 25, 2014 - 1:49 PM

Yes, has all the bells and whistles. tongue.gif

Posted by: NgoFcukinWay Oct 26, 2014 - 10:38 PM

....aaaannnndddd they're on.

From this:


To this:


Also put her on the dyno today for a base line pull.

http://youtu.be/B_9vHJBKJa4

And these are her numbers in red.



I'm content.

Posted by: VavAlephVav Oct 27, 2014 - 11:59 AM

QUOTE (Bitter @ Oct 22, 2014 - 7:32 PM) *
Mullet time!


I'm guessing Box already has a mullet, maybe a skullet biggrin.gif

Posted by: Box Oct 27, 2014 - 12:53 PM

Nah, just three feet of majestic-ness. tongue.gif

Posted by: 1994Celica Oct 27, 2014 - 6:59 PM

What about an s2000 Box? It has more power than the miata, and that vtech......yo

Posted by: 1994Celica Oct 28, 2014 - 8:08 PM

Speaking of s2000s... Today I bought s2000 seats for my civic. They'll be much better than the crappy stock seats.

Posted by: Box Oct 28, 2014 - 8:59 PM

If I had that kind of free cash I'd just get a C5 Vette and call it a day. I have $6,000 in cash to work with, plus whatever I can get off the Miata. If I wasn't so anti-sedan, anti-automatic, and anti-FWD this would be easier.

Posted by: NgoFcukinWay Oct 28, 2014 - 10:26 PM

Before:




During:



After:






1 down, 3 to go!

Man it looks pretty.

Posted by: njccmd2002 Oct 28, 2014 - 11:23 PM

Those toe nails

Posted by: JoshuaM Oct 28, 2014 - 11:44 PM

QUOTE (Box @ Oct 28, 2014 - 9:59 PM) *
If I had that kind of free cash I'd just get a C5 Vette and call it a day. I have $6,000 in cash to work with, plus whatever I can get off the Miata. If I wasn't so anti-sedan, anti-automatic, and anti-FWD this would be easier.


$6k is plenty to get a nice New Edge Mustang V8, let alone SN95.

Posted by: Box Oct 28, 2014 - 11:57 PM

I'd either get the "New Edge" or it'd be the '94-95 with the 5.0 in it. '96-98 is garbage unless it's a Cobra. Though really it's down to a preference of the New Edge looks and faster stock performance, or the 5.0's exhaust note and cheaper price. Yes, exhaust note is important. tongue.gif There was a '95 listed semi-locally but no pictures, so I'll message at a more appropriate time for pics and info. Even though there are plenty of Mustangs out there, finding one that isn't red or yellow, modified, or a convertible makes things harder. That and I've never owned an OBDII vehicle, so that's just something I'm not overly excited over. If it's not going to cause the car to explode I don't want to know about it. I really just don't like car shopping though, it makes me nervous and anxious and then for the first month I don't trust the car.

Posted by: Box Oct 29, 2014 - 12:02 AM

I've on and off thought about buying a hearse though, because hearses are cool. tongue.gif

Posted by: VavAlephVav Oct 29, 2014 - 8:33 AM

You need a rat-rod where you can't see around the supercharger.

Posted by: NgoFcukinWay Oct 29, 2014 - 9:26 AM

QUOTE (njccmd2002 @ Oct 28, 2014 - 11:23 PM) *
Those toe nails


Need to be cleaned up. :\

I'm being dragged out this weekend to go get a pedicure. -__-;; $15 for a foot massage and for them to clean your feet? Meh. Why not?

Posted by: Box Oct 29, 2014 - 12:36 PM

QUOTE (VavAlephVav @ Oct 29, 2014 - 8:33 AM) *
You need a rat-rod where you can't see around the supercharger.

I really don't know what I want. I should just throw names in a hat and go from there.

Posted by: Box Oct 29, 2014 - 10:32 PM

Sooooo after lots of thinking it's either a New Edge SN95 or another Miata, but a NA8 or NB this time around. Part of my thought process is that both need suspension work and replacement seats in order to be enjoyable anyway, but at least the Mustang doesn't need an $1,000 hardtop and immediate power upgrades. I hate liking all kinds of cars... Of course the obvious solution is LS Miata. tongue.gif

Posted by: 1994Celica Oct 29, 2014 - 10:57 PM

Filled up the civic today. Only $20 bucks to fill it up! It may be slow but damn it feels good to only spend $20 on gas.

Posted by: Box Oct 30, 2014 - 2:34 AM

That's what happens when you have a ten gallon tank and 100 hp. tongue.gif

Posted by: VavAlephVav Oct 30, 2014 - 8:28 AM

Gas has been as low as $2.80 around here, which makes it about $35 for the Celica

Posted by: NgoFcukinWay Oct 30, 2014 - 9:01 AM

Gas has dropped down to $2.65 here in Houston for regular 87 and about $3.15 for 93.

re-wrapped the bottom half of my back seat last night. my fingers hurt now but it was worth the pain and frustration. Imagine the before condition the same as the top half except not as torn up, but still dry and cracking.


Posted by: richee3 Oct 30, 2014 - 9:47 AM

Now do the fronts!

Posted by: NgoFcukinWay Oct 30, 2014 - 10:42 AM

I'm getting to it. Need to get my hands on a steam cleaner and hunting for the right mattress topper to add more cushion to the boostin.

Posted by: Box Oct 30, 2014 - 11:06 AM

I have to ask, why bother re-wrapping useless seats? The other question being how did seats that were never used get so torn up?

Also petrol is $2.65 for regular and $2.90 something for premium, I need fuel prices to shoot back up to make my gas guzzler cheaper to buy. tongue.gif

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