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QUOTE (cheela @ Jan 15, 2019 - 10:41 AM) *
QUOTE (bloodMoney @ Jan 15, 2019 - 8:30 AM) *
Hard pass.

I'd rather import a MKIV and spend 20k on mods.


or a GT-Four and 30k on mods. biggrin.gif

This feels a lot like peer pressure...

Jan 8, 2019 - 12:05 AM Forum: My Project · Post Preview: #1100886 · Replies: 1124 · Views: 114,087
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QUOTE (navseal345 @ Jan 7, 2019 - 8:08 PM) *
Miles or kilometers?

QUOTE (NgoFcukinWay @ Jan 7, 2019 - 8:37 PM) *
90K Kilometers, you heathen!

Send me a link to that key please. kthxby

Definitely miles, Malek was kind enough to convert it so thereís no calculating speed or distance. So it truly is 90k miles, not km.

As for the key, we bought a couple back in like 2012 from eBay. They used to be thicker and the logos were actually put on straight. This one will do the job but definitely only about half as nice as the older ones. No more on eBay right now but Iíll share the link as soon as another comes up.

Jan 7, 2019 - 7:37 PM Forum: My Project · Post Preview: #1100880 · Replies: 1124 · Views: 114,087
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QUOTE (NgoFcukinWay @ Jan 6, 2019 - 9:47 PM) *
do the 57CRs. I'm on the fence about 17s or 18s as well, but after looking at the sizes in 18s, I'm not sure how they'll fit. If you do the 5X114.5 conversion, you can run the square set-up of 18x8.5 +37 because the 18X8.5 +45 in 5x100 would give you sunken wheels and you'd wanna run a spacer to get them to set close to flush.

I’ve already got small spacers but if I spend the money for new wheels, and thats a big if, I’d prefer not go run spacers at all. I don’t know how the 5x114.3 conversion would go with AWD. I assume an AWD Rav4 hub would work but I don’t know for sure.


QUOTE (Tigawoods @ Jan 7, 2019 - 1:18 PM) *
dont you dare put CRs on that.

anything less than 6 spokes or 5 spoke split and you are basically celica hitler.

OZ Chronos are 5 spoke. ‘nuff said. Plus YOU’RE NOT MY DAD!


QUOTE (cheela @ Jan 7, 2019 - 3:23 PM) *
don't listen to ^that guy.
He's always doing extra things to be extra.

remember, less is more. Go 3 spoke.

No spokes. Gonna put some sawblades on it.


Today I got the car to pass CO emissions. Took three tries because Colorado now requires a form for RHD gray market cars that Malek didn’t need to have, so I couldn’t get it tested on the first try. I had to take it by an inspection center to get it inspected and get the form, then we tried to test it again and the testing center threw a fit about the low profile tires so we had to go to a third place. They tested the car just fine, passed it, and now I can get the car registered. Got insurance on it last week and I won’t disclose how much it costs but let me just say.... damn. You’d guess wrong. Anyway, pikchars.




Rolled over 90k miles shortly after leaving the testing station. It’s getting old, time to sell it. frown.gif



Got the new key in today as well. They definitely aren’t the same quality they used to be.



We also may have picked a color to vinyl wrap it to hide the paint imperfections.


Jan 7, 2019 - 7:14 PM Forum: Off Topic · Post Preview: #1100879 · Replies: 6389 · Views: 1,077,176
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Added this to my shelf today. I have an addiction. laugh.gif


Jan 6, 2019 - 7:29 PM Forum: My Project · Post Preview: #1100866 · Replies: 1124 · Views: 114,087
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QUOTE (slavie @ Dec 30, 2018 - 8:46 PM) *
I know where those projector headlights on exactly that GT-Four came from wink.gif

Nice buy.

A much-needed addition to the car! I for one am grateful that this car already has them. You don't happen to have a spare ST205 front lip laying around, do you? laugh.gif


QUOTE (navseal345 @ Jan 6, 2019 - 11:24 AM) *
And then?

And then *poof* money disappears from my bank account. frown.gif


QUOTE (punkxrckprincess @ Jan 6, 2019 - 11:29 AM) *
How many people thought the GT4 was a Supra at this one?
You guys are the coolest haha. I thought we were cool with our pair of twins but your pair of twins are way better

Two that I heard. Potentially a third if you consider the douche that started telling his friends about how Toyota took a Lexus and turbocharged the engine to make these cars, then got all butthurt when I told him he was thinking of the Supra and that these are Celicas, so he ran off. And your twins are awesome!


QUOTE (BonzaiCelica @ Jan 6, 2019 - 11:35 AM) *
im sure you getting the feedback from suspension in the steering wheel, but still not an apples to apples comparison. you need a fwd only superstrut car with exact suspension to compare honestly. anyway. nice pics.

I would LOVE to feel a Superstrut equipped FWD Celica for comparison. The GT-Four changes directions quickly and easily compared to our GT and I really haven't even pushed it yet. Hopefully this summer I'll take it up in the mountains a few times to see how it really handles.


QUOTE (enderswift @ Jan 6, 2019 - 1:28 PM) *
Looks good bro, cant wait to see it in person. I can tell you from first hand experience that the extra unsprung weight is likely what's causing the suspension upset. Its a small price to pay for the stellar gains in handling otherwise. SS is a weapon on smooth twisty tarmac

Interesting... you're building a case for the Gram Lights. I'd love to have a set but they aren't an ideal size for the car at 17x9. Better options in 18" but I don't know if I want to put 18's on it.

Jan 6, 2019 - 1:40 AM Forum: My Project · Post Preview: #1100856 · Replies: 1124 · Views: 114,087
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Havenít had as much time as Iíd like to work on the cars lately but Iíve got a little bit done. October 2017, I replaced the fuel tank on the white car. December 2018, I walk into the garage one day and smell gas. Of course the new fuel tank is leaking. rolleyes.gif Had to run the car pretty low on gas, sand the tank down, and put some Quicksteel on it. People of the internets say it works decently well but I suspect Iíll be replacing the fuel tank again soon. I spent part of my day today putting new battery terminals in the car (the ones I bought when I did my battery relocation didnít tighten down on the Optima tight enough but oddly they were great on the Interstate battery I had before) and hooking up a backup camera. The backup camera really isnít necessary but it didnít cost me anything and the wife likes it. Ran into one small issue but otherwise a pretty easy install and it works great.





In GT-Four related news, I spent part of last weekend putting the stock downpipe back on so the car will pass emissions to get it registered. Turns out as of January 1st, Colorado requires a new form for RHD cars to go through emissions so now I get to jump through those hoops just to get the paperwork. I replaced the bulbs in the gauge cluster and key ring light with white LEDís since Iíve never been a fan of the stock green, and replaced the license plate bulbs as well. Thatís when I found out that someone has done the independent fog light mod on this car. Not something Iíve ever been interested in doing myself but itís nice to see that itís done. smile.gif




I also spent a little time tidying up some small things, nothing really worth mentioning, but I did disable the T-VSV so the car will run full boost in first gear. But I also turned the boost down when I was cleaning things up, so I honestly donít even know what the boost is set at right now. No sense in even trying to dial it in with the stock downpipe on. Weíve decided that the Greddy boost gauge in the car has to go too. No sense in looking at a boost gauge that reads in BAR and trying to do the conversion in your head while doing a WOT pull, so we picked up a new Prosport Evo boost gauge. Itís 52mm where the Greddy gauge is 60 mm, so a new gauge pod is in order too. We havenít ordered one yet but weíll be getting a wideband soon so we ordered a cheap A-pillar pod for now and weíre eventually going to switch to one of the nicer dash mounted pods.

The Greddy gauge and Greddy pod:






The new Prosport gauge and pod with a sad, empty hole in it that needs a wideband:






Not the nicest boost gauge ever but it reads in PSI and does the job. Took one of the wheels off to test the Superstrut with a pry bar and snapped a picture of the wheel specs while I had it off. Needs scrubbed pretty bad...



17x8 as far as I can tell, which is what I had guessed they were. +35 offset with what looked like 20mm spacers but I didnít take the time to measure them. Thanks to Alex, I keep looking at Gram Light 57CRís... gotta do a lot of other things first though. Good news is that the front brake pads still have some life left in them and the Superstrut passed the pry bar test with no play at all.


We took the twins to a Cars and Coffee this morning. Didnít bother taking great pictures but hereís what I got.











After owning the car for a couple of weeks, Iíve found a few things. First and foremost, when you turn, this car turns. It changes direction much better than our FWD car. The tradeoff seems to be suspension composure. The GT4 isnít rough or overly stiff but the suspension is easily upset over bumps compared to a Macpherson equipped Celica. A Macpherson strut Celica can hit a bump or several back to back and keep going, where the Superstrut tends to get upset over moderate or multiple bumps. It rides just as smooth if not smoother than our white car on Sportlines so I doubt if itís bad struts or springs, just more like the reason why the rally cars switched back to Macpherson. Other differences are minor but after owning USDM Celicas, itís just unusual to see the differences. No dimmer for the gauge cluster, the lights donít automatically shut off after you shut the car off and open the door, windows wonít still roll up after shutting the key off, the driver window is auto up in addition to auto down, no electric lock switch on the passenger door, and who knows what else I havenít found yet.

Dec 28, 2018 - 12:36 PM Forum: My Project · Post Preview: #1100808 · Replies: 293 · Views: 43,687
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I should probably post it on Facebook and see if I get 127 comments.

Dec 28, 2018 - 9:52 AM Forum: Buying/Selling · Post Preview: #1100806 · Replies: 5 · Views: 232
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QUOTE (TimeslideZ @ Dec 27, 2018 - 6:02 PM) *
How much is labor for cleaning out a garage? Jk ha ha, GLWS man.

Iím not sure. Come on over and weíll find out! laugh.gif

QUOTE (Tigawoods @ Dec 27, 2018 - 9:37 PM) *
dis aint gunna pay for that gt four BUDDY

Nope, but itís nice to free up a lot of space in my garage and maybe be able to fill the tank of the GT4 once after everything is sold. laugh.gif

Dec 28, 2018 - 9:48 AM Forum: My Project · Post Preview: #1100805 · Replies: 1124 · Views: 114,087
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QUOTE (narly_charley @ Dec 27, 2018 - 8:15 AM) *
QUOTE (SwissFerdi @ Dec 26, 2018 - 12:19 PM) *
Auto dreams > money


Wish I could live that life...

QUOTE (SwissFerdi @ Dec 27, 2018 - 9:24 PM) *
I mean, it's generally a question of for how long...unless it's not. I sold the Celica because I couldn't justify three. The bike is so cheap it almost doesn't count.

Perks of being a DINK- double income, no kids. Itís a terrible decision financially, but we did it anyway.


QUOTE (bloodMoney @ Dec 28, 2018 - 8:26 AM) *
Get some more info up on those wheel and tire specs. They look awesome.

The only think I know about them is that they are Lehrmeister Type 3 wheels, and they look like legit 3 piece wheels. Specs are unknown, 17x8, maybe? They have 215/45/17 tires that have a slight stretch so I think they are 8Ē.

Dec 27, 2018 - 2:18 PM Forum: Buying/Selling · Post Preview: #1100798 · Replies: 5 · Views: 232
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QUOTE (Bushmatic @ Dec 27, 2018 - 1:03 PM) *
I would like to upgrade my rear drums to calipers. Do you have anything else needed for this swap on top of just the calipers themselves?

Unfortunately I only have calipers, rotors, and pads. frown.gif

Dec 26, 2018 - 2:37 PM Forum: Engine/Transmission/Maintenance · Post Preview: #1100791 · Replies: 5 · Views: 218
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QUOTE (CoolZeen @ Dec 26, 2018 - 11:12 AM) *
I had that problem and it came out to be the cable

I agree, it sounds like a cable or bushing issue more than a trans issue. On the driver side of the car, between the engine and firewall, youíll find where the cables attach to the trans. Be sure to check there, check the cables at the shifter itself, and check to make sure the cables move freely. It could be an issue with the selector on the trans but I would guess itís more likely to be cables.

Dec 24, 2018 - 10:34 PM Forum: Buying/Selling · Post Preview: #1100777 · Replies: 5 · Views: 232
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Freeing up some space in my garage and selling some stuff I donít need anymore.

1998 USDM headlights. All tabs intact. $100 plus shipping.





GT OEM Aisin slave cylinder. Ugly but functional. $15 plus shipping.




GT rear brake calipers and rotors. Painted racing red to make your car go faster. Unknown pads that have some life left. $40 plus shipping.






Stock GT wheels- [b]Sold!









Dec 24, 2018 - 8:48 PM Forum: My Project · Post Preview: #1100776 · Replies: 1124 · Views: 114,087
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QUOTE (cheela @ Dec 23, 2018 - 9:29 PM) *
very nice improvements. a little love goes a long way.
that thing is just begging for a c-one lip. wink.gif

Good thing I have a buffer and plenty of compounds! The interior barely needed anything. Malek took good care of it.


QUOTE (CoolZeen @ Dec 24, 2018 - 9:51 AM) *
and the fun $$$ begins.

Itís not fun spending that much money on such short notice but itís not every day a GT4 pops up for sale 45 minutes away from you either.


QUOTE (SwissFerdi @ Dec 24, 2018 - 10:36 AM) *
You owe yourself some fanfare, that is ridiculous.

As long as fanfare is free, because Iím broke now. laugh.gif


QUOTE (NgoFcukinWay @ Dec 24, 2018 - 12:57 PM) *
that Por15 says "For professional use only."




QUOTE (Malek @ Dec 24, 2018 - 1:44 PM) *
Looks awesome man! It was a pleasure meeting you and Bridgette along with the Supra. Good people with cool cars!

Those wipers always annoyed me. Now I get to watch you do all the things I wanted to do lol enjoy it!

It was great meeting you as well! The POR15 turned out a little glossier than I would like, so I may have to try something different. At this point the plan is to enjoy it. Taking it up to Fort Collins tomorrow.


QUOTE (navseal345 @ Dec 24, 2018 - 6:51 PM) *
I demand some AWD snow fun videos.

Iím debating whether I want to or not. Those pictures would be awesome but Iím also paranoid about driving it in the snow.

Dec 23, 2018 - 8:57 PM Forum: My Project · Post Preview: #1100766 · Replies: 1124 · Views: 114,087
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Picture from when we picked the GT4 up:




Spent the day detailing the ĎFour. Made some definite improvements. Itís not perfect but Iím unwilling to wet sand any more because I have no way of knowing how much clear coat is left.

Before:




After:




Degreased the engine bay, wet sanded where necessary, buffed the entire car, detailed the interior, and spent all day checking everything out. The wiper arms had some rust on them so I gave them a coat of POR15 top coat.





Just took some general pictures.






Dec 22, 2018 - 10:02 PM Forum: Buying/Selling · Post Preview: #1100756 · Replies: 16 · Views: 806
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SOLD!

Dec 22, 2018 - 7:29 PM Forum: My Project · Post Preview: #1100754 · Replies: 1124 · Views: 114,087
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Dec 21, 2018 - 10:27 AM Forum: Engine/Transmission/Maintenance · Post Preview: #1100748 · Replies: 5 · Views: 218
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Auto or manual transmission options?

Manual transmission options are S53/S54, E153, E56, and I’m sure there are a few others.

Dec 18, 2018 - 2:48 PM Forum: General Discussion · Post Preview: #1100721 · Replies: 10209 · Views: 698,401
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October 2017: Replaced the fuel tank in the Celica.

December 2018: New fuel tank is leaking.

Dec 18, 2018 - 2:47 PM Forum: Off Topic · Post Preview: #1100720 · Replies: 6389 · Views: 1,077,176
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Iíve barely had time to breathe between work and school lately but this is a thing that happened over the weekend:



Rusty old Toyotaís donít stand a chance anymore!

Dec 17, 2018 - 10:19 PM Forum: Buying/Selling · Post Preview: #1100706 · Replies: 16 · Views: 806
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Gimme it.

Nov 29, 2018 - 10:35 AM Forum: Off Topic · Post Preview: #1100585 · Replies: 6389 · Views: 1,077,176
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QUOTE (Bitter @ Nov 28, 2018 - 6:51 PM) *
Speaking of you, Erin might have some lacrosse tickets for as yet to be determined games that she may not be able to attend, would you and Bridget be interested? She's also got one ticket for zoo lights at the denver zoo this saturday night she can't use because turns out she'll be doing something else, if you'd want that you're more than welcome to it.

Let me ask the wifey and see what she says.

Nov 28, 2018 - 3:27 PM Forum: Off Topic · Post Preview: #1100573 · Replies: 6389 · Views: 1,077,176
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If you arenít bleeding, did you even work on your car?

Nov 14, 2018 - 1:58 PM Forum: Interior/Audio/Electrical/Wiring · Post Preview: #1100464 · Replies: 17 · Views: 8,138
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Iím currently using one of the bolts that holds the seat bracket to the floor.

Nov 9, 2018 - 3:45 PM Forum: Buying/Selling · Post Preview: #1100409 · Replies: 3 · Views: 329
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Should sell fast at that price!

Nov 8, 2018 - 12:43 PM Forum: My Project · Post Preview: #1100395 · Replies: 80 · Views: 3,318
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QUOTE (bloodMoney @ Nov 8, 2018 - 11:09 AM) *
QUOTE (Box @ Nov 7, 2018 - 6:20 PM) *
BEAMS 5S-GTZE?



FTFY

Fixed again. Twincharged FTW.

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