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Yesterday, 10:02 PM Forum: Engine/Transmission/Maintenance · Post Preview: #1095580 · Replies: 4 · Views: 51
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If you had a blown head gasket you'd have either oil in the coolant, coolant in the oil, burning coolant, and/or having compression escape into the cooling system. Really just have to bleed it the best you can stationary and get the rest out by driving it, and that's most any car. Unless they put a bleed valve in the top of the cooling system, but I've really only seen that on a small handful of vehicles and even then it can still take driving to get it fully bled. Just make sure the reservoir stays topped off and keep an eye on things and you should be good to go.

Yesterday, 08:33 PM Forum: Off Topic · Post Preview: #1095578 · Replies: 5524 · Views: 972,467
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As far as V6 FWD cars go I hear good things about the Accord coupe with the 6-speed. In fact Matt Farah did a One Take on one not that long ago:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVR1R2zC9kw

Yesterday, 04:47 PM Forum: Off Topic · Post Preview: #1095573 · Replies: 5524 · Views: 972,467
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So I joined Grassroots Motorsports last night so I can bother them with my car dilemma. Seems like out of anywhere they might be the best source for unbiased and experienced opinions when it comes to what I'm wanting from a car and the cars I'm considering.

Yesterday, 04:39 PM Forum: Meet/Event Discussion · Post Preview: #1095571 · Replies: 27 · Views: 187
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If it weren't red and far away I'd have to consider it.

Yesterday, 04:14 PM Forum: Suspension/Handling/Braking · Post Preview: #1095568 · Replies: 12 · Views: 137
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QUOTE (bloodMoney @ Jan 17, 2018 - 10:42 AM) *
QUOTE (Box @ Jan 16, 2018 - 8:03 PM) *
You know what really looks cool? Functional rim and tire setups. You can be more flush and have better handling than stock if you do it right. Can't remember with the 6th gen Celica, but if you get the offsets right you should be able to fit 8-9" wide with a 225 series tire and it be fairly flush without rolling. I guess the main thing is for the love of all things holy don't have that much tire stretch... Depending on the tire 225 on 9" is bad enough, but some with wider tread sections than others it doesn't look all that stretched. Not trying to tell you what to do, it's your car, but if you care about how the car handles and feels to drive at all then you should strongly reconsider what you're wanting. Plus you should be able to find something 8-9" wide in 5x100 to your liking, paired with some good summer tires it'll totally transform how the car handles and feels only in positive ways.


I agree. That's why I went from this:



225/45 on a 9"

to this:



245/45 on the same wheel

The first wasn't even that stretched, but it was still enough to make me uncomforatble.

Another thing is the tire diameter and sidewall height, I see Miata with 225 on 15x9 all the time and it doesn't look quite as stretched.

Yesterday, 04:11 PM Forum: Suspension/Handling/Braking · Post Preview: #1095567 · Replies: 12 · Views: 137
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QUOTE (BlackRa1n21 @ Jan 17, 2018 - 8:31 AM) *
QUOTE (Box @ Jan 16, 2018 - 7:03 PM) *
You know what really looks cool? Functional rim and tire setups. You can be more flush and have better handling than stock if you do it right. Can't remember with the 6th gen Celica, but if you get the offsets right you should be able to fit 8-9" wide with a 225 series tire and it be fairly flush without rolling. I guess the main thing is for the love of all things holy don't have that much tire stretch... Depending on the tire 225 on 9" is bad enough, but some with wider tread sections than others it doesn't look all that stretched. Not trying to tell you what to do, it's your car, but if you care about how the car handles and feels to drive at all then you should strongly reconsider what you're wanting. Plus you should be able to find something 8-9" wide in 5x100 to your liking, paired with some good summer tires it'll totally transform how the car handles and feels only in positive ways.


Yeah been looking at the conversion and rear disc conversion costs and labor is gonna be a hole in the wallet, I might just run these 17x8 30 offset concave wheels instead and their in 5x100, so itíll save me a bunch.

If you can find a 17x8-9 in 5x100 you really like and the offset is 30-40mm you can always fine tune it with spacers to get it to the desired flushness. That and you can put the money saved towards some great summer tires and anything else you've been wanting to do. Once you get a nice street performance alignment and take it down a twisty road you'll love it.

Yesterday, 04:06 PM Forum: Off Topic · Post Preview: #1095566 · Replies: 5524 · Views: 972,467
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Yeah I need to start looking for someone around here that takes my insurance. Which I was having to wait on that to be sorted since I turned 26 back in December and that's the cutoff point for being on someone else's insurance, unless they're a spouse, but they make exceptions for the disabled so had to get all of that taken care of.

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get a cat.

Have actually been looking into a Maine coon, they're so giant, fluffy, and huggable.

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Sigh... and the crushing depression where I feel like ending it all is back... My brain is back to burning and it feels like I'm underwater. It's like a roller coaster, but in your head, and you go from the highest highs to the lowest lows and you're never in between for long. That and the roller coaster is never the same and you never know what to expect. Maybe I should see if therapy is covered by insurance, but I don't want to be labeled. I'm fairly certain I'm bi-polar, but that's my business and the internet's. Probably nothing will work anyway, I was on anti-depressants at one point through my general practitioner and they did nothing. It's like... meh... I'm tired of crap never doing anything...

Jan 16, 2018 - 10:43 PM Forum: Meet/Event Discussion · Post Preview: #1095542 · Replies: 27 · Views: 187
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You're a moderator though, you have to show up to make sure they don't break forum rules and that they use the search bar. tongue.gif

Jan 16, 2018 - 9:40 PM Forum: Meet/Event Discussion · Post Preview: #1095538 · Replies: 27 · Views: 187
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If you want to ogle hair I could show up, but alas I don't have a Celica anymore. Nor do I live in the mid west. Oh well, I'll be on my way.

Jan 16, 2018 - 8:38 PM Forum: Off Topic · Post Preview: #1095536 · Replies: 5524 · Views: 972,467
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My kilt was supposed to be delivered today, but then the light dusting of snow shut the state down... So no kilt, and no snow to play in. I am sad.

Jan 16, 2018 - 7:03 PM Forum: Suspension/Handling/Braking · Post Preview: #1095533 · Replies: 12 · Views: 137
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You know what really looks cool? Functional rim and tire setups. You can be more flush and have better handling than stock if you do it right. Can't remember with the 6th gen Celica, but if you get the offsets right you should be able to fit 8-9" wide with a 225 series tire and it be fairly flush without rolling. I guess the main thing is for the love of all things holy don't have that much tire stretch... Depending on the tire 225 on 9" is bad enough, but some with wider tread sections than others it doesn't look all that stretched. Not trying to tell you what to do, it's your car, but if you care about how the car handles and feels to drive at all then you should strongly reconsider what you're wanting. Plus you should be able to find something 8-9" wide in 5x100 to your liking, paired with some good summer tires it'll totally transform how the car handles and feels only in positive ways.

Jan 16, 2018 - 3:04 PM Forum: Engine/Transmission/Maintenance · Post Preview: #1095531 · Replies: 4 · Views: 51
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You're on the right track, in addition to what slavie said it could be the radiator has a crack in the tanks from the accident. They like to crack on their own with age, so the accident could've done it in, look across the tanks for signs of weeping or damage. The other possibilities being you didn't get those hoses seated or tightened all the way and they're seeping under pressure. It's possible the thermostat failed all of a sudden, but if the car was fine prior I'd be more inclined towards the aforementioned. Especially since you're saying it's leaving puddles of coolant on the ground. Which some times the water pump will weep once it starts to fail, but again if it was fine prior I'd be more doubtful of it. So long story short; double check the radiator tanks for damage and make sure all your hoses are on properly, and you can test/replace the thermostat then try bleeding again.

Jan 16, 2018 - 4:59 AM Forum: Suspension/Handling/Braking · Post Preview: #1095526 · Replies: 12 · Views: 137
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Yeah... that sticks out and looks like ass... To each their own I guess.

Jan 15, 2018 - 10:49 PM Forum: Suspension/Handling/Braking · Post Preview: #1095519 · Replies: 12 · Views: 137
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As far as I know the Camry didn't have drums in those years, even if they did I'm sure no one has done it and all the info out there would be for discs. You'd need the parking brake cable and parking assembly, back plate, and caliper setup off a 6th gen GT then the Camry rotor. Also I'm fairly sure 10" wide with +20mm offset won't fit, unless you're going to pull the Hell out of the fenders or cut up the car and put on flares: http://www.6gc.net/forums/index.php?showto...t=0&start=0

Jan 15, 2018 - 4:37 PM Forum: Suspension/Handling/Braking · Post Preview: #1095515 · Replies: 12 · Views: 137
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I'll be even nicer and post directly from the sticky:
http://www.6gc.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=87278
http://www.6gc.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=80878

Though having the ST you'll also have to do the disc brake conversion on the rear: http://www.6gc.net/howto/convert_rear_drums_to_discs

Jan 14, 2018 - 11:19 PM Forum: Off Topic · Post Preview: #1095509 · Replies: 5524 · Views: 972,467
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I'm fairly certain I'm bipolar, I've having one of my manic "feels like I can fly" episodes and I have the compulsion to laugh for no reason whatsoever. It'll only be a matter of time before I come back crashing down though. Would be nice if I spent more time in a manic state versus a depressed one though, I just feel so energized and happy and my brain has this rushing tingling sensation. From one extreme to another.

Jan 14, 2018 - 10:36 PM Forum: Website Discussion · Post Preview: #1095508 · Replies: 1 · Views: 29
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Thanks for that, first one that's actually worked. There's the "~original" work around, but for forums like this it won't let you do it since this board doesn't allow it for whatever reason.

Jan 14, 2018 - 8:56 PM Forum: Off Topic · Post Preview: #1095507 · Replies: 5524 · Views: 972,467
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I thought you were doing all that timing belt stuff on the Audi for some reason. I think I need a drink, I'm getting confused.

We did do the Audi a few months back.

Jan 14, 2018 - 4:37 PM Forum: Off Topic · Post Preview: #1095504 · Replies: 5524 · Views: 972,467
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That's the Miata. At the time of the picture it wasn't on, was just after stripping everything off to do the timing and water pump. Though at the time of the comment it was back on.

Jan 14, 2018 - 2:21 AM Forum: Off Topic · Post Preview: #1095500 · Replies: 5524 · Views: 972,467
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On the engine. tongue.gif Everything is done and back together now, just going to wait until tomorrow to run it and bleed the cooling system. That and change the clutch fluid again. Then need to get a timing light since apparently we don't have one, even though I'm fairly sure we did at some point, in order to set the timing with the new 5XRacing timing wheel. Now it's just a matter of him doing the transmission and differential fluid at work as well as a shifter rebuild and it'll be 100% caught up on everything, wooo.

Jan 13, 2018 - 7:57 PM Forum: Off Topic · Post Preview: #1095495 · Replies: 5524 · Views: 972,467
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I'm sure that's entirely out of context.

Anyhow, fun fun:

Jan 13, 2018 - 1:03 PM Forum: Engine/Transmission/Maintenance · Post Preview: #1095490 · Replies: 3 · Views: 76
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I had found the exact numbers from Toyota at one point, but I want to say 140-180 psi was within spec.

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Well so does Cusco in their upper end set, but they don't make anything at all for the Celica of course. Why the aftermarket has forsaken the Celica is beyond me.

Looking around so does Tein, but only on select vehicles do they offer the line ups with it. Then so does Fortune Auto apparently. Yet again with any of them the cars that get access to the higher end line ups is more limited. Though maybe if they already make at least something for your car you could get something worked out, but would probably have to pay through the nose to get it.

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