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> JoshuaM's '97 Celica ZR, The Final Chapter - Goodbye
post Aug 2, 2014 - 1:52 PM
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Looks so clean!


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post Aug 3, 2014 - 2:11 AM
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QUOTE (Box @ Aug 2, 2014 - 1:49 PM) *
You need a two post spoiler in your life. redface.gif


What... like THIS two post spoiler? redface.gif





(5th gen VARIS style tongue.gif)

QUOTE (ILoveMySilly97 @ Aug 2, 2014 - 2:52 PM) *
Looks so clean!


Like yours! Haha tongue.gif


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post Aug 3, 2014 - 10:19 PM
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Now just have to install it. redface.gif


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post Aug 4, 2014 - 11:14 AM
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i had to, i just had to...


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post Aug 5, 2014 - 10:00 AM
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QUOTE (Box @ Aug 3, 2014 - 11:19 PM) *
Now just have to install it. redface.gif


I agree that in pics the 3 posts don't look great, but I've always liked them in person (even if they are a little busy... not as suited to debadging)... so I am still hesitant to do something so permanent, but I think it may happen not too far away.

QUOTE (njccmd2002 @ Aug 4, 2014 - 12:14 PM) *
i had to, i just had to...



I was expecting this before I posted... just surprised it took so long! tongue.gif



In other news, my exhaust should ship from Japan tomorrow XD (After a ridiculous wait).


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post Aug 12, 2014 - 10:25 AM
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EXHAUST TIMEEEEE!!!!



Look what just arrived in the mail smile.gif

It is actually quite huge tongue.gif



REALLY well built though - stainless steel muffler with coated steel pipework.

AND... yesterday I got an ABSOLUTE STEAL on a set of headers... proper headers (not the eBay ones) with a cat welded on and piping to around half way through the door for $30!!! Going to go back tomorrow and pick up the rest of the system (resonator and fart cannon) just to keep the piping the same all the way to the back where I'll still need a step up flange to the new muffler (Pretty sure the new muffler is 2.25" and the new piping is 2". Stock is either 1.75 or 2"... not sure.

pic of engine before I pulled the headers out (rusted on bolts = 4 hour job -.-)




So the plan is to install his full system myself, and then take it to the exhaust shop to get them to swap the mufflers. They wanted $200 to run the piping from the middle of the door to the muffler.


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Now: '00 NB8B Mazda MX5 -----> See it here in off topic!
post Aug 13, 2014 - 12:16 AM
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Mate your car is gonna sound so much better! really nice looking exhaust smile.gif


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post Aug 16, 2014 - 7:36 AM
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QUOTE (JFXtreme007 @ Aug 13, 2014 - 1:16 AM) *
Mate your car is gonna sound so much better! really nice looking exhaust smile.gif


Thanks smile.gif I think it is too big, but I'll learn to live with it tongue.gif Does sound good though.

Yesterday I got my new muffler installed (headers going on later... can't be bothered right now tongue.gif). Had my GoPro all ready for a video and the freshly charged battery was somehow flat and it has been pouring rain today.

I did however almost get run off the road 2 min after picking up my car. I thought I had hit, but I think it must have just come painfully close;



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Now: '00 NB8B Mazda MX5 -----> See it here in off topic!
post Aug 17, 2014 - 7:19 PM
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QUOTE (JoshuaM @ Aug 16, 2014 - 7:36 AM) *
QUOTE (JFXtreme007 @ Aug 13, 2014 - 1:16 AM) *
Mate your car is gonna sound so much better! really nice looking exhaust smile.gif


Thanks smile.gif I think it is too big, but I'll learn to live with it tongue.gif Does sound good though.

Yesterday I got my new muffler installed (headers going on later... can't be bothered right now tongue.gif). Had my GoPro all ready for a video and the freshly charged battery was somehow flat and it has been pouring rain today.

I did however almost get run off the road 2 min after picking up my car. I thought I had hit, but I think it must have just come painfully close;




Love the narration in the vid, all you needed to really say was: ma'am I have a dash cam and can show you running me off the road. Argument = none lol.

Loving the car mate, sounds great and looks amazing


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post Aug 17, 2014 - 10:53 PM
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Should of posted that photo I sent you on FB lol...


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post Aug 19, 2014 - 1:43 AM
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QUOTE (igpx12 @ Aug 17, 2014 - 8:19 PM) *
Love the narration in the vid, all you needed to really say was: ma'am I have a dash cam and can show you running me off the road. Argument = none lol.

Loving the car mate, sounds great and looks amazing


Haha, yeah... should've done tongue.gif And thanks smile.gif

Here is the exhaust video... I don't think the GoPro was doing a fantastic job, but you get the idea. Basically has the same tone and characteristics as stock, just a better volume;

http://youtu.be/T_5Pb9_RBgs


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post Aug 20, 2014 - 4:41 AM
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I really quite like the new sound! much nicer! smile.gif


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post Aug 26, 2014 - 10:18 AM
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BIG UPDATE:

Part 1: Installed headers with a Friend on Friday... initially disappointed because they made the car quieter, but then realised that it just completely eliminated all the drones the system had and was really happy with the result! New vid:

http://youtu.be/TV4G5yOVUHQ

Part 2: I JUST BOUGHT A TRD QUICKSHIFTER, ERMEERRGERRRDDDDD!!!!


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post Aug 26, 2014 - 2:16 PM
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Headers? You did a V6 swap and didn't tell anyone!? redface.gif


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post Aug 26, 2014 - 4:55 PM
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you need to turn this hose around. if you revverse it, it wont be so close to the header



This post has been edited by Smaay: Aug 26, 2014 - 4:55 PM


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post Aug 26, 2014 - 7:26 PM
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QUOTE (Box @ Aug 26, 2014 - 2:16 PM) *
Headers? You did a V6 swap and didn't tell anyone!? redface.gif


No tongue.gif But BEAMS soon... And headers is the correct US terminology for them if that's what you are getting at, or extractors as we would normally say in Brittish / Aus English.

QUOTE (Smaay @ Aug 26, 2014 - 4:55 PM) *
you need to turn this hose around. if you revverse it, it wont be so close to the header



That isn't my car, its the one I pulled the headers off. But mine is probably similar, what hose are you referring to? The one to the radiator?


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Headers is plural and header is singular. Inline engines have a header, V engines have headers. tongue.gif


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post Aug 26, 2014 - 8:33 PM
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QUOTE (Box @ Aug 26, 2014 - 9:20 PM) *
Headers is plural and header is singular. Inline engines have a header, V engines have headers. tongue.gif


-.- shuddup tongue.gif Yeah, you're right tongue.gif


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post Aug 26, 2014 - 8:58 PM
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Tough love. tongue.gif


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post Oct 24, 2014 - 11:35 PM
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So a bit of an update...

First of all.... a new toy!


Tamiya TA-02 kit with the ST205 shell.

Onto the real car...

August Cruise
I am one of the administrators of the Brisbane Celica Club where I live. In August I organised a Celica cruise through the local mountain ranges and out to Summerset Dam for a barbeque. We had a great turn out with the following cars coming;
- Stripped out (RA23?) track car
- 1UZ V8 powered RA28 Liftback in an amazing blue
- 3x 4th Gen Celica (1x ST162, 1x ST162 with 2nd gen 3S-GTE, 1x ST165 GT-FOUR with 3rd gen 3S-GTE)
- 3x 5th Gen Celica (1x normal ST185 GT-FOUR (Alltrac), 2x Group A Rallye limited edition WRC ST185 (of 140ish produced here))
- 4x 6th Gen Celica (3x ST204 and 1x Group A Rallye Limited Edition WRC ST205 (of 77 sold))
- 4x Toyota 86's tagged along too (they had their own club cruise earlier in the morning)







Vinyl Wrap Roof
I also was getting sick of the very faded paint on my roof so I decided to do something about it.... gloss black roof wrap.







It is harder than it looks.... we stuffed it up so it is really rough around the edges and needs to be redone.... but still better than the terrible paint I say tongue.gif

C's Short Shifter
So you may have seen the saga on FB and a seperate thread... but the TRD quickshifter I paid a lot of money for wasn't TRD at all. Turns out though it is still a really rare part, being a C's short shifter from Japan. I still have my reservations that it may have been modified in the past (dodgy weld lines.... but it looks like some of the genuine ones were just made like that so idk), but it has definitely improved the shift. I was trying to get a refund since it wasn't the part I wanted, but the seller was being a real d!ck about it. So just ignoring the lost money and enjoying it smile.gif

One of these (not mine);


This is mine (new left, stock right);


Whiteline Rear Sway Bar

So I called up my local shops and asked about sway bars for the ST204. They gave me the cost and model number for the one on the ST204. I then found that model slightly cheaper at a store accross town and they did free shipping so it was a no brainer.





After spending hours trying to install it, it turns out that the first shop were completely clueless and gave me the model code for the ST205. To make matters worse, I didn't buy from them so I couldn't get a refund and then I find out that Whiteline don't make them for my car any more. I ended up finding old stock (non adjustable though) in the UK which is currently on its way to me, but a painful and very expensive exercise.

Spacers

Although I am against the concept of spacers... I LOVE these wheels too much to get rid of, but they are just too tucked.

Without


With


I bought +20mm hubcentric bolt on spacers for the front, and the same in +25mm for the rear. Waiting to paint the hubs and spacers black before I install properly so that they don't draw attention.

September Cruise

I managed to get out of organising the September cruise, but we had a great turn out again. Significantly less GT-FOUR's this time, but some cool other cars.













TRD Door Strikers

So you have Lexus door strikers? That's cute...



BOOM! Genuine TRD door stabiliser catches from Japan. I took a bit of a gamble on these ones because there was no documentation that said they would fit. Thanks to Richee3 for the help decoding whether they would or not.

Installed;



This post has been edited by JoshuaM: Oct 24, 2014 - 11:36 PM


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