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post Oct 23, 2018 - 3:34 PM
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bump for insane turbo build!


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*2005 Matrix AWD - the wifey's car aka Trix
post Oct 23, 2018 - 3:38 PM
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BUMP FOR MOAR PURPLE!


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post Oct 26, 2018 - 7:55 AM
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QUOTE (cheela @ Oct 23, 2018 - 3:34 PM) *
bump for insane turbo build!



QUOTE (Box @ Oct 23, 2018 - 3:38 PM) *
BUMP FOR MOAR PURPLE!


BUMP FOR INSANE PURPLE TURBO PEOPLE EATER BUILD!


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post Oct 26, 2018 - 1:41 PM
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post Oct 26, 2018 - 6:04 PM
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You wanted moar purple, you get MOAR PURPLE!

Heat shield transformation thread. GO!

So, here I'm soaking my heat shield in a 50/50 vinegar/water solution to remove rust. I also threw in a bunch of bolts, because everything was rusty.


After several days of soaking, the bolts were rust free.


I used a wire wheel & wire brush attachment on my electric drill to finish removing rust from the rest of the heat shield. I didn't have a container big enough to soak the entire thing, and this was a much faster technique.


I bought some purple VHT high heat paint off of Amazon. Primer, color, and clear gloss.


Primer coat!


Purple coat!


GLOSSY PURPLE!


Finished Product!
This is from my instagram account: amreynolds17 - Follow me if you'd like, but I must warn you now, I also post photos of my cat.
Me, putting up my newly purple & rust free heat shield. wink.gif Sure, it’s only a view my mechanic can appreciate, but I hope it makes them smile. smile.gif


I think it turned out pretty great! I'm happy with it, even though most people won't be able to see it. biggrin.gif

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post Oct 27, 2018 - 4:46 PM
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You're approaching my levels of absurd nerdity, be very careful.


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post Oct 27, 2018 - 7:24 PM
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This purple update pleases my eyes.


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post Oct 29, 2018 - 12:53 PM
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I finally received the correct coils and have installed them! It feels like a huge accomplishment to have all for tires on the ground, esp. after having the car on jack stands for the last 2 months. When I lowered the car though, I had a flat tire, so I have not yet measured and leveled out the ride height. Tonight, I hope to air up all the tires, so I can move forward with that. The car seems to be sitting really low right now! Especially compared to the stock height that I'm used to. (Yes, the car is dirty, don't judge me!) kindasad.gif




Car started up nicely! Yay! Kinda surprised, after it sat for so long. I did keep it hooked up to the trickle charger, so I'm sure that helped.

Sidenote: I figured out why my rear window de-fogger stopped working. (It stopped working YEARS ago, BTW!) HA!


Before I could commit to lowered life, I needed to address my driveway situation. I have rolled curbs & the driveway slopes down a steep hill. So even with the Celica at factory height, I have to cut in at an angle to avoid scraping.


There are permanent scuffs in the pavement from cars scraping in this driveway over the years.


So I invested in a Bridjit curb ramp! And WOW what a difference it makes! I don't know why I didn't buy this years ago! biggrin.gif Bridjit.com if anyone's interested, I highly recommend them.
Now I won't have to worry about the lowered car scraping! Yay!


In Purple News:
I wasn't a fan of how the purple bolts turned out.


So I decided to make them blue instead. smile.gif


That's better! I think it really brings out the blue glitter flakes in the strut bar! <3


So much progress! smile.gif It's exciting. smile.gif I can't wait to drive this car again! biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif I really miss driving this Celica, which may sound silly... seeing as I daily a different Celica (that's essentially the same), but both cars have different personalities, and quirks, and I can't wait to feel how things have changed with the suspension upgrades!


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post Oct 30, 2018 - 9:14 PM
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Woooo purple and blue update! Now if there were some teal updates it'd have all my favourite colours! Should be able to solder in some new wire to fix the defrost, and yay moar low!


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post Nov 8, 2018 - 4:33 PM
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where's the burnout video??


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*1977 Celica RA24 - aka bucket o' rust
*1977 Celica RA29 - classic cruiser
*1996 Celica ST - aka Freelica free fiddy
*2005 Matrix AWD - the wifey's car aka Trix
post Nov 9, 2018 - 11:17 PM
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one of my classmates in my Toyota 2 year program class, just put purple underglows on his 2003 wrx wagon on the fronts and sides, and it looks quite cool ill say. much better than the green colored ones on the first fast and furious of the brian's eclipse.


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post Feb 6, 2019 - 5:35 PM
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I have not been good about updating my thread lately. Oops! Because Life has been Happening. So, let me get you all up to speed.... here's what's new with NETS TOY!

I painted my lugs blue, BUT those got ruined when I got new tires (because of the impact gun that was used at the tire place). Oh well, it's all good.

SO. MUCH. DIRTY!



OH YEAH, I got new tires, that's exciting!!! I settled on Continental Control Contact's.

I've also got some negative camber on my rear wheels, so I purchased some camber bolts, but haven't had a chance to put those on yet. But hopefully I can get everything straightened out, so she will sit with the proper factory alignment. *Fingers Crossed*

Question for you all: Should I put camber bolts all around on all 4 sides, or only in the rear where the camber is out? Does it even matter? I bought 4 bolts, but was thinking of putting all 4 in the rear to make sure it will definitely straighten out at my next alignment.

ALL THE NEGATIVE CAMBER.


A new Celica friend of mine, fixed my rear defogger, which has made my winter driving experience a billion times better!!! Thank you John! smile.gif

John & I pulled a few seat belt receiver's from a '94 in a junk yard, and found out that it won't fit on my '99 because APPARENTLY they changed the seat belt design. I'm told it was after the face lift. So the 94-95 seatbelts will be different from 96-99 seat belts. Have you all found this to be true? My seatbelt light is ON, and John helped me track down that issue. So, as soon as I find a belt buckle from a 96-99, that issue should be fixed. smile.gif

It's Winter! Yay! She is a great daily, and she's a BOSS in the snow!

ALL ICED OUT!


There were a few times I really shouldn't have gone out driving in the ice & snow! Legit sketchy driving experiences. But I survived, and I didn't crash or slide off the road like literally everyone else was doing, so that was good!

THE SQUAD!


THIS CAR IS A TROOPER!


January was a really difficult month for me, and retail therapy is a good solution IMO, so I purchased some wheels that I've had my eye on for 2 years now! They're Konig Illusion wheels in blue! They're so pretty and I'm in love.

They're 215/40ZR17 W, 17x7 +40 offset. Wheels & Tires are COMPLICATED AF! SO. MANY. NUMBERS! But I've been asking lots of questions and watching a lot of YouTube videos on the topic. I just hope these fit, and I hope they're a nice ride. This will be my first experience with low profile tires. I've been told to avoid pot holes & to actually slow down for rail road tracks! (Right now, I just brace myself and go over RR tracks full steam ahead! LOL) But I'm told I will REALLY feel it with these tires, and I don't want to bend the new wheels either! I hope it will still be a comfortable daily, because I drive A LOT!

IS IT SPRING YET?! Cause I can't WAIT to put these bad boy's on!


Oh... AND... she rolled over 265,000 miles today! AMAZING! I love this car so very much!


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post Feb 8, 2019 - 9:32 AM
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John used to be a member on here. smile.gif

You’ll have to ask Chris at the Midwest Meet about how he found out 96+ seatbelts won’t click into 94-95 latches. laugh.gif

For your wheels, you’ll probably want spacers. 17x7 +40 will fit but will be near stock fitment. My Caldina wheels are 17x7 +45 (so 5mm more sunk in than your Konigs) and while they fit, they don’t look good at that offset. I’m running 15mm spacers to make the wheels effectively +30 and front fitment is okay, but rear should really have a 20-25 mm spacer for better fitment. I’m not after stance or flush fitment so I’ve left it, but you’ll see what I mean when you get the wheels mounted. Just a little bit more flush will make the car look a lot more aggressive.


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post Feb 11, 2019 - 2:30 AM
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She'll need spacers for that hella flush fitment. 10mm front and 15mm rear.

Annette, where'd you get the camber bolts from?


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post Feb 11, 2019 - 9:03 AM
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You got the brakes, you got the coilovers, now you got the wheels. next logical step is an engine swap! wink.gif


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*1977 Celica RA24 - aka bucket o' rust
*1977 Celica RA29 - classic cruiser
*1996 Celica ST - aka Freelica free fiddy
*2005 Matrix AWD - the wifey's car aka Trix
post Feb 11, 2019 - 12:09 PM
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Man, I miss my car.... Stalking project threads doesn't help either.


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post Feb 11, 2019 - 11:43 PM
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QUOTE (bloodMoney @ Feb 11, 2019 - 12:09 PM) *
Man, I miss my car.... Stalking project threads doesn't help either.


You sir don't get another. To many have left your hands via a tow truck.


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post Feb 12, 2019 - 8:52 AM
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GODDAMMIT!

I WANT ONE THO!!!!

I should pick up a ****ty one, chop it up and LS/RWD it.


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post Feb 13, 2019 - 1:26 AM
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QUOTE (bloodMoney @ Feb 12, 2019 - 7:52 AM) *
GODDAMMIT!

I WANT ONE THO!!!!

I should pick up a ****ty one, chop it up and LS/RWD it.


Bet you won't.



but if you do....I might have one for sale. lol


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post Feb 13, 2019 - 8:30 AM
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QUOTE (NgoFcukinWay @ Feb 13, 2019 - 2:26 AM) *
Bet you won't.



but if you do....I might have one for sale. lol


LMAO! Stacy would kill me if I bought another one right now...


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