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Jun 1, 2020 - 8:57 PM Forum: Off Topic · Post Preview: #1105000 · Replies: 7215 · Views: 1,243,969
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I enjoy working on/repairing/finishing car projects. Starting/doing them can be difficult but the payoff at the end when I'm done is nice.

Jun 1, 2020 - 6:17 PM Forum: Off Topic · Post Preview: #1104997 · Replies: 7215 · Views: 1,243,969
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QUOTE (bloodMoney @ Jun 1, 2020 - 9:25 AM) *
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Buy a Land Cruiser, they said... most reliable SUV ever, they said...

Guys, Iím REALLY starting to dislike owning old cars.


What'd you do this time?
It might be something to do with the owner rather than the cars..... laugh.gif


Meanwhile, I'm over here considering trading the 4Runner in for a Yukon XL... I think I'm starting to go crazy from not having driven the car in a year.

Did...did you break ALL of your cars? I know the two Celica were down, the LS is dead in the water too?

May 31, 2020 - 9:22 AM Forum: Off Topic · Post Preview: #1104992 · Replies: 7215 · Views: 1,243,969
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Get a 7th gen Celica or MK3 MR2.

May 30, 2020 - 9:28 PM Forum: Off Topic · Post Preview: #1104989 · Replies: 7215 · Views: 1,243,969
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QUOTE (Box @ May 30, 2020 - 8:12 PM) *
*wishes luck*

I've been blessed!

May 30, 2020 - 3:38 PM Forum: Off Topic · Post Preview: #1104986 · Replies: 7215 · Views: 1,243,969
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Well order is in. Wish me luck!

May 30, 2020 - 2:32 PM Forum: Suspension/Handling/Braking · Post Preview: #1104985 · Replies: 6 · Views: 167
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QUOTE (Manny01 @ May 25, 2020 - 6:18 PM) *
Thank you for replying. Everything is stock. Suspension, wheels, tires, all stock. Any curves or bends driven - there's definitely a noticeable and uncomfortable body roll. I'm hoping with good sway bars, front and back, can reduce that. At least to a normal balance. This is the coupe, not the hatchback, non convertible celica. I'm not sure if that would make a difference. I don't have the same feeling with other common stock celica.

QUOTE (slavie @ May 26, 2020 - 2:23 PM) *
Before you put in sway bars take a look at your shocks/struts. If they're worn out (almost guaranteed if over 100k mi), your best "anti-roll" strategy is to put in new shocks. You will be amazed at the difference in roll and squat that will make. If you're still not happy, then look into anti-roll bars.

But, there aren't many stabilizer bars to pick from, really - there's ST and Whiteline, both are fine. Avoid any no-name stuff from China. If you're interested in lowering springs, then there are more options and also improve the roll situation (if you get quality ones that are actually stiffer than stock). I have the Suspension Techniques front and rear bars, they fit and work.

As mentioned, fix what's broken before you try to throw parts at a problem. The stock struts are pretty much or are completely dead at this point, replace them with even some standard KYB parts and you'll be a lot happier with how it handles.

The reason I asked if it was stock or not is because just tossing a rear or front sway bar on a car with worn stock suspension or even new stock suspension will lead to you getting yourself into trouble. In stock form the car is set up to under steer a bit which is predictable and easy to understand, with worn struts this under steer is worse than it should be since there's little to no damping against weight transfer and spring compression/rebound. If you just throw a stiffer rear sway bar on new stock suspension it will reduce that under steer which will feel faster because the rear of the car rolls less, it might even be a little faster. The problem is that with the loss of rear roll you've also lost the balance of the car, it's going to want to come loose and whip around if you lift throttle or hit the brakes during a corner near the limits of traction. Lift over steer is much much much harder to handle than under steer and they'll go together. You'll drive into a corner fast because the car rolls less, you'll under steer, you'll lift throttle maybe hit the brakes, the back will come around, and now you'll be in a spin. Sliding toward something is scary, sliding backward toward something is terrifying. No one wants another Celica in the junk yard.

If you're going to replace the rear bar also get a front bar, be mindful to try to balance the suspension changes you make. If you get something 30% stiffer in the rear get something about the same stiffer in the front. If you lower the car don't over do it, good handling isn't just being low, it's also having the correct suspension angles, alignment angles, and making sure it's all matched to work together as a system. Driving a car you have to fight with for control is no fun!

May 29, 2020 - 8:00 AM Forum: Off Topic · Post Preview: #1104977 · Replies: 7215 · Views: 1,243,969
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I hope so too, sent one last email to confirm the center material so waiting on that reply but maybe I'll just put my order in then call their number to confirm it's all going to be correct.

May 28, 2020 - 7:31 PM Forum: Off Topic · Post Preview: #1104973 · Replies: 7215 · Views: 1,243,969
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QUOTE (richee3 @ May 28, 2020 - 10:55 AM) *
The guys in the 100 series groups love lseats.com since our seats always rip. However, the Supra guys prefer Ridies seat covers which look better in my opinion, but I donít know if they offer anything for the 7gc.

They do make them and they look good but damn the price is substantially higher, $625+shipping vs $420 shipped which is enough of a difference to sway me. My friend used to do upholstery and she can help me get them on and off if I need help. That $200 difference is enough to dissuade me from bothering with this so I'm going to roll the dice on lseat.

May 28, 2020 - 7:54 AM Forum: Off Topic · Post Preview: #1104968 · Replies: 7215 · Views: 1,243,969
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QUOTE (Box @ May 28, 2020 - 2:31 AM) *
Could be because of Covid, if they otherwise have good reviews.

I dug more into it, everyone says the same thing. HORRIBLE customer service with great products WHEN they get it correct which they do most of the time. Time frames for work completion range from 3-4 weeks to 3-6 months. It's already a little ****ed up, I said suede sides they replied suede centers but they're probably not wrong. Suede centers would make more sense and hold me better and that's what every other car does. I'm not going to do red stitching, it'll highlight if anything isn't perfectly stitched or straight. Also it's either really high quality bonded/blended leather or highly textured hide but it's definitely NOT coated leather so that'll be a nice change from the slick hard glossy seats I have now. It'll be $420 shipped for both sides front upper and lower. I'm a little on the fence but I think I should do it. I welcome opinions though!

May 27, 2020 - 7:51 PM Forum: Off Topic · Post Preview: #1104965 · Replies: 7215 · Views: 1,243,969
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I do have all those things! I know the seat backs are not hard to do, zipper. The bottoms have rings I think.

I'm not thrilled with their customer service, they don't take phone orders and didn't really answer all my questions that I asked in email. Maybe they're just really busy but I wasn't asking anything weird.

May 26, 2020 - 8:17 PM Forum: Off Topic · Post Preview: #1104958 · Replies: 7215 · Views: 1,243,969
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Got some popped stitches on the Celica driver seat, I guess it's getting to be time to get that thing fixed. Suggestions? I don't know if I want to order a stock replacement leather cover and put it on myself (I think I can do that myself mostly) or if I want to pay a shop to do it for me and add a little extra lumbar support in there.

https://www.lseat.com/products/2000-2006-to...vers-front.html
Hmmm...I could get red stitching and a perforated panel. I think I need to talk with them and ask some questions, like are they made to order and how much to get suede side bolsters to help hold me in the seat better. I'll probably stick with black stitching, I feel like having a bunch of red lines in the seat next to me would be distracting.

I've only managed to drive this car about 300 miles so far this year! I need to get my rear in gear and get it cleaned up to drive more and enjoy more!

May 26, 2020 - 8:13 PM Forum: My Project · Post Preview: #1104957 · Replies: 1177 · Views: 159,651
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QUOTE (ricochet1490 @ May 26, 2020 - 12:47 PM) *
Dan,
do you feel like the superstrut "darts" when you get it past a certain point in a corner? Or does it just corner well?

I ask because if I make a right hander in mine it feels ok, almost normal. But if I make a left hander, christ almighty hold on. On a track it would have darted down to the inside on the apron.

Inherently I know that there's a joint issue somewhere in the superstrut, been too lazy to actually diagnose it and change parts, but wondering if the right hander or the left hander is the problem after re reading some of the last years posts.

You for sure have one or more worn parts and likely a dynamic alignment problem because of it.

May 26, 2020 - 8:12 PM Forum: Meet/Event Discussion · Post Preview: #1104956 · Replies: 100 · Views: 5,799
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There's some stuff west of the city that I think may be more equidistant to more of us, I just don't know about hiking/picnicking/dining in those areas personally.

May 25, 2020 - 10:50 PM Forum: Off Topic · Post Preview: #1104942 · Replies: 7215 · Views: 1,243,969
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Saw some bison at a state park.
https://youtu.be/AeiQHSBHopM

May 25, 2020 - 1:56 PM Forum: My Project · Post Preview: #1104935 · Replies: 109 · Views: 21,982
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QUOTE (cheela @ May 25, 2020 - 11:14 AM) *
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How about you come to Omaha & show me how fast that Beams is?!


I bet there's some nice long windy country roads out there. hmm.......

Windy? Yes. Windy? No. Nebraska is flatter than a Chinese gymnast and straighter than Mike Pence.

Just kidding, there's probably some good stuff along some rivers and in the Nebraska National Forest.

May 25, 2020 - 1:51 PM Forum: Meet/Event Discussion · Post Preview: #1104933 · Replies: 100 · Views: 5,799
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QUOTE (CoolZeen @ May 25, 2020 - 12:59 PM) *
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There's a county forest preserve near me that might make a nice spot for a small meet, it's right down 394 so it's not a bad drive from the city. It's not very large but there's some trails for hiking and there's places to eat near by including a few pizza places. In terms of driving Bemes road is right up against the back of the preserve which is a nice leisure cruise through the forest, but very short. Uh not much else going on around there though. https://www.google.com/maps/place/Goodenow+...33;4d-87.602148

Oh yea, there's a nature center for kids and Chris/Jake.


ass usual, who is still down for it? obviously with mask on

I think in another month things will have settled down some more, let's see then?

May 24, 2020 - 11:39 PM Forum: Off Topic · Post Preview: #1104927 · Replies: 7215 · Views: 1,243,969
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She's about 90% back to normal, still gets cold/clammy sometimes but she's back to being able to run a 5k whenever she wants to.

May 24, 2020 - 11:38 PM Forum: My Project · Post Preview: #1104926 · Replies: 1177 · Views: 159,651
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QUOTE (richee3 @ May 24, 2020 - 4:53 PM) *
Ported it out.

Fixed that for you.

May 24, 2020 - 11:37 PM Forum: My Project · Post Preview: #1104924 · Replies: 109 · Views: 21,982
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QUOTE (navseal345 @ May 24, 2020 - 1:25 PM) *
Probably going to try & find a grey headliner & visors. I have grey rearview mirror & sunroof switch/ map light from the junkyard. Not sure how plaid I wanna go.

https://youtu.be/mk7VWcuVOf0

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May 24, 2020 - 12:54 PM Forum: Suspension/Handling/Braking · Post Preview: #1104902 · Replies: 6 · Views: 167
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Do you have any other suspension parts modified or refreshed with newer than the original parts? Running stock wheels/tire size? What tires?

May 24, 2020 - 12:52 PM Forum: My Project · Post Preview: #1104901 · Replies: 109 · Views: 21,982
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Anette can make you matching visors! I can't think of anything more Nebraska than plaid flannel door fabrics.

May 23, 2020 - 10:49 AM Forum: My Project · Post Preview: #1104897 · Replies: 746 · Views: 97,278
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Every time someone with a Toyota says their new clutch/flywheel isn't working right I always ask them about how it was cut/was there a step, and almost every time that's the problem or they killed the clutch because of failing master/slave.

I hope you get it sorted out and all together for the next meet, that'll be a lot of fun!

May 22, 2020 - 8:09 PM Forum: Meet/Event Discussion · Post Preview: #1104893 · Replies: 100 · Views: 5,799
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There's a county forest preserve near me that might make a nice spot for a small meet, it's right down 394 so it's not a bad drive from the city. It's not very large but there's some trails for hiking and there's places to eat near by including a few pizza places. In terms of driving Bemes road is right up against the back of the preserve which is a nice leisure cruise through the forest, but very short. Uh not much else going on around there though. https://www.google.com/maps/place/Goodenow+...33;4d-87.602148

Oh yea, there's a nature center for kids and Chris/Jake.

May 22, 2020 - 1:11 PM Forum: My Project · Post Preview: #1104886 · Replies: 746 · Views: 97,278
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QUOTE (cheela @ May 21, 2020 - 9:12 AM) *
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CHEEE STOP FIXING YOUR CELICA IT'S BREAKING THE INTERNET!

Srsly, seems like every time you post an update the site goes down lol. Good to see you making progress though!


um................ I have.... an....... update??..... but I'm not sure if I should post it because it might actually break the whole interwebz but I mean.... the BEANS is down on the ground and I ran through all the gears down the road and back....... *closes eyes and flinches as I press the post button*

That's fantastic news, I bet you're thrilled. Hows it feel?

May 22, 2020 - 1:10 PM Forum: Off Topic · Post Preview: #1104885 · Replies: 7215 · Views: 1,243,969
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HUZZAH MY LAPTOP IS REPAIRED! My Mushkin 480GB SSD was throwing a smart error about something failing for a long time but the terabytes written was way too low for that to be the case. Well it wasn't, it was feeling laggy then wouldn't open a folder, then failed to reboot. Kept timing out on one file during boot. Well ****. I got a 500GB Samsung 860 Evo a week ago to replace it with when I felt it acting a little funny and was going to be doing that this weekend. Last night I did it a day early. I was able to copy the home folder off and save all my stuff then cloned the 480GB drive to the 500GB drive and luckily Linux and EXT4 are robust enough that it cloned cleanly and booted up fine! No more Mushkin SSD for me I guess, trying to warranty it when the SMART error first cropped up was a nightmare, they didn't want to then they wanted to send me a worse product then they wanted me to pay up front and refund me once they verified it was bad, then I told them to screw off. I also re-applied thermal compound to the CPU while I was in there, it's made a big difference. The 5 year old Arctic Silver was all dried up and splotchy, put on some Kryonaut paste and my temps are back down a little but overall the fan runs less and spins slower to maintain the same temps, side affect the battery feels like it's lasting a little better as well.

Erin is feeling much better, based on symptoms alone she had C19. She had two swab tests come back negative though which is odd but false negative swabs are somewhat common it seems, especially if the viral load is low or you're not moving it from the lungs to the sinuses through a lot of aspiration I guess. She's still getting an occasional tightness or pain in her chest and a moment of dizzy here and there but it's much improved. She's on some Prilosec for heart burn that got really bad, the doctor mentioned seeing that in some of her other patients that tested positive for C19. She's got an order in for an anti-body test in a couple weeks so we'll know then, probably?

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