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post Aug 29, 2018 - 4:20 PM
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DUDE I never noticed that the Celica was a coupe in Initial D! Lol

Man sucks you got the wrong coils; but good set!
I bought some BC earlier this year as well. Will say they work good for the price.
post Aug 30, 2018 - 3:20 PM
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I wish I could say that having the wrong coilovers was my only issue that day. But there were a few other hiccups.



Let's go back a month earlier...

My car was starting to feel "not right" while I was driving it. It felt as if the front end was not "attached" to the wheels and the car was going to float away. I was told that my suspension was going bad, by some car friends, and that is when I decided to get coilovers. The car had also started making a "popping" sound in the drivers side rear wheel area, and I thought it was best not to drive the car until I could fix these things. So the car sat... for a month.

So when it came time to move the car into the garage on coil-over day, the drivers side rear wheel was completely seized and would NOT move. In fact it made a terrible metal grinding sound when I tried to move it. (It was not just rust on the rotors.) It was the E Break. I had been having trouble with the E Brake staying engaged even after I had released the lever. I had already purchased all the parts to replace the it several months earlier, knowing that I would get to that project eventually.

E-brake Parts


So in the pouring rain we took apart the E Brake, just so we could get the car into the garage. By then we're both soaking wet!





My friend brought over an impact gun, and I wanted to try it! Oooh, the POWER! I got a few tires off in no time, it was great!

Then disaster struck. I have lug locks, and I didn't have it lined up properly, and I shredded the lock key and the lug. Oops!



We spent hours, and hours, and more hours trying to get this thing off.



We decided to move on and removed 3 of the 4 struts. This is when I realize I have the wrong BC coils.





So, after roughly 10 hours of work on the car, we decided to call it a day.

It wasn't until a day later, that boyfriend managed to get the locking lug completely off.



The stud is broken, but we've punched that out and have plans to get a new one.

Dad and Bae


At the moment all 4 old struts are out. E-Brake is in pieces. And there's lot of work to do. (I do like your "to do" list suggestions Bitter, hopefully I can get some of those done.)

I've also made some other purchases.

GT-4 end links (Thank you Chee La!)


3pt TRD strut bar (Thank you Jonathan)


I'm forever grateful to the 6gc community for all of their help along the way. I've made several FB posts and gotten lots of assistance in the 6gc FB group. Special shout out to Chee La, AJ, & Ted, for answering billions of my questions. To Dillion, for bringing over all your tools and knowledge. To Jake, my boyfriend, for supporting my crazy love of this car. And to Jonathan for the strut bar. You all have been so amazing to me, and I know this is just the beginning, but I couldn't do this without you. smile.gif bowdown.gif

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post Aug 30, 2018 - 3:42 PM
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QUOTE (Box @ Aug 29, 2018 - 2:48 AM) *
They must be for a ST205 with the SuperStrut and not a ST205 with the standard McPherson, lame.


So are you saying the ST205 "MacPherson" struts DO fit my car? If so, then whats the difference between the ST204 coils, and the ST205 MacPherson coils? Or are they the same?

Yes, they sent me the ST205 Super Strut coils.

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post Aug 31, 2018 - 8:32 AM
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QUOTE (NetsToy @ Aug 30, 2018 - 3:42 PM) *
QUOTE (Box @ Aug 29, 2018 - 2:48 AM) *
They must be for a ST205 with the SuperStrut and not a ST205 with the standard McPherson, lame.


So are you saying the ST205 "McPherson" struts DO fit my car? If so, then whats the difference between the ST204 coils, and the ST205 McPherson coils? Or are they the same?

Yes, they sent me the ST205 Super Strut coils.


They're the same. McPherson is McPherson. The only oddball out is the Super Strut shizzle.


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post Sep 4, 2018 - 5:06 PM
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Over the weekend I installed the front end links. smile.gif

We had to cut out the old ones, because rust, or maybe because of my inexperience. But I'm happy to be making progress while waiting on the new coils to arrive!



I also found a rust hole in my drivers side rear wheel well. frown.gif So I need to figure out how I'm going to fix that. I'm guessing the best solution is to find someone to cut it out and replace the rust spot with new material.

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post Sep 4, 2018 - 5:12 PM
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ouch! sounds rough but it's always good to get dirty so your car can stay clean. biggrin.gif . All that stuff needs to be done so doing it at once is already a smart idea and saves you time. Tackle it slowly and don't rush. Good luck! we're always here to help. smile.gif


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post Sep 10, 2018 - 11:37 PM
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This last weekend I deep cleaned my trunk. Checked the spare tire, vacuumed the carpet, and re-installed the sub.

All Clean! smile.gif


When I first got this car in 2007, the first thing I did was install the stereo system. This setup was originally installed in the Red '95 Celica that I previously owned that had been totaled, so I just moved everything over from my old car to my new car. Having quality audio is a mandatory part of the driving experience, in my opinion, and I absolutely hate not having "boom boom."

So here's my set-up!

A Red Top battery to power the sub & amp.



I'm running a 10" JL W7, with a custom made slotted box, and a JL 500/1 amp.



Ha ha! laugh.gif So you can kinda see that there is tape residue on the amp, because it was attached to the box using duck tape for the longest time, but it kept vibrating off. laugh.gif So I've since screwed it into the box.


I think the cable is 0 or 1 gauge (but don't hold me to it), with fuses at the battery and in the trunk.



I bought all this stuff back in 2002-ish, for the Red Celica, and I'd say it was well worth the money. It still sounds great today! And amazingly enough the sub still leaves a little bit of room in the trunk, for other things... like the oil & funnel that I must have on hand at all times. laugh.gif

I had a new Pioneer headhunt installed a few years ago that has bluetooth & hands free calling, which is AMAZING! And I love it! Shout out to Xtreme Vehicle Designs in Noblesville, IN for hooking me up with that.



I'd like to replace the stock door speakers at some point because there getting old. And sometimes when it rains, they make crackling & popping sounds. But alas, that will have to wait for now. smile.gif

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post Sep 11, 2018 - 7:55 AM
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Ball out on your front components when you get around to it. I think I mentioned that in John's (I think that was his name) post on Facebook when he asked about speakers.


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post Sep 11, 2018 - 10:18 AM
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QUOTE (NgoFcukinWay @ Sep 11, 2018 - 7:55 AM) *
Ball out on your front components when you get around to it. I think I mentioned that in John's (I think that was his name) post on Facebook when he asked about speakers.


Yes, I remember that post! I definitely want to get something quality with amazing sound! I want to make sure the new speakers fit flush so I can use the door as it is. I don't want to cut out the factory speaker cover.


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post Sep 12, 2018 - 1:48 PM
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QUOTE (NetsToy @ Sep 11, 2018 - 10:18 AM) *
QUOTE (NgoFcukinWay @ Sep 11, 2018 - 7:55 AM) *
Ball out on your front components when you get around to it. I think I mentioned that in John's (I think that was his name) post on Facebook when he asked about speakers.


Yes, I remember that post! I definitely want to get something quality with amazing sound! I want to make sure the new speakers fit flush so I can use the door as it is. I don't want to cut out the factory speaker cover.


You shouldn't have to cut out the door. Should be plenty of space between the door speaker cover and where the brackets sit.


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post Sep 18, 2018 - 2:29 PM
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There appears to be a hole in my pocket...

because these just arrived on my doorstep! biggrin.gif



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post Sep 19, 2018 - 5:18 PM
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*1977 Celica RA29 - classic cruiser
*1996 Celica ST - aka Freelica free fiddy
*2005 Matrix AWD - the wifey's car aka Trix
post Sep 20, 2018 - 5:03 AM
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Nunca e visto un 6gen descapotable en mi país, se me hace muy raro verlo jeje, buen proyecto, la suspensión Bc Racing es una mejora muy notable para el coche, seguiré los avances.

Un saludo


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post Sep 20, 2018 - 2:05 PM
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QUOTE (Durs @ Sep 20, 2018 - 5:03 AM) *
Nunca e visto un 6gen descapotable en mi país, se me hace muy raro verlo jeje, buen proyecto, la suspensión Bc Racing es una mejora muy notable para el coche, seguiré los avances.

Un saludo



Gracias, me encantan los descapotables!


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post Sep 21, 2018 - 7:21 AM
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I really like my Polk Audio component set I put into the Firebird's door panels, nice and clear with balanced sound. Lots of options out there though depending on budget and the type of sound you're looking for.

Also your toenails match the colour of my fingernails. *Twilight Zone music plays*


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post Sep 21, 2018 - 12:44 PM
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QUOTE (Box @ Sep 21, 2018 - 7:21 AM) *
I really like my Polk Audio component set I put into the Firebird's door panels, nice and clear with balanced sound. Lots of options out there though depending on budget and the type of sound you're looking for.

Also your toenails match the colour of my fingernails. *Twilight Zone music plays*



Nice, I'll have to look into Polk audio.

Maybe if you stopped hitting your nails with a hammer you wouldn't have that problem! laugh.gif Just saying. But it's a good color, I bet it looks nice on you! wink.gif


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post Sep 21, 2018 - 1:01 PM
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My 3 point TRD strut bar has been powder coated! And I LOVE it! Shout out to ProKote Indy! They did an amazing job!

They were able to save the TRD label, so I just re-attached it with 3M tape!



I would like to have a few other bits powder coated, but I'm not sure what pieces to do. Any recommendations? They've gotta be all metal, and easily removable.

The base coat is black, then there's a layer of blue glitter, and finally a layer of purple glitter on top!








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post Sep 25, 2018 - 8:52 AM
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It's different. I like it. Definitely making this your own now. smile.gif


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*1996 Celica ST - aka Freelica free fiddy
*2005 Matrix AWD - the wifey's car aka Trix
post Sep 25, 2018 - 5:38 PM
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I LOVE it! Of course purple is my favourite colour, so I may or may not be biased. That and I like glittery shimmery things. Hmm... You could do the exhaust heat shield for sure and the valve cover, perhaps the intake manifold and throttle body though those aren't as easy. You should totally find some purple silicone vacuum hoses and radiator hoses now too. PURPLE ALL THE THINGS.


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post Sep 25, 2018 - 8:04 PM
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That's cooler than your custom sun visors!


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