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post Jul 9, 2015 - 12:09 PM
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QUOTE (Rusty @ May 18, 2015 - 5:47 AM) *


Really lucky these parts didn't fly around in the gearbox.


You can, use my thread to help along the way
http://www.6gc.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=81368


Rusty, just saw this. That is not damage that happened in your trans, that's why those shards didn't go flying around. That was caused by a blind hole bearing puller during removal. The dealer is using this huge roller bearing as a scapegoat to shift blame away from the fact that they messed up the install the first time. The surface of the outer race and rolling elements look just fine. Dont see any brinneling, galling, or pitting or anything else. Plus there is no axial force there to tear out the rollers during normal operation.... I deal with bearing failures at work on a regular basis and I can tell you that did not happen while you were driving

I guess at this point it doesn't matter either way as long as you have a working trans


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post Jul 10, 2015 - 12:40 AM
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Hmm interesting, might go around bearing places then and get their opinion..

Had to prove I bought all my parts through Toyota New Zealand (Which I have) to fall under the Toyota warranty. So I do get all/most money back from the the Toyota dealership from the recent fixing.


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post Sep 11, 2015 - 3:44 PM
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post Sep 11, 2015 - 4:26 PM
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Looks all HD like. redface.gif


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post Sep 12, 2015 - 3:04 AM
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Very nice smile.gif


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post Oct 26, 2015 - 12:03 AM
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No real update, bought a new battery recently, otherwise no issues smile.gif

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post Aug 21, 2016 - 3:30 AM
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Most recent shots of the SS-II











From the recent GT-Four meet I attended..
http://www.6gc.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=97071


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post Aug 22, 2016 - 11:15 AM
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Great shots Rusty..!!!

Like 3L2 red biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif


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post Dec 26, 2016 - 2:21 PM
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Near the end of November, I attended a 400m road sprint the local car club set up. My first time attending one of their events. I only did a couple of runs - had other commitments after lunch

My practice run 15.72sec 3,000rpm'ish launch, definitely felt slow off the line

My run was 15.62sec. 4,500rpm'ish launch, with a bit of tyre spin, the TRD LSD did a great job though, felt very planted. Shifting at 7,200rpm thanks to the Tom's ECU.

What I've learnt, was lots of fun, just took a while between each run though great to see more people getting involved in legal road drags. In future I would take unnecessary weight out back seats, spare tyre etc, practiced my launch and on a prepped track would like to think I could knock a second off and get around the 14.6





A shot my brother got of me leaving the line.


On comparison a ZZE-123 Allex 2ZZ-GE managed a time of 15.85, and a SXE10 Altezza 3S-GE 15.89


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post Dec 26, 2016 - 2:40 PM
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Really, revving that high and making power? Ya times do seem a bit slow. But awesome that you got to participate in that event.

The beams altezza times are that slow? Sounds like he's a first timer as well.


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post Dec 26, 2016 - 10:05 PM
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Just say 1/4 mile. laugh.gif I agree it's good to see people taking it to the track and leaving it off the streets.

One possible reason for slow launch times is I noticed the strip looks a little aged, most strips in the U.S. repave often so the asphalt is fresh to improve traction.


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post Dec 29, 2016 - 1:15 AM
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Yes, as when I change gear I'm higher up in the powerband rather than just the beginning of it. It was fun, and as I said with more practice & a better set up I'm sure times would improve.
They are quite heavy, although beams powered, a bit slow off the mark

But someone would complain about the 2.36m difference ^
This was on a closed road, hence a road sprint wink.gif


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post Dec 29, 2016 - 1:41 AM
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I thought it looked suspiciously roadlike but for some reason I mashed the post from August into your last post so I was like, oh it was a track.


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post Feb 4, 2017 - 8:45 PM
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are those factory facelift gtfour wheels??? i neeeeeeeeed themmm lol
post Feb 4, 2017 - 9:59 PM
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Yes they are, I still have the center caps, just looks nicer without them in. Very hard to find these days in this condition & even in NZ.


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post Jul 2, 2017 - 7:52 PM
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Just rolled over 10years on ownership


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post Jul 2, 2017 - 9:59 PM
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Congrats, I don't think I'll ever be able to own a car for that long. Or even half that long, so far a quarter as long was barely reached once. laugh.gif


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post Jul 3, 2017 - 2:06 AM
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congrats thats quite a while. it would of been the same for me if i hadn't crashed the my first celica. anyway.

you need some nice seats and upgrade your steering wheel.


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post Jul 3, 2017 - 11:59 AM
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Damn 10 years...

Celica was my longest owned car at 3 years, and the Caldina is second at now 2 years...
The Starlet and Camry I only coped with for a month each lol... Cube is going on almost a year now though.


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post Jul 5, 2017 - 1:47 AM
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Thanks.

how did you crash that one again? TRD steering wheel for the Celica is the same as the Supras, so they usually keep a ridiculously high price on those now. They used to be cheaper years ago. But looks like people had figured out TRD's weird way of assigning which wheel to which model. There are a number of SS-III red seats up for sale atm, which would look great with my Celica. Just they are not as tidy as mine, a little wear and tear on those for sale.



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