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post May 16, 2014 - 12:12 PM
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I know it gets me mad because I had a really pristine, non-washed out original interior panels which are REALLY hard to come by these days and they break it in half without even taking what they were after.


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post May 16, 2014 - 12:33 PM
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I never get tired of the "ss4" front end. I'd love one on mine. Beautiful build and I'd choose your celica over the lancer. Lol.


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post Jun 10, 2014 - 12:11 AM
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I met up with bloodMoney at a local car meet but he was disappointed on how I still had the stock rims instead of the ADVANS.
"Shigs, you really NEED to change the rims. It just doesn't look right" LOL

As I mentioned here, I don't feel safe to park my car here at my condo (especially with the ADVANS on) so I opted for the next best thing I had... GTS rims.
But the GTS rims too weren't in the best of conditions so I took the time last weekend to clean them up.

Rusted up GTS rims Before and After sanding


Yes, I didn't want to take the tires off... index card is your friend


Side by side comparison of 1 coat of base and primer


Applied 2nd coat


Now 2 coats of clear and the baking (well sun baking) stage


The results were better than I expected! Now, I hope I won't be embarrassing any Celica owners. LOL


This post has been edited by Shigexile: Jun 10, 2014 - 12:13 AM


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post Jun 10, 2014 - 12:41 AM
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You don't feel safe with your Advan's on? Don't worry, they're totally safe in my garage. I'll take then off your hands for you. smile.gif Better just leave the whole car attached to them too. wink.gif


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post Jun 10, 2014 - 7:50 AM
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ah, 7th gen gts rims. can never go wrong with those. biggrin.gif


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post Jun 10, 2014 - 9:08 AM
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Looks great Shig!

I can't wait to see it in person smile.gif


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post Jun 10, 2014 - 12:57 PM
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QUOTE (malpaso @ May 23, 2013 - 8:22 AM) *
speaking the devil... wink.gif



amazing is every single person who used "SS-four" design has in fact unique car because:

- my one is "facelifted" on 1996 ST205
- Shigexile has (as only one btw) "pre-facelift" on 1994 ST204
- sarintr "facelifted" on 1995 ST204 http://www.6gc.net/celicas/ss-4-8225
- vidmav has on JDM SS-III (1998 ST202) also "facelifted" http://www.6gc.net/celicas/1998-ss-iii-hatchback-10789
- and palooke used it on 1996 ST204 convertible with slightly more from GT4 bumper... http://www.6gc.net/celicas/ss-four-c-4594

The same idea but always bit different results in the end. AT200 one is missing in the list smile.gif


helllooo)))


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post Jun 10, 2014 - 3:35 PM
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BAHAHAHAHA!

WIN!!!!!


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post Jun 10, 2014 - 9:30 PM
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QUOTE (Shigexile @ Jun 10, 2014 - 12:11 AM) *
I met up with bloodMoney at a local car meet but he was disappointed on how I still had the stock rims instead of the ADVANS.
"Shigs, you really NEED to change the rims. It just doesn't look right" LOL

As I mentioned here, I don't feel safe to park my car here at my condo (especially with the ADVANS on) so I opted for the next best thing I had... GTS rims.
But the GTS rims too weren't in the best of conditions so I took the time last weekend to clean them up.

Rusted up GTS rims Before and After sanding


Yes, I didn't want to take the tires off... index card is your friend


Side by side comparison of 1 coat of base and primer


Applied 2nd coat


Now 2 coats of clear and the baking (well sun baking) stage


The results were better than I expected! Now, I hope I won't be embarrassing any Celica owners. LOL


The Celica looks so cool with the SS 4 look. How easy was that to do? I live in Chicago btw and I'm sorry to hear about that B & E bs... That happens way too often around here
post Jun 11, 2014 - 12:37 PM
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QUOTE (DIONYZUZ @ Jun 10, 2014 - 9:30 PM) *
The Celica looks so cool with the SS 4 look. How easy was that to do? I live in Chicago btw and I'm sorry to hear about that B & E bs... That happens way too often around here


Chicago? Then you should come out to the Midwest meet this summer.
http://www.6gc.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=92875&st=0

This post has been edited by Shigexile: Jun 11, 2014 - 12:37 PM


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post Jun 11, 2014 - 9:26 PM
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QUOTE (Shigexile @ Jun 11, 2014 - 12:37 PM) *
QUOTE (DIONYZUZ @ Jun 10, 2014 - 9:30 PM) *
The Celica looks so cool with the SS 4 look. How easy was that to do? I live in Chicago btw and I'm sorry to hear about that B & E bs... That happens way too often around here


Chicago? Then you should come out to the Midwest meet this summer.
http://www.6gc.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=92875&st=0

Yea when the date is set I'll see if I'm free. I got nothing to showoff though, but I'd like to see what others have done to their celicas.
post Oct 18, 2015 - 12:52 AM
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Quick update...
1. Got that bug out of my headlight
2. Swapped out old ripped up shifter boot

But I still feel that I have yet again neglected the car for a while.
So here is a list of things I'm forcing myself to do before next summer:
1. Finish my wide front fenders
2. Add the front lip
3. Sell my euro front splitters
4. Fix my fogs
5. Black headliners
6. Repaint the whole car
7. Restore my ADAVNs
8. Get rid of the springs and go full adjustable suspension so I can finally drop it.

Let's start off with repairs thou: I need to do a parking brake overhaul.


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post Oct 18, 2015 - 3:07 AM
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SHIG WHERE THE HELL HAVE YOU BEEN MAN, YOU'VE MISSED SOME GOOD MEETS!


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post Oct 21, 2015 - 7:15 PM
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QUOTE (Bitter @ Oct 18, 2015 - 3:07 AM) *
SHIG WHERE THE HELL HAVE YOU BEEN MAN, YOU'VE MISSED SOME GOOD MEETS!


pretty much living at work.
Most of my projects' SOP is at the end of the year so I should be able to go home earlier in the next coming months.

I can go to meets, spend some quality time with the car, find what parts to buy (gun, compressor, etc) and work on my list.


This post has been edited by Shigexile: Oct 21, 2015 - 7:23 PM


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post Nov 22, 2015 - 1:05 AM
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Drove home in the snow wearing the Potenza 760 last night. Fun at first but not when the snow starts accumulating on the road. Time to change to the the Yokohama ice guard. Its that time of year again when your hatch falls on your head.


I also changed my shift boot to a carbon fiber like fabric since the old one was in a bad condition


I also replaced my parking brakes. Take a look at how bad they were!

I was surprised how expensive parking brake cables can go for.

This post has been edited by Shigexile: Nov 22, 2015 - 1:25 AM


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post Nov 22, 2015 - 1:29 AM
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I'll most likely need new rotors for the rears soon. Any recommendations?

This post has been edited by Shigexile: Nov 22, 2015 - 1:29 AM


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post Nov 22, 2015 - 11:45 AM
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/131582847922

Get these. Got sick of hatch falling in my head. Finally replaced mine two years ago. They've been awesome.

And wow. Those rears brakes. Lol


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post Sep 11, 2016 - 10:57 PM
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Old news but I wanted to update this thread...
So I finally got rid of my eibach sportline and KYB GR-2 setup and got the BC Racing BR type with swift spring upgrade.

Not too much of a difference but it is much stiffer.
Dropped it a little too low with the 20mm spacers so it rubs often. I need to roll my fenders soon.
Anyone know where to rent them?


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post Sep 12, 2016 - 9:33 AM
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Do you still have the old setup? What's your plan with it?


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post Sep 12, 2016 - 7:34 PM
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No i tossed it. Front shocks were shot and rears were going to go soon too. Springs were pretty rusted up.


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