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post Aug 17, 2010 - 12:10 PM
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well isn't this interesting I was just about to start a thread about exactly what you guys are talking about here
post Aug 17, 2010 - 3:53 PM
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QUOTE (6gtfour @ Aug 17, 2010 - 1:10 PM) *
well isn't this interesting I was just about to start a thread about exactly what you guys are talking about here


Its good that you did not because this was already covered in about 3000 same exact posts


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post Apr 3, 2011 - 10:58 PM
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Months later and progress is still SLOOOOOWWWWWWW! Sadly my body guy also have his own
stable of Toyota project cars 85 AE86 GTS Loaded,88 MK1 S/C,91 ALL-TRAC,93T MR2 W/14,000 MILES
and all red . The part i hate the most is he paid 2500 tops for all 4 cars.. none were wrecked just
weird issues that landed them in insurance auctions 10 years ago.


Just bought Black Beams clip from RPM GARAGE (yes i know) and got it for well under what he wanted for
it as i knew him when he lived in Chicago. Not a big fan of shipping from Hong Kong but i wanted a mint
clip and even with fees etc. still not much more than EBAY Beams motor. I ordered a lot of extra parts
as this is going to be full on authentic Beams st202 including RHD.I am using RHD parts to keep wiring and
etc oem as possible. Plus already owning a ST205 i know all the dumb little parts needed for swap and to
make authentic. Would have prefered to just buy a real st202 Beams but much easier to do it the hard way
if that makes sense.lol

This will be a ground up chassis build and body will be redone and painted and rust proofed again. All suspension
will be coated in POR15 as well as poly bushings and new bearings in hubs.

So far here is what already have for Beams
TRD superstrut coilovers
TRD strut brace
hypersports celica mats
TRD carbon radio trim (may install in st205 instead)
SS3 skirts (all 6) bought entire set for $38 in japan!!
Recaro confetti seats F/R and oem Toyota Recaro rails
TRD short shifter
Rear molded Celica cargo tray
rear strut brace with leather and strut covers
JDM tails
door sills and plates
More on the way when clip/container arrives !

So by end of summer hopefully have a 2 JDM white Celicas. st205 and st202. Now why i need 2 RHDs at my age is beyond me.
Guess after 20yrs of modding imports just want to finish with 2 unique cars.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Sz7mG4lhcU...yer_profilepage

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post Apr 3, 2011 - 11:06 PM
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NICE! Can't wait for the finished product!


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post Apr 3, 2011 - 11:58 PM
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your going to keep the superstrut suspension and transfer it over to the project car?? with used trd coilovers?? are you going to get the coilovers rebuilt???


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post Apr 4, 2011 - 12:10 AM
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LOL did you buy the rear recaro seats off RPM Garage? I put a bid in but I guess you bought it out!?

Nice builds man looking forward to the end results smile.gif


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post Apr 4, 2011 - 7:16 AM
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Trd coilovers are easy to rebuild as basically
it is a kyb insert inside that is why chose over
Tein ,etc...

Yes i will be using superstrut and every other
bolt on clip.

No didnt offically buy backseat. He wont budge under
300 and paid way less for last one. He might of pulled
and put with my container


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post Apr 4, 2011 - 8:43 AM
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I was just looking into getting a GT4 from canada over here. I've found two that Ica nget a hold of, I jsut gotta check with local DMV to see what I can do about getting it titled and such.

Can't wait to see the beams swap.
post Apr 5, 2011 - 12:37 AM
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QUOTE (FORGMANN @ Apr 4, 2011 - 8:16 AM) *
Trd coilovers are easy to rebuild as basically
it is a kyb insert inside that is why chose over
Tein ,etc...

Yes i will be using superstrut and every other
bolt on clip.

No didnt offically buy backseat. He wont budge under
300 and paid way less for last one. He might of pulled
and put with my container


naw man no freagin way is it a regular KYB GR-2 Strut Cartridge. I called the toyota dealer who deals with Jap TRD parts and he said it would be $350 or so a cartridge, so you know that they are not just any kyb shocks cartridges


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post Apr 8, 2011 - 12:17 AM
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man all this talk about importing and such yet sadly never any concrete info. I'm just chillin here in Japan with my BEAMS itching to go back to the states with no good leads on how to make it happen. I guess It is a little different bringing a running car back and not a clip or parts car >.<


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post Apr 8, 2011 - 8:01 AM
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QUOTE (BonzaiCelica @ Apr 5, 2011 - 12:37 AM) *
QUOTE (FORGMANN @ Apr 4, 2011 - 8:16 AM) *
Trd coilovers are easy to rebuild as basically
it is a kyb insert inside that is why chose over
Tein ,etc...

Yes i will be using superstrut and every other
bolt on clip.

No didnt offically buy backseat. He wont budge under
300 and paid way less for last one. He might of pulled
and put with my container


naw man no freagin way is it a regular KYB GR-2 Strut Cartridge. I called the toyota dealer who deals with Jap TRD parts and he said it would be $350 or so a cartridge, so you know that they are not just any kyb shocks cartridges


KGB makes a lot of different types of shocks, not just GR2's.


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post Apr 8, 2011 - 7:57 PM
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QUOTE (azian_advanced @ Apr 8, 2011 - 8:01 AM) *
QUOTE (BonzaiCelica @ Apr 5, 2011 - 12:37 AM) *
QUOTE (FORGMANN @ Apr 4, 2011 - 8:16 AM) *
Trd coilovers are easy to rebuild as basically
it is a kyb insert inside that is why chose over
Tein ,etc...

Yes i will be using superstrut and every other
bolt on clip.

No didnt offically buy backseat. He wont budge under
300 and paid way less for last one. He might of pulled
and put with my container


naw man no freagin way is it a regular KYB GR-2 Strut Cartridge. I called the toyota dealer who deals with Jap TRD parts and he said it would be $350 or so a cartridge, so you know that they are not just any kyb shocks cartridges


KGB makes a lot of different types of shocks, not just GR2's.


ok then mr. tell me which ones will exactly fit the trd coilovers with near same spec damping for the front and rear kyb cartridges??

Stock TRD Cartridge specs

Fronts: 3136/1049N
Rear: 1793/598N



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post Apr 8, 2011 - 10:39 PM
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I drive a JDM celica here in Texas, no issues. Insured, inspected, ready to rock.


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From Japan to Texas my st202 follows me.

Being different from every angle of the word, leading the Revolution (TOYOTA NATION)
The RHD st202 that made it from Japan check it out. http://www.6gc.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=78103
post Apr 10, 2011 - 7:00 AM
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QUOTE (Lil-Joe101 @ Apr 8, 2011 - 7:39 PM) *
I drive a JDM celica here in Texas, no issues. Insured, inspected, ready to rock.



that's the biggest one, gettting it registered, grats on getting it done! no issues with getting a VIN and all that I take it? nice! *sigh* I hope Oregon is as lax...


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post Apr 10, 2011 - 7:39 AM
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Like i always say biggest issue is getting into country then many ways to title and register
Been importing parts for almost 20yrs so seen and heard all kinds of stories..

As far as KYB i am not hardcore about getting exact same insert and besides it will be
overpriced anyway. I will get around to looking into but priority is building car(s) first.
I am sure KYB japan has a similar part for cheaper than rebranded TRD stuff. I have
Superstrut,strut and mr2 TRD coilovers all in need of inserts so will need my attention
just not right now

I just sent my last mr2 parts car (#7) to scrap and now room for celica and will be
stripping down this week. Progress on one car at least..


ANY COMMENTS ON IMPORTING PLEASE FIND APPROPRIATE THREAD THRU SEARCH ..

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post Apr 10, 2011 - 7:54 AM
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QUOTE (FORGMANN @ Apr 10, 2011 - 4:39 AM) *
ANY COMMENTS ON IMPORTING PLEASE FIND APPROPRIATE THREAD THRU SEARCH ..THANKS!



I've searched, don't worry and I wasn't trying to hijack your thread, my bad wink.gif

It sounded like you had a great steal of the set for only 38 till I saw how much you paid for shipping, ouch! At least they will look good though and I will be interested in seeing how your car turns out, keep it up man.


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post Apr 21, 2011 - 11:47 PM
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I love the 2 RHD cars idea. I had 2 before it was nice to have them both. I know I'll prob get flamed but I've searched and searched, and I thought you couldn't tow a car across the US/CAN border without customs paperwork.


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post Jun 23, 2011 - 6:54 PM
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Ok time for the old man to update this thread.

Bought a GT from fellow member from VA
This car will become SS-3 project ..

Couldn't wait so added parts had sitting around.
Recaro SR3 confetti seats with Toyota Recaro rails for ST20#
Rear jdm cargo tray
jdm tails
rear strut brace
TRD front strut brace
special edition car mats
trd short shifter
SSIII red stitching wheel and shift knob
TRD coilovers
5zigen 18x8.5 245/40r18 Nittos (NOT RUBBING AT ALL)
96+ bumper(not installed)
complete SSIII 6pc side skirts ( shipped from japan,not on yet)
TRD spoiler (real no fake parts on my cars)
Ton more to come










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post Jun 23, 2011 - 7:11 PM
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Clip finally shipping in next 2 weeks with a load of other parts.They be available for sale in late August

Just got in SS TRD coilovers that need a tear down

Just got in complete interior parts from TRD SPORTS CURREN
These were special Currens with TRD kits and interior trims

TRD radio trim, Non airbag Momo TRD wheel,TRD shift knob, TRD sports badge (these parts are going in st205 as has no bags)

So right now expect for wheels and few other bits the st205 and SSIII with be almost identical when complete

Truckload more rare parts are on the way for both cars..






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post Jun 23, 2011 - 8:04 PM
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i also collect celica books, etc these will be with ST205 as collector items more than anything.
Have one more set of Toyota books to get and a few minor brochures




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