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post Jun 23, 2011 - 10:01 PM
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I wanna see this beams swap..... hell hopefully the WRC will be done by then and i can drive it up there


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post Jun 23, 2011 - 11:06 PM
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I do have to say, you and I share similar taste when it comes to white 6gc's. I won't let anything but OEM touch the exterior of my Celica and most of the interior, aside from the nick-nacks like the TRD shift handle.

Looking forward to this build.


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post Jun 24, 2011 - 1:17 AM
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Ooooo Nice find on those TRD coilovers and interior carbon fiber bits!!!

Hmm that clip looks familiar, is it an SS-III beams with superstrut??? how many miles on clip??

Whats your current setup of suspension on the white celica thats going to have the beams motor, rhd and superstrut setup. If your running lowering springs right now, the install of those trd coilovers will rub for sure right?? why such wide tires?? 235 wide would of fit your 8 inch wide wheel right?

btw very jealous of your Superstrut Set up.

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post Jun 24, 2011 - 6:14 AM
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Yeah the clip is from Rpm Garage. Not super thrilled about it but
no one else sells clean beams clips. I know Keith so deal he gave
me was ol' friend discount.

Since both Celicas will be "fun" cars Im doing complete conversion.
I buying complete doors with clip as well.

Current setup is standard TRD coilovers (non ss) and rims are 18x8.5.
I got them with tires for $475. I put on along with coils and suprised
by only very slight rubbing in lock to lock turns. 245/40 is tad big but
grip is absolutely amazing . After owning 18 Mr2s over last 13yrs i
dont even miss mid engine handling after driving this car.

I have JDM 98 interior in both cars. Im having the TRD wheel and knob
redone in new leather with red stitching. Since no airbags in 205 made
more sense to run non airbag wheel. Only OEM guy but TRD is considered
oem as these parts were sold on a new Curren. Im also close to 40 so my
tastes are clean oem style.

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post Jun 24, 2011 - 7:13 AM
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Are you planning on doing the work yourself for the swap or do you have a mechanic?


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post Jun 24, 2011 - 11:52 AM
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Haha, i used to run a shop 15yrs ago. Im so anal about details no shop would
want to touch anyway.



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post Jun 24, 2011 - 12:28 PM
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The only reason I ask is because you haven't posted any pictures of work being done. Could you post some of the repair process of st205? I would like to see how much work it is because I see a lot of front end collision celicas at auction and always wondered if its possible to get all the bumper/hood/fender to line up after a front end accident.

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post Jun 24, 2011 - 12:50 PM
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Oh, Well St205 is 7hrs away right now but will get pics as we go along.
I know my body guy said hopefully will staighten out on frame rack.If not
we will replace left side apron using St205 front cut i have.


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post Jun 24, 2011 - 3:26 PM
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Nice collection of manuals you have there, any chance of saying what ones are what?

Great find on the TRD radio trim, no luck I guess finding the guage cluster one? Is the TRD wheel ST20# year specific? There are few for sale but they're either 97+ celica or for another toyota model


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post Jun 25, 2011 - 5:20 PM
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Once i get other set of manuals( which i have no idea what used for)
I will post seperate thread on books . Great books if i knew japanese!

Small white book is entire epc for jdm 6th gen. Late 93 to early 99.
Need a part number pm me if cant find online.

Shop was parting out entire TRD Sports Curren. (wing,bumper,interior) so.
this is a Curren part but same wheel came in Momo interior on Anniversary
model. Also have orange dial arms with gunmetal accent guage cluster also
on Curren and Celica special editions. Pics below is example.

Rusty gonna hate me but radio trim complete was $100 ..lol



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post Jun 25, 2011 - 8:13 PM
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Damn I would love to get a hold of Curren parts for my Celi. Hell a whole front end would be amazing.
post Jun 26, 2011 - 1:52 AM
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opps sorry, I skimmed over the part were you said they all were originally from the curren. Damn thats a good price thumbsup.gif......... I've got the guage cluster surround smile.gif


Catching up with me & TRDGT4, with the amount of TRD bits on one celica.


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post Jun 26, 2011 - 2:47 AM
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people have mentioned something about not being able to use ST204 and ST202 axles on Superstrut Suspension is this true???

something about splines????

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post Jun 26, 2011 - 3:00 AM
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sorry i dont know myself plus i will be using every nut and bolt on clip including axles .



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post Jun 28, 2011 - 12:38 AM
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QUOTE (FORGMANN @ Jun 26, 2011 - 3:00 AM) *
sorry i dont know myself plus i will be using every nut and bolt on clip including axles .


ok I understand. But I need some clarification. Since you'll be the first person in all of the US who is doing a ST202 Superstrut Suspension Conversion I need some information.

I need to know if the Celica GT Macpherson Axles are the same as the Superstrut and if the Single Pot Brake Caliper can be mounted up to the Superstrut Suspension Bracket with or without modification.

Another thing how are you going to rebuild the TRD Coilovers. There are no other short stroke cartridges available to rebuild the TRD Coilovers besides buying original KYB Replacement cartridges directly from TRD Japan. Which can be sourced by a guy here In Torrance, California. TRD Headquarters for USA is located at Torrance, California


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post Jun 28, 2011 - 9:40 AM
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I have all the Toyota JDM EPC'S for last 20yrs as well as ST# 93-99 JDM Celica EPC book and the numbers are
same for SS1,SS2,SS3 .I also checked inner hubs and bearings etc are same #

Not the first to do this Scott in Mich did awhile ago but is going back to Mac struts . Though it has st205/mr2
axles and st205 hubs. http://www.6gc.net/members/1276

As far as rebuild all my coilovers are ok for now. Once both cars are on the road and complete i will look into
rebuilding. One thing i am not doing is going to pay crazy money for inserts. I have contacts in Japan i will have
look into but for now not a major priority for me. When i do rebuild i will post a thread on findings of course.


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post Jul 28, 2011 - 2:37 AM
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been a month already any updates???


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post Jul 31, 2011 - 3:23 PM
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Well not a whole lot of update on ST205 but st202 clip shipped this week(finally) from Hong Kong
I also have my other real TRD spoiler on way so both cars will have authentic SS-III and TRD parts.
Clutch plate broke on donor chassis transmission so tear down will start next week. I am also rebuilding a ST
while wait for clip to arrive.

Sourcing st205 brakes for st202 as well so i can order brake pads in bulk from Europe for both cars

Here is clip pics from RPM garage ..GREAT SERVICE and gave me a lot of parts for free
Besides clip i had SS-3 doors shipped(no rust) so RHD swap will be a totally bolt in besides firewall.
Recaro back seat in there as well so both cars will now have 100% complete factory Recaro
interiors.









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post Aug 1, 2011 - 3:20 AM
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They've put a bit of work into that frame and a good use of recycling too with the hoods. Nice connections you have there btw to get all that stuff. The SS-III & TRD scheme should look great.

also pm you regarding the guage cluster


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post Aug 1, 2011 - 4:38 PM
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haha didn't pay much attention to the shipping quality. Ya hoods for reinforcement and that clip was very much cushioned and would of probably floated if it fell off the boat.

Your Momo steering wheel looks like the ones used on ITR DC2.


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