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post Sep 22, 2010 - 5:57 PM
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Looks good Mike.
JDM tails would really make it look better though wink.gif


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post Sep 22, 2010 - 6:52 PM
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Good stuff, Mike thumbsup.gif I had no idea you were only 17 and you've only owned the car a few months. I assumed you were older and had the car a lot longer.


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post Sep 22, 2010 - 9:03 PM
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pipes: Nah sorry man, I need all the extra cash I can get right now.

Dustin: I'm definitely going to get a set of them soon! smile.gif

richee3: Yeah I'm only 17 and I'm going to have a lot of memories with this car, I can say that for sure! In the few months I've had it, I've realized it's an amazing car and I might get another one in the future, after college though. For now, this is my project/ DD car though.
I want to get a 3s engine over the winter and swap it in, in the spring, but depending how the money is, I might just go completely rebuild the other 5s I have and turbo that instead. We'll see what happens though!

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post Sep 24, 2010 - 11:44 PM
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Alright so today I went to DQ with my girlfriend and as I was coming out, walking back to my car, I noticed something that I never noticed at all since I owned the car.

IT'S DROPPED IN THE FRONT!

Here are somethings that I think help to contribute to this find:
1. The parking space I pulled in was pretty much perfectly leveled.
2. The front of the car was angled to the left because that was how the parking space was setup so I had a nice view front to rear.
3. The side skirts I put on extended the look of the body in the middle of the car, and I could easily see the difference.

What this explains to me now:
NO WONDER WHY I HAVE A NEGATIVE CAMBER IN THE FRONT ON BOTH WHEELS! mad.gif

like WTF, the previous owner never mentioned anything about it being lowered.
I'm happy, but pissed at the same time because I have to figure out how to adjust the camber on the front wheels so that they don't wear unevenly.

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post Sep 24, 2010 - 11:51 PM
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LAWL!! That's really funny man xD But good luck getting that camber ship shape!


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post Sep 24, 2010 - 11:56 PM
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Thanks! I just have to figure out how to do that now...
I've never touched any of that stuff before.
post Oct 1, 2010 - 3:30 PM
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soooo today my steering wheel came in! Thanks Dimitri (Cyprus_GT)!
Here a crappy cell phone picture:


It'll be a while before it goes on because it needs some modding.
post Oct 1, 2010 - 4:00 PM
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Sweeeet. I really wanted it, but the blue stitching didn't match my SSIII seats


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post Oct 1, 2010 - 8:37 PM
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I wanted it too! lol so I jumped on it cause it was either this or an aftermarket steering wheel.
The stitching is semi faded to white so it's a blueish white stitch now. I still have to get a part from him because it doesn't use a clock spring.
It actually has a metal tab/stick/pole that sticks out and makes contact with the ring on the back of the JDM wheel.
I'll have some fun trying to get it to work once it's shipped over.
Also, I'm thinking about relocating the buttons for the cruise control because the switch doesn't mount on the JDM wheel or I might just leave it off altogether.
post Oct 1, 2010 - 10:45 PM
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I hate cruise control anyway. Thought my whole 10 hour drive from Fort Worth to Albuquerque I didn't use it once.


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post Oct 1, 2010 - 10:56 PM
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I don't hate it, but I'm not a fan of it. It's good to use when your screwing around with your friends and you're sticking your head out the sunroof, but other than that, no fun.
post Oct 11, 2010 - 8:06 AM
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so today I got the piece I need from Manny (pressure2) to swap out my steering wheel!
How to/ progress pics will be up later!
post Oct 11, 2010 - 12:21 PM
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Finished swapping out the steering wheels! took me about 2 to 3 hours to do it because I didn't realize it was so simple at first!

Finished Product:


Here's the link to the How To:
http://www.6gc.net/forums/index.php?showto...mp;#entry879913
post Oct 11, 2010 - 4:46 PM
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Looks awesome Mike biggrin.gif , glad to see you got the steering wheel on there.


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post Oct 12, 2010 - 2:32 AM
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Nice wheel mate biggrin.gif

cheers

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post Oct 12, 2010 - 10:59 AM
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Thanks you guys! My next project will be to make my own custom cruise control buttons, can't wait to get it started smile.gif
post Oct 12, 2010 - 11:18 AM
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wow that looks great!! nice job!


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post Oct 12, 2010 - 11:55 AM
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wow dude.. look alottt different since the meet lol. great job so far tho! very impressed.
and good idea in waiting to paint her in the spring. you dont want the NE winter to beat the snot out of the fresh paint! lol
a midnight black pearl would b sexy dude, do it up!
cant wait to see it all done at the next meet!
my car should b completely done by then as well biggrin.gif

good luck dude keep it up!


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post Oct 12, 2010 - 12:10 PM
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thanks man! I'm not even sure if the paint job is going to happen in the spring or not lol
it all comes down to what happens over the winter, but well see!
and that was my other reason as well cause the NE winters are horrible! lol
I'm hoping to do a ton over the winter with her.
I do, however, want to get the skirts and rear splitters molded on before the winter or at least just the skirts.

do you have a thread for your car?
(i didn't look to see if you did haha)
post Oct 14, 2010 - 10:07 PM
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yeah, so I'm getting another Celica within a week or so...
i feel like im becoming an addict lol

on a good note, it's a 5spd so you know what that means! smile.gif

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