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post Apr 27, 2011 - 4:50 PM
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My Name is Shayne.

I got my 97 Celica GT about 5 years ago with 68k original miles.
This was the first picture taken of it, a couple weeks after I got my license.


The only issues she's had (over time) was a blown clutch, blown heater core, and now a leaking PS boot. The clutch went out after only having the car for a year, I think it was due to previous owner, as when she traded it in she told my dad she was 'tired of shifting'.

Fast forward to about a month before joining here and i installed my first 'performance mod,' an eBay short air intake for $25.


Secondly I painted my stock calipers
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After:


Then came the rims.. I originally wanted 18's but settled with 17's, but I'm satisfied biggrin.gif



Not too long after came the JDM's thumbsup.gif my favorite addition. Thanks to 6gc member ST205WRC.

Installed:


Then I decided on changing up the interior. But wanting to keep the option of going back to stock, i kept the original pieces and painted parts i pulled of a junkyard Celica. And knowing prep work is most important I sanded, primed, sanded, light coat, final coat, and clear coated. biggrin.gif


(Looks 10x better in real life..)


And about 2-3 weeks ago I got some new tint, the original tint was the cheap purple kind and filled with bubbles..
..last week i got my 6gc stickers (thanks to LewFX) thumbsup.gif

And a couple days ago I added the eBay Xentec 10000k HIDs, I think they may be too blue..



..Finally this is how she sits today


Future plans include coilovers (megans ftw), strut bars, header and cat back exhaust, new sound system, and fully renewed interior with Vincent_doggy leather seats.

Exterior wise.. possibly a de-skirt plus mud flaps OR addition of a c-one style bumper and rear spats (unsure though)

A swap was in the plan but seeing as shes my DD and i don't have any other means of transportation it wouldn't be wise to start that project anytime soon..

This post has been edited by smkr3w: Nov 14, 2015 - 1:58 AM


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post Apr 27, 2011 - 5:26 PM
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Shes lookin good man, good job so far.
Where exactly did you get those "6GC" stickers, I`d like some myself wink.gif
post Apr 27, 2011 - 5:33 PM
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Thanks man, your car looks sick too.

I got from lewfx here:
http://www.6gc.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=45849


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post Apr 27, 2011 - 6:01 PM
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Thank you wink.gif
And ill keep that guy in mind, for the stickers.
Thx
post Apr 27, 2011 - 9:23 PM
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Sick car man. That's an incredibly clean GT, can't wait to see what you do with this bad boy.


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post Apr 27, 2011 - 11:09 PM
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Thanks. Just before i got my rims i came across your car when searching through celicas, you gotta pretty awesome car.


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post Jun 5, 2011 - 2:36 AM
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Small interior update.. I got my white Spree LED Dash kit partially installed. Namely the gauges, clock, ignition ring and cigarette lighter ring..







My next day off I'm going to install the climate control as well as the side courtesy lights..

As an extra bit of a project, I'm considering re-routing the courtesy lights to under the dash on both driver and passenger side, as to illuminate the floor when the doors are open. biggrin.gif


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post Jun 5, 2011 - 3:41 AM
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whys the clock pink?

did that come with spree led? pink clock for the white kit?


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post Jun 5, 2011 - 4:01 AM
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wow i like the LED dash! look nice


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post Jun 5, 2011 - 10:35 PM
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QUOTE (delusionz @ Jun 5, 2011 - 4:41 AM) *
whys the clock pink?

did that come with spree led? pink clock for the white kit?


the clock is pink/purple-ish because of the filter, i guess it offsets the green.. spree updated his FS post for the white kits, hes worked out the pink and will be sending out new/different filters for the white kits.

QUOTE (nics @ Jun 5, 2011 - 5:01 AM) *
wow i like the LED dash! look nice


thanks.

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post Jun 5, 2011 - 11:30 PM
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where did you get the LED's btw? i wanna do my gauge cluster sometime soon biggrin.gif


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post Jun 6, 2011 - 12:49 AM
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QUOTE (nics @ Jun 6, 2011 - 12:30 AM) *
where did you get the LED's btw? i wanna do my gauge cluster sometime soon biggrin.gif

Member here "Spree" is selling them.
Here: http://www.6gc.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=78726

His website is at: http://www.spreeled.com/#/celica-gen-six/4550657923


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post Jun 6, 2011 - 1:06 AM
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QUOTE (smkr3w @ Jun 5, 2011 - 10:49 PM) *
QUOTE (nics @ Jun 6, 2011 - 12:30 AM) *
where did you get the LED's btw? i wanna do my gauge cluster sometime soon biggrin.gif

Member here "Spree" is selling them.
Here: http://www.6gc.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=78726

His website is at: http://www.spreeled.com/#/celica-gen-six/4550657923


cool thanks much!

i have heard from some people that they had bad experiences with the LEDs. how long do you have them on your car?


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post Jun 6, 2011 - 1:11 AM
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QUOTE (nics @ Jun 6, 2011 - 2:06 AM) *
i have heard from some people that they had bad experiences with the LEDs. how long do you have them on your car?


Only 2 days now.. I haven't heard much negativity toward LEDs, weird. Maybe it depends on the kind of LED or companies?


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post Jun 11, 2011 - 2:48 PM
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A little bit of a setback.. today when i was dropping off my roommate, i notice my intake was sounding funny, when i got back home i popped the hood to find my SRI had lost a clamp and fell off, and the engine was sucking unfiltered air kindasad.gif
i was surprised the MAF didn't send a signal since no air was passing by it.

Anyway, i threw on another clamp, and as i was closing the hood i noticed that the top of my radiator has two cracks in it frown.gif

Notice the spray of coolant on the fuse box behind it.

The local autozone had to order my replacement, that's $150 gone.. could have went towards my headers rolleyes.gif


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post Jun 14, 2011 - 7:57 PM
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Installed my new radiator, and while it was out took the chance to clean a little around the engine bay.

Just after taking out the radiator.. notice all the coolant sprayed around the bay (crappy pics)


And after it was installed and cleaned a bit..


Also painted the SRI tube black, tomorrow i will try the heat shield and maybe valve cover.. its too hot outside now (104 degrees!)

One more to add to the list, my front motor mount is busted frown.gif


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post Jun 27, 2011 - 8:56 PM
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Finally got some bass.. I picked up a 12" Sony Xplod sub with box and 600 Watt Dual Amp for just $100.
Bought some vinyl spray to change the gray box to black and changed the gray housing black also.
And for an added touch some red painted screws smile.gif

Here some install pics.

Freshly Removed passenger seat and rear seats.


Followed by plastics and a major CLEAN.. it appears the previous owner had a kid, there was a small broken toy and smashed graham crackers under the rear seats.
Must've also had a dog because under the passenger seat was a crapload of dog hair..



Bit of wiring.. (not me)


Some taste testing before i put the seats back in biggrin.gif


Finally put back together and in working order. Simple and clean, how i like it.


We ran the power chord from the battery, under the fender, quick hop thru the door jamb, inside kick panel, under carpet to amp under passenger seat.
The amp is bridged and has signals from a line converter running from splices off the rear speakers. The remote wire is spliced into the cigarette lighter.
Doesn't sound to bad for a ghetto rig, lol.


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post Jul 13, 2011 - 12:30 AM
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Got around to installing my Kirk Polyurethane Inserts today (Just the front mount)..

Pulled it out and checked the damage.


in..

and installed


The only issue that I came across was with the 14mm bolts that attaches the mount to the crossmember was fighting me. First lost hold of the bolt and it got stuck in the hollow part of the crossmember, then the first bolt went in and the second one refused to go in because the mount wasn't sitting straight so it had to be taken out and re-situated.. then it was fine.

As far as how it performs.. it makes the car feel completely different, in a good way wink.gif
You can dump the clutch and it just glides no major shiftshock.
The vibration that everyone talks about is there.. most noticeable when you first start the car and at idle esp with the a/c on, however its easy to get over. Also you car feel it a good bit in the brake pedal.

This post has been edited by smkr3w: Jul 13, 2011 - 12:31 AM


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post Jul 13, 2011 - 4:49 PM
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Nice car man, looks like it's coming along well.

Red Celicas with black and silver wheels are a good combo. wink.gif


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post Jul 13, 2011 - 5:01 PM
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damn that mount was blown.


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