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post Sep 22, 2017 - 6:18 PM
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cheela, you dont need a turbo. You need reliability. Sounds like me, you are planning to keep celica forever. A v6 swap is for you. 1MZ go for it...

fixing a turbo in 10 years will get to you, you will rather be parenting. and with reliable parts, that be your childrens first car....

2gr will be more fun. and newer and parts available...


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post Sep 22, 2017 - 8:18 PM
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I was thinking a 1MZ, but he said 300 hp. Then again low 200's naturally aspirated would be plenty in a car 2,500 pounds or less.


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post Sep 22, 2017 - 9:53 PM
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trust me, 300 hp, too much for fwd. but then again, it does not matter..


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post Sep 22, 2017 - 10:30 PM
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Tell that to Honda. tongue.gif On an older car where you can't get equal length CV axles I'd say so. Personally I think the 1MZ would be more than enough given the Celica's size and weight as well as being FWD.


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post Sep 23, 2017 - 12:54 AM
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QUOTE (TimeslideZ @ Sep 22, 2017 - 5:05 PM) *
QUOTE (Box @ Sep 22, 2017 - 3:37 PM) *
Looking good. thumbsup.gif

Hey you know what you'd enjoy more than projectors? A manual conversion. tongue.gif


Agreed, manual it! It looks real good man. Wish my exterior was that clean! But daily driving the car in MN w/ crap ton of construction doesn't help. We do gotta get some photos together one day.

I do want to ask though about your roof wing. Did you have to reinforce the middle so it doesn't slouch? Or is the wing itself a strong plastic?


defnitely gotta get the MN peeps together and come to WI or down to IL. smile.gif
I was asked this in the past as well. and yea it does droop. but so does the OEM one. it's not the material of the plastic, i think it's just how it was designed.


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post Sep 23, 2017 - 12:57 AM
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QUOTE (njccmd2002 @ Sep 22, 2017 - 6:18 PM) *
cheela, you dont need a turbo. You need reliability. Sounds like me, you are planning to keep celica forever. A v6 swap is for you. 1MZ go for it...

fixing a turbo in 10 years will get to you, you will rather be parenting. and with reliable parts, that be your childrens first car....

2gr will be more fun. and newer and parts available...



v6 has been hovering in my thoughts for a while too...sad thing is I let a $600 solara (v6 with E153) go a few weeks ago because I had insufficient fund due to my wedding. but that's life. also missed out on that damn supra in chicago but its okay, it just a supra........ .... ... ..... .....


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post Sep 23, 2017 - 2:42 AM
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well ive started to to talk with Frankenstein motorworks to make me a solid mount and pedal bracket out of my prototypes.. he can sell em after if he wants to make them


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post Sep 23, 2017 - 11:26 AM
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QUOTE (cheela @ Sep 23, 2017 - 1:54 AM) *
I was asked this in the past as well. and yea it does droop. but so does the OEM one. it's not the material of the plastic, i think it's just how it was designed.


Ah okay, I recently got mine from the R33 guy here who had his old replica. I thought it was the patch they did in the middle but what the wing is made of seems thin and flimsy so it slouches a bit.

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QUOTE (njccmd2002 @ Sep 22, 2017 - 6:18 PM) *
cheela, you dont need a turbo. You need reliability. Sounds like me, you are planning to keep celica forever. A v6 swap is for you. 1MZ go for it...

fixing a turbo in 10 years will get to you, you will rather be parenting. and with reliable parts, that be your childrens first car....

2gr will be more fun. and newer and parts available...


v6 has been hovering in my thoughts for a while too...sad thing is I let a $600 solara (v6 with E153) go a few weeks ago because I had insufficient fund due to my wedding. but that's life. also missed out on that damn supra in chicago but its okay, it just a supra........ .... ... ..... .....


Owning a 1MZ I'd say it's a good engine swap; but a 2GR would have the extra power to satisfy, better reliability (than turbo or older 1MZ), and will be cheaper eventually. From the looks of it Toyota will probably keep the 2GR platform for another few years at least.
post Oct 25, 2017 - 9:49 PM
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digging through my parts pile and found a few things I forgot about.
extra key light ring can go in the freelica.
forgot about my clear door lens and chrome door handles.
once it gets too cold to do work outside i'll mess around with fitting these on.


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post Nov 5, 2017 - 6:43 PM
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so was still debating on doing clear corners for the JDM tails and wasn't ready to do it to my nice pristine ones on my celi so I bought another set to mess with. biggrin.gif why choose when you can have both?! hahaha got these for cheap so they're in decent condition, one small chip but it's fine and I might throw them on the freelica because it needs a set of taillights anyways.

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post Nov 6, 2017 - 5:07 PM
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That's a weird looking 3SGTE swap...


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post Nov 6, 2017 - 6:01 PM
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Indeed, too plasticy.

I think it looks better all clear. With the amber it almost reminds me of an egg sunny side up.


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post Nov 6, 2017 - 6:32 PM
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Guys, you gotta remember itís an ST. The only way STís ever show another car what the tail lights look like is if you install another set on the front bumper. laugh.gif


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post Nov 6, 2017 - 9:58 PM
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De-amber the rear turn and get some of these and a EP35 flasher relay
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00OGOCSS...=UTF8&psc=1
Bright as hell and with the EP35 flasher no hyper-flash problems running LED turn signals. Those bulbs are kickass in 1157 but you HAVE to run 75ohm of resistor on the power feed to the parking light otherwise they're too bright and the difference between dim and bright isn't strong enough to make a good turn signal and they're so bright on dim mode that they're really really obnoxious at night. Like super bad.

Honestly a 1MZ 6th gen GT sounds like a really nice car to have, even I'd enjoy one and I'm a 4 banger fan-boi.


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QUOTE (richee3 @ Nov 6, 2017 - 5:32 PM) *
Guys, you gotta remember itís an ST. The only way STís ever show another car what the tail lights look like is if you install another set on the front bumper. laugh.gif

Pshhh, just drive in reverse.


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post Nov 6, 2017 - 11:07 PM
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QUOTE (NgoFcukinWay @ Nov 6, 2017 - 4:07 PM) *
That's a weird looking 3SGTE swap...


it's suppose to be a v6.... well technically it's got 6 of something i guess (lights)

QUOTE (richee3 @ Nov 6, 2017 - 5:32 PM) *
Guys, you gotta remember it’s an ST. The only way ST’s ever show another car what the tail lights look like is if you install another set on the front bumper. laugh.gif


I could just leave these in the passenger seat and THROW them at other cars? that would work too....

QUOTE (Bitter @ Nov 6, 2017 - 8:58 PM) *
De-amber the rear turn and get some of these and a EP35 flasher relay
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00OGOCSS...=UTF8&psc=1
Bright as hell and with the EP35 flasher no hyper-flash problems running LED turn signals. Those bulbs are kickass in 1157 but you HAVE to run 75ohm of resistor on the power feed to the parking light otherwise they're too bright and the difference between dim and bright isn't strong enough to make a good turn signal and they're so bright on dim mode that they're really really obnoxious at night. Like super bad.

Honestly a 1MZ 6th gen GT sounds like a really nice car to have, even I'd enjoy one and I'm a 4 banger fan-boi.


we'll see how bored i get this winter.
and yeah a v6 is sounding more and more the way I might go.

QUOTE (Box @ Nov 6, 2017 - 9:47 PM) *
QUOTE (richee3 @ Nov 6, 2017 - 5:32 PM) *
Guys, you gotta remember it’s an ST. The only way ST’s ever show another car what the tail lights look like is if you install another set on the front bumper. laugh.gif

Pshhh, just drive in reverse.


If I learned anything from Fast n Furious, it's that reverse is only 800 gears away from first so that might be an issue.

This post has been edited by cheela: Nov 6, 2017 - 11:08 PM


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