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post Feb 6, 2012 - 5:17 PM
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hello all, just signed up, thought a project thread was probably the best start biggrin.gif

heres how she looked when i bought her in november 2010 -





opted for a few changes, vinyl front plate, late spec rear lights and a few other bits and pieces to tidy it up around the edges





then a new exhaust system went on, BC Coilovers and a few other bits such as Forge BOV, Apexi Induction kit and a GReddy turbo timer. I also sprayed the wheels black as I knew the new wheels were soon to be fitted and I wanted to detract from the horror that is the TSW Venom!







Now all we needed were some sexy concave 6 spoke 9.5j 18" Rota Grid Drifts saved from an uncaring impreza owner, refurbished by myself and resprayed bronze, wrapped in stretched Falken FK452s, thrown under some heavily pulled arches with 5mm spacer up front, 20mm at the rear -

How they looked when i got them (test fit showed the need for spacing them out, and u may also notice this is pre-coilovers) -











Now im doing my best to steer clear of any obvious aesthetic mods, going along the 'road-worthy track weapon' approach i want to stay away from non-oem bodykits and anything too fussy form wise. Since the above photos i now have huge white Falken tyre lettering (which looks ridiculous but i love it!) Next on the to do list are some interior alterations, a nice dished suede 330mm wheel, maybe a full interior strip and some bride buckets, a rear diffuser of some description and possibly a c-one front splitter. Along with just keeping her running sweet and fixing the bits that go wrong of course biggrin.gif

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post Feb 6, 2012 - 5:23 PM
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Very nice car!! Good modifications! smile.gif
post Feb 6, 2012 - 5:50 PM
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Looks amazing
those rims look sweet you did a great job
Keep up the good work


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post Feb 6, 2012 - 11:25 PM
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Awesome you finally joined! Glad to have you.


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post Feb 7, 2012 - 12:52 AM
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So. Gorgeous.


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post Feb 7, 2012 - 1:46 AM
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wow that thing is really clean it should be on the 2013 calender if we make another in my opinion
post Feb 7, 2012 - 2:44 AM
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sick rims !

what specs are the rims and tires ?

got some engine bay pics ?

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post Feb 7, 2012 - 4:19 PM
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rims specs are: 18x9.5j, 5x100 offset et35 (i think), tyres Falken FK452 225/40/18s.



only engine bay photo i have is this one showing the new turbo (oil seals went in the original) and the decat fitted -



and the only shot i have of it with tyre lettering from last week at Ace Cafe London -





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post Feb 7, 2012 - 4:29 PM
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Very nice stance man! No rubbing probs?
post Feb 7, 2012 - 5:37 PM
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yes rubbing probs! but only over aweful bumps in the road at speed, rarely during cornering or over speedbumps at low speeds so i can live with it. i have raised it since i first fitted the BC coilovers as i bought the car to drive 1st and look good 2nd, its no good having an AWD turbo weapon and not being able to corner in it!


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post Feb 7, 2012 - 7:02 PM
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Looks great, although let me just say -1 for Rotas...but +20 for fitment. I am rather curious how you did the tyre lettering; I tried mine with a generic automotive-store chalk, which looks great, until it rubs off five minutes later.

I don't mind those original wheels either, they look nice in black. They'd make a good candidate for orange on my car.

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post Feb 8, 2012 - 12:26 AM
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Nicest Celica I've seen on this site hands down.

You, sir, have taste!
post Feb 8, 2012 - 2:06 AM
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+1 on that!

i tought that 9.5J would be to wide for a st205...but you even put spacers on it!
post Feb 8, 2012 - 3:52 PM
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Man this is sick! I want mine pretty much like yours, but mine is white wink.gif Keep up the good work, car def looks insane!
post Feb 8, 2012 - 4:21 PM
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tyre lettering was sprayed on with a white primer, manipulated the Falken logo on photoshop so it wrapped around an 18" diameter circle in the size i wanted it, printed it out and cut it out with a scalpal then spray mounted it onto the tyre. This would have worked even better if i hadnt done it with the wheels still on the car outside in the wind and just as the sun went down!

dudeofchaos - this wheel and stance setup was always my plan but i spent ages looking for a white one before i settled for black, white will always be my favourite colour for the st205. Storm grey as a second choice although ive never seen one in the flesh, i do like a sexy dark grey on a car though.


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post Feb 10, 2012 - 1:01 AM
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QUOTE (mattjw @ Feb 8, 2012 - 6:21 PM) *
tyre lettering was sprayed on with a white primer, manipulated the Falken logo on photoshop so it wrapped around an 18" diameter circle in the size i wanted it, printed it out and cut it out with a scalpal then spray mounted it onto the tyre. This would have worked even better if i hadnt done it with the wheels still on the car outside in the wind and just as the sun went down!

dudeofchaos - this wheel and stance setup was always my plan but i spent ages looking for a white one before i settled for black, white will always be my favourite colour for the st205. Storm grey as a second choice although ive never seen one in the flesh, i do like a sexy dark grey on a car though.


Haha, I've always wanted a black Gt-Four, though I got myself a white one (which was my 2nd option) and finally Idk if I'd change for a black one if I could hehe.
post Feb 10, 2012 - 8:51 AM
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QUOTE (mattjw @ Feb 8, 2012 - 4:21 PM) *
tyre lettering was sprayed on with a white primer, manipulated the Falken logo on photoshop so it wrapped around an 18" diameter circle in the size i wanted it, printed it out and cut it out with a scalpal then spray mounted it onto the tyre. This would have worked even better if i hadnt done it with the wheels still on the car outside in the wind and just as the sun went down!

dudeofchaos - this wheel and stance setup was always my plan but i spent ages looking for a white one before i settled for black, white will always be my favourite colour for the st205. Storm grey as a second choice although ive never seen one in the flesh, i do like a sexy dark grey on a car though.


Car looks great dude. Always admired it when I saw your thread on CCUK. Those Grids + BC Coilovers look incredible! Storm Grey is a great colour for the Four. I have one myself and think it suits perfectly. I've only ever seen 1 other car in the same colour though! Here is a pic of mine with it's old wheels on (now got rota forces).



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post Feb 10, 2012 - 11:05 AM
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yes, nice color
post Feb 11, 2012 - 12:33 AM
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wow simply clean!!! I really like it biggrin.gif

i think some oem sideskirts would compliment it quite well!!


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post Feb 11, 2012 - 7:45 AM
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Hi,

great car mate, does i ask you what kind of suspension aligment you drive? i also use BC in my car and tested a lot in 2011

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