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jordisonjr
I just wanted to keep track of my mods and all that, thought maybe some people would be inerested in following along. It was a bone stock red 1995 Celica hatchback GTS and this is the most recent pics I have of her. Tint was probably the first thing I added, 15% all around. I love it, just dark enough during the day, and I can still see at night.



First Thing I did was added a sound system.
- 3 10" MTX subwoofers
-1000w Clarion Amp
-Pioneer AVH-P4000DVD Double Din





Next I added a canister style muffler. Not sure the brand, but it was cheap, and sounds pretty good. It may get changed eventually, but for now it will do.



I Really liked the look of HID Headlights, so I picked up some 8000k HID's from Futurvision, I local company in my city and I haven' had any problems.



Added a Short ram Intake that I ordered off ebay, and I love the sound of it. I've had so many people ask me if my car is boosted because it sucks so loud. Even A mechanic I took it to asked if it was. Maybe I should start looking for a new one... haha.



I wanted to focus on the interior next. Now it may not be everyones thing, but I wired up some LEDs uner neith the dash and inside the air vents. My dad and I made a custom Mount for the switches out of plexiglass. I removed the pocket, as I really had no use for it and Mounted he switches there. I foudn some of this wierd sheet of a giant sticker that was black called "Mack Tack" and it just happened to match the exact texture of the stereo trim so I used that To cover it.

Now some pics:





You can't see it that good, but I think it looks really awesome. Shortly after his i changed the dash lights to red too, but I don't have a picture.

My Celica had the dreaded water in the highbeam, I tried drilling it out before I really did any research, Didn't work out tooo great but it got the job done temporarily. Luckily I got a wicked deal on some headlights locally of Kloudkicka. This picture means a lot to me cause its probably the first real work I've ever done on a car, and I did it all by myself.



I stared looking at 6GC all the time and that's when I really caught the modding Bug. Unfortunately I couldn't really afford the direction I wanted the car to go, So I had to go the cheap route. I had I good idea of what rims I wanted, but couldn't afford it, so I went ahead and painted the stock rims for the time being just for a little change. ALso added an aluminum grill to get rid of the big open space





Ordered some Riser Blocks from vincent, and painted them to match the wheels, because I knew matching the red body would be fairly difficult to do, so this is how it will sit for now.

After plenty of saving up and a TON, and i mean a TON of research, I bought some Tien S-Tech's and I couldn't wait for them to arrive. The roads in my city are complete crap, so spring choice was a big choice, because I knew I wanted to get 18's and possibly add skirts and some TRD front and rear splitters.

I did the reading and decided s techs would be the best because It gave a drop, but didn't slam the car, and would reduce the wheel gap, but would still be a good daily driver and was also affordable.

Here's a before and after picture.




This took me about 7 hours, by myself. I really didn't know exactly what I was doing so I took my time. I managed to get almost all of the nuts and bolts off wih ease. Except on the last strut. The nut was stripped and the bolt had to be cut off. The endlink nut was also stripped so I replaced those, and my celica sat for a few days while the parts came in to the stealership haha. Finally got it on the road and couldn't be happier.

My car doesn't bottom out, and the ride was very close to stock.

Thats basically how the car sits right now, and Im really happy with it, except the modding bug has not left, but money kinda holds me back.

Little photoshoot I did with my moms point and shoot, they turned out not bad.







That's It for now, Any ideas, suggestions, comments, or whatever are welcome. I plan to update this thread as I go along. But you can expect an update REEAALLL Soon.

Thanks for looking, Colin.
Johnnyny
looks good what are your future plans turbo swap ?
jordisonjr
Not too sure at this point, I may turbo it eventually, I don't really have the knowledge for a swap, bu we'll see what happens. I was planning on importing a g four this summer, but some things came up and it's gunna have to wait till next summer.

But for now I think Im just going to get he exterior looking how I want it, just a nice clean looking car.
jordisonjr
Sneak peak, Wheels are in. Proper photo shoot is a must, and I'll probably have pics up this weekend, but for now:

kloudkicka
niice, looks like the very first set of rims that i had on my car, good choice

QUOTE (jordisonjr @ Jun 5, 2010 - 7:18 PM) *
Sneak peak, Wheels are in. Proper photo shoot is a must, and I'll probably have pics up this weekend, but for now:


Goonter
looks good man. Wish i can lower mine but i like riding stock. Met up with Azian_Advanced a few days ago and he's down for a meet. We should def have one when my buddy's GT-FOUR arrives
jordisonjr
Kloudkicka: Thanks man, We should get a meet going some time, there's at least like 4 or 5 us in the city with 6th Gen's.


Goonter: That's sick, I'm totally down man. Its nice with the Tien s tech springs, it gives it a good look to the car, but not too low, and the ride is very close to stock. Only problem is my tires rub a tiny but in the back, when I go over the ****ty bumps in winnipeg haha.
jordisonjr
Alright, so as promised I got some more pics. I went out with my girlfriend, and her sister(the photograhper) and got some nice shot's with the new wheels.
I'm pretty happy with how they turned out.
I know they are not the best photo's, but she's never taken pictures of cars before but here's the best of what we got:














I know the one of the wheel with the crane is really blurry, But I thought it was such a great picture either then that, that I had to post it, haha. Anyways this is my car so far.
Comments are welcome.
bhawk94
Your wheels look really good with the stance of the car, but can I suggest removing the grill mesh? I think the car would be much cleaner without it.
Goonter
QUOTE (bhawk94 @ Jun 8, 2010 - 10:08 AM) *
Your wheels look really good with the stance of the car, but can I suggest removing the grill mesh? I think the car would be much cleaner without it.



Actually i think the mesh would look good black. Simple rattle can job
jordisonjr
I think it looks wayy to open with nothing there.
Do you really think its that bad?
Remy
You need the 94-95 OEM JDM/Euro fog lights it'll look soooo much better.
bhawk94
QUOTE (jordisonjr @ Jun 8, 2010 - 5:22 PM) *
I think it looks wayy to open with nothing there.
Do you really think its that bad?


I agree with you that it is very open, but putting a cheap piece of metal mesh in there doesn't help it look better. I feel that I can say this because I did the same thing a couple of years back, I even painted it black at one point. I realized a liked it much more without it. The OEM fog lights and/or a nice front lip would be better. In the end do what you want to do, after all it's your car smile.gif
Tigawoods
need to get a kit now. the car seems a bit too high for the rims and it would be hard to lower it any more than it already is ( i assume its lowered)
get some skirts and lips er somthing!
jordisonjr
bhawk94: Yea I know what you mean by not wanting to put a cheap piece of metal in there lol. I only did it as a temporary fix, and I guess it sorta grew on me and I overlooked it. I can't really afford fog lights right now, ut it was a part of the plans eventually, but I do have some other things I would like to get on the car first that take prioirty.

Tigawoods: It is lowered on Tien S-Techs. Right now, I think I want to do some Trd front and rear splitters, and Trd or 404 skirts. I don't have the moeny for it now, but it is the plan for the future, but who knows how long that will last, I've changed my mind so many times already, so we'll see what happens haha.
NGHTKD
I think it look gets great right now. ST205-esque style is the only that looks good without a kit. I'd just drop it a bit more. Good work!
Euphoria
looks awsome! maybe some jdm tails and a facelift bumper or gt4 front wink.gif
jordisonjr
Im not a huge fan of the facelift bumper, unless its got a full SS III kit, but I really like the prefacelift with trd front and back splitters, so I don't think I don't think i'd go with a facelift just cause its more money that could be spent else where on the car.
zonz540
The new wheels make a night and day difference, good choice. Now, drop it!
Tigawoods
QUOTE (jordisonjr @ Jun 8, 2010 - 8:48 PM) *
bhawk94: Yea I know what you mean by not wanting to put a cheap piece of metal in there lol. I only did it as a temporary fix, and I guess it sorta grew on me and I overlooked it. I can't really afford fog lights right now, ut it was a part of the plans eventually, but I do have some other things I would like to get on the car first that take prioirty.

Tigawoods: It is lowered on Tien S-Techs. Right now, I think I want to do some Trd front and rear splitters, and Trd or 404 skirts. I don't have the moeny for it now, but it is the plan for the future, but who knows how long that will last, I've changed my mind so many times already, so we'll see what happens haha.

sounds like your on the right track! now make up your mind and get em! lol
jordisonjr
zonz540: It's lowered on Tien S-techs, It just doesn't look as low cause the rims make the car sit high, but once theres skirts and lip it will look a lot lower. Unfortunatelly, the terrible roads in my city wil not allow me to have it slammed.

Tigawoods: My mind is pretty set on the TRD kit, but moneys an issue with paying for college and stuff. But hopefully it can happen soon!
block
nice. i miss my red one. imo, best color for the celica.
jordisonjr
Alright so I got a small update.

Ever since I got my rims on I've been hearing an awful clicking sound coming from the rear.
Found out that the endlinks were loose and it was movement in the sway bar causing the sound.
So I went to tighten up the endlinks, and they are basically stripped so i didn't want to tighten them anymore so...

I've ordered new Endlinks from twosrus and they are in the mail as we speak..
jordisonjr
Installed the st185 rear endlinks.
Definately got rid of the noise from the rear end and Im pretty satisfied.
Camera is not uploading pics right not, so there will be some later on.

he ride is back to normal again, proformance wise there wasn't much of a change but I haven't really pushed it yet, and the links are also at the same length as the stock ones.

IM kinda confused on the length they should be for a car tha has been lowered. I've done some research and still can't figure it out, so if anyone wants to give some input, that'd be great.

jordisonjr
Ted95
QUOTE (jordisonjr @ Jun 7, 2010 - 8:31 PM) *


i noticed on the grill u made u have what looks like the tie wraps around the black bars, what i did with my mesh grill was take the black bar covers off, tie wraped the mesh to the bar then placed the cover over it, if u do it properly with the tie wrap lock facing the back of the car the covers will go on easy and it will look better, jus my input.

love the rims btw
jordisonjr
Ted95:

Really? I didn't even know those came off haha.
I did it a long time ago, they used t be black but they faded a lot and are more visible now.
Do the covers just snap off?

Thanks for the input and I'm glad you like the rims haha.

jordisonjr
Finally Got pics uploaded
here are the twosrus st185 rear endlinks:


And installed:




Also working on repainting my gt four riser blocks.
The paint got taken off the day after i painted when I washed it
So there should be an update soon.
jordisonjr
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jordisonjr
FINALLY, got the riser blocks re install after painting them once again.
Basically, had to keep redoing them becasue Im a perfectionist and kept finding flaws.
They still aren't perfect, but I redid them so many times that I got sick of it.

Pics:

Ted95
QUOTE (jordisonjr @ Aug 9, 2010 - 6:03 PM) *
Ted95:

Really? I didn't even know those came off haha.
I did it a long time ago, they used t be black but they faded a lot and are more visible now.
Do the covers just snap off?

Thanks for the input and I'm glad you like the rims haha.


ya they snao right off, then u can just slide them back on. i kno this because when i painted my car i took them off so thats how i found that out lol
jordisonjr
QUOTE (Ted95 @ Aug 22, 2010 - 9:03 PM) *
QUOTE (jordisonjr @ Aug 9, 2010 - 6:03 PM) *
Ted95:

Really? I didn't even know those came off haha.
I did it a long time ago, they used t be black but they faded a lot and are more visible now.
Do the covers just snap off?

Thanks for the input and I'm glad you like the rims haha.


ya they snao right off, then u can just slide them back on. i kno this because when i painted my car i took them off so thats how i found that out lol


Ha thanks man, I defiantely didn't know that.
Ill have to get that done soon haha.
block
st185 endlinks fit on our cars? sweet. ill order some.
jordisonjr
Yea those or the Miata endlinks from Racing Beat.
Although im not sure if the front endlinks from either fit out car.
I only got the rears
azian_advanced
st185 twosrus fronts will work on our cars.. just not the racingbeat ones.
jordisonjr
Quick cell phone pic
jordisonjr
Well bad news.
The Celica needs a new clutch.
Winter's in a few months here, so its really not worth it for me to replace it now whennits just gunna go away for storage.
It'll be money spent on a winter car, and I guess we'll see what happens next year.
azian_advanced
Winter driving in the celi is so much fun though.. and its way more comfortable than other cars I've driven. I might be the only 6gc in the city who drives through the winter..

What car are you planning to get for the winter?
jordisonjr
Yea, I've done in once.
The reason for not winer driving it isn't because of the weather.
I snowboard, and my interior started to get really beat up the first winter I drove it, and its really inconvenient driving from spot to spot and having to remove my boots cause its 5 speed.
Always driving from rail spots around the city so its sort of a pain.
I also can't fit all the gear i need like lights and shovels and boards and people haha.

I'm not really sure what Im getting for the winter. I'm not to picky.
Looking for an auto four door, and preferably an import, thats not a piece of **** that i can keep for more then one winter.
Okay, maybe I'm picky.. haha
Looking to spend around 2000 ish cause I still got school to pay for and stuff.
Euphoria
Its pretty crazy how much wear winter puts on your cars, even 25 year old cars here don't look like that underneath here in Australia.

Car looks great on the outside though!
jordisonjr
Yea I know winer is really hard on cars, esppecially where I live.
Fortunately I'm prety sure i was the first to winter drive it because there is like 0 rust on it either than the doors.
And i've seen some 6gc's with some bad rust so I'm pretty lucky.
That was another reason I decided to stop.

And thanks for the compliment, but is still not at the look I want yet.
The mod bug has taken over, but school is more important ATM.
Goonter
QUOTE (azian_advanced @ Aug 23, 2010 - 1:03 AM) *
st185 twosrus fronts will work on our cars.. just not the racingbeat ones.



I actually drive mine. As far as i know Kloud is too. I saw his car the other day with no lip and sideskirts on it. Denley does also >.> TBH i think i've seen 4 6GCs that i dont know that drives theirs.
jordisonjr
Yea I saw Kloud's recently too.
I dunno who Denley is, I didn't know there was others from Winnipeg aha.
I've also seen a few driving around too, but they were prety beat, and rusty. Mostly older people driving them.

I wish I was driving my car. I'm sick of a 4 door automatic cavalier with no sounds system haha.
Looking at pictures of the Celica doesn't help either.
Goonter
QUOTE (jordisonjr @ Jan 20, 2011 - 11:33 AM) *
Yea I saw Kloud's recently too.
I dunno who Denley is, I didn't know there was others from Winnipeg aha.
I've also seen a few driving around too, but they were prety beat, and rusty. Mostly older people driving them.

I wish I was driving my car. I'm sick of a 4 door automatic cavalier with no sounds system haha.
Looking at pictures of the Celica doesn't help either.



I've seen a matte black one witha veilside kit. and another black one at superstore on mcphilips, both in their 20's i would say. Denley is my close friend, he bought Azian's tom's lip for hit GT4. I'm torn between going back to the philippines for a month of selling my car to my GF and getting a GT4. frown.gif
jordisonjr
I've also have a potential buyer for my car so I can't ge a GT four. Hopefully the price is right though, and i just gotta fix the clutch first and we'll see what happens.
Does Denley have a legit GT four, or just the front end conversion?
If its a gt four is it black, cause I've only seen one gt four in the city and it was black. Its was the first and only time I've seen it, and I was daaammnn jelous, hahaha.
We should definately get a meet or a photoshoot goin this year, theres quite a few in winnipeg now.
azian_advanced
yeah, denley has a legit st205 in red. denley let wynn (Goonter) and i drive it, and it was awesome.... i could only imagine him taking advantage of the traction on the 'four laughing at the rest of the fwd and rwd all going 10 below the speedlimit. but anyway there's also a black one (GTFOURST205guy) and another white gt-four which i've only seen once in the st. james area, so that's 3 st205's in winnipeg as far as i'm aware.
Mycurse180

Beautiful car man. Great taste.
jordisonjr
Azian: Thats sick, Im hoping I can get a gt four this summer or next if the two potentials buyers for my car will come through.

Mycurse: Thanks man.
Goonter
Theres 3 GT4s that i know of in the city. 1 is my buddy Denley, and the other two i met in AWD meet last fall. Ian an Ryan both black GT4s. i havent seen the white one yet. if all the guys i know of were to have a meet we'll have 7 biggrin.gif . If the ones ive seen came we'd have about 10
jordisonjr
I'd say that would be a pretty decent turnout. Gotta get my clutch fixed first though, if thats actually what's wrong with it, Im still not convinced..
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