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senick
I recently bought an e46 328i, which is now my daily, and decided to store my 95 ST. I did maintenance and suspension work to the 328, and was struck by how much more expensive (needlessly I believe) BMW parts are than Toyota. And I have to say, for as much love as the e46 chassis gets, I honestly feel like the AT200 is the better car to drive.

Anyway, since storing the Celi, I've been constantly thinking about a project for it (and missing its excellent fuel economy), and I was looking for some input. I should say, though, that I wouldn't likely get started on any such project for at least a year from now, likely longer.

So the philosophy of the build would be to maintain the reliability and fuel economy of the 7a, while increasing long distance driving comfort and maximizing engine power delivery through driveline and suspension improvements. Basically, in the same vein that the BRZ/FRS was designed to make the most out of a relatively low powered engine through intelligent overall car design. The emphasis is on a comfortable, fuel efficient and reliable car for driving long distances, while always having the potential to be a 'driver's' car.

I have a few ideas currently, such as:

-Lightweight driveline components, wherever possible. Are these available for the 7a? I see flywheels for the GT, but so far nothing for ST.
-Underdrive pulleys
-Lightweight wheels/ sticky tires.
-Weight reduction where possible, but not in compromising comfort or increasing road noise. Feasible?
-Lightweight exhaust
-4 wheel disc brake conversion
-Suspension upgrades. Would certainly welcome suggestions on this.
-Cooling system upgrades (better efficiency)

And more, but I'll leave it at that for now. Other than additional comments, I'd also like to know if anyone has suggestions on where to look for parts? I've done a fair bit of searching and referenced a few sticky's, but it's still hard to find parts for an ST. For 7a specific parts, I suppose I can look at Corolla sources, but for suspension and other parts I'm at a loss.

Finally, I've been wondering if it would be possible to swap a 7a into a GT body? I assume yes. I feel like the GT is more amenable to performance suspension and braking mods.

Any input is very welcome, thank you for reading!
cheela
For comfort, I would start off with stripping the interior and adding soundproofing wherever possible. That might add a bit of weight but is totally worth it to be comfortable.

struts, I would just stick with KYB and whatever springs you want. coilovers aren't as comfy.

brakes, wouldn't be too hard to swap the gt brakes into the rears. just gotta source all the parts.

the difference between GT and ST isn't much. aside from the 5sfe and rear disc brakes, it's almost the same.
suspension isn't any different. struts and springs from a GT will fit an ST and vice versa. even if you found a GT, the stock suspension on it would probably need replacing anyways so you're still ending up in the same place.

the 7a is reliable as F***, just keep up on maintenance and it should run forever.
senick
Awesome, thank you for the input.

Good to know the ST and GT are the same suspension-wise, that will help greatly in finding parts. I know that as far as suspension goes, there is always a trade-off between comfort and performance, and my priority is towards comfort, so you're probably right with the KYB's.

As far as interior goes, are there lighter and more comfortable alternatives to stock seats?

After looking around, I'm starting to entertain the idea of having parts fabricated since there's an understandable lack of performance products for the 7a drivetrain. I'm looking to reduce unsprung weight as much as possible, as well as anything that rotates. I've started looking up companies that fabricate carbon fiber axles, but I wonder if that would be worth the cost... Any aluminum options?
cheela

I have 7th gen seats in mine and just holding them you can feel they are much lighter than the stock seats, but with the reduced weight also comes reduced comfort. there is less "hug" with these seats and less cushion so your butt will hurt on a long drive. haha. but the 7th gen rear seats bolt right in as well and are fairly light if you don't care about passengers lol. I've never weighed them aside from holding them in my hands though. I think the stock seats are a great mix of comfort/weight/looks. I just changed mine out because i hated tan seats.

as far as everything else, pulleys and cf axles, I've never really looked into those so I'm not sure either. let us know what you can find.
senick
Those seats are nice, and I love the direct fit. I'd certainly remove the rear seats completely; nobody I know is small enough to fit in them anyway.

Question on radiators:

What are the benefits of upgrading to a higher spec radiator? I can see if it is required for track use where extra cooling is needed for the extra engine loads, but if driving the car in normal situations, is there a tangible reason to upgrade (other than the weight savings)?

What I'm wondering is if it will ultimately increase fuel economy or not. Performance radiators claim to allow the engine to run at cooler temperatures, but weren't the stock radiators designed to let the engine run at an ideal temperature in the first place?

EDIT:

After doing some research, I don't think a performance radiator would help fuel economy, and could actually hurt it. If the computer senses that the engine is running at a temperature lower than default, it may compensate by making the AFR more rich in an attempt to bring temperature up. Probably best to stick with stock on this one I'd imagine.
bryanf
I recommend changing the whole braking system, fronts and rears and prop valve, to GT parts. Well worth it.
Box
The 6th gen seats are so good though, so very good. They really don't weigh too much, can't foresee them weighing too much more than any other factory seat that's all manual operation anyway. I had a ST myself, the only thing that was really done to it was Tein S. Tech springs and KYB struts and then did a short throw before it was sold but it was a nice car. If I bought another ST this is what I'd do:
GT brake conversion with Centric StopTech Sport slotted rotors(only because blanks aren't offered) and StopTech Sport pads, flush and fill system with Castrol DOT 4
Lightweight alloy 16x8 rims wrapped in performance summer tires
Short shifter
KYB struts with Tein S. Tech springs, or possibly some kind of coil-over set
Lightweight flywheel if reputable option available
As high a quality header as possible then matching diameter exhaust from there back with a high flow cat(I can't stand raw exhaust) and Jones MaxFlow straight through muffler
True cold air intake using AEM filter or like, so filter into the fender or bumper and not just there in the engine bay
Sway bars, Suspension Techniques? or other
Poly bushings throughout suspension as well as poly motor and trans mounts

I think that more or less covers it. Could do stuff like a carbon hood or lift but you get into the land of really diminishing returns.
BonzaiCelica
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http://www.6gc.net/forums/index.php?showto...49858&st=80
senick
Excellent input all.

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Poly bushings throughout suspension as well as poly motor and trans mounts

Does this have a negative impact on ride comfort?

Also, you mentioned headers, which I agree with. I've heard it's a good idea to advance ignition timing after installing them. Thoughts?

BonzaiCelica, that's an awesome list...can't believe I've never seen it before in the forums.

Two more questions though:

Is there any potential benefit of a port and polish for the 7a head? I've heard it doesn't really matter given the design of the head, but I have to imagine it would at least do something.

How much returns could one expect to gain by trying to mess with the weight distribution of the car? Or, maybe put another way, are there potential drawbacks of removing too much weight in one particular location?
Box
There was one bushing people swapped to poly that made a more negative impact than what it should and I'm trying to remember which one, I think Richee was one that tried them. Outside of that it'll ride somewhat firmer but you also remove play and slop in the suspension, it's what I'd do but if you're wanting to maintain ride comfort you may want to do it last and then only certain bushings.

Advancing timing is recommended after doing the header and exhaust and you're just in luck since only OBDI cars can do such. As far as port and polishing goes if it's something you can do by yourself then sure, but I certainly wouldn't pay for it to be done. Any weight you can move off the front and/or to the rear would help, but beyond a battery relocation and carbon hood you start getting into things like A/C removal and that's just silly.
senick
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There was one bushing people swapped to poly that made a more negative impact than what it should and I'm trying to remember which one

Not the motor mounts right? That would be a big priority of mine, as in my experience the 7a tends to shake a lot at idle. What are the best motor/transmission mounts?

Also, is there such a thing as functional aero for the 6gc? I'd probably end up removing the spoiler, assuming that it only increases drag and does little to improve handling.
Box
Endlink bushings maybe, for some reason that sounds right. I don't recall my 7A shaking much at idle, ran fairly smooth for an inline four. The best mounts are subjective, poly will transmit more vibration into the car but it'll reduce deflection under torque.

The spoiler only increased drag by .01 if I recall correctly, can't recall how many pounds of downforce it added though. I like the '94-95 spoiler, the '96-99 I'd want to remove though. There are a few lip kits that in theory would reduce the the amount of air that gets under the car.
senick
Yeah, my motor mounts were probably just shot, that's why I would get shaking at idle. I guess some of that is just inevitable from an inline 4 though.

So I've also been thinking about engine internals. I'd love to have the 7a rebuilt with OEM parts, but are there slightly better options available? The big objective would be to reduce inertial resistance in the engine, but I'd be concerned about compromising reliability. I've heard only good things about Wiseco pistons. If anyone has experience with lighter than stock pistons, I'd love to hear about it to see if it would be worth exploring further. I want to keep stock compression, so may not be worth changing?

Also, I hear the 7a's power is inherently limited by the restrictions in the head design. That being the case, would any exploration into throttle body upgrades be viable, or ultimately useless?
Box
If you want rubber mounts it'd be worth looking into getting O.E. replacements from the dealer, but given the age they'll have to be ordered if they can even be gotten anymore.

Toyota engines have the FE or GE designation, FE meaning economy and GE meaning performance. Really it boils down to valve angle being the primary difference, narrow for FE and wide for GE. As far as performance on the 7A goes I'd do a port and polish on the head myself and then shave it some to bump compression up a point on top of doing the header and exhaust as well as timing advancement, will probably have to use 89 or 91 instead of 87 but it should give a small increase in performance. From what I can gather the Russian 7A with 9.5:1 compression and more or less header back exhaust put out 120 hp, so a little bit better than the standard North American fare. Of course there's also turbocharging which would be the easiest way of adding decent power.
HardHead93
If I had a stock ST and I wanted to keep the reliability and gas mileage, I would do a 4age 20v swap (black or silver top). I would then get a standalone ECU and get it tuned to suck a little more power out of the engine. I hear a lot of great things about the 4age 20v. The major problems I hear is that you have to rev the s**t out of it to get into the good power band. I remember reading about someone on these forums putting a 4age 20v in a ST and getting 36 mpg, couple that with 160 hp (to the crank) and that will give the ST the kick in the pants it needs. From there I would do the coil over and tire upgrades to get the car handling well. That would be my ideal ST build (this is making my mouth water, maybe I should pick up a ST).
senick
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As far as performance on the 7A goes I'd do a port and polish on the head myself and then shave it some to bump compression up a point on top of doing the header and exhaust as well as timing advancement, will probably have to use 89 or 91 instead of 87 but it should give a small increase in performance.

This would work with the stock ECU?

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If I had a stock ST and I wanted to keep the reliability and gas mileage, I would do a 4age 20v swap (black or silver top).

Yes, I've been pondering the ol' 7age route, but I have my concerns about compromising reliability. Ideally I'd stick with the stock ECU, mostly because I don't know any trustworthy tuning shops in my area, and certainly don't have the experience to do it myself.

Also, I've been doing some reading on transmission swaps, but the information I'm seeing is inconclusive. The idea of putting a c60 in sounds a bit appealing, given the extra gear for highway driving. But it seems like it's still an open debate as to whether the 6 speed helps fuel economy over the 5 speed in the 7a, given that the 7a might not have enough power to make the most of the extra gear. The topic I was reading kind of left me hanging in terms of getting an answer.


HardHead93
QUOTE (senick @ Feb 26, 2017 - 10:43 AM) *
Also, I've been doing some reading on transmission swaps, but the information I'm seeing is inconclusive. The idea of putting a c60 in sounds a bit appealing, given the extra gear for highway driving. But it seems like it's still an open debate as to whether the 6 speed helps fuel economy over the 5 speed in the 7a, given that the 7a might not have enough power to make the most of the extra gear. The topic I was reading kind of left me hanging in terms of getting an answer.


If it were me, in order to not compromise reliability, I would do a 4age swap not just a head swap. It is like when I was thinking of doing a 5sgte instead of a 3sgte, it sounds great to have the extra displacement but then you have a Frankenstein motor that may not be reliable. Yea, you lose some displacement in the swap but you still net more power, a higher redline, and you keep the Toyota reliability. Plus if you get a set of aftermarket camshafts you can get more power out of the motor and still keep it NA.
senick
^ Yeah, I realize now that I misread your initial post. I've been reading so much about the 7a-ge lately that my mind just assumed that's what you meant.

Swapping in the whole 4age seems like the better option than mixing the two engines for sure. Finding a black top would be tough though, and probably not cheap. VVT would be fun, however... and if fuel economy is that good... I have some thinking to do.
Box
Would have to look into it but I don't see where an extra point and increasing flow and timing would warrant a reflash or piggyback even having MAP instead of MAF, but would have to look more in depth since it's been yeas now since I've looked into it. The 6 speed is so close together you really won't get any mileage difference, same with the 5 and 6 speed in the Miata. 4A-GE with standalone as mentioned would be another option, I think some have done the 4A-GZE in 7A Corollas before and maybe a Celica. The 20V you do have to rev out to get going from what I've read, but you have to do that to some extent with the 7A anyway. Anyhow here are the ratios for the C56 and C60 respectively:
1st: 3.166
2nd: 1.904
3rd: 1.392
4th: 1.031
5th: 0.815
Reverse: 3.250
Final: 4.312

1st: 3.166
2nd: 2.050
3rd: 1.481
4th: 1.166
5th: 0.916
6th: 0.725
Reverse: 3.250
Final: 4.529

So at 70 mph you're talking about 3,400 rpm with the C56 vs 3,200 rpm with the C60, hardly worth the trouble in pursuit of fuel saving.
senick
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The 20V you do have to rev out to get going from what I've read, but you have to do that to some extent with the 7A anyway.

Very true, but there is a difference:
4A (Black top): 165 PS (121 kW) at 7,800 rpm with 16.5 kgm (162 Nm) of torque at 5,600 rpm
7A (1995) : 110 hp (82 kW) at 5600 rpm and 115 lbft (156 Nm) at 2800 rpm

At least with the 7A torque peaks at a reasonable RPM, and really isn't that much less than the black top (assuming I could even find one). At this point I think it's more or less subjective. Both engines are reliable and efficient, but how one defines 'fun' or 'engaging' is just preference on where the torque comes in. Hitting 'power' (such as it is in the 7a) midway through the rev range to me is much more engaging than dragging it out to redline and constantly trying to keep it there.

Also, thank you for the gearing breakdown, that's very helpful to see it displayed in a comparative way like that. If a 6 speed wouldn't get any better MPG then, may not be worth the trouble.
Box
Oh yeah I agree, my idea of fun is power from off idle to redline hence the Firebird. I will say the 7A wasn't anywhere as peaky or needed revved out as much as the B6 in my Miata, I could shift out at 3,000 and still get up to speed in a somewhat timely manner. The Miata I had to take up to 4,000-4,500 and then the Firebird I shift out at 2,000-2,500 but all that said I like all kinds of cars and drivetrains, though for a daily I like not having to rev it out all the time.
HardHead93
I agree with you and Box, having an engine that you don't have to rev hard to get power is definitely nice. The sad truth is that any higher hp small displacement NA engine is going to have some trade offs. In your case, a 7afe hits peak torque at a lower rpm but it is not as much torque as a 4age 20v would hit at a higher rpm. That can be a big deal breaker if you are daily driving your car and need get up to speed quickly (like on a short freeway on ramp). I suggested a 4age 20v because if I were in your situation that is what I would do. I just think it is cool that a 1.6L engine can produce 165 hp, so what if I would have to rev the piss out of it, Hondas have be doing that for while now. I hope your build goes well not matter which direction you chose to go.
Box
I wouldn't mind a 6th gen ST with a 20V 4A-GE. Heck for awhile I was looking into cars like the 7th gen Celica GT-S and DC2 and DC5 Integras which epitomize the revving it out factor. Which you can always do all the handling and braking mods first then take it from there as to what you want to do drivetrain wise, really handling was the most fun thing about the Celica personally.
senick
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I suggested a 4age 20v because if I were in your situation that is what I would do. I just think it is cool that a 1.6L engine can produce 165 hp, so what if I would have to rev the piss out of it, Hondas have be doing that for while now. I hope your build goes well not matter which direction you chose to go.

Yeah, I understand completely. That's what's cool about swaps; you take a car that you already like and make it better in a way that best suits your own preferences. I agree that the black top is awesome in it's power/displacement, and if it were more readily available I'd consider it.


In the end, this will be my daily, and therefore be driven at an average speed of 25mph in all reality considering slowing down for stops, traffic, etc. I never got the appeal of high output engines (be they high displacement or turbo) in an environment were you constantly feel limited. I'm sure it's different in other parts of the country (and certainly world), but I would much rather have a less powerful engine and able to use all or most of its potential most of the time than have a more powerful engine and have to use a minimum of it's potential most of the time.
Even in highway driving, once up to speed it's all fairly static. At that point I'm much more concerned with MPG and smoothness.


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Which you can always do all the handling and braking mods first then take it from there as to what you want to do drivetrain wise, really handling was the most fun thing about the Celica personally.

Exactly, and this is the most important as far as I'm concerned. Getting the most out of a modest engine by means of good suspension, brake and dynamics certainly has its own appeal.
Box
I found the 7A really good for around the city style driving and meandering down the highway, even was able to get up to interstate speed in time for merging if you bounced it off redline. I consistently got 36-40 mpg on 87 out of it doing mostly highway driving. The only legitimate complaint I had was you knew when the A/C was on or not, and I'm not just talking about the cool breeze on your face either, that and passing power was mostly nonexistent. Outside of that and the stuck oil ring issue that seems to plague them it's a great motor. Truly and honestly if I bought another ST and I had no reason to go into the motor I'd just do header back exhaust and timing advance as far as engine performance goes, that and a true cold air but that's more for noise than anything else since the factory intake draws air from the fender and flows more than enough CFM for a naturally aspirated 1.8L engine.
senick
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and passing power was mostly nonexistent


Yes. That would be my one lamentation, and the reason I'm still terrified to pass. Which I hope to in some part rectify through a more responsive throttle and drive line. If I can downshift, get revs up quickly with a lightweight flywheel and transfer that power through lightweight axles (still need to get a quote on cf drive shafts) and wheels, I'm hoping that would be sufficient...after modest power additions to the engine in the form of exhaust and ignition advance.

Well...the project may be a bit of a ways away, but I might as well start pulling the engine to rebuild as soon as it gets warm enough to do so. I'd have to decide on internals though...all stock or slight modifications? Lightweight rods are where I'm leaning if anything.
Box
I'd just be afraid of putting much in the way of money into a 7A expecting notable returns on performance, especially on stuff like lightweight rods etc... that're a last ditch means of freeing up power. A lightweight flywheel would help with the liveliness though it may come back to bite you when going up hills or mountains.
senick
Actually, after doing some research, I'm on the fence about a lightweight flywheel. Being that I would prioritize comfort over performance, I'm concerned that the potential detriments to driveability outweigh performance benefits.
How much does a stock flywheel weigh? If I could get something that's maybe 75% of that I'd consider it. Having the stock flywheel skimmed isn't an option since I'd be perpetually concerned about its balance and failing.
cheela
you should look into ecomodding then.
some of these mods boost MPGs like crazy.
I remember a matrix removed it's side mirrors and gained like 5 MPG. lol

here's a crazy civic that averages 72+ mpg. It's ugly but it works.
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthread.php/...eavy-28815.html
Box
You know I think I'll stick with the 28-30 mpg I get out of the Firebird. tongue.gif If one day I decided I wanted 60+ mpg on 87 octane I think I'd go grab a first generation Insight 5-speed, but it'd have to be black. Actually I thought about making some fender skirts for the rear of the Firebird, just finish off the spaceship look and see if it helped economy noticeably. tongue.gif
senick
I'd certainly be willing to do some eco-modding, insomuch as it will be a compliment to the other mods. Namely, those modifications that increase overall performance and fuel economy. The most attractive ones would be:

-Weight reduction (obviously...but not if it increases cabin noise)
-Advance ignition timing - didn't know this helped MPG, but apparently it does at low RPMs
-Lightweight wheels
-ScanGauge MPG display
-Smaller/ more aerodynamic mirrors

Honestly with these changes alone I'm confident I'd get at least 40mpg highway.

By the by, I ran seafoam through my 328i and changed oil, changed driving habits a bit and MPG seems to have gone up considerably. I can easily get 30mpg highway, which is a decent amount more than I was getting.
Box
Lowering it and underbody panels to reduce and smooth out the air going under the car would help. Some clear headlight covers would also help as would removing the rear spoiler. Really not much in the way of weight reduction without sacrificing NVH or general ride comfort. Might look into fifth gen side mirrors:
senick
I do like those mirrors...wonder why Toyota moved away from them? They seem more advanced from a production standpoint than the 6g mirrors...but then maybe I just answered my own question.

Yeah, I forgot about lowering; would certainly do that as well for performance and economy (and looks too...check all three boxes!) And I'm back to thinking about compression. I'll have to do some research as to whether increasing stock compression necessitates any changes to the ECU. If not, it would just be a cost/benefit analysis of potential power/MPG gains vs. perpetually switching to more expensive gasoline.

Oh, and another question....has anyone ever found a way to cut down on wind noise? I think that's mainly the reason I can't hold a conversation at highway speed without having a sore throat the next day. I'm a bit suspicious of those wind deflectors, and imagine they could increase drag anyway. Maybe just properly sealing the window and doors would do the trick.
Box
I always liked the 5th gen mirrors more, in fact that's just one version of mirror that was on 5th gens. I guess they changed them for stylistic reasons since they actually swap over to the 6th gen without much work, just need some wires moved around if I recall correctly.

I never really noticed much wind noise from mine, only thing I can think to say there is to make sure the windows are well aligned against the seals and then if you haven't conditioned the seals and they're on the dry side that'd help a little. Silicone based interior conditioner works great for rubber seals.
cheela
for mirrors, i've always wanted the WRC ones but they're rare and hard to find.


and wind noise. I don't think it can be helped much.
just making sure your windows are lined up and your seals are nice and not too worn out.
we're gonna have wind noise regardless because of the sports car styling of the frameless doors. thats just what it is unfortunately.

definitely do soundproof the doors, that should cut down on some road noise.
CilverSeliST206
Man you are in Indiana?! Want an awesome project for your car? Swing by my house in IL (Chicago suburbs) I have a swapped 3rd gen 6gc that runs and needs some bodywork done or swap my engine+E153 tranny+all the necessary conversion parts+ton of custom/awesome interior and body parts into YOUR 6gc! I will sell the entire thing for less than any 3SGTE front or real clip!

Seriously man, this would be an awesome project! and you wouldn't have to worry about the usual pains of the conversion since everything is already included!
You would get the following parts that are already thoroughly tested by daily driving:

- JDM 3rd gen 3SGTE engine

- Solara V6 E153 Tranny (manual with TRD short throw shifter)

- Hybrid Axle setup with the custom CV spacer to prevent the issues with it popping out (replaced about a year ago so there in good shape, minus slight CVboot rip)

- Hybrid Wiring harness to make all the features work (AC, gauges, etc) and not have to deal with swap wiring pains!

- Running on factory ECU for the daily driveability and over 300 horsepower! add boost controller and meth injection (total of 200-400$) and you have a 330WHP beast that weighs under 3000lbs its so much fun driving it!! If you go standalone you can squeeze even more power out!

- INCLUDES AWESOME EXTERIOR PARTS:
JDM projector short beams (not installed) + clear longbeam lenses
JDM tail lights
Original 96-99 6gc sideskirts and 96-99 front bumper customized to fit the FMIC and piping

- INCLUDES AWESOME INTERIOR PARTS:

BADASS SOUND SYSTEM with MB Quart components, custom built 6gc hatchback carpeted box holding 12" kicker solobaric, alpine amp (MRV-450), on the other side of the box is space where you fold the rear seat holding car battery (rear conversion) crossovers, capacitor, fuse, etc. all running off alpine head unit.

CAR COMPUTER in the glove box (mini atx board with specialized carputer power supply, relay board if you wanna operate whatever you want through voice control, or additional steering wheel controls, reverse view cam, dash cam, wifi card with external antenna, gps, ton of other features) all you need is a 7" touchscreen (or bigger/smaller depends where you want to mount it - mp3car.com for more info and ideas)

All kinds of gauge pods (double and triple pillar pods (double-installed, triple-brand new) and DCW triple center and single pod for left of the gauge cluster) Autometer gauges (boost and A/F ratio)
Greddy turbo timer, DEI alarm with ton of features (Both already wired and installed)
Stainless gauge bezel for cluster, silver stock gauge faces with blue backlight, blue door panel leather, short throw TRD shifter with Momo knob and new black leather boot w/blue stiching, black leather center compartment cover w/blue stiching, lotsa misc blue colored or blue glowing parts smile.gif sparco pedals

AWESOME PERFORMANCE PARTS:
Precision turbo front mount intercooler, 2.5" silver powder coated and mandrel bent intercooler piping
Greddy type-S Blow off valve (adjustable, and sounds amazing, already installed on the intercooler piping mentioned above)
Aluminium Radiator (unused, brand new, not installed due to fitment issues, will need slim-style rad fans to fit, stock radiator is working just fine though)
Short Ram intake with K&N cone filter (installed) apexi short ram and filter (not installed) two universal cone filter heat shields (aluminium and plastic)
3" downpipe reinforced the turbo side "post-flange funnel" w/ welded metal bars to prevent any cracking (that service cost me as much as the downpipe itself kindasad.gif)
(rest of exhaust needs replacement, bit rusty and beat up from being so low to the ground, flex pipe, mid pipe, and greddy cat back)
(also still have the original downpipe with the cat converter if needed for emissions or something? no emissions for me in IL for OBD1 cars)
Minor ignition upgrades (grounding wires, sparkplugs, plug wires, dry-cell battery, new distributor cap and that rotating button, etc)

The engine and the turbo never saw anything above factory boost setting, always running on stock ECU with no piggibacks. Tranny is from 99 solara and in good shape shifts smooth might need a flush and new fluid at most

SUSPENSION:
Rear Tein SS coilovers (real full coilovers with 32point adjustable dampeners) with pillowball top mounts (installed) also with custom (softer) springs
front Suspension Technics lowering springs with new dampeners (installed)
Rears Suspension Tech springs (used, not installed)
Rear new OEM dampeners (new in box, never installed)
Factory springs (not installed, used)
Ebay brand coilover sleeves and springs (for custom height adjustments, these are just coilover sleeves, new in box never installed)
17" team loco rims powdercoated silver with Yokahama Parada spec 2 summer tires, also factory rims with winter tires.

MUCH MORE MISC PARTS
PIAA Foglights
Extra interior plastics (was meant to be used for experimenting with stuff like the carputer touchscreen factory-looking installation in the center console etc.)
TRD Oil Cap (gotta have that TRD swag!)
Ton of Dynamat sound dampening stuff covering the insides of the hatch to get that clean sound from the system without rattling plastics
Blue wiring heat shields, blue vacuum tubing, misc engine bay swag
Two different adjustable shift lights, one new unused, other slightly used
Many things that I'm forgetting

Let me know if you are interested man, I am sure we can work something out, since you are just a state over you are welcome to come by and take a look at everything prior to making an offer... How much do you want to spend on your project? This whole thing would cost you as much as few basic parts for your BMW! smile.gif

Wow I didnt realize I wrote this long of a post... This deserves its own thread

BTW my FS thread: http://www.6gc.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=97614
MY Profile: http://www.6gc.net/celicas/1994-gt-hatchback-4796

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