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BonzaiCelica
one of my classmates in my Toyota 2 year program class, just put purple underglows on his 2003 wrx wagon on the fronts and sides, and it looks quite cool ill say. much better than the green colored ones on the first fast and furious of the brian's eclipse.
NetsToy
I have not been good about updating my thread lately. Oops! Because Life has been Happening. So, let me get you all up to speed.... here's what's new with NETS TOY!

I painted my lugs blue, BUT those got ruined when I got new tires (because of the impact gun that was used at the tire place). Oh well, it's all good.

SO. MUCH. DIRTY!



OH YEAH, I got new tires, that's exciting!!! I settled on Continental Control Contact's.

I've also got some negative camber on my rear wheels, so I purchased some camber bolts, but haven't had a chance to put those on yet. But hopefully I can get everything straightened out, so she will sit with the proper factory alignment. *Fingers Crossed*

Question for you all: Should I put camber bolts all around on all 4 sides, or only in the rear where the camber is out? Does it even matter? I bought 4 bolts, but was thinking of putting all 4 in the rear to make sure it will definitely straighten out at my next alignment.

ALL THE NEGATIVE CAMBER.


A new Celica friend of mine, fixed my rear defogger, which has made my winter driving experience a billion times better!!! Thank you John! smile.gif

John & I pulled a few seat belt receiver's from a '94 in a junk yard, and found out that it won't fit on my '99 because APPARENTLY they changed the seat belt design. I'm told it was after the face lift. So the 94-95 seatbelts will be different from 96-99 seat belts. Have you all found this to be true? My seatbelt light is ON, and John helped me track down that issue. So, as soon as I find a belt buckle from a 96-99, that issue should be fixed. smile.gif

It's Winter! Yay! She is a great daily, and she's a BOSS in the snow!

ALL ICED OUT!


There were a few times I really shouldn't have gone out driving in the ice & snow! Legit sketchy driving experiences. But I survived, and I didn't crash or slide off the road like literally everyone else was doing, so that was good!

THE SQUAD!


THIS CAR IS A TROOPER!


January was a really difficult month for me, and retail therapy is a good solution IMO, so I purchased some wheels that I've had my eye on for 2 years now! They're Konig Illusion wheels in blue! They're so pretty and I'm in love.

They're 215/40ZR17 W, 17x7 +40 offset. Wheels & Tires are COMPLICATED AF! SO. MANY. NUMBERS! But I've been asking lots of questions and watching a lot of YouTube videos on the topic. I just hope these fit, and I hope they're a nice ride. This will be my first experience with low profile tires. I've been told to avoid pot holes & to actually slow down for rail road tracks! (Right now, I just brace myself and go over RR tracks full steam ahead! LOL) But I'm told I will REALLY feel it with these tires, and I don't want to bend the new wheels either! I hope it will still be a comfortable daily, because I drive A LOT!

IS IT SPRING YET?! Cause I can't WAIT to put these bad boy's on!


Oh... AND... she rolled over 265,000 miles today! AMAZING! I love this car so very much!
richee3
John used to be a member on here. smile.gif

You’ll have to ask Chris at the Midwest Meet about how he found out 96+ seatbelts won’t click into 94-95 latches. laugh.gif

For your wheels, you’ll probably want spacers. 17x7 +40 will fit but will be near stock fitment. My Caldina wheels are 17x7 +45 (so 5mm more sunk in than your Konigs) and while they fit, they don’t look good at that offset. I’m running 15mm spacers to make the wheels effectively +30 and front fitment is okay, but rear should really have a 20-25 mm spacer for better fitment. I’m not after stance or flush fitment so I’ve left it, but you’ll see what I mean when you get the wheels mounted. Just a little bit more flush will make the car look a lot more aggressive.
NgoFcukinWay
She'll need spacers for that hella flush fitment. 10mm front and 15mm rear.

Annette, where'd you get the camber bolts from?
cheela
You got the brakes, you got the coilovers, now you got the wheels. next logical step is an engine swap! wink.gif
bloodMoney
Man, I miss my car.... Stalking project threads doesn't help either.
navseal345
QUOTE (bloodMoney @ Feb 11, 2019 - 12:09 PM) *
Man, I miss my car.... Stalking project threads doesn't help either.


You sir don't get another. To many have left your hands via a tow truck.
bloodMoney
GODDAMMIT!

I WANT ONE THO!!!!

I should pick up a ****ty one, chop it up and LS/RWD it.
NgoFcukinWay
QUOTE (bloodMoney @ Feb 12, 2019 - 7:52 AM) *
GODDAMMIT!

I WANT ONE THO!!!!

I should pick up a ****ty one, chop it up and LS/RWD it.


Bet you won't.



but if you do....I might have one for sale. lol
bloodMoney
QUOTE (NgoFcukinWay @ Feb 13, 2019 - 2:26 AM) *
Bet you won't.



but if you do....I might have one for sale. lol


LMAO! Stacy would kill me if I bought another one right now...
NgoFcukinWay
QUOTE (bloodMoney @ Feb 13, 2019 - 7:30 AM) *
QUOTE (NgoFcukinWay @ Feb 13, 2019 - 2:26 AM) *
Bet you won't.



but if you do....I might have one for sale. lol


LMAO! Stacy would kill me if I bought another one right now...


Tell her you got it on sale. for an additional $100, i can provide a bill of sale that will match whatever price you tell her.
bloodMoney
QUOTE (NgoFcukinWay @ Feb 13, 2019 - 2:15 PM) *
QUOTE (bloodMoney @ Feb 13, 2019 - 7:30 AM) *
QUOTE (NgoFcukinWay @ Feb 13, 2019 - 2:26 AM) *
Bet you won't.



but if you do....I might have one for sale. lol


LMAO! Stacy would kill me if I bought another one right now...


Tell her you got it on sale. for an additional $100, i can provide a bill of sale that will match whatever price you tell her.


laugh.gif laugh.gif It could be free and she'd still kill me for bringing more junk home to take up space.
Bitter
Careful, if she likes the car she might kick you out to make room for the car.
NetsToy
QUOTE (richee3 @ Feb 8, 2019 - 9:32 AM) *
John used to be a member on here. smile.gif

Youíll have to ask Chris at the Midwest Meet about how he found out 96+ seatbelts wonít click into 94-95 latches. laugh.gif

For your wheels, youíll probably want spacers. 17x7 +40 will fit but will be near stock fitment. My Caldina wheels are 17x7 +45 (so 5mm more sunk in than your Konigs) and while they fit, they donít look good at that offset. Iím running 15mm spacers to make the wheels effectively +30 and front fitment is okay, but rear should really have a 20-25 mm spacer for better fitment. Iím not after stance or flush fitment so Iíve left it, but youíll see what I mean when you get the wheels mounted. Just a little bit more flush will make the car look a lot more aggressive.


John has taught me so much! The guy really knows his stuff. smile.gif And yes, he did mention that he used to be involved in the 6gc world.

What kind of spacers do you recommend? From my research, it seems like I should go with hub centric bolt on spacers. I have not yet looked into brand and quality yet.


QUOTE (NgoFcukinWay @ Feb 11, 2019 - 2:30 AM) *
She'll need spacers for that hella flush fitment. 10mm front and 15mm rear.

Annette, where'd you get the camber bolts from?


I'm confused. Shouldn't the front and back spacers be the same?! To get the factory flush fitment? My fenders are not rolled or anything.

I got Moog camber bolts from Rock Auto - the website said they were "performance" parts. And I know, I know, Ted said it was a waste of money, but I wanted to get real camber bolts so that I can hopefully understand how they work, by having the actual part, and putting it on myself. That's how you learn right?!

CAMBER BOLTS



QUOTE (cheela @ Feb 11, 2019 - 9:03 AM) *
You got the brakes, you got the coilovers, now you got the wheels. next logical step is an engine swap! wink.gif


Uh huh. Baby steps. Baby steps.

And somehow you've convinced me that this may eventually be a good idea.

Repetition and persistence work! Who knew!?


QUOTE (bloodMoney @ Feb 11, 2019 - 12:09 PM) *
Man, I miss my car.... Stalking project threads doesn't help either.


I'm sad I never got to see your Celica. Is there a build thread for it?

At least you can live vicariously through all of us! smile.gif
richee3
QUOTE (NetsToy @ Feb 20, 2019 - 10:30 AM) *
John has taught me so much! The guy really knows his stuff. smile.gif And yes, he did mention that he used to be involved in the 6gc world.

What kind of spacers do you recommend? From my research, it seems like I should go with hub centric bolt on spacers. I have not yet looked into brand and quality yet.

I personally just have 15mm Ichiba slip-on hubcentric spacers with extended studs, but I wouldn't go any bigger than 15mm slip-on spacers. Link to the spacers I have

Based on this, a 15mm spacer would put you about where you need to be.

QUOTE (WannabeGT4 @ Jan 10, 2006 - 11:02 PM) *
Ideal Offset in Relation to Wheel Width (standard ride height):
Width - Offset
7.0"-----30mm with 15mm spacer (effectively 15mm) *
7.5"-----31mm with 10mm spacer (effectively 21mm) *
8.0"-----33mm with 05mm spacer (effectively 28mm) *
8.5"-----35mm
9.0"-----42mm (probably too wide no matter what offset)

This will make the rim almost flush with the side of the body. These offsets and offset/spacer combos will prevent the "sucked in look" that the factory wheels have.

Ideal Offset in Relation to Wheel Width (lower ride height):
Width - Offset
7.0"-----36mm with 10mm spacer (effectively 26mm) *
7.5"-----33mm
8.0"-----40mm
8.5"-----46mm *
9.0"-----53mm (probably too wide no matter what offset)

The rim will sit just behind the fender. In order for the rims to tuck into the fender well on lowered cars the the rim must sit back into the wheel well by 11mm compared to the standard ride height offset recommendations.

* Clearance issues prevent the use of most rims with offsets lower than 30mm. The spacer will actually lower the offset and at the same time move the rim away from the offending components.
* 8.5" rims may or may not fit on lowered cars.

Offsets shown are positive.

Offset is measured from the wheels center line to the mounting surface.


Source

Ideally getting wheels that fit without spacers is best but we can't all get that lucky.

Per Alex's comment, we need a different offset in the rear to get flush fitment. For instance, my current fitment is 17x7 +30 which is close to flush but still slightly sunk up front, and noticeably sunk in the rear. I'd need another 5mm up front and another 10mm in the rear to have better fitment. This is the best picture I have to show how the rear looks more sunk than the front because of the identical offset.


bloodMoney
Photobucket destroyed my build thread, so there's no real point to go back to it. Here's a quick storytime:

The Beginning:


The Pinnacle:


The End:


I hate BMWs.
NetsToy
The End. frown.gif

The Day My Heart Broke Into A Million Little Pieces
BonzaiCelica
the conv didnt look to bad. till you got to the other side. yikes
enderswift
oh no

that was such a clean car too

I'm sorry this happened frown.gif
Bitter
Wait, what happened?
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