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Mr Celica
04-12-2008, 11:39 PM
so the snow finally melted off the celica, and i decided to try and start it up. what do ya know, the battery was dead. so with the help of the work truck i had it jumped back up and started with a little hesitation on the 4th crank!

not bad for sitting oh what... 5 months? haha so anyways, let it warm up checked the fluids, removed the chipmunks stash of delectables, and pulled it out and took it for a spin.

now, as some of you may know i have been driving the 06 mazdaspeed 6 since january, and no other car but, so this was a change.

what i can say from the quick trip:

-needs a clutch BADLY
-could use some air in the tires
-needs at least 100 more HP
-alignment plz kthx
-new seats
-still looks shiny
-still smells good
-needs a battery

so, if i feel like taking money from the 6 project, i will be upgrading some things in the car as in: cams, header, heavier clutch, flywheel, and some new tires.

damn... i remember when this car felt quick...

:)

19celica90
04-12-2008, 11:43 PM
3sgte swap

celica9303
04-13-2008, 12:00 AM
I agree sell the American import aka Mazda (which is made by ford) and jump for the 3s swap even though I do like the Mazda 3 and 6

celica9303
04-13-2008, 12:03 AM
Just playin I like both of the cars good luck

19celica90
04-13-2008, 12:05 AM
never liked the mazda 6....

Mr Celica
04-13-2008, 12:09 AM
you'll like it when all you see is tail lights going further and further away :)

19celica90
04-13-2008, 12:17 AM
then you see me shift and all you see is my front getting closer and closer

Mr Celica
04-13-2008, 12:47 AM
what ya puttin out for power? ur car is sick

19celica90
04-13-2008, 12:58 AM
what ya puttin out for power? ur car is sick
dammit! everyones saying that now right when im doing an rc conversion. As for power....i havent dyno'd it yet. It will be dyno tuned this month tho.i'd say conservately 280hp at the crank

Mr Celica
04-13-2008, 01:05 AM
280? what do you have done to it? thats impressive.

i should be pushing around 300 to the crank right now. i need to do a couple more things and then get it tuned. that is if my turbo seals dont shit out on me...

19celica90
04-13-2008, 01:11 AM
O...just a few things:
Ct20b Turbo
3" downpipe, 3" mandrel bent exhaust, 3" muffler
No cats or resonator
Mandrel bent aluminum intercooler piping
ACT Clutch

celicaGT90_05
04-13-2008, 01:26 AM
so whats it doing that you need an alignment and also whats it doing that makes you say it needs a clutch? You may not need a new battery either, it may just need recharged. The car is full of keep-alive memories that will continue to draw power while the car is turned off, and 5 months is plenty of time for the battery to be drained. You will need a battery if it fails to hold a charge, though

Thats funny that you say it needs 100 more hp haha doesnt it always feel like a drag when you go from a real quick car to one thats just decent?

celica9303
04-13-2008, 01:33 AM
Celica owns MazdaSpeed6 even with no turbo true jap car ftw lol

celica9303
04-13-2008, 01:38 AM
What all is done to the Mazda?

Mr Celica
04-13-2008, 03:57 AM
so whats it doing that you need an alignment and also whats it doing that makes you say it needs a clutch? You may not need a new battery either, it may just need recharged. The car is full of keep-alive memories that will continue to draw power while the car is turned off, and 5 months is plenty of time for the battery to be drained. You will need a battery if it fails to hold a charge, though

Thats funny that you say it needs 100 more hp haha doesnt it always feel like a drag when you go from a real quick car to one thats just decent?

the battery is so old, and its corroded. i want a new shiny red top to put in there to run my system. the alignment has been off since the accident. the caster is messed up on the left front, so it pulls to the right.


and the mazda has so far: CAI, polyurethane mounts, 3" TP, and 276hp stock :)

Mr Celica
04-13-2008, 04:01 AM
oh and installed the new grille a couple days ago.. needs to be finished, its just kinda sprayed quick to see how it would look. i have a couple paint schemes i gotta see what one i want to stick with.

sorry for the crappy pic, its from my cell

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f84/celica1718/newgrilleyo.jpg

grayscale
04-13-2008, 05:46 AM
Definitely one of Mazda's better looking cars. Nice investment! If you stay n/a with the slowica and get some cams be sure to get some type of minor engine management system at the least, it will really make a difference.

MrWOT
04-13-2008, 05:47 AM
I was VERY close to buying one of those, only reason I didn't is the drivetrain issues with significant modding.

CriScO
04-13-2008, 06:24 AM
Put away for the winter?!? You haven't lived until you've driven a lowered drag Celica through a foot of snow on the stock 13's! The best part is laughing as you pass SUVs, tires spinning all the way. :)

I had to remove the engine under cover on the coupe this year because the front bolts broke loose and turned the car into a big snow shovel...

Anyway, I know how you feel, whenever I get into my hatchback I get mad because it just won't go. My first car was a Saturn SL-1, so when I got the hatchback it seemed like the fastest thing in the world. Now, especially knowing what the coupe runs in the quarter mile... Sigh. Poor slow little hatchback... :(

celicaGT90_05
04-13-2008, 06:34 AM
^ a kid in highschool had a saturn SL-1, and while its not a bad car to just drive, it was SLOOOOOWWWW. One kid thought it was quick, but it had almost nothing to it when I drove it....

CriScO
04-13-2008, 07:05 AM
^ a kid in highschool had a saturn SL-1, and while its not a bad car to just drive, it was SLOOOOOWWWW. One kid thought it was quick, but it had almost nothing to it when I drove it....

Hence my point. Even a stock automatic 3S-FE seems amazing by comparison. :)

4thgenceli
04-13-2008, 07:08 AM
I agree sell the American import aka Mazda (which is made by ford) and jump for the 3s swap even though I do like the Mazda 3 and 6
The Mazda's line of mazdaspeed vehicles are NOT FORD PRODUCTS. This was discussed earlier.

Mazda6, 3, etc are all Ford products. Hell my 626 has a ford 2.0 motor in it. The MS series (MS6, MS3, MSP, MSM, etc) are NOT ford products. The 2.3/2.4l motors are JDM motors desiged for the US market.

KoreanJoey
04-13-2008, 09:07 AM
Yes Mazdaspeed pwns you.

Mr Celica
04-13-2008, 06:22 PM
The Mazda's line of mazdaspeed vehicles are NOT FORD PRODUCTS. This was discussed earlier.

Mazda6, 3, etc are all Ford products. Hell my 626 has a ford 2.0 motor in it. The MS series (MS6, MS3, MSP, MSM, etc) are NOT ford products. The 2.3/2.4l motors are JDM motors desiged for the US market.


thank you :)

theres a big "made in japan" sticker under the vin which also starts with a "J", too.