View Full Version : Celicatech Represent... Well, Celica anyways.

08-18-2008, 05:03 AM
Index Class 1 Drivers: 8 Trophies: 3
T 1 61 Kimball Ayer 2002 Subaru WRX Mrn Bridgestone
63.417 63.506 63.202 99.898
Seattle, WA
Monkeys On The Run! Northwest
63.180 62.811 62.456 (DS 0.795)

T 2 29 Richard Adler 2008 Porsche Boxster Or
60.973 61.986 61.387 100.067
Mercer Island, WA
61.529 60.644 59.881 (AS 0.828)

T 3 184 Joseph Sim 1991 Toyota Celica Gry
63.909 63.343 63.368 102.253
[84] Gig Harbor, WA Puget Sound Toyota Owner's Club
63.263 64.235(1) 62.121 (FSP 0.815)

That's right guys, 3rd in the National Tour. Hurray FSP index, boo DS index...

I'll have some pictures up soon. Wasn't able to get any video.

08-18-2008, 05:20 AM
good job joey :)

08-18-2008, 05:28 AM
Hurray tire money!

08-18-2008, 08:14 AM
Autoxing and using a celica FTW! Congrats man.

08-18-2008, 10:30 PM

08-19-2008, 06:58 AM
Celi pics... she's turned into a sticker whore...


My old autoX car.

Got downforce?

A close-up of the wing.

I don't know what rims this was... but remind me not to buy one, guy lost a wheel on course.


How much tire can you fit under a mini? A lot...

I so want to do this...

This is me looking out at my destiny.

140* Fahrenheit ground temp made for some sticky tires...

Left hand grid of Super Stock class cars...

Four times the displacement of my motor...

And yeah, driving down the freeway at 55MPH, this is NOT the sign you want to see...

08-19-2008, 07:46 AM
nice. congratz KJ!

08-19-2008, 01:43 PM
Can i plz has pics hoasted on ctech?

08-19-2008, 03:20 PM
No bitch, get your own computer instead of trying to use one from work.

08-19-2008, 03:31 PM
No bitch, get your own computer instead of trying to use one from work.


Car first, then computer. :wedge:

08-19-2008, 08:26 PM

08-19-2008, 10:38 PM
Grats Joey!

08-19-2008, 11:42 PM
Nice.. and the chick with the SP5.. badass

08-20-2008, 03:01 AM
Nice.. and the chick with the SP5.. badass

SPS = Solo Performance Specialties...

We all had to have that sticker... and yes, she was cute. She was also one of the drivers of that car.

08-20-2008, 03:14 AM
Sweet pics Joey, and congratulations! :D


You fail for not having a CelicaTech sticker among that mess of adverts you already have on your car. :p

08-20-2008, 04:37 AM
Well I've been trying to get Gina to get me a .eps of the new Celicatech logo. The kind she used on the hoodies. But no such luck. Dave said that cosmic was the one who made them but, of course, no one can get a hold of him.

08-20-2008, 05:36 AM
Ahhhhhhh..... I see. :hehe: Still, good job bro. :D

08-20-2008, 10:42 PM
Yeah, we need to do something about more stickers.

I have a set on Chaos and Mudhoney, but what do I do when another Celica joins the fold?

08-21-2008, 03:10 AM
Well I like the new logo better than the simple text in the circle deal.

Someone needs to find me a .eps of it.

08-21-2008, 05:05 AM
What Logo?

You mean the one that got voted on for our new stickers and then nothing ever came of it?

All the peeps that have Ctech swag have the script in the Toyota Emblem logo.

08-21-2008, 07:14 AM
Well I've got the Celicatech w/ the starburst thing behind it.


ask gina.

Now for some Action photos!!!





08-21-2008, 02:00 PM
OMFG those tires are huge.

I love it.

08-22-2008, 07:49 AM
Yes, big rubber.

Car felt really good, I think I hit the brakes all of twice. Rest was a little lift and throw the car.

No power = momentum car.

08-22-2008, 07:45 PM
Good job. Now it seems there are few st18x cars that are fairly competitive in autox.

I am curious if a lower final drive would help your car in these events. It might be cheaper than raising the power level. I am not sure if that will affect your classing though.

08-23-2008, 07:57 AM
I can use any LSD/diff combo in FSP (F Class, Street Prepared).

08-25-2008, 06:56 PM
What about ratio combinations? The fwd rav 4 gearbox is a tighter gearset with a lower final drive. Maybe its a cheap alternative for getting a quicker acceleration.

I sort of like longer gears myself for autox so I don't have to shift as much.

08-26-2008, 12:49 AM
good work man, great to see one being used in anger, interesting read too :bigthumbu seems like your really doing well in your championship! :bowdown:

here's a snapshot of mine, on a typical english summer day:


if anyones interested i'll pop a new thread up if i get time- its rare I get on here these days :(

08-28-2008, 09:01 PM
Way to go Joey!

What rims & tires are you using?

Have you ever used spring rubbers on any car? Just curious.

08-28-2008, 10:12 PM
I'm running on SSR Comp Cs 16x7.5 with Hankook Ventus RS-2 245/45R16

And what do you mean spring rubbers?

I've run race tires in the past. Both Kumho V710s and Hoosier A3s and A6s.

Next season I'll probably pick up some Hankook Ventus Z214s in the C71 compound in the same size I'm running right now.

08-28-2008, 10:23 PM

I have also been considering those same SSR rims. Good to know they work well. I thought that might be the same rim, but I am glad to see you are also running 16 inch rims. I have been going back-&-forth with 16s vs. 17s but felt the 16s would be better. I think you need a little sidewall to be really quick.

Spring rubbers like the NASCAR boys use. You stick a rubber section (fitted to the spring) inside the spring to reduce the compression and make them stiffer. It can be removed after the race for better day-to-day driving.

I am considering using them instead of replacing my springs with stiffer ones for SCCA racing like you. I like the progressive Eibach Pro-Kits I have for day-to-day driving and "playing", but I feel they are hurting my times in the SCCA because my rear end seems to be rolling too much and I think it is hurting my times. I have the biggest swaybar on there I could find (22mm).

I thought the springs rubbers might be a good compromise to replacing the struts and springs. I was wondering if you had any experience with this in your racing.