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2_Liter_Turbo
11-15-2009, 06:29 AM
Well, I figured I'd make a thread for my 1990 Celica Alltrac project that I have recently purchased. It is my first turbo'd Toyota, and is my new daily driver. I bought the car with 186,512 miles on it from the original owner in Eugene, OR. It was made in January of 1990 and is car number 154. Other than an aftermarket stereo setup, it is 100% factory.

My plans for the car is to basically make it a real clean driver, that is capable of doing some trails and auto-x with a little extra power than factory. Other than an oil change to Royal Pruple (had Mobil 1 all of its life), I have only changed the intercooler couplers and radiator cap so far.

Here are some pictures of when I just bought it:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v689/93s13/My%20ST185/10-21-09_CelicaAlltrac-01.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v689/93s13/My%20ST185/10-21-09_CelicaAlltrac-02.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v689/93s13/My%20ST185/10-21-09_CelicaAlltrac-03.jpg


Here are some pictures of its first auto-x event!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v689/93s13/My%20ST185/ST185_FirstAutoX_01.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v689/93s13/My%20ST185/ST185_FirstAutoX_02.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v689/93s13/My%20ST185/ST185_FirstAutoX_03.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v689/93s13/My%20ST185/ST185_FirstAutoX_04.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v689/93s13/My%20ST185/ST185_FirstAutoX_05.jpg


Here is a pic of the kind of wheels I just picked up for it today. I just have to order the H&R spacers for the rear before I can put them on!

They are 17x8 Motegi Tracklites (Forged)!
http://www.scottmarlow.net/images/motegi_traklite_flblk_ci3_l_1_.jpg

burnyd
11-15-2009, 06:58 AM
you are going to DD a alltrac lol?

salv
11-15-2009, 02:10 PM
Why not? I daily drive my RC and WRC...

The car looks great man! Can't wait to see pics of the car with rims + spacers fitted!

2_Liter_Turbo
11-15-2009, 05:13 PM
you are going to DD a alltrac lol?

Of course! It's AWD, and has all the creature comforts! Much better than my 240SX race car, ha ha. While that car is very fast, handles amazing, and is a blast to drive over all.... it's not the most comfortable and safe car to drive year round, lol.

2_Liter_Turbo
11-15-2009, 05:13 PM
Why not? I daily drive my RC and WRC...

The car looks great man! Can't wait to see pics of the car with rims + spacers fitted!

Thanks! Me neither! lol

Cavanagh
11-16-2009, 12:13 AM
Of course! It's AWD, and has all the creature comforts! Much better than my 240SX race car, ha ha. While that car is very fast, handles amazing, and is a blast to drive over all.... it's not the most comfortable and safe car to drive year round, lol.
I'm pretty sure he is talking about the reliability issues... But I love the car, that was the color of my Celica.

2_Liter_Turbo
11-16-2009, 12:54 AM
I'm pretty sure he is talking about the reliability issues... But I love the car, that was the color of my Celica.

Well, after this winter it shouldn't be an issue, because I'll always have a back up to drive (the race car or the convertible).

2_Liter_Turbo
11-21-2009, 05:07 AM
I took the car up on a snow hillclimb today! Had a blast!

Couple pics on top of the mountain:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v689/93s13/My%20ST185/11-20-09_CelicaDSM_01.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v689/93s13/My%20ST185/11-20-09_CelicaDSM_02.jpg

mar_phi6
11-21-2009, 06:07 AM
man that All trac looks hot i really want one even a stock all trac

2_Liter_Turbo
11-21-2009, 06:34 AM
man that All trac looks hot i really want one even a stock all trac

Lol, thanks! Mine is 100% stock!

GT4SOM
11-22-2009, 01:55 AM
Pretty sweet in the snow.

2_Liter_Turbo
11-22-2009, 04:50 AM
Pics from today!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v689/93s13/My%20ST185/11-21-09_ST185_01.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v689/93s13/My%20ST185/11-21-09_ST185_02.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v689/93s13/My%20ST185/11-21-09_ST185_03.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v689/93s13/My%20ST185/11-21-09_ST185_04.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v689/93s13/My%20ST185/11-21-09_ST185_05.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v689/93s13/My%20ST185/11-21-09_ST185_06.jpg

Fox 21 Alpha
11-22-2009, 05:20 AM
Definitely just wet myself looking at those pics. I never considered actually racing/tracking mine cause I figured with the shitty stock handling and it being fresh on the road after sitting for 5 years it'd die. But maybe I'll try an event or two, definetly motivated to get my clutch fixed and my other issues worked out. DDing them ain't bad, just gotta keep up on maintenance.

2_Liter_Turbo
11-22-2009, 05:53 AM
Mine is 100% stock, so you can def push them stock!

Razors_Edge
11-30-2009, 09:53 PM
Great job man im still very jealous a few more day and i would have had a buyer for my car and would have bought that car, Grats again on getting to it before me lol! Gorgeous car!

burnyd
11-30-2009, 11:15 PM
oh god I want my st185 back so bad right now.

Kanoodle
11-30-2009, 11:55 PM
MMM pretty

2_Liter_Turbo
12-01-2009, 05:19 AM
Great job man im still very jealous a few more day and i would have had a buyer for my car and would have bought that car, Grats again on getting to it before me lol! Gorgeous car!

Thanks! Yeah, there were a lot of people who were looking at it! Ha ha

2_Liter_Turbo
01-06-2010, 03:39 AM
I finally got some goodies in for the Celica!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v689/93s13/My%20ST185/01-05-10_CelicaParts_01.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v689/93s13/My%20ST185/01-05-10_CelicaParts_02.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v689/93s13/My%20ST185/01-05-10_CelicaParts_03.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v689/93s13/My%20ST185/01-05-10_CelicaParts_04.jpg

Cavanagh
01-06-2010, 04:30 AM
AWESOME pictures! Makes me want a 185' even more! Argh. Nice goodies too!

salv
01-06-2010, 06:51 PM
very nice :)

RedRkt01
01-06-2010, 07:03 PM
2Liter, lots of people talk about reliability issues with the Alltrac such as the reference in an earlier post. I say don't worry about that. Alltracs are plenty reliable if taken care of and serviced promptly and properly. Judging my the pics and the lifetime of Mobil1 I'd say that the original owner did it right.

burnyd
01-06-2010, 09:50 PM
2Liter, lots of people talk about reliability issues with the Alltrac such as the reference in an earlier post. I say don't worry about that. Alltracs are plenty reliable if taken care of and serviced promptly and properly. Judging my the pics and the lifetime of Mobil1 I'd say that the original owner did it right.

lolol its hit or miss!

man, those winter pictures are almost desktop worthy.

2_Liter_Turbo
01-06-2010, 11:38 PM
man, those winter pictures are almost desktop worthy.

Ha ha, if you want I can send any one of them in high res with whatever dimensions your desktop is.

2_Liter_Turbo
01-06-2010, 11:39 PM
2Liter, lots of people talk about reliability issues with the Alltrac such as the reference in an earlier post. I say don't worry about that. Alltracs are plenty reliable if taken care of and serviced promptly and properly. Judging my the pics and the lifetime of Mobil1 I'd say that the original owner did it right.

I here ya, everyone says I should have blown my 240SX up a long time ago, but it still runs great. I am very anal with maintenance though, ha ha.

RedRkt01
01-06-2010, 11:53 PM
lolol its hit or miss!

Burny, I don't think it is. Stuff doesn't really just break. These are machines. And like all machines they break when they aren't taken care of. If his was taken care of and he continues to take care of it there should be no problem. Whether we're talking Alltracs or not, this is a fact regarding man-made machines.

2_Liter_Turbo
01-06-2010, 11:54 PM
The car and wheels are very dirty, but here are some pics of the wheels on the car!!!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v689/93s13/My%20ST185/01-06-10_ST185Motegi-01.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v689/93s13/My%20ST185/01-06-10_ST185Motegi-02.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v689/93s13/My%20ST185/01-06-10_ST185Motegi-03.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v689/93s13/My%20ST185/01-06-10_ST185Motegi-04.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v689/93s13/My%20ST185/01-06-10_ST185Motegi-05.jpg

2_Liter_Turbo
01-08-2010, 02:05 AM
Got a few more parts in today!!!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v689/93s13/My%20ST185/01-07-10_CelicaParts_01.jpg

2_Liter_Turbo
01-11-2010, 05:42 AM
Well, I finally got my downpipe and cat back installed. The downpipe (Top Speed off of Egay) doesn't sit the best, and makes the mid-pipe rattle against something when driving down the road, but not at idle. The HKS cat-back fits flwlessly of course...

Here are two engine bay shots... you can barely see the downpipe, lol.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v689/93s13/My%20ST185/01-10-10_ST185Exhaust_01.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v689/93s13/My%20ST185/01-10-10_ST185Exhaust_02.jpg

Here are three rear shots so you can see the cat-back, lol.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v689/93s13/My%20ST185/01-10-10_ST185Exhaust_03.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v689/93s13/My%20ST185/01-10-10_ST185Exhaust_04.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v689/93s13/My%20ST185/01-10-10_ST185Exhaust_05.jpg

Shadowlife25
01-11-2010, 05:58 AM
Nicely done. You've been getting lots of goodies for her haven't you? ;)

Keep up the good work man.

- Mario

2_Liter_Turbo
01-11-2010, 06:13 AM
Thanks! Yeah, I have a J-Speed rear mount and the JDM clear corners coming in the mail for it as well! Ha ha

2_Liter_Turbo
01-16-2010, 01:29 AM
JDM OE Clear Corners!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v689/93s13/My%20ST185/01-15-10_ST185_01.jpg

Boost Gauge Installed
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v689/93s13/My%20ST185/01-15-10_ST185_02.jpg

J-Speed Reinforced Differential Mount
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v689/93s13/My%20ST185/01-15-10_ST185_03.jpg

CarolinaJr.
01-17-2010, 01:13 AM
Nice man looks great

2_Liter_Turbo
01-27-2010, 04:00 AM
A few shots of the Celica that I messed with in photoshop. I didn't take the pics, a buddy of mine did.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v689/93s13/My%20ST185/01-25-10_ST185_01.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v689/93s13/My%20ST185/01-25-10_ST185_02.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v689/93s13/My%20ST185/01-25-10_ST185_03.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v689/93s13/My%20ST185/01-25-10_ST185_04.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v689/93s13/My%20ST185/01-25-10_ST185_05.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v689/93s13/My%20ST185/01-25-10_ST185_06.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v689/93s13/My%20ST185/01-25-10_ST185_07.jpg

2_Liter_Turbo
03-23-2010, 05:54 AM
Updated shots of the car, with some auto-x pics thrown in.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v689/93s13/My%20ST185/03-20-10_ST185_01.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v689/93s13/My%20ST185/03-20-10_ST185_02.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v689/93s13/My%20ST185/03-20-10_ST185_03.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v689/93s13/My%20ST185/03-20-10_ST185_04.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v689/93s13/My%20ST185/03-20-10_ST185_05.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v689/93s13/My%20ST185/03-20-10_ST185_06.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v689/93s13/My%20ST185/03-20-10_ST185_07.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v689/93s13/My%20ST185/03-20-10_ST185_08.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v689/93s13/My%20ST185/03-20-10_ST185_09.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v689/93s13/My%20ST185/03-20-10_ST185_10.jpg

Cavanagh
03-23-2010, 06:24 AM
I LOVE your 185! I want an All-Trac in medium pearl red.
Hell, I want an All-trac period haha

2_Liter_Turbo
10-28-2010, 03:47 AM
Pics of the parts I picked up today! It is a brand new (from Toyota) GT4 RC Bumper, grills, and reinforcements.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v689/93s13/My%20ST185/GT4Bumper_01.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v689/93s13/My%20ST185/GT4Bumper_02.jpg

zen
10-28-2010, 08:04 AM
nice, its coming along nicely... how much was the rc package?

2_Liter_Turbo
10-28-2010, 08:10 AM
I paid $604 for the bumper, 2 reinforcements, and 4 grills. Expensive, but still worth it for new parts! lol

2_Liter_Turbo
10-30-2010, 01:14 AM
It's Painted! Going to wash/polish/wax the car today (it's dry out), then install it tomorrow (hopefully). Can't install the grills yet, but I can put the bumper on!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v689/93s13/My%20ST185/GT4Bumper_03.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v689/93s13/My%20ST185/GT4Bumper_04.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v689/93s13/My%20ST185/GT4Bumper_05.jpg

2_Liter_Turbo
10-30-2010, 02:43 AM
New tires came in today as well!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v689/93s13/My%20ST185/HTZ2.jpg

Eric Barrera
10-30-2010, 03:02 AM
You just have money lol

2_Liter_Turbo
10-30-2010, 03:20 AM
Lol, not really! I've been saving for some time actually. If I had lots of cash, I would have gotten the hood, the A2W intercooler, and the whole car painted :)

2_Liter_Turbo
10-31-2010, 04:13 AM
Installed my RC Bumper, then decided to snap some pics! My White balance was off, but I still think the pictures turned out decent enough, lol. The bumper makes the rest of the car look like crap! Ha ha. Oh well, I will get the rest of the car painted sooner or later... it's still better than the original bumper!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v689/93s13/My%20ST185/10-30-10_ST185_01.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v689/93s13/My%20ST185/10-30-10_ST185_02.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v689/93s13/My%20ST185/10-30-10_ST185_03.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v689/93s13/My%20ST185/10-30-10_ST185_04.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v689/93s13/My%20ST185/10-30-10_ST185_05.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v689/93s13/My%20ST185/10-30-10_ST185_06.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v689/93s13/My%20ST185/10-30-10_ST185_07.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v689/93s13/My%20ST185/10-30-10_ST185_09.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v689/93s13/My%20ST185/10-30-10_ST185_10.jpg

DudeMan
10-31-2010, 07:25 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v689/93s13/My%20ST185/10-30-10_ST185_03.jpg

Small car only, lol its so cute.

Facime
10-31-2010, 08:05 AM
Dude, bring me your car and I will correct all that garbage hologram shit going on and make it match the bumper. You pay for materials and beer.

2_Liter_Turbo
10-31-2010, 04:53 PM
Hologram shit? Lol

Facime
10-31-2010, 08:12 PM
lol yeah...

http://home.comcast.net/~theweezl//alltrac/misc/10-30-10_ST185_09.jpg



as opposed to no "hologram shit" :)

http://home.comcast.net/~theweezl//alltrac/misc/DSCF4273.JPG


$20-$30 should cover the cost of product depending on how hard the clearcoat is.

2_Liter_Turbo
10-31-2010, 08:48 PM
Oh I got ya! Monday sound good? Ha ha

I suck at polishing shit up to be honest. I'd love to have it looking bitchn to match the bumper! My Dad (auto-body guy for 30 years) is probably ashamed at my paint/bodywork/polishing skills... ha ha.

Facime
10-31-2010, 09:42 PM
Joking aside Monday would work actually so long as we made a supply run in Corvallis, otherwise I need to place an order.

2_Liter_Turbo
10-31-2010, 11:27 PM
Lol, I actually just remembered that I I'm busy Monday! I'll be gone for much of this week, but maybe next weekend or something.

2_Liter_Turbo
11-01-2010, 12:11 AM
Daytime shot in front of my house, lol. Shows the coloring better than the night shots.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v689/93s13/My%20ST185/10-31-10_ST185_01.jpg

2_Liter_Turbo
11-05-2010, 04:32 AM
Lol, I decided to take more pics...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v689/93s13/My%20ST185/11-03-10_ST185_01.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v689/93s13/My%20ST185/11-03-10_ST185_02.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v689/93s13/My%20ST185/11-03-10_ST185_03.jpg

Cavanagh
11-16-2010, 07:46 AM
I REALLY, REALLY, want your car.
Sell me it now!
:D

2_Liter_Turbo
11-16-2010, 06:39 PM
Lol, everything is for sale for the right price :) But I'm sure you don't want to pay that much, ha ha.

Cavanagh
11-16-2010, 10:17 PM
Well, do you like IS300 5 speeds? :hehe:

2_Liter_Turbo
11-16-2010, 10:38 PM
Lol, no thanks :) They are cool cars, but I already have 2 RWDs haha

Cavanagh
11-16-2010, 10:40 PM
Well damn, figured i'd try. Great ST185, and i'm jealous and I guess thats all I have to say.
-Subscribed.

2_Liter_Turbo
11-17-2010, 05:12 AM
Did a little photoshop work, lol. Lowered it a little and added window tint :) Thoughts?

BTW, it was my first attempt at something like is.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v689/93s13/My%20ST185/ST185-LowerTint.jpg

ericfragola
11-19-2010, 02:52 AM
your cars sexy as fuc*****! ive been trying to get ahold of wizzards for his alltrac so my buddy can buy it...same color btw. anyways, cars looks amazing. keep up the good work :)

2_Liter_Turbo
11-19-2010, 03:27 AM
Thanks!

Eric Barrera
11-20-2010, 04:02 AM
I didn't notice the paint till I read everything. Still looks good though

Raze
11-25-2010, 11:02 PM
car is looking very nice sir, the black rims really go with the car and nice addition with the cs bumper

2_Liter_Turbo
11-26-2010, 04:13 AM
Thanks!!!

cms-gt4
11-28-2010, 01:52 AM
As for the pic, yes lower your car. Looks so much better.