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TEAMFaint
07-10-2010, 02:59 AM
Hello gents & ladies! Long time no see =]

This is going to be my thread for my lovely ST205 which I have become graced with

I am the first owner with having it landed in Canada, imported through JDMSource in Calgary, and I am super
impressed with how clean of a car it is.

Car came landed with 80,000 kms. Tein HA suspension, 18" OZ wheels, DEFI boost gauge, MOMO Race steering wheel, HKS blow off valve, HKS 3" exhaust, and Recaro Confetti Racing Seats. Tastefully modded, but not exactly what I was looking for. As the trend has been going, I have also become acustom to the cleannn look so I am trying to clean up the car to make it look as stock as possible looking but have all the joys of the aftermarket mods.

Enough with the introduction though, how about some pictures

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b249/TEAMFaint/st205/IMG_4909.jpg

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b249/TEAMFaint/st205/IMG_4904.jpg

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b249/TEAMFaint/st205/IMG_4913.jpg

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b249/TEAMFaint/st205/IMG_4911.jpg

Murgatroy
07-10-2010, 03:03 AM
Fucking Canadians.

I like it.

TEAMFaint
07-10-2010, 03:31 AM
Just isn`t a 205 without the OEM riser blocks, so with cleaning up the car on came the spoilerblocks.
Purchased from 1sttoyotaparts, wicked price and amazingly fast shipping to Canada. Will consistently use for all my OEM parts.

hmm spoilerless perhaps?

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b249/TEAMFaint/st205/IMG_4922.jpg

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b249/TEAMFaint/st205/IMG_4923.jpg

mmm rally =]

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b249/TEAMFaint/st205/IMG_4925.jpg

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b249/TEAMFaint/st205/IMG_4927-1.jpg

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b249/TEAMFaint/st205/IMG_4928.jpg

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b249/TEAMFaint/st205/IMG_4926.jpg

have also ordered some oem replacement panels for the interior from Sean @ Zenautoworks. Will be picking them up Sunday, and
then the beginning of the interior strip/soundproofing will begin =]

Sifu
07-10-2010, 03:43 AM
Damn that st205 is clean clean clean!!!

4thgenceli
07-10-2010, 04:24 AM
Cannot wait until it's legal to import one here...

burnyd
07-10-2010, 04:25 AM
Cannot wait until it's legal to import one here...

your going to wait an awful long time. I how ever have a European girl friend, I have found the loophole!!!!

Hookecho
07-10-2010, 05:55 AM
Welcome back!

MCcelica
07-10-2010, 07:49 AM
Welcome back. Lose the fart can, and I'd rock it as is. :)

ChrisD
07-11-2010, 01:39 PM
Nice to see your project thread up Kellen! Car looks very clean!

Is the 205 making it out to Ogopogo this year?

TEAMFaint
07-12-2010, 07:09 PM
Nice to see your project thread up Kellen! Car looks very clean!

Is the 205 making it out to Ogopogo this year?


Unfortunately I won`t be able to make it out to Ogopogo this year Chris. Was planning onto months ago however I decided to purchase a condo so taking holidays this summer is not an option anymore. I WILL be there next year however!


Parts update as of today as well, just received my Blitz NuR Spec muffler in the mail today, car will be getting an exhaust update within the next month with full 3" front to back including downpipe.

ChrisD
07-14-2010, 05:31 PM
Ahh too bad. :( That's ok, I'll hold you to next year though! :D

You going with a custom exhaust or did you find a kit? I went with SSAC due to cost/availability, however it seems they're out of stock on the 205 kits now too.

ChrisD
07-14-2010, 05:31 PM
Ahh too bad. :( That's ok, I'll hold you to next year though! :D

You going with a custom exhaust or did you find a kit? I went with SSAC due to cost/availability, however it seems they're out of stock on the 205 kits now too.

TEAMFaint
07-14-2010, 05:45 PM
Ahh too bad. :( That's ok, I'll hold you to next year though! :D

You going with a custom exhaust or did you find a kit? I went with SSAC due to cost/availability, however it seems they're out of stock on the 205 kits now too.

Hold me to it my man =]

I am going with a custom exhaust, I noticed that too with the SSAC, which is why I decided to go this route. Shop here in town will be doing everything front to back, just trying to determine whether to do under or over axle, and whether I should get him to make a 3" downpipe for me or whether to purchase an Aussie or KO downpipe.

Opinions?

ChrisD
07-14-2010, 06:05 PM
I'd go with the Berk downpipe. Good prices here: http://www.tcsmotorsports.com/
Custom building a DP might be a bit tough and expensive, easier to just buy one that is pre-made imho. :)

I've seen a few people do under axle with success. I'd personally avoid it if you could, just because of clearance issues and all. But a lot of shops will probably say it's impossible to fit above...even though it is definitely possible.

sodap0p
07-14-2010, 06:18 PM
looks nice, I was looking at those wheels for my ST205, but at 500each without tires Im leaning a bit away from them. Where did you get them and at what cost?

TEAMFaint
07-14-2010, 06:27 PM
I'd go with the Berk downpipe. Good prices here: http://www.tcsmotorsports.com/
Custom building a DP might be a bit tough and expensive, easier to just buy one that is pre-made imho. :)

I've seen a few people do under axle with success. I'd personally avoid it if you could, just because of clearance issues and all. But a lot of shops will probably say it's impossible to fit above...even though it is definitely possible.


Well the guy I will be getting to make it accepted my offer of $500 cash (no receipt) for front to back 3" stainless mandrel bend including a custom made downpipe.

Turns out my HKS super dragger was just an axle back so the section over is already there and thats the hardest part, so basically thats the only piping I will use and the rest will be custom made.

Hmm that Berk downpipe does look awesome though, especially for the price, and I have heard nothing but good things. Thanks for the input Chris, thats probly the pipe I will end up doing!

Now just to determine some other things..

Tint windows 35% all around, or leave the non-tinted clean look.

& whether or not to get some new wheels.. :hsughno:


looks nice, I was looking at those wheels for my ST205, but at 500each without tires Im leaning a bit away from them. Where did you get them and at what cost?


Wheels came with the car, not in perfect shape, contemplating either refreshing them or buying a new set and throwing the Superturismo's up for sale.

sodap0p
07-14-2010, 06:41 PM
yes, you want to sell them....and to me :)

going for lunch, bbiaf hours ;)