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METDeath
03-07-2013, 07:49 PM
Not quite a fitting title... but deal with it.

Picked up a 99.9% bone stock 91 GTS not yet super faded red to replaced my wrecked 91 GT.

Only things changed on it appears to be the radiator, head unit, and battery.

Original pictures:
http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/6/3/5/9/img_20130309_155229_thumb.jpg (http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=22626) http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/6/3/5/9/img_20130309_155220_thumb.jpg (http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=22625) http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/6/3/5/9/img_20130309_155241_thumb.jpg (http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=22627) http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/6/3/5/9/img_20130309_155250_thumb.jpg (http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=22628) http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/6/3/5/9/img_20130309_155308_thumb.jpg (http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=22629) http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/6/3/5/9/img_20130309_155356_thumb.jpg (http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=22631) http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/6/3/5/9/img_20130309_155314_thumb.jpg (http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=22630)

METDeath
03-07-2013, 07:49 PM
Sound/Interior mods complete:
Pioneer AVH-4300DVD.
Alpine SPR-10TW Tweeters (rear)
Infinity 429i (Front)
Infinity 629i (Rear)
Renegade RX830 (Doors)
Alpine MRX-V70 (5 channel) System 10 amp comparison pictures: side by side (http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/6/3/5/9/sys_10_amp_vs_mrx-v70.jpg), height comparison (http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/6/3/5/9/sys_10_amp_vs_mrx-v70_2.jpg). Fits fine beneath the passenger seat in the stock location, but with all new wiring. (Thanks John!). Just had to make sure to restrain the wires so they don't get caught up in the seat tension spring
Tao back up camera installed.
Keyless entry
PIAA 115db 400/500hz horns

Interior mods to be done:
Replace non power seats with my power lumbar seats that were in the GT. Needs to be wired. Have matching rear seats to be installed as well.
Fog light relay bypass.
Figure out how to get the diversity antenna into a universal plug. (Anyone have a dead System 10 head unit they want to part with?)
Alpine SPR-10TW Tweeters (front)

METDeath
03-07-2013, 07:50 PM
Exterior mods done:
92/93 tail lights with JDM vents, 91 center piece, painted to match all non lighting portions. I may tint them later, but unlikely
No paint: http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/6/3/5/9/tail_lights_jdm-92-91_thumb.jpg (http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=22745)
Painted: http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/6/3/5/9/imag0001_thumb.jpg (http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=22819)
Autopal Euro housings with DDM Tuning 6000K 35w Low/High HIDs
JDM clear corners
All-trac hood (Bruce/Ben's old hood, still has Bruce's paint scheme on it). This will remain red with black accents, it will just be whatever red the car is painted.
20% window tint all around
Depo clear turn signals I had previously (part number 312-1634PTA-VC)

Eventual mods:
Proper antenna delete either with a JDM wing section or some sort of patch on the driver's side wing section. Also, weld the hole in the body closed
All-trac/92/93 bumper
Rolled rear fenders
Repaint car original color

METDeath
03-07-2013, 07:50 PM
Suspension mods done:
Suspension Techniques Rear Anti-Sway Bar
H&R 25mm spacer (5025541) for rear wheels
Megan Racing Coilovers
Slotted rotors and Hawk HPS pads with SS lines
Front Camber bolts (plates don't seem to offer enough adjustment)
Techno Toy Tuning Rear LCA conversion
Rear Camber bolts
Rear strut tower brace
Enkei RPF1 17x8 +35 (custom powder coat) with 225/45R17 Dunlop Direzza ZII Star Specs (need a bigger spare now, lol).

Eventual Suspension mods:
Install my ACE under body brace (after manual conversion, glad it didn't get installed on the old one)

Performance mods to be done (eventually, after I no longer have to worry about emissions):
Auto to manual conversion
BOOOOSTscht... some sort of way.

METDeath
03-07-2013, 07:51 PM
Current Issues:

Cargo cover has minor cracking in the underside plastic. Need to repair/replace, but not critical as it seems to function just fine.
Trunk plastics are scratched, one spot is chipped, need to find good grey replacements.
Broken door tweeter covers.
Dent in passenger rear quarter... right behind the wheel well. Fixed major portion of dent, two minor egg dents left over, PDR guys want 100 to fix... I think I'll just live with it for now

In progress:

Fixed:
Driver's side rear tweeter cover keeps popping off occasionally when hatch is opened, due to cargo cover friction. Anyone have a fix for this? Apparently, properly placing the cover and letting it sit for a few weeks has mostly reshaped the plastic, plus installed retaining clips that were missing from the trunk liner plastic.
Antenna stays up, and looks like garbage. May replace with OEM or just remove and seal up the hole and use the diversity antenna Removed, installed broken junkyard OEM to allow correct drainage, sealed up top with silicone anyway.
Rear hatch struts are on the way out Ordered a recommended set off eBay, will install when home again Installed the Strong Arm 4929 4930 hatch struts, works GREAT
Uneven wear on passenger side front tire, possible alignment issue, going to get a lifetime alignment when I'm home for more than a day. Alignment off on three wheels, fixed now
Bolt on tow hitch that will be removed and undoing the wiring for as I have no use for it. Removed hitch and wiring during taillight swap.
Heard a clicking sound once with wheel at full lock (left turn), need to get under the car and look at the axles. Replaced axles... and the suddenly leaky radiator
Passenger side A pillar trim is torn. I found a replacement in good shape at a yard, will get around to installing it later. Installed
Driver's side vent does not move at all. I think there was a spill of some kind in that area that didn't get cleaned very well. Surprise, Windex cleans everything
Driver's side window rattled when partially lowered Adjusted guides, no more rattle!
Assorted interior fasteners are missing/wrong got most of these fasteners
Starter occasionally grinds. Replaced with Toyota starter.
Front/Rear motor mounts shot. Installed Toyota mounts
Steering rack boots and bushings need replacing Wish I could have got poly from somewhere, but only Toyota makes the bushings apparently
Lower power steering hose to be replaced Not that hard to do since I was doing the motor mounts and steering rack parts at the same time
Two spark plug tubes were leaking Fixed
One line on the defroster doesn't work, need to fix before I get the windows tinted.
A/C: Expansion valve never replaced, compressor appears to have been replaced with a shitty one, that fragged and is all up in my AC system... shit. Parts in hand, just need enough time and motivation to replace the A/C.

Physlis
03-07-2013, 08:12 PM
Sounds like a fun project


Exterior mods to be done:

92/93 tail lights w/vents
Window tint
All-trac/92/93 bumper
All-trac hood

I dunno how much (or really how) to ship said bumper and hood but I have them available if you'd want them, foglights and grille inserts included if you're interested.

METDeath
03-07-2013, 08:16 PM
Sounds like a fun project



I dunno how much (or really how) to ship said bumper and hood but I have them available if you'd want them, foglights and grille inserts included if you're interested.


I have a lead on the hood, so bumper is only issue. However, before I go putting actual money into the car, I'm going to make sure it doesn't have any surprises lurking for me in the next few months.

Physlis
03-07-2013, 08:24 PM
Always a good plan, the bumper isn't going anywhere for a while.

CriScO
03-07-2013, 08:25 PM
You really bought another automatic?

BabyBear
03-07-2013, 09:03 PM
You really bought another automatic?

What he said ^^

METDeath
03-07-2013, 09:03 PM
You really bought another automatic?

Yeah, I did... it's not like it's a 2ZZ-GE that should have never come automatic... it's a freaking 5S... and I'm going to swap, it's not like it's that big of a deal to switch to manual at the same time.

Also... it should be noted, that most of the list isn't going to be done for a while. I'm probably not even bringing it to the Dragon unless I spend a lot of time at home and making sure it's ready for that shit.

Murgatroy
03-07-2013, 11:01 PM
What is taking the pictures so long to load?

METDeath
03-07-2013, 11:17 PM
What is taking the pictures so long to load?

Working... and wanting to clean it up first.

The Captain
03-07-2013, 11:39 PM
:worthless:

Murgatroy
03-08-2013, 12:26 AM
Man, the network here sucks, those pictures still aren't showing up...

The Captain
03-08-2013, 01:05 AM
Man, the network here sucks, those pictures still aren't showing up...
Mine either. I'm calling Comcast.

METDeath
03-08-2013, 01:21 AM
Check the first post, fuckers.

Hookecho
03-08-2013, 04:05 AM
Smog fail.

The Captain
03-08-2013, 09:56 PM
I saw it!

Murgatroy
03-08-2013, 10:30 PM
My network sucks here at home too, the pics still aren't loading.

METDeath
03-08-2013, 11:28 PM
My network sucks here at home too, the pics still aren't loading.

No, like he actually saw the car.

Murgatroy
03-08-2013, 11:37 PM
Ain't that some shit...

Hookecho
03-08-2013, 11:39 PM
It's a Celica. What else could it look like.

MCcelica
03-09-2013, 08:00 AM
It's a Celica. What else could it look like.

Man has a point, there.

METDeath
03-10-2013, 12:38 AM
Posted pics finally, fuck all y'all.

METDeath
03-10-2013, 03:37 AM
So... not being satisfied with the 215/50/15 selection... I looked at 205/50/15s for daily tires, options are these:

Kumho Ecsta ASTs at 75/tire
Dunlop Direzza DZ101 80/tire (if available)
Cooper Zeon ZPT 89/tire
Kumho Ecsta XS at 129/tire (hrrrm)
Toyo Proxes R1R at 146/tire (heheheh)

There are others, some more notable than others. It's almost enough to make me just slap my 17s on it and just sell the tires that are on it (keeping the stock wheels).

Or I could try a 195/55/15 and get some 600 rated tires... won't have to change those for like six years.

Doowstados
03-10-2013, 06:32 AM
Man, that looks like a nice find. Congrats on finding one in such unmolested condition.

METDeath
03-10-2013, 06:43 AM
Man, that looks like a nice find. Congrats on finding one in such unmolested condition.

Oh... I'm finding little things here and there, shitty radio install (bypassed the amp, didn't even crimp stereo connections and split off the fronts to drive the door woofers). Hacked up the rear power antenna plug instead of using the plug from the antenna. Random ass wire that wasn't connected to anything but ran all the way into the engine bay from inside the passenger side door jamb.

The radio doesn't bug me much because it's getting a full over haul, the antenna either as it's simply going away.

Doowstados
03-10-2013, 07:32 AM
Oh... I'm finding little things here and there, shitty radio install (bypassed the amp, didn't even crimp stereo connections and split off the fronts to drive the door woofers). Hacked up the rear power antenna plug instead of using the plug from the antenna. Random ass wire that wasn't connected to anything but ran all the way into the engine bay from inside the passenger side door jamb.

The radio doesn't bug me much because it's getting a full over haul, the antenna either as it's simply going away.

Yeah, neither of those things is a big deal. Might take an hour or two to replace the radio with a good unit and get rid of their crappy wiring but overall it looks like you won't need to do much as far as head scratching repair work goes, everything should be straightforward.

I've had all kinds of crap go weird with my repairs because my car was a hack job when I got it. I've never seen electrical tape and shrink wrap used so inappropriately, it's a mess.

METDeath
03-10-2013, 07:53 AM
Yeah, neither of those things is a big deal. Might take an hour or two to replace the radio with a good unit and get rid of their crappy wiring but overall it looks like you won't need to do much as far as head scratching repair work goes, everything should be straightforward.

I've had all kinds of crap go weird with my repairs because my car was a hack job when I got it. I've never seen electrical tape and shrink wrap used so inappropriately, it's a mess.

Yeah... but 91 with System 10 and it's a 14 pin connector, there's not a cheap premade harness for this. So I have to either cut the harness and solder... or figure out a different solution. Most notably either find a 92/93 with System 10 and pull it's radio to amp wiring out, or just get the plug and convert my 91 plug into a 92, then get a 92+ harness that will work just fine.

Or, final option... do what was done previously, only neater. It has the two plugs that are used in the non System 10 configuration in the radio bay, use those, and split my front channels to the 4"s and the 8"s. Probably in series because my front drivers are 2 Ohm and the 8"s that I have are 4 Ohm... so I'd have 6 Ohms up front. Or I may do parallel and end up with 3 Ohm....

Or just leave the doors unpowered until I get the amp.

MCcelica
03-10-2013, 07:58 AM
Looks nice though man. Little things are easily fixed.

Hookecho
03-10-2013, 03:16 PM
Dang, that is nice!

KoreanJoey
03-11-2013, 12:13 AM
So... not being satisfied with the 215/50/15 selection... I looked at 205/50/15s for daily tires, options are these:

Kumho Ecsta ASTs at 75/tire
Dunlop Direzza DZ101 (StarSpecs) 80/tire (if available)
Cooper Zeon ZPT 89/tire
Kumho Ecsta XS at 129/tire (hrrrm)
Toyo Proxes R1R at 146/tire (heheheh)

There are others, some more notable than others. It's almost enough to make me just slap my 17s on it and just sell the tires that are on it (keeping the stock wheels).

Or I could try a 195/55/15 and get some 600 rated tires... won't have to change those for like six years.

DZ101s are NOT star specs.

vip09
03-11-2013, 06:20 AM
That looks real nice, awesome find!!

METDeath
03-12-2013, 02:20 AM
DZ101s are NOT star specs.

Oh shit... you're right, the tread pattern was near identical, so it threw me off...

KoreanJoey
03-12-2013, 04:40 AM
ps: I think the Z2s are actually cheaper than the original Star Specs and are, supposedly, a substantial upgrade.

METDeath
03-12-2013, 05:39 AM
ps: I think the Z2s are actually cheaper than the original Star Specs and are, supposedly, a substantial upgrade.

Looks like they dropped the Z1, so don't really have a choice on that...

I'm thinking keep the 15s for a daily rim, and stick some 195/55/15 Kumho Ecowing KH30 or Kumho Ecsta LX Platinums... not sure yet.

Then on the 17s maybe switch to 215/45/17 instead of the 215/40/17, and I'm not sure on the tires for that yet. Maybe the new KDWs because I can probably get those pretty cheap, or I may just stay with the 40s.

Hey, did you ever make a thread about what you did to your GTS suspension wise? I'm kind of torn on what I'm going to do with mine still... so not buying anything other than the rear anti-sway bar.

KoreanJoey
03-12-2013, 06:02 AM
My GTS was very, very simple. Koni fronts, KYB rears, ST RSB, H&R springs. Lots of tuning/tweaking on the alignment rack.

METDeath
03-12-2013, 06:10 AM
My GTS was very, very simple. Koni fronts, KYB rears, ST RSB, H&R springs. Lots of tuning/tweaking on the alignment rack.

Why KYB rears? Just because of the bolt through fun?

KoreanJoey
03-12-2013, 06:26 AM
No, just didn't every buy any.

The Koni fronts were a carry over from the GT (as was the RSB). Aside from the H&Rs I didn't buy anything for the GTS.

By this point I was already working on the 86.

grimmythereaper
03-12-2013, 09:54 PM
great find, im surprised at what a good deal you got

METDeath
03-17-2013, 12:25 AM
So got around to installing the hatch struts today after just getting home... wow, what a difference! Actually had to push it closed the first few times so far...

METDeath
03-26-2013, 12:31 AM
Have all of my audio bits except the tweeters, have the ST rear anti-sway bar, just need two good days of working on the car to have a comfortable and slightly fun cruiser. Not counting the time I need to spend at various shops getting shit fixed better.

Also, been looking at getting the Toyota specific Gorilla wheel lock set... anyone have any input on them vs the acorn style they offer?
I had the acorn style previously, so I know they work, just curious about the Toyota set. The Toyota set is longer, so may grab more threads than the acorn... but that's the only difference I can think of.

Toyota specific (http://www.amazon.com/Gorilla-Automotive-73633T-System-Washers/dp/B002807WQK/ref=sr_1_1?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1364254471&sr=1-1&keywords=73633t)
Acorn (http://www.amazon.com/Gorilla-Automotive-71633N-System-Thread/dp/B000CMF4UC/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_S_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=1S2B6W37RFAW2&coliid=I21ED788MMV0RK)

underscore
03-29-2013, 08:59 PM
Looks minty, that's a weird looking shift knob though.

edit: why would you need wheel locks on stock wheels?

The Captain
03-30-2013, 12:29 AM
edit: why would you need wheel locks on stock wheels?
He's particular about his nutz.

Murgatroy
03-30-2013, 05:49 PM
I am not a fan of spline drive, the keys are rather easy to break if someone torques the nuts too tight.

With that said, I did used them for five years or so.

Before the key broke, then the other key broke, then the lugnut seized and I had to cut an Enkei off of Chaos.

METDeath
03-30-2013, 08:14 PM
Looks minty, that's a weird looking shift knob though.

edit: why would you need wheel locks on stock wheels?

Yeah, it's called a low effort knob, it does most of the work for me... pretty awesome really.

Not for the stock wheels, I have my 17x7s with StarSpecs on them.

The Captain
04-01-2013, 11:28 PM
I am not a fan of spline drive, the keys are rather easy to break if someone torques the nuts too tight.

With that said, I did used them for five years or so.

Before the key broke, then the other key broke, then the lugnut seized and I had to cut an Enkei off of Chaos.
Anti seize+torque wrench=happiness

KoreanJoey
04-01-2013, 11:43 PM
Impact = no broken keys.

METDeath
04-05-2013, 02:18 AM
So shock and surprise... turns out when you have timing that is advanced 15 degrees you run rich enough to not be able to pass a tail pipe sniff test.

celica9303
04-05-2013, 03:11 AM
Anti sieze should not be used on wheel studs........

METDeath
04-05-2013, 03:18 AM
Anti sieze should not be used on wheel studs........

It's anti-seize, not KY...

Also, it's only on the stud/nut thread surface, not on the mating surface between the wheel and the nut, nor on the rotor.

And... knowing how hard John drives Princess with AS on the studs... I'd say the rest of us have little to worry about.

celica9303
04-05-2013, 03:27 AM
GAny sort of lubrication( i.e. anti-Sieze, caliper grease ect) on a fastener changes the torque value. Torque is ment to be applied dry. ( I deal with this daily) google kimballs torque and tighteing. Anti-sieze is bad unless you like to replace studs alot( due to over torque/ stretching)

METDeath
04-05-2013, 03:36 AM
GAny sort of lubrication( i.e. anti-Sieze, caliper grease ect) on a fastener changes the torque value. Torque is ment to be applied dry. ( I deal with this daily) google kimballs torque and tighteing. Anti-sieze is bad unless you like to replace studs alot( due to over torque/ stretching)

Personally, my wheels come off twice a year anymore.

METDeath
04-08-2013, 05:39 AM
Got unlazy for a minute and installed my rear speakers and ran the speaker wire for them and the rear tweeters. Also installed different rear seats that aren't stupid texture and will match the front seats.

alltracNyx
04-11-2013, 04:10 PM
Get less lazy and finish that shit before the Dragon.

METDeath
04-12-2013, 04:21 AM
Get less lazy and finish that shit before the Dragon.

Between stabbing myself, being out of town, being out of town again, and not having a place to work... Not just yet.

MCcelica
04-12-2013, 06:17 PM
Why did you stab yourself

alltracNyx
04-12-2013, 08:00 PM
Between stabbing myself, being out of town, being out of town again, and not having a place to work... Not just yet.

You have a place to work right now, inside your car where all that shit needs to be installed. :P

METDeath
04-12-2013, 08:50 PM
Why did you stab yourself

Failure to follow safety guide lines for scraping material off a surface with unapproved tools... and I thought, "golly, I should be careful so I don't stab myself"

METDeath
05-01-2013, 04:34 PM
Posted final painted tails in exterior mods post, details on the prep work required later today.

METDeath
10-31-2013, 10:30 PM
So after a very long hiatus, finally got my sound system installed, sounds very good, nice natural sound, capacity to go REALLY loud. Much thanks to John for letting me borrow his garage for a really long time!

bloodMoney
11-01-2013, 12:32 AM
'Bout time. :P

METDeath
11-01-2013, 03:52 AM
'Bout time. :P

I've been busy going to friend's home cities and being denied visitation!

The Captain
11-01-2013, 04:07 PM
'Bout time. :P
'bout 3am is when he left. I felt bad I didn't have time to help more...

bloodMoney
11-01-2013, 04:16 PM
I've been busy going to friend's home cities and being denied visitation!

Sorry.... Next time you come in, you'll be able to see the reason for the denial. In person! :)


'bout 3am is when he left. I felt bad I didn't have time to help more...

You only helped until 3?!?! Way to be a friend Cappy... I expected more of you... ;)

METDeath
11-01-2013, 06:31 PM
'bout 3am is when he left. I felt bad I didn't have time to help more...

Hey, you had stuff to do, I was happy to just have a place to work.


You only helped until 3?!?! Way to be a friend Cappy... I expected more of you... ;)

He actually only helped for about two hours, tops. Other than that it was just direction and advice based on his previous installs. All told it was a 14 hour install, one hour for the rear speakers and fresh wires before the Dragon, twelve at Cappy's replacing the rest of the speakers and wiring, running the amp wire, then one hour mounting the amp and wiring it up. I don't think that's terrible for a complete audio overhaul. If I'd been there before 2 PM, it wouldn't have been quite so late, however, I was busy driving back from Knoxville after taking a friend to the Dragon.

bloodMoney
11-02-2013, 03:14 PM
Does said friend have boobies?

If so, care to share with the class? XD

METDeath
11-03-2013, 01:36 AM
Does said friend have boobies?

If so, care to share with the class? XD

Yes, she does, and nothing to share, she's just a friend.

bloodMoney
11-03-2013, 08:47 PM
Lame.

'Just a friend' that gives mouthugs.

METDeath
11-07-2013, 03:36 AM
Mostly fixed my dent with my bare hand... two egg sized dents left.

METDeath
03-26-2014, 12:25 AM
Well, today was fun, managed to get a lot fixed before the Dragon.

My only remaining issues are minor until spring really hits, hopefully I find time to replace all the A/C parts before summer.

grimmythereaper
03-28-2014, 06:35 PM
My only remaining issues are minor until spring really hits, hopefully I find time to replace all the A/C parts before summer.

i got all my ac parts if u need anything it all work when it was pulled :)

METDeath
03-29-2014, 03:40 PM
i got all my ac parts if u need anything it all work when it was pulled :)

Thanks, but I have new Denso parts that I got for next to nothing.

METDeath
10-27-2014, 06:57 PM
So... wheel shopping. Currently eyeing some Rota Grid 17x9+30 in bronze color, however, I'm open to other suggestions as long as they are 17x9+30. I know Murg and I talked about some last week, but I have slept since then, so don't remember the brand he mentioned.

Honestly, what I really want are Super Advan (the split three spoke), with a red lip and gunmetal/gray/black wheel face. However, I don't think they make those in anything resembling the correct size, offset, or bolt pattern.

Murgatroy
10-27-2014, 07:11 PM
Kosei, they are pretty much the only wheels (other than OZ which cost twice as much) that fall into the <16lb 17" category with the Enkei RPF-01s. I am not certain what sizes they come in, but I know they have a flavor that comes 17x9 35et.

METDeath
10-27-2014, 07:21 PM
Kosei, they are pretty much the only wheels (other than OZ which cost twice as much) that fall into the <16lb 17" category with the Enkei RPF-01s. I am not certain what sizes they come in, but I know they have a flavor that comes 17x9 35et.

Thanks, sadly, they don't have a design I like in the size I want.

The Captain
10-29-2014, 06:48 PM
size matters

andy
10-29-2014, 08:34 PM
so gay he cant even drive straight.

METDeath
10-29-2014, 10:08 PM
so gay he cant even drive straight.

Pretty much, yeah.