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gtfourdreams
08-30-2013, 05:48 PM
I bought this Celica last year (although I've owned my ST165 since before forums existed...). I've done some repairs and basic upgrades to it and figured I'd take it to a track event. I borrowed a go-pro and recorded a few laps. Figured you guys might enjoy it.

I still need to raise the front a bit higher. It's rubbing the plastic underliner on hard bumps. Probably another 1/4" to 1/2" would do. Before the event, I installed an HKS BOV and colder plugs but for some reason it felt like it was leaking massive boost. I ended up taking the BOV off. So no BOV and me driving it pretty easy because of the boost issues.

Celica on track:
https://player.vimeo.com/video/73349465

I also took the MR2 n/a out there. I've owned this car for about 10yrs now and it's never been driven hard. This one had bald tires but figured I'd bring it along in case I got bored with the Alltrac. Again, I drove it pretty easy. I did end up driving it much harder later and managed to spin out (only) two times. :-)

MR2 on track:
http://player.vimeo.com/video/73349466

Here's a few pic of the Alltrac and MR2.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/q71/s720x720/999857_10201986123321119_740444355_n.jpg
http://www.benjohnsonphotography.com/photos/i-3qG4QCd/0/X2/i-3qG4QCd-X2.jpg
https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/q85/s720x720/581081_10151805076820700_625296489_n.jpg

https://sphotos-b-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/q77/s720x720/1186003_682639985097729_32038815_n.jpg
https://sphotos-a-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/q71/s720x720/1238919_682640191764375_126163090_n.jpg

Mafix
09-02-2013, 11:03 PM
willing to bet money you heat soaked the alltrac.

ChrisD
09-05-2013, 04:01 AM
Holy where have you been?!! Good to see you're still having fun with these cars. How's the 165?

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gtfourdreams
09-06-2013, 06:58 PM
Holy where have you been?!! Good to see you're still having fun with these cars. How's the 165?

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Glad to see you're still around! You got PM old buddy. :-)

gtfourcs
02-26-2014, 12:13 AM
nice looking car looks like fun

KoreanJoey
02-27-2014, 05:59 PM
Sweet.

cms-gt4
03-05-2014, 11:26 PM
The car looks good. What were your times in both cars?

underscore
03-13-2014, 10:27 AM
That looks like a blast!