View Full Version : Celica FR turned drift king?

03-28-2014, 08:08 PM
Hey I'm wanting to make a little fun drift car (For the tracks not street). I'm a huge fan of the Celica family, but I want a rear wheel drive so I'm looking at older model Celicas. I'll be honest I don't know anything about them from any year before 1992.

Any help on what you can do to one?
I'm looking at a three door 1983 with the 22RE. I've seen pictures of racing and read peoples opinions about how much they love it, but would it be competitive?

03-28-2014, 09:03 PM
Probably not enough power, but look here:

Also the same generation of Supra (which I have) is rear drive, and has more power

03-29-2014, 01:04 AM
How much money do you want to put into it? They're not especially common, and you'll probably have trouble getting parts for it, and not just performance upgrades.

IMHO, it's not worth it; especially when you could have a 300z $2000-$4000 and the aftermarket for that car is still really good, and the engine options were more powerful.

03-31-2014, 08:12 PM
Yeah getting parts for my Supra is a pain in the ass.

03-31-2014, 08:22 PM
I think that a Supra would be a lot of fun (if no competative).

The aftermarket isn't really that bad for that car, there are even a couple vendors who specialize in the MK2 Supra.

If you are serious about drift, you would probably want to put a 2jz in there, which does take some effort, but then you would have access to the whole range of 2jz options.

Thats my opinion.

04-01-2014, 08:05 PM
Problem with the supra is the IRS. It is decent for handling, but has a lot of camber change on compression and rebound so it can be hard to keep the car in a good, constant drift. Would be better off with a SRA.