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    This is Ava everyone.
    ok well i thought it was time i made a little build thread to keep track of the progress of my celica.
    * * Story behind it is my uncle bought it brand new way back in 1991. He lives over in Victoria so he did a lot of back and forth driving from the island to where the rest of the family lives, in Vancouver. As a kid i always thought that he had the coolest car ever!! The sleek look and styling of the Celica just amazed me.
    * * Fast forward to when i was 15, almost 16 and looking at getting a vehicle. I was actually tossing back and forth between my dads old ford pickup, rusted around the wheel wells, but wanted to slam and make into a lowrider but i thought the truck was way past its prime or a civic hatchback *:.
    * * So having another uncle who works at a car dealership he "advised" my mom that civics were just tin cans and that i shouldnt get one. haha and my mom listened to him... crappy part was i found someone selling a 300hp turboed civic. (probably would have just bought some one elses headache) oh well im glad i didn't get it because suddenly my uncle decided he was going to get rid of his celica.
    * * *Went to the dealership and they offered him $3500 for it. I told him I'd give him the $3500. Before you know it , its all mine... ALL MINE!!! haha here are pics of when i first got it.




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    next i added a can exhaust (which my mom hated)



    then came rims (american racing)


    followed by a new sound system

    out with the old stock deck


    in with the new flip out sony deck (still one of the coolest decks I think)


    added 2 10" sony explodes but soon wasn't good enough... i wanted more! Out they come. In goes 2 12" concepts (stupid crazy good deal on them)
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    I wanted more performance out of the celica so i decided on cross drilled rotors and Megan Racing lowering springs



    First engine mod was a short ram


    Then i went with a race header, and a CAI (so much room in the engine when it was still NA)


    Up next was the exterior. The paint was fading badly so i decided to get it painted. Then i thought if its getting painted i should get a body kit too! install pics
    (Invader Kit)



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    Install and Paint done!




    Tinted all around... for a little bit....




    Apparently cops here in BC don't like front tint, so off it comes. Looked good while it lasted..


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    Turbo Time!

    heres a engine shot



    Turbo cruisin



    interior
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    Well i had so much heatsoak i needed to get more hot air out and cool air in. Oddly enough someone in town was doing a RC conversion to his all trac so he contacted me to see if i wanted his hood. $100 and it was all mine!

    Primered after it was taken down to the metal.


    Installed



    I then wanted to get lower, and my Megans had way too much bounce for me, so I found a set of sleeve over coil overs. Dropped on the coils


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    RC bumper is up next. Took a day to prime/paint but it came out pretty good i think.







    Old invader front bumper and voila~!

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    installed just in time for Ogopogo





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    Night Shoot




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    new pics from the ogopogo . (thanks GT4RC for the top 3 pics )


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    heres a vid. clip

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    Parts list

    Audio
    Kenwood KDC-BT852HD Deck
    Kenwood Excelon KAC-X520 1000W amp
    12" Concept Subs (X2)
    Bassworks Box


    Electronics
    Greddy Emanage Ultimate w/complete wire harness
    BCU+ electronic boost controller
    Tachometer
    oil pressure gauge
    oil temperature gauge
    water temperature gauge

    Engine
    2bar map senor
    NGK Spark Plug Wires
    NGK bkr7e Plugs
    FMIC - 27" x 6" x 2.5"
    315cc N/A Supra Fuel injectors
    Oil Filter Relocation Kit
    Turbo: T3/T4 - .63 A/R Turbine, .50 A/R
    Chrome top wastegate (9lbs. spring) with Custom Dump Tube
    XS Power 3S-GTE Exhaust manifold
    SSQV BOV
    Custom Stainless Steel Downpipe
    Vision Racing N1-F Exhaust with custom 2.5" downpipe back exhaust
    Custom CAI off of the turbo
    K&N Cone Filter
    Flex-a-Lite 12" Pusher Fan
    Walbro 255LPH Fuel Pump
    AutoPWR Aluminum Radiator

    Exterior
    Konig Lace 15's Wheels
    Yokohama S.Drive 205/50/15 Tires
    Cross Drilled Rotors
    Sleeve Coil Overs
    JDM All-Trac Corner Lights
    Clear Turn Signals
    20% rear tint
    8000k H4 HID conversion kit
    All-Trac Hood
    JDM CS/RC Front Bumper
    Invader Side Skirts
    Invader Rear Bumper
    Rev. 2 tail lights

    Interior
    Sparco Steering Wheel (L575)
    Greddy Weighted Shift Knob
    Redline goods black leather shift bood
    Black Spacermesh coverking seat covers
    Lloyd mats floor mats
    Reverse Glow Gauges

    A huge thanks to RG - Racing Greed for making my 5sfte come to life!
    http://www.racinggreed.com/
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    st215 gen.4 3sgte Parts list

    Audio
    Kenwood KDC-BT852HD Deck
    Kenwood Excelon KAC-X520 1000W amp
    12" Concept Subs (X2)
    Bassworks Box


    st 215 Engine (96,000km) (installed @ 199,090km)
    -TCS Motorsports Gen4 3SGTE 3" Downpipe
    -Lighweight Flywheel - XTR
    -South Bend Stage 2 DAILY Clutch Kit hybrid
    -HKS SSQV 4 BOV
    -caldina auto ecu
    -Wire harness done by ChrisD and Funkycheeze
    -Denso 540CC fuel injectors (part #297-0042)
    -Magnaflow muffler with custom 3" downpipe back exhaust w/ vibrant ultra quiet resonator (fabricated and installed by Four Function)
    -K&N Cone Filter
    -Flex-a-Lite 12" Pusher Fan
    -Walbro 255LPH Fuel Pump
    -AutoPWR Aluminum Radiator
    -Turbosmart Manual Boost Controller
    -MSD tach. adapter

    (full tune up and reseal done. All parts ordered from Prime)

    -Pressure Plate Bolts
    -Flywheel bolts - 3SGTE
    -Valve Cover allen bolt kit
    -CT15 turbocharger outlet gasket
    -3SGTE toyota oil filter
    -Toyota FIPG - gasket maker
    -Timing Belt Cover - Upper
    -Gen4 HFH and HFHOE
    -Rear Crankshaft seal retainer housing gasket
    -Crankshaft seal - Front
    -Camshaft seals - Gen4
    -Crankshaft seal rear
    -3" exhaust gasket - 3-bolt
    -PCV grommet
    -Valve cover gaskets
    -Water pump and gasket
    -Timing belt
    -Timing belt tensioner
    -Thermostat and gasket
    -NGK BKR7E Spark plugs
    -Lower timing idler
    -Oil pump o-ring and seal
    -Lower left exhaust manifold stud replaced + manifold gasket replaced

    Exterior
    Konig Lace 15's Wheels
    Yokohama S.Drive 205/50/15 Tires
    Cross Drilled Rotors
    Sleeve Coil Overs
    JDM All-Trac Corner Lights
    Clear Turn Signals
    20% rear tint
    8000k H4 HID conversion kit
    All-Trac Hood
    JDM CS/RC Front Bumper
    Invader Side Skirts
    Invader Rear Bumper
    Rev. 2 tail lights

    Interior
    Sparco Steering Wheel (L575)
    Greddy Weighted Shift Knob
    Redline goods black leather shift bood
    Black Spacermesh coverking seat covers
    Lloyd mats floor mats
    Reverse Glow Gauges
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    i think the next thing i do is replace the hatch struts. Got a better pair from pick n pull

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    Okay Jon, I think I am changing my plans. I will go to Ogopogo next year with the express intentions to steal your front bumper.... now if only I could steal the paint job.

    -Terracar

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    lol you can look but no stealing

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    Okay Jon, I think I am changing my plans. I will go to Ogopogo next year with the express intentions to steal your front bumper.... now if only I could steal the paint job.
    u could try melting the paint off and catching it in a bucket, lol, nice build pinto
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    They call me Hadoken because im DOWN RIGHT FIERCE
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    Quote Originally Posted by grimmythereaper View Post
    u could try melting the paint off and catching it in a bucket, lol, nice build pinto
    hahaha no trying to melt it off and thanks

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    nice work man! I've never seen the interior before, what seats are those?

    RC bumper + red = one of the greatest front ends ever designed.
    1992 GT-S // 1991 GTFour RC // 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee CRD

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    Quote Originally Posted by underscore View Post
    nice work man! I've never seen the interior before, what seats are those?

    RC bumper + red = one of the greatest front ends ever designed.
    thanks haha just the stock seats w/ a neoprene seat cover. I would eventually like to get them re upholstered.

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    first start up of the year. God i miss the sound of this engine. quick clip, crappy iphone video

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    Nice sound man!!!

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    Damn, exhaust sounds great.

    How's that Kelownafornia weather?
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    1990 4Runner SR5
    1990 Celica GT-Four

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    thanks

    lol weather has been a little cold, not Alberta cold, but cold enough for me. haha should be sunny for the next week or so, planning on doing a little photo shoot of my new truck tomorrow.

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    so i removed some old red LED light strips i had in the trunk and in the process of removing the wiring i broke the last clip i had holding in the passenger door sill. lol Damnit!

    well i finally got around to polishing my car , after wanting to do it since last fall.
    Gave her a wash, polish, sealant and wax. I think she turned out pretty good

    Full shot

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