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Postby CMS-GT4 » Sat Apr 07, 2007 5:25 pm

No, not yet. I would need to take a pic of the car in an angle close to that of a car already with the savage lip.

I will most likely leave it alone.
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Postby 1990CelicaGT-S » Sun Apr 08, 2007 3:29 pm

The lip looks good on there. When are you painting and what are you thinking of going with? The fenders look good.
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Postby CMS-GT4 » Sun Apr 08, 2007 6:24 pm

Supra Quicksilver most likely.

I went ahead and Ps'ed the rest of the kit. I think its safer for me to just keep it stock.

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I think I will make my own black lip before getting the savae lip.

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Postby CMS-GT4 » Mon Apr 09, 2007 2:04 pm

So I took the wife for a ride the other day...

She hates the car now. She now calls it a peice of shit.
But of course, she does not understand, I call it RAW.

The suspension is super stiff, and I am still puting things back together.

I am getting a little backfire in the exhaust, which she doesn't understand.

There are some rattles that I need to tighten when I put everything back together, the exhaust is loud, the engine is loud and the dash and center consolde are out.

She was hiding in the seat while I drove. She won't ride in it again till I finish it. Paint and all.

Its funny how stiff this thing is compared to the Z.

After puting the strut bar on, it became harder to drive on our roads. The car is so friggin tight that you are being thrown off the road when you hit a bump. Its too tight for the street. At least our streets.

I do not think I would suggest such a stiff coilover to anyone. If I had it to do over again, I think I would have saved up for some DMS.
Or just got some nice Koni struts and some ground control.

Unless you are all out racing your car, I would not suggest such an aggressive setup. I would look for something that keeps control while absorbing harsh roads.

I did find that strut bars make a difference. Steering input is improved but the car is more prone to being thrown off balance when hiting a harsh bump. So, I am going to soften the car up a little for the road, just not sure how yet.
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Postby 1990CelicaGT-S » Tue Apr 10, 2007 12:44 am

That's too bad. What set up did you go with? I love the Z as well.
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Postby CMS-GT4 » Tue Apr 10, 2007 1:24 am

Tein HA coilovers, cusco underbrace, whiteline sway and strut bars. Car is pretty solid. Its not as bad by myself. My wife hates it though.

I just installed the rear strutbar (which was a pain) while cleaning up the glass from my old busted hatch.

I took it for a drive. The front bar is an improvement, but I think the rear bar added makes the real difference. The car is a bit sharper on turns. Feels more responsive. Its sort of cold tonight the car feels very quick. Turn in is better. Less push. I look forward to the lsd and alignment. I have a lot of negative camber on the rear, which I am sure is adding to my understeer.

The car feels very raw. It snarls and spits and clutches to the pavement as I come around the bend. The steering still isn't exactly what i want, but its raw w/o power steering.

I just have to get used to being on the throttle coming into a turn to help reduce lag when I am in mid turn and exit.
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Postby 1990CelicaGT-S » Tue Apr 10, 2007 11:33 am

Sounds like an awsome drive.
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Postby CMS-GT4 » Tue Apr 10, 2007 1:37 pm

The car is consuming me again. I need to distract myself from it. I am going to have a mechanic do the next few things lsd, fuel pump etc..

then I am just going to do a steering wheel and the boost controller and see you guys at the meet.
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Postby CMS-GT4 » Thu Apr 12, 2007 12:38 am

So I just dropped the car off to a toyota tech who works onthe side.

He is fixing my power steering leak, installing my lsd, and last of my suspension bushings as well as my walboro fuel pump.

All that I will have left to do before the meet is an alignment, boost controller, steering wheel and double check my vac lines.
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Postby smog7 » Thu Apr 12, 2007 1:46 am

CMS-GT4 wrote:The car is consuming me again. I need to distract myself from it. I am going to have a mechanic do the next few things lsd, fuel pump etc..

then I am just going to do a steering wheel and the boost controller and see you guys at the meet.


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Postby CMS-GT4 » Thu Apr 12, 2007 6:24 pm

Yes it is, especially when you don't understand why it feels so good.

I think my boost issues might be fuel related. I am sorting out my fuel pump and octane to verify.
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Postby Kyoto » Fri Apr 13, 2007 2:49 am

This is prolly a dumb question, but are the TEINs on the softest setting? I can tell you from experience that the HA's are MUCH harder than the SS's. I know what the bouncing around feels like, you get airborne over little bumps at speed!

Only other thing i can think of is tyre pressure - lower it.

Sounds like a fair weapon. Cant wait to see it finished so you can finally enjoy it! :)
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Postby CMS-GT4 » Wed Apr 18, 2007 2:03 pm

Yeah, the teins are on the hardest setting. They were set that way to help improve the handling vs the alignment. When I get the alignment next week I will play around with some softer settings on the road to get better response on normal roads.

The mechanic has been put behind. He had to order new C clips for the lsd. He is trying to finish his work on the car by friday. Then its just a matter of having it ready for the dragon.
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Postby CMS-GT4 » Wed Apr 18, 2007 4:34 pm

Steering wheel came in. Going to try and install the new one sunday when I get back into town.
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Postby Kyoto » Thu Apr 19, 2007 1:27 am

You're going to love the LSD. If it makes as much difference as mine did, your corner exit ability will be vastly improved. I noticed less (overall) understeer too.

I can't wait to put in my 185 transmission, currently i don't even have a VC diff!
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