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Re: 1992 GT-Four

Postby Brad_91 » Thu May 19, 2011 1:07 am

New Rims!!! I'm so happy with them :) Here is a picture:

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Re: 1992 GT-Four

Postby jonnyboygt4 » Thu May 19, 2011 2:36 am

Brad_91 wrote:New Rims!!! I'm so happy with them :) Here is a picture:

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I cant tell....you missing the center caps? rims look badass man...have fun trying to keep them clean tho...white is a pain in the arse to keep clean....
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Re: 1992 GT-Four

Postby Brad_91 » Thu May 19, 2011 7:12 pm

Ya I'm missing the center caps.. I have them but the kids I bought the rims from had scraped a whole lot of the white off aalmost all of them :S. They look pretty shitty so I'm trying to decide what to do with them. I may just paint them over with white for now and see how it looks! Black was another colour I was going to try. I don't mind the rims without them though, and youre right they are no fun to clean :P. I tried yesterday and the 16 spokes make it quite difficult. It takes just as long to wash them as the whole car! Oh well..

I'll post some nice pictures when I get my hands on a good camera.. Iphone cameras arent the best.
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Re: 1992 GT-Four

Postby Brad_91 » Thu Apr 05, 2012 6:02 pm

Car is coming out of storage today! I'm very excited :D

This year's list of things to do is slowly building already haha

First thing when i take it out it is getting a mid-pipe put on!
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Re: 1992 GT-Four

Postby Boo_Guy » Fri Apr 06, 2012 12:07 am

Brad_91 wrote:Car is coming out of storage today! I'm very excited :D

This year's list of things to do is slowly building already haha

First thing when i take it out it is getting a mid-pipe put on!



With how mild our winter has been this year Ive had mine out since the start of march, maybe even in February :)

Ive got a whole exhaust to put on mine including the downpipe. Did you buy a midpipe yet? Are you going to get one made up?
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Re: 1992 GT-Four

Postby Brad_91 » Fri Apr 06, 2012 9:17 pm

I just put mine on today. It was the trackforged group buy one, and it was really easy to install! they did a great job, and i certainly hear my turbo spooling more, as well as the added power :). Next on my list is changing my gauge cluster.. I'm thinking that my tach problem is something to do with the gauge itself.. :/

The tach moves but i can be redlining and it will only move up to ~1000rpm..
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Re: 1992 GT-Four

Postby Boo_Guy » Sat Apr 07, 2012 1:16 am

Do you have a cat on your car still? Im thinking of selling the Berk downpipe and getting a 3" one with a cat in it for emissions.
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Re: 1992 GT-Four

Postby Brad_91 » Sat Apr 07, 2012 2:13 pm

The only cat I COULD have is in the mid-pipe.. I bought the test pipe + the high flow cat section to swap in and out as needed.. So right now I do not have one at all. I'm scared for my emissions test this year though, hopefully the one high flow cat can get me through :S
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Re: 1992 GT-Four

Postby Boo_Guy » Sat Apr 07, 2012 4:52 pm

I bought one of those bolt-on ebay exhausts so Im not hacking it up to put a cat into it. Might just see how bad it does without any cat at all first. :lol:

Ive had highflows on other cars and passed with no problems, but they werent rich running turbos either :)
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Re: 1992 GT-Four

Postby Brad_91 » Fri Apr 13, 2012 8:07 pm

So I'm thinking of getting some wheel spacers, at least for the back wheels, very soon. I haven't noticed any rubbing going on but I just looked at my suspension today and I see a bit of evidence that they are rubbing on hard bumps I'm guessing! I also have very little room in general, and it will look much better :).
What do you guys suggest? (the few who will read this :twisted: )
I have 17x8 +35 with 225/45/17.
I've read through some threads and heard the H&R 25mm will fit perfectly but I don't want to have to roll my fenders either unless i really have to.. How much space do I need in order to stop any rubbing (if there is an obvious answer..) ?

Thanks guys! I just don't want to go ordering some that won't solve my problems, however minor they are.
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Re: 1992 GT-Four

Postby Brad_91 » Wed May 22, 2013 11:14 am

Hey! Been a while since I've updated this thread. :p

I'm currently in the process of getting a rear swaybar from klue, and within the month I plan on getting myself a set of BC coilovers!

Anyone have anything to say about BC vs tein or any other brands in that price range? I'm just looking for a slight drop and a "sportier" ride for my spirited summer driving :)
This winter I decidedd to focus on handling rather than power to save my engine for now haha! Id hate to blow something and be stuck without the car for a while
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Re: 1992 GT-Four

Postby Brad_91 » Sun Jul 14, 2013 11:23 am

Little update.

I have had a whiteline adjustable swaybar delivered to my door but it has been brought to my attention that I should consider getting stronger end links to compliment the stiffer sway bar. So I am looking around for end link options before installing the sway bar. It sounds like a worthwhile upgrade from what I have read though :D
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Re: 1992 GT-Four

Postby Brad_91 » Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:47 pm

Got my timing belt replaced this week! I don't think it had ever been done. I was planning on getting my sway bar installed as well but the shop ran out of time. I'm going to be going back in a couple of weeks to get my spark plugs done as well, and let the shop throw my swaybar on while it's there. Also going to be testing out a spare gauge cluster to see if I can get the tach to work properly! Finally got some money together to spend on the car :)
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Re: 1992 GT-Four

Postby underscore » Thu Aug 29, 2013 11:11 pm

I can't believe I haven't seen this thread before, nice car! At 60k it likely hasn't ever had the belt done. If you don't mind ym asking, why are you paying a shop to do things like spark plugs and a rear swaybar?
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Re: 1992 GT-Four

Postby Brad_91 » Fri Sep 06, 2013 12:40 pm

Thanks Underscore! :D
I was just going to let the shop slap the sway bar on while they were working on the cars timing belt, but they wanted 3 hours labor so I said no :P.
For the spark plugs I have been thinking about doing them myself as well but I simply don't have many tools/ experience and I'm both working and in school right now. I have a hard time finding people that know these cars well so when I found a shop happy to work on it I started planning maintenance work for them to do :).
I have not scheduled anything for spark plugs and my sway bar yet so I can still do them myself, but I also had issues with my end links when I originally tried to do it myself. :shrug: Anyone have tips on getting them off nicely or do you have to replace them if you take them off?

I had an extension at work into this winter so I'll be making a good chunk more than I was expecting.. AKA money for the Celica fund! :twisted:
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