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Re: 165-KISS

Postby 801Alltrac » Sun Feb 17, 2013 4:04 pm

:shock: thx for the pics cant wait to convert my pop ups :notworthy: , do you have any pics of the :shoots: rally?
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Re: 165-KISS

Postby RallyX-GT4 » Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:17 pm

Car looks great! Those roads look beautiful - must have been a blast.
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Re: 165-KISS

Postby nw94rs » Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:59 am

Finished the rally today, we crashed, it sucked. The car was straddling a ice berm & was getting high centered, then the front wheels caught on some snow and ripped the front of the car into a snow berm. It ripped off my bumper & broke those fancy 1/4 turns that held it on, broke my rad fan, bent my ps cooler, bent my intercooler exchanger. We managed to fix all of that on the side of the road aside from a fan we borrowed from a jeep that was working sweep.

I ended up returning the jeeps aux fan and bought an aftermarket slim fan at the local auto store. kind of an upgrade??

I got some work to do this week, but I had a good time and learned a lot about the Celica on snow. In hind sight I wish I would have unbolted my RSB (whiteline).
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Re: 165-KISS

Postby UtahSleeper » Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:49 pm

Sucks about wrecking, but atleast you learned things and next race should be better.
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Re: 165-KISS

Postby nw94rs » Mon Mar 04, 2013 6:26 am

I'm getting some awful gas mileage. This last tank I tried to not go into boost at all and I got 280 miles. what are you guys getting?

I have some exhaust leaks and the portion of the exhaust immediately after the down pipe is pretty smashed. Other than that, no CELs, car pulls strong, & doesn't blow smoke. Any ideas on why I'm getting the shit mileage?
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Re: 165-KISS

Postby Awesome-Trac » Mon Mar 04, 2013 6:31 am

My 88 ranges between 200-150miles depending in how I drive but then again my speedo doesn't work and I've been relying on my gps mile
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Re: 165-KISS

Postby phattyduck » Mon Mar 04, 2013 4:59 pm

Need to know how many gallons you filled up with. And your normal length of trip, etc.

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Re: 165-KISS

Postby nw94rs » Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:09 am

The pump stops at around 13 gallons. I did the math and my last tank was about 22mpg. I looked at the factory specs for the car and it advertised 20-25mpg. I'm glad to learn that there's nothing wrong with my car, but a little disappointed with the mpg.

My commute is about 60 miles a day all freeway.
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Re: 165-KISS

Postby Shaggz00 » Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:51 am

Enjoying your thread so far!
I averaged 19ish MPG with a heavy foot. 22 sounds good, and you could probably get more if you went real light, but what's the fun in that?? haha.
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Re: 165-KISS

Postby UtahSleeper » Tue Mar 05, 2013 2:10 am

Is the car using the stock ECU? I have heard that there is more power and mpg to be had with an ecu you can tune on.
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Re: 165-KISS

Postby nw94rs » Tue Mar 05, 2013 2:30 am

Interesting, I have been pricing out ViPec universal V44s lately, that would be sweet if I could get some more MPGs out of it. I'm trying to get rid of the tvis, install the side draft intake manifold, injectors, mr2 turbo/manifold, & down pipe/exhaust all before this spring.

I got a new steering wheel for the car, it's a suede sparco 260mm with a 90mm dish. This is the best drivers compartment I've ever experienced. We moved the seat about 5" backwards and roughly 6" lower than where your butt would be in the factory seat. This felt great for my legs but I felt that I was slouching in my seat to reach the steering wheel (previous wheel was a sparco D-ring 240mm no dish) With this new wheel, it's perfect. After having my seat arrangement tailored to me, driving other cars is really uncomfortable & cramped. This seat setup inspires a lot of confidence & makes it easier to drive the car fast.
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Re: 165-KISS

Postby phattyduck » Tue Mar 05, 2013 5:06 pm

The only downside to the dished wheel (for us tall guys) is that the turn signals are farther away. Better for performance driving (no windshield wipers turning on during autocrossing...), but a little annoying during traffic. I still have to figure out a good solution to bring the shifter a little closer to me.

Oh, and 22mpg sounds about right. It all depends on the cruising speed, etc. I got around that with my FWD 3s-gte swapped Camry.

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Re: 165-KISS

Postby nw94rs » Sat Mar 09, 2013 3:50 am

Found some photos of my car from the rally. Unfortunately the photo is at a corner where the car in front of us spun out so we were cautiously rouding the corner, waiting for them to back up and get back on the road. In the third photo you can see the berm they nosed into. Hopefully some more photos pop up, showing us going a bit faster.

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Re: 165-KISS

Postby nw94rs » Sun Mar 10, 2013 5:06 am

I installed a hood vent in my car & a heel up plate in my car today. The heel up plate is really nice & helps keep my right front from lazily leaning over on its side, which makes it more natural to use the gas & brake with the same foot. The next driver compartment mod I'm going to do is make the brake pedal wider, & put grip tape on it. The hood vent is from a 2 door dodge I found at the junk yard.

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Re: 165-KISS

Postby 801Alltrac » Sun Mar 10, 2013 6:32 am

Thx for the rally pics can't wait for more. Like the hood vent
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