88' Celica Alltrac refresh

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Re: 88' Celica Alltrac refresh

Postby Curry » Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:41 am

Haven't had much time these days to do anything. I did however get a Blitz Electronic boost controller from a friend. Wasn't using it and he just gave it to me. :D

I guess friday ill have some more updates since ill have more time to work on that splitter and FMIC mockup.
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Re: 88' Celica Alltrac refresh

Postby 88gt4DE » Tue Aug 21, 2012 5:40 pm

Nice find .... Free is a good thing too ... Think I'm gonna go with the HKS but undecided at the moment ...
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Re: 88' Celica Alltrac refresh

Postby Curry » Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:00 pm

88gt4DE wrote:Nice find .... Free is a good thing too ... Think I'm gonna go with the HKS but undecided at the moment ...


Yea HKS was on my list (cheapest :D ) when I was first looking around. I didn't realize these things cost so much! The blitz retails for around 250-300 used and 500+ new!

My friend has the HKS EVC 6 in his evo. Says good things about it.
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Re: 88' Celica Alltrac refresh

Postby Curry » Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:46 pm

Argh still haven't had time to work on that damn splitter and the second shroud. I did get a chance to install my FMIC which took a lot more time than I expected. Air still flows great no overheating on hot days except one day I let the car idle really long and it got hotter than usual. But the coolant has not been overflowing or anything like that and I did mix in some water as well.

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Re: 88' Celica Alltrac refresh

Postby Curry » Fri Sep 07, 2012 2:53 am

I really wanted HID's for this car but I wanted to do it right. So to get things rolling I ordered a set of those cheapo projector headlights from ebay. My plan is to open them up. Take out the crappy excuse for projectors they have in there and retrofit some FX35 projectors or RX400 projectors.

I've done a similar retro on another car which was much more difficult so this should be a piece O' Cake. I'm going to be building a sump for my 30g saltwater tank so i guess when im done with that I'll start on the lights.

I got the lights in today and they LOOK okay but you can see all the flaws right away.

1. Projectors look a bit off center :doh:
2. Refector not needed (going to paint black) :doh:
3. Projector is not sealed around the lens. :doh:
4. There is NO cutoff bar :doh:

Besides all that I can make do with the rest. The most important part the glass is not fluted so no work to be done there.

Heres a pic of them. I'll take more shots of the construction of the lights a little later.

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Re: 88' Celica Alltrac refresh

Postby underscore » Fri Sep 07, 2012 2:59 am

Curry wrote:I really wanted HID's for this car but I wanted to do it right.


Unless you spend literally thousands of dollars that's not going to happen...
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Re: 88' Celica Alltrac refresh

Postby ZeroDrift » Fri Sep 07, 2012 12:48 pm

underscore wrote:
Curry wrote:I really wanted HID's for this car but I wanted to do it right.


Unless you spend literally thousands of dollars that's not going to happen...



Not exactly true. A retro fit is one of the more affordable ways of accomplishing this and you can keep it under $1000 using some decent quality components.
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Re: 88' Celica Alltrac refresh

Postby underscore » Fri Sep 07, 2012 2:09 pm

ZeroDrift wrote:
underscore wrote:
Curry wrote:I really wanted HID's for this car but I wanted to do it right.


Unless you spend literally thousands of dollars that's not going to happen...



Not exactly true. A retro fit is one of the more affordable ways of accomplishing this and you can keep it under $1000 using some decent quality components.


But it still won't function like a proper, legal system would (auto-leveling, etc).
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Re: 88' Celica Alltrac refresh

Postby phattyduck » Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:58 pm

underscore wrote:But it still won't function like a proper, legal system would (auto-leveling, etc).
Legal systems don't require auto-leveling... they just require leveling. Check an STi or similar range car with HIDS - manual headlight leveling switch. Of course, not matter what we do the lights won't be truly legal (no certs, etc.).

That said, adjust them correctly and they can function just as well and much better in many cases than stock systems out there.

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Re: 88' Celica Alltrac refresh

Postby Curry » Fri Sep 07, 2012 6:08 pm

ZeroDrift wrote:
underscore wrote:
Curry wrote:I really wanted HID's for this car but I wanted to do it right.


Unless you spend literally thousands of dollars that's not going to happen...



Not exactly true. A retro fit is one of the more affordable ways of accomplishing this and you can keep it under $1000 using some decent quality components.


That was my thinking as well. I never knew a proper HID setup to cost over 1k unless you use some crap out of a Porsche or something. I've seen many done using TSX or Honda S2k projectors which seem to be the most popular. All resulted in even lighting with no hot spots, no glare or anything of that nature. None of them had auto leveling either.
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Re: 88' Celica Alltrac refresh

Postby Curry » Fri Oct 05, 2012 5:04 pm

Sorry for the lack of updates. Haven't really done much. I've just been driving it to and from work and enjoying it. Trying to get minor things fixed before the weather gets all cold here.

Mostly been busy with my fish tank. I've done some major work on it and recently installed a sump so thats been draining my time.

Its a mixed saltwater reef with live coral

pics of the tank and sump since I have nothing else car related to show you guys. LOL.

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Re: 88' Celica Alltrac refresh

Postby 88gt4DE » Sun Mar 10, 2013 7:49 pm

Any updates man ?
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Re: 88' Celica Alltrac refresh

Postby MrMcQuacker » Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:48 pm

Nice tank. I have a 60g Cichlid tank with 3 Tiger Oscars. That's also my other hobby besides cars :).
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Re: 88' Celica Alltrac refresh

Postby entrax » Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:59 am

hey, regarding your headlight plans, lmk if you need help! did it to my gt-s and it's definitely not $1000...more like $200
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Re: 88' Celica Alltrac refresh

Postby Curry » Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:29 pm

entrax wrote:hey, regarding your headlight plans, lmk if you need help! did it to my gt-s and it's definitely not $1000...more like $200


I'll let you know how it goes, waiting on some projectors to arrive. I installed the lights as-is just to see how they look since I don't drive the car much these days. They look good and I haven't been highbeamed by anyone yet so thats good lol. There is glare but not as much as I expected. I spent about $200 for the projectors, figure another $200 for misc crap and the phillips ballasts and bulbs.
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