My 1990 Celica GT Four (RC Conversion)

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Re: My 1990 Celica GT Four (RC Conversion)

Postby Redswan » Sat Mar 07, 2015 10:49 pm

So today I bought and installed a pair of 50mm (2inch) rear spacers to bring the rear wheels out further. So far I like them much better than the 35mm ones i had on there before.
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Re: My 1990 Celica GT Four (RC Conversion)

Postby CMS-GT4 » Sat Mar 07, 2015 11:28 pm

You get then custom ordered or does a shop already make them for Toyota?
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Re: My 1990 Celica GT Four (RC Conversion)

Postby Twincam.22 » Sun Mar 08, 2015 2:00 pm

Could you stick up a picture of the new 50mm spacers please? I can't seem to see you pics on any of the posts have you another format I can see them on? Thaks
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Re: My 1990 Celica GT Four (RC Conversion)

Postby celica_gtx » Sun Mar 08, 2015 4:56 pm

Pics or ban of rear spacers!!! 8)

How's the car feeling with the rear sway?
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Re: My 1990 Celica GT Four (RC Conversion)

Postby Redswan » Mon Mar 09, 2015 8:44 am

Sorry to leave you folks hanging. I had to wait for the right opportunity to get some pictures.

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So here is the before and after shots. The issue I had was that these wheels are a 48 ET which is about 13mm difference from the factory offset.I tried to use something easy like 35mm, but I didn't like the rear gap it seemed like the rear hips didn't match the legs. To me it looked like a big booty with tiny little legs. So I ordered a pair of hub centric wheel spacers in 50mm and everything liked up nicely in the back.


Before (35mm spacer on 48ET)
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After: (50mm spacer on 45ET)
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Re: My 1990 Celica GT Four (RC Conversion)

Postby Redswan » Mon Mar 09, 2015 9:08 am

celica_gtx wrote:Pics or ban of rear spacers!!! 8)

How's the car feeling with the rear sway?
I finally got my car back on the road!!


Congrats on getting it back on the road. I need to get it up to big bear or some other twisty mountain roads. My first and last trip out in it It seems to have removed a lot of the understeer. The back follows the front nicely. I ordered the front strut brace which should be here this week.

So to date I have installed:
Tein HA coilovers with EDFC
Cusco lower brace
and the whiteline rear sway bar.
the ST205 torsen LSD

So far I really like how it handles.
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Re: My 1990 Celica GT Four (RC Conversion)

Postby celica_gtx » Mon Mar 09, 2015 3:18 pm

Very nice!!! Great minds think alike!been doing a lot of reading just on suspension and all so I had picked up that adjustable cusco front strut tower brace. So for now that's the past piece! I have updated my build yet
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Re: My 1990 Celica GT Four (RC Conversion)

Postby Redswan » Mon Mar 09, 2015 10:04 pm

celica_gtx wrote:Very nice!!! Great minds think alike!been doing a lot of reading just on suspension and all so I had picked up that adjustable cusco front strut tower brace. So for now that's the past piece! I have updated my build yet


Thanks, I went with whiteline for the front brace, because the tension is adjustable, but it retains the factory brace too. So you get a triangle of support.
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Re: My 1990 Celica GT Four (RC Conversion)

Postby celica_gtx » Tue Mar 10, 2015 2:53 am

transformation has BEGUN!!!
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Re: My 1990 Celica GT Four (RC Conversion)

Postby Redswan » Tue Mar 10, 2015 3:28 am

celica_gtx wrote:http://shop.edoperformance.com/cusco-front-strut-bar-type-for-toyota-celica-st185-celica-gt4-p-12773.html

Like this


Whiteline mounts like this on top, to make a triangular setup
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and the lower cusco bar mounts like this:
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Re: My 1990 Celica GT Four (RC Conversion)

Postby Redswan » Tue Mar 10, 2015 3:32 am

I wanted something like the j-speed one...
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I think the whiteline will achieve almost the same effect.
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Re: My 1990 Celica GT Four (RC Conversion)

Postby celica_gtx » Tue Mar 10, 2015 4:03 am

I'm sure I'll be able to put down the cusco FSTB then place the stock one on top to do that. But w adjustability to tension it would it be necessary? Get that extra brace to the fire wall
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Re: My 1990 Celica GT Four (RC Conversion)

Postby Redswan » Tue Mar 17, 2015 3:05 am

celica_gtx wrote: But w adjustability to tension it would it be necessary? Get that extra brace to the fire wall


I want to have both. I think that having the front as stiff as possible is the goal (that's what she said anyway). My gut tells me that it is all overrated and not as useful as the addition of the RSB.
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Re: My 1990 Celica GT Four (RC Conversion)

Postby Redswan » Tue Mar 31, 2015 2:10 pm

I went on a little bit of a shopping spree this week in preparation for this meet in San Pedro next month.

I removed the cup holder and put the HKS EVC and Tein EDFC in its place.
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I decided to break down and buy a ZZT231 embroidered trunk mat as well as a new toyota badge.
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After a month of waiting for my whiteline front strut bar, I decided to cancel the order. Its probably just bling anyway :p
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Re: My 1990 Celica GT Four (RC Conversion)

Postby Redswan » Tue Mar 31, 2015 2:12 pm

I also blew way to much money on these goodies, but they were too rare to pass up.


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