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Mon Jan 15, 2007 12:09 am

gtfour77,
Thanks, and wow 315 tires! That's a lot of rubber!

Thomas
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Wed Jan 17, 2007 6:21 pm

Yes, 315's are pretty big....we'll see this weekend how they perform as it is our first 2007 autocross here in WV. (and 1st event on the 315's....) If anyone wants to make a trip, our site is www.swvrscca.org ...come join the fun. We run every month except Dec due to the Holidays...
Last edited by gtfour77 on Wed Jan 17, 2007 6:38 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Wed Jan 17, 2007 6:28 pm

Did you finish the body work or are you running the stick-out style?

Wed Jan 17, 2007 6:38 pm

Actually I am getting ready to do some bodywork this Saturday...it will most likely not be finished completelly but should be enough so somewhat cover the tires. It will stick out in the rear. I went with a bit stiffer springs in the rear so rubbing should not be an issue. The front fenders will be cut around the edges and then "massaged" upward to accomodate lowering of the car and the wider tires. (the fender lip will be pushed out and upwards...) Hope this makes sense. Once everything is finished a fiberglass mold will be made from each fender to make new lightweight pieces....
As for the hood, I am getting ready to lay her up this evening. Just finished the mold last night so it should be done by this weekend also. I'll have pictures soon.

Wed Jan 17, 2007 8:24 pm

cool. make a new thread for it when you do. I look forward to the progress.

Sat Jan 20, 2007 4:30 am

r the wheels sold yet? i want to be next in line if not.

Wed Jan 24, 2007 4:18 pm

Steven, I have a deposit on the wheels and if this doesn't go through I will let you know... :wink:

Thu Feb 15, 2007 8:37 am

Have the wheels been sold?

Thu Feb 15, 2007 12:56 pm

Affirmative...

Thu Feb 15, 2007 2:04 pm

:D

Thu May 10, 2007 1:15 pm

Newer pics. Post some more pics (others who are sporting these).

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Thu May 17, 2007 2:46 am

kinda offtopic, but kinda not, i was just looking around sccaforums a little and someone posted photos of an autox out in beaverun recently, and saw a photo of an ST185. so i inquired: http://sccaforums.com/forums/1/244980/S ... spx#244980

and then i come over here, not because i was looking for the SM autocross car, but i was looking for some info on wheels doing a search, and looks like i found the owner of that car here on alltrac.net: gtfour77. lol.

COOL, mucho respect to you for actually autocrossing the heavy celica in SM!! woot woot. i think once my suspension mods are all done and i get my car tight enough, i'm going to give STX a try. i don't plan on extensively autocrossing or modding this car, since that's what the MR2 toy is for.

anyway, to be on topic-- if you look at the sccaforums reply, it does mention you running 315 tires :shock: :shock: as you said in this thread...

Thu May 17, 2007 3:02 am

Here is a vid in this thread.
http://www.alltrac.net/phpBB2/viewtopic ... 53&start=0

Search his posts for more pics and vids.

Sun May 20, 2007 3:22 am

Sportmax has some new wheels.

This is a cool design. Someone might want to see if you can order a 17x9 5x100 low et of this wheel.

http://www.sportmaxwheel.com/sportmax_006.shtml

Mon May 21, 2007 7:18 pm

Those look owesome...something like CCW wheels. Good find Josh!
Keep us posted if you find anything new on these...
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