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My mainstream Celica

Sat Feb 07, 2015 2:02 am

Alright guys finally I'm starting my thread... After 2 and half owning a real GT4 and 4 year messing with GT4, I have the courage to speak in english in this website (I'm born french with no english culture whatsover).

(Update 23th September 2015)

I have a regular JDM St185 NB 1991 body swapped with a St205 engine and tranny.

I've done quite a lot on this car but I have still a LOT to do.

My mod:

-I still have the Chargecooler
-Converted HKS blowoff valve to a dumpvalve
-WRC cam (I think) (Not installed)
-Mishimoto Rad + Fan
-ACT clutch 500lbs 6 puck with spring
-St205 torsen
-Complet rebuiled engine with all new Toyota Gasket and new bearing and ring
-Ct21b from ATS Racing
-Custom mid pipe from AP Performance
-Perfect fit Denso Fuel pump (Supra TT)

-Code 54 solved

Engine Oil: 5w40 winter 10w40summer Mobil/Amsoil/Castrol

Transmission oil: 75w90 Amsoil Severe gear. (Best oil that I used so far)


-A "Big brake conversion" of a canadian st184. I got rid of the 2piston 1piston jdm brake
-Aerocatch hood pin
-Complet polyurethane bushing for the rear subframe and diff cushion from GT4 Racing

Brake / Clutch fluid : Ford DOT 3 brake fluid


-Autometer gauge Sport Comp I + pod
Oil pressure (Stepper motor)
AFR analog
Boost gauge (Mechanical)

Now the thing I need to do....

- New front pad
- Technafit Stainless Steel lines
- New suspension
- New wheels
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Last edited by Empiremen on Mon Nov 23, 2015 6:54 pm, edited 3 times in total.

Re: My mainstream Celica

Sat Feb 07, 2015 2:18 am

Some pic

Re: My mainstream Celica

Sat Feb 07, 2015 2:21 am

Some MOAR pics (That time, I didn't forget the "s")

Re: My mainstream Celica

Sat Feb 07, 2015 11:57 am

Nice GT4!

Re: My mainstream Celica

Sat Feb 07, 2015 6:10 pm

sweet!! the engine is in!!

Re: My mainstream Celica

Sat Feb 07, 2015 10:22 pm

Thx! @Redswan

@quieter Yeah finally! I put it in a few week ago but It run a bit weird with no boost. I need to replace my actual turbo but except this, it run pretty well!

Re: My mainstream Celica

Sat Feb 07, 2015 10:46 pm

your going to rebuild it or get another ct20b from the japs?

Re: My mainstream Celica

Sat Feb 07, 2015 11:00 pm

Lol don't worry. I'm the man with 1001 spare parts. I have an another Ct20b lying around in my garage!

Re: My mainstream Celica

Sat Feb 07, 2015 11:11 pm

My real problem is that I don't have anywhere hot to work. I'm stuck outside with the cold. I have pretty much all the part that I need to have a fully functionnal St185. I just don't have the "heat" and kinda the time. I also I'm really freaking broke, so I cannot ask a mechanic...

Re: My mainstream Celica

Mon Nov 23, 2015 6:42 pm

Quick update since I have nothing better to do at school! sike..

The car have been running really great since spring. I daily drive the celica for most of the summer without any drama.

Now, I will store my love for the winter. And next spring, I'm gonna get some coilover. I'm thinking buying some flatout coilover since they have a full 5 years warranty.

And I will run a new setup. Gonna try some Matrix trd 17" inch wheel with some DW or So4 in 225/45. Really excited to see how it will look!

Soon I'm going to show my gauge setup and my subframe GT4 racing "refurbish"!

Re: My mainstream Celica

Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:58 am

Damn 2016 Empiremen was lazy!!!! So lets summarize 2016.

Brand new stuff
-Michelin Pilot Super Sport
-Custom Air intake by myself
-Flatout Coilover (I need to do a review on those)
-Matrix 17" (Those thing are ugly but cheap)
-Custom 3 inch exhaust (this things is awesome)
-Turbosmart BOV

I've done my first initation in lapping and that was great! I had a lot of fun and blew up my 2 front wheel bearings but worth it.

Re: My mainstream Celica

Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:22 am

Nice car, I really like the color.

Re: My mainstream Celica

Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:27 pm

Thank you!
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