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Offline Yoshioka58

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XA6X Differences
« on: Apr 19, 2020, 03:35:14 pm »
Hey everyone!! I want to know the small details between each trim model and how they change from model to model. I have a 84 Celica GT-S (RA65) which I know comes with stock fender flares, IRS, vented rear disc brakes. I want to know what the other specs are? Did we get ST and is that the lowest trim? What is the difference between ST and GT? Power windows? Power steering? And info and input is greatly appreciated, thank you all :)

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Re: XA6X Differences
« Reply #1 on: Apr 20, 2020, 04:29:20 am »
There is a thread on here about it, but to summarize:

82 and 83 had STs, which was the lowest trim. STs had no passenger's side mirror (IDK if the driver's side one was power or manual), and had a carb instead of EFI in 83. They may have also only been available with a manual, don't remember. Power steering was either optional or not available. They were otherwise a low spec GT.

GT had a solid rear axle, no flares, drum rear brakes, etc. Power windows were optional on all models, and power mirrors were standard on GT/GT-S.

82 GT-S also had solid rear axle and drum brakes, 83 had IRS and drums, 84/85 had IRS and discs (90% sure that's all right). 85 manuals came with 7.5" F-code diffs, all others used 6.7" T-code. GT-S interior was nicer and similar to the MKII Supra, and they got better seats.

Note: In 82 & 83, there was a "GT Sport" option package, which became the GT-S in 84, but we usually call them all GT-S so we don't go insane.
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Re: XA6X Differences
« Reply #2 on: Apr 20, 2020, 09:37:52 pm »
Thanks so much!

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Re: XA6X Differences
« Reply #3 on: Apr 24, 2020, 05:41:27 pm »
Did ST also have zero trim on the outside? I have seen a few with no trim at all.

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Re: XA6X Differences
« Reply #4 on: Apr 25, 2020, 07:04:17 am »
Did ST also have zero trim on the outside? I have seen a few with no trim at all.

I don't think so, but could be wrong. The trim is unobtanium, so it's not too uncommon for it to be shaved if damaged. It also had metal strips for backing that are prone to rust in the salt belt.

I forgot to mention, IIRC all STs were coupes.
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Re: XA6X Differences
« Reply #5 on: Apr 25, 2020, 05:47:14 pm »
IIRC all STs were coupes.

At one point I saw an '85 ST hatch on Facebook Marketplace. It was believeable - no side trim, only the LH mirror was there... but you are correct, according to the 1985 brochure, the ST was only a sport coupe.
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