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So what mods have you done to your car? This is a big question in the racing/street-racing circles. But lucky for me I don't race my car (much) lately. Because I still don't have much to say. But this is something I am fast changing. In an effort to make my 'yota' a racer. I know my car in almost stock form is faster than most Civic's, Accord's, and Integra's. But I want it to be faster than most Z28s and Trans Am's!

83 Celica


I am currently in the process of rebuilding and upgrading the engine. Expect the mods and replaced list the expand significantly!

Complete 1982 Supra Rear End Assembly
Energy Suspension Poly Bushings (On Rear Arm Pivots)
7.5" F303 Limited Slip Differential (3.727:1 ratio)
Four Wheel Ventilated Disc Brakes
1985 Celica GTS Brake Proportioning Valve
Brembo Cross-Drilled Rotors (rear)
TechnaFit Braided Stainless Steel Brake Lines (front & rear)
2.5" Exhaust (Cat Back)/Free Flow Muffler, SS Tip
85 Supra Seats (Old seats were bad)
85 Celica GTS Gauge Cluster (130MPH Speedometer)
S&B 5" Powerstack Open Element Filter Assembly...
HKS AFM adapter & custom CNC machined AFM bracket
Splitfire Performance Spark Plugs
Motul DOT4 Synthetic Racing Brake Fluid 600 (593F/420F)
Red Line MT-90 All-Synthetic Gear Oil in Transmission (soon)
Red Line 75W90 All-Synthetic Gear Oil in Differential
Fuel Filter relocated to Strut Tower Wall
Replaced/New Items:
Brake Master Cylinder (Thanks Jack!)
Raybestos Rear Calipers
Raybestos Brake Pads (front & rear)
Clutch Master Cylinder
Clutch/Pressure Plate
Throw-Out Bearing/Pilot Bearing
Water Pump
CV Halfshaft Assemblies (Both)
Differential Side Seals
Differential Side Flange Snap-Rings
Lots of Interior
Every Stud, Bolt, Nut, Washer & Seal I Can
All Gaskets (soon)
Power Steering Pump (soon)
Power Steering Hoses (pressure/non-pressure) (soon)
Power Steering Idler Pulley Bearing (soon)
Fail Safe Thermostat (soon)
All Coolant Hoses (soon)
All Belts (soon)
BVSV (Both) (soon)
Front & Rear Main Seals (soon)
Transmission Mount (soon)
Vacuum Lines (soon)
Windshield Washer Pump (soon)
Clutch Slave Cylinder (Eventualy)
Sound System:
Sony CDX-2250 40watt x 4 CD Deck
California Profile 600 watt Amplifier
2 MTX 6000 12" Subwoofers
2 Kenwood 3-Way 6" x 9" Speakers
Monster RCA Cables w/ Gold Plated Connectors
All Speaker Wiring Replaced
Future Mods (In Order):
Fully Worked Head (Ported, Polished, CCed, Milled)
TRD Stage 2 Camshaft (224°/234° @ .050" Lift)
LC Engineering Pro Rocker Shaft Set
LC Engineering Pro Manganese Bronze Valve Guides
LC Engineering Viton Valve Seals
LC Engineering Pro Dual Valve Springs
LC Engineering Titanium Retainers
LC Engineering Hardened Valve Spring Shims
LC Engineering Hardened Valve Keepers
Ferrea Oversize Stainless Steel Valves (47.1mm/39mm)
Si Valves Valve Seats
3-Angle Valve Job
LC Engineering Pro Motor Mounts
Block Bored .020 Over
Wiseco High Compression (10.3:1) Forged Aluminum Pistons
Eagle H-Beam Forged Connecting Rods
Lightened, Knife Edged & Balanced Crank Shaft
Lightened & Balanced Flywheel
Complete Engine Balance
Clevite 77 Tri-Metal Main/Rod/Thrust Bearings
ARP Rod & Flywheel Bolts
ARP Main & Head Studs
Toyota 210cc/min Fuel Injectors (Cleaned & Balanced)
Custom Adjustable Camshaft Sprocket
DynaGear 20R Dual Timing Chain w/ Metal Backed Guides
Intake Manifold Phenolic Spacer
Gasket Match Intake Plenum to Manifold
Billet T6 Aluminum Underdrive Power Steering Pulley
Cut Back EGR Casting in Plenum
EGR Restrictor
K&N Valve Cover Breaters (front & rear)
Auto Meter Lunar Air/Fuel Ratio Gauge
LC Engineering Pro A/F Tuning Module
Short Shifter
Grant Steering Wheel
Custom Made Dual Electric Fan Assembely
MSD Ignition System (6AL, Blaster2, Tach Adapter)
MSD 8.5mm Super Conductor Spark Plug Wires
LC Engineering Billet Plug Wire Loom
82 Supra Air Flow Meter
TechnaFit Stainless Steel Clutch Line (looks mostly)
Energy Suspension Polyurethane Bushings (front)
Koni Adjustable Struts & Shocks
Addco or Koni Anti-Sway Bars 1" (front) 3/4" (rear)
Cusco Strut Tower Bars (front & rear)
Raybestos Loaded Calipers (front)
Brembo Cross-Drilled Rotors (front)
KVR Performance Carbon Fibre Pads (front & rear)
Ground Control Coil Over Kit (front)
Eibach Pro Kit Springs (-1" rear)
Aluminum One Piece Drive Shaft w/ New U-Joints
DynoMax Hi-Flow Catalytic Converter
Doug Thorley Tri-Y Header (502Y)
LC Engineering 9 Lb. Aluminum Flywheel
CenterForce Dual Friction Clutch Kit
Supra Throttle Body
Corbeau Targa RS Seats
16"x8" Wheels & 245 45ZR16 Radial Tires
Cusco Camber/Caster Adjustment Plates
Halon 10lb. Fire Extinguisher Distribution System

Yeah all of this will be a long, long time in the works. But when I have completed all of this I believe I can get a 200hp (Reasonable Guess) monster Celica. At around 2,700lbs that is some power to weight ratio. I would figure a quarter mile time of 13-15 seconds and over a 100mph. So what will come after all of this?

Nitrous Oxide?


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