lurking in Portland, OR

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lurking in Portland, OR

Postby Corax » March 22nd, 2016, 7:19 pm

First off, yeah, I don't actually have a 1st gen, but a bunch of my internet searches lately kept leading back to this site. So I asked some of my forum friends and somehow got an email address which led me to someone that allowed me to register here :)

While I might not be very active here, I really do appreciate the work others have done in thinking outside the box and figuring out performance solutions for these older Celicas. I'm sure a lot of the info will cross over and can be used on my car (I recently picked up a few pair of RX7 calipers for a killer deal, so that's my latest research).

My own ride is an '85 Celica GT. I swapped a van axle in for the F code diff and designed/laser cut brackets for a disc conversion, ditched the flip-up headlights, deleted the sunroof, made my own Bilstein inverted monotube coilovers using inserts from a RAV4, and recently completely gutted it and started on a custom harness in preparation for a 3SGE BEAMS swap (even using an is200 cluster that I got from the UK). This was mainly bought for RallyX, but until recently when I yanked the engine, was also my DD.

No intro thread is good without pics, so 2 of my favorites

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Re: lurking in Portland, OR

Postby Frankdoofy » March 16th, 2017, 7:00 pm

do the rav 4 inserts fit in the stock casings?
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Re: lurking in Portland, OR

Postby skeptic » March 16th, 2017, 8:38 pm

You know this thread is a year old and was his (or her) only post right?
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Re: lurking in Portland, OR

Postby Corax » March 17th, 2017, 6:01 am

Frankdoofy wrote:do the rav 4 inserts fit in the stock casings?


Yes they do, but you need a small spacer because the body of the shock is slightly shorter
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Re: lurking in Portland, OR

Postby Corax » March 17th, 2017, 5:43 pm

a bit of clever searching via CTRL-F and comparing to your stock lengths might yield some interesting results
http://www.monroe.com/downloads/install ... ations.pdf
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