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  1. my mum had this on her 04 plate 1ltr t3, Toyota replaced the mirrors under warranty this time last year and they have been ever since, wonder if Toyota redesigned them.
  2. With no bonnet spoiler and headlight washer it means its a Jap import, could be an SS1/2 , wont be an SS3 as they didn't arrive till 95 . As has been said , show us a picture of the engine and we will be able to tell, if it looks like the engine in adams sig above then its an SS2 ,which you want as it has the better engine :D Kev
  3. thats a bit of a contradiction is it not, so if it doesn't pump more fuel in where is that restricted fuel going?? wait a min you just said more fuel is going to go through the injectors because the excess that the engine doesn't needs isn't getting returned back to the fuel tank , so doesn't that mean theres more fuel getting pumped through them????
  4. you won gets much from a 4 branch, have you looked at the standard manifold?? its already very good.. that fse isn't going to give you 10bhp, it doesn't give any increase in hp but does improve throttle response a little , as i said above its only a fancy name for fuel pressure regulator, only worth it your standard one is %$(ed or if you go for hardcore mods ie: turbo or supercharger. 210bhp on the 3s-ge is going to cost you a nice sum of penny's m8, to get anywhere need it you it would be a good idea to change some of the service items first ie: dizzy cap. rotor arm, leads and if the cars over 100k then changing the lambda would be a good idea, now your onto the goodys :D, mods i would go for would be, exhaust, decat (best mod iv bought) , intake (with plenty of cold air) halo spark plugs, silkolene pro s synthetic oil, power deck spacer (meant to give 10bhp), some info here then get some sort of piggy back dastek or greddy then get it all setup on the rollers, i recon that lot on a strong engine should see you around 195bhp 200 if your very lucky, after that your into the opening the engine up like GTForbes said.. sell the car and get an ss3 with the beams fitted , 200bhp standard and the potential for more :D good luck m8 Kev
  5. GTForbes never heard of any reliability issue with the dastek unichip, i supose its the good old case of you get what you pay for lol
  6. For a start if you have took the engine to the limit be it na or turbo that's the only way your going to gain anything from a fse boost valve, the fse is just a fancy fuel pressure regulator, if you cant get the extra air into the combustion chambers then adding an fse to pump more fuel in is a waste of money, the only time it would be of any use if the car wasn't highly modded to justify such a mod was if the stock pressure regulator was faulty as the fse would be cheaper that the Toyota one. Expect to gain 10bhp or there abouts max with an exhaust and intake unless you have a turbo or supercharger, You really sound like a max power reader when you start taking every mods advertised power increase and adding them all up , if it was that easy don't you think everyone would be running around with 30-40bhp extra for little outlay?? its just doest work like that in the real world mate , start doing some research before you start sprouting crap like that, im surprised this has went days without any one's input.. How can you say adding a chip causes problems and an ecu remap doesn't?? there both the same at the end of the day , and i will repeat myself YOU CANT REMAP THE STANDARD ECU ON THESE CARS, PIGGY BACKS OR FULL AFTER MARKET REPLACEMENTS ARE THE ONLY OPTION. well going by you a chip adds more air so wouldn't that be a good thing as more air = power?? but in the real world no chip on this earth can physically add more air only relieving restriction on the intake or adding positive pressure via a turbo or super charger can do this, again this looks like you don't know what your talking about . In what bit in my post did i mention i was talking about wheel horse power?? 168bhp is the stock flywheel bhp on the uk face lift model (sorry didn't include that info in my original post)and thats what the guys dyno figures were based on. If you get a chip its common practice and sense to get it setup when fitted.. I'm sorry if this offends you japracer but that whole post just made you sound like a 16 year old that reads max power Here is the post on celica club from the guy, please note that some of the dyno picture no longer work.. Kev
  7. Hi m8 There was a guy (hunterj)over at celica-club that had just a k&n 57i and cat back exhaust, he got a dastek unichip and was setup on the rollers, it made 187bhp with a big difference in low end torque and a nice 13bhp increase at 5k rpm. he had the face lift model so started with 168bhp, +19bhp isn't to bad, he said the improvement in low and midrange made it all worth while .. You cant actually remap the stock ecu on these cars, you basically need a piggy back that goes in before the ecu.. or a full aftermarket replacement. Kev Edited, increase at 5k was 13bhp not 15bhp
  8. Hi guys Dont post on here much but just thought i would fill my fellow Celica loving people in on what's been going on .. Well on the 17th of April i wrote Desmond off :( , long story short i noticed a speed cop car so got distracted as you do , when i looked back the guy in front had slammed on the brakes due to not having enough room to get past the speed cop car so ran up his ***** :( .. Here is what Des looked like after a day later he got taken away to get written off :( well it took 3 months to settle with the insurance company (admiral), it wasn't there fault it was the dvla's for taking so long to put my private plate into retention ffs. After 4 months of searching i found this, fancied a change to white :D within 23 hours of owning it it looked like this ,notice no orange bits :D then today it was like this , nice big wheels :D its getting there :D just for reference here is what Desmond looked liked in his glory, every time i see that pic i think to myself why did i get a white celica lol Hope you like guys :D Kev PS: yeah as usual im drunk lmao
  9. Kevstir

    Opinions Please!

    im not a big gen 7 fan but that looks ***** hot m8, i do really like that a lot :D
  10. or buy a pair for £7.50 from ebay :D Here is a guide @ when putting the front springs on make sure you align the top mount with the arrow pointing towards the outside of the car or you will get all sorts of strange noises lol Kev
  11. I'm from Grangemouth :D Currently have a Celica written off on my drive , if anyone see's a White UK Gen 6 Celica GT for sale let me know please Kev
  12. black smoke usually indicates over fuelling m8
  13. Kevstir

    Celica Gen 6 Gt

    Hi Guys Finally got the settlement from the insurance so on the hunt for another Celica what im looking for is UK Celica GT 94-99 (nearer 94 with my budget lol) White, may consider Black but White preferably, no other colour considered... must be good condition, NO jap import unless it has ABS and a Sunroof.. I only have £1600 to play with, i know its not a lot but you never know what might turn up lol Cheers Kev
  14. my moneys on the fuel filter at the start when you could go to 7500rpm the fuel filter would have been clean letting the fuel flow freely all across the rev range, now if its gradually got clogged then its not going to have the same flow rate, resulting in it not letting enough petrol through at high revs when the need for fuel is at its highest..
  15. Kevstir

    Gt4 Bonnets

    its the bonnet that kills you , very very expensive peace of kit :(
  16. Kevstir

    Gt4 Bonnets

    no idea m8, bought them 6 years ago , im sure they were some no name brand , paid £600 and back then that was cheap cheap for a set of 17's lol , to me they look like khan rsr copy's.
  17. m8 its not hard at all , iv had mines of and on a few times , infact i just removed the blocks from my 202 because i was in a smash and demodded the car before it got taken to the garage, i got the spoiler and blocks off in under 5 mins . the first bolt to take off on ether side is under a hole bung , remove the bung and remove the first bolts (10mm socket) the other bolts are behind the plastic trim in the middle, it pops of really easy , once that's off just unbolt them like the first , mines didn't have anything in front of the bolts , once you have the whole spoiler off you will see 2 big holes on ether block , inside them holes you will see ether a screw or bolt (not sure what the official fitting kit looks like i just used self tapping 10mm bolts). Its not hard at all m8 as i had a 202 i wanted the gt four filled in, i paid £70 to get them filled and painted so you might find a good body shop will charge less if its just to paint them.. Kev edit: putting the spoiler on is soooo easy , there's a locating hole on the boot that a little lug on the spoiler block sits in so its just a case of placing the spoiler on the boot and bolting it up, the little lug keeps it in place
  18. Kevstir

    Gt4 Bonnets

    regarding there not being that good a body kit for the gen 6 i think that's down to it being so well designed in the first place its hard to improve :D you just cany help love those curves lol mind you any gen 6 without side skirts just doesn't look 100% lol just wish i still had mines, i wrote it off last Tuesday and no fault of a !Removed! speed cop car :ffs: , goes down as my fault though :( sorry for taking this off topic m8
  19. Kevstir

    Gt4 Bonnets

    thats fair enough m8 but to set the record straight i never once made out mines was a gt4, i kept the gt badges on it and when ever i was asked is it a gt4 i said no, the reason i went for the gt4 kit is because i think its the best looking kit for the celica (and i bet that's what 90% of the other guys think that want to add the gt4 kit) ,lets be honest there isn't really a good looking body kit for the celica is there ??? Kev
  20. Kevstir

    Gt4 Bonnets

    yeah there is a gap m8 but it actually looks ok , heres a couple of pics of mines before i put the bumper on. Kev
  21. Kevstir

    Gt4 Bonnets

    its a straight swap (done it myself) , the only thing you need is the GT4 bonnet catch as its longer than the original . heres a pic , you can see its a fair bit longer.
  22. Hi guys long time no see lol I'm now due the second timing belt (119k) on Desmond so wanna run it past you guys what i should change, iv been told by a few people that the water pump should be changed at the same time which i think would be wise as its unlikely to last another 60k , also some say i should change the belt tensioner and others say no you don't, so , whats the advice guys ?? :D Cheers
  23. Kevstir

    Gt Mod ?

    There was a guy on celica-club that had a ss exhaust and k&n 57i induction kit , he went and got a dastek unichip installed , he got 187bhp which doesnt sound like a good gain but at 5000 rpm there was a 13bhp increase and a good increase in torque , he said the car was like night and day due to the improvments from low revs right round to the red line heres the post if anyones interested
  24. I had to replace one of my rears on the GT, was quoted around £170 delivered from cheaptoyparts and £200 from MR T , ended up having to get it from MR T as they could supply it a lot faster , its very expensive but there is a good bit to it , there so easy to fit that i doubt you would pay much labour , takes about 20 mins to fit if that .. Kev
  25. aye m8 , if yeah have a Celica then mozzy on down