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Gundy

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  1. all you need to do then is to lower it 40mm and your laughing thats the problem when you start modding your car........you can't stop :D personally,i don't like the look of cars with nice big wheels which have too much clearance between the arch and the tyre!!! lowering your car will make an incredible difference to appearance and handling when i bought my car it had 17's on it but wasn't lowered,to be honest,it didn't look right!maybe it was just me see wot u think......here it is before
  2. got it home today :D very well made,compliments to the guys at japspeed only took a day to come home :o pure quality!! check it out
  3. nice clean lookin car ya got there jus gotta keep 'er that way :D
  4. nice wheels mate you'll have to post a few pics of your motor when ya get em fitted :D
  5. Gundy

    My New Celica!

    lower it that way it'll look even better and handle like a go-kart
  6. Gundy

    My New Celica!

    nice lookin motor mate looks wicked in black :D a 40mm drop would finish off the looks make sure the shocks are ok before you lower it!!i lowered my gen 6 and within a month the rear shocks went,forcing me to replace all 4 with koni adjustables. would of got coilovers to begin with if i'd known!!!! mean looking car though,well impressive have fun moddin
  7. hmmm,were gettin technical now the lower the profile the better,but you don't want to go too low cos you'll lose the ride quality,the wheels would take the brunt of the bumps!!too much profile and i suppose the tyres would fold more when cornering hard.......if you know what i mean? plus,you've got the looks factor aswell,if you have small wheels you need more profile to fill the arches,and vice versa for large wheels.i think the profile is worked out as a percentage of the width of the wheel.the 205 is in millimetres i think,but i'm certain its not the same for the profile.do a search on google if you need to know more. thats about all i know about tyres hope its helped
  8. if you have,and are willing to spend a bit on manuals,then give toyota a ring and ask them,i'm sure they'll be able to help out,but i must warn you,it probably won't be cheap. :o won't hurt to try them though should of mentioned that in the other post but didn't think
  9. no problem,glad to be of assistance.i've got 17's with 40 series tyres,and used to have 15's with 50,so i presume 45's will be spot on
  10. wicked :D thats what i like to hear looking forward to gettin it fitted even more now cheers dude
  11. Gundy

    Cai For Airbox

    yup,sounds like a good idea to me different people,different opinions,thats what its all about eh yeah,the quicker you go the more cooler air is fed from outside the car,thats what i was meaning by cold air induction,just a misunderstanding me thinks. i've tried every possible way to get the k&n goin right but it just wasn't happenin,it was fine for mid range torque,but as soon as i got past 5000rpm it just seemed to make alot of noise and go nowhere :( anyways,got the airbox inducted and it seems to be going well,i'll try the K&N once i've got me exhaust fitted,maybe it'll go alright then! see wot appens
  12. Gundy

    Cai For Airbox

    like i said,the car was quicker,but only at low-mid revs,when it started really sucking the power dissapeared. and as far as making your own cold air induction kit-this is what this post is about.not about the 57i kits by using the original airbox i intend to feed it with a new pipe running to the underside of the car to give a forced cold air intake into the airbox :D
  13. do you mean more than 8bhp for the de-cat on its own or including the mongoose full system?!?!?!?
  14. the '205' is the width of the tyre and the 45 is the profile,ie-the size of the tyre wall/from the rim of the wheel to the part of the tyre which has the tread on it.45's would be right for 16" wheels,seems strange why theres a different profile on the back ,this would mean the diameter of the front and rear tyres differ,not by much mind you,but a bit.i'd stick with the 45's on all of them to be safe as for haynes manuals,don't get the u.s one,i bought it and its pretty dire,it covers front wheel drive models from 1986 through to 1999.better off tryin to find one specifically for your car,there has been topics about this on these forums so have a browse and i'm sure you'll come up with something
  15. Gundy

    Cai For Airbox

    so why do you think you have to run a flexi 'cold air intake pipe' to the front of the car,to allow a direct feed of cold air straight to the filter!!surely we all know the colder the air-the denser?!?!?therefor allowing the filter plenty of air when its required. and the airbox doesn't suck in hot air,the pipe which runs to the airbox is normally positioned behind the front bumper away from any under bonnet heat!! the heat in the airbox when the engine is warm gets passed through the throttle body back into the airbox-you should note that when the engine is at the correct running temperature there isn't much under the bonnet that isn't hot!! also,why do the new generation 2 k&n kits come with heatshields????and the typhoon type k&n's,which come with a pipe to replace the one from the throttle body which positions the filter down behind the bumper,which i would say was the best place for it. theres no point having the filter surrounded by hot air,because if the air is hot-there isn't much of it!! sure,the car was a bit quicker,but it didn't run half as smooth as it did with the standard airbox.
  16. Gundy

    Cai For Airbox

    i had a k&n 57i kit but it was suckin in toooooo much hot air and the car was runnin s :censor: t!! thinkin about borin a 50mm hole in the underside of the airbox and putin a pipe straight into it :D i'll try it today,thnx for the interest lads
  17. Gundy

    Engine?

    the question he asked was whether they were the same!!!!he didn't ask for all the specs of different years and types we could be here all night because there are so many different models!! anyhow,he owns a 89 convertable not a generation 6!!!and might i add-it has a 3s-fe engine not 3s-ge which have different heads!!
  18. your probably right there rhaines,i own a gen 6 celica with a 3s-ge and its true,the car doesn't have much go in it untill you hit 5000rpm+,the weight of the gen 6 has quite a bit to do with it aswell
  19. as far as non turbo engines are concerned the 3s-ge is the most powerfull with 173bhp if its a 1994-1999 model,basically the same as the 3s-fe but with a new and better head-hence -ge.if its a turbo then the 3s-gte is the one,a jap one would be the best pushin out 253bhp i think.i'm new to celica's but from what i've gathered on the forum these figures shouldn't be far off.
  20. Gundy

    Engine?

    to my knowledge the st is a 1.8 pushin out around 118bhp and the gt is a 2.0 with between 140 and 200 bhp dependin on what year and type etc etc.
  21. This may sound silly but has anyone ever tried putin a cold air feed into the airbox?i know there is a pipe which runs fron the airbox to behind the bumper but what if you was to run another one to under the plastic pan which covers the underside of the engine and directly into the bottom of the air box so its actually gettin forced in when accelerating hard? there isn't alot of room under the airbox but i'm sure it could be done some way or other!!!!
  22. well,i've removed the ecotek valve and replaced the 57i kit with the original airbox and,yes!!its certainly running a hell of alot better its still not giving the same surge i had wen i first bought it but its still surging more,i've also noticed a couple of leaks in the exhaust system so hopefully wen i get the new one on all my problems will be sorted :D i should notice a slight diference with taking the cat out even!?!?!? does anyone know how much extra bhp i should get from doing this?i've been told i could expect anything up to about 8bhp,is this right?
  23. cheers lads for the help,i'll get on to it right away Goodbye ecotek,Hello airbox i'll let you guys know how i get on :)
  24. i'm just waiting on a de-cat pipe to come home,then i can put new system on.the cat's probably the original one from new cos the flanges are rusted together!!thats why i have to wait for the decat pipe before i can fit my nice new shiny mongoose system on.should be getting fitted next week so that'll be another possible cause eliminated :D
  25. the car runs perfect,smooth as you like except for the fact that it doesn't surge at 5000oddrpm like it used to.could it be the emissions system?ie :censor: cat?the sound from the exhaust used to change note quite a bit when it surged but that doesn't happen anymore either :( perhaps i should just get it checked over by a pro but i'd rather try and find the fault myself instead of payin some grease monkey 20quid an hour and come up with nothing i knew i should of chosen the mechanical trade instead of electrical
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