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  1. Today
  2. decided that it was time to refurb my trd adjustable shocks, the original green was looking worse for wear and as they are going on my black gt4 with red accents this seemed like the best option. springs and top plates done in 2k black.
  3. Spacer Fitment Advice

    Cheers guys the advice and comments are highly appreciated I feel a lot more confident now knowing that this is how they are supplied and that I’ve fitted them correctly. Panic over
  4. Spacer Fitment Advice

    So the advice has always been to finger tighten them and apply loctite. I found on more than one occasion when customers brought cars in with them fitted that when I removed the wheel nut the stud would come out with it. Whenever I have fitted them I have applied loctite and used the 2 nut 2 spanner method to tighten them and Ive never seen one come back out.
  5. Spacer Fitment Advice

    Stuart has sold many of these over the years. One of his previous customers will be along soon to reassure you.
  6. Can someone please advise me regarding the fitment of some recently purchased spacers. They are second hand and from Freakyparts, seller supplied with original invoice from last year. 25mm & 15mm. My concern is that the studs are basically just lengths of thread that are simply screwed into the spacer with a little locktite once the spacer is on the hub... then the wheel sits on and bolts up tight. I’ve not seen spacers with this type of screw in stud system before where they screw in from the face. Does this seem safe or common? The pic I’ve attached highlights the studs that are screwed into the spacer by hand with some locktite.. Perhaps it’s all safe once the wheels on and tightened up and I’m over thinking...
  7. Yesterday
  8. looking sweet man , sunds out too maybe my car will kee a bit more shinier now
  9. Last week
  10. Welcome to Celica Club UK. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.

  11. Welcome to Celica Club UK. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.

  12. Welcome to Celica Club UK. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.

  13. i did that when i meshed my front bumper , also makes it easier to undo the two to put all new bulbs in easily ... yesterday we tried to wrap my bonnet as its been a bit of a state so i wanted to carbon wrap it so i spent £50 for 3meters of the KPMF black carbon with air release feature , now this was a challenge to do but i actually love it and tina did a great job of doing this with me , it took bloody hours but it paid off : the wrap was actually recommended by a guy who is a wrapper by trade and has done jobs on several members cars on here :
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  15. What did you drive before your Celica?

    Lots of stuff.
  16. looking forward to japfest.....lots of cleaning to do 1st

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  17. Had the O/S wheel off earlier, along with removing (and destroying) some arch liner clips, bumper bolt screws, all three headlight bolts, O/S engine cover, and finally..the indicator bulb. 75 minutes to change an amber bulb to a chrome one, all because of the bonnet stay mounting. I did not refit the hidden headlight bolt. THAT is staying off.
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  19. what have you done to your celica today...

    Yeah... i suppose damper & springs are 'consumables' but in the longer term sense, hopefully at least a decade, and even if kept rust and tatty corrosion free they will still wear out anyway. Probably best to periodically go over the exposed metal areas with an oily rag and allow a grimy gunky look to offer some protection.
  20. i personally wouldn't go with the sock...can hide damage from quick look over. Its not really rusty springs you have to worry about (unless they are REALLY crusty of course) its the ends snapping which can happen to even brand new ones. one bad pothole and PING As for extra paint, I did give all of my underbits a second coat of paint before fitting all my new stuff - after 10 months it hasn't really helped because it all gets blasted from wheel cast off anyway. Already got the old surface crust starting
  21. what have you done to your celica today...

    My primarily concern is about protection from the dreaded tin worm, and then the general upkeep and maintaining a good appearance of 'things underside'. It don't look good to see rust, even slight surface rust, on parts underneath a vehicle. Looking at the photo below taken 3 years ago; this was my front suspension at 11 years old and 52,000 miles, the OEM springs are rusty and tired, obviously seen better days, the OEM strut dampers still have some life in them but look scruffy & corroded, especially the lower spring holders. The underside of those spring holders is where it would be very easy to add some anti-rust primer & top coat paint to the brand new ones before fitting; in the interest of applying a more hard wearing protective surface, and would assumably be easier to periodically clean up, perhaps include the lower strut leg too, these things are in a messy place, and direct line of fire. [Think British winters]. [Could also take the opportunity to paint this area the most distasteful colour of ones fancy to cringe the eyeballs of the most hardened MOT guy!] I also wonder about the addition of a detachable fabric strut sock to encompass the spring, a larger version of what is already available for coilovers (?) If the springs are clean and lightly oiled behind a protective curtain of fabric it should in theory cause them to last a lot longer than a decade...
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  23. Toyota Celica ST205

    Toyota Celica ST205
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    1. bluetruck

      bluetruck

      thank you for the welcome...see you all at japfest

       

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  25. you will never, ever see the front spring plates though. Maybe the topmount visible part in the engine bay may be worth some awful colour though
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