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1Nicetrd build Thread

Discussion in '8th Gen' started by 1nicetrd, Aug 13, 2015.

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    1nicetrd Well-Known Member

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    Well guys finally decide to try a build.

    So a little background

    i have/Had a 98 LE i have been deciding to get rid of and have been on the fence since january, i was on the hunt for a 01 white S with sunroof and a 5 speed... long story short,it's like finding a unicorn for a good condition one... so my solution just make one yourself.

    Heres is what i have going
    Lexus Ultra White Repaint
    TRD 7 Piece Body Kit
    TRD japan Wheels
    TRD strut bar
    TRD quick Shifter
    TRD Sports Muffler
    Brand new Weather seals and trims
    Oem LSD
    Ae111 rear brake conversion W/ABS
    Ae111 Superstrut conversion
    Poly Bushings
    Hotchkis Swaybars
    Hid Retrofit

    Whats next to do
    Swap out all the old wire harness's with 01 harness (preferably with ABS)
    2ZZ Swap with 3.9:1 Final Drive

    Before
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    So my build began. but first a trip to the paint shop for a little TLC.

    The car is now a Lexus Ultra white. brighter than toyota super white and also has a slight pearl to it
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    Now the real fun has started. I had to clean up all the gunk and dust that the car has collected over the years pressure washer and degreaser were my best friends
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    Installed all new trim and weather seals.. Front trims needs need clips
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    Painted the crossmember and the lateral arms also installed poly bushings into the rear arms and installed my hotchkis rears.
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    Also i am going from a sport daily so i decided i wanted to give the Superstrut suspension a try sadly my hotchkis sway in the front won't fit here
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    Next was to install the new speakers... got way to eager to test fit my ae111 seats also lol
    Clutch,brake pedal,and shifter and linkage were all installed also.
    Pulled the HVAC out to clean it and also install the jdm cabin filter
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    Finally got to finalizing the trimming from the back end to the front doors
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    Marriedtodanger Uggs for thugs

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    Hell yeah!!!!
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    MacktasticSlick TRD whore with 36,000 posts, bitch

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    That 2zz could use an ELP CAI
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    1nicetrd Well-Known Member

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    you mean the Supercharged 2zz =)
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    crolla "Wait did I just lose to a corolla?"

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    Thats good man, are you going with the Greddy kit?
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    so change in plans the supercharger i was gonna buy is or might not happen i was caught in the middle of a bidding war.
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    crolla "Wait did I just lose to a corolla?"

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    That sucks, what you gonna do now? Have you picked up the swap as yet? Also what are you going to do about the front sway bar
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    as of right now going to just get over it lol.I havent even got to the motor quite yet but i have a deposit on it !, the sway bar im currently weighing my options because i found a place that will make it ... however it will cost 600 and to top it off the guy i bought the superstrut from messed up a critical ball joint thread and i can repair it. so i might have to replace it but thats 187 a bar -_- and i have yet to attempt to think about coilovers
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    Race car problems lol
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    Super Clean
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    1nicetrd Well-Known Member

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    So sites finally back up here's a update
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    got the 2zz installed and fits perfect aside from the passenger mount

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    Also did a big brake upgrade up front.

    Always wanted to do this one only required a litle machining off the bracket
    Ae111 superstrut rotor and twin pot caliper/ with celica st202 brackets with 3mm shaved off the back
    other than that direct bolt on zero fitment issues

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    MacktasticSlick TRD whore with 36,000 posts, bitch

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    Yes. Much yes.
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    Well fug me sideways, that's awesome
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    1nicetrd Well-Known Member

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    And she is finally rolling out the garage.

    2 problems at the moment.
    -fans stay on (possible harness short,air in block still,or bad ect)
    -No lift yet (gotta check OCV valve filters or lift bolts)
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    crolla "Wait did I just lose to a corolla?"

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    The fans will stay on because of how the celica is wired. Mine stay on as well, haven't bothered to mess with them yet.
    Not having lift is a wiring issue. If it was the bolts or OCV you still be able to rev pass 7k. Did you send ignition power to the ECU?
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    1nicetrd Well-Known Member

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    just pm'd you
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    I've heard about that fan issue before, never heard of anyone solving it
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    Turns out the relay polarity backwards somewhere along the line
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    So turns out my car had a 3 puck TRD clutch ... ened up being bad so in went a trd usa clutch. oh yeah the swap i bought came with a TRD lightweight flywheel. amazing blips

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    heres was a shot i took before i garaged her again to do the clutch
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    So how you liking lift. Lol seems the clutch couldn't take the abuse
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    Thats the new stuff and resurfaced flywheel. this is what i looked at when i split them up
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    crolla "Wait did I just lose to a corolla?"

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    Yea I figured that was the new stuff.
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    1nicetrd Well-Known Member

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    yeah totally misread that last one lol
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    Lol its all good
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    Since the Clutch is getting done i scored a set of cusco Coils. so i am installing new rotors,pads and o2's also

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    Did you make those tweeter mounts on the front doors?
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    I had to make the bracket to hold the tweeter But the tweeter sail panel is actually oem from japan i ordered. i sold them to a couple of people.
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    The pearl white looks nice too :)
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    Have you ever thought about getting a front lower tie bar? I tried getting one fromore buyee.jp but they won't allow me to bid on them. Something about contraband
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    I was thinking of it maybe the cusco one thats a 4 point i dont think the 2 point would be enough bracing. im going in march maybe i can buy it there and bring it back

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