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Finally making some progress... #130973 Mar 21, 3:46pm Mar 21, 3:46pm
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Finally making some progress...
Well, I finally had some nice weather, so I decided to take a couple pics to show some of the progress of my ride. you'll have to excuse the quality of the pics, Better ones are on the way (as soon as I get a new digital camera next month sometime)

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My newly installed Invidia exhaust with the silencer removed

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Front exterior shot

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Side view

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The lamp for the Axxas Shift indicator, mounted atop the gauge cluster

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The control module for the shift indicator, mounted in the glovebox

Much more to come, I'll be sure to post some better pics as soon as I'm able to! thumbsup


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Re: Finally making some progress... [Re: Rave669] #130974 Mar 21, 3:49pm Mar 21, 3:49pm
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looking good.

do you use the shift indicator often? or do you prefer just to use your tach?

Re: Finally making some progress... [Re: Rave669] #130975 Mar 21, 3:59pm Mar 21, 3:59pm
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I mostly drive by feel nowadays, but the shift light is there for peace of mind. it's set so the first light (green) comes on at 4K, two amber lights then come on at 5 and 6K respectively, and the red light comes on at 7K. this helps when running the car in lift, I see the lights in my peripheral vision so I always know where my revs are at, so I don't need to take my eyes off the road whenn pushing the car hard.

having the lights along with the engine sound makes it easy to tell how high I'm revving, and it makes it easier to time the shifts in M mode.

It also helps maintain fuel economy, so long as I don't light anything other than the green lamp occasionally, my fuel economy is great.


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Re: Finally making some progress... [Re: Rave669] #130976 Mar 21, 4:05pm Mar 21, 4:05pm
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^^sounds good... car is looking awsome thumbsup thumbsup

Re: Finally making some progress... [Re: Rave669] #130977 Mar 21, 4:09pm Mar 21, 4:09pm
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Originally Posted by Rave669
I mostly drive by feel nowadays, but the shift light is there for peace of mind. it's set so the first light (green) comes on at 4K, two amber lights then come on at 5 and 6K respectively, and the red light comes on at 7K. this helps when running the car in lift, I see the lights in my peripheral vision so I always know where my revs are at, so I don't need to take my eyes off the road whenn pushing the car hard.

having the lights along with the engine sound makes it easy to tell how high I'm revving, and it makes it easier to time the shifts in M mode.

It also helps maintain fuel economy, so long as I don't light anything other than the green lamp occasionally, my fuel economy is great.


why not set the last light at 8k or 8.2k? thats redline/fuel cutoff

Re: Finally making some progress... [Re: Rave669] #130978 Mar 21, 4:24pm Mar 21, 4:24pm
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mmm invidia sounds so nice thumbsup thumbsup

Re: Finally making some progress... [Re: GTStick] #130979 Mar 21, 4:27pm Mar 21, 4:27pm
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sweet, do you have any sound clips?

Re: Finally making some progress... [Re: Rave669] #130980 Mar 21, 4:32pm Mar 21, 4:32pm
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looks nice


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Re: Finally making some progress... [Re: Rave669] #130981 Mar 21, 4:34pm Mar 21, 4:34pm
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sweet ride thumbsup

Re: Finally making some progress... [Re: Rave669] #130982 Mar 21, 5:36pm Mar 21, 5:36pm
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that light things pretty neat


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Re: Finally making some progress... [Re: Rave669] #130983 Mar 21, 5:37pm Mar 21, 5:37pm
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Nice Ride!

Re: Finally making some progress... [Re: Virgilson] #130984 Mar 21, 5:40pm Mar 21, 5:40pm
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Originally Posted by Virgilson
sweet ride thumbsup

Re: Finally making some progress... [Re: Speed4TheNeed] #130985 Mar 22, 12:42pm Mar 22, 12:42pm
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Quote:

why not set the last light at 8k or 8.2k? thats redline/fuel cutoff


Because by the time the red light comes on, the engine would be bouncing off the rev limiter and choking (I have a 2002 BTW, fuel cut is at 7800RPM)

Red comes on at 7K because if it lights at 7K, I still have about 800 RPM to do something about it (IE shift the tranny or let off the gas pedal) I consider 7K my danger zone, if the motor is revving too long at that speed, it's not the best for the engine's health anyways. I used to have it set so the first light would come on at 5K and the two ambers and red would light in sequence through lift, but in the long run I found my current settings work best for my driving habits.

For those that asked, I'll try to take some sound clips of the exhaust in the near future. It's pretty loud with the silencer removed, but with the silencer installed, it's nice and mellow tone.

BTW, I also purchased a beltronics FX1 accelerometer. I've been messing with it a bit, getting it dialed in properly. I'll be posting a guide soon on how to set up a Vector FX1 or FX2 for the celica soon. unfortunately, for truly accurate readings from this unit, I need to get a baseline dyno of my car to calculate HP correction.

Right now I've got it set up to where it measures crank HP pretty close, the invidia seems to be good for an extra 3+ HP to the wheels when the silencer is in, closer to 5 or 7 HP with the silencer out (this is just with the exhaust, and a stock Intake system w/butterfly still in; I expect these numbers to jump up a bit once I put on the K&N Short Ram.)

So stay tuned for new pics, updates and info; it's on the way. thumbsup


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Re: Finally making some progress... [Re: Sik_Wit_It] #130986 Mar 22, 2:07pm Mar 22, 2:07pm

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Originally Posted by Sik_Wit_It
looks nice
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Re: Finally making some progress... [Re: PnOyGtS] #130987 Mar 22, 2:34pm Mar 22, 2:34pm
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Originally Posted by PnOyGtS
Nice Ride!


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