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Engine Bay and Suspension Mods Installed... (56K Warning) #323194 Nov 10, 3:08pm Nov 10, 3:08pm
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Engine Bay and Suspension Mods Installed... (56K Warning)
Installed a few more mods:

- Stinger Battery Terminals
- Hypermotive Lower Arm Bar
- Hypermotive Sway Bar Endlinks




Please wait until all 7 pics are posted...

Re: Engine Bay and Suspension Mods Installed... (56K Warning) [Re: Sultan] #323195 Nov 10, 3:09pm Nov 10, 3:09pm
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1 - Engine Bay

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Re: Engine Bay and Suspension Mods Installed... (56K Warning) [Re: Sultan] #323196 Nov 10, 3:10pm Nov 10, 3:10pm
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2 - Stinger Terminals

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Re: Engine Bay and Suspension Mods Installed... (56K Warning) [Re: Sultan] #323197 Nov 10, 3:10pm Nov 10, 3:10pm
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Re: Engine Bay and Suspension Mods Installed... (56K Warning) [Re: Sultan] #323198 Nov 10, 3:11pm Nov 10, 3:11pm
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Re: Engine Bay and Suspension Mods Installed... (56K Warning) [Re: Sultan] #323199 Nov 10, 3:11pm Nov 10, 3:11pm
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5 - Hypermotive Rear Lower Arm Bar

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Re: Engine Bay and Suspension Mods Installed... (56K Warning) [Re: Sultan] #323200 Nov 10, 3:12pm Nov 10, 3:12pm
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6 - Hypermotive Rear Sway Bar Endlinks

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Re: Engine Bay and Suspension Mods Installed... (56K Warning) [Re: Sultan] #323201 Nov 10, 3:13pm Nov 10, 3:13pm
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Re: Engine Bay and Suspension Mods Installed... (56K Warning) [Re: Sultan] #323202 Nov 10, 3:14pm Nov 10, 3:14pm
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The front endlinks are installed as well but I'd have to take the wheels off to properly showcase them. How do you guys think it looks?




More pics coming soon... thumbsup

Re: Engine Bay and Suspension Mods Installed... (56K Warning) [Re: Sultan] #323203 Nov 10, 3:15pm Nov 10, 3:15pm
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Good work! I love the Engine bay. thumbsup

Re: Engine Bay and Suspension Mods Installed... (56K Warning) [Re: KickScrew] #323204 Nov 10, 3:29pm Nov 10, 3:29pm
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hows the rear lower arm bar could you feel anything from it


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Re: Engine Bay and Suspension Mods Installed... (56K Warning) [Re: KickScrew] #323205 Nov 10, 3:31pm Nov 10, 3:31pm
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How did you decide what to set the sway bar links at? I am looking to do this mod and have always wondered this question? Also do you notice any difference with those instead of stock ones?

Re: Engine Bay and Suspension Mods Installed... (56K Warning) [Re: SeeULater] #323206 Nov 10, 3:34pm Nov 10, 3:34pm
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The proper way to set the endlinks' length is while the suspension is weighed down, especially if you can simulate the driver's weight up front. The only way I can see this happening is if you drive up 4 ramps, or if you can get your car onto an alignment lift.

Re: Engine Bay and Suspension Mods Installed... (56K Warning) [Re: EuRoBoYGT] #323207 Nov 10, 5:56pm Nov 10, 5:56pm
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Originally Posted by EuRoBoYGT
hows the rear lower arm bar could you feel anything from it


not really, but then again I didn't expect much to start with... It was purchased mainly to round out my Hypermotive collection - wink

Re: Engine Bay and Suspension Mods Installed... (56K Warning) [Re: Blue_Bomber] #323208 Nov 10, 5:57pm Nov 10, 5:57pm
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Very clean engine bay! thumbsup

Re: Engine Bay and Suspension Mods Installed... (56K Warning) [Re: SquareEnix] #323209 Nov 10, 6:04pm Nov 10, 6:04pm
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that is one of the nicest engine bays i have seen so far thumbsup cant wait to see more pics thumbsup

Re: Engine Bay and Suspension Mods Installed... (56K Warning) [Re: SmutasticGT] #323210 Nov 10, 6:36pm Nov 10, 6:36pm
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that does look tight


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Re: Engine Bay and Suspension Mods Installed... (56K Warning) [Re: joylover24] #323211 Nov 10, 6:45pm Nov 10, 6:45pm
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love that engine bay!


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Re: Engine Bay and Suspension Mods Installed... (56K Warning) [Re: VoodooGTS] #323212 Nov 10, 7:16pm Nov 10, 7:16pm
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Well then how did you choose that height? Just keep tighting them till you can't move it or what? With all that new stuff did you notice a difference in handling?

Re: Engine Bay and Suspension Mods Installed... (56K Warning) [Re: SeeULater] #323213 Nov 10, 7:16pm Nov 10, 7:16pm
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Re: Engine Bay and Suspension Mods Installed... (56K Warning) [Re: SeeULater] #323214 Nov 10, 9:05pm Nov 10, 9:05pm
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Originally Posted by SeeULater
How did you decide what to set the sway bar links at? I am looking to do this mod and have always wondered this question? Also do you notice any difference with those instead of stock ones?


I actually adjusted them to 1" shorter than stock to start with, due to my TRD springs, and then went from there... Before these adjustable endlinks were installed, I noticed a clunking sound upon making hard right turns and didn't feel comfortable with the strength and size of the stock endlinks after my drop. After installation, I've noticed no problems and can feel a definite difference when I hold the curve. Accelerating through the turn is no problem now and the celi performs admirably... I was messing with another GT which appeared to be stock and I hammered him hard on the twisties - wink

As far as noticing differences - each suspension mod I've done has produced varying positive gains in stability and cornering, except for the lower arm bar but that doesn't really count. The biggest difference was made by the sways - obviously... A friend of mine hadn't driven my car since it was bone stock and he was amazed at how different it felt. This was good to hear since, as we all know, making incremental changes with our cars causes us to miss the degree of disparity between where we are now and the feeling of a stock celica when it all began. I know I can't remember that far back... but I consider that a good thing - happywink

Re: Engine Bay and Suspension Mods Installed... (56K Warning) [Re: Sultan] #323215 Nov 10, 9:10pm Nov 10, 9:10pm
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u have by far one of the cleanest engine bay i've seen... thumbsup awesome!

Re: Engine Bay and Suspension Mods Installed... (56K Warning) [Re: Sultan] #323216 Nov 10, 9:13pm Nov 10, 9:13pm
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If you ever get any extra $$$, pick up the Hotchkis sways (Comp = best performing; Street = for the inexperienced driver). Waaay better than the soft TRD ones. thumbsup The car will be almost as level on turns as it would be with coilovers. grin Might also wanna pick up an RMM, APC, or APR front strut bar, since the Hypermotive one is just for the bling, being made of soft metal.

Re: Engine Bay and Suspension Mods Installed... (56K Warning) [Re: Blue_Bomber] #323217 Nov 10, 9:25pm Nov 10, 9:25pm
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^^^
yeah - I was contemplating the Hotchkis comp's but I guess I just have a soft spot for all things TRD and jumped on them when I got a sweet deal. May still go with your suggestion in the future however, after I take care of a few exterior enhancements - cool

Also, to be perfectly honest, I chose the Hypermotive front strut bar mainly for its appearance and the way it set off my Intake and battery tie-down. Performance-wise, I've been eyeing the Carbing and RMM bars but we'll see... I kinda like the way my engine bay looks right now. Only one mod remains to tidy up the look and it'll be complete

Re: Engine Bay and Suspension Mods Installed... (56K Warning) [Re: Sultan] #323218 Nov 10, 9:28pm Nov 10, 9:28pm
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Very nice. Like the fiber, like the aluminum, like it all. A++


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Re: Engine Bay and Suspension Mods Installed... (56K Warning) [Re: FastCelicaGT22] #323219 Nov 11, 12:34am Nov 11, 12:34am
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Everything looks great thumbsup thumbsup


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Re: Engine Bay and Suspension Mods Installed... (56K Warning) [Re: blackcel] #323220 Nov 11, 12:46am Nov 11, 12:46am
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damn that freaking sweet...

and also that is the cleanest engine bay i've seen


btw...where did you get your hypermotive battery tie down?

Re: Engine Bay and Suspension Mods Installed... (56K Warning) [Re: Virgilson] #323221 Nov 11, 12:54am Nov 11, 12:54am
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Sultan, good shit goodjob

Are those IPT carbon fiber engine covers?

Re: Engine Bay and Suspension Mods Installed... (56K Warning) [Re: Stephen] #323222 Nov 11, 1:35am Nov 11, 1:35am
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shit never realized the endlinks being adjustable. i guess i need those too. how difficult was it to remove the stock sway from the rear. im sure it just slides down after removal of links and couple bolts. my stock links are rubbing because of the dropped coilovers


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Re: Engine Bay and Suspension Mods Installed... (56K Warning) [Re: Virgilson] #323223 Nov 11, 2:05am Nov 11, 2:05am
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Originally Posted by Virgilson
damn that freaking sweet...

and also that is the cleanest engine bay i've seen


btw...where did you get your hypermotive battery tie down?


- from www.hypermotive.net

Re: Engine Bay and Suspension Mods Installed... (56K Warning) [Re: Sultan] #323224 Nov 11, 3:44am Nov 11, 3:44am
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Looks great man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Re: Engine Bay and Suspension Mods Installed... (56K Warning) [Re: 10celica10] #323225 Nov 11, 5:19am Nov 11, 5:19am
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Engine Bay is soooooo clean! Awesome work man, keep it up!

Re: Engine Bay and Suspension Mods Installed... (56K Warning) [Re: genax] #323226 Nov 11, 7:53am Nov 11, 7:53am
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Originally Posted by genax
how difficult was it to remove the stock sway from the rear.

Very easy, actually. Just remove the axle back portion of the exhaust and its heatshield, and the sway bar will be right in front of you. Remove the brackets (4 bolts) and the endlinks, and the bar comes right out.

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awesome job cool thumbsup


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Re: Engine Bay and Suspension Mods Installed... (56K Warning) [Re: Sultan] #323228 Nov 11, 1:03pm Nov 11, 1:03pm
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I could've sworn I saw those first few pics in another thread but anyway great mods again thumbsup those adjustable endlinks have always been my favorite thumbsup


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Yeah I have those same sway bars and I think I am going to get those endlinks when the winter is over with. They look good and my stock ones look like they are having a hard time when I turn the coil-overs down. I have the ARP sturt bar comming in the mail now so I am almost complete with the suspension.

Re: Engine Bay and Suspension Mods Installed... (56K Warning) [Re: GOLDCELICA] #323230 Nov 11, 1:19pm Nov 11, 1:19pm
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Yeah I have those same sway bars and I think I am going to get those endlinks when the winter is over with. They look good and my stock ones look like they are having a hard time when I turn the coil-overs down. I have the ARP sturt bar comming in the mail now so I am almost complete with the suspension. thumbsup

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