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General Discussion / Rims/Wheels on my 2012 WRX Hatch
« on: Today at 02:48 PM »
This should be in the wheel section of the forum, but for fitment its always good to:
A. test fit a friends wheels
B. Calculate offset based on your current wheels specs
C. Try using some online calculators like: www.willtheyfit.com

9.5 should be okay depending on offset, 10.5 sounds like a stretch hehe pun inteneded. Are you lowered? Slammed? stock height?

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IACV for the celica, various gaskets to accompany. 1/0 power cable.

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Journals / Ctowns Stanced Celica/Bass Machine
« on: Yesterday at 01:57 PM »
I've decided to simply hide the speaker amp, its not much to see and the speaker wires are pretty short, so I will mount it where it used to be, but mounted properly and then covered by a shelf. I made up the mount last night and mounted the amp, next I need to mount the subwoofer amplifier, then build up the supports around the amp to support the floor, and figure out how to support the plexi window for the amplifier.

20170523_214209 by Colin McAndrew, on Flickr
20170523_215249 by Colin McAndrew, on Flickr
20170523_221405 by Colin McAndrew, on Flickr

Now I'm running low on wood and scraps from my garage wont cut it anymore... pun not intended.

And this sexy tech flexxed power wire that no one will see when I'm done

20170523_204846 by Colin McAndrew, on Flickr

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Journals / Ctowns Stanced Celica/Bass Machine
« on: Yesterday at 01:26 PM »
I started this a while ago but hadn't made any real progress until the last couple days.

Relocating the battery to the trunk as part of the wire tuck, this meant I had to run a new power wire directly from the battery to alt up front. I had already done this previously but I had a distro point on my battery terminal so the wire was made up of three pieces including the fused area, so I wanted it to be direct, plus a fuse of course, and my wire was not long enough. So I ran a new power wire last night, which was a pita, I don't have much skin left on my hand today from shoving my hand in a tight space to pull slack through on my power cable at a certain angle so it wouldn't catch on the enclosure. That wire is now run, and loomed/techflexxed.

Since the battery is going in the trunk it needs to be secured properly, so on sunday/monday I spent my time making a box to hold the battery, and a false floor to secure to the spare tire holder and then secure the battery box to that, and brace it forward against the rear strut brace.

20170521_232525 by Colin McAndrew, on Flickr
20170521_232452 by Colin McAndrew, on Flickr
20170522_112415 by Colin McAndrew, on Flickr
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20170522_134956 by Colin McAndrew, on Flickr
20170522_135830 by Colin McAndrew, on Flickr
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Perfect fit
20170522_190015 by Colin McAndrew, on Flickr
20170522_202516 by Colin McAndrew, on Flickr
20170522_202521 by Colin McAndrew, on Flickr
20170522_202530 by Colin McAndrew, on Flickr

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Ran new 1/0 power cable from alt to batt in trunk. Its a lot harder when theres a box in the car already and you have to pull the new cable under it. Also worked on the amp rack in the trunk, I hope I finish by this sunday.

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Off Topic / Random chat
« on: Yesterday at 09:22 AM »
Keanu Reeves - Woah

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Off Topic / Random chat
« on: May 23, 2017, 12:03 PM »
Originally posted by #StreetFocus
I wanted more mud to test my new tires lol.
fair enough, they look pretty mean

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Off Topic / Random chat
« on: May 23, 2017, 10:35 AM »
Im just happy my road dried up enough that my car stayed relatively clean

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Off Topic / Random chat
« on: May 23, 2017, 09:48 AM »
Originally posted by Igor
I got followed by a bunch of turkeys...


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gobble gobble

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Off Topic / Random chat
« on: May 23, 2017, 09:14 AM »
Originally posted by Shaun
hello how was everyone's long weekend
wet, how about yours

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Journals / My Favorite - 2006 Ford Ranger FX4 Level II
« on: May 23, 2017, 09:09 AM »
Should seal that thing up and put some subs under it ;)

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Newbies / New to the forum and hoping to learn
« on: May 23, 2017, 09:07 AM »
Originally posted by The1
Good afternoon all, audio has long been a passion of mine and as of late that has extended into automobile audio. I have a 2000 Chev Malibu that has a Pioneer AVH-X7800BT Head Unit, Focal 690AC rears, Illusion Audio Luccent L5 6.25 component kit for front and tweeters in the windshield "A" arms. Two amps, one mono for the sub and a digital 4 channel for the rest, both are 1000 watt units, I believe..
The sub is a ???, dam been so long, it is a 8 inch driver that provides nice tight, clean bass to enhance the rest of the music. I use primarily .flac recordings from a couple of 64 gb flash drives.
I am replacing the 2000 Malibu with a 2008 Malibu, which is one of the reasons I have searched out and reigistered at TopTier.
I am looking to get the system moved from one to the other and am researching, looking for guidance, suggestions, who can, would or should do the work?
Or can I tackle it?  :-\
Thanks for reading...
Welcome to the forum, I can help you with all your audio needs, I work at Brian Reimer Audio and run the @BRAUDIO account! We also happen to carry audiomobile.

Shoot me a pm and we can chat!

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Journals / Ctowns Stanced Celica/Bass Machine
« on: May 20, 2017, 04:59 PM »
Touched up the paint on a couple pieces that were barely painted originally, not a noticeable piece but it comforts me to know that if someone looks close its nice and painted haha.

20170518_225105 by Colin McAndrew, on Flickr

Got the coolant overflow tank installed, rad support and rad fans, made a couple more vacuum connections, apparently one of the ones I was worried about doesn't actually matter and can just be plugged. Also figured out where the rest of the coolant lines went, I think.. this could explain another problem I'm having, uncertain at this point and need to fix other stuff first.

20170518_231808 by Colin McAndrew, on Flickr
20170518_231816 by Colin McAndrew, on Flickr
20170518_235021 by Colin McAndrew, on Flickr

As of last night I connected power. And she fired up after a couple cranks and sputters!

20170519_191805 by Colin McAndrew, on Flickr


I still need to finish bleeding the coolant, but I have a bigger problem to deal with first, my idle is sitting at 2k for some reason. I figure its because the stupid iacv is gunked tf up and has seized, I had already tried to clean it before but judging by the amount of crud that was in there its not going to cut it. So I ordered a new on today and will have it early next week. I also think I have the bleeder hose off the block coming from the wrong port and needs to be switched with the one for the iacv, but should matter for idle because its only a temperature thing, not flow.

Other thing that bugging me but isnt necessarily an issue, when bleeding the coolant, I'm supposed to leave a cap off on the reservoir and watch the fluid that goes through, at first it came out slow and I could see bubbles coming through the line, but eventually they stopped and it was like pressure built up and it wanted to over flow so I capped it. Then I had to remove some coolant because it was over the fill line. I put the reservoir back to normal height and ran the motor for a while, I had to add some coolant. This was all okay but the only time the fans came on was when I first stated and it got a smidge hotter than normal, so I shut it off and added more coolant, then it was fine and stayed at the mid temp where it should be. But the fans never came on after and that concerned me a little. Thinking maybe the thermostat is staying open and its efficient enough to keep cool that way? I'll have to do lots more trouble shooting to narrow down the kinks.

But the good news is it runs, and thats a start. hehe pun not intended.

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Engine & Transmission / Intermittent Stalling on warm starts.
« on: May 20, 2017, 09:57 AM »
Haha I have iacv isseus now too. Idle is stuck at 2k, I think its seized. New one is $230!

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General Discussion / What did you do to your car today? part 2
« on: May 20, 2017, 09:37 AM »
Started it.  :alien:

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General Discussion / Official latest automotive purchase thread
« on: May 19, 2017, 10:45 AM »
Snap on picks

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Engine & Transmission / Intermittent Stalling on warm starts.
« on: May 19, 2017, 09:48 AM »
Originally posted by jordisonjr
I do not.
(Shakes head in 12v car guy)

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Engine & Transmission / Intermittent Stalling on warm starts.
« on: May 19, 2017, 09:04 AM »
Originally posted by jordisonjr
Borrowed a multi meter last night from a  buddy. Will report back with what I find.
You dont own your own?

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Off Topic / Random chat
« on: May 18, 2017, 04:53 PM »
Originally posted by Earthworm
Smaller?  You want to spin the pump faster?
its the original wheel, but the new motor would have originally had a larger pulley, so im just using a slightly smaller belt in stead of a new pulley.

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Off Topic / Random chat
« on: May 18, 2017, 02:15 PM »
Think there would be any issue running a powersteering pump with a smaller pulley than originally intended for the motor but original to the rack. new motor has a higher redline also.

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Off Topic / The Gym/Nutrition Thread
« on: May 18, 2017, 01:05 PM »
Originally posted by Madbuzz41
Any isolate protein. Isoflex is a good one , but pricy. It's more pure stuff so typically doesn't effect your stomach as bad


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Originally posted by carterjalil
What he said^^
Isonatural has no sugar, no colorant, is expensive and tastes like ****.....but it works and wont upset your stomach.
Other option is to try and eat more food, if your body doesn't agree with the supplements
Okay, I'll look into those, I have trouble eating a lot

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Off Topic / The Gym/Nutrition Thread
« on: May 18, 2017, 12:43 PM »
if some one who is very skinny and has a moderately sensitive stomach, whats a good protein powder to use, or if protein powder isn't ideal then what is? I want to do some exercising to gain some muscle mass and overall body weight.

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Engine & Transmission / Intermittent Stalling on warm starts.
« on: May 18, 2017, 10:53 AM »
Looks very similar to mine, i used an impact to take out the brass screws and had no issues. Checking the resistance is a good starting point, but it doesn't tell you if its dirty.

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Engine & Transmission / Intermittent Stalling on warm starts.
« on: May 18, 2017, 10:18 AM »
Im not sure how your iacv is set up but mine was as easy as taking off the throttle body then the iac comes off the body and i was able to clean it out with throttle body cleaner and a toothbrush, helped with the high idle in the morning, sometimes when cold it revs higher than its supposed to (2500 instead of 1500 to 1750).

I dont beleive the fuel filter is ever supposed to be serviced on celicas but I know it could help in some ways.

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Journals / Ctowns Stanced Celica/Bass Machine
« on: May 18, 2017, 09:55 AM »
Last night got some work done, no pics of progress, nothing to really see anyway.

Filled the engine and trans oil, put the axles in, wheels are back on, power steering is back in place, alternator is in, new spark plugs are in. Put the belt I had ordered on and it seems to be too long, I double and triple checked the routing and I really don't know why it doesn't fit. The part number on the belt matches what everyone on the forums says to get, but who knows. I'm hoping part source has a belt thats the same but 1 or 2 inches shorter.

I've figured out where the majority of vacuum and coolant lines go, just one or two more that I'm unsure of.

Gotta do a little more cleaning and touch up a couple paint scratches that occurred while putting the motor in, then put the rad fans in and connect the rest of the coolant lines, then put the ecu in and hope she starts.

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