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Updated on May 06, 2012
This page is devoted to my Tercel (201 whp / 158 lbft torque @ 14 psi)
MODS: 92 Tercel DX (bought for $300 after a heavy front end collision)
BRAKES: - Custom Braided Brake Lines (Paragon Performance) - ATF200 DOT4 (high boiling point) Brake fluid - Speedbeeders (caliper bleeder valves) on all 4s - Starlet EP82 rear axle with disc brake swap - Starlet EP82 brake proportioning valve - Paseo Front Brakes with Brembo Rotors & EBC GreenStuff Brake pads
SUSPENSION: - Paseo Front Swaybar (19mm) with Polyurethane Bushings - Starlet EP82 1-piece OEM strut bar - KYB GR2 gas struts/shocks all around - Eibach Sportline lowering springs - Eibach camber bolts (-1.25 degrees in the front) - Whiteline adjustable (19-21mm) rear swaybar with Polyurethane Bushings - Whiteline caster/antilift kit - 15" Konig Diva Rims w/ 205/50r15 Falken Azenis RT-615 tires
ENGINE PERFORMANCE: - Starlet EP82 4efte Engine - Mitsubishi Starion / Crysler Conquest all metal intercooler with 2.5" plumbing and TurboXS BOV - 5efhe ACIS intake (from Toyota Sera) - 5efhe higher lift, longer duration cams (from Toyota Sera) - Greddy eManage fuel managment with custom plug in harness - Generic oil catch can - Engine oil cooler (from mitsu starion) - Engine oil filter relocation kit (permacool) - 170F low temp thermostat - Bigger injectors (Denso, 440 cc, from Toyota Supra 89 Turbo. Cleaned and flow tested by CruzinPerformance) - Subaru WRX TD04L turbo - Tubular exhaust manifold + 3" downpipe and 3" mandrell bent exhaust straight pipe with Dynomax glasspack resonator and Hooker straight through muffler (the car is VERY quiet) - Aeromotive Adjustable FPR (fuel-pressure regulator) w/ all braided lines - Royal Purple fully synthetic oil 10W40 (winter), 20W50 (summer)
TRANSMISSION: - Starlet EP82 5sp manual (converted from auto) - Competition Clutch kevlar disk and heavy duty pressure plate - JUN lightweight flywheel - Royal Purple 75W90 Synthetic Transmision Oil
INTERIOR: - Paseo Gauge Cluster with Celica GTS 88, 150mph speedometer and 9k tach - Autometer Autogage Gauges: 2 5/8" boost gauge, 2 1/6 a/f, voltage, water temp, oil pressure gauges - Paseo Digital Clock - Paseo Steering Wheel - Paseo Wipers Switch with Intervals - Sparco Speed racing seat - RCI Platinum 3" 5-point racing harness - chepo eBay floorbar for some extra rigidity and to mount harness on. - Battery relocated to Trunk - Summit racing airtight battery box vented outside the car - Floor bar - Removed Rear & Passenger Seats - Greddy Full Auto Turbo Timer (JDM Version)
AUDIO: - 4 1/2 Infinity Kappa Series in front, 6 1/2 Infinity Kappa Series in the back driven by some old Pioneer CD player
EXTERIOR/BODY: - New Paintjob - Sunroof - Powered antenna from a 240sx - Shaved Emblems - Custom front bumper - Custom grille - mud guards (front are generic, rears from a 92 celica gt-s)
Future Mods: - externally mounted battery switch, due to NHRA drag racing saftey requirements (waiting to be installed) - some kind of LSD (badly needed)
Ok here are some photos of my tercel. It has a 4efte swap. It is a turbo engine from the japanese starlet gt (EP82).
Right now the engine is stock except for the front mounted intercooler.
Here is the old engine:
This is the empty engine bay:
this is the new engine before putting it in the car:
here it is in the car:
Here are my nicely painted brake calipers with braided brake lines. I have brand new brembo rotors and EBC greenstuff brake pads ready to go on when I can afford bigger rims. I use high temperature DOT4 ATE200 brake fluid. In the pix you can also see my Eibach Sportlines. I currently have KYB GR2's all around but no pix.
And here are some exterior photos: The bodykit in the making:
This is my sparco speed seat. I have removed all seats except for the driver seat for weight reduction purposes (passenger seat is only there temporarily). I've also removed the passenger belts, A/C and condenser for the same purpose. The interior however isnt gutted cause this will be a street car:
And here are pix of my gauges:
I got a new paintjob. It looks soo much better now:
Here is my new 150mph speedometer which I adapted to fit. It's from the 88 Celica GTS:
And here is my new Saab FMIC installed (soon to be replaced by a smaller Starion intercooler:
Check out my new rims:
Here's a shot of my SAFC2 installed and you can catch a glimpse of my new racing pedals
And after thinking really hard about what I could do with the old 3ee engine here's what I came up with:
A coffee table:
A candle holder:
Stage 2 is officially underway. I am currently in the process of installing the TD04L turbo and the new intake manifold.. then comes plumbing the exhaust and intercooler and tuning with the emanage.
The car being disassembled:
The emanage with custom plug and play harness
My TD04L turbo with the new manifold and downpipe
The new ACIS intake
The turbo all painted and nice
My other turbo. OUCH
My partial exhaust. The rest will come in about a month
Everything all set. Now I just need to wire things up inside the cabin.
Update: Installed the Aeromotive FPR and freshened up the paint in the engine bay.
Update: Got a new polyurethane front bumper lip and some Falken Azenis RT-615 tires
If you would like to see more pix of the car and the mods please go here
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nice tercely keep it up !
nice Tercel, nice and clean
Hello got a 2 door 94 tercel stock want to do this same engine swap if youve got time id like to ask a few questions. Do you have to modify the wiring harness and will this engine run off the tercel ecu or do i need to buy the that with the motor? Also was wanting to put a dash cluster in that similar to yours but was wondering why the temp gauge doesn't read i've seen this problem in other pix. It's my daily driver and want to add a lil wow factor without breakin my wallet do you have any suggestions about reliability of this engine? Thanks :)
nice car for what car fit caliper brakes for rear tire i want change brake sistem for my car
nice tercel. what do you mean you adapted the dash cluster to fit? i dont understand. im looking for one but i want to find one that will fit
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