Getting my celica back, any good tracks around?

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  1. rabidpirate

    rabidpirate New Member

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    I'm getting my 2000 Celica GT back this weekend from getting the engine swapped (spun the bearings on the crankshaft..long story).

    After I break in the replacement I plan on bringing it an autocross or road course, however there isn't much up here in CT. I'm willing to go all the way to NJ to see what I can do. However anything closer would be fantastic. Any recommendations?
     
  2. alltracman78

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    I'd much rather drive to NH. What's there?
     
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    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    What does it mean to spin the crankshaft bearings? They're supposed to spin, aren't they?
     
  5. alltracman78

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    No

    Bearings are not supposed to move.
    If they do, you ruined them and possibly the crank.
     
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    Did you keep the original GT motor?

    I'm looking to turbo my current Celica. It's a 95. I like their styling more.

    Pics?
     
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    5S-FE doesn't really seem like a motor worth turboing, but maybe I'm just ignant.

    Used to have a 2000 GT. Real light, total barebones one with no sunroof and crank windows. Fun car, good-looking too (swapped to GT-S alloys), but not as fun or good-looking as the Miata I traded it for :)
     
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    i have the GTS wheels as well. the 5SFE holds its own. It's not powerful by any means, but there are members getting high 13's.
     
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    Corz ha ha! snikt

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    Pocono (PA)

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  10. rabidpirate

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    Yep, the entire crank is toast along with the a the rods. I'm not keeping the origional, i'm brining it in so I can get my core charge back ($400).

    I learned stick on my uncle's miata. Very fun car. Most balanced car i've ever been in. I couldn't find a used one that I liked when I was shopping for the car to replace my taurus that I ruined. But in hindsight it would have been a mistake since I lack a winter beater and don't want two cars. In fact i'm looking around for something sporty to replace this that I can take out in the winter. Something like a used Audi tt, Evo, or WRX. As it stands now, even with all weather tires on, I get zero traction if there's more than half an inch of snow on the roads. I live in CT, so it's uncommon to see noreasters with 3-4 ft snowfalls. This winter I was completely stuck multiple times and had to borrow my sister's Cirrus to get to class/work.
     
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    Oh, and thanks for the leads Corz.
     
  12. alltracman78

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    It's actually pretty stout.
    It's weak in NA form, but if turboed right has boatloads of torque for a 4 banger.
    And there are quite a few MR2 guys running 5S blocks/cranks with 3SGTE heads making serious power.

    oh, and it's ignorant :rofl:


    That's because you shouldn't be using all season tires in the snow...
    That is what snow tires are for. They make a HUGE difference.
    My little 2WD truck is awesome in the snow with snow tires. Without I can barely move sometimes....
     
  13. Corz

    Corz ha ha! snikt

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    you're welcome pirate

    i've got a lowered dime... doesnt matter what tires I have, I aint movin in the snow :o
     

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