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Author Topic:   Celica GTS
zilla
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 27
posted April 10, 2002 08:30 PM UIN: 10081051
Our track is starting a 4 cyl class this year. Basically along the lines of a pure stock deal. Take the glass out, weld a hoop in it, weld the doors shut, and if the fuel tank is behing the rear axle you have to relocate it. The track is a 1/4 mile dirt. What i'm looking for is a starting point for tire pressures, caster/camber etc. This is supposed to be a low dollar class so at this time i'm not going to go crazy with the engine. Just a tune up and look things over. Any advice would be appreciated.

KWTracer
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 233
posted April 14, 2002 10:11 PM
We need to know what kind of car your using..

zilla
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 27
posted April 15, 2002 12:37 AM UIN: 10081051
84 TOYOTA CELICA GTS! 22R engine with a five speed trans.Not sure of rear end gear ratio.

zilla
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 27
posted April 22, 2002 06:26 PM UIN: 10081051
Come guys. Help me out here!

KWTracer
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 233
posted April 23, 2002 09:41 PM
I don't have alot of experience with the celica. But if I remember correctly, they have a strut fron end. It can be difficult to get alot of camber in the right front. You may want to try to find (if rules allow) some caster camber plates for the strut towers. If not you may have to slot the strut tower to achieve the desired camber. I would start with something like -3deg camber on the right front. On the left you may be alright putting in all the positive camber the tower will let you. Again, I not real familiar with the celica, so I'm not sure how much caster you can run with out sacraficing camber or making major mods. Get as much weight to the rear and left as possible. (Try to scale the car.) Take as much weight out of the car as possible. What kind of wheels and tires are you going to be running? You prob get a thousand opinions of tire pressure, but I suggest running tubes in right sides. And if your running a low profile street tire or something like a Diamindback I would start with these pressures. They will get you in the ball park. RF18; RR18; LF 16; LR16. If you running stocker pizza cutters you may need to run a little more. You need to get you gear close also. Decide which trans gear your going to use and what the ratio is, and find out what your rear end gear is so you can determine you final. This may affect you tire choice (run out) also. You don't need alot of power if the car drives good. Get the car as light as possible and move weight to the left and rear. Hope this helps a little.

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