I purchased this 1983 Celica GTS Coupe from a buddy who didn't want to sell it (he was the 2nd owner at the time) and I promised him I'd take care of the car and liven it up a bit. Fortunately, I ended up finding a 22r-t motor (not completed), which was built using LCE parts. After purchasing the motor, I went back to LCE and started ordering insane amounts of parts, so we could run as much boost as we wanted. I ended up doing a custom head piece together from the website and went to work on the install. After all was said and done, I was able to run a solid 18lbs of boost with the wastegate maxed. The motor is built entirely of LCE parts, the clutch and flywheel are no exception. All in all, I was able to take two starting builds, and finish mine into a rare and wonderful masterpiece with plenty of room for improvement. As it sits, with a smaller turbo (since I blew up the .60 trim) with a conservative tune, I was able to make 217whp and 241wtrq. Looking for better numbers down the road if I can get a bigger turbo.
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