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Just a quick cheat sheet about the mods and classes, for anybody who still wants to run their 7th Gen in SCCA Autocross:

STREET (S) – 7th Gen Celicas are in GS
STREET TOURING (ST) – 7th Gen Celicas are in STS
STREET PREPARED (SP) – 7th Gen Celicas are in DSP
STREET MODIFIED (SM) – 7th Gen Celicas are SMF
PREPARED – 7th Gen Celicas are in EP

Aero mods – STREET MODIFIED
Air Filter – replace in original box – STREET
Alignment – with stock parts only - STREET
Basic Wear & Tear Parts – STREET
Battery – relocate – STREET TOURING
Body Parts – aftermarket, incl wing – STREET PREPARED
Brakes Big – STREET TOURING
Brake Ducts – STREET PREPARED
Brake Pads – change – STREET
Carbon Fiber parts – STREET MODIFIED
Camber Plates – STREET TOURING
Clutch Replacement – STREET PREPARED
Cold Air Intake up throttle body or turbo inlet – STREET TOURING
Convenience & Comfort (DVD, head units etc) – STREET
Drive Train Swap – STREET MODIFIED
ECU reprogramming – STREET TOURING
Engine mounts – STREET TOURING
Engine Swap – STREET MODIFIED
Emission Control System – remove – STREET PREPARED
Exhaust – Cat Back or Axle Back – STREET
Exhaust – Headers, High flow Cats – STREET TOURING
Fenders – modify or replace for tire clearance – STREET TOURING
Fans, Engine – STREET TOURING
Fiberglass Parts – STREET MODIFIED
Flywheel Replacement – STREET PREPARED
Fuel Cell Replacement for tank – STREET MODIFIED
Ignition, Fuel/Air/Induction ECU modify/replace – STREET PREPARED
LSD Front – STREET TOURING
LSD free – STREET PREPARED
Pulleys, Engine (except supercharger) – STREET TOURING
Radiator, Engine – STREET TOURING
Rear Seats – remove – STREET MODIFIED
Rims – Stock +- 1 inch – STREET
Rims – free – STREET TOURING
Seats – STREET TOURING
Seat Belts – Harnesses – STREET
Side Bars – STREET TOURING
Shift Knob – STREET
Shocks & Struts – STREET (but see rules)
Splitter – front – STREET MODIFIED
Spoilers – add – STREET PREPARED
Steering Components – replace – STREET MODIFIED
Steering Gear replace – STREET MODIFIED
Steering Quickener – STREET MODIFIED
Steering Wheel – STREET TOURING
Strut Bars – STREET TOURING
Subframe Bushings – replace – STREET PREPARED
Suspension Components – free – STREET MODIFIED
Suspension Springs (coilovers) – STREET TOURING
Sway Bar – Front, Rear, Replace, Modify Add (incl end links) – STREET
Tires – 200 treadwear or higher (rim size restricted) – STREET
Tires – free (rim size free) – STREET PREPARED
Transmission Mounts – STREET TOURING
Trunk stuff remove (spare tire etc) – STREET
Wing, aftermarket – STREET PREPARED

EVERYTHING ELSE NOT MENTIONED is either NOT ALLOWED or puts you into the general crazy car catch-all EP class.

E&OE - i.e. I hope I got that all correct!
 

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Great post!
 

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Many thanks, 2K!!

So, just to round things off for the moment,

If you're in STREET, you're basically up against Civic Si's, VW GTis, Ford Focus.

In STS, it's Miatas and Honda CRX Sis

In DSP, it's RX8's and BMW 3 series

In SMFWD, it's going to be CRXs, Civic Cis, and Minis/Mini Coopers

In EP pretty much all 90's Honda Civics.

Plus we're SO MUCH better looking than they are! (Except maybe the Beemer 3's!)
 

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In search of the Unicorn...

Morning all!

Well following my search for the ever-elusive Unicorn Celica, I have to let you know that I've missed three thus far.

The first was an 00 GTS with the fabled leather delete and sunroof delete, missed out cos it was sold on the day I started looking. Asking: $3300

The second was an 02 GTS (I know, rev limiter) with leather and sunroof delete - and a cracked head. Asking $2300, but far away (in NV), so I let that one pass by. It should end up a drift car somewhere and maybe come around again.

The third I just missed, an 05 GTS but someone deleted the sunroof, and it's not stock, so it won't make STREET class. They were also asking over $5k for it.

I'm not counting the one Andy posted in this thread 'cos by the time I saw it (thanks, Instant email Notification) the ad was expired.

But there's definitely more out there - I have a line on a couple now.. :)

You won't believe how many GT-S wannabe cars there are around here. They all are regular GTs with the wings, lips, body work off GT-Ss. I even saw one that had a VVTLi label on its 1ZZ head cover. Couldn't believe it.

Will keep you all posted!
 

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There are a lot out there. It's sorting through the haystack for the needle that's the issue. Good luck!
 

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Found another, it's a '05 though.

https://www.cargurus.com/Cars/l-Used-Toyota-Celica-Snohomish-d294_L37848?sourceContext=emailLink_false_0&utm_term=2019-04-06&utm_campaign=default&utm_medium=email&utm_source=emailListing&utm_content=listingViewDetailsCTA#listing=232871081


Thus means it's DBW, correct?
And that means what, exactly? Better or worse for autocross?
More responsive to throttle pedal inputs of course, but what else?
I'm not going turbo / EP anytime soon so ECU monkeying around isn't on my horizon for now.

Thanks!

Searching through old posts about that now, just to inform myself, although now I have two to choose from I think I prefer the 00 one that's also available, as the '05 is asking more than I'm prepared to spring for in a stock street track car for the moment.

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