tngster

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About tngster

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  • Gender*
    Male
  • Toyota Model
    Camry Vienta
  • Toyota Year
    1996
  • Location
    Victoria
  • How did you find us?
    Google
  • Annual Mileage
    10,001 to 15,000
  • Interests
    Car Modification
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  • First Name
    Matthew
  1. WTS: All 4 Camry struts with Super Low King Springs Location: Melbourne, Victoria Item Condition: USED Reason for Selling: Moving on to a new car and need to sell these off. Price and Payment conditions: $200 negotiable Any additional information: These struts will fit into a Gen 3 - Gen 5 camry, Gen 1 - Gen 2 Avalon Shipping: Pick up or postage under buyers expense Contact Details: o42564648o
  2. I've got a white Toyota Vienta 1996. - BC Racing BR Type Coilovers - 17" Mag wheels running Achilles ATR Sport2 235/45/17 - Underseat Sub - HID conversion - LEDs all around the car - LPG Conversion - Black plastidipped front grille - Smoked side indicators - SAAS boss kit and sport steering wheel - Drilled and Slotted front rotors from DBA + Ceramic compound pads - 3vz-fe engine with ignition timing set to 16*
  3. hey buddy, your front strut bar still for sale? Can I come and test to see if it will fit my car?
  4. Hi everyone, I just converted my Toyota Vienta 3VZ-FE to run on Sprintgas LPG. I have no idea which kit was fitted into my car. I got a really good deal from a local installer. About $500 out of pocket after the Victorian government rebate. The system installed is a single point vapour injection system. The LPG vapour is fed at the throttle body. I lost nearly half my boot space because of the tank. I didn't opt for the donut tank that some people fit into the spare wheel bay because that would have cost me $300 extra. That being said, I usually only drive by myself or with one passenger. I have the backseat to put all my stuff. The LPG-Petrol switch is located near the fuse box. There was a blank fascia plate which made it convenient for the installer. He didn't have to do any cutting of my dash. Performance wise, you can feel that you need to put your foot down more than usual to get the car going. The low end torque that we love so much about the 3VZ is not there. I found that the power increase is now a much straighter curve towards the higher revs. I think I will need my LPG mechanic to tune my AFM such that I get back the lower torque bump. That being said, I'm used to only revving up to 3k to get off the line to 80kmh which is the speed I usually drive at in suburban areas. Cruising on the highway is no problem at all. I had an issue with the LPG gas causing the engine to idle too low. When I was decelerating from 80kmh, somehow the overdrive/4th gear didn't change up and that caused the engine to stall. Thank goodness I was approaching a red light. Happened another time when I was turning a corner. I brought it back to the LPG installer and he put in a balance line running from the airbox to the LPG mixer. I also decided to change my sparks to the NGK LPG plugs. The loss of low end power was reduced after I switched the spark plugs. I ran my first tank of LPG to zero and then filled it up. It came up to 46.44 litres of LPG. I'm assuming my tank is a 55 litre tank. I am still running on my first full tank of LPG so I'll update you guys on the milelage later on. I'm currently at 200km at the fuel gauge on the switch is showing 2 out of 4 green lights. (red light = reserve). Hopefully I'll get up to 350km from 40 litres of LPG. With an 8cent discount from Coles/Shell, I am about 58.9 cents per litre of LPG. Works out to be less than $25 for a full tank of LPG.
  5. I just converted my 1996 Vienta 3vzfe to run on the sprintgas lpg system. The installer told me to pump BP lpg rather than shell lpg because of the propane/butane mix. I'm still in the midst of calculating the mileage I get on LPG. I'm hoping that someone can shed some light on the differences between different brands of LPG. Installer told me that supagas is the best LPG to use. Cheers.
  6. SORRY EVERYONE. I can't make it this time because of work. :(
  7. $900 for second hand coilovers? cool.. My bushes are probably on the way out. I'm expecting to have to replace them in the next six months. In the meantime, I'm saving up my dough and keeping an eye out for parts that I'd put in when it comes down to changing out the bushes and struts. I'm currently on 16" running on RE001's and it's already a marked improvement.
  8. When's the next meet? I was walking by Garage cafe today and it seems like there was an MX5 meet in there.
  9. Put me down for a "maybe" please! I'll see if my brother wants to come along. TA
  10. Just installed some 16inch rims on my camry vienta. went from 205/65/15 to 215/55/16.. The steering feels so much better at >100kmh now. The old wheels were either unbalanced, or really crap.. :D
  11. I got the same report from Ultratune a month back. They quoted me 300+ PER BUSH! thats crazy. Anyway, I've been driving around and I can hear the rubber squeaking coming from the back. I reckon I will eventually have to replace it but I'm just wondering how much it will cost me. WIll it make much difference replacing one bush and replacing ALL the bushes on the car?
  12. Thank you everyone for your posts and reply. Because of my extremely tight budget, I have decided not to go for coilovers. Instead I will just put a rear sway bar and upgrade my car aesthetically. 17inch rims are the first things on my list. I will just save more money and upgrade to a better platform for modifications... That being said, I'm totally in love with the 3FZ-FE engine..