Michael Thoma

Michael Thoma 1995 Toyota Celica GT Tuner Battlegrounds Competitor 1

For Michael Thoma, the 1995 Toyota Celica GT chose him. At first, he didn't like the car but over the years he began to grow to like it and looking at it now, he can say for sure that he absolutely loves it.

Owner: Michael Thoma
Location: Columbia, Maryland, USA 
Vehicle: 1995 Toyota Celica GT
Horsepower: 200 hp
Club: ETR Motorsport
Social: Facebook, Instagram

Photography by Michael Thoma

Michael Thoma 1995 Toyota Celica GT Tuner Battlegrounds Competitor-2

ENGINE / PERFORMANCE // BEAMS 3S-GE VVT-i yellow top, ARP head studs, HKS super flow intake, AEM brute force dry-flow filter, TRD engine mount, kirkosaurus polyurethane motor mount inserts, Perrin polyurethane exhaust bushings, Mishimoto 2 row aluminium radiator, SETRAB 619 oil cooler, JEGS Black & Gold Elite Series AN fittings, Mishimoto oil thermostatic oil plate, Fuelab 818 fuel filter, Braille Auto B2015 "No Weight" racing battery, Samco Sport coolant hoses, Sun Auto hot earth hyper grounding system, Sun Auto Hyper Voltage stabilizer system MR, Prosport water temperature sender, AMS remote oil pressure sender, BeatRush by LAILE radiator cooling panel, Raychem DR-25 wrapped wiring harness, Fluidyne zinc anode radiator plug, Mishimoto oil cap, MAX aluminum coolant breather tank, Mishimoto coolant resevoir tank.

EXHAUST // JM Fabrications custom header-back dual center stainless exhaust Ver.II V-Band, B&D Machine & Fab Inc custom stainless steel exhaust manifold, Magnaflow stainless steel tube muffler, Vibrant Performance ultra quiet resonator, Magnaflow Hi-Flow stainless steel catalytic converter, Stainless Works stainless steel flex pipe.


DRIVELINE // TRD Helical LSD S54 transmission, ORC Ogura lightweight flywheel 9.7lbs, SPEC Stage 2 clutch kit, ARP Pro Series flywheel bolts, TWM Performance short shifter and aluminum shifter base bushings, Speed Source extended clutch push rod, Speed Bleeder clutch cylinder bleeder, Torque Solutions solid shift linkage bushings.

CHASSIS / SUSPENSION // TEIN JDM ST202 super street driving master coilovers, TEIN 70mm coilover springs F:250mm 8kgf/mm R:225mm 6kgf/mm, Swift thrust sheet spring seats, T≥ aluminum camber/caster plates special edition black (F), KSport adjustable upper pillowball mounts (R), TEIN EDFC active PRO dampening control, TRD 3-Point strut bar (F) RCR 3-Point strut bar (R), Suspension Techniques anti-sway bar 24mm (F), adjustable anti-sway bar 22mm (R) and polyurethane sway bar bushings, GT4-Racing polyurethane endlinks (F), Two's R Us stainless steel adjustable end links (R), GT4-Racing polyurethane control arm bushings (F), EMUSA adjustable floor brace, ISC suspension neoprene coilover covers.

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WHEELS / TIRES // RAYS Gram Light 57S Optimise Championship White 17-inch, Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R (f), Bridgestone Potenza RE-11A (r), H&R DRM Trax+ 25mm spacers (F), Motorsport-Tech 21mm adaptors & Almonte Racing 10mm spacers (R), Rays Gram Light WR silver center caps, Muteki Blue anodized 1008 steel lug nuts, H&R extended lug bolts (R).

BRAKES // ST-205 4 piston calipers (F), ST-205 2 piston calipers (R), APEXi GT Spec 2-piece slotted rotors (F), EBC ST-205 premium standard rotors (R), EBC Red Stuff ceramic kevlarÆ pads (F/R), Stop Tech stainless steel braided brake hoses (F/R), Rotor & Caliper cooling ducting (F), Speed Bleeder brake bleeding fittings, ATE Super Blue racing brake fluid.

PASMAG Tuner Battlegrounds TBGLIVE Michael Thoma Toyota Celica 01

EXTERIOR // RT-Performance carbon fiber rear diffuser, JDM H.I.D. projectors, clear high beams, option fog lights and Kouki taillights, clear side repeaters w/ lamin-x tint, euro option front splitters, Wolfie clear turn lenses, DDM 5000k HID, Nokya hyper yellow high beams, vLED 15 LED red taillight, TIGA's 8 LED high mount stop light with FL2S-10A brake light strobe module, vLED 15 LED amber turnlight, vLED 8 LED 5K white reverse light, matte white toyota emblems, shaved spoiler/wiper/spray nozzle, LLumar 30% tint.

INTERIOR // RECARO SR2 confetti seats, Planted Technology seat bracket, Sparco R-345 leather steering wheel, Sparco 4-Point competition cam lock harness, custom harness bar, TWM Performance competition series shift knob, Spree white LED interior kit, BRIDE Japan upholstered doors / armrests.

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AUDIO / MULTIMEDIA // JL Audio component speakers.

COMPETITION EVENTS / CLASSES // Hyperfest 2014 Toyota, Philly SCCA 2009 FSP, CALU Commuter Car Show.

COMPETITION RESULTS / AWARDS // Hyperfest 2014 Best Toyota, Philly SCCA 2009 FSP Class Winner, CALU Commuter Car Show Best of Show.

FAVORITE MODIFICATION // ST-205 brake upgrade was by far one of the best mods I did. Subtle exterior mod with a SUBSTANTIAL benefit in braking and braking bias (without a bias controller).


SHOPS // JM Fabrications, TEIN, Gear One Performance

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