It pains me to write this but up for sale is my beloved ’96 Toyota RAV4. This is no ordinary RAV4, its rare, unique and more of an enthusiast car then your typical grocery getter. It’s been modified to receive a ST215 Toyota Caldina 3SGTE engine and its E150F transmission. It’s AWD, has dual sunroofs, power accessaries, working AC as well as some more goodies!!

Check my eBay auction at:



If you’re interested contact me at scubastevoviii@aol.com. 


Boost Behavior

Awhile back, I saw a group buy for Omori Boost Gauges…I got so excited, I impulsively bought one, without having any force induction on my car. It’s very popular seller amongst the MR2 and WRX community. I’ve always been a fan of its compact size and style. I’ve been planning to add a boost controller, to squeeze out a few more ponies from my CT15B…hold on, hold on, hold on!!! Let me take a step back for a sec.

Why add the boost gauge?  Well, as you “turn up” the boost on the boost controller, the engine begins to produce power in excess of the stock capabilities. This makes it essential to monitor the manifold air and boost pressure via boost gauge to ensure things are in order. Thus a boost gauge goes hand-and-hand with a boost controller.

Fast forward, I now actually have a turbocharged engine and an opportunity to install it.


Let me tell you a little bit about the Omori 45mm Electronic Boost Gauge:                               – 45mm gauge with a red needle/black face and white backlight.                                           – Kit includes y-splitter, air hose, filter, sending unit and mounting bracket.                            – Needle performs a 270 degree calibration sweep at start-up.

I had a hard time finding a mounting pod for a 45mm gauge. So, I opted to making my own out some left overs I had laying around. There’s nothing like a DIY project…so much fun. Anyhow here’s my finished product: