Ryan’s SW11.  If you are confused about this seemingly wrong chassis code, then here’s the deal.  This is an AW11 powered by a 3SGTE from an ST205 Celica.  Consider it a sign of this cars purpose and intention.  The stock 4AG, even in supercharged form, is still a motor that is primarily about aesthetics and feel.  The AW11 is not a small car, and the stock 1.6 is hard pressed to keep up with Toyota’s renowned 2.0L… at least when dollars are considered.

With 275’s on all four corners, and a specialized suspension set up, this car hopes to be the fastest fendered solo 2 car in Calgary.  Of course… it will be tested far beyond.  As of 2010, this is a strictly trailer-ed car.  Despite that, it maintains a full interior and many other amenities as mandated by solo rules.  Future plans include new dampers and more weight reduction.  We are approaching the limit of allowable modifications for SSM, and looking for new ways to make the car better.

Specifications of the Machine

attribute-sw11 FOOTWORK

  • Koni Race Dampers
  • 25mm Fr. RCA’s
  • RR T3 Camber Plates
  • FR. Cusco Camber Plates
  • Complete Poly Bushings


  • ST205 3SGTE
  • Stainless 2.5″ Exhaust
  • ST205 air to water IC
  • Boost Up 21 psi
  • Greddy ECU


  • Radiused Fenders for 275’s
  • CF Bonnet
  • Rear Spoiler Removed


  • 300mm Momo Wheel
  • Sparco buckets


  • Relocated Battery
  • Stainless Brake lines
  • Master Cylinder Brace (!!! Dope)


  • Work Equip 01 15 7.5J/9J +??
  • Toyo RA-1
  • Real Racing 15 10J +0
  • 275/35 Hoosier

This car is still around, but it’s been a battle. It’s embarrassing to say… but it hasn’t run well for almost three years: electric gremlins, inhaled slag, and failing OEM suspension components. As simply built as the car is, it’s actually a hard hard tune. Fall is definitely wrench time though. Maybe this SW11 will re-emerge in the spring… or […]

On The Road Again 2


Yes it’s back.  There is a new engine in place, along with a race weight flywheel and six puck un-sprung clutch.  Beyond that… you should notice the gigantic 10″ wheels and 275’s are gone, in favour of some higher offset 9’s in the back (still shod with 275’s) and 8’s in the front with 225 rubber.  If you recall my […]


yah.  There is a piece missing.  That pretty much confirms Mr. 3SGTE ate something he shouldn’t have.  The important detail of the compression test was cylinder 1 being about 60psi under 2-3-4.  Time for a new heart.  Shoaib at JDM Source has hooked us up with a complete ST205 3SGTE.  He’s pretty much awesome everytime I talk to him, and […]



It’s sweet how the internet is changing.  I really want to start making videos…  Ryan and his son Adrian put this together.  Last auto-x I was joking to Andrew about making a time lapse movie of a day at auto-x.  It would have like 1000 frames of driving to and from the event, 1000 frames of standing around and waiting […]

The Real Wendover

Ryan’s season has been awful… and now it might even be over. With plans to go south of the border often this year, a custom trailer was ordered from Rance Aluminum.  Custom… but it arrived two months later than promised, and even then, wasn’t exactly to the specs ordered.  Ryan would not recommend that you buy your trailer from Rance.  […]

Ryan’s Troubled Season

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