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Feb 17, 6:08pm - #105368 
which is more important to you?

I'm currently saving up money, and I can't decide between two big things: rims or a system.
Which is more important do you think? At first I thought rims, now I'm second guessing. Opinions?


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Feb 17, 6:10pm - #105369 
to me... rims.

system adds weight and i dont listen to stuff that requires tons of bass.

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Feb 17, 6:12pm - #105370 
I personally would take rims over a system. The stock sound system is pretty good in the celi...Rims are enjoyable and add a nice flare to the car thumbsup

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Feb 17, 6:13pm - #105371 
Rims thumbsup

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Feb 17, 6:13pm - #105372 
Yeah I don't think I really care for having a heavy power eating system in my car. Rims thumbsup

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Feb 17, 6:15pm - #105373 
rims..but you have to lower it or it will not flow..more money there. I got a system first and I love it, yet I prefer a body kit first smile my 2cents


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Feb 17, 6:27pm - #105374 
yea this is what i have so far..
i just got the veilside front bumper put on with a grill and Clear Corners,
tommorrow i'm gonna have an s2000 intenna and silver dash kit and LED conversions installed,
and when I get the rims I was gonna lower it, already have springs in my trunk waiting thumbsup
thanks for the opinions guys!! smile


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Feb 17, 6:34pm - #105375 
rims and a drop...

i did everything but system...that's for summer


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Feb 17, 6:39pm - #105376 
life is more important... grin grin grin

to be serious, i would go for non of both...just me~ grin


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Feb 17, 6:41pm - #105377 
Rims smile


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Feb 17, 6:44pm - #105378 
I'd go with a system. Rims make the car look nice, but you can actually enjoy a system while you're driving the car. Plus you don't have to worry about curbing the system or bending it on a pothole. thumbsup


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Feb 17, 6:49pm - #105379 
Rims .. I need some, desperately cry


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Feb 17, 6:59pm - #105380 
Originally Posted by RevMonster
I'd go with a system. Rims make the car look nice, but you can actually enjoy a system while you're driving the car. Plus you don't have to worry about curbing the system or bending it on a pothole. thumbsup


u can enjoy a system more, i picked the system


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Feb 17, 7:10pm - #105381 
Thats mostly up to you, I'd say rims, and that the sound system in the Celi is good enough for now.

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Feb 17, 7:12pm - #105382 
Originally Posted by CelicaGTGirl09
yea this is what i have so far..
i just got the veilside front bumper put on with a grill and Clear Corners,
tommorrow i'm gonna have an s2000 intenna and silver dash kit and LED conversions installed,
and when I get the rims I was gonna lower it, already have springs in my trunk waiting thumbsup
thanks for the opinions guys!! smile


So you have a veilside front bumper but stock sides and rear? That must look funky.. finish the kit before you get rims.


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Feb 17, 7:23pm - #105383 
Rims, it'll make a huge difference.

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Feb 17, 7:26pm - #105384 
I'd go with performance mods.


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Feb 17, 7:35pm - #105385 
rims

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Feb 17, 7:37pm - #105386 
def rims...or save up and do it all at once like me tongue


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Feb 17, 7:37pm - #105387 
depends on what you like to do in your car. Personally i'd rather have more power and better handling. I would recommend new struts and springs, along with possibly an Intake, little more power and nicer sound. I'm not too concerned about what other people think about my car though. Rims look nice but the majority of them either cost too much or will slow you down. System would be nice but it also slows you down and takes up precious room in your trunk. But the decision is yours, think about how you want to mod YOUR celi. Think about how you drive, what you do when you drive, what will make you happy.


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Feb 17, 7:46pm - #105388 
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So you have a veilside front bumper but stock sides and rear? That must look funky.. finish the kit before you get rims. [/quote]

no..veilside front, TRD sides, TRD rear..and it flows really well


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Feb 17, 8:02pm - #105389 
Originally Posted by celicaTRDgts
def rims...or save up and do it all at once like me tongue


That's what I did...I got everything at once, but it's not all in yet. I plan on taking TONS of pics when I finally get a digital camera thumbsup

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Feb 17, 10:40pm - #105390 
Id go with performance mods before rims or a system.

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Feb 17, 11:48pm - #105391 
If i had to pick between the two, i would pick rims. That is the decision i made.


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Feb 18, 11:26am - #105392 
My stereo system was the first thing I did to my celica. I had my car for 3 day then I added a stero system. A yr later I bought other mods such as exhaust/Intake... Music is a big part of my life.

Sound System all the way


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Feb 18, 11:48am - #105393 
Originally Posted by CelicaGTGirl09
I'm currently saving up money, and I can't decide between two big things: rims or a system.
Which is more important do you think? At first I thought rims, now I'm second guessing. Opinions?


whichever satisfies you more. forget money and looks for now. just think which one you will enjoy more. IMO system if you cant stand the stock system and ur a music freak. theres no time when i drive the car without music. so i would get system first. ur gonna get more benefited with that since it really improves something that ur always using. rims, yea their cool, but ur car will run the same with nicer rims. and fuck the looks for the instant, just you enjoy urself driving while you look over more rims to find some rims you really like.

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Feb 18, 12:01pm - #105394 
umm...definetly rims

but Im more of a show off

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Feb 18, 12:55pm - #105395 
Rims first, then the system thumbsup

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Feb 18, 2:43pm - #105396 
Rims make the car thumbsup

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Feb 18, 2:55pm - #105397 
Do rims...rims can make or break a car...a car with nice rims looks 10x better...even if its a pos car.

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Feb 19, 1:48am - #105398 
well i got a system, that was the first thing i got and i wish i would have gotten rims first. well if you decide to get a system first, make sure you get rims next because you definitely need rims if ur gonna get any other 'big' appearance effects.

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Feb 19, 1:59am - #105399 
how big a system, are you going for sonic accuracy, or are you going to try to tell people 6 streets down what you are listening to? if you like it sounding good for you, not necessarily for the rest of the world then i got an amplified bazooka tube for $249. sounds good in the car, does not make all ya parts rattle. only one connector if you want to take it out for weight. does not take up the whole trunk. i had my rims and lowering kit done after because of the cost. but since then i have done the lowering, the rear hotchkis camber links, full hotchkis sway bars, apr strut bar. all good stuff. my tires are my limiting factor when it comes to how well it handles.


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Feb 19, 2:23am - #105400 
definately rims


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Feb 19, 8:08am - #105401 
Originally Posted by CelicaGTGirl09


So you have a veilside front bumper but stock sides and rear? That must look funky.. finish the kit before you get rims. [/quote]

no..veilside front, TRD sides, TRD rear..and it flows really well [/quote]

If you getting a body kit like that I REALLY think you should get rims first. I think it would look weird if you just left your stock 15"s...

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Feb 19, 11:07am - #105402 
I'd go with rims. Aftermarket head systems get jacked more...or at least here in SoCal they do. wave

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Feb 19, 5:58pm - #105403 
rimz

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Feb 20, 2:03am - #105404 
Get rims first Jess. It definately changes the appearance of your Celi. Here's mine-18" Nakayama Phantom GT-R

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Feb 20, 7:11am - #105405 
Originally Posted by trog2233
Rims thumbsup


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