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joylover24 Feb 24, 8:55pm - #111044 

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Body Kit question

I am ordering my kit in the next day or so. I was just wondering how much can i expect to pay to have it painted and installed??

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spaztikid Feb 24, 8:58pm - #111045 
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if its authentic -- about 400 -750

if its fake - about 600 - 1500 depending on fitment.
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joylover24 Feb 24, 9:02pm - #111046 

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how much did you pay for your kit?

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UFCELI Feb 24, 9:06pm - #111047 

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Originally Posted by joylover24
how much did you pay for your kit?


I payed $450 painted and installed for my vizage kit (but its only a lip kit)

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Speed4TheNeed Feb 24, 10:13pm - #111048 

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about $1000 to fit & paint it CORRECTLY. add about $150-$200 more for molding sideskirts.

the correct way to paint your kit is to "blend in" the pain to your car--which involves painting most of the exterior withint about 2 feet of your bodykit. thumbsup
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isaac Feb 24, 10:25pm - #111049 
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Featured Articles >> Body Kit Paint & Install, How much will I be charged?
https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthreads/thread.f_233769_0_collapsed_5__1.html

and what Spaz wrote grin

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celicaTRDgts Feb 24, 11:03pm - #111050 

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im paying 450 to painted my full kit...its being painted by bmw...but thats only because my dad has some hook ups...so the paint should come out very well

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Speed4TheNeed Feb 24, 11:06pm - #111051 

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Originally Posted by celicaTRDgts
im paying 450 to painted my full kit...its being painted by bmw...but thats only because my dad has some hook ups...so the paint should come out very well


that's a sweet deal. thumbsup

i hope to pay a similar price if and when i get a bodykit. my ex gf's dad (of 3 years) owns a bodyshop (still get along great with the rents) and my current gf's dad (of 2 years) works at a very good bodyshopt for the last 17 years thumbsup
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Evan Feb 25, 2:49am - #111052 

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Depends on the kit, the shop, your location, etc.

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Eyger Feb 25, 7:25am - #111053 

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WHATS!? That seems a lot to me, but then again, i would want to install in myself and save some cash. That's what I try to tell everyone. what kit did you get?

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righteous_one Feb 25, 7:34am - #111054 
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i paid $800 for paint and install for my kit...
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Zero Feb 25, 10:55am - #111055 

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I'm going to pay $2400. But that's with molding and a new color too! I'm getting my Celica painted some yellow color with pearl , preferably the Solar Yellow 03+ Celi's came in. The original price was $5000...but I'm sponsored! It would help if you knew someone who could hook you up or just get sponsored (dont know if that's easier said than done spineyes )

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Speed4TheNeed Feb 25, 4:12pm - #111056 

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Originally Posted by Zero
I'm going to pay $2400. But that's with molding and a new color too! I'm getting my Celica painted some yellow color with pearl , preferably the Solar Yellow 03+ Celi's came in. The original price was $5000...but I'm sponsored! It would help if you knew someone who could hook you up or just get sponsored (dont know if that's easier said than done spineyes )



sweet..you DEFINATELY need to get some pics up after that's done...sounds tight as hell! thumbsup thumbsup
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joylover24 Feb 25, 9:20pm - #111057 

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Do these kits really need so much body work??? it almost sounds like i sould just take that money and drop it on suspension upgrades. Is a body kit worth it?

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beans Feb 25, 9:21pm - #111058 
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post pics when your done

you better! wink
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Zero Feb 25, 11:54pm - #111059 

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Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd
Originally Posted by Zero
I'm going to pay $2400. But that's with molding and a new color too! I'm getting my Celica painted some yellow color with pearl , preferably the Solar Yellow 03+ Celi's came in. The original price was $5000...but I'm sponsored! It would help if you knew someone who could hook you up or just get sponsored (dont know if that's easier said than done spineyes )



sweet..you DEFINATELY need to get some pics up after that's done...sounds tight as hell! thumbsup thumbsup


Will do! thumbsup

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Warlord786 Feb 26, 1:15am - #111060 
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Originally Posted by joylover24
Do these kits really need so much body work??? it almost sounds like i sould just take that money and drop it on suspension upgrades. Is a body kit worth it?


haha if you want the massive amounts of sexyness it is. Body kits are all up to the driver of the car if you want it to look like that or not, no one can really tell you if its worth it. If it is to you, then yes, if not, then no.

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eric_h Feb 26, 2:33am - #111061 

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got my WW kit painted and installed for 350, just gotta shop around, also try to see if they will beat a known competitors price aka tell them the guy across town said he would do it for 100 less

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joylover24 Feb 28, 10:15pm - #111062 

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Sweet thanks, I just ordered my invader 1 kit (with dual exhaust bumper) and i will post some pics when i get it on.

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