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cooperchien
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cooperchien Mar 1, 2:21am - #114620 
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body kit or rims?

hi everyone, what would you do first? I only have the money to do one of them now.
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Eyger Mar 1, 2:24am - #114621 

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I wouldnt get the kit untill you have the ability to get lowered at the same time. But If that doesnt matter to you. I'd get the rims. I think it looks silly when someone has this crazy awesome body kit and stock rims.
Rims.

Knowing the path and choosing the path are two different things.
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MptGlw69 Mar 1, 2:29am - #114622 
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Definitely rims. A body kit on stock rims doesn't look too good. thumbsdown
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CooKie_MoNsTeR2k Mar 1, 2:30am - #114623 
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ahh the age old question...get the rims before the kit
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righteous_one Mar 1, 2:42am - #114624 
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Originally Posted by CooKie_MoNsTeR2k
ahh the age old question...get the rims before the kit
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ToiletPaper Mar 1, 2:44am - #114625 
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rims for sure. i dont really like the look of a celica with a kit on stock rims.
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NorwayGT Mar 1, 2:47am - #114626 

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Originally Posted by ToiletPaper
rims for sure. i dont really like the look of a celica with a kit on stock rims.

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Celica2k Mar 1, 3:21am - #114627 

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def. rims first
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Sara
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Sara Mar 1, 1:11pm - #114628 

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Rims thumbsup

Some of the ugliest things took the longest time to make
And some of the easiest habits are the hardest one's to break!!!
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Sultan Mar 1, 3:21pm - #114629 

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seems like everyone has reached a consensus
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mastro543 Mar 1, 3:38pm - #114630 

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rims -- suspension -- then the kit

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celicatalbot
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celicatalbot Mar 1, 3:40pm - #114631 
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Rims grin

My car might be slow, but at least it looks nice!
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cooperchien
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cooperchien Mar 1, 5:59pm - #114632 
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Thanks everyone, I am getting rims. Lots of reseach ahead now. smile
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oas
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oas Mar 1, 6:11pm - #114633 
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Rims and lowering at the samme time thumbsup
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cooperchien
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cooperchien Mar 1, 8:50pm - #114634 
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I will drive my celica a lot and I hope I will not damage the car when driving through speed bumps in the mall. I am wondering if I can a 17" wheel, how much lower should I get?
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Jamey Mar 1, 8:52pm - #114635 

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Def. Rims First!!!!! thumbsup
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MptGlw69 Mar 2, 9:28pm - #114636 
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Originally Posted by cooperchien
I will drive my celica a lot and I hope I will not damage the car when driving through speed bumps in the mall. I am wondering if I can a 17" wheel, how much lower should I get?


Go with 18's especially if you're going to be getting a kit sometime in the future because the 17's will look too small.
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Mizery_Machine Mar 2, 9:50pm - #114637 
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Get the kit! The KIT GET A KIT!


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Warlord786 Mar 2, 9:54pm - #114638 
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always...rims first

If you have a totaly bad ass kit with stock wheels its just not gonna look right.

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rims, and go for 18's.
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