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tony Mar 8, 3:49am - #118940 

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Tater's Headlight Inserts Installed - lots of pics (56K warning)

Installation guide...
https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthreads/thread.f_1869867144_0_collapsed_5__1.html


It was hot as hell today in So Cal, but it was a nice sunny day. Isaac and I managed to snap a few shots of the cars.

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Sik_Wit_It Mar 8, 3:54am - #118941 

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Those are SWEET thumbsup

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tony Mar 8, 3:56am - #118942 

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Here are Sam's headlight inserts:

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bmw52786 Mar 8, 3:57am - #118943 

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AWSOME! eek

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EuRoBoYGT Mar 8, 3:57am - #118944 

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damn tony those look nice tater did a good job thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup

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VSGTS14 Mar 8, 4:00am - #118945 

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very awesome...

I think they would have looked good black too...

but i love the celica's normal headlights the best.. grin

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CelicaPrincess Mar 8, 4:23am - #118946 
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Looks amazing!
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celicaboy Mar 8, 4:30am - #118947 

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how much did the inserts cost
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tony Mar 8, 4:32am - #118948 

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Tater's price is $275 pluse shipping. Paint is $80

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celicaboy Mar 8, 4:34am - #118949 

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how do you install them and i thought those were illegal
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tony Mar 8, 4:37am - #118950 

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i am working on the install guide now. No, it is not illegal? Who told you it was illegal?

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celicaboy Mar 8, 4:39am - #118951 

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i thought that i read somewhere on here that those were illegal, but i might be wrong
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Virgilson Mar 8, 4:40am - #118952 

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looks Clean!!! thumbsup
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celicaboy Mar 8, 4:42am - #118953 

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its not that, its bluebatmobiles vinyls
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celicaboy Mar 8, 4:43am - #118954 

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its not that, its bluebatmobiles vinyls
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Evan Mar 8, 4:48am - #118955 

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Very nice thumbsup thumbsup

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Sultan Mar 8, 4:58am - #118956 

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looks nice... I still prefer the TRD eyelids
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Tameanaka Mar 8, 5:28am - #118957 

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Wow, only $275. somebody hook me up with the details.

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ToiletPaper Mar 8, 5:33am - #118958 
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definitely different, but i dont really like em.
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se7enmodgt20 Mar 8, 6:01am - #118959 
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i wish i had some cry!!!!! they look awesome man!! thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup
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Tater Mar 8, 6:04am - #118960 

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Looks great! Youll be getting some double takes for sure. thumbsup
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xXMaGNuSXx Mar 8, 6:08am - #118961 
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DAMN...that looks sexy on a silver Celica! happywink I guess I know what I'm doing with part of my bonus this year...
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tony Mar 8, 4:12pm - #118962 

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Originally Posted by Tameanaka
Wow, only $275. somebody hook me up with the details.


PM Tater here: https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthrea...part=1&vc=1

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ct Mar 8, 6:05pm - #118963 

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NICE TONY! thumbsupi thought you said you were going for black? idunno

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Evan Mar 8, 6:08pm - #118964 

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Originally Posted by ct
NICE TONY! thumbsupi thought you said you were going for black? idunno


In the other thread he said he was thinking about it but decided to go with silver. I think it looks good [in silver], but I would've gone black, too.

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Warlord786 Mar 8, 6:30pm - #118965 
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Those look awesome man, nice job! thumbsup thumbsup

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tony Mar 8, 7:06pm - #118966 

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Originally Posted by Tater

Looks great! Youll be getting some double takes for sure. thumbsup
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Yup. Someone in a new Honda Civic Si already complimented on the new headlights when we were stopped at the light. And another Celica owner "chased" me down at a supermarket parking lot to take some pics. thumbsup

The headlight insert really makes the car stand out. Also, the new inserts tend to "direct" the light outputs. For example, with the DRL on, the lights shines through the two circular holes instead of going everywhere as with the stock ones. They are like two glowing oranage "eyes". Very evil looking. Then, you turn on the parking lights only, and they become blue eyes. grin The lowbeam didn't changed. My HIDs shines through perfectly.

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Christian - I was going to go with black at first. But, I didn't know how it would look. And I didn't want to do the install over and over again. So, I played it safe and went with silver. I am very happy with the way they turned out.


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celicaTRDgts Mar 8, 8:01pm - #118967 

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that looks tight man... grin

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Spread Eagle Mar 8, 10:39pm - #118968 

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Still can not decide if i like it or not confused


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skdmorse Mar 8, 10:40pm - #118969 

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Looks like a totaly different car.. Congrats...

Man I wish I lived in So-cal... It is cold and dark here... I could have some fun out there... Plus I would love to hang with all you guys...
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tony Mar 8, 11:13pm - #118970 

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Originally Posted by Spread Eagle
Still can not decide if i like it or not confused


That's OK, Roman. smile Like every appearance mod, some will like it, and some won't. It is not going to be everyone's cup of tea. Personally, I like it a lot, or else I wouldn't have it on. Teehhee... tongue grin

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grcelica Mar 9, 1:43am - #118971 

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Those are realy very nice!! thumbsup
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isaac Mar 9, 8:08am - #118972 
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DiabloGTS Mar 9, 2:29pm - #118973 

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it looks different than the one in Taters sig... confused

I'd never do that to my car, but then again, I don't have any appearance mods so it would look extremely weird.

Congrats Tony wave

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trog2233 Mar 9, 2:32pm - #118974 

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Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
it looks different than the one in Taters sig... confused

I'd never do that to my car, but then again, I don't have any appearance mods so it would look extremely weird.

Congrats Tony wave


Thats not the same one thats in Taters sig thats why grin

The ones in taters sig is a whole headlight assembly...the one that tony has is just an insert inside the headlight thumbsup
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Evan Mar 9, 5:15pm - #118975 

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Originally Posted by trog2233
Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
it looks different than the one in Taters sig... confused

I'd never do that to my car, but then again, I don't have any appearance mods so it would look extremely weird.

Congrats Tony wave


Thats not the same one thats in Taters sig thats why grin

The ones in taters sig is a whole headlight assembly...the one that tony has is just an insert inside the headlight thumbsup


Werd. grin

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tony Mar 9, 6:04pm - #118976 

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Originally Posted by trog2233
Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
it looks different than the one in Taters sig... confused

I'd never do that to my car, but then again, I don't have any appearance mods so it would look extremely weird.

Congrats Tony wave


Thats not the same one thats in Taters sig thats why grin

The ones in taters sig is a whole headlight assembly...the one that tony has is just an insert inside the headlight thumbsup


Yup. The one that Tater has cost $2000. He said that there would be no way to produce those in the US and be profitable. But, if you're willing shell out the $$$, he will make you one. I will stick with my new inserts. grin

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Jamey Mar 9, 6:09pm - #118977 

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Tony,

Those look awesome. So glad you chose to paint them silver instead of black. Does the paint match your car though. It looks like the silver on the inserts are a little bit darker then your car, but that could just be the light. Wow, i am so going to have to buy these now!!!!
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Evan Mar 9, 6:14pm - #118978 

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Originally Posted by Jamey
Tony,

Those look awesome. So glad you chose to paint them silver instead of black. Does the paint match your car though. It looks like the silver on the inserts are a little bit darker then your car, but that could just be the light. Wow, i am so going to have to buy these now!!!!


I think the headlight housings also distort the true color of the inserts.

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tony Mar 9, 6:20pm - #118979 

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Originally Posted by Jamey
Tony,

Those look awesome. So glad you chose to paint them silver instead of black. Does the paint match your car though. It looks like the silver on the inserts are a little bit darker then your car, but that could just be the light. Wow, i am so going to have to buy these now!!!!


Jamey - the paint matches perfectly as you can see in this pic. The shop did an excellent job with the paint.

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It does look a little darker because the clear cover has a slight tint to it. Also, the cover reflects the light a bit differently than without. If you're worried about that, than go with black or gunmetal to accent your Silver. But, personally, I like it the way it is. I am glad I went with silver.

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Tater Mar 10, 5:39am - #118980 

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Tony, your new sig looks great. thumbsup
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Mad_Game Mar 11, 4:27am - #118981 
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those are sick! btw, what kind of fogs are those?
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tony Mar 11, 5:28am - #118982 

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Originally Posted by Mad_Game
those are sick! btw, what kind of fogs are those?


Thanks. https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthreads/thread.f_1869852601_10_collapsed_5__1.html

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Jamey Mar 11, 12:59pm - #118983 

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Originally Posted by tony
Originally Posted by Jamey
Tony,

Those look awesome. So glad you chose to paint them silver instead of black. Does the paint match your car though. It looks like the silver on the inserts are a little bit darker then your car, but that could just be the light. Wow, i am so going to have to buy these now!!!!


Jamey - the paint matches perfectly as you can see in this pic. The shop did an excellent job with the paint.

It does look a little darker because the clear cover has a slight tint to it. Also, the cover reflects the light a bit differently than without. If you're worried about that, than go with black or gunmetal to accent your Silver. But, personally, I like it the way it is. I am glad I went with silver.


I wish i knew about these sooner. My car is no longer Silver, and i don't know if the shop started to paint my car yet or not.

I havn't thought of a color scheme but i really want these damn inserts. I wonder how well they can match Skyline purple???? confused confused
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tony Mar 11, 7:52pm - #118984 

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Purple? hum... maybe paint the inserts black?

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morris Mar 12, 8:08am - #118985 
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HEY... TONY... DO YOU KNOW WHO DOES THAT KIND OF JOB IN O.C., CAL?
I DONT FEEL CONFIDENT TO DO IT BY MYSELF... I RATHER PAY FOR "PROFESSIONAL" HELP... rolleyes
THANKS FOR YOUR HELP AND TOPICS
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tony Mar 12, 5:56pm - #118986 

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Originally Posted by morris
HEY... TONY... DO YOU KNOW WHO DOES THAT KIND OF JOB IN O.C., CAL?
I DONT FEEL CONFIDENT TO DO IT BY MYSELF... I RATHER PAY FOR "PROFESSIONAL" HELP... rolleyes
THANKS FOR YOUR HELP AND TOPICS


Check out: http://www.illusion-lighting.com/. They do custom real HID installs for all cars. They are in Southern California. They will have all the means to install the inserts. Contact them for pricing.



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azncelica Mar 16, 6:29pm - #118987 
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Question for Tony..
where did you buy that carbon fibre wind splitter??
i've been looking everywhere for one...

how much did you pay, and how hard was the install??
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tony Mar 16, 7:09pm - #118988 

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We used to carry it in our online store. Hum... check with TC spoiler. They may have some in stock.

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dragonfrog Mar 17, 11:09pm - #118989 

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nice. not my personal preference, but nice.
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