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White2004GT Mar 10, 2:08am - #120875 
2004 White Toyota Celica GT
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A little bit of advice could be used...

Hey guys...I'm new to the board and alla that, so bear with me a little bit.

I just bought a 2004 Celica GT like two weeks ago...I wanted the GTS but the insurance was a bit higher on it (as was the base price, obviously), so I opted for the slightly cheaper version. I'm a firefighter, we dont' get paid nearly enough. smile

So here's the basics on it:

Exterior: White
Interior : Grey and Black
Trans: 5-speed
Options: Rear spoiler, alum. rims, sunroof, ABS

So it's a fairly basic Celica I think..any opinions on to how decent a buy this one was?

Also, here's the big question I had: I've never owned a car like this before...before this I had a 99 Grand Am GT (nice, but not maneuverable enough for me...plus, it was a GASP automatic!!), and before that I had a 94 Camaro Z28 (wrecked that one hardcore). So I've never had an import that I could mod the heck out of...but I want to. I've given you a basic idea on the car I have, and I'm curious as to if anyone has any suggestions as to things I could do to make it better. I know that's a HUGE general question, but any advice would be appreciated. Right now I'm going for the "all show no go" approach, I'd like to modify the appearance before I modify the actual Performance.

Should I keep it white? Does anyone have any ideas? I don't really know, and I'm sorry my post is so newb-ish...but any advice would be absolutely appreciated. Thank you guys!

~ Rob
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VSGTS14 Mar 10, 2:15am - #120876 

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appearance...you could do so much d00d...

bodykit, rims, drop it...plus more

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sho Mar 10, 2:17am - #120877 

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Originally Posted by White2004GT
Hey guys...I'm new to the board and alla that, so bear with me a little bit.

I just bought a 2004 Celica GT like two weeks ago...I wanted the GTS but the insurance was a bit higher on it (as was the base price, obviously), so I opted for the slightly cheaper version. I'm a firefighter, we dont' get paid nearly enough. smile

So here's the basics on it:

Exterior: White
Interior : Grey and Black
Trans: 5-speed
Options: Rear spoiler, alum. rims, sunroof, ABS

So it's a fairly basic Celica I think..any opinions on to how decent a buy this one was?

Also, here's the big question I had: I've never owned a car like this before...before this I had a 99 Grand Am GT (nice, but not maneuverable enough for me...plus, it was a GASP automatic!!), and before that I had a 94 Camaro Z28 (wrecked that one hardcore). So I've never had an import that I could mod the heck out of...but I want to. I've given you a basic idea on the car I have, and I'm curious as to if anyone has any suggestions as to things I could do to make it better. I know that's a HUGE general question, but any advice would be appreciated. Right now I'm going for the "all show no go" approach, I'd like to modify the appearance before I modify the actual Performance.

Should I keep it white? Does anyone have any ideas? I don't really know, and I'm sorry my post is so newb-ish...but any advice would be absolutely appreciated. Thank you guys!

~ Rob
congrats on the new car..i would say if you r going for all looks,get a nice bodykit,18" rims,carbonfiber Hood(keep it white).and a nice ass system.and also do some work on the inside thumbsup wave

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sho Mar 10, 2:18am - #120878 

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oh yea...DEF drop ur car. grin

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White2004GT Mar 10, 2:20am - #120879 
2004 White Toyota Celica GT
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I'm going for looks for the moment but eventually (within the next few months) I'm going to start into Performance. Isn't 18" a bit big for rims if I'm going the Performance route? Something like 16"s maybe? I dunno, correct me if I'm wrong please because I'm fairly new to the whole modding thing. I have a buncha buddies that have been doing it for years but I've just recently got into it, so my knowledge is fairly limited. Oh yeah, and do any of you know where I can find a colored (or black) dome light bulb or anything? I hate stock domelights.

~ Rob
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CeLlYgT04 Mar 10, 2:21am - #120880 

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Go with a bodykit, 18s, drop, Carbon Fiber Hood, TYCs or redouts, etc. thumbsup

That's a damn good start though wave
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White2004GT Mar 10, 2:24am - #120881 
2004 White Toyota Celica GT
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No doubt, I appreciate the compliments..if only it were the GTS...oh well. That's life I suppose. I'm not so much concerned about rims and dropping and all that because that's already a given...I'm more looking for advice on body kits and coloring, graphics, alla that. Should I get a carbon fiber Hood or keep it stock? Should I add side vinyl or what? I mean, I don't really know...thanks again everyone. smile

~ Rob
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Sultan Mar 10, 2:26am - #120882 

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2002 Toyota Celica GT

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depends on how much you want to put into the project -

- body kit
- aftermarket spoiler
- Carbon Fiber Hood
- side vents
- x-1 fenders
- HID's
- shave emblems
- JDM/clear Sidemarkers
- TYC tails
- Raised Hood Scoop
- Carbon Fiber accessories
- underbody neons
- S2000 Antenna
- Tint
- springs
- 18's


( and that's only an excerpt of your available options ) cheers


Have fun with it bro...
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sho Mar 10, 2:31am - #120883 

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one of my friend has 17" rims.it still looks small.if ur not speed crazy , 18" will be good.

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White2004GT Mar 10, 2:40am - #120884 
2004 White Toyota Celica GT
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Cool guys, hell yeah...appreciate all the help. I'll give you guys updates in a few weeks on what I ended up doing to it. Thanks!

~ Rob
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CeLlYgT04 Mar 10, 3:18am - #120885 

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Originally Posted by White2004GT
Cool guys, hell yeah...appreciate all the help. I'll give you guys updates in a few weeks on what I ended up doing to it. Thanks!

~ Rob


Yup...And just some more advice...Graphics down the side usally look ricey. Not ALL the time, I've seen it done tastefully, just a heads up wink
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element_celica Mar 10, 6:58am - #120886 

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since your car is white, i would suggest getting a kaminari kit... that kit is hella clean!!!!
also, get an oem style carbon fiber wing and dark rims like gunmetal.. and i would go with 17's for Performance and show!
also,get an aftermarket spoiler like the kaminari, or even TRD wing..

rip celi...
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spaztikid Mar 10, 7:00am - #120887 
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celi's look good from the factory... work on what the car has a gift for, handleing. If i was you i'd go suspension and Performance before anything else.
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