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Need help. APR or Veilside? #125817 Mar 15, 1:39pm Mar 15, 1:39pm
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Need help. APR or Veilside?
I recently saw Veilsides original Celica body kit on a silver Celica in the flesh and it blew me away. Parked next to my car it looked like a supercar and my first instinct was to put my hand in my pocket and order the kit.

But how does it compare in the flesh to the APR kit. APR now have a supplier in the UK, but its unlikely i'll be able to see a car in the flesh with the kit on. So I don't know how looks and more importantly the quality compares. Veilside has obviously built up a solid reputation, while I know very little about APR.

Has anyone got the APR kit on their car so I could see pictures? APR's promotional pictures are a bit OTT with all the graphics and stuff. Also my cars dark blue, so this is the closest I've got to it so far using Photoshop.

Please flood your opinions this way.


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Re: Need help. APR or Veilside? [Re: Celica_Tsport] #125818 Mar 15, 1:41pm Mar 15, 1:41pm
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APR is a widebody kit and is completely on another level than the VS kit.

expect to pay about 7 grand for the kit and proper install.

Re: Need help. APR or Veilside? [Re: Celica_Tsport] #125819 Mar 15, 1:42pm Mar 15, 1:42pm
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VS2, it's new, so not that many people have it, plus it's Japanese.

I've heard of people who bought APR and when they received, the parts were not high quality, some were flimsy and ready to break, eventhough the box that they came in was in good shape w/no visible damage idunno

Re: Need help. APR or Veilside? [Re: Celica_Tsport] #125820 Mar 15, 1:44pm Mar 15, 1:44pm
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with a wide body exept to pay lots of money for the right size rims and tires...labor work...paint etc

with vs2 cheaper looks great...somewhat...cheaper...and its new not a lot of people have it


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Re: Need help. APR or Veilside? [Re: Celica_Tsport] #125821 Mar 15, 1:46pm Mar 15, 1:46pm
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Wow... that photoshop of the Red GT-300 was awesome. Took me back for a second. I couldn't figure out who's it was until I started looking closer.

Oh I'm the owner of the yellow GT-300 that was featured on Max Power this month. The one thing you gotta make sure of is that you have enough funds to do the APR kit. I have sat down with guys at APR and we have estimated that even if you get everything at wholesale price, it will cost anyone who wants to do this kit over $10,000. Plus it doesn't help that you are abroad.

Oh here's the begining of my feature:

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Re: Need help. APR or Veilside? [Re: celicaTRDgts] #125822 Mar 15, 1:48pm Mar 15, 1:48pm
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Widebody is good if your sponsored. Otherwise, I would never buy it. Too expensive. Go with the VS2. Its my favorite body kit for the Celica.


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Re: Need help. APR or Veilside? [Re: Celica_Tsport] #125823 Mar 15, 1:53pm Mar 15, 1:53pm
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I think I prefer the VS1 kit though. I know what you're saying about the APR kit. Plus anyone who i get to fit the kit will not have done it before so I can't guarantee a good finish. The Veilside kit I saw belonged to the owner of the tuning/bodyshop so I know how the quality of the finish is going to be. He said he could get the kit for me for 1300 and come to some sort of arrangement over the fitting.

Even if I go for the Veilside kit I'll probably be one of the few who owns it in this country. The Celicas not really a young persons car, so even though you do see them round, they'll always be completely standard.

Keep the information coming though

Re: Need help. APR or Veilside? [Re: Celica_Tsport] #125824 Mar 15, 1:57pm Mar 15, 1:57pm
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Any pictures of the VS2 kit in dark blue, lowered on 18s would be appreciated. I know Veilsides one is dark blue, but I also know the VS1 kit looked completely different in real life.

I just looked at a yellow wide body kit on APRs site. I'm not convinced it looks all that great at the moment. My photoshop job at the top does look awesome though.

Re: Need help. APR or Veilside? [Re: Celica_Tsport] #125825 Mar 15, 1:58pm Mar 15, 1:58pm
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dont go with the vs1...if anything go with vs2 or trial grin


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Re: Need help. APR or Veilside? [Re: Celica_Tsport] #125826 Mar 15, 2:01pm Mar 15, 2:01pm
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So whats up with the VS1 then?

Re: Need help. APR or Veilside? [Re: Celica_Tsport] #125827 Mar 15, 2:02pm Mar 15, 2:02pm
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vs2 with the new Hood... wink

Re: Need help. APR or Veilside? [Re: Celica_Tsport] #125828 Mar 15, 2:03pm Mar 15, 2:03pm
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Originally Posted by Celica_Tsport

Any pictures of the VS2 kit in dark blue , lowered on 18s would be appreciated. I know Veilsides one is dark blue, but I also know the VS1 kit looked completely different in real life.


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btw apr photoshop looks sweet i thought it was the real thing thumbsup

Re: Need help. APR or Veilside? [Re: spaztikid] #125829 Mar 15, 2:03pm Mar 15, 2:03pm
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Originally Posted by spaztikid
APR is a widebody kit and is completely on another level than the VS kit.

expect to pay about 7 grand for the kit and proper install.


Yea...It's not cheap bro

Although it is sweet as hell

Re: Need help. APR or Veilside? [Re: Celica_Tsport] #125830 Mar 15, 2:05pm Mar 15, 2:05pm
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After install and all on the APR kit, it will be really expensive and seems like it wouldn't be too practical for daily driving. The Veilside 1 is an awesome kit and was my favorite until the Veilside 2 came out. I would definitely go with the Veilside 1 kit instead of the APR for practicality and expense wise. thumbsup

Re: Need help. APR or Veilside? [Re: Celica_Tsport] #125831 Mar 15, 2:27pm Mar 15, 2:27pm
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dude, whats your budget??? get the Veilside with fender flares..then get the Spacers at the ecelica store to push your rims out a lil more

Re: Need help. APR or Veilside? [Re: Celica_Tsport] #125832 Mar 15, 3:06pm Mar 15, 3:06pm
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Thanks for all the advice guys. I swayed towards the VS1 kit over the APR, only now its a choice between VS1 and VS2. Could really use some pictures.

No real limit on spending within reason. But I bought the car new so I don't really want to spend more than 5 or 6 grand (pounds that is, i'm guessing around 7 to $8000). Theres quite a hefty rise in insurance which I also have to consider.


Re: Need help. APR or Veilside? [Re: Celica_Tsport] #125833 Mar 15, 4:01pm Mar 15, 4:01pm
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Since ur in the UK it really depends on what you think looks better. Not very many people will have either kit there. If you were here I would say Veilside 2 since a lot people have the Veilside 1.

Re: Need help. APR or Veilside? [Re: Celica_Tsport] #125834 Mar 15, 4:32pm Mar 15, 4:32pm
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Its gonna be VS1. I'll post pictures when its done. Make some calls tommorow

Re: Need help. APR or Veilside? [Re: Celica_Tsport] #125835 Mar 15, 4:34pm Mar 15, 4:34pm
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Originally Posted by Celica_Tsport
Its gonna be VS1. I'll post pictures when its done. Make some calls tommorow


thumbsup - good luck

Re: Need help. APR or Veilside? [Re: v3n0m] #125836 Mar 15, 4:38pm Mar 15, 4:38pm
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im in love wit the veilside 1.. so... id go with vs thumbsup

Re: Need help. APR or Veilside? [Re: Bakablo1] #125837 Mar 15, 4:39pm Mar 15, 4:39pm
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wow... im kinda late, he ordered vs already.. yay!!! goodjob goodjob

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