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grcelica Apr 7, 2:24am - #147103 

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Lower car or buy a bike?

I'm getting a bonus from work in the next two weeks and I was going to lower the celi, but the wife gives me flak about buying mods sometimes, and SHE suggested I buy a bike to save miles on the celi, etc, etc catch is she wants me to back off on buying mods. So the question is, skip the bike--went shopping for one today--and lower the car, or buy a bike and lower the car anyway a little bit down the road?? ( my car really needs lowered with the 17's and 40s. What do you guys think?
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slidr Apr 7, 2:29am - #147104 

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Lowering costs like $200 and a bike can cost 10-40 times that.

Couldn't you just do both???

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grcelica Apr 7, 2:47am - #147105 

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umm, I was thinking $500 to lower, but I know what you mean. Its not really the money, its the hag,err I mean wife! She wants me to lay off the mods for some reason, so I can be stubborn--no bike, or give in for a little while, I guess and have both. I also want a bunch of other stuff yet for the celi grin
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5280vvti Apr 7, 2:48am - #147106 

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Originally Posted by slidr
Lowering costs like $200 and a bike can cost 10-40 times that.

Couldn't you just do both???
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slidr Apr 7, 2:50am - #147107 

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Originally Posted by grcelica
umm, I was thinking $500 to lower, but I know what you mean. Its not really the money, its the hag,err I mean wife! She wants me to lay off the mods for some reason, so I can be stubborn--no bike, or give in for a little while, I guess and have both. I also want a bunch of other stuff yet for the celi grin
I'd go with the bike. That is if you won't get ripped off with the insurance, and if you don't mind buying riding gear, and getting your license for it.

It can be quite a hassle, but in my opinion, it's worth it.

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LostAngel Apr 7, 2:52am - #147108 
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Originally Posted by grcelica
umm, I was thinking $500 to lower, but I know what you mean. Its not really the money, its the hag,err I mean wife! She wants me to lay off the mods for some reason, so I can be stubborn--no bike, or give in for a little while, I guess and have both. I also want a bunch of other stuff yet for the celi grin

I've saw your wife...i think you can take her if she gives you flak. grin
Anyways, I think you should lower it...you already have the nicest and most customized celica, and one of the nicest imports in town. Lowering it would look sooo nice...only problem being meadvilles crappy roads!
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NorwayGT Apr 7, 2:56am - #147109 

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what kind of bike would it be? ur first bike?

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grcelica Apr 7, 3:03am - #147110 

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Originally Posted by NorwayGT
what kind of bike would it be? ur first bike?


na, I've had bikes before, the last was a GS1100 that we built up. It was very fast. I sold it to my brother when my first kid was born. I like the Naked streetfighters now, so I'm looking at Honda 919 or 599.
btw--thanks Brandon, but you know I've got a lot to do yet!! I'm not worthy!
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LostAngel Apr 7, 3:20am - #147111 
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Originally Posted by grcelica

Originally Posted by NorwayGT

what kind of bike would it be? ur first bike?


na, I've had bikes before, the last was a GS1100 that we built up. It was very fast. I sold it to my brother when my first kid was born. I like the Naked streetfighters now, so I'm looking at Honda 919 or 599.
btw--thanks Brandon, but you know I've got a lot to do yet!! I'm not worthy!

Haha, thats why you should lower it...lowering = one step off the list...just let the dancing baby seduce you into it... But its your opinion that matters so do whatever you want.
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ToiletPaper Apr 7, 4:57am - #147112 
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Originally Posted by grcelica
umm, I was thinking $500 to lower, but I know what you mean. Its not really the money, its the hag,err I mean wife! She wants me to lay off the mods for some reason, so I can be stubborn--no bike, or give in for a little while, I guess and have both. I also want a bunch of other stuff yet for the celi grin


$500 to lower the car??
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gtscelica05 Apr 7, 5:25am - #147113 
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mayb he wants new shocks and struts confused

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Elec-FuYu Apr 7, 5:29am - #147114 
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i would lower ur car since you have rims...

if you dont have rims id say a bike...


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xXMaGNuSXx Apr 7, 6:22am - #147115 
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Bike! thumbsup thumbsup Dangerous but so much more fun than a cage.
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Vampyre Apr 7, 6:33am - #147116 

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Don't lower unless you are going to get aftermarket shocks too.. otherwise you'll end up causing all that stress on your stock shocks and before you know it, you'll have to buy new shocks.

Maybe just go for the bike, you get a new speedy toy, your wife is happier with the decision and the longlivity of your Celi' is prolonged. Sounds good to me!

But what kind of bike, cruise or sport? Personally, I'd love to get a cruise style or chopper. Even Honda has some nice bikes.

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theretiredpimp Apr 7, 6:40am - #147117 

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Get both. Bikes are fun though dangerous. Get your bike first, then a few weeks after you get the bike, lower your car. Hopefully your wife won't notice and you'll be da man pimpin two nice rides. grin thumbsup

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Virgilson Apr 7, 7:17am - #147118 

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xmangt1 Apr 7, 9:55am - #147119 

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You will be more likely to get in an accident in a bike than the celi.
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marajade Apr 7, 10:07am - #147120 

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Originally Posted by grcelica
...SHE suggested I buy a bike to save miles on the celi


Why have a Celi' and save miles??? crazy Celi's neeeeeed to run alwaaaaays grin

Get it lowered (if you really need it) grin

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oas Apr 7, 3:04pm - #147121 
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Speed4TheNeed Apr 7, 3:54pm - #147122 

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buy a bike!

definately, no question imo.
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JAIMEJAMES Apr 7, 5:42pm - #147123 

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crotch rockets are fun but can be deadly. had a friend who died on one and it wasn't even his fault. good luck with your decision.

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Sara Apr 7, 6:29pm - #147124 

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Buy a Bike


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khmerboyzz80 Apr 7, 7:37pm - #147125 

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Hey I wuz in the same postion you are in. I ended getting a Yamaha R6. A few months later I lowered my car. Let me tell you, getting the bike was worth it. Its so much fun.
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stefanoc Apr 7, 7:53pm - #147126 

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buy a bike. thats excitement there. i mean you already have the celica and you can lower it another time. and yea, a bike could save you some time if you goto work or something. gas for bikes comes out cheaper too, does it?
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Vampyre Apr 7, 8:04pm - #147127 

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Yesterday I was on the highway and there was this bike that was swerving in and out of traffic, some guy with his girl on the back.. I had slightly tried to chase them because it seems like they wanted to play but he was squeezing through some small gaps. I was surprised upon how fast he wasn't going through, probably only doing 80km/h or so.

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Spencer Apr 7, 8:10pm - #147128 

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I say go with the bike and lower your car around an inch or inch and a half so taht your wife wont noctice too bad...i would hope unless shes into cars...

I love bikes and just enjoy. Keep us updated on what you do if you get the bike and tell us what kind. thumbsup

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grcelica Apr 7, 10:05pm - #147129 

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Thanks all, I think I'll get the bike Fri, and lower the car later. Gives me incentive to keep geting the bonuses at work!! I'll post pix when I get it. thumbsup thumbsup
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Bakablo1 Apr 7, 10:08pm - #147130 
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just wint alittle and buy both thumbsup thumbsup
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VSGTS14 Apr 7, 10:34pm - #147131 

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um do whatever you want.

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LostAngel Apr 7, 10:53pm - #147132 
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Originally Posted by grcelica
Thanks all, I think I'll get the bike Fri, and lower the car later. Gives me incentive to keep geting the bonuses at work!! I'll post pix when I get it. thumbsup thumbsup

Congrats! Can't wait too see it man! thumbsup
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celicaTRDgts Apr 7, 10:57pm - #147133 

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Originally Posted by Sara
Buy a Bike



there a lot of fun grin

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