I would sugest if you are looking to buy the TRD
bodykit, that you get it directly from your local TRD
1) its genuine and the fitment is perfect
2) its made from Urethane - Light weight high quality urethane
3) comes pre-painted to perfectly match your celica's body color
when you buy aftermarket you may need to modify the body kit to fit perfectly, you will need to have it color-matched, prepped and painted... and installed
(this all comes to about the same price when you buy TRD
STYLE or GENUINE TRD
... but with genuine TRD
, it will have all of the above listed qualities)
What would be the differences be between buying the "Action Package" and buying the TRD Style sides and rear and the mechanical front end? I was quoted a $620 price including shipping for those pieces at a different website. How much would the kit be from Toyota? Is it fiberglass from Toyota?
The action package is factory. The fitment is perfect, needless to say. The entire body kit is polyurethane. But, buying the entire kit from Toyota would probably be around $1500. Also, keep in mind, that the Action package pieces do not come pre-painted unlike the TRD
. So you would need to add another $500 -$600 for paint.TRD
style kit are fiberglass. My suggestion is to get a front Mechanical bumper (action package front, they are the same) from Toyota, and finish off your kit with Wings West sides and rear skirt. You would have a kit that looks like the TRD
kit and they would all be polyurethane. And Wings West are a lot cheap than the factory pieces.
Body Kit has been discontinued (ie, renamed) and is now called the "ACTION PACKAGE" front - it's basicaly the exact same thing except it now comes with the Toyota Badge in the center grill.
How good is the fitment of body kits? The fitment of body kits depends on the part and the car. Parts may require modifications including grinding, sanding, cutting, glassing, etc. Many people purchase body kits as a result of a car accident. If your car has ever been in any accident, regardless of how minor, this may effect the fitment of the part.
NO AFTERMARKET BODYKIT PIECES COME PRE-PAINTED...
Be sure to test fit all parts before applying any paint.
You will have to have your shop paint it to match your car everyones car has a different level of fading and if anyone were to ship out pre-painted parts, it would be brighter then the faded/aged celicas paint would be. [ 05-18-2003, 10:47 AM: Message edited by: isaac ]