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aguilar May 21, 6:37am - #16482 
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Kaminari/TRD Kit EVERYONE give your opinion

I need some opinions, thats why this post is on all the celica forums.
OK, i've been wanting a Kaminari kit for a long time and yesterday I finally got one for a really really good price. I love the rear bumper and I'm 80% sure I want the side skirts in place of the TRD ones, but I'm only about 30% sure I want to replace the TRD front bumper with the kaminari.

What do you guys think? I've been lookin at spedfreq's car and I think the front bumper resembles a stock bumper a little too much. What would most of you do? Leave the TRD front with the rest kaminari? Or Replace it with the kaminari?

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Celi Playmate GT May 21, 6:54am - #16483 
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i would go with the kaminari front bumper. It looks more sleek, better than the TRD I think.
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Satoshi May 21, 7:32am - #16484 
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I will go with kaminari...
more stylish!

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Grand-Touring-Dan May 21, 7:33am - #16485 
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Complete Kaminari. I think the Kaminari is one of the cleanest kits out there.

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Spread Eagle May 21, 9:38am - #16486 

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Quote:
Originally posted by Grand-Touring-Dan:
Complete Kaminari. I think the Kaminari is one of the cleanest kits out there.
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RicePowered May 21, 12:22pm - #16487 
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That what I was thinking when I got my Kaminari. I thought the front was going to look to stock, too.

But after I got it put on, it doesn't...not even close.

I say go for the kaminari. thumbsup
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CID498 May 21, 4:14pm - #16488 

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Whats wrong with what you got? Any ways Kaminari is freakin awesome (thats why I got one).

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SHI_GTS May 21, 4:20pm - #16489 
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Kaminari is tight. TRD kit you can just get at a dealer, so more people have them. Rare is good!

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MrSpiffy May 21, 4:23pm - #16490 
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Both kits look tight (esp. in black) but ever since the "Action Package" came out it cheapened the TRD kit. Too many people have it, and for that reason I wouldn't buy it.

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Steven May 21, 5:37pm - #16491 
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Anything related to RIMS, SOUND SYSTEMS, BODYKITS, HEADERS, ENGINE SWAPS and etc. etc. should be in Custom Mods & Performance Tuning Tips & Reviews.
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Justice May 22, 7:56am - #16492 

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no contest.. kaminari... thumbsup
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tony May 22, 7:59am - #16493 

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Definitely go with Kam front. I hate mix-n-match kits. Besides, the kam skirt and rear sit lower than the TRD front. It would look weird.

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Black Panther May 21, 8:03pm - #16494 
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thumbsup I'd go for the full Kaminari kit w/wing

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Karrion28 May 21, 8:55pm - #16495 
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Full Kaminari kit = thumbsup thumbsup
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Street Prototype May 21, 9:15pm - #16496 

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gtstrd2000 May 21, 9:25pm - #16497 
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I've never been too hot on the Kam front. I like the blitz. But my all time fav is the rear bumper and skirts from the kam kit. Any way. Id go with the Kam front considering the choices.

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aguilar May 21, 9:32pm - #16498 
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Hey thanks everyone, I had a lot of people saying stick with the TRD. This helps my opinion a lot.

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illsmokeu May 21, 10:34pm - #16499 
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Hey I think the TRD Looks way tighter
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I think the TRD is a hot front bumper. If you want to have an aggressive clean look, go TRD with kaminari sides and rear. If you just want full clean kit, go with kaminari. Look at ricepowered's sig, he has full kaminari. But I think the TRD looks much hotter when it doesn't have the toyota emblem on the front grille and when the car is lowered, it makes it appear much better.

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RicePowered May 22, 12:25am - #16501 
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Quote:
Originally posted by TRDGTS014:
I think the TRD is a hot front bumper. If you want to have an aggressive clean look, go TRD with kaminari sides and rear. If you just want full clean kit, go with kaminari. Look at ricepowered's sig, he has full kaminari. But I think the TRD looks much hotter when it doesn't have the toyota emblem on the front grille and when the car is lowered, it makes it appear much better.
you can bearly make it out in my sig but I kept my emblem as well on the front thumbsup
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401Celica May 22, 1:09am - #16502 
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I'm in the same debate. Thinkin about getting the kaminari front and back and r2 sides. Kaminari sides stick out too much..Thats just my taste..

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Chris McLean May 22, 1:43am - #16503 

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i used to love the TRD kit but now i see them pretty often...i like the clean look of the kaminari...can anyone tell me if the kaminari kit requires a relocation of the fog lights? thanks guys thumbsup
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RicePowered May 22, 1:49am - #16504 
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Quote:
Originally posted by Chris McLean:
i used to love the TRD kit but now i see them pretty often...i like the clean look of the kaminari...can anyone tell me if the kaminari kit requires a relocation of the fog lights? thanks guys thumbsup
Nope thumbsup Stock Fogs don't have to be moved.
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celicapimp02 May 22, 2:10am - #16505 

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TRD man its a tight kit, wanna buy mine
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Chris McLean May 22, 2:13am - #16506 

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thats sweet!! thanks rice cheers
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Chris McLean May 22, 2:31am - #16507 

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3 questions:

1) does anyone have pics of the kaminari kit in red?

2) how much would i be looking at for painting and installation at my dealer? at a bodyshop?

3) how much is the shipping typically from the ECelica store for a bodykit?
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Steven May 22, 3:36am - #16508 
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Go with the Kaminari!
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Chris McLean May 23, 4:00am - #16510 

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ok guys i found some pics in the gallery of red kaminari kit...how bout my other few questions...how much for painting and installation? take it to dealer or body shop? how much is shipping from the ecelica store? thanks in advance for any help thumbsup
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CelicaPrincess May 23, 5:44am - #16511 
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cry I want the Kaminari kit
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