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May 20, 11:37pm - #16482 
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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May 20, 11:54pm - #16483 
i would go with the kaminari front bumper. It looks more sleek, better than the TRD I think.

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May 21, 12:32am - #16484 
I will go with kaminari...
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May 21, 12:33am - #16485 
Complete Kaminari. I think the Kaminari is one of the cleanest kits out there.

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May 21, 2:38am - #16486 
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Complete Kaminari. I think the Kaminari is one of the cleanest kits out there.
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May 21, 5:22am - #16487 
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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May 21, 9:14am - #16488 
Whats wrong with what you got? Any ways Kaminari is freakin awesome (thats why I got one).


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May 21, 9:20am - #16489 
Kaminari is tight. TRD kit you can just get at a dealer, so more people have them. Rare is good!


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May 21, 9:23am - #16490 
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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May 21, 10:37am - #16491 
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May 22, 12:56am - #16492 
no contest.. kaminari... thumbsup

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May 22, 12:59am - #16493 
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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May 21, 1:03pm - #16494 
thumbsup I'd go for the full Kaminari kit w/wing


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May 21, 1:55pm - #16495 
Full Kaminari kit = thumbsup thumbsup

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May 21, 2:15pm - #16496 
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May 21, 2:25pm - #16497 
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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May 21, 2:32pm - #16498 
Hey thanks everyone, I had a lot of people saying stick with the TRD. This helps my opinion a lot.


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May 21, 3:34pm - #16499 
Hey I think the TRD Looks way tighter

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May 21, 5:06pm - #16500 
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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May 21, 5:25pm - #16501 
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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May 21, 6:09pm - #16502 
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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May 21, 6:43pm - #16503 
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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May 21, 6:49pm - #16504 
Quote:
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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
Nope thumbsup Stock Fogs don't have to be moved.

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May 21, 7:10pm - #16505 
TRD man its a tight kit, wanna buy mine

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May 21, 7:13pm - #16506 
thats sweet!! thanks rice cheers

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May 21, 7:31pm - #16507 
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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May 21, 8:36pm - #16508 
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May 22, 3:50pm - #16509 
Go with the Kaminari!

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May 22, 9:00pm - #16510 
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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May 22, 10:44pm - #16511 
cry I want the Kaminari kit

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