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DaBigTickett
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DaBigTickett May 6, 3:13pm - #172911 

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What kind of "modifier" are you?

Yup, just like the topic says, what kind of modifier are you? Are you the kind who cares more for sound and looks, or Performance and gains? Just curious as to what the more popular thing here on ECelica is, although i think it is more Performance oriented here. wave
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Clos
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Clos May 6, 3:34pm - #172912 
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im in for all of them. but im working out on the gains first then ill be the looks, but it takes time and money
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vondutchguy
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vondutchguy May 6, 3:43pm - #172913 

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i think atleast partly everyone here is in it for the looks, or else they wouldnt have a celica. without serious cash flow or a lot of saving its going to take a bit to have lots of power gain from them. i guess im kinda smack dab in the middle maybe leaning alittle towards looks, but only because it is my dailer driver, not a track car. but in all honosty who here doesnt like a little speed every now and then to show of to your friends or make someone in their honda look dumb. too bad making it look good slows it down though, thats my big thing. im still debating on 17's or 18's for that reason, and how big of a system i want in the car. there are people on this board taking out seats to save weight and here i have leather...
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Spencer May 6, 3:47pm - #172914 

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Originally Posted by vondutchguy
i think atleast partly everyone here is in it for the looks, or else they wouldnt have a celica. without serious cash flow or a lot of saving its going to take a bit to have lots of power gain from them. i guess im kinda smack dab in the middle maybe leaning alittle towards looks, but only because it is my dailer driver, not a track car. but in all honosty who here doesnt like a little speed every now and then to show of to your friends or make someone in their honda look dumb. too bad making it look good slows it down though, thats my big thing. im still debating on 17's or 18's for that reason, and how big of a system i want in the car. there are people on this board taking out seats to save weight and here i have leather...


Depends on the car...Me I like Performance but on the celica I had to go with looks...

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Clos May 6, 3:49pm - #172915 
2000 Spectra Blue Toyota Celica
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well like i said i go for the Performance, because the car looks nice stock so yeah. i mean i am going to get a kit but its like 3gs to get so ill wait on that till i get a better job. i know parts are expensive 2 but oh well i wanna go faster and faster (on the track) smile
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carbon_blue_gt May 6, 4:12pm - #172916 
2001 carbon blue Toyota Celica GT
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i'm in for the whole package baby! The celica has the looks, and the potential for some nice Performance, so i'm gonna work on it all! The only thing i'm not putting a whole lot of money into is my system. The rest of it is probably going to be the direction of my cash flow for several years to come.

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SPec_ceLICA
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SPec_ceLICA May 6, 4:17pm - #172917 

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I'm an all around kind of guy...

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Gen7fan May 6, 4:19pm - #172918 
2003 silver streak Toyota Celica GT
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all around would be nice but power is the way to go, show and no go is gay.
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Vampyre May 6, 4:23pm - #172919 

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I'm trying to go for a little bit of everything.

I have a half-decent sound system, although I'd really like to have a custom box molded in the trunk area but I actually do use the trunk space plus I keep the full-size spare just incase because I've needed it twice before.

I do enjoy the show look as I always wash and have started to wax my car, so I am after lowering kit and some nice (imo) rims and I'd like to get a subtle body kit just for a bit more flair and I'd like to dress up the interior a lil' bit and I'm not sure about any decals.. if so I'd kind just like some logos up the side under the mirros.

Performance is great too, I also want the lowering kit to lower my center of gravity and improve my handling and cornering, plus light weight rims (despite I keep a full size spare in the rear,) I do hope to get a TRD exhaust down the road, Blitz S-Ram, pulley, grounding wires (though they don't add much it still helps) and I'd really like to do a couple other things and start going to the track and drag strip sometime.

So thus I'd inclined to be into everything.

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Death May 6, 4:46pm - #172920 

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Performance all the way, you people know this.

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Lucky_317 May 6, 5:00pm - #172921 

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uh I shouldnt even have to answer. lol

me performane first. all show and no go is ghey.

so I'm going all go and when I'm done I'll throw all the show stuff on so I'll have good power and look decent.

I am however trying to mix it up a bit by throwin on a c/f Hood and some lightweight rims that look good and perform wink

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JBing May 6, 5:35pm - #172922 

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I like both, looks and speed thumbsup

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SpectraGod May 6, 6:21pm - #172923 
2002 Spectra Blue Toyota Celica
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for the most part I think people only go as far as Intake and Exhaust...That's it.

Me I love the TRD kit so Got the "SHOW"..
I bought an engine to rebuild with my dad, Turbo and all so... there is th "GO"

So ya I've got the best of both worlds!
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Rocketman May 6, 6:50pm - #172924 

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Originally Posted by SpectraGod
for the most part I think people only go as far as Intake and Exhaust...That's it.

Me I love the TRD kit so Got the "SHOW"..
I bought an engine to rebuild with my dad, Turbo and all so... there is th "GO"

So ya I've got the best of both worlds!
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CelicaRacer05 May 6, 8:02pm - #172925 

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2000 Toyota Celica GT

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my first mod was upgrading the stero, went from stock up to a aftermarket head with a 10 changer... next is basic mods just exhuast... i think its just a phase, soon enough i will want a cadaliac and want phat dubs! i dont know spineyes
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MptGlw69
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MptGlw69 May 6, 8:06pm - #172926 
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2001 Acura Integra

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Grand Rapids, MI
I 99% show and 1% go. I could care less how fast I can go down a strip or who I can beat on the streets/track.
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csheriff
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csheriff May 6, 8:59pm - #172927 
2002 Red Toyota Celica
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I try to keep it as even as possible. Im not out to beat z06 vettes, but i refuse to get embarressed by a stock GTS driven by a grandma just because my stereo and rims are pretty heavy. still havent posted pictures yet of my car but when you see it, the rims are big and heavy. but they totally make the look of my car. my interior is show quality for these parts of the woods, (not gonna win any out of state shows). long story short - have a damn nice lookin car that is fast enough to scare the chicks you pick up, not fast enough to make them puke.

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Traviesa86 May 6, 9:19pm - #172928 

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i think i'd go w/more show than go...but if you can do both, then hell yea

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mastro543 May 6, 9:36pm - #172929 

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a bit more show than go

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Blue Batmobile
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Blue Batmobile May 6, 9:47pm - #172930 
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Looks then Performance for me smile.

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GTSVST May 6, 10:02pm - #172931 
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Originally Posted by carbon_blue_gt
i'm in for the whole package baby! The celica has the looks, and the potential for some nice Performance, so i'm gonna work on it all! The only thing i'm not putting a whole lot of money into is my system. The rest of it is probably going to be the direction of my cash flow for several years to come.

Hell yeah. stock system sounds good enough for me. Its just what I feel like doing, but Im doin both right now
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NorwayGT May 6, 10:03pm - #172932 

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mostly Performance mod's, but after my suspention, nitrous, port&polish is done, then im gonna start goin more for looks i think...before i get a kit i want to run break into the 14's with my GT

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vondutchguy May 6, 10:38pm - #172933 

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thats what i meant when i said everyone here prolly cares atleast somewhat about looks if they bought a celica because stock they are sweet. and performace you can do with it, but if you only cared about speed it would be a lot cheaper for like a first gen talon awd Turbo and do mods to that. for half the price of a celica you can have like a 10-12 sec car.
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Erick
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Erick May 6, 10:44pm - #172934 

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Performance first then looks.. thumbsup

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Anonymous May 7, 12:00am - #172935 
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SHOW i have an auto. Even if i didnt i would still probably go more towards the show side. Im still in high school so the bling factor is more important.
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Johnsgt May 7, 1:55am - #172936 
2000 Spectra Blue Toyota Celica GT
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I'm both. I like a well rounded car. Good looks, good speed, good handling. For looks i have all the basics, kit, rims, carbon fiber TRD wing, carbon fiber Hood as the main stuff, for suspension i have tein ha, for speed i have Turbo.
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Broklee
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Broklee May 7, 2:07am - #172937 
2002 Absolutely Red Toyota Celica GT
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i have a GT... that should answer it

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xrage4200 May 7, 2:28am - #172938 

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i have a gt, so i am 99% looks

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EbisuDriver May 7, 5:06am - #172939 
2000 Silver Toyota Celica GT
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I also have a GT but that doesnt stop me from making it faster. The engine is just good enough for me. I'm not big on this car's engine. I dont tune my car to speed, more on driving pleasure. Having a FUN car is big thing to me.
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OBi3 May 7, 5:38am - #172940 

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Calgary, AB, Canada
Both~!! thumbsup

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BReakinDrifTs
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BReakinDrifTs May 7, 5:43am - #172941 
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Im currently a ricer grin
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gtscelica05
Carbon Blue Rules
gtscelica05 May 7, 5:48am - #172942 
2003 Carbon Blue Toyota Celica
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mostly looks, but im trying to do Performance also

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DaBigTickett
Rip the Jacker
DaBigTickett May 7, 6:14am - #172943 

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2002 Toyota Celica GT

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Originally Posted by BReakinDrifTs
Im currently a ricer grin

It's a start!!!
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spaztikid
dikitzaps
spaztikid May 7, 6:46am - #172944 
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1974 Toyota Celica

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LA
more Performance than anything...
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SilverGT
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SilverGT May 7, 9:35am - #172945 
2002 Silver Toyota Celica GT
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Torrance, CA
looks and suspension
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mxmcelica
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mxmcelica May 8, 3:28am - #172946 

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Chicago
Looks then Performance says I
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Satoshi
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Satoshi May 8, 3:33am - #172947 
2000 RED Toyota Celica GTS
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prince542
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prince542 May 9, 12:31am - #172948 

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Guam
all for show but with a bit of Performance so i dont get punked on the road... grin
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ricenit
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ricenit May 9, 5:00am - #172949 
2002 black Toyota Celica
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PA
id say both...i like a clean lookin car with minimal amounts of decals and some bolt on mods
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celicaTRDgts May 9, 10:39pm - #172950 

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Originally Posted by Blue Batmobile
Looks then Performance for me smile.

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werd...same here

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GTQuentin
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GTQuentin May 10, 12:38am - #172951 

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2000 Toyota Celica GT

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Northern VA
I got an exhuast and a K&N Air Filter. Some rims. So i have a lil show and go. Next will be some teins. This summer i want to put a 150w powered sub in my car. This summer will be a lot of show mods. I one day want a SRI.
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vejita_13
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vejita_13 May 10, 2:57am - #172952 

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2002 Toyota Celica GT

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SACRAMENTO, CA
all my mods have been Performance so far
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OzzyZR
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OzzyZR May 10, 3:28am - #172953 

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2000 Toyota Celica ZR

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i'm going to try a nice degree of all with my celi. after doing looks before Performance, then stereo... i reckon treat yaself to a nice stereo while you get used to the cars Performance, then up it when you need that bit extra thumbsup

for a daily driver anyway

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Elec-FuYu May 10, 4:52am - #172954 
2003 Silver Toyota Celica
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idunno
a mod that have a equilibrium on car's Performance and looks...

for example of not having equilibrium: Turbo, 18+ wheels, GT kind wings, 12"+ subs...ect

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fonz182
Pimpin aint easy
fonz182 May 10, 6:41am - #172955 

Pimpin aint easy
03 Toyota Celica GT

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im glad a lot of people said looks cause im one too.
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oas
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oas May 10, 2:46pm - #172956 
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rigth now im saving for a Turbo and i have ordered some 17" `s so all little of both i fhink just not stero i never play high musick any way
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AZZKIKR
SHO - NUFF
AZZKIKR May 10, 3:24pm - #172957 

SHO - NUFF
2003 Toyota Celica GT

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ATL GA
I'm more show than go, but I've put higher compresison internals in my GT, and an Intake, and am waiting for my exhaust to get here...other than that I'm leaving it alone (no Turbo, nitrous, etc.)...I've got chrome wheels, graphics I designed, and am working on putting together a body kit...I like looks and basic Performance mods, rather than putting huge amounts of money into big engine stuff.
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Elkal900
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Elkal900 May 10, 5:36pm - #172958 

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2000 Toyota Celica

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Florence SC
well I started modding with basic preformance stuff

but Im kinda buying on what comes along...Im kinda balanced though leaning more toward the daily driver side...though I would love to drop a Turbo on it someday
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jska
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jska May 11, 1:31am - #172959 

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2003 Toyota Celica

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NorCal
i got my GTS for the look, but my bf has an EVO and i got hooked on his speed..we'll see what we drop in mine later on..hopefully! smile
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