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Kamara
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Kamara May 13, 8:38pm - #178199 
2000 Silver Toyota Celica GT
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2000 Toyota Celica GT

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North Carolina
Got money need Advice!

I got about 1500 to spend on my celi. I already got Window tint,sound system and a nice exhuast. If anyone can help me out with stuff to buy i would be extremely grateful. I dont really wanna spend it all on like Turbo or something i would rather gets rims or such but i need help decieding on what to get. confused confused
If you recommned rims please show me pics/links of em and i would like em to be 5 spoke only.
If you say bodykit-the only one i like is Blitz so that would be what i want.
I also have any other question. Right now my car is silver(will have pics up soon after wash but its raining. cry )
and i might want to change the color to SI blue but im not really sure. If i keep it silver my color scheme will be blue such as blue neons and blue center console.
Thanks- Craig
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Steven
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Steven May 13, 8:45pm - #178200 
2001 Spectra Blue Mica Toyota Celica GTS
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2001 Toyota Celica GTS

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Don'ts
1) Buy a Blitz body kit puke
2) Paint your car SI blue puke
3) Buy ricey neon lights puke

Dos
1) Upgrade suspension
2) Get yourself a nice pair of racing seats. A pair of sparcos will only set you back about 1100 if you shop around.
3) Get some lightweight forged rims. Rota has some very affordable lightweight rims.

For christ sake, do not paint your car SI blue or get a stupid body kit that will look like crap 20,000 miles later...
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Kamara
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Kamara May 13, 8:52pm - #178201 
2000 Silver Toyota Celica GT
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ok thanks! ive been thinking about it and i actually really like my silver. 18 good size rims?
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Steven
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Steven May 13, 8:54pm - #178202 
2001 Spectra Blue Mica Toyota Celica GTS
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18s will slow your car down because they're larger rims. If you want your rims to "look" big, go with 17s. It's really up to you.
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spaztikid
dikitzaps
spaztikid May 13, 9:03pm - #178203 
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1974 Toyota Celica

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are you going for looks or Performance?
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spaztikid
dikitzaps
spaztikid May 13, 9:04pm - #178204 
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FYI -- you can probably get WW kit painted and installed and some rims for 1500... shop around.
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ct
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ct May 13, 9:04pm - #178205 

C'mon & hit me!
2000 Toyota Celica GTS

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Woodland Hills, CA
springs=200
sways=250-300
struts=360-400
front strut bar=120-130
rear strut bar=120-150
that's around 1200 right there...i say suspension all the way. thumbsup rice

Originally posted by SKOOF:
yoru such a clown, i wish you lived in nyc, i would love to just give you the beating that youve probably never gotten in your life.
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vondutchguy
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vondutchguy May 13, 9:06pm - #178206 

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2000 Toyota Celica

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it would be nice if you could just spend 1500 on a Turbo. 18s arent bad, you will save a lot of buying 17s (that 1 extra inch cost alot) in you lower your car and put smaller tires they will look even bigger. if speed is an issue and you still want 18s, 17s whatever try to get somethign light weight. like chrome is a no no
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vondutchguy
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vondutchguy May 13, 9:08pm - #178207 

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its a gt so speed may not be an issue, and from his first post i would say looks are more important, so i doubt he would want to spend all his money on suspension mods
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oas
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oas May 13, 9:55pm - #178208 
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lower , rims the new once from momo look nice gtr i fhink they are named look a lot like the old once that is named fhigther i belive , kamanari kit , TRD exhaust , short shifter new knob , new head unit , tyc red tail ligths , metal pedals , new floor mats , new sig ligther , new gauges , rpm shift ligth , TRD horn emblem , small cheap stoff like TRD horn sticker help a lot to ligthn up the interior thumbsup

i dont like the bliz kit and i dont like neon spineyes
and instead of painting the center consol buy a jdm consol or a make a custom one imo
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RevMonster
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RevMonster May 13, 10:01pm - #178209 

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2003 Toyota Celica

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Just get some nice 17" rims (racing hart!) and lower it... that'll make a HUGE difference

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I'm just a shot away from you
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GTQuentin
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GTQuentin May 13, 11:24pm - #178210 

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2000 Toyota Celica GT

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Northern VA
Originally Posted by oas
lower , rims the new once from momo look nice gtr i fhink they are named look a lot like the old once that is named fhigther i belive , kamanari kit , TRD exhaust , short shifter new knob , new head unit , tyc red tail ligths , metal pedals , new floor mats , new sig ligther , new gauges , rpm shift ligth , TRD horn emblem , small cheap stoff like TRD horn sticker help a lot to ligthn up the interior thumbsup

i dont like the bliz kit and i dont like neon spineyes
and instead of painting the center consol buy a jdm consol or a make a custom one imo


What kind of cig lighter are you talking about? And when you say rpm shift light do you mean a tach w/the blinker?
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