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Sep 14, 4:04pm - #274962 
UPDATE: Pictures of Radio Swap,Climate Controls,+MORE (NO 56K!)

Mods I currently have on the car...

AEM CAI

TRD Extended Exhaust

Custom Climate Controls

Radio LED Swap

Instrument Cluster LED Swap

Reverse Indiglo Gauges

Eibach Sportline Springs

Moda R6 17" Rims wrapped in Yoks

TRD Authentic Wing w/ LED Brake Light

TRD Rear Strut Tower

AEM Tru-Power Pulley

TRD Short Shifter

Painted Brake Calipers



And probably a few others, but that's all I can pull off of the top of my head.



Future Mods...

TRD Side Skirts

TRD Rear Valence

TRD Front Bumper

Front Strut Bar

And anything else I may find down the road.




There are quite a few pictures, so please wait until I post that I am finished before you post.


And as always, comments, questions, and criticisms are welcome.


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Sep 14, 4:06pm - #274963 
Stock radio and Climate controls...

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Sep 14, 4:08pm - #274964 
Radio...

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Sep 14, 4:09pm - #274965 
Climate Controls...

Don't know why the middle knob looks dark in the picture, but it isn't otherwise...

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Sep 14, 4:11pm - #274966 
Instrument Cluster with LED swap, without the gauge lights on...

Did this like 6 months ago...

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Sep 14, 4:13pm - #274967 
Painted Center Console...A mod I forgot to add to the list above frown

Looks kinda gay during the day with the grey climate controls, but it's worth it the way it looks at night IMO.

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Sep 14, 4:14pm - #274968 
TRD Rear Strut Tower with Removed Back Seats...

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Sep 14, 4:16pm - #274969 
Just for fun...

RSX at stock height compared to a Celica with Eibach Sportlines...

My car always had a lower height, but now it's kinda funny looking...

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Sep 14, 4:19pm - #274970 
My whole car...

Please ignore the bug splatters. Washed it two days ago, and two days later it needs to be washed again... frown

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Sep 14, 4:20pm - #274971 
Another...

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Sep 14, 4:20pm - #274972 
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Sep 14, 4:21pm - #274973 
Last one of whole car itself...


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Sep 14, 4:23pm - #274974 
Here's what an Extended TRD Exhaust looks like with the stock bumper...

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Sep 14, 4:24pm - #274975 
FINAL PICTURE...

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Sep 14, 4:25pm - #274976 
Oh, and I borrowed my friends digital camera, and have to give it back in a few hours, so if anyone would like a picture taken of something else that they are curious about, just ask, but only until around 8 p.m. central time.


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Sep 14, 4:31pm - #274977 
Looks very nice! Great work!


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of those speedchips! I figure if 1 gets me 20hp then 10 will get me 200hp!
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Sep 14, 4:33pm - #274978 
Thanks.

And if anyone is wondering what I used to light the climate controls, all I did was go to Autozone, and pick up a pair of red wedge bulbs, and attached them to wires, which I then spliced into the cigarette lighter.

Works great. Nice and bright.

I tried to do the same with LED's, but LEDs don't have a wide angle of viewing, meaning that light doesn't difuse from all sides like it does with a conventional bulb.


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Sep 14, 4:37pm - #274979 
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Sep 14, 4:56pm - #274981 
very nice - thumbsup

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Sep 14, 5:01pm - #274982 
nice...a TRD spoiler doesn't loook that bad by itself.

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Sep 14, 5:03pm - #274983 
Originally Posted by Virgilson
nice...a TRD spoiler doesn't loook that bad by itself.
Nah, but I'd kill for at least some TRD skirts.


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Sep 14, 5:41pm - #274984 
lookin good!


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Sep 14, 5:57pm - #274985 
your car looks good as it is now.

dont need the whole TRD bodykit... grin

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Sep 14, 6:06pm - #274986 
Looks good, I like the way you lit up the stereo.

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Sep 14, 9:31pm - #274987 
Originally Posted by slidr
I tried to do the same with LED's, but LEDs don't have a wide angle of viewing, meaning that light doesn't difuse from all sides like it does with a conventional bulb.


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Sep 14, 9:34pm - #274991 
and now it matches my gauge cluster better grin

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Sep 14, 9:35pm - #274992 
I just need to fix the lighting on my stereo now... tongue

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Sep 14, 9:39pm - #274993 
btw, my dash is painted... so the lighting actually goes through the paint as well - my camera just sucks

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Sep 15, 8:25am - #274994 
Originally Posted by isaac

Originally Posted by slidr

I tried to do the same with LED's, but LEDs don't have a wide angle of viewing, meaning that light doesn't difuse from all sides like it does with a conventional bulb.


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Yeah, really.

I don't know why you have to be mean about it, I was just stating something that I tried before. frown

And if you notice in your picture, the light hasn't made it's way down to the AC and Rear Defrost buttons, nor the turn knobs very well.

Light will not be emitted from the side of the bulbs if you have them pointed up. Even the widest of LED lenses will only emit 45 degrees of light from the tip of the dome.


I tried 12 LED's similiar to the kind that you used, and and positioned them every which way in order to get everything lit up.

It was patchy at best. I found that with a bulb, light will even go to the rear defrost and ac button like it did with the shitty stock green lights.


After aligning and positioning all of the LED's I had in there, I found that they would just get repositioned if I had laid a wire in the path of a turning aparatus or that slide that controls the inside/outside air.


See in the picture below?

And I figured out why the middle knob on my setup isn't lighting up very well. It was the same knob that I got with the heater assembly from a junk yard, and I was forced to use it due to the fact that I lost my stock/clean knob.



BTW, we are all on the same side here, no need to bash me.

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Sep 15, 11:03am - #274995 
Originally Posted by slidr
I don't know why you have to be mean about it, I was just stating something that I tried before. frown

And if you notice in your picture, the light hasn't made it's way down to the AC and Rear Defrost buttons, nor the turn knobs very well.

BTW, we are all on the same side here, no need to bash me.


Im sorry that you feel there is bashing going on here - because there is not... and it was not my intention to bash.

as for your comment about the light not making it down to the AC and defrost button - the light actualy makes it down there and its pretty bright!

Read my above statement about my dash being painted and how my camera sucks.

my camera is a 0.8 mega pixle kodak that had been discontinued from 2001 - and it sucks in night shots and in close-ups... it sucks really bad at night-close-up shots tongue

the paint used on my dash is a DARK candy-apple red... aprox 5 coats


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Sep 15, 1:26pm - #274996 
hey slidr could you post pics of the bulbs you used and the wiring? is it possible to get the same blue as your radio controls?

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Sep 15, 3:32pm - #274997 
Originally Posted by blueTRD
hey slidr could you post pics of the bulbs you used and the wiring? is it possible to get the same blue as your radio controls?

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The bulbs I used were small "wedge bulbs" that I bought at Autozone.


I bought a blue pair, but it turned out that they actually emitted white light.

So if you find some illegal blue wedge bulbs, those will give off blue light, but the ricer section at the Autozone I went to sucked. wink


I'll find a pic of the type that I used.


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Sep 15, 3:40pm - #274998 
These are an example of wedge bulbs.

I used some cheapo brand that cost like $1.50 a pair.

On the base of the bulb, there are tiny metal prongs that you need to gently pry down so that they aren't up against the base anymore.

Then, just connect a wire to each prong (I soldered it to it, but you can just tape it). One wire will be positive (12v power) and the other one will be negative (ground).

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Sep 15, 3:57pm - #274999 
^^^seem simple..but can you take a pic of the climate control removed?? i like to see how it look after the installation but b4 you put everything back together..if that's not too much to ask..


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