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Oct 19, 9:45am - #304036 
GB: * TPR Aluminum Underbody Panel *

Hey Guys,

I am proud to announce that Tuning Precision Racing will soon be offering an aluminum underbody panel to replace the stock plastcis that (as I'm sure most of you know) fall off and get ripped apart far too easily.

This panel will be made of 1/8" T4 Aluminum. Weighing rougly 15lbs, it will be strong enough to take on all but the most substantial road debris. We have designed in an oil change access panel large enough to drain the oil and replace the Oil Filter, that way you wownt need to remove the whole panel any time you change the oil. The panel will be affixed in at least 4 places: two rear mounts (inbetween the front wheels) and two forward mounts (right behind the radiator). Also, depending on if you have a body kit or not, you should be able to affix the panel to the front lip also.

We are selling the panel for $215 + shipping, which when you concider the only other competition for this is the C-One panel that goes for $295 + shipping. We are also proud to offer two finishes on for this panel to ensure long lift and resistance to harsh weather. You can get either a Powdercoated Finish or Anodized Finish for another $50.

For those of you who are familiar with TPR, you know that we are a small company. Really, we're a group of Celica owners making the best parts we can design for the car and selling tham at the best price we can. Because of this, we will be operating this group buy as a pre-buy. In other words, for those that want to purchase a panel, we will accept payment as soon as possible. We will then use the payments to fund the fabrication of the first batch of panels. Unfortunatly this means those getting a panel will have to wait a little while for delivery, but being we're a small company this is how we must do it. Think of it as community support, as any money we might make goes right back into the development of more celica parts.

We were hoping to have an inital batch of 20 made, the sooner we can get buyers for this inital batch, the sooner we can get them made!!If you would like more info on this product please click the link in my sig or feel free to email me. Thank you for your time.

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Oct 19, 10:16am - #304037 
Sound GREAT! Tde only question is, how will the pieces be held on to the body? Cuz I hihgly doubt that the plastic clips will hold it.


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Oct 19, 11:26am - #304038 
Originally Posted by Nemesis
Sound GREAT! Tde only question is, how will the pieces be held on to the body? Cuz I hihgly doubt that the plastic clips will hold it.


Good question.


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Oct 19, 11:31am - #304039 
How well will it match up with say a Kam Front Bumper, or with a Blitz Front Bumper. . .

im just wondering cause say my front plastics are all ripped off and mangled and stuff. . . i think an underbody picture of a celica with mounting locations would be a good way to help sell it also.

i would be very interested if it meets the right coverage area. smile


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Oct 19, 4:25pm - #304040 
Pictures please

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Oct 19, 4:58pm - #304041 
that shit just makes it that much more of a pain in the ass to change your oil

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Oct 19, 6:13pm - #304042 
pics please and would it fit with a bomex kit?

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Oct 19, 6:40pm - #304043 
is this like the c-1 under panel????

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Oct 19, 9:57pm - #304044 
there's like 31 people on the gb over there. you need 20 from here or are you guys done with the pre-order?


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Oct 19, 11:02pm - #304045 
ouch...15lb...ouch...


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Oct 19, 11:19pm - #304046 
no pics? confused

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Oct 20, 5:07am - #304047 
do you have any pics? im very intrested.


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Oct 20, 1:13pm - #304048 
First of all, thanks for your replies and intrest. I will try to answer all your questions as best I can:

Originally Posted by Nemesis
Sound GREAT! Tde only question is, how will the pieces be held on to the body? Cuz I hihgly doubt that the plastic clips will hold it.


Oh, I assure you I do not intend to use the crappy stock plastic clips to hold it on. It will be bolted to the car at about 4 points, and held to the front lip (even tho with 4 bolts holding it on the front lip mount wown't be needed).

Originally Posted by SkyhighRedline
that shit just makes it that much more of a pain in the ass to change your oil


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We have designed in an oil change access panel large enough to drain the oil and replace the Oil Filter, that way you wownt need to remove the whole panel any time you change the oil.


Originally Posted by qt1ncelica
is this like the c-1 under panel????


Yes, it is. However, ours is $80 less, has the option of powdercoating or anodizing and has the oil change access panel. Also, ours is slightly larger than the c-one.

Originally Posted by defyenz
there's like 31 people on the gb over there. you need 20 from here or are you guys done with the pre-order?


That was an intrest thread. As you might imagine, not every person who put their name on that list is getting a panel. My intention was to have an inital batch of 20 made, but because of the way we must conduct this (as a pre-buy, sight unseen) we don't have as many people willing to put their money in.

Originally Posted by Elec-FuYu
ouch...15lb...ouch...


Well, the stocks are 7lbs, the c-one is 10lbs and ours is larger than the c-one so it is heavyer. At most you'll be gaining 8lbs (along with superior undercarrage protection) by getting this panel.

Many people have asked about weather or not the cusco front lower brace will fit with this panel. From my observation of pictures of this piece I believe it will fit without any modification.

People have also inquired about intercoolers and turbo pipeing interfering with the panel, I am looking into this and will have an answer soon.

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Oct 20, 3:39pm - #304049 
great price nontheless. thumbsup

15lb is a pretty heavy weight for me~ but that's just me.. grin

EDIT: i mean 8lb... not 15 lol~


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Oct 20, 3:42pm - #304050 
no pics? frown


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Oct 20, 7:32pm - #304051 
can you guys make it smaller? and would it fit on bomex?


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Oct 21, 2:19pm - #304052 
Originally Posted by VoodooGTS
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I wish! Basically, we wown't be able to show you all pics untill we have the batch paid for. We need people to pre pay for these if this piece is ever going to be made. Once people have paid for the panels, we can make and troubleshoot a final prototype, then make the final batch.

Originally Posted by ghostingcelica
can you guys make it smaller? and would it fit on bomex?


Smaller? No, I don't think so, part of the benifit of ours is it has better coverage. And yes, it should fit on aftermarket bumpers so long as the aftermarket bumper has the same amount of clearance as the stock one. As far as attaching to aftermarket bumpers, that might not be able to happen, but it's not needed as the other 4 mounting points are much more sturdy.

Still don't have any ecelica members placing orders for these... c'mon guys, have a little faith and I'll provide you with an awesome underpanel.

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Oct 21, 7:34pm - #304053 
how long would it take?

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Oct 21, 11:00pm - #304054 
i wanna see pictures.. Maybe Ill be in on the second round.


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Oct 23, 3:58pm - #304055 
Originally Posted by ghostingcelica
how long would it take?


If and when we get all the buyers together, it'll be
3-6 weeks till we get the pieces shipped.

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Oct 23, 5:47pm - #304056 
I'm interested, but won't have the cash for it until Nov. 15th


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Oct 23, 6:54pm - #304057 
Originally Posted by Nedrex
Originally Posted by ghostingcelica
how long would it take?


If and when we get all the buyers together, it'll be
3-6 weeks till we get the pieces shipped.



wats holding you guys for so long...


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Oct 25, 12:19pm - #304058 
Originally Posted by JoeyOwen



wats holding you guys for so long...


Well, like I said before, once we collect all the money for these will give the money to the shop and have them made. The 3-6 weeks I quoted you guys was time for the final prototype to be made, trouble shot and then for the main batch to be made. Again, I wish TPR had the fundage to make these then sell them to you guys, but we have to do it the other way around.

Still haven't recieved any massages from any ECelica members who want these (either on my PM or email --> nedrex@hotmail.com )let me know asap if any of you want one of these!

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Oct 25, 12:34pm - #304059 
I doubt anyone is going to give you a "massage" rofl

haha, sorry it's off topic but I couldn't help it!

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Oct 25, 12:34pm - #304060 
^^ lol rofl

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Oct 25, 12:48pm - #304061 
haha. i'm kinda interested but i'm not sure yet. how many ppl are you short still?

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Oct 25, 4:42pm - #304062 
Everyone should be jumping on this. All he wants is a massage and the panel is yours happywink rofl


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Oct 27, 4:10pm - #304063 
Originally Posted by Drifter
I doubt anyone is going to give you a "massage" rofl

haha, sorry it's off topic but I couldn't help it!


Ahhh, you got me... damned spelling. thumbsdown

Originally Posted by ghostingcelica
haha. i'm kinda interested but i'm not sure yet. how many ppl are you short still?


Not sure, it depends on who pulls thru and who doesn't. Fact of the matter is we need as many people as we can get!
If there aren't enough people, this project will go nowhere and I wown't get any massages!!!! cry

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Oct 28, 12:47am - #304064 
^lol i'll think about it

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Jan 11, 8:40pm - #304065 
I would be interested in buying one but I saw another group buy for one that is a lot cheaper.

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Jan 12, 7:18am - #304066 
just something to add. C-One underpanel not only is designed for undercarriage protection but it also was designed to dissipate heat from the engine and promote underbody aerodynamics. Without pictures i am assuming this is nothing more than a piece of alluminum shaped to cover the bottom of the engine bay with cutouts/doors to change oil. If that is the case, this seems as though it could be easily fabricated for right around $100. Mass producing these would drive costs down even less. But i'm not an expert on material costs and i am not sure how much work would be involved in making it fit.


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Feb 1, 8:45pm - #304067 
So is this group buy going to happen? I'm interested

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Feb 1, 9:07pm - #304071 
^^^yes, this thread is old. the person was unregistered and would have prolly ran away with your money.

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