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question about the GT300 body kit... #33469 Aug 5, 8:36pm Aug 5, 8:36pm
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question about the GT300 body kit...
OK i know the gt300 widebody kit costs around 3 grand, but how much does it cost for the bodywork? An acquaintance of mine that just installed his said he spent an extra four grand to put it on. Is this reasonable?


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Re: question about the GT300 body kit... [Re: NIKONGT] #33470 Aug 5, 8:37pm Aug 5, 8:37pm
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yep. And you need WIDE rims so it doesn't look stupid too.

Re: question about the GT300 body kit... [Re: NIKONGT] #33471 Aug 5, 8:46pm Aug 5, 8:46pm
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Originally Posted by NIKONGT
OK i know the gt300 widebody kit costs around 3 grand, but how much does it cost for the bodywork? An acquaintance of mine that just installed his said he spent an extra four grand to put it on. Is this reasonable?


yes that is reasonable..like the other person said you will need wider rims, paint the entire car, etc. etc.

Re: question about the GT300 body kit... [Re: NIKONGT] #33472 Aug 6, 8:19am Aug 6, 8:19am
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yes, like what spatzkid and celicaprincess stated. love the kit myself but realized it's extremely expensive (unless you are sponsored, of course). you pay for the kit, paint, install, wheels, suspension. so, you're looking at least $10,000 just for show. add the "go" and you have about another $5-10 grand depending on the mods (from simple bolt-ons to turbo or s/c-"supercharge").


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Originally Posted by CelicaPrincess
Originally Posted by NIKONGT
OK i know the gt300 widebody kit costs around 3 grand, but how much does it cost for the bodywork? An acquaintance of mine that just installed his said he spent an extra four grand to put it on. Is this reasonable?


yes that is reasonable..like the other person said you will need wider rims, paint the entire car, etc. etc.


why would you have to paint the entire car???

Re: question about the GT300 body kit... [Re: IcEd blUe] #33474 Aug 6, 8:57am Aug 6, 8:57am
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Originally Posted by IcEd blUe

Originally Posted by CelicaPrincess

Originally Posted by NIKONGT

OK i know the gt300 widebody kit costs around 3 grand, but how much does it cost for the bodywork? An acquaintance of mine that just installed his said he spent an extra four grand to put it on. Is this reasonable?


yes that is reasonable..like the other person said you will need wider rims, paint the entire car, etc. etc.


why would you have to paint the entire car???


because that body kit is huge and molds in to the car ... so since your getting that body kit for show ... you want the paint to match 100% in color so you get the whole car painted. Usually you would go with a custom color too.

I guess you wouldn't have to paint the Hood, doors and roof ... but that's about it.

Re: question about the GT300 body kit... [Re: NIKONGT] #33475 Aug 6, 8:59am Aug 6, 8:59am
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who cares if its TOTALLY PERFECT or not, as long as it looks perfect from far away

Re: question about the GT300 body kit... [Re: IcEd blUe] #33476 Aug 6, 9:04am Aug 6, 9:04am
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Originally Posted by IcEd blUe
who cares if its TOTALLY PERFECT or not, as long as it looks perfect from far away


yeah, but the point of this type of kit is to see it up close. works of art are ususally closely examined. and, since this is a "show" kit you need all the points you can get to beat the competitors.


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Re: question about the GT300 body kit... [Re: JAIMEJAMES] #33477 Aug 6, 9:26am Aug 6, 9:26am
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Originally Posted by JAIMEJAMES
Originally Posted by IcEd blUe
who cares if its TOTALLY PERFECT or not, as long as it looks perfect from far away


yeah, but the point of this type of kit is to see it up close. works of art are ususally closely examined. and, since this is a "show" kit you need all the points you can get to beat the competitors.


thats true,so for like 10 grand you can build up your celica to make it look like the gt300?? so if you go to car shows you can probably win back most of your money right? and get sponserships

Re: question about the GT300 body kit... [Re: IcEd blUe] #33478 Aug 6, 9:35am Aug 6, 9:35am
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Originally Posted by IcEd blUe
who cares if its TOTALLY PERFECT or not, as long as it looks perfect from far away


yeah, but the point of this type of kit is to see it up close. works of art are ususally closely examined. and, since this is a "show" kit you need all the points you can get to beat the competitors. [/quote]

thats true,so for like 10 grand you can build up your celica to make it look like the gt300?? so if you go to car shows you can probably win back most of your money right? and get sponserships [/quote]

very true.


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Re: question about the GT300 body kit... [Re: NIKONGT] #33479 Aug 6, 9:43am Aug 6, 9:43am
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so basically if you tune up a car it can be an investment,doesnt seem like a bad idea

Re: question about the GT300 body kit... [Re: IcEd blUe] #33480 Aug 6, 2:11pm Aug 6, 2:11pm
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Well, by the time you have all that money invested, you're going to have everything possible done to it and the sponsor wouldn't have to throw any money onto you since there's not much left to do.

Re: question about the GT300 body kit... [Re: KDawg] #33481 Aug 6, 2:28pm Aug 6, 2:28pm
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Originally Posted by KDawg
Well, by the time you have all that money invested, you're going to have everything possible done to it and the sponsor wouldn't have to throw any money onto you since there's not much left to do.


hey man welcome back...I haven't seen you around in a while. wave


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Re: question about the GT300 body kit... [Re: NIKONGT] #33482 Aug 6, 3:00pm Aug 6, 3:00pm
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Hey sounds cool to me. 7000 for additional for THE most kickass celica on the market? you'll make that off in shows and sponsorships like he said.

neways, i would love to hear more about what color you're interested in painting it, etc. post pics when asap!

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Originally Posted by KDawg
Well, by the time you have all that money invested, you're going to have everything possible done to it and the sponsor wouldn't have to throw any money onto you since there's not much left to do.


team celica, right? at least that's where i've seen your username.


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[hey man welcome back...I haven't seen you around in a while. wave


grin Thanks, been hella busy with work and trying to keep my life going in the right direction. I was actually curious if anyone noticed I was gone. tongue

Re: question about the GT300 body kit... [Re: NIKONGT] #33485 Aug 6, 3:27pm Aug 6, 3:27pm
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I wanna new car so i can have a project car in the garage. I think I'd build a GT300.


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Re: question about the GT300 body kit... [Re: NIKONGT] #33486 Aug 6, 7:29pm Aug 6, 7:29pm
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Mmm...GT300 kit...sooo sweet. grin thumbsup thumbsup

Re: question about the GT300 body kit... [Re: NIKONGT] #33487 Aug 6, 7:31pm Aug 6, 7:31pm
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i would love to see the kit on other cars, besides the yellow and blue on i already saw. Oh, and obviously the red one grin

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