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Aug 5, 8:36pm - #33469 
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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Aug 5, 8:37pm - #33470 
yep. And you need WIDE rims so it doesn't look stupid too.

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Aug 5, 8:46pm - #33471 
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.

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Aug 6, 8:19am - #33472 
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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Aug 6, 8:52am - #33473 
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???

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Aug 6, 8:57am - #33474 
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.

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Aug 6, 8:59am - #33475 
who cares if its TOTALLY PERFECT or not, as long as it looks perfect from far away

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Aug 6, 9:04am - #33476 
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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Aug 6, 9:26am - #33477 
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

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Aug 6, 9:35am - #33478 

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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Aug 6, 9:43am - #33479 
so basically if you tune up a car it can be an investment,doesnt seem like a bad idea

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Aug 6, 2:11pm - #33480 
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.

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Aug 6, 2:28pm - #33481 
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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Aug 6, 3:00pm - #33482 
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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Aug 6, 3:26pm - #33483 
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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Aug 6, 3:26pm - #33484 
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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

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Aug 6, 3:27pm - #33485 
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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Aug 6, 7:29pm - #33486 
Mmm...GT300 kit...sooo sweet. grin thumbsup thumbsup

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Aug 6, 7:31pm - #33487 
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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