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Tips on customizing my car #339819 Nov 30, 7:19pm Nov 30, 7:19pm
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Tips on customizing my car
Well I got my used 2000 Celica GTS recently, and so far I've put in an AutoMate alarm, Led UnderGlows (7 color), and I have my Rockford Fosgate System on order. First things first I am having trouble mounting my Amp on the back seat because it's huge (the 1000 watt monoblock), so any suggestions. I need rims (for some odd reason I didn't get the alloys or a sunroof :-/) I am looking to purchase 18 inch rims I am confused between gunmetal and alloy, and if nayone knows any rims specific rims that would look good on my car I would appreciate it. I need to drop the car and put a body kit but I might just put a lip because I live in the Virgin Islands and we have some terrible hills and roads, hence it would be easy to damage the bodykit. I was looking at putting a cold air with the filter to prevent hydrolauch but I'm not sure how well that filter works because it is very damp down here, rains a good bit and lots of puddles. Any other recommendations for my car would be appreciated.

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Re: Tips on customizing my car [Re: ApuPimpin] #339820 Nov 30, 7:22pm Nov 30, 7:22pm
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another reason i'm sketchy on putting a body kit is that every body guy I talked to so far said that he won't be able to match the exact paint so there is a good chance the silver on the body kit will be off colored from the silver on my car, and I don't want to have to respray my car.

Re: Tips on customizing my car [Re: ApuPimpin] #339821 Nov 30, 7:31pm Nov 30, 7:31pm
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First off welcome wave This site is very informative. If you are looking for something specific there is a search button at the top right corner of the screen. Rims have the most widely different opinions on. I personally like 5 or 6 spoke rims and the 5zigen 5zr copse that I have are my favorite obviously. Most people have not had any trouble with the Intake and water but it has happened. You should be okay as long as you dont push the pedal going over big puddles. The body kit color match should be okay as long as the place knows what there doing. thumbsup


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Re: Tips on customizing my car [Re: SLVCELI] #339822 Nov 30, 7:33pm Nov 30, 7:33pm
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O and I recommend some Clear Corners and some silver vision turn signal bulbs. The bulbs are silver but when they are blinking are amber so they are legal and go really well with your car. thumbsup


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Re: Tips on customizing my car [Re: SLVCELI] #339823 Nov 30, 7:37pm Nov 30, 7:37pm
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no no...the first thing you need to do is get the S2000 antenna...

looks 100x better than that ligtning rod you have on there now


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Re: Tips on customizing my car [Re: ZeroXLX] #339824 Nov 30, 8:07pm Nov 30, 8:07pm
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for looks if you want to stay away from body kit I'd say yeah S2000 antenna(20 dollars at honda dealership). Tail lights between 65-120 at ebay. wheels of course.. www.wheelguys.com have good selection and good prices. underbody neons 100 bucks. carbon fiber Hood(500) you don't need to worry about matching the paint. performance options are pretty basic. exhaust, Intake, turbo if your rich, nitrous if your brave. if your worried about hydrolock get a SR it's only a difference of a few HP and if you add the breather valve it pretty much kills those HP anyways. THe Injen one is sexy.

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Re: Tips on customizing my car [Re: celicatuner] #339825 Nov 30, 8:20pm Nov 30, 8:20pm
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S2000 antenna should be first on your list thumbsup Most cost efficent mod out there in my opinion

Re: Tips on customizing my car [Re: xcivickillerx] #339826 Nov 30, 8:40pm Nov 30, 8:40pm
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I think the most important thing to start out with is deciding what about your personality you want to show in your car, that starts the path out. If your a DJ like me, then a kickin sound system is top priority. If you like looking fly, then focus on exterior mods. If you love speed then work on engine and tranny stuff. Etc..Etc...but remember the interior is the most important because thats where you spend all your time, so customize it to fit your wants and your needs

Re: Tips on customizing my car [Re: xcivickillerx] #339827 Nov 30, 8:42pm Nov 30, 8:42pm
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Thanks for the welcome! wave

Do you guys think the Carbon Fiber Hood will look good w/o a body kit? If I do the Carbon Fiber Hood I think gunmetal on silver will look good. See I live in the Virgin Islands and there is only one paint store for auto paint and it all depends on them if my paint is going to match my body confused . And for the Intake, trust me we have some deep puddles so i was wondering if that AEM hydrolauch filter actually works.

Re: Tips on customizing my car [Re: ApuPimpin] #339828 Nov 30, 8:50pm Nov 30, 8:50pm
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I'd go with a OEM Style Carbon Fiber Hood to blend in nicely if your gonna keep the body stock. The gunmetal rims will looks nice. As far as the hydrolock concern goes, go with a Short Ram if you get a lot of rain. But the truth is you need to drive in rain that is about halfway up your front License Plate to flood a Cold Air Intake and hyrdrolock your engine, and yes the bypass filter does work to a certain degree

Re: Tips on customizing my car [Re: sickcelica696] #339829 Nov 30, 9:01pm Nov 30, 9:01pm
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I think the OEM Carbon Fiber Hood would look good mabye with a raised Carbon Fiber scoop IMO it would be a clean look with a little bit of and agresive look a nice combo thumbsup Oh and welcome to ECelica wave


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Re: Tips on customizing my car [Re: speedducky] #339830 Nov 30, 9:03pm Nov 30, 9:03pm
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o yea, and welcome to the site! also I'd think about a roof spoiler to give it a little more edge, thelostrican.com has them

Re: Tips on customizing my car [Re: sickcelica696] #339831 Nov 30, 9:31pm Nov 30, 9:31pm
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get s2000 antenna, Clear Corners, tyc tails, drop it and get some rollers. thumbsup


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Re: Tips on customizing my car [Re: sickcelica696] #339832 Nov 30, 9:34pm Nov 30, 9:34pm
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Go with the S2K and ditch the lightning rod.

Clear Corners should also be added.

If you do not want a bodykit, drop the car for the looks while adding on new sets of rims.


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Re: Tips on customizing my car [Re: Chelica815] #339833 Nov 30, 9:45pm Nov 30, 9:45pm
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When did they start putting hubcaps on GTS's? Or is that dealer option? rofl rofl

Yeah and welcome, check out the gallery to spawn your own ideas. wave


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Re: Tips on customizing my car [Re: Chelica815] #339834 Nov 30, 10:04pm Nov 30, 10:04pm
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Originally Posted by Chelica815
Go with the S2K and ditch the lightning rod.

Clear Corners should also be added.

If you do not want a bodykit, drop the car for the looks while adding on new sets of rims.


you just took the words out of my mouth

Re: Tips on customizing my car [Re: Virgilson] #339835 Nov 30, 11:40pm Nov 30, 11:40pm
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Do a Short Ram Intake and an exhaust system on. Id do a set of 19's so that you dont have to lower the car much.


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Re: Tips on customizing my car [Re: FastCelicaGT22] #339836 Dec 1, 1:29am Dec 1, 1:29am
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Well i live in Ireland, the wettest place in the world + it has the worst potholes and the worst roads. I have the AEM CAI and it works perfect. However it take a while to get it to sit right in the wheel well.

Re: Tips on customizing my car [Re: FastCelicaGT22] #339837 Dec 1, 4:49pm Dec 1, 4:49pm
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Originally Posted by FastCelicaGT22
Do a short ram intake and an exhaust system on. Id do a set of 19's so that you dont have to lower the car much.


Maybe if your lowering. If your not lowering I suggest 17's.


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Re: Tips on customizing my car [Re: SLVCELI] #339838 Dec 1, 5:12pm Dec 1, 5:12pm
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I recommend lookig at ppls profiles and pic what you like on their cars, so at least you can see before you buy. So you can get a sense of which direction you want to go.


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Re: Tips on customizing my car [Re: blitzceli] #339839 Dec 1, 5:31pm Dec 1, 5:31pm
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Why doessnnt have a sun roof?...I don't know but, (please correct me if I'm wrong), but all gts brings a sun roof...right? confused

Re: Tips on customizing my car [Re: blitzceli] #339840 Dec 1, 6:25pm Dec 1, 6:25pm
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If the guy said he can't match the color for painting, go somewhere else. He should have a book with all makes and models color codes that'll show him what the mixture should be and what the maker of the paint is. if he doesn't have that book, go somewhere else.

Re: Tips on customizing my car [Re: dracom] #339841 Dec 1, 6:39pm Dec 1, 6:39pm
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the place my friend got his body work done after he got into an accident had a lazer or something tool that could tell the exact color of your paint and mix it to match. so even if your color was faded and wasn't the same as a brand new car you could get color to match perfectly. Dunno if they have low tech body shops in virgin islands but around here they can match any color.

Re: Tips on customizing my car [Re: celicatuner] #339842 Dec 1, 7:26pm Dec 1, 7:26pm
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deff go Short Ram so you dont ahv eot worry aobut hydrolock. i agree with oem carobn Hood with raised scoop

Re: Tips on customizing my car [Re: hombredelassrtas] #339843 Dec 1, 8:56pm Dec 1, 8:56pm
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i'd say the best way to know what you want your car to look like is to look around in the gallery or look at guys' cars on here as they post...just click on their profile and check them out. There are tons of combinations of colors and wheels and carbon vs. no carbon...raised scoop or standard...Hood spoilers roof spoilers...100 diff. types of euro tails (or tinted ones happywink).. and guys who made not the best decisions with Intakes, exhausts, etc...so you can pick the best one for you...and what appeals to your taste... Find something you like...or a few things...and THEN ask guys which they like better...so you have what you like..but also what a lot of other people think looks good too...just don't make decisions too hastily...and use this forum...there's oodles of resources on here. Good Luck! and welcome to Ecelica! wave

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