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Dec 3, 7:07am - #342052 
Removed the kit for a month... it was fun!

Nothing too exciting, just wanted to share some recent pictures of when the kit came off...

I went back to stock for a month - the car had much better performance (less drag) and there was far less wind-noise at freeway driving speeds (60 to 80mph)

Gallery is at...
https://www.celicahobby.com/gal3/isaac_20041117



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I had a silver '03 front on for a few days - but then came across an '04 in red and quickly switched that over...

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Dec 3, 7:14am - #342053 
after about a month of being fully stock - the 4pc kit went back on all within a single afternoon and the next day at 4am, I was off to a car show in Palm Springs showing with CID496 (Ron)

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Dec 3, 7:18am - #342054 
Some pictures of how to remove the rear bumper can be found at...
https://www.celicahobby.com/gal3/inst_rearbumperremove

now I just need to find the time to put the removal/install guide together spineyes


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Dec 3, 8:18am - #342055 
celica looks good thumbsup

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Dec 3, 1:27pm - #342056 
your car looks sexy with or without a body kit thumbsup

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Dec 3, 8:06pm - #342057 
it's like playing dress up with the celi laughsilly

ready for its time out on the town thumbsup


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Dec 3, 8:48pm - #342058 
So it is just bolt off then bolt on?


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Dec 3, 9:06pm - #342059 
yeah RED is always nice.

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Dec 3, 11:02pm - #342060 
Originally Posted by Chelica815
So it is just bolt off then bolt on?


yup.. simple as that... nothing too tricky


the side note of this topic is the fact that removing and reinstalling a body kit is really simple... nothing more than a few bolt-on pieces (installing for the first time, that's the tricky part)


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Dec 4, 1:19am - #342061 
So if I was to purchase a kit that is already been painted and use, I can just install the kit myself onto my car?


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Dec 4, 1:35am - #342062 
if the kit was already on your car when it was taken off


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Dec 4, 1:58am - #342063 
You have yellow fog lights, what brand are they? I am looking for new ones since my stock dones died.


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Dec 4, 2:09am - #342064 
Originally Posted by Polykarb
You have yellow fog lights, what brand are they? I am looking for new ones since my stock dones died.


I believe they are Piaa's, the last time I asked him.

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Dec 4, 2:28am - #342065 
Originally Posted by SquadOne
Originally Posted by Polykarb
You have yellow fog lights, what brand are they? I am looking for new ones since my stock dones died.


I believe they are Piaa's, the last time I asked him.


The PIAA burnt out at the end of last year - I then replaced them with MTEC Golden Yellows from November 2003 - In February of this year, I ran into a tire on the freeway and it smashed my Driver's side Fog - I replaced the fog but was unable to find another MTEC Golden Yellow to replace the broken on - So i went with Nokia Yellows. So I'm running MTEC HYPER WHITE LOW & HIGH, NOKIYA YELLOW FOGS, POLARG WHITES Driving lights and Side Markers and Stock Orange Front Turn Signals. In the back are Polarg Reds for the License Light and Polarg Reds for the Turn Signals (They no longer flash orange - they now flash Red)

My lighting is complete except for the set of Polargs that I haven't installed in my Reverse lights yet - I have 18% tint on the rear and would like my Reverse lights to be a bit brighter than the current stock whites.

not that it really matters to anyone - but that is my current lighting setup happywink


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Dec 4, 1:38pm - #342066 
i see in ur pic you dont ahve the foam piece bwtween the car and the front bumper. do oyu sugest removing this? Looks l;iek it restricts allot of air flow. Love the 04 front btw wink jsut wish there was a cheap lip for it, damn WW. For those who havent, i took off my bumper to cahnge the fogs for the 1st time and it took no time at all. really simpel and straight forward. jsut odnt loose any of the bolts. I have lost quite a few over all of my projects wink may need to azmke a trip to toyota to get some more smile

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Dec 4, 2:08pm - #342067 
Although the foam is different for the 00-02 and 03-05 fronts, it is never in the path of any air flow.

This car is hardly ever parked outside in the sun & the bumper doesn't sag - because of that, the thought to replace the foam piece never comes into play grin


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Dec 4, 2:20pm - #342068 
so woudl i have to remove it if i was to put a body kit on?

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Dec 4, 2:24pm - #342069 
depends on the kit... but it's more of a matter of...

WILL IT STILL FIT
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HOW BAD DO YOU REALLY WANT IT THERE
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IS YOUR NEW KIT SO HEAVY THAT IS REQUIRES SOMETHING THERE TO HELP RETAIN IT'S FORM


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Dec 4, 2:29pm - #342070 
ah. all makes sense now. smile i was jsut worried about air flow 1st but i think becasue it has to stay outside cry most of the time,a dn floirda is always very hot i wil keep it on. ITs wierd though, the 03+bumper has the logn slit. but the foam onyl has 2/3rs of hat area open. thinking of filing out the other 1/3 becasue thats the 3rd infront of the Short Ram. Thanks so much for all your help, as alwayts ur the man.

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Dec 4, 3:14pm - #342071 
cool hot celica next to hot celica. thumbsup cheers


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Dec 4, 3:53pm - #342072 
hey isaac where's ur BRS Hood

how come you don't have it on confused


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Dec 4, 4:55pm - #342073 
Originally Posted by EuRoBoYGT
hey isaac where's ur BRS Hood

how come you don't have it on confused


sold it to Spaztikid a few months ago tongue


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Dec 4, 5:12pm - #342074 
Hey Isaac, whenever you want to take that wing of to go stock, just tell me ill take kare of it for you rofl rofl happywink

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Dec 20, 5:42am - #342075 
oh boy... rolleyes

its back on for the week - i needed to get some pictures taken
I haven't really had a chance to do that this week yet - but will take care of it later today tongue)

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Dec 20, 7:12am - #342077 
sexy! gotta love red thumbsup

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Dec 20, 10:37am - #342078 
So fresh and so clean!!


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Dec 20, 12:38pm - #342079 
added STEP 1 of the graphics...

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Dec 20, 12:40pm - #342080 
another BEFORE THE GRAPHICS photo from this morning...

(the graphics will be added very soon)

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Dec 20, 12:41pm - #342081 
sweet!

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Dec 20, 12:41pm - #342082 
yeah... that's winter in SoCal grin

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Dec 20, 12:43pm - #342083 
looks good either way..but then again...it is a celica thumbsup

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Dec 20, 8:14pm - #342084 
awww, shes so pretty grin thumbsup


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Dec 20, 8:39pm - #342085 
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Jan 8, 5:45pm - #342086 
gotta put the Vizages kit back on again... its raining like hell outside and driving with the R2 front is near imposable angry


i feel for those who live in snowy areas rice


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Jan 8, 6:08pm - #342087 
R2 still looks awesome on your car thumbsup


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Jan 9, 7:38am - #342088 
darkduwende... i miss your R2 so much cry
now THAT was a hot setup rice


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