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FloydianSlip6
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FloydianSlip6 Jan 11, 10:36am - #371071 

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new obsession

i've joined to GT-300 obsessed club, it's official. My cars build will be focused on prep for that kit. Here's the current plan:

finish out the stereo and start doing audio comps, maybe get some $$ and save that up.

get some nice ground control coil overs nothing too crazy, but adjustable so that when the GT300 arrives I will be prepared to set the height as needed

start saving money in a rims fund and roll on stocks till I get the cash for the deep dishes

keep saving for the kit and labor

As I see it my main "hidden" concerns are the wheels and suspension. What am I missing?

Should I drop this whole thing and just go for a pimped out kaminari celica instead (still undecided) I love each road equally so help me out here. It comes down to is the widebody realistic for me without sponsorship? Should I just go with a kam look and work that and a few years down the road when my engines fried and I swap it do the widebody conversion then.

I leave it to you guys.
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eclipseturbogsx
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eclipseturbogsx Jan 11, 1:01pm - #371072 

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good plan and your car would look awestom if it goes that way thumbsup
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Erick
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Erick Jan 11, 4:30pm - #371073 

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kaminari would probably be better for daily use confused

but heck i'd just go straight to the top and get what I'd want and enjoy it... beting the APR widebody thumbsup ...when else would you get to have fun with it tongue

go for it matt thumbsup

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TrojanUSMC
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TrojanUSMC Jan 11, 5:11pm - #371074 
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Widebody yourock

Anyone can do pimped out Kam. Widebody takes balls. And money. Mostly money. If you can do it, rock on.
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VSGTS14
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VSGTS14 Jan 11, 6:27pm - #371075 

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if you want to do it, widebody.
take your time

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Zero
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Zero Jan 11, 8:00pm - #371076 

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Originally Posted by VSGTS14
if you want to do it, widebody.
take your time


yah, there's no rush, unless you want it to go faster.

good luck bro thumbsup

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robare99
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robare99 Jan 11, 9:08pm - #371077 

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If you go widebody, I wouldn't install it until you have everything. Widebody with stock rollers would look really weird.
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ToiletPaper Jan 11, 10:44pm - #371078 
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good lcuk! thumbsup
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FloydianSlip6
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FloydianSlip6 Jan 11, 11:15pm - #371079 

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Originally Posted by VSGTS14
if you want to do it, widebody.
take your time


Exactly, I want to slowly acrue the parts over the next year or so then start saving for the labor and what not. I'm in no rush. I COULD go all out and do it now, but it would be rushed and tap me of funds for a while.

...Though I imagine with a widebody the money from shows and pictures and what not would quickly repay what was spent. I have a friend that works for a german racing comapny and is heavy into the show scene that could hopefully introduce me to a few of the right people when the time comes. I dunno, I agree it takes balls and cash. Looks like I just need to start saving the cash. thumbsup Thanks for your support.

You think ground control coilovers would work for the widebody? or should I get something heavtier?
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Larry_GTS Jan 11, 11:35pm - #371080 
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i'm waiting on the new kit smile I know its comeing out I just know it is .
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FloydianSlip6
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FloydianSlip6 Jan 12, 5:12am - #371081 

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Originally Posted by robare99
If you go widebody, I wouldn't install it until you have everything. Widebody with stock rollers would look really weird.


yeah the plan is to just stock pile the parts and do it all at once. The hard part is going to be dealing with my stock kit and rims till that time cause I really want to upgrade but it doesn't make sense to be wasting money on that stuff when I'd just have to sell it later, know what I mean? So I'll work on my engine and be a sleeper lol.

What do you guys think of the ground controls for the APR kit? I don't really want crazy adjustibilit, just want to be able to get the APR off the ground a lil for the daily driving and down a bit for shows. Nothing crazy.

Also, what kind of shocks? I don't think I need the adjustibility of KYB AGXs I want a stiff handling ride. Any suggestions?
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purchaseworthit Jan 13, 3:50am - #371082 

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widebody wont look too weird on stock rollers though. yeah you should definitely wait on the widebody kit, i know the one being made for mines going to be out by summer hopefully but im not sure. my cars being finished and then some pictures will get up on here.

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hkysk8r86 Jan 13, 8:55pm - #371083 

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I love the widebody look, GO FOR IT!
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badceli Jan 13, 11:32pm - #371084 
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I could never be happy with anything but the widebody. To me, it seems like there is the widebody Celicas on top, then everything else is below them.

I got the TRD coilovers and I have seen them for as low as $600 new in some for sale forums now.
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