Got all the info I need to know to make sure I get all the right mods before this widebody shabang. For anyone interested in following in this process I'm thinking about making a website for it. What do you guys think?? Here's the info:
What should I get for suspension with this kit?TRD
or Tien coil overs; if you want to save some money you could go with ground control coil overs with tokico HP blues.
How about springs?
Springs are not recommended, the APR kit needs to be supported properly and kept from scraping springs can't adjust the height the way a coil over can to properly do this.
Any other suspension mods necessary?
Hotchkis rear chamber links are recommended, these help to align the car with the new big ass wheels and drop.
Max tire size?
Most run 18s but 19s are doable. Notice these are the same as stock, the APR widebody does not fix any turning radius problems that the Cecelia already has with HUGE tires.
What are the offsets and max tire width possible?
the offset's are -4 for the front and 0 for the rear
the MAX recommended width for the tires are 8.5" front and 10" rear
How about the Underbody plastics or aftermarket panels?
The carbon fiber splitter only goes back to the wheels and doesn't cover the oil fill area, these plastics should be fine where they are. Fitment with C-One and the in production TPR aren't known.
should I have the shop bolt or mold the kit onto my car?
BOLT, if a mistake is made in molding it will look like shit and be expensive to fix. Also body sway can cause the kit to crack if it is molded. This kit is a DIRECT BOLT ON.
What's with the rear fender, it has to be cut or replaced or what?
It will have to be cut up about 2 inches to allow clearance for the wider tires
How well will aftermarket exhausts like the TSRM with large canisters fit?
Will fit perfectly into the rear of the kit.
What exactly is replaced with this kit?
Front fender, bumper, side skirts, rear bumper. The rear fenders are just cut up and then the APR fender is ATTACHED.
Where can I get big ass wheels like that?
A tire place, or they can be purchased directly from APR, they carry racing hearts in approx 14 styles in different finishes with tires price is between 2 and 3 grand. As long as they fit the above specs they will work well.
Do I have to repaint the whole car?
No, a good body shop can match the paint on your car as long as it is in decent condition. If a body shop is going to just go from the factory paint code and not take into account the fading of the paint, don't get your kit installed there. Most repaint the car because they want a new color with the new kit. But they have a car there that just had the kit painted and it matched perfectly fine.
How about the fog lights?
They will have to be relocated and new mounts will have to fabricated since they are not supplied with the kit.
or is carbon fiber a must?
This kit will work with the OEM Hood
or any carbon fiber Hood
How about my CAI
? Will the fender plastics need to be removed will my CAI
be more susceptible to ingesting water now?
No the location for the CAI
can remain the same. It should be fine. Though a heat shield may be a good idea.
OK guys that's it everything I found out. I wanted to clear it all up cause i know a lot of people have questions and I don't want there to be false info given out. This info is all right from APR.
More photos at...https://www.celicahobby.com/photos/celica/feature/apr-gt300/