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fabric862 Jan 18, 7:37pm - #377231 
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What comes first Body kit or rims?

If it even matters...
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rem Jan 18, 7:39pm - #377232 
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celicat23 Jan 18, 7:41pm - #377233 

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A car with a kit and no rims looks stupid. A car with rims and no kit looks good. Should be an easy one to figure out..
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celiwhite Jan 18, 7:45pm - #377234 
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we do have have rims..just stock ones...except for the gt ppl tho..could go either way...ppl buy the kit first to match it with the rims next. thumbsup
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bmw52786 Jan 18, 7:45pm - #377235 

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rims/suspension

kit is the very LAST thing on my list which ill prolly never get to anyway!

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Poisoner Jan 18, 7:46pm - #377236 
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I'd do body kit, lowering first.
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celikitten Jan 18, 7:46pm - #377237 

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i dunno though... cause the rims that come with celicas (whether that be GT or GTS) aren't crappy lookin rims... so i think it'd be okay to get the body kit first... i think it all just depends on what's more important to you... for me.. (no offence to anyone this applies to it's my complete opinion) but i'm not really happy with the way a stock celica looks... the bottom is just too plain for me... but once you put a body kit on there... it just completely morphs the car... so personally i would've went for the body kit first.. if i hadn't gotten them both at the same time

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20celica00 Jan 18, 7:48pm - #377238 

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suspension, bodykit, then find rims that look right with the kit, well thats the order im doing things... its kinda hard to find a kit that will match rims.
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celikitten Jan 18, 7:56pm - #377239 

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go get a loan and buy everything at once laughsilly that's what i did.. haha.. but i'm impatient

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celiwhite Jan 18, 7:58pm - #377240 
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how much did you take for ur loan? wouldn't that have high interest that you have to pay for now?
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Celica2k Jan 18, 8:49pm - #377241 

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def. go rims first then lower it then kit it
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celikitten Jan 18, 8:58pm - #377242 

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nah... i wouldn't suggest everybody to do that normally.. haha... it just worked out well for me... i bought my car wrecked so i just got a big enough loan to cover the car, the parts, and all of my current mods.. it's a car loan so they have cheaper interest rates than most thumbsup

EDIT: oh... my loan was $9000 plus i maxed my $1000 credit card... haha

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rem Jan 18, 9:02pm - #377243 
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Originally Posted by Celica2k
def. go rims first then lower it then kit it


no not rims first! you will be monster trucking like a mother fucker
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bmw52786 Jan 18, 9:24pm - #377244 

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Originally Posted by rem
Originally Posted by Celica2k
def. go rims first then lower it then kit it


no not rims first! you will be monster trucking like a mother fucker


rem... so this is ur definition of monster trucking???

this is my car with rims b4 i lowered it and i dont see the problem... confused
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xrage4200 Jan 18, 9:27pm - #377245 

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u should have seen my car when i put on my rims, it looks like a 4 by 4

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VSGTS14 Jan 18, 9:28pm - #377246 

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bodykit first
think about it, it's all logical who the hell cares what your car may look like for a little bit
once you get a bodykit, you can decide how big of rims you want, which rims look best with the setup, then determine the lowest you can lower it without it being a hassle.

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LiquidG Jan 18, 9:37pm - #377247 

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...Exactly what I was going to say.

I got my body kit, then decided what size and kind of rims would go good with it.

Once the wheels and body kit are on, you can then decide what kind of drop you need to make it look good and be functional for you.
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celikitten Jan 18, 9:52pm - #377248 

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see that's what i thought would be logical too... i couldn't understand why you would lower it first when the body kit kind of lowers it a little... and then what happens if it's too low or not low enough? then you gotta mess with it again... just doesn't make sense spineyes

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celicajonz Jan 18, 9:55pm - #377249 
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Originally Posted by rem
lowering, imo



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Babyboi419 Jan 18, 10:08pm - #377250 

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lower first!! why would you put a body kit first..and risk damaging your body kit when tryn to jack your car up to install springs? common sense..then rims and then bodykit..
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kmlgts Jan 18, 10:13pm - #377251 

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go with whatever you can get at the time. thumbsup

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VSGTS14 Jan 18, 10:17pm - #377252 

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you don't damage the body kit when doing the springs rolleyes

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mrluilou Jan 18, 10:47pm - #377253 

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i say the rims first because it looks stupid a car w/ a kit but no rims. and if you get some just go w/ some 18's thumbsup

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Celica2k Jan 19, 12:09am - #377254 

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Originally Posted by mrluilou
i say the rims first because it looks stupid a car w/ a kit but no rims. and if you get some just go w/ some 18's thumbsup
yup
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VSCelica24 Jan 19, 12:24am - #377255 

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body kit and then rims and then lowering thats the order i am going to go with

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sbocaj55 Jan 19, 2:02am - #377256 

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Originally Posted by LiquidG
...Exactly what I was going to say.

I got my body kit, then decided what size and kind of rims would go good with it.

Once the wheels and body kit are on, you can then decide what kind of drop you need to make it look good and be functional for you.


That's my opinion...I mean...if you get a crazy body kit...you will need rims soon or else it will look lame. But if you are just getting a lip kit...or even a not-so-crazy body kit...then you will be fine with stock rims...at least for a while...I have a vizage lip kit...stock suspension and tires...and I think it looks good. I mean it's not out of place or anything...now i admit that a drop would make it awesome...especially with some nice rims to go with it...but that will come when the money does...plus i bottom out too much as it is. It makes more sense to pick a kit that you like...and then find rims and tires to match since there are more options that way...
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Rick Jan 19, 2:08am - #377257 

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bodykit first then rims and a drop at the same time
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Babyboi419 Jan 19, 3:21am - #377258 

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Originally Posted by VSGTS14
you don't damage the body kit when doing the springs rolleyes


well lets say you were doing your drop with your body kit..and you lift up your car with a jack..what happens if the jack accidently looses its grip and suddenly fell and slams right down...by the way you jack it..the fiberglass body kit will be gone..depending what part of it...happen to my freinds honda civic...with BC2 kit..jack up his driverside ..the jack gave on him...and slammed right on the sideskirt..and cracked it in half..
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Rick Jan 19, 3:39am - #377259 

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that has nothing to do with his decision on getting a body kit or rims first. Thats just a precaution you take, you need a good jack, and you need to know how to jack a car up appropriately.
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2kVeilsideGTS Jan 19, 3:57am - #377260 

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get a 2 foot super wing before anything...looks sick when you have a stock car with hubcaps and bone stock with the biggest wing you can get...

lol for those who couldn't tell i was being sarcastic...if you got hubcaps get rims first...if you got ANY rims on a celica that are stock get the body kit. personally i love the VS with my GTS rims... im getting 17" or 18" konig troubles in the spring but still they are nice stock looking rims...its not like they are hyundi rims

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SnowFire Jan 19, 4:45am - #377261 

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Originally Posted by VSGTS14
bodykit first
think about it, it's all logical who the hell cares what your car may look like for a little bit
once you get a bodykit, you can decide how big of rims you want, which rims look best with the setup, then determine the lowest you can lower it without it being a hassle.


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RBlackGT Jan 19, 4:47am - #377262 
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I went body kit first.
That way you can decide what rims look the best.
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BaTMaN_4 Jan 19, 4:59am - #377263 

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On my next car i will go 'Rims' first and a small 'Drop' at the same time...since the kit i want is only a lip kit i wont have to worry about it being to low thumbsup IMO i dont like most cars that have body kits and no rims thumbsdown
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celikitten Jan 19, 5:04am - #377264 

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Originally Posted by Babyboi419
Originally Posted by VSGTS14
you don't damage the body kit when doing the springs rolleyes


well lets say you were doing your drop with your body kit..and you lift up your car with a jack..what happens if the jack accidently looses its grip and suddenly fell and slams right down...by the way you jack it..the fiberglass body kit will be gone..depending what part of it...happen to my freinds honda civic...with BC2 kit..jack up his driverside ..the jack gave on him...and slammed right on the sideskirt..and cracked it in half..


okay do you not realize that you will HAVE to jack your car up at some point AFTER you put your body kit on NO MATTER WHAT in order to perform routine maintainance... how are you expecting to change or rotate your tires if you're never gonna jack your car up spineyes spineyes spineyes

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bmw52786 Jan 19, 5:36am - #377265 

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wow this topic has straid a little...

rims/suspension first! thumbsup

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tru_Asiatik_Pride Jan 19, 6:01am - #377266 

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route i took
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celicadragon Jan 19, 3:49pm - #377268 

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rims no question...

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bmw52786 Jan 19, 6:57pm - #377269 

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Originally Posted by celicadragon
rims no question...


i concure

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celicatuner Jan 19, 8:26pm - #377270 
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Originally Posted by 2kVeilsideGTS

get a 2 foot super wing before anything...looks sick when you have a stock car with hubcaps and bone stock with the biggest wing you can get...

lol for those who couldn't tell i was being sarcastic...if you got hubcaps get rims first...if you got ANY rims on a celica that are stock get the body kit. personally i love the VS with my GTS rims... im getting 17" or 18" konig troubles in the spring but still they are nice stock looking rims...its not like they are hyundi rims

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agree with 2kveilside. I've got body kit and stock 16" gts rims it looks pretty nice. The 15" rims look kinda like focus rims and dunno about that so if you've got anything but the 15" I might say get rims. But the body kit with 16"s isn't bad at all and people love my car. I agree with the hubcaps, but never seen an american celica with stock steel rims and hubcaps so I think even with the 15"s a body kit wouldn't look bad. I don't think a stock celica with nice rims would look bad either though. I would deffinatly say wait on lowering til last though because it has to work with your kit and your rims and you don't want to go too low and have rubbing or scraping. cause you could probably drop a stocker 2" and be fine but 1" would probably be better on a veilside kit. But if your short on cash lowering is cheapest(200-1000), then rims(600-2000), then body kit(1500-2500 including professional paint and install).
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Chelica815 Jan 19, 8:33pm - #377271 
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Get the body kit first.

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VSGTS14 Jan 19, 9:38pm - #377272 

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Originally Posted by celikitten

Originally Posted by Babyboi419

Originally Posted by VSGTS14

you don't damage the body kit when doing the springs rolleyes


well lets say you were doing your drop with your body kit..and you lift up your car with a jack..what happens if the jack accidently looses its grip and suddenly fell and slams right down...by the way you jack it..the fiberglass body kit will be gone..depending what part of it...happen to my freinds honda civic...with BC2 kit..jack up his driverside ..the jack gave on him...and slammed right on the sideskirt..and cracked it in half..


okay do you not realize that you will HAVE to jack your car up at some point AFTER you put your body kit on NO MATTER WHAT in order to perform routine maintainance... how are you expecting to change or rotate your tires if you're never gonna jack your car up spineyes spineyes spineyes


exactly

and when the jack does slip or whatever, i wonder who's fault it is...yea YOURS rolleyes

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ToiletPaper Jan 19, 10:22pm - #377273 
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ChromeCelica00 Jan 20, 10:13pm - #377274 

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Rims no doubt thumbsup

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