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Questions? Perhaps you can help! #405630 Feb 21, 7:30am Feb 21, 7:30am
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Questions? Perhaps you can help!
1- Due to the fact that my antenna was stolen, I put glue in when I replaced it. I'd now like to get a motarized antenna but wanted to know if there was going to be an issue with getting the old one out (as it is nearly impossible to budge). Do they replace the entire mounting? Anyone know where to purchase a reliable motarized antenna?

2- Is there any noticable difference between 17 & 18 inch rims? I have no drop on my car (and do not intend to purchase one as the streets in NY are terrible, especially in the winter). Should I just spend the extra $$ and get 18's or are there any drawbacks to bigger rims/tires?

3- Anyone have success mounting your cell phone in your car? If so, where? I want any wires showing.

4- Anyone know where to purchase the seat covers shown below? I believe they are OEM (listed for sale in the classifieds forum).

Thanks for any or all help you can provide me with!

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Re: Questions? Perhaps you can help! [Re: Ulithian] #405631 Feb 21, 7:49am Feb 21, 7:49am
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1. You have to swich out the entire base i belive. you can buy a generic kit from like pepboys or on ebay. Or go to toyota and ask if they can do it but it will cost a fortune.

2. no idea wink I want 18's and cant get a drop either.

3. Pic of my cellphone mount below but woudl deff see wires though.

4. ebay or toyota smile

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Re: Questions? Perhaps you can help! [Re: hombredelassrtas] #405632 Feb 21, 7:52am Feb 21, 7:52am
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Originally Posted by hombredelassrtas
1. You have to swich out the entire base i belive. you can buy a generic kit from like pepboys or on ebay. Or go to toyota and ask if they can do it but it will cost a fortune.


How much do you think it'll cost for the kit & installation?

Thanks. smile

Re: Questions? Perhaps you can help! [Re: Ulithian] #405633 Feb 21, 7:56am Feb 21, 7:56am
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^ I got mine off Ebay for $32 shipped & installation was $70. So you're looking at around $100, but if you think about it, it's well worth it because it's almost impossible for some one to steal it.

Re: Questions? Perhaps you can help! [Re: v3n0m] #405634 Feb 21, 8:01am Feb 21, 8:01am
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great info joan. I think tis worth it. Looks so much cleaner when its off too. The S200 is ok but i think power is the best

Re: Questions? Perhaps you can help! [Re: v3n0m] #405635 Feb 21, 8:12am Feb 21, 8:12am
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Originally Posted by v3n0m
^ I got mine off Ebay for $32 shipped & installation was $70. So you're looking at around $100, but if you think about it, it's well worth it because it's almost impossible for some one to steal it.


Thanks for your quick reply. Can you post the brand or link to your auction (if it was recent)?

If I purchase the same thing, will the fact that glue is in the pre-existing mounting matter or will the kit include a whole new mounting?

Thanks again.

Re: Questions? Perhaps you can help! [Re: hombredelassrtas] #405636 Feb 21, 8:13am Feb 21, 8:13am
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2- The difference is that 18's look nicer, but you have to run a smaller tire which will get eaten alive by potholes. Since you live in NY & said that the roads suck donkey balls, I would go with 17's (16's would better) and get a thick sidewall. Probably a 45 series sidewall.

3- Dunno, I just put my cell phone in the cup holder.

4- Ebay. There's a set that has red trim on the outside...I dunno...you might like those instead. If not, email these guys CLICK ME!!! They make custom seats.

Re: Questions? Perhaps you can help! [Re: Ulithian] #405637 Feb 21, 8:22am Feb 21, 8:22am
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Originally Posted by Ulithian
Originally Posted by v3n0m
^ I got mine off Ebay for $32 shipped & installation was $70. So you're looking at around $100, but if you think about it, it's well worth it because it's almost impossible for some one to steal it.


Thanks for your quick reply. Can you post the brand or link to your auction (if it was recent)?

If I purchase the same thing, will the fact that glue is in the pre-existing mounting matter or will the kit include a whole new mounting?

Thanks again.


I think the name of the seller is dickenss (I ordered mine 2 yrs ago and I never had any problems).

It doesnt matter that you have glue on the stock mast. You get a new mast w/the kit.

Re: Questions? Perhaps you can help! [Re: v3n0m] #405638 Feb 21, 8:39am Feb 21, 8:39am
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Originally Posted by v3n0m

I think the name of the seller is dickenss (I ordered mine 2 yrs ago and I never had any problems).

It doesnt matter that you have glue on the stock mast. You get a new mast w/the kit.


You were correct about the name though I did not see him selling any (I sent him a message to find out). I did however see this auction.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayIS...933905&rd=1

Think it'll work? Thanks for your help guys.

Re: Questions? Perhaps you can help! [Re: Ulithian] #405639 Feb 21, 8:46am Feb 21, 8:46am
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^ It wont work 'cuz he has it lasted for a '84-2000 Celica (6th Gen). Email him and see if he has any for the 7th Gen Celica.

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Originally Posted by v3n0m
^ It wont work 'cuz he has it lasted for a '84-2000 Celica (6th Gen). Email him and see if he has any for the 7th Gen Celica.


Thought it might work because he has it listed until 2000. Glad I asked beforehand!

Re: Questions? Perhaps you can help! [Re: Ulithian] #405641 Feb 21, 8:54am Feb 21, 8:54am
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nice interior, my car came stock with Carbon Fiber around the center console, but I dont have the e-brake, around the cup holder and the vents, where ya get those from?

I have 18's, well I just got them, but I live out on long island, I would hate to have to take it to the city I dont think they'd survive it out there. speaking of which, I have to go out to queens this weekend for the NYPD test, time to drive slow...

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I have 17s and planning on lowering it with some hotchkis
what kind of 18in rims you have?

As for the seat covers check here and there in the FS section!
Good luck on the test!

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v3n0m:

Is this what you had to do to install yours?

https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthrea...part=1&vc=1

If so, would the antenna in that article be functional?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie...ssPageName=WD1V

Thanks again. smile

Re: Questions? Perhaps you can help! [Re: Ulithian] #405644 Feb 21, 11:57am Feb 21, 11:57am
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blue ice i bought the kit off ebay and i came with the part aroudn the cup holder. for the ac vents i belive www.bluebatmobile.com sells them still. if no there is a guy on ebay called ycart who i got all my vinyl from.

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www.gtcovers.com has seat covers from 130 front or back +20 for twotone +20 if you want leatherette. if you've got potholes the larger the tire sidewall the better the dampening they act like springs and shocks and give with the road if you get a 35 tire it'll hurt you more going over bumps. 17's are ok, but don't look much bigger than stock action pack 16's, I'm gonna get 18's with 40 sidewall and drop it. I have crappy roads around here but if you figure stock = 205/50/16 that's a 16in wheel with a tire height of 102.5 mm each side which =about 4inchs so 16+4+4=24 inch total wheel and tire diameter, if you go with 18's with 225/40/18s on them you'll get 18+ 3.5(90mm)+3.5(90mm)=25inch diameter that's an inch bigger in diameter and since your ride height would be .5 inches heigher because you'd be measuring from the radius where the spindle attaches. so if you where to drop your car 1inch on that setup it'd only be .5 inches closer to hitting the ground. now if you went with 225/45/18's you'd have 18+4(101mm)+4(101mm)= 26inch diameter meaning you'd be 1 inch heigher and a 1inch drop would put you at stock height off the ground and the wheels would deffinately fill up the wells better and look nicer and with the 45 sidewall it'd give you better dampening of the road bumps for your personal comfort. 17's would be cheaper but I think the best setup for you would be 225/45/18's with a 1inch drop on the car. and I wouldn't worry about rubbing if they can fit 225/35/19's with 1.5inch drop and have no rubbing problems you should be fine.

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Originally Posted by celicatuner
www.gtcovers.com has seat covers from 130 front or back +20 for twotone +20 if you want leatherette.


Anyone have the "leatherette"? Anyone have any reviews on the other covers sold at gtcovers.com?

What does "no armrests" mean?

Thanks for the tire/rim info Celicatuner. I think I'm going to go with 225/45/18.

Re: Questions? Perhaps you can help! [Re: Ulithian] #405647 Feb 21, 10:31pm Feb 21, 10:31pm
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Hey blue ice im goin out to nyc this weekend for an nypd test too but mines in manhatten lol. i live in rockland county and the roads arnt too bad. i was in long island this past weekend for a hockey tourny. but ne way i plan on gettin 18's too and droping it with eibach sportlines. im sure you'll be fine just dont fly over ne pot holes.

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Originally Posted by PnOyGtS
I have 17s and planning on lowering it with some hotchkis
what kind of 18in rims you have?

As for the seat covers check here and there in the FS section!
Good luck on the test!


I have 18inch TSW Thruxtons

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hey dude, would you kno how to take the vents off the dash. because i cant seem to figure out how to, im in the middle of paintin my interior and i would like to paint them. any tips on removin them would help thanks

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Originally Posted by Ulithian
Originally Posted by v3n0m
^ I got mine off Ebay for $32 shipped & installation was $70. So you're looking at around $100, but if you think about it, it's well worth it because it's almost impossible for some one to steal it.


Thanks for your quick reply. Can you post the brand or link to your auction (if it was recent)?

If I purchase the same thing, will the fact that glue is in the pre-existing mounting matter or will the kit include a whole new mounting?

Thanks again.


I had checked out the motorized antenna as an option as well. The hardware portion is pretty simplistic...the WIRING from the radio and engine compartment back was going to be a pretty major deal from what I was told.


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