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BHayes_GTS Nov 4, 9:33pm - #57934 
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RHD (right hand drive conversions)

Are there any companys who do right hand drive conversions for any a celica?
I'd like to convert mine to right hand drive so i can be different [color=red][/color]
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ilovemyGT Nov 4, 9:45pm - #57935 
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just a question becaues im not sure about it, but is it legal to own a car in the USA with right hand drive? i know i see one every once in a while, but i didnt know if it was legal or not...not sure. idunno

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BHayes_GTS Nov 4, 9:48pm - #57936 
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No It is not I emailed a guy in england who does rhd conversions and he said there is nothing in the us that says you can't have a right hand drive car by nothing I mean document do you think i should get a right hand drive conversion?
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ilovemyGT Nov 4, 9:50pm - #57937 
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Originally Posted by BHayes_GTS
No It is not I emailed a guy in england who does rhd conversions and he said there is nothing in the us that says you can't have a right hand drive car by nothing I mean document do you think i should get a right hand drive conversion?


well, considering i have no clue as to how hard it will be to convert and also how expensive it will be, if you really want it, then go for it. just keep in mind that you'll have to adjust to driving a right hand drive because the perspecives and such will be different as opposed to driving a left hand drive.

but, i cant argue with the fact that, it'd be something different to have. thumbsup

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IcEd blUe Nov 4, 9:55pm - #57938 

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CID498 Nov 4, 10:23pm - #57939 

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It would cost less to by a jdm or euro car and ship it.

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Anonymous Nov 4, 10:35pm - #57940 
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If you could even find a way to to do it you would be paying so much it would be ridiculous. If you want something unique i recommend lambo doors thumbsup
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Immo Nov 4, 10:37pm - #57941 

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Here in the netherlands converting and importing is both an option.
It is legal if it's retested and found to be okay by a department doing car checks.
I think importing is way cheaper than converting.

Why would anyone want a RHD when you drive on the right (as in not left) side of the road
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newc0ncept Nov 5, 1:20am - #57942 
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i dont think so. the celica is second behind the civic in lambo door conversions. too many poeple have it and its not unique anymore... or original.

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tWiSteD Nov 5, 2:32am - #57943 

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Originally Posted by newc0ncept
i dont think so. the celica is second behind the civic in lambo door conversions. too many poeple have it and its not unique anymore... or original.


you kidding me, those things are sweet as fuck IRL

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RoMkApOmKa Nov 5, 3:12am - #57944 

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RevMonster Nov 5, 3:19am - #57945 

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Dear lord, that conversion would be brutal on your poor car. For the price it would cost, just import a Celica that's already RHD. Then you would have TWO Celicas for the less than what the conversion might cost.

Heck, you could probably just import a Skyline for what it would cost. Think about it. You'd have to move all the pedals over, the steering column, gages... the list goes on. But the fun part would be seeing the half-ass job that you'd have to do to cover the holes all those things would leave on the left side. NOT WORTH IT.


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ev3 Nov 5, 4:08am - #57946 

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My car is Right hand drive...coz every car here is RHD. Lol I couldnt imagine myself driving on the left hand side of the car...too weird fer me...
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Rice Nov 5, 4:22am - #57947 

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too expensive and not worth it. Don't do it.
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Satoshi Nov 5, 4:57am - #57948 
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buy TRD typeM celica in japan, and bring it to US

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newc0ncept Nov 5, 8:44am - #57949 
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Originally Posted by RevMonster
Dear lord, that conversion would be brutal on your poor car. For the price it would cost, just import a Celica that's already RHD. Then you would have TWO Celicas for the less than what the conversion might cost.

Heck, you could probably just import a Skyline for what it would cost. Think about it. You'd have to move all the pedals over, the steering column, gages... the list goes on. But the fun part would be seeing the half-ass job that you'd have to do to cover the holes all those things would leave on the left side. NOT WORTH IT.




yes. i feel very bad for you. it doesnt cost near $25,000 for the conversion. there are people even in socal who can do a very good job for around/less than $9000. I know b/c i was quoted.

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MxReb0 Nov 5, 9:46am - #57950 

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All the US Mail trucks are RHD.

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sleepy celica Nov 5, 9:50am - #57951 
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totally a waste of money!

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GTSHYPR Nov 5, 2:47pm - #57952 
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Originally Posted by RevMonster

Dear lord, that conversion would be brutal on your poor car. For the price it would cost, just import a Celica that's already RHD. Then you would have TWO Celicas for the less than what the conversion might cost.

Heck, you could probably just import a Skyline for what it would cost. Think about it. You'd have to move all the pedals over, the steering column, gages... the list goes on. But the fun part would be seeing the half-ass job that you'd have to do to cover the holes all those things would leave on the left side. NOT WORTH IT.



I priced what it would cost to import a RHD to the US. It's way to expensive. There are lots of hidden costs that most people don't tell you about. They have to do some conversion to the fuel system and the emissions to make it legal in the US. That plus shipping,taxes and a bunch of other crap can cost anywhere from $12,500-$23,500. That does not include the price of the car. cry

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Jamey Nov 5, 2:57pm - #57953 

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What about just importing the front clip of the car??? Wonder what that would cost. I know a guy in my area that did that to his 240 he he got the whol front clip to him for only $6400. That included shipping, motor, basically everything from the front seat forward. The only thing that sucks is you have to weld the front clip of the body to your existing rear. But i say if you have the money that would be the way to go!!!!!!

Good luck if you are serious about it. thumbsup

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Anonymous Nov 5, 11:20pm - #57954 
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Originally Posted by newc0ncept
i dont think so. the celica is second behind the civic in lambo door conversions. too many poeple have it and its not unique anymore... or original.


But how many have you actually seen lambos in person. Unless you live in a place where there are tons of modded cars practically no one has seen this in person. I've been to some events and show here and never seen lambos on any car. To me its still very unique.
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freeGTS Nov 5, 11:36pm - #57955 

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Recently at a HIN event here in Maryland, there were a few lambo door celicas, and they look OK...but i've heard of TONS of problems with these conversions, even when they are done right. I personally don't like the way radical changes that some people make to our celicas, It's just my opinion, but I'd say stick with your stock doors.
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LinkTallica Nov 6, 12:23am - #57956 

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Originally Posted by CID498
It would cost less to by a jdm or euro car and ship it.


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newc0ncept Nov 6, 12:27am - #57957 
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Originally Posted by spyder00367
Originally Posted by newc0ncept
i dont think so. the celica is second behind the civic in lambo door conversions. too many poeple have it and its not unique anymore... or original.


But how many have you actually seen lambos in person. Unless you live in a place where there are tons of modded cars practically no one has seen this in person. I've been to some events and show here and never seen lambos on any car. To me its still very unique.




hmmm... lets see... oh wait,I have one!

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Jamey Nov 6, 12:35am - #57958 

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Originally Posted by spyder00367
Originally Posted by newc0ncept
i dont think so. the celica is second behind the civic in lambo door conversions. too many poeple have it and its not unique anymore... or original.


But how many have you actually seen lambos in person. Unless you live in a place where there are tons of modded cars practically no one has seen this in person. I've been to some events and show here and never seen lambos on any car. To me its still very unique.


I've seen it in person. laughsilly laughsilly
Actually i see one atleast everyday!!!! rofl

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When you guys with lambos when you go out do you get looks from everyone. I wish there was more modded cars around here so i could see them cry
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hybridcelica Nov 19, 11:40pm - #57960 
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left hand to right hand conversions can be done in the dominican republic(santo domingo)for 1500.00 to 2000.00 plus shipping from port everglades florida. and this aint just talk, i have sent several cars there to do the conversion,but from jdm spec. to us spec (only steering,i dont mess with the power! thats the whole point of jdm)you cant tell that it was rhd or lhd before!the most recent convert was an is200(Altezza)the guys over there called me up and asked if i want them to drop the 3sgte turbo charged motor in, since the car would be taken down!i was amazed the first time that i had it done,i had to check the cars chassis# to make sure it was the same car! no sign of work paint wasnt even scratched not a thing to say the work was done it was as if the car was made that way!

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Celicacutie Nov 19, 11:48pm - #57961 

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Being in the States with right hand drive, no more going to drive up ATM's, drive throughs or other minor conveniences. thumbsdown
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VSGTS14 Nov 20, 2:20am - #57962 

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right hand drive is not efficient or convenient in the US...what's the point?
you can have it, but it won't help.

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ev3 Nov 20, 4:05am - #57963 

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Originally Posted by Celicacutie
Being in the States with right hand drive, no more going to drive up ATM's, drive throughs or other minor conveniences. thumbsdown


oh yea! never thought about that! No drive-thru Mcdonalds!! Noooo... cry
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Steven Nov 20, 5:37am - #57964 
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Big deal, people are so lazy these days. That's why there are so many fat people. Get your butt out of the car to get that greasey fast food and get your fat butt out of your car and get in that bank or atleast walk up to it. essh

Originally Posted by ev3
Originally Posted by Celicacutie
Being in the States with right hand drive, no more going to drive up ATM's, drive throughs or other minor conveniences. thumbsdown


oh yea! never thought about that! No drive-thru Mcdonalds!! Noooo... cry
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Octaandy Nov 21, 3:05pm - #57965 
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Originally Posted by VSGTS14
right hand drive is not efficient or convenient in the US...what's the point?
you can have it, but it won't help.


u could always just drive through backwards...just imagine the tellers face when you come rollin through backwards rofl
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BHayes____ZZT231 Nov 21, 3:28pm - #57966 

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Originally Posted by VSGTS14
right hand drive is not efficient or convenient in the US...what's the point?
you can have it, but it won't help.


I don't want it to imporove performance but if it did it would be even better. I just want it to be different from every other celica in the U.S.

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BHayes____ZZT231 Nov 21, 3:31pm - #57967 

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Originally Posted by Octaandy
Originally Posted by VSGTS14
right hand drive is not efficient or convenient in the US...what's the point?
you can have it, but it won't help.


u could always just drive through backwards...just imagine the tellers face when you come rollin through backwards rofl


Thats what I told my dad, Except at sonic cause i would be to far away from the order menu or I could just switch sides when I pull up to the window. rofl rofl rofl rofl

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