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SilverGT
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SilverGT Dec 4, 4:15am - #64419 
2002 Silver Toyota Celica GT
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APR Wing is RUSTING!

hey guys, man, after i had my APR Wing installed for about 6 months, the side plates have pretty must rusted to a brown/orange color. And now, i check again, and the deck is starting to have some discoloration too!! i have the celica-spec I, its just like the one sold here but it is single deck. i contacted APR and they said they would replace it for me, but i havent told them about the deck yet, geez, i hope they replace it for me. im from socal so i dunno why its rustin, i thought it was anodized.
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element_celica
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element_celica Dec 4, 4:36am - #64420 

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have it replaced!!!

rip celi...
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VSGTS14 Dec 4, 11:04pm - #64421 

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when i took my APR off...
the base pedals put two small dents in my paint
and the bolts and nuts were rusted to crap...
that spoiler sucks.

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fastceli2001
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fastceli2001 Dec 5, 2:25am - #64422 

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get rid of that bench

a kid told me that celicas handle like crap... i laughed
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Street Prototype Dec 5, 2:29am - #64423 

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weird, i never had problems with my APR V spec 2 of rust, its aluminum, bolts nuts were fine confused

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LinkTallica
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LinkTallica Dec 5, 6:18am - #64424 

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yea replace them
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DJ_Curtiz
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DJ_Curtiz Dec 5, 9:53am - #64425 
2001 Liquid Silver Toyota Celica GT
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that suxors meing

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Live life on the edge, otherwise you take up too much space.
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SilverGT
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SilverGT Dec 5, 11:43am - #64426 
2002 Silver Toyota Celica GT
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my bolts are fine, because i coated them with a coat of my sisters clear nail polish, and i recoat them often so it doesnt rust. yea, i dunno, im gonna go to apr in irwindale prolly next week to get it replaced. i wonder if i can pay a little more and get the gt200 deck and side plates instead...
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v3n0m
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v3n0m Dec 6, 12:21am - #64427 

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You can't go wrong with Carbon Fiber grin
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SilverGT
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SilverGT Dec 16, 10:23pm - #64428 
2002 Silver Toyota Celica GT
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well anyways, i took the drive from torrance to irwindale today to get not only the side plates but the deck replaced also (it also started to discolorate). it was about a 40 min drive to get there and it was well worth it. the apr guys are freakin awesome, they replaced it with no charge, and even tho i only had the wing on my car since june of 2003, they said that i had received the 1st generation of the apr aluminum wing, which was from about 2.5-3 yrs ago. wow, but they still replaced everything and even gave me another gt300 poster. APR is awesome, i support them all the way.
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SilverGT Dec 16, 10:24pm - #64429 
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check out apr's new project cars on their website. the guy told me that the mr-s was getting turboed.
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Street Prototype Dec 16, 10:28pm - #64430 

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Originally Posted by v3n0m
You can't go wrong with Carbon Fiber grin


are you sure?

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