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TRDCelica01
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Dec 8, 10:31pm - #66998 
Dad's a mechanic

Here the deal..Im in High School so it may seem childish. My friend has an SI and I keep telling him Celicas are better. Im bout to buy some new stuff since my GTS is stock. Im going to get TRD exhaust, Intake, shock and springs, and most likely get a body kit installed. Ive been saving and my bday is coming up. Anyway to cut to the chase my dad's a mechanic and so me and my friend were talking one day and i was telling him my dad is a mechanic and he use to own his own shop. Then I told him I would just have him install all my engine parts and so forth. Then my friend keeps telling me thats not fair, you're going to look stupid because you didn't do it yourself and shit. I looked at him and said shut the hell up why would I do it mess up something when I could have him do it right. Then he procedes to tell me that he won't race me because I would've had my dad to do all my engine work. It might sound stupid but it pisses me off. I dont know why haha

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Dec 8, 10:34pm - #66999 
if i were you, i'd work on the car myself. to me thats what part of having a nice car is, keeping it nice. i work on my own car. the only time i take it to a real mechanic is if its something i really don't want to get my hands into, like internal engine work and stuff. but yea, the best thing i think you can do is to do the work yourself. but get your dad to watch you and show you how to do the work. that way you can learn more about your car.

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Dec 8, 10:41pm - #67000 
a stock gts is better than a stock si, the #'s back it up.

as far as installing mods, bolt-ons are not hard and are a lot of fun. you might want to ask your dad to look over your shoulder though because you will learn more about your car this way.

for more technical mods (turbo, body kit, springs)...i'd send it to my dad if he were a mechanic. you might want to watch but i wouldnt touch.

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Dec 8, 10:42pm - #67001 
Who gives a shit, I'd rather install my parts by a pro rather then do a crappy job myslef. Just tell him you installed them grin

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Dec 8, 10:42pm - #67002 
ur friends gay bro...just watch ur dad first time help him do it...then you can say you did half of it haha


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Dec 8, 10:46pm - #67003 
Also, if he doesnt know how to do certain things, he could have his dad HELP him. By help, I dont mean do it all. Just lead him in the right direction. My dad is also a mechanic and also used to work in a body shop so he knows quite abit about vehicles (inside and out). I learned a lot from him from changing brakes, to rebuilding an engine.

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Dec 8, 10:47pm - #67004 
Originally Posted by breakinankles
Who gives a shit, I'd rather install my parts by a pro rather then do a crappy job myslef. Just tell him you installed them grin

haha thumbsup

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Dec 8, 10:52pm - #67005 
I guess I just had a bad experience. I took it to a shop because my dad was not available and the guy had to put a new clutch in...not only did he put a huge DENT on the front floor of my car, but he also charged me for an oil change which I had just changed the week before! I guess I just like doing things myself because I now I will not mess something up like the above mentioned.

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Dec 8, 11:18pm - #67006 
Thanks for the input...Ill prob do what you say and just do the bolt on stuff my self and the rest i dont know how have my dad teach me because I already know Im going to learn a lot from him. You guys would drool over my dad's garage I dont think you can name a tool used on cars that he doesnt have.

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Dec 9, 11:02am - #67007 
tell your friend to get the sand out of his box.


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Dec 9, 11:14am - #67008 
tell your 'friend' to quit being a whiney cry-baby and get over it. he cant tell you whats right and wrong, because its not his car thats being worked on, its yours.


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Dec 9, 11:17am - #67009 
that is a lame excuse on your friend's part to avoid racing you... he's just hella skurd mayng rofl


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Dec 9, 12:08pm - #67010 
That's stupid. Yeah, I do work on my car, but I also have a personal mechanic at Toyota that does all the hard stuff. He can tell me what's worked better on other celica's that have come in. Alonzo has a lot more experience than I do and it helps to have him there. Tell your friend to get over it.


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Dec 9, 3:11pm - #67011 
wtf? who reallys who installed it, the fact that it was installed CORRECTLY and nicely on the effing car.
tell you're friend he needs to STFU and realize something.


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Dec 9, 3:33pm - #67012 
my dads a mechanic, he helps me explaining things, but im the one who works on my car thumbsup


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Dec 9, 3:35pm - #67013 
Originally Posted by VSGTS14
wtf? who reallys who installed it, the fact that it was installed CORRECTLY and nicely on the effing car.
tell you're friend he needs to STFU and realize something.

Exactly!

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Dec 9, 3:48pm - #67014 
My dad is a mechanic but so am I I guess...though not an auto mechanic, but I know how to use my hands

I am modding my car myself any thing I do to it I do, though Im not that good with wiring yet, and I have yet to dabble in fiberglass or some other advanced things

If I have any technical questions I may ask him...or come here depending grin

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Dec 9, 6:11pm - #67015 
dun listen 2 ur freind.. listen to vsgts and tell him 2 stfu grin

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Dec 9, 9:58pm - #67016 
Im 17 and i know the scene, that kid will want to race you even if he knows your dad did all the work. We are just like that, i race from light to light whenever i can.

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Dec 9, 11:33pm - #67017 
personally im pretty much the opposite. i wouldnt trust myself to do any form of car modification on my car. i want it all done properly and cant afford to stuff it up. but thats me. lol. but IMO yer fren sound like a bit of a toss3r. sorry but thats just the way i feel from reading wat yew have to say.

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Dec 9, 11:57pm - #67018 
Originally Posted by celicaTRDgts
ur friends gay bro...just watch ur dad first time help him do it...then you can say you did half of it haha

i agree with him your friend is dumb wtf

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Dec 10, 12:14am - #67019 
To make it plain and simple, your friend is just SCARED of when you whoop his ass, so hes sayin that ish to you rite now so he can have an excuse for when he loses...

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Dec 10, 12:31am - #67020 
Well, my pops passed away a long time ago. I grew up not knowing how to keep score in football nor how to work on cars. Luckily, I am a sponge when it comes to cars. So, my advice to you is to read over these install guides on the site here and tackle the work on a day your dad has off. That way, if you run into a dillema, he may help you. Hell, make it bonding experience. Good luck. let us know how bad you beat him.

Itake and exhaust arn't too bad, but I'd recommend getting professional help w/ the coils. You need a spring compressor from my understanding.


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