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applecelica86
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applecelica86 Jan 9, 6:04am - #79155 
2000 Red Toyota Celica GT
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2000 Toyota Celica GT

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Just got 2000 Celica GT need opinions

I am an 18 yr old who just got a red '00 celica GT. I want to customize my car but dont have too much money to do it. I already shaved the rear badges and am ordering the smoked out headlights and taillights from Bat. Any recomendations for customization interior or exterior for little to no money? Thanks.
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Speed4TheNeed
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Speed4TheNeed Jan 9, 6:11am - #79156 

Caleb
2000 Toyota Celica

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#1 get an s200 antenna (unless you have the power antenna) you can usually find these on ebay for about $11 plus s&h

a few other relatively cheap mods are:

Clear Corners
painted dash/console
painted engine plastics
reverse indiglo gauges
voltmeter
tighten throttle cable
painted brake calipers

the most expensive thing on the list is the reverse indiglo gauges..and you can get them for about $50 here at the ecelica store (overlay)
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DiabloGTS
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DiabloGTS Jan 9, 6:13am - #79157 

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2002 Kawasaki Ninja 250

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please don't get any of those painting mods...everyone is doing them..the brake calipers is okay, but leave the interior alone.

Nothing looks worse than a cheaply done interior paint job.

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metalliceli
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metalliceli Jan 9, 6:19am - #79158 

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2003 Toyota Celica GT

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^^^^ agreed

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eastsideyodi Jan 9, 6:19am - #79159 
2000 absolute red Toyota Celica GT
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2000 Toyota Celica GT

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light bulbs, get some blue or red light bulbs make sure it's not illegal in your state though. grin
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My Sixth Gear
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My Sixth Gear Jan 9, 6:22am - #79160 
2003 Spectra Blue Mica Toyota Celica
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2003 Toyota Celica

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u can get springs to lower ur car for around 200 bucks.. also new wheels would be good !! congrats on ur new car you'll love it

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applecelica86
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applecelica86 Jan 9, 6:34am - #79161 
2000 Red Toyota Celica GT
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2000 Toyota Celica GT

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Thanks for the help. Im already loving the car, and I was planning on getting the s2000 antenna because the stock one looks so similer to a lightning rod. If i dont plan on painting the interior for awhile but if I do my friends dad owns a paint shop so I could ask him for professional help.
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Caleb
Speed4TheNeed Jan 9, 6:35am - #79162 

Caleb
2000 Toyota Celica

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new pedals
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Caleb
Speed4TheNeed Jan 9, 6:40am - #79163 

Caleb
2000 Toyota Celica

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New Orleans, LA
from the installs section of this site:

custom front grill ($10)
cig lighter power with key off mod
window auto-up mod
disable reverse beep noise (standard)
raised hoodscoop
apr flex control bar

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NorwayGT
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NorwayGT Jan 9, 6:41am - #79164 

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[quote I already shaved the rear badges and [/quote]

"shaved"??? rofl rofl rofl more like peeled off rofl rofl rofl

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is....04 srt4 stock
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RevMonster Jan 9, 6:54am - #79165 

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2003 Toyota Celica

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Orange County, Ca
Congrats on the new car! Here are a few ideas:

- I'd agree strongly on the S2000 antenna, since I don't think the GT has the retractable stock one.

- If you really enjoy your music, upgrade that first. My view: do things you'll enjoy while driving before you do the appearance stuff. Start with a nice brand-name headunit, then replace your speakers and finally do amp/subs if you want. Great thing about audio is that you can do it in steps as you get the cash.

- Wheels. Going to 18" or even 17" can make a big difference in both ride and appearance.

- Lastly, if you're stick and want to add performance you can go with the TRD exhaust, Injen or AEM Cold Air Intake, and Trial headers. Not only will they make your car a little quicker, but it'll sound mucho better too.

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RoMkApOmKa
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RoMkApOmKa Jan 9, 6:54am - #79166 

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2002 Toyota Celica GT

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Start with INTERIOR it's cheaper and it's visble.
1)Change your Ac control lights $20 PepBoys
2)Paint center console and gauges cluster (cabin plasics)$20
3)Make and Install Cabin Air Filter $7 Local HomeDipot
4)Install diamond plate floor mats $30 do it your self or buy it for $60-$120 www.E-bay.com
5)Change gauges $20-$100 E-Celica store
6)Get new shift knob $20-Up
7)Install short shifter $130
8)Instal neons $40 www.AsianWolf.com
9)New pedals $30-Up E-Celica store
For Exterior:
S2K antenna $20 www.E-bay.com
VVT-I Badge $18 www.E-bay.com
Tint windows $100-$150 Local
For Suspention New springs $185-$300 www.Modacar.com wave
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Xer0GT
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Xer0GT Jan 9, 7:02am - #79167 
2003 Solar Yellow Toyota Celica GT
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i'd get the Clear Corners, s2000 antenna, tint the windows, and lowering springs. after that, save up for major stuff later on.

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