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Viper
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Viper Jan 15, 5:27pm - #83369 
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TRD body kit

Hey everyone, could anyone distinguish between a real TRD bodykit(+rear spoiler) and a "not real(fiberglass)" TRD bodykit(+rear spoiler) if you put them next 2 each other & just by looking at? ie is there any difference between them other than one is made from polyurethane and one from fiberglass? confused

And i have another quest, do you know any address(website or not) that makes a TRD body kit with polyurethane or any with fiberglass?

Pls give me ur answers.
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Stephen
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Stephen Jan 15, 5:28pm - #83370 
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Hmmm, my kit is genuine TRD but I think my spoiler is fiberglass. confused
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FloydianSlip6 Jan 15, 5:33pm - #83371 

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The only difference, if they look the same, is how they will wear over time. The urethane tends to crack while the fiberglass just kinda chips a lil. Unless you get a shitty replica.
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Speed4TheNeed Jan 15, 5:51pm - #83372 

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Originally Posted by FloydianSlip6
The only difference, if they look the same, is how they will wear over time. The urethane tends to crack while the fiberglass just kinda chips a lil. Unless you get a shitty replica.


actually urethane tends NOT to crack and fiberglass tends to crack.

painted fiberglass tends to chip while painted urethane tends to peel in patches.

for more about urethane vs fiberglass, you can view this:
ecelica.com: the truth about urethane and fiberglass
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VSGTS14 Jan 15, 6:39pm - #83373 

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^^what he said...


and any replica TRD kit may not fit as well as the true action package from toyota. What is the normal kit made from anyway?

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Speed4TheNeed Jan 15, 6:41pm - #83374 

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Originally Posted by VSGTS14
^^what he said...


and any replica TRD kit may not fit as well as the true action package from toyota. What is the normal kit made from anyway?


urethane, i beleive so anyway.
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VSGTS14 Jan 15, 6:43pm - #83375 

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Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd
Originally Posted by VSGTS14
^^what he said...


and any replica TRD kit may not fit as well as the true action package from toyota. What is the normal kit made from anyway?


urethane, i beleive so anyway.


yea I think because the body kit can really bend without cracking...yea I should have already known that...what's the authentic spoiler made out of? fg?

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Speed4TheNeed Jan 15, 7:04pm - #83376 

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Originally Posted by VSGTS14
Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd
Originally Posted by VSGTS14
^^what he said...


and any replica TRD kit may not fit as well as the true action package from toyota. What is the normal kit made from anyway?


urethane, i beleive so anyway.


yea I think because the body kit can really bend without cracking...yea I should have already known that...what's the authentic spoiler made out of? fg?


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aznsaiyan509 Jan 16, 5:23am - #83377 
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Which do you prefer? Urethane or Fiberglass?

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Speed4TheNeed Jan 16, 5:31am - #83378 

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Originally Posted by aznsaiyan509
Which do you prefer? Urethane or Fiberglass?


urethane. its usually heavier than name brand fiberglass body kits (most notable body kit companies that produce fiberglass kits use produce 'thin fiberglass kits' as opposed to many replicas who use thick, and therefore heavier, fiberglass kits).but it's hard as hell to crack (it can bend). it also costs a little more to paint, but if you do it right it won't 'peel away in patches'. also, another problem with urethane is that in extreme heat it can warp.


that said, i think the advantages of urethane far outweigh the disadvantages and thats why i'll stick with urethane. thumbsup
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Viper Jan 16, 5:59pm - #83379 
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if i got the replica kit from ebay? what do you think? i have no idea... spineyes

<do you know any address(website or not) that makes a TRD body kit with polyurethane or any with fiberglass but with good fitment and quality?>
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VSGTS14 Jan 16, 8:51pm - #83380 

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nope...idk of anyone who has replica TRD because it usually doesn't fit well..from what I have heard.

try
www.erebunicorp.com
www.wholesaleshyperformance.com

or just google it.

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element_celica Jan 16, 9:04pm - #83381 

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go w/ urethane, and authentic kits.
beware of ebay kits

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Speed4TheNeed Jan 16, 9:57pm - #83382 

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Originally Posted by Viper
if i got the replica kit from ebay? what do you think? i have no idea... spineyes

<do you know any address(website or not) that makes a TRD body kit with polyurethane or any with fiberglass but with good fitment and quality?>


i could be wrong, but i do beleive their are replica TRD body kits out there...but only in fiberglass. none in urethane.
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SmokinGTS Jan 17, 2:39am - #83383 
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On or off the car? Painted or unpainted?

Unpainted - urethane will be black and fiberglass will be white or yellowish or something like that. Basically not black =P

Painted - I don't know.

If you can feel them then it should be clear. Fiberglass feels thinner and maybe more stiff while urethane is bendable and feels "plasticky" err whatever
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SmokinGTS Jan 17, 2:44am - #83384 
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Oh and if given the choice and assuming you have adequate funds, I would go with urethane - genuine TRD over fiberglass. Fiberglass is prone to cracking plus usually, if the kits aren't made too well, will not simply bolt on your ride without some fiberglass work by a body shop or yourself. Urethane will install out the box on your car assuming it's TRD.


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aznsaiyan509 Jan 17, 7:19am - #83385 
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I've been trying to find an authentic TRD kit for a few weeks now. First, the dealer said it'll cost $4,000. Then they said it'll cost $1,900. And now...they said that TRD does not make kits for Celicas anymore...I'm lost. spineyes

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Krayze Jan 17, 1:50pm - #83386 

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TRD doesn't maek kits anymore for hte celica. teh TRD mechanical kti became the action package.

that being said look on her efor someone sellign aused action package that they are getign rid of.

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Speed4TheNeed Jan 17, 2:44pm - #83387 

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Originally Posted by Krayze
TRD doesn't maek kits anymore for hte celica. teh TRD mechanical kti became the action package.

that being said look on her efor someone sellign aused action package that they are getign rid of.


ditto. i don't think TRD is making it anymore.

that said, theirs always a kit being sold. check the 'group buy & stuff for sale' forum thumbsup
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trdhondakiller Jan 17, 11:17pm - #83388 
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definite urethane for the front bumper. fiberglass gets cold and will shatter very easily also when temp drops below freezing w/ fiberglass the paint will spyder.
urethane is much better. you should be able to tell that in the prices. when itcomes to body kits. you get what you pay for! and stay away from ebay body kits. wingswest it self makes replica or the TRD kit. looks are extremely close and WingsWest is the best in after market body kits. though becareful for knockoffs. Looking to sale my TRD kit if someone is close enough to WV to pick it up.
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