RaceReady Autodesign (R2) had gone out of business around the end of 2001 - and less than 20 ORIGINAL R2 Celica body kits were ever manufactured.
If you find someone selling a NEW
R2 kit today - you can be confident that its a replicahttps://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Number=1862404819#Post1862404022
As I'm told by the designer of the R2 kit, and now you are hearing it second-hand, "The mold for the original R2 doesn't exist anymore. It was left in a garage about 2 years ago and got very badly warped by weather"
Fact1: R2 Celica body kit designer is now known as BRS Tuning/Autodesign
Fact2: R2 Celica body kit design was inspired by TRD
MR2 body kit design
What happened when you contacted darkduwende
about his GENUINE R2 ?https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Number=1862402847#Post1862393113
If you want to buy a replica of this style, call and speak with 4 different shops who carry this style, ASK THE REP about the quality/fitment of the bumper and listen to exactly what they say. Hopefully they will have some experience or have heard feedback about what they sell and can give you more than the general "all kits may need modification for installation" speech... have the rep you are on the phone with, ask someone else in their office if they know more details... then when you call the second shop, as them the same questions and also if they know anything about shop 1... and do this procedure for shop 2, shop 3 and shop 4... this might also get you a better price on a better fitting kit and will learn more about who to buy from next time. Also ask about their fitment garentee, if any.
sorry for the huge 'run-on' above, but its some good information that everyone should use when purchasing a bodykit... in most cases, the seller will tell you the problem they might have heard regarding fitment of the pieces that you want - they would rather tell you upfront than have to deal with returns from an unhappy customer.