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Chaz Jan 21, 8:22pm - #87547 
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What kit to get?

I know this has probably been talked to death at some point on these forums, but I'm going to ask anyway. I'm getting a Celica soon and I was looking at the Kaminari and WingsWest body kits. (I like to plan everything out before I do it.)

I've heard that they are both good, but is the WingsWest kit lower quality? They are both urethane (which is what I want) but the WingsWest kit is half the price. Am I missing something confused

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RicePowered Jan 21, 8:24pm - #87548 
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west wings is cheaper becuase the the front is only a lip and not a replacement bumper. and the rear is a valence and not a replacement rear.
the kaminari complete replaces your front and rear bumpers. grin

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trog2233 Jan 21, 8:25pm - #87549 

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Originally Posted by RicePowered
west wings is cheaper becuase the the front is only a lip and not a replacement bumper. and the rear is a valence and not a replacement rear.
the kaminari complete replaces your front and rear bumpers. grin

both are top notch thumbsup


Couldn't of said it better thumbsup
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Chaz Jan 21, 8:50pm - #87550 
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Thanks for the help people, I really appriciate it thumbsup

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celicaTRDgts Jan 21, 9:15pm - #87551 

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go with kaminari grin

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Speed4TheNeed Jan 21, 9:18pm - #87552 

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Originally Posted by trog2233
Originally Posted by RicePowered
west wings is cheaper becuase the the front is only a lip and not a replacement bumper. and the rear is a valence and not a replacement rear.
the kaminari complete replaces your front and rear bumpers. grin

both are top notch thumbsup


Couldn't of said it better thumbsup


ditto. less product = cheaper price. both are great quality though (in both the fiberglass AND urethane versions). both are also about the same drop.
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trog2233 Jan 21, 9:20pm - #87553 

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Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd
Originally Posted by trog2233
Originally Posted by RicePowered
west wings is cheaper becuase the the front is only a lip and not a replacement bumper. and the rear is a valence and not a replacement rear.
the kaminari complete replaces your front and rear bumpers. grin

both are top notch thumbsup


Couldn't of said it better thumbsup


ditto. less product = cheaper price. both are great quality though (in both the fiberglass AND urethane versions). both are also about the same drop.


I don't think they make either one in fiberglass confused
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Speed4TheNeed Jan 21, 9:22pm - #87554 

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Originally Posted by trog2233
Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd
Originally Posted by trog2233
Originally Posted by RicePowered
west wings is cheaper becuase the the front is only a lip and not a replacement bumper. and the rear is a valence and not a replacement rear.
the kaminari complete replaces your front and rear bumpers. grin

both are top notch thumbsup


Couldn't of said it better thumbsup


ditto. less product = cheaper price. both are great quality though (in both the fiberglass AND urethane versions). both are also about the same drop.


I don't think they make either one in fiberglass confused


yup, they do. i think the kit remains the same in the wings west versions.

in the kaminari versions..the fiberglass kit is dual exhaust and the urethane kit is single exhaust thumbsup
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trog2233 Jan 21, 9:28pm - #87555 

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Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd
Originally Posted by trog2233
Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd
Originally Posted by trog2233
[quote=RicePowered]west wings is cheaper becuase the the front is only a lip and not a replacement bumper. and the rear is a valence and not a replacement rear.
the kaminari complete replaces your front and rear bumpers. grin

both are top notch thumbsup


Couldn't of said it better thumbsup


ditto. less product = cheaper price. both are great quality though (in both the fiberglass AND urethane versions). both are also about the same drop.


I don't think they make either one in fiberglass confused


yup, they do. i think the kit remains the same in the wings west versions.

in the kaminari versions..the fiberglass kit is dual exhaust and the urethane kit is single exhaust thumbsup [/quote]

OHhh ok...never saw one tongue
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Speed4TheNeed Jan 21, 9:40pm - #87556 

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Originally Posted by trog2233
Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd
Originally Posted by trog2233
Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd
[quote=trog2233][quote=RicePowered]west wings is cheaper becuase the the front is only a lip and not a replacement bumper. and the rear is a valence and not a replacement rear.
the kaminari complete replaces your front and rear bumpers. grin

both are top notch thumbsup


Couldn't of said it better thumbsup


ditto. less product = cheaper price. both are great quality though (in both the fiberglass AND urethane versions). both are also about the same drop.


I don't think they make either one in fiberglass confused


yup, they do. i think the kit remains the same in the wings west versions.

in the kaminari versions..the fiberglass kit is dual exhaust and the urethane kit is single exhaust thumbsup [/quote]

OHhh ok...never saw one tongue [/quote]

well, here's a link to the kaminari body kit which you can buy in either fiberglass or urethane.

as far as wings west...i can only find authentic ones in urethane. maybe the ones i saw that were fiberglass were replica? i thought they also made them in fiberglass though? not sure anymore. i do know kaminari makes both, however thumbsup
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VSGTS14 Jan 21, 9:47pm - #87557 

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Kaminari makes their kit in both Urethane and Fiberglass
taken from http://www.kaminari.com/products/00Celica.htm

the dual exhaust Kaminari rear was a early design that was never really made and only a few have it, it is NOT in production anymore as an authentic kit..but maybe there are replicas...

as for WW, the authentic kit only comes in Urethane...while if you see fiberglass, it must be replica

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Speed4TheNeed Jan 21, 9:51pm - #87558 

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Originally Posted by VSGTS14
Kaminari makes their kit in both Urethane and Fiberglass
taken from http://www.kaminari.com/products/00Celica.htm

the dual exhaust Kaminari rear was a early design that was never really made and only a few have it, it is NOT in production anymore as an authentic kit..but maybe there are replicas...

as for WW, the authentic kit only comes in Urethane...while if you see fiberglass, it must be replica


so if you buy a fiberglass kaminari, it'll be single exhaust? i thought it was still dual.
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VSGTS14 Jan 21, 9:53pm - #87559 

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Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd
Originally Posted by VSGTS14
Kaminari makes their kit in both Urethane and Fiberglass
taken from http://www.kaminari.com/products/00Celica.htm

the dual exhaust Kaminari rear was a early design that was never really made and only a few have it, it is NOT in production anymore as an authentic kit..but maybe there are replicas...

as for WW, the authentic kit only comes in Urethane...while if you see fiberglass, it must be replica


so if you buy a fiberglass kaminari, it'll be single exhaust? i thought it was still dual.


correct
the early verson was dual and was most likely made from fiberglass...but production of that never happened, maybe a few.
All Kaminari's are single outlets.

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Speed4TheNeed Jan 21, 9:56pm - #87560 

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Originally Posted by VSGTS14
Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd
Originally Posted by VSGTS14
Kaminari makes their kit in both Urethane and Fiberglass
taken from http://www.kaminari.com/products/00Celica.htm

the dual exhaust Kaminari rear was a early design that was never really made and only a few have it, it is NOT in production anymore as an authentic kit..but maybe there are replicas...

as for WW, the authentic kit only comes in Urethane...while if you see fiberglass, it must be replica


so if you buy a fiberglass kaminari, it'll be single exhaust? i thought it was still dual.


correct
the early verson was dual and was most likely made from fiberglass...but production of that never happened, maybe a few.
All Kaminari's are single outlets.


got it..thanks for the headsup, billy thumbsup
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meacracker13 Jan 21, 10:06pm - #87561 

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how exactly do the wings west attach if it's just a lip? and is it still a good choice for a kit?
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VSGTS14 Jan 21, 10:08pm - #87562 

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Originally Posted by meacracker13
how exactly do the wings west attach if it's just a lip? and is it still a good choice for a kit?


just sticks on and bolts on also...lines up...just drill through stock bumpe and into the lip.

yes, WW is a clean, cheap kit
if you want something a bit more aggressive but still cheap, check out the Vizage kit which is also a front lip/rear lip/side skirts

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GraSSRooTs Jan 21, 10:10pm - #87563 

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Ya the WingsWest kit is supposed to be a good kit from what i hear.

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Speed4TheNeed Jan 21, 10:10pm - #87564 

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Originally Posted by VSGTS14
Originally Posted by meacracker13
how exactly do the wings west attach if it's just a lip? and is it still a good choice for a kit?


just sticks on and bolts on also...lines up...just drill through stock bumpe and into the lip.

yes, WW is a clean, cheap kit
if you want something a bit more aggressive but still cheap, check out the Vizage kit which is also a front lip/rear lip/side skirts


yup. your original stock bumper is actually made of two pieces..an upper lip and a lower lip. detach the lower lip and the wings west lip attaches on. doenst fit the '03s though.
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CooKie_MoNsTeR2k Jan 21, 11:52pm - #87565 
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wings west...looks good...and you'll have money left over to do more stuff with.
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meacracker13 Jan 22, 1:03am - #87566 

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ya... after asking how they fit i cheacked the installs, there is a specific wings west install. looks like it might be a good choice for me thumbsup
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Speed4TheNeed Jan 22, 1:07am - #87567 

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Originally Posted by meacracker13
ya... after asking how they fit i cheacked the installs, there is a specific wings west install. looks like it might be a good choice for me thumbsup


unless you have done previous bodywork...i don't recommend you doing a body kit install yourself. better to let a professional do it. it's not simple AT ALL.
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GraSSRooTs Jan 22, 1:30am - #87568 

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Does the Blitz front replace the whole thing or attatch to your stock one?

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Speed4TheNeed Jan 22, 1:39am - #87569 

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Originally Posted by GraSSRooTs
Does the Blitz front replace the whole thing or attatch to your stock one?


it's a total bumper replacement.
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tomeks Jan 22, 1:41am - #87570 

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I got the same dilemma, if you want it quick then go with WW, but if you r not in rush than save $$ for Kaminari becasue that kit is sweet !!

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Originally Posted by GraSSRooTs
Does the Blitz front replace the whole thing or attatch to your stock one?


Blitz is full replacement bumper

if you want something similar looking, but is just a lip, then the RMM front is what you want...fits 00-02 grin

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ToiletPaper Jan 22, 2:34am - #87572 
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Kaminari..
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Speed4TheNeed Jan 22, 4:08am - #87573 

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Originally Posted by VSGTS14
Originally Posted by GraSSRooTs
Does the Blitz front replace the whole thing or attatch to your stock one?


Blitz is full replacement bumper

if you want something similar looking, but is just a lip, then the RMM front is what you want...fits 00-02 grin


beat you to it..for once thumbsup
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Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd
Originally Posted by VSGTS14
Originally Posted by GraSSRooTs
Does the Blitz front replace the whole thing or attatch to your stock one?


Blitz is full replacement bumper

if you want something similar looking, but is just a lip, then the RMM front is what you want...fits 00-02 grin


beat you to it..for once thumbsup


lol i saw you did before i quoted him, but i wanted to add the thing about RMM incase he was confusing the two. thumbsup

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Speed4TheNeed Jan 22, 4:16am - #87575 

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Originally Posted by VSGTS14
Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd
Originally Posted by VSGTS14
Originally Posted by GraSSRooTs
Does the Blitz front replace the whole thing or attatch to your stock one?


Blitz is full replacement bumper

if you want something similar looking, but is just a lip, then the RMM front is what you want...fits 00-02 grin


beat you to it..for once thumbsup


lol i saw you did before i quoted him, but i wanted to add the thing about RMM incase he was confusing the two. thumbsup


haha, cheater. i'll let you slide tongue
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VSGTS14 Jan 22, 4:19am - #87576 

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