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Ok hi everyone, i'm guessing some of you have seen me lurking around the fourms, commenting here and there, laughing at jokes etc etc, but i've never really posted that many pictures of my celica, so here it goes
the day i bought the car, drove up to northern PA ( about a 5 hour drive ), picked it up, when i bought the car it had no working a/c and i bought it in the middle of july (very hot out), BUT i got an amazing deal on the car


the day after i bought the car, i recharged the a/c, took 20 minutes, and now the car blew nice cold a/c, and the guy sold me the car nearly 1500 dollars lower than what he wanted because he believed the entire a/c setup was ruined!

then a week after i bought the car, someone committed a hit and run, damaging my passanger side fender, which i then replaced and painted a few weeks later


after that i decided i HATED the wheel gap, so i picked up a set of eibach sportlines on ebay, and my car looked like this for a few weeks, then my struts blew out, so i shopped around at junk yards and bought a set of used struts and springs for 75 bucks, and currently are on those until i can afford kyb struts or something to support the drop.


after a while i noticed how awful my hood looked, as it was covered in dents, and rock chips, so i decided ( looking back i realize how wrong i was ) that a stripe down the middle of the hood would look cool, AND, cover up the rock chips


and what 17 year old's car with a stripe down the hood wouldn't have neon!



then after a few weeks or months of rolling around with a hood covered in rock chips and a stripe, i realized how ugly and ricey the stripe made it look, so i picked up a carbon fiber hood for a steal, then put a new coat of clear on it, also bought 8m6 paint and repainted half the car to make the paint job look nicer


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as the car sits as of a few hours ago.
my future plans are to lower the car, i had ebiach sportlines, but my shocks blew out on them so i threw the stock springs back on until i can afford better struts.
also i plan on eventually buying spacers for my gts rims, unless i can afford new rims anytime soon haha.
a few minor upgrades i did without any pictures were, repainting the stockies, bought oem tails to replace the ugly boob taillights that came with the car, as well as changing the a/c control lights to led, and adding air/fuel ratio, and oil pressure gauges.
 

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777
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Good job redoing the stripe

Lookin good


Trd ftw :headbang:
thanks :love:
yeah i learned the ways of rice after joining this site, and after i repainted my bumper stock blue, my dad walked into the garage and says "OK what kind of stripe do you want to do this time??" and i was like "dad no stripe", and he just walked away looking annoyed haha :D
and when i bought the car i never appreciated how rare the oem trd kit is, and for the price i got it, for an 03 gts trd, i couldn't be more happy for my second car!
 

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Looks great idk what it is but i love gt-s stock wheels, you should paint the inside of your housings black make it looks loads better but car looks great.
 

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Great job! I like the progress so far. Nice OEM HID's! The only thing that I would recommend would be coilovers. They are expensive, but you can adjust your ride height and you don't have to worry about struts and springs and which ones are needed for your current setup and what they will look like after they've been broken in and yadda yadda.
 

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Nice progress man! It's coming along really well!
thanks :D

Looks great idk what it is but i love gt-s stock wheels, you should paint the inside of your housings black make it looks loads better but car looks great.
i've thought about it, im not the...greatest painter, but i could give it a shot, but since they're oem hids, they're not cheap to replace if i fuck up lol. but thanks!

Great job! I like the progress so far. Nice OEM HID's! The only thing that I would recommend would be coilovers. They are expensive, but you can adjust your ride height and you don't have to worry about struts and springs and which ones are needed for your current setup and what they will look like after they've been broken in and yadda yadda.
well seeing as how im a broke college kid, in debt for buying the car, and still paying off my rebuilt transmission, moneys a bit tight haha.
a local celica owner ( the same who sold me the hood), is agreeing to sell me BC racing coils or something like that, as he's going back to stock on his celica as he traded up for a FD rx7. he wants 800 which is a decent price, but it'll take me a while to get that much lol
but thanks :D
 

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Good progress. :thumbup:

For a young rider, you have a good taste in modifying. A lot of young noobs are doing it wrong by plasti dippin their car accents black and what not :chuckles:
 

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Good progress. :thumbup:

For a young rider, you have a good taste in modifying. A lot of young noobs are doing it wrong by plasti dippin their car accents black and what not :chuckles:
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but yeah i've been lurking this site for a while and i've learned the difference between rice and nice
 

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FUAAAA You bought that hood!!! Lol, i texted the guy and he said it was gone! Nice ride though!
he's a pretty cool guy haha, seemed really into cars.
you should pick up his bc racing coils from his celica, he still has a ton of parts for it, just text him and ask what he has lol
but thanks hehe
 

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a little update today, i bought some "limax" or something online, to change the color of my foglights, looks pretty good!

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also was able to track down a trd front plate


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finally i was able to buy an 02 clock, then i changed the color to blue, now my entire interior is blue minus the speedometer, but i just bought a blue cluster off a part out, and i'll take pictures when i get it :thumbup:

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