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post Sep 17, 2011 - 12:28 AM
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just curious.


how much have you guys already spent on ur celi.
and how much work is still left?
would u call it "reliable"


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post Sep 17, 2011 - 12:58 AM
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bought it for $1,200. spent $1,250 on 3 parts cars ($450 for 1, $500 for another and $300). so that's about $2,450 right there. For all the parts I needed to replace, along with random sh!t, around $3,000. So that comes to $4,250 without what I paid for the car. After I sold parts from the cars, it comes down to $2625. If I included the car, it's about $3,825.

That's a lot just for having the car for only a year, but it I never got into an accident and didn't need the parts car, I wouldn't have spent nearly half as much. What I can say though, is that after all the work I did, countless hours I put in, problems I had and overcame, it was all worth every penny. I absolutely love my car.

Edit: She is reliable, but I know things will be going within the next year or so. I need a new oil pump because it's leaking, and at that point I'll do a new timing belt, water pump, and etc. Once I'm out of college, I'm saving up money for a clip, swapping in the st205 engine and converting to AWD.

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post Sep 17, 2011 - 1:24 AM
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I'm honestly afraid to add it up, but I'd guess... around 4k into a 1000 dollar car.


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post Sep 17, 2011 - 2:20 AM
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Until this year I was at about $1000 spent on repairs (not maintenance) over 5 years of owning a '94 gt. Then my ecu went and it was one of the last things I checked... ahahaha...
post Sep 17, 2011 - 3:27 AM
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easily over 6K, just on upgrades (tires, suspensions, rims, strut bars under and over, lights, st205 conversion...etc including other misc parts from toyota; oem parts wise)and fixing oil leak here and there...what makes me mad is, i still don't have enough money for the cosmetic paint job and the st205 engine yet....those are the two biggest humps to jump.

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post Sep 17, 2011 - 4:36 AM
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I envy your cheap cars.
Last time i added it all up, it came to about $6000 on mods, $5000 for the car.
Don't know about now with all little things i keep changing or fixing. Biggest parts have been Coilovers, Rims, Headlights, Taillights, Bodykit and Exhaust.

And looking to spend another $1500 on new rims. And possibly $4000 or however much on a 3sg/t/e.
Money pit atm.


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post Sep 17, 2011 - 4:46 AM
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Hmmm...
Ive spent so far...
6500usd on car including registration/taxes/inspection
3000 usd on aftermarket parts

Tanabe Cat Back Exhaust
Apexi AVCR
3rd Gen 3sge cams
Berk Technology downpipe
Competition Clutch lightweight flywheel
Act MR2 clutch
AEM Water/meth injection
Larger I/C heat exchanger
AEM wideband/AF gauge.

Suspension
C-one (front) tower bar
C-one (rear) tower bar
C-one front sway bar
Whiteline Rear Adjustable sway bar
Endless front street pads
Stainless steel brake lines
Aluminum shifter bushings
Aluminum Shifter base bushings


800usd on misc repairs (so far)

Upcoming in the next 2 months
2500usd on suspension parts to include coilover/replacement parts
1000usd on body repair/paint job
1000usd on new wheels and tires....

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post Sep 17, 2011 - 7:01 AM
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10,000 so far.


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post Sep 17, 2011 - 7:05 AM
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post Sep 17, 2011 - 7:57 AM
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Well got the car for 750USD and have spent 200USD on parts and what not lol, I have to tackle the rust and fix my gas filler tube and a strut soon but other than that I have to say I think I'm doing pretty well tongue.gif


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post Sep 17, 2011 - 9:32 AM
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i dont like this thread


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post Sep 17, 2011 - 9:39 AM
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I shudder to think... Here's what I remember right off the top of my head. $6,500 for the first Celica, $250 on underglow (I was young and stupid,) $7,500 for second Celica, $1,600 for a 3S-GTE, $400 for GT4 bumper, $700 for a giant sound system which I got rid of ASAP, $300 for first parts car, $250 for project car, $1,500 for second parts car, a little more than $2,000 for the BEAMS swap, $1,400 for a second BEAMS that isn't doing anything at the moment, $460 for projectors, ~$400 for all the JDM tails I've bought, and call it at least $1,000 for various other expenses that I can't even remember right now, but in all probability it's far more than $1,000.

Just in what I can remember right now, $24,500. That's counting the cost of the cars, of course, and I've gotten some of that back each time I sold the cars or the parts. And sadly, I know that I've barely scratched the surface of what others here have spent for their cars and on their cars.


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post Sep 17, 2011 - 9:40 AM
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10k for it, 10k on it


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post Sep 17, 2011 - 10:36 AM
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QUOTE (Tigawoods @ Sep 17, 2011 - 9:32 AM) *
i dont like this thread


i'm with you on this one. mad.giflaugh.gif


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post Sep 17, 2011 - 11:11 AM
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$7100 for the car. Call it about 1k into regular maintenance, which includes one new set of tires, along with oil and filters and all that business. $280 for tC wheels with tires. About $450 for Eibach Sportline springs and KYB GR-2 struts. $400 in audio equipment.

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post Sep 17, 2011 - 1:07 PM
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22k aus on the car (6 years ago)
25k on parts alone (not inc wear and tear products like tyres, oil etc)
(never been painted)

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post Sep 17, 2011 - 1:33 PM
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QUOTE (Malhar95 @ Sep 17, 2011 - 1:28 AM) *
just curious.


how much have you guys already spent on ur celi.
and how much work is still left?
would u call it "reliable"

Bought mine wrecked in July 08 for $1500 but ac was so nice and cold decided to keep her and fix.
Additional $3900 spent since July 2008. But I still haven't painted it yet.
This includes fender,door,struts,brakes,tires,rear bumper,seats,stereo,alarm, pass. axle,center console,tune ups,tires,alignment,
trannyseals,clutch,radiator,k&n filter,quarter window,brake led,rear view mirror,glues
and paints. I did all work except clutch.
Mostly from the junkyards.

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post Sep 17, 2011 - 10:14 PM
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Here's the fun story.

Bought our 2nd Celica ragtop in Jan 2007 for $4600. 104k miles. My wife drove it while I sported a beautiful '93 300zx 2+2

Replaced clutch, front driver wheel bearing, rotors, brake pads, struts, radiator, tires, valve cover seals, spark plugs, spark plug wires, and the various filters.

$1.3k for all the work? I didn't know how to do a wheel bearing or clutch back then.

Sold it in May 2009 for $6400 with 144k miles

It went on Craigslist last September for $2900, and I was pretty sure it was our old car. Bought it BACK for $2650. They had added 18k miles but hadn't taken the best care of it.

Since then, I've bought the following:

Speakers: 8" JL, 6.5 JBL, tweeters JBL, 12" sub (Kicker?)
Sony Xplod stereo with the USB/ipod deal
driver side sun visor
rear view mirror
leather door cards
good leather seat covers for the front (and had some spots repaired)
cigarette lighter
shift boot
leather armrest cover
lowering springs
front struts
stock high beams
full clear projector headlight set
two leather steering wheels
front splitters
front grill set up
Curren tails
'94 coupe spoiler
front bumper (the people I got it back from cracked the old one and the high beams)
MOMO Rev silver wheels and new-ish tires
rotors (slotted/drilled)
front calipers
brake pads
rear wheel bearing
lug nuts
HID kit
new beige top
Borla muffler & exhaust tips
Injen intake
Carbon fiber hood
BOTH c/v axles
short shifter
TRD shift knob
Newer adjustable headrests
used SSIII door sills
new SSIII aluminum to fix up the old sills
20% tinting

Of course, I bought Sugarfree's old hatchback for the BEAMS and then the full seal kit for the BEAMS. Since I'll sell the hatchback for around (or a little more than) what I paid for it, I'm considering the BEAMS as a free extra. Of course, there's already been a lot of $ and effort put into the hatchback to fix it up also.

So..... How much is all that? I don't know. At least $2k. Headlights and the top together are over $1k. Maybe closer to $3k?

Still have to repaint the car and transplant the engine. Also have to put the new headlights on. And fix some dings.

Reliable? Hopefully. We're still 25k short of what our 1st ragtop had when we sold it.

I felt bad about all the stuff I bought until I read what some of you guys have spent! I guess we're all a little crazy!
post Sep 17, 2011 - 11:05 PM
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I have about $10k into the rally car... including the cost of the car ($650). Thats including everything from the new engine to all the awd stuff, fia seats, cage, etc.


The rx7... ugh $40k+ **** my wheels and tires cost half as much as the rally car total.



I do all my own work... so thats just parts not even labor.

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post Sep 18, 2011 - 4:23 AM
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QUOTE (Tigawoods @ Sep 17, 2011 - 9:32 AM) *
i dont like this thread


haha ya what he said. We don't own honda's here so expect to pay a lot for modifications to the celica.


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