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post Apr 5, 2013 - 7:27 PM
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Heya mate car's looking sweet biggrin.gif

If I were thinking of entering a pic for COTM I'd be using the 3rd from bottom pic, there's a fair bit less clutter in the pic although the one with the palm tree thing (I don't study trees LOL) I think would be better suited if you were parked a tad further forward smile.gif

Out of interest is it yourself who was over on CCUK regarding the splitters I can't remember?
post Apr 5, 2013 - 8:12 PM
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That's a very clean looking celi. Keep up the good work. love the 7th gen GTS rims, I got a set myself.


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post Apr 5, 2013 - 8:47 PM
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QUOTE (sr666 @ Apr 5, 2013 - 7:27 PM) *
Heya mate car's looking sweet biggrin.gif

If I were thinking of entering a pic for COTM I'd be using the 3rd from bottom pic, there's a fair bit less clutter in the pic although the one with the palm tree thing (I don't study trees LOL) I think would be better suited if you were parked a tad further forward smile.gif

Out of interest is it yourself who was over on CCUK regarding the splitters I can't remember?


Thanks for your thoughts smile.gif When I get a chance I might have a go at a bit of light editing with that pic and see how I go smile.gif

And yes, I have been stalking CCUK in the hopes of picking up some euro front splitters and TRD rear spats, both of which don't exist in Australia tongue.gif I bought some silver TRD spats last night (one small crack and missing mounting brackets for $89 - a bit steep but it was an eBay sale), but I am still on the lookout for the euro fronts.

QUOTE (cheela @ Apr 5, 2013 - 8:12 PM) *
That's a very clean looking celi. Keep up the good work. love the 7th gen GTS rims, I got a set myself.


Thanks smile.gif I'm slowly falling in love with them tongue.gif I was initially indifferent, after a day I liked them, and now I just stare tongue.gif I still really want some 17" Caldina rims, but I have definitely now put that on the back burner after getting these! (Now I just need to buy some decent tyres for them).


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post Apr 5, 2013 - 10:43 PM
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Ok mate I'll keep an eye open for you smile.gif

There's nothing wrong with your pics by the way I was just going from if it was me as opposed to you mate
post Apr 5, 2013 - 10:59 PM
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QUOTE (sr666 @ Apr 5, 2013 - 10:43 PM) *
Ok mate I'll keep an eye open for you smile.gif

There's nothing wrong with your pics by the way I was just going from if it was me as opposed to you mate


Haha, thank you. I know they're not that uncommon, and theoretically they're not really worth any more than 30-35 pounds, but when you actually ask for one then breakers yards suddenly think they're worth 80 tongue.gif

And I didn't take it the wrong way, it is appreciated that somebody actually let me know what they thought! I was simply referring to the fact that if you liked that one then I would use it as a base to hopefully make something even more attention grabbing smile.gif


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Now: '00 NB8B Mazda MX5 -----> See it here in off topic!
post Apr 28, 2013 - 5:37 AM
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Love your celica man it's so clean! I've been looking on gumtree for ages and haven't come across any 7th gen rims in Melbourne, let me know if you find any! smile.gif
post Apr 28, 2013 - 6:03 AM
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post Apr 28, 2013 - 6:06 AM
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QUOTE (Payne @ Apr 28, 2013 - 5:37 AM) *
Love your celica man it's so clean! I've been looking on gumtree for ages and haven't come across any 7th gen rims in Melbourne, let me know if you find any! smile.gif


You mean like the set I'm just about to put on Gumtree tongue.gif

It probably won't be worth shipping though, and I'm missing the centre caps in my spare set. I saw some in Melbourne about a month ago, but I think they're gone now. I'll let you know if I notice any down in your neck of the woods smile.gif


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post Apr 28, 2013 - 6:15 AM
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QUOTE (JoshuaM @ Apr 28, 2013 - 6:06 AM) *
You mean like the set I'm just about to put on Gumtree tongue.gif

It probably won't be worth shipping though, and I'm missing the centre caps in my spare set. I saw some in Melbourne about a month ago, but I think they're gone now. I'll let you know if I notice any down in your neck of the woods smile.gif


Yeah shipping would be a killer, appreciate it!
post May 1, 2013 - 6:51 AM
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Sooo, little update...
My TRD splitters arrived about 2 weeks ago, but I have been too busy with uni to find time to fit them (...Well, thatís my excuse anyway... I was just chicken of drilling a couple of holes in my bumper tongue.gif). Thanks Richee3 for the advice for fitment smile.gif

They went on this morning before uni, and I just washed the car in complete darkness and popped off to the local shops to get you guys some pics... donít ever say I donít look out for you guys wink.gif













I generally like the look... but it is now tempting me to try out how spoiler-less would look (Note TRY, I don't intend for this to be permanent tongue.gif)

Also, I am very pleased to announce that over the past two weeks I have picked up a set of 205/50/16 Yokohama C.Drive part-worns (Practically new... maybe 5,000kms on them?) which were a phenomenal improvement... which got me sucked in and I rotated them to replace the very worn out Kumhos on the back and got some new Michelin Pilot Sport 3 tyres for the front. I must say, this is THE BEST performance modification you can do to any car... up to this point I have only ever experienced rather terrible budget tyres... but I am NEVER going back. These tyres donít spin at all when taking off at the lights, donít chirp if you dump it into second and give a much greater general confidence and stability on the road.

Still waiting for some bits on a ship from Japan, and still waiting on replies from sellers in the UK for various bits and bobs, but everything in good time smile.gif


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2013 October Celica of the Month XD
Now: '00 NB8B Mazda MX5 -----> See it here in off topic!
post May 1, 2013 - 7:10 AM
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I got those exact same side markers from eBay a while back, They were great for around 5months and then they started fogging up kindasad.gif The seal between (on the lens side) had started failing :L I used some gasket sealer to permanently attach the lens to the seal and ha no problems since smile.gif Just a word of advice if that happens to you smile.gif


P.S. Sexy as car wink.gif

This post has been edited by rentaspace: May 1, 2013 - 7:10 AM


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post May 1, 2013 - 7:14 AM
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QUOTE (rentaspace @ May 1, 2013 - 8:10 AM) *
I got those exact same side markers from eBay a while back, They were great for around 5months and then they started fogging up kindasad.gif The seal between (on the lens side) had started failing :L I used some gasket sealer to permanently attach the lens to the seal and ha no problems since smile.gif Just a word of advice if that happens to you smile.gif


P.S. Sexy as car wink.gif


Hehe, thank you biggrin.gif

It took yours 5 months!!! Mine went in less than 1 tongue.gif Okay, I'll check that out next time I get a chance, thank you smile.gif



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2013 October Celica of the Month XD
Now: '00 NB8B Mazda MX5 -----> See it here in off topic!
post May 1, 2013 - 7:18 AM
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QUOTE (JoshuaM @ May 1, 2013 - 7:14 AM) *
QUOTE (rentaspace @ May 1, 2013 - 8:10 AM) *
I got those exact same side markers from eBay a while back, They were great for around 5months and then they started fogging up kindasad.gif The seal between (on the lens side) had started failing :L I used some gasket sealer to permanently attach the lens to the seal and ha no problems since smile.gif Just a word of advice if that happens to you smile.gif


P.S. Sexy as car wink.gif


Hehe, thank you biggrin.gif

It took yours 5 months!!! Mine went in less than 1 tongue.gif Okay, I'll check that out next time I get a chance, thank you smile.gif

Really less than a month? o.O I would of contacted the eBay member... every time something had screwed up for me they've refunded me lol

And man I am jelly of your TRD splits >.<


Also if you take your spoiler off, put on a pre-facelift spoiler and see how it looks wink.gif

This post has been edited by rentaspace: May 1, 2013 - 7:21 AM


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post May 1, 2013 - 7:23 AM
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QUOTE (JoshuaM @ May 1, 2013 - 7:51 AM) *
I must say, this is THE BEST performance modification you can do to any car...


Grip is a very underrated (and misunderstood) commodity. I've heard a good bit of surprise directed at the speed I take turns, etc. Anyway, congratulations on the splitters, now get that bad boy lowered.


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QUOTE (rentaspace @ May 1, 2013 - 7:18 AM) *
Really less than a month? o.O I would of contacted the eBay member... every time something had screwed up for me they've refunded me lol

And man I am jelly of your TRD splits >.<

Also if you take your spoiler off, put on a pre-facelift spoiler and see how it looks wink.gif



Yeah, should've but I had already left feedback when I found out which usually means they no longer care tongue.gif

Hehe, I like them... but you'll end up with some, everything comes with time smile.gif

And I am one of the minority, but I actually don't like the 2 post spoiler... I think it looks too flat against the excentuated curves at the back of the celica. I had thought about a GT4/SSIII or TRD spoiler, but the mounting points are different and I hate making structural modifications to my car (I like to be able to easily put everything back the way it came)... that and it will attract a lot more attention from the cops tongue.gif


QUOTE (SwissFerdi @ May 1, 2013 - 7:23 AM) *
Grip is a very underrated (and misunderstood) commodity. I've heard a good bit of surprise directed at the speed I take turns, etc. Anyway, congratulations on the splitters, now get that bad boy lowered.


I still used to take the corners at those speeds, it just squealed, spun and squirmed like anything (Okay, slight exaggeration tongue.gif), now I can plant it and it just hooks and goes XD

But there are no plans to lower - I bought my car for practicality too and do a fair bit of parking on kerbs etc. and don't want to ruin my ride comfort. I also have another addition coming to the rear of the car that must not be mentioned on car forums that will require some adequate suspension travel. rolleyes.gif If the right thing came up and I had the money I may get something adjustable... but I would only want to lower it minimally anyway. I think the 16's look silly when you get too low.

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QUOTE (JoshuaM @ May 1, 2013 - 9:05 AM) *
QUOTE (rentaspace @ May 1, 2013 - 7:18 AM) *
QUOTE (JoshuaM @ May 1, 2013 - 7:14 AM) *
QUOTE (rentaspace @ May 1, 2013 - 8:10 AM) *
I got those exact same side markers from eBay a while back, They were great for around 5months and then they started fogging up kindasad.gif The seal between (on the lens side) had started failing :L I used some gasket sealer to permanently attach the lens to the seal and ha no problems since smile.gif Just a word of advice if that happens to you smile.gif


P.S. Sexy as car wink.gif


Hehe, thank you biggrin.gif

It took yours 5 months!!! Mine went in less than 1 tongue.gif Okay, I'll check that out next time I get a chance, thank you smile.gif

Really less than a month? o.O I would of contacted the eBay member... every time something had screwed up for me they've refunded me lol

And man I am jelly of your TRD splits >.<


Also if you take your spoiler off, put on a pre-facelift spoiler and see how it looks wink.gif



Yeah, should've but I had already left feedback when I found out which usually means they no longer care tongue.gif

Hehe, I like them... but you'll end up with some, everything comes with time smile.gif

And I am one of the minority, but I actually don't like the 2 post spoiler... I think it looks too flat against the excentuated curves at the back of the celica. I had thought about a GT4/SSIII or TRD spoiler, but the mounting points are different and I hate making structural modifications to my car (I like to be able to easily put everything back the way it came)... that and it will attract a lot more attention from the cops tongue.gif


QUOTE (SwissFerdi @ May 1, 2013 - 7:23 AM) *
QUOTE (JoshuaM @ May 1, 2013 - 7:51 AM) *
I must say, this is THE BEST performance modification you can do to any car...


Grip is a very underrated (and misunderstood) commodity. I've heard a good bit of surprise directed at the speed I take turns, etc. Anyway, congratulations on the splitters, now get that bad boy lowered.


I still used to take the corners at those speeds, it just squealed, spun and squirmed like anything (Okay, slight exaggeration tongue.gif), now I can plant it and it just hooks and goes XD

But there are no plans to lower - I bought my car for practicality too and do a fair bit of parking on kerbs etc. and don't want to ruin my ride comfort. I also have another addition coming to the rear of the car that must not be mentioned on car forums that will require some adequate suspension travel. rolleyes.gif If the right thing came up and I had the money I may get something adjustable... but I would only want to lower it minimally anyway. I think the 16's look silly when you get too low.


All comes down to personal opinion I guess wink.gif
Personally I like no spoiler and the two post smile.gif
You gonna lower her?


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post May 1, 2013 - 4:28 PM
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QUOTE (rentaspace @ May 1, 2013 - 9:11 AM) *
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But there are no plans to lower - I bought my car for practicality too and do a fair bit of parking on kerbs etc. and don't want to ruin my ride comfort. I also have another addition coming to the rear of the car that must not be mentioned on car forums that will require some adequate suspension travel. rolleyes.gif If the right thing came up and I had the money I may get something adjustable... but I would only want to lower it minimally anyway. I think the 16's look silly when you get too low.


All comes down to personal opinion I guess wink.gif
Personally I like no spoiler and the two post smile.gif
You gonna lower her?


^^^ Nah mate, although it would look better a tiny bit lower, I can't justify the cost and decrease in ride comfort and functionality just for that look.

And maybe I'd like the 2 post if I had a proper look at them, but I only ever looked at post-face celicas up here, so I'm just basing my opinion off photos. But as usual, everybody has different tastes smile.gif


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post May 1, 2013 - 7:42 PM
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^^^ Nah mate, although it would look better a tiny bit lower, I can't justify the cost and decrease in ride comfort and functionality just for that look.

And maybe I'd like the 2 post if I had a proper look at them, but I only ever looked at post-face celicas up here, so I'm just basing my opinion off photos. But as usual, everybody has different tastes smile.gif


Hahah yeah, I want to lower but it's so damn expensive kindasad.gif I guess I'll just save up for the 17" rims and see how she looks then smile.gif


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post May 2, 2013 - 9:36 AM
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looks much better now mate just need them fronts on / sorted wink.gif

You know you want to lower the car too, Would look so so sweet biggrin.gif

Looking pretty fresh as it is mate I'm jealous your car's all the same colour unlike mine LOL
post May 2, 2013 - 10:03 AM
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looking real good now.
what are you planning for the front?


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*1977 Celica RA29 - classic cruiser
*1996 Celica ST - aka Freelica free fiddy
*2005 Matrix AWD - the wifey's car aka Trix

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