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white_light808
Hey everyone,
I've been on this forum for awhile and I feel like sharing what I've done with my car.
Im sorry if there isnt many pictures for every little thing ive done, was too excited to take pictures when I was actually installing them biggrin.gif
also sorry for some cell phone pics...

Anyways...I got this car back in June 2010 I was surpised to see that it had gold emblems redface.gif





not in the best shape but I was excited as it was the first car I purchased with my own money . I started looking for ways to mod it and I came across a lip that was pretty cheap off of craigslist.
and also added some halogen bulbs in the process.



I also was able to purchase a ss-3 grille with emblem (which I ended up removing later)
(you can kind of see it in this pic...lol)



Not knowing when the previous owner changed their tires I ended up purchasing some rims
(17in Tenzo...cant even remember what they were called)





I believe next came the intake install, purchased a ingen short ram intake.
and the process of stripping the spoiler off the rear truck & debadge!



the wingless look started to grow on me so I left if like that for a while and decided to switch up my front lip with something more...JDM



(you can also see the tilting licence plate bracket tongue.gif)



Then I decided to go further along the JDM route and got the 96+ curren tail lights for some reason toyota wanted to put a box in the middle of our tail lights...



and also added on the new spoiler



close up!



as most of you know, its such a pain to find an actual exhaust system for our cars so...



haha laugh.gif Threw on a universal Greddy ti-c 60mm tip and the total came out to about $250



I was also able to get a pair of TRD rear splitters



Saved up a bit more to throw these on & some hids to go with it



I felt like after this my car was done!

Until...



I was a bit depressed as someone reversed into my fender without even leaving a note, and it was on school campus! So she became a garage princess for a while because I didnt trust some of the drivers who parked around me... But I used it as inspiration! I decided to go with more JDM goodies



On the day they were supposed to arrive I got excited and teared down the front of my car, and that was no easy task. Especially that one bolt deep in the fender...But I got everything off!



And she was dent free again!



After a few months, I let my friend take my car to his house to install my BC Racing coils! Since I had class that day...
And they sent me this picture lol
(my friends G and my other friends turbo IS )


and before I finished class they said they finished! laugh.gif



Then my ECU starting acting up on me...Thinking it was the ignition coil, and the igniter I switched them out. But she kept on throwing me check engine lights mad.gif , eventually I ended up replacing the ECU kindasad.gif But is running currently without any problems...Knock on wood

Not too long ago I picked up these





Luckily my father (he has a 2002 celica) was like, Hey I need to replace my tires soon...Then I was like HEY!, you can take my rims and I can order new rims. So I ordered these...



work emotion xd9s
front 18 x 8 +35 & rear 18 x 9 +38

and this is how she sits now biggrin.gif









I could definitely go lower...but some of you know or heard rumors how bad hawaii's roads are...and I still need new paint laugh.gif

Heres a mod list for you guys

Ingen Short Ram Intake
TRD 3 Point Strut Bar (forgot to take picture...sorry!)
Tom's Front Lip
TRD Rear Splitters
OEM Side Skirts (Was lucky it came with the car!)
TRD Spoiler (vincent_doggy-Huge supplier with my parts! thank you very much)
Work Emotion XD9s 18 x 8 +35 18 x 9 +38
JDM Spec Fenders w/clear markers
JDM Spec Projector Headlights
HID Low Beams & Fogs
96+Curren Tail Lights
BC Racing Coilovers
OEM Rain Visors
Greddy TI-C Custom exhaust
Dennisthe10
Looking fantastic, love the difference the projectors with HID upgrades make to these smile.gif The rims look amazing too, good choice

Any plans for the interior or you gonna keep it stock?
white_light808
QUOTE (Dennisthe10 @ Jan 23, 2013 - 7:41 AM) *
Looking fantastic, love the difference the projectors with HID upgrades make to these smile.gif The rims look amazing too, good choice

Any plans for the interior or you gonna keep it stock?


Thanks!

Stock for now, the stock seats are amazing the only thing I'm contemplating is new speakers, only 2 of the 4 are still holding up lol
Dennisthe10
QUOTE (white_light808 @ Jan 23, 2013 - 7:44 AM) *
QUOTE (Dennisthe10 @ Jan 23, 2013 - 7:41 AM) *
Looking fantastic, love the difference the projectors with HID upgrades make to these smile.gif The rims look amazing too, good choice

Any plans for the interior or you gonna keep it stock?


Thanks!

Stock for now, the stock seats are amazing the only thing I'm contemplating is new speakers, only 2 of the 4 are still holding up lol


lol i know that one!!
I dont generally like the white Celi's but yours looks very clean , good work smile.gif
richee3
You've made a lot of progress very quickly. thumbsup.gif Well done!
kurt95gt
Wanna see pics of this an 808s celica together!!!
amazing celica man
Smaay
that shopping kart wing actually makes the coupe look better. now drop a V6 in there and have a fun car!
white_light808
QUOTE (richee3 @ Jan 23, 2013 - 10:36 AM) *
You've made a lot of progress very quickly. thumbsup.gif Well done!


Thanks! I dont know if 2 and 1/2 years is very "fast" lol

QUOTE (kurt95gt @ Jan 23, 2013 - 11:13 AM) *
Wanna see pics of this an 808s celica together!!!
amazing celica man


Thanks! I havent seen his car around, besides he already has his buddys white hatch to take pictures with

QUOTE (Smaay @ Jan 23, 2013 - 11:40 AM) *
that shopping kart wing actually makes the coupe look better. now drop a V6 in there and have a fun car!


yeah, without it the car seems to look a bit "front heavy" on coupes. And if I were to drop in a v6 i rather get a proper RWD car. And theres always the beams option or a 3sgte tongue.gif
Smaay
QUOTE (white_light808 @ Jan 23, 2013 - 3:07 PM) *
And if I were to drop in a v6 i rather get a proper RWD car. And theres always the beams option or a 3sgte tongue.gif


the Beams is an Inferior engine compared to a 1MZ or 3MZ, the 3S-GTE is an option but thats going to cost you about 3000 to do. a V6 swap will cost half as much.

your argument is mute
Box
Yeah, what Smaay said. tongue.gif

Nice looking car.
95celgt
pure sex, get a beams, running right its a fun motor, not a fast motor, a fun motor
JDUB
looks good man!!! where did you get the new rain visors from??
Ted95
wow you don't see facelight coupes around too often, nice ride man! I'm liking the TRD wing, I've been on and off about getting one for like 2yrs now looks great on your coupe.
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