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ILoveMySilly97
Ok....sooo....I know it's a bit late for me to start it but might as well do it now. Lol. I bought my 1997 Toyota Celica GT for $4,500 on February 27, 2012. It had 175,000 miles on the cluster. It was in very good condition. The only problem I had on it was it had a CEL light on. Which was just the speed sensor in the cluster not working. Replaced that and the CEL was cleared. Also my car didn't pass emissions test but I eventually had that fixed after running on premium and Lucas Cleaner. Overall I was more than happy to pay the overpriced $4500. smile.gif

Winner of May 2014 COTM

"This car is not about racing, this car is not about power; performance, it's purely about being cool."

Previous Owner: http://www.6gc.net/members/9609
Very ricey and not my flavor.

Here's a link to my FB album of my car. It has all of my pics of my silly97.
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2...0238&type=3

Here some things my car had on when I first bought it:

Bone stock performance
7GC GTS Rims
AG Lowering Springs
JDM Tail lights
Stock side skirts
2post spoiler
Rear tinted windows
Window stickers




Here's what I've done to it so far:

Performance
Injen Short Ram Intake


Suspension
Megan Coilovers


Ichiba Spacers 15mm and extended lug studs all around


Eibach Camber Bolt


Fender Rolled All Around



Exterior
3k Hi halogen bulb


8k Lo HiD conversion
3k halogen fog light bulb
Amber turn signal bulb


Clear side lights


TRD Roof Spoiler REPLICA(Hi-C)


OEM SSIII front grill
Tom's Front Lip REPLICA(Zonz540)


Enkei RPF1 17x8 +45Front +35Rear
Nankang NS1 205/40/17



Interior
TRD Shift Boot


SpreeLED White Gauge Lights


GT4 Rear Strut Bar




I do have a set of GT4 splitters that are waiting to be painted.



The rest of my plans for my car is to get it repainted and installed with the gt4 splitters. I want to go wit the Supra Limited Edition Silver code 1B9. I also want to get a custom exhaust. I really want the JDM projectors also. We will see what else will be added onto my list as days goes by. Lol. Also I'm planning to keep my silly FOREVER!!! XD

How it looks before:



How it looks now:

JoshuaM
FINALLY! I have looked for this before and couldn't believe you hadn't made one yet! tongue.gif

I can't remember if its actually been said or if I was just planning to say it, but I was always very interested in your thread, because I also bought a Silver '97 Celica GT-equiv. manual in March last year for my first car tongue.gif It amazed me how much you had done in the same time that I hadn't... But I'm getting my act together now and just put 7th gen wheels on too... Hopefully I'll beat you to the projector headlights soon wink.gif

Edit: And your overpriced $4500... I paid $8k and had to fly to the other side of the country to get it! tongue.gif
cheela
looks good. that drop is so nice!
sr666
Finally made one sounds about right smile.gif

Your car looks epic I'm glad someone convinced you finally wink.gif
ILoveMySilly97
QUOTE (JoshuaM @ Apr 4, 2013 - 3:42 AM) *
FINALLY! I have looked for this before and couldn't believe you hadn't made one yet! tongue.gif

I can't remember if its actually been said or if I was just planning to say it, but I was always very interested in your thread, because I also bought a Silver '97 Celica GT-equiv. manual in March last year for my first car tongue.gif It amazed me how much you had done in the same time that I hadn't... But I'm getting my act together now and just put 7th gen wheels on too... Hopefully I'll beat you to the projector headlights soon wink.gif

Edit: And your overpriced $4500... I paid $8k and had to fly to the other side of the country to get it! tongue.gif


I never really thought of making one actually. Until Ryan convinced me. Lol. Silver and teal is my face colors on our 6gc btw. We will see who gets them projectors. Haha. Dang. You really did pay a lot then. Lol. I thought I had it bad.

QUOTE (cheela @ Apr 4, 2013 - 6:26 AM) *
looks good. that drop is so nice!


Yea thanks. I can go lower but I won't be able to pull out my driveway if I do. Lol.

QUOTE (sr666 @ Apr 4, 2013 - 7:34 AM) *
Finally made one sounds about right smile.gif

Your car looks epic I'm glad someone convinced you finally wink.gif


Ryan you actually convinced me to make one. Haha.
cheela
LOL! yeah I saw that pic was like whoa, tha'ts gonna be scary going up and down. hahha. I feel like that already with my stupid driveway and I'm not even dropped. I don't know how i'm gonna do it once i'm dropped. hahahah
sr666
I'm glad I did mate smile.gif

Just seen on the pic showing clear repeaters how low the car is to the floor redface.gif

That looks awesome biggrin.gif
Syaoran
What a coincidence, I also happen to have bought a set of rear TRD splitters in red... haha

Car looks great, love that driver side quarter shot with the RPF-1s on
ILoveMySilly97
QUOTE (cheela @ Apr 4, 2013 - 12:47 PM) *
LOL! yeah I saw that pic was like whoa, tha'ts gonna be scary going up and down. hahha. I feel like that already with my stupid driveway and I'm not even dropped. I don't know how i'm gonna do it once i'm dropped. hahahah


Yea. Im actually lower than that right now so I have to come at my driveway at a hard angle or I'll scrape. Lol. Earlier today I went over speed bumps at the mall parking lot. I drove my front wheel over and once it went over I heard the bottom of my frame scrape. Lol. Its too much so ima lift it up a bit tomorrow. Drop it back down when I want to again. Lol.

QUOTE (sr666 @ Apr 4, 2013 - 6:32 PM) *
I'm glad I did mate smile.gif

Just seen on the pic showing clear repeaters how low the car is to the floor redface.gif

That looks awesome biggrin.gif


Yea. A bit too low for a daily driven car. Lol.

QUOTE (Syaoran @ Apr 5, 2013 - 12:31 AM) *
What a coincidence, I also happen to have bought a set of rear TRD splitters in red... haha

Car looks great, love that driver side quarter shot with the RPF-1s on


Yea. For some odd reason. A lot of trd splitters being sold are red? Lol. Yea thanks. I took that shot and edited it a bit. Show off my wheels. Haha. J/p.
smkr3w
QUOTE (ILoveMySilly97 @ Apr 5, 2013 - 2:37 AM) *
QUOTE (Syaoran @ Apr 5, 2013 - 12:31 AM) *
What a coincidence, I also happen to have bought a set of rear TRD splitters in red... haha

Car looks great, love that driver side quarter shot with the RPF-1s on


Yea. For some odd reason. A lot of trd splitters being sold are red? Lol. Yea thanks. I took that shot and edited it a bit. Show off my wheels. Haha. J/p.

I laughed when I read that... I also got some rear red trd splitters a couple weeks ago.

I may have said ths before but I call your Tom's Lip mine since you bought it just days before had the cash saved up to buy it off zonz.. LOL tongue.gif
Anyway, looking good man! thumbsup.gif
JoshuaM
Haha, and I was going to buy a red set of Trd splitters a couple of weeks ago too, until the local shops quoted $250 to respray them. So I am just about to order the overpriced not so great condition silver ones on eBay tongue.gif

Edit: *Just bought wink.gif
cheela
oh man, I was actually looking at some red ones too but I didn't wanna have red on my car or have to respray it so I held out for some green ones. Got'em and just threw them on. Love it! hahahah
Syaoran
Luckily my car is black so I can respray them at home pretty easy tongue.gif
Julian_Navia
Love it. smile.gif It looks great on Megans
ILoveMySilly97
QUOTE (smkr3w @ Apr 5, 2013 - 2:51 AM) *
I laughed when I read that... I also got some rear red trd splitters a couple weeks ago.

I may have said ths before but I call your Tom's Lip mine since you bought it just days before had the cash saved up to buy it off zonz.. LOL tongue.gif
Anyway, looking good man! thumbsup.gif


It makes me think that the GT4 splitters only came stock with red GT4. LOL! J/p. Yea. Sorry to grab the lip off of you but it was one of the two lips that I wanted to get for my car and it was already silver so I had to get it. Lol.

QUOTE (JoshuaM @ Apr 5, 2013 - 3:07 AM) *
Haha, and I was going to buy a red set of Trd splitters a couple of weeks ago too, until the local shops quoted $250 to respray them. So I am just about to order the overpriced not so great condition silver ones on eBay tongue.gif

Edit: *Just bought wink.gif


It sucks but I'm just waiting til I get my car repainted to install it. Lol.

QUOTE (cheela @ Apr 5, 2013 - 6:51 AM) *
oh man, I was actually looking at some red ones too but I didn't wanna have red on my car or have to respray it so I held out for some green ones. Got'em and just threw them on. Love it! hahahah


There goes another red set. Hahah.

QUOTE (Syaoran @ Apr 5, 2013 - 9:31 AM) *
Luckily my car is black so I can respray them at home pretty easy tongue.gif


I was actually thinking of just doing it myself but never really had the time and space to do it.

QUOTE (Julian_Navia @ Apr 5, 2013 - 9:59 AM) *
Love it. smile.gif It looks great on Megans


Megans are very good for it's price. smile.gif
ILoveMySilly97
BTW. I raised my car. Raised the rear up like 1/4" and the front 3/4". So now I don't have to worry about scraping my bottom frame over speed bumps and scraping my front lip. smile.gif

EDIT: Finally got around and took a pic. It's still low but not too low. Just about perfect height for DD to clear them speed bumps and driveways. wink.gif

ILoveMySilly97
Yeap. It's about that time. Bought the products. Just need to get my hands dirty now! Muahahhaha! >:D

The_enD
This forum is full of good looking Celicas. smile.gif

A noob question, did you roll it so when you drop it the tires won't hit the fender?

Also, do you have any pictures of the SpreeLED kit and some pictures of the process. Or it's just 3 LEDs that you plug/unplug and done?
ILoveMySilly97
QUOTE (The_enD @ Apr 19, 2013 - 11:37 AM) *
This forum is full of good looking Celicas. smile.gif

A noob question, did you roll it so when you drop it the tires won't hit the fender?

Also, do you have any pictures of the SpreeLED kit and some pictures of the process. Or it's just 3 LEDs that you plug/unplug and done?


Thanks. Yea. Its recommended to roll at least the rear febders for our cars if you want to go low. The front is already factory rolled but id still recommend getting it rolled.

The spreeled kit that I bought was for the cluster and the climate and clock but I only installed the cluster because the other two was too complex for me. Lol. Only pic I have of it is the one I have above.
ILoveMySilly97
Got done with 3 hrs of sanding. All i need to do now is prime it, paint it, and gloss it. Can't wait for it to be done and installed! This is my first time ever prepping anything for a repaint. wink.gif

Syaoran
Looks good. Make sure those white seams don't have a texture to it, or it'll show through the paint.
ILoveMySilly97
QUOTE (Syaoran @ Apr 19, 2013 - 7:36 PM) *
Looks good. Make sure those white seams don't have a texture to it, or it'll show through the paint.


Nope. Its all smooth. smile.gif
Syaoran
QUOTE (ILoveMySilly97 @ Apr 19, 2013 - 11:16 PM) *
QUOTE (Syaoran @ Apr 19, 2013 - 7:36 PM) *
Looks good. Make sure those white seams don't have a texture to it, or it'll show through the paint.


Nope. Its all smooth. smile.gif


Awesome. I didn't see any primer in the previous pic. Are you using any?
ILoveMySilly97
Nope. Didn't think of it til today so I'm going to have to make quick run on sunday morning to get my primer. Lol.
Syaoran
Use the primer and the adhesion promoter on top of it.
ILoveMySilly97
QUOTE (Syaoran @ Apr 19, 2013 - 9:36 PM) *
Use the primer and the adhesion promoter on top of it.


Adhesion promoter then primer then colour then gloss. Sounds good?
ILoveMySilly97
I hit 200,000 miles last night! XD

ILoveMySilly97
Here it is. Finished painting it! Still waiting a couple days for the paint to cure so I can sand it, rub it, polish it, and wax it. wink.gif

JoshuaM
QUOTE (ILoveMySilly97 @ Apr 21, 2013 - 9:24 PM) *
Here it is. Finished painting it! Still waiting a couple days for the paint to cure so I can sand it, rub it, polish it, and wax it. wink.gif



Looking good... Much better condition than my ones, I just didn't want to try and paint it myself tongue.gif Will be interesting to see how the colour match goes smile.gif
doctavic
QUOTE (ILoveMySilly97 @ Apr 21, 2013 - 8:24 PM) *
Here it is. Finished painting it! Still waiting a couple days for the paint to cure so I can sand it, rub it, polish it, and wax it. wink.gif



nice work!
ILoveMySilly97
QUOTE (JoshuaM @ Apr 21, 2013 - 6:49 PM) *
QUOTE (ILoveMySilly97 @ Apr 21, 2013 - 9:24 PM) *
Here it is. Finished painting it! Still waiting a couple days for the paint to cure so I can sand it, rub it, polish it, and wax it. wink.gif



Looking good... Much better condition than my ones, I just didn't want to try and paint it myself tongue.gif Will be interesting to see how the colour match goes smile.gif


You just need to know what color you need. Mine has aftermarket paint and the previous owner didn't let me know what color my was but I made a guess that it was quicksilver and indeed it was. Perfect match. Lol.

QUOTE (doctavic @ Apr 21, 2013 - 7:12 PM) *
QUOTE (ILoveMySilly97 @ Apr 21, 2013 - 8:24 PM) *
Here it is. Finished painting it! Still waiting a couple days for the paint to cure so I can sand it, rub it, polish it, and wax it. wink.gif



nice work!


Thanks!
cheela
looks good! let's see a picture of them on the car!!! lol. you and me got the same setup now. except I still gotta drop mine.
ILoveMySilly97
QUOTE (cheela @ Apr 22, 2013 - 6:45 AM) *
looks good! let's see a picture of them on the car!!! lol. you and me got the same setup now. except I still gotta drop mine.


Yea I know we do. Lol. Once I put the splits on and your car dropped, then our cars well be identical. Would be funny if we both get projectors at the same time In the future too. Haha.
cheela
hehehe. i just might.

just too bad mine's an ST. frown.gif
ILoveMySilly97
QUOTE (cheela @ Apr 22, 2013 - 11:33 AM) *
hehehe. i just might.

just too bad mine's an ST. frown.gif


At least it's limited edition. The gt doesn't have much of a big power difference. Lol.
Syaoran
QUOTE (ILoveMySilly97 @ Apr 22, 2013 - 4:18 PM) *
QUOTE (cheela @ Apr 22, 2013 - 11:33 AM) *
hehehe. i just might.

just too bad mine's an ST. frown.gif


At least it's limited edition. The gt doesn't have much of a big power difference. Lol.


Until you slap a turbo on it properly...

wink.gif
ILoveMySilly97
QUOTE (Syaoran @ Apr 22, 2013 - 4:24 PM) *
QUOTE (ILoveMySilly97 @ Apr 22, 2013 - 4:18 PM) *
QUOTE (cheela @ Apr 22, 2013 - 11:33 AM) *
hehehe. i just might.

just too bad mine's an ST. frown.gif


At least it's limited edition. The gt doesn't have much of a big power difference. Lol.


Until you slap a turbo on it properly...

wink.gif


True that. I wouldn't mind having a 5sfte but then again. It's Cali. Lol.

Sorry for the late update. Been busy working. But here's how the trd rear splits turned out. Didn't fit perfect for some reason and I broke off the rivets on the right side brace while installing it.




JoshuaM

Fiiinally tongue.gif You had yours painted a while before I got mine, but I've been driving around with mine fitted for a couple of weeks now tongue.gif

Its a shame that the color match wasn't perfect... But they still look good:) definitely needed on there to go with all that low and your front and skirts.

So now the race for the projectors are on tongue.gif Mine should be arriving in a week or two... But I won't be able to put them on until after exams finish mid-June... So you still have time tongue.gif
ILoveMySilly97
QUOTE (JoshuaM @ May 12, 2013 - 2:35 PM) *
Fiiinally tongue.gif You had yours painted a while before I got mine, but I've been driving around with mine fitted for a couple of weeks now tongue.gif

Its a shame that the color match wasn't perfect... But they still look good:) definitely needed on there to go with all that low and your front and skirts.

So now the race for the projectors are on tongue.gif Mine should be arriving in a week or two... But I won't be able to put them on until after exams finish mid-June... So you still have time tongue.gif


Yea it was a shame but it's ok. It was meant to look ok til my paint job in a couple of years. Lol. Im trying to get my hands on projectors too. Just looking around for a decent price. I'm not really looking forward to that hassle of removing the front bumper along with my front lip. Pain in the ass. Lol.
cheela
eh? front bumper isn't too bad. Just gotta do it once and then you'll see how easy it is. I can probably take it off in 10 minutes or so now. lol!
ILoveMySilly97
Lol. Ill find out for myself when I make that attempt.
ILoveMySilly97
Another small update: Just ordered myself them jdm projectors! Fuh yea! Lol.
JoshuaM
QUOTE (ILoveMySilly97 @ May 12, 2013 - 11:58 PM) *
Another small update: Just ordered myself them jdm projectors! Fuh yea! Lol.


'SMALL' update !?!? redface.gif

You know I was kidding right, I want them first!!!! tongue.gif

Where and how much if you don't mind me asking smile.gif How long will you need to wait for them?

Exciting! XD
ILoveMySilly97
QUOTE (JoshuaM @ May 12, 2013 - 9:00 PM) *
QUOTE (ILoveMySilly97 @ May 12, 2013 - 11:58 PM) *
Another small update: Just ordered myself them jdm projectors! Fuh yea! Lol.


'SMALL' update !?!? redface.gif

You know I was kidding right, I want them first!!!! tongue.gif

Where and how much if you don't mind me asking smile.gif How long will you need to wait for them?

Exciting! XD

I got mine for roughly $600 after tax and shipping. I was lucky and found it in the same state as me. Also the guy is using greyhound so it's cheaper. I'll be waiting, I'm guessing 1-2 weeks? Haven't got my tracking number yet. If you want a set Mahlar95 is actually selling his for a good price. http://www.6gc.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=89322
JoshuaM

Ahh okay. That's nice that you could get them relatively locally. Much less worry with damage / loss in transit.

Thanks for the heads up, but since I'm down in Australia and there are practically none here, it was easiest for me to order directly form Japan. I paid for them about 3 weeks ago, but to make shipping reasonable it is going via sea freight, and will take '4-6 weeks'. That means you could still get your before me! mad.gif
rentaspace
QUOTE (JoshuaM @ May 13, 2013 - 1:56 AM) *
Ahh okay. That's nice that you could get them relatively locally. Much less worry with damage / loss in transit.

Thanks for the heads up, but since I'm down in Australia and there are practically none here, it was easiest for me to order directly form Japan. I paid for them about 3 weeks ago, but to make shipping reasonable it is going via sea freight, and will take '4-6 weeks'. That means you could still get your before me! mad.gif

I'm waiting for yours to arrive before I get a set of my own tongue.gif smile.gif
Josh, out of curiosity, how much is airmail compared with surface?
JoshuaM
QUOTE (rentaspace @ May 13, 2013 - 2:11 AM) *
I'm waiting for yours to arrive before I get a set of my own tongue.gif smile.gif
Josh, out of curiosity, how much is airmail compared with surface?


Don't worry, you'll all know as soon as they arrive tongue.gif

Haha, well sorry to thread-jack but for my stuff (full set projector headlights + power folding wing mirrors and relay) it was 8450 yen for sea mail ($83.20) or 19800 yen for EMS express ($195)... So a pretty decent difference tongue.gif Unfortunately though most shops in Japan will only ship EMS... So you need somebody private to actually help save you the money tongue.gif

Now back to 'Silly97... tongue.gif
ILoveMySilly97
^Yea if I were you. Id go the cheaper route. Save some money. Hence why I didn't mind greyhound. Them projectors aren't cheap. Lol.
sr666
QUOTE (ILoveMySilly97 @ May 12, 2013 - 11:58 PM) *
Another small update: Just ordered myself them jdm projectors! Fuh yea! Lol.


Good lad, I honestly think those and the front TRD's and yours will be one of the nicest 6gc's I've seen around in a while

It'll all complement each other nicely buddy biggrin.gif
ILoveMySilly97
QUOTE (sr666 @ May 13, 2013 - 5:29 PM) *
QUOTE (ILoveMySilly97 @ May 12, 2013 - 11:58 PM) *
Another small update: Just ordered myself them jdm projectors! Fuh yea! Lol.


Good lad, I honestly think those and the front TRD's and yours will be one of the nicest 6gc's I've seen around in a while

It'll all complement each other nicely buddy biggrin.gif


Lol. Thanks bro. I'm building my car to impress myself more than to others. Trying to get all the JDM goodies before they become even more rare. I'm planning on keeping my Silly97 forever. I always tell my friends and family that she's going to be my old man classic car. :')
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