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jimbob789
10-12-2009, 04:50 AM
Although i love the way my car looks but im not a big fan of narrowbodys and GTR 4WS's didnt come in widwbody form.

As far as i know, the rear wide arches need to be cut of a widebody celica, something i cant do since widebody celicas in NZ are getting rare as.
Im not sure if toyota sells them either.

Anyway, here is the look of my car:

http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff91/jimbob789/DSCF2484-1.jpg
http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff91/jimbob789/DSCF2666.jpg
http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff91/jimbob789/DSCF2674.jpg
http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff91/jimbob789/DSCF2706.jpg
http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff91/jimbob789/DSCF2708.jpg


Any ideas to make it look a bit more aggresive lookin like a GT4?

I was thinking RC bumper and hood, bigger wheels, lowered and widebody front fenders but will look odd with the rear not being wide.

I was thinking flares but someone told me i can due to the petrol cap in the way, maybe custom is the way to go for the right $$$$

Any ideas on how to make it more aggresive?

Grot
10-12-2009, 04:56 AM
Lower it, AT or RC hood and an AT bumper

Murgatroy
10-12-2009, 05:31 AM
A narrowbody with widebody fenders doesn't look bad. There are several that have done that.

Myself I have an ST185 hood on my coupe. It helps.

jimbob789
10-12-2009, 05:35 AM
A narrowbody with widebody fenders doesn't look bad. There are several that have done that.

Myself I have an ST185 hood on my coupe. It helps.


I really want widebody fenders but how do you do the rear wide fenders? There attatched to the car and dont have the option of cutting them off.

Will get a new hood, either GT4 or RS/CS style

GT4SOM
10-12-2009, 05:46 AM
You should just sell it and buy a GTS or GT4. Narrow body 5g Celicas are a rare breed. I wish I had a jdm narrow body gt4 (yes they made them, I have seen one myself stateside). If you are truly unhappy with the narrow body Celica, just sell it and go GTS or GT4. Otherwise, I recommend some mud flaps, lowering springs, GT4 hood and bumper. Don't go the gt4 fenders route.

Murgatroy
10-12-2009, 06:10 AM
Fenders and quarters are two different animals.

Quarters are what many mistakenly call rear fenders. Quarters are part of the unibody. They can be replaced, but it requires cutting and welding. It is not for the faint of heart.

jimbob789
10-12-2009, 06:39 AM
nah i dont want to sell it, we dont have GTS's in NZ, there all JDM. The ZR's, GTR's, Active Sports and some GT4's are narrow body and the only widebody 5g celicas are the GT4 which are now getting rare.
I like my celica, has four wheel steering, TEMS, 3SGE, etc so dont want to sell it, just wanted some ideas to make it look more aggresive, am even struggling to get some good pics of some awesome 5g narrow bodies :s

Forget the wide arches then, i thought i see a ST182 GTR with wide arches but i doubt it was then

Okctrd
10-12-2009, 09:34 AM
yea lowering it and putting a rc bumper and AT OR RC Hood will make it look more aggressive.

jimbob789
10-12-2009, 09:36 AM
yea lowering it and putting a rc bumper and AT OR RC Hood will make it look more aggressive.

Yea i think that will be the way to go, i just noticed in your sig that you have an AT hood, you got any more pics?

Doctor Jinxed
10-12-2009, 12:11 PM
there's always that Messiah widebody kit. Still a lot of body work to be done, but it's got some of the steps taken for you.

Also, have you considered some USDM-tyte amber corners? lol

UndaGrwnD
10-12-2009, 12:26 PM
put some wheel spacers on the back, i did the same and it has now a wider ass.

heres a pic...not from a very good angle but you get the idea:

http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/5356/img0072copy.jpg

METDeath
10-12-2009, 02:15 PM
Bumper alone goes a long way.

Before:
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d91/metdeath/CelicaTech/SN150424-1.jpg

After:
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d91/metdeath/CelicaTech/Trac_Bumper_001.jpg

GT4SOM
10-12-2009, 03:44 PM
I like that bumper. That one was found on the 92 gts and also alltrac right?

Doctor Jinxed
10-13-2009, 09:08 AM
Wheelspacers are very nice. Good offset making a great stance does wonders for looks; what's the magic number for narrow bodies on wheels to get flush? +30?

METDeath
10-13-2009, 11:49 AM
I like that bumper. That one was found on the 92 gts and also alltrac right?

Yup, that one in particular used to be on Princess (gt4rcdude's car), as were the fogs and the bumper support.

So 92/93 GT-S and 90-91 All-trac had the bumper, the under body plastic will not exactly match up with the bumper. I had to trim mine near the fog lights. I also had to use zip ties to fasten the plastic to the bumper instead of the trim screws.

UndaGrwnD
10-13-2009, 11:53 AM
i got 16mm spacers...i think thats the best size spacer for a narrow body:

http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/4730/wideasscelica.jpg

jimbob789
10-13-2009, 12:39 PM
i got 16mm spacers...i think thats the best size spacer for a narrow body:

http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/4730/wideasscelica.jpg

man that looks sweet, i forgot about your car, wheel have to find out about wheel spacers, theres some sort of law out here in NZ.

Awesome pics aswell!

jimbob789
10-13-2009, 12:40 PM
Wheelspacers are very nice. Good offset making a great stance does wonders for looks; what's the magic number for narrow bodies on wheels to get flush? +30?

+1, would also be keen to know this, did see one GT4 narrowbody with white volk TE37's and they fit perfectly, didnt say the wheel dimensions though :s

Also checked out the messiah kit, thats VERY wide, has anybody on here ever bought that kit? never seen it before

jimbob789
10-13-2009, 12:43 PM
Bumper alone goes a long way.

Before:
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d91/metdeath/CelicaTech/SN150424-1.jpg

After:
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d91/metdeath/CelicaTech/Trac_Bumper_001.jpg

man that really does transform the car, what i really want is an RC bumper (one for sale really cheap at the moment) but if not that, then the one you have would be awesome, there on all the facelift celica over here so no problem with that.



Thanks for the replies every1!

Shadowlife25
10-13-2009, 01:06 PM
Do not use spacers.

You have 4 wheel steering, this would alter the geometry.

Leave it be and stick to aesthetics.

jimbob789
10-13-2009, 01:28 PM
Do not use spacers.

You have 4 wheel steering, this would alter the geometry.

Leave it be and stick to aesthetics.

yea have considered that but have talked to some 4WS owners in the uk and they have rear spacers and wider tires at the back because at high speeds the back end can sometimes get really unstable when in sport mode, they say it solves it, will ask what size they used, obviously too big would ruin it.

But yea, if i dont have to then i wont

UndaGrwnD
10-13-2009, 04:23 PM
cant you put the 4ws off orsomething? disconnect it if it can

jimbob789
10-13-2009, 09:16 PM
cant you put the 4ws off orsomething? disconnect it if it can

nah you cant, i know with the preludes you can remove the fuse but it doesnt make a difference with this.

i wouldnt want to turn it off anyway, 4ws makes it stick to the road really well and handles great (considering its weight, etc), great for everyday use aswell

bajachris88
10-13-2009, 11:40 PM
rumour has it of a 'gizmo' called a guard roller...

Now i neva seen one myself... but have heard it on the grape vine.

Apparently it hooks up to your wheel like a jig, and you roll the car forward, and it rubs against the metal of the guard, slowly flaring them out. And you progressively do it till your hearts content with how much.

No welding... No painting (it not too much distorted), no new guards, no disassembly.

The only wide body's we got in aust is a couple GT4's. I myself have a narrow body and am not happy with it haha. They are everywhere here.... narrows are common as anything in my parts. Mind you, when my car's time comes, i can not wait to get a welder onto it.

Unless this guard roller mystery gets solved :P

Doctor Jinxed
10-14-2009, 12:02 AM
lol Probably mean fender rolling. Usually it's done to fit wider wheels and things (or so I understand).

Special tools to do it? A fat pipe, rolled up newspaper and a hammer. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDTK9IjKIYU)

UndaGrwnD
10-14-2009, 01:19 AM
ya mine also rolled

Okctrd
10-14-2009, 02:28 AM
Yea i think that will be the way to go, i just noticed in your sig that you have an AT hood, you got any more pics?


i got some pictures, but they are on my other computer.

i'll upload some later when i get home.

Okctrd
10-14-2009, 04:26 AM
http://i560.photobucket.com/albums/ss44/okctrd/PICT0194.jpg

bobblyhead
10-15-2009, 03:38 AM
Wide Body Rear Quarter Panels are very hard to find. I did see them once on a website in the US, but I haven't been able to find them since. It could cost you a lot of money...but the widebody read quarter really does make the 5th Gen look that much sexier. But anything that is lowered, bigger wheels, wider tires, and an updated front bumper would look sexy. I have the 92 GTS with the slated bumper and it really makes the car look better. I wish you the best of luck. And if I can find that website for the rear quarter panels, I will let you know.

jimbob789
10-16-2009, 02:06 AM
http://i560.photobucket.com/albums/ss44/okctrd/PICT0194.jpg

That looks great, GT4 bonnet does help alot, looks nice in black aswell!

jimbob789
10-16-2009, 02:09 AM
Wide Body Rear Quarter Panels are very hard to find. I did see them once on a website in the US, but I haven't been able to find them since. It could cost you a lot of money...but the widebody read quarter really does make the 5th Gen look that much sexier. But anything that is lowered, bigger wheels, wider tires, and an updated front bumper would look sexy. I have the 92 GTS with the slated bumper and it really makes the car look better. I wish you the best of luck. And if I can find that website for the rear quarter panels, I will let you know.

that'll be awesome, i agree, wide arches give the 5th gen that beefy sort of look.
If i really wanted, i'd try and get a mold of a widebody but like you said, with a set of nice wheels, lowered and front bumper, they do look nice!!!!