st185 body kit research and concepts (AT club homework)

Visual Styling, Spoilers, and rims

Postby lumbercis » Sat Jun 16, 2007 5:27 am

Wow, some freaky stuff there.

Anyway, too bad we don't have more pics of this car:
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it looks like it has the erebuni/carcept combo I wanted to see.
Anyone seen any pics of the erebuni front on a GT-4 bumper (one that still has the center crossbar). I think the side skirts, while pretty aggressive, could look good with the right front/rear combo. This car has the same problem the savage car has on the install; the skirts and fender edge of the front lip don't line up across the bottom of the car.

Hey i had an idea. We ought to get an old GTS shell or something and use it as the board kit-mule. If anyone wanted some body mods but weren't sure how they would look on the car, they can buy them, have them shipped to whoever holds the mule and they could install them and take pics. Then if the person didn't like the look, they could just sell the kit parts off on celicatech or something. That way you won't mess up your alltrac installing body mods you are not sure you like. Eh, probably more effort than most people want to go through, but if someone happens to have a shell in their backyard....

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Postby Toxygene » Sat Jun 16, 2007 7:25 am

I think alot of that is a little over the top for my tastes.

I think the RC bumper is the best bumper for the Celica. Combine that with a small lip/chin spoiler and it's just enough with the right paint scheme. Anything else hangs down too low and is danger of becoming a road kill scraper. As for any bumper kits that try to replace the grill area. It's like an automatic disqualification from being a decent kit. Somehow that grill area of our Celica's cannot be replacee with anything that looks right. And nobodies ever tried to make headlights that match up to the corner lights and follows them to where they meet the bumper.

With the side skirts the biggest problem I notice is that they try to make boxy side skirts with a car like ours that has smooth rounded flowing lines. Again the savage kit looks like it belongs on the car because it works with the existing curves of the car.

As for the rear of the car, I haven't really seen a rear bumper yet that doesn't look like an add on piece. The Savage kit isn't bad but it isn't perfect either.

For a wing, I think I'm surprised everyone tries to copy the supra wing. I think what would be cool is if somoene would extend the two pieces that sit on the sides to start where the beginning of the wide fender bulge starts and make them pointier instead of the snub nosed point it already has. Then if the hieght was raised by no more than 2 to 3 inches max. Then I'd see myself considering to get an aftermarket wing.

It's not an impossible car to work with but rather it seems that nobody has tried to do an elegant rendition.
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Postby Tazka » Sat Jun 16, 2007 9:46 am

I think this is the nicest on the above post (if we don't count carage cruise sex)
That front lip is nicest lip i've seen on these cars.

(Don't care about the blue fiat punto next to it :D )
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Postby theUNYTEDone » Sat Jun 16, 2007 11:22 am

i like how that green car has TWO thrasher scoop thingers. :twisted:
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Postby CMS-GT4 » Sat Jun 16, 2007 1:44 pm

Tazka wrote:I think this is the nicest on the above post (if we don't count carage cruise sex)
That front lip is nicest lip i've seen on these cars.

(Don't care about the blue fiat punto next to it :D )
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I too like this lip. Not sure where its from though. I wonder if its modified from another lip. I also like the sideskirts.
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Postby CMS-GT4 » Sat Jun 16, 2007 5:43 pm

I did some PSing of that red car.
I fixed the grill and increased the offset of the wheels.

I did one with the wrc spoiler w/o being stakced on the oem spoiler.

And another of just the oem spoiler.

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Postby alltracshoak » Sat Jun 16, 2007 7:18 pm

i think it'll look good if the grille was black instead of white.that's my opinion
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Postby theUNYTEDone » Sat Jun 16, 2007 9:14 pm

i think i'd get pulled over if my lisence plate was mounted that way... :oops:

i like it a lot, though!
however...i've got an inquiry. would our cars look very dumb with this spoiler?

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i remember seeing some 205's with that wing, and i'm just wondering what an ST185 would look like with it. :shrug:
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Postby bloodMoney » Sat Jun 16, 2007 10:28 pm

sorry Nigel I gotta disagree on this one. that would almost be grounds for fights with the STI guys for trying to 'copy' their wing...

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Postby theUNYTEDone » Sun Jun 17, 2007 7:53 am

you think so?
the STi spoiler is WAY ugly...but eh, i guess not for the 185 then...

IMO that's the best wing for supras.
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Postby Tazka » Sun Jun 17, 2007 2:29 pm

The nicest wing ive seen on st185 is the one that comes with savage kit, it'd be nice to see how that wing nigel posted would look on st185.
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Postby CMS-GT4 » Sun Jun 17, 2007 5:49 pm

I have seen 185s with a simular spoiler. There was a popular CS back in the day with that spoiler and white wheels. There are lots of 6th gens with that spoiler.

http://gt4oc.com/album_pic.php?pic_id=5 ... 541777713e

Here are a couple I found.

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They offer another version of it from spoilers.com

http://spoilers.com/wings/toycel90.htm

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Some pics of custom spoilers.

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http://www.cardomain.com/ride/559076

http://gt4oc.com/album_pic.php?pic_id=3 ... 6209016537



I always wondered what this lip would look like on a 5th gen.
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More stuff from gt4oc.
Half lip spoiler. Might look good if it covered the whole bumper.
http://gt4oc.com/album_pic.php?pic_id=3 ... 6209016537
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Postby Tazka » Sun Jun 17, 2007 7:21 pm

None of those wings impress me as much as Savage does.
But damn i just love this ghost theme
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Postby CMS-GT4 » Mon Jun 18, 2007 2:53 am

Did a quick ps of the red cs w/ the wrc spoiler's lip on my car.

With and without.

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Postby Tazka » Mon Jun 18, 2007 5:14 am

Well comparing those too pics above, the original one takes the victory.
The one that was on the red one was slightly smaller than the one you made.
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