Mikhail Fire - 2001 Toyota Celica - The Turbo GTS
I’m extremely happy with how far I’ve come since I first decided to build that body kit for batgirl my 2004 Celica.
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2001 Toyota Celica - The Turbo GTS
I’m a dealership technician from the USA that builds race cars in my free time. So I guess I work on cars when I’m not working on cars. I got into the automotive world at a young age after I played need for speed underground and decided I wanted to make my dodge neon in-game a reality. Don’t worry I changed my mind once I wasn’t 6 years old anymore.
So since I was a child, I knew I wanted to build fast cars but had no clue where to start. Luckily one of my neighbours, when I was in Highschool, was a transmission mechanic and prior professional fibreglass worker. He took me under his wing and taught me how to wire speakers, how to do a compression test, he showed me the right way to build fibreglass up and form it to the shape you needed and a lot of smaller things along the way that led me to build my first Toyota Celica’s body kit by hand at 16 years old. From the second I looked at the finished project it was set in stone. I would be a performance technician for myself or for a shop.
So I moved across the country 2k miles away from everything I knew and started applying to be a technician. Now 3 years since the move I’ve completed my build on my 2001 Celica. Thousands of dollars I’ll never see again for what I did to this car.
I installed the turbo from a 2004 WRX on my exhaust using a custom fabricated header with a teen wastegate, the gt300 widebody APR body kit, the invader style carbon fibre hood, my wheels are Zanetti black diamonds on the rear and Maya MP46 on the front.
There are many more modifications but less extreme or noticeable on the exterior and under the hood. Inside I have kicker deck with 2 12’ units using Hifonics amplifiers. My seats have been swapped for a set of Sparco racing seats with a custom gauge cluster GReddy turbo gauge, oil temp gauge, and oil pressure gauge on my A-pillar.
The interior has a nearly full custom red leather wrap with the sun visors having 6-inch monitors displaying audio waveforms depending on the music playing and last of the noticeable interior mods is red neon under glow when opening the doors. Oops forgot the piping for my turbo setup is all injen for the cold side.
I’m extremely happy with how far I’ve come since I first decided to build that body kit for batgirl my 2004 Celica. I guess to end I’d just have to say keep an eye out for Vanity my 1976 Toyota Celica that I just tossed a 3UZ-FE motor into.
Thanks for your guys time reading my way too long story about the car and myself.
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