kevinnguyens

The sportivo that blue

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After joining the forums for close to about a year and after having my car for just as long i think it should be time i shared this blue thing with wheels.

My car is a 2004 ZZE123 corolla sportivo, and is my first car!!

km when bought 138xxx (dec 2012)

km current 149xxx (oct 2013)

when i bought the car i would have called it a fairly average deal.

-mods to date-

Injen cold air intake

MWR short shifter

solid shift linkage bushings

King springs super low

KYB excel g shocks

Whiteline 22mm rear sway bar

Cusco front strut bar

Eyelids

Sport style front mesh grille

Tinted sun visors

Plastidip Blaze Blue stock wheels

JDM tail light mod

Celica engine cover

JVC KW-AV50 double din headunit

changed console lights to red

Red stitching leather gaiter

Perforated leather stock gear knob

Here are some shots back in april with basically no mods besides the eyelids and the visors.

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Man's not done yet dammit!

Edited by Bangtown

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after owning it for about over half a year i managed to buy a shock/spring combo along with a whiteline sway bar.

after installing it i found it to be so much firmer than stock plus it got my missus off my back from mocking me about my 4x4 spec despite knowing nothing about cars herself.

the night i got it i was too keen, so called my mate and went out to his dads tyre shop and threw those babies in. thank god for the hoist, but still look us quite some time as it was our first go. Good learning curve i should add. first major mod.

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how she sat afterwards

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Very slick looking rolla bro. Me likey!

awww was hoping no one would see this yet hahaha. im not finished yet!!! wait till you see it now hahah but thanks i have to admit looking at it back then it was vary shiny compared to now

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now carrying on, i will tell you my life story. of how my life was blue.

one night i saw a mate of mine upload a photo of enkei nt03 painted baby blue for the kicks.

well moral of story is i kinda took same approach for some laughs and not to mention im too poor to powdercoat so i did this.

went to autobarn and bout 4 cans of blaze blue plastidip and then this happened.

this

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ohh and had some spare black so went ahead and did these. funny thing was i had dipped front and all my rear badges but left the side sportivo ones for over half a year because well im lazy.

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and then this happened.

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yes backyard bandaid which includes tissue wraped in duct tape :whistling:

the studs costed me 6-7 dollars each from toyota. thats genuine for you. Day after went to mechanics to pick up his s3 that had its diff blown. poor guy so just got them to replace for me too for the sake of convenience

result!! minus broken stud <_<

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should really get a side shot hmmm :g:

edit i got bored so the ricer in me took over and diped one stud on each wheel black. yes dont judge its off now

Edited by kevinnguyens

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fire away bangtown and i shall continue.

them blue wheels has bought me so much attention its prety funny.

cant imagine how much Mr Kenshin stands out with his green frog

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fire away bangtown and i shall continue.

them blue wheels has bought me so much attention its prety funny.

cant imagine how much Mr Kenshin stands out with his green frog

Haha sorry to jump the gun bro.

Do like the blue, would def turn some heads I can imagine.

Please go on..........haha

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fire away bangtown and i shall continue.

them blue wheels has bought me so much attention its prety funny.

cant imagine how much Mr Kenshin stands out with his green frog

Haha sorry to jump the gun bro.

Do like the blue, would def turn some heads I can imagine.

Please go on..........haha

hahah thats okay at least someones interested :)

the blue is very in your face hahah very fluro its quite nice i dont really mind it. plastidip is the poor mans option and i know i have the ability to peel off once im over it however theyre just stockies so not fussed but yes it does turn heads local sportivo owners all seem to have seen and remembered it at some point quite amusing

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carrying on, recently bought some parts,

cusco front strut,

cusco wing tips,

replica sports mesh grille,

and the celica cover. they were all for a steal price very happy

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guy i bought it off was a very cool guy, very nice but poor guy had his sportivo written off and it wasnt even his fault. Had some sweet xd9 but well im still a poor guy so no wheels for me uni and modding isnt fun so taking it easy for time being. everything was a good fit however had to cut a bit of the grille for it to sit flush, and also repainting the grille and the tips too.

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was going to paint the grille but got lazy and wasnt too keen with the silver on blue so i dipped it black temporarily however its starting to grow on me

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then i found these babies. ohh the joy!! off the same guy too i should add. jdm goodness

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one needs a buff but im thinking off restoring both of them before i put them on plus thinking of doing black housing on the old set. hopefully its successful see but we'll how i go.

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aww damn last photo ruined it,

but yes im looking to getting my catback done finally.

purchased a 2.5 inlet/twin outlet magnaflow muffler for a good price now hoping it will fit as well as a used magnaflow resonator to tone it down. having honda mates youre bound to run into one with loud raspy exhaust and being around that guy has made me want to put on a very big resonator so i can get nice tone but none of that BBBBBRRRRRRRREEEAAAAAAAPPPPPP crap. :nono:

here are some pics

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them toes.

well thats pretty much brought everyone up to speed but yes this is my car more mods to come....at very slow pace. broke life someone help please :help:

edit: ohh and how da car sits now

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just cleared it means more low is needed

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Edited by kevinnguyens

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the guy you got yout parts off must be Tam do. Silve prefacelift that got written off.

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the guy you got yout parts off must be Tam do. Silve prefacelift that got written off.

yeah i know talked to him pre cool guy

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do you live in northside by any chance (coolaroo)? think i've seen you around but ya'll look alike lmao

Edited by hauhau

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do you live in northside by any chance (coolaroo)? think i've seen you around but ya'll look alike lmao

wot a dick, we DO NOT all look alike.

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That totally looks like you on the middle Kenshin

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well...i crashed into an Aston Martin DB9...adios im going to hang myself

ERRRRRRRRMAAGERRRDDDD.... dont ever wash your car now, its value just increased 10 fold LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL

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my front is all bent up while his rears damage is: few small trade paint scuffs, and a small plastic grille at the bottom thats broken. makes me sad.

fought an aston martin and lost

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called up vu from dt panels and i took a photo for hit my tyre well is bent and he said its a writ off

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and the aston

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