Initial Plans For Exterior Styling Okay, here I go with a rough idea of what I want the car to look like on the exterior. At the moment I'm not sure about the colour - I am torn between metallic black, metallic cobalt blue and a gorgeous colour of red called R29 I'll be able to make a decision closer to the time but my point of bringing this up is so that we can assume for now that the whole car is going to be re-sprayed after the shell work is finished. Here's an example of a GT4 in each colour for reference: Cobalt Blue Celica ("Sonic" Courtesy of "SonicST205" on GT4OC.net) R29 Celica GT-Four ("Evo Killer" Courtesy of "tufy" on 6gc.net) Metallic Black GT Hatchback ('97 GT Courtesy of "pandakid" on 6gc.net) Body kits are a real bone of contention for me, on any car. I think there's a very fine line between putting a kit on a car that makes it look like "you're sticking cheap plastic bits to a perfectly good car" and "damn, that's a sporty looking kit and it looks awesome on that car!". Thankfully, it's a lot easier when you're starting with a sporty Toyota from the early 90's, because Toyota's racing development team were good enough to design a body accent kit for the car themselves. A TRD kit, designed by Toyota, for their own cars. Win I'm going to put the TRD skirts and rear bumper extensions (or "spats" as they are sometimes called) on, both will probably come from RT Performance because the original TRD ones can be hard to find. Here's what they look like: Bumper Extensions/Spats (Courtesy of RT-Performance-UK on eBay) TRD Side Skirts (Courtesy of RT-Performance-UK on eBay) The front bumper will be a C-One styled one, although I don't think the mesh that was mentioned earlier in the thread will be going in - it just gets filled with leaves and dirt, and gets dented by stones and ends up looking cheap. I may put some sort of guard in there to protect the FMIC, but it won't be a silver mesh. The bumper that I've chosen at this point is actually manufactured by a company called RT-Performance because I think C-One went out of business, but it's a carbon copy of the original. Here is what it looks like, and a picture of it on an ST205: C-One Style GT-Four Bumper (Courtesy of RT Performance) The rims have already been discussed at length here, and I appreciate all your input and suggestions on them because of all the things on the car, they're the part that I have never been 100% certain about. Thankfully all you need is another full set of rubber and you can own a couple of sets of rims, and change them as frequently as you want to, should you want to. I have loosely decided on the 18x8 Fox RS5's with low profile tyres for the street, and a set of either Compomotive MO5 16's with bigger tyres or 16" Compomotive TH's for track use. Here they are: Comp TH Gravel Motorsport Wheel Fox RS5 Wheel Comp MO5 Motorsport Wheel The front lights will either already be projector lamps or will be converted to projector's if they're not, and the tails will be switched to original Toyota JDM tail lights, which are much nicer looking than the USDM or European tail lamps. GT-Four with "Four Eyes" projector headlamps ("SS-Four" by "Malpaso" on 6gc.net) GT-Four JDM (Japanese Domestic Market) Tail lamps ("SS-Four" by "Malpaso" on 6gc.net) I've mentioned before that it wouldn't be a GT-Four without a raised spoiler, and although I've grown to like the 3 pillar bumper without the riser blocks, I love the big "GT-Four" embossed spoiler far too much not to put one on Here's what the spoiler looks like with a set of risers on, and as I've said before I will be colour coding mine to match the colour of the rest of the body, even if I do get the CF ones. Celica GT-Four spoiler riser blocks (Images courtesy of "RT-Performance-UK" on eBay) The front bonnet is a little undecided at the moment. Obviously I'm going to be buying an ST205, so it's going to have a vented GT-Four bonnet on it to begin with, but there are aftermarket bonnets available with more cool air intakes on them to vent the engine bay more and feed turbochargers with a larger and more direct cold air intake. I'll leave this one up in the air for now, but I've seen this one and quite like how it looks on the car. Mine will be colour matched to the rest of the body. ST205 Bonnet with vents ("Monster ST205 UK Track Car" by GTForceRG4 on YouTube). That just about wraps up the exterior styling, other than to say that I'll be putting a medium tint on all the glass except the windscreen, and maybe a small TRD sunstrip on the windscreen Not sure about putting manufacturer decals etc on at the moment... I'm about 90% sure that I don't want any decals on the exterior although I will probably put a 6GC or GT4OC logo on the rear windows, and I'm planning on putting some manufacturer decals on the radiator cover under the bonnet for when it's on display (Garrett, HKS, Brian Crower etc, just the main performance manufacturers). This is what that "Cooling Panel Cover" looks like in CF. Under the bonnet and in the cockpit is probably the only place I'll allow any bare CF to be on show, and if so it'll be real CF, no crap vinyl covers CF Celica Cooling Panel (Courtesy of RT Performance) Last but not least (and i may be spoiling it a bit by letting you know this!) is the accent colour. This is the colour of things like the seatbelt straps, vents, switches etc in the cockpit and the engine head, HT leads, intercooler piping etc under the bonnet. If I paint the car blue, I'll have either blue or white accents. If I paint it red, I'll have blue accents and if I paint it black I'll have red accents. I hope the owners of the cars and images that I've used here don't mind me using their material. I've tried to credit everyone where possible, and I'd just like to say that these people and their cars are what has helped inspire me to take this project on and build my own GT-Four Tell me what you think! I agree, I'm not sure why he has such a long shift lever on it. A shorter stick along with a short shift linkage makes a really nice combination and allows super fast shifting Any idea what a good oil to use might be? I'm a long way off needing any oil but just out of interest what would you reccommend? Twin scroll is pretty much the way to go if you want serious power and torque from a 3S-GTE. There are some single entry turbo's and headers that will allow a similar amount of performance, but for the fastest spool the twin entry/twin scroll is certainly the way to go. The twin entry Garret GT35R is about £1100, a good Blitz or maybe even custom built header for that would probably be around £800 and the IC piping, Intercooler itself and BOVs etc... Gah, pick a number between 2000 and infinity... Yes, it's going to be seriously expensive to put a large twin scroll turbo on it, but if it's the easiest way to serious power and torque without massive lag, I'm willing to spend an extra year of time and money doing it and have something really special at the end. One thing that's for sure is that the car is going to put a massive smile on my face every time I get behind the wheel  Oh and don't worry, my purchase was considerably larger than a TRD sticker!