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ibuprofelin's 2013 Corolla S Build & BS

Discussion in 'Other Builds' started by ibuprofelin, Nov 12, 2013.

  1. ibuprofelin

    ibuprofelin [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Finally making a build thread of my own! I traded in the Tacoma about a month ago because we figured it would be more practical to have more fuel efficient car for when I'm doing rotations for medical school and when I'm actually in residency.

    And so, I got the Corolla. Used, but only 15k on the clock when I got her.

    How it currently sits:

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    Put those little bubble mirrors on, makes a world of a difference

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    Interior lighting swap courtesy of Jerez :D

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    Night shot:

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    BestBuy fubared my backup camera install. So much for trying to avoid the hassle. Installed it on part of the lip that was at a 40 or so degree angle, so it points straight down. They're fixing it, but need to wait for the part to come in

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    Future mods:

    Lowering springs or Coil Overs (any thoughts on which I should go with?)
    Front Strut Bar
    Rear Sway Bar
    New LED map/dome/trunk lights
    Possibly red interior LED lighting
    Wheels/Rims
    Color match the chrome grill on back - anyone near Gainesville wanna help me with this? :D
    Better seat covers
    Weathertech floor mats & window visors
    Possibly wrap the interior in vinyl or something else to black it all out

    Will probably be a slow build - I'm a poor medical student, after all. Any BS in thread welcome! Good distraction from class 8 hours a day and 5+ hours of studying a day!
     
  2. Jester243

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    Lifetime LED 70W headlights 10-8-14 (set #2) Sylvania Silverstar fogs, front side windows tinted 27% to match the others, added Tacomaworld.com sticker, suspension TSB as of 7-21-09, Devil Horns by Andres, BFG's, Alpine with Bluetooth and Ipod contols, Rear view mirror relocation bracket, Ultragauge...
    nice, small changes but they add up :thumbsup:

    My wive has a 2012 with about the same milage and she has been looking for small ideas to start with, I will have to show her this.
     
  3. ibuprofelin

    ibuprofelin [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! Definitely seeing bits and pieces of it come together for sure, haha. Backup camera bummed me out a bit, the back window is tinted pretty heavily so was excited to use it, but alas I must now wait. Should've installed it myself, the dude there had no idea what was going on haha.

    Think my wife is getting me the weather techs for Christmas :D
     
  4. ibuprofelin

    ibuprofelin [OP] Well-Known Member

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    ibuprofelin [OP] Well-Known Member

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    My wife ordered some goodies for me but I won't be getting them until christmas :(

    Husky liner digital fit floor mats (heard that people like them over weather techs), a trunk liner and wheelskin wheel cover :D
     
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    Sharp looking car , digging the color
     
  7. ibuprofelin

    ibuprofelin [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Quick update,

    Best Buy says they have to wait until December to order the new chrome lip for my trunk because it's not in their budget... Pretty annoyed - what could I do at this point? They're going to fix it but I'd rather have it fixed in a timely fashion...
     
  8. ibuprofelin

    ibuprofelin [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Just in time for the holidays, I got rearended at a stoplight, woohoo!

    And the lady isn't responding to her insurance company's phone calls.
     
  9. ChiveOn

    ChiveOn City Slickin' Redneck, I wear a suit with a mullet

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    Plasti-Dipped Emblems, Tonnopro Tri-fold toneau cover (for winter use only), AVS in-channel visors, Ultra Gauge, Tepui Kukenam RTT, Muteki Trail Hog 285/70/17, Pop N' Lock, Bilstein 5100's in the front set at .85 with Eibach coils, Bilstein 5100's in the rear with a Toytec AAL. Toytec drivers side spacers, Toytec diff drop kit. All Pro u-bolt flip kit, TJM Compressor (permanently mounted), Custom rack for the RTT over the bed, Tepui Kukenam RTT, Toyota Bed Mat, Cobra 75 WX ST CB Radio, and a lot of gear behind the seats.
    I use to own a 2011 Corolla S and I loved that car, except for traction control in -40 in snow which I hated on it lol.

    Seriously great car, I would love to build one in the future!
     
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