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My first 07 Sport

My first 07 Sport

Postby DJDonPX » Thu Aug 02, 2012 3:36 pm

Hey all, name's Don. EMT by profession. Just picked up my Solara a few days ago because I needed a little better mileage than my SUV was getting. 54k miles. I'm the second owner. My question is where can I find a short shifter for this damn thing?! TWM's only goes up to like 03... I love everything about the car except how it shifts...

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Re: My first 07 Sport

Postby SteveSolara » Thu Aug 02, 2012 3:59 pm

Welcome! Glad your liking the solara! Post a new thread on the Wanted/For sale section ( viewforum.php?f=39 ) and i am sure someone will get to you
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Re: My first 07 Sport

Postby DSM_Lara » Thu Aug 02, 2012 4:12 pm

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I alway love the body style on the Sport Gen2.5. Updated look, Lip Kit, more sportier lip trunk spoiler, LED tail lights, etc... If I would want a Gen 2 it would look similar to what you have. That's if I could find a clean one but, so far I'm enjoying this 99 Solara.
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Re: My first 07 Sport

Postby DJDonPX » Thu Aug 02, 2012 4:18 pm

This one was just too nice to pass up. I was looking at a Mazda 3 and then my attention shifted to this. I drove it and had to have it.

Plans down the road include lowering, wheels, intake and exhaust. Nothing too insane. I'll probably tint the tails and blackout the headlights as well.
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Re: My first 07 Sport

Postby SteveSolara » Thu Aug 02, 2012 4:23 pm

to be honest, I like the clean look of this gen too. Personally I would keep the tails the way they are, and only do the blacked out housing for the headlights. The color of the car matches with the tails.
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Re: My first 07 Sport

Postby DSM_Lara » Thu Aug 02, 2012 4:27 pm

SteveSolara wrote:to be honest, I like the clean look of this gen too. Personally I would keep the tails the way they are, and only do the blacked out housing for the headlights. The color of the car matches with the tails.

The headlight housing is already black.....
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Re: My first 07 Sport

Postby DJDonPX » Thu Aug 02, 2012 4:28 pm

I haven't fully decided yet. I may keep the tails the way they are. My silver Jetta had smoked tails for a while. It was nice but the red looked better once the windows were tinted. The tint on the tails then was overkill
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Re: My first 07 Sport

Postby DJDonPX » Thu Aug 02, 2012 4:30 pm

DSM_Lara wrote:
SteveSolara wrote:to be honest, I like the clean look of this gen too. Personally I would keep the tails the way they are, and only do the blacked out housing for the headlights. The color of the car matches with the tails.

The headlight housing is already black.....


It's more of a grayish in person I think lol
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Re: My first 07 Sport

Postby DSM_Lara » Thu Aug 02, 2012 4:33 pm

If I had that car this is what I would do regarding lighting.... Eyelids for the headlights and a light tint on the rear tail lights prefer film only so its removable (Don't go too dark maybe just a light to still have that red).

Here's the eyelids I'm talking about.
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Re: My first 07 Sport

Postby SteveSolara » Thu Aug 02, 2012 4:38 pm

WOAH! That is some eyelids!!
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Re: My first 07 Sport

Postby DJDonPX » Thu Aug 02, 2012 4:38 pm

DSM_Lara wrote:If I had that car this is what I would do regarding lighting.... Eyelids for the headlights and a light tint on the rear tail lights prefer film only so its removable (Don't go too dark maybe just a light to still have that red).

Here's the eyelids I'm talking about.
http://www.solaraguy.com/viewtopic.php? ... it=eyelids


I was actually thinking a light tint w/ film. I hate the spray bomb stuff from niteshades. It fades and dulls after a week. Thanks for sharing the eyelids as well. I may have to do that.
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Re: My first 07 Sport

Postby GzNutz » Fri Aug 03, 2012 4:15 am

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Re: My first 07 Sport

Postby yaddadaimsayin » Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:50 am

welcome. i haven't put my eyelids on yet but someday! i've considered taking the tints off my tails too but for now the black on black theme works. the 2.5 tails peek through the tint hella nice.
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Re: My first 07 Sport

Postby DJDonPX » Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:13 pm

Well so far I've installed a short throw shifter, painted the calipers, done some other minor paint work here and there, installed a DVD/Nav unit, and debadged the trunk. I bought an intake from a Scion tC because some thread on here said it would fit but when I got it today and attempted to install it the MAF hole didn't line up and the pipe was way too long... Back to the drawing board I guess...
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Re: My first 07 Sport

Postby dougdangger » Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:27 am

Welcome. Was your short throw the same as the tC?
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