Gonna start off with a bit of history. Brace yourselves!
General timeline of my car from back in 03 to now.2003
My passion for cars didn't even exist at the time. Everything here was all by the work of my dad back in the day when F&F was the hype. My dad has never seen the movie but he saw some cars roll into his shop all tricked out. Inevitably, the Corolla lost it's modding virginity a few weeks later. lolz2005
My first performance mod ever was this Vibrant Performance short ram air intake. lol I still remember how happy I was when I got it ;D:
After the intake, I knew I was hooked. Next came the exhaust. I still remember the day dad and I installed it:2007
The spoiler got stolen at my dad's apartment complex that year. The Erebuni body kit was also destroyed. A truck driver driving in front of my dad had some unsecured tires in the bed on the freeway and my dad just happened to drive behind him at the wrong time. We bought a new body kit because, well, we thought the Corolla looked like a grandma's car stock. I really did love this kit.2008
The car helped me meet some unforgettable friends throughout middle to highschool. This is my best friend's Prelude (now replaced by a 240sx) and the Corolla.2009
I got the BMW lip spoiler from the same friend for Christmas.
Bought a grill and got creative with a cross I found in my room.
I wanted to give my car a name. So whilst taking a dump with a dictionary in my hand, I came across the word Ecstasy. I decided to name her that. Ecstasy (noun): An overwhelming feeling of great happiness or joyful excitement.
I know it sounds corny but I felt like it made sense to name something that you've bond with.
I got creative with the tint my friend gave me as well. I thought I was awesome. lol But I took it off when I saw too many cars getting pulled over for tinted tails.
Also upgraded to two tens with box. Friend sold it to me for only $40!2010
Got a flat tire on the chrome wheel set. lol
Got into my first accident followed by 4 tickets the next day(missing front bumper, licence plate, no proof of insurance, and wrong house address)... all after partaking in volunteer work at a private school.
I had thoughts about just giving up on the car... but that was just me being a little girl. 2011
2011 was pretty much the year where things were finally falling into place.
New rims (donateed the chrome ones to my sister's boyfriend). I found these on craigslist.
And then with a little bit of love...
Got a JVT header. The O2 sensor hit the AC line and broke it while I was driving. I bought a new one and drilled this hole bigger to give the line more pivot to clear the sensor.
Did my first retro fit thanks to Chris for helping me (I love you man! Yes homo!! :-* lmbo jk)
Bought a cheap ebay steering wheel. lol I'm currently saving up for the MR2 steering wheel now since I kinda want an airbag.
Got my first coilovers too! Decided they were to stiff and unpractical for me so I sold them. :-/
Bought Tein Stechs. Not happy about how soft the rear was. I was rubbing when I had a full car. I bought a fender roller off of craigslist and rolled away.
Fender rollers don't lose value so I sold it for the same price I got it.
Thanks to CCC and much thanks to Scott, I got my hands on a BZ bumper.
I looked at all the JDM ones and this one just stood out to me. The FX was too grumpy looking for me and the other bumpers didn't look as cool and slick as the BZ to me.
Couldn't be completed without matching side skirts. They came broken but I managed to fix them. The thing I like about bondo is that when you're done repairing, you feel real proud of your work.
I got the Touring Wagon grill for a real good price as well. The mesh grill was rusted and flaking so I spent the whole day restoring it.2012
Got a much more manly horn too. Found it off an Integra at the junk yard fr $5 and I love it!
Got a fake Cusco oil catch can. I didn't know it was fake till I did research after I bought it. Fail. lol but I got a full refund for it so I really can't complain when it does the exact same thing as the real thing.
The decals on the rear window I kinda regret doing. I admit I was desperate for mods when I did that. haha
I sold my kit to a neighbor and he gave me his stock rear bumper and mud flaps.
I jumped on the band wagon and got a "JDM" towhook.
lol this isn't a mod but it was really encouraging. Hooray for random acts of kindness!
I wanted a more quiet muffler and one that looked right. I bought the Vibrant SS muffler and a generic ebay tip. I love it!
Dad came to Cali to visit and we worked on repainting the rest of the wheels. And doing it right this time. That means 2 base coat and 3 layers of clear coat. I kinda did things half way when I did it on my own and it turned out ugly in the long run. Though we usually argue when it comes to working on the Rolla, I love my old man!
Which brings me to now. Thank God I made it this far.