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Old 05-12-2012, 01:52 AM   #1
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Build thread! '08 Yaris Hatch

Hi, I bought this car back in December of 2011. When I bought it one thing ran through my mind.. how am I going to modify this thing so it looks like mine. Me being a girl afterall needed to add few girly touches to this car; not that the car doesn't look girly enough overall, but I wanted to make it stand out.
It's been fun with this little thing. Here are a few photos I have taken for my build journey!




Okay, enough of the boring stock photos of my car, here are the mods I started doing (in order of modifications!)



I like the look of badge-less hatches, so I simply removed the 'yaris' and 'toyota' to give it a cleaner look.



Wheels in my opinion are the most important part to a car. They enhance the overall look. I decided to go with some Axis OG Sakuras (in pink of course). 'Sakura' in Japanese means cherry blossom. The center face of the wheel resembles a blossom figure. Wheel size is the standard OG Axis size, 15/8. This was the day I brought my little blossoms home!


The lovely gents at Urban X mounted my wheels for me. I chose at 195/45 for the wheel to give it a bit of stretch.



I decided to go with the JDM Yaris badge. The 'Vitz' logo is more aggressive and adds a slight uniqueness to the appearance of the front end.




Since my model doesn't come factory with fogs, I thought i'd buy a set and install them. Also, adding a more aggressive look to the front end.


It was a difficult decision to whether I should order lowering springs, or coil overs. I tossed the choices back and fourth. I put in an order for Tein S-tech springs, but after short realization I noticed it might not drop my car as much as I'd hope it would. I cancelled that order and instead I ordered Tein Street Basis coil overs to give me the option to adjust the ride height and have a stiffer suspension so there is less body roll.


Here's a picture of the day my coil overs were installed.



Hours later after coils were installed... wheels went on!



The final mod I have recently just added was the tiny lip added onto the front bumper.


And finally after all of these pieces put together, heres a shot of the way it's looking today!




Hope you enjoy my photographic journey!

- N

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Old 05-12-2012, 08:31 AM   #2
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Old 05-12-2012, 09:09 AM   #3
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A girl in Canada that has impeccable taste in cars and shoes? Marry me.

Joking aside, I love the ride. Those rims are hawt, it looks very nice slammed. Any other mods planned? Like say...a turbo ;)
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Old 05-12-2012, 02:09 PM   #4
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sweet ride.. nice touches.. what offset are those 15x8 wheels if you dont mind me asking?
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Old 05-12-2012, 07:32 PM   #5
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Hey welcome to yaris world! :) im jose3293 from instagram
Nice Yaris! keep it up!
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Old 05-12-2012, 09:55 PM   #6
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Bravo! Dont think the yaris is girly, I think it is more gnomish...

But I like the touches youve added. Now you need the hello kitty tailpipe :'D
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Old 05-13-2012, 01:19 AM   #7
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She's a beauty Nikki! the coolest chick in Calgary to roll in a yaris! :)

P.S.. Love those wheels..but I think my bronze would be cooler on your ride :D
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Old 05-13-2012, 03:34 AM   #8
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sweet ride.. nice touches.. what offset are those 15x8 wheels if you dont mind me asking?
Thank you! They're +25. They poke a bit in the front... But I'm planning on getting new wheels with +42 so they'll be more flush :)
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Old 05-13-2012, 03:38 AM   #9
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She's a beauty Nikki! the coolest chick in Calgary to roll in a yaris! :)

P.S.. Love those wheels..but I think my bronze would be cooler on your ride :D
Thank you Ray!!

Haha oh I know! I'm hoping the sakuras sell :( boo hoo
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Old 05-13-2012, 07:13 AM   #10
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Thank you! They're +25. They poke a bit in the front... But I'm planning on getting new wheels with +42 so they'll be more flush :)
Yep, you can definitely tell the stick out a bit more in the front. When you say more wheels, do you mean 2 more to replace the front 15x8 +25 with 15x8 +42? or just a whole new set altogether?
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Old 05-13-2012, 12:02 PM   #11
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A girl who work's in cars, that live's in Calgary. Dream come true haahah jk.
Nice yaris tho! How do you like the coil overs? I was looking at thoses ones.
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Old 05-13-2012, 01:02 PM   #12
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nice build ...the pink wheels r kinda grow on me :P

kudos for a girl that loves to modify a car instead of buying shoes n purses !
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Old 05-13-2012, 01:04 PM   #13
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Yep, you can definitely tell the stick out a bit more in the front. When you say more wheels, do you mean 2 more to replace the front 15x8 +25 with 15x8 +42? or just a whole new set altogether?
Yeah I was planning on getting 3 degree camber in the front but I'm selling these wheels anyways, so there's no point.
And I'm hopefully getting a set of 5zigen zr 520's 17/7 +42.
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Old 05-13-2012, 01:06 PM   #14
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A girl who work's in cars, that live's in Calgary. Dream come true haahah jk.
Nice yaris tho! How do you like the coil overs? I was looking at thoses ones.
Hahaha well thanks :p. and the coil overs aren't bad. The ride in my car is fairly uncomfortable because my coils are maxed and they're super stiff. Plus I bought them brand new so the springs still need to wear in.
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Old 05-13-2012, 01:32 PM   #15
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I like the look...the pink rims and drop are awesome.
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Old 05-13-2012, 03:37 PM   #16
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Good looking ride, I always like it when girls are into cars and know how to wrench on 'em too. Keep up the good work and post more pics of your sweet little Yaris!!

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Old 05-13-2012, 06:57 PM   #17
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Hahaha well thanks :p. and the coil overs aren't bad. The ride in my car is fairly uncomfortable because my coils are maxed and they're super stiff. Plus I bought them brand new so the springs still need to wear in.

It's always good to see more canadians on here, especially in Alberta! And okay thanks! Still thinking if I want to drop mine or not. Damn Alberta snow :P
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Old 05-13-2012, 07:57 PM   #18
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It's always good to see more canadians on here, especially in Alberta! And okay thanks! Still thinking if I want to drop mine or not. Damn Alberta snow :P
DROP IT. always drop it LOL. That's how I see things anyways. I would suggest coils though so you can raise it up for winter
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