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Old 03-02-2014, 07:48 PM   #1
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Ecogeek's Build.... Teacher Budget!

Hey Guys/Gals! I wanted to introduce myself, I am a 24 year old school teacher in the Kansas City Area. I ended up buying a Yaris at the beginning of the school year when my 88 Honda CRX was taken from me by Bambi!
A life lesson was learned, buy full coverage insurance! I picked up my Yaris for 7k. And decided to pay it off within the year.... I have 2 more months then it's paid off!
Anyways I have been scraping pennies to do some mods while I pay off my car. I bought Plasti-dip and hit the badges, and picked up a Tanabe g-concept exhaust off amazon for $184.


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Old 03-02-2014, 08:45 PM   #2
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Twinzies?
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Old 03-02-2014, 08:56 PM   #3
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Very nice mods so far.
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Old 03-02-2014, 10:11 PM   #4
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@tk-421 Thanks! Also you don't know it but, thanks for your help getting me on the website! I had to use a different email.

@malibuguy Yep the other is my dad's. I'm jealous of his tint but not the 4 speed auto in it! lol
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Old 03-03-2014, 04:57 PM   #5
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Nice lookin Yaris so far! Looking forward to seeing your progress!
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Old 03-03-2014, 06:27 PM   #6
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nice start. With the payments gone soon you should have some free cash to finish modding
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Old 03-04-2014, 07:12 AM   #7
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De-badge?
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Old 03-04-2014, 10:30 PM   #8
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May I suggest a rear sway bar as next mod?
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Old 03-09-2014, 08:37 PM   #9
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I'm interested in doing the de-badge! Also I'm planning on the TRD rear sway bar this summer!
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Old 03-09-2014, 09:04 PM   #10
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So I tutor at the JDC in Kansas City, and have been saving some money, some hard earned money! I bought a couple of things to make my 30+ minute commute to work more bearable. I went with coaxial speakers because I am lazy... I'll probably upgrade later! I got some sound dampener To put on the outside door skins and the rear tire wells. I also got a new amp, sub-woofer and head unit.


Here is the install.... Pics

The head unit.

Front Rockford 6.75

Rear Kickers 5.25

Infinity Reference Amp

Polk DVC DXI 10" 300 RMS
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Old 03-09-2014, 09:51 PM   #11
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like ur set up...for speakers did u have to use install kit to support them..? any pics with panels off....i need to do same got my deck and sub done need to update rest.
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Old 03-11-2014, 04:36 PM   #12
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Sweeet!
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Old 03-12-2014, 08:06 PM   #13
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http://www.yarisworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1930

^^^^^^Here is a good DIY for the install
I used these to mount my speakers. MDF cut to make spacers spacers
http://www.yarisworld.com/forums/sho...t=door+removal

^^^^^^This is the best door removal Link if you have manual windows.

Naw, no pics. I was to Lazy... To take off the rear panels, start pulling the plastic panels at the door jams and work your way to the hatch (if you have a 3dr LB). I would invest in some automotive trim removal tools I picked mine up for 4 bucks from Harbor Freight. The removal process is all button pops be gentle but firm and the panels will come off.

Hope this helps.
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Old 03-18-2014, 08:38 PM   #14
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Living it up during Spring break!

Took Klink10's advice, did the De-badge... I like the look.




I also got my Tow hook in the mail today.... I'm mixed about how it looks. it sticks out farther than what I want..


And I went ahead an blacked out my side markers (Still visible in low lighting)
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Old 03-18-2014, 08:44 PM   #15
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http://www.yarisworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1930

^^^^^^Here is a good DIY for the install
I used these to mount my speakers. MDF cut to make spacers spacers
http://www.yarisworld.com/forums/sho...t=door+removal

^^^^^^This is the best door removal Link if you have manual windows.

Naw, no pics. I was to Lazy... To take off the rear panels, start pulling the plastic panels at the door jams and work your way to the hatch (if you have a 3dr LB). I would invest in some automotive trim removal tools I picked mine up for 4 bucks from Harbor Freight. The removal process is all button pops be gentle but firm and the panels will come off.

Hope this helps.
cool and ty
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Old 03-18-2014, 09:02 PM   #16
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It's coming along nicely!
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Old 03-19-2014, 02:23 AM   #17
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Old 03-19-2014, 04:44 PM   #18
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Twinzies?
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