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Old 06-08-2019, 01:21 PM   #253
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It's like a disco in there! How are you liking the sway bar?
The RSB definitely helps with on ramps and switchback curves. However, I can still feel a bunch of understeer. It's weird, there is way more understeer than in the sedan. I know, I had TRD dampers in the sedan (using the exact same springs from the sedan), but the tires I have on Dory should be better than the cheap "generic" tires that I had on Vios.
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Old 06-10-2019, 05:19 PM   #254
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Stiffness of the damper should have an effect as well. Using the same dampers? Been debating a rear sway bar but I'm honestly happy with the car's handling as is so haven't had much of a push in that direction.
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Old 06-11-2019, 05:07 AM   #255
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Stiffness of the damper should have an effect as well. Using the same dampers? Been debating a rear sway bar but I'm honestly happy with the car's handling as is so haven't had much of a push in that direction.
Same springs, but not the TRD dampers. I kept those on the Vios when I traded it in. I'm just using the factory dampers pairs with the S.Tech springs until they go out, which I would then switch to coilovers. Since they're factory dampers, I'm sure they're tuned to understeer since that's what manufacturers prefer cars to do. However, I think it's more due to the fact that Dory is a hatchback, which aren't as rigid as sedans or coupes. I can't put in any bracing in the interior of the car as well since I load it up with groceries and stuff weekly. So until I get coilovers, the only thing I can do is play with the tire pressure to change the handling characteristics.

I really only got the TRD RSB because TRD had that flash sale, and dropped the RSB price down to $113.

I was tempted to get my FR-S the TRD sway bar kit as well, but decided not to since I had gotten it the NUR spec rear spats. Plus I rarely ever drive her now days. Lets just say the last time I got gas for her was right before new years. Gotta burn off that gas when I have some free time...
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Old 06-11-2019, 03:05 PM   #256
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Yeah I'd say it's the dampers. What coilovers were you thinking to go with? I would have liked to do some bracing to my hatch as well but it's my daily and I need to be able to load it up with whatever the day calls for without issues. Killer deal on that rsb! Now if they would get LSDs for our cars back and on sale as well...

I know how that can be with having a car sit. I don't think I've driven my MR2 in about two years now...Every single time I put away some money to put towards it, something happens and I end up having to use it.
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Old 06-11-2019, 07:28 PM   #257
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Yeah I'd say it's the dampers. What coilovers were you thinking to go with? I would have liked to do some bracing to my hatch as well but it's my daily and I need to be able to load it up with whatever the day calls for without issues. Killer deal on that rsb! Now if they would get LSDs for our cars back and on sale as well...

I know how that can be with having a car sit. I don't think I've driven my MR2 in about two years now...Every single time I put away some money to put towards it, something happens and I end up having to use it.
I like the Tein Flex Z on my FR-S, so I'll most likely go with those for the Yaris.

Can't remember, but the LSD probably wasn't on the list on the sale since I don't think the LSD is part of TRD North America.

2 years!? Aren't you worried about the gas in the tank?
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Old 06-12-2019, 03:32 PM   #258
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Yeah I'm just doing some wishful thinking on the LSD haha.

I'm completely worried about the gas in the tank. The only thing sort of keeping my mind at ease is that I have to drop the tank to change the fuel pump anyway so either way it's coming out and getting cleaned up. It's my never ending turbo project.
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