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Old 06-28-2013, 11:06 PM   #91
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Old 08-19-2013, 02:22 PM   #92
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Hello,

A noob question for Tamago or suspension experts, I purchased a 2004 Echo that was kept by the original owner in his garage and only had 49,000 miles. The car was certified by Toyota and the engine bay is mint and looked new.

I already purchased a Tanabe NF210, and is looking to upgrade the shocks and struts to Koni Yellow or KYB GR2s.

The question is: Will a 15x7 offset of +25 XXR 527 or 522 work for the car without any issues, using 175/50/15 Yokohama S Drives?

Tamago has mentioned using 15x6.5 offset of +38 for street use is fine.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 08-19-2013, 02:25 PM   #93
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Sorry, wrong tire specs.

Should be:

195/50/15 Yokohama S Drive
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Old 11-25-2014, 08:55 AM   #94
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Since it's a sticky, I don't feel bad reviving this old thread.

My '13 Yaris is really twitchy on the highway. My wife's '09 is very smooth by comparison. We both have stock suspension and tires. I'm hoping someone will have some advice. From what I've read in this thread, I'm hoping it's a simple toe or camber adjustment.
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Old 11-25-2014, 05:29 PM   #95
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Hondajt: I had the exact same issue, the Yaris felt unstable at highway speeds, felt nervous. 205mm wide tires and lowering springs knocked that down a good bit, but driving time is what fixed it for me. The more time i spent driving it the less noticeable it became, now i don't notice any twitchy behavior at all.
Rear sway bar also seems to be a well praised mod that knocks down the nervous feeling the Yaris has at highway speeds, it might be worth a look into if you want to leave the Yaris mostly stock.
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Old 11-25-2014, 11:18 PM   #96
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Since it's a sticky, I don't feel bad reviving this old thread.

My '13 Yaris is really twitchy on the highway. My wife's '09 is very smooth by comparison. We both have stock suspension and tires. I'm hoping someone will have some advice. From what I've read in this thread, I'm hoping it's a simple toe or camber adjustment.
Incorrect toe, camber and caster can all make the car wander, or feel twitchy. Keep in mind, they are two different cars. Different track width, tire size etc can create different feels.

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Old 05-18-2016, 06:38 PM   #97
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So, after nearly 160K miles, I'm getting ready to replace the rear shocks on my 09 liftback- changing out the OEM units for a a pair of Bilstein B6's. I plan to replace the bushings, bumpers, and supports with new OEM bits, and retain the other hardware. At the same time, I'm intend to add a TRD torsion spring / sway bar. I'm also going to add a Universal Racing two-point rear strut bar. The suspension is otherwise stock (I'll have the front struts changed out- they're still factory OEM- at a future date). I upsized the wheels and tires from the 14" base to a 15", running P185/60R15's on them, last year. Except for the back end being a bit light, especially on the freeway in high winds (or being buffeted by semi's), it handles pretty well- I like throwing this little washing machine on wheels around our fair city streets.

Lots of experts on this forum- so I'll ask: anything that I need to watch out for or otherwise be aware of in this re-fit? The shock replacement looks to be pretty straightforward, as is the installation of the sway bar and strut. Just checking one more time to see if there are any known (or unknown) gremlins to watch out for in this process. Thanks in advance...
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Old 05-18-2016, 10:11 PM   #98
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Lots of experts on this forum- so I'll ask: anything that I need to watch out for or otherwise be aware of in this re-fit? The shock replacement looks to be pretty straightforward, as is the installation of the sway bar and strut. Just checking one more time to see if there are any known (or unknown) gremlins to watch out for in this process. Thanks in advance...
Dropping the large washer between the wheel well and the plastic interior trim. You will lose your mind trying to get it back out. Same goes for the jam nuts.

I recommend getting it up on a lift if you can, makes the whole process so much simpler than putting it on jacks. I would also suggest buying extra bolts--I've had a few of the lower bolts shear off when changing them.
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Dropping the large washer between the wheel well and the plastic interior trim. You will lose your mind trying to get it back out. Same goes for the jam nuts.

I recommend getting it up on a lift if you can, makes the whole process so much simpler than putting it on jacks. I would also suggest buying extra bolts--I've had a few of the lower bolts shear off when changing them.
if you just put all your nuts and bolts into a bag and label/tape them together you will be a okay.

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