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Old 07-09-2018, 04:04 AM   #1
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Hi all! First post. Today I picked up my new used Ď07 Yaris. Thankful to the previous owner who really looked after the car. Sadly, it was sold because he passed away last December. Lovely family who sold it to me.

My 86 was written-off through no fault of mine. Iíd always fantasised about modifying a zippy car; hence, the decision to get the Yaris! Thought about getting the 2nd hand previous Ďdreamí car I had before the 86, the XR5T. More thought about the feeling of fast but-not-really-itís-just-enough made me want to do the Yaris route. Enjoyed browsing through very cool looking Yarisí with good sets of wheels and nice heights.

Looking to do moderate modifications and keep it neat. So far though, hard to find any Aussie sites that could sell parts (or Iím not looking well enough). Will have a good look around, but please feel free to lead me to any posts if you know any. Will look into Garage 88 if they can order some parts for me. Suspension, chassis, wheels/tyres, brakes, headers, looks then exhaust will be my order of operation. Many questions and will seek for answers here! Joining the club.
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Old 07-09-2018, 01:28 PM   #2
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Old 07-09-2018, 06:26 PM   #3
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Welcome to the epitome of driving slow cars fast, Tom, myself and Ernie are kinda dumb, but we got knowledge and experience. Check out project nameless for a caged yaris!
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Old 07-09-2018, 06:48 PM   #4
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Old 07-10-2018, 03:47 AM   #5
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Drive it for a while before deciding to spend any money on the suspension. Australia gets a unique suspension tune "suited to local conditions".

Unless you want to lower it, regularly have rear seat passengers or want to go racing you may decide the standard suspension does not need any mods.
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Old 07-10-2018, 11:57 AM   #6
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Drive it for a while before deciding to spend any money on the suspension. Australia gets a unique suspension tune "suited to local conditions".

Unless you want to lower it, regularly have rear seat passengers or want to go racing you may decide the standard suspension does not need any mods.
Didn't know that. Very interesting. I wonder what that unique tune consists of.
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Old 07-10-2018, 11:03 PM   #7
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Didn't know that. Very interesting. I wonder what that unique tune consists of.
I'm not sure, but for most imported vehicles this means different spring rates and different shock absorber rates.

Items I can find in the GSIC are for Wheels (standard 14" with 39mm inset) and tyres (standard is 175/70x14), and a faster ration on the steering rack.
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Old 07-12-2018, 12:17 AM   #8
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Old 07-12-2018, 01:19 PM   #9
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Drive it for a while before deciding to spend any money on the suspension. Australia gets a unique suspension tune "suited to local conditions".

Unless you want to lower it, regularly have rear seat passengers or want to go racing you may decide the standard suspension does not need any mods.
Didnít know this but going to lower soon anyway with Cusco street zero :)
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Old 07-12-2018, 01:25 PM   #10
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Welcome to the epitome of driving slow cars fast, Tom, myself and Ernie are kinda dumb, but we got knowledge and experience. Check out project nameless for a caged yaris!
Hahaha thank you and will check it out. Though knowledge and experience lend themselves to wisdom so glad to be welcomed by such!
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