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Old 08-03-2017, 10:14 AM   #19
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Thirty-Nine, thanks! I love how aggressive the front of the '15+ are, big reason why I bought one. ;) Although, with the new '18 models coming out, I want to do an '18 front bumper swap, so I can run the Modellista front spoiler <3.



ZO, no power mods as of right now, engine and exhaust is all factory. I'm focusing more on suspension, and driver. When I feel the need later on, I'll add them. As of right now, the only power mod allowed for the Yaris is a K&N CAI. and yes, it's the same powertrain from '07-'18 in the U.S. which is great, engines are readily available at the salvage yards. :)

But I hear ya, I wish we recieved the RS. the '12+ SE is the closest thing we got minus the 4.3 fd lsd trans. So close. :(
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Old 08-03-2017, 10:55 AM   #20
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@deng have you ever felt like you truly needed more power at autox? Lightweight underpowered cars are basically my first choice to drive around in, but I've never gotten a chance to drive one myself mainly because I don't want it to want to make me want to buy one immediately lol. I do keep waiting to see if they were going to end up adopting the mazda 2 skyactiv, but it is nice to have so many of those engines available to be picked.
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Old 08-03-2017, 11:39 AM   #21
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I havent autocrossed the Yaris yet, but definitely want to. The only time I feel like I need more power is when I'm overtaken by a Skyline GTR at Buttonwillow's main straight lol. I had a cai, dc headers, and a tanabe catback at the time. Turbo, s/c, 2zr swap would help for the torque alone, but if I wanted real power, I would buy another car. I'm happy with the stock power.

Also, just realized that we're neighbors.
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Old 08-03-2017, 12:33 PM   #22
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Hah, yeah I hear ya on just buying a different car. There's a reason as to why we drive underpowered cars.

Heh I'll keep an eye out for your car on the streets :) I'm definitely liking how koseis look on your yaris. I drive a whiteout 13 FRS lowered on TE37vs, but on stockers at the moment cause my wires are showing lol
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Old 08-16-2017, 06:07 AM   #23
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ZO, TE37v's are gangster as fuck, my goal is to get some TE37 Sonics in 15x7 +35 sometime in the future. :)


Finally got my alignment at renowned alignment specialist West End Alignment in Gardena, CA. They are known for their track set ups. Forum after forum, you'll see nothing but praise. I finally ponied up the cash to get their legendary alignment, corner balance, and customer service. I called in for an appointment, and was lucky to get in the next day, it usually takes a week or two.

Darin and Chris of West End were straight forward about what they believed in, and that was: Function. But, they still wanted my input on ride height in order to understand what I wanted, and if it wasn't possible due to suspension geometry angle, they would let me know. They did a thorough interview with me about my car; what I use it for, what I'm looking for, what I want out of it. We all decided on an aggressive street set up for attacking the local canyons and track days. This was my favorite part of the whole experience.

I sat in the car for a little less than 2 hours as they adjusted the ride height, front camber, and front toe, all while keeping me in the loop of what they're doing. They raised the front and driver's rear from Cusco's factory setting. Even though I was bottomed out on the rear height adjuster, the car was lower on the driver's side, so they had to compensate. They checked the rear alignment and front caster. And silly me, I left the ABS bracket loose on the driver's rear from my brake line install, it was embarassing, but Chris resecured it for me.

Corner Balance was done with a little more than half a tank of gas, and the; spare tire, jack, and tools were removed from the car.

I totally recommend Darin and Chris if you live in SoCal and looking for a track alignment. I can't wait to see how these settings perform on track! It feels great on the street when I was driving home from work, I was actually surprised. I love the way my car now sits. I won't be winning any parking lot style points, but the driver's front gap without me in the car screams: Function.
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Old 08-17-2017, 12:32 AM   #24
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Just found out that TRD Cup is actually on Sept 2nd, not this Saturday. :(

I'm itching to get back on track! Old video at Buttonwillow Raceway Park:

https://youtu.be/WEWMzvWPb_A

Not my fastest lap, but it sure was a fun ending

and attached is an old haiku that I made expressing an average trackday in the Yaris.
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Old 08-17-2017, 01:05 PM   #25
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Old 08-18-2017, 10:26 AM   #26
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Hey ern, let me know when you guys do another photoshoot. :)
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Old 08-18-2017, 11:45 AM   #27
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Hey ern, let me know when you guys do another photoshoot. :)
No doubt! Are there any days of the week that work best for you? Romario and I threw that last one together after work one day during the week, but if weekends work better for you, we can plan it a little better and easily make it happen.
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Old 08-25-2017, 02:56 PM   #28
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Weekends work better for me. :)

Updated first post with vehicle's current specifications.
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Old 09-03-2017, 02:33 PM   #29
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It was a hot day yesterday at Streets of Willow in Rosamond, CA. We were experiencing temperatures up to 107f/41c through half of the day, so it was miserable, and I didn't capture any footage because my dashcam overwritten itself, oh well. The last two sessions were cooler at 98f/36c, and everyone was starting to have fun!

SoW recently recieved a new layer of top coat, it wasn't a repave, but it was slick during the first session, it gradually became better as more tire compound was was embedded into the pavement.

Last time I ran the CCW configuration was when I first tracked the Yaris last November, and it was completely stock, I ran a 1:41.236 then.

My goal was to get into the 1:36 range, but with ambient temp hovering around 107f, I was consistently running 1:40s, which was a total bummer knowing I'm only 1 second faster lol. The last session was the coolest session of the day at 98f, and I was able to put down a 1:35.926, good enough for 2nd place in TRD Cup's Limited Class.
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Old 09-03-2017, 10:06 PM   #30
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Nicely done!
41C sounds .. terrible. lol

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Old 09-07-2017, 12:26 AM   #31
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Thanks hoji!

It was terrible, we were all sitting under the canopy asking ourselves why we even came to the track lol.

Since I didn't have any video, I was looking at the Analysis portion of my Harry's Lap Timer, specifically my fastest lap in 98f weather. I'm surprised to see that the Yaris actually made it to 90mph down the main straight! And I'm not sure how accurate the power graph is, but I made 69whp

Anyways, I thought it was pretty neat.
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Old 09-07-2017, 10:07 AM   #32
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Have just purchased an NCP91 from Japan. Most of the TRD and other parts appear out of production. Good to know more of the new model is similar parts for suspension etc..
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Old 09-07-2017, 11:22 AM   #34
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So I fabbed up some camber locking plates out of 1-1/4"x1/4" 1018 CRS flat bar that I had laying around.

I'm running Toyota's 3 dot camber bolt (I don't like the cam types), and wanted to prevent any positive camber slip when on track. Got the idea from the Suzuki Swift tuner, R's Racing.

Painted with some BBQ grill paint I had laying around.
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The locking bolt happens to line up perfectly with the little plateau on the knuckle. Very interesting. :)

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I hope it holds up at the track.
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Out of curiosity, have you done any power mods or is it allowed in your class that you'll be competing in or does the car really need any for autox? I didn't want to start a new thread about it and it's kinda hard to find info on people modding the current gen (MY15~ unless it's purely a facelift and entirely same powertrain). I've been really considering getting a new/newer yaris to potentially compete in as I do love these things and wish we got the old RS and the new Gazoo racing version.
15 is just a bumper facelift and some mild body lines and interior tweaks. otherwise the 2013 mounting points I think.


just import the GRMN parts from japan part. its not cheap but what project car is \D:/
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