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Old 06-07-2017, 06:00 PM   #1
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Another Build Thread

Been a long time since I've been active on here. Even when I was on here frequently, I did more reading than posting. It's time to start reworking the Yaris so I figured I would start a thread to monitor the progress and so I have a reference of sorts. Can't find any pictures of when I first got the car back in 06' (I got one of the first ones on the lot) but here's one from around 09' when I had it on...I think they were Progressive or Progress? Something of the sorts, 2.5" drop all around and some old Racing Harts I "borrowed" from my brother.


Fast forward to around 2012

At this point, the car had been in 2 accidents, first I ran over a curb to avoid a car that ran the intersection and bent my rim and torsion beam. My torsion beam on the driver's side now has a permanent -1.5 degree camber that I corrected with shims. Had the wheels repaired and told the shop respray them back the original bronze...he gave me gold... Then I switched to Megan coilovers and added a DIY garden edge lip. Around 2014 I hydroplaned on the highway and hit one of those water barrel barricardes and caved in my passenger side quarter panel. Had that replaced and fitted a new garden lip. Can't find the pictures unfortunately

Fast forward again to late 2016 and I had installed a modified EK Civic type R lip. Unfortunately I don't have any pictures of the car with the lip for some reason but early this year I had this happen...


Basically, the construction workers rerouted traffic late at night (none of the street lights were working yet so it was fairly dark) and, in their infinite wisdom, rerouted the traffic into a section of road that wasn't completed yet. That unfinished road used to be a median so I ended up on top of the median and hit a chunk of it on the way off which bent my sub frame and driver's side control arm. Also wrecked the radiator support on that side.

Did some work on it a few weeks later to at least get it "legal" to drive so I could get it to my work shop.



JDM bumper Fastener...adds anout 50whp...


Good as new! Well...sort of...


Made an attempt to swap out the damaged parts a few weeks ago but couldn't figure out how to disconnect the steering rack. Saw a thread that it's done from inside the car so I'll take another shot at it once the rain stops. Been raining here for about 2 weeks straight...
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Old 06-07-2017, 07:51 PM   #2
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could you post a closer pic of your "DIY garden edge lip". Or where did you get it Home Depot Lowe's etc?

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Old 06-08-2017, 06:27 AM   #3
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My cars has a few scratches too, but i figured it's nothing mechanical and my car isn't a showcar. So instead of fixing it i'm going full JDM with the cable ties :D
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Old 06-08-2017, 08:38 AM   #4
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could you post a closer pic of your "DIY garden edge lip". Or where did you get it Home Depot Lowe's etc?

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Unfortunately I don't have any close up pictures of it. It's just the generic garden edging you get at any hardware store. It does flex a lot, especially on the highway, I was going to reinforce it but ended up swapping to a different lip. If I did it again I would double up the garden edging so it has some more rigidity. Thing folds over at highway speeds.

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My cars has a few scratches too, but i figured it's nothing mechanical and my car isn't a showcar. So instead of fixing it i'm going full JDM with the cable ties :D
JDM cable ties fix everything! My bumper was actually in good shape until that last accident. I pretty much ran over my bumper; when I hit the subframe it knocked the bumper off.
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Old 06-08-2017, 01:07 PM   #5
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Here's the link to a really nice, Home Depot/Lowe's/DIY front lip solution...

http://www.yarisworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=38983
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Old 06-08-2017, 05:29 PM   #6
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Thanks guys!

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Old 06-08-2017, 06:21 PM   #7
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That install is a lot nicer than what I did. I drilled holes and did zipties in a cross pattern along the lip.
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Old 06-17-2017, 09:31 PM   #8
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Did some repairs on the Yaris today. Morning started out with this...




Got the car up on stands


Had to kick the MR2 and the 400 out of the garage temporarily


Started tearing stuff apart


And the damage...


Subframe dropped, thanks everyone for all of the advice on removing this!


Parts swapped, forgot to take a picture after the inner and outer tie rods were installed


So my second hand subframe had the rear mount still in it. Looks way different from mine. Curious if it was actually a LB subframe. Either way, subframe went on the car with no issues.


Reassembly, installed new OEM headlights and a few other bits that broke after the accident.


Lower grill was falling off so I cut it out so it would stop flopping around while I drive. New bumper on the way so this is temporary. Also installed some winjet fog lights as I couldn't get hold of an OEM set when I was ordering parts.


Back on the ground with his brother


Need to get the car aligned but that'll have to wait until next Saturday. Next on the list is to get the paint issue sorted and install the new front bumper when it gets here.
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Old 06-17-2017, 11:01 PM   #9
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Good work man. Enjoying the thread!

Nice adub by the way.
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Old 06-18-2017, 06:52 PM   #10
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Major work... and fast! Way to go, mate.
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Old 06-18-2017, 10:15 PM   #11
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Thanks guys :) having trouble finding an alignment shop that'll take my car. Apparently it's too low to fit on the alignment racks around me. My usual alignment place changed owners and they're not nice people now...
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Old 06-22-2017, 10:09 AM   #12
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Low car problems. :(

Also, didn't realize this till now, but, sick gundam wing reference.
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Old 06-22-2017, 10:18 AM   #13
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Thanks mate, was obsessed with gundam wing when I was younger haha. My VW friend recommended a place near by. His car is ridiculously low so they should have no problem taking my car in. Can't wait to get started on the cosmetics, thing desperately needs some paint!
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Old 06-26-2017, 09:40 AM   #14
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Quick Update, spent most of Saturday Morning looking for an alignment shop that would take my car in. The place my friend with a slammed VW recommended refused to work on my car so I just stopped at every shop I saw on the way home. As luck would have it, the place 5 minutes from my house was the only one willing to do the alignment. Anyhow, car is finally drive-able and it felt good to finally be able to throw the thing around some corners. Still not 100% road worthy yet; at least not to my standards. Need to install new fender liners which should be getting here this week and take care of a few other odds and ends.

Second note, was able to get a hold of CTScott (he's traveling out of the country frequently due to work, just in case anyone was trying to get a hold of him. He will reply but it takes him a while; just be patient ) and I got an airbag module from him. Going to be installing some Recaros later using blacksandiegovitz's old seat brackets and sliders I picked up when he parted out a few years ago. Also snagged a SSK from Garm that he had on his ebay page:


Also have a few other things coming in the mail, I'll post up pictures once they get here
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Old 07-01-2017, 08:06 PM   #15
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07-01-17 Update

Made some more progress on the car this week. Installed:

Front Fender Liners
Rear Wiper Delete Kit
Mud Guards
Micro Image SSK

The fender liners were the cheapest ones I could find on Rock Auto, I normally stick with all OEM parts but if it's what I consider a "wear item" then I don't want to spend too much on something I'm going to be replacing frequently. The Mud Guards I picked up on Amazon for I think $10 or so, have a brand new OEM set but after thinking about it, mud guards are wear items so I'll save the OEM ones for later. The rear wiper delete I bought from password JDM, I never use my rear wiper and the plastic trim was cracking something nasty so I figured I would just take it out. Picked up the SSK from Garm's ebay store, I think he has a few left if anyone is looking for one. Pictures time...

Rear Wiper Delete


Installed


How the Blueberry is looking now


MI SSK





I realized after I took this picture that on that I forgot the washer that goes on top of the cable. The washer is on there but I forgot to take another picture.


Followed this thread back when it first started and read through it again recently before installing
http://www.yarisworld.com/forums/sho...t=34793&page=5

I didn't find the install to be as difficult as some of the other members made it out to be. Was actually quite simple and I finished it in about 30 minutes or so. In terms of performance, I've only put a few miles on the car since the install and it was still super notchy. It seems to be getting smoother the more I shift/drive around. Guessing the cables just need to reposition themselves a bit. The throw is just as short as with the old NST I had in there but I'll see if the notchyness eases up after I drive the car a bit more.
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Old 07-20-2017, 10:54 PM   #16
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Old 06-22-2019, 12:16 PM   #17
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It's been 2 years already?!

Wow I can't believe it's been two years since I made any drastic changes to the car. Time sure does fly! Anywho, Fortune Auto coilovers installed and I picked up a few other things...

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Also made a new front lip. Last one got destroyed on the highway.


Next on the list is to finally paint and install my spoiler; been sitting on this thing for about 5 years Have a Speedhut tach on the way that will be going in as well. Also looking into getting the transmission rebuilt and install an LSD. Looking for a TRD helical type but we'll see what money permits and what happens to pop up when it's time. After that it's 2zr parts gathering. So far all I have is an ECU, courtesy of frogger. Ultimate goal is to build a reliable and fun daily driver.

Unrelated question, can anyone recommend a better picture hosting site? Photobucket is really crappy now...
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Old 06-24-2019, 08:23 AM   #18
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