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Old 04-22-2006, 12:33 PM   #19
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Goose, here are some prices for you from the Canadian Toyota "Accessory Parts List". All prices are Canadian dollars.
14" Alloy Wheels - $740
15" Alloy Wheels - $740 (3 designs offered)
16" Alloy Wheels - $940
Carbon Fibre Dash Kit - $310
Leather Seats - $1528
Lowering Springs - $350 ($514 installed)
Performance Exhaust - $680 ($704 installed)
Car Tent??????? - $220
You might want to consider keeping your "Steelies" for some snows. I think HP winter tires are a real asset here in Ontario, probably be the same for you. ****** Unless perhaps you live and only drive in the city.
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Old 04-22-2006, 01:00 PM   #20
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I totally want the car tent. If you haven't seen it, it's a tent that connects the hatch of the Yaris to a 2-3 person tent. Pretty cool.
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Old 04-23-2006, 10:33 AM   #21
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Thanks for the accessory information, ricko. You're right about keeping the steel wheels for snow tires. The winters can get pretty mean where I am (non-existent rural snow removal); a light car like the Yaris would benefit from a dedicated winter setup. It's amazing how much dedicated snow tires can improve traction over so-called "all season" tires.
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Old 04-23-2006, 04:51 PM   #22
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Nice ride!! I pic mine up on monday, it's not the rs though
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Old 04-23-2006, 05:31 PM   #23
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I would get aftermarket alloys anyway. They'll be cheaper and lighter.
Not to mention if you hit a all-mighty pothole that you'll buckle them easily. If you can buckle a Toyota rim, then it'd have to be as deep as the Yaris.
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Old 04-23-2006, 10:38 PM   #24
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Anyone pick up the all-weather mats? I was thinking about it.. although... isn't it kinda expensive for mats?
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Old 04-24-2006, 08:31 AM   #25
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does anyone have any more information about that tent
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Old 04-24-2006, 12:12 PM   #26
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Not to mention if you hit a all-mighty pothole that you'll buckle them easily. If you can buckle a Toyota rim, then it'd have to be as deep as the Yaris.
Uh, what? Why does light mean weak in your mind? Plus, you'd have to hit a pretty major pothole to damage a 15" wheel, regardless of weight.
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Old 04-24-2006, 04:27 PM   #27
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SmellyTofu does have a point regarding OEM alloys vs aftermarket. While there are very nice quality aftermarket alloys available, there are also many that are really poor. Choose aftermarket wheels carefully; sometimes light, inexpensive wheels can be problematic. The old saying about "getting what you pay for" comes to mind...

OEM alloys are the safe choice. They're not the lightest, but the car company has tested them and they're probably as durable as the stock steel wheels.
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Old 04-24-2006, 08:12 PM   #28
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Goose is right. OEM is often the safest, but not necessarily the high performance choice. IF you know how and where to buy aftermarket wheels and accessories, there is a world of better choices out there. IF.......
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Old 04-25-2006, 09:59 AM   #29
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Don't forget that many of the OEM alloys are made by the same companies that make the aftermarket wheels (e.g. Enkei, Borbet, BBS, etc.).
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Old 04-25-2006, 10:09 AM   #30
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There is no be secret to buying aftermarket wheels. If you don't know the brand name, don't buy it.

As for some brand names that are worth looking into, check out tirerack.com. Also note Ray's Engineering, http://www.mackinindustries.com/md/index.html
anything they make will be very good quality.

And some oem wheels are worth it if you know what to look for. The stock 14" wheels from the 1982 Toyota Supra weighed about 8 lbs. Sadly though the bolt pattern is 4X115.

And one last thing, any of the wheels imported from japan should be pretty high quality, it would be silly for them to import junk wheels from japan.
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Old 04-25-2006, 11:37 AM   #31
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Another good place to check out is www.discounttiredirect.com. I've bought several sets of wheels/tires from them.

Keep in mind wheels from Rays are über expensive.

I really haven't heard any horror stories about alloy wheels on cars, other than say, the clearcoat peeling or the wheels beginning to oxidizde. That or bending wheels via potholes, but that can happen to the strongest of wheels (ala Rays' Volk Racing wheels).

Many of the less-expensive wheels can be pretty heavy, but are usually pretty strong. Many of the wheels come out of the same factories, but get different centercaps, too. There are actually relitively few wheel manufacturers compared the the amount of brands on the market.
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Old 04-27-2006, 07:06 AM   #32
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any modded blazing blue car pics (beside toyota ones) out there ??
some one must have one
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Old 05-09-2006, 02:25 AM   #33
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I am leaning towards this color as my favorite. My last 2 vehicles were silver and I am sick of silver now
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Old 05-09-2006, 09:31 AM   #34
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That Aussie YRX (in DVS' small pic) looks fantastic. I think the front spoiler balances the look perfectly. I wouldn't do anything more to the body. I'll have to see what I can do to get one.
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Old 05-10-2006, 02:27 AM   #35
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That Aussie YRX (in DVS' small pic) looks fantastic. I think the front spoiler balances the look perfectly. I wouldn't do anything more to the body. I'll have to see what I can do to get one.
yea thats right i really love the lip and the side!~ i wonder if that would fit the canadian RS? really wanna know and if so where can i order that?
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Old 05-10-2006, 08:43 AM   #36
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There is a website listed here somewhere (oztoyota.com I think), but I might try to go through my dealer. I don't know if the front bumper on the Oz Yaris is the same, though that MIGHT not matter since it is just a spoiler.
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