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Old 10-02-2019, 04:50 PM   #19
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Wow! You are ambitious. One thing i would like to comment on. I had to have my muffler replaced and the shop put one on that looks just like the one you put on. It is is not the same shape or dimensions as the OEM. As a result, the edge of the muffler kept bumping the inside wall of the body causing an annoying noise. I took it back and they put in a different one one with a shape resembling a coffee can. It fit better but was not quiet like it should be. It was noisy and sounded cheap. I'm sure there are those on here that would like that, but I didn't. So here is my point. I ended up purchasing a genuine Toyota muffler that looks and sounds like the one that came with the car. My car sounds like new. When it comes to mufflers, I will now always recommend OEM.

Keep up the nice mods!
Thanks! Sticking with OEM is always safe, I noticed there were two styles of mufflers when I ordered mine too. I wanted it a little louder than stock so I ordered the aftermarket style. It fit well but I went with a brand I know, I'm sure there are other ones out there that would have worse fitment.
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Old 10-05-2019, 12:48 AM   #20
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Great work mate. I've got to do something about the rust on my car. I'd be interested to see how the paint you used holds up. I have heard some horror stories of people using paint where the rust either comes through the paint or its still rusting away underneath the paint.
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Old 10-06-2019, 02:19 PM   #21
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Great work mate. I've got to do something about the rust on my car. I'd be interested to see how the paint you used holds up. I have heard some horror stories of people using paint where the rust either comes through the paint or its still rusting away underneath the paint.
Thanks! Only time will tell. I've worked on a bunch of Toyotas and Subarus so I've seen a fair share of rust. It's to the point I refuse to use heavy coatings like POR-15 and rubberized undercoating because I've seen it become cancerous underneath the coating.
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Old 11-03-2019, 07:46 PM   #22
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Small Update

Nothing too terribly exciting since the cars been drama free. I did some maintenance this weekend as well as stopped by the local junkyard and got a 1.8L throttle body and a neat shift knob from a scion TC.

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The throttle body came off an 04 Matrix and isn't even remotely close to working. I can adapt the cooling lines to work but not much else so that idea is out the window (unless I find a newer 1.8 to steal a TB from)

But the shift knob is on and looks good, better than the ebay special one I had on previously.

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Old 01-04-2020, 12:34 AM   #23
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I'm slowly chipping away at my to-do list over the past couple weekends. Firstly let me explain my reasoning behind most these mods. I hate cars that feel cheap, and although yaris' are cheap global platform cars, they don't need to feel cheap.

Boring Maintenance Done:
New serpentine belt, new rear lift supports, bilstein rear shocks (matching fronts will come later), weathertech floor mats, fixed the roof wrap, and cleaned all the ground wires I could find.

The center armrest is just hollow plastic, so I put some junk hardware in it and then filled it with expanding foam, to give it some weight and an overall better feel.
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I swapped all the speakers in the car and replaced them with JBLs. Took me a while to figure out how to mount them and to get them all in phase with each other but they bump now, so really happy about that. Also added more sound deadening while I'm at it. (mostly to help remove the cheapness sound when you close the doors and road noise.)

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Another cheapness thing I dislike is the horn, it sounds like a bumper car. I robbed a set of horns and bracket off a subaru (from 2009+ models) at the junkard and installed them. (they also happened to be the same brand and one was even the same model number as the yaris one.) They bolted right in and I only had to trim a little of the air dam and solder in two plugs (they SHOULD have a relay and a power source but I can't be bothered.) Also I will probably modify the front bumper before reinstalling but I haven't gotten to it yet.

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Old 01-04-2020, 09:53 AM   #24
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You gotta go air if you want a real horn



If you get the chance, try 2003-2008 dodge ram horns they're pretty loud and have a good angry tone
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Old 01-04-2020, 03:50 PM   #25
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You gotta go air if you want a real horn



If you get the chance, try 2003-2008 dodge ram horns they're pretty loud and have a good angry tone
Hahaha that's so excessive, I love it! So far they sound fine, we'll see how they are in use. I have caddy horns on my other car and they're nice, but those definitely need another power source.
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Old 01-04-2020, 07:39 PM   #26
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The thing I like about the air horns is that the big rigs can hear you just before they kill you lol
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Old 04-12-2020, 05:57 PM   #27
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This was all done over the past few weeks during this lock in period.

Maintenance:
Trans flush with new pan gasket and filter
Engine oil flush and new oil pan gasket
First wash, wax, and seal in like 10 months

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Mods:
Started restoring the junkyard Konig 15x7 rims I got a while back, no tires yet so won't be installed right away.
35% tint all the way around

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Old 04-12-2020, 09:59 PM   #28
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Looking really nice. What do you use for a paint sealer?
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Old 04-13-2020, 10:24 AM   #29
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Looking really nice. What do you use for a paint sealer?
I use Meguiars paint protect, they brand it as a lazy person wax though.
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Old 05-12-2020, 10:11 PM   #30
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Not particularly exciting but I got the front strut assemblies swapped as well as the sway bar links. Ended up cutting the old sway bar links off because the hold it with an Allen key while loosening with a ratchet process was too tedious.

Also, got to love working on sub-compacts where you have to remove the entire cowl unit just to access 2 bolts.
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