New to the forums. Been wrenching on cars since I was 7, my first car was a '95 Mitsubishi Eclipse Non Turbo. Had a few less notable cars after that but when the last Chrysler I will ever own seized it’s transmission solid at 45 mph during rush hour traffic I made the switch to Toyota. Picked up a used 2012 Toyota Yaris 5 door with an auto with 49,000 miles on it and after having it for going on 8 years it’s currently sitting at 240,000 miles and it’s been great. It’s quicker than you’d expect a 1.5 liter to be, and it grips like crazy in the turns. It’s currently got a TRD rear sway bar and a set of 16"x7" reps on it with all seasons on them and it runs like a dream.
While owning this car and doing research on mods people do to these I was surprised at how many improvements could be made using readily available OEM parts. The stock Toyota Corolla throttle body and fuel injectors bolt right up and plug right into the stock harness with no modifications and the stock ECU just adjusts for more air and fuel. So naturally I started acquiring parts, because they were also super cheap. After awhile of hoarding stuff I realized it might not be a good idea to mess with the car I drive almost 200 miles a day for work, soo
I bought a second Toyota Yaris.
(Before getting the wheels on the grey car)
Picked up an '07 3 door hatchback with 120,000 miles and a 5 speed off a friend for a song as she was upgrading to a Corolla hybrid. Car is in decent shape. It needs brakes and some TLC. I already installed a NST short throw shifter
and have the Corolla throttle body installed.
The ECU is getting sent out today to FTG Tuning to get one of their B-Spec tunes which bumps HP and torque up and resets the rev limiter to 7500 rpm. Need to get Corolla injectors and a fuel pump out of a scion XD and we’ll be in business.