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Speed_Chaser

Introducing My Auris!

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Hello everyone!

Here is some information about mods made to my car accompanied by a few pictures. Pics found in the first post will give you only a clue of how my car looks at the moment, because many things have changed since then. Newer pictures can be found by scrolling through this topic!

Audio System

Kenwood DNX-5220 multimediaplayer with navigation and iPhone/iPod integration

DLS Performance Series CA51
-> Hertz HDP-5 5-channel amp under the front passenger seat

DLS Magnesium Series MS6A

DLS Coaxial Basic Series 226

Pioneer TS-SW1241D Subwoofer

Pioneer slim subwoofer enclosure
-> Custom subwoofer enclosure which fits under the spare wheel

Wheels

Summer:
GoodYear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 225/40 R18
-> GoodYear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 225/40/18
Front rims: TSW Snetterton 8,0x18", ET40 (center caps removed)
Rear rims: TSW Snetterton 8,0x18", ET20 ET24 (center caps removed)


Winter:
Nokia RSi 205/55 R16

-> GoodYear UltraGrip Ice 2 225/45/17
Front & Rear rims: Dezent J 7,0x16", ET40 (center caps removed)

-> Front rims: Enkei RPF1, 17x8 ET35 (weight 7kg)

-> Rear rims: Enkei RPF1, 17x8,5 ET30 (weight 7,5kg)

Black anodised valves

Muteki SR48 black open lug nuts

Brakes

MTEC dimpled, grooved and black coated brake discs

Predator brake pads from Black Diamond

Braided brake lines custom made by Goodridge

Chassis

H&R lowering springs, 35mm drop
-> BC Racing V1 coilovers, 80mm drop

Wiechers-sport adjustable front strut bar

Cusco rear sway bar (wrapped in black vinyl)

Engine

Apexi Dual Funnel air filter

Remus muffler

Throttle controller

Custom short shifter for MM-T

Lights

Cobra 6000K HIDs with slim ballasts in low beams fog lights
->Fog lights replaced with H11 DRL LED bulbs

Cosmos Blue high beam bulbs from Maruta Tech

White LED license plate lights

White LED light in the boot
-> Amber LED strips in the boot
-> Original trunk lights on both sides with LEDs inside

Amber footwells, door handle lights and backlit compartment under the gearstick
->Door handle lights replaced with door compartment lights

White LED interior lightning

US parkers

LED parking lights with lens

Diadem blinker bulbs in the front
-> SilverVision blinker bulbs in the front

JDM tail light swap

Reverse lights and rear blinkers' position swap

Rear fog light removed, white LED reverse lights on both sides

3rd brake light mod

Tail lights tinted with Oracal 8300 film, two layers

Black headlight mod

JDM custom Black hazard switch

Other

50% tints all over except the windshield
-> SunTek Carbon Series 50% rear tints, 3M Crystalline 70% tints on front sides and windshield

Tinted speedo glass

Team HEKO wind deflectors

-> Original JDM Toyota Slimline Weathershields

Club stickers on windows/tail light and under the bonnet
-> Some stickers here and there

35% tinted stripe on the windshield

License plates attached with reflecting screws (front: white, rear: red)
-> Licence plate frames, plates attached without screws

Non-EU licence plates without screw holes

Black mesh on the front license plate

Black mesh instead of original front grille

TRD badge on the front grille

Rolled read guards

Debadged: Model signs ("Toyota" and "AURIS") removed from the rear
Toyota devil horns attached to the front/rear badge

Toyta badges colour coded on front and rear

Black steering wheel badge

Custom keyring

Cigarette ligter's cover

DOD RX8W mirror dash cam

-> DOD LS460W dash cam (hardwired)

8cm aluminium antenna
-> Colour coded Shark Fin antenna

-> 7cm black antenna with silver top

Mitsubishi style roof diffuser

Inverted vertical rear wiper
-> Dewipered

Brake calipers painted in silver/red
-> Brake calipers painted in silver

Colour-coded front skirt, engine heater's plug and mudflaps.

Shaved mudflaps

Red "i" on the engine cover's VVT-i text

Carbine hooks on the front and rear under the car

Leather shift knob

Two silver steering wheel's centre position indicator stripes
-> Steering wheel's centre position indicator stripe

MOMO Challenger Automatic pedal pads + MOMO R3000 footrest
-> MOMO Stealth Aluminium Automatic pedal pads + footrest

-> TRD pedal pads and footrest

Rubber attachment bands in the boot

Non-slip storage inserts in all compartments

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Very Nice ! ;)

Photos of the interior, please...

What engine and engine mod's you have ?

What pressure do you use on the 16" and 18" wheels ?

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Very Nice ! ;)

Photos of the interior, please...

What engine and engine mod's you have ?

What pressure do you use on the 16" and 18" wheels ?

Thanks Xana! :)

Photos of the interior is my "next to do" -thing. When they'll

be ready I will definitely post them in here!

I have petrol version with 1.6 engine, and haven't really modded

it. There's not much you can do to increase the power if you have

this kind of engine...

As I told I have Apex’i - Dual Funnel -air filter and a silencer from Remus

installed, but i doubt that they increase the power. They're only creating

a feeling of having more of it by making a sportier sound.

I've also added lowering springs and some bigger wheels, which of course don't

affect on power, but the handling is much better now. This creates

the same "more powerful car" -feeling. And of course even my car isn't more

powerful than before, it is a bit faster thanks to those wheel & lowering mods.

Because of them it's possible to enter the corners at higher speeds than before.

Don't really remember the pressures, but I only use standard ones!

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Very clean looking Auris brother, good job! ;)

Now to the questions, hehe. :D

1. What is that tiny black thing on one side of your bumper?

2. What are Diadem-blinkers? :huh:

3. How did you modded the front turn signals 'exactly' to light up all the time and did you experience any problems with them so far?

4. And could you please post a picture of your car with only the parking lights on at night or some dark environment like garage etc.

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Very clean looking Auris brother, good job! ;)

Now to the questions, hehe. :D

1. What is that tiny black thing on one side of your bumper?

2. What are Diadem-blinkers? :huh:

3. How did you modded the front turn signals 'exactly' to light up all the time and did you experience any problems with them so far?

4. And could you please post a picture of your car with only the parking lights on at night or some dark environment like garage etc.

Thanks for your compliment man! :)

1. It is the place to put in the cord which brings electricity for engine heater and interior heater. Please check Defa's site

for more information!

2. Diadem-blinkers are blinkers with blue glass, which are blue when they're not on, but orange when they are blinking.

3.It is possible to do by two ways. You can do many wirings and make the blinker light do everything, lighting and blinking, but it's very difficult and takes much time, money and may be not good for your car. So I made it by drilling a hole near to the hole made for original blinker bulb. Then I put orange LED Parking light with 5 LED's into it and made the wirings so that they will work at the same time with original parking lights. After this I just removed original parking lights from their socket... So this is it, there's two lamps, one working as a parking light and another working as a blinker...

4. I've allready promised to Modena to take some pictures of my xenon lights, so I will make the parking lights -photos at the same time. I'll try to get them ready until the weekend or during it. Will post them on this thread!

Best regards, Alex

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More pictures regarding my xenon lights and parking lights coming during next weekend, I hope!

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I took some new pictures, but photos regarding MOMO -pedal pads are still to come.
Brake pedals' pad is not on it's place at the moment. I've posted it back to the shop
to get it changed because the anti-slip rubber started to fall off!

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Alex thanks mate! Can you also take a photo like the one I attached, I want to see how good and clear the cut off is.

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Alex thanks mate! Can you also take a photo like the one I attached, I want to see how good and clear the cut off is.

No problem, I'm glad to hear that you liked the photos and that they were useful!

Yes, I will take that kind of photo for you (as I promised) as soon as possible...

This time I just didn't have time to search for enough dark place to do that.

But here's some fresh night+rain shots taken just a little time ago, enjoy!

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Whoa, nice pictures brother! Thank you! ;)

But could you take a picture exactly like this but with only parks on, at night of course?

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:D

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Cheers Alex! Looking forward to it champ!

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Whoa, nice pictures brother! Thank you! ;)

But could you take a picture exactly like this but with only parks on, at night of course?

auris16jl3.jpg

:D

Another parking light (on the driver's side) is a bit darker, originally

it has 5 LED's and now two of them aren't working.

Will have to change the bulb before taking the photo, otherwise it won't

look symmetrical...

But for now I have one taken from the front with parking lights and blinker on.

Didn't post it because I thought you'll want the one with both parking

lights, but here it is before I'll get the shots you asked for.

So, on the passenger's side: parking light, on the driver's side: blinker!

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Hey Alex,

I am about to get a HID kit, I have an option to get smaller ballasts or stick with original sized ones. From your experience, should I go for smaller ballasts or stick with originals? The smaller ballasts will cost me $50 more.

Normal size ballast is 7.5x9x3cm and a slim ballast that is 6.5x9.5x1.5cm.

What do you think? Is there enough space for normal size in the engine bay?

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Hey Alex,

I am about to get a HID kit, I have an option to get smaller ballasts or stick with original sized ones. From your experience, should I go for smaller ballasts or stick with originals? The smaller ballasts will cost me $50 more.

Normal size ballast is 7.5x9x3cm and a slim ballast that is 6.5x9.5x1.5cm.

What do you think? Is there enough space for normal size in the engine bay?

Hello Modena!

Sorry for not posting the pics you asked for so long... It's very rainy in Finland, raining

every day and the asphalt is wet. So been waiting for the dry asphalt, otherwise the light

cannot be seen properly on the road!

I suggest you to buy original sized ballasts and install them as follows:

Open the hood and remove the long black plastic cover, which is placed in the front side

of your Toyota's engine room. After removing you will see two metal bars (they have the same

colour as your vehichle) going pretty symmetrically on both sides (there are some holes in them,

also the ones which are used when installing the plastic cover). Now you will have to release the

air-filter's pipe's holding mechanism to be able to move the pipe. (This will be needed when you're

installing the ballast, you will have to pull the pipe littlebit away to get enough room for getting the

ballast on it's place. When the ballast will be on it's place you will be able to release the pipe to

it's ordinary position).

After releasing the pipe just install the ballast upside down at the downside of the metal bars

described before. I suggest you to use tape! It'll be clean and nice-looking installation and you won't be

even able to see the ballasts when the plastic cover will be on it's place. For removing some bulbs (for

example blinker-bulb from the passenger's side) you will have to remove the ballast because it'll be

so close to the bulb, but due to this kind of installation it will be an easy process. And I doubt that the

slim ballasts will save you from this, because they are only slimmer but have the same tallness as

original ones!

Hope this will help!

Best regards, Alex

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im trying to do a car pc in my avensis, how did u get the souround looking that goo d?

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Front blinkers modded to work as parking lights (always lit up,
blinking when turning signal is on)

how do you make this ?

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im trying to do a car pc in my avensis, how did u get the souround looking that goo d?

Didn't actually get what do you mean with the "good-looking surround", but if you mean my

Kenwood multimediaplayer; I just chose a nice-looking player and made a proper installation...

Best regards, Alex

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Front blinkers modded to work as parking lights (always lit up,

blinking when turning signal is on)

how do you make this ?

Kristof, please check the 5th post from the top. You will find the answer if

you'll look at the text after number 3 :)

Best regards, Alex

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if you are looking for more power try and get a custom sports CAT done to your car,

auris are restricted in power as of most economy cars for better petrol,

i got my car looked at by a exhaust specialist and he said that the auris has such a big CAT its restricting about 20bhp,

try and find a local custom exhaust specialist and ask.

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Looking very good, I remember our conversations with the Kenwood head unit project :) . How did you remove the badges on the boot?

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if you are looking for more power try and get a custom sports CAT done to your car,

auris are restricted in power as of most economy cars for better petrol,

i got my car looked at by a exhaust specialist and he said that the auris has such a big CAT its restricting about 20bhp,

try and find a local custom exhaust specialist and ask.

Thanks for your tip, I will go to the local specialist to ask what he can do and how much will it cost...

Looking very good, I remember our conversations with the Kenwood head unit project :) . How did you remove the badges on the boot?

Thanks derwill... I appreciate the tips you gave me according the headunit!

I removed the badges simply by pulling them out with my nails/fingers. After

that I just wiped the spots with wet cloth (even there was no dirt/glue left at all).

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Hey Alex,

I am about to get a HID kit, I have an option to get smaller ballasts or stick with original sized ones. From your experience, should I go for smaller ballasts or stick with originals? The smaller ballasts will cost me $50 more.

Normal size ballast is 7.5x9x3cm and a slim ballast that is 6.5x9.5x1.5cm.

What do you think? Is there enough space for normal size in the engine bay?

Hello Modena!

Sorry for not posting the pics you asked for so long... It's very rainy in Finland, raining

every day and the asphalt is wet. So been waiting for the dry asphalt, otherwise the light

cannot be seen properly on the road!

I suggest you to buy original sized ballasts and install them as follows:

Open the hood and remove the long black plastic cover, which is placed in the front side

of your Toyota's engine room. After removing you will see two metal bars (they have the same

colour as your vehichle) going pretty symmetrically on both sides (there are some holes in them,

also the ones which are used when installing the plastic cover). Now you will have to release the

air-filter's pipe's holding mechanism to be able to move the pipe. (This will be needed when you're

installing the ballast, you will have to pull the pipe littlebit away to get enough room for getting the

ballast on it's place. When the ballast will be on it's place you will be able to release the pipe to

it's ordinary position).

After releasing the pipe just install the ballast upside down at the downside of the metal bars

described before. I suggest you to use tape! It'll be clean and nice-looking installation and you won't be

even able to see the ballasts when the plastic cover will be on it's place. For removing some bulbs (for

example blinker-bulb from the passenger's side) you will have to remove the ballast because it'll be

so close to the bulb, but due to this kind of installation it will be an easy process. And I doubt that the

slim ballasts will save you from this, because they are only slimmer but have the same tallness as

original ones!

Hope this will help!

Best regards, Alex

Hi Alex,

Thanks heaps for the detailed info!

I ordered 6000K HID kit with normal sized balasts. Should arrive this week and hopefully can get it installed this coming weekend!

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Hey Alex,

I am about to get a HID kit, I have an option to get smaller ballasts or stick with original sized ones. From your experience, should I go for smaller ballasts or stick with originals? The smaller ballasts will cost me $50 more.

Normal size ballast is 7.5x9x3cm and a slim ballast that is 6.5x9.5x1.5cm.

What do you think? Is there enough space for normal size in the engine bay?

Hello Modena!

Sorry for not posting the pics you asked for so long... It's very rainy in Finland, raining

every day and the asphalt is wet. So been waiting for the dry asphalt, otherwise the light

cannot be seen properly on the road!

I suggest you to buy original sized ballasts and install them as follows:

Open the hood and remove the long black plastic cover, which is placed in the front side

of your Toyota's engine room. After removing you will see two metal bars (they have the same

colour as your vehichle) going pretty symmetrically on both sides (there are some holes in them,

also the ones which are used when installing the plastic cover). Now you will have to release the

air-filter's pipe's holding mechanism to be able to move the pipe. (This will be needed when you're

installing the ballast, you will have to pull the pipe littlebit away to get enough room for getting the

ballast on it's place. When the ballast will be on it's place you will be able to release the pipe to

it's ordinary position).

After releasing the pipe just install the ballast upside down at the downside of the metal bars

described before. I suggest you to use tape! It'll be clean and nice-looking installation and you won't be

even able to see the ballasts when the plastic cover will be on it's place. For removing some bulbs (for

example blinker-bulb from the passenger's side) you will have to remove the ballast because it'll be

so close to the bulb, but due to this kind of installation it will be an easy process. And I doubt that the

slim ballasts will save you from this, because they are only slimmer but have the same tallness as

original ones!

Hope this will help!

Best regards, Alex

Hi Alex,

Thanks heaps for the detailed info!

I ordered 6000K HID kit with normal sized balasts. Should arrive this week and hopefully can get it installed this coming weekend!

That's very nice to hear man! Post some pics if you can after installing the kit ;) Did you order for the fog lights too? And what are

you going to do with the high beams, leave them as original with halogen bulbs?

Best regards, Alex

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Hey Alex,

I am about to get a HID kit, I have an option to get smaller ballasts or stick with original sized ones. From your experience, should I go for smaller ballasts or stick with originals? The smaller ballasts will cost me $50 more.

Normal size ballast is 7.5x9x3cm and a slim ballast that is 6.5x9.5x1.5cm.

What do you think? Is there enough space for normal size in the engine bay?

Hello Modena!

Sorry for not posting the pics you asked for so long... It's very rainy in Finland, raining

every day and the asphalt is wet. So been waiting for the dry asphalt, otherwise the light

cannot be seen properly on the road!

I suggest you to buy original sized ballasts and install them as follows:

Open the hood and remove the long black plastic cover, which is placed in the front side

of your Toyota's engine room. After removing you will see two metal bars (they have the same

colour as your vehichle) going pretty symmetrically on both sides (there are some holes in them,

also the ones which are used when installing the plastic cover). Now you will have to release the

air-filter's pipe's holding mechanism to be able to move the pipe. (This will be needed when you're

installing the ballast, you will have to pull the pipe littlebit away to get enough room for getting the

ballast on it's place. When the ballast will be on it's place you will be able to release the pipe to

it's ordinary position).

After releasing the pipe just install the ballast upside down at the downside of the metal bars

described before. I suggest you to use tape! It'll be clean and nice-looking installation and you won't be

even able to see the ballasts when the plastic cover will be on it's place. For removing some bulbs (for

example blinker-bulb from the passenger's side) you will have to remove the ballast because it'll be

so close to the bulb, but due to this kind of installation it will be an easy process. And I doubt that the

slim ballasts will save you from this, because they are only slimmer but have the same tallness as

original ones!

Hope this will help!

Best regards, Alex

Hi Alex,

Thanks heaps for the detailed info!

I ordered 6000K HID kit with normal sized balasts. Should arrive this week and hopefully can get it installed this coming weekend!

That's very nice to hear man! Post some pics if you can after installing the kit ;) Did you order for the fog lights too? And what are

you going to do with the high beams, leave them as original with halogen bulbs?

Best regards, Alex

I will post some!

Na i dont have foggies... I got the base model Corolla... as for high beams, I will leave them as is no point cos I dont use them much anyway and they do the job just fine! :)

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