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Speed_Chaser

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  1. Auris is sold now after owning it since new for 10 years. Will never forget her! My new car can be found here. Packed with original parts waiting for new owner: Some of the last pictures I shot for the ad:
  2. Hey Tavy! Thanks for support and advice you've given. Unfortunately, the new car isn't Toyota... Will update about it a bit later :)
  3. To update and close this thread I would like to thank everyone on this community who's been following the progress and helping. My Auris is for sale now as I got a new car recently. Auris was and still is a great car. I made it even better by modifying it. Things it's still lacking is powerful engine, comfort and good interior. It also was leaking from rear end couple of times (rear lights, air vents behind the bumper, then rear door). After taking it apart and drying and sealing for several times I got a new car. Decided there is no sense to invest in this car anymore. Could have just kept driving and maintaining it, but wanted something more stock yet still as nice or even nicer than Auris with all it's modifications. Couple of pictures to post. And please feel free to contact me if you're interested to buy some parts as there will probably be a part out. Most probably at least following parts can be sold separately: -audio -rims/nuts -coilovers -strut brace/sway bad -pedal booster -front optics -DRL -tinted side blinkers -blinker relay (aftermarket, programmable) -wind deflectors
  4. The car was originally white then wrapped in vinyl.
  5. Already used two sets of GoodYear Eagle F1 in 225/40/18 but as I am more lowered now with coilovers they were rubbing so I decided to go for 215/40/18. They did not produce them in this size so I decided to change and went for Yokohama Advan Sport V105. Let's see how will they perform. Ordered from the UK BTW (Camskills) :) I also bought couple of Edding 750 markers in order to paint the texts on the sides of the tyres. Wanted to get something like this (I know these are stickers, but you get the idea. Car is GT86 BTW. But my result was poor. From far it looked cool but after a closer look... Well, take a look yourself. So I decided to get back to stock and removed the texts. My driver's side mat started to be in a poor shape so I had to buy a new set. Nice mats I think, fit very well and even have holes for the original hooks on the driver's side. And the I bought two bottles of Areon fresh vanilla scented car freshener, emptied the bottles and rinsed them, put in some essential oil (should be 100% natural) with a scent of a grapefruit and now enjoying really nice and fresh fruity scent. Everyone seems to notice it and give positive feedback. Wunder trees are there just for fun. I ordered them once as a test and actually they were the best scent that Wunder-Baum is offering. Can't get cherry from Finland BTW, don't know why. I still have couple of other projects for this year and also will probably update the lights, just need to decide which option I'd like to choose. So probably will post an update in a while, watch this space.
  6. New year new projects. But first one of my problems. I experinced this with my custom Goodridge brake lines. I sent them original lines to make copies of but obviously the guys messed things up. First time the front line got broked after rubbing against something and Goodridge sent me new set. After installing it and driving for a year or so I lost my front brakes almost totally because the line was worn out again and I did not notice it in time. Almost an accident but was lucky so everything went fine. Now I am having a dispute with Goodridge and they promised to return the money. Let's see what will happen. Probably they made wrong copies, too long or something so the lines were rubbing against something and got worn out. Couple of pics to show you the damage: Then the positives. I ordered and installed new blinker relay which deletes fast blinking after installing LEDs, makes automatically more than one blinkings after swiping the blinker joystick or briefly pressing hazard button. Amount is programmable. Also blinking rate/60 seconds can be adjusted. Nice thing! One company in Russia is producing these. Then... Also from Russia. HPL Crossfire which can be installed in the front blinker session. It will stay in DRL mode (white) and start blinking amber when the blinker will be turned on. Should be super bright aswell. Not sure if it will fit my HID color temperature though so let's see if I will install or just use amber/amber high power LEDs which I am waiting to arrive. Also I have two LED light bars. I am planning to install them on the rear shelf and connect to the fog light which I have disabled do to having reverse lights on both sides. I will then be able to turn the bars on with rear fog switch when reversing on really dark driveways. Or to make happy some driver behind me with high beams on. Also not sure if I will install these or not.
  7. So it's done. There are "hooks" on both sides of the sensor cover. I "lifted" them a bit with a small flat screwdriver, one side at a time. Finally the cover popped off without damage. I put some black electric tape on the inside, mounted the cover back and lights started to work as I wanted them to. In AUTO mode they turn on every time the engine starts and turn off when engine is off.
  8. Here are colour codes for non-UK model. Left lamp: Yellow - blinker Light blue - fog light (on UK model this one is on the right I guess) Red - reverse Green - parking light Blue - brake Right lamp: Light blue - blinker Red - reverse Green - parking light Blue - brake
  9. Yes thanks that trick seems to work. Was just wondering if it's possible to remove the cap and put some tape on the inside then put the cap back on so that it won't be that noticeable.
  10. Long time since I visited the forum last time. Now some updates: Full dark optics done. Now have smoked side blinkers installed. Tried HKS muffler but did not like it because it's louder and not as classy as my Remus. If someone's interested it's for sale now. Installed darker tints on all front windows, even the windshield. Now they're done with 50% Crystalline instead of 70%. Also have 5% dark stripe on top of my windshield. 50% is really dark compared to 70% as the old one had a blue-ish hue and more of the mirror effect. This one is just dark. But I like it! Installed a new horn set with compressor. The new kit works together with the old horn. Loud and nice!
  11. No it can be left to AUTO as the lights will turn off with the ignition in AUTO mode now even it's dark outside and they are on while driving. To answer my own question the sensor is inside the car close to the windshield air vent. It's the black "button". I found out by covering it during the daytime and the lights came on. During the night I was pointing it with LED torch and the lights went off. So solution seems to be simple, just cover the sensor with something. Could look better and more stealth if I'd be able to remove the cover and put the tape on the inside, then put the cover back on. Anyone know how to remove it without braking anything? Thanks in advance.
  12. No that's not necessary thanks. Yaris is just a second car for some time, still got my Auris and enjoying it!
  13. Hello! Have been mostly on the Auris forum, but now got a 2013 Yaris from France and the positions on the stalk are "OFF", parking lights, ON, AUTO. In AUTO mode the headlights light up when it's dark enough, but in Finland the headlights need to be used all the time. The problem is that it's easy to forget to switch the lights manually on during the sunny day. Is there any way to mod the car in order to make the lights turn on and off with the ignition without the need to do anything? The possible ways to achieve this could be: - make adjustments through onboard computer. Once they adjusted the auto lock delay for the doors on my Auris through this. But they're saying it's not possible the adjust headlight functionality on this Yaris now. - add some sort of wiring kit - play with sensor for headlight AUTO mode. Maybe put some tape on it to make it think it's always dark? This could be the easiest option but I'm not sure if it will work. Also don't know where that sensor is located. Thanks in advance guys!
  14. Here's a video of acceleration with Remus exhaust and custom intake. At the end of the next run police arrived :D
  15. No snow but I'm ready. Pics of the current winter look:
  16. Yes the motors will be just taken off but openings still there. It is compulsory for the headlights on Auris to be adjustable.
  17. No you can pull them out just like bulbs. Just twist a bit and then pull. But not straight, you need to be the end a bit up or down because there is a rail in which the ball joint is slipped. When putting back in make sure the rail is as close as possible to the hole and then slip the ball joint back in and after that push the motor back in place and twist to lock.
  18. Nice install and write up. Glad you got it all sorted out and happy with the result!
  19. Any pics of that sub install please?
  20. Good start I'd say. You will really enjoy lack of brake dust with that setup. But the red stripe needs to be removed immediately from rims :D IMHO. And LEDs changed to less blue ones if they are that blue in real life aswell. Front lights look cool, nice colour choice.
  21. Ok that's better, will be interesting to see what will hapen and read some long term experiences. Hope everything will be fine as HIDs have their own issues like you stated :)
  22. Nice idea and nice write up... Just a thought. Aren't you concerned about what will happen when the dirt will enter the cooling fans and they will get stuck? I'm sure this will happen sooner or later, even in your country...
  23. Good job and nice write up! Waiting for pics of the installed wheels. I would consider doing something to the center caps. Paint them same colour or some other maybe.
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