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My first car; a 2005 Corolla Sportivo!

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Hey guys, i've been following this forum for quite awhile as i've been interested in buying a Sportivo for awhile and as destiny came to be i would indeed end up with one! This is my 2005 Corolla Sportivo with a few mods I've done alone and with my best mate recently. Prior to purchasing this car, i did look at a few others including one that i thought i'd get, though it had been in an accident that was unrecorded and lacked any service history what so ever. I wasn't expecting perfection by any means and i knew that it would be almost impossible to find. Thus,  i settled with my beautiful example of a sportivo and i'm trying to create something i can be proud of.I'm located in Wa and am curious as to how many people still own a stivo on this forum as it's been a lot slower as of late I've noticed. The red Stivo is a 2003 model and is owned by my step dad and is also the car i learnt in. I think he's pretty proud to know that i've also become attached the last non gutless corolla made by Toyota. ;)
 

Updating this as of Sept. 13th, 2016 so you're not having to find what the car's looking like at the moment!

MODZ
>Tuned  via the Greddy V-Manage ecu
>2zzge Celica GTS Engine cover
>2.5 Inch Highflow cat exhaust
>2.5 Inch 2082p Injen Cold Air Intake
>Whiteline sway bar front+back
>Whiteline Front strut brace
>BC BR Racing Coilovers
>Exedy Heavy Duty Clutch with Xtreme Lightened Flywheel
>DBA T2 Slotted Rotors Front and Rear
> Extended Pushrod
>Solid base Shifter Bushings

>Bendix Brake Pads all round
>Stock Gloss Black rims wrapped in Yokohama Drive R1's
>Full HID Projector system on both front headlights with Halo rings
>Carbon Fibre Splitters
>Full sound system, 2 Amplifiers and a Pioneer 12Inch Subwoofer 
>Gloss black bonnet protector
>Gloss black Interior
>WA -  KEEPMIRIN custom plates
>Gloss Black Vinyl mirrors
>Front and Rear TRD badges
>Gloss black Front and Rear Toyota Badges
>Colour matched Wingtips and Eyelids
>TRD Shift knob
>TWM Short Shifter

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Sorry for it being so long, i was going to put the photo's  of the shifter and the pair of stivo's in another post but i suppose it wouldn't have made a difference! :) Cheers guys! :)

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Nice car mate!

Those are actually the top stage eye lids, they are quite hard to find these days.

I have c-one reps waiting to go on, they look a little less aggressive. 

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1 hour ago, Squalled said:

Nice car mate!

Those are actually the top stage eye lids, they are quite hard to find these days.

I have c-one reps waiting to go on, they look a little less aggressive. 

I had no idea, i assumed only c-one made the eyelids! :)  They definitely are a great addition though :)
 

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Yeah there's a lot you'll find about Sportivos mate. Most of the products are generally discontinued or extremely hard to find these days.

C-One eye lids look more like this:

 

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100% prefer mine to be honest. they'd look nice if you were going for a sleeper kind of look i'd say. :)

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I prefer the top stage style as well, don't mind the c-one but personal preference.

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Like the trd shifer ! Well dun

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On 3/11/2016 at 0:33 PM, fupo1 said:

Like the trd shifer ! Well dun

Cheers man! Picked it up for like 15 bucks so i'm really happy with it! :)
Anyone have any other ideas? Might look at getting some headers and a cold air intake soon as everything else is done :)

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PPE engineering have discounted the headers and intake tho the intake is oversized n u need another EUC to run it

 

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You mean ECU?

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TRD intake is 70mm, some places take the easy route using readily available 3" tube which is 76mm and then it runs into issues with the stock ECU not being able to correct enough for the change in airflow with the MAF sensor.

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I've noticed a few people having issues with the trd intake, shame :(
I've looked at the CAI/SRI thread and pretty set on a CAI, you guys had much experience with any other brands? I do like the look of the CES ones but couldn't find them anywhere.

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Also, not sure it's been done before but has anyone put mudflaps on their stivo? Might sound strange but if they were subtle they would probably look alright. Just a thought :)

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CES is overpriced for what it is, I make my own.  The TRD is a good intake, people that have problems with it need to clean their MAF.

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I've got an Injen on my 2005.

Screams in top end, one of the loudest you can get.

Haven't had any issues with it since I installed it. Did the ECU reset and she still runs like a dream.

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4 hours ago, CHA54 said:

CES is overpriced for what it is, I make my own.  The TRD is a good intake, people that have problems with it need to clean their MAF.

My mate suggested we just make our own and buy a pod, not sure though ill have to see i suppose :)

 

 

19 minutes ago, Squalled said:

I've got an Injen on my 2005.

Screams in top end, one of the loudest you can get.

Haven't had any issues with it since I installed it. Did the ECU reset and she still runs like a dream.

Where'd you get it from man? :)

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Got it through eBay mate.

Can more then likely get a custom made one for less too. All up to you and your budget!

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10 hours ago, Squalled said:

Got it through eBay mate.

Can more then likely get a custom made one for less too. All up to you and your budget!

Found an Injen for 245 with heatshield, it's on sale until the 19th but i think i'll wait a bit hey
ill keep looking around but :)

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Sounds like a good price mate.

I'd go for TRD, AEM, Injen or CES if you have the $$$.

I hear Simota ones are bit laggy down low. My Injen feels almost identical to stock in the bottom end.

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Like I said, I'll keep waiting for now and see what's best, my mate wants a CAI for his SV6 so if we can make one for both of our cars that'd be sweet:)

Any benefits to buying over making one myself?:)

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less time and effort to buy one is about the only benefit if you can fabricate well and get the MAF flange right.  Custom made will get you the shortest length and best route with optimal diameter

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I agree with CHA54 on that. It'll look unique and will more then likely work out better then an off the shelf item.

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Just not sure on how i'll figure out one how to pipe it, i understand it goes near the front bumper alongside the inner wheel, just concerned that i buy piping and then it's all over the place

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welding is required for a neat intake.  2x 90degree bends and a bit of straight will give plenty of material to fabricate one

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