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Hey guys,

I've made a few posts already but thouht I'd start a new string as an intro...

Moved over to the Wollongong area driving a Blue Sportivo (Stock) with sportivo grille and bumber skirt (cut with exhaust extention to aliviate a bumper melting issue, now solved on the third attempt!!!!). But if you see me cruising the streets or along the highway to Sydney, Picton Rd, Hume hwy to Canberra, Maquarie Pass, Kangaroo Valley Rd.... well anything with some good twists in it.... :) give us a big cheezy grin and a wave!!!!!

Cheers Fellas

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Welcome again, i've got a black one with grille and rear skirt (slightly melted but don't tell anyone) :P Other than that all standard. I've got yellow plates and i usually drive along Shellharbour road, Princess H'way heading up towards Shellharbour. See you around man and maybe Nikich you and i can arrange a cruise one day! Currently working at Wollongong Hospital btw.

Zee

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Cheers Zee...

I live just around the corner from the Hospital, doing a PhD at the uni.

I'll keep a look out for the yellow plates, should be easy to spot on black (are they personalised or standard?), I've got the white sport style ones because they were the most similar to the ones in SA and look better then the standard yellow, tempted by the Pommy style ones too but thought better of it!!!!

Be great to catch you guys on the road and head for a cruise some time.

Catch ya

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Moved over to the Wollongong area driving a Blue Sportivo (Stock) with sportivo grille and bumber skirt (cut with exhaust extention to aliviate a bumper melting issue, now solved on the third attempt!!!!).

Welcome Blue_Sportivo_VVTLi.

Do u mind showing me a picture of u'r cut bumber skirt. btw did u just cut or u also put something to cover the cut? Sorry if does not make sense.

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Can't work out how to post pics... could someone please PM me how....

But anyway, they first cut a small part of the lip off and attatched an extention to the standard tip to divert the hot air down rather then direcly onto the skirt (hence the melting) but the extention was still touching the skirt (slightly) so monitored it for a while and was OK until I did a big drive through the Adelaide Hills (gorge road, corkscrew road, lobethal road and norton summit road, the guys in SA will know where....) and noticed on one of my photo stops that the skirt was melting again....

So wen't back and got them to cut a little more (to about 5mm on the vertical) and no problems since!!!! :D

You'll get the idea when I post the pics (both the skirt and exhaust).... but nothing to cover the cut, just cut and smoothed out with sanding. My guys at Cornes Toyota in Adelaide use Adelaide Special Vehicles for all skirts and wings and they have a good rep! Looking for service as good as them over here in Wollongong.... :unsure:

Best of all it was all under warranty, because they did the mods, so free!!!! :D

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Toyota were unaware that the exhaust outlet pushed hot air directly onto the skirtuntil this happened so it was thier fault hence they payed...... This was just what their solution to my melting bumper skirt, was a bit of a quick fix rather then a tip change which would have taken them more effort and may have changed the sound of the exhaust note (hence would have to retested for EPA sound levels). But I don't mind I kinda like it, it's individual!!!!!! :P

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