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  1. 25 points
    First and foremost, Welcome to the community. Here you will be able to socialise with many other members of the community, seek answers to your questions, or learn something new about your car or other Toyota's. A common question that we receive here from a new member would be: - Why can I not edit my profile information / change my display picture / create a signature? As part of the forum configuration, you are required to have a couple of posts to your name before you have access to such features. Introducing yourself here counts towards that, so feel free to introduce yourself and let us know your story. If you would like to make a signature, may I direct you to the following thread. We don't want to be strict with telling you what to do, but this is just in the interests of the other forum members here to help maintain an easy to follow thread: Signature Regulations Don't forget as well to visit the Members Rides section where you can check out other members cars and to read more about them and/or check the progress of their modification work. Feel free to create a thread here as well to showcase your car. Even if you don't plan on doing modifications to it, think of it as a diary to keep track of anything that you do to it that you think may interest others. So come on, get active and see what the forums have to offer. Remember, before creating a new thread to ask a question, please perform a search. There is a good possibility that what you may have to ask may already been answered. Just remember when searching, the thread titles may not completely reflect your search term. Your search will return threads which contain your search term in the title and/or the actual thread itself. So if it returns a title that sounds sort of what you are looking for, just open the thread and have a quick look. It may just have the answer that you need. Lastly, if you like the community that you have become a member of and would like to show your support, you can become a Club Supporter by clicking on the following link: Become a TOC Supporter Kind regards, The Moderating Team
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    I realise that you're gutted and ****** off that your car suffered such a major failure, but posting up 7 year old information?
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    Nothing new, just pics.
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    Welcome, and cheers for viewing my build thread! I bought this car in May '15 and didn't really plan on doing any mods to it, but as we all know, things often don't stay standard for very long. I've always liked these cars, so when I finally had the chance to buy one I opted for this '06 SX6 Sportivo model. It came with 18" TRD wheels, but apart from that it was all stock. It's not very often you see modified Aurions here in New Zealand so it leaves people wondering what the hell it is, while still blending in as a family sedan at the same time. The car now wears 19x9.5" Vertini Magic concave wheels, along with an array of other mods that contribute to the overall look of the build. This post will stay updated with the most recent mods & photos, but the rest from post #2 onward are in chronological order. So far the spec list is as follows: Engine: * Stock 2GR-FE V6 3500cc 24v Dual VVT-i engine. * Custom made 3" cold air intake setup. * Simota extra long pod filter behind LH fog light. * Potent Booster throttle controller. * Aurion 2012+ GSV50 full metal VVT-i oil line. * Aurion 2012+ GSV50 full metal oil cooler line. * TRD style billet aluminium oil cap. * Custom bronze carbon fiber wrapped engine cover. * Large 2L polished aluminium oil catch tank. Exterior: * Aftermarket ducktail roof spoiler. * Carbon fiber bumper lip extension. * Aftermarket colour coded reversing camera. * Aftermarket concealed front bumper camera. * Genuine Toyota optional towbar & wiring. * Genuine Toyota optional weathershields/monsoons. * 35% opacity window tint. * Bodykit Kingdom headlight eyelids. * CREE LED headlight, park light and fog light bulbs. * Chrome trim around fog light surrounds. * Aftermarket red 'Heat Emblem' in Toyota boot badge. * Aurion 2012+ GSV50 'AURION' 1-piece rear boot badge. * 2009+ Toyota Landcruiser Prado 'V6 Dual VVT-i' sticker. * 'V6 24 VALVE' stickers on rear doors. * Aftermarket Japanese Mitsuba Alpha dual front horns. * Lexus GS450h engine bay horn for factory alarm system. * Personalized license plates - 00 01 00. * Facelift Aurion extra-long license plate bracket. * Carbon wrapped Euro style license plate frames. * Smoked vinyl wrapped lower tail light sections. * LED rear bumper reflectors. Interior: * Eonon GA5164F Android GPS/USB/Bluetooth headunit. * Aftermarket Bluetooth mic mounted in roof console. * Genuine Toyota optional LED blue footwell lights. * Toyota Blade Master G leather steering wheel. * Lexus IS-F genuine Magnesium working paddle shifters. * Genuine Toyota optional carbon fibre steering wheel logo insert. * Custom bronze carbon fibre wrapped centre console. * Custom bronze carbon fibre wrapped A/C controls. * Aurion ZR6 silver door trim and chrome handles. * Chrome trim around silver dashboard inserts. * Aurion Grande carpeted centre boot trim. * Genuine Toyota optional rubber moulded boot tray. * Aftermarket 6x9 to 6.5" front speaker adapter pods. * Lexus GS450h Mark Levinson 6.5" front speakers. * Aftermarket white LED door courtesy light units. * Aurion Grande auto dimming rear-view mirror. * Valentine One radar mirror mount & hardwire kit. * Novatek A118 HD dashcam concealed behind mirror. * UltraGauge OBDII display unit (speed, RPM, temps etc). * Altezza aluminium footrest pedal (to match OEM pedals). * Carbon fiber dash vent surrounds. Wheels/Suspension: * 19"x9.5" (32p) Vertini Magic Concave alloy wheels. * 225/40/19 tyres (front) & 235/35/19 tyres (rear). * Rolled rear fenders. * Rays chrome wheel nuts and lock nuts. * SPC 17mm front camber bolts. * SPC 15mm rear camber bolts. * Znoelli dimple drilled/slotted rotors front & rear. * Bendix GCT stealth brake pads. * PBR brake calipers painted red. * Dobi Sport SL springs (front), King Spring SL springs (rear). * Aftermarket shocks & swaybar links. * Alutec aluminium front strut brace.
  7. 4 points
    I bought my aurion in 2015 brand new. Been a top car. I wanted a little more performance out of it. I have a K&N filter and also just did the exhaust collector mod. The standard pipe squishes together and very restrictive right where you want it to flow. We moved the flex pipe further back and had two pipes into a larger collector Professional workshop did it and its a top quality job. Car goes a fair bit better. 1st gear it just spins the tyres (235 tyres on 17 inch wheels). Massive axle tramp. Its definately making more torque and power. It just feels more urgent, like your driving downhill all the time. Might even get fuel efficiency gains Best thing is it sounds completely stock. I will try attach pictures.
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    Hey guy's i recently purchased a TRD aurion 3500sl, and i have noticed that these splitters stick out quite a fair bit, and they are also quite low to the groud. The last thing i want, is to hear that unpleasant "scraping" sound when entering and exiting driveways, especially with the current condition my splitter is in now. My car came with a factory satnav, which had been installed by the previous owner. No reverse cam was installed, So I installed an aftermarket reverse camera, which wasn't too difficult too do. After this was installed, i wired up a front view camera, and this is how it looks! works really well too, i can park the car with confidence and decide whether driveways are too steep or not. This took a while to do but i managed to work it all out and get it to perform perfectly. I will post up diagrams on how to wire these systems up, as they need a solenoid integrated into the wiring so that only 1 camera can be displayed at a time. I think this is a must do for all TRD aurion owners. The cars should have come with this from the factory! I will explain everything in further detail when i find my diagrams, and explain why you need the solenoid etc.
  9. 4 points
    My baby has arrived. Great fun to drive. Very happy with my purchase. <3
  10. 4 points
    Picked up the red devil haha. So happy - pretty nervous on the short drive home. Turned a few heads. Just waiting on side garnishes which they said were on back order (e.g someone forgot)...looks ok without them. So smooth and zippy.
  11. 4 points
    It finally happened!!!!! Goodbye Minibeast, Hello Diamond!! 😍
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    I got quoted just under $1000 for the black wheels which is a lot but just couldn't say no.
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    Got to test drive again, but on my own, for about 90 mins today. I rang and said you've already sold me one but I'd really like another drive. They said all good, come in. Then when I went in the sales manager said do you mind taking it by yourself, we're short-staffed. Take it for as long as you want, just return by 5pm. BONUS!!!! 👍🏻👍🏻 Was enough time to really test a range of things that the regular half hour with salesman usually isn't. Merging speed/power (plenty), back seat room (fine if not behind me), comfort of driver's seat (really good lumbar support), braking (stops on a dime), voice control for phone calls (needs work), Bluetooth connection with my iphone (music doesn't go very loud), all round vision (back and sides for me were fine, front with mirror a little restricted, but I got used to it), cruise control (will need to get used to stalk instead of steering wheel control, and I think the lowest speed might be 45kph), LDA (love when it turns the wheel to put you back on track). I even wondered about the size difference in comparison to my current car. It's a bit taller, wider and longer. And it has better clearance for driveways. It dwarves my car slightly. I do like the driving seat height which is higher. And I checked that it definitely had artist and song with music through Bluetooth. Still in love!
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    I bought my 2006 aurion ATX in May 2011 with 88,000km. It started life as a hertz hire car for 30,000km. From there it was a family care until I purchased it. Now this car has not been babied. I did 2 years on my green Ps in this car and flog it every time I drive it. This thing has been bottomed out hard enough to activate the blinkers and whipers, crossed creeks, towed bike trailers and spent time on dirt roads. I have taken out quite a few pieces of wildlife with this car with one big hit almost sending it to the grave. It has had 1 minor roo hit. 1 major roo hit. Lots of smaller animals (rabbits foxes etc). So far it has had the bumper replaced 2 times and the 3rd is about to be fitted from a fox the girlfriend hit last night. It is also on its 4th windscreen. Now it has covered close to 300,000km!! Without 1 fault at all. Other then normal servicing and running costs nothing has worn out or failed. All bushes, shocks joints are still ok! I fitted a new set of front brake pads and fan belt at 160,000km but that is all that has needed doing so far. It runs the stock size 16inch wheels and has mich energy xm2 tyres. These are lasting about 70-80k. I have done a minor service with oil, oil filter and a check over every 5,000km using genuine filters and basic mineral castrol oil. Gearbox with genuine oil every 30,000 or so (not a full flush just doing a basic drain and replacing what came out). The major (spark plugs) has been done every 100,000km. With the last major a few weeks ago (close to 300k) I replaced the water pump,belt,idlers just to be sure it wasn't going to fail as I have seen some let go. All the bearings and the water pump all looked perfect when pulled off and inspected. I still replaced them all to be sure. The only faults I could pick from the car are. The stereo being very bright! I did fix the issue by putting window tint on the screen and cutting the wire to the backlight to make it think it was in daytime mode. This made the lights around the buttons not light up. No AUX. fixed with the mod found on this forum. The fuel flap has never fitted right and the lock doesn't hold it closed. I'm sure I could bend the flap to make it work but it's not really an issue. I have done very few mods as for my usage I didn't need anything really. It has one of the mesh grills with a pair of driving lights mounted behind the mesh along with a 26inch led light bar fitted to the lower grill. (And yet wildlife still gets taken out) Led strip light in the boot. Dash mat as I found the dash has a lot of glare. Genuine seat covers. This car is now my girlfriends as I have moved into a VE SS ute so I gave it to her. For a car with this much power it still gets 8L/100km on the highway and doesn't miss a beat or use a drop of oil! I would buy another aurion in a heartbeat!!!
  15. 4 points
    Custom roof lining for the aurion Guy finished it in two days. I took out most of the pieces to get it hydrodipped in carbon fiber to match my centre console. And have the smaller pieces glossed black The roof was just vinyl, padding was applied and then stitched into a diamond pattern. Sunvisor and airbag pillers have the same vinyl just not patterned
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    So I have good news about the sticky dashboard situation. Toyota USA has agreed to replace sticky dashboards! Breaking news from the journalist that I have been communicating with in the US a few hours ago! http://www.wptv.com/money/consumer/help-for-melting-dashboards I am still fighting for Oz!
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    haha... I couldn't deal drugs. I would use them myself to get by everyday with my job lol. stress galore. meanwhile I didn't upload these but a few pics from a couple of weeks back. tried to get some better shots of the brakes all installed.
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    nicely produced little vid too, your a man of many talents Rebs but most of all you will be in the Aurion Hall of Fame man as the first. Much Respect mate
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    do you drive down the street nodding your head and playing 'Black and golddddddd' ? :D yes! bring over a Mark X!
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    Hi all just some updates. Dynoed the Camry in April, with stock everything. Estimating it to be 85+ kW - Got surprised with the 90.1kw Result with 3 runs :] After finding out the stock output, i bought an intake for 10kW INSTAGAIN ! - not really just some cool induction sounds. Also got my hands on a facelift sportivo grille and plastidipped it black, also plastidipped a preface camry sportivo grille but masked the chrome outlines. Was totally used to the old black honeycombed grille, so it was hard to decide which grille to go, so i oped for the last one, it was hard to get used to but i left it; and its growin on me and i like it. Ordered a muffler + high flow cat, but wont be installing until whether i decide to get headers or not, otherwise the intake is enough for me found sounds, although car is still very quiet. And what the car looks like to date; still the same from last year Thanks for looking !
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    Couple of piccy from the last SA cruise
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    New Addition to the family, Landcruiser Sahara 2014, v8 First one built in petrol so far
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    Raining out. Couple of pics :) Make sure you watch the vid clip a few posts back!! LUKE IM IN LOVE BRO.
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    I have not used these forums in years, and it deeply saddens me to be back to comment on such sad news. I have known Pete since about 2010, but only had the pleasure of finally meeting him in person about 2 years ago. We had a very close bond in the short time of knowing each other. He never once had a bad word to say about anything. His beautiful personality and genuine soul touched those around him, especially me. He always cheered me up when I was down, always had answers to my questions, and he has taught me a lot about car care, photography and overall enjoyment of life. We had plans of heading to Japan together this year to run amuck. He was so supportive of me when ever I doubted myself. I truly learnt a lot from him. But most of all, I will not forget the time we spent together when we came down to Sydney in October, 2013, where he kindly picked us up at the airport late at night, and chauffeured us all around the big city the remainder of the weekend. I remember how excited he was to take us to Harry's to try out those amazing pies!! Pigging out on possibly the world's BEST kebab I've ever had and followed by the sugar high from those ever so sweet pastries you introduced to us from that town near your house. I was looking forward to the challenge of actually finishing mine the next time we got them.. Pete, I will miss you so much, as will the many other people whose lives you have touched in so many ways. I will no longer be able to wake up in the morning to the random photos/Facebook status' you tag me in. They really made my day, it will be hard here on out mate.. Love you, and until we meet again.. Tara xoxo
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    Sup guys just some piccys of the side project me and the missus were working on for the last couple of days when we had some free time, i found the 2008-2010 model scion xb of my car ( which is a rc shell ), i decided to buy it, it already came white so i didn't have to spray it either which made it abit easier, the front grills were a touch different but we tried to mimic the real beast as close as possible ;), its pretty much down now except for the white eyelids i am going to make out of white vinyl, i also made a cardboard platform underneath, i attached abit of velcro so i can stick it on my sub box for show, heres some pics.
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    HYDRO DIPPED !!! Got my whole interior parts Hydrodipped carbon fiber
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    So I'm sick and just had enough of sitting around so thought I would do an offset test. Results.... What ya think????
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    Thought i take some quick pics in todays weather.. Untitled Untitled Untitled Untitled Untitled Untitled
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    MY JOURNEY SO FAR FAR AWAY I bought this car off a mate, after owning one in the past I loved them to bits and couldn't resist buying another. I would have loved a manual one but the costs were 12-13k. I ended up picking up this baby for around $6k and was lucky to have a pretty impressive collection of mods including 17x7 +38 A-Tech rims, Blitz cat-back exhaust, Apexi N1 ATS silencer, Blitz DSBC spec R, Blitz radiator cap, Blitz boost gauge, Largus Coilovers and EBC Greenstuff Pads All Round. There were a few issues that needed to be resolved such as the non working sunroof, noise at Front Struts, and a Small Oil Leak. The small oil leak ended up being the rear main seal which I knew would be a big job but still persisted. The first thing to come off was the roof racks. I doubt i'll ever use them but it was good to keep them just in case. I had my old wheels from my celica (and prior to that they were on my original Caldina) which I was quick to put on. CHECK OUT MY BOOTY Well I like to keep busy so shortly after this I chucked on the rear aero kit rear bar. It went on really nicely and only took about 15 minutes. I cleaned the area behind the bumper nicely and bolted everything up. The under side of the lip will eventually require a bit of attention from a plastic welder as there is a small crack down the bottom of one of the mounts and one on the left hand side. Notice my traditional "TRD" addition to the car? I love those decals lol. Now to find something TRD to put on the car to make the sticker relevant lol. I am on the hunt for some better nick aero kit sideskirts as the ones I have at the moment are in need of some work as well. The muffler sits a bit off, but this should be resolved quite easily with a visit to the muffler shop. Well not to leave things half finished I then went on to do the front bumper too. I really love the look. The only issue I had was with one of the fog lights having a blown bulb and I didn't have one spare. They are quite difficult to take out so the bumper will likely come off again in the near future. Its all coming together yay CAPTAIN WE HAVE GAS The next step was to get the Air Conditioning regassed, I took the car to the mechanic, the air conditioning gas was reconditioned and its super cool now I took the time to clean up a few things that I was meaning to do. I got a GPS/BLUETOOTH/DVD headunit online the other week and got around to installing it, it fit in really nicely. I wouldn't mind spacing out the headunit slightly further out (was thinking about elongating the mounting holes). I removed the back trim on the hatch (it was damaged) and found a bit of damage doh :( I am hoping that the Panel beater will be able to remove them (even though you won't see it behind the trim its nice to know that its all straight. I plastic welded the hole, it still needs more work but its better than what I had before. I found that cable ties are an excellent source of cheap plastic when plastic welding: My Cusco Rear Sway bar is on the way from Japan. Can't wait to get it installed. THE PHOTOSHOOT I then went out to take some photos of the car. Still needs to be lower (coilovers sitting at stock height nearly) I was driving around for the first time since I got the car back and noticed it was down on power, I noticed I was only boosting to .5 bar. I may have hit the boost controller when cleaning. A quick phone call with the previous owner and it seems that the car was on the low boost setting. A quick adjustment and the car is back to normal now. Big difference from 7psi to just on 12psi now. I was wondering whether the st215 has a boost cut? I wasn't sure where to adjust the boost controller to (was thinking 14-15psi) THEN IT HAPPENED. I was cruising around while filming on my GOPRO with a mate and the gearbox started playing up. It would knock from 2nd gear to 1st coming up to a stop and it would miss second gear completely. The decision came to do the rear main seal and put in a manual transmission. I had a list of parts required for the Manual Conversion : Gearbox Flywheel (now machined) Clutch Kit Clutch Slave Cylinder All Clutch Lines Clutch Master Cylinder Clutch Pedal Brake Pedal Gear Shifter New Rear Main Seal New Flywheel Bolts New Hose from Hell New Hose From Hell On Earth New Pressure Plate Bolts Rear Manual Differential Driver Side Manual Driveshaft Shifter Cable Plate (at base of floor near gear shifter, allows cables to go to engine bay) Steering Wheel (if I want to remove the triptronic buttons eventually) Dash Cluster (for removing all traces of Auto gear indicators) 75w-90 Gearbox oil 75w-90 Diff Oil 5w-30 Fully Synth Engine Oil Z386 Oil Filter The gearbox was ordered from NZ since it was considerably cheaper. 2 months after ordering the transmission conversion kit it arrived. ALL but the Transfer case, for some reason it was removed prior to posting. I spoke to the wrecker and they mentioned it would be sent seperately. THE DRIVE TO TULLAMARINE I had to pick up the transmission from Tullamarine. What a big job that was. I went from the transport company, then to Customs, then to a Custom Broker, then to Quarantine, back to the transport company for a quarantine inspection and then I was on my way. The one part I was worried about the most was having to drill through the firewall for the clutch pedal and clutch master cylinder. I was happy to see that there was markings already there in the panel, they just needed to be drilled out. the previous owner had used this hole to route the boost gauge lines but this will have to be reallocated at some stage. TEST FIT INITIALIZED I test fitted the shifter to see how it would feel. Its a bit of extra motivation to do the other parts and get it on the road. The gear knob has a great weighty feel to it, pity its very worn (some of the stitching on the other side has lifted) I got the clutch and flywheel from the car in NZ so I will be able to get the flywheel machined (the clutch will be binned) I got my Manual LSD rear diff. It needs a really good clean though. The Wrecker in NZ was very comprehensive, all bit and pieces were included. The glorious manual ST215 Manual gearbox Parts that have so far come off, In all good time they will go back on. THE CLEAN UP I put the gearknob in a container with some washing detergent and hot water, the amount of grease and dirt that came off it was aweful. I covered the gear boot with some washing detergent and hosed it off. Seems to have worked well. Great to see the manual shifter in place, the auto shifter is looking on with disgust in the background now that someones living in his old home. I caught a quick shot of my car taking a stretch lol MAKE UP TIME I ended up painting the gearbox and a few of the brackets. Wow what a headache that was. I'm still waiting for my transfer case to arrive, it should arrive any day now. Its been 4 months without a car :(. I wouldn't mind normally but this isn't the first time i've had a car off the road for at least 4 months haha. Still sitting in the same spot unfortunately :( I can't wait to get it out. FLYWHEEL MACHINED AND PARTS ARRIVING My flywheel has now been machined, I love the look of a freshly machined surface, makes me want to frame it and not let it get dirty haha I have my pressure plate bolts and Form In Place Gasket Orange coming from Castle Hill Toyota. Couldn't say enough nice things about that place. James has been awesome to deal with. Still waiting for my transfer case and other bits that were missing. Bit of a headache but what can you do. Waiting for an ETA on the delivery as i'm not sure how long it will take further on. Been 5 months without a car and its really getting to me now, especially annoying when having to get to work. I'm still riding my electric chopper bike 10km each way to work, while it is enjoyable I would love to get onto something with more than a kw of power (the bike has about 500 watts of power). The rear main seal is all ready to replace the existing leaking unit, from what I can tell in the steps Rona outlayed a few years ago the engine out process isn't too bad. Getting the awd gearbox seems like the most frustrating time consuming task yet.
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    It might be time for a driving style change Ben, your infringement history is quite long from memory.
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    Hi Rich. I have an 07 Aurion with the same issue. Seems to be a growing problem for toyota spanning a few models. I contacted toyota and they said they won't help. I'm thinking of taking this further. Reflection is bad when driving and resale value has obviously plummeted. Not sure if this would affect airbag operation.
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    Had a go at polishing the dish of the OGs. Not the best as i was doing it by hand, but definitely an improvement from before. Didn't take any before pics, but it has a slightly more mirror-like finish than at first. Pictures:
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    Sneaking into Olympic Parks NO GO ZONE last night.
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    Hey TOCA, This has previously been discussed a long time ago about porting the intake manifold on the 2ZZ (specifically the Sportivo manifold as it can be split into 2 pieces). Well, I’m writing this as a review of a ported intake manifold after recently purchasing and installing one. Many people may think that porting the manifold is a waste of time and that you might as well go down the route of turbo or supercharging, or to go for an aftermarket manifold such as the DDP manifold. This is not to cause controversy by any means but is to simply get the information out there for more people to develop their N/A 2ZZ’s to the very best. This what is done to the manifold in regards to porting. The runners are left as is, this is specifically within the plenum and prior to the runners that are cleaned up and ported. I know this might deter people into thinking ‘it’s not a fully ported manifold’, but please keep reading through. The manifold runners are removed and the plenum section is cut open to begin the work. Within the plenum section of stock 2 piece manifold, you will see 2 pillars that are within the manifold that affect air flow to each runner. These are cut out and the remaining metal ground down to reduce any flow interruption into the runners. On top of the plenum, you will see velocity stacks at the of the runners. From Toyota, the casting is poorly completed, Leaving what resembles slanted donuts throughout various manifolds. These are ground down and evened out to increase flow. Comparisons between a stock intake manifold and a port manifold. The combination of the improved velocity stacks and the removal of the pillars is what is completed in terms of the porting on my particular manifold. Now, having this done I can provide what to expect with this style of ported manifold. Once installed, I started the car and checked for any strange noises, leaks etc. With no issues, I let the car warm up and took it for a spin. The first impression was that down low is almost the same as before, I did notice that the response had increased nicely and the revs climb a lot smoother and quicker than before. I decided to do a quick pull from 1st and another rolling in 2nd to get an idea of the gains. Both pulls went to the start of 3rd so within the speed limit. In first gear you notice there is no dip whatsoever in power, it’s smooth all the way until fuel cut and the revs climb a lot faster than before. Even in between gear changes, there doesn’t seem to be the slow rev climb back to fuel cut now. It continues to remain smooth. Another major change noticed was how loud the intake noise became. The crossover into lift is quite loud and very pronounced and at roughly 7000 and beyond it has a nice growl resonating through the intake, currently a 2.75” intake. For comparison's sake to make a little more sense, the sensational increase of power between a short ram intake or stock air box compared to a cold air intake. It’s that gain, on top if that makes sense. As it is a noticeable by the pants gain, it would definitely be evident on a dyno. Overall, I’m super happy with the ported manifold. For those that don’t want to read the whole thing and want a TLDR; installed ported manifold, increased response, increased torque and power, smoother power band, fast rev climb, loud intake sound. You may as well read the the whole review though to get a better understanding of what to expect if you’re really considering going towards porting. My mods are linked in my signature for those wondering what I have done to my car. If anyone is serious and genuinely interested in getting a ported manifold done, please send me a message and I can provide further details into getting this done. Thanks for reading! Sorry for the bold font (can't change it for some reason 🤔)
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    Yay Justin. Finally! The msg I got from Toyota Australia rep, and it's on my voice mail, is that my car is at the dealers, having tinting, etc. done. Not what tracking says though. I'll go with tracking and be surprised if I get an early call.
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    The following rules apply to the Buy and Sell section: All private vehicle sales must be made in the Toyota's For Sale section. No commercial selling is allowed. Traders must read the terms and conditions located here: http://au.toyotaownersclub.com/terms-conditions/ or alternatively contact management who will point you in the right direction. Sale posts may only be made in the Buy and Sell forums. The Sale Template below must be used for all sale threads including vehicles. You may only 'bump up' your item once every 48 hours. Bumping includes any posts made in your for sale thread that are not adding additional information related to the item, or answering questions from other users. At the discretion of the management, posts may be removed at any time without notice; and if deemed necessary the member may have their access restricted. The eBay section is not to be used for private or trader sales, it is for eBay finds only. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate in contacting a member of the management team. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sale Template Please remove the italicised portions and input the relevant information. * In the title of the thread you MUST include the state the item is located, for example: [NSW] 1990 Toyota Corolla SX Hatch Item: Location: Website: <If selling on eBay / Carsales> Item Condition: <New/Used/Refurbished> Reason for Selling: Price and Payment conditions: Any additional information: Shipping: <Willing/Not willing to ship or Postage at buyers expense> Pictures: Contact Details: -------------------------------------------------------------------------
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    Got a set of Kluger 18" wheels fitted with 235/40. Pretty cool!
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    I started the Facebook page. Please feel free to join as there are close to 300 members now, and Toyota are replacing dashboards. I have read that the car has to be under 10 years old, but I do not know this to be true. Here is the page. You will be welcome, however you will be removed if you come on to slander or bag out TMCA. Otherwise, all members are keen to help, and there is a list of places where the dash has been replaced. I was told that mine had a one year warranty on the new part, and the work done was excellent. We also have members with melting dashboards on Mazda cars on this page now. https://www.facebook.com/groups/803730803039477/?fref=ts Cheers, Helen
  46. 3 points
    I've written to Toyota and they want me to take it to a dealer. I don't want to go there just to be told it's not under warranty, so I've asked Toyota what to say to the dealer when they inevitable tell me to go away. I've not heard back from them yet, it's been a week, so thought I'd take some photos and send them directly to Toyota. Luckily, my dash isn't as bad as some of the examples I've seen here. The problem only really stands out when it is warm and in bright sunlight, when the shine reflects up onto the windscreen. It is most shiny right up near the windscreen, which is obviously the area that heats up the most in bright sunlight. But, I'm not driving my Toyota through the sun, so I fully expect that this shouldn't be happening at all. Toyota has always taken pride in their "quality cars" made for Australian conditions. Toyota USA have recognised this problem and corrected it with a large recall program, even though those cars were outside their warranty periods. Attached are some photos. I will keep everyone updated with the outcome.
  47. 3 points
    Body kit headed this way via Florida :-)
  48. 3 points
    And people wonder why the more experienced members pull up stumps and leave this place...
  49. 3 points
    finally got the camera out to take a couple of proper shots of my car since ive had it. it was late so kinda rushed it but finished off with a few im pretty happy with :) here is a couple
  50. 3 points
    Which is why my suggestion to a new thread for each EOMM would be better (organisation skills level 85) But each to their own I suppose


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