SPECS
Horsepower
106 HP
torque
103 LB-FT
Curb weight
2340 LB
drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
ENGINE SIZE
1.5 L
Transmission type
Automatic
MPG (city/highway)
31 MPG
VEHICLE STORY

Tell us the story behind your ride. What made you pick this particular one? Where did you find it? Initially I bought my '08 Yaris because I like the body style, and because Mighty Car Mods talked so much smack about them I was intrigued to find out why. I found it to be lacking in power, but it was still a blast to drive. I was looking like I'd be putting way too much money into it to get it where I wanted it to be. One day I happened to be bored searching Facebook marketplace when I saw this one and had to jump on it because I had never seen a facelift S model anywhere for sale before, it was just what I was looking for. It has the full package, black on black interior, and the killer S/RS body kit. I found it at a small lot in Auburn, CA it was a little overpriced... but I wanted it. My goal is to have a fun daily that I can get 34+ mpg out of and look good doing it, while still having enough pep to go blast around the canyons and the reliability to do road trips in. Describe the modifications you've made. Where did you start, what’s the most recent mod and what motivated it? Lowering springs and swaybar for tighter handling and less body roll (since it lacks power, why not make it able to use what it has.) Some Interior dress up with the xD/xB shift knob since it fits my hand better, looks nicer, and matches the interior as well as the factory Armrest because it doesn't come with one, and the Maxpider floor mats to add some flare and keep the floor clean. Of all the mods you’ve made, which do you think offers the biggest bang for the buck? The rear sway bar, and the lowering springs make the car far sportier than stock. How did you go about selecting the specific parts for this build? Any installation tips to share? I mostly just look for brands I trust that have the parts I want, and if I need something outside that range I read reviews either on the part itself, or over at YarisWorld and go from there. What are you planning next? Planning to repaint the car. I'm planning to go Fathom Blue off a Fiat, and repair and paint the wheels, and maybe a decent stereo system. What’s been the biggest challenge with this build? Had to remove the security system to clean up that hacked wiring... It's not a fire hazard now at least.

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[]Richard Mclamb

Sounds good

[]Ernie Szots

Sounds really good! 👏

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The new headlights Knowing how cheap they are I knew they weren't going to have a Clear Coat, so I

[]Ernie Szots

They look fantastic 👌

[]Jeremy Johnston

I've had mixed experience with that brand. One set came broken and leaked, while the other set has been almost perfect. The clear coat looks excellent. Nice job.

[]Ty Hobbs

The adjuster on the passenger side is broken, but I made it work.

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Been needing to do this since I bought it. The dealer said "my guy inspected the brakes and said th

Discuss this build

[]Ernie Szots

Still looking crispy, judging by the new pic. Are you on Instagram?

[]Ty Hobbs

No, honestly I'm not too in the loop on all this social networking stuff. I'll have to look into that.

[]Ernie Szots

S model, nice!

[]Ty Hobbs

Thanks, I thought it was a crazy lucky find. I know the lip kit fetches a premium from enthusiasts.

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