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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? Repairing the damage I caused and then repaint the car. What’s been the biggest challenge with this build? Sound deadening the whole car and doing a stereo system.
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