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  1. Lou's t sport

    Hi all. I thought it was about time I started a little thread on my yaris build. It's nothing too crazy but it's turned out pretty much how I was hoping! Starting from the beginning! I had a gs300, was ridiculously low and needed a daily as I was ruining the Lexus using it all the time. So after looking at a few t sports i bought this ph1 red t sport for the small sum of £750, the plan was to keep it practical, but looking fairly smart and handling well. When I bought it the bodywork had admittedly seen better days, both front arches had bubbled from rust, and it was pretty faded. The car had full history, exedy clutch, blitz nurspec s, k&n typhoon intake and tein s tech springs already fitted. First job on the list was getting the paint work looking presentable. A full cut polish and wax later and the colour really started to look good again Also removed the badges and rear wiper, I also added a square front plate. I then won some mx5 enkei wheels for a mere £22 on eBay with near new tyres. I absolutely loved how it sat on the 14's but they were too skinny and their is minimal tyre choice for 14" wheels Next up was to paint the roof to cover the lacquer peel, I also painted the centre of the front bumper. I then bought some cobra side winder seats, made some custom seat rails using the existing t sport sliders. The only thing left to do was buy some wider wheels with some 195 50 15 tyres. Luckily ed had rob fish's old momo wheels with brand new Rain sport 3's for sale, so I traded my mx5 wheels and cash for Them. I ran it like this for the next few months, I was really happy with it and was a perfect daily. Unfortunately the engine mounts were showing their age, you could really feel the engine moving when driving it hard. I made my own solid engine mounts using tiger seal, previously done it to my puma engine fiesta and it worked a treat. Once I fitted them it change how the car felt completely, so it was time to strip it out and make it fun. Then went and picked up some dectane led rear lights That was the last modification I done to "nug" Unfortunately the body work started looking tired and I kinda fell out of love with it. I then get tagged in a Facebook post, an old fella put his daughters yaris t sport up for sale a few miles away from my house, a ph1 thunder grey, 90k miles and the shell was absolutely mint, no rust what so ever! Rang him up and went through to see it straight away, ended up paying £400 And he included brand new padgid disc and pads too! Within 24 hour of buying it, parts started getting swapped from the red one. the red one got retired mostly back to standard, other than tein lowering springs and blitz nurspec Within a few hours of posting it up for sale, it was sold. Pretty gutting to see it go but at least I had a clean new shell. I then bought a ph2 rear bumper Rear end got stripped, boot floor painted black and all the interior plastics and roof lining went black Custom side skirt extensions Front rhino lip, cold air feed from the n/s foglight, And black badges Tein springs and custom back box delete was fitted. Next on the list was a new motamec red suede steering wheel and canards. Cleaned the engine bay up, also painted a few bits red. Here's a few photos how it currently looks
  2. Lou's t sport

    Home made suede gear gaitor. Much better than the tacky oem one!
  3. Lou's t sport

    Thanks buddy! Yours is looking sick too! Keeping an close eye on your build thread 😜 Cheers dude, keeping the ph1 front end. I'm not a huge fan on the phase 2 front end if I'm honest!
  4. Lou's t sport

    My friend bought some brand new rota hm3 wheels a few years ago, he never got round to fitting them to a car so they basically sat in his house brand new untouched. Yesterday he finally gave in and sold them to me, after me trying to buy them for over a year! The specs are 15x7 et40. Here's what they look like fitted to the little t sport. going to try some 10 or 15mm spacers on the rear, other than that I couldn't be happier with how it looks!