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Toyota Yaris, Performance Mods, Hatchback
#21 of 178 The Rostra Cruise Control works!!!
Aug 02, 2007 (1:59 pm)
THE ROSTRA CRUISE CONTROL WORKS EXCELLENT!!
My former mechanic son installed the Rostra Cruise Control per the excellent instruction (The instructions need better pictures!) in two hours last evening. No problems.
I took the Yaris out on the freeway today for a little trip for about 1 1/2 hours driving time, on level ground, up one of the steeper grades on the local freeway (Cajon Pass for those of you that know the greater Los Angeles area), and it worked just fine. No complaints.
So even with all the "problems" initially in understanding the unit, caused by Brandon Distributing, I am very satisfied now that it is in and working. Again I bought it through M&R Electronics on the Internet. I recommend them.
This happily ends the pursuit of a cruise control installation in a 2007 Toyota Yaris Hatchback with auto. Bye!
#22 of 178 Bigger TRD Rims and Tires
Aug 10, 2007 (4:34 pm)
I went Yaris window shopping the other night and was surprised to see a 3 door with 18" TRD rims and P Zero tires!! Talk about adding expense to an ecomomy car. The rims and tires are a Toyota TRD option and are on the sticker for the measly price of $1999. I would think that those tires and rims would rob 3-4 mpg from each tank, ride rough, and cost about $800 bucks to replace. I would never put that kind of set up on an econ-o-car but it did look good and I may even test drive it. Anyone else see this setup on the 3 door Yaris?
#23 of 178 About Yaris 4 PC Kit
Nov 29, 2007 (10:21 pm)
I have a toyota yaris Sedan with the spoiler, but i wanna the 4PC KIT (FRONT, SIDES, REAR) i saw that NARISTO have it, bu tis Really EXPENSIVE, so i want to now if someone can send me the specification with dimension and picture of this kit, because i now people in my country that will make it for me for less money and good quality.
Or you can tell me where i can buy it less expensive or maybe who sell me from a used car.
My Yaris is red.
#24 of 178 Halo projector headlamps
Jan 03, 2008 (8:09 pm)
does anyone know of a place where i can get halo projector headlamps for my 07 yaris? I think these would be great with the alteeza tail lights i've installed.
#25 of 178 Re: Toyota Yaris Cruise Control [ldbennett]
Feb 09, 2008 (12:06 pm)
My dealer (Toyota of Augusta) installed one of the factory units in my car after the fact, but it was a sedan, not a hatchback...
#26 of 178 Cruise control for 2007 Hatchback Yaris
Feb 10, 2008 (5:33 am)
The sedan has an option of a crusie control from the factory. I would guess the computer for the sedan has the softwarea already in it for the cruise control while the hatchback most definitely does not. The kit I installed in my hatchback was easy to install and works great. It does not use embedded software in the cars computer but has its own computer which is inserted between the electric foot throttle controller and the rest of the cars computer systems. This entire discussion is about a 2007 and the 2008 could be different (???).
Anyway Toyota of the western USA tells me that the Yaris hatchback is an entry level car and as such has few available options compared to the sedan. They planned it that way and highly recommended against adding a cruise control regardless that the Gulf States Toyota distributor worked with the manufacturer of this cruise control for the hatchback.
#27 of 178 Yaris Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers
Feb 10, 2008 (12:29 pm)
Well, it started over in the Echo thread, but I wanted to get Variable spd intermittent wipers for our new '08 Yaris, since it's not even offered as an option here in the States.
After looking at the new Camry's I realized they looked the same and sure 'nuff, for those who are curious, the '08 Camry switch works in the Yaris! So, my wife is now the proud owner of one of the only Yaris with variable speed intermittent wipers.
I had a buddy at the dealer who ordered it in for me, it's regularly 150 bucks, but I got his shop price on it, so that was nice. They're a huge dealer, but they still had to get the part from Japan, since it's so new. Works and looks great though. That being said, I'm sure there are a couple totaled '08 Camry's out there already for the intrepid junk-yard explorer.
It's as easy to change out as the Echo. You remove three screws, pop the plastic housing off the steering column, and then there's a little plastic tab that hold the whole wiper switch relay onto the column. You pop it out and undo two connectors and then reverse the process with the the new switch.
#28 of 178 Re: Yaris Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers [dake]
Feb 10, 2008 (4:18 pm)
Oh, and the part # is 84652-47031 Switch, Windshield
#29 of 178 Re: Yaris Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers [dake]
Feb 10, 2008 (4:54 pm)
Thank you dake for the info. I might have to make a similar purchase and installation in the coming months.
#30 of 178 Re: Bigger TRD Rims and Tires [crazedcommuter]
May 05, 2008 (7:38 pm)
I have had my Yaris hatchback since June '06 and I ordered it with the 18" TRD rims with PZero's. I LOVE IT! The handling is fantastic and I get 37mpg with mixed highway/city driving consistently. I have 27,000 miles on the tires and I'm down to about 60% on the treads. I'm planning on replacing the PZero's with Hankook's that I can get through the local Toyota dealership for $165 each installed. The road noise is definitely louder and the ride is rougher, but I don't care because the car looks great and the improved handling is well worth the trade-off to me.