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RUN.180
12-10-06, 02:31 AM
Hi Guys,

Thought I'd show you my hectic mod! Haha and no im not bragging about MY GT its the actual model number. lol

Choice of weapon? Canon IXUS65. Used to point and shot. Decided to explore new things with exposure today shown in the lake shots.

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l38/MY07GT/Airport%20Shoot/IMG_1052.jpg
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l38/MY07GT/Airport%20Shoot/IMG_1048.jpg
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l38/MY07GT/11-10-06/IMG_1256.jpg
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l38/MY07GT/11-10-06/IMG_1225.jpg
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l38/MY07GT/11-10-06/IMG_1218.jpg
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l38/MY07GT/11-10-06/IMG_1187.jpg
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l38/MY07GT/11-10-06/IMG_1228.jpg

Enjoy!

Phil.

rodent
12-10-06, 02:36 AM
Schmick! :D

van
12-10-06, 09:11 AM
Nice! Needs Legacy badges ;)

hebe
12-10-06, 09:58 AM
HEy I saw you at the Fish Market on Sunday then :)

Was looking and thinking "wow nice plates on nice car" hehe

RUN.180
12-10-06, 10:16 AM
Heheh Yeah I was there man!

What car was urz hebe? U have a type R right?

Phil.

Luc
12-10-06, 11:31 AM
That'll be a $250 fine, wanker plates...

We already know what an MY07GT Liberty is.

lol

serious, looks good, just plates up there cost so much !!!

van
12-10-06, 11:54 AM
Should ask Justin to change your username :)

hebe
12-10-06, 12:27 PM
Heheh Yeah I was there man!

What car was urz hebe? U have a type R right?

Phil.

I have a Corolla Sportivo now...I was right next to your car loooking for parking then moved to a different aisle lol.

RUN.180
12-10-06, 12:56 PM
Luc - Yeah not too bad bout $13 a month.

van - hahaha yeah was thinking that. Im cool with run.180 too.

hebe - wat? a type R to sportivo? Much difference?

Phil.

van
12-10-06, 01:06 PM
As far as I know, the Sportivo series have no performance mods, just sporty looking mods to the body and interior. That's true of the Camry at least, not sure about the Corollolla.

Sp33dY
12-10-06, 01:08 PM
Corolla Sportivo is a 1.8L 140kw .... normal rollas are 1.8L 100kw ;)

Word on the street is that TRD Australia will soon release a TRD Camry or Aurion and Hilux ... most likely supercharged.

Luc
12-10-06, 01:16 PM
word on the street,
i promise you
from the mouth of someone high up @ Toyota Australia, that it's in the pipeline.
Supercharged TRD Aurion
And it's being made as we speak.

van
12-10-06, 01:25 PM
Corolla Sportivo is a 1.8L 140kw .... normal rollas are 1.8L 100kw ;)

Word on the street is that TRD Australia will soon release a TRD Camry or Aurion and Hilux ... most likely supercharged.

Damn, that's nice! How does it make that sort of power? I wouldn't have thought you could get 140kw from a 1.8L NA, but I'm no expert haha. I don't think our 1999 1.8L Golf GTI makes that much, and that's a turbo (although it's pretty much the weakest of all the GTIs).

As for a supercharged Aurion... eh. I know there are a lot of FWD drivers on here, but I have to confess that high powered FWD cars do very little for me. Somehow it just feels like an alien idea to have all this power coming out of the front wheels. I dunno. It's not necessarily a rational perspective, I guess it's just the traditionalist in me.

Mike.V?!
12-10-06, 01:38 PM
If Honda can coax 179kw out of a 2.0, then anything is possible.

I dunno how the current generation Sportivo is, but the power claims of the first generation were grossly exaggerated. That and the fact that power doesn't come until over 6500rpm made it not a very fun car to drive*

And van, when you visit me next I think we shall take a spin in the SSS. You shall eat your anti-FWD words.




*My opinion, so stfu.

Sp33dY
12-10-06, 01:59 PM
lol ... FWD haters are often those who havent driven or owned one :P



PS.... back on topic ..... again, Nice Suuu-BAaaaRR-ooo (if u say it in a nz accent. )

hebe
12-10-06, 03:01 PM
Sorry for hi-jacking your thread RUN.180...

The Sportivo is definitely more comfortable and easy to transport people/goods around LOL...

The little comfort things are nice like climate control, leather seats, 6-disc indash MP3 player...

In terms of power, I haven't driven the first gen Sportivo but the second gen has had refinements made to the ECU and gearbox etc so the power delivery is much better...

I've seen dyno sheets (I know they vary) of stock Sportivos getting anywhere from 100 to 115kw atw which is quite surprising...

Acceleration throughout the powerband is great for everyday driving...something that wasn't that good in the DC2R which required me to rev higher actually...the Sportivo actually accelerates better in low/mid range but in the top end it sorta slows down and this is where the DC2R reels me in :(

RUN.180
12-10-06, 03:09 PM
Hehehe how did a FWD debate happen in my Subaru thread? LOL!

But please continue. I'm enjoying the read.

I have no idea of which version this corolla is but my friends i think 2005 model sportivo uses the same engine as the celica right? VVTL-i or sumfing like that?

I have not owned a FWD but had my sis coupe VTiR for a few days. Gotta say very impressed. Its like I cant believe that im speeding wen i look at the speedo. Feels slow but ur actually going fast if u noe wat i mean. lol

Phil.

Phil.

hebe
12-10-06, 05:09 PM
Yea 2005 is the 2nd gen Sportivo...both gen's use the Celica engine but they have different ECU so you can't just buy a PFC for the Celica engine and use it.