Drexel's 2004 Toyota Echo RS

Discussion in 'Members Rides' started by Drexel, Apr 13, 2015.

  1. Drexel

    Drexel New Member

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    Here is my first car.. Kinda felt like Gran Turismo somehow.. Started from the bottom and start climbing up :D.. I'll include more info about the car after I finish my exam and study later this week.

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    - Tanabe Rear Underbracing
    - GT-Spec Front Underbracing
    - Wheel Spacers (Rear)
    - Pioneer Deck
    - KYB Shocks and Eibach Springs
    - K&N Air Filter
    - Few little bits here and there

    KM: Low 160k-ish km



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  2. _drew

    _drew New Member

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    love these.

    Id kill for a 2 door in blue. There is a local guy here with some wide work wheels and willwood brakes, a real beauty!
     
  3. IMPUL

    IMPUL Collector of fine japanese lawn ornaments

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    Great parking job lol... Jk.. Good luck on your exams. Did you hear back from Toyota?
     
  4. Drexel

    Drexel New Member

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    I just parked there for like 2 mins, took picture and left. Yea, I got the interview today.. It was the best one in my opinion.. I wish they asked me more questions about Toyota or their parts lol! We talked so much about the job, and my responsbility.. We also talked alot about WRC early 1990's Celica GT-Four.. He didn't know much about Super GT when I talked about it..
     
  5. Rygar

    Rygar That's what she said.

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    Good Gran Turismo reference!
     
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  6. robbieg

    robbieg Does this and that from time to time

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    My buddy had an Echo RS for years and years - and I totally fell in love with the car. I love the little spoiler!
     
  7. Garth

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    If you ever want a 2 door in red let me know ;)
     
  8. Drexel

    Drexel New Member

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    So yea.. Went back to my residence last night after I visited my parent.. My O2 sensor broke.. lol
     
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    You know what that means.... Time for coilovers, low offset wheels and boso pipes. But seriously, I like those cars.
     
  10. kingsoup

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    Pretty solid car for a student! fun on the off\on ramps I bet!
     
  11. Garth

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    Good work putting in a custom deck on this though. What comes stock is sooo paltry. I`d assume some more audio would come to follow? I've always found the stock to be pretty lackluster. (Guess you're on dat uni lyfe budget though)

    Do you have an aftermarket tach in there?
     
  12. Drexel

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    @notjon No coilover for me.. 2 of my friends sat in the rear while i was driving and my wheel kept touching my wheel well when there's a bump on the road.. My stock wheels are great, I'm not gonna waste money on another set of wheels.. Pipes are cops magnet here in Ontario, if cops see/hear your exhaust; they'll likely to follow you for a lil bit. @kingsoup Yes, it is very fun in on and off ramp.. It is very fun on the dirt roads too.. :) @Garth The OEM radio were so bad.. I think in my opinion, it's one of worst deck I've had in a car.. Worse than my 1999 CR-V.. No more audio stuff for me at least for now, since I'll be giving the car to my parent soon (my father likes it very much and he regretted buying 2011 Hyundai Elantra Touring). No aftermarket tech, I shift by using my ears.. Even in other cars, I usually only see my speedometer and not my tach.. I just listen to the engine most of the time.. It also helps me when there's something off mechanically in my car.. My possible cars in couple months: Honda S2000, BMW M3 E36, Lexus IS350, Subaru Impreza WRX STI, and maybe (just maybe) Mk4 Supra (There are lots of requirements that I need to fulfill before I'm buying this one).. Yea they're all different types of vehicle with a different purpose, gotta test drive all of them to find which one will suit me the most ^^
     
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    Wow, quite the list for a second car. I think E36 m3 would be awesome, really good performance to dollar value.
     
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    Indeed, each of them have different purpose.. Just gotta find one that suits my lifestyle :).. I don't see a car as a status symbol, I see car as my passion and help me define who I am as a person.. Cars are very complicated definition for me.. Simply it's like asking what is Love.. It's something that you can't explain.. :D
     
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    Step 1 completed: Gonna start working for Toyota this Wednesday :)
     
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    BMW M3 E36 and STI are out of the option. The current options: FR-S, IS300, IS350, S2000 or a Supra Mk4 (Gotta fulfill more step before the supra) ^^
     
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    I would vote for the fr-s or the s2000, I've heard nothing but praise about them at auto cross events.
     
  18. Drexel

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    IS300= N/A Supra with 4 door literally (2JZ-GE)
    IS350= Father voted for it..
    Supra = Hero Car from my childhood( 1998 Tom's Castrol Supra)
    FR-S and S2000= Driver's car, which I wanted.

    I gotta test drive all of them and make the decision from there.. :)
     
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    Drexel New Member

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    I know that I'm putting it in a summary/short sentence.. But if we have a discussion this will take us hours :D..
     
  20. IMPUL

    IMPUL Collector of fine japanese lawn ornaments

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    IS300 with a thicker gasket to lower compression and turbocharge it