Toyota Yaris Tuning

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Toyota consistently evolves and one of the vehicles that has recently hit North America is the Toyota Yaris.  The Toyota Yaris has been sold for some time in other areas of the world, but over the last couple of years started finally appearing in North America as economy and fuel efficiency have become extremely important.  The Toyota Yaris while economical is also stylish and fun to drive- geared towards younger college students with limited budgets.  While one of Toyota’s least expensive vehicles, it does offer a little bit of pep and is generally fun to drive.

The Toyota Yaris is a great vehicle to tune.  In fact, the whole philosophy of the Yaris is highly open to tuning and modification.  There is even a trim level called I’ll trim level geared towards the millennium generation looking for their unique vehicle.  This makes tuning this car easy especially since there are plenty of components available.  While speed may not be the most significant aspect of the Yaris, for those looking to roll in style, the Yaris can easily be modified to look great, especially for the city streets.

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The Yaris comes as a 5 door hatchback, however it is definitely not your mom’s hatchback.  The styling is very contemporary and made for a sleek urban mover.  There are plenty of great options to upgrade the aesthetics of this vehicle.  For instance, for those that are looking to differentiate themselves from the masses, nothing works better than unique wheels.  There are plenty of ways to get the most out of your wheels, however chrome rims are a must for many.  And while adding chrome wheels, you might want to go either a little larger or wider adding some higher quality tires to boot.  In addition, high performance brakes are another option along with enhanced rotors.

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Besides wheels, there are a wide variety of body kits available for the Yaris and hooking up this vehicle is quite easy.  The stylish Yaris is pretty easy to make look even better and many manufacturers now offer components and body kits for the Yaris.  Other items for the exterior that you might want to look into include high performance lighting, ground LED Lighting, interior lighting and LED brake lights and turn signals.

Other modifications that many Yaris tuners are performing are changing the engine control unit to one based from economy to performance, easily upping the horsepower.  Another popular modification also includes upgrading the exhaust which can be a little restrictive.  There are many ways to get the most out of your exhaust, choosing a double exhaust, high performance muffler and pipes, etc.

Finally for serious tuner enthusiasts, you can add a turbo to the relatively small size engines or enhance the air flow which is as simple as adding a new high performance air filter, breather element and porting the air induction for more combustibility.

All in all, the Yaris, while not a speed demon, does have the personality to make it a tuner’s dream.  This is just one of the reasons why it has become popular in many urban areas.

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