Toyota Yaris Tuning
The Yaris is Toyotas attempt to catch the youth market. It makes a great car and had a nice high roof line. The Yaris was not intended to be a sports car but it can be turned into one with some imaginative tuning.
Now they are selling on the used market for reasonable prices a lot of people especially younger generation are snapping them up and looking to apply tuning and styling mods to them.
Don't even bother trying to tune the 1.0 and diesel engines. These are never going to give much of a potential power gain.
So onto our latest Yaris tuning tips:-
The 1.3 engines do not offer much at all. A few mods will help make the engine feel more lively. Get a fast road cam and intake and then get an aftermarket ECU to control the fuelling and you have a reasonable warm hatch.
The engine that car tuning tips recommends is the 1.5 model Equipment and suspension on this model is tweaked already but that is not stopping you from taking it further.
A supercharger kit will really alter the whole character of the car and we have seen a few supercharger kits around. Few people will want to go this mad on their Yaris Tuning project so instead opt for some engine mods like Fast road cams, air intake and sports exhaust & port matching and there is no reason you can't start to enjoy your Yaris on country roads.
What other modifications?
At car tuning tips we would suggest you get a Brake upgrade . You may find that brakes from the Celica and Corolla will be suitable and cost a lot less than a full aftermarket big brake conversion kit.
Handling mods are also worth considering for your Yaris, we would recommend that you get fully adjustable suspension kits so you can set this up to suit your driving style. You really do get what you pay for so don't be tempted to go for a cheap suspension kit. If you want to lower the car then stick with a drop of 35mm or a little more if you have the diesel. You will find that the sporty 1.5 models have a bit of a drop already.
We suggest that if you want a bit more information on Yaris Tuning you consult the following sources. TorqueCars have a comprehensive Yaris tuning article and also a very active, friendly and helpful Yaris forum.
If you have any tips to pass on please use our comments box below and we will update this article, after all we are all here to share knowledge. Please also let us know if we've missed out an engine or performance mod that you feel should be included in here.
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