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Just popped a quick poll up to see what your intentions are with the car.

Personally, I've never had a car with modified engine parts so will probably stick to a few cosmetic bits and maybe change of alloys.
 

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I voted extensively in that I will be changing things like the bodywork, wheels, suspension, brakes seats, and tuning the engine although keeping it N/A. I am going to try my upmost to do one modification at a time so I can be subjective and feel the difference of each individual part in my next drive. To many times in the past I have slapped a number of parts on in one go and been unable to work out which has been responsible for an improvement or cause an issue I am unhappy with.

Ultimately it will be my daily driver, so I will try to resist things like stitch welding the chassis, stripping the interior, fitting a roll cage and removing the air conditioning.




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As the Satnav appears to be a software upload in the UK to the hardware as shipped from Japan, I'd be looking at getting Satnav added as an aftermarket mod.


I'm certainly not going to pay £750, for a software upload by Toyota.
 

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In the long run it would be extensive but I'd be taking it in steps like Pablo said. First area for attention would be wheels and exhaust, then suspension depending on how the car sits. After that it gets a bit more hazy as I don't know what would work with the car.
 

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I'll be modifying heavily. It's in my nature there's always something tht manufactures hold back on to suit EU regulations. I'll be looking to exploit those ASAP. Will be interesting to see if any of the big Subaru tuners bring out packages. I'm hoping Scoobyclinic will after seeing their Time Attack cars.
 

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I would just fit decent pads and discs with decent brake fluid and take the car on a few trackdays like its meant to be used for!
 

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I spoke to Toyota yesterday and they say that sat nav is another box not just software update
 

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Anyone know approx cost of ECU re map please?
 

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Usually around the £400 mark. But I'm not sure what an ECU map alone on a petrol engine would acheive? I thought they were usually for diesel engines but could very much be wrong!
 

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Dan yep you're wrong, i had a remapped chip put into my BMW ECU and it gave an extra few horses as well as raising the rev limit and in turn gave me better fuel economy.
 

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My dealer was telling me that it wasn't just a software upgrade and can't be upgraded later on because gps components are installed during the build, supposidly more that 1 gps component so the software always knows which direction your facing, but he could be wrong.





I was hoping to hold out for the TRD limited edition but got a good deal which I doubt I'd get on the limited edition so I'll probably mod my car at some point in the future. Never really modded a car before but always wanted to, so what better car to do it to!
 

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I will looking to add a few mild and subtlemodifications, namely the cosmetics towards the interior. just a few tweaks, here and there. A subtle body kit too, and a new exhaust. I would look to take the rear spoiler off too, just fill in the bolt holes.
 

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As much power as possible
 

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Keethos said:
My dealer was telling me that it wasn't just a software upgrade and can't be upgraded later on because gps components are installed during the build, supposidly more that 1 gps component so the software always knows which direction your facing, but he could be wrong.

I was hoping to hold out for the TRD limited edition but got a good deal which I doubt I'd get on the limited edition so I'll probably mod my car at some point in the future. Never really modded a car before but always wanted to, so what better car to do it to!



Your dealership can retrofit it, we did we our demo!
 
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