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Old 02-26-2021, 01:34 PM   #976
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S209 would easily break into the 40s with a DP and tune and push its flatbed value even higher.

Yaris is trash.
What's realistically easier to attain: S209, or Yaris GR-4?

Considering costs without thinking about it barely at all, I think it'd be easier to buy a GR-4 and either keep it in Europe or fight to bring it stateside.

S209 overpriced: Confirmed.
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Old 03-11-2021, 02:56 AM   #977
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This vid made my S grow 4 TURBO ---- nhnhhhnnnnnn
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I was going to post that but it's more fun that a detailed review. EVO has held up very well. At least the Tom version.
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Old 03-11-2021, 10:47 AM   #979
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the TME is probably the only car I'd want to import, but by the time they're legal I'm sure they'll be into JDM stupid money territory.
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Old 03-11-2021, 11:10 AM   #980
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12.5?!?!?! That can't be right...
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Old 03-14-2021, 03:36 PM   #982
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This is a WRC car...how is there no factory manual available..?
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Old 03-17-2021, 01:31 PM   #983
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Old 03-25-2021, 07:58 AM   #984
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Default Toyota’s GR Yaris AP4 Is Ready For Rally Racing In Australia



Toyota's GR Yaris AP4 Is Ready For Rally Racing In Australia

While the new Toyota GR Yaris won’t be competing in the World Rally Championship as the car manufacturer had originally intended, it will be racing in the Australian Rally Championship.



The racer has been dubbed the GR Yaris AP4 and came to life thanks to a partnership between Toyota and Neal Bates Motorsport. It is based on the road-going model and will compete in the Asia-Pacific 4WD category, similar in spec and rules to the World Rally Championship’s Rally2 and R5 classes.


To meet regulations, the team behind the GR Yaris AP4 have retained the car’s standard aluminum doors and carbon fiber roof. Each completed car will weigh less than the 1,230 kg minimum, allowing the team to ballast certain areas of the car to improve performance on particular courses, Car Throttle notes.

Power is still provided by a 1.6-liter turbocharged three-cylinder just like the road car, although an air restrictor has been fitted and the turbocharger has been limited to 1.5 bar of maximum pressure. Thanks to a unique exhaust manifold and other changes, however, the car will have more than the standard model’s 268 hp in Aussie spec.

Working alongside the three-cylinder is a Sadev six-speed sequential transmission sending power equally across all four wheels. Neal Bates Motorsport has also overhauled the suspension system and fitted dampers with 265 mm of travel at the front and 280 mm of travel at the rear.

“One of the things that is fantastic about this car is that it was designed for rally conversion and is very low weight to start with,” Neal Bates said in a statement. “Together with the compact turbo engine and all-wheel drive system, the GR Yaris is a great base car compared to what we have worked with previously to create rally cars.”

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This is the best worst thread.
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This is correct.
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Couldn't say it any better.
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This is the best worst thread.

I'm finally over it. Took quite a while. I'm definitely happy for all the markets and owners that get it. Like foaming at the mouth for that hot girl that ended up with your friend. Pissed at first for months then all you can really do is be happy for them and hope it works out. Ship has sailed. I'm over the car but I will never forget Toyo USA's handling of it, just like I'll never forget 2014. Neither has got my money in over a decade. I can choose anyone I want and I choose Ben Richards. That boy is one mean mf'er!
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I thought I was over it. Then the thread got bumped, and I remembered this yellow one.

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Bah. Close nuff America.
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That's a pretty close representation of the obesity epidemic in the us vs japan.
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I'm finally over it. Took quite a while. I'm definitely happy for all the markets and owners that get it. Like foaming at the mouth for that hot girl that ended up with your friend. Pissed at first for months then all you can really do is be happy for them and hope it works out. Ship has sailed. I'm over the car but I will never forget Toyo USA's handling of it, just like I'll never forget 2014. Neither has got my money in over a decade. I can choose anyone I want and I choose Ben Richards. That boy is one mean mf'er!
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That's a pretty close representation of the obesity epidemic in the us vs japan.
There isn't a part of me that can hate on the new Sienna. It's pretty dope.
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That's a pretty close representation of the obesity epidemic in the us vs japan.




The "too small for USDM" makes me laugh everytime. Hello Miata, hello 86, hello Cayman, HELLO!

But yeah, food is America's biggest addiction not opioids.
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The "too small for USDM" makes me laugh everytime. Hello Miata, hello 86, hello Cayman, HELLO!

But yeah, food is America's biggest addiction not opioids.
There are plenty of not-supersized Americans out there to buy smaller cars. More than than the entire population of other countries, imo... But I honestly think people just feel like they're driving a deathtrap in smaller cars right now. When I walk around my neighborhood, the number of F350 sized trucks that sit in a driveway and maybe carry a few 2x4's once every other month is astounding. A collision between an F350 and a Cayman... yikes.
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There are plenty of not-supersized Americans out there to buy smaller cars. More than than the entire population of other countries, imo... But I honestly think people just feel like they're driving a deathtrap in smaller cars right now. When I walk around my neighborhood, the number of F350 sized trucks that sit in a driveway and maybe carry a few 2x4's once every other month is astounding. A collision between an F350 and a Cayman... yikes.

What is the truth is a unibody is safer in a collision than BOF. I know an officer locally that works traffic incidents. He had one where an elderly gentleman crashed but did not hit another vehicle. He was dead on scene, truck collapsed in a completely different way than a unibody. He said had it been a passenger car he would have made it. BOF just isn't designed to crash or fold up on itself and protect occupants the way unibody is designed.
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Old BOF trucks were absolute garbage (google 2003 F150 crash test). Modern BOF trucks are designed with crash testing in mind. Vehicles hitting solid objects are also completely different crash scenarios than vehicles hitting other vehicles. Vehicle on vehicle: mass and speed win.

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What is the truth is a unibody is safer in a collision than BOF. I know an officer locally that works traffic incidents. He had one where an elderly gentleman crashed but did not hit another vehicle. He was dead on scene, truck collapsed in a completely different way than a unibody. He said had it been a passenger car he would have made it. BOF just isn't designed to crash or fold up on itself and protect occupants the way unibody is designed.
If no other vehicle involved yes, but most crashes involve another vehicle, especially if you know how to drive.

I suspect however that it’s not fear driving Americans to bigger cars but just that feeling of superiority when you sit higher in a bigger vehicle.
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If no other vehicle involved yes, but most crashes involve another vehicle, especially if you know how to drive.

I suspect however that it's not fear driving Americans to bigger cars but just that feeling of superiority when you sit higher in a bigger vehicle.
Yes, and the ease of entry vs. sitting down low in a sedan. This was one motivator for my wife to move from a sedan to CUV.

I still like cars better (although Corvettes are a bit of a chore in/out).
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