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    Dai YRV Turbo - Crazy smallness and geek content inside

    So the SX is knackered. Primarily due to short commutes. So its now on the drive awaiting its fate.

    Meanwhile its replacement is another kinda crazy that ticks all my boxes . I needed run around that will keep me happy but not break either itself or the bank while we beat this Cancer and send it packing.

    5dr for the girls. Auto sequential so Gwyn can play too. Flexible boot. It's mental, odd and super rare....only 205 were imported and last estimates reckon 180ish are still on the road in the UK

    Boosh!

    Daihatsu M201G (YRV) Turbo 130.
    1.3 with an IHI turbo and tiny TMIC added.
    127hp quoted stock power
    125lb/ft quoted stock torque
    Real world 0-60 ~8s
    Top end is more than enough.
    Kerb weight is a featherweight 930kg
    Combined MPG is ~40
    Tuning wise 180hp is easy and reliable to achieve

    Only Modification at purchase
    BK Racing 333 High Power Black - 15x6.5 4x100 et38

    It needs some tidying up and new wheels are a must But it just flew through an MOT and came with a 3mth full parts and labour warranty from a garage with a good reputation

    Mega thanks shout to Mark_clio2 for giving it the once over last week

    Then to my dad for handling the testing and purchase process I get to drive it in a couple of days but dad took me out in it this afternoon and its totally bonkers!

    *December 2016 - Now in the caring hands of TinnySteve*

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    Glad you're happy with it mate
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    Nice. 180hp and 930KG is handy, particularly when you and Gwyn have the weight saving mods that you have

    Tell me what wheel specs are and Ill hunt something down for you, Im missing being a wheel whore these days
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    I get the feeling that this would only work if we could pursuade Ernest Borgnine to drive the Isle of Wight to Portsmouth hovercraft.
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    After I shave my balls swarfega helps soothe, but means the hair grows back quite quickly, so give it a go

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    Will be once its tidied up dude. Need to get some flyeye tint film from somewhere as a priority to lose the Lexus lights

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    Very cool!

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    Love these..

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    Quote Originally Posted by docwra View Post
    Nice. 180hp and 930KG is handy, particularly when you and Gwyn have the weight saving mods that you have

    Tell me what wheel specs are and Ill hunt something down for you, Im missing being a wheel whore these days
    Thanks dude but can't afford to spend on wheels for it at the mo. Going to just paint them for now and cover the fake CF inserts

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    Like it. Get the boost upped Ste!

    Looks a lot like my old Glanza V from the front, pretty sure they have "borrowed" toyota's design there lol.

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    I genuinely thought it was a glanza

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    Glanza for the man that's grown up

    I like it, can't see why they never sold it over here

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    Haha. Basically yeah it's a Glanza for Daddy cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wikipedia
    The name is short for "Young Recreational Vehicle"... Described by Jeremy Clarkson as "unimaginative junk, with no soul, no flair and no passion"
    No surprise nobody bought one with brochure shots like this




    There were also some funky Sirion Rally models around the same time


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    Yeah they are a bit odd. It's does need some toning down. First on my list is flyeye film to lose the lex lights

    The Sirion Rally 2 is a real pocket rocket

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    So a week after getting it, I drove it for the first time tonight. Holy sheeet this thing shifts

    Also I have been doing some digging to get more idea of what I have already and where to go from here.

    The current wheel specs are as follows...
    As they are they are a little bit But covering the fake carbon inserts will do for now
    BK Racing 333 High Power Black - 15x6.5 4x100 et38 - http://www.bkracing.co.uk/_shop/prod...roducts_id=178
    The backs are rather adjacent to the arms for my liking, so going to apply my spare 15mm slip-ons to them so as to sort that out.

    Stuff that needs sorting -
    The standard head unit - Just plain bobbins SO feel free to point me at a good bluetooth head unit. With plenty of storage trays going in the thing double-din is damn tempting
    The aerial is far too damn long. RC car much SO a low key tidy stubby is on its way
    Because of the unwise decision to apply vinyl to sill areas on the part of the Daihatsu importer. It's a bit on the scabby side where water settles . Needs a quick sorting
    The lexus style lights, I was going to tint, but they are starting to grow on my after looking at the car in different light and from a lot of angles they work a lot better than my brain originally thought. Jury is still out though .

    Then the big question....
    a) Geek interior? The SX I went retro gaming with space invaders - This time I'm thinking maybe Marvel or Lego Star Wars themed.
    b) Super classy interior? Selective piano black wrapping
    c) Why bother? To wrap....or not to wrap?

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    No offence but those BK wheels look shit, 4X100 is MX-5 and old VW territory, so naturally you've got some decent choices. Rota or XXR will be able to provide something much nicer.

    Get an Alpine headunit in there, their blutooth enabled one is like 100 notes now if you shop around.
    I wouldn't do anything with the interior if it's going to cart kids around, it probs won't be long before it's hanging off and then someone will start picking and peeling it.

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    I want.

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    If it's of any interest to you, I'm selling my Kenwood DNX-7200. As new, fully boxed, only used for about 6 months. It 's double din, CD/DVD/Garmin Sat Nav. Comes with loads of Aux inputs for phone/games consoles/TV etc. Also comes with the ipod interface unit so you can control your iPod from the touchscreen/remote

    link for specs

    I'd be happy to bring it to the Weekender for you to save on postage too

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    Quote Originally Posted by R3K1355 View Post
    No offence but those BK wheels look shit, 4X100 is MX-5 and old VW territory, so naturally you've got some decent choices. Rota or XXR will be able to provide something much nicer.

    Get an Alpine headunit in there, their blutooth enabled one is like 100 notes now if you shop around.
    I wouldn't do anything with the interior if it's going to cart kids around, it probs won't be long before it's hanging off and then someone will start picking and peeling it.
    None taken. They are a bit gash and I have already spoken to Ben at RR about Rota options but no chunk of cash to fling at them yet so its a make do on improving these for now .

    Head unit wise I will check out the Alpines

    Wrap wise done properly there are no edges to peel dude

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