Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: fwa's JDM nugget - 2000 Toyota Vitz

  1. #1
    SLi Resident fwa2500's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    KCVG -> NZPM
    Posts
    556
    Points
    9,511
    Level
    65
    Points: 9,511, Level: 65
    Level completed: 54%, Points required for next Level: 139
    Achievements:
    5000 Experience PointsO.G.

    fwa's JDM nugget - 2000 Toyota Vitz

    I have officially purchased a little JDM nugget. By far the smallest, lightest, least powerful (86hp), smallest engined (1.3L), least monochrome, most actually JDM, and easily the cheapest car I have owned. I present my 2000 Toyota Vitz Clavia. It is hilarious. Definitely not a long term car but it s a good cheap set of wheels that will get me around nice and cheaply.



    Basic Stats
    2000 Toyota Vitz Clavia
    -Maroooon
    -2NZ-FE
    —86hp
    -4AT
    -FWD


    Modifications
    Interior
    -B1W Dashcam

    Exterior
    -Stock

    Engine and Exhaust
    -Stock

    Suspension, Wheels and Tyres
    -Stock

    To-Do (Stuff that is ready to be done)
    -Fix/clean the throttle position sensor
    -Install new head unit (factory radio removed, double din adapter installed)
    -14x6" alloy wheels with 185/60r14 tyres (tyres need replacing)

    Planned (Stuff that might happen eventually)
    Last edited by fwa2500; 05-17-2018 at 02:20 AM.
    '00 Toyota Vitz Clavia - JDM y0.
    '11 BMW 328i Xdrive - Sold. Nov. 2016-Apr. 2018
    '08 Legacy 3.0R Limited - Sold. Mar. 2015-Aug. 2016
    '97 Legacy wagon (BK) TS-R wanna-be - Retired. Oct. 2007-Jan. 2015

  2. #2
    SLi Resident fwa2500's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    KCVG -> NZPM
    Posts
    556
    Points
    9,511
    Level
    65
    Points: 9,511, Level: 65
    Level completed: 54%, Points required for next Level: 139
    Achievements:
    5000 Experience PointsO.G.
    Dashcam arrived today so I got that installed:


    '00 Toyota Vitz Clavia - JDM y0.
    '11 BMW 328i Xdrive - Sold. Nov. 2016-Apr. 2018
    '08 Legacy 3.0R Limited - Sold. Mar. 2015-Aug. 2016
    '97 Legacy wagon (BK) TS-R wanna-be - Retired. Oct. 2007-Jan. 2015

  3. #3
    SLi Resident fwa2500's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    KCVG -> NZPM
    Posts
    556
    Points
    9,511
    Level
    65
    Points: 9,511, Level: 65
    Level completed: 54%, Points required for next Level: 139
    Achievements:
    5000 Experience PointsO.G.
    Went up to the wind farm for a bit just to get out of town. This thing has absolutely no power on the uphills and yet we overtook someone, it is good fun on the downhill bits though it really will benefit from better tyres with shorter sidewalls on larger wheels, the stock 155/80R13s are just not the most confidence inspiring things...The transmission also doesn't like to downshift (much like in my old BK).

    '00 Toyota Vitz Clavia - JDM y0.
    '11 BMW 328i Xdrive - Sold. Nov. 2016-Apr. 2018
    '08 Legacy 3.0R Limited - Sold. Mar. 2015-Aug. 2016
    '97 Legacy wagon (BK) TS-R wanna-be - Retired. Oct. 2007-Jan. 2015

  4. #4
    SLi Resident fwa2500's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    KCVG -> NZPM
    Posts
    556
    Points
    9,511
    Level
    65
    Points: 9,511, Level: 65
    Level completed: 54%, Points required for next Level: 139
    Achievements:
    5000 Experience PointsO.G.
    Package arrived from China today containing the replacement radio surround so I went ahead and put that on in place of the stock unit which only picked up a couple stations (Japan uses a different spread in the FM spectrum from most of the rest of the world) and had no aux-in. I will be getting a bluetooth capable headunit shortly.


    '00 Toyota Vitz Clavia - JDM y0.
    '11 BMW 328i Xdrive - Sold. Nov. 2016-Apr. 2018
    '08 Legacy 3.0R Limited - Sold. Mar. 2015-Aug. 2016
    '97 Legacy wagon (BK) TS-R wanna-be - Retired. Oct. 2007-Jan. 2015

  5. #5
    SLi Resident fwa2500's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    KCVG -> NZPM
    Posts
    556
    Points
    9,511
    Level
    65
    Points: 9,511, Level: 65
    Level completed: 54%, Points required for next Level: 139
    Achievements:
    5000 Experience PointsO.G.
    Drove down to Wellington to pick up some cheap wheels and facilitate better tyres as the ones the car came with are just about dead. They did come with tyres but they are mismatched and old with one having severe dry-rot so new rubber all around is needed.





    Will be bumping up from 155/80r13s to 185/60r14s which should make it stick to the road like crazy as this car weighs next to nothing.
    '00 Toyota Vitz Clavia - JDM y0.
    '11 BMW 328i Xdrive - Sold. Nov. 2016-Apr. 2018
    '08 Legacy 3.0R Limited - Sold. Mar. 2015-Aug. 2016
    '97 Legacy wagon (BK) TS-R wanna-be - Retired. Oct. 2007-Jan. 2015

  6. #6
    SLi Resident fwa2500's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    KCVG -> NZPM
    Posts
    556
    Points
    9,511
    Level
    65
    Points: 9,511, Level: 65
    Level completed: 54%, Points required for next Level: 139
    Achievements:
    5000 Experience PointsO.G.
    I was bored so I test fit one of the wheels today, wont put them on for real until I can get new tyres though.





    Those are going to be a huge improvement all around. Once those are on the next thing is going to be refreshing the suspension as the stock struts feel quite dead.
    '00 Toyota Vitz Clavia - JDM y0.
    '11 BMW 328i Xdrive - Sold. Nov. 2016-Apr. 2018
    '08 Legacy 3.0R Limited - Sold. Mar. 2015-Aug. 2016
    '97 Legacy wagon (BK) TS-R wanna-be - Retired. Oct. 2007-Jan. 2015

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •