I owned this car from Oct 2000 til May 2003, and put about 46,000 miles on
before trading it in for my '97 Tacoma 4x4.
The fallowing are a list of modifications I did to the car in the order that I did them, or at least as best as I can remember. Some are listed earlier because that's when I started on them, but were latter upgraded or added to. Many of these modifications take a great amount of skill and understanding, thus I suggest that you do not do them unless you fully understand how to do it, and also agree that you will not hold me responsible for any damage you cause. You cannot responsibly hold anyone responsable for misuse or miss-understanding of any information they provide you, and thus I give no warranty nor claim nor accept any responsibility for the use or misuses of information provided in the fallowing links. If your sick of seeing these kinds of disclaimers, I suggest you make sure to vote out any judges that would allow someone to win such ridiculous and frivolous law suites. We also need to makes sure we elect men of good integrity that will not put such judges in power, and who will not write laws allowing for such things.
Front Grill - I did this the first night I bought the car because I had heard about problems with peoples A/C condensers getting road debris in them
Mud flaps - Just the stock ones from Toyota's line of accessories.
Alarm system - Keyless entry and Security.
Stereo Modifications - The stock system is good, but a few tweaks makes it that much better.
Painted Calipers - This just looks cool with the 16" alloy wheels.
Shifter - Stock shifter in the car has something to be desired, but it can be made better
Tinted Windows - The Darkest Allowed by law in Utah - a dark car just looks wrong without tint.
Custom Interior - Just something for a mildly custom look
Intake and Exhaust - This car performs much better when you open it up a bit.
Strut Bars - The cars body likes to twist, but these sure fixed that, and it nowcorners better then any car I had ever driven.
Two-Tone Hood - Some more custom look stuff - I really want to replace this with a C-one style hood.
Eye Lids - Front End - The stock head lights are kind of funny looking, but these really helped.
Rear Window Decal - Just showing my Patriotism
RPM Switch for a Custom Shift Light - Something to help me when racing, and possibly to help avoid miss-shifts (not that I've had problems with that)
Lighting Modifications - I like the Auto Lights, and DRL, but what if I'm at a drive in, and need to turn them off? I've also done some custom blinker and fog light modifications.
ACT +30% Clutch & Quaife LSD - This really helped my 60 foot times at the track.
Tightened the throttle a bit - Give a better feel on the accelerator.
If I hadden't traided it in, I would have eventually done the fallowing:
Here's Some Other Interesting Information
Sponsors: (Large pic of Front End)
My Best run in Utah before the above Vegas run was a 15.95, but after I added the LSD, clutch, and the motormount, I did a 15.73 run. When ajusting for altitude, I would have been close to 15.0 in Vegas, and into the 14's at sea level.