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    Default Bought a Vitz finally.

    Hello PW'ers. Gonna share the new car we bought last night. Its a 07/08 Pre-Facelift Toyota Vitz XP90 1.0 in Silver (ISB registered 2010). This was probably the cleanest car we could find in the price we had set a limit on.

    We were heading in to buy a 08 Daihatsu Mira but then you simply cannot compare that to this. Our concern was that all the cars we own are SUVs/Sedans except a 1992 mehran that dosnt have AC which is a major let down and considering the traffic situation in our country, you just cant do without a small hatchback.

    About the car, there isn't a single touch-up /dent or scuff on the paint of the car. The interior is mint. The car starts instantly and the engine has been kept with great care with proper lubrication. There are no squeaks from the suspension and no cabin rattling or unwanted noises ( though I intend on insulating the doors with some sound dampener). Everything on the car is working. That was a great relief.

    Still, its not perfect and there are a few thing that need to be taken care of. 1 or 2 really light scratches on the left front fender but nothing some Autoglym Super Resin Polish cant fix. After all, the car will be getting a full Detailing Treatment in the coming week. There is a small paint chip on the left side of the rear bumper and a stone chip on the front bumper. Again something not hard to fix. The left rear light seems a little dull to me so gonna take care of that. Gonna treat the front headlights with Megauirs Plast-X. The left side view mirror has some blue paint on it that was left behind by a blue car but the mirror isnt damaged in any way (claying and polish is all it needs). And finally, the driver side installed wind deflector had a crack in it so we removed it and gonna install a new one.

    Other than that, the car is sitting on 195/55R15 Bridgestones with some light weight Japaneses wheels.

    Things That Will Be Done:

    1) Auto Detailing Complete Session (using products by Autoglym/Blackfire/Meguiars/Mothers) (DONE)
    2) Change the Wheels to branded 15x7" light weights. (Still Looking)
    3) Headlight/Rear light restoration. (DONE)
    4) Vitz BodyKit Extensions ( Received thanks to @cyberjunk14 )
    5) Phillips Diamond Vision H4 (DONE)
    6) Rain-X Espert Fit windshield wipers. (DONE)
    7) Change Engine/transmission oils and do a complete service (DONE) (shell helix HX7 and toyota cvt oil)
    8) Attend to the small paint chippings on the front/rear bumpers (Done)
    9) Get a new driver side window rain guard (DONE) (replaced all four)
    10) Do a brake service, alignment and wheel balance. (Done)
    11) SQ setup (including getting rid of that good for nothing Japanese dvd player) (Initiated)
    12) Valeo Fog lights. (DONE)
    13) Engine Coolant from Toyota (Done)

    Please do say Masha'Allah. This is the first hatch we bought since the mehran that is now nearly 23 years old and we are super excited about it

    Bought a Vitz Finally!!! -1576589

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    MASHALLAH Clean car!
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    Very clean car! How much did you pay for it?


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    Started off with the sound deadening. Got my hands on a stinger bulk pack. Done with the front doors and the outcome is drastic. My observations:

    1) The rattling I was experiencing on really rough roads is gone.
    2) The door feels heavy and closes with nice thud.
    3) Tapping the outer walls really tells the difference. The untreated door has a ting ting sound to it. The damped door sounds like your tapping on a tree trunk. thud thud thud
    4) Oh and even on the stock speakers, I adjusted the balance left/right and there was considerable output difference. I dunno how to put it in words but any person listening would have instantly been able to distinguish the sound quality.

    Stinger Roadkill applied to outer skin, inner skin and plastic door panel.

    As you can see, the car did fight back and I ended up with quite alot of cuts and bruises
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    @devils_smile brother mind sharing the price of this sound deadener ?

    I think it would make a great difference in my cultus


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    Quote Originally Posted by nfsmostwanted View Post
    @devils_smile brother mind sharing the price of this sound deadener ?

    I think it would make a great difference in my cultus


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    A bulk pack ( 9 sheets ) should cost you from 16.5k~18k depending on your negotiating skills. I bought a bulk pack + 2 extra.

    3 sheets for each of the front doors = 6
    2 sheets for each of the rear doors = 4
    1 sheet in the trunk lid = 1

    Total = 11 sheets

    2nd Bulk Pack

    3 sheets in the trunk = 3
    4 sheets for the floor = 4
    2 sheets on the front firewall = 2

    total = 9 sheets
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    Great job Mustafa bhai. Tastefully done. By the way, what effect will 195/55-R15 bring into my Dart (Vitz) if I decided to install these. Suspension, fuel consumption, drag on the engine???
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    Did the trunk lid, trunk floor, rear wheel arches and rear seat under body floor.

    Bought a Vitz finally. - 1596365d1437414219 sq build initiated img 20150720 164626

    Take out the rear parcel shelf and you will see the lack of any carpet/ sound insulation padding. Bummer.

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    Tight bolts? WD-40 to the rescue

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    You dont need to remove the upper seat portion to remove the lower seat. Simply push the two white tabs at the base of the lower seat section and the seat pops up. This is what you will see.

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    Hsd to deal with this... EWWWW.

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    The rear panel is held by 2 10mm bolts at the base. Remove those and then it just the clips.

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    Final outcome. Even covered all the horizontal section of the trunk next to the tail lights and spare wheel ( not visible since I forgot to snap those).

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    Will post pictures of the damped rear seat underbody and horizontal sections in the morning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fouadbakht View Post
    Great job Mustafa bhai. Tastefully done. By the way, what effect will 195/55-R15 bring into my Dart (Vitz) if I decided to install these. Suspension, fuel consumption, drag on the engine???
    Fouad bhai, i myself am running 195/60R15's.... 195/55 will definitely look good but the ride comfort just wont be the same. If the car is gonna stick around Islamabad, its ok. In my case, fuel consumption inst an issue. However i do feel the Taiwanese wheels installed by the previous owner weigh a ton each so gonna get rid of those soon. I'm gonna stick to the same tire size even if I upgrade to newer tires just because they look awesome.

    The only issue with the tires is that on full steering lock, i used to gt some fender rubbing. that's changed since i did a little modification to the fender plastics and pulled them in using extra clips.
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    Quote Originally Posted by devils_smile View Post
    Started off with the sound deadening. Got my hands on a stinger bulk pack. Done with the front doors and the outcome is drastic. My observations:

    1) The rattling I was experiencing on really rough roads is gone.
    2) The door feels heavy and closes with nice thud.
    3) Tapping the outer walls really tells the difference. The untreated door has a ting ting sound to it. The damped door sounds like your tapping on a tree trunk. thud thud thud
    4) Oh and even on the stock speakers, I adjusted the balance left/right and there was considerable output difference. I dunno how to put it in words but any person listening would have instantly been able to distinguish the sound quality.

    Stinger Roadkill applied to outer skin, inner skin and plastic door panel.

    As you can see, the car did fight back and I ended up with quite alot of cuts and bruises
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    wow man spectacular efforts done by u, keep it up

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    Really awesome work going on. I really dig it man. Get free, got a job for you. Sound deadening or dampening of one of my Vitz with genuine Dynamat. You up for it?


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    Brother finally you have done the sound deadening... Mash Allah you did a great job man..
    what about the boot lid. I will suggest you to do it..you will feel the difference after doing it... as its rattle alot..
    Get a pair of gloves and roller as well for smooth installation. otherwise these sharp edges .. don't ask.. how many more deep cuts are coming..

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    Quote Originally Posted by fouadbakht View Post
    Great job Mustafa bhai. Tastefully done. By the way, what effect will 195/55-R15 bring into my Dart (Vitz) if I decided to install these. Suspension, fuel consumption, drag on the engine???
    Fouad bhai... i am using 195-60-R15 from past three years in my second gen Vitz..
    If you are fuel economy conscious .. then don't go for it.. because fuel average will be reduced..
    But if you want to save your from kissing every car breakers usually found in Pakistan, then go for 195.. i love my car,, i dont want that my car floor takes smooches from car breakers with two adults at the back...

    You will not face any problem related to your car suspension if your are using 195... but off course with light weight branded rims,, and u already got a lovely set of rims for DART...

    Get Yokohama... A drive...you will love the looks and performance...

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    You have already done the trunk lid..
    My mistake,,

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    The best part of DIY's....... you get to spend time with your car. Didnt like the full silver bumper and wanted to do a black insert so painted the lower section of the bumper in satin black. Also all the decals are black (though I have to do a little cleaning on the rear ones, the 3m tape is kinda effed up).

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    Nice Mashallah


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    brilliant job with the sheets
    The men are back. @TGT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uashah007 View Post
    Fouad bhai... i am using 195-60-R15 from past three years in my second gen Vitz..
    If you are fuel economy conscious .. then don't go for it.. because fuel average will be reduced..
    But if you want to save your from kissing every car breakers usually found in Pakistan, then go for 195.. i love my car,, i dont want that my car floor takes smooches from car breakers with two adults at the back...

    You will not face any problem related to your car suspension if your are using 195... but off course with light weight branded rims,, and u already got a lovely set of rims for DART...

    Get Yokohama... A drive...you will love the looks and performance...
    our 2013 vitz has stock rim and tyres165/70/R14. and it didn't touch speed brakers with three people on board. . but with four and luggage it did touch so I Installed spacer 1 inch although I was thinking of 0.5 inch... Now what I feel is... no hitting at sp brakers but with uneven roads and bump I feel that suspension is no more comfortable. . with some khadda, shocks are suddenly lengthen so giving a little jerk.. Can anyone share his experience of spacer.. Now I am thinking of going for 15 inch rim and removing spacer.

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    @nawan885
    I also have vitz 2009 model, registered in 2013, the car is well maintained by me and i also felt the touching of rear end when more than two adults were sitting went for spacers of 2 inches, height of ride increases, little bit less grippy to road on speed exceeding 140Km/h, but how many times you can achieve it in the traffic of Lahore. Recently, the tires gave up which were 165/65/r14 Dunlop energysaver installed in Japan back in 2011 (which i could read from the tires) installed the closest specification i.e. 175/65/r14 Nexen tires, well i was my first experience with nexen but because it is new, the car is far more grippy now.
    On the bumpy road if you drive more than 40 km/h then the car feels like that it is not absorbing any bumps and it hits you straight.

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    I had installed KUMHO SOLUS TA31 tyres in 185/60-R15 profile manufactured 1st Week of 2105. Supposedly a soft touring tyre. My observations are high rolling resistance, slightly hard, almost noiseless, good braking/stopping distance in dry. Bought these for 24,000/- and asked the shopkeeper for a return / exchange and he offered 17,000/- after a roll of about 150 Kilometers max.
    Now I have an option of either notching up to KUMHO ECSTA KU27 or Yokohama Advan dB (Fresh and authentic 2014), both 195/55-R15. I think I will go the Yokohama route as its time tested with good reviews and I don't want to end up wrong here again. The existing KUMHOs will find their place in my late brother's Vitz to replace nearing worn out Bridgestone Ecopia EP150 as there is no point in offering your head for decapitation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fouadbakht View Post
    I had installed KUMHO SOLUS TA31 tyres in 185/60-R15 profile manufactured 1st Week of 2105. Supposedly a soft touring tyre. My observations are high rolling resistance, slightly hard, almost noiseless, good braking/stopping distance in dry. Bought these for 24,000/- and asked the shopkeeper for a return / exchange and he offered 17,000/- after a roll of about 150 Kilometers max.
    Now I have an option of either notching up to KUMHO ECSTA KU27 or Yokohama Advan dB (Fresh and authentic 2014), both 195/55-R15. I think I will go the Yokohama route as its time tested with good reviews and I don't want to end up wrong here again. The existing KUMHOs will find their place in my late brother's Vitz to replace nearing worn out Bridgestone Ecopia EP150 as there is no point in offering your head for decapitation.
    good decision.

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