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  1. As wonderful the previous true-life story is…on the 31st of May I applied online for contract negotiations, roughly about 1 month prior to close of applications; and finally signed a contract on the 3rd of July for a GR Yaris RZ High Performance 1st Edition. Delivery day was estimated to be towards the end of March, 2021. It was going to be a grueling 8.5 month wait. I will spare you the general specs of the car as it has been posted all over the internet. However, one thing needs to be made clear...many peope (especialy in export markets..specifically Europe), have gotten the idea
    11 points
  2. Wish all Auto Lanka Fans a Very Happy New Year 2021!! Lets hope 2021 will be 'better' year than 2020 and it will bring lots of good things! Thanks to our Top Contributors, Senior Members, Moderators and all Members for their valuable contributions and keeping the forum alive and kicking throughout the year. Also good to see some of our old members returning back!  2020 Top Ranking Contributors.. @iRage @AVANTE @matroska and @Hyaenidae 2020 Top Ranking Bloggers.. @matroska @Magnum @Gummybr and @petrolHead1
    9 points
  3. Well well well, we closed one chapter and now we hopped onto the next! What you see below is the final purchase I made since no one had the decency to sell me a good X110 Mark 2 (My birdie is raised at y'all forever) so I decided (with a chuttak lot coercion from my parents) "Hey!, I need a car fast" so I thought what was really worth it and bought this car. So what is this car really? You're looking at a 2.4 Liter XV30 Camry in Black Onyx. Imported in 2004 by the MD of a "Strawberry Company in Sri Lanka" (You know what it is) and owned by him ever since I laid my grubby hands on it.
    7 points
  4. LooooL... I'm going to steal this for my FB.. May be I will post after few days because my wife is still angry with yesterday's suspension parts;
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  5. Hope everyone’s doing well. I have posted few times about my dream of converting an Audi A4 B5 to a S4 B5. As per my knowledge. We have ZERO “AUDI S AND RS” vehicles. No conversions either. Only a few RS badged regular A3’s and what not. S4 variants are RARE and expensive in the European countries. US has a few, mostly auto and all of them riced. My plan is/was to buy one from the US and ship parts over. Obviously not all. Just the vitals and parts that can be used on a Right hand drive. Since I currently live in the US, I will be taking apart the car on my own and
    5 points
  6. I don't have pictures (I probably do,I'll dig them up) But I have a story about: My 2004/5 Mazda 3. So what>you guys may ask? Its a Mazda-f-three. No big deal, we see them all the time. Yes true, but this car taught me one of the most important life lessons: Living within your means. It all started one fine afternoon when I was zooming off to pick up my wife (then fiancee). She had called and asked if I could pick her up after work and I, eager for any chance to meet-up, had promptly agreed. I grabbed my keys, jumped in my newish Mazda3 and zoom-zoomed off. The weather was
    5 points
  7. Here are more pictures of the car before I bore you with words to read... The car has an interesting width to length to height ratio....kind of reminds me of one of those Tamiya snap-on model cars with disproportionate dimensions. The only concern I have is the front wheel splurting out debris on to the rear fender. Well..it is not a concern..it is a fear. Other users have had their rear fenders pitted with debris, but they all have taken their cars racing. No..Toyota does not offer mud flaps for this. Yaris Cross TRD flaps can be made to fit apparently and right now the options are from
    4 points
  8. Found a little (big) gem of a car, will take a look at it today and bring her home if all works out
    4 points
  9. For starters...I do not see what a first class country is. No country is first class...they all have their own issues. It is a very colonial way of looking at the world and down right discriminitory and ultra nationalistic (you know..the Tr**p supporter type..not the good kind). In one's heart and mind the first and foremost best country should be your motherland. As such..respect the other person's mother land as well.As for kids going abroad and resettling...the world is a different place from what it was 4 decades ago. I remember my grand father being pissed off at my father and aunt for le
    4 points
  10. What else to expect from a Joint fb holder.iyaa
    4 points
  11. Wow! Congratulations to the MVP's @iRage, @AVANTE , @matroska , @Hyaenidae ,@Magnum , @Gummybr & @petrolHead1 !! It was certainly great to be back on Autolanka after some years away, and I was very glad to find that its still up and about! At least that's something to be grateful for, from crazy ole 2020 !! (Whew: What a steamroller of a year that was!) All the best, and hopefully we will see some normalcy returning to our lives during the latter half of 2021! Best Wishes to all the members !! 🥳🤞
    4 points
  12. December has been a weird month, first I saw the man behind the daily dosage of Presea's on this web on a FB group, then I saw the Suzuki Jimny build with the red interior parked at my friends apartment car park XD
    4 points
  13. 6 inches and 6 centimeters is a bad thing to conflate Especially in bed
    3 points
  14. No it was a Toyota and a number of nosey neighbors (a retired music teacher I think, her jobless daughter and the wife of some guy in civil service) that made up my parents complex alarm system ⏰
    3 points
  15. Is it just me or am I missing something here? 😬 What was the “actual” issue with the mileage here? Ok it was tampered, could be 280k, 380k, or whatever. But the only ‘real’ problem with the car was black smoke out the exhaust and burning some oil? I mean, the chassis wasn’t falling apart (accident repair, etc.. ) and there were no major rust issues, it was in quite good condition right? Just hypnotically, if it was me and if I liked the car much, I would wind it up to 320k and drive it like a champ!
    3 points
  16. I'm wondering what went through the heads of the marketing team at Nissan when they were naming the Nissan DayZ, "Lets call it Daisy, like a flower! But no young male adult would like to drive in a car named after a flower so we'll just swap the S to a Z to be cool" *Flashbacks to school when we would write Rockz next to our name on the desk*. Honestly everytime I see the name DayZ I can only think of the Zombie game
    3 points
  17. Just for fun. Don't take serious..
    3 points
  18. Season greetings. It's very bad of them to not refund your advance. I'm sure this car sale does a lot of buying and selling and they shouldn't have any issues refunding you as it's not going to be a big amount. Do you have any document that has the conditions of sale and the receipt? When you pay an advance you should always have a document that outlines the agreement you have with the sale. It's your hard earned money that you are giving someone, and that document would legally bind you and the sale. This is something that you could take to courts, or you can tell them that you will
    3 points
  19. So I have been away for some time and was sweeping through the forum. And found the perfect thread to share my story with my car. A Big thanks to @Supra_Natural for starting the thread. (Spoiler Alert!!- not a happy Ending). As some of you may know I drive a 2008 lancer ex GLS which is a bit modified to look like a lancer GT/ evoX hybrid. I bought this baby in early 2019 and have taken care of it with absolute care and to be honest I have treated her like my 2nd born daughter. Also my father who is the main character of my story also loved and cherished the car as much as I do
    3 points
  20. Dear Grease Arcade Automotive Pvt Litd, I am new to this group and I am sorry If I bother you all by asking a question from the very beginning. My car engine is a 5A-FE rebuilt by my own. Here is my story, Pulley Wobbling 1) During rebuild I saw the crank key has been misoriented. It was too late since I already fixed the crankshaft to the engine and there was only the pulley to be fixed. 2) Then I tried several times to make it properly fix and at last hammered to the key to push it to the slot. 3) After installation I observed that the crank pulley is wobblin
    3 points
  21. PreseaLover, I reply after almost 18 days, this was due to some of my personal lea-gel matters propped up due to closer of businesses during the lock-down days. In the past Lessees of my buildings were requesting unreasonable reductions for the days closed. I had agreed and signed MOU till end of last year. As most business men do ill lea-gel account keeping for income tax purposes, which I cannot do all agreements are signed and copies have given to the government IT department for their references for my tax liabilities. At present income tax department function on a low key.
    2 points
  22. Fixed the original suspension back on the Crown. I can barely notice any potholes now even with low profile tyres.
    2 points
  23. Huh? Ya mates are either jelous or have no idea about the car.. Take any decent women for a "ride" in it and they"ll eventually complement, guranteed..! 😁😁 That back seat is a "couch" compared to ya mates little "bench" in the back of his Yaris or Swift or whatever .. 😉
    2 points
  24. 200k km is nothing for a petrol engine. Just make sure the mileage is genuine (it it weren't, I doubt it would be listed as 200k km, so it likely is genuine). Check emissions test certificates to be sure. If the car has a verified maintenance history and is in good condition, then there's nothing to worry about. Just do your usual checks before buying. Good luck!
    2 points
  25. Well...irrespecive of the feelings I expressed to you towards this particular model....Congratulations ! It is good family hauler..plus it gives us one more thing to tease you about So...start saving up some money and we shall start bombarding you with options. But to be honest...even a decent set of wheels would make it look better. Almost all export model Toyotas have the meter up to 240kmph. The Japanese ones go only up till 180 becuase of a "gentlemen's agreement" the manufacturers made with the Japanese govt a few decades ago to cap HP and speed in the interest of roadsa
    2 points
  26. Several reasons: 1. The L200, even when new was slightly cheaper than the Hilux or when it was the sameprice as the Hilux it had much better equipment. There is nothing wrong with the L200...it is jsut the way it is..Mitsubishis have always been cheaper than Toyotas and Nissans. 2. The Sri Lankan mentality. Any piece of crud with a Toyota badge on it will fetch ridiculous prices. Where the Hiux is concerned... 3. The Hilux has proven itself to be an near indestructible workhorse over several decades that people are willing to tolerate the high prices at a global scale. Again..no
    2 points
  27. I think your argument still holds valid @Kavvz. That project shared by @kmeeg is on a league of it's own and not applicable for OP's requirement. We're talking about getting a little more ground clearance for convenience and to preventing the suspension from bottoming out and damaging the undercarriage. That guy has cut out his fenders to get the bigger wheels to fit in there which I doubt is something OP would be willing to do . I think OP has severely over-estimated the height increase required. 6 inches is quite drastic if you ask me. A couple of inches of ground clearance goes a long
    2 points
  28. Something interesting I stumbled upon today. Mitsubishi Evo 9s (at least in the Australian market) came with a factory option to GPS track the car. It's called "Diamond Trac". The SIM card slot is on the right, under the Mitsubishi Motors lettering and emblem. The device is located on the A pillar on the driver's side. "Diamond Trac’ has been implemented to further deter thieves. Diamond Trac uses satellite positioning (GPS) and mobile phone technology (GSM) to track your vehicle. If your Evo is stolen, Diamond Trac can liaise with the Police to track your
    2 points
  29. Sigh! Posting your number here will not provide you the information ...as mentioned above by Kusumsiri and Twin Turbo use the website - press the proceed button then login with your google account - enter your NIC and mobile Number ( if you can't remember or can't be bothered it does NOT validate so any series of numbers works) enter your car number. You get the following details The android app is another option - less hassle as you don't need to submit your information each time - but it's been down for a few weeks now. Website still works.
    2 points
  30. Well...as you can see...there are lifted Fits....but then again, this is not a simple suspension upgrade to get a bit more gournd clearence. This is a HUGE conversion project tha will require a lot of fabrication to fit the required components and a lot of tuning to cope with the changes to the drive train that will have to be made during the lift As I said...2-3 cm is doable with minimal intrusion (2-3cm transtales to 1 - 1.25 inches)..beyond that..it just becomes a whole different beast. Same goes with lowering....1-2 cm lowering easy....2-3cm..do-able but get messy...
    2 points
  31. ..and a video. There are more videos to get ideas;
    2 points
  32. These rock sliders bolt right in to the existing bolt holes on the frame. Didn't have to drill any holes. I did apply additional rust protection coating before fixing them for added protection They seem to be pretty strong. I have lift the 4runner from the side and it did not bend or feel weak.
    2 points
  33. Q: Hi saw your {insert-car-name} for sale on {insert-wherever-name}, how long have you owned it for? A: Since August Q: Oh okay, it says the car has {insert-kilometers} kilometers, do you have any previous service records or the past eco test reports? A: No. Q: Not even last years one? A: No , genuine mileage though trust me. *Cuts call* A short car buying story by yours truly.
    2 points
  34. Wow, learnt somethings today! Then coming to the conclusion, basically there's a stress. Just like how driving fast does stress the components. Better to just stress it when it really matters I guess. The stress on the mounts is worth noting. Like MrCat had now said, manuals tend to put more stress on such components compared to autos. Thanks everybody for the insights!
    2 points
  35. It was a figuare of speech, but sure: Noted! 😄 Also crazy how fast they are... (That's what she said? 😆) Manual transmissions are king! And the joy a perfectly executed downshift brings can't be described...
    2 points
  36. It doesn't. They just replace the keyed multi-stage switch with a press button. It is just for the ignition switch...does nothing with the security system of the car (i.e. steering lock, keyless entry). So it is like the push button systems that you found in the 60s and 70s cars where the switch was purely for ignition. To do a proper conversion you would need the entire system from a scarp car (or buy brand new from Toyota).
    2 points
  37. I agree that AE110 looks more like a car... Other than the price bracket there's nothing common between the Elite and the Corolla - one a city hatchback from 2010 the other a small sedan from 1995. The 110 will be more comfier. The Elite being newer is less likely to give you trouble. If you drive mostly city - maybe daily office drive weekend shopping etc the Elite will be very convenient. BUT are you ok with paying 2.5 M for a 25 year old car? The problem with 110 and other ultra popular Toyotas are that they are serially abused as they are used for trading -You are highly
    2 points
  38. Had a 3.5 in East Timor....I got a beautifl 3-4 kmpl
    2 points
  39. When you Frankenstein the s##t out of your car and you're no longer sure what it is Plot twist - the actual car is neither - It's a Toyota Corona
    2 points
  40. Well..those are old and simple cars....mind you these are nearly 40 year old cars...your first priority should be to find a good and salvageable/restorable example. That is harder than you think. The cheap ones will need a lot of work (often requiring body/trim parts that are hard to find)...then the normal priced ones for the most part, although they look shiny and straight, are often fixed up really really badly by maka baases or cheap owners for cheap or both. Quite a few of us have restored and are restoring everything from Corollas to Bluebirds to Starlets....what we can all (hopefu
    2 points
  41. Happy New Year Guys! Definitely a plus of 2020 was finally making an account here and meeting (for the lack of a better word) y'all on this Forum! ❤️
    2 points
  42. Happy new year everyone ! Wishing all of you and yourloved once an amazing and safer year ahead.
    2 points
  43. If you are ok with a non mainstream option, but one that is significantly newer and from a brand with a longer track record than the Chinese options, I would suggest looking at a Suzuki Ciaz. It's a car many people seem to overlook, but actually is a very strong choice in that bracket. The best way to describe it would be a modernized corolla 121, and that is actually a compliment. The diesel option in particular has strong performance and genuinely staggering economy. @Devinda_Z would back me up here, he had one until very recently and was shocked at how good it was.
    2 points
  44. Her money and permits, me being beneficiary.
    2 points
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