First off, I'm Delcon... you can call me Del , if you so choose
I just bought a '16 (23.4k miles) Black Sand (tinted), 6-speed manual iM in July, and have been loving every minute of my purchase! Throughout this time, I have been doing as much research as I can on making my iM my own. Then I came about this site, and have traversed through the forums looking for any and all information I could use to make any changes that I may fancy. I have found plenty of information, but am trying to pin point what it is that I'm looking for and where I can purchase it (being that many of the links from previous years are 404 or link to something that is not available anymore). So I figured making a list of changes that I'm wanting to do, and asking the iM hive mind, would help me get things to where I'd like them to be.
: I have researched plenty and noticed there aren't many items that are made specifically for an iM. The last thing I, or any of us, is order something that you think may work. Upon getting it, however, finding there are slight differences that cause you to have send back and continue your search. With that, I'm wondering what others have used that would be compatible with an iM.
Air Intake and Exhaust
- Ground Effects
: I'm sure I could find a compatible air intake and exhaust, but trying to find the best combination that will add HP and torque, but have the low sounding, performance sound. Not really into the higher pitch, loud af exhaust that some people cringe at. Want that pleasant sound while I'm cruising
: This is where I don't have much knowledge in at all, so I'm open to any suggestions or information you may have! What brought me to this though, is that I noticed at points when I've released the gas, the RPMs will hold at high rate for a moment. I do understand that the engine is still burning the fuel given to it, but it just seems to be an abnormally long time before it starts to drop. My hypothesis being that this had to do something electronically... something that could be changed with a computer or chip. Please tell me I'm wrong, lol!
: Some say why, some say why not. At this point, I'm just curious to know what will work. Yes... I'd like to have a bit more get up, if I chose to... but how much can a 1.8 liter, 4 stroke take before it becomes a problem? What HP/torque levels can an iM comfortably top out? I'd like to just know what is possible
: You know the standard sound all Toyota's have when you hit your unlock on the key fob? Yeah... I wanna get rid of that, haha! No sound, but lights flashing, would be preferred! Figured that be something you could change with a computer, but again, let me know if I'm wrong! Aaaaand.... probably gonna change the horn, too!
For now, that's my list! I'm sure there will be other things I will learn about as time goes on, but i gotta start somewhere! Thank you to those that have taken the time to read through and respond to this. I really appreciate the help!