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15,800 miles... Just checking in. I bought a $10'ish electric storm blue paint pen from the local dealer here and filled in about 1.2 billion rock chips and two separate 4 inch scratch marks some local teenager with a key living on borrowed time did. Avg'ing 32.6 MPG since day 1 when bought on 10 SEP 16.

Current Mods:
-TRD Panel Filter
-Mod'd airbox (removed lower snorkus, removed top half secondary filer, and dremel'd the lower portion of the box to a LARGE front mount opening) I avoided spending $400 + on a TRD air box that does nothing but put a fancy red hose in and some lettering only to add less WHP to the wheels. The choke point is the lower half of the stock air box.
-H&R sport springs (for 2013 + Auris Hybrid with double wishbone rear suspension) 35mm drop front and rear
-Deleted factory muffler aft of 2nd O2 sensor and had a Magnaflow muffler of similar dimensions welded into its place.
-All factory exhaust piping from magnaflow muffler to the aft end of the car has been replaced with 2.25" piping
-An OBX canister style muffler was installed with a 2" exit to generate a small amount of torque at low RPM bands. It was custom mounted with new hangers and welded in by a local shop (Big Al's Virginia Beach VA)
-The wheels are cheapies from Discount Tire Direct they ended up being $420 mounted and balanced with the TPMS sensors swapped over. I sold the OEM wheels for $300 on Craigslist, and the drivetrain shed 24 LBS upfront 48 over all. The car chirps 2nd pretty hard.
-Wheel Specs are 17x8 Rage R20's Black with Blue anodized aluminum lugs













Next mods (just ordered) Non-Stop-Tuning light weight crank pulley, and TB Performance Traction Bar
 

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Next mod... when these tires are scorched: 255/40/17's with something in a 320-400'ish tread wear rating.
 

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<----- Nick Prescott - I had a Facebook linked account, but I am on Facebook hiatus.
 

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Thank you for all the information you posted. It was invaluable. Would you happen to have any on lift pictures of your finished exhaust system. I have assembled all my parts, mandrel bent 2.25, Magnaflow muffler and DC Sports 5016. Getting ready to take it into the shop. Your iM looks and sounds good!
 

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...Would you happen to have any on lift pictures of your finished exhaust system. I have assembled all my parts, mandrel bent 2.25, Magnaflow muffler and DC Sports 5016. Getting ready to take it into the shop. Your iM looks and sounds good!

Next time it's on a lift I will get some, but the shop I took it to followed the factory paths for the exhaust as much as possible. I can say that DC sports muffler you mentioned is larger in diameter by 2 inches and length by 3 inches than the muffler I have on the back of my car.

I used this:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0096DF372/
 

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Next time it's on a lift I will get some, but the shop I took it to followed the factory paths for the exhaust as much as possible. I can say that DC sports muffler you mentioned is larger in diameter by 2 inches and length by 3 inches than the muffler I have on the back of my car.

I used this:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0096DF372/
You know I looked at the OBX but I think #B6B eluded my search. I was looking for "Fireball". I sure would have gone with the one you have to cut down on the 90 degree bend. 3.25 outlet same size. I too was unable to get a lift picture and now it is complete. Yes followed same path too. Thanks for the update.
 
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