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Looking at the pictures... are those actually installed on an iM? The wheels and trunk mats look different.
 

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Ok, these are great and everything, but the Scion iM is by no means a fast and powerful vehicle. I just don't really believe that these types of additions are really going to make much difference or be worth it.
 

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Ok, these are great and everything, but the Scion iM is by no means a fast and powerful vehicle. I just don't really believe that these types of additions are really going to make much difference or be worth it.
I'm with you on that one, the way I see it, if you want a can that handles, buy yourself an FR-S or something but when it comes to the iM and anything like it, these improvements will be incremental and slightly rewarding.... which may be enough for some p eople.
 

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Not sure if you guys have manual or automatic transmissions, but for launching the car with a manual at the track (if the brace does what it claims to) the "traction bar" would be a nice add on. Not too much weight, and the car does have some pretty nasty wheel hop.

Coilovers and upgraded sway bars would negate any of the added benefits from the other pieces. They just add unnecessary weight.

As for an iM and an FR-S on the twisties... I think I'll be able to get this suspension to hang in there with an FR-S after I'm done with it. I'm already out handling WRX's and keeping up with STi's in the corners. Straight aways on the other hand... never going to happen.
 
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Not sure if you guys have manual or automatic transmissions, but for launching the car with a manual at the track (if the brace does what it claims to) the "traction bar" would be a nice add on. Not too much weight, and the car does have some pretty nasty wheel hop.

Coilovers and upgraded sway bars would negate any of the added benefits from the other pieces. They just add unnecessary weight.

As for an iM and an FR-S on the twisties... I think I'll be able to get this suspension to hang in there with an FR-S after I'm done with it. I'm already out handling WRX's and keeping up with STi's in the corners. Straight aways on the other hand... never going to happen.
That is quite impressive then.

Fortunately with it being sold as the Auris in other markets, that does help with aftermarket part availability although we'll have to pay a bit more for shipping and all, still worth it.
 

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Not sure if you guys have manual or automatic transmissions, but for launching the car with a manual at the track (if the brace does what it claims to) the "traction bar" would be a nice add on. Not too much weight, and the car does have some pretty nasty wheel hop.

Coilovers and upgraded sway bars would negate any of the added benefits from the other pieces. They just add unnecessary weight.

As for an iM and an FR-S on the twisties... I think I'll be able to get this suspension to hang in there with an FR-S after I'm done with it. I'm already out handling WRX's and keeping up with STi's in the corners. Straight aways on the other hand... never going to happen.
Come out to Arkansas this summer. Plenty of twisties and fr-s' to drive with.
 

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First of all, I just don't think we are competing at a high enough level "on the track" to warrant these changes. If you did want to make changes, it seems to me that there are other options that would provide more significant performance upgrades than these.
 

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First of all, I just don't think we are competing at a high enough level "on the track" to warrant these changes. If you did want to make changes, it seems to me that there are other options that would provide more significant performance upgrades than these.
What other upgrades would you recommend be done aside from what's mentioned here?
 

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First of all, I just don't think we are competing at a high enough level "on the track" to warrant these changes. If you did want to make changes, it seems to me that there are other options that would provide more significant performance upgrades than these.
What level of OEM performance must a car have before you can upgrade these areas?

Also, body roll happens in slower vehicles, too. How does lowering the amount of this and shoring up handling seem impractical? Now, if the company was suggesting a giant wing for downforce... well then I could see the argument.
 
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