Scion iM Forum banner
1 - 20 of 31 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
331 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I have a couple emails out to H&R and Eibach looking for compatible lowering springs potentially from the Auris. Has anyone found a definitive model number of an aftermarket lowering spring? I know TRD is going to have some, but I intend to hit some local car shows before this season ends and want them NOW not later.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
432 Posts
You seem to want to put a lot of work into your iM. How much are you expecting to spend? It just seems like the car is affordable, but once you add all this extra stuff, maybe it would have been a better choice to just buy a more expensive car in the first place.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
331 Posts
Discussion Starter · #4 ·
Just got the car today... me and a buddy are installing the lowering springs Friday.

Gotcha... Not sure what you mean. An intake, lowering springs and exhaust are pretty much standard modifications I've done on every car I've ever owned within a month of buying it.

My last car was a 380wheel horse power Subaru WRX STi that started out at 220 wheel horse power from the factory... I don't ever expect to go bananas like that with this car (but if a supercharger does come out I'd be interested). I like to modify every car I buy to my tastes. I'd rather have a slower iM than a quicker Mazda 3 or Focus... those are ugly, and I can make this just as quick.

P.S. I got the H&R 2013 + Toyota Auris springs... should be about a 1.3" drop front and back. The compatible model number is... H&R 29084-5
 
  • Like
Reactions: ovmech

·
Registered
Joined
·
331 Posts
Discussion Starter · #5 ·
On the lift now getting the springs installed...



 

·
Registered
Joined
·
331 Posts
Discussion Starter · #7 ·
That shop looks like some serious enthusiast shop with the cars that it has in, haven't seen a Mitsubishi 3000GT in a while!
DIA Automotive in Virginia Beach, VA. They tuned my last Subaru, and literally work on ANYTHING. Their shop car build is a 800whp+ RX7 and they are building my buddies Subaru hatch on the center lift to 400+whp and my other buddies black GD STi on the lift next to it to 600+whp.

Annnnnyway, springs are installed. I've only put 15 miles on them, but the ride is smooth on a straight line (progressive rate springs), and they may or may not settle another 1/8th to 1/4 inch, but the European Toyota Auris springs by H&R are a 100% fit:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
331 Posts
Discussion Starter · #10 ·
Those are the ones, that's the same seller I ordered mine from too.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
331 Posts
Discussion Starter · #14 ·
These springs are only a 35mm drop... There is a 2 finger wheel gap in the fender arches after driving on them for 2 weeks. I could fit my fist in the gap previously. The ride is extremely comfortable and I am not worried at all about the struts... I expect at least 80-100k miles out of them at this ride height.

As for Auris coilovers... definitely the rears, but as for the fronts I am not sure. I have read in a few places they have 5x114.3 wheels which means they possibly have different front hubs... could or could not be different mounting points for the struts.

If you buy some Auris coilovers just tell the seller what you're doing and ask if you can return them if they don't fit... it's a win for them if they do, they can market them for both cars...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
331 Posts
Discussion Starter · #15 ·
These springs are only a 35mm drop... There is a 2 finger wheel gap in the fender arches after driving on them for 2 weeks. I could fit my fist in the gap previously. The ride is extremely comfortable and I am not worried at all about the struts... I expect at least 80-100k miles out of them at this ride height.

As for Auris coilovers... definitely the rears, but as for the fronts I am not sure. I have read in a few places they have 5x114.3 wheels which means they possibly have different front hubs... could or could not be different mounting points for the struts.

If you buy some Auris coilovers just tell the seller what you're doing and ask if you can return them if they don't fit... it's a win for them if they do, they can market them for both cars...

Edit: coilovers for the Euro Auris should be a direct bolt on... if you find any let me know. I did not see any other than the BC/BR's and I am personally not a fan of their coilovers (went through 2 sets on my STi)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
331 Posts
Discussion Starter · #17 ·
So would it only work with Auris coils? Or would Corolla coils work as well, since they're Corollas in Austria.


Australia not Austria, and of course as long as it is the Corolla Levin (hatchback) not the sedan. Their cars are more similar to ours than the Auris.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7 Posts
Nice, I'm going to order those springs. Thanks Nick!

Have you had any luck finding an exhaust yet? I'm pretty much trying to do the same as you, exhaust, springs, and air intake.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
331 Posts
Discussion Starter · #20 ·
Nice, I'm going to order those springs. Thanks Nick!

Have you had any luck finding an exhaust yet? I'm pretty much trying to do the same as you, exhaust, springs, and air intake.
I saw your post in the exhaust thread as well... I have had some exhaust work done, but I am not finished. If you actually get under the car and look the main muffler in our cars is actually a secondary cat as well and about the size of a f**king hot air balloon, BUT it is attached to the header and has to be cut out and have something welded in it's place.. I initially had that cut out and replaced with a straight pipe... that was a bad f**king idea. The resonator and muffler on the back end of the car don't do a **** thing. I later had the straight pipe replaced with a magnaflow 12645 muffler. You'd asked igs about back pressure and noticed gains / benefits. Without having the car on a DYNO to give exact figures... between the intake box mod and just doing this with the exhaust the mid range has become a lot more fun, and the car has a lot more throttle response. The shop I took the car to for the exhaust work did not feel comfortable bending new pipe for the stock Cat-back... When someone comes out with a cat back I will definitely get it as well, the shop that did the magnaflow muffler left all the stock flanges in the correct places so anything from this point will be just bolt on..... If I have time today I will take a sound clip of the exhaust as it is now. The only thing I have left on my list is a bigger rear sway bar, fancy looking cat-back, and some lightweight 17.0lb wheels (all will be in tax return season, as the wife will cut my nuts off if she doesn't get an Apple watch for Christmas)
 
1 - 20 of 31 Posts
Top