Car modification for myvi 1.5se auto advice

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  1. zhome

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    Hi Guys, I have car which is Myvi 1.5SE auto that already finished it’s warranty for 100KM that is comes first, so I thought want to do some modification, I go to the mod shop and this is the list, I will not do all of them directly..but part by part..but I want to know does those part really work or just placebo effect..

    Thing that already change:
    15 inch rim wheel with Michelin PS3 tyre

    The list :
    Spark Plug Iridium
    Works Voltage Stabilizer
    Work Grounding Wire
    Works Drop-in Filter
    Works Ball Bearing Air
    Aerospeed Lightweight crank pulley
    Tein adjustable suspension

    Consideration:
    Extractor

    Curiosity:
    -I want to know another factor, the exhaust thing..from the extractor until the muffler.
    .i know the tailpipe just for noisy..no effect in there
    - does change engine oil from semi synthetic petronas 5w-30 to full synthetic shell helix ultra 5w-40 make it difference

    if got more mod that is you recommended that i can considered..please suggest..thanks
    I am not into those heavy modification, I think list above is like average modification, so are you guys use this before ..does it work or placebo..if it work..in what way?..i hope you can share, please make it straight to the point for each part,i just want confirmation from the senior that do modification in car..thanks
     
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  2. Izso

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    I'd drop everything you wanna do and just do the exhaust. Extract + high flow catcon + muffler. Then only go to suspension. Don't bother with the air-leaker or Ball bearing thing. Your Myvi will negate that after a few hours of driving.
     
  3. peeche

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    Agreed! All the other list is $$$ waster.

    Btw maybe you can get a brake upgrade such as better pad or bigger caliper & rotor.
     
  4. zhome

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    Fuh, i feel relieved i ask first

    So what i get is exhaust system, suspension, brake

    So all from the list is waste of money..include also with the lighweight and voltage stabilizer?
     
  5. cvkit17

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    I would go for suspension system first before any power mods. You know..myvi handling isn't really good. The lagi best model is better than its predecessor, but still rubbish in terms of handling. Throw in hi-lo/soft-hard or good spring with good absorber. Unless you want comfy then I can recommend you to use KYB RS Pro. Very comfy compared to other hi lo, but handling so-so. But compared to stock, I would say that's 200% improvement. Ohya, install ARB too.

    Then upgrade the brakes. At least change to better brake pads. Once your car is safer to drive, then only go for power. Voltage stabilizer is ok too but don't expect power increase coz it's to protect yr electronic devices and save your battery juice.
     
  6. zhome

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    Ok, i know the Voltage stabilizer is for the electronic stuff and no power increase..i just want the electric to be stabilize
    And one more, the lightweight crank pulley is myvi will negate that one too?
    what is ARB??

    Current Decision:
    Voltage Stabilizer
    Suspension System
    Brake Pad
    Exhaust System
     
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  7. stupidcar

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    LCP is to better your acceleration. Myvi's acceleration very good already la!
    ARB is anti roll bars. 250-300 bucks? CVKit is Myvi owner.
     
  8. zhome

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    oh CVkit myvi owner..good thumbs up..^^

    stupidcar, ok noted...i know it's good but i want more acceleration..haha

    Oh..Anti-Roll bars the UltraRacing brand right...only that particular bar..or include with the front strut bar ?

    Current Decision:
    Voltage Stabilizer
    Suspension System
    Brake Pad
    Exhaust System
    Lightweight Crank Pulley
     
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    I'm afraid it may lessen your top end if the LCP is smaller. Wait for CVKit to comment.
    Oh well. ARB, no other better brands than UR haha. This one also wait for CVKit.
    He has a few bars on his car.
     
  10. zhome

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    Ya true,alright i wait for CVKit

    I have survey the LCP, it is the same size with the original CP, the difference only just the weight.

    Current Decision:
    Voltage Stabilizer
    Suspension System
    Brake Pad
    Exhaust System
    Lightweight Crank Pulley
     
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    If you like speed and acceleration, don't do the LCP yet. Get a good drop in airfilter. Then change to a lightweight 15" rim. The weight makes a big difference compared to your typical Taiwan mari rim.

    And Cvkit was talking about a complete brake change, caliper - rotors - pads. Just changing pads won't make a huge difference.

    Come come, let me help you poison a bit. Want a UR 16mm ARB? Hehehehehe.. I don't think my wife appreciates the bar. Honestly though I can't feel the difference with and without it.

    ---------- Post added at 01:11 PM ---------- 6 hour anti-bump limit - Previous post was at 01:11 PM ----------

    Oh and consider a good ATF cooler (not oil cooler, ATF cooler)
     
  12. zhome

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    -My rim is lightweight Rays made in japan 15 inch
    -well maybe it call anti roll bar..only lower the percentage of rolling our car?? haha
    -i know that the front stut bar..balance the front wheel vibration so can do sharp turn if i'm not mistaken
    -What is the difference with the myvi original ATF cooler?

    Current Decision:
    Voltage Stabilizer
    Suspension System
    Brake Set
    Exhaust System
    Lightweight Crank Pulley
    Drop-in Air filter

    Consideration:
    UR ARB Bar
    UR Front Strut Bar

    On-Hold:
    Atf Cooler
     
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    Want poison ehh? Hehe.

    Ok.

    Start with your drive-train.
    1. Get an adjustable suspension set. If budget permits, get Hi/Lo/Soft/Hard set.
    2. Get an ori JAPAN 15" rims, lightweight one. You can source used set on mudah or social media.
    3. Upgrade your brake. Either by getting a big brake kit, you can save alot by customizing from other car model such as Honda EG or EK. Google it.

    Engine and transmission.
    1. Good engine oil & ATF. This will give you a noticeable different.
    2. Drop in air filter (k&n)
    3. A good set of full exhaust system (Extractor, piping, midbox. muffler)
    4. Get a piggyback engine management system. This will give you a noticeable power gain after you've done all the mods above. (it is usable later in case you want to BOT, transplant to other engine, or change to other car)
    5. Still not satisfied? Save up and change to better car, rather than wasting too much on a myvi =)
     
  15. zhome

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    Save up and change to better car, that is different story. That story still in progress. This Myvimod story is full daily drive for 5-6 year more..to give less burden to myvi..i love myvi leh because this is my first car.

    The mod below

    Already implement:
    15 inch lightweight rims

    Current Decision:
    Voltage Stabilizer
    Suspension System
    Brake Set
    Exhaust System
    Lightweight Crank Pulley
    Drop-in Air filter

    Consideration:
    UR ARB Bar
    UR Front Strut Bar
     
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  16. cvkit17

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    Oi wtf why everything also me? Ixeo owns a myvi also ma...turbo somemore

    Dude the ARB makes huge difference. Even my friend who was driving behind me noticed the difference when I did a U Turn at moderate speed. I don't know if there's different effect on the current model or the older model but it sure gives good help in cornering for lagi best model.

    And changing brake pads alone is making a huge difference! No joke! Although the brakes are still spongy but at least it stops! Of course, changing rotor would be better but if you r going upsize, the servo might have to be changed too.

    Well I'd forget the LCP for the time being coz a good LCP is costly, around 600 bucks. Upgrade the suspension; hi lo soft hard would be great. Install the ARB, front strut, and fender bar. Why fender bar? Myvi chasis is kinda soft so if you want to squeeze the juice out of your suspension, tighten it. But don't make your ride too rigid coz you'll be jumping inside the car when traveling at high speed on highway. With electric steering, it's difficult to control a myvi that's so bouncy.

    After suspension and brake upgrades, you can opt for a drop in filter. K&N, redline, simota, etc. I prefer cotton type over steel mesh because of its better ability to filter and need no reoil. Then upgrade the exhaust. Try to remain a cat con in the exhaust system as a responsible being. It might suck some of the power that you could get but it's protecting yourself and us from inhaling toxic fumes.

    Grounding can wait. Voltage stabilizer, just get a normal blue raizin is sufficient. Of course you can go for more expensive ones like qmax which some people swears to it but to me it does not justify the cost per benefits. Your call.

    ATF cooler is recommended. It is best to do it before any power upgrade. Why? If you have 200bhp from the engine it would mean nothing if your gearbox gives up.

    Happy modding and drive responsibly. :driver:
     
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    Sigh. Please do a google search la. Anti roll bar isn't there to prevent your car from rolling over. Don't expect spoon feeding all the time!

    Anti-Roll Bars - Explained - YouTube


    The original Myvi ATF cooler is connected to your radiator and is one thin metal tube. It's useless.

    http://www.zerotohundred.com/newforums/automotive-news/383202-transmission-coolers.html

    I have put up a DIY on how to install one in a Myvi too. Even though yours is a 1.5, it's the same process.

    http://www.zerotohundred.com/newfor...rage/383197-diy-automatic-gearbox-cooler.html

    :idea:
     
  18. jerrysiow

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    Below is my humble suggestion on the myvi mod.

    Choose Mythelogy lighten crank pulley if you plan to install LCP. I'm currently using it and close to 40k clocked, so far so good (no leak or causes the bearing spoil).

    Before you change to bigger brake kit such as EK4's brake which causes deeper pedal feeling, upgrade your suspension first to a stiffer 1. It makes a significant improvement on your braking (you won't feel dropping to front so hard). Since you got the budget, go for good hi/low/soft/hard adjustable suspension. BC racing is a good product yet cheaper than others.

    Myvi new brake (longer pads) and thicker rotor have a better braking power compare to old version myvi brake kit. Get a good brake pads (if you're able to tolerate the noise), you'll like the bite power.

    Regarding on the handling, since you got a good tyre. Get a good adjustable suspension + ARB bars + top structure bars. Personally experience, with the above setup, rear tyre wont skid because the suspension react fast and you will feel your tyre most of the time touching the ground eventhough the road is uneven.
     
  19. zhome

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    Alright, most of the post here really useful and really explaining in detail..thank you..and really appreciate it..

    haha, i'm so happy right now, my problem for modding is solved..Thank you zerotohundred members seniors!!

    Thank you everybody ^_^
     
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    The reason why Jerry suggested Mytheology is because of the damper.
    Cost more than Works)no damping) because of it and also its better.
     

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