Sharing about my car purchase- Iriz 1.3 MT MC2, suggestion needed on mods :)

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This is my humble beginning for car ownership life in my 24 years of life. A kinda rare- because nobody are buying them- MC2 manual Proton Iriz.

As what I mentioned in post before this, several options has been considered to purchase a daily car, and finally this is my choice because:
- I want a fun to drive yet no fuss daily driver
- speed isn't much of a concern, safety and price is
- need to take care of Fuel consumption and overall friendliness on overall running cost

After a huge debate internally with all the needs and wants, in consider of my thin wallet too, I finally made my decision on purchasing this brand new Proton. To summarize why I do not consider taking over my dad's Wira, repairing my old savvy, or buying a second hand Inspira/ Myvi 1.5 Mt, here are the reason why:

Wira- it is not the C99 platform, but a C97, and my dad still need a car. If I take his, meant I'll buy to buy a car for him... can't afford that. This car is kinda beat out, which means- cash and cash to get it back into shape.
Savvy- again, it is very cash demanding to repair this.
Inspira&Myvi- For both, they are actually quite similar in terms of second hand value, no mater Inspira 1.8mt or Myvi 1.5mt.

Logically speaking, Myvi should be the best option for daily driving as you guys know it is
a.) Darn easy to source for parts
b.) Huge performance part for support
c.) it is also damn fast for it's price

But, a decent 2015 (which is already 5 years old) 1.5 Myvi still cost around RM30K~35K!? what in the world...
and you all know, without much word needed, to make a Myvi really good to drive- a set of good suspension, wheels, and tyres is a must coupled with shortshifter kit.

Purchasing something that are much older will increase risk of major services or major component start degraded, which also means cash output. Coupled with higher interest rate for car loan and ease of getting car loan... It does not make much different on purchasing a new Iriz in terms of total spending.

For Inspira 1.8mt, we all know how good it is. Just that, again, it is a Japanese C segment car which runs on Mitsu parts, albeit it is not really that expensive, it still cost a lot if there's anything goes wrong. To make it simple, just talking about rims and tyres- for inspira, 16inch is just barely there.

So in the end, I choose a new car to opt out all those trouble and wish to make things simpler in my upcoming years. It might be lag of power, but when I made it in life I can always opt for a weekend car.

Mods that I planned for this car:
Advanti S850 rim+ Michelin PS3 tyres
Eibach lowered spring
Samco radiator hose
Bendix brakepad

Upon digging old tread, I noticed that there are some brother who installed stroking kit to their campro 1.3, effectively making it a 1.6 without need of endorse from JPJ. Can anyone generously advice me on possibility for stroking my iriz's 1.3 VVT to 1.6?

That will make my car even better to drive!
 

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This is my humble beginning for car ownership life in my 24 years of life. A kinda rare- because nobody are buying them- MC2 manual Proton Iriz.

As what I mentioned in post before this, several options has been considered to purchase a daily car, and finally this is my choice because:
- I want a fun to drive yet no fuss daily driver
- speed isn't much of a concern, safety and price is
- need to take care of Fuel consumption and overall friendliness on overall running cost

After a huge debate internally with all the needs and wants, in consider of my thin wallet too, I finally made my decision on purchasing this brand new Proton. To summarize why I do not consider taking over my dad's Wira, repairing my old savvy, or buying a second hand Inspira/ Myvi 1.5 Mt, here are the reason why:

Wira- it is not the C99 platform, but a C97, and my dad still need a car. If I take his, meant I'll buy to buy a car for him... can't afford that. This car is kinda beat out, which means- cash and cash to get it back into shape.
Savvy- again, it is very cash demanding to repair this.
Inspira&Myvi- For both, they are actually quite similar in terms of second hand value, no mater Inspira 1.8mt or Myvi 1.5mt.

Logically speaking, Myvi should be the best option for daily driving as you guys know it is
a.) Darn easy to source for parts
b.) Huge performance part for support
c.) it is also damn fast for it's price

But, a decent 2015 (which is already 5 years old) 1.5 Myvi still cost around RM30K~35K!? what in the world...
and you all know, without much word needed, to make a Myvi really good to drive- a set of good suspension, wheels, and tyres is a must coupled with shortshifter kit.

Purchasing something that are much older will increase risk of major services or major component start degraded, which also means cash output. Coupled with higher interest rate for car loan and ease of getting car loan... It does not make much different on purchasing a new Iriz in terms of total spending.

For Inspira 1.8mt, we all know how good it is. Just that, again, it is a Japanese C segment car which runs on Mitsu parts, albeit it is not really that expensive, it still cost a lot if there's anything goes wrong. To make it simple, just talking about rims and tyres- for inspira, 16inch is just barely there.

So in the end, I choose a new car to opt out all those trouble and wish to make things simpler in my upcoming years. It might be lag of power, but when I made it in life I can always opt for a weekend car.

Mods that I planned for this car:
Advanti S850 rim+ Michelin PS3 tyres
Eibach lowered spring
Samco radiator hose
Bendix brakepad

Upon digging old tread, I noticed that there are some brother who installed stroking kit to their campro 1.3, effectively making it a 1.6 without need of endorse from JPJ. Can anyone generously advice me on possibility for stroking my iriz's 1.3 VVT to 1.6?

That will make my car even better to drive!
U got the manual....much2 nicer to drive than the CVT.

From your mod list, i will skip the samco radiator hose. For me, stock OE works fine on daily drive.

The suspension mod, i will move to lower priority. Iriz ride is great for its price bracket. Get used to it with your new set of tire and wheel. Then, worked from there. FYI, the stock ride is already firmer than usual.
Spring set is cheap but if u made a mistake then it becomes expensive waste of money.

PS3?... PS4 is already out for quite some time. Get the latest hardware whenever possible.

What i really suggest is to invest in premium tint...Malaysia is getting hotter by year and to compliment the Iriz great AC is by having a great tint.

Stroking?
Should be possible. Not just 1.6, there are also 1.8 stroker out there. For price i beleieve some otai here can give estimates.
 
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good read, interesting choice. At one point i've wondered if the new manual iriz would make for a nice sporty daily runabout
please continue to update us
 
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Mods that I planned for this car:
Advanti S850 rim+ Michelin PS3 tyres
Eibach lowered spring
Samco radiator hose
Bendix brakepad
Rims and Tyres - great
Lowering springs - questionable
Samco - why bother? Your car is so new.
Brakepads - good but metal king has zero bite when cold so be careful about braking if you go for metal king.
 

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U got the manual....much2 nicer to drive than the CVT.

From your mod list, i will skip the samco radiator hose. For me, stock OE works fine on daily drive.

The suspension mod, i will move to lower priority. Iriz ride is great for its price bracket. Get used to it with your new set of tire and wheel. Then, worked from there. FYI, the stock ride is already firmer than usual.
Spring set is cheap but if u made a mistake then it becomes expensive waste of money.

PS3?... PS4 is already out for quite some time. Get the latest hardware whenever possible.

What i really suggest is to invest in premium tint...Malaysia is getting hotter by year and to compliment the Iriz great AC is by having a great tint.

Stroking?
Should be possible. Not just 1.6, there are also 1.8 stroker out there. For price i beleieve some otai here can give estimates.

Yes, change the tyres and learn the characteristics of the car first.
Agree to getting a better tint especially with better total solar heat rejection and not some other variables which the sellers market them to you. Apparently, the air cond robs the engine of its power quite a fair bit.
Also, if you want to remap your car, I can share the details with you.
 
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New car, why change all that la. Just use it first for a few years and warranty over then start thinking mods.
 

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Rims and Tyres - great
Lowering springs - questionable
Samco - why bother? Your car is so new.
Brakepads - good but metal king has zero bite when cold so be careful about braking if you go for metal king.
for Samco radiator hose or similar, get original !!! or stay stock.
I got lucky bad experienced...hahaha
 

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Rims and Tyres - great
Lowering springs - questionable
Samco - why bother? Your car is so new.
Brakepads - good but metal king has zero bite when cold so be careful about braking if you go for metal king.
Trestor Advantage......haha
 

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U got the manual....much2 nicer to drive than the CVT.

From your mod list, i will skip the samco radiator hose. For me, stock OE works fine on daily drive.

The suspension mod, i will move to lower priority. Iriz ride is great for its price bracket. Get used to it with your new set of tire and wheel. Then, worked from there. FYI, the stock ride is already firmer than usual.
Spring set is cheap but if u made a mistake then it becomes expensive waste of money.

PS3?... PS4 is already out for quite some time. Get the latest hardware whenever possible.

What i really suggest is to invest in premium tint...Malaysia is getting hotter by year and to compliment the Iriz great AC is by having a great tint.

Stroking?
Should be possible. Not just 1.6, there are also 1.8 stroker out there. For price i beleieve some otai here can give estimates.
Hello, thanks for your reply! :)
Yes, it is a manual. Very much insisted to get one, as I claim myself as manual lover. Not much people in my social circle understand this decision tho.

No regret on getting it as the shifting feel- after run in- is quite precise, and clutch- albeit it is on the light side, it has good feedback where can easily know where is the biting point with decent pedal travel, not too high nor too low.

Eibach spring set is not cheap tho, RM1000+/-.
Well, 15 inch daily tyre with sport performance the best is PS3 i guess, PS4 don't have my size.
Tinting already came with my car. :) When purchase already use their voucher for tinting. Not famous brand but came with 5 year warranty, oklah.
 

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good read, interesting choice. At one point i've wondered if the new manual iriz would make for a nice sporty daily runabout
please continue to update us
Hi Goh! Are you Tom Goh!? hahahaa

Well if you don't mind I can let you have a drive, but you know lah this is a daily car- not your usual megane R or Type R. :)
 

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Rims and Tyres - great
Lowering springs - questionable
Samco - why bother? Your car is so new.
Brakepads - good but metal king has zero bite when cold so be careful about braking if you go for metal king.
Rims and Tyres is to make the car look better, but lowered spring, in all honesty i can't find fault on my car suspension when it come to stability and corner support. But surely it will make the car look way better lah.

For samco and brake pads, those are only 'gatal' choice. please enlighten me more should you find my understanding wrong.
 

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Yes, change the tyres and learn the characteristics of the car first.
Agree to getting a better tint especially with better total solar heat rejection and not some other variables which the sellers market them to you. Apparently, the air cond robs the engine of its power quite a fair bit.
Also, if you want to remap your car, I can share the details with you.
Hello, thanks for your reply too! Of course I would like to know the details of remapping my car, as I am quite curious how would it effect FC when not going to bonkers mode.
When bonkers mode activated, to hell with FC lah adui.
 

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Rims and Tyres is to make the car look better, but lowered spring, in all honesty i can't find fault on my car suspension when it come to stability and corner support. But surely it will make the car look way better lah.

For samco and brake pads, those are only 'gatal' choice. please enlighten me more should you find my understanding wrong.
You will know the fault of the suspension soon. Well at least, for me (1st gen of Iriz), it was not stroke with adequate length and proper loading, you will feel the bounciness (Izso mentioned about this on another post). Adding to that, the suspension didn't last until 50k km


Hello, thanks for your reply too! Of course I would like to know the details of remapping my car, as I am quite curious how would it effect FC when not going to bonkers mode.
When bonkers mode activated, to hell with FC lah adui.
It was done by Y3 Ecu Tuning. I remapped it for the ease of purely city driving and faster CVT lockup. A reduction of approximately 0.3L / 100km was observed.
 

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Rims and Tyres is to make the car look better, but lowered spring, in all honesty i can't find fault on my car suspension when it come to stability and corner support. But surely it will make the car look way better lah.

For samco and brake pads, those are only 'gatal' choice. please enlighten me more should you find my understanding wrong.
Since you like the suspension, make the car handle better with better tyres and lightweight rims. That'll make a huge difference in performance. Like a stock Myvi rim + tyre 14" (175/55/14) is as light as a 15" lightweight Advanti rim with PS4 tyres (195/50/15) but the 15" has sooooo much more grip.

As for eibachs, the lowered spring means the "compression" is a lot less than normal length springs which will make the ride a lot harsher. Eibachs aren't hard springs either so the absorbers (long stroke) won't be able to extend and compress normally. You'll ruin the handling.