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Hey everyone,

I have an Abyss iA and have some mods/upgrades in mind. I want to add some Nitto Neogen 215/40 17's on Sport Edition A10's (Gunmetal), and lower it by at least an inch with Tanabe lowering springs. And paint or add some red brake calipers.

Does anybody know if this setup will work? I'm worried about them being just a bit too wide for the wells, but I think that since the Scion Auto Influencer iA (pictured below) seems to have a very similar (if not identical) setup, mine should be good.

I will also probably add a tint and intake later on, as well as an exhaust, but those are much later down the road (haha, get it?)
 

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Hey everyone,

I have an Abyss iA and have some mods/upgrades in mind. I want to add some Nitto Neogen 215/40 17's on Sport Edition A10's (Gunmetal), and lower it by at least an inch with Tanabe lowering springs. And paint or add some red brake calipers.

Does anybody know if this setup will work? I'm worried about them being just a bit too wide for the wells, but I think that since the Scion Auto Influencer iA (pictured below) seems to have a very similar (if not identical) setup, mine should be good.

I will also probably add a tint and intake later on, as well as an exhaust, but those are much later down the road (haha, get it?)
You will probably get zero replies to this but seems to fit just fine - not sure how you're spacing. I'm planning on going up to 205/50/16 so I don't have to adjust my speedometer.
 

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You will probably get zero replies to this but seems to fit just fine - not sure how you're spacing. I'm planning on going up to 205/50/16 so I don't have to adjust my speedometer.
Haha, thanks Jin. Why do you have to adjust your speedometer? And how would I?
 

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Haha, thanks Jin. Why do you have to adjust your speedometer? And how would I?
If you change the tires the car computer would calculators the rotation same as stock. You would need to flash your ecu. in addition since you're changing your tire size (depending on how big you go) you'll be racking more or less miles per the actual miles you travel.

Secondly, since the gear ratio would affect your highway cruising rpm. It might be higher than stock RPM (thus using more gas) or less (using less gas but you might suffer gear shift more often because of not enough power at that RPM).
 

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Below would be estimate adjustment needed to match the actual car speed. For example if your car reads 70 mph you'll actually be traveling at 65mph.

-Thus you will be racking up more miles than you actually are. (On the computer would think you travel 70 miles when you actual only travel 65 miles - more milage on the odometer)
-When you actual go 75 MPH you gear ratio will be adjusted to 80mph thus using more gas (Higher RPM). In addition you would need to calculator the miles discrepancy due to the actual speed/computer calculator.

That's why ecu flash will be needed to counter act this.

Basic automotive highschool stuff
 

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Below would be estimate adjustment needed to match the actual car speed. For example if your car reads 70 mph you'll actually be traveling at 65mph.

-Thus you will be racking up more miles than you actually are. (On the computer would think you travel 70 miles when you actual only travel 65 miles - more milage on the odometer)
-When you actual go 75 MPH you gear ratio will be adjusted to 80mph thus using more gas (Higher RPM). In addition you would need to calculator the miles discrepancy due to the actual speed/computer calculator.

That's why ecu flash will be needed to counter act this.

Basic automotive highschool stuff
Oh okay. I will do more homework then!
 

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If your still active on this forum let me know, got a lot of good feedback, you might find helpful. Changed some things on my iA.
 

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I put some decals on mine, and painted the wheels black. Also took the time to paint the calipers red. Gives it a nice sporty look. Also took it to the shop to modify the exhaust because I wanted something more aggressive. Overall though I've tried not spending a lot of money on the car. I just too cheap mods to make it worthwhile. I hope to buy the gt86 in a couple of years so Im saving up money for that. I'd recommend you to do the same. Overall the iA just isn't worth all the hype, try not to spend too much money on it, might as well get a mazda 3 if anything you know..
 

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I put some decals on mine, and painted the wheels black. Also took the time to paint the calipers red. Gives it a nice sporty look. Also took it to the shop to modify the exhaust because I wanted something more aggressive. Overall though I've tried not spending a lot of money on the car. I just too cheap mods to make it worthwhile. I hope to buy the gt86 in a couple of years so Im saving up money for that. I'd recommend you to do the same. Overall the iA just isn't worth all the hype, try not to spend too much money on it, might as well get a mazda 3 if anything you know..
The GT86 isn't worth all the hype either. Trust me, I've owned one lol
 

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The gt86 is such a beauty. I've never drove one but I've been in one of my co-workers brz and fell in love instantly. Yeah..the engine needs some work but it has potential thats for sure. I love the iA don't get me wrong. Its a great car if your starting up but for someone a little older or bigger persay..I'd go with one of the big boy toys xD. Mustangs are pretty sick;)
 

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I put some decals on mine, and painted the wheels black. Also took the time to paint the calipers red. Gives it a nice sporty look. Also took it to the shop to modify the exhaust because I wanted something more aggressive. Overall though I've tried not spending a lot of money on the car. I just too cheap mods to make it worthwhile. I hope to buy the gt86 in a couple of years so Im saving up money for that. I'd recommend you to do the same. Overall the iA just isn't worth all the hype, try not to spend too much money on it, might as well get a mazda 3 if anything you know..
The GT86 isn't worth all the hype either. Trust me, I've owned one lol
Lol..Im still new to this forum thing so bear with me while I learn how to use it
 

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Lol..Im still new to this forum thing so bear with me while I learn how to use it
Lol it's all good man. To be real, they do drive very nicely. Great around turns (when you have the right set of tires), shifting feels great. But, they're very poorly made I find. Can't really put up with much abuse either. I know they have cooling problems on track days, injectors throw a code at the weirdest moments, they still haven't figured out the fuel pump issue (chirps), etc.

I'm not trying to discourage you at all, just trying to let you know more about it from my experiences
 

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The gt86 is such a beauty. I've never drove one but I've been in one of my co-workers brz and fell in love instantly. Yeah..the engine needs some work but it has potential thats for sure. I love the iA don't get me wrong. Its a great car if your starting up but for someone a little older or bigger persay..I'd go with one of the big boy toys xD. Mustangs are pretty sick
The gt86 is a car that looks a lot better than it drives... they don't handle much better than the iA, actually I didn't feel much of a difference driving them right after each other other than the iA was a little slower. My cousin bought one and loved it at first, but now wishes he had kept his old GTO instead of trading "up" for better gas mileage with a more reliable car. The new mustangs aren't all so nice either, they're quick but they feel kind of truck-like when it comes to handling and especially parking in tight parking lots. The new Camaro is pretty decent, and feels a bit sportier than the mustangs. Plus, the mustang is too common, they're everywhere, when it comes to cars (in my opinion) it's a good thing to stand out and that's hard to do with a mustang. When I had mine they didn't get half the looks my camaro or even my ricers got because they were so mainstream and didn't really stand out much.
 

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That ^^

They're pretty much something pretty to look at for an entry level price. Although I wouldn't say the mileage was that great either. I used to pay 60$ to fill gas and was getting something like 280-320km depending on how nice to it I was ?

I'm pretty sick of seeing mustangs everywhere... that being said I've never liked them, always more of a pontiac kind of guy.
 

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That ^^

They're pretty much something pretty to look at for an entry level price. Although I wouldn't say the mileage was that great either. I used to pay 60$ to fill gas and was getting something like 280-320km depending on how nice to it I was ?

I'm pretty sick of seeing mustangs everywhere... that being said I've never liked them, always more of a pontiac kind of guy.
The gt86 was a big step up in gas mileage for him, the GTO got like 5-6 mpg... classics look good and are fun to drive, but they're pretty thirsty too
 
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