Page 1=Major Modifactions
Page 2=More Major Modifactions
Page 3=Exterior/Interior Modifactions
Page 4=Stereo System
Page 5=Matrix Meet
Page 6=List of Modifactions
Page 7=Snow Performance Boost Cooler�
Page 8=Giant Bay Area Matrix Meet July 9th 2005
More Major Modifications
The picture on the left is the TRD quickshifter linkage next to the old linkage (grey) the picture on the right is when I was installing it in my Matrix to give an idea of the amount of work entailed. Finally below is a picture of what it looks like all done. Here are a few more just interior shots with a lot of plastic pieces off.
Eventually I decided to get a much shorter throw quickshifter, meaning a more race inclined short shifter. I never had any problems with the TRD quickshifter and still recommend it for anyone not wanting to spend to much on a shifter. Anyways below is a photo on the upper left of the two shifting units compared, the upper right is the TWM shifter on its own, the bottom left is the TRD quickshifter height and the bottom right is the TWM shifter height, the TWM is noticably shorter throws and height I strongly recommend it. Oh yeah the bottom center photo is a picture during install.
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Here is the Speed Source Shifter Cable Bushings on the top left is the original bushings, on the top right is the Speed Source Brass Bushings, on the middle left is the bushing location, the middle right is the original bushing on the transmission link, then on the bottom is the speed source on the transmission link.
The only fluid I put in my transmission and highly recommend for other manual XR's out there, Redline MT-90 fluid.
Here is the RPS flywheel which I absolutly love!
Oil catch can which just ensure actual octane fuel consumption and keeps the good old throttle body a bit cleaner
Here is the coolant hose bypass on the throttle body, as well as a breather on the breather valve and plug it on the throttle body:
Everything need for this below, I got a Edlebrock valve cover breather and modified it a little bit to fit the 5/8" breather hose
Here is the throttle body bypass itself
Here is the breather valve on the throttle body:
How I have it setup:
Recently my lovely girlfriend bought me the TRD sway bars here are some photos on the left on top is the stock sway bars, top right is the TRD sway bars, then photos of front and rear TRD sway bars on the car itself.
Here is some photos of the Rear TRD sway bar and the problem it had, it would make the wierdest noise and it took a month to figure out where the noise was coming from but here it is notice the wear near the bolt heads.
TRD exhaust (Shiny and smaller) next to stock exhaust on the left hand side, right hand side TRD exhaust, and on the bottom is the ecthed TRD tip that comes with the exhaust kit
Recently had resonaters removed and here is what the current exhaust looks like its 2.25" all the way out the cats.
Well since then i have actually got a real midpipe with a high flow cat made by JP performance the same as the header, it is mandrel bent, and is 2.25 inch and has two resonaters for a little back pressure
Here is the JP midpipe on the car:
On the left is the TRD Strut Tower Brace and on the right is the TRD Cold Air Intake being installed I would say I was about half way through and finally the underside of the TRD High Flow Air Filter is in the center.
Here are some shots of the TRD High flow air fliter cleaned and oiled with K&N high flow air filter kit notice the filter is now purple.
This is what the TRD CAI looks like out of the car.