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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-08-2019, 09:21 AM Thread Starter
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Busy Sunday: Air Intake, Sound Deadening, and Extras!

I've had the C-HR for about a month now (Orlando, FL), with still less than 2k miles. Really enjoying the smooth ride and handling.

My last car was a Nissan Juke, until it was determined a total loss in a nasty accident. Had a lot of fun customizing and improving the performance. Couldn't wait to start work on the new C-HR, so I've already been working on a plan, and ordering parts/accessories.

I started Sunday morning with the installation of the TRD air intake (USD $399). Install was quick and easy with the help of a little WD-40, and I stashed the OEM parts in storage - just in case.

I moved on to some Noico sound deadening I had purchased from Amazon (USD $65 + cost of tools/accessories), and began to remove the driver-side door paneling. After a quick YouTube video, I learned how to remove the paneling (remove window controls and 2 screws, remove plastic piece behind door handle and 1 screw). Using some clear plastic I had laying around, I traced out some templates and cut the material to size. For my first time, it wasn't a bad job, but I realize it could have been better - I'll fill in some of the gaps later when I start to do the other doors.

With the door paneling still off, I removed the blue interior accent from the door and ran it to the hardware store to color-match it, and grabbed a sample for future projects (USD $5).

All in all, it was a productive day! I also ordered a TRD oil cap (USD $45), but realized it's just a sticker they throw on some universal aluminum oil cap (duh...stupid idiot). The sticker was not pre-attached, so I think I'll have to come up with my own clever sticker.

Looking forward, I included a quick snap of the BCRacing coil-overs, that I will install on another weekend.
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Any noticeable difference with the TRD air intake?

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Any noticeable difference with the TRD air intake?
My butt-dyno experience really hasn't noticed a difference. Others have noted they feel a difference in the mid-range but... \_(ツ)_/

It was the day I purchased the C-HR, and like a kid in the candy shop, I bought the first mod I could get my hands on. Was it worth the TRD price tag? - probably not.

You might get more from just a simple pod filter, but you'll probably have to play with the MAF positioning or end up throwing codes.
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Well you felt good about it. So it got some inherent value

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Hey sunnyfl_usa!
Where did you get the blue interior accent? Was it stock on your vehicle? I'd love to find a aftermarket version for my ride.... 😁
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Where did you get the blue interior accent? Was it stock on your vehicle? I'd love to find a aftermarket version for my ride.... 😁
The 2019 XLE models got the blue accent trim as standard from the factory. You should be able to order the parts from any Toyota dealership.

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I'm going to have to go up to my dealership and see what the price for that would be. I love the blue accents on the 2019 model... the 2018 did not come with it.

Can you share a link to the coilovers? I've never done suspension mods to any of my cars, but I'd love to give the C-HR a bit more of an aggressive stance, and don't think that the TRD springs are gonna cut it.
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You have pretty much done all of the mods that I've wanted to do to my C-HR.

Do you notice an audible difference in the intake sound with the new TRD intake?

Did you consider upgrading to Swift springs with the BC coils? BC coils are about 1k everywhere you look, not sure if you found them cheaper elsewhere?
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Did you notice a good bit of difference on the sound dampening? I just bought my C-HR last week after my 03 vibe (277k mi) was totalled by insurance... Always wanted to do sounds dampening on it but never got around to it. Half scared to touch my brand new car though... 😕


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Any noticeable difference with the TRD air intake?
My butt-dyno experience really hasn't noticed a difference. Others have noted they feel a difference in the mid-range but... \_(ツ)_/

It was the day I purchased the C-HR, and like a kid in the candy shop, I bought the first mod I could get my hands on. Was it worth the TRD price tag? - probably not.

You might get more from just a simple pod filter, but you'll probably have to play with the MAF positioning or end up throwing codes.
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