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Mega Makeover

The Perodua Myvi since its launch in 2005 has become one of the top selling car in Malaysia, with record sales figures every month. In October of 2010 alone, Perodua sold a total of 7,413 units and a total of 64,109 units from January to October. But since you drive the street of Malaysia too, I’m sure you already knew that.

A proud owner and one of the very first few in Malaysia, this spanking Forca crystal red Myvi belongs to Khairul – an individual who expresses himself through creativity. Plus, he’s also the owner of a new and used parts garage that specializes in compact cars.

Fully clad in a Passo Racy TRD Sport M kit, Khairul’s Myvi looks more aggressive with a wider stance. Supporting the new features is a Boon X4 carbon fiber hood, TRD rear spoiler, a Modelista front lip and custom made rear lip.

To go along with the sporty concept, Khairul sits the car lower on TRD Sport M shocks and TRD spring. Bronze 17” Rays Engineering TE37s wrapped in 40 series tyres fill the void between wheel and the Myvi’s high arches.

An upgraded brake system – cannibalized off a Honda Odyssey and SM4 Accord – are subtle hints to what lies under the hood. Fitted with an IHI turbine taken off a Subaru, a 1.3L twin cam K3VET propels the car with 1.2 bars of boost. But before the YRV’s engine was put on active duty, it first underwent a full balancing as well as porting and polishing.

Keeping it all together is a rare P55 YRV Turbo R management system. In between hisses from the HKS SSQV blow-off valve and the screaming 38mm Tial wastegate, Khairul keeps checks on his engine performance with the help of Defi gauges and an Apexi RSM that monitors engine and vehicle speed. Speaking of which, opting for a more drivable yet performance giving option, the engine is matched to a 4-speed tiptronic Turbo R gearbox from the YRV.

Inside, the appearance is one of bewilderment. The Myvi’s simple interior now shares more similarities with its cousin, the Toyota Passo. The Passo Racy TRD Sport M dashboard and center console is just part of the makeover. Customized bits like a Daihatsu Storia meter cluster, uber rare Tiffana House accessories and TRD seats make up the rest.

Khairul’s pick of parts is an impressive one. With rare JDM accessories and big-name performance products replacing almost every inch of the Myvi, if this is not a mega makeover than I wouldn’t know what is.

Car – Perodua Myvi
Engine – YRV 1.3 Twin Cam Turbo (K3VET)
Engine Mods – HKS Hi Power exhaust, full engine balancing, port & polish, IHI turbine (boosting 1.2 bar), Tial 38mm wastegate, HKS SSQV blow off valve, HKS Power Flow air filter, Zerone fuel regulator, Walbro fuel pump, Forged racing radiator, Greddy oil cooler, custom stainless steel piping, Samco silicone hoses
Electronics – P55 YRV Turbo R ECU, Apexi RSM, Defi turbo + water temp + oil press + oil temp & control unit, ARK turbo timer
Transmission – 4-speed tiptronic YRV Turbo R gearbox
Brakes – Honda Odyssey (F) / Honda SM4 (R)
Suspension & Chassis – Toyota Passo TRD Sport M + TRD coil spring, Ultra Racing front & rear anti-roll bar
Wheels & Tires – Rays Engineering TE37 17”x7.5j, Toyo Proxes R888 205/40/17 (F) / BF Goodrich Scorcher 205/40/17 (R), RAYS lock nut
Exterior Mod – Toyota Passo Racy TRD Sport M bodykit, Smoked HID headlamps, Boon X4 carbon fiber hood, Modelista front lip, TRD Sportivo rear spoiler, custom rear lip, Passo Racy side skirts, Passo bumper step/side step, Passo parking mark, Passo door visor, TRD transparent fuel cap, Passo Racy smoked tail lamp, Forca crystal red paint scheme
Interior Mod – Toyota Passo keyless go, Passo Racy TRD Sport M Customized dashboard, Daihatsu Storia console gauge, Passo Racy RPM gauge, Tiffana House rear-view mirror, Tiffana House pedals, TRD Sport M seats, Black marble customize interior, Passo Racy carpets, Passo Racy door trims, Passo center console, MOMO tiptronic steering with SRS airbag, Passo Racy shifter column
I.C.E – Kenwood head unit, Infinity component set, American Sound 2 way speakers, Caliber 4 channel amplifier, 1 monoblock 2 channel amplifier, 12” Kicker woofers
Tuner – Xtuned Motorsport: 012-213 3577 / 03-8733 3955

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