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    Automatic to Mantual Transmission Swap

    I don't have knowledge on swapping from auto to manual but it is a LOT of work since they'll need to replace things like the transmission, pedals, ECU, and I believe the parking brake.. I could be wrong but I'm not sure how feasible it would be to have a dealer do something big like that to your...
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    How many miles do you have so far??

    2014 with 58k miles. My car has been lowered since 6k miles and has had no MAJOR issues. I've only replaced 1 driver side CV axle and I think I need to replace the sway bar end links and outer tie rods.
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    Most of us Probably have a "Recall" (CVT)

    Just checked mine, looks like my Corolla needs it.
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    You won't be able to use those bolts for the rear. The rear struts are different from the front and don't mount the same way. You either need to have custom plates made or just use washers, threadlock as well as longer bolts to compensate for washer thickness and to place the washers in between...
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    Rain/ Window guards?

    I'm not sure. I don't think there were choices in smoke color when I bought mine.
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    CVT worries

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    CVT worries

    Yeah it costs a lot since it's a full fluid drain where they drop the pan, replace the gasket and refill it completely with 2 bottles of the CVT fluid they sell ($90 each). I believe each can is 4L and the car takes 7L after being completely drained.
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    CVT worries

    I've read that one person paid about $320 in Florida for a fluid change.
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    CVT worries

    Yes, after added the fluid I cycled through the gears, let the car warm up and let any excess fluid out after the car was warm.
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    CVT worries

    I watched this video (not in English) and just followed what they did. The transmission on the car they are working is setup the same way as our cars. I would get into more detail but I can't recall the socket sizes and hex sizes I used to get the job done right now.
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    CVT worries

    I did it myself. As for improvement, it feels and drives the same. The car doesn't jerk when I put it into gear and doesn't struggle to accelerate. The fluid cost me $90 from the dealership and I think it took me about an hour to do. It was the first time I ever changed a fluid on the car or any...
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    CVT worries

    I have lowered my Corolla to the ground, scraped on many things, did a 2500 mile road trip and drive the car hard and surprisingly the CVT is still holding up strong. The tranny pan is dented and the axles are stressed more than stock but the car hasn't left me on the side of the road the past 4...
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    Rain/ Window guards?

    I have the weather tech ones as well. Here are some pics.
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    Xxr wheels

    BC Racing Coilovers.