Toyota GR Corolla Forum - Release Date, Specs, Pricing Discussion banner
1 - 20 of 20 Posts

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
2,944 Posts
Saw these on the Facebook page and wanted to share. These are NOT my photos so I’m not taking credit but they’re cool to see the additional spot welding etc.
View attachment 2956
View attachment 2955
View attachment 2963
View attachment 2959
View attachment 2957
View attachment 2960
View attachment 2964
View attachment 2962
View attachment 2958
View attachment 2961
This is gold bro. Love it

looks like the only extra stiffening the Morizo has is around the hatch, a little in the doors, and the support where the deleted seats are.
 

·
Registered
2017 Lexus IS350, 2007 Toyota Camry, 1995 Toyota MR2, 1996 Honda Acty
Joined
·
569 Posts
Interesting information. I'm no engineer, so I can't even begin to understand the real world impact of this, but it seems a lot of reinforcement at the strut towers, around the doors, and in the trunk.
 

·
Registered
'13 FR-S, '09 Yaris 5 Dr, '88 Celica All-Trac, '87 FX16, '83 FJ40, '69 Datsun 510, Suzuki XL-7
Joined
·
676 Posts
The rear seat delete also appears to only be bolted in which means it could probably be added later if people wanted.
Would be cool, question is if all the bolt points exist. There a video showing harness mounting point in floor under a carpet flap on the ME which i would think isnt on other editions.
 

·
Registered
2022 Toyota Sienna XSE | Celestial Silver
Joined
·
207 Posts
So, in my non-engineering brain they "seam welded" and gained structural rigidity?

Very interesting and it's dope they had an entire cutaway of the chassis. This could also tell us that additional sturt braces, suspensions arms, and roll cages will have a good impact on increased performance.
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
2,944 Posts
So, in my non-engineering brain they "seam welded" and gained structural rigidity?

Very interesting and it's dope they had an entire cutaway of the chassis. This could also tell us that additional sturt braces, suspensions arms, and roll cages will have a good impact on increased performance.
They did the same thing with the Yaris, it’s pretty cool.

A lot of stuff they did with these cars is similar to what the aftermarket (Tec Arts) does to the AE86 Corolla. Lol
 

·
Registered
'13 FR-S, '09 Yaris 5 Dr, '88 Celica All-Trac, '87 FX16, '83 FJ40, '69 Datsun 510, Suzuki XL-7
Joined
·
676 Posts
They did the same thing with the Yaris, it’s pretty cool.

A lot of stuff they did with these cars is similar to what the aftermarket (Tec Arts) does to the AE86 Corolla. Lol
Yup, its fairly common practice on advanced race builds where they strip the car down to bare chassis and go and stitch weld seams to increase rigidity. The awesome thing with the GRY and C’s is its done at the factory so you get a factory Paintjob/finish over it and warranty.
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
2,944 Posts
Yup, its fairly common practice on advanced race builds where they strip the car down to bare chassis and go and stitch weld seams to increase rigidity. The awesome thing with the GRY and C’s is its done at the factory so you get a factory Paintjob/finish over it and warranty.
Yup I love it. Even with the carbon fiber roof and other things.

I wish Toyota did more displays like this stateside. This stuff awesome.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
29 Posts
Technically not 'seam welding' - just additional spot welds and structural adhesive. They reduce the pitch of existing welds on flanges to provide more connection between the parts, resulting in a stiffer joint. Just as cool in my opinion. Thanks for sharing. Wish we got a better view of where the additional adhesive was added, that can provide a huge benefit if there was not adhesive there before.
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
2,944 Posts
Technically not 'seam welding' - just additional spot welds and structural adhesive. They reduce the pitch of existing welds on flanges to provide more connection between the parts, resulting in a stiffer joint. Just as cool in my opinion. Thanks for sharing. Wish we got a better view of where the additional adhesive was added, that can provide a huge benefit if there was not adhesive there before.
They show most of them in green. It’s hard to see but a lot of them are inside the chassis here and there. I remember seeing a GR Yaris one somewhere and that one had a lot of them.
 
1 - 20 of 20 Posts
Top