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is200 and altezza visual difference

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is200 and altezza visual difference

Postby Tosh21 » Sun Jul 12, 2015 9:10 pm

Was just wondering, is there actually any way to tell between a tezza an is without looking inside? I've seen quite a few cars with altezza grilles and badges but you look inside and can tell straight away it's an is200.

Are they completely identical on the outside?

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Re: is200 and altezza visual difference

Postby donato » Mon Jul 13, 2015 4:31 pm

Pretty much identical.

The interior on the Altezza is cloth, but so is a standard spec IS200. Most are that modified not they have different parts from different cars so it can be hard to tell!

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Re: is200 and altezza visual difference

Postby RS Tom-Hundred » Mon Jul 13, 2015 4:48 pm

Yeah, as far as Ive seen they look the same. That's part of the reason I kept the Toyota badges on mine that the previous owner fitted - just to confuse people! LOL

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Re: is200 and altezza visual difference

Postby Tosh21 » Tue Jul 14, 2015 10:42 am

I thought as much, so many people tell me "altezzas aren't that rare I've seen a few on the road" but every single one I see has lexus all over it, even has lexus on the glass on some of them.

I thought about running toyota badges a while back, just looks weird though lol

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Re: is200 and altezza visual difference

Postby banan1984 » Thu Jul 16, 2015 9:33 pm

There is one thing I have discovered myself and it's 100% every time I look at the car. The difference all across the years manufacturing IS200/IS300 and tezzas pre-lifts or face-lift ones is the middle head rest at the back couch, altezzas don't have one :mrgreen: unless some one changed the interior :wink:
D700 / RS200

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Re: is200 and altezza visual difference

Postby Tosh21 » Wed Jul 22, 2015 10:32 pm

Good spot on the headrest! what a random thing to change though

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Re: is200 and altezza visual difference

Postby nucleartoaster » Mon Dec 07, 2015 9:41 am

unless you have a altezza RS200 L edition like me, which comes with all lexus extars and that includes that headrest

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Re: is200 and altezza visual difference

Postby cathal » Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:08 pm

also they rear boot lights on is200s n that are fog lights and wont come on with parks like the altezza ones(unless someone wires them in a lexus)

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Re: is200 and altezza visual difference

Postby Tosh21 » Sat Feb 27, 2016 4:46 pm

Oh yea I always wondered about the rear fogs. Mine are clear but come on when the lights are on so had to pull the bulbs out, I assume it's not meant to be like that

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Re: is200 and altezza visual difference

Postby RS Tom-Hundred » Wed Mar 02, 2016 12:12 pm

Mine has been fitted with IS200 fogs as a lot of the Altezzas were when imported for an easy and tidy fix to get rear fog lights. My plan is to put this back to the Altezza way with 4x tail and brake light and have separate smaller LED fogs lower in my bumper skirt (once I've made it! LOL)

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Re: is200 and altezza visual difference

Postby Tosh21 » Thu Mar 03, 2016 9:46 pm

so what is the standard rear light set up on them? I'd like to have the boot lights as fog lights tbh, I have a bolt on one for emergencies/mots but would be nice to have proper fogs


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