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Re: Minty.Fresh BN Sports Altezza

Posted: Wed Jan 07, 2015 2:44 pm
by G-TECroscommon
That's an insane job dude fair play to you!

Re: Minty.Fresh BN Sports Altezza

Posted: Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:55 pm
by twiglett-RS200
how come you kept the abs actuator?
surely it would have been the perfect time to ditch it.

Re: Minty.Fresh BN Sports Altezza

Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 2:44 pm
by peter0991
I really could not be bothered to take on that task as well. Got enough on my hands as it is and I wanted to actually drive the car this year :lol:

Re: Minty.Fresh BN Sports Altezza

Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 4:26 pm
by G-TECroscommon
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a big change from when it was in ireland

Re: Minty.Fresh BN Sports Altezza

Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 8:12 am
by peter0991
Haha! Yea, you could say that :lol:

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Still got those Irish plates in my room

Re: Minty.Fresh BN Sports Altezza

Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 11:24 am
by Gojira san
still looks hawt!

Re: Minty.Fresh BN Sports Altezza

Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 5:58 pm
by RS Tom-Hundred
Agreed! :)

Damn, I wish I could find one of those red Altezza badges at a reasonable cost! Annoying that you can get nearly any badge on ebay/from China for less than £10 but not one of those (not that I've seen anyway!)

Re: Minty.Fresh BN Sports Altezza

Posted: Sat Jan 24, 2015 8:02 am
by Gojira san
which red badge? i could just pop in to my local toyota dealer. :wink:

Re: Minty.Fresh BN Sports Altezza

Posted: Sat Jan 24, 2015 9:54 am
by peter0991
Its not a badge. Its a whole grille. Can find one in Japan for around £100 delivered

Re: Minty.Fresh BN Sports Altezza

Posted: Sun Jan 25, 2015 12:30 am
by Sask
This thing is too legit! Definitely an inspiration for what I want my Altezza to eventually become (if I keep it). Once I'm done uni I'd like to save up for a 2J.
Sorry if you've mentioned this already as I didn't look through your thread but I'm assuming your not using a drift button/spin knob? Guys in Japan are using the same one as a JZX100 I think so I'm going to grab one of those. Also you have experience with the stock diff? Thinking of using it until I can save up for a 1.5 way TRD.

Re: Minty.Fresh BN Sports Altezza

Posted: Sun Jan 25, 2015 1:32 pm
by peter0991
I'm not using a drift button at all. Just learned to use my thumb, lol. but I have looked at a jzx one and they look pretty similar. Could work. I'm running a is200 auto welded diff. Took the abuse really well.

Re: Minty.Fresh BN Sports Altezza

Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 12:32 pm
by j0hann3s
What a great idea, to put the ecu at the airbag place!
Maybe I will do that to.

Re: Minty.Fresh BN Sports Altezza

Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 11:07 am
by peter0991
Perhaps its time for an update...

http://youtu.be/1j23wDQeyZI

As seen above, I have now driven the tezza and its pretty insane. It actually pulls like a train and likes to spin the wheels up just by flooring the pedal :thumbs:

Been busy with the turd, but now that its through its Mot, I can get on with the work on the Altezza

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Sold my cosmis wheels to a local lad.

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Had to test them out on Eds soarer before they went though :nod: Note: 18x10 et0 on a soarer is :thumbs:

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Bought the remainder of bits that had to be fitted like hose clamps and pas lines and fitted everything up

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Took the bumper off to fill in the cut outs that were left from the old intercooler. Reinforced it a little bit more...just in case

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Got some federals fitted to the fronts

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Sitting patiently waiting for an exhaust, which should be getting done in the next couple of weeks.

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Last couple of months have been so hectic and filled with a load of random stressful s@3! that I haven't had much time to make any progress with the Altezza. So I took some time off work to make some progress.

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Started off by installing the battery in the boot. Used all existing bits, just creatively bodged into place.

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Grounded in the engine bay

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Positive in the glovebox through a junction box

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And the end result, still not secured down. Will sort that in the near future

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Next was to finish the wiring inside the car.

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Whipped my soldering iron out, finished off all the outstanding wires and tucked everything in my secret ecu stash compartment

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Boom! Job done

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Hopefully will have an exhaust by the end of next weekend

Re: Minty.Fresh BN Sports Altezza

Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 9:17 pm
by RS Tom-Hundred
Nice one mate :) Good work!

Re: Minty.Fresh BN Sports Altezza

Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 12:39 pm
by peter0991
Finally finished my carbon spark plug cover..

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My housemate got some wheels for his soarer, so it would have been rude to not to try them on the altezza.

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Tight fit, and thats 18x9.5 et0

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I then went and got these 18x9.5 et -9 and a set of 5x114 faces to swap into them.

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My roof wing I made last year got blown off the car in a strong wind a few months ago and smashed on the floor. So that needed a rework. So I thought I'd go ahead and make a version 2 of the roof wing.

I didnt like how the old wing was pointing upwards too much, looked odd from some angles, so I decided to make the new one a bit flatter.

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Got the rough shape I wanted using high density foam and fiberglassed over the top.

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Quick test fit... still a fair way to go until the end.

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My wheels got delivered.

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Swapped the centers over and test fitted them!!

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Got some bits from Japan. Sard jet pump for jzx110

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68 degree thermostat

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Lets not forget the tee and hoodie from Jimmy Up with the altezza on it

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Along with a massive dildo to hit myself in the face with

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Time has come to get some decent wings...

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Look way nicer than the rusty, tyre rolled oem wings....Not for long though!

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Then we decided to have a play to see if we could match the offset of new wheels using some old 17x9 and a 35mm spacer. Got within 1mm. Rim poking past the side-skirt is what every BN kit needs.

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Then Paul 'The Fabricator Mate' as everyone knows him now, gave me a shout over the weekend to head over and get the exhaust made up!!

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Downpipe

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And the exhaust

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With some sexy tig welds

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Also I now really appreciate the benefit of vbands. Best invention ever!

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Sitting nice and high. Well, as high as it can be anyway.

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Ran out of welding gas in the end, so didnt get the chance to finish the tail pipes yet. Pretty f*** happy with the exhaust, shame no one will see it under the car :cry:

Car sounds insane!