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wullie_trd's RS200 z-edition *UPDATE* 18/8/2013

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wullie_trd's RS200 z-edition *UPDATE* 18/8/2013

Postby wullie_trd » Wed May 16, 2012 1:15 am

Well after posting bits and peices all over the forum decided to finally get round to doing a build thread.

So in the beginning i contacted mike at Torque GT in devon about importing car to order ......... after around a 6 month wait this came up, 1999 with 92000kms

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Won car at auctions so it was off to port ready to be shipped

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After what seemed like an eternity ( 6 weeks) car finally arrived and was given MOT, Tax, Registration and service.

Flew down to exeter to collect drive home was EPIC!

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First mod was to replace the factory head unit

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Next up was to fit a set of 8000k HID lights

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Next thing on the list was to do the exhaust, so got RJM in glenrothes to custom fit for me

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The next thing on list of stuff to do was to get the timing belt kit ordered and fitted.

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After the winter i got round to painting the brake calipers

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Done front altezza badge to match calipers
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Also the winter had completly destroyed the alloys as can be seen in the pics above so got them sent off and painted the same colour as the car

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Happy with the finish on them but only thing that bothered me ever so slightly was the colour match was not 100% .... but what can ya do lol
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Postby wullie_trd » Wed May 16, 2012 1:18 am

Managed to get myself an HKS 4-2-1 manifold second hand

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Plan to get decat done at same time as fitting ........ also ordered manifold gasket from toyota.

manifold and decat fitted ...... sounds awesome ..... some lovely popping and occasional flame! Happy days!

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One thing i had planned on doing since i got the car was to black out the lights ........ headlights were first to get done.

Had to remove front bumper to get lights out

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A quick bake in the oven to soften the glue and pulled them apart ..... easier than i had anticipated

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Sprayed the insert matt black and put back together again

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Took some pics after a good wash and polish

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Time to get stuck into the rear lights.

Managed to get a second hand set of rear clusters off gumtree cheap ....... incase i made a c*nt of this lol

Got dremmel out and thin cutting blade and carefully cut round the seal all the way round and gently pulled apart

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Painted insert gloss black ...... looks soo much better !

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Was on ebay other night and ordered a set of 3000k HID bulbs for £6 inc P+P lol , What do you think?

8000K - slightly blue

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3000K - slightly yellow

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not too sure what ones i prefer .....
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Re: wullie_trd's RS200 z-edition

Postby THE_TOYOTA_KID » Wed May 16, 2012 2:14 am

Thats a lovely car well wear :)

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Postby G-TECroscommon » Wed May 16, 2012 2:40 am

Looking well mate :)
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Re: wullie_trd's RS200 z-edition

Postby mlcoolj » Wed May 16, 2012 6:32 am

nice writeup!!
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Re: wullie_trd's RS200 z-edition

Postby SilTezza » Wed May 16, 2012 8:02 am

nice build...

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Re: wullie_trd's RS200 z-edition

Postby banan1984 » Wed May 16, 2012 9:43 am

Perfect perfect perfect example of altezza!!!
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Postby donut46 » Wed May 16, 2012 1:06 pm

Would you have a link for the 3000k hid bulbs i like the look of them for that price it would be worth buying!
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Re: wullie_trd's RS200 z-edition

Postby wullie_trd » Wed May 16, 2012 1:34 pm

Just type " hb4 3000k hid bulbs" into eBay, there's loads of them! Think mine came from china.

Took about 2 weeks for delivery but at £6 who can grumble!

Take it that it's just bulbs you want? I already had ballasts and that from my 8000k kit.

That's what I thought, take a chance at that price, and very happy with them!
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Postby donut46 » Wed May 16, 2012 2:27 pm

Yeah i have the hids already in think i have a 6000k ballasts in at the minute but wouldnt mind a change for something different they look very well in your pictures and at that price you can justify leaving them in the garage if you don't like them!
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Postby wullie_trd » Wed May 16, 2012 2:38 pm

Yeh that's what I thought, if they were crap I'd have just gave them away! Lol

But no, happy with them! Got a slight green tinge to them but once they heat up nice and yellow
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Re: wullie_trd's RS200 z-edition

Postby Mickymoe » Wed May 16, 2012 11:21 pm

Hey lovely car! 8)

Is this the TRD kit on your tezza? im new to the altezza scene haha this is the kit i would eventally want to put on the altezza i get (hopefully) if it ditdnt already have one. And are they hard to find?

Thanks in advance

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Re: wullie_trd's RS200 z-edition

Postby wullie_trd » Wed May 16, 2012 11:53 pm

I dont think TRD make a kit as such ........... Although i know it is often refered to as the TRD kit ..... sure TRD only done splitters not too sure.

The front bumper is the legana bumper ....... If your tezza doesnt have one when you purchase it expect to pay big bucks for a genuine plastic one, ive seen the yellow/blue fogs in the bumper go for £400 second hand lol......... there are fibreglass copy readily available but not too sure on quality or fitment of these and dont come with the fogs .... will pick up stonechips and scuffs easier than the plastic.

Sideskirts and rear diffuser in genuine plastic come up for sale on here and other sites (donedeal, ebay) or even a breakers yard ...... they again are also available in fibreglass copy.

my mate has the fibreglass sideskirts on his tezza and fitment is good and once painted you wouldnt know.

Hope this helps :)
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Re: wullie_trd's RS200 z-edition

Postby Dimis » Thu May 17, 2012 2:31 pm

Very nice clean Altezza lad. I like the light insert modifications you did. I hope they are sealed well.
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Re: wullie_trd's RS200 z-edition

Postby wullie_trd » Fri Jun 29, 2012 8:57 am

Just a wee update .......

Painted few bits under the bonnet just to brighten it up ...

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Just need to add some yellow hoses .... and maybe strut brace with ends painted same colour.
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