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Altezza Z-Editon

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Re: Don's Altezza RS200

Postby donato » Sat May 16, 2015 9:56 pm

Then i begun a small addiction to importing parts from Japan!

First off it started with a TRD gearbox mount.

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Re: Don's Altezza RS200

Postby donato » Sat May 16, 2015 9:58 pm

Then some TRD street pads and a Project band.

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And genuine discs

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With genuine rear pads

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Re: Don's Altezza RS200

Postby donato » Sat May 16, 2015 10:00 pm

Then came the HSD coilovers! Tein's top mounts were knocking. Typical :lol:

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Coated in ACF-50 to stay protected from the elements.

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Re: Don's Altezza RS200

Postby donato » Sat May 16, 2015 10:04 pm

Then i had the Rota Torques wrapped in Yokohama W-Drive tyres ready for the winter.

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Then some 'TRD' sideskirts.

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Front lip and rear lip require painting before they go on!

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And then was sent in to have a full fast road spec alignment.

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Re: Don's Altezza RS200

Postby donato » Sat May 16, 2015 10:07 pm

And that was pretty much it for winter.

Then spring came round the corner and it was time to order up some summer tyres!

Bridgestone Potenza RE070 225/45/17

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Re: Don's Altezza RS200

Postby donato » Sat May 16, 2015 10:09 pm

I got a bit fed up with how stiff the HSD's were on a daily drive. So i sold them on and purchased some TRD shocks and springs.

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Re: Don's Altezza RS200

Postby donato » Sat May 16, 2015 10:19 pm

Then service time came round for her!

Millers 5w30 Oil
Denso IK20 Spark Plugs
Toyota Genuine Oil Filter
Mishimoto Magnetic Sump Plug
Mishimoto Oil Catch Can

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Re: Don's Altezza RS200

Postby donato » Sat May 16, 2015 10:21 pm

Then some MeisterR Europa Coilovers came up, so i had to jump at the chance :lol:

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And a cheeky shot of the amazing tyres

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Re: Don's Altezza RS200

Postby gar » Sun May 17, 2015 12:37 pm

nice motor ;)

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Re: Don's Altezza RS200

Postby donato » Tue Aug 25, 2015 10:17 am

The car has come on a small what since i last update this. I've tweaked little bit here and there.

First off i've cutout access to the top mounts to adjust the damping easier.

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Then relocated the Mishimoto Catch Can to somewhere more convenient to maintain. Fabricated a small bracket to attach it to the brace.

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TRD Gearknob fitted

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Hardrace Rear Toe Arms purchased and fitted!

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Then replacement of the bottom balljoints with some genuine items.

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Re: Don's Altezza RS200

Postby donato » Tue Aug 25, 2015 10:18 am

Then i made a trip up to see Peter @ sBits for a new clutch and braided clutch line!

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Some shiny bits from Eibach!

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Re: Altezza Z-Editon

Postby RS Tom-Hundred » Wed Aug 26, 2015 10:26 am

Good work mate! :)

Im interested in the fast road spec alignment - do they use different values of alignment and adjust compared to standard? Do you know what they are? A lot of guys on the Lexus IS200 club suggest that Toyota/Lexus got is wrong and a company down in Buckinghamshire called Wheels In Motion researched it and came up with better values to use for grip and more even tyre wear. Any thoughts?

Also, when you fit the oil catch can - do you keep the PCV in the original pipe and connect your new pipework up to that? Presume it just goes between the intake manifold and the rocker cover to replace that short piece on pipe?

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Re: Altezza Z-Editon

Postby donato » Wed Aug 26, 2015 11:35 am

RS Tom-Hundred wrote:Good work mate! :)

Im interested in the fast road spec alignment - do they use different values of alignment and adjust compared to standard? Do you know what they are? A lot of guys on the Lexus IS200 club suggest that Toyota/Lexus got is wrong and a company down in Buckinghamshire called Wheels In Motion researched it and came up with better values to use for grip and more even tyre wear. Any thoughts?

Also, when you fit the oil catch can - do you keep the PCV in the original pipe and connect your new pipework up to that? Presume it just goes between the intake manifold and the rocker cover to replace that short piece on pipe?


Yeah, Wheels In Motion have figured out the perfect alignment for our chassis. From factory it wasn't setup well so caused bad tyre wear. WIM corrected that. That's the current alignment settings i have. You don't have to go to them specifically to have it setup. They have partners around the UK who will setup your car correctly. They can also adjust it from there to have a more aggressive alignment used for fast road / track - which is what i currently have it set up to!

When fitting the catch can i orginally had it installed from the breather pipe on top of the rocker cover to the intake pipe but it wasn't catching anything. I moved it from there and installed it directly from the PCV valve to the intake manifold. and it catches a fair load of crap! I just bought some cheap braided pipe from eBay and fitted that from the PCV valve to the catch can and back to the intake manifold.

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Re: Altezza Z-Editon

Postby RS Tom-Hundred » Wed Sep 02, 2015 11:32 am

Cheers for the advice.

Think I'll give WIM a call at some point to see what my options are then :)

Nice one. So the PCV is still in there and you came off the back of that and then to the intake? That makes sense :)

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Re: Altezza Z-Editon

Postby mlcoolj » Thu Oct 08, 2015 10:31 am

so, where did you order those brand new eibach arb's?? Other than that, very very very nice build with some nice parts!
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