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My Altezza from Start to Day Dot (Built Not Bought)

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My Altezza from Start to Day Dot (Built Not Bought)

Postby Damok » Sat Jun 05, 2010 10:20 pm

Right lets start at were I began with Jap cars :shock: , Go back 4years :? , The Jap car thing was getting into full flow and this was my first taste of jap cars. 8) 8) (power, and not a days trouble) :lol:
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I cant tell you how much i loved this car 8) ,
I had two full years of trouble free driving i got the mad notion into my head to change the car :( :( , I had mad notions to get an FTO,MR2, Evo, Celica, Skyline among others :shock: , But went with an Altezza, (Dont Know Why) Anyway i went and looked at a few and i wanted a totaly standard altezza so i could do my few bits to, All i wanted to do to the car day dot was Lower it, Big black wheels and tint the windows 8) Pimp Style :lol: :lol: Anyway heres the car the first few days i had it:
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Car was totaly standard, First things on my list were, New power steering pump (Gone When I ot the car LONG story to go with it :( :( ) FULL service, Timing belt and all bits, Water Pump, Plugs, Oil, Filter (Air+Oil), Diff Oil + Gear Box, Break Fluid, New Pads all round, All Belts And a TRD gear Knob :lol:
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Re: My Altezza From Start To Day Dot (Bult Not Bought)

Postby Damok » Sat Jun 05, 2010 10:32 pm

After having the car a few weeks, I went and added a few bits to the car, Grill, Lip Spoiler, And A carbon Bonnet :? Anyway all small mods. :) but mad it different :) :) . . (around this time the big R hit :lol: )
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Re: My Altezza From Start To Day Dot (Bult Not Bought)

Postby Damok » Sat Jun 05, 2010 10:47 pm

After the first few Mods Went On the car I thaught the car looked like a monster truck :oops: :oops:
So i added a set of Tein Super Street Coilovers With 36 Damping settings And i Also got my hands on a Kakimotto Regu Cat Back 8) These 2Mods Made a huge difference to the car, the coilovers were the best mod's I have ever done to the car and would tell any altezza owner to start here if they had standard set up..
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Re: My Altezza From Start To Day Dot (Bult Not Bought)

Postby Damok » Sat Jun 05, 2010 11:00 pm

I wanted the altezza to be different to all the rest so after having a think and seen that everyone else li
there mesh grill, I did something a small bit different :
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So after a few months the car was still kind of standard and no were near what i had in mind :lol: :lol:
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Re: My Altezza From Start To Day Dot (Bult Not Bought)

Postby Damok » Sat Jun 05, 2010 11:02 pm

Will up date more over the next few days and bring Project Tezz Up to date :lol: :lol:
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Re: My Altezza from Start to Day Dot (Built Not Bought)

Postby Damok » Sun Jun 06, 2010 12:52 pm

Next on my list was an RSM, Easy to fit and looks well in the car 8) 8)
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Next on my list was to add a kit did this a few weeks later, i didnt want the usual altezza bumper even tho it dose look well, I wanted it to be different. 8) I had picked up side skirts from ne of the lads on site, And had picked up a rear skirt when i git the mesh grill and lip spoiler.
So heres the car the day before it was going in to get the kit :
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Heres the bumper looked like off the car, C-west.
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Any few few weeks later, went to pick up the car. I wasnt to gone on it at first, :oops:
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It grew on me :lol:
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Anyway after all this, Didnt know what to do to the car next :? so it stayed like this for a while.
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Re: My Altezza from Start to Day Dot (Built Not Bought) UPD

Postby Damok » Sun Jun 06, 2010 1:42 pm

Any way after i had the kit fitted i got a de-cat made up and fitted, That only stayed a week on the car, It was to loud for me with the cat back system i was using :?
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And i got my hands on these dials, Couldnt say no to them and also fitted a turbo timmer aswell 8) 8)
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Car stayed like that for a few months, I was looking at wheels had a set of 18's Piaa Roza wheels got but said they were to big for the car,any way heres a pic of them :)
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But had a bit of bad luck then :evil: :evil: Silly kerbs: I didnt know if i'd get a new bumper or just fix it, ,
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In the end I got it fixed, And went a bit mad, :lol: :lol: :lol: Bumper Fixed, Black Roof, Black Boot:
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It looked well, But was missing something in my opinion! ! ! !
THIS :lol: :lol:
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Not everyones cup of tea, but looks well on the car i think :)
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After all that i needed wheels so i got a set of 17's , I was going to get black or bronze but saw these and said yes please :lol:
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The whole lot together 8) 8) 8) Its come along way since the first day :D :D
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Next on my list was a top of the range alarm . . :wink: (sorted)
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Re: My Altezza from Start to Day Dot (Built Not Bought)

Postby Damok » Sun Jun 06, 2010 1:59 pm

I did a bit of colour codeing and also fitted, TRD oil cap, TRD rad cap, CUSCO front Strut bar and a rear
TRD Strut Bar, I also got a short shifter, But took it out after a week as i didnt like it at all :evil: 8) I Also got a pair of Sparco bucket sets but not sure about fitting them :? I also replace upper and lower ball joints on the front of the car :roll: Had too be done :oops:
Engine Bay, Gold Rocker Cover
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Short Shifter
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Seats, Still not sure about putting them in :?
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Anyway after all this was done i was asked by a local website would i like a feature done 8) 8)
I couldnt say no. . A single pic from the day :D
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So the car was coming together after 18-19months of bit by bit 8)
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Re: My Altezza from Start to Day Dot (Built Not Bought)

Postby richiek » Sun Jun 06, 2010 2:29 pm

i like it,fair play. are those grills hard to come by? i want one for mine,havnt really searched yet tho.

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Re: My Altezza from Start to Day Dot (Built Not Bought)

Postby Damok » Sun Jun 06, 2010 3:16 pm

Next on the list was vented wings i wanted the car to be different and didnt see to many altezzas with vented wings but I didnt know were to go for these, :? :? But i got pointed in the right direction, and ended up with these 8) 8) 8) There wider than standard wings so should look well. :D
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After all the bits swapped and changed on the car, heres the extra bits :lol: :lol:
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Anyway, the car was off to the body shop again, to get the wings fitted and also to get new normal head lights put back in to clean up the front end 8)
I also sprayed the up stands for the spoiler black and the end plates gold and black just to make it different 8)
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OVER ALL SPEC OF CAR :
~ Carbon Bonnet
~ Black Head Lights/New Head Lights
~ Kakimoto Regu Cat Back Exhaust
~ HKS Turbo Timer
~ Apexi Rsm
~ C-West Front Bumper
~ Side Skirts
~ Back Skirt (fushed into back bumper)
~ Lip Spoiler
~ Tein SuperStreet Coilovers
~ Modellista Rev/Speedo Dials
~ Pioneer Double Din Head Unit
~ Double Din Surround
~ Alpina Speakers
~ TRD Gear Knob
~ Apexi Pannel Filter (drop in)
~ Trd Rad Cap
~ Black/Chrome/Gold JDM Grill
~ Black Roof
~ High Rise Spoiler Black and Gold End Plates
~ 17Inch Light Weight Deep Dish Wheels
~ Black Boot
~ TRD Rear Strut bar
~ Cusco Front Strut bar
~ Short Shifter
~ Charge Speed Wider Vented Wings
~ Gold Rocker Cover


Over all theres has been alot of work gone into to the car and more to come, I made a few small changes over the weekend so will post up a few pics in the next few days.. :D :D :D
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Re: My Altezza from Start to Day Dot (Built Not Bought)

Postby Altezzahead » Sun Jun 06, 2010 11:18 pm

Great work Damo , looking forward to seeing it in the flesh at the dyno , :D

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Re: My Altezza from Start to Day Dot (Built Not Bought)

Postby Damok » Tue Jun 08, 2010 7:19 pm

Right got a few bits done today:
Uprated battery (Larger one + Bigger Terminals)
2 New Kumho Tyres Fitted To The Front.
And A few Stickers. Will Stick Up Pic's Soon :D
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Re: My Altezza from Start to Day Dot (Built Not Bought)

Postby mlcoolj » Tue Jun 08, 2010 8:33 pm

nice thread! Notification.. ON!
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Re: My Altezza from Start to Day Dot (Built Not Bought)

Postby Altezzahead » Tue Jun 08, 2010 8:55 pm

Damok wrote:Right got a few bits done today:
Uprated battery (Larger one + Bigger Terminals)
2 New Kumho Tyres Fitted To The Front.
And A few Stickers. Will Stick Up Pic's Soon :D


come on lets see the stickers :) :wink:

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Re: My Altezza from Start to Day Dot (Built Not Bought)

Postby Evelyn » Tue Jun 08, 2010 9:44 pm

Good man, the car looks well :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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