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Chris's Toyota Altezza

Posted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 9:08 pm
by DriftKid
Thought i'd start a new project thread now that I have a new project...duh!!! :D

As most of you are aware I have recently aquired Ian's Toyota Altezza and thus far I am really really enjoying it! Best investment I've made so far and I've got loads of ideas for future plans!

So anyway, had a few weeks now and i've been getting to grips with the handling of it, finding the perfect shift point and it's limitations in corners...traction control off FTW :rock: :D

But as with all things there's always room to tweak and without jibbering too much more I'll start with a few so far.

Firstly the initial spec:
GAB coilovers
Cat back exhaust (Think its a HKS Kansai custom exhaust)
Advan AVS Model T7 Rims

HKS panel filter
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Sidelight Led's
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Removed vaccum pipe to stop flap from restricting airflow and give a bit of growl :D
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I also got some new rubber on the rears (Kuhmo's) and a full camber/alignment with Christchurch Tyres so it's all running straight now with a bit of camber left on the rears...the difference in handling is amazing now, so much more responsive and it's not going to eat tyres!!


(Now these photos were taken with the new iPhone 4 and the later ones edited using the Camera+ App for iPhone...its pretty wicked!!)
:offtopic: :P

Got some 600k HID's (Cheers Todd)
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Originally I had the LED's some Phillips Bluevision bulbs
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And now with the HID's in...took 10mins
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And at night they are much better on the road, can see further and and clearer
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And this arrived all the way from Japan
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Front TRD strut brace...I got it for a bargain!
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Was a bit of a squeeze but we got there
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And finally fitted...took it for a drive around some roundabouts and the difference was definately noticeable, the bonnet doesn't roll half as much and turning into corners is a lot more responsive...really impressed by the allready good handling and with the coilovers I think it makes all the difference.

(Photos below were edited using the Camera+ app for iPhone4)

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Then I decided to get a bit arty farty with some iPhone 4 action so took a few moody shots with various different effects!

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And finally I did a bit of a test movie using iMovie for the new iPhone and uploaded to YouTube! Nothing special but the quality of recording is pretty good IMO!

Toyota Altezza iMovie test

I've written a bit more info on the iMovie on my blog :D

www.chrisnewnham.co.uk

Got a few more plans for it now and a few bits arriving this week hopefully so will update as and when...but for now I just need to go and.....DRIVE!!!!

Thanks for looking! [I]

Re: Chris's Toyota Altezza

Posted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 11:12 pm
by d2carazy
great looking altezza, looks excellent, nice few pics with the iphone 8)

Re: Chris's Toyota Altezza

Posted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 11:35 pm
by Squire
You've that Tez looking savage lad, fair play to ya!! 8)

Re: Chris's Toyota Altezza

Posted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 2:48 am
by tezza mick
looks pure mint. nice few upgrades, good luck with the rest of your project.

Re: Chris's Toyota Altezza

Posted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 11:27 am
by Damok
Looks well fair play

Re: Chris's Toyota Altezza

Posted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 3:39 pm
by choopz
Loving it laddy keep up the good work :wink:

Re: Chris's Toyota Altezza

Posted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 4:53 pm
by Robin H
I look forward to seeing how this project comes along,a sI see you had done a lot to your Celica

Re: Chris's Toyota Altezza

Posted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 6:39 pm
by zap branigan
This is lovely dude like the rear spoiler :D

Re: Chris's Toyota Altezza

Posted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 7:01 am
by mlcoolj
car looks good man.. not feeling the led eyebrows though (but that's my taste ;) ), but the rest of the car looks mighty fine! Fair play to ya! :D