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Upgrading you Altezza

Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 10:14 pm
by Dan
Got this info off the TDI website. And it details the order in which they recommend you should upgrade your Altezza. Not sure how current prices are but the are all EXCLUDING Vat and delivery

Stage 1 upgrade: Exhaust system

HKS exhaust system. All systems are designed to fit 'cat-back' and where marked 'JASMA' will conform to strict Japanese noise levels.

HKS Silent Hi power (back box) for £365.00 +1hour
HKS Legamax back box for £295.00
Blitz NUR Spec S Back box for £319.00
Apexi Hybrid Megaphone back box for £375.00
Apex'i N1 racing spec exhaust for £332.00

Stage 2 upgrade: Induction Kit
HKS Super Power Flow Induction Kit for £155.00
HKS Racing Suction Kit for £295.00
Blitz SUS Power system for £276.00
Blitz SUS Power LM system £141.00
Grupppe M system for £366.00
Apexi Power Filter system for £115.00
Apexi aluminium air box for £123.00

Stage 3 upgrade: Exhaust Manifold
TODA Racing header for £700.00
HKS Super Header 2 for £595.00
HKS Super Racing Header for £635.00

Stage 4 upgrade: Camshaft controller
Power Entreprise Camcon VTEC / AF controller for £210.00
This unit allows you to modify and change real valve timing adjustments with 500 rpm increments and the air /fuel ratio.
The "CAMCON" increase torque making your car run cleaner and more efficiently.

Stage 5 upgrade: Engine management
HKS F-Con SZ fuel & ignition timing 'piggyback' ECU for £545.00
+ Factory quality wiring loom for £145.00 (required)


HKS F-Con V Pro fuel & ignition timing 'piggyback' ECU for £950.00
+ Factory quality wiring loom for £145.00 (required)
+ HKS A/F knock monitor £495.00 (recommended, uses original knock sensor)
Optional wide band Lambda sensor for above £350.00 (recommended)

Stage 6 upgrade: Camshafts and Cam pulleys
HKS Valcon Plus Vcam kit for £call
Toda Racing Ccamshaft from £310.00 to £370.00
Toda Racing adjustable cam pulley for £250.00
Toda Racing valve springs £260.00

Stage 7 upgrade: Engine upgrade
Toda Racing 2.2 stroker kit high compression for £2050.00
with 86.00 or 87.00mm pistons
Toda Racing 2.2 stroker kit high compression for £2490.00
with 86.00 or 87.00mm pistons and rods


TODA Racing forged pistons for £700.00
in 86.00mm or 87.00mm
HKS steel connecting rods £1350.00
Set of Eagle steel connecting rods £400.00
Set of Toda Racing connecting rods £520.00
Toda Racing metal head gasket 0.3mm £130.00
Toda Racing metal head gasket 0.5mm £135.00

Stage 8 upgrade: Turbocharger or Supercharger
HKS Turbo kit. Two kits are available, capable of giving power outputs between 288 and 372bhp depending on other internal engine modifications.
HKS GT-SS turbo kit for £5,450.00
HKS GT-RS turbo kit for £5,785.00
Blitz supercharger system £3000 without intercooler
Blitz supercharger system £3850 with intercooler

Stage 9 upgrade: Nitrous injection system
Basic nitrous kit with 5lb for £495.00
Progressive controller for £399.00
Nitrous purge kit for £249.00

Not all these mods are essential but would give you a rough idea of how to proceed in starting to mod you Altezza. Im sure if you shop around you caould get better prices.

Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 7:27 am
by elexes
you can also get a power enterprise turbo for about 4k euros inc vat u can get the hks systems for 4.5k-7k

naturally with each one you will have to upgrade various bits of the engine to go along with it

most kits also come with there own induction kit .

hks and power enterprise do a supercharger kit as well

dont forget the oil intercoolers there important

id love to see a na around the 270bhp mark

Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2007 11:14 pm
by Andyk
nice post dan

u musta been board in work ha

Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2007 11:24 pm
by Noel
No doubting TDi have nice stuff and know what works.... but when you add VAT and shipping to their prices it just becomes silly..... actually don't think i will ever buy ( or be able to) anything from their site... :(

Pro-lex.UK is is a little better, but not much :cry:

Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 10:08 am
by endapender
As we all know the stuff for cars in this part of the world are well over priced. Lately some shops in Ireland are getting better but england is a real no no for most things. I usually use takakaira for anything other than basic service stuff

Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 10:36 am
by anto
some good info there thanks dan

Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 7:10 pm
by Mr. Tezza
Damn i skipped stage 1!!!!

Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 7:24 pm
by elexes
so did i but ... might catch up on that now