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IS300 Project in the UAE

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IS300 Project in the UAE

Postby harlockssx » Sun Mar 02, 2014 8:17 am

I moved to Abu Dhabi in 2012 from the US, for a new job. I left my 2002 red IS300 in storage, and have been satisfying my need for speed with a modded 2011 Mustang GT (manual trans), but felt the need for a second car to keep the mileage low, and more comfort, due to my road race suspension. I decided to find a nice modded IS300 here, but every one I looked at was poorly built, with cut corners, and garbage parts. I knew I'd have to do it myself if I wanted it done to my satisfaction...so, I recently picked up a 2001 diamond White Pearl IS300 that was just imported here. It was completely stock, with no modifications whatsoever. My hunting for cars put me in touch with most of the people who wheel & deal parts for them, and I lucked into meeting a guy who parted out JDM Altezzas.

Here's the IS when I first got it.

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Here's 2 weeks later, haha!

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I also picked up this to swap in...

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Right now I'm waiting on my swap parts to arrive, to begin the upgrade process. Koyo radiator, 340LPH fuel pump, O2 sensor eliminators, intercooler with piping/intake/downpipe for the 2JZ-GTE VVTI Aristo engine swap, valve body upgrade kit, and large external transmission fluid cooler. I think I may have found my tuner, but we need to talk a little more about it, as he likes to use Haltech, and I'm leaning more towards AEM for my computer needs. Either way, we'll get it sorted.

My plans are to run the Aristo motor stock for now, with the OEM sequential twin turbo setup...get everything working well, and later on upgrade to a decent single turbo setup with some larger injectors, but that can wait...I've got some suspension goodies to swap in, and will be picking up some more things bit by bit.

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Re: IS300 Project in the UAE

Postby banan1984 » Sun Mar 02, 2014 12:08 pm

Welcome! Very interesting project :) don't like wheels tho..
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Re: IS300 Project in the UAE

Postby harlockssx » Sun Mar 02, 2014 12:11 pm

banan1984 wrote:Welcome! Very interesting project :) don't like wheels tho..


What's not to like? Front 17x8.5 & 17x9.5 rear...

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Re: IS300 Project in the UAE

Postby deccie22 » Sun Mar 02, 2014 3:19 pm

very cool nice project

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Re: IS300 Project in the UAE

Postby beamsteza » Sun Mar 02, 2014 4:03 pm

I think there a nice set a wheels and suit the car

Looking forward to this project keep up the good work

And welcome to tezzaworld

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Re: IS300 Project in the UAE

Postby Damok » Sun Mar 02, 2014 4:42 pm

Welcome to Tezzaworld...
Wheels look good IMO.
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Re: IS300 Project in the UAE

Postby choopz » Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:57 pm

Hello & welcome, looking good :wink:
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Re: IS300 Project in the UAE

Postby Dimis » Mon Mar 03, 2014 4:30 pm

Welcome, keep us udated with your project
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Re: IS300 Project in the UAE

Postby harlockssx » Mon Mar 03, 2014 6:01 pm

Dimis wrote:Welcome, keep us udated with your project

Will do...got some pics I'll upload tonight.

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Re: IS300 Project in the UAE

Postby wullie_trd » Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:32 pm

Welcome!

Interesting build you got going on!
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Re: IS300 Project in the UAE

Postby harlockssx » Tue Mar 04, 2014 3:42 am

These will be going on soon...still waiting for my big shipment of mods...

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Waiting for these, and some other stuff...just made a deal for an AEM with harness...

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Re: IS300 Project in the UAE

Postby SilTezza » Fri Mar 07, 2014 4:01 am

keep it up

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Re: IS300 Project in the UAE

Postby harlockssx » Sun Mar 09, 2014 6:41 am

Not much happening this past weekend. Traded off some stuff I wasn't using, picked up a Cusco front strut tower brace...although the Altezza version doesn't quite clear the 2JZ in the USDM IS300, I had to make some minor mods for clearance, as it was hitting the driver side top edge of the intake manifold. They released a US-specific version since the original, but I have to take what I can get here!

Here's my other IS, back in New Mexico...she's waiting for me to come back and mod her some more.

It's mostly a bolt on car, with full suspension, AVS Model 5 wheels, custom 3" exhaust, cold air, and some minor cosmetic upgrades. I had planned to turbocharge it, but looks like I'll be getting my hands dirty with this other one first...

Here's my red one in back home in New Mexico...

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Re: IS300 Project in the UAE

Postby ISred02 » Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:21 am

Welcome along dude,very nice project ahead.
No better colour than red :D :wink:
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Re: IS300 Project in the UAE

Postby harlockssx » Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:39 am

ISred02 wrote:Welcome along dude,very nice project ahead.
No better colour than red :D :wink:


Yes, although this is not the original red color...that's one of the things I like about it


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