Ryan's 1992 JZS147 Aristo

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  1. RyanV

    RyanV Member

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    I'm very, VERY!!! excited to have this baby in my hands again. I actually bought this car waaaaayyy back in 2010 through Mark at Brave Auto. Whoa 2010? I can't believe I've had this car that long! The past 2.5 years I've had this in storage. It's been a mix of outdoor storage and covered storage. Now it's back at my place :)

    Pics first since everyone loves pics. Just taken today....needs a clean...Actually...pics from auction at Japan first :)

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    Pick up day at the warehouse:

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    Today

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  2. RyanV

    RyanV Member

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    Specs:

    Factory Specs:

    1992 Toyota Aristo V
    Gun metal grey….ish
    Cloth interior
    Auto
    Cruise control
    12 Disc CD stacker in the trunk
    Power folding and heated mirrors
    Air purifier
    Sun roof
    Rear Spoiler
    Power tilt steering wheel
    Aristo trunk floor mat
    Protective edging on doors (maybe not factory, but it’s a Toyota part)
    Torsen LSD

    Body:

    Aftermarket front lip (Pronty)
    Aftermarket skirts and rear bumper
    Chrome edge on doors
    Aftermarket chrome grille
    Eyelids
    Drip visor on top of windows

    Wheels, Suspension and Brakes:

    18” Work VS wheels (I think they are a version of VS…)
    Near new Bridgestone Potenza tires all around (235/40 and 265/35)
    Slotted brake rotors (I think Dixcel rotors and pads)
    Braided stainless steel brake lines
    HKS Hypermax LS+ coilovers

    Other Aftermarket Goodies:

    Apexi AVC-R (digital boost controller, I think it is boosting to 1.0 bar right now)
    Apexi blow off valve
    Apexi AFC
    Pivot Gauges (oil temp, oil pressure, water temp, boost)
    PIAA fog lamps
    Turbo timer
    HKS Intake
    HKS intercooler (probably Type S)
    Remote oil cooler
    Aftermarket horn
    TRD 1.3 bar radiator cap
    Fujitsutubo cat back exhaust
     
  3. RyanV

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    Small "to do" list as of now:

    • Replace trunk struts (actually did this already :D)
    • Oil change
    • Spark plugs
    • Coil pack connectors?
    • Clean engine bay
    • Clay bar and wax
    • Change crank pulley?
     
  4. JamalS13

    JamalS13 I like cheese

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    Wow! Thats so nice! Jzs147s are my favourite, seeing pictures of yours makes me want one again, i love it! Must feel good to be driving it again.
     
  5. tperkins

    tperkins Devout AYC Disciple

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    Love the car! How does it feel to be driving it again?
     
  6. RyanV

    RyanV Member

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    Awesome!!! I can't believe I had to relegate this car into storage for so long. The whole time it was in storage I was looking forward to getting it back again. Now that I have it in my hands again I know how much I love it. I didn't even get to put it on boost yet and it just feels good to drive it. After the oil change I'll go out and give it a good run. I need to get a refresh on how to tune the AVC-R as well. Dumbest thing I did with this car is not record the tune it had when it came from Japan. I might have to take it to a shop and see what they can do with a tune and then make sure I document it so if I change the battery or something I can adjust the tune again without repaying for it.
     
  7. tperkins

    tperkins Devout AYC Disciple

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    I wouldn't have thought to save it. Wouldn't have thought it would go away with a dead battery, might have even on the boat ride over in that case.

    Car looks great, I like the rear spoiler how it jets out on the fenders, not huge on the chrome trim on the doors, but that's minor.
     
  8. skylinetimes

    skylinetimes New Member

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    Rad looking car man, it's so big!

    Looks like you got it out just in time for summer weather :)
     
  9. magnavahn

    magnavahn Vahn

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    Whoa that looks awesome! So glad you got it back on the road. I bet it feels great!
     
  10. IanB

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    Car looks great, how many kms on this one? Chrome piping on the doors has to go, my LC had this on the doors and window visors and I hated it.
     
  11. Dah_Hunter

    Dah_Hunter Looking over your shoulder, so you dont have to.

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    man i havent thought about this car in awhile..

    Looks great. bet it feels awesome to have it out.
     
  12. Greg

    Greg Local Grumpy Moderator

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    I forgot you had this! Awesome!
     
  13. lenglish

    lenglish Exiled Cult Member

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    Looks great, I really like the wheels! Is the front lip also chrome? It looks super shiny.
     
  14. Garth

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    Like everyone else has said, what a sweeet car.

    Hope to see it at a meet or something over the summer.
     
  15. RyanV

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    Thanks for all the comments everyone! :) Really good to see this car parked at my place again. I was pleasantly surprised how well it ran after sitting for that long. Of course it was started occasionally, but still it hadn't really been driven anywhere and it was still running on the gas from when I parked it oh so many years ago!!!

    I siphoned off about half a tank of gas the other night. I think I'll pull out another 10l and then fill it up with fresh fuel. Having a look around the engine bay it looks like some rats or squirrels were in there a bit. Nothing chewed and all the electronics were working that I tried the other day, so might have got a bit lucky. Actually, really lucky....so guess where they piled the twigs and bits of cedar in the engine bay? That's right, right on top of the heat shield. I consider myself lucky it didn't catch fire on the drive home. I got in there with a vacuum last night and got almost everything out. I need to get a couple of parts for my compressor and then I'll use that to push the rest of the stuff out that's in tight spaces.

    You might have a chance....I make a trip to CR every now and then :)

    Just under 56,000 kms :) Still smells nice inside as well! I don't mind the chrome piping on the doors. For some reason it stands out more in photos than it does in person. It probably would look better without it, but it's pretty low on my list of things to do.
     
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    With the Cruiser down I drove this to work today. So much more comfortable and quiet :) But too quiet....haven't got the stereo working yet. It only plays static at the moment LOL!

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    Dah_Hunter Looking over your shoulder, so you dont have to.

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    Nice.. must be good to stretch the legs.
     
  18. RyanV

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    Definitely. I still haven't driven it much since taking it out of storage. I think today was actually the longest drive it's been on since I took it out of storage.
     
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    Well, I guess if you start using a 23 year old car stuff starts to break....old plastics. Window regulator went on the driver's door (common). Land Cruiser is still down since I don't have the alternator yet, so I had to wedge the window up for now. Of course everything happened with terrible timing as well. Alternator went in the Cruiser about two days before vacation and the regulator failed in the car the day before I was leaving. I just jammed it in the up position before I left because I didn't have time to do anything before my flight. Luckily it stayed in place while I was away. I had visions of it sliding down and the car was cleaned out upon my return. Fortunately that wasn't the case :)
     
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    Bad news is I'm still waiting for the front left window to arrive from when some jackass smashed it. Good news is I finally unpacked two of my (possible) new wheels for the car.

    BBS Impul M1's. Front 18x9 +25 rear 18x10 +40. Should be pretty good fitment for the car.

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