Discussion in 'Japanese Cars' started by Dah_Hunter, Jun 21, 2013.
I havent seen any of those up at auction..
Seen a bunch with Turbo Swaps though..
That is a really sick track car IMO.
If only this were English or at least had subtitles.
So I was looking into the turbo options for the altezza and found this.
Greddy TD04H-16T $2299.00
Or Mitsubishi / Volvo
Parts readily available for rebuilding and upgrading
Stronger CBV SPRINGS.
Turbo is good for 21psi Allday !
Search for Volvo v70 turbo parts .. IPD USA , Eurosporttuning Canada
His name is Maxim, his Altezza has "very rare HKS aero parts", both bumpers and side skirts, 18" front and 19"back rims, carbonfiber bonnet, HKS spoiler, SAR+HKS exaust, TEIN suspension, BRIDE seats, Pioneer sound deck, Turbo timer.
Under the hood:
Yamaha head with SGE engine, compressor, all TRD hoses, upper and lower anti roll bars, new battery (laughing for no reason), HKS collector.
Altezza has 280HP. 50HP compressor. 15HP from "brains" (ECU I guess).
He is 200% glad with car...I would be too
No info about chick was provided
I would drive one. From Dereks description they sound like they are great cars. Personally I just can't drive heavy cars any more. With a bit of weight reduction these could be fun!
Haha awesome thanks!
I'm with you there man, my Chaser is honestly as heavy of a car I'd wanna go with and its only 3200lbs or so.
I've been looking at the various options on these cars, and in the process came across a kiwi car review article which explains the features nicely. The more I look at these cars the more I want one.
Also note that there was a limited special edition 280T which came with 280hp, hence the name. I would imagine finding one of these at auction would be like finding a real life unicorn. only 100 hundred were produced.
Strongly considering getting an RS200. I've already got the 'trade it up' itch, and I've only had the Pajero for 7 months.
well you need a summer car.. so the Pajero can be for winter.
Buy this one:
I really like that one. I've been looking at zed s with bumper upgrade.
The ones with blue paint and gold rims looks nice too.
Is that one of yours, Ben? Or, who's importing one speculatively?
Yeah. That's pretty much what I want... rs200 or just get one LHD, eh?
Yes its one of my hundreds of cars..
Its seems to be a sampler Add..
people post cars in Japan for sale here all the time.. not sure why..
just to start the connection i guess.
just posting random cars:
The IS300 (LHD) ones look so plain:
also i like the 6 speed..
Figured someone was bringing it in on spec, figured "why not Ben!".
Do we know who this guy is? He's not direct marketing to us, so he's either
1. doing fine as is
2. has crappy cars and we'd tear him apart
3. doesn't know how to use the internet.
if you watch Vancouver Craigslist.. you will see tons of add's like those.
since pretty much everyone here that is into cars has tried importing at one time.. or else wants to try if someone will pay them money..
Bring one in and bring it to a subie meet! I want to see one of these.
would it be cheating to rebadge it as a lexus?
Vin swap for cheap insurance?
don't know if insurance would be cheaper seeing how it would become a luxury car. But I guess in Ontario RHD's cost a lot to ensure...
It the fact that it can be insured by more providers because the vin is 17 digit and comes back LHD. Ontario uses facility for RHD, or secondary vehicle.
With a Lexus vin I may still pay 3600-4800/yr but RHD altezza 4800-7200 to start.
And I'm sure someone with a long term good record would pay 1200-3600/yr
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