Tezzaworld March Feature
Ok so I think we have all thought about it at one stage or another as a mod on our Altezza But a TURBO appears on everyone’s wish list from time to time. We all know that the Altezza is a good all-round car but it lacks a little power for its size. Well what we have here is what I would call a Mint Example a car that the attention to detail is to put it simply amazing. Every single part that has been put or even thought about for this car has had research upon research done before being fitted. Nick has spared no expenses putting this car together. So Enjoy !! Spec List For xNickx ( Aka Nick) AltezzaEngine
Engine - 3SGE (+T) 4 cylinder 2000cc (Yamaha Dual VVTi head)
VVTI on both Inlet and Exhaust camshafts
GReddy TD04H Hybrid turbo - 11cm ex housing and 16T compressor wheel
ACL race big end and conrod bearings
GReddy cast exhaust manifold
HKS SSQV Blowoff valve (new style)
GReddy V-Spec Intercooler and piping
GReddy Airinx SY-MB Intake Kit
GReddy eManange Blue computer
GReddy turbo down pipe
Braided turbo oil feed line
GReddy radiator pipe and silicon joiners
Frantik custom turbo beanie
2.5" Exhaust system whole way - Custom made
4.5" Stainless Exhaust (angled) - Custom made cat back
GReddy Oil catch can
GReddy Profec Spec B II Boost controller
540cc Denso injectors
309HP - Tuned by Glenn @ Dodson's performanceExterior:
Genuine new TRD Carbon Bonnet
Genuine Eurou Aero Full lip kit
JDM Black headlamps
JDM Black fog lamps
LED Euro styled rear lamps
Crystal side indicators
Custom carbon fibre rear numberplate lamp garnish
Genuine Aero Mesh grille
Phillips HID Front low beams 8000k
TRD Fuel filler cap
Cusco Air Diversion PlateBraking and handling:
Supra/TRD 4 Piston Calipers
Znoelli slotted front rotors (323mm)
Znoelli SP550 front pads
Factory rear twin piston calipers
Znoelli S6 Slotted rear rotors (307mm)
Znoelli SP550 rear pads
18" Diezel D1R wheels (18x8 front and 18x9 rear)
HKS Hyper-D Coilovers
Cusco front strut bar (3 point with brake cylinder stopper)
Cusco rear boot bar
Cusco 4 point lower brace
Cusco front swaybar
Cusco rear swaybarTransmission:
Factory J160 6 Speed
Short shifter kit
Exedy Hyper Single
TRD 1.5way LSDInterior:
Bride Brix II driver and passenger seats
Bride low seat rails
IS200 Leather rear seats
IS200 Suede leather door cards
TRD Gear knob
Dynatron 5 Star Alarm
Alpine CDE-9845 headunit
Pioneer TSW-307DVC sub
Kenwood KAC8151 amp
Custom made carbon fiber front and rear door sills
Apexi Full Auto Turbo Timer
Autometer Black Faced boost guage (PSI)PicsWhat made you pick an Altezza as your car?
Suited my criteria at the time, 4 door, non turbo, manual and rear wheel drive (cheap on insurance and gas/petrol) Did you know much about Altezza’s before you got one?
I would like to think so, I had joined the Altezza Club NZ for 8 months before I actually bought one and also had been on Tezzawold to get as much info as I could.Where did you get your altezza ?
Down the road from where I lived! Was an ex member of ACNZ and he was moving back to Japan How long have you had your altezza?
Coming up to 6 years in August 2011! First 3 years I had Toyota Warranty on it so made no mods to it at all that was over with How much you have spent on the car?
Ekk gosh,, I don’t want to start counting LOL, have kept all receipts but never counted them all, probably have enough to have decent deposit for a mansion! Did you buy your altezza modified or is it your own work?
All my own work, got it stock as a rock, not a single mod on it at allIf its your own work, were do you get your ideas?
Didn’t ‘get’ my ideas from anywhere in particular, went for styling and modifications that suited my personal tasteWhy did you modify the car ?
To fulfil my requirements, car handles very well (VERY well) but just needed more power. What’s Your favourite thing about the car?
Handling, hands down. Have driven many many other cars on the track, albeit most were standard or had less handling mods but I am just super happy with how mine now feels on the track Is there anything you don’t like on the car?
Lack of power still ! ! ! What part of the car would you like to modify next?
Something I can’t disclose just yet, but keep posted team! If something works out, car is up for a HUGE transformation! Where do you get your parts?
Haha, wow do I need to answer this question? All through North Shore Toyota in Auckland, New Zealand and it’ associated manufactures and suppliers (Cusco, TRD, Toyota, GReddy and Trust etc) Does price or quality make a difference when choosing parts for the altezza ,like if its cheaper to get the same part from japan or usa than here would you buy it?
Quality is the first factor, then availability, if it costs a little more to get the exact same branded quality part from somewhere else, I don’t mind paying if I did need it urgently Have you ever got your car dyno'd? if so where did you get it done and what was the result?
Sure have, most recent tune resulted in 309HP @ the wheels on 12.5PSI Have you ever had your altezza on a track ? If so were and what kind of times did you have ?
Sure have, all only “unofficial” times for the race tracks:
Pukekohe Race Track
Hampton Downs Race Track:
Meremere Drag Strip (1/4 mile):
13.129 @ 188KM/H Does your other half know how much money you have spent on the car ?
Haha, I never know myself half the time how much I spend, So she will definitely not know . What is the worst mod you have seen on an Altezza ?
Boso-zuku styled exhaust pipe extensions that came up higher than the roof! What is your fav modified car?
Top Secret JZA80 Supra with the Toyota Century V12 What cars have you had before the altezza?
Isuzu Bighorn 3.1TD
Toyota JZS161 Aristo V300
BMW E46 318CI
Toyota ZZE122 Corolla
Honda DC2 Integra Type-RI Can Take NO credit for this feature, Nick Took he pics and answered the questions. I just stuck it together