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    As aforementioned in the video thread I posted for the car, I've purchased another MK1 Aristo. I've had this under wraps for about a month or so now. I know the look of the car isn't for everyone, but I like it and since I bought it, that's all that really matters

    I’ve been looking for another Aristo now for quite some time. A few nice clean cars have come up over the time I’ve been looking, but I wasn’t after something stock. I wanted a car that had at least a few modifications. Rims, suspension and exhaust at a minimum and the V-model with the twin turbo 2JZ-GTE engine of course! Lower kilometers would be a benefit, but wasn’t a deal breaker for me. I’ll take a higher mileage car with service records showing maintenance has been done on time rather than a low mileage car with no service records any day.

    There’s been lots of talk of people waiting for MK2’s to come up in a few years, and there are a number of other cars I wouldn’t mind trying out as well. I had sort of given up hope of the right car coming along, so I was looking into some other vehicles. I guess, at heart, I really wanted another MK1 Aristo because I couldn’t help watching auctions to see what was going through. Then, one fine day, this one came up at auction.





    From the photos and my own interpretation of the auction sheet it looked pretty good. From the photos and auction sheet I assumed no more modifications than I could see plus probably some kind of aftermarket BOV. It also looked like the aftermarket front lip had paint peeling across about half of it, but that would be easy enough to fix. Things looked pretty good to me, so I had Mark at Brave Auto look into the car further. The good thing was that Mark also does paint work, so I could easily have the front lip resprayed.

    Aside from aftermarket parts noted on the auction sheet Mark let me know that the car has only had one owner, comes with complete service records and, as indicated on the auction sheet, it comes with a very long Shaken Inspection history. Mark had an inspector look at the car for any other outstanding issues and also common problem areas that he car has. The only problems that came up was that the driver’s seat was making some noise when moving it and the car had a fuel leak.

    Nothing too big to worry about, so I requested that we proceed with my maximum bid. The next day Mark gave me the bad news….that I owed him money LOL. From here on out it has been nothing but good news. Mark provided his usual exceptional level of service, and the car has more extras than I thought it would. Also all of the modifications were quality items and they were installed properly with care. From looking at the service records Mark told me that the previous owner had service items completed well before they were due and it was almost definitely someone’s true pride and joy. With this and the number of performance upgrades as well as cosmetic I thought “I wonder if the previous owner got the factory LSD option?” Had Mark look at the VIN plate and sure enough…factory Torsen LSD. What a sweet bonus that was!!!!

    Yeah, Yeah, hold on….the pictures are coming….As mentioned with Mark’s superb level of service he did a bit of repair to the driver’s seat to make it run more smoothly and quietly. He put the car up on the lift and there was no fuel leak to be found….Great!!! Oh, and that paint peel on the front lip….nope, it’s chrome! LOL I guess it’s just the way it was reflecting in the auction photo made it look like it was paint peeling.

    Since the car has so many extras a complete list hasn’t really been made, but this is what I have put together based on the photos Mark has provided:

    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 (chrome)
    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

    And here’s a number of photos As I mentioned to Mark, I think I’m going to have to move as a result of purchasing this car. I’ll need to move somewhere that I can store the car in a garage, or under cover at a minimum.































    The Pretty One - http://clubaristo.net/forums/showthr...t-New-quot-MK1!!!

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    Great looking car Ryan... Wanna trade? lol i miss the feel of a stockish Aristo only thing i would change is lower the car and change the grille and maybe get rid of the lip and this car would do it for me
    Good cars get you from point A to point B, better cars get you from point A to point B faster

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    • #3
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      good job on the diff. i LOVE mine
      LED Magic Interior LED kits "JZS147 LED Guru"

      Interior LED kits and more!

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      • #4
        Jealous gets no where near how I feel! That's stunning! Is the paint stock?
        The Sheriff of Wattingham

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        • #5
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          Super clean and well taken care of! I'm jealous!! haha~!

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          • #6
            Re: My "New" MK1!!!

            As I said in the vid thread mate, under all that stuck on crap is a really lovely car Well done mate!
            JZS147- Do Luck edition
            Ive got one speed, one gear, go!

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              bloody ell, that engine makes mine look filthy!!

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              • #8
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                Beautiful paint!! With a few more judicious modifications (upgraded brakes, refurbished interior, maybe new wheels) this would be my favourite

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                • #9
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                  You have to be well pleased with that find mate - I know I was with my minty Mk1.

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                  • #10
                    Re: My "New" MK1!!!

                    Looks good, maybe a bit closer to the ground would be even better .
                    JZS147 with ZF 6spd

                    www.500whp.net

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                    • #11
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                      wow I didn't realise it was yours Ryan, a cracking motor looks immaculate!
                      “Forget safety. Live where you fear to live, Destroy your reputation, Be notorious.”.......Rumi

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                        Originally posted by Prideinwhatyouride View Post
                        Jealous gets no where near how I feel! That's stunning! Is the paint stock?
                        Yup, not a respray. But I had a light body coat put on in Japan after I bought it, so it makes it look a bit better. However, the paint is in VERY good condition in the first place.

                        Originally posted by sdistc View Post
                        Beautiful paint!! With a few more judicious modifications (upgraded brakes, refurbished interior, maybe new wheels) this would be my favourite
                        It does sort of have upgraded brakes they're just not LS400 or Supra brakes. Upgraded pads and rotors for the JZS147. Wheels...yeah not sure I really like these. I bought some 19" SSR Vienna Dish II wheels that I may put on the car.

                        Originally posted by Chaos View Post
                        You have to be well pleased with that find mate - I know I was with my minty Mk1.
                        Ever since you bought your car I've been regretting not putting a bid on it because I think you got it for a steal. However, I now think the same about this car


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                          Originally posted by marwanatalib View Post
                          Great looking car Ryan... Wanna trade? lol i miss the feel of a stockish Aristo only thing i would change is lower the car and change the grille and maybe get rid of the lip and this car would do it for me
                          LOL...no, I don't want to trade

                          Fully adjustable coil overs, so I can adjust the ride height which I probably will do. Don't think I'm going to get ride of all the flashiness on the front though. I know it's a bit too "in your face," but it's different and I like different


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                          • #14
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                            Originally posted by RyanV View Post
                            LOL...no, I don't want to trade

                            Fully adjustable coil overs, so I can adjust the ride height which I probably will do. Don't think I'm going to get ride of all the flashiness on the front though. I know it's a bit too "in your face," but it's different and I like different
                            If you're gonna get coilovers then i would recomend you get the BC Coilovers from Nick. they ended up costing me $1000 shipped with duties and everything which is still less than what they go for on eBay at 1100 +shipping and duties lol.

                            And dont get me wrong i like flashiness and unique but that grille just looks a bit awkward to me, like it doesnt go with the rest of the car. To each his own though.

                            Whens the car gonna be in canada? sorry if i missed it.
                            Good cars get you from point A to point B, better cars get you from point A to point B faster

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                            • #15
                              Re: My "New" MK1!!!

                              HKS Hypermax LS+ coilovers already on the car .

                              I'll see what it looks like when it gets here. If I want to change it, I've got a spare grille. Unfortunately, it has a Lexarse badge though.

                              Arriving in March. Delayed so I don't have to find a place to store it here through the winter months


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