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Oh, look, someone left an X8 in the hot sun too long, and the corners melted off....

 

What?

You say it was made that way ??

 

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Pls lower ASAP. I love these things, but they need to be stupid low.

 

That's like telling a fish to swim..

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19" LS105 and coilover coming soon. Will get the 19 up in the guard quite quickly, I want to use this one though so maybe Torsen first ? hmm Lots to do.

 

have plenty left over from getting rid of the last 2 so a big shopping spree may be in order

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I'm excited for this. Not many verossas and I like these stupid pigs. Imo only look good when they're super wild and silly. I dont even know what exists for these things from factory or anything other than BN

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Got the Ganadors on, it looks pretty good imo. SXE10 fit like a few people said they would.

 

Wired them in and they work well too, paint a bit later.

 

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I have wheels and coilover on the way.

 

Some of you may have seen those NOS Kei Offices on YAJ, yeah they are a bit old, but unused so they should be good right ?

 

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I also have some wheels coming, you'll probably not like them but they are a good size.

 

18x9J 10J +20 square.

 

WORK Euroline Design LS with chrome spoke / brushed spoke wall finish.

 

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Up next is an LSD and Nardi 34 Perforated deep wheel and some floor mats because mine are a little gross

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A small update,

 

All of the parts I sourced have been chucked on,

 

-Work Euroline Design LS. 18x9 + 20, 18x10+20. The fronts are R disk which is why they show far less dish, allows for 4-pots without a spacer though which is cool.

 

-Kei Office new-old-stock coilovers are in.

 

-Ganador electric Sport Mirrors are on, they look great imo.

 

-Nardi 340 mm deep wheel, I think it works well with black interior especially.

 

I've done small maintenance orientated things such as replace the starter motor with a remanufactured unit, install a larger alloy radiator and trans cooler as the OEM one was getting quite brown.

 

I guess next it would be appropriate to R15* swap it, I want Vertex T&E aero for it but seeing as that will require paint, it would make sense to leave the aero until I decide if I want to leave it black or even wrap it etc.

 

 

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I thought the corn was 330/360 only? The 330 look way different too.

It does look a good. Why did you pick up these wheels again? That thing just swallows 18s hoolee

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It's an N761 (same as this https://tinyurl.com/y7qraj3b)

 

I went with the LS because since I saw them on Hirota's Verossa (from 2003-04 ish), I've always wanted the same look

 

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I do want a set of 19s as well, Evolution Intensive Hank in 19x9/10 +30 all around is the goal

These https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/l365279563 but less aggressive.

 

A kit should help with the fact that 18s are a small wheel on this car, either way, I'm not adverse to 19" and will likely go that way eventually

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wheels called hank are ok in my book, spoken without bothering to look them up.

 

i forgot you had this and read the 18 specs as if they were on your x8. fun times.

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lmao, those would have been hilarious on the 81. It has since sold, some kid bought it and the long-nose. That chapter is firmly done and dusted.

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oh my. well, that book was a good read.

thats awesome they make the corn in the 340 now and not look tiny.

those wheels look good with the aero, stock body...like most things, very hard to look good on this car. vertex will be great.

my vote would be to keep it black but maybe add some pearl if it doesnt have some already. Lexus has a few nice black pearls now. im partial to a blue pearl in black as locally many have purple or red in theirs and we have a lot of purple spectrum cars locally...still looks nice though

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Small-ish update.

 

Apexi AVC-R put in, deleted J-pipe for turbo-dort (kinda lame), some ricey flashing lights and a pair of SR3 Lemans.

Certification is done as of last week so I can go through inspection with airbag delete and adjustable suspension.

 

Also put some 18 x 9/10" Koenigs on it for the mean time, not sure I like the look though.

 

And finally, I bought another car.. Missed my gold MX83 BADLY and have kinda wanted a shitty old car again, odd how that happens even after I get something 1J, new and reliable...

 

X8s are being taxed to shit here due to popularity and there is an uptake of retards buying them / sending them to an early grave.. So no thanks. I grabbed this for $500 bucs and it just needed a windscreen. The bundys who owned it said they couldn't find one ( I believe them, they were 300 km from Wellington and 500 km from Auckland). I called NZ's largest Glass supplier and they have multiple in stock for $390.00 fitted. Too easy then, old cruising boaty hardtop to enjoy while I decide where to take this Verossa.

 

Will update next week as I have a Legerfort (T&E) full Titan exhaust for the Verossa and a pair of T&E side steps arriving via container. Should be sweet..

 

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Please paint koenigs silver face and get the lips polished.

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I think they match the baked potato car just fine - Ugly !

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Side steps on, T&E helps this car a lot.. Front will change drastically too (and the grille)

 

Will get the T&E Ti exhaust fixed too, has some holes in it but at 2500 JPY or something, it's fine.

 

 

 

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came in a container, won the pipe for $32 NZD, total landed cost $200 NZD. Still cheaper than a meter of 80 mm Ti tube which is alright

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Gonna make it a habit to keep up with the annual updates tbh. Its been a while, tl;dr I picked up another verossa. 

Why?

-Factory manual

-T&E aero on it

-F-Con V pro, EVC V, / 0.82 TA3410

-80,000 kms

-JZA80 4 pots Front. TRD stabilisers, coilovers and other shit

Verossas are not popular here so of course the previous owner took a hit on it, oh well. I've known of this car since at least 2009, it used to live in Auckland but fell off the radar for a while. It comes up on a local auction site for 30k a few years back and then disappears. Came back up in 2017 I think and sat there for sale until 10/18 which is when I got it. 

So until the other verossa sells, I have two (gross). 

It was a good opportunity because I was able to move everything I've bought over to it and have a fairly complete car. 

Eurolines, Ganadors, Recaros, Gara, Premium JP throttle, Titan exhaust, etc etc. 

I've put some Bosch EV14s in it and had it tuned. Makes fuck all power (330 atwhp/ 17psi) which I blame on the F Cons lack of VVT-i map without a valcon. 

Outside of swapping in a GX110 EMV dash loom to get a a screen in the car, I've done little to it. 

It badly needs a 2-way as I'm already over the torsen and I need to get this Ali Titan muffler put on. Straight 3" Ti is ok, but just a lil too fucky. 

 

The day I picked it up to drive 600 kms home

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How I had it for a little while (with all my parts on it)

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How it sits now

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Loom out to get new EMV loom in (with TRC, ETCS snow buttons sub-loomed back in). Learnt a lot during that swap since the loom came from a GX110 and went into a 5MT car.

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How the interior is now (complete) I want to get covers made for the SR3s and some other trivial shit, otherwise I'm happy with it. 

As i swapped in the DVD player and tuner associated with the EMV, I used a VTR cable to HDMI which hooks into my phone. Tl;dr can play music through the factory EMV and retain OEM headunit. Complicated but it works well.

 

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Unfortunate proof that I'm now burdened with two of these things. Selling these is the worst and I hate it. 

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JZX people don't enjoy verossa company. Either that or the sticker tune is too cringe. I think the VIP people let me park there because it makes their cars look better in comparison. 

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I can hang with 17 Crowns tho which is cool

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Managed to snap a photo with Caldine's Verossa. He has a thread on here somewhere. Beast of a car, think he mentioned its 3.0 and in the realm of 500 kw apparently. Makes my shit feel busted

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Overall though, I am enjoying the car. I'll have more means soon to do more to it (particularly suspension) which is cool. 

 

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Its not far from the end goal now. Sadly its a non-sunroof car so at one point after 2021, it would be ideal to import a 5MT sunroof EMV VR25 and move everything over. Yeah I'll be stuck with 3 of these by then, but oh well. 

Pretty close now..

 

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Why not ditch the jdm non sense and get a link or haltech and make some good reliable power to complement the style of the car. Big zoomer

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I should've anticipated someone would mention the persistent use of ancient tech. 

The F-Con was put in the car in the late 00s by a Japanese tuner based in NZ. He ofc had a hardon for HKS shit resulting in F-Con spam across customer cars. 

It would be better with the Valcon module, but I agree that playing stupid games and trying to 'collect em all' just to make it competitive with the shittiest modern standalone is smooth-brain shit.

Yes, the F-Con is rubbish features wise and I need it gone. I looked at Link Kurofune as a quick and easy remedy to the F-Con as its straight plug into the loom, however it doesn't offer VVT-i mapping from what I've found. 

Solution is replacement modern standalone (as you said). It will happen at one point, but a running (legal) car feels like a rarity in my life and for now, I'm just riding the good times. 

 

Lmao I'm not even a zoomer, plus its not a gaudy enough colour with tilty 19s jammed up in the guards to be peak zoomermobile.

 

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Go with AEM Infinity, unless you think the drive by wire stupid, and idle control is stupid, and you're stupid.

 

 

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link and haltech both do that and the haltech is oz and link is kiwi, both great computers and have huge support locally.

i think it looks great and period correct to the nineth. that cusco livery, ooough, very nice, thought it was a subby cause thats what i associate that livery with lol

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