Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Patches

Patches V - Link G4+ Standalone

Recommended Posts

Picked up this guy at the start of October from DCY Europe

used-toyota-starletglanzav-0134588970259

Fresh import making me the first UK owner ^_^ pretty much standard with 46,000 miles on the clock.

Mods were as follows:

  • Silk Road Spec RM-8 Coilvers
  • OZ racing Alloys
  • Momo race steering wheel
  • Cusco Front Type 1 Lower Arm Bar

used-toyota-starletglanzav-4134588970273

20121006_134021.jpg

20121006_105111.jpg

20121006_105015.jpg

I paid for the car without driving it which was slightly foolish of me but i am looking to upgrade anything that breaks on the car anyway. First things on the list were service and some tidying up while getting used to the car and to find out exactly what i wanted to do.

First thing i did was remove the cusco lower arm bar as it was bent and cracked. Then a service oil, filter, spark plugs changed.

I managed to get a carbon fibre cusco rear strut brace for £110 so that was fitted same time as the service

While in halfords i seen a set of 4" sony speakers and decided to upgrade. Sadly i found this upgrade only increased treble and wasn't good enough for me.

Took my car to Soundwerks in Hillington, Glasgow to have a Clifford alarm fitted, got chatting to the owner about the terrible sound and ended up booking the car in for 6.5" focal driver door builds, JVC headunit and tweeters mounted in the mirror casings

Door builds
IMG_0076.jpg

20121226_174103.jpg

Next I fixed my sticky and slow moving windows. Videos on youtube saved me here, a damp cloth and silicone lubricant did the trick.

Painted my rear calipers red as well, yet to do the front ones as my axle stands are too tall! Excuse the dirty wheel! :p
20121120_160846.jpg


Just had a 4 wheel laser alignment on my car (Pro-Grip, Bonnybridge) John at Pro Grip is great, took his time and did a great job for a really good price! I upgraded my tyres from nankang to toyo t1r proxes too, car is handling like it should!

Next on the list is an exhaust system, undecided between HKS Silent, 5zigen pro racer, Bltiz Nur Spec or APEXi N1. Im looking for something quiet on idle but reasonably loud when putting the foot down. Swaying more towards the HKS due to price, looks and sound but heard a lot about them rotting?

Edited by Patches

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice example you have there mate, very very low mileage too! As for the exhaust aslong as its stainless steel it wont rust, im not sure about HKS i would have thought it would be fully stainless but not 100%, my Blitz Nurspec is. Look forward to seeing more updates :-)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Very clean! Shame the fogs have been sprayed (?) though!

Japspeed is a copy of Blitz and is decent pootling around and loud on boost :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Cheers guys!

Very clean! Shame the fogs have been sprayed (?) though!

Its fog light covers! i have been tempted to get fog lights, maybe one day. I dunno i dont mind it without :p

Fuck. Nice buy man! Just DON'T ruin it lol. Keep it simple.

Yeah dont worry, subtle quality mods all the way! Probably wont change anything on the exterior except the wheels maybe because one of thems buckled :huh:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Proper mint V dude. Very clean and simple. Was this up for like 5k not long ago on pistonheads?

DCY Europe?!?! Dare I ask how much you paid?

Ha yeah £4,985

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Very nice Glanza you got man, still at that price those little things that were wrong ( alignment etc ) should have been fixed before you bought it i think.

Will look forward to the updates.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hopefully you gave it a good look over for the money you payed best of look with it dude.

Edited by Corey

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looks like a awesome example dude!

Looking forward to seeing some updates :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Small update...

Old Standard exhaust

331049_345989728832207_1910952100_o_zpsb287a8c8.jpg

621547_345989732165540_765351289_o_zps8535bbe7.jpg

Nice shiney new HKS Hi Power Silent. Really love the sound of this exhaust, nice and subtle.

290000_345989738832206_347989830_o_zps0f864fab.jpg

218702_345989695498877_2055049536_o_zps6ea407a6.jpg

Due to a minor oil leak from the rocker cover i will be removing it this weekend, fitting a new gasket and painting it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Exhaust looks lovely matey! Nice to see your cars as dirty as mine in this weather too :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Cheers everyone!

Just ordered a FMIC (think its Toyosports core with custom pipework), GFB Respons BOV, Breather valve for the rocker cover, WEPR CT9 power up kit (external wastegate manifold, decat, braided oil line) and a tial wastegate!

Getting the external gate plumbed back into the down pipe. Dont like the idea of a screamer pipe

Watch this space :thumbsup:

Edited by Patches

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×