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Stretchy302's TRD Aurion


Stretchy302

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Hi guys,

I have never made an introduction on these forums, i have been a proud owner of 2 Toyota Aurion's. My 1st one was a 2008 Toyota Aurion Sportivo ZR6 in tungsten. I purchased this car late 2010 and sold in only about a month ago now.

My second Aurion is a 2008 TRD Aurion 3500SL, Build Number 515.

I purchased my baby in July last year (Almost 12 months now) and i thought it was about time for me to post my new ride on the forums. When i found my TRD on carsales, the vehicle only had 23,000 Kms on it, which for a car that was 5 years old at the time i thought was great. After contacting the previous owner, i found out that he owned a car audio store down in NSW which specialised in Alpine stereo's and after he mentioned that the car already had a full Alpine stereo install which he was going to leave in the car, well lets just say that i was sold and was down there within the month picking my car up for $35,000. That was top price for a TRD Aurion at the time but for a car that i didnt have to spend money on a stereo for, and only had 23,000 kms on the clock i was happy to fork out top dollar for it.

My current modifications include:

Suspension:

- Ultra Racing Front Strut Brace.

- Ultra Racing Rear Sway Bar (19mm)

- Ultra Racing Rear Lower Side Bar (4 Point)

Stereo:

- Alpine 7" 2DIN DVD/Sat Nav Head Unit.

- Alpine 4 Channel PDX 4.150

- Alpine 10" Type R Subwoofer

- JL Audio splits in the front

Performance:

- K&N Ram Air Intake with Red Filter Wrap

Cosmetic Modifications:

- 19" Chrome Alloy Wheels (Came with the car when i purchased it, and going to chase down previous owner to see if he still has the original TRD Wheels)

- Mars Performance Clear LED Taillights

- Plasti Dipped badges on the rear

- Blue LED Touch Sensitive Gear Knob

- Blue LED Interior Light and in the doors and white LED in the map lights and in the boot.

- 35w 5000K HID Upgraded Headlights

- TRD Oil Cap

- Personalised Number Plates (TRD-515)

My Future Modifications / Wish List (We all have one.. lol)

- 9" LED Light Bar (I dont believe in putting spotties on a sedan, just doesnt look right)

- HID High Beams (Depending on how much light i get from the LED Light Bar)

- Original TRD Wheels (Depending on if original owner still has them and if he can part with them for the right price)

- A slight tint on the tail lights. I'm not looking for a full midnight look you get from nightshades, just a shade or two darker than the chrome look they have now.

- Taking my interior apart and Plasti Dipping the grey parts of the Fascia.

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Welcome Zac I'm lovin those rims too, Have you thought about maybe changing colour on them? Deep Gun metal metalic grey ( match the front spoiler/ grill )or maybe straight black.

I'm thinking with your slight tint to the hybrid tail lights and blackened front lights the full dark on silver will look amazing.

That red filter wrap on the k&n looks like a great idea.

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Thanks for the appreciation guys.

Thanks Defyant, that's exactly the direction I was headed for with this car. But unfortunately all visions take time to take action.

To be perfectly honest I wasn't a fan of the rims when I first bought the car, I am not a fan of the whole chrome look. And I'm kicking myself for not taking the trd rims with the car originally.

I have actually bought 4 cans of plasti dip to maybe paint the rims with but I'm not sure how the thin 5 spoke will look in a matte black, so I haven't brought myself to do it yet.

So I'm trying to get the trd rims for it and maybe matte blacking the trd rims.

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good to see the Ultra Racing Rear Lower Side Bar (4 Point) installed .

how does it handle ? i hear from the USA folks it changes it dramatically ?

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Umm...

It's hard to say.

On my Sportivo I had the front strut brace.

Then when I bought the TRD I bought the sway bar and the rear side lower bar. So I didn't get a before and after for the sway bar and the lower bars.

I just noticed that the car handled a big better. Nothing to go overboard about I guess.

Have been wondering lately wether to step up to the 23mm rear swaybar.

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Well I already have the 19mm rear sway and didnt really notice the difference I the step up,

And I couldn't find anyone on the forums that has tried the 19mm and then stepped up the the 23mm for comparison.

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