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My '06 Toyota Aurion SX6 Sportivo

Discussion in 'The Garage - Member's Show Off Area' started by Kiwi-Corolla, May 23, 2016.

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    Welcome, and cheers for viewing my build thread! I bought this car in May '15 and didn't really plan on doing any mods to it, but as we all know, things often don't stay standard for very long. I've always liked these cars, so when I finally had the chance to buy one I opted for this '06 SX6 Sportivo model.

    It came with 18" TRD wheels, but apart from that it was all stock. It's not very often you see modified Aurions here in New Zealand so it leaves people wondering what the hell it is, while still blending in as a family sedan at the same time. The car now wears 19x9.5" Vertini Magic concave wheels, along with an array of other mods that contribute to the overall look of the build.

    This post will stay updated with the most recent mods & photos, but the rest from post #2 onward are in chronological order.

    So far the spec list is as follows:

    Engine:
    * Stock 2GR-FE V6 3500cc 24v Dual VVT-i engine.
    * Custom made 3" cold air intake setup.
    * Simota extra long pod filter behind LH fog light.
    * Potent Booster throttle controller.
    * Aurion 2012+ GSV50 full metal VVT-i oil line.
    * Aurion 2012+ GSV50 full metal oil cooler line.
    * TRD style billet aluminium oil cap.
    * Custom bronze carbon fiber wrapped engine cover.
    * Large 2L polished aluminium oil catch tank.

    Exterior:
    * Aftermarket ducktail roof spoiler.
    * Carbon fiber bumper lip extension.
    * Aftermarket colour coded reversing camera.
    * Aftermarket concealed front bumper camera.
    * Genuine Toyota optional towbar & wiring.
    * Genuine Toyota optional weathershields/monsoons.
    * 35% opacity window tint.
    * Bodykit Kingdom headlight eyelids.
    * CREE LED headlight, park light and fog light bulbs.
    * Chrome trim around fog light surrounds.
    * Aftermarket red 'Heat Emblem' in Toyota boot badge.
    * Aurion 2012+ GSV50 'AURION' 1-piece rear boot badge.
    * 2009+ Toyota Landcruiser Prado 'V6 Dual VVT-i' sticker.
    * 'V6 24 VALVE' stickers on rear doors.
    * Aftermarket Japanese Mitsuba Alpha dual front horns.
    * Lexus GS450h engine bay horn for factory alarm system.
    * Personalized license plates - 00 01 00.
    * Facelift Aurion extra-long license plate bracket.
    * Carbon wrapped Euro style license plate frames.
    * Smoked vinyl wrapped lower tail light sections.
    * LED rear bumper reflectors.

    Interior:
    * Eonon GA5164F Android GPS/USB/Bluetooth headunit.
    * Aftermarket Bluetooth mic mounted in roof console.
    * Genuine Toyota optional LED blue footwell lights.
    * Toyota Blade Master G leather steering wheel.
    * Lexus IS-F genuine Magnesium working paddle shifters.
    * Genuine Toyota optional carbon fibre steering wheel logo insert.
    * Custom bronze carbon fibre wrapped centre console.
    * Custom bronze carbon fibre wrapped A/C controls.
    * Aurion ZR6 silver door trim and chrome handles.
    * Chrome trim around silver dashboard inserts.
    * Aurion Grande carpeted centre boot trim.
    * Genuine Toyota optional rubber moulded boot tray.
    * Aftermarket 6x9 to 6.5" front speaker adapter pods.
    * Lexus GS450h Mark Levinson 6.5" front speakers.
    * Aftermarket white LED door courtesy light units.
    * Aurion Grande auto dimming rear-view mirror.
    * Valentine One radar mirror mount & hardwire kit.
    * Novatek A118 HD dashcam concealed behind mirror.
    * UltraGauge OBDII display unit (speed, RPM, temps etc).
    * Altezza aluminium footrest pedal (to match OEM pedals).
    * Carbon fiber dash vent surrounds.

    Wheels/Suspension:
    * 19"x9.5" (32p) Vertini Magic Concave alloy wheels.
    * 225/40/19 tyres (front) & 235/35/19 tyres (rear).
    * Rolled rear fenders.
    * Rays chrome wheel nuts and lock nuts.
    * SPC 17mm front camber bolts.
    * SPC 15mm rear camber bolts.
    * Znoelli dimple drilled/slotted rotors front & rear.
    * Bendix GCT stealth brake pads.
    * PBR brake calipers painted red.
    * Dobi Sport SL springs (front), King Spring SL springs (rear).
    * Aftermarket shocks & swaybar links.
    * Alutec aluminium front strut brace.

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    Decided to do a couple of small things to the Aurion this weekend. Had some stick-on chrome trim left so put some around the rear lip. Hard to notice unless you know it's not meant to be there, but makes it look a little better back there.

    Tinted the LED bumper reflectors with a 50% opacity black film, so it's now the same color as the tail lights and has no more glare but isn't fully black when switched off (much better than the 20% tint or red film I tried previously).

    And, last but not least, loaded some custom dash faces onto my head-unit which work with the DashCommand OBD-II software I have installed.

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    New mods! I discovered that EZ Lip have recently introduced a silver version into their 'Colors' range, so I decided to buy one off TradeMe and give it a shot. My front bumper has seen a few lips over the last 18-months that I've had the car, all of which have been torn off or been damaged beyond repair due to the entrance of my garage and the height of the front-end, so I'm not planning on the EZ Lip sticking around for the long run, but for now it looks good. Upon the first drive into the garage it tore where the lip meets the 3M VHB double-sided tape (no fault of the lip itself) but it's not overly noticeable and seems to spring back for the most part every time it happens.

    The 'silver' is actually more of a very light grey, which in directly sunlight is quite a lot lighter than the actual color of the car, but if it lasts the distance I may look at trying to stain it slightly or maybe even plasti-dipping it to be slightly darker. Who knows, once it gets dirty from road grime etc it may naturally become darker, lol.

    The other new addition was the carbon fiber looking sideskirt extensions. Some of you may remember that I had one of these on the front bumper before I lowered it even further, which got torn off by the driveway straight away. I had two brand new spare ones sitting in the wardrobe however so thought I'd put them to good use. The photos don't really do them justice, but you get the idea.

    That's it for the weekend. Back to driving the car and clenching my butt cheeks every time I enter a driveway :D

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    And some random photos taken before the new additions:

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    TRD fuel cap cover = +12kW :p

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    Very sharp...it's hard to stop with the mods ;-)
     
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    Season's Greetings!

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    Very clean :)
     
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    Happy Friday!

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    beautiful countryside :)
     
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    It is indeed nice, especially at this time of the year since it's very summery.

    Washed it and then chucked this front splitter on today. I bought it from the US 7-months ago, and it has sat in the garage while I've been deciding whether to put it on as the front bumper already scrapes on a daily basis. I decided to throw caution to the wind however and this is the result. The EZ Lip I had already fitted is still there (except now sits flat), which provides a decent contrast between the bumper and splitter. I can't see this thing lasting more than a month before getting destroyed by a driveway or speed bump to be honest, but it beats sitting there collecting dust.

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    definitely a ground dragger :)

    I need to update the thread on my JDM...it's "not quite" the same ;)
     
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