New Alto Works owner
Ok, car is here
MOT'd but still awaiting the NOVA document to register it.
Car has adjustable aftermarket rear suspension and "Suzuki Works" front, not sure if that's standard or not. Exhaust might be aftermarket too, no cat. Bodywork not great but can be sorted, interior is superb.
Horn and hazard lights need attention, maybe a fuse or wire somewhere. Needs new tyres too which I'll get. Brakes are perfect which is a bonus.
Will keep updating as I go
Ok, a few pics.
Car overall is decent but it needs paintwork along the roof lines for some reason. It may be that it used to have stickers along the lines as its only really there... annoying. However, mechanically its pretty good
I only have one key so I'll need to try and source a replacement. Interior is all there and solid, needs a clean which I'll do properly when home and registered. Just waiting on the NOVA document but a good list of work to do:
1. Service inc new plugs and apexi filter to be fitted
2. Boost controller and guage to be fitted (and HKS bov )
3. New tyres due
4. Probably will get the paint sorted, its pretty bad on those lines
5. Will source UK service books/manuals
6. Speedo converter to be fitted
7. New stereo to be fitted
9. New outer CV joints
Another bonus is the car speaks Japanese to you when you get in Worth it just for that
Drives solid, very rigid. It is tiny as well, shorter bonnet than expected. The intercooler is the size of my hand, hahaaha.
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That's so cool! HA22S, right?
I was originally looking to import one of these, or an L710S Mira. But then I found my L500 Mira in the UK and bought that instead.
Looking forward to seeing the progress of this. Better get that underseal on before winter, though!
1998 Daihatsu Mira L512 TR-XX Avanzato R4
1996 BMW E36 323i Compact
1998 Toyota Chaser JZX100
2000 Perodua Nippa L201 (Sold)
1998 Toyota Soarer JZZ30 (Sold)
Big shout out to SVS Autocentre who look after my cars, great variety of stuff, they done my r32 skyline too. Cracking team... linky here: www.facebook.com/SVS-Autocenter-Ltd-212595635558285
Anyways, lots done:
2. Hazard lights and horn fixed (new horn)
3. Serviced with new plugs and Apexi air filter
4. Properly undersealed
5. Fog light added into the existing cluster
6. Dump valve and manual boost controller added (HKS BOV didn't fit, too big)
7. New tyres fitted
Registration arrived yesterday, Yay! So, number plates ordered and due today so the car can be tuned. Its then going to the bodyshop to get some of the bits sorted.
Once back, the speedo conveter is to be added and then the clocks changed to MPH.
On my todo list, I need to source both outer CV joints and a spare key with a single button remote... proving difficult!
Anyways, love the little thing, here's a wee clip:
Strange I'm on exactly the same path as you. Suzuki Alto Works Ha11s and I also own a Time Attack road legal R32 gtr.
My gtr is pretty serious, and when the engine went bang I decided to do a full nut and bolt rebuild. 7 years in and a crap ton of money it's now just the engine left to do. Thinking either heavily modified (safety spec, big sump, big fuel, strengthening parts) " stock" setup, so 450-500bhp, or go balls out on one of those nice new R.I.P.S Rb34 lumps. As for the Alto it's going in for a new turbo Wednesday, and I've gone exactly your way.... HKS bov, hks turbo timer, android touch screen and full stainless system with v banded cat so it can be removed.
Btw who did you insure the Alto with as mine was over £1K with 7 yrs ncb with Adrian Flux last time round!!!