The Tom’s Aristo that arrived at CBS Racing a couple of months ago, has gone through a huge transformation and now its ready for RDW and then hitting the streets!
It has also a hidden secret hanging off the exhaust, which means it will be back soon again for some fun upgrades!
We started out replacing the lower ball joints and all 4 drop links which were all dry rotted.
Then, we proceeded to remove all aftermarket electronics and other things cluttering up the body loom and interior to make a nice clean slate to work on.
Here’s where the big job began: Full teardown of the engine and replacement of all fluids and gasket that had dried out and disintegrated in the Japanese sun for the last 15 years!
Replacement of the OEM bolts with ARP head studs to make sure the head stayed on firmly once we started pushing more air into the cylinders with the Hybrid Twin Turbos!
Steel turbine wheels and GT28RS Billet compressor wheels make up these bad boys!
All OEM gaskets were used where possible and our own high-quality rebuild kit was used for the VVTi Head. Thereafter, the car was sent off to get a fresh coat of paint to make it the outside match the newness of the inside!
Finally, the choice to replace the entire front end bushes with bushes from SuperPro was made! And now this Aristo will enjoy the security of the SuperPro lifetime guarantee!
We are proud to have been a part of bringing this car back to the glory it had when rolling off the showroom floor and we are looking forward to seeing this being used as a daily driver for the world to see on a daily basis!