When it comes to sexy fitment of big sedan, there is no denying that Japan’s car line up dominated it’s style in our life so far. No doubt that the US line up is number one when it comes to any kind of muscle cars, countries in Europe like England and others fight for the prestigious one, and all eyes are on Japan when it comes to all things that called by VIP. One of the cars that does a great job representing a big bodied sedan with great fitment is this particular Toyota Aristo which belongs to our brother Bintang out of Jakarta-Indonesia. Bintang has always had a passion for joyful stance as he still grown up around Indonesian stance scene. A few of the ladies that Bintang owned in his garage consist of an old Jaggy that should be very antique, until the most sexiest lady in my mind, a Nissan 350z. But it could not resist his passions to modified this stunning Aristo since last year.
The car was slowly turning out just the way he had imagined but he wanted to do something that no body really had done before on Jakarta in matter of a sexy paint job on Aristo. Actually Bintang was very fortunate and got a great deal when purchased this Aristo. This car already had quite a few modifications such as bodykit, suspensions, and several high performance parts on the engine bay. Ultimately the decision to purchase an Aristo was made because he wanted to have something that would memorably by people who saw it, and bring the trend to plays fitment around the big bodied sedan. All about his past can be read on here.
With the helps from Mr. Vino from Platinum Motorsport, he focused in improved the exterior impressions. None other than a great Red Wine Candy to calcined this big sedan. Platinum Motorsport was very famous on creating some color trends to be applied by us here in Indonesia. Many of friends from Abdee Faisal and his Candy Purple Jazz GD3, until fascinating Kia Sephia with his candy red paint has satisfied with the jobs done by this garage. It’s all about presence, and Bintang’s Aristo certainly makes itself known wherever it goes. The wild but sexy exterior has been customized by the owner himself which when it comes to the levels that in Jakarta-Indonesia perhaps is no easy to be replicated. Custom vents on the hood and fenders and tweaked bumpers are the norm to modified an Aristo. This Aristo finds a nice balance between a youth-type style, and the great stance style. Platinum Garage gave a very balance theme to compensate the aggressiveness of owner’s style, all of exterior kits that installed in this sexy lady including custom trunks, roof spoiler, and almost VIP style look with the rear diffuser and twin exhaust-mounted on rear end.
The Toyota Aristo debuted in Japan in late 1991. Designed by the hand of Giorgetto Giugiaro at the famous Italy Design Studio in Italy its concept was to be the ‘new’ shape of saloons for the 1990’s. It was also Toyota’s first large sized sport saloon. The monocoque body and double wishbone suspension was needed for the Aristo as the engines chosen to power the new car included the 230hp 3.0-litre 2JZ-GE and the even more powerful 280hp 3.0-litre turbo’d 2JZ-GTE Vertex model. In Bintang’s Aristo, this lady hold an engine of 2JZGTE VVTi one. No one could denying that speed’s impressions. But until now, the Toyota Aristo and Lexus GS had been virtually identical cars produced in parallel, destined for either domestic or export markets respectively. Essentially, Toyota Aristo has been designed to deliver a much more engaging and enjoyable driving experience, with sharp, responsive steering, excellent body control, high speed stability and the ride comfort expected of a performance saloon bodied.
To accommodate the speed, some friends suggested him to upgrade the bone stock of his 2JZGTE. Bintang changed the stock air filter with the HKS twin air intake, custom cat back exhaust, HKS ssqv BOV, oil coolers, transmission cooler, until the famous Koyorad radiator to balance the cooling the engine temperature. On this upgrade, all the stuffs is relatively simple to plugged, and it’s achieved approximately 300 horsepower at this condition. Great deal so far.
Fast forward a year and this is where the car sits at the moment. Let’s start with the fitment for example, those 19×9.5″ +20 & 19×10.5″ +16 Work Meister’s sit just right thanks to the custom fender work that Bintang had to do. Sitting behind those beautiful wheels up front and rear is a Brembo GT 4 pot big brake kit and 2 pot brake kit from Mitsubishi Evo 8MR.
For the suspension setup, to achieved this fitment on a fender, Bintang has installed a famous Coilover Tein Street Flex including the EDFC system to control the rebound and damping of this coilovers. In my perseptions, Bintang is clearly care to the stability of this car. He probably still loved some speed when ride this lady, so he decided to installed TRD Stabilizer Bar with great front and rear bushing came from TRD’s too to minimized the body roll effect.
For only having the car for a year, Bintang has accomplished a lot in such a short time, almost like an overnight build in my opinion. The car is a great example of the level that Indonesia is at when it comes to the great stance and fitment scene. There are some truly incredible builds out there. Bintang assures us though that things are far from over with his Aristo. In his opinion, this nowadays setup is still nothing for him and this lady. What are his plans? Well, he won’t give away too much, but he did say something along the lines of new wheels with more dish and camber, and perhaps going crazy with the body side. Pretty crazy if you ask me, but it seems like Bintang has things covered, and the track-record to prove he can pull it off. With his Toyota Aristo being, “the perfect big bodied sedan for me,” and how it’s turned out in only just a paint works, and there’s no denying that Bintang is part of the big bodied trendsetter in Indonesia to played in great fitment scene.