DAILY DRIVEN

Troy Grif­fin 1998 Toy­ota Chaser JZX100 Lo­ca­tion: Pa­pamoa Oc­cu­pa­tion: Glazier

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NZPC: Hey Troy, that is one su­per clean JZX. How long have you owned it for? Troy: Thanks guys, I have owned it for two years now and couldn’t be hap­pier. Def­i­nitely the best de­ci­sion I’ve made!

NZPC: What were the key ar­eas you wanted to ad­dress when build­ing this car and how have you achieved them? Troy: I haven’t re­ally done too much to it — I just wanted it to look clean, sim­ple, and like some­thing that had come out of Ja­pan.

NZPC: How do you best en­joy the Toy­ota? Troy: I get joy out of driv­ing the Chaser ev­ery day to work. A lot of peo­ple will stop and ask me ques­tions about it as they are so rare in New Zealand. It’s great to be able to be dif­fer­ent, but still in a way blend in.

NZPC: Do you have any fu­ture plans for the en­gine? Troy: Pos­si­bly some Tomei prod­ucts to help move things along, but I’m still de­cid­ing as to what to do and what works best for a daily driven car.

NZPC: Thanks a lot for chat­ting to us Troy, we can’t wait to see what you come up with next.

NZPC: What orig­i­nally made you get into the JZX chas­sis? Troy: It was Daigo Saito who was my orig­i­nal in­spi­ra­tion. The way he drifts this big chas­sis with such style and speed, he sure makes the JZX stand out from the crowd.

MAKE/MODEL: 1998 Toy­ota

Chaser JZX100 EN­GINE: Toy­ota 1JZ-GTE,

2500cc in­line-six IN­TE­RIOR: Bride Zeta III driver seat, Bride Brix pas­sen­ger seat,

Nardi steer­ing wheel EX­TE­RIOR: Ori­gin roof spoiler WHEELS/TYRES: 18x9-inch (+6) and 18x10-inch (+18) Work

Meis­ter SUS­PEN­SION: HKS coilovers

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