Login with Facebook to VOTE!

Paul Smyrski: 1997 Toyota Aristo

Paul Smyrski had his eye on the 1997 Toyota Aristo for a few years as he travelled across Canada and saw a number of right-hand drive cars on the road. Many of which were the same style but very few of this particular model. Smyrski has now owned the Aristo for 2 years and added many tasteful modifications.

Owner: Paul Smyrski
Location: East St. Paul, MB
Vehicle: 1997 Toyota Aristo Vertex
Horsepower: 325 whp
Club: NVUS International

SOCIAL:
Instagram: @paul_2jz

Photography by Edward Saunders, Lee Hancock, NCRASHB and Brianna Marie.

Paul Smyrski 1997 Toyota Aristo TBGLIVE2

ENGINE & PERFORMANCE:
HKS Stage 1 3.2L Stroker Kit
Autobahn88 intake tube
HKS Limited Edition air intake/filter
GReddy Trust intercooler
Upgraded cool packs
Upgraded fuel injectors
TiBurnt spark plug cover hardware
HKS blow-off valve

Paul Smyrski 1997 Toyota Aristo TBGLIVE 6

EXHAUST:
Fujitsubo 2.75-inch stainless exhaust
Custom cat delete

PERFORMANCE ELECTRONICS:
HKS Type 2 turbo timer
Apexi boost gauge
GReddy E-manage Ultimate

DRIVELINE:
TOMS HICAS delete

Paul Smyrski 1997 Toyota Aristo TBGLIVE 4

WHEELS & TIRES:
Avant Garde F260 wheels - 18x10 (f), 18x11 (r)
Neuton tires

CHASSIS & SUSPENSION: 
Tanabe Aircobra hybrid air suspension

Paul Smyrski 1997 Toyota Aristo TBGLIVE4

BRAKES:
TRD front big brakes

EXTERIOR: 
Amistad front bumper 
Amistad side skirts
Badgeless grille
Shaved emblems
Blacked out trim
Custom puddle lights
Custom rear window spoiler 
Custom Gloss Rush Red Pearl Metallic

Paul Smyrski 1997 Toyota Aristo Vertex PASMAG Tuner Battlegrounds 2

LIGHTING:
LED lighting conversion
Custom retrofitted headlights / switchback LED strips
Sequential turn signals
Morimoto halo rings
Custom third brake light
Kouki taillights

INTERIOR:
Takumi products rear curtains
Broadway convex wide angle mirror
Junction produce T'suna Tassle
Junction produce fusa knot
Junction produce neck pillows
Likewise Neil Diamond shift knob
Custom floor mats
Custom VIP tables
Custom champagne flute mounts

AUDIO & MULTIMEDIA:
Pioneer AVH200BT head unit
Hertz 6.5-inch component speakers (f) 
Hertz 6.5-inch 2-way coaxial speakers (r) 
JL Audio 10-inch subwoofer
Rockford Fosgate amplifier 

Paul Smyrski 1997 Toyota Aristo TBGLIVE 7

COMPETITION EVENTS / CLASSES:
World of Wheels 2017 - Best Euro-style Custom
World of Wheels 2015 - Best Euro-style Custom / "Rising Star" for Outstanding Interior
High school Car Show -  Best Alumni Build

FAVORITE MODIFICATION:
"Wheels for sure. They are built to spec and absolutely gorgeous."  

FUTURE MODIFICATIONS:
Wider body
Wider wheels
Color change

Paul Smyrski 1997 Toyota Aristo TBGLIVE3

SPONSORS:
NvUS International
Avant Garde Wheels

SHOPS/MECHANICS:
Smyrski Wraps
Speed Factor Racing
Option Plus

Paul Smyrski 1997 Toyota Aristo TBGLIVE 5