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Thread: My Supra Project from N/A Auto to 1JZ/R154

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    Default My Supra Project from N/A Auto to 1JZ/R154

    Hello Everyone,

    My name is Ed. I am Lithuanian living in London for the past 12 years, Cyber Security, Computer Forensics graduate working in a City as a Networking Engineer.

    I have been in to cars all my life, owning like 200sx, r33, soarers, and etc.

    I have recently sold my 300zx twin turbo manual and LADA 2103



    Still owning and modifying slowly my Current Drift project Soarer 1JZ/R154




    Ok enough about old stuff, So here is what i have picked up.

    Toyota Supra MK4 N/A Auto - 1994
    1 lady owner garaged since 2005 as thats when the car got imported.
    Car is absolutely rust free underneath is like new, same as in the boot or in the engine bay, I was actually impressed that 25yr old car can look like this, my 300zx 1 owner and 17k original miles had more rust than 220k km supra shell Exterior wise red is faded and lacquer is pealing but thats not a big deal. Every original tool, matts and etc is still in the car including some awesome Toyota sat nav/tv/cd double din still in Japanese.

    Modification wise it is pretty stock it has:
    Front Strut bar
    Orginal LSD
    18 inch wheels
    Aftermarket Backbox

    Here is a video of us travelling to pick up the car, also every single upgrade is going to be recorded o this car and uploaded on to youtube and pics taken for the forum.



    I can imagine the idea of 1JZ and R154 is not everyones taste, but I do love those engines and they are bit more friendly with my pocket

    Plans over the summer:
    Full re-spray
    1JZ NON VVTI
    R154 box
    Coilovers
    FMIC
    Alloy Radiator
    Air Intake
    Wheels
    OEM Spats
    OEM Sideskirts
    Front Lip
    Front Seats
    Full overhaul of all arms


    Thats what I can think of my head atm, I can imagine there will be plenty more little things.

    Here is couple of pics from the day I have picked the car up.







    Thank you for reading

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    Quick update 1jz is in the house just need to rip it out from the red one

    Also picking up Cusco coilovers tomorrow.


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    Just a quick overview of the build before i start stripping the car apart.


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    Here goes a first mod on the supra, picked up used but in perfect condition Cusco jdm coilovers. I still need to adjust them as they are sitting in a similar stock height. Went for a drive next day they feels absolutely amazing, no knocks or bangs also nice as stiff


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    Sick, Sub'd.. I've been watching your channel for ages..

    I don't think anyone would have a problem a 1j in there..

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    I have picked up new wheels for my supra last week, they are Japan Racing JR3 10j all around et25 wheels with semi slicks all around. I will go for a narrower tyres in the front and I need to lower the coilovers aswell, but all of this can be done after the engine conversion


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    Finally started working on the engine and gearbox, they are pretty much done besides the wiring and couple of things like removing shifter and gearbox mount for the engine install


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    Got the 2jz GE engine out, slowly getting there with the build. Luckily I have sold the engine same day so its not in the way haha

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    Excited to see the end result!

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    Modified mk3 clutch pedal to mk4 and then got it instaled. Also worked on repining wiring loom from soarer 5 plugs to supra 3 plugs.


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    Got the engine installed in to the car and i have done most of the plumbing and wiring. Everything is pretty much straight forward love how everything fits so easily from soarer.


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    1JZ GTE is finally running ! The problem was that I have missmatched one of the starter relay pins, but luckily it was an easy fix and i got it running. I Have also installed aftermarket aluminium radiator and heater control valve.

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    Got the FMIC installed, now the engine is boost leak free haha, It was super easy to get it installed as it only 4 pipes. The longest bit was to make brakets for the top and bottom of the intercooler.


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    Gearbox is full of fresh oil, radiator is bled, clutch pedal is all sorted, wiring is done for the alternator and some other smalls bits ,I am on the final stretch to finish off mechanical bits and go for a test drive


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    2JZ GE RPM Gauge does now work with 1JZ GTE because it has different voltage signal, to make this work couple of resistors needs to be bridged to change the voltage, it is very easy and quick job to get the RPM Gauge working in the original cluster


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    I have got super lucky to find Greddy Trust AIRNX twin induction kit that fits 1jz and 2jz gte engines, it was really easy to install it which removes all the air restrictions and makes the engine bay look nicer next step is getting that exhaust sorted so i can go for a test drive!


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    Finally my car has an exhaust! with some modifications but i got it there! Really happy the way it looks and how it sounds. Maybe a little to quiet but its going to be more than enough 3inch from turbos all the way to the end with just a backbox.


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    Finally most of the mechanical bits are done and its time for the first test drive around the block to check if there is any issues


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    Test fitted fibreglass Ridox sideskirts and OEM style spats, they actually fit very well for a copy, it was a good time to clean all the mud aswell


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    Really a great article and the way you presented it makes everyone more attractive to this site. Wonderful to see the makeover of this car. I'm looking forward to these kinds of an informative article and continue sharing more article like this. spybot search and destroy

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    Looks like a beast mate

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    Last week I have started preping supra for a respray. Sanding complete car, filing tiny dents, polishing headlights, removing all parts and etc. And now it is finally ready for a full re spray!


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    I have waited for this day for so long, but now I am on the final stretch of getting this car all finished. It is fully sprayed now its time to get all the parts back on the car and to the roads!


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    Definitely a different build. I'm watching.

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    After waiting for couple of days until the paint dries out properly, it is finally a time to get the car all back together got all the lights re-polished and started fitting all the other big and small bits.


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