B's 1997 Toyota Supra RZ

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  1. Braden

    Braden New Member

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    I've been keeping an eye open for a little while for a nice RZ series 2 supra. msupra (you might recognize his name from the other place) messaged me on suprafourms, he had just brought in a couple supras. One a black 95, and a white 97. Booked a ticket to Vancouver and flew down this weekend, drove back.

    I chose the 97, because it's basically a fully loaded series 2 (optional JDM skirts, recaros, rear spats). The series 2 are much nicer all around.
    They changed to the vvti engine in late 97, but this one is an early build date so it still has the non vvti engine which I was okay with for a few reasons:
    -Way better camshaft selection. Very, very few people manufacture vvti compatible camshafts.
    -Still runs a MAP sensor, and no MAF. MAF's get dirty, fail, make your car run poor, can't run a VTA bov, and if I ever go single turbo in the future I'd be getting rid of it anyways.
    -EMS & tuning options. Every single TT supra sold here was non-vvti. There are many more EMS options for non-vvti cars. No one here seems to know how to tune the vvti either. This is much easier if I ever want to get an e-tune or even someone locally tune it.

    Car has 116k km's. One owner in Japan.
    Kakimoto catback, midpipe
    Unknown wheels. They seem to be awesome quality.
    HKS intake
    Blitz electronic boost controller, blitz blow off valve, blitz turbo timer.
    Tein coilovers
    Advan R-comp tires
    RMM style front lip

    Stock other than that.

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  2. Dah_Hunter

    Dah_Hunter Looking over your shoulder, so you dont have to.

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    Looks nice man. very clean
     
  3. RyanV

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    Nice buy :)

    I didn't figure you'd be back in a MKIV Supra. What had you go back? And what cars do you own right now?
     
  4. Braden

    Braden New Member

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    I have the 99 sti, 03 s2k and this supra now.
    I wanted a car to settle down with and throw some cash at. I was going to go FI on the s2k but the tranny and diff are so fragile. Not to mention you're playing with fire with such a high compression ratio. A FD wasn't the car to do this with either, and I didn't want to bother with parts sourcing on another skyline, not to mention I'd rather take the durability of the JZ over a RB. Supra was the only other choice for me.

    The supra is big, has huge rear arches that flare out that you can throw some 315's underneath with the right wheels, and they're all about power. Not to mention it's comfortable as all heck and will cruise on the highway all day at 120+kph and still be whisper quiet (unlike s2k). Seems like Japans muscle car, which I love about it :D
     
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  5. tperkins

    tperkins Devout AYC Disciple

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    Looks really good. Congrats! Hopefully I will get to see this sometime.
     
  6. JamalS13

    JamalS13 I like cheese

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    Holy crap that looks sooo damn nice! So jealous! Congratulations on the purchase.
     
  7. skylinetimes

    skylinetimes New Member

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    Beautiful choice man! This is pretty much my exact selection of supra. Hoepfully add one of these to collection in the next year or so :)
     
  8. Greg

    Greg Local Grumpy Moderator

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    White with black 5 spokes, awesome JDM seat pattern, great reflection off the white paint. Looks great!
     
  9. lenglish

    lenglish Exiled Cult Member

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    Looks like a really well kept car. Congrats!
     
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    Wait. Something is missing?
     
  11. Braden

    Braden New Member

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    Uwotm8?
     
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    I have some jelly for breakfast today, so clean. On my wish list.
     
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    I might be going blind from a marker binger, but it's like there's an empty lug there. :o
     
  14. mademiriam

    mademiriam New Member

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    Good eye. There sure is.
    Always liked the Supra such a great design, it's aged very well I think. Great looking car Braden keep us posed on any upgrades.
     
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    Very nice car, congrats!
     
  16. skylinetimes

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    I think that missing lug was probably a locking nut that was taken off...
     
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    So nice and so clean. Really like the white.
     
  18. magnavahn

    magnavahn Vahn

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    Two white rwds. I can't even convince the mrs. for one, lol. Enjoy!
    I don't think I've seen you own a car long enough to mod since your white gc8. I'm looking forward to this.
     
  19. Braden

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    Thanks guys.
    To do list so far is just get it OOP'd and then a good detail.

    Confirmed that the car does indeed have a full turboback exhuast (with restrictor ring to prevent overboost). So with the conveniently installed Blitz dual SBC (electronic boost controller from the late 90's) I took the boost from 0.7bar to 1.2. Ohhh boy she rocks now, even with r-comps traction is an issue all the way through second. Can't boost for more than about 4 seconds though, the supras have a fuel cut in the stock ecu if you boost over 14psi. So I have a fuel cut defender on the way. Also going to grab a wideband so I can confirm fueling. Although this is a relatively safe and common setup, I should have no issues. On the downside, 1.2bar is all the stock jdm twins have in them :( I'm excited to go grab a baseline dyno. I'm hoping for mid 300's at the wheels.

    Vahn, I think I had my evo the longest out of all my cars. A year and a half. Hopefully I keep this one heh.

    Also, lugnuts are all present :p
     
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    Which seat do I taaaaaake.
     
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