My new Supra - 650bhp T88-34D Single Turbo

My new Supra - 650bhp T88-34D Single Turbo

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HateEvent

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66 posts

98 months

Tuesday 21st May 2013
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Having owned my first Supra - a 1994 040 Super White II SZ NA-TT W58 5 speed manual - for almost 4 years, I evaluated whether I should continue to work with what I had and opt for a 6 speed conversion and eventually single turbo conversion on the car, or to shop around. I decided to make the decision to cut my losses and search for a new car.

I spotted a lovely 1998 VVTi RZ-S with a T04Z turbo kit and an astonishingly low 13k miles available in Japan that Jurgen posted up. I dwelled on the car for quite a while and eventually decided to go ahead and put a deposit down on it. Getting in contact with Jurgen, we got the ball rolling. Sadly, the car had actually sold in Japan a day or 2 before we could secure it and it wasn't to be. Having already committed to a new car of such a spec, I decided to leave my deposit in Jurgen's hands and find myself another car. Keeping in mind how high a standard I had chosen initially, it would have to be something pretty special for me to want to pull the trigger again. I was determined though! I browsed through a number of sites for cars available in Japan and finally spotted another car. It was a 1997 RZ 6 speed VVTi with a GReddy T88-34D turbo kit.

I have probably driven Jurgen up the wall with my countless questions regarding this car, but I wanted to make sure that I was buying the right one and getting everything absolutely perfect with it.

I am in fact unsure of the full spec, but will soon find out once the car arrives in the country. What I do know is that it has the following:

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[*]GReddy T88-34D Single Turbo Kit
[*]HKS F-Con V Pro ECU (tuned by HKS Kansai)
[*]Defi DSSC Dash
[*]GReddy Profec B Spec-II Boost Controller
[*]FMIC (I can only assume a Trust/GReddy)
[*]Tein Coilovers (model yet to be determined)
[*]Recaro fixed bucket driver seat(someone can surely inform me of the model)
[*]OEM Recaro Confetti passenger seat
[*]Ridox Front Bumper
[*]OEM Sideskirts
[*]17" AVS Alloys (I don't know the model)
[*]UK Spec Brakes
[*]Blitz Nur Spec exhaust
[*]SARD Decat
[/LIST]

I figure that with the T88-34D turbo kit it will have suitable sized injectors, fuelling setup, possibly cams etc. I will find out in due course.

As far as the wheels and bumper, I wasn't a fan of either. I like the Ridox front, but would want the full kit if I was going to have it. The wheels just aren't my thing in the slightest. Following some discussions with Jurgen, it was decided that I will supply him with an OEM facelift front bumper which will be painted and fitted in place of the Ridox offering. Further to this, the wheels will be coming off in favour of a set of my dream wheels - CCW Classics. biggrin The spec of which are:

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[*]18x10 front, 18x11.5 rear
[*]Fully polished finish
[*]No Swiss
[*]CCW branded centre caps
[*]3mm spacer, lug nuts, mounting and balancing as per provided package
[*]Toyo R888 285/30/18 and Toyo R888 315/30/18
[/LIST]

The car will also be undersealed and fitted with a Thatcham approved CAT1 alarm system on arrival.

A couple of parts I have already purchased (they were for my White Supra before I decided to go down this route) will be fitted once I get the car back home - an APR HKS Kansai Carbon Fibre Splitter and a Shine Auto Carbon Fibre Rear Diffuser. They should set off the front and back perfectly. I also have some Top Secret (replica) skirts, but I think I'll give the OEM skirts a go to begin with as I think they will work well with the Kansai lip in terms of styling similarities.

Unfortunately, we missed the boat at the end of April as it was a little late in being finalised at this end so there wasn't time to get everything sorted overseas, though it will be on the boat at the end of this month and should be ready for collection in July if I'm not mistaken.

I have a few pictures at hand from the original advert and also some that Jurgen sent me from the dock. Here they all are:





















Roll on July!

HateEvent

Original Poster:

66 posts

98 months

Tuesday 21st May 2013
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Some more pictures smile












Mastodon2

13,365 posts

129 months

Tuesday 21st May 2013
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God I love Supras, and that one looks amazing.

Baryonyx

17,235 posts

123 months

Tuesday 21st May 2013
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Awesome. I love these!

VRSAndy

391 posts

105 months

Tuesday 21st May 2013
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I'll just leave this here.............


GregK2

1,461 posts

110 months

Tuesday 21st May 2013
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Love these, great wheel choice in the classics too.

problemchild1976

1,376 posts

113 months

Tuesday 21st May 2013
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lovely - supras rock!!

JJ

HateEvent

Original Poster:

66 posts

98 months

Tuesday 21st May 2013
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Thanks for the comments folks. The wheels will certainly change it, putting it up a notch! The OEM front with HKS Kansai carbon lip and Shine Auto carbon diffuser will finish the look off perfectly (at least I think so!). smile

Thanks for the photoshop, Andy!

crazy about cars

4,454 posts

133 months

Tuesday 21st May 2013
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Liking that new dash - freshens up the Sup's interior. That's a very big turbo too I bet that shifts smile Ex-Sup owner here (although an N/A) :P

D4MJT

1,121 posts

122 months

Tuesday 21st May 2013
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I'm no expert, but that appears to have a colossal turbo strapped to it.

Awesome biggrin

Evoluzione

5,692 posts

207 months

Tuesday 21st May 2013
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Who the heck is Jurgen?

Slow

5,818 posts

101 months

Tuesday 21st May 2013
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Evoluzione said:
Who the heck is Jurgen?
A import company?

HateEvent

Original Poster:

66 posts

98 months

Tuesday 21st May 2013
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Evoluzione said:
Who the heck is Jurgen?
Apologies - it was a copy+paste post from the Supra forum - Jurgen is the owner of import company JM-Imports. smile

HateEvent

Original Poster:

66 posts

98 months

Wednesday 22nd May 2013
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Just received the word - the boat leaves on the 28th. Awesome! biggrin

Henry Fiddleton

1,569 posts

141 months

Wednesday 22nd May 2013
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Still looks great after all these days.

Supras are ageing very well.


HateEvent

Original Poster:

66 posts

98 months

Saturday 25th May 2013
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Henry Fiddleton said:
Still looks great after all these days.

Supras are ageing very well.
I would agree with that smile

Sadly the pictures posted up to represent the Supra is often a tired looking red UK spec or suchlike, whereas a facelift model in black, white, RSP (royal sapphire pearl blue), jade green, gunmetal grey etc. still looks pretty modern. All they need is a subtle drop and a set of wheels from stock smile

Mastodon2

13,365 posts

129 months

Saturday 25th May 2013
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HateEvent said:
Apologies - it was a copy+paste post from the Supra forum - Jurgen is the owner of import company JM-Imports. smile
Aren't they a Newcastle based company? If it's the same one I'm thinking of it's in Cramlington, about 20 minutes drive from Newcastle city centre. Often see some of their new arrivals getting a shakedown in the area.

TITWONK

530 posts

131 months

Saturday 25th May 2013
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Looks awesome mate, huge turbo too, I bet that pulls when it finally kicks in biggrin

MGZRod

7,733 posts

140 months

Sunday 26th May 2013
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Looks awesome, will hopefully see it kicking about when it arrives!

HateEvent

Original Poster:

66 posts

98 months

Sunday 23rd June 2013
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The boat is currently en route and the wheels have arrived. Getting close smile