★★★ JZX90 Toyota Cresta 1JZ - The I'm gonna be famous drift project! ★★★
January 2015 - Drift go's total - 6 (still lol)
Out with the old, in with the new! Crusty has gone (white one), but... this is her replacement, Trevor! More news on Trevor soon!
The British Drift Championship
Sponsors & Support:
Drift Street Imports
Demon Tweeks Motorsport
+ Andrew Wretham, friends & anyone else who has cared - thanks
550BHP / 482WHP @ 1.5 Bar
1JZ-GTE Non VVTi
Holset HX35 Single Turbo / 12cm Ex Housing
Turbosmart Comp 40mm External Wastegate (routed back to downpipe)
6Boost Ceramic Coated Twin Scroll Top Mount Manifold
Solid Fabrications Custom 3' Downpipe
Solid Fabrications Custom 3" Straight Through Exhaust System (straight piped rear)
HKS FCon Gold V Pro Type A
HKS 650cc Injectors
Walbro 400LPH Internal Fuel Pump
Sytec FSE Fuel Pressure Regulator
HKS Cams 256 IN, 256 EX
HKS Fine Tune Timing Belt
HKS Metal Suction Pipe
HKS Air Filter
Greddy Oil Cooler With Relocated Oil Filter / Braided Lines
Greddy Top Rad Pipe
Blitz Intercooler Kit / Shortened Pipework / T Bolt Clamps
Blitz Rad Cap
Custom Tripple Brass Core Radiator
Sard Engine Torque Damper
Millers 10w60 Engine Oil
Millers Gearbox Oil / Diff Oil
Air Conditioning Delete (Conti 6PK1888 Shorter Belt)
Custom P/S Pump Support Bracket
Hydraulic Fan Delete
Pace Oversized Electric 16" Fan
CDF Racing 2JZ Lightweight Waterpump Pulley
CDF Racing 2JZ Lightweight Alternator Pulley
CDF Racing 2JZ Lightweight Power Steering Pulley
Nozzs 1JZ Clear Timing Belt Cover
Weld Racing Gold Engine Cover
Chassis / Drivetrain:
R154 Manual Conversion with Remote Shifter
Custom Aluminium Solid Cradle Bushes
Northshore Toyota NZ TRD Quick Shift Kit
Weld Heavy Duty Brass Shift Linkage Collar
Weld Heavy Duty Clutch Pedal Pivot
ORC Twin Plate Metal Clutch / Lightweight Flywheel
Comp Brake Hydro Handbrake with Wilwood Master Cylinder & Hel Braided Brake Lines
Aftermarket Front Pads / New OEM Rear Pads
HSD Coilovers 15F/8R
Cusco 2 Way LSD
Nickson Motorsport FIA Weld In 6 Point Roll Cage with Double Door Bars, Roof Diagonal, Rear X & Harness Bar
Cusco Front and Rear Strut Braces
Ultra Racing Front Antiroll Bar with Poly Bushes & New OEM Links
Cusco Rear Adjustable Antiroll Bar with Poly Bushes & New OEM Links
Ultra Racing 8 Point Front Lower Arm Bar
Ultra Racing Chassis Bars
Cusco Solid Subframe Bushes
Ikeya Formula Rose Jointed Front Upper Arms / Camber Arms
Ninja Power Steering Rack Spacers
Hey Man 800HP Forged Steering Knuckles
Uras Strengthened Tie Rods
Super Now Rose Jointed Tie Rod Ends
IS200 Tension Rods with Super Pro Offset Polyurethane Bushes
Super Pro Lower Arm Polyurethane Bushes
Completely Rebuilt Front Suspension Assembly Inc Hubs (New Bolts / Bearings / Uprated Bushes / Cleaned / Painted)
Vertex T&E Front Aero Lip
Vertex T&E Side Steps
Chaser Rear Bumper
D-Max Front Vented Over Fenders
Lightened Bonnet / Bonnet Louvres
Ganador Door Mirrors
Clear Front Corner Winkers
Bi-Xenon Super White HID H4 4300K Hi/Lo
Super White H3C 4300K Side Bulbs
Super White LED 4300K Marker Lights
Front Wheels: Work Equips 18 x 9.5 ET-1 (3" Lips with Gold Rim Bolts) - Polished
Rear Wheels: Work Emotion CR Kai 18 x 9.5 ET20 - Powder Coated Anthracite
Front Tires: Yokohama Advan Sport V103 235/40/18
Rear Tires: Treads of Malvern 225/40/18 & Achillies ATS 255/35/18
Demon Tweeks Aluminium Tire Valves
AI TECH Copper Coated Racing Nuts
Schroth Tow Hooks
Aerocatch Plus Flush Bonnet Catches
Lifeline 2.5L MSA Plumbed in Fire Extinguishers
Lifeline 2.0L Handheld Fire Extinguisher
FIA Battery Cut Off's / Panel Switches
HKS Turbo Timer
Defi Link Controller
Defi Gauges (Oil Pressure, Oil Temp, Water Temp & Boost)
Greddy Profec2 Boost Controller
JZX100 Dash Clocks
KEY!S Racing Deepdish 330mm Buckskin Steering Wheel
KEY!S Racing Buckskin Shift Knob
Okuyama Carbing Aluminium Pedals
Okuyama Carbing Aluminium Driver Foot Rest
Okuyama Carbing Aluminium Driver Floor Plate
Okuyama Carbing Aluminium Passenger Plate
Cobra Pro Suzuka S Kevlar Driver Bucket Seat / Recaro Side Mount Subframe (8.3KG)
Recaro Pole Position Passenger Bucket Seat / Recaro Side Mount Subframe (7.0KG)
Takata 5 Point Harness with crotch strap
Safety Devices FIA Roll Cage / Doorbar / Roof Padding
Fully Stripped Interior inc ALL trim, OEM heater matrix, excess wiring, part dash & all sound deadening
Interior / Cage all painted in Toyota white
Demon Tweeks Lightweight Motorsport Heater with custom ducting
Fully Flocked Dashboard
How it started - November 2012:
On my quest to get into Motorsports after slaving away as a car dealer for too many years I've taken the plunge and purchased a rare Toyota JZX90 Cresta! I've always wanted to get into Motorsports and it's a now or never type affair! I've never actually drifted, the odd Jeremy Clarkson peel out of a junction lol but that's it so it's time to take action, drift world here I come!
The JZX90's are quite rare, think of a 4 door Soarer running the same 1JZ. Mine is an earlier NON VVT-i so has lot's of potential! Converted from auto to manual in Japan using a R154 gearbox and remote shifter. They do a Cresta, Chaser, and Mark II in JZX90 form, same goes for the later JZX100 and JZX110. Mine is the luxury version (Cresta) with great cult status in Japan, popular with naughty people, ideal!
Here is what she looked like in Japan:
Since then she has undergone a few owners in Scotland so is a little "weathered", just needs a really good tidy & some love.
I went all the way to Scotland to get her and drove back on a 7 hour hike, mission but glad I made the trip.
Budget sardine airways for the win:
Finally back on home soil at Project D in preparation for Pod on the 17th of Nov:
She will be living at Project D while I get her ready enlisting the help of anyone who cares
Outside Jamies Body Art Paintwork in Guildford:
I bought a vertical Hydro from Comp Brake , a willwood master cylinder to go with it and some Hel braided brake lines which are of really good quality. Will be going single turbo next year but going to enjoy what she has on offer as the year closes and get a few practice days in.
Using Mitto's old car as inspiration:
Hopefully one day my middle name will be Sato
Anyway just an intro into what I will be up too. I'll update the thread as I go on as best as I can with spec and pictures.
That's it for now.
Last edited by ★MONK★; 20-01-2015 at 15:56.
Looking forward to seeing how it all comes along. What's it like underneath if it's spent a few winters in Scotland? What car did you have before this then?
heard you go past mine other nitewhen andy rang me at silly o'clock...lol
love the sound of a 1j bouncing of the limiter at gone midnight
Last edited by ★MONK★; 27-04-2014 at 22:29.
Nice. Looking forward to updates man. Get joined up on the OC!
"Handcrafted in the Highlands"
I do love a big Toyota.
Get some seat time in dude, we need this at the Lydenn Hill weekender.
haha now worries man, i had work at 5am otherwise you two could have popped in for a cuppa
Originally Posted by MONKY
you wa shock
I've spent a little time around this car and it really is lovely! Did you see the feature I shot of it?
Looks like it's gone to a good home!
Best of luck with the car man......its a real pimp machine with a really decent spec!!
Will do for sure how is your car coming along any luck getting her mended?
Originally Posted by mint
Nice to meet you the other day.
Originally Posted by reeperR32
I did was it this one:
Originally Posted by Daniel
CARSPOTTING> Scotland Street Style Redux – MotorMavens | Car Culture and Photography
You can do another one next year Good pictures though your great at what you do.
Thanks have read your build I like your Soarer, funnily enough my Dad had one back in 1995 when it was near new, imported it! I think it was 1 of 2 in the UK, but V8 auto. Great cars, I'll keep an eye on your thread I like yours
Originally Posted by 1jsoarer
I think yours is bigger though?
Originally Posted by -BodyArt-
Will do my best, once the rough edges are removed it will make my life a little easier though but granted seat time FTW. Gonna pop down tomorrow and say hello, wasted my life all day today at the auctions
Last edited by ★MONK★; 07-11-2012 at 23:06.
Bit of progress last weekend, the velour is gone and so is most of the interior. Still have a little more to do up front and plan to tackle the sound deadning on the latter part of Friday can't wait, got a bit carried away. Will get it all tidied and get some door skins made after the rear window gubbins are out. Booked into Nickson Motorsport for a 6 point roll cage first week of Jan, through dash so will be modified after cage is in:
@ Andy's under reepers E30, cool looking car:
New disks are on as well as all new fluids inc gearbox, diff, brakes, power steering, engine 10w60 millers etc, and screen wash, and wipers as I can't see in the rain.
Andy spotted a few little bits I didn't see, he is anal, but that isn't a bad thing when it comes to cars. Over next few weeks he and I (where applicable pending work load) will be getting her ready for its first bit of fun at pod. Still need to fit mounting bracket for hydro, lock spacers, tidy interior, powder coat wheels back to gun metal grey, source some more wheels, re affix intercooler/oil cooler as poorly mounted, new plugs etc. And that silly white ring thing which looks like a bum piercing is coming off, apparently it's from the Tokyo subway according to my drift gimps, maybe I could use it for passengers to hold on instead?
Need some quick release catches for the bumpers so I can remove for practice, don't fancy sourcing new ones. Also hunting for a new fixed bucket as well, been looking at some of the Sparco ones as they seem to be good quality and reasonable priced. Found a chap online with a nice Bride, but not confident it's big enough for me and is in Scotland so can't try it. Trying not to get carried but already considering perspex lol.
Anyhow will get some more progress up soon. Dale hopefully see you tomorrow or Friday and well done on your BDC Licence mate!
Last edited by ★MONK★; 29-03-2013 at 19:00.
you are insane stripping and caging this car its an absolute gem!
Yes I am
Originally Posted by jimmy crowley
When did you see it bud? Interior is crusty and 18 years old, it's not like it was in Japan, it hasn't been cared for particularly, but will be in due course.
Last edited by ★MONK★; 08-11-2012 at 00:32.
No brake fluid haha, good tip re catches just wanted a fast method to take everything off but makes sense. Open to info lol
Originally Posted by reeperR32
Last edited by ★MONK★; 08-11-2012 at 00:30.
cable ties are fast man... keep a pair of cutters in the car and snip snip.... hook up at 4 points and takes seconds...
Originally Posted by MONKY
yup as reeper says. Keep to the cable ties. I ditched the OEM bolts etc for cable ties on my x100 aswell. Makes thing alot easier.
"Handcrafted in the Highlands"
Man I love this thing sell me those Defis please