Mk3 na manual Supra

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  1. edk83

    edk83 Member

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    Its about time I put some pics up of my supra :)

    I bought an e30 325 from ebay but then the bloke refused to sell it and tried to tell me that it had suddenly fallen to bits?!

    I also had a look at a white turbo supra but it was full of electrical problems and auto.

    I then decided that I was going to get a Non turbo manual car as they are only 35hp less than the turbo cars and there is much less to go wrong.

    Found this on ebay down in london, only 65k on the clock 2 prev owners.

    I bought it totally standard execpt for some nasty 19" wheels and a very loud straight through stainless exhaust which had only just been fitted.

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    I paid £900 for it and sold the gash bk racing wheels for £400 the next day!

    Then the stripping started, at first I just had the rear of the car stripped out. My mate had some hoops and pipe to make half cages for 300zx's. The Supra's dimensions are very close so I made one to fit.

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    Do you think its bright enough?! :smash:

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    Welded it in and got myself a helmet hammack for the shopping! :smash:

    Also got a pair of omp seats for £80 :)

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    I then had to move house and ran out of cash so the Supra got sold to pay my deposit on the house! About a year later a mate found it for sale on ebay with all new brakes fitted, and a few more mods. I got in touch with the bloke who said he had bought it from the person I sold it to and had done about 8 track days, still going strong!

    I had an mr2 at the time and wanted the supra back so we did a swap :)

    I got my car back, turned out someone had spent about 2k on it, all new kyb shocks, brakes, arms, ball joints and tie rod ends. It also had a much better stainless system and had gained some power.

    I took it to my first dwyb this summer where Lex put it round the top track to show me what it could do and scared the shite out of me! Cheers mate!

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    Lex advised me that the diff was shite, the suspension was far too soft and the steering lock piss poor. :dw:

    I went home with another list of stuff to do. I found that using the handbrake to start drifts was great but I ended up hitting the wiper stalk on the way back up and couldnt get back to steer quick enough. I also didnt want to trash my handbrake shoes as the prev owner spent a lot fitting new disks, drums and shoes.


    Went out and bought some goodies!

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    Hydro from an escort rally car - ebay £30

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    Got a welded diff from a 2.0 turbo Supra which gives me crazy low gear ratios as well as locked wheels :)

    I also modded the steering rack with some spacers for extra lock, gained about 20 degrees.

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    I spotted some Tein coilovers on the Supra forum which had been put on ebay as they weren't selling for the £250 asking price. I won the auction for £36! Win!

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    I also fitted bonnet pins so the bonnet just lifts off to give me a little extra cooling. I plumbed in the hyrdo with braided from Rallydesigns, binned the abs and made all new brake lines. Got rid of the rest of the carpets and soundproofing, removed the aircon and matrix from the dash. :)

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    Made some funky door cards from thin sheet ally

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    I also removed the heavy ass front and rear bars behind the bumpers, fitted a nice ally towing aye. The car now feels really light and nimble, plenty of torque for 3rd and even 4th gear drifts, helped by the low ratio. Car bought and built for about £1500, now I just need lots of seat time! :smash:

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  2. SVTuner

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    1500 quid! that is total win !
    great cars these Mk3's
    good job mate
     
  3. Irishtwincam

    Irishtwincam Tá me sasta :D

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    why did you weld a LSD diff instead of getting welded open one?
     
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    £36 Teins?!!? You lucky bastard!
     
  6. edk83

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    The diff is from a 1G-GTE Supra, it makes my car top out at 105mph so I really dont want it any shorter!
     
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    The 1G-GTE diff was open. I still have my lsd but it overheats after a few min and stops locking. I also prefer the short ratios with the 1G-GTE.
     
  8. edk83

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    I know, the bloke who sold them wasnt happy! I sold the kyb's for £100 too so £70 profit! :smash:

    This is drifting on a tight budget, but its not quite tramp!
     
  9. sidewaysmatty

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    omg!!

    lol i was watching these but i dont have a supra i just wanted to know what they went for...and you got them for 36:D what was the guy like:p

    nice supra btw are you doing it anycertain colour?
     
  10. edk83

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    I was going for orange and black but i saw the omp seats for really good money and bought them. The guy selling the suspension was a mk3 supra forum member and I think a moderator so couldnt really get out of it as I am also a member :)

    I put my stock suspension on ebay but didnt start it at 99p!
     
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    cool

    lol sweet keep the updates i will hopefully be getting a pair of coilovers for my e36:)
     
  12. edk83

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    I'm just after an ally rad, maybe some water and oil temp / pressure gauges. Would like a bee*r limiter then I might think about getting someone to extend my roll cage and add a diagonal bar.

    Got some polybushes on the blag soon too, my mate got sent some supra ones when he ordered for an mr2! :)

    FYI the diff is 1G-GTE 4.55:1
     
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    Irishtwincam Tá me sasta :D

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    so you wouldve gone from a 4.1:1 or a 4.3:1 to the 4.5:1.
    Can you confirm the axle code on the vin plate, Im curious as to the jump in ratios. Soundslike you went 4.1 to 4.5 :-D

    Where did you get your spacers from?

    Vids and more pics please :D
     
  14. edk83

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    I think it was 4.3:1 but not sure, the spacers are just big thick washers I pinched from my mates machine shop!
     
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    did you fit those 3 washers just on the one side? and that gave you and extra 20 deg?
    i would think the spacers have to be the same diameter as the rack itself so it can go in more also what about the lock stops on the lower wishbones have you removed them?

    i want more lock on my mk3 but havnt got round to it if youve suceeded so easily my heart will jump for joy!

    also does your mate have any more of those hoops?
     
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    Yeah I fitted 4 in total, 2 each side. I would have liked to find a pair of thicker ones but it didn't matter much in the end. The whole ball joint almost goes into the rack so they fit in with it just fine. The lock stops on the supra are just a nut and bolt on the knuckles. I tried to screw one side in further and it sheared off flush so took the other side out and have no lock stops. No problems so far :)
     
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    thats what you call a budget build. between the seats and the coilovers you got some of the best bargains ever!
     
  18. edk83

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    :) I picked up a set of 4 200sx wheels with near new toyos on for 40 quid the other week too!

    The handbrake was mega cheap and works a treat....

    If anyone wants to sell me a bee*r for 10 quid let me know! lol
     
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    rare car for drifting here - plus for you !
     
  20. edk83

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    Heads up the supra should be for sale next week!
     

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