My Red 1994 Toyota Supra
hardtop, cloth seats
and NO spoiler
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This is my latest car. It's my only real sports car. I've tried and tried to make my Integra a sports car,
but no matter what, it just doesn't compare to a true sports car. The primary reasons are that the Supra 1) is rear-wheel drive,
2) has a rigid body structure, and 3) has nearly twice the engine.
I love the Supra, because it is so torquey. When you accelerate, you feel a lot of force pushing you back into your seat. It's
an amazing feeling. It handles so well too. And it has the reliability of a Toyota. Amazing package!
The only thing I don't like about the Supra is that it's massive. It weighs over 3400lbs! This is why it took me nearly 6 months
to find a hardtop version. The hardtops are lighter by about 60lbs, and have a slightly more rigid body, because of the lack
of a removeable sport / targa roof. With all my mods, I try to get the highest quality products with the least weight.
The last thing I want to do is add more weight to the car.
Since I'm not really interested in drag racing, my main focus in my mods is to make my car a better track / street car. I've been
thinking about major power mods, like a turbo upgrade, but cannot justify it until I can better manage the huge amounts of power and
torque that a BPU Supra already has. I also don't like turbo lag, so I'm waiting for more advanced technologies to come out. Maybe
some new power-adder will be discovered that's got the potential of a huge turbo, and the response of a German sports car (M5)...
- Kinesis K58 wheels (18x11 rear, 18x9.5 front)
- McGard SplineDrive lug nuts
- Pirelli PZero Asimmetrico tires (265/35/18 front, 295/30/18 rear)
- Cusco carbon fiber rear tower strut brace
- HKS carbon fiber front tower strut brace
- TRD front and rear sway bars
- Tein RE coilovers
- front spring rate: (16 kgf/mm, 895 lbs/in)
- rear spring rate: (10 kgf/mm, 559 lbs/in)
- Greddy 52mm boost gauge (black)
- Greddy 52mm EGT gauge (black)
- Greddy turbo timer
- HKS EVC EZ boost controller
- HKS Super AFR fuel controller
- Bryce Danna short-shifter
- shortens the throws
- makes shifting more precise
custom EBV mod - removed, not worth the risks
- allows 1st turbo to spool up a bit more, by eliminating part of the 2nd turbo's pre-spool (controlled by a valve)
- increases 1st turbo boost from ~0.75 bar to ~0.9 bar, while barely minimizing the 2nd turbo's pre-spool
- slightly increases low-end power
- Powerhouse Racing EGR block-off plate
- this actually helped eliminate my leaking EGR system!
- Denso Iridium IK22 spark plugs
- no seat of the pants difference in power, but maybe I'll notice a difference on the dyno.
- HKS 2835R GT twin ball-bearing turbo kit
- HKS front-mount intercooler (FMIC)
- Brembo or AP Racing brake upgrade,
6-piston calipers, ceramic or carbon rotors, steel braided brake lines, pads
- Recaro or Sparco carbon fiber racing seats
- carbon fiber vented hood
- Aquamist water injection system
stock dyno run
288.7 rwhp, 291.5 ft/lb torque
BPU dyno run
???? rwhp, ???? ft/lb torque
need to tune the JUN cam gears and HKS S-AFR
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