2JZ-GE-T Build - 89 Turbo Supra

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Your car looks sweet! Whats the difference between a 2jzgte, and a 2jzge-t? I see the difference, and I know the 2jzgte came in the mkIV but I'm not sure about the other. I have a MKIII with a 7mgte in it, and this is my first supra experience and my first turbo experience!
 

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A 2JZGTE is a factory twin turbo motor. A 2JZGE-T is an na-t conversion.

Car does look almost stock, Nick. I'm free anytime you wanna hop on I65 and head my way... =P
 

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Sad update.

Clutch welded but got it repaired by southbend. Shipped the clutch out on a Monday and got the resurfaced flywheel and clutch disk back on Friday morning.

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I have pictures of the new one but not on me, I'll update that later.

Also... My girlfriends neighbor just backed into my car...

















Insurance already got involved and hopefully I'll get my front bumper repainted along with the new fender.

Thanks

-Nick-
 

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Ha yeah. I'd like to get some different rims soon and follow your lead.

BTW Talked with insurance and they will cover it all as far as I know. I'll also get a rental. Woot!

Going to see if they can repaint the front bumper as it needs a little TLC to begin with.

-Nick-
 

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Thanks Scott! That's EXACTLY what I was going for. Plus I like the black/aluminum color scheme. :)

Small update:

The car went to the adjuster and she gave me the check for $1,520.26 for replacing the fender and molding as well as various other removal and reinstall things here and there. I'm trying to see if I can get the front bumper painted as well.

Car goes into the shop on this Tuesday. I don't care how long it takes to get done as I'll have a rental. Just as long as it's done right.

Thanks!

-Nick-
 

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The completion date is set for today however I told them since insurance is paying for the rental that it's fine if it has to stay there for Monday so they didn't have to rush anything.

Also... This body shop is really coming through for me. They painted my bumper practically for free. As far as I know at this point it will be ZERO out of pocket expense for the extra work and they're going to let the insurance company take care of it. They also sprayed both headlight doors, along with repairing one of them from a possible battery explosion at some point in the cars life. As well as a brand new fender from Toyota. They ALSO took some dents out of the hood and blended the paint.

I'm really looking forward to actually having a decent front bumper! And just having my car back in general. This Kia blows... :3d_frown:

-Nick-
 

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oooo nick


u know u love that pure KIA exhilaration! the sheer power flowing throughout the car!

jk, glad to hear the body work is going well. hopefully ill be broken in once you get back, well make a couple runs
 

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Alright guys here are some pictures of it.

I was warned before I picked the car up that the bumper was hard to work with...

I'd like to refrain from publicly saying anything negative about the company as for the most part I am semi-satisfied with the work. And I'll leave the opinions up to you guys.

I have to respray some stuff in the engine bay that I painted black as there are white spots over the timing and the top strut covers.

Also the original paint is single stage paint and since that paint isn't made anymore they obviously put a better paint on the fender, bumper, nose cone, hood and driver door.

I'll let the pictures speak for themselves and you can feel free to make your opinion.





















These next ones were taken the same night i picked it up.











Okay that's all I've got for now.

Thanks

-Nick-
 

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looks good! but the bumper will be peeling in no time which stinks. I would take that back in all honesty before it gets bad.
 

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nice build man, how satisfied are you? ive been considering going na-t for a while now and i think im gonna start getting parts together.
 

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I'm pretty satisfied. It's not the fastest thing around, by any means. But it's enough to have fun. The Tanabe exhaust really quiets this thing down a ton. Even with the deleted resonator. It's straight pipe to the muffler but you would never guess it. But a simple removal of the midpipe and it screams so nicely.

It's going down for a little winter maintenance. Found a coolant leak from the water pump seal. Also the powersteering pump was going bad and the A/C compressor was bad so those two are getting replaced as well. Also I may be getting some shocks in a few days that I'm not supposed to know about... Don't tell anyone.

I took some pics but I didn't bring my camera charger back to Texas with me so I took some with my phone. I edited them so you can actually see whats going on but the quality turned to shit. So bare with me :)

Alternator out, tensioner out, middle timing cover out, radiator out, fan and fan clutch out, shroud out, PS pump out, A/C compressor out and crankbolt was broken loose. Got that done tonight so tomorrow I should be able to get it all back together provided I have all of the parts.

I can't seem to find the O-Ring for sale for the waterpump, only the full gasket. Thoughts?

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Thanks for looking.

-Nick-

P.S. I hit an mile marker on the drive back from Indiana...

 

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how much power are you making? any kills? why do you say its not fast? lol sorry for all the questions and good luck with the leak/etc
 

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My dyno numbers are in my signature but they're 374 HP and 324 TQ @ 10 PSI.

I say it's not fast because I'm looking at the grand scheme of all of the supra power that there is to compete with. So in those terms, it's alright :)

I built my car to have some fun power that would make it fun to drive. Soon I believe I'll be getting KYB GR-2s for shocks so that should increase the drive ability! I've always had blown shocks on my car ever since I've owned it lol.

Thanks! Hopefully I'll have most of it put back together tomorrow.

-Nick-
 

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lol i didnt even see that. but thats good power for only 10psi, i dont remember what head gasket you used/ your compression because ive been looking through all the na-t threads nonstop. but theres gotta be room for improvement right? are you ever gonna up the boost or you dont wanna risk it?
 

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I'm using the 1.3MM headgasket out of the Club NA-T gasket kit. It should correct compression to 9.2(or 1) : 1 per calculations done by Lppro.

I will not be upping the boost any time soon because I'm still on stock 7M 440 CC injectors and stock 2JZ-GE Fuel Pressure Regulator. Right at 10 PSI seems to be right where the wastegate spring just opens up and I'm staying in the 11s at WOT. Up towards redline it likes to go to low 12s... I tend not to take it to redline all that often.

Update on the coolant leak... My dumbass didn't check the weep hole to see if that was what was leaking... And it was and I found this out after I put everything back together and started it back up. FML.

However I set a new personal best of pulling a waterpump out in just under an hour! :)

New waterpump is obviously next on the agenda. Waiting on a ride to the local Oh Reallys.

Thanks

-Nick-
 

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you left your wire at my house dude, lol
My bad dude. Good thing I'm done wiring!

Update: The car is all back together and I let it get to operating temperature and it didnt leak at all! Woot! Also the Powersteering seems to be doing a lot better.

The weather is shit right now so I can't test drive it.

Thanks

-Nick-
 

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o come on nick, you know you wanna go drive it in this nice snowy weather in...........texas of all fucking places, and to think it was 70 yesterday and now theres almost 3 inches of snow in my back yard
 

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So minor problem... The power steering system still squeals like crazy! Realized after talking to Zach and realizing that i put the wrong fluid into it. Hopefully that will help a little bit.

If not, I don't know what to do...

Anyone have ideas?

-Nick-
 

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Update: I was using the wrong fluid... Stupid, elementary mistake. But I've flushed it and now it works a lot better. I also got the KYB GR2s in and the ride is much better!

So rewind 9 days ago, since then the car has gotten a new waterpump, another powersteering pump, another A/C Compressor, new shocks and fresh oil. This car is leaving Texas a hell of a lot better than when it came in!

Thanks

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I know this will be a hell of a bump but I just wanted to update this thread. I know its been a few years but I realize how dear this vehicle is to me. And how much help I really had from you all. Mainly Josh, Scott, Ben, and local friends who were nearly as invested in my project as I was. The car still has the same swap and I've put a lot of miles on it since the swap. All in all, it made the Texas-Indiana drive numerous times. At least 8 times by my count. 6,400 miles in road tripping alone, not to mention my daily commuter miles, a trip to Indianapolis for a Supra meet in 2009-2010, and numerous trips to Louisville and St. Louis. She's received all new accessories since the completion of my swap as well as a new turbo, a few AFMs, and a clutch.

I've invested my blood, sweat, and even tears into this car of mine. But more importantly, I invested my heart. As cheesy as it sounds, cars are so much more than bits of metal, glass, and rubber. The past two and a half years she's been in Texas while I finish up my masters on the West Coast and I've driven her during the brief trips back home for holidays and what not. I've used a motorcycle as my daily out here for that time as well and while I love riding, I can't connect to it the same as I've connected to this car. This car has presence, character, and class that's been developed over the years. I bought this car in October of 2005 and I never thought I'd go through with a swap like this. No, she's not the fastest, flashiest, or even the most reliable thing around but she's mine. She's driven me through all kinds of times in my life. Death, life, poverty, and prosperity. It's amazing what we share inside or around our cars.

In an age of instant gratification, which we're all guilty of perpetuating, I fear that the art of building these cars is fading. So I urge all of those in the beginning, middle, and end of their projects to persevere. These cars can take a lot of intellectual, emotional, physical, and monetary care but to me, the cost is worth it.

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Here's to all the help y'all provided! Please excuse the excessive ranting but I just stumbled upon this after having not looked at it for a few years. Surely some of y'all understand nostalgia! Here's to seven more years! Keep wrenching! :drink1:

-Nick-
 

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Thanks for the update, glad she's still treating you well! These cars are definitely a labor of love but as you mentioned the experience, knowledge, and relationships (even via the internet) you gain along the way make it more than worth it. Sounds like yours has held up a little better than mine but I guess road racing and launches at 5k with slicks may have something to do with that :)

I've considered selling my car at times but like you said it's almost part of the family at this point and I'm pretty sure my wife wouldn't let me anyways...