Mo Boost, Mo Power, Mo 7m : 87 Turbo Supra 7mGTE Full Rebuild + Manual Conver + More

plaaya69

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Sounds great Ryon!

How much does SP charge for tuning there?

Also how is that Diff holding up for you?
Thanks. To be honest I would give them a call because the price can vary depending on how things are set up or if they run into problems. I know it was $175 a hour for the first 3 tuning hours and then after that the price drops quite a bit. For me tuning was not a issue, it was those t-clamps causing multiple boost leaks as well as blowing off a coupler the first pull and a wastegate that was stuck closed so they only charged me shop time when they addressed those issues. Also if you want a e85 tune that is a separate cost.

The diff is good, I will be getting ready to swap it over to my other Supra here soon along with the rest of the drivetrain, some suspension parts, fuel lines and interior.
 

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Tach likely does not have an input from the stock igniter anymore.

He is running an aftermarket ECU now.
 

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Nice to see a build thread wit lot of pictures that actually work!
What happened to the tach?
Thanks SpecialK. Yes Piratetip is correct. I am no longer running the stock igniter but the ECU Masters standalone does have a tach output. I just need to find the tach signal wire on the body plug which I was messing around with one day but I could not get it working at that time.
 

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Thanks SpecialK. I did try that one black wire a few months ago but for some reason it never worked. I even made sure it had the right output configured but I need to look back into it soon because it would be nice to have a working RPM gauge lol.
 

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Hey just out of curiosity, I didn't notice in the receipts of any line honing for the main caps, and you had ARP main studs installed. Just wanted to know whether a line hone was done or not. If not though, perhaps we can get away with using ARP main studs w/o a line hone?
 

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Hey just out of curiosity, I didn't notice in the receipts of any line honing for the main caps, and you had ARP main studs installed. Just wanted to know whether a line hone was done or not. If not though, perhaps we can get away with using ARP main studs w/o a line hone?
I have not had any issues with my main caps or main bearings and I did not do a line hone. I suggest you double measure everything and check your tolerances either way you decide with ARP hardware or OEM main bolts to see if one is needed or not.
 

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Just wanted to stop back in for a update on things. Both Supra's are in the garage over the winter and I have been transferring parts my 87 to the new 86.5. I started with the gray interior transfer:



The old 87 interior looking naked:


Got the junkyard r154 rebuilt locally with the DM rebuild kit. Have not drove it yet but the shifts feel very solid:


Out with the old:


Started to work on the wheel wells. Wire brushed any small rust spots, applied primer, painted it then undercoated all wheel wells. New r1 Concepts brake rotors/pads/parking brake shoes. Next I transferred over my GoodRidge SS brake lines and Haynes rebuilt brake calipers from around 2007 which are still in excellent condition but a fresh coat of caliper paint helps too. TEIN coilovers are also installed but I sure will miss my factory TEMS :'(






Made replacement front bumper side brackets as the original ones were shot, much stronger now.


Transferred over the yellow fogs and clear turn signals. I did want to keep the original orange turn signals but I think the clear ones look much better.


Pulling the 7mGE motor. Upon further inspection this is a JDM replacement motor because the factory EGR plate is installed and the driver side heater core block pipe is capped off: