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upgradedsupra said:
I am going to wait for your car to be done, then buy a beater and paint it with spray bombs to match your colour scheme. :D
Hahaha, that's what most people do...

You're an innovator, don't lower your standards for a few schmucks!!!

Now is time to find a different set that most people can't afford that way you won't be copied.

I'm getting CCWs for the red one!!! LOL
 

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Hey, I already sold you a set of wheels.

Wait... I might be able to turn this into a valid income, and retire early!

Business Plan:
1. Remove nice wheels from Blue 2J car.
2. Sell them to Don
3. ...
4. Profit!
The wheels are already found, no finding involved..

;)
 

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Well, couple of short updates... the HID installation is still in progress, I'm messing about with fiberglass for the rear of the housing at the moment, because I don't like the idea of having something that isn't at least water resistant. After the AEM meth pump debacle, can you blame me? :)

And, some more parts came in this morning - thanks Mark - so here's some photos of the new bits.

The boxes:


New tail lights. They even came with new seals! Time to sell my carefully hoarded replacements, I guess...




New bits for the targa roof, too. If you needed a set of these, forget it, I got the last set in dark grey. :D


Also picked up new seals for the sides of the targa. All these will go on as soon as it stops raining here!
 

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Well, update time... new tail lights are in, roof is finally assembled and installed.

Went to the track last week, managed to get in a single pass before we got shut down by rain. Weak ass launch, too - nasty wheel hop in first and second. Ran a 13.29 ... at 117mph.
 

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Still a pretty fast mph. I tried drag racing on street tires at 450hp once, and will never do it again. It just doesn't work! Duane's drag radials hooked up pretty well, I was able to run full boost in 1st gear.

What HID's are you running? I bought Acura TSX housings which I simply plan to seal up with silicone and add a vent tube for heat and air expansion. Many of the other ones had rather open housings, but the TSX were almost fully enclosed already.
 

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Mine are the infinity FX, and yes, they are pretty open around the bottom. I recently found Bosch housings that are waterproof to start with, dammit. :)
 

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Dammit... someone hit my car while I was in a restaurant eating dinner tonight. I had to pull the front fender back out by hand so I could drive home. I fully expect ICBC - our government run insurance corporation - to do their damndest to bend me over and rail me. What really pisses me off is that I deliberately parked away from anyone else... this guy had to WORK to hit my car.

FUCK.

At least they left a note. Good thing they didn't stick around, or I might be arguing for justifiable homicide in front of a judge.
 

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holy shit are you serious..?

make sure the number on the note is legit; Urban myths have me paranoid..
 

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Dammit... someone hit my car while I was in a restaurant eating dinner tonight. I had to pull the front fender back out by hand so I could drive home. I fully expect ICBC - our government run insurance corporation - to do their damndest to bend me over and rail me. What really pisses me off is that I deliberately parked away from anyone else... this guy had to WORK to hit my car.

FUCK.

At least they left a note. Good thing they didn't stick around, or I might be arguing for justifiable homicide in front of a judge.

Hmmmm, let's talk targa seals...
No worries Dave i have lots of fenders you( ICBC ) can have for an over inflated nominal fee...

:)
 

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$1247.90 in damage. Should take ~3 days to get it repaired. And I don't have loss of use coverage, so I have to figure out some way to deal with no car for at least 3 days.

DOUBLE Dammit.
 

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Yes - stretched and rolled. I still have the other Supra, but I've poached some parts off it - Steering wheel and shifter come to mind.
 

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All hail the Supra community coming together to help each other out in a time of need. Dave, good to see that your insurance will be covering the damages and that you will have your Supra back on the road quickly. Pics of the damage?
 

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Damn Dave, sorry to hear about the damage. :(

Did the fogs arrive yet? Safely, i hope. I wrapped those suckers in a HUGE box.
 

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Well, this car is at BIC getting fixed up... and a few extras taken care of at the same time. The old car is back on the road for a week. Damn, it's tough getting used to a stock(ish) clutch again!

I didn't take any pics of the damage, and I'm never going to... I'd rather forget this ever happened, and after Randy is finished with it, I'm sure it won't be possible to tell.
 

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Quick update for tonight - too damn late and dark out to take pics of the rest of the changes, but this one I can take indoors:



Thanks Bill!
 

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Also, made some more changes...

Stock three piece wing painted to match the car and installed:




Stock hood replaced the carbon fiber one - also painted to match the car and installed: (Brand new hood struts, too!)


And a couple more bits that I haven't had a chance to take photos of yet...
 

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Update! Washed both cars today. It's amazing how dirty just in DUST they get in a few days here.







Also took some pics of the new electric fan setup from Adrenaline.







And a pic of the new Meth flow sensor that I got Bill to install recently. Pardon all the damn dust in the hatch area! This little beastie gives the Vipec an error code if the meth flow level goes weird, which allows the Vipec to drop to a safer map and save the engine from the usual fiery death.

 

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Did you ever get the projectors installed?
Not yet... been taking too much time off for vacations, camping, and car shows this summer! I've still got a fair bit of things to do on this car.

I really like that blue.
Thanks! Me too, it looks much better on a Supra than it does on a Matrix, IMO. :D
 

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damn fine car Grim. that exhaust is awesome. good job on what you've done so far, and good luck with your future plans.
 

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You only ran a 14.0? I know it is a JZ, but try nitrous or something.
lol, nitrous aint gonna fix a 2.3 60ft.....you're looking at the wrong end of the problem, he still trapped almost 110, which is good for the factory 13 second quarter mile a mk4 puts out. Just driver error here.
 

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lol, nitrous aint gonna fix a 2.3 60ft.....you're looking at the wrong end of the problem, he still trapped almost 110, which is good for the factory 13 second quarter mile a mk4 puts out. Just driver error here.
i agree. nitrous would only worsen his apparent launching errors. power is not the answer to that guy's problem. although i must say, it's nice to see a MkIII beat a MkIV.
 

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i agree. nitrous would only worsen his apparent launching errors. power is not the answer to that guy's problem. although i must say, it's nice to see a MkIII beat a MkIV.
I'm not going to be too hard on the guy... remember, we're talking virtually a stock car vs a car running a standalone ECU, launch control, slicks, and double the ponies.