Toyota Heritage Parts

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I just saw an article on this also.

Hopefully not just for Japan market, otherwise shipping is quite expensive to here.
Not impossible but cost prohibitive.
Will have to wait and see...

Good news nonetheless.
 
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I just saw an article on this also.

Hopefully not just for Japan market, otherwise shipping is quite expensive to here.
Not impossible but cost prohibitive.
Will have to wait and see...

Good news nonetheless.
Really? I've had the opposite experience. Ordering from Japan exporters tends to save me money, even with shipping, when compared to US online dealers. What kills me is the long wait time. They don't ship super fast and once they do, it takes a week to get out here - or more.

I think shipping costs will only kill the deal for really large parts. But then, hey, brand new large parts for the mk3? I'll consider myself lucky just to have the option of buying new.
 

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Yeah anything aftermarket there I have had to pay high shipping costs.
Maybe if it's straight from the Toyota dealership network shipping is cheaper?

Where are you buying from in Japan ?
 

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Yeah anything aftermarket there I have had to pay high shipping costs.
Maybe if it's straight from the Toyota dealership network shipping is cheaper?

Where are you buying from in Japan ?
Looking back at my orders it's probably very size dependent. Each time I ordered $150+ in parts and they all fit in a small little box.

http://jp-carparts.com/

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https://www.amayama.com/en
 

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Wow, I was this close to giving up on the Supra and getting a BRZ due to parts shortages. So glad I didn't!

Thanks for posting this wonderful news!
 

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Well...depends on which / how many parts they are going to reproduce.
Still waiting to hear on that.
 

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new heads would be nice, that way you don't have to worry about getting a used one that's been overheated and annealed, or that has heavy cam bearing wear.
 

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I wonder if it would be worth it to start compiling a list of desired part numbers to send to Toyota?

Might do nothing, might show them how much interest there really is!
 

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Could try, but will the list get any attention?
Who knows.

I would think it would require some backing from well known aftermarket / performance / tuning shops to gain traction.
Also Jalopnik appears to be able to reach OE's and a vast reader base.

There are a few people I know at Toyota HQ, though they know little about anything Supra related.
 

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Because I figure if you are going to fantasize why not go all the way, I would love to see full interior parts reproduced :D

If I could buy an entire brand new blue interior I would have my car redone in Toyota Dark Blue Pearl Mica and be ever so happy. (Plus someone could buy my great to excellent condition gray interior and be happy too!)
 

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I was just thinking about this. Personally I would love to go back to TEMS setup with Eibach lowering springs. I like that it keeps the nose from dipping while braking.
It is more expensive at about $250 a strut, but you can apparently get TEMS compatible KYB struts from Japan still. IIRC people were saying they are more robust than the Tokikos, but I could be mis-remembering.

Eibachs seem to be getting harder to get after DM bought them out. But it seems that sets are available for $300 in various places. I did find this update to the DM page kind of funny once they sold out:
https://www.driftmotion.com/8211-14-p/dm169.htm
 

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Well, the good news is you cannot get to that link searching the site itself. I think they changed it as a joke and then deactivated the page assuming no one would ever see it. But search engines still find it.
 
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Funny? I find it sort of insulting. Joke? Probably, but, still....
I've worked with a couple different e-commerce tools and I have had situations where entering an insane price was the easiest way to make something "unavailable". I don't think it was a joke so much as their attempt to ensure nobody purchased the product once they ran out. They've removed the links within their site, but the page hasn't been deleted/removed from google results. I'm guessing they just don't have complete control/know-how on their e-commerce setup/website and this was their attempt to de-activate the page and protect folks from buying an out of stock item.

With how good Shopify and similar platforms are now, they should probably switch over to a more modern interface (or pay for an updated custom one), but that's a huge undertaking for a shop like theirs.
 
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I've worked with a couple different e-commerce tools and I have had situations where entering an insane price was the easiest way to make something "unavailable". I don't think it was a joke so much as their attempt to ensure nobody purchased the product once they ran out. They've removed the links within their site, but the page hasn't been deleted/removed from google results. I'm guessing they just don't have complete control/know-how on their e-commerce setup/website and this was their attempt to de-activate the page and protect folks from buying an out of stock item.

With how good Shopify and similar platforms are now, they should probably switch over to a more modern interface (or pay for an updated custom one), but that's a huge undertaking for a shop like theirs.
perhaps "insulting" was too strong of initial reaction. I certainly use them whenever I can and I appreciate what they've built.
It makes perfect sense how it might have happened... 20 or so posts in this thread later :)
 
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