What did you do to your supra today? Pics

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Are you sure that no leaks were coming from the center galley plug seals, engine top end not the coolants ones? This is a known issue and can look like the oil it is coming from the valve covers. Just a heads up is all, good work by the way. I am attacking mine next week along with the center seals for good measure. Along with the TSRM recommended $10.23 a piece x's 6 NGK Laser Platinum premium R series spark plugs. OUCH! I love my car though...drain my wallet bitch! ;)
Thanks for the tip! I'll have to check that out.

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Getting my suspension swapped over finally.

-New spring isolators 2x per shock
-New bump stops and dust sleeves
-Swapping to the newer TEMS actuators all around
-Swapping to the newer TEMS computer
-Re-using the Eibachs for now...may or may not swap to another spring that is Linear.
-Installing 1 of the 3 HKS TEMS controllers. :D

The last new un-used set of Illumina's I know of.
 

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I got some time to dive further into my restoration this weekend. Got the bumper off, nose cone off, fender mostly off and power washed everything I could get to.

I'm stoked to get it ready for paint. That first pass of basecoat with full coverage over the car is going to be sooooo satisfying.
 

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I got some time to dive further into my restoration this weekend. Got the bumper off, nose cone off, fender mostly off and power washed everything I could get to.

I'm stoked to get it ready for paint. That first pass of basecoat with full coverage over the car is going to be sooooo satisfying.
YES! Congrats my friend!
 
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Getting my suspension swapped over finally.

-New spring isolators 2x per shock
-New bump stops and dust sleeves
-Swapping to the newer TEMS actuators all around
-Swapping to the newer TEMS computer
-Re-using the Eibachs for now...may or may not swap to another spring that is Linear.
-Installing 1 of the 3 HKS TEMS controllers. :D

Where did you find your "newer TEMS actuators"? My new Illumina's only have around 7000 miles on them. I dread the day when they need replacing. As my car is TEMS and has the new bits and I love how it handles.

The last new un-used set of Illumina's I know of.
I got some time to dive further into my restoration this weekend. Got the bumper off, nose cone off, fender mostly off and power washed everything I could get to.

I'm stoked to get it ready for paint. That first pass of basecoat with full coverage over the car is going to be sooooo satisfying.
Nice work, and what dreams are made of, having a full car lift in my garage. Jealous over here!
 

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Nice work, and what dreams are made of, having a full car lift in my garage. Jealous over here!
I am very jealous of the lift.
Haha, thanks guys. It was a big investment, but it's by far the best money I've spent on anything car-related, including the cars themselves. Doing work under the car is now bliss. It's a good conversation starter with the neighbors as they walk by to get their mail, haha.

With an hour or two of setup and a rollaway plastic sheeting skin I made, it becomes my paint booth as well. Cross draft, fully filtered in and out. If you believe the CFM ratings of the box fans (and if I manage to keep the exhaust filters clean) the air turnover is roughly that of OSHA standards for professional booths. It's lined with LEDs already, but I probably need another lap or two of LED strips to get it completely up to snuff. Need to perfect the sealing before I do the Supra. Dust is killer.

Too cramped to be my dream garage, but I'll take it for now. Off camera to the right is another bay that's the "shop" with workbenches, air, electrical, etc... I don't have a good shot on hand of just the lights underneath, but it lights up the undercarriage like the auctions at Barrett-Jackson.
 

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Do you have a step-by-step write-up anywhere on pulling the bumper and nose cone off?
I recorded video and plan on posting it. Just need a few minutes to edit it together. I think I caught each step. I will say right now that crash bar is REALLY HEAVY. I had the car about 4 feet in the air on the lift and it crashed down hard. I was not prepared for how heavy that thing was.
 

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So I drove to work yet again in the Supra and had the pleasure to follow a 1993 MR2 that appeared to be completely stock. Had the correct wheels, wing, exhaust, and paint.

Sadly not a turbo, but it was obviously a well cared for car!

1993 MR2 Stock.jpg
 
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Driving it to work again.
Trying to put some miles on it, attempting to daily drive it.

Hey Ryon, what are your thoughts on those battle arms?
Are they made well enough to last long term?
 

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Driving it to work again.
Trying to put some miles on it, attempting to daily drive it.

Hey Ryon, what are your thoughts on those battle arms?
Are they made well enough to last long term?
Those Battle Version arms are very well built. The bearings that are used are "Made in USA" and those also seem like they would last a very long time. I would recommend these Battle Version arms but I am still curious on how those Mookeeh MK1 arms compare.

I been looking into replacing the two other lower bushings on the rear hub and I know you said that they were very hard to remove which is what I fear on mine. I will probably take it somewhere to get those oem Toyota bushings installed but I hope that they do not have to take the rear hub's off.
 

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Interesting.
I'm not sure I could go with anything using heim joints though.
I'm in a phase where I am trying to get the car back to a more comfortable GT cruising / enjoyable ride.
So far it's Soo much better.
Really starting to enjoy it again.

Took a quick photo, picking up one of my little ones from class