That is why when I first joined here and got my Supra in high school I only put a 3" exhaust, shimmed wastegate and a intake filter but before I did all that I did the proper maintenance with all new hoses, belts, fluids, full tune up as well and check the overall health of the 7mGTE motor. It lasted great for me with no problems and I pulled the motor last year with it still running great.I couldnt agree with Jeff more. 15 years ago when I bought my 1st car I had 5k to spend and I wanted to buy the fastest foriegn car that could be easily modified and looked halfway decent. I settled on the supra. My supra has still never seen more than stock boost. Most young kids that bought these cars wanted to turn up the boost but didnt have the money to do it properly and ruined them. All of those cars were totaled or ended up with blown head gaskets and are now in a junk yard somewhere. As time goes on the only supras still left are ones people have actually taken care of and are out of young kids price range. The MK3 has never brought big money but over the past year i have seen this start to change.
I have been enjoying my 7m since I joined here but I decided it was time to build it up by taking advantage of newer technology, new parts, old information and combining it with old 7m technology to make a mini monster lol.The new generation has benefitted from the research of the older generation, more abundant supply of aftermarket parts, and new technology.
I am refining my car with the old school flavor and updated new school.
What are you all doing to your cars?
Anytime I see the word "Adirondack" I think of your blue pre 89 parked outside of that warehouse or whatever that building was. One of the most inspirational mk3 photo sets I can recall.FB definitely has been killing off forums a bunch at a time and I hate it. It is no place to have searchable answers, or build topics.
I know I have been MIA on and off for years, but I do miss being around. I just lack the time to be on every forum for every car I own.