Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 16

Thread: Suspiciously Slow JZA70

  1. #1
    Supramania Regular
    yhatzee89's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Montgomery, AL
    Posts
    950

    Default Suspiciously Slow JZA70

    well I did it again. bought my 4th Supra the other day, this one a '91 JZA70 Limited, black targa auto with shadow grey interior.
    I picked it up from Japan Direct Motors in Columbia, SC and could not be happier with my experience with them.

    Follow on IG: @yhatzee89

    I supplied my own wheels/tires, steering wheel, exhaust, and intake as part of the sale. all of which I had sitting in my garage waiting on a car.



    CURRENT MODIFICATIONS:

    HKS intake
    Polished cam covers
    Blitz ECU
    440cc injectors
    ShaftMasters one piece aluminum drive shaft
    LIPP Trac bars
    HKS TEMS controller
    TRD Momo steering wheel
    Whiteline front sway bar
    Recaro speed seats
    Tenabe cat-back exhaust
    Kenwood GPS head unit
    Polished SVT Cobra wheels
    TTR lip
    LED dash conversion
    TTR Recaro floor mats
    AutoExtrude cup holder
    LED dome lights

    so I found the ad at about 02:00 am on Monday night, told my wife I was gonna go get it at 06:00, and finally got on the road to go get it at about 1:30.


    (I got rid of the floor mats before I even left the lot)


    got it home safe and sound and the work began:



    Put my exhaust on


    Update: 6/19/17
    I've done some little things on the car since I got it

    Like putting on my wheels



    Only to realize they won't fit over the BenzBBK


    (Wheels FS!!! Lol)

    Also got a proper intake pipe/filter



    And promptly polished it



    Ripped out my beautiful seats



    And replaced them with my Recaros



    And my Recaro floor mats



    Installed my HKS TEMS controller, GPS head unit, and cup holder from AutoExtrude



    Installed my Whiteline sway bar, Lipp trac-bars, and aluminum 1pc DS





    Repainted my front shroud



    And added a front plate



    That's it so far...

    Update 7/19/17
    Well I've narrowed down the no start issue to either the ECU or ignitor. I had the caps replaced in the ECU but it's still giving me code 14.



    Also got myself some new wheels for $300 with decent tires, SVT Cobra. Polished the faces and painted the insets







    Polished my cam covers





    Even got a new decals

    Converted the digital dash from KPH to MPH as well as upgrading to LEDs




    I had to create a new speedo sensor wheel in order to get the cluster to read in miles instead of kilometers



    All together. I think it came out really well


    Upgraded a few other things to LEDs while I was at it





    Rplaced the old lip with a TTR one that had to be repaired first



    And even put on some new hood struts




    I got one of those rediculous dash mats just to prevent cracking the dash


    And sprayed all my column plastics with rubberized undercoating to deaden any hollow rattling sounds


    UPDATE 7/6/17

    Car is back up and running. Had to get a completely new ECU, ended up getting a Blitz ECU but it was tuned for 440s so I also had to swap injectors.





    Took it for a drive today



    ...Until it rained



    Just need to figure out how to get rid of these warning lights

    Last edited by yhatzee89; August 6th, 2017 at 04:27 PM. Reason: Updates
    "I got 99 problems but a 7M ain't one!"

    "MKIII Supras, turning men into mechanics since 86.5"

  2. #2
    Lurker

    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Location
    West Jefferson
    Posts
    10

    Default Re: Suspiciously Slow JZA70

    Extremely clean. If I may ask, what did you pay for this? I want a 91-92 which seem to be much steeper than 86-88's and 89's


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  3. #3
    Supramania Regular
    yhatzee89's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Montgomery, AL
    Posts
    950

    Default Re: Suspiciously Slow JZA70

    I paid $11k, but the reason the 89+ are more expensive than the -89 is because they come with the 1JZ (unless you buy a GA70)
    "I got 99 problems but a 7M ain't one!"

    "MKIII Supras, turning men into mechanics since 86.5"

  4. #4
    Lurker

    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Location
    West Jefferson
    Posts
    10

    Default Re: Suspiciously Slow JZA70

    Quote Originally Posted by yhatzee89 View Post
    I paid $11k, but the reason the 89+ are more expensive than the -89 is because they come with the 1JZ (unless you buy a GA70)
    I'm seeing 89+ MA70's going from anyway between 7-10k for stock ones, some being looked like they've been Ridden hard and put away wet. !baffling


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  5. #5
    Supramania Regular
    yhatzee89's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Montgomery, AL
    Posts
    950

    Default Re: Suspiciously Slow JZA70

    Just in the last couple months the prices of MKIIIs at auction in JP has gone WAY up, I'm not really sure why though.

    Don't get an MA70, you might as well save your money and buy a USDM one if you're just gonna get the same engine that was already available here. JDM 7Ms aren't any better than U.S. 7Ms...
    "I got 99 problems but a 7M ain't one!"

    "MKIII Supras, turning men into mechanics since 86.5"

  6. #6
    Far From Maddening Crowds
    Piratetip's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    MKE, WI
    Posts
    774

    Default Re: Suspiciously Slow JZA70

    Enjoying driving a RHD vehicle in the US?

    How do you handle:
    -Tolls
    -Drive-throughs
    -Parking Garage Tickets/ Gates
    -Turn signals and wipers are reversed on the column right?
    -Anything else fun I am missing
    -All the mechanics of diving a RHD in the US.

    I imagine you probably get used to it in time.
    Is there anything that is always annoying / irritating about it?

    How about switching between RHD and LHD vehicles?
    Easy to remember the differences and adapt quickly?
    Last edited by Piratetip; March 28th, 2017 at 09:04 AM.
    I rebuild / upgrade Supra Differentials - PM me for more information.

    1 Piece Driveshaft Information
    Critical Speed Calculator

  7. #7
    Lurker

    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Location
    West Jefferson
    Posts
    10

    Default Re: Suspiciously Slow JZA70

    Quote Originally Posted by Piratetip View Post
    Enjoying driving a RHD vehicle in the US?

    How do you handle:
    -Tolls
    -Drive-throughs
    -Parking Garage Tickets/ Gates
    -Turn signals and wipers are reversed on the column right?
    -Anything else fun I am missing
    -All the mechanics of diving a RHD in the US.

    I imagine you probably get used to it in time.
    Is there anything that is always annoying / irritating about it?

    How about switching between RHD and LHD vehicles?
    Easy to remember the differences and adapt quickly?
    Trying to overtake and avoid Head on collisions is the #1 reason I won't own a RHD in the US.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  8. #8
    Supramania Regular
    yhatzee89's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Montgomery, AL
    Posts
    950

    Default Re: Suspiciously Slow JZA70

    Quote Originally Posted by Piratetip View Post
    Enjoying driving a RHD vehicle in the US?

    How do you handle:
    -Tolls
    -Drive-throughs
    -Parking Garage Tickets/ Gates
    -Turn signals and wipers are reversed on the column right?
    -Anything else fun I am missing
    -All the mechanics of diving a RHD in the US.

    I imagine you probably get used to it in time.
    Is there anything that is always annoying / irritating about it?

    How about switching between RHD and LHD vehicles?
    Easy to remember the differences and adapt quickly?
    -no tolls around here, so that isn't really an issue
    -drive thru I just lean over (car isn't really that wide) or go through backwards
    -get out and walk around or back through
    -the turn signal is probably the most annoying part, I keep hitting my wipers on when I change lanes
    -switching between LHD/RHD is kind of difficult for me because my DD is an F350 so I go from a really short RHD to a really tall LHD. biggest thing is the perspective of the road at speed. truck will feel like its crawling when I'm doing over the speed limit, the car will feel like I'm flying when I'm actually 5 under.
    -people like to slow down and try to talk to you at every stoplight, lots of odd stares.
    -overall, you get used to being on the right hand and its not that hard to drive at all. the car is fun to drive no matter what side the steering wheel is on.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mk3TargaJames View Post
    Trying to overtake and avoid Head on collisions is the #1 reason I won't own a RHD in the US.
    haven't really had an issue with that, its like learning any new vehicle, you get used to the blind spots and drive accordingly.
    "I got 99 problems but a 7M ain't one!"

    "MKIII Supras, turning men into mechanics since 86.5"

  9. #9
    Far From Maddening Crowds
    Piratetip's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    MKE, WI
    Posts
    774

    Default Re: Suspiciously Slow JZA70

    You mean passing someone on a 2 lane road?

    Yeah I could see that being very dangerous.

    I can't see around more than 3/4 of all the cars on the road now, everything is a crossover/cuv/suv/truck.
    You used to be able to see through the windows of another vehicle to see whats ahead, not anymore.

    Even the midsize / fullsize cars now have bloated into huge vehicles.
    Park an Accord or Taurus or Impala next to its 1990 or 2000 era counterpart and is staggering.
    That and the A/B/C pillars on new cars are a joke, not to mention the postage stamp rear windows.
    I rebuild / upgrade Supra Differentials - PM me for more information.

    1 Piece Driveshaft Information
    Critical Speed Calculator

  10. #10
    Supramania Regular
    yhatzee89's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Montgomery, AL
    Posts
    950

    Default Re: Suspiciously Slow JZA70

    just slow down and give yourself some room to see around the car in front, it isn't hard. like you said, you cant see around most vehicles already no matter what side youre on
    "I got 99 problems but a 7M ain't one!"

    "MKIII Supras, turning men into mechanics since 86.5"

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •