I often get asked why the swap is taking so long to complete. Well, other than the fact I've been slacking... (and poor ) I've come to the conclusion that I'm not really "upgrading" my car as much as I am trying to build a custom MKIII Supra from the ground up the way I want it. I could have had a basic engine swap done a lot quicker, but I decided to complete all my mods at once and shoot for a finished product. (probably not the smartest idea )

Anyhow... for fun I created this little list (from nose to tail) of everything that is being replaced during this project. The car was essentially a bone stock 1988 Turbo Supra when I bought it. What it is becoming however... changes almost daily.

(George suggests it would have been quicker to just make a list of what I kept )

PartReplaced with...
Front bumper fasciaCustom modified '88
Front bumper supportCustom modified '88
Front corner lightsEuro half clears
Front upper grillCustom
Front upper nose piece89+
Intercooler and pipingBig front mount IC / AL pipes
Front marker lightsJDM "bump" style units
Coolant reservoirCustom
RadiatorKoyo
Cooling fanFAL Twins
Headlights and headlight cansCustom twin projectors
BatteryDrycell conversion/relocate
Engine (was 7M-GTE)1.5JZ-GTE
TurbosBlitz Twin KKK-K26 kit
Engine mountsSemi-solid Poly mounts
Front subframe89+ style (req for 1J)
Front upper and lower control armsStock '92
Front control arm bushings6/6 Nylon w/ Grease fittings
Power steering rackRemanufactured '88 style
Power steering rack dampenerNew stock
Front sway barAdjustable Whiteline
Engine under panStock
Front TEMS actuatorsEliminated
Front SuspensionJIC FLT-A2 Coilovers
Front calipersWilwood Forged Superlite (4 x 1.75")
Front RotorsColeman 13.25" (slotted, chryo, zinc)
Front Brake linesEarl's DOT SS lines
Front wheelsKonig Villains - 17x9"
Throttle cableMKIV cable
Speedo cablesStock
Front windshieldStock
Side MirrorsJDM Power Fold stock
ClutchOS Giken Twin Plate
TransmissionR154 from 1J clip
Speedo300kph Blitz Speedo
TachTach from the 1JZ
Boost gaugeSwitched to voltmeter
Climate control89+
StereoPioneer AVIC-N4
Radio/shifter surroundStock
A-pillar mouldingLotek Dual Pod
ECU1JZ-GTE Stock (eManage Ultimate)
Shifter and bootJK short throw v2, TRD knob
Steering wheelMomo Race
Steering column wiringStock
Cruise button wiringCustom
Front seatsJZA-70-R Factory Recaro
Front door panelsJZA-70-R Factory Recaro
Front Speakers???
TEMS controllerHKS TEMS Controller
ArmrestBlack Leather Covered
Emerg brake cablesStock
Drive shaftStock 1992
Exhaust piping3" SS custom
CatalyticHigh Flow 3" SS (200 cells / inch)
Rear seatsJZA-70-R Factory Recaro
Entire rear subframe and arms'92 Stock
Rear trailing armsCFX trailing arms
Rear sway barWhiteline adjustable
Sway bar endlinks (all 4)Metal adjustable units
Differential and shafts4.10 Torsen
Rear TEMS actuators'91 units (smaller) Eliminated
Rear SuspensionJIC FLT-A2 Coilovers
Rear CalipersWilwood Forged Dynalite (4 x 1" piston)
Rear RotorsColeman 12.81" (Slotted, Cryo, Zinc)
Rear Brake linesEarl's DOT SS Lines
Rear wheelsKonig Villains 17x9"
Rear trunk carpetJDM style
Rear Speakers???
Spare TireKonig Villain 17x9"
Fuel pumpBosche
MufflerCustom Magnaflow dual tip
Rear badging2.5 Twin Turbo R


... anything not mentioned there is what remains of the original 1988 Supra.

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