MKIII (1986.5-1992)

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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Your 1JZ-GTE And 2JZ-GTE Swap Guide For Dummies

    I have noticed a lot of the 1JZ information is not as accurate as it used to be. The common parts that are interchangeable with the 2JZ are the easy ones to find and we know they fit. In this thread I will list everything there is to know for us MKIII owners about doing a 1JZ-GTE and 2JZ-GTE Swap....

    Started by IBoughtASupra, 06-25-2013 11:09 PM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: New To MKIII Section??? Rules, Info and Search Help Here.......

    I have edited and relocated some useful information to help alleviate some questions from new users. Please read below for basic information on how this forum operates and how to better access it. - Trey SEARCH HINTS/HELP- The Supraforums search feature can be very helpful in keeping the...

    Started by SupraTrey, 12-19-2012 04:43 PM
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  1. 1jz help !!!!

    Can you use a 1jz vvti head gasket on a 1jz non vvti ?

    Started by Cassez1jz, Today 10:17 AM
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  2. Low Mile, Clean MK3 Spotted

    I probably don't need this story but for the easily entertained... but do you guys think it's worth the price? ($9,000) So, I just recently got my MK3, no biggie. I work as Detail/ Paintless Dent Repair in a large Ring automall, with a used car center in the middle. Ironically, today I...

    Started by MK3TargaJames, 01-20-2017 08:30 PM
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  3. Is the MK3 alarm system programmable to a remote?

    So, yesterday, it was decent out and I pulled my targa off. Locked my doors with the windows up and when I went back outside, I unlocked my door with the switch from the inside and opened my door. To my astonishment, my car has an alarm. Curious is it is able to be programmed with a Remote FOB...

    Started by MK3TargaJames, Today 11:30 AM
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  4. 1987 Mk3 supra 2jzge

    Hey guys! I'm new to the forum hear and figured I'd join because of my recent purchase, recently I bought a 1987 Toyota Supra non-turbo so the 7mge. Only has 95k miles. But just like every other 7m it has a bhg. But due to that I got it for only $600. Body is in super great shape along with the...

    Started by Arsenal_mk3, 11-27-2016 01:29 PM
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  5. last personal mk3 build... I think

    Back with another build, haven't posted much about any of my recent builds as I've been too busy at the shop building other peoples cars. Building this MK3 for Tx2K and starting out with a shell only. Not much time left with a ton of work to do but I'm sure I can pull it off. Goal is to...

    Started by MADSUPRA88, 01-01-2017 03:52 PM
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  6. Shopping for built motor parts

    Hi guys, after previously finding a used motor, the guy I was going to get it from opened her up and saw that the block and head were both cracked on the 7mgte. Laying around he had a 7mge so I bought a 7mge head in fantastic condition for 100bucks. last week my buddy found a 92 7mgte block near...

    Started by Joe1234, 01-16-2017 12:10 PM
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  7. 1jz vvti vs non vvti??

    Whats is the difference and which would be better for power?

    Started by [MA70]Supra, 01-21-2017 09:34 AM
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  8. New 7M addition

    Well, searching craigslist at 2am has finally paid off. Found someone parting out all their MK3 stuff and grabbed a 7M-GTE for 300$ The reason the guy sold it: With this, I have three options: 1) Use this as a spare, incase my current daily has any big issues later

    Started by MK3TargaJames, 01-21-2017 03:53 PM
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  9. Aftermarket Cams For 7MGE?

    So i'm new to using aftermarket cams, and wanted to do a little research before I made any purchases. What kind of things are needed if i wanted to put aftermarket cams in? Any threads that are about this topic? Some Info about the car: Bought the OEM Style HKS Exhaust, Pacesetter Headers, a...

    Started by branray, 01-16-2017 07:42 PM
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  10. My introduction to my car and its problems

    Okay, I've made a couple of electrical related posts before I've made this one BUT, an official introduction for my car will be now. I wanted an MK4 for the longest time but my wallet doesnt. I was afraid of the MK3 due to the Headgasket scare but after some simple research I realized it was a...

    Started by MK3TargaJames, 01-13-2017 02:17 PM
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  11. 1jz twin or single turbo?????????

    Which is better a twin turbo or single turbo 1jz?

    Started by [MA70]Supra, 01-21-2017 09:32 AM
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  12. Long forgotten but not dead

    Just passing through to say what's up to all you hard core MKIII owners. Brewt4ce OG being replaced with new OG 80k unmolested MKIII

    Started by QWIKSTRIKE, 12-03-2016 06:52 PM
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  13. Remove the oilfilter bracket 7mgte

    Anyone know the answer. I have wondered if I could throw away the oil filter holder completely now that I should have the sandwich plate with external oil cooler. I should be able to screw the sandwich plate directly on the block. As soon as the temperature reaches 80, then the external oil cooler...

    Started by dantiberg, 01-17-2017 11:20 AM
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  14. Would you like to help restoring the one & only MK3 from Morocco?

    Hi Guys! My first post here :) Well, I am the happy owner of the only MK3 in my country. It's a running 89 7mge, running and I am looking for a kind of mentor to give me advices when it comes to the best decisions to take when I'll start to restore it. Actually, I still didn't decide yet...

    Started by skalium, 01-18-2017 03:52 PM
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  15. 1987 Supra- Alarm & Starter Help

    I have a 1987 Supra Turbo Automatic. Before I bought it someone broke into it by breaking the driver side lock & the trunk lock. So I am unable to reset my alarm to start the car because my keys won't go in the locks & the driver side locking mechanism is stuck in place. So I took out the radio...

    Started by Night_Blade, 01-14-2017 03:23 PM
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  16. Complete 87 Supra interior in a 91 Supra? or vice versa?

    Hey everyone. I have came across a 91 manual turbo Supra in my local area and it has a rod knock and the body in the front corner is slightly damaged but somewhat fixed. My question is I have a 87 Turbo Supra with a mint gray interior with pieces I have been collecting over the past 15 years and I...

    Started by plaaya69, 01-19-2017 01:17 AM
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  17. Cams and journals

    Finally pulled the cams out and this is what I saw. Any way to fix or am I needing new head and cam?

    Started by RAB3, 01-15-2017 12:05 PM
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  18. 2JZ-GE to Na-T swap

    Hey everyone, I have done lots of research and I just have a few small questions. I have a 91 supra and I took out the 7M-GTE. In my garage I have a 2JZ-GE that I would like to turbo charge before I drop it into the Supra. Here is my main question: Instead of buying an entire turbo kit for...

    Started by Supra_Spooler, 01-13-2017 03:51 AM
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  19. Properly swap a V160 6 speed transmission into A70 Supra.

    Hello everybody! It's been a while since I have posted some of my upgrades. Anyway, I was reading threads about swapping the V160 6 speed in the mk3 MA70 Supra running a JZ engine of course, and the information about it is quite poor , and no one HAS DONE IT PROPERLY unfortunately. I am not...

    Started by 2JZA70Claou, 12-31-2016 02:21 PM
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  20. WOT Stick???

    On the way home from snagging some 1157's for my brake lights, it was raining so I pegged it, at 5mph rolling speed to break the tires(fun n stuff). When I pegged it, it tires broke loose but when I let off, the car did not. I wasn't paying attention to the Tach, more so on not hitting shit but it...

    Started by MK3TargaJames, 01-16-2017 09:11 PM
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  21. First time builder tips please!

    So I just recently picked up an 87 supra turbo With no engine or tranny looking for some tips on the build as this is my 1st What should I be doing now with the engine bay/tunnel etc while I'm waiting for the engine and tranny I plan on going with a 1jz/r154 Any and all comments much...

    Started by Twadecook, 01-17-2017 10:31 AM
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  22. New owner, question about the head gasket

    Hi everyone. I just landed myself a nice 87' non-turbo Supra with only 108k miles. I have read a lot of info on how the head gaskets fail on these cars. I would like some input if you can help. My question is, do I need to change the head gasket now? I'm not going to boost the car, but will be...

    Started by gt3ss, 01-14-2017 10:05 PM
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  23. TPS Question

    I'm checking my sensor per TSRM and everything is within range until I get to Throttle wide open and test VTA-E2 and Vc-E2. I get a zero reading. Is the sensor bad or just needs to adjusted?

    Started by woooooshi, 02-21-2010 04:55 PM
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  24. Kaminari 3 piece spoiler-available again soon!

    I thought I'd let everyone know that I've been in contact with the owner of Kaminari about the rare, discontinued 3 piece spoiler they used to make. The story is that there was a fire years ago and the mold was destroyed. Just a few weeks ago he was asked if it was still available, since he...

    Started by telefender71, 10-07-2016 11:42 AM
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  25. Clear Tail Light lens?

    I was curious if anyone on here knows of someone who produces clear lens' for tail lights that are for sale. I did look up and research but can only seem to find factory replacements in oem colors or Tinted lens Of course, I would run Red, amber and white LED bulbs with resistors so it's legal. ...

    Started by MK3TargaJames, 01-15-2017 02:13 PM
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  26. another 30k supra thread...

    came across this car on ebay with 22k miles, "museum quality". 1987 Turbo. Blue god I wonder how many are out there like this one... that is LOW miles. this could be a 30k supra imo ok no ebay links....here are pics i grabbed off the screen. hope this is ok to post and discuss.

    Started by madisonMK3, 12-22-2016 10:38 PM
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  27. 1jz mk3 supra mph

    So I want to know how much miles per gallon a 1jz (vvti and not vvti) Making 440horsepower with 550cc injectors Also what do you run and how much mpg do you get ? Please help !

    Started by Cassez1jz, 12-30-2016 05:10 AM
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  28. Passenger side door panel Interior light stuck on

    As the title says, my passenger door panel red block light is on even when the door is completely closed with all lights switched off and the other door + hatch shut. Recently pulled my stock speakers and put in RF's and all went back together flush and well, in which the light didn't have...

    Started by MK3TargaJames, 01-07-2017 09:00 PM
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  29. Rotary Supra build

    I have a 89 7M GE auto. I originally just wanted to do a manual trans swap but it's pretty hard to find a W58 ot R154 around where I live. So I've decided to go with a rotary swap instead of the usual uz jz ls swaps. I'm just not sure if I should go with a renesis REW or 20b

    Started by Lxne, 12-26-2016 09:22 AM
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  30. Stock 7mgte power?

    How much psi can a stock 7mgte push up to?

    Started by [MA70]Supra, 01-11-2017 06:04 PM
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  31. Bolt on 4-Piston front MB brakes & 2-Piston rear Evo brakes

    I wanted to share my brake upgrade. None of this information is brand new and can be found on another forum if you want to go threw over 70 pages of info. I wanted to make a one post with all the information needed. I recommend upgrading the front and rears together to keep a balance in the braking...

    Started by survyor2, 11-23-2015 09:00 AM
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  32. Help! Rear TEMS Removal

    So I'm at the point with my 89 na where I took my first step in the building process and bought myself some coilovers. I knew I had to do some minor gutting to the rear to get to the strut tower, but I got to the point of giving up when I realized I couldn't get to the strut tower without...

    Started by supra89na, 01-10-2017 10:03 PM
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  33. Main Bearing has scorch marks

    Hey everyone, I apologize if this is a dumb question... My Supra was running GREAT for two weeks (After I put the engine in). Well one day, the engine seized. I took it out again and opened up my oil pan. No shavings in the oil. I took out my main bearing and found scorch marks in it, deep...

    Started by vikingshotgun, 01-08-2017 06:42 PM
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  34. Old gas question? Seafoam in an 88 MKIII?

    My friend has an 88 MKIII non-turbo that is his second car, hasn't really drove it much this past year (maybe 3x?), we are trying to get it going to do a couple interior mods for spring. What should he do about the old gas in there? Just start it up? Add in some fresh gas? His older mechanic...

    Started by jinsupra, 01-11-2017 02:18 PM
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  35. One Less Bondo Shell On The Road - Resurrection + 1JZ

    here are some pics i took today. but i would like to share some before to most recent photos first. enjoy. front end in one peice, how convenient.

    Started by 87supramario, 08-08-2010 03:04 PM
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