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    Best year for of production for MKIV Supras?

    What do you think was the best year in terms of overall quality for the MKIV Supras? and why?

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    Many have said that the quality of certain parts like the interior of 93-96's are better than 97-98's. The 97-98's definitely look better with the black housing headlights, clear turn signals & revised tail lights.

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    Not a year, specifically, but I prefer the pre-97 years in terms of overall quality. The 97-98's were built cheaper, with lower quality interior materials. The prior years had real leather-wrapped door handles instead of the el-cheapo rubbery plastic molded ones that peal with age. The seat leather quality is thicker and nicer in the prior years and holds up to wear much better. The 97-98 also had vinyl/plastic covered visors as opposed to the felt-like fabric covered from the prior years. The interior door skins used a thinner, lower quality material. There was some chassis stiffening done in the later years that helped a lot of chassis flex with the targa top removed, but you can get a Hardtop in '93-95 . Also the 2-channel ABS vs. the older 4-channel system.

    For the most part, they are mechanically identical throughout the years, the only tangible difference I've observed that sets them apart is the material quality differences.

    1993.5 Supra TT Wingless Hardtop 6sp -- 74mm, S1 cams -- 10.4 @ 138MPH [previously 468WHP & 11.3 @ 125MPH stock twins]
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    2003 350Z Touring 6sp -- Daily Beater -- 13.9 @ 102MPH stock
    2003 Denali XL -- Grocery Getter & Tow Rig -- 13's (mpg)

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    1997 Supra TT Auto BPU -- 12.0 @ 122MPH
    1994 Supra 6sp - old school 72mm, stock longblock -- 722WHP & 10.36 @ 139.5MPH
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    92 pre production MKIV is the way to go.
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    do you prefer obd-1 or obd-2?

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    '95's are the best
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    96-93 because I like the glowing key ring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by choua01 View Post
    96-93 because I like the glowing key ring.
    Dude, I have a glowing key ring on my door and ignition and my car is a 95.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dj6ta View Post
    Dude, I have a glowing key ring on my door and ignition and my car is a 95.
    93<95<96. You live too close to aggies.
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    1995
    OBD1 goodness

    Really doesn't matter at all.

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    Has anyone changed the light on the key ring to make it brighter? I only noticed mines when I didn't turn on my garage light, when it was pitch black..

    Oh BTW 93. Cause she'll 20 years old in June..

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    97 15th Anniversary for sure but I am a little biased.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KNGKONG View Post
    Has anyone changed the light on the key ring to make it brighter? I only noticed mines when I didn't turn on my garage light, when it was pitch black..

    Oh BTW 93. Cause she'll 20 years old in June..
    I have. I went LED. Maybe a 15-20 min job.

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    There is not best year... just get what you want and be happy with it.
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    what year did they spend the most production-wise?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HellBringer View Post
    Not a year, specifically, but I prefer the pre-97 years in terms of overall quality. The 97-98's were built cheaper, with lower quality interior materials. The prior years had real leather-wrapped door handles instead of the el-cheapo rubbery plastic molded ones that peal with age. The seat leather quality is thicker and nicer in the prior years and holds up to wear much better. The 97-98 also had vinyl/plastic covered visors as opposed to the felt-like fabric covered from the prior years. The interior door skins used a thinner, lower quality material. There was some chassis stiffening done in the later years that helped a lot of chassis flex with the targa top removed, but you can get a Hardtop in '93-95 . Also the 2-channel ABS vs. the older 4-channel system.

    For the most part, they are mechanically identical throughout the years, the only tangible difference I've observed that sets them apart is the material quality differences.

    I hae a 97 Hardtop NA though...

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    TT 6pd, doesn't matter to me. Would probably prefer a 93-95 due to the quality interior and OBD1
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    97-98 cars had the best colors and better looking exterior. Also have the newer case design on the Getrag V160, dunno if that matters.

    93-96 were built a little bit better and are OBD I. We don't have to swap out a standalone to pass emissions. Very nice feature.
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    98, the newer the better..
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    95 TT 6 spd hardtop. Production Numbers say it all
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