Hi guys, I've been looking to buy a MKIV Supra for a while now but they're hard to come by in my area but I do see some posted here and there. I'm from Ontario, Canada if anyone's wondering.
So anyways, I found one that's close by for a reasonable price and I wanted to make sure that what the person has posted regarding the car is true.
The thing is I like cars but I know almost nothing about them at all. I can do minor work like changing the brakes, calipers, rotors, oil change, headlight/taillight, tires, engine belt, spark plugs. I've done all of these things but I don't know anything else. I've looked at posts in the forums here about people's builds and things but I haven't got a clue about anything people talk about in their build posts or anything. I don't know anything about turbos, ecu or like any of that stuff I just don't have that sort of knowledge.
The person posted a list of modifications done to the car and I'm not sure what most of them are. Or whether they're good or bad or what use they may have. I was hoping you guys could help me understand them. Here's the list:
As aftermarket parts this is a list with the most important improvements:
- Keyless entry with alarm
- CST 18" Rims (Circuit Spec Tune)
- European style E13 Headlights glass covered
- 2 Brand new Bride seats
- Custom coilover suspension
- FET SPORTS strut tower bar
- MFR radiator cap
- Brand new Personal Nardi Grinta steering wheel with JDM quick release adaptor
- Brand new GT Radial - Champiro 328 tires 235/40/18-front 265/35/18-rear
- Air filter and the intake line
- Kakimoto racing muffler - the whole exhaust line
- TRD 320km/h 5 gauge-set
- ground kit
The overall amount of the aftermarket parts easily exceeds $5000, so whatever you'll pay for the car will me more than reasonable.
Also, the person that posted the ad has listed lots of things about the car which I'm having trouble verifying. They're claiming things like:
Original color is 8L5 known as Royal Sapphire Pearl. Toyota used this color between 1997-1998 on a number of only 7 NA, which means that beside this car only 6 other NA Supras have the same color in the whole world.
It has the V161 Getrag 6 speed transmission which makes this car a special one. 1997 Toyota Supra NA with 6 speed transmission is a very rare car and hard to find. Being an 1997 Anniversary Edition it has the black tinted stop lights.
If anyone could help me out with understanding the things done to the car and help verify if things above seem proper I'd really appreciate the help.
Thanks for reading and hopefully I can join the Supra Club soon!