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  • LHD TT 6-spd hardtop; to hell with the premium before race wars

    41 37.96%
  • LHD TT 6-spd sport roof; not a $170k one but you know, a normal one.

    33 30.56%
  • LHD TT 6-spd unicorn with zero miles and flawless everything even if you have to sell a kidney

    10 9.26%
  • LHD TT auto -> MT conversion

    7 6.48%
  • LHD NA sport roof - swap it all

    3 2.78%
  • LHD NA hardtop - swap it all

    6 5.56%
  • RHD NA (hardtop) - swap it all over

    0 0%
  • RHD TT auto w/MT conversion

    0 0%
  • RHD TT 6-spd - JDM AS FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK

    6 5.56%
  • Buy a clean MK3, JZ swap it, and spend the rest on strippers and booze

    4 3.70%
  • Put a 2JZ in some other chassis and spend the rest on liquor and whores

    5 4.63%
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    LHD HT TT 6spd. I don't care about open air driving on 4 wheels; I'd rather have the structural rigidity and simplicity of design. I've got a beat-ass loud-ass chopped up early 80's HD that scratches the itch. Hell my 97 might even be a hard top by now.. I never take the sport roof off.

    I'd keep the LHD HT TT 6spd bone stock, and casually enjoy the years-ahead/punching above it's weight class performance Toyota engineers so carefully built into the car. This would be my first choice IFF I could also have a NA-to-TT manual conversion car that I could feel OK about modding and beating the crap out of. Coming in close third would be a Tacoma S-Runner 2JZ-GTE swap. Someone has done it before. Google "Supratrucks".

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    Well, for me it would be starting as opposed to starting over. A RHD, TT, auto, hard top. Swap the auto for a Whifbitz DCT, and BPU+++++ the heck out of it, oh, and VVT-i head swap. The new ES bushings and mounts, swaybars, chassis reinforcement, coil overs, BPU++ the whole car, not just the engine! Enjoy the car and it's character! LHD if I was lucky in today's market.
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    I voted LHD 6 speed hard top.

    Mostly because Ive owned 4 different targa top supras since 2004 and I think between all 4 cars Ive probably taken the tops off a combined 20 times, give or take.
    So its a useless option to me and I would prefer the rigidity of the hard top.

    I love my current supra to death only thing I would change on it is having a hard top.
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    For me it would once again be LHD TT 6-spd sport roof. Even though I do not take the top off too much, it is still nice to do so once in a while. Having owned a TT auto, the 6 speed is a lot more fun even simply cruising around. And IMO, there's no substitute to rowing your own gears in a 1000hp+ car, it's more challenging and rewarding. The exterior and interior would have to be 100% original and immaculate. With regards to modifications, I would go the same route as my current car, but perhaps a slightly smaller mid-frame 6870 turbo for quicker spool on the street.
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    I would buy my exact car again. LHD, TT 6-speed targa. Also, depending on time frame had to be obd1 so that I could mod it in my home state. Only change after all these years is that I wouldn't have modded it as much. Being relatively young with disposable income and having extra time has resulted in countless cash being burned lol

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    I would also choose what I have if I did it all over again. It was a one owner low mileage (~14k miles) pure stock '95 TT 6sp targa top. I would also do the same mods over again since I'm still happy with how it all works. The concept of keeping it all stock makes no sense to me (my edit: except as a collector car but I want to drive the car not collect it)
    since IMO it would be a relatively boring car. The "mod-ability" is what made the MkIV TT a legend not what it did in stock form and if that's all it could ever do I don't think this forum would even be here today.
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    If I could go back in time I would have saved every penny I could earn through highschool and bought a Black on Tan 6 speed sport roof in my senior year (2000). I bet I could have picked one up in the low to mid 20's. As for modifications, I would have gone BPU + wheels & tires to get me through college. Then after graduation, bought a 4runner for DD and gone buck wild with the Supra.

    If I were starting over today, I would go the same route I did...start with an Auto TT and swap in T56.


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    If I knew how much it’d cost to make my NA work properly when I first got it I would’ve gotten the TT that I was considering, but was pushing my budget. It ended up costing about the same.

    I’m glad I got my NA though simply because I’m planning on keeping it forever so value isn’t very important. But if I got the TT 6 speed I would still feel bad about modifying, tracking, and driving it so much. Although it would be nice not having to spend a bunch on the conversion.

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    I'd go with a clean LHD, 6-speed, sport roof (love 90's gimmicks), and keep it clean, stock bodied, and at the most a BPU mod or two = perfection!

    Super white or QSFX would be my preferred color choices.
    '93 Toyota Supra TT 6-Speed (Baltic Blue)
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    Black, LHD, 6-spd turbo targa. Same car I bought new in 1994 and still have today. Only change is I would have installed clear wrap on the front bumper and hood.
    94 TT 6-speed, PHR Stage 1 single, PHR fuel rail, 720cc injectors w/ dual Walbro's. GReddy 3-row, MAPECU2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by normore View Post
    Black, LHD, 6-spd turbo targa. Same car I bought new in 1994 and still have today. Only change is I would have installed clear wrap on the front bumper and hood.
    I agree with that. Would save a lot of headaches having a clear wrap and not worrying about everything that happens to the front end of a daily driver.

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    I would have wanted a "RHD Sport roof" Manual conversion colored Yellow.
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    Anthracite Hardtop for me.

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    Me? I'd try to hunt down an IJM LHD, no real concerns about anything else as I'd just end up making it what I wanted.

    I say we need to find you a HT of some flavor and go from there. You've already got the meat and potatoes of the TT 6spd swap and I know you're not looking at it in any sense of an investment.

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    I voted for an LHD TT hardtop simply because it's what I just ended up with, an unbelievable barn find which was originally Anthracite but some ill advised person changed the colour. After so much research in the forums and all over the internet, it turns out this is what most people are looking for, so right now I have a plan for a single turbo, keeping it simple and as stock as possible for now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NaijaBerry View Post
    I voted for an LHD TT hardtop simply because it's what I just ended up with, an unbelievable barn find which was originally Anthracite but some ill advised person changed the colour. After so much research in the forums and all over the internet, it turns out this is what most people are looking for, so right now I have a plan for a single turbo, keeping it simple and as stock as possible for now.
    “Real nice Clark!“ Sounds like a cool story, we would all love to see pics if you have them I am sure.
    I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing.

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    I didn't get to vote but I am very happy with my 1994 black single turbo 6 speed sport roof salvage title. I understand the car will never command top dollar but I can at least drive it and afford to insure it for a reasonable amount. I was not a fan of the TT sequential system. I love the car more and more with each modification that eliminates vacuum based systems and simplifies the overall engine bay. Its been a joy to drive on the stock ECU/fuel and PTE 6466 at about 450 whp. I'm in the process of converting to standalone EMS and upgrading the fuel system. I'm a big believer in modernizing as many systems on the car as possible, especially as parts become scarce. For a car with so few on the road, the aftermarket support is incredible and the modern products are great for this platform. I am actually very surprised at how many wish they still had a BPU car. I'm hoping to find that sweet spot without going too far.

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    I purchased mine in 11/17. Auto targa top with 124K miles and lots of HKS goodies (HKS T51R SPL,HKS Cam gear, HKS cold air intake and 850cc injector). Car was just involved in an accident damage was between A Pillar and fender.
    I never even though about owning or purchasing a Supra. However, I have just come from the. 2017 OCTOBER Texas mile event and was looking for a car to set up for the event.
    Long story short upgraded from 9/18 to 1/19 entire fuel system for (E85)
    Built Head GSC Cam, upgraded Coils, AEM V2, PHR 4” Exhaust-
    Tuned and Blew my damn auto transmission on the Dyno.
    Installed GR700 T56 conversion, OSG Clutch.
    Made two passes and TX mile in March 2019.
    Now we will build block, upgrade turbo and shoot for another 300 whp (+1100) and 4point cage.

    I flat out purchased this car to run Mile and 1/2 mile events in Texas, Arizona, Louisiana, and Florida. I was never concerned about value because I purchased the car wrecked (ok I replaced a on the right side).
    Right now it’s set at 820 and I drive it on the street with easy on 18” or 19” wheel and the car hooks in second gear when I want it to.
    We are just getting started but it’s so fun to drive!

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    I wish 6 year old myself would have walked into a Toyota dealer and purchased a 6MT then stored it for 20 years

    Absolutely love my NA 5spd Targa and wouldn't have learned nearly as much along the way otherwise. We are permanently bonded from long hours of turning wrenches and smiles/cries.

    My first supra was at age 16 and it was a White on Black 5spd NA Targa. There are permanent images of that car in my brain and it seems like a lifetime ago. If I had to honestly only pick one to redo it with, I would go for a White on Black 6MT Targa. My wife digs the Targa
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    I’d likely do pretty much exactly what I did when I bought my current ‘97 TT 6 speed (sport roof) 12 years ago with the exception that I’d get a 98 instead and avoid red, black, and white ones (personal preference). I’d keep the hp and performance goals moderate (<800 hp w/ modest suspension upgrades) and never try my luck with a ProEFI.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NaijaBerry View Post
    I voted for an LHD TT hardtop simply because it's what I just ended up with, an unbelievable barn find which was originally Anthracite but some ill advised person changed the colour. After so much research in the forums and all over the internet, it turns out this is what most people are looking for, so right now I have a plan for a single turbo, keeping it simple and as stock as possible for now.
    IMG_20181006_1521122.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casey James View Post
    “Real nice Clark!“ Sounds like a cool story, we would all love to see pics if you have them I am sure.
    I've just uploaded one picture with my quota, trying to see if there's premium membership and I will upload all pictures including the firewall so you can verify yourself. This car was bought brand new in 1993 and shipped out of the USA into Nigeria and I am the proud owner of this baby now, an my name isn't clark.

    I just spend the whole day carefully peeling off the paint to reveal the original colour and the vin badge, this is as real as it gets, coming back atcha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casey James View Post
    “Real nice Clark!“ Sounds like a cool story, we would all love to see pics if you have them I am sure.
    IMG_20180927_1252555.jpg
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    Here you go buddy, loads more pictures available 2Cor13:8

    I want to focus on the build, need to decide, single turbo or stock? The current turbo is in a mess and not sure I want to get into this sequential restore thing......

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    Jeff, you know my story, Mk3 guy in WAY too deep. If I could go back and start over with all that I've spent on this car, I'd probably buy a used F430, or do my very best to stretch for a 458. Would probably have to wear a skirt and hang out at the truck stop to afford the upkeep, but it'd be worth it.

    Another revelation was the GT350R. Modern Mustangs are such good performers, and for the autocross that I've gotten into these last couple years, it'd be perfect, without all the "quirks" that a thirty year old, highly modified Toyota might have. However, no way could any of us have known that such a car would become a thing when I started my build 10 years ago. So, can't get stuck on "what could have been," you know?

    Driving Megan's car (93 targa, Aristo TT / R154 swap, for those unfamiliar) has been eye opening for me. Hardly modified at all in comparison to mine, and just SUCH a good car to drive. I had tried to get into a Mk4 on a couple occasions, but it didn't work out at the time, and I doubled down on building a badass Mk3. I don't regret sticking with the Mk3, I love the way they feel. Plus, my car is literally invisible to all but a handful of enthusiasts, so I can enjoy the car without attracting everything with a dick between its legs from miles around. When I brought her car home, the very first night, we didn't even make it halfway around town (not a big town by any means), late on a Sunday night, before getting the "is that a SUPRA???" reaction haha. Not an issue for you, obviously, but I doubt she will be driving the car without me nearby.

    The one thing I do regret in my Mk3 build, is ever opening the engine beyond the porting / cams. Frankly, for what I do, it was not very good value, and I feel I wasted a LOT of money in the process. If I were to be able to do a Supra again, I'd find the nicest example I wouldn't mind beating the piss out of, focus on handling and the most responsive engine setup I could get, max power be damned. Anything over 500whp is mostly a liability on the roads around here anyway, and nearly useless on an autocross course. So... that's exactly what I'm doing, finding a better turbo setup as I type this.
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    Since I'm starting out, this isn't a "if I could go BACK and change something, would I" type deal.

    I just want a decent LHD TT 6-speed in Renaissance Red with tan interior. No, seriously. That's my favorite trim, even if it is the most common color combination that was built. Leave it BPU without cutting up the car too much. My goals aren't to dominate TX2K. If they were, I wouldn't be in an MKIV. Not worried about value. Although BPU cars done right tend to hold value quite well. Only then could I watch from the sidelines with a bag of popcorn at all the collectors go nuts over the rarer unicorns, i.e the QS, RSP, 1A1, DJG's, etc.



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