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Thinking about getting a Supra TT modified. Would you do anything differently-to all the APU guys. whats the best "plan" with $50,000.thanks.
 

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I would buy the car in my signature if I were you! :D

Seriously, it depends on what you want out of the car... Because each of the following applications would require different things.

Do you want a…

Show car?

Dyno Queen?

Drag Racer?

Road Racer?

Daily Driver?

All of the above? :D

However, if you just simply cannot do without the car in my signature, I would consider parting with it in exchange for your $50,000! :D
 
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Sorry I dont like Vipers. Id have to say I want a good drag car. What are we looking at to run 10's?
 

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Sorry I dont like Vipers. Id have to say I want a good drag car. What are we looking at to run 10's?
There's a lot you can do to a MKIV Twin Turbo Supra to run 10's in the quarter mile. I would say that just about any of the conventional single turbo upgrades (plus all of the bells and whistles that go along with one) could easily put you into the 10's.

If you’re serious about drag racing then do yourself a favor and get an AUTOMATIC! In my opinion, the 6-Speed is more fun to drive on a daily basis, but the fact of the matter is that an automatic is a better drag racing setup. Now, that’s not to say that you can’t run well into the 10’s or lower with a 6-Speed, because you can, but the automatic will do so more reliably and cost effectively.

Once again, you could just buy the car in my signature for $50,000 and call it a day! :D
 
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Wel, lets see.
$50,000 for your car plus $50,000 worth of work=Ferrari. :D

I just want some details from all these Supra owners who can get 600-900HP out of their engines. What was it they did? How much to expect etc..

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I had more than $50,000 to spend when my wife totalled my 95 Supra (it wasn't her fault), and you can see where I spent it. My car is more reliable, faster, and more comfortable than a Viper. I do wish it had the looks though. Plus how many car can you name that make over 600 crank hp (on pump gas), have back seats (I still need room for my daughters child seat), you can take the roof off and are as reliable as a Toyota.

Later, Steve
 

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2lowA4 said:
Wel, lets see.
$50,000 for your car plus $50,000 worth of work=Ferrari. :D

I just want some details from all these Supra owners who can get 600-900HP out of their engines. What was it they did? How much to expect etc..

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Fine then, I'll sell you my car for $45,000… But not a penny lower! :D

I’m no expert here… And my car makes nowhere near 600 – 900 RWHP… So, I’m not even going to attempt to explain to you the process of making that kind of power for fear that I just might make a mistake and get flamed to death. :D

However, I will point you in the right direction. Here’s a small list of a couple of guys on this board that do make that kind of power. You can contact them if you really are serious about doing this.

Please note, these are not the only guys on this board that make this kind of power, but are only the first few that came to mind. If you look around you’ll find plenty of 600+ RWHP cars floating around simply because it doesn’t take much to get a Supra to make that sort of power.

Saad Saad – Twin TO4X’s (905 RWHP)
SW – T72 with a 75 shot of NOS ([email protected])
Keith Ta – Twin T66’s (718 RWHP with only 18 lbs of boost!)

Also, since you mentioned the fact that you want a drag car, you should probably contact some of the big performance shops (Under Pressure Fabrication & Distribution, Sound Performance, SP Engineering, etc). They will all know how to do exactly what you want to do.

Good luck!
 

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2lowA4 -

Howdy! There's a lot you can do with $50K in a Supra - I'll give you some insight based on my buildout.

In the motor department - the bottom end is plenty stout, so just look into a good single - I would say a T-63,66, an HKS T04R, or a Greddy T-72 is a great setup (lag is very over-rated on the meduim-large turbos) - this with fuel, gauges appropriate electronics (VPC, EBC, AFC, etc.) and a good FMIC (I'm running the HKS Type-R). Let's say about $10K-12K.

You'll need a beefier clutch, or a high rpm stall - for the clutch the RPS single disc setups seem to be holding up well, or a TRD twin disc, also a good route. Call this another $1500 or so.

Suspension - you can save money and go upgraded springs/shocks, or get into hard core road racing setup using coilovers - TRD swaybars, and some good strut braces (I'm running TRD front and Cusco rear) round it out nice. Anywhere from $500 - $2000 depending on the options here.

You'll want a wheel/tire upgrade - 18" are good match, anything by Racing Hart, Volks, Fiske, etc., are outstanding - A Volk TE-37 is a great wheel for only about $300/ea, all the way up to HRE for a good $1K each! Call this $3000-$4K with good tires.

You can leave brakes alone - the factory brakes are outstanding - or just upgrade the lines, fluid and pads for cheap, and have a nice upgrade in the $300 range - I'm running AP/Stillen 13.8" with 6-piston calipers that will almost brake the passenger seat during hard stops! Something like that, or from Baer, Willwood, etc., will set you back about $3000.

Cosmetics? Paint a good $5K (for a high end job) - various spoilers, nose clips, side skirts, etc., can run anywhere from a RMM fascia for $500, to a complete Top Secret kit for $4K - and of course, radical wide body conversions (but that would definitely push the car out of the $50K for upgrades range).

All sorts of other things might fit into that budget - seats, interior parts, rollcages, etc. - you could drop $10K on the sound system alone! (I only spent about $5K in that department, but for an excellent sounding Eclipse/MBQuart setup). Seats, white gauges, polishing (I probably have $3000 worth of polishing).

There's also a sizable difference in the cost for labor - if you're a do-it-your-selfer, vs. paying - or maybe a mix.

*OR* find a completely done up car - a buddy of mine actually sold his 94 to buy a completely done 94 - it's easy to get your money back out of an existing car.

As a final FYI - my car is always for sale (thinking about a new project) - you can see pictures, info at the links below - not a formal "For Sale" - just always willing to entertain offers :D

Seeya -
 

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You just wasted all that time typing out that explanation for someone who is not going to get a Supra.
 
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You just wasted all that time typing out that explanation for someone who is not going to get a Supra.
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Thanks DT, you actually helped alot. As for the psychic who 'knows' this :rolleyes:
 
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Or by mine for 50k......10.2 so far, next time out should net nines.
 
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