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Originally posted by Oolan Zimmer:
<STRONG>Reg Riemer placed 4th in One Lap in a Toyota Supra last year. </STRONG>
Actually, Reg's car finished fourth. It was driven by Emmanuel Crouvisier.
 

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Originally posted by MADMKIV:
<STRONG>They both drove the car
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Not on the racetrack that I'm aware of. Reg did drive between the events.

[ July 28, 2001: Message edited by: Eric ]
 

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I was thinking of running the first one lap with ttc, bpu ++, and powerhouse street heads and cams. Also 18" rims 305 rear 275 front rubber, 14" baer brakes, and tein suspension. How does that sound? Thanks for your help.
 

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Originally posted by NakSuKow:
<STRONG>Sorry I forgot fmic and sway bars.
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I'm no Supra expert but I do road race and you might want to check with other Supra road racers on the FMIC. Cooling might be an issue on a road course with the FMIC especially since you'll be driving the car hard for the one lap. If you do run the one lap, good luck, it's something I'd love to do one day as well.
 

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One thing I can tell you is that you'll benefit TREMENDOUSLY from the research complied by Reg Riemer from all the effort he's put into developing the MKIV as a solid runner in that series. Since he doesn't seem to be campaigning his car anymore (maybe he just took a year off with the Supra), he may even be willing to give you some advice.

Anyway, something you should definitely know is that if you don't plan to bring a really high caliber road racer, expect to place very poorly at the road course events. This is not to say that you're not a high level driver, just that the cars campaigned in the One Lap for the overall win come with some very good drivers.

This is an exciting undertaking, and it would be great to see some MKIV's entered again (I'd never seen any campaigned except Reg's car). Good luck to you if you choose to do it, and I can only say that suspension and brake mods are key (just as it was posted above).

Steve T.

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Want to run the one lap in 2003. Any tips on how to prep a 6 speed TT.
Thanks
 

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The most important thing to spend money on for One Lap is getting familiarity with the tracks. If you haven't run there before, you're not going to be fast no matter how fast your car is.
 
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I drove the One Lap in 1995. My co pilot was Sunil Pai. We ended up at 11th place overall. We ran stock Turbo's a larger intercooler and a extra oil cooler. Stock brakes, SS Brakelines and Castroll SRF. G-Force ECU, no boost controller.

It was a blast. Make sure you take the following with you:

Valantine One Radar Detector
A good CB Radio
A bearcat Scanner
Towels
A pillow (To sleep while co-pilot is driving) and blanket
Extra Brake fluid and a vacum pump
Tire pressure gauge
First aid kit
Emergancy flares
Electric shaver
Plenty Cash

We started in Detroit that year. My favorate tracks are Road America (WI), Heartland Park (Topeca Kansas) and Watgens Glenn (NewYork). I remember driving through Altanta at 1:00 am with a police escort doing 90 Mph.... very cool. Be carefull, not all states are as receptive of the One Lap. Also, The State police has been informed about your route. That is why you need the CB and Radar. The CB proved to be a great tool and the truckers will tell you where the Cops (Bear in CB Land) are. We had to make pictures at the different Hooters... They where sponsering the event and where our checkpoints as well. Enjoy, I'm considering going again. Maybe I will see you there.
 
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Roelof said:
I drove the One Lap in 1995. My co pilot was Sunil Pai. We ended up at 11th place overall. We ran stock Turbo's a larger intercooler and a extra oil cooler. Stock brakes, SS Brakelines and Castroll SRF. G-Force ECU, no boost controller.

It was a blast. Make sure you take the following with you:

Valantine One Radar Detector
A good CB Radio
A bearcat Scanner
Towels
A pillow (To sleep while co-pilot is driving) and blanket
Extra Brake fluid and a vacum pump
Tire pressure gauge
First aid kit
Emergancy flares
Electric shaver
Plenty Cash

We started in Detroit that year. My favorate tracks are Road America (WI), Heartland Park (Topeca Kansas) and Watgens Glenn (NewYork). I remember driving through Altanta at 1:00 am with a police escort doing 90 Mph.... very cool. Be carefull, not all states are as receptive of the One Lap. Also, The State police has been informed about your route. That is why you need the CB and Radar. The CB proved to be a great tool and the truckers will tell you where the Cops (Bear in CB Land) are. We had to make pictures at the different Hooters... They where sponsering the event and where our checkpoints as well. Enjoy, I'm considering going again. Maybe I will see you there.
Hey, I don't understand sometimes, how do you place, if your just driving 90mph in some places? Plus is the race legal?

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Officialy,

you need to drive the speed limit. But in reality, nobody does. If you drive the limit you can barrely get to the checkpoints in time. So, if you want to was your selve (forget about shaving) or prepair your car for the next race track (time trail) you have no choice but the brake the law occasionaly. This is why you need a Radar (or Jammer) and a CB radio. You drive in groups and you switch in between who lead the pack. The better your electronics equipment is the longer you can stay up front and create a lot of happy friends (usefull for special occasions, like when you need a tool that they have and you don't).

We got pulled over twice. The first time in Wisconsin for only 15mph over and got a ticket. Be carefoll in WI, it is the worst state for speeding. They even use Airplanes and Lidar (Radar detection does not do anything against this). On the other hand, down South we where pulled over for doing 130mph and the State Trooper let us go. What a pall, Thanks again mister! The reason most cops are nice is because the proceeds of the race where going to the Ronald Macdonald Charity. This is good for you to because you can write of your $2000 entry fee on you taxes. Check around and sell sticker places on your car to sponsors. Every penny helps. We got three good sponsors and covered half our entry fee plus got parts for wholesale prices.

Good Luck,

Roelof Boonstra.
 
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Thanks,

I now am building a new Supra. My second one, I will post the pictures from my first supra shortly. Let me te you what I'm doing to this one....

First of all, I sold my 1995 Red TT because I found a hardtop. There are only about 250 Hardtop TT in the world. The HT TT is about 250 pounds lighter because it uses single versus dual frame rails. I it alsi the only model Supra that comes with Liniar springs. there are many other "Undocumented" differences. So I wanted to start out with the best bases. I changed my suspension out with TRD swaybars and custom hand made Coil over shocks with nitrogen remote resovoirs. I use Eibach 800 Foot pound pure racing springs. The shocks where designed in The Netherlands by JRZ Suspension Engineering. They make suspension for many proffesional race car teams. I still run stock rotors but the I found the TRD slotted and heat treated rotors with stock pads and Castrol SRF an excelent combination. No use waisting money om Brembo's. Currently TRD has put there Carbon Rotors and Pads in production and I cant wait to test them out shortly. I'm currently using a Hks tripple disk clutch with a light weight flywheel but will replace that one with a Carbon Clutch and a Carbon Flywheel. I had AVS Core Cavity Technology wheels made in Tokio because I wanted to keep 17Inch rims but needed wider than factory wheels. It is easier to find good racing rubber on 17 than 18 Inch rims. I use 17 x 9.5 fron and 17 x 11 on the rear. I have some Body space problems but I ordered the TRD 3000GT body kit. OK, and now for the engine....
I use a custom Sound Performance heat coated T-63 ball barring turbo with a RPS manifold and a Delta Waistegate. A HKS Racing Blow off valve. Dual fuel pumps and dual fuel lines. Custom fuel rail, Custom Intake manifold, 6 x 720 cc injectors, corillo rods, JE top, side and bottom coated pistons, HKS cams, AEM cam sprockets, AEM lightweight wheels, TRD radiator valve, HKS Twin Fire, HKS EVC4, HKS GCC, HKS VPC, G-Force ECU, Autronics Lambda Meter, HKS Stainless steel with Tatainium exhaust......

you get the Idea, REALY FUCKING FAST!!!

I'm still working on it. I have a MOTEC M800 but need to get a CDI-8 and a custom harnas build to use that. The M800 is the next generation engine management system that replaces the world renound M48. OK, I believe I scared enouth people right now so I will leave it by this. Give me some more time and I will show you the most outragious Toyota Supra road racer in the world. I think I need some sponsers soon, because I'm going broke...

Later dudes.
 

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Roelof,

I'm really excited that you're a hardtop fan, and will be pursuing a hardtop buildup. But let me correct you on just a couple points, being an ex 1993.5 hardtop single turbo owner myself. There were 326 hardtop TT's sold in America alone from 1993 to 1995. Here is how they break down:

1993: 233 sold
1994: 75 sold
1995: 18 sold

Officially the car is only about 70 pounds lighter than the equivalent targa topped TT Supra, but I think you're correct that there are some undocumented differences as well. Supposedly my old hardtop (modified with single turbo, FMIC, full exhaust, etc.) tipped the scales in the 3100 pound range, which is amazingly light for any turbo Supra. The targa topped TT usually comes in a bit over 3400 pounds when stock, so this is a considerable difference.

Remember that hardtop TT's were sold every model year in Japan (and probably other export countries) so it's hard to say how many total hardtop TT's exist.

Anyway, I'm very excited about your project and it sounds like an amazing build up that you have planned. Please keep us informed with pictures and descriptions whenever you can. If you'd ever like to chat "offline", please feel free to e-mail me personally as I'm a huge hardtop fan, and miss my old car a lot. Good luck! :D

Steve T.
 
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Steve,

thanks for the update. My supra HT TT came with Cloth Chairs and a strange two deck Hifi. I never was able to find another quite like it. Maybe you can tell me if there are also considerable differences in between the Hardtop series. My friend Sunil has a Black Hardtop from the same year but his came with a color display radio and leather chairs. Mine is black, the radio has a LCD display (Non-Color) and came with Cloth chairs. Leather chair are of cource heavier. The differences in springs and other parts I found out by going through the toyota micro fiches. Even the toyota dealers are not aware of these differences.

Bye the way, please get a hardtop. Most owners don't know what they have and we need to preserve the good onces.

I promesed to post some pictures of my old car first, but will ad some new pictures as well. Here is one that a friend of mine took.
 
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