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I'm considering the purchase of a Supra MKIV. I'd like to find a FAQ with information so far as what to look for, what to avoid, and some general pointers about the cars. I understand BPU levels etc. and I'm not ignorant so far as turbos and EFI go but I don't know at what point I should be looking for upgraded fuel pumps and I don't know why someone would advertise having put a resistor on their MAF meter :confused: 12volt mod on thre fuel pump sounds straightforward enough I think but is there a downside? What would I look for to see if mods have been removed? Anyone in Northern VA that could hook me up with a shop, club, or helpful locals? (okay, sort of NW VA) Actually a club would probably be a big help.

I believe I'm looking for a car that's had some mods but I'm pretty sure I don't want one too full of tweaks - especially if the AEM computer can replace so many alphabet soup piggyback controllers :) What sorts of mods are bad ideas and would indicate cars to avoid? I understand that at some point the Supra went OBDII, which year and should I avoid those if I intend many mods? I believe, but am not positive, that the AEM computer could still replace an OBDII but... Which years changed the bodystyle? Looks like 97 moved the turn signals out of the way of the intercoolers?

Anyway, you get my drift. I've been reading in here as best I can and hunting through other pages to answer my questions but I'd like to educate myself with something a little more targeted towards a new buyer. Is there's such a FAQ? Have I missed it somewhere? I'm noticing for instance that many cars have light interiors, I'm most interested in black - does this combo not exist in certain colors\years? When I bought my RX7 I was able to find this kind of help and I'msure it must also exist in the Supra world, yes?

Thanks, someone please help a brother out :D
 

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Black...

Not so much a full black car as a black interior. Pearl blue looks really sweet as does green. Not terribly picky about color to be honest. The 12volt mod I'd heard was to bump up voltage to the fuel pump I thought?

Really appreciate the infomation. As you can see, I've got lot's to learn :) Right now I'm checking insurance and amgoing to check with my bank to se if they've got their heads stuffed on market prices. I figure the insurance prices can't be much worse than the FD3 I've got now (*cough*).

I hadn't realized 96 was auto only, I'm not sure if I'd want a stick or auto. It sounds like the autos end up needing some work at higher power levels but I'm not sure how much past BPU I'd really want to go. For a drag race that's probably the better way to go though. I've just got no desire to have all sorts of issues with a complicated trans with little local support, at least replacing a clutch is somewhat intuitive much as I hate doing it. I have a 6speed in my 240Z anyway. The OBD information is very helpful, thank you!

Can anyone tell me when various body changes were made? I thought it was pretty consistant but would like to know when the turn signals moved up to the bumper. With so many having body kits I'm not even positive the factory moved them :) Anything ishould watch out for\avoid? Any known Supra problems?

You're a little ways away but I might be interested in your car. Get with me offline if you get serious about selling. My bank and the sale of the FD3 are qualifiers for sure.

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