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I come from a long line of GMC/Chevy fanboys, and everyone I live near thinks that the Toyota supra MKIV is just another "Sake suckin' rice burner". I try to convince them that it's a rare performance oriented car thats capable of big HP. But all I get in retort is "Oh my mustang with 400HP can walk any Supra you can get out here to race!" :rolleyes: I tell them, and tell them " $1500 in mods (BPU) can get you into Viper territory!" But they are just haters, and the only way the'll beleive me is if I show them myself!
I personally am a big fan of the Supra and Toyota in general, and I own a 88 MKIII Turbo, and I want to show them whats up. Is it AT ALL possible to make my car competitive with $5000? And if so, what are some of the more important upgrades I should consider? Maybe this should go in the MKIII forum, but I wanted more people to read my plight. Because right now I have no way of backing up my words.
My MKIII is in great running condition, and it's bone stock. At this point I have raced, a Bonneville SSI supercharged, and won (Just barely). And I've raced my brothers Camaro RS (89' 305 TBI) and lost. What can I do to my car to be able to beat the Camaro, and maybe even that Mustang?

Any help would be appreciated. :)
 

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Give Adam Hington (dr jonez) $5k and your car and come back in a month. The car will run very strong when you get it back.
 

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First of all, go straight to the mkiii/mkiii technical section & dig what the mkiii crew has done! Second, find funding to carry out said advice. Third, hone those launching/driving skills & kick some ass!
BTW, I think an intake, exhaust & a downpipe should smoke the 89 305 Camaro if its stock or mostly stock. Mustangs are pretty light (79-9?), so a bit more may be needed to get them, but it can be done!
 

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Sawblades Rock!!!
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From what I've read on this forum there is hope! Maybe I wont have to buy an MKIV to beat them. I want it so bad it burns inside. They laugh at me and tell me my car is no better than a probe!! I have the funds, I just need to do some research.
 

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wow how did you lose to a 305 TBI camaro...even bone stock a mkiii turbo should easily spank one
 

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TiWo2.0 said:
From what I've read on this forum there is hope! Maybe I wont have to buy an MKIV to beat them. I want it so bad it burns inside. They laugh at me and tell me my car is no better than a probe!! I have the funds, I just need to do some research.
No need to really get caught up on the HP wars. At the end of the day, there is always a faster car then theirs and yours. Save your money for a nicer car or mod it the way that you want your car to perform.

On another note, If GM/Ford doesn't figure out how to sell their cars soon, they will be facing bankruptcy. Actually, it's possible for GM/Ford to turn around their financial situation easily, but it's not likely to happen.
 

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csolstad said:
wow how did you lose to a 305 TBI camaro...even bone stock a mkiii turbo should easily spank one
What are you talking about? My car only runs a mid 15 sec 1/4. That camaro is capable of mid 14's (I thought)

Either way I lost, and I am a decent driver when it comes to drag.
 

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FLZ_Boy said:
No need to really get caught up on the HP wars. At the end of the day, there is always a faster car then theirs and yours. Save your money for a nicer car or mod it the way that you want your car to perform.

On another note, If GM/Ford doesn't figure out how to sell their cars soon, they will be facing bankruptcy. Actually, it's possible for GM/Ford to turn around their financial situation easily, but it's not likely to happen.

You're right, there will always be a faster car, and it's all about who wants to throw down the most money. But it sux to get shunned and laughed at, and it would be great to be able to do something about it without having to throw fists.
 

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TiWo2.0 said:
You're right, there will always be a faster car, and it's all about who wants to throw down the most money. But it sux to get shunned and laughed at, and it would be great to be able to do something about it without having to throw fists.
Yes, there are faster cars, but that Camaro isn't one of them-especially without motor worK! This is one rematch you WILL WIN!
 

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If they are car guys, they know what a Supra can do. They are just giving you a hard time or being ignorant
 

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tell them to wake the fuck up and think about they are saying. A 400hp mustang is about as fast as an escort in our world. Mod the MKIII and stomp his ass
 

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check out the mkiii faq section.

5k is def enough to mod a mkiii and lay the smack down, that is if your car is presently in good running condition.
 

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5k will turrn that mk3 into a mustang eater (hence if money is spent correctly) 400hp mustang or not, lighten your car, get a good upgraded turbo kit with fuel injectors fuel pump etc... with all the control/monitoring esentials and most important of all, Get the work done right from someone reffered to you from Supra forums!! 90% of supra owners in the U.S are on this site so we know whos who.

Talk to the experts in the mkIII section, you'll get tons of feedback.
 

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5k in a 7m, you can build your motor, upgrade turbo, fuel.. ect or you can go 1JZ =)
you should search the mkiii section or post in your area section to find some guys to come out and show your friends whats up, haha.
 

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I was in line to take a left and a stop light and two camaros passed me and yelled out "supras suck" but once they realized I was a girl they had a "wtf" expression on their face... but i come across a lot of crap talking mustang owners than anything.
 

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Currently waiting for BIC to get back from out of country so I can buy a DDP and TP from him. I will make my car fast. Not just for me, but for all MKIII owners.

And yea, that would be pretty cool if someone with a modded supra came out to show them. But really, it would be a waiste of time just to come out and show a bunch of cocky early-twenties kids whats up. Most of them don't even have fast cars, they just like to talk about how jap cars are trash!

Cars my friends own that I'm wanting to race and win against: 351 Windsor powered 400+HP mustang, 93' RX-7 slightly modded with Intake Exhaust and SAFC, Stock 98' Camero SS, 89' Camaro 305 TBI (Bored and stroked I've just learned)
Oh, and there's also someone in town that owns a Viper, but I think thats a little much to ask to beat that guy's car.

Not many people around here into the import scene. I'm gonna try and change that though.
 

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FLZ_Boy said:
No need to really get caught up on the HP wars. At the end of the day, there is always a faster car then theirs and yours. Save your money for a nicer car or mod it the way that you want your car to perform.
I have to disagree with this one. Sometimes, it is worth the money just to destroy someone you hate, or who has been giving you a hard time. I've spent a few thousand to do it myself before. Sure, there are faster cars out there somewhere, but it is some of the easiest money that I've ever spent when I get to embarass that one person who just wouldn't shut up.
 

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^^Same thing i did, made someone felt so stupid, they ended up selling the car for some little slow car and says they dont associate themselves in racing again :D At times they were REALLY annoying so it just pushes your nerves but dont say anything and just blow them away lol

KICK THIER ASSES!!!!
 

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flight23 said:
Sometimes, it is worth the money just to destroy someone you hate, or who has been giving you a hard time..
:sadance:


In this case it's worth it to see them go :bowdown:
:)
 
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