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I don't think we can keep up anymore :(, especially with the automatic MKIV's.

The MKIV auto guys have figured out that with a high stall converter, BFG DR's, and a strong BPU setup, they can easily break deep into the 11's. With a larger tuned single turbo, a lot of guys are breaking deep into the 10's. Then of course there are the 9 sec MKIV's with the domestic slushboxes.

Now, call me silly, but these guys are just getting to be waay too quick. Their medium-pack guys would hang with or be able to beat our quickest guy, Orin. Their slower guys would kill my car (with the old setup at least :p).

What are we to do?! Hide behind our dyno sheets?

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stand proud by our cars and enjoy what we have and the people we enjoy it with! :cool: ill stand by my car anyday before i stand by a stock MKIV! :cool: if ur quiker... good for u! i garunteed u payed alot more then me so u deserve it! again as for me... i love my car, its a part of me and who i am! :cool:
 
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SupraNick said:
stand proud by our cars and enjoy what we have and the people we enjoy it with! :cool: ill stand by my car anyday before i stand by a stock MKIV! :cool: if ur quiker... good for u! i garunteed u payed alot more then me so u deserve it! again as for me... i love my car, its a part of me and who i am! :cool:
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blah.. they will always be faster.. they have tons more money... but some of our top guys havent ran or dont want to... will, ron, mello.. to name a few...
 

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Its funny how so many MK3 owners say that our cars are too heavy to be good 1/4 mile cars, when MK4's are are only 100 pounds lighter. The truth of the matter is that our cars can be just as quick, even with the 7m. Look at Will Neely's car. He is making 730RWHP with a fairly outdated turbo. If he had a built automatic with a high stall, that would be an easy 9 second car.

Its simply a matter of money. There seems to be more and more high powered MK3's. But to drag race these high powered MK'3 will require extra funds when our cars start breaking. With the mostly young MK3 croud, the money is just not there.
 
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I didn't buy my car because I couldn't afford the mkIV. I like the popup lights. :)
If I wanted a drag car, I would have bought a chevy. seriously.

Hmm...maybe I should make my chevette a 10 second car. hehehehehe.....Beat the 20K + cars with a car I bought for $1
 

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MKIV Is getting to be over-rated . I bought the MKIII cause no one near me has one and people areound dont know what it is :) and pop ups are the best :D
 

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This thread cracks me up!

MKIIISupraGuy said:
I don't think we can keep up anymore :(, especially with the automatic MKIV's.

The MKIV auto guys have figured out that with a high stall converter, BFG DR's, and a strong BPU setup, they can easily break deep into the 11's................. What are we to do?! Hide behind our dyno sheets? :eek:
Why are we so frickin stupid, drop a built automatic and a stall speed into a MKIII, BFG DR's, and a strong BPU setup and it'll smoke the quarter too. Automatics are far superior in our drag applications.

A big part of this is money, most MKIII owners are younger and have less $$$ to burn, BUT, I don't know of many people who would set out to build a drag car using a MKIII. Too many parts that will need upgrading to withstand the abuse.
 

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Not all MKIV owners are too quick. My 94TT is still bone stock because Ive got too much I want to do/am doing to my 89T :D :eek: :D
 

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People EXPECT a MKIV to be fast. People don't expect to get whooped by a MKIII, which I find very enjoyable. I am going to step out on a limb here and say that there isn't a car in the world that can be bought and modded as cheaply as a MKIII Supra. And I don't think I could daily drive a MKIV and park it downtown without someone ripping it off. I love my MKIII!
 

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I am going to step out on a limb here and say that there isn't a car in the world that can be bought and modded as cheaply as a MKIII Supra.
Just about any domestic 350, any foxbody, perhaps a turbo regal (because it doesnt have the GN name plate you can pick them up cheaper). Any of those you can get for around the same price but mod cheaper and be way quicker.
 

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I fell in love with the style of the MKIII when it cam out in 86. I couldnt afford one then. I dont like the MK4, and yes I could buy one if I really wanted to. I love the idea of rebuilding my MKIII, and it wont be the fastest car out there, so what. If I wanted the fastest 1/4 mile car, I would buy something american. I have what I want, the car I fell in love with way back then, and its sitting in my garage waiting for me to have the time to put the freshly rebuilt engine in it.
 

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All about the $$. You could always throw a 2jz and auto tranny into an mk3, do some minor weight reduction and you'll start walking all over mk4's. There really isn't just this huge disadvantage the mk3 has, it's a pretty well setup car, just with some technolegy that needs to be updated. MK3's are sleepers man!

Didn't you guys see the video of the Silver Supra ( MarkIII )beating the SGP Z32TT ? Ran 10.7x , I don't know exactly what he had done but I do know he had a built domestic tranny, if your all 1/4th thats the way to go.
 

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I agree Supra Junky 101. MKVI's are getting way overrated. That's all I hear in my home town, oh wow I want a supra 93 TT blah. Don't get me wrong I have all respect for all Supra Owners. When I tell everyone about my supra they automatically assume it is a MKIV. When I tell them it's a MKIII they are like "oh". Im like there was more than 1 generation of Supras yah know lol. Oh well, like many people have said already, I am proud of my car :)
 

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yeah... dragging isn't where it's all at.

It's the most glamorous, but still.... our cars are cooler looking. :p
 

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outofstep said:
Just about any domestic 350, any foxbody, perhaps a turbo regal (because it doesnt have the GN name plate you can pick them up cheaper). Any of those you can get for around the same price but mod cheaper and be way quicker.
I disagree with this, but we can carry on a discussion regarding this in another thread. My friends that have Camaros and Mustangs agree that they can't bolt on hp as cheaply and easily as I can with mine. There was a long thread on another forum discussing this and the conclusion was to reach 500-ish hp, the MKIII was the cheapest car to buy and build to reach that level.

MKIVs are mechanically superior to MKIIIs, but the cost of entry is often over $20k.
 

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Name me one stock supra that can handle a 175 shot on slicks. Game over. All it takes is gears, slicks and a decent sized shot and a fox body will smoke the shit out of ANY mk3 on this board. My old GN woulda smoked the crap out of any MK3 on this board (in the 1/4) and I spent substantialy less on it than I have on the MK3.

If your friends cant build a 350 or a 302 for cheaper than a 7M, they don't know what they are doing. I'm sorry.
 
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