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  1. I thought you all may be interested in this project. I purchased one of these spool center units: I hope to make it fit inside of my Supra differential. My tech measured a bunch of whatnot prior to buying it, but didn't get to measure the bearing journal diameters. Now that we have both the differential housing and the center unit open, we've come to some conclusions: The ring gear is essentially an exact fit and will work fine. The splines are a good fit, but do not have snap ring grooves as the solid axle cars retain them at the outside of the beam axle. I don't know that I'm too worried about that, as there's ample pressure from the axles on the output shafts to keep them in place. The bearing journals on the spool center unit are not appropriate for X8/Supra bearings. I'm now in search of some bearings that are the appropriate ID and OD to make this center unit work. I'd like it very much as I think the car drives fine with a locked diff, and this is a $95 solution that has correct on-center and isn't warped like every welded diff I've ever used. If I can't get bearings easily or need to spend more than $200 total to make this work I'll abandon it, but for now the search continues.
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    X8 steering play

    That's not how you work on cars?
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    X8 steering play

    Here's even a handy video of a greasy Romanian guy adjusting a Toyota steering rack with no explanation or description of what he's doing:
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    The (Amazing) x8 Amazing build thread Amazing

    Haha yea... balance is good. I would say just use a square-ish setup. 215/40 front, 235/40 rear, or 215/225, whatever. I enjoyed my car very much when it had 215/35 front and 225/40 rear.
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    The (Amazing) x8 Amazing build thread Amazing

    Yes, absolutely. I really don't like high grip setups for a few reasons. 1. Drift cars are not supposed to pivot around the front tires, they are supposed to be chucked into the corner and all wheel slide with the driver crossing his fingers and the audience expecting a crash. 2. Low front grip makes you drive the car much much harder, and promotes exciting driving. I typically try to have medium grip tires whenever possible, like Yokohama S drive at most. See: If you don't drift like this dude, you suck. Sorry for taking this off topic.
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    might sell the corona

    Can you put together a mod list/sales thread?
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    might sell the corona

    Super fair. I'm sure you'll get that, and could probably get more.
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    The (Amazing) x8 Amazing build thread Amazing

    Front is way way higher right now because 225/40 RT615k is a gigantic tire. I'm going back to 215/35 next year and lowering the car in front again. The rear height is the same in both of those photos. My rear, everything is all the way down. Damper inside of bracket, collars are all the way down onto the bracket, etc..
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    The (Amazing) x8 Amazing build thread Amazing

    I have no good static photos of my car's rear height.... only photos in motion. This is the best one I have that shows the height: That's with all the collars maxed out, but no collars removed. If I removed collars it could go lower in the rear, but the quarter panel is out of travel. I plan to go lower for next season. I have 18x9.5 -1 front on pulled metal fenders with +1" control arms.... you should be able to use those FRP fronts no problem.
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    The (Amazing) x8 Amazing build thread Amazing

    I am so confused. Remove your wheels, bolt your fenders on. Then apply camber until the wheels fit. What's the problem? What size wheels do you have? The rear coilovers... just lower them until they're maxed out. Then droop spring. If you can't do that, pull collars. If you can't do that, buy a shorter spring.
  11. This thread is relevant to my interests. Plan for this winter is: Install OE Toyota engine and trans mounts. Install Solstice/Sky AR5 Cross fingers I've given up on the 154. They were shoddy to begin with and at this point are 20 years old. Hopefully the newer AR5 will be a bit better.
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    Drift event photos. Everyone waste money!

    Next year will be a bit of a plot twist- we'll be announcing the plans very soon. Some more JZ sedan stuff from the other weekend:
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    Drift event photos. Everyone waste money!

    Shoot me an email! FinalBoutDrift@gmail.com. You've got a while to get ready yet.
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    Drift event photos. Everyone waste money!

    I agree. I think the GT wing makes the trunk look shorter by virtue of it's height, which makes the roof look taller, which as we know the Cressida does not need any fucking help with. I'll go back to the other wing for next spring, along with some other changes to try to make the car look cooler.
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    Drift event photos. Everyone waste money!

    ^I think the further you move away from the camera, the slower the cars appear to be moving, from that angle. I'm not in love with the low mount GT wing. I think I'll go back to my trunk spoiler.
  16. Hey Folks, As you can see, I need some doors: Does anyone in the Midwest have any Cressida doors? I'd be willing to travel 4-5 hours away from Chicago to pick them up, if needed. I'd want the doors to be complete with glass, motors, regulators, etc. Also........... I need another R154, if anyone has one. I promise to get a really soft clutch next season and use Toyota rubber engine and trans mounts, so I don't destroy every single R154 in the world.
  17. I probably should have been more careful with the last R154 I installed..........................
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    The (Amazing) x8 Amazing build thread Amazing

    You can always get shorter springs or pull collars to go lower. Your rear ride height looks similar to mine I think. I plan to go up in spring rate, and maybe pull collars, over the winter.
  19. I think that's it.. going to do Serial9 overs in the back, and Gerard's fenders in front. Hood is repairable, I think- I'll look at that this weekend. Do you guys have transmissions up there?
  20. I am hoping that I can sell my wheels and turbo kit, and can keep the Cressida. For now, this is up for sale. I'd like to sell my Cressida. I've worked through this car extensively to make it a functioning, reliable drift car. It's got a full interior, and rides very comfortably. The 1J is mostly stock, and the car is a really good time to drift. The suspension is super sorted. I will probably forget a ton of stuff on the spec sheet, but I'll speak with interested buyers about the car at length to give them details. This car has every single possible component installed to make the chassis an incredible performer. The parts alone are an absolute bargain at the price I'm asking. I'd like $13,500 for the car, complete. I'll take $12,250 for the car with no wheels (bring your own). I'll take $11,700 for the car with no seats and no wheels (bring your own). Spec: Engine and drivetrain JZX90 1JZ GTE Fluidamper crank damper Xcessive Manufacturing power steering brace/AC delete Custom power steering cooler Wiring harness professionally refreshed by Feness Engineering Downpipe with flex section Front mount intercooler Warlbro 255 fuel pump K&N Air filter HKS Fuel Cut defenser Driftmotion thermostatic oil cooler kit Koyo radiator SPAL fans Circuit sports fan controller (reads oil and water temp, currently only set up for water temp) HKS full gauge package (Gauges don't read anything, but look sweet and light up orange) Custom skid plate/oil pan guard 3" full exhaust, V band connection in the center, custom 4" dual tips I also have a complete turbo kit, which is not installed. For an additional $2,000 I will include the full turbo kit, which includes: Borg Warner S360 turbo Ebay manifold, custom reinforced Tial 44mm wastegate with all springs Driftmotion fuel rail Siemens 850cc injectors Aeromotive fuel pressure regulator and fuel line kit Ebay downpipe (will need fabrication to fit) Modified water neck 4" intake with K&N air filter R154 transmission Exedy twin plate clutch Xcessive braided clutch line Xcessive clutch pedal conversion and clutch master Xcessive transmission mount Xcessive engine mounts One piece driveshaft, steel Supra differential case conversion, custom subframe mounting points Supra axles 3.9 ratio ring and pinion Weir performance rigid pinion spacer and pinion shim kit Welded center unit Xcessive differential mounts Suspension and brakes S13 tension rod conversion, boxed and reinforced S13 Cusco tension rods S13 front control arms, reinforced Cressida uprights Xcessive knuckles Xcesssive roll center spacers Serial 9 coilover sleeve Stance coilvers, 12k front/10k rear Serial 9 front camber spacers (-7.5 camber front) 300ZX brake caliper and rotor conversion Steel braided brake lines Serial 9 full adjustable arm kit (rear tension arm, rear camber and toe arms) Serial 9 solid rear bushings with roll center correction Xcessive pillow ball knuckle bushing kit Project Mu brake pads Hydro ebrake with Girling master cylinder (the hydro works decently well, but is not well installed. This was installed by the previous owner of the car) SSR Agle Minerva wheels 18x9.5 +24 front (spaced to a -1) Falken RT615k 225/40/18 tires in front, brand new 18x10 +12 rear Falken FK453 tires in rear, almost dead Chassis and body Ferrari Grigio Silverstone grey paint on body of car Cresta headlight conversion, Cresta headlights and corner lights HIDs Supermade hood vents Custom silver with silver flake top Serial 9 Big Win replica aero (comes with spare side skirts and spare rear bumper) Origin silver carbon front canards Origin silver carbon trunk lip spoiler OR Origin silver carbon GT wing (you don't get both unless you pay extra) Front and rear bash bars (Custom, can be used as jack points and fit S9 aero) The car will not come with the Proceed team livery. It will have no stickers- original paint only. Interior Xcessive floor mount adapters Sparco 4 point harnesses Bride Brix 3 driver's seat (excellent condition) Bride Brix 1 passenger seat (reupholstered, but not mint) Boss hub adapter Car will come with Nardi deep cone wheel Personal wood shift knob The car is not mint- it's an active drift car and gets used. All of the parts that I have purchased are top quality. I've never counted, but I think I have close to $30k into the car at this point. Photos from this season Photos from last season
  21. New price: $15,500
  22. Noted- I'll have snap ring grooves cut in if I decide to move forward. I'm not totally sure that the interference fit required for adapter sleeves will not cause stress to the journal... exploring the option of a shrink fit, but we'll see. If I find some "adapter" bearings that just happen to have the correct diameters, that might be cool too. I'll keep you guys posted on dimensions and the solution I pursue. It might be a good option for Cressida people... the spool center unit sells for $95 shipped.
  23. Downpipe and intake pipe kit are left. All prices are plus shipping. Parts are located in Chicago. Driftmotion intake kit with K&N air filter $40 Downpipe Has a bunch of O2 sensor bungs and a v band connection. I don't know the brand, and you'll likely need to modify it a hair to fit your car, but it's a good starting point $80
  24. Yea I honestly think I'm past $35k cash into it in parts, even with getting sponsorship pricing/rad deals on most of the stuff. Maybe I'll keep drifting it if it doesn't sell, haha.
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