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    WTB X8 Drivers side shoulder belt in blue

    lol $75 gets you out of bed, old man? i think it would be around $200 to make me look for something... but i'm just lazy.
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    Bought a Mark II JZX81

    @AcidTrip @battleaxe so i asked the guy who re-painted this car in japan what color codes he used and he said the following... US Toyota's that match 205: Toyota Paseo in Satin Black Metallic (205) from 1996-1997 US Toyota's that match 180: Lexus LS in Flint Gray Pearl (180) from 1990-1994
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    Back to Life

    this reminds me i still want to finish my arduino to drive my Turbo Light, i miss that thing after putting in a JZX90 ecu.
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    Mediocre at Cresst - now with nsfw autophilia

    I tried to connect techstream and it just kept giving a ecu communications error. It's probably my cheap ass china reader. FYI we tried the OBD2 port and the Diag plug (with adapter harness). Counting the blinks still worked though you grandstanders.
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    Mediocre at Cresst - now with nsfw autophilia

    this whole diagnosis process was pretty fun. i had no idea how knock sensors worked until that night. also we both learned that non-us denso ecus love to trigger codes only during the event. so it’s critical to drive the car, trigger the event, and without shutting the car off, jump the tc to e1 and get the current active codes. it will save you heaps of time and help avoid the part swap black hole JZs can lead you down. also learned how important knock sensors are to turbo JZ ecus. jzxp garage is always open to locals!
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    i just wanna look good for you

    truck looks good!!! btw i lost all the pics you took of my last cressida
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    Bought a Mark II JZX81

    hah thanks. another update; because i am a pedantic asshole with some sick obsession on keeping this car as original looking as possible, i decided to just rewheel the stock twins vs going single (yeah welcome to 2004 right). so along with that rad downpipe, i'm going to see if he can help make a custom y pipe as well. comp turbo is building the turbos now, thanks @Demesio for dropping off your old junk. so with those, a new pump and injectors, new ic, and a link (or haltech?), let's see if I can do a few hp over stock and call it good.
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    WTB JZ rear sump

    wow and to think i gave a rear sump setup away because they were worthless years ago.
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    Mediocre at Cresst - now with nsfw autophilia

    Everything changed when the track was bought by the reservation. Back when it was Firebird International and owned by a private company they had the track opened a lot more. I guess the reservation thought the land was now too valuable to review the lease, so Firebird sold the facility to the reservation and it was renamed to Wild Horse Pass. They promised to keep it open for a while, but you know they will eventually tare it all down and build a casino closer to the freeway. After that, we won't have any tracks left in AZ other than AMP which has crazy noise restrictions still.
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    WTB Axle for X8

    taking note of this if i need it! i want to keep my jzx axles for as long as possible and not run cressidas.
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    Mediocre at Cresst - now with nsfw autophilia

    back in the dark days (~2001) all us az folk used to drift a abandoned air field out on the east side. it had such coarse asphalt it was nicknamed tire hell. anyway, most of the original drifter scene was started there. Phoenix International was a fun track to drift back in the day too, I took my first Cressida there. 100+ mph entries (I didn't have the balls for that shit). There were drift events almost every weekend about 15 years ago it seemed, it's quieted down a lot lately.
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    Bought a Mark II JZX81

    i checked before i decided to rip all the abs and trc stuff out and color comes from a plastic filter inside. bulb had no condom.
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    Bought a Mark II JZX81

    yeah it's steel now too. damn right. what switch?
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    Bought a Mark II JZX81

    well i already bought this one, so i’ll wait until it breaks i guess. i did check those nuts and they are steel, so maybe they upgraded it since the earlier versions?
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    Bought a Mark II JZX81

    yeah the official color code in the brochure and toyodiy is 24S. which they literally called “EXCELLENT TONNING, 24S”
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    Bought a Mark II JZX81

    all i did was swap the frs/drz internals (torsen diff and gears) into the x8 housing. but, i did notice the rear cover plate from the x8 does bolt on to the frs/brz case (with no dowel pins) and the mounting tabs are higher so i assume you can install a frs/brz diff in the same manner most people do a mkiii diff case, you would just need shorter spacers in the front.
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    Bought a Mark II JZX81

    cut up a cressida clock to use the factory plug to power the gauge. worked perfect because that plug has every thing you need.
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    Bought a Mark II JZX81

    did a few things. installed xm subframe and diff bushings (2.5 GT has unique stiffer oem rear subframe bushings), installed my frs/brz diff with 4.10 gears, some battle version rear camber arms because the stocks were thin and rusted, a defi racer boost gauge (fuck that controller) using Nac's OG clock adapter kit (which works well because you can flip the rear plate to fit RHD cars), oem mark ii shag floor matts, and a cusco strut brace (gave up ever finding a oem). also marc is working on my oval downpipe to sit above the frame rail.
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    JZX81 OEM strut tower brace

    yeah oem tan/brown cressidas with leather were two tone. only two tone x8 i believe.
  20. Background These might already be known to most here, but I wanted to create a indexable thread for Google so in the future if someone is looking for these they can find them easier. So when I was looking for workshop manuals and wiring diagrams for my JZX81 I stumbled across every Japanese scanned workshop manual and wiring diagram for almost every model of X chassis. This includes the pre-X Mark II Coronas (RT6X) all the way through the JZX100. Basically if you search on Yahoo Japan Auctions for "jzx配線図" which is "JZX Wiring Diagrams" you will see a bunch of results for CD-ROMS marked with "CD". These apparently are scans of all of these workshop and wiring manuals being sold for around $30 a volume. I don't know if it's Toyota who made these, a authorized reseller of Toyota publications or if they're all ripped without permission. Either way, doing a Google PDF file type search and some Kanji I found these CDs on Ciscokids's server. I understand that these models were never designed for export, and getting the documents legitimately outside of Japan is very difficult and sometimes impossible. I've contacted Toyota US about getting Japanese market repair and wiring manuals added to TIS due to the increase of 25 year imports in the US lately. They basically told me no and to call Toyota in Japan and ask them. I do believe in right-to-repair and sharing these documents for old out of production cars should not have a big impact financially on the company. But, if you're from Toyota reading this and want these taken down please contact me ASAP. Get the manuals They have tons of good stuff here: http://www.ciscokids.com.au/technical/ Buried here are the manuals in question: http://www.ciscokids.com.au/technical/manual/Japanese%20manuals/ Now you can pull them all down from there or look at them directly on my Google Drive here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1IKDO1U5uq5R8Tci7o3EnI9t1crHmo-Id?usp=sharing I also backed the zip files up on AWS S3 here: VOL 2 = T60->X10 1970-1972 https://s3.amazonaws.com/jzxp/RepairManuals/VOL+2.zip VOL 4 = X10->X30 1976-1977 https://s3.amazonaws.com/jzxp/RepairManuals/VOL+4.zip VOL 6 = X60->X70 1980-1984 https://s3.amazonaws.com/jzxp/RepairManuals/VOL+6.zip VOL 7 = X70->X80 1985-1991 https://s3.amazonaws.com/jzxp/RepairManuals/VOL+7.zip VOL 8 = X80->X90 1992-1995 https://s3.amazonaws.com/jzxp/RepairManuals/VOL+8.zip VOL 9 = X90+X70 Wagon 1995-1997 https://s3.amazonaws.com/jzxp/RepairManuals/VOL+9.zip VOL 10 = X100+V20 Wagon 1998-2001 https://s3.amazonaws.com/jzxp/RepairManuals/VOL+10.zip How to Navigate the manuals So inside of each VOL folder you will see ichiran.pdf file. This is the main index PDF which tells you what models the volume covers. The first page of the index looks like this: From left to right: 1) Blue is the Description Manual 2) Orange is the Repair Manual 3) Red is the Wiring Manual 4) Green is the Owner's Manual To navigate the PDFs you have a couple options: 1) Download the volume(s) you want and extract them on your computer then use Adobe Reader to view. This will allow the hyperlinks built into the ichiran.pdf document to function and made navigating easier. 2) If you're using the Google drive link (probably on your phone) then it's a little harder. On the far left column is a ID number, that numbers sometimes corresponds the folder names in the VOL directory. Otherwise you pretty much have to dissect the filename and start manually opening stuff to figure out what is what. File name breaks down as follows ___ Manual types are, O = Owners, W=Wiring, R=Repair, I=Information (shows facts about the model, chassis, major components, new features, etc) Example: 128_W_E-GX70G_1988_9 = Wiring Diagram for Sept/1988 GX70 Wagon Reading the manuals OK so now is the hard part, how the hell do you read these if you don't speak Japanese? Well I use Google Translate on my phone mostly. Like most Japanese technical writings they use a lot of english for their acronyms, so along with the diagrams/drawings this will help you narrow down your search and give you a good idea of what a particular document's topic is. Since these are image scans and haven't been OCR'd, built in translation plugins might not work. So for now I open up Google Translate on my iPhone/Android and use it's live photo translation function. The live version is a little sketchy sometimes so use the take a photo button at the bottom and highlight with your finger what you need a more precise translation on. For Google RT61 RT62 Toyota Mark II wiring manual and repair manual, RX10 RX11 Corona Mark II wiring manual and repair manual, RX30 MX31 MX32 Chaser Mark II wiring manual and repair manual, RX60 RX61 MX61 MX63 Chaser Cresta Mark II wiring manual and repair manual, SX70 LX70 GX70 GX71 MX73 Chaser Cresta Mark II wiring manual and repair manual, YX80 SX80 LX80 GX80 GX81 JZX81 MX81 MX83 Chaser Cresta Mark II wiring manual and repair manual, LX90 SX90 GX90 JZX90 Chaser Cresta Mark II wiring manual and repair manual, SX100 GX100 JZX100 JZX101 JZX105 JZX100W JZX105W Chaser Cresta Mark II wiring manual and repair manual
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    JZX81 OEM strut tower brace

    i have the firewall hardware actually. i’ll totally buy it if you wanna sell it.
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    mx83 2jz swap wiring

    yeah panic is to popular for his own damn good. so the next best thing is to yell at your engine for 25 minutes until it realizes what car its in and runs like it should. 🚬
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