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    New Look / Same Poor Taste



    2004 never felt so tangible, but so far away.

    WTB JZX100 JZ engine mount brackets

    I think it means Hell Yeah Fucking Right Dude. Gratz on the car. Hopefully you don't part out the Cressida just to build the Chaser and realize the Cressida is better


    Came to JZXP looking for parts. Desperate times call for desperate measures. GLWSearch

    Mediocre at Cresst - now with nsfw autophilia

    Currently a lot of changes are happening in my life. My first born son is due in a month. I am planning to attend this year's showdown event in two weeks. Due to the shortage on tires. I am struggling to find 225/40r18's in a sticky compound. I found some 235/40r18 Kenda KR20A's that I will try for the event. I didn't think I could fit 235's which is why I never tried, and technically they fit, but they don't allow much travel, so I have some hammering to do. Aside from all that, I have a lot of plans for the Cressida I am currently working on, such as new wing, rollcage, strut bar with engine damper, modified air conditioning system, amongst of many other ideas I have flowing, but time is becoming a constraint. Not sure if I will ever post here again before this group ceases to exist. I'll miss it here. It will be sad to see so much good info lost, but I think it would be healthy for new Cressida builders to learn to build these things differently. Everything done seems so repetitive and just a trace of what's already been done. Creativity seems to be lost. Maybe I'm just jaded towards the current car scene and trends, but most Cressidas are just a missed attempt at regurgitating a build that's already been done. Feel free to disagree. Thanks for reading nerd

    Mediocre at Cresst - now with nsfw autophilia

    Some of you will recognize this JZX81. I purchased this gem of a JZX81 from Brian. He did a fantastic job replacing many of the issues and tidying up odds and end with this car. I couldn't feel more comfortable purchasing and driving this car. It's more than I could ever expect out of a 30 year old car. Messing around at the shop, we decided to place bets and dyno test the power. It made a healthy 294whp / 284wtq

    Mediocre at Cresst - now with nsfw autophilia

    I've been wanting to make a cool strut tower bar. I started gathering parts for it which started with acquiring this Vertex engine damper. I've always loved the look of the Ganador titanium strut tower bars, but the only ones that pop up are for BH5 Subaru Legacy which have a not so attractive offset to clear the TMIC. So I found this straight bar unit and jumped on it. Obviously it does not fit, but it's pretty dang close. So I am partnering up with someone to craft some custom end plates out of titanium to adapt the bar to the Cressida. Here's my idea for an adapter bracket Unfortunately for this project, I contacted him in October of 2021 and have not heard any updates in over a month, so not sure if or when this will be complete.

    Mediocre at Cresst - now with nsfw autophilia

    First day of the two day event, I went out to do a sight lap then a warm up lap. On my warm up lap Forrest Wang seemed to come out of nowhere like a wolf on the hunt. I was NOT prepared for this, but at least got a sweet photo. We did get to tandem quite a few times during the two day event. I got an alignment before the event to dial rear camber to -0.5 degrees and put a little toe-in in the rear and toe -out in the front. The tire wear pattern was fantastic. Don't mind the chunks from my ebrake grabs. I was a little rusty and my tires paid for it. Rear bumper fell off a lot. small collection of spent zipties. During the event my speedo stopped working. So I bought a new mk3 cable Decided I would service the diff after 40k miles. Been hunting for a gold Tom's horn button for ages. Finally scooped one, but finish was a little rough. Decided to get the gold plating redone. I wanted a cool oil cap, but the gold TRD cap is $500 if it pops up, and honestly PHR, DM, Greddy, oil caps are so bland and ugly. So I sent a design to someone who could CNC one for me. I got it gold plated. I felt my car has always been super quite. Great for when I was daily driving the car, but I hate that I can't hardly hear my engine while drifting. Decided to whip up a titanium straight pipe. It clamps to the same V-band as the muffled section so I can swap between the two based on whether I want it louder or quieter. I wanted floor mats that actually fit the Cressida. I love the early 00's style of checkered mats. Decided to have G-Corporation make a set of custom mats based on a modified set of jzx81 floor mats. My friend in Japan helped me facilitate this and make paper templates. The turned out fantastic and fit great. I also scored a gx81 tachometer with a 9k rev limit and modified it to fit and work with mx83 cluster and tach signal wire.

    Mediocre at Cresst - now with nsfw autophilia

    Replaced the crusty arm rest. Got all my tires mounted to my spares. My friend knocked the rear bumper repair out of the park. Unfortunately hit a small pothole and ripped it off the day I got the bumper back. I did fix it though. Beauty shot before event

    Mediocre at Cresst - now with nsfw autophilia

    I had an annual drift event coming up called Showdown in February of 2021. I wanted to address some cooling concerns and make the setup a little more reliable from the previous year's event. Since I blew a 90 degree coupler from my turbo, I went with a vibrant cast aluminum 90 with a Vibrant wiggin's style clamp. Another issue I wanted to address was cavitation and cooling efficiency of the coolant, so we did a modified swirl pot setup that incorporates the header tank, swirl pot and filler neck all in one. I would've liked to do them all separately like a traditional race setup, but it seemed excessive at the moment. I also took a note from the ol' drift tengoku magazine and wanted to add a steam vent (coolant bypass) from the back of the head to the header tank/swirl pot to help alleviate the hot spot at the back of the head. So we welded up a T with an AN. Since I don't expect to service this too frequently, I opted to press clamp the hose to the adapter. The swirl pot was a bit rough in its raw state so I polished it. Not the most mirror polish, but good enough for an amateur. Added my gold TRD radiator cap to it. Polished more piping while I was at it. I wanted to manually override my electric fans for when I was drifting, so I repurpose this 115V switch from an Avalon and tossed it in the defroster button slot. I don't have a final photo, but I recessed it better than this. Decided to stop being a peasant and run a proper fuel filter. Rivnuts to mount heat sink mount.

    Mediocre at Cresst - now with nsfw autophilia

    Scored some Aerowolf visors for my Ganadors in gold Also joined a group buy to get some convex Ganador mirror lenses in yellow by Prova

    Mediocre at Cresst - now with nsfw autophilia

    The gold handles stick out and a little more gold on the car would help balance that out, so I cut some stickers in gold to help tie it all in.

    Mediocre at Cresst - now with nsfw autophilia

    Honestly waiting for this forum to die at this point so I can stop believing this information even helps anyone. I could go on a bitter rant, but instead, I'll post what I've been working on. Probably for the last time, who knows. Since the majority of transformational modifications have already taken place, I've been focusing on style pieces and fixing smaller issues that I either cheaped out on, or didn't have done the way I really wanted due to financial and time constraints. Before we go into what that means, I do want to flex my new Cressida. Super mint 1991 Pearl white gem. I have been wanting a spare Cressida for a while since I don't plan on getting rid of my Champagne one, so it would be wise to have a spare for parts while the price of these isn't seeming to be dropping. I bought it not running, due to it being in the middle of a valve cover gasket and spark plug wire project. Literally 2 hours of work later and this thing runs like a top for a 7M. It's all stock and literally everything is there. I'm thinking this car was serviced at the dealer it's whole life.

    Bought a Mark II JZX81

    I appreciate that Jason.

    Bought a Mark II JZX81

    Just read this thread top to bottom again. Crazy I saw this car for the first time just over four years ago, now it's at my house. I forgot how much work you did and all of the things you replaced. Thanks again for taking care of it. It has been a treat to own so far.