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    2004 never felt so tangible, but so far away.

    MX83 rear seat blue upholstery cloth

    Wouldn't happen to have a blue OEM MX83 steering wheel by chance would ya?

    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
  5. What's up dad fuckers? You've made it this far, you might as well continue reading. This will be my piss poor attempt at a mediocre build thread. Be forewarned, you most likely won't find any groundbreaking discoveries in this thread. This will likely be your run of the mill standard 2JZ-GTE swapped X8. I plan on doing cool shit and tailoring the car to my style, but I won't be doing anything extraordinary such as: 4-link rear end, highest hp Cressida, ultra drift star, chop top, cressi-truck, or any other outlandish idea you can think of. This is not to say you won't find enjoyment from this build thread, because I know I will. Background: My name is Zack, a recent university graduate residing in Arizona. I come from a background heavily consisting of Subarus. My first car was a Subaru STi that I have driven the last 7 years and I still own. I picked up my 1990 Cressida two years ago as a daily driver that I knew I would begin to modify. Subaru parts are very pricey, so I bought the Cressida as a cheaper way to feed my fix for modifying cars. In the 2 years I have owned the Cressida, I have accomplished quite a list of things that I didn't envision doing over this period of time. This was all due to unforeseen circumstances that lead me to forego the aforementioned expenditures. I purchased the Cressida as a rough car that needed TLC, but had plenty of potential, in my eyes. It didn't start, I was told it needed a starter, a clutch, and a battery. I sent the guy the money, he gave me the paperwork and keys, and I had a tow truck arranged to drop the Cressida off at my house. Parts list as of 01/20/2022: Engine 1997 JZS161 VVT-i 2JZ-GTE ECTS-i Link G4+ Xtreme ECU Borg Warner S257sx-e 1.0 A/R T4 twinscroll Future Fab twinscroll T4 manifold Tial MVS 38mm external wastegate (x2 conspiracy theory) Tial QR BPV Fluidampr Harmonic Balancer 840801 NGK (4589) IFR6T-11 laser iridium spark plug Panic wire harness to GS300 ECU box GM IAT sensor 1994 MK4 Supra water temp sender XM S10 25" Power steering line XM JZ/Kouki engine bracket XM engine mount Custom 3" straight piped turboback to a HKS Hi-Power muffler w/ Ti tip (34005-FK001) 4.5" titanium straight axle back OEM Toyota MK4 Supra throttle cable K&N 3.5" pod air intake Driftmotion universal intercooler kit Driftmotion pulley kit for alternator/power steering/water pump SC300 2jz Denso A/C compressor (88320-24120) w/ 7M compressor manifold Dayco poly-rib 2JZ serpentine belt w/ power steering and a/c 2JZ timing belt OEM Toyota MK4 Supra mechanical water pump (16100-49847) Greddy magnetic oil drain plug Koyorad N-Flo aluminum radiator for JZX100 IS300 radiator fans/shroud & coolant reservoir PHR 170 degree thermostat Vibrant -20AN upper radiator hose OEM Toyota seals (cam/water pump/VVTi cam gear/rear main/front main) GSC Viton Valve seals Blitz Oil sensor attachment sandwich plate MK4 Supra check valve for brake booster IS300 Power steering pump Chasebays power steering reservoir PHR power steering pump AN conversion fitting Power steering AN conversion OEM coil pack connector plugs OEM Toyota exhaust gasket AZ Performance AN oil drain flange Denso Narrowband sensor conversion for Aristo OEM VVT-i oil control valve OEM Toyota Denso Starter Setrab 34-row oil cooler Driftmotion billet oil cooler adapter kit Mocal 180 degree oil cooler thermostat TacTuff swirlpot/header tank filler Vibrant cast turbo elbow Vibrant intercooler clamp Custom steam vent coolant bypass Radium PCV Radium -10AN press-in fittings for valve cover Gold TRD radiator caps Custom oil filler cap - 24kt gold plated Fuel Fuelab adjustable fuel pressure regulator Mooneyes fuel pressure gauge Radium fuel rail Radium fuel pulse damper Deatschwerks Bosch EV14 1050cc injectors Deatschwerks 300 fuel pump Earl's hard line to AN-fitting adapter Radium fuel filter Radium fuel filter mount with heat sink Russel nylon braided fuel line with AN-fittings Driveline MK3 R154 Transmission Driftmotion 1-2, 3-4, 5-R hard anodized billet shift forks Marlin Crawler R154 thrust washer Marlin Crawler R154 billet bearing retainer plate R154 Nachi bearing kit OEM Toyota R154 shift synchros OS Giken TR2CD twin disk & flywheel OS Giken movement alteration kit OS Giken JZ flywheel bolts Nachi Pilot Bearing OEM Toyota JZ/R bellhousing (31111-14111) XM series 2 clutch line 53" XM JZ/R one-piece driveshaft XM R154 transmission mount 3.2 qts Redline MT-90 NSK Wheel Bearings OEM MK3 Supra speedometer cable Differential MK3 Supra differential LSD Rebuilt by Ken Francisco of GearInstalls Weir stage 2 max-grip kit Weir solid pinion spacer 3.9 ratio ring and pinion OEM Toyota diff seals and Koyo bearings OEM Toyota diff breather check valve OEM Toyota magnetic drain plugs and crush washers 1.2L Motul 75w-90 synthetic gear oil w/ LSD additive XM diff conversion kit (modified by Marc at BuildRadStuff) XM rear subframe reinforcement plate Suspension Fortune Auto 500 Gen 7 coilovers. 20mm shorter shock bodies. 6" Swift springs. 15k Front/ 10k Rear. Fortune Auto LCA-mount conversion front endllinks XM adjustable rear arms XM front tension rod bushings XM rear lower pillow balls XM rear traction rod pillow balls XM RUCA bushings XM Rear subframe bushings Xcessive heim endlinks XM steering rack bushings + x7 conversion MX73 steering rack 20mm forward steering rack relocation Proforged 1987 Corolla inner tie rods (104-10408) +20mm extended front LCAs Toyota Crown Comfort Taxi steering knuckles Toyota Tacoma ball joint in RUCA. 27mm front sway bar 25mm rear sway bar Brakes Sumitomo 300zx 300mm aluminum 4-pots front. Standard pads and rotors StopTech Braided SS brake lines Project Mu D1 spec e-brake shoes Exterior Custom two-tone paint scheme (Champagne/Bronze) Black door frames R-M Diamont Base Coat SPI Universal Clear Coat Shaved radio antenna Engine bay sprayed champagne with sahara gold flake (0.015) Custom bash bars F/R made specifically for BIG☆WIN kit Authentic BIG☆WIN JZX81 Mark II Type-SP F/B body kit JZX100 turn winkers GX81 Mark II sedan headlights with integrated fog lights. GX81 Mark II sedan grille Australian MX83 series 2 corner lights Australian MX83 series 1 boot lock 24kt gold plated door handles - custom engraved Rickyy's DM aero replica roof wing SerialNine Type-1 rear bumper SerialNine Yamaha Wing Sylvania LED bulbs Work Emotion XT7 18x9.5 +30 - Federal RS-RR 215/40r18 & Kenda KR20A 235/40r18 Work Emotion limited edition 30th anniversary center caps - Gold Authentic Ganador aero mirrors Australian Cressida fender markers with 5mm yellow LED Prova convex lenses for Ganador mirrors - Yellow Aerowolf Ganador visors - Gold Interior Defi BF-Advanced controller and gauges (Turbo, Water Temp, Oil Temp, Oil Pressure) AEM X-series 30-0300 A/FR gauge MK3 Supra brake pedal Tom's steering wheel w/ Tom's 24kt gold plated horn button Works Bell Toshiking edition quick release Bride Zeta 3 Japan (black suede/ super aramid carbon shell) Bride FO seat rail (MX83/JZX81) TRD Sports AE86 option reclining bucket seat w/ custom bracket MOONEYES custom velour dashboard mat Pioneer headunit Pioneer speakers Sylvania LED bulbs throughout Clear door markers G-Corporation floor mats - Custom MX83 fitment - Black/Gray checker Toyota Starlet fog light switch to control GX81 fogs. (Kit made by 'Boristhecat') Battery relocated to trunk w/ circuit breaker. (Support bracket made by Marc @ Build Rad Stuff w/ ICT Billet Optima battery tray) JZX81 spin turn drift knob India market MX83 satellite controls pocket Xcessive clutch pedal/Celica clutch master cylinder Serialnine drift spin turn knob Reupholstered arm rest GX81 9k RPM tachometer Progress pictures to follow..

    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.

    Sleeper MX83 build

    Hell yeah dude! Glad you found the inspiration to get through this part. Imo quality paint and body is more involved, stressful, and character testing than any other aspect of car modification.

    '91 Cressida at local junkyard - anyone want anything?

    Most pick n pulls only leave a car on the dismantle lot for 2 weeks tops before they scrap them; unless it's a popular car worth keeping (I'll give you a hint, it wouldn't be a Cressida). I'd doubt it's still there.

    Bottomless money pit X100

    Well, in a few years this thing will probably be worth $40k considering the trend of current pricing. Even if it's a shelf in your garage.

    Mediocre at Cresst - now with nsfw autophilia

    @lucas Thank you so much dude! I really appreciate it. I'm hoping to add a few more little gold touches here and there to accent the handles, but there's definitely a fine line with gold where it can get tacky fast. Haha.

    x3 oyaji wagon

    LMAO there it is.

    New Look / Same Poor Taste

    Checking into this topic a bit late here, but I also get the same vibration on my car above 90. Balanced many different wheels, new wheel bearings, new ball joints, arm bushings, diff mounts, new diff bearings and rebuilt trans with all new bearings. It's kinda disheartening to have brand new everything and still experience this vibration I can't get rid of. I'm surprised so many of us are reporting this issue. If it is leading to catastrophic failure, that's not comforting. Although doubtful, let us know if the new trans solves the issue, or if the vibration ends up eating your new trans too.

    x3 oyaji wagon

    Ahhh, THAT H-town. Yeah, there's Houston, and then there's HOUSTON.

    x3 oyaji wagon

    So rad having an x3 still chugging along strong. Why did it take 10 hours? Traffic?

    Tuner4life's 1991 Cressida Drift Build

    Hoping life quality improves for you buddy. Shit sounds rough, but I commend you for pushing through it and getting out there to keep your mind off of shit. 2020 has been such a year and I'm not even surprised at the increase in suicide and domestic violence cases. It's saddening. Looks like you had good time driving though, that's rad!