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    Sleeper MX83 build

    Nice score on the bumper! $300 is cheeeeap. Just build a rear "bash bar" that fits the contours to support the bumper. That's the main reason a lot of us build custom bash bars. To support the bumper, not necessarily to bash into things lol. Calling them bash bars just sounds more edgy. On the topic of bashing and drifting, FWIW, in the 40k miles I have driven my swapped Cressida, more damage to my car has happened while daily driving than drifting. I think a lady in a Kia Optima pulling out in front of you last second is almost just as prevalent as having a concrete barrier at a drift event claim your ride. Either way I understand your concern and commend your decision to keep your car in good condition. Excited to see what you do.
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    Sleeper MX83 build

    Will check back later
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    JZX100 Chaser

    I wish it was a Mark II. GLWS
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    It's an old Toyota at least so fuck off.

    OK. Pls sea PayPal details and ship me the car.
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    I bought someone else's Cressida

    Brian in a Cressida = the universe aligned
  6. 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 03/31/19: 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 straight piped turboback to a HKS Hi-Power muffler w/ Ti tip (34005-FK001) OEM Toyota MK4 Supra throttle cable K&N 3" 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) OEM Toyota thermostat Greddy magnetic oil drain plug Koyorad N-Flo aluminum radiator for JZX100 IS300 radiator fans/shroud & coolant reservoir OEM Toyota seals (cam/water pump/VVTi cam gear/rear main/front main) GSC Viton Valve seals Greddy water temp sensor attachment 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 Fuel Fuelab adjustable fuel pressure regulator Radium fuel rail Radium fuel pulse damper Deatschwerks Bosch EV14 1050cc injectors Deatschwerks 300 fuel pump Earl's hard line to AN-fitting adapter Earl's fuel filter 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) OEM Toyota Speedo cable and cable elbow 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 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 MR2 SW20 18mm front sway bar repurposed for rear sway bar Xcessive heim endlinks XM steering rack bushings + x7 conversion MX73 steering rack 20mm forward steering rack relocation Proforged MX83 driver side inner tie rods +20mm extended front LCAs Toyota Crown Comfort Taxi steering knuckles Toyota Tacoma ball joint in RUCA. 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 side mirrors and 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 Australian MX83 chrome door handles Rickyy's DM aero replica roof wing SerialNine Type-1 rear bumper SerialNine Yamaha Wing Sylvania LED bulbs R33 Nissan GT-R wheels 17x9 +30 / Rays 57CR Bronze II 17x9 +22 Achilles ATR Sport 2 215/45R17 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 MK3 Supra clutch pedal w/ reservoir Tom's steering wheel w/ Tom's 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 Garage Moon Power HKS-style floor mats 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 Progress pictures to follow..
  7. LUMBERZACK

    Sleeper MX83 build

    I guess the technical name is "refrigerated compressed air dryer", but refrigerated dryers use a refrigeration compressor and heat exchange to cool the compressed air to 35°F, a temperature where the moisture condenses and is drained off. It's nice that they cool the compressed air too so that you're not "drying" the paint as you spray it. Not that this applies to you in any way, just figured you could nerd out about it like me. lol
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    Sleeper MX83 build

    Those PHR lasered pulleys look so aggressive. Nice job scoring an Iwata. Personally for Primer, I use a cheap $20 harbor freight HVLP gun; I just toss the gun away after since primer is annoying to clean and I don't like spraying base and primer out of the same gun. Especially with a nice Iwata you bought. Plus primer sprayed finish doesn't necessarily matter since you're going to wetsand the primer anyway. Just something to think about. Either way, looking good man! I agree it's much easier to see your progress and faults with a solid coat of primer. Luckily for you PNW guys, you guys don't need compressor air refrigerators. Just need a shit ton of water separators. lol. If you don't have a moisture separator at the gun, consider getting one of those disposable ones. They're like $5
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    Mediocre at Cresst - now with nsfw autophilia

    Without actually measuring, the front bar seems to be a 21-22mm bar since it is still thinner than my 25mm rear bar. Yeah idk what Canada is doing with their dollar, but hey at least you have affordable healthcare, amirite?
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    It's an old Toyota at least so fuck off.

    If it’s for sail
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    Money pit build

    Simple Single > complex twins, but let’s act like you knew that since you ran either setup.. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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    Mediocre at Cresst - now with nsfw autophilia

    Hell yeah!
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    Money pit build

    Define "right". I heard you HAVE to completely engineer a new rear end of an x7 for it to drift right... Oh and V8 swap it because a 5M can't spin 195's
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    It's an old Toyota at least so fuck off.

    Nice. Sail to me so I can actually make it cool, pls n tanks.
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    Mediocre at Cresst - now with nsfw autophilia

    Jason, I've been using a $20 turbo SW20 18mm front bar in the rear for a while. I came up on this custom 25mm rear bar for free lol. For the front bar, after converting Australia's worthless currency to our clearly more superior dollar, it was ~$325 iirc. Not the cheapest sway bar, but for a custom direct fit piece, I'm not disappointed. Casey, yeah man Mako readily offers Cressida front and rear bar custom options. Shouldn't be much trouble aside from the production time wait.
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    Mediocre at Cresst - now with nsfw autophilia

    A few months ago I picked up a 25mm swaybar that I was told was a front sway bar for an MX83. Come to find out, it is a rear sway bar and it was something @brian probably ordered during an alcohol-driven online shopping spree many moons ago. Being a rear bar that is thicker than the OEM front bar, I knew I wasn't going to install it without beefing up the front bar first. (big bar rear + small bar front = no grip in the rear) I set out to find a company willing to make a custom sway bar for the Cressida and came across Mako in Australia. They'll make any size and color bar you want for a price. I ordered a 27mm front bar for my car and patiently waited. Tony at Mako periodically followed up with me giving me updates and was helpful and responsive. 10/10 customer service. After it took 10 weeks to make, I finally received my custom sway bar from Australia. It arrived with brackets, bushings and grease. After install, I think the wait was worth it considering this was one of the very few direct bolt on parts that did not require me taking out a grinder, cutting wheel, or welder. I am pleased with the fitment and quality so far. I don't really have a good install picture, so take this. I still have to have custom brackets made for the rear bar to be mounted to. First impressions of the front bar are positive. Much less body roll already. I'm excited to report my findings after running both bars and taking it to a track event. Stay tuned.
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    Money pit build

    I love that turbo. you'll probably see a bit of lag with it on a non-vvti 1J, but not terrible. I agree with Demesio, you're probably shooting yourself in the foot sticking with the V2, but then again, he did suggest Infinity as a replacement... But hey, do what you can within your means, I respect it. Keep the progress up.
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    Project IBIS.... AKA the bin chicken JZX81

    Lucky for you that most parts from Aussie MX83 will crossover. Couldn't do that in America with all of our crap being on the opposite side and all. 😕 JDM vehicles in America are such an inconvenience. I can't wait to join the club.
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    Mediocre at Cresst - now with nsfw autophilia

    Also, I can't pass up a good picture.
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    Mediocre at Cresst - now with nsfw autophilia

    Went drifting again. This time they opened a different track that they haven't ran in years. Unfortunately got about 3 laps in before I heard a pop coming from my footwell. When I was no longer able to shift into gear, I knew something was borked. I came to a stop and started the car in first to get back to pits. Inspected some shit and found that my clutch pedal bracket gave up on life. Not wanting to miss out on the event, my buddy drove me to his house where we quickly braced it and welded it back together. After that the pedal worked great! I think bracing it took out a bit of flex that the bracket had before because I have a bit more clutch travel now. I probably got another 8-10 laps out of the night. I kinda missed out on the peak time of the night, but hey, I'm glad I was able to continue driving and drive home. Some kid asked for a ridealong at the end of the night and he got a video of my last run. Not too bad, a little more handbrake use than I would've liked, but I've never driven this track before and the first corner was very blind; I could never gauge when to initiate.. Video:
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    Mediocre at Cresst - now with nsfw autophilia

    Imma just gusset the subframe and blow all y’all minds. Nice try satan
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    Mediocre at Cresst - now with nsfw autophilia

    What if I cut a relief in the bottom plate to centralize a bend if such impact occurs? Necessary? Fixing problems that don't exist? Full ragret? But also, can you really sit there and say that my arms are stronger than these?: https://xcessivemanufacturing.com/toyota/cressida/mx83/chassis-and-suspension/toyota-mx83-t-mx83-flca.html I have a hard time believing these things have a failure point designed into them. Not fishing for a cop out, but just trying to understand why this is such a fear.
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    Mediocre at Cresst - now with nsfw autophilia

    Idk, my buddy just added the plate to the bottom. People keep bringing up bending the arm rather than the subframe, which makes total sense, but I can't remember a time where I have said, "wow, I'm so glad my a-arm isn't reinforced" I guess if you hit a lot of shit, then maybe don't reinforce it, but if you don't hit a lot of shit, then I guess it's a mute point. I mean, what if I reinforce my subframe? Checkmate Satan.
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    Mediocre at Cresst - now with nsfw autophilia

    Yeah I guess with my knuckles and relocated rack, I was only getting maybe .5"-3/4" of thread engagement on the inners which is sketch imo. I was using x8 drivers inners on both sides too. But yeah, just my mild stock modded setup is perfect for what I'm looking for. No backies, put plenty enough to get the smoke going. I rebalanced the wheels and the vibration got better, but still exists. I measured the angle of my trans output shaft and pinion angle and they are 1.5 degrees of each other which is within spec per Toyota TSRM, so I know it's not that. Idk what it could be, so I say YOLO. @acidtrip rode in my car and said my vibration is tame compared to his, so imma just let it be. I don't really do 80-140mph pulls with ZR1 Corvettes and twin turbo Gallardos anyway. lol I just like my shit feeling as nice as the amount of money I dump into it, but that's too much to ask for.
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