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    Kyle Anson's Cresshita Build Thread

    Ballsy. I like it
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    SG JZ Alternator Relocation Kit

    If I wasn't so stuck on running A/C I'd definitely buy one. Nice piece Efrain.
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    Project Hantavirus

    Buy a 2J?
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    Team Never Gonna Run Again

    x-chassis = drifting your grandma's loveseat
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    Kyle Anson's Cresshita Build Thread

    How's your engine being supported currently? Asking for a friend.
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    Mx83 seat swap

    Wow really informative build thread. Real game changer.
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    Sleeper MX83 build

    6-piston brakes look badass, but yeah, if you're going to run 225s, super pointless. I have the z32's and I can lock them up on demand, so I know anything bigger would be for looks. Unless brake fade during circuit racing is a concern. Nonetheless, nice work!
  8. 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..
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    Mediocre at Cresst - now with nsfw autophilia

    Did having it balanced alleviate any vibrations for you?
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    Mediocre at Cresst - now with nsfw autophilia

    Gordo, I agree to your point about throttle dependent vibration being due to poor rear end setup which is why I installed a different differential, but it maintained the same noise. Maybe they both have poor backlash? i am running an XM one-piece, but it is an older unit from back when they subbed out the driveshafts to their local driveshaft shop. It has the other shop’s sticker on it. Haha
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    Mediocre at Cresst - now with nsfw autophilia

    Thanks guys. I'm relieved to hear the vibration is more common than I thought. Still a bummer that it may be just an inherent characteristic of the car. Especially since Xcessive said their Cressidas don't report similar vibrations. Hmmm. If anyone is interested in the knuckles, I found the PN (45611-43010 & 45612-43010) on this site. Looks like $45 ea.: https://jp-carparts.com/toyota/partlist.php?maker=toyota&type=333110&cartype=15&fig=4505 Also appears you might be able to buy from RHD Japan: https://www.rhdjapan.com/oem-public-page?brand=Toyota&partnumber=45612-43010
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    Project Hantavirus

    Solid numbers man. Nice setup
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    Mediocre at Cresst - now with nsfw autophilia

    Thanks guys! It feels very nice, but I’m still experiencing this throttle input dependent vibration at highway speeds. At 70mph if I slightly let off the throttle between acceleration and complete coast, I get a noise/vibration that sounds like there is some play in the driveline. I changed the diff out thinking the lash was loose, but nothing changed. I did the bearings and ball joints and although it’s smoother, it still makes the noise. The driveshaft U-joints are good and I just installed the Xcessive trans mount in effort to eliminate the noise. i may take the driveshaft to get rebalanced, but I’m kind of reaching at this point. Everything is tight from a bolt and part perspective. also sort of unrelated, but the car has always vibrated quite a bit over 100mph and lots of vibration at 120mph. I can’t imagine what it would do if I took it to 140+ lol. Maybe it’s a 30 year old car thing? But that seems off since literally everything has been replaced and it still does it. @Gordo I believe the chassis is YXS10. The knuckles are still sold new from Toyota in Japan. This website seems like a cool place to get OEM parts from Japan. I haven't used it yet. https://jp-carparts.com/
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    Mediocre at Cresst - now with nsfw autophilia

    Not much to update honestly. Just been driving the car. I did drive my car to California and stopped at Mooneyes. My friend from Japan told me that many x81 drifters like to use Toyota Crown Comfort Taxi steering knuckles as they share the same suspension as an x8, but are engineered to have tighter turning in narrow Japanese streets. He shipped me a pair, I'm excited to try something factory instead of a backyard cut n shut or $225 knuckles from Xcessive. Taxi Left, Cressida Right. They aren't zero ackerman knuckles, so nothing too aggressive, but should still be good for a little more angle while maintaining drivability. Also got in contact with this guy in Kuwait selling Cressida parts and scored this dash pocket to replace the useless satellite radio control panel. Scored this spare MK3 LSD for $40. Pretty uncommon to find under $250 these days, so I had to scoop. Developed intermittent starter issues. In fear of being stranded, I got this genuine remanufactured starter. Hopefully this is more reliable than that Duralast crap. I'm just happy that it's not like other remanufactured parts that are covered in 6 layers of silver paint in attempt to bury the fact that it's still a piece of shit. Wheel bearing and Ball joint replacement time. Thanks to Urrik and JZXGibbs for doing the leg work, I installed the Tacoma Front UCA ball joints on my RUCAs with slight modification to the arm. Wheel bearing out. New Bearing in. I hated the rusty colored rotor hats, so I painted them Project Mu blue for max JDM cred. Also the zerk fittings on the ball joints are really convenient.
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    Gordo's X8 Ramblings

    I wish there were local places that had major brand racing seats on display that a consumer can try out before dropping $800-1500 on a seat that may or may not be the appropriate size. lol
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    Team Never Gonna Run Again

    The pic of you almost kind of three-wheeling is rad. Reminds me of the drop at Nikko Circuit.
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    Gordo's X8 Ramblings

    I love my Bride Zeta-III Japan. I have the regular size. I'm 5'-11", 165lbs. 32 waist, sorta broad shoulders. I fit perfectly in it. Hardly able to wedge my hand between my thigh and the bolster. I do daily drive with this seat and I find it comfortable. The only time I feel discomfort is when it is hot and there is no air flow to my back. Sweaty. I think the Large size would be perfect for daily driving comfort as it would give me that little extra wiggle room. For track days, I wouldn't want any other seat to be honest. I have heard many Americans love the Bride L and XL sizes. I think you would definitely be able to find comfort in the L seat. I have heard Recaro hip sizes run narrow.
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    Sleeper MX83 build

    Boris, I have seen the 6-piston CTS-V kit on another Cressida, but I didn't ask much about installation. All I can say is that it has been done before; you should be fine. What kind of tool were you using to clearance your strut tower? A nice body hammer would've done the job nicely and not left you a hole. Luckily you're still shaving the bay.
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    Kyle Anson's Cresshita Build Thread

    I run x7 rack conversion, XM urethane bushings, IS300 pump, Chasebays reservoir, full AN line conversion, and solenoid UNPLUGGED. Steers and counters like a Cadillac. I can u-turn in a two lane street. I saw Jordan's bushing blowouts and I haven't experienced it. Not to say I won't in the future, but for now it's still going strong.
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    2 many cressidas. a x3 build thread

    Probably someone who is more concerned about the bumper than the car. Good to see you post here Mike!
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    Kyle Anson's Cresshita Build Thread

    This is the exact outcome I expected from this thread. GG
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    Kyle Anson's Cresshita Build Thread

    Looks good man. I definitely would've liked the black with purple flake better, but this doesn't look bad either.
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    JZ to BMW ZF

    I've always been curious about the STI 6-speed transmission. Forget about the center diff and outputs for front axles, but they are pretty stout 6-speeds. ratio isn't too bad. STI has a 3.9 final like the Cressida. I like the way my STI 6-speed shifts too. I think 1-4 in the STI are shorter than most (rally gears?). Idk they seem plentiful. Seems like a fun trans to drift on.
  24. In 10 years, I'd love to find one of those 300 final production Mark X GRMN and import it under show and display. The crossover world domination is in effect.
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    89 Cressida part out

    LMAO
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