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It's a '90 Cressida. I picked it up for $200 after it had sat in a field for 5 years. It had a blown up 7m (go figure). The car had rats living inside ruining all the interior, hence my username given to me in my intro.
First thing I did was pull the 7m.
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Found this:
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One thing I knew for sure, the car was getting a JZ. Ordered this a week after I had the car.
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Worked on getting the nasty interior cleaned out. Stripped it, removed deadening with dry ice, and simple-green'd everything. Ended up throwing most of the interior away. It was bad.
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Did a new timing belt, tensioner, 2jzgte water pump, pulled the pan and checked the bearings. I did all this shit inside my house.
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I had an R154 from my old MK3 Supra (7m took a shit) scrapped the car, kept the R154, and LSD. Bolted it up, flipped the JZX90 brackets, and dropped it in the car.
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Everything lined up well.
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Figured out the wiring and got it running
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Got BC coilovers, in 14/10kg rates
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I was running open downpipe and the twins were boosting high. That didn't last long. Smokescreen. Wanted something hard to kill and fairly quick spooling, so I got a Holset HX35
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Pulled the twins
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Built a downpipe
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Happy with the Holset. Makes decent power, and sounds good. Running at 13 psi for now, on stock management.
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Had a 4.30 gearset laying around, swapped it in with the ma70 LSD. Put the Weir performance #2 kit in the LSD, couldn't be happier with it.
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Started taking it to drift events. Happy with everything except the factory ebrake
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The car got hot quick with efans. Put on a ls400 fan clutch and a 7m blade. Big mistake. LS400 clutch stays locked spinning the opposite direction on a jz. Tore through radiator
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Went to a 2jzge fan and clutch and it works right now.

Put in roll center adjusters.
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Toyota Matrix studs
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It died going down the highway with no warning. Got it home and triple checked my wiring. Power at coils, injectors, cps tested good. Opened the ecu and found this:
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Got that fixed and it started right up.

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Got a new interior from pick n pull.
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As of now:
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Plans for the future include better wheels, aero, hydro, and half cage.

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Nice progress. I always liked XD9's on X chassis, looks especially good with the white on red.

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Good job dude

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how did you kill a radiator w that fan setup? been running ls clutch w 7m fan for years and texas summers w absolutely no issue.

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He ran ls fan, fan flexed backwards and ate radiator

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oh i get it now. also his radiator is closer to the fan than mine is because nice parts != stock parts.

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FIRE hey did you do a side by side comparison of those matrix studs with the stock cressida's? if so how much of a difference was it?

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Thanks everyone.

Here are the stock studs compared to the matrix rear studs. I run a 5mm spacer up front, lug nuts still get 10 full turns
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oh fuck yes you just saved me a shit ton of money

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Not too shabby.........

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If you guys need any other pics I posted the matrix stud thing a while back in my build thread.

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WOW. I guess you are our one good new member for 2015. Welcome.

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Put in a set of aristo 440's and got a used safcII. Factory 7mge fuel pump couldn't keep up over 11 psi.

I've heard a lot of mixed things on Walbro 255's. So I decided to go with an MKIV Supra pump. Denso 950-0155. It's externally identical to the oem pump and flows 280lph.

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After changing the pump, I messed around with the SAFC for a while and got the AFR to stay between 11 and 11.5 at full throttle. Upped the boost to 18 psi. What a difference.

Also got a fan shroud.

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Yeah, the REAL Walbro 255 is border line if you look at where they are comminly used (Mk3 Supras w 550 injectors).

And the fakes out of Chinka are absolutely junk.

 

Good job dialing thet puppy in :)

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Walaboro 255 is a malnutious butt knuckle. If I did another X8, I'd just do it right with a fuel cell and real pump. Stock tank and access to is fuck stupid. Especially, if you're going to put shitty pumps in it.

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This is the easy way to get access to the pump in the stock tank... I want a fuel cell eventually, but for now I can change out in tank pumps in 10 min.

 

 

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I only went fuel cell in my z as a last resort. I stand by stock tanks for life.

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Dropping the tank isn't even a pain. You guys are queers. I guess it may be worse for you northern folks, but it's your own damn fault for sticking around an asshole of a climate.

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