Originally Posted by fantastic88
I was joking about the rice/ hype part.
I know that most Supras are very fast. I just found it humorous how slow this one is. So I gave "it" some sh*^t. You guys took the post WAY too seriously.
Alright, but the L67 isn't as moddable as the 2JZ-GTE. Remember that.
The 7M-GTE only has as much a habit of tossing head gaskets as the quality of workmanship that goes into fixing it. Milling the head, using ARP bolts at 80ft-lbs, OEM gasket (absolutely no aftermarket regular type gaskets) and ensuring that the block surface is good - all essential, and after which, the gasket won't bug you. If using an aftermarket metal head gasket such as the HK$ or Titan Motorsports, machining the block surface becomes much more important.
Its advantage is relatively cheaper modding compared to the later motor, doesn't take too much to make one fast.
My cup of tea, personally... Cressida, 1UZ Lexus V8, 5-speed.
And oh yeah, a MKII Supra would be nice also. Same 5M-GE that I'm used to, but in a lighter package...