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Old 03-19-2006, 02:21 AM   #31
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A 1JZ?

Those Soarers (turbo-wise) came stock with either the 1G-GTE (2.0L TT I6), or the 7M-GTE (3.0L turbo I6; same as MKIII Supra)... was this one swapped in Japan or swapped over here?
Swapped over here, along with a 5-spd trans to replace the auto that came with the 7M I think (since it is a 3.0 GT or whatever)
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I liked my cressida, but there wasn't ***^ of aftermarket. The only way to get more power out of them was to do a 1jz-gte or 7m-gte swap.
But but but, there'* no real common turbo manifold you can just slap on the LN3/27/36/67 like you can with the 5M

Yeah, I know, the aftermarket sucks. We got headers for us, and the suspension game is just beginning to catch up with coilovers being developed.
Yeah, they may have had a turbo mani that would bolt right up, but they blew head gaskets enough without the turbo, lol.
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Eh, they're nice, but this sucker is THE car. Hands down, this thing is tops on my list of cars I dream of being able to own. It trumps anything else, from any country, or any maufacturer.

IMHO, of course...

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Sorry to bust your chops, but as much as I like the GNX, it'* not the end all and be all. A MkIV Supra or a Skyline GTR would hold their own against it on the drag strip, and destroy it in a slalom, etc.
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Yeah, they may have had a turbo mani that would bolt right up, but they blew head gaskets enough without the turbo, lol.
...not the 5M... mostly the 7M.


The GNX is awesome, I just wouldn't ask it to turn. Supra'* the new drag strip ***** too, replace a turbo and you're into the 10/11'* just like that
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Hmm, Skyline or GNX...?

I'd have to take both.

The GNX is legendary and still fast compared to today'* sports cars.

The R34 has that almost exotic appeal to it, and it fast on every level possible, on straight or curvy roads.
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The GNX may not be the fastest anymore, or more agile (though, when I had my regal, i was really impressed with the handling after I put a real set of tires and wheels on it), but, when you look at every other car from 1987 - 1995 maybe, its damn impressive. Hell, the chassis on a GNX dates back to the 60'*, not much changed, as well as the engine, we all know how old the 231'* are. That is a low-tech car, with some serious high-tech performance. About the only thing that was really advanced on it was the electronics (for the time). Multiport or sequential FI is common nowadays.
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most forget that the early skylines, supras, 3000gts, and NSX'* where designed not for the rice world but as a foriegn muscle car all four listed are almost as heavy or is as heavy as a grand prix and sport more horse power then a GP too these car revolutionized the world of car customizing and shouldnt be thought of as rice but more as a foriegn muscle car or sports car

personally i would take a supra with a 2JZmotor or a skyline R34 with the RB26DETT motor before id ever own a honda civic or those wannabe domestic ricers
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Third generation Supra was an absolute pig... in the 3800+lb range. 3000GT was north of 4000lbs, I think.
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Third generation Supra was an absolute pig... in the 3800+lb range. 3000GT was north of 4000lbs, I think.
And about as reliable as a Lada...(the 3000GT/GTO/Stealth, that is. Hell, any Mitsu intended to go fast save for the Evo)
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