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Karma Supra

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  1. You probably can't get one in your budget, but an R154 is the obvious choice, as that was what the Supra manual turbo came with from the factory, - you'd could fit it with factory parts! They are tough as nails (originally came from a coach.. Toyota Coaster). Failing that, you might have better luck finding a W58 (Supra N/A, but later used in the JXA-80 N/A and a bit stronger). Most of the Tuned Lexus V8 people are running BMW Getrag 6 Speeds these days, they are a lot more common than the "proper" Toyota part, a similar shape, strong and cheap. Obviously you'll require fab work.
  2. I have a Toytec Boss kit on mine. Shipping wasn't cheap, but they were lovely to deal with. Link The kit has evolved slightly, but it was FAR better than the UK sourced Monroe lift kit. I went with the optional SPC adjustable upper arms, and Bilstein/OME rear dampers and springs. A Diff drop kit is mandatory. - I'd also recommend 1.5" longer sway bar drop links, and an adjustable panhard bar and suitable drop bracket if you re doing it properly. I also run a 2" body lift.
  3. It means whoever did it didn't reset the warning light! Can't speak for the newer stuff, but on the old Surfs you had to take the instrument cluster out and swap a screw over. I'd imagine it'll be done by computer now.
  4. Toyota Outsource all their interesting cars now, started with the '86 basically being a Subaru! Look out for an MX5 Based one too. At least It has a Straight 6, and will drive well! and at least Toyota will be selling interesting cars again! This is good news! The brand lacked excitement for too long.
  5. Hi Folks, Is anyone breaking a Prado? 96- vintage. I'm after a complete non E-Locking rear axle for my surf, complete with disk brakes. I've been offered a UK Prado one, with the E-locker for £250, but would rather have a "regular" diff so I can add an LSD. Thanks, Charlie.
  6. 2JZ-GE and 2JZ-GTE. "Really strong takes 600hp" Careful with that. I've seen my fair share fail at stock power. They are not getting any newer, and as the cars get cheaper and fall into "tighter hands" many are suffering improper maintenance.
  7. You can always convert an auto to manual, the hardest thing to get is a decent shell.
  8. I just stumbled across this thread looking for wiring diagrams for my project! (yes I've still not found them all....) I wonder if it ever got fixed in the end?
  9. Never mind, I just bought a whole fuel pump off ebay...
  10. Do you still have any bits off this?
  11. Wierdly, I need a bit for fitting my Lexus V8 into my Hilux.... and it looks like my most likely way of getting it is from a Corolla! I'm pretty sure this part exists in all petrol EFi models from at least 92 - 99 from my reading, and it is small and obsucre... so here goes. I'm after the small two pin pug, (and enough cable to splice, a couple of inches) that runs between the in tank fuel pump and the 5 pin connector on te inside of the fuel tank cover. Obviously my Diesel hilux had no fuel pump, but wierdly has that Grey 5 pin plug that should make fitting one easy (but only uses three pins for fuel level), I have the pump, just want to use the factory wiring... Can anyone help please? Cheers Charlie.
  12. !Removed! hell. I really thought I'd be "safe" pulling a perfectly good Hilux apart in March.
  13. The roads were fine. (Today I did M62, M6, M5, M42, M40) Alas the company car decided that "limp home mode" was an appropriate measure to take when "pushing on" on the M40, an hour and a half (normal speed) from home. I wasn't best impressed!
  14. It's ok, I'll be fine, you'll even more fine because you have a Toyota, and it has 4WD :) Alas I have a !Removed! great Toyota 4x4, that functioned perfectly, but I took it to bits at the beginning of March because I thought "we'll be fine for snow now"
  15. Awesome. I really wish we had the Tundra in the UK. They are awesome. The Company that prepared Top gear Polar Hilux also do the same treatment for the Tundra. Those things are epic!
  16. It looks like it has less work outstanding than mine!
  17. Usually this is because a mirror has been replaced with a UK non folding part. Take it apart, check the parts, then check the wiring. Does anyone ever use the folding mirrors? Both my cars have it, people seem to rave over it, I never use it.
  18. Well I have to drive from Henley to Liverpool for work tomorrow, in a moon miles diesel Passat. (I refused to park my M3 there overnight lol) I don't think there is any more snow predicted, and the main roads should be clear by now...
  19. Check the vacume lines on the front diff for the ADD setup. If the hoses split you can have trouble engaging 4x4. failing that I know a guy that live and breathes surfs and fixes them, he is in Basingstoke, he comes highly recommended on the Surf site as a mechanic.
  20. Well... yes... :D I've not taken the doors or the boot lid off! pretty much everything else has been out and refitted at some point though! - I think I've rebuilt even more of this than I did my Supra TT, and I was rather... "thorough" with that. (if anyone remembers it post rebuild) Oil filter take off,Oil filter remote head1/2" braided oil line + billet end fittings.K&N oil filter, plus two cheapy ones for oil flushing"Fluids" (that's 8L of auto transmission fluid, 8L of genuine Toyota oil, 8L of genuine Toyota Red coolant, and a 4l of manual transmission oil)Some more fuel system fittings
  21. Fuel system fittings, hose, filter, and injector sealsStarter Motor rebuild kitMore seals, gaskets, grommets and a fen belt (Dull but not cheap, from Lexus!)Hopefully the spending is nearly done!
  22. Electric radiator fan - It takes up less room, and space is tight! Electric radiator fan adjustable thermostat - Turns the above on and off. NGK Iridium Plugs x8 - Sets stuff on fire. My truck never had spark plugs before!
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