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CollapsedNut
06-20-2016, 04:42 AM
It's what I NEED. And honestly I know very little about them, except that if I want the newer one with a 2jz it's gonna cost me 30k+. So what about the older ones with the 7M? They seem to be reasonable and I'm assuming a 2j swap is pretty much a off the shelf deal by now? I'm starting my research, cause I love learning all the subtle difference in years of cars for some reason, but if you know something post it up!

celica91gts
06-20-2016, 01:30 PM
I know the 7mgte's had a head gasket issue. people would always buy ARP head studs and re torque them. I think MK3 supras look awesome but probably because we all like flip up headlight cars.

4thgenceli
06-20-2016, 03:11 PM
Remember you can always overnight parts from Japan if you have to.

KoreanJoey
06-22-2016, 04:47 AM
Damn 3rd gen is HEAVY...

ChrisD
06-22-2016, 05:41 PM
Remember you can always overnight parts from Japan if you have to.

I am literally doing this. haha.

Head gasket can be changed out with metal and you'd be fine. Funkycheeze here has a 7M powered MK2 making rediculous power (over 500whp or thereabouts, perhaps he'll jump in and clarify), with relative ease and pretty low boost.

Murgatroy
06-23-2016, 12:25 AM
Spoonman has one as well, although I think he has a rapper or two under the hood...

Funkycheeze
06-23-2016, 08:27 PM
Mine is a mk2 with a 7M turbo engine from the mk3. Good swap, as the mk2 is MUCH lighter, and the swap itself is quite simple. Getting a mk2 in good shape is the real trick, plus it needs lots of suspension and brake work etc. to support it. I am making over 450 WHP at around 13.5 pounds of boost. Having an extra 50% displacement advantage over a 2L 4 cylinder is HUGE. All that being said, the 7M needs to be built properly to handle the power as it is an old engine design.

The Captain
06-23-2016, 08:50 PM
It's what I NEED. And honestly I know very little about them, except that if I want the newer one with a 2jz it's gonna cost me 30k+. So what about the older ones with the 7M? They seem to be reasonable and I'm assuming a 2j swap is pretty much a off the shelf deal by now? I'm starting my research, cause I love learning all the subtle difference in years of cars for some reason, but if you know something post it up!
Just buy Princess. Cheez.

CollapsedNut
06-25-2016, 04:58 PM
Just buy Princess. Cheez.

Princess is slow.

Facime
06-25-2016, 10:06 PM
mk3's are fat pigs. I love them for the GT car they are, but if going fast is the goal, its not even close to the best platform. There is a fair amount of aftermarket and a big community for them, but most of the community is either poor ass punk kids or pompous old fucks with attitudes. There are a few gems in the community though and I still keep in touch with some of them.


Personally I'm a fan of the 89+


This was Lucy:

https://scontent.fsnc1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/23574_100618669977526_5188057_n.jpg?oh=639a499fc83 ef3cc1d939fd52cf77ec4&oe=57FD3CFC

The Captain
06-26-2016, 06:31 PM
Princess is slow.
Bring any Supra with any swap. Pink slips on the dash. I pick the road.

tuner4life
06-27-2016, 01:28 PM
Cliffnotes from someone with a burning desire for a MK4

Mk4 Supra: Holy grail of 90's Toyotas. Best looking, most sought after, most expensive. Most aftermarket support available with stock driveline. Super drool status.

Mk3 Supra: So much potential for 1/10 the cost of a Mk4. 7m can be good but takes a bit of work to make it not blow up every other day. Ideally swap in a JZ and have a slightly heavier, boxier, but just as fast as a MK4, Supra. For folks with other RWD toyotas, Mk3s are the best parts box. Engines, clutch pedals, diffs, etc.. I lost count of the Mk3 parts that are on my Cressida now.


Basically, if you have $, buy a mk4 and break necks. If you don't, Buy a MK3, make it just as fast as a Mk4 and hurt feelings.


Still <3 Princess tho!

Cavanagh
08-24-2016, 10:57 AM
I think a decent option with the MK3 route would be to find one in good shape, and swap with either a 1JZ or 2JZ, depending on how much you want to spend.

The Captain
08-24-2016, 01:00 PM
All of them are slow in an inch of snow. Which is next month isn't it?

I've had the MK2 and 3. 2's are getting old so you'll spend more in body stuff. They used the lower quality steel and a rust free unit will be hard to find. The 3 is a tank but it's newer and cheaper. I re-torqued the head on my 7MGTE and never had any trouble. Sure does wobble when you take the targa roof out.

Murgatroy
08-24-2016, 01:09 PM
I once had someone near to me that owned a Mk3 Targa.

I would own a Mk2 or Mk3.

underscore
08-24-2016, 06:46 PM
Personally I think the 3rd gen looks better than the 4th, but I'm a bit odd.

Murgatroy
08-24-2016, 09:39 PM
I would take a Mk3 over a Mk4.