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Tell us the story behind your ride. What made you pick this particular one? Where did you find it? Back in end of September 2014 I was driving a 2005 Nissan Altima SE-R that started misfiring BADLY at about 172k; I basically needed a new engine. I was the original owner, it had an HLSD from the Maxima, there are very very few SE-Rs with that mod, and I drove the hell out of that car so I sold it. After about a few days of searching on craigslist I found this 1987 Toyota Supra. There were no pictures of the car in the ad, so I cautiously emailed the owner for pics and when I saw them, they pretty much looked like the pics you see above; like new! Exterior 9/10, interior 8/10. The only problem was a valve seal leak. The car was about 75 miles away from me but for the price I couldn't go wrong. When I saw the pictures, I pretty much decided I already wanted it even before test driving, which ended up being icing on the cake! Even though its not a turbo version, and it is a step down in HP compared to my last car (200 vs 260) its still a fun car. Its my first RWD car and I've always wanted a Supra. After driving the car for a year I was approaching 120k range which in the Supra world means blown head gaskets are coming soon. After installing a new head gasket with ARP studs torqued @ 80lbs it drives better than before. It's my perfect daily driver. Whats cool about this car, like my last car, is that I rarely see other MA70 Supra's (or any Supra) which makes owning one even more special, so when I see one on the road I make sure I wave or something. Describe the modifications you've made. Where did you start, what’s the most recent mod and what motivated it? ARP Bolts & Studs, Cusco Carbon Fiber Rear Strut Tower Bar, HID 3000K Fog Lights, Pixar's Cars Sun Visor, More to come... (Update 8/25/2017) Just got Goodridge Braided Stainless Steel Brake Lines installed. Stock brakes would start to lose its pressure the longer your foot was on the brake, like at a stop sign/ traffic light, which poses a problem when on a hill. Now that problem is gone! These SS brakes lines allow me to use less power thus prolonging the pads! If anyone out there is looking for a big brake kit, which can be very expensive, try going for stainless steel lines first; the stopping power is sooooo much better. Even if you do go for the BBK the SS brake lines will make those even better. Of all the mods you’ve made, which do you think offers the biggest bang for the buck? Besides the Pixar's Cars Sun Visor making my car feel more alive I would have to say that so far RSTB complements the stock LSD making the car feel more grippy thus quicker. SS Brakes Lines are a night and day difference. I have more confidence driving this car now. How did you go about selecting the specific parts for this build? Any installation tips to share? What are you planning next? What’s been the biggest challenge with this build? Rear Strut Tower Bar This took about 6 hrs. It probably would have taken half the time but I was taking my sweet time. Luckily most of the back was already taken apart from a month before when I replaced 2 of the 4 inch rear speakers.
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