MK3 Supra

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  1. cnred

    cnred New Member

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    Im thinking about buying an 87 turbo supra, its a 5 speed, targa top with only 73K original miles. What do you think?
     
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    I love these, Way better then those shitty jz's from the fast and the faggatoryious.

    dont pay more then 8k for an mk3 though, unless its extremley clean and has some decent mods. And if i remmember correctly they are TWIN turbo not single.

    edit : i meant 8k AUD, so tahts like 5K USD or something?
     
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    get it and if u end up with the 7m-gte (single turbo) instead of the 1jz-gte (twin turbo) then first thing u should do is replace the head gasket with a greddy or hks metal head gasket. good luck.
     
  4. VashTheStampede

    VashTheStampede New Member

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    They're great cars as long as you take care of them and preform preventative maintainence on them. Like mattsmall said, the factory head gasket is a serious weka point in the motor, and pretty much the only one until you start making some serious power. If it hasn't been replaced recently, you will be replacing it once you start modding the car.

    Also, another thing you'll want to do is change the bolts on the valve cover, otherwise you'll get an oil leak there, which could potentially cause an engine fire if it starts leaking onto the turbo.

    Overall, I've owned 2 MKIII turbos and I've loved them, in fact I plan on buying another one this winter to put a 1JZ-GTE into.
     
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    Stock US supras are all SINGLE, unless you put a jz-series engine into it.

    Of those years acorse from 87-92
     
  6. cnred

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    I test drove the car and i like how fast it is. I just didnt like the steering on the car. It felt like it had no power steering. The steering was really heavy when going slow, is this normal?
     
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    don't get it. it's a money pit. :wtc:



    eversince mine died, i miraculously was able to save up $5k in a short time.
     
  8. mattsmall

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    no its not normal, sounds like the ps pump could be dead or dieing. my steering is smooth on my 87T.

    always check your oil level its the one thing that will instantly kill the car.
     
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    Yes it is normal on these Supras. They have progressive speed sensitive steering.
     
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    Zylo big time. hard line. bad luck.

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    Great car, check for rust, under hatch, etc and once you get it, I suggest new metal headgasket and ARP head studs and a GOOD torque wrench to avoid future problems.
     
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    i have kind of steering away from the supra, i have been looking for a nice alltrac instead.
     
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    Yeahdoug OT Supporter

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    I have one and love it. I plan on getting another one.
     
  13. VashTheStampede

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    You're going to have a hard time finding an All-Trac. They're great cars, but really hard to find that are either worth buying or the seller isn't asking an arm and a leg for. But good luck if you do find one, the 3S-GTE in them is a great platform to work with. And with it being in the front of the car, alot easier to work on than when it's in the MR2.
     
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    Vash where are you from?

    3SGTE swapped FWD Celicas are faster than Alltracs. Alltracs are slow.
     
  15. VashTheStampede

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    I live in Lima, and it sucks.
     
  16. cnred

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    speed is not really a main concern im looking for fun. I have a fwd car right now, the awd will let me get somewhat sideways in rain, and alot more in dirt.
     
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    for us supra freaks, where is this car :b
     
  18. unwed_transient

    unwed_transient Internationally Known and Locally Detested

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    if you're looking for sideways, just buy a fr car.








    buy the Mk3, paint it black if not black already, and slam it on old school works or ssr's...done. just don't be surprised when civics outhandle you.
     

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