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      10-27-2018, 06:48 PM   #1
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C2KMotorsports Supra Build Thread (2/17 Tons of new parts!)

Latest Shot: 13 Jan 2019


Let me begin by saying I have been lurking around Supra forums for over a decade dreaming about the day I would own a Supra...well the day has finally come! This thread will chronicle the C2KMotorsports Supra build.

Before we begin this journey let me start by showing you where I've been the past decade! I was heavy into the BMW scene, starting out with the Super charged, BMW individual Santorini Blue E92 M3.



After the Santorini project had run its course I was one of the first to import a R32 GTR back in 2015...



I only owned her for a short time before I picked up the Sunburst Gold F80 M3!



Then I tried my hand at the F31 330xi 'Smash Wagon'



Which brings us the the Supra Project!

The car:
1993 Supra Sport Roof Turbo AT
88K miles
Black on Black

BONE STOCK





Exterior Plans:
'98 Headlights/Taillights/Signals -- DONE!
Seibon CF Hood, fenders and Lip -- Ordered!
HRE 3 Piece Wheels Classic 305 -- In the mail!!
Michelin PS4S -- Arrived!!
XPEL Stealth
XPEL Tint

Interior Plans:
Touch Screen head unit with back up camera...open to suggestions
Trim paint match to '98 color -- Paint Ordered from supra paint!
'98 Steering wheel -- Done!

Suspension/Brake Plans:
KW V3 -- Done
TRD Sways
TRD Strut Tower Brace -- Done
Brembo GT 380 Front
Brembo drilled rotors & pads Rear

Motor Plans:
Exhaust
FMIC
Big Turbo Kit

Planned Restoration:
OEM Fender Liners -- Ordered
OEM Keys -- Done
OEM Cowl Shroud -- Ordered
OEM Dash -- Ordered
OEM Airbag Cover -- Ordered
New floor mats
OEM Hatch stoppers (end the squeaking please God!) -- Done

Potential Future Mods:
6MT Conversion
Single Turbo
Recaro Seats

Stay tuned! I'll be posting mini photo journals of installs when I accomplish them, I hope you enjoy them and I'll definitely be looking for advice and support! Also follow the day to day ownership of the car on instagram at @c2kmotorsports

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The first thing to go were the chrome 93 headlights that were showing signs of ware...the install was straightforward, pull out the air box cover and battery, remove the three bolts on either side holding the headlights in, swap out the bulbs, remove the running light bulb and stow the running light 'wand' with some zip ties and the process was complete! Totally changed the look of the car and really freshened things up!

BEFORE:


DURRING:



SIDE BY SIDE


AFTER


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I have been through several different types of suspension set-ups over the years. I used to be of the mindset, why spend money on coilovers when you can buy springs for a fraction of the cost and achieve a modest drop and stiffening of the ride. As I started going to car shows and perusing the forums I saw more and more cars that achieved a 'perfect' stance with paper thin wheel gaps and camber/stiffness/rideheight control. I thought that stuff was all cool but much to expensive for my goals.

From coil springs I moved on to an adjustable spring set-up, I was able to achieve the stance I was looking for and for a modest cost but soon came to realize that it was at the expense of ride comfort and my struts. The car had an unnatural bouncy feeling and I would actually say handling was degraded and my struts eventually gave out.

So I decided to finally splurge for a set of true coilovers. I went with KW's entry level Variant 3 system for my E92 M3. What a difference these made, the car was still very comfortable to drive but had a much more 'sporty' feel. Plus I was able to adjust the ride height at my whim which I really liked. The system re-uses the stock pillow mounts so you don't get the metal to metal vibration and noise like other set-ups.

I'm a long time customer of KW due to their long standing pedigree in the euro racing circuits and OEM relationships. Their kits are always a huge improvement over stock and provide ride height and dampening stiffness controllability. The install was time consuming to do by myself without a lift or air tools but I was able to pull it off in about half a day this weekend. I also threw the TRD Strut brace on during this install too!

The install process is pretty straight forward...
- Jack car up, take the wheel off
- Undo to three top hat nuts, hidden under other top hat nuts for various things (I may have been fooled in the rear) :loser:
- Break/remove the strut mount bolt
- Un-do the sway bar end link, use a second jack to compress the strut assembly and get a low profile pass through socket wrench and allen key to remove the bolt
- Loosen the top hat nut before dropping the assembly out ***without removing it***
- Drop the assembly out and use mcpherson strut compressors to unload the spring
- remove the top hat, trim the rubber boot off, re-assemble on the KW Kit using the same pass through socket wrench set
- You will have to drill/file down the pass-through on the stock top hat to make it round, it will have two flat areas that were very helpful in getting the top hat screw off because they prevent the strut rod from rotating but the KW strut rods are round and won't fit. I didn't have the perfect size bit for the job so I ended up using a smaller one and just grinding down the flat areas until I had removed enough material for it to slide onto the KWs.
- Re-assemble

Pretty much exactly the same on all four corners. I needed a nice install like this to get my hands dirty, its like therapy!

The stock 25 year old suspension was TIRED and noisy, pretty sure a couple, if not all, of the struts were blown, the KW V3 was a much needed refresh, now she feels extremely tight and less noisy, plus I can now fine-tune the ride height and stance for those new aggressive fitment HREs when they arrive!










**This mod also drove my decision for replacing the OEM fender liners with new OEM plastic, it will make a big difference, for me atleast!

PHOTO SHOOT!
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A few small detail restorations:

1. Rear hatch rubber bump stop replacement, hopefully this will keep the rear hatch from squeaking like an old school bus! I was only able to replace the stoppers on the hatch as the ones on the body are held in by Phillips head screws with a ridiculous amount of thread lock on them and strip easily...will have to drill them out later. Hopefully replacing the hatch stoppers is enough to end the squeaking...we'll see.


2. I was missing the battery tie down and the plastic surround was all cracked so I replaced them all!



3. The drivers carpet hook was broken, the replacement part was from the '98 catalogue, not exactly the same but a form/fit replacement and you get two in the package!
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Put on the steering wheel today, I pieced it together from an instagram seller who brings over JDM parts, he provided the wheel, airbag and airbag adaptor wiring between 93 and 98+. I was lucky to find a member on supra forums selling the 98 wheel bezel with cruise control stock so I picked it up.

The install was fairly straight forward,
1. pop off the plastic covers on either side of the original bezel
2. loosen the two hex screws under them
3. pop out the airbag
4. unplug the airbag and cruise control
5. break/remove the nut holding the wheel to the hub
6. I had to spray the slpine with some WD-40 and let it soak for a bit before being able to yank the wheel off the hub.
7. I re-used the 93 wheels bolts for the cruise control stock, the holes were drilled but not tapped on the 98+ wheel so I had to drill the holes a little larger and essentially self tap with the old screws being careful not to strip them.
8. everything re-assembled just as it came off, fun little 1 hour mod!


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Taillights are a subtle and relatively cheap mod that makes a big difference in my opinion. At a little over $300 with harness and bulbs included for all-OEM upgrade parts these are a pretty easy decision IMO. They are incredibly easy to install as well.
1. pop off the partial shroud of the targa holders and remove the two screws holding the holders to the body.
2. remove the screws holding the rear trunk trim piece in place and remove the trim all together
3. two screws hold each taillight in place, once removed be careful not to scratch the paint when removing them, takes a bit of wiggling, painters tape on the bumper may be a good precaution
4. unplug the harness and pull it out of the body pass-through by compressing the grommet seal on the back side until it comes through.
5. assemble the new bulbs/harness/tail lights and re-install in reverse order!




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Looking good! Looking forward to the updates.
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Wow the Supra looks beautiful. Looking forward to updates especially the HRE's
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Nitrile gloves. Use em!

Otherwise, beautiful Supra!
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Looking good! Looking forward to the updates.
Thanks! The good stuff is coming soon!
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Wow, a Toyota Supra build that isn't going to look like a rice car for once! Keep up the good work.
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Wow the Supra looks beautiful. Looking forward to updates especially the HRE's
Just put my order in! C305
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just grabbed some resto parts, new dashboard, wiper shroud, and fender liners!
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Awesome Supra, been a member of SF.com for over 10 years as well. Had a 94 and my brother is currently in his 3rd 94 MKIV. Looking forward to your build!
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Just put my order in! C305
They are going to look beautiful. Cant wait to see them installed on the car.
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Nice. What single turbo u going with ? If you're keeping the stock twins I would just go BPU and not do anything else perf wise. Intercooler and anything else should align with single turbo vision.
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A few quick shots from this weekend, starting to get cold out!






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Looks great. The wheels will make it look way better with the lowered ride height.
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I have to say I have never been a fan of the Supra, I always Ike’s the rx7 and 300zx from the 90’s better... but your latest pics have really caught my eye.

Not sure if it’s your pics, the improved stance, or what, but that is the best looking Supra I have ever seen. Can’t wait to see how it come soon together in the end!
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Looking good man
I'm officially jelly
Been wanting to get my grubby hands on a mk4
Seriours considering the mk5
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Otherwise, beautiful Supra!
I normally do, ran out for this particular install...still cleaning out the dirt from under my nails!
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