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Old 07-14-14, 03:14 AM   #301
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Hy!

In germany, is no problem to go lower, the have no minimum. the experts in Austria have no eggs to say, yes, he can drive with 6cm space... no no.. the rule say minium 11cm or with maxium axle load 8cm. .we have also no loud exhausts, only 1dB louder as in the papers. my SC have 81dB official
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Old 08-05-14, 02:30 AM   #302
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Itīs not a problem, I am from Czech Republic and i so many problems with stock TTSupra supension, road here are so bad
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Old 08-05-14, 12:19 PM   #303
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Hi!

My car is now legal! but it was only for 1 hour Silencer from the midpipe removed and Vertex Clear Side Marker installed

The next step is my MT swap

build the clutch pedal assembly

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done!

next step -> install!

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enough place to work

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insulation cutted to fit better the assembly

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outside

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drill the holes, start!

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Supra TT Sway Bars - Goodridge SS Lines - MT swap with W58 and 3,767 + TRD 2-Way LSD - IK20 Plugs -Upgraded Car Audio - JDM Fins

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Old 08-05-14, 12:26 PM   #304
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10mm holes

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engine room side

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for the big hole

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easy with a big ratchet

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10mm hole for the lowest screw of the assembly

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in the fender

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Supra TT Sway Bars - Goodridge SS Lines - MT swap with W58 and 3,767 + TRD 2-Way LSD - IK20 Plugs -Upgraded Car Audio - JDM Fins

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Old 08-05-14, 12:36 PM   #305
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brake pedal swap

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installed!

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is not easy, but ok, i had needed around 3 hours for all.

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only the steering wheel ecu needs a new place under the dashboard. the original bracket have no space more with the clutch assembly.

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screw lower position

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screw upper position (under the dashboard)

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finish!

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Supra TT Sway Bars - Goodridge SS Lines - MT swap with W58 and 3,767 + TRD 2-Way LSD - IK20 Plugs -Upgraded Car Audio - JDM Fins

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Old 08-05-14, 12:38 PM   #306
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next step - > transmission

3AN adapter installed on the release bearing, and the 3AN lines. holes in the bellhouse closed with sealant

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next days more

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Supra TT Sway Bars - Goodridge SS Lines - MT swap with W58 and 3,767 + TRD 2-Way LSD - IK20 Plugs -Upgraded Car Audio - JDM Fins

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Old 08-05-14, 12:54 PM   #307
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next is install all this with a Spec stage 3 clutch and a NST Short Shifter. now, i have a 4.08 diff with a TT LSD installed, but i change this to a 3,76 in a TT housing with a TRD 2-Way LSD all parts here, i waiting of the correct spacer for the pinion gear, is this ok, i will calibrate the LSD correct.
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ACCEL Air Filter- BFI - Pro-Speed Muffler with Borla Tips -Volk Rays AV3 18" 235/40R18 265/35R18 - Supra Bilstein-Eibach Suspension
Supra TT Sway Bars - Goodridge SS Lines - MT swap with W58 and 3,767 + TRD 2-Way LSD - IK20 Plugs -Upgraded Car Audio - JDM Fins

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Old 08-11-14, 09:44 PM   #308
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Nice progress
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Old 09-05-14, 02:25 PM   #309
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HY!

update

Time to start the swap on my car

Removed exhaust, driveshaft, transmission,...


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bellhouse srews remove
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shifter and center console removed

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mh... no flange for the MT front driveshaft...

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Daily with MT

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flex plate and wires, donīt forget the kickdown cable to remove from the throttle body!

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AT vs MT tranny

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all cables up to the engine room, only the for the speed sensor is here

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Flywheel from Bolt Perfomance installed, 9kg steel, no Spacer from the flexplate!!

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pilot bearing installed, around 15mm put in the crankshaft (1cm on backward from the bearing, 8mm bearing itself)

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centering pin and Spec Stage 3 Clutch

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ACCEL Air Filter- BFI - Pro-Speed Muffler with Borla Tips -Volk Rays AV3 18" 235/40R18 265/35R18 - Supra Bilstein-Eibach Suspension
Supra TT Sway Bars - Goodridge SS Lines - MT swap with W58 and 3,767 + TRD 2-Way LSD - IK20 Plugs -Upgraded Car Audio - JDM Fins

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Old 09-05-14, 02:33 PM   #310
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here was the first failure from my car, the pressure plate was over 1 year in my garage, like new, but little bit rusty on the bolts for the centering plates, ands my car shakes after starting, tranny removed, failure found, rusty bolts, pressure plate not centerd

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FAIL:

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one side
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opposite
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i used rust dissolver and a rubber hammer to fix the problem

so.. next "normal" step

tranny installed, clutch lines and wires in the engine room

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hello tripod! but the tripod had contact with the tunnel... ok.. cut the metal and make a own tunnel cover, the original metal is not more available

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MY Friend Robert makes me this stainless steel plate

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a look from the bottom
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ACCEL Air Filter- BFI - Pro-Speed Muffler with Borla Tips -Volk Rays AV3 18" 235/40R18 265/35R18 - Supra Bilstein-Eibach Suspension
Supra TT Sway Bars - Goodridge SS Lines - MT swap with W58 and 3,767 + TRD 2-Way LSD - IK20 Plugs -Upgraded Car Audio - JDM Fins

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Old 09-05-14, 02:57 PM   #311
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tunnel is ready to use

next step, modify the drive shaft, my first idea was, to use the oem SC400 and weld on the front part from the MT, is possible, but not good, the front part from the SC400 is sliding, not good, driveable, but not good. i orderd a used front part from a supra and from UKa soarer rear part.


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clutch line bleeding, its not difficult, with a good vacuum pump is this in 5 minutes done

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driveshaft installed for first testdrive

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its ok for a test, but i changed to the right combination of drivehsafts.

Shifter and boot installed

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original shifter from W58 from supra ( the tripod is a 1/2" longer as this from the SC300) the ball sits low in the gear geater, and on 2-4-R is very close to the frame

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Supra TT Diff (3.77) with TRD 2-Way LSD ready for install

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Diff is installed, next step, shortshifter from NST modification with the oem shifter to have the shifter in the center of the console, around 2cm higher for the best position to shift.

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i changed back from the alloy bushings in the tripod to the original rubber bearings, i think, the tranny makes for me to much sound, but my clutch bearing makes also a noise, its maybe not perfect adjusted, but the clutch works fine!

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Supra driveshaft arrived, but rear part to short

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ACCEL Air Filter- BFI - Pro-Speed Muffler with Borla Tips -Volk Rays AV3 18" 235/40R18 265/35R18 - Supra Bilstein-Eibach Suspension
Supra TT Sway Bars - Goodridge SS Lines - MT swap with W58 and 3,767 + TRD 2-Way LSD - IK20 Plugs -Upgraded Car Audio - JDM Fins

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Old 09-05-14, 03:16 PM   #312
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yeah! right position of the shifter!

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fixing the shift boot

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bad picture, i used 5-7mm thick piece from am fuel hose (10mm) cutted this and used as centerpiece between shifter and boot.

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works perfect!

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on the ECU, i cutted the cable for R, to connect this to the yellow cable from the shifter switch with D (for the cruise control) and P for starting. This is the only cable to cut on the ECU, its a blue one.

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permanent Sport Modus (bulb in the cluster removed)

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wires from the shifter switch connected, the 2 seperate red lines, are the wires to the reverse light switch on the tranny

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yellow box connected on the orange connector from the gauge cluster, all cables here (plus, minus, signal) to install it easy

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little chaos

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position for the yellow box

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okey.. all driveshafts arrived! ready for puzzle

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The flange on the TT Diff was the big one for the Supra TT, but i need the small one for the SC/Supra NA) change on the car, and the flange tightened with 140Nm (toyota manual) ok!

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installed, but in the winter, i will rebalance the complete shaft, i have minimal low frequency vibration on over 140km/h (you can here it later in my video)

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bellhouse with maintenance hole for the clutch bearing to degrease this
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ACCEL Air Filter- BFI - Pro-Speed Muffler with Borla Tips -Volk Rays AV3 18" 235/40R18 265/35R18 - Supra Bilstein-Eibach Suspension
Supra TT Sway Bars - Goodridge SS Lines - MT swap with W58 and 3,767 + TRD 2-Way LSD - IK20 Plugs -Upgraded Car Audio - JDM Fins

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Old 09-05-14, 03:18 PM   #313
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hole closed with rubber

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today was my first longer testdrive with the car, the speedo was 8km/h to slow (used GPS to check), i chose 10% on the yellow box and its now ok!

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next step is to install the resistors to simulate the transmission, to have no CEL more

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ACCEL Air Filter- BFI - Pro-Speed Muffler with Borla Tips -Volk Rays AV3 18" 235/40R18 265/35R18 - Supra Bilstein-Eibach Suspension
Supra TT Sway Bars - Goodridge SS Lines - MT swap with W58 and 3,767 + TRD 2-Way LSD - IK20 Plugs -Upgraded Car Audio - JDM Fins

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Old 09-05-14, 09:28 PM   #314
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Wow what a fantastic writeup. Great work! WIll definitely be referring to this when I dive into this on my '99..

..by the way, how does the car feel? Is it noticably faster?
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Old 09-05-14, 11:48 PM   #315
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hy!

thanks

the car feels now much more sporty as before, a complete new character, no cruise car more, you can cruise, if you want, no problem, without the rubber band feeling from the AT. The engine have a new sound with the MT, you feel each millimeter from the gas pedal on power, no waiting, the best upgrade i have done. 2-3 little things still to do ( drive shaft balance, resistor to simulate the AT, clutch pedal adjustment, clutch bearing sound) and its finished.

yes, the car is faster, you can see on the video, now 5 gears, before 3+OD and a torque converter, big difference, only, i have to learn to use the clutch pedal near 3 years my both cars (SC and Daily) are ATīs

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ACCEL Air Filter- BFI - Pro-Speed Muffler with Borla Tips -Volk Rays AV3 18" 235/40R18 265/35R18 - Supra Bilstein-Eibach Suspension
Supra TT Sway Bars - Goodridge SS Lines - MT swap with W58 and 3,767 + TRD 2-Way LSD - IK20 Plugs -Upgraded Car Audio - JDM Fins

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