Well I've been here for awhile but never really post much, so I figured it was time to share my ongoing headache. Started about a year and a half ago. My gf had started telling me she wanted to learn how to drive a standard, so we taught her. Then she started driving my 1j/r154 powered cressida, got her tax return, and bought herself this:
It came on chrome gen2 gs wheels that I yanked for my g35s I had laying around. It's a factory 5spd 92 model. She went to pick it up on the other side of town by herself since I had to work. She promptly fried the clutch in 25 miles because she was a noob and never drove in traffic in a standard. I could smell it in the parking lot when I got home hours later. Replaced with an f1 stage2 which promptly slipped after 900 miles of baby break in. FML. Then the car started doing weird crap and I hated it and it sat for 4 months. Turned out it had some serious ground issues from the PO taking crap apart, fixed that, and life was good again. Tax time rolled around and a kid I knew through another forum decided to go ls1 in his jzx90 mark2, so I scored an 81k jzx90 1j/r154 with a fresh supra waterpump and clutch for 1200!!!! So I got out the soldering iron and random wiring scraps and turned an obd2 auto sc harness into an obd1 5spd sc to aristo harness. I then swapped the pans, drilled and tapped it, and was ready to go in. Also, I took an auto cressida front half of driveshaft and the stock rear half to my drivetrain guy and got a 1 pc made for the r154. This is one of the first things I do to all my toyotas. such a huge difference
I built the aristo ecu harness because the PO of the engine told me his ecu had took a crap. He seemed like a competent guy, so I went with his story. Fired the car up and it was hitting a wall at 3000, so I figured since it was my first time building a harness from kinda scratch that I had done something wrong. So I converted her factory harness with the jzx90 harness and boom, same 3000rpm wall. Turns out the guy didn't know how to put the timing stuff together right and the crank was off a tooth. 20 minutes after I found that she was boosting up the street. Good lesson. Never trust nissan guys haha.
So then I bought a stick of 3" tubing, made some pie cuts, and produced a dp. During this I was running 4urxtc's sidemount intercooler while I built some piping and fmic setup out of an old conquest intercooler I scored for freefiftyfree. came out kinda nice, fit snug and right around the cruise control crap which is wired up, but needs a cable. During this time I also snagged an ebay mk4 aluminum rad since the stock one exploded, and the cressida one I ziptied in did the same thing. A little hammering on the sc brackets and it was golden, temps are rock solid here in tx summer now.
So she had her daily back, things were okay, and we drove it to little rock AR. Trip went great, cold ac, open dp, yanked an srt8 jeep, pissed off a redneck in a lightning and drug some douche in a 350z vert who thought he was a badass. Also bombed around the country out there pretending we were in Hazzard county haha.
during the trip it started sounding like a turbo was making noise under load. Instead of trouble shooting, I did this
As of now she's just rocking stock injectors and running off the gate at 9.5psi. Thing rips! 4" open dp is music! Recently got some old school chrome azev's in 18x8/9.5. Theyre a bit ugly, but they had great tires and were only $100, craigslist FTW.
So thats where we're at. Things not installed:
complete bushing kit for the front
new leather (my room smells so good haha)
exhaust. need to build, full 4" with aero designs muffler
who knows where this thing will go, my gf just wanted a neat little car that she could use to drop an *** whipping on douchetards in mustangs that think theyre so rad. So I made it happen. This chassis is a little rough, all the normal wear and tear crap like door handles and such are breaking and blah blah blagh, so I've been looking for a clean shell to swap it in, or a clean first gen gs to replace this as daily duty so thisw can be her drift missile.