Bout time i finally get a build thread going after having this car so long. so here it goes...
Backround: i picked this car up around my senior year in high school. Prior to the SC, i was driving around the hand-me-down 98 VW beetle. Not a desirable car, didn't have the performance potential i wanted, and wasn't exactly the car i wanted to be seen in. Enter the SC...
When i first started hunting for the SC i looked long and hard for one of the 5-speed variants. They were very few in the area but after a month and a half of looking i found what i was looking for...and then some. Come to find out that the 97 was the last year they made them in 5-speed form and only 120 of them were produced. The car also came with a set of aftermarket wheels. It had some miles on it, but it was a good start for what i wanted.
Few years later, i finally found myself in a position to modify the car. One of the major mods i wanted was boost and after debating about which route to decide, i settled with swapping the old 2JZ-GE for a 1JZ-GTE out of a Soarer. It took much longer than i wanted, with wiring problems, broken parts, scammers, etc. until finally after about a year after i started the car was up and running. And I haven't looked back since.
Bottom line: im building an all around car street car. im not looking for a million HP monster. I'm looking for 5-600hp while still making a comfortable car with a good ride, a/c, sound system, and turn plenty of heads along the way. I don't plan on selling the car anytime in the future, it's one of those cars i can't see myself letting go so expect a lot over the course of it's life.
Mods so far:
Custom FMIC piping
Apex'i GT-spec Exhaust (modified from a Supra)
Fidanza 12lb flywheel
ACT Xtreme clutch with street disc
Greddy Profec B boost controller
Blitz boost gauge
Niche Rhine wheels
LS400 front brake setup
MKIV Supra seats