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Old 11-03-07, 08:54 PM   #1
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Default 97 SC400 Getrag V160 6-speed swap thread

The purpose of this thread is to inform the Lexus community of my project as it happens. Right now the car is up in the air and the subframe assembly is getting ready to come out. I thought I would start by sharing everything I have collect for my swap.

Here is the 97 Supra TT subframe assembly. I plan on swapping the entire unit since this is a low miles assembly.
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Here are the EBC green stuff pads
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Brand new Irotors Slotted drilled and plated to match my TT fronts.
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Here is the low mile 97 transmission and shifter
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Complete SC300 pedal set with TT Brake booster.
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Adaptor ring for the transmission
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Quarter Master clutch, This thing is awesome!
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Quarter master Hydraulic throw out Bearing.
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Hurst Roll control
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TT PWR 4 core radiator with electric fans. I am doing this since I no longer need a tranny cooler
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TT drive shaft that will be lengthened.
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Momo shift **** and some carbon fiber pedals that I havenít decided if I will use.
At the same time as this I am completely redoing my interior.
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I will Update you all as the project gets underway.
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Where did you get that subframe? I've never seen a differential case corroded that much. Mine's 14 years old and still the original black.

Also, if you ever need to work on that gearbox, it's one of the later model ones. They came in two flavors - early and late. Early production ended 10/93. They have different synchros and synchro hubs. I have an early one and updated all the internals when I rebuilt mine. The easy way to tell the difference is the direction the bolts go into the intermediate case. Early models have all the bolt heads toward the rear. Later models have them mixed on the tailshaft housing.

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looks good scott but I would honestly think before pulling the subframe. I would rather see you swap the brakes, diff and axles rather than the subframe.
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Scott, wow! This is going to be awesome man. Do you mind if I grab some of that cash off of your money tree?
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Where did you get that subframe? I've never seen a differential case corroded that much. Mine's 14 years old and still the original black.

Also, if you ever need to work on that gearbox, it's one of the later model ones.
I don't know why its so rusty, its not a lot different than the one I took out of my 97. I guess midwest roads, ice and salt are the culprit. It is supposed to be a 97 tranny.
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looks good scott but I would honestly think before pulling the subframe. I would rather see you swap the brakes, diff and axles rather than the subframe.
Hey Tres,
How come? I looked at doing it both ways and thought it looked easier to just swap the whole unit.
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Scott, wow! This is going to be awesome man. Do you mind if I grab some of that cash off of your money tree?
LOL, I think I killed it, been picking way to much off it lately. Ha ha
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After I had the option of doing it both ways, I decided against pulling the entire subframe. IMO, I would rather not mess with the factory alignment of the subframe and swapping the diff and brakes are a breeze. There aren't any added benefits of having a "supra" subframe so its pointless as well. I was in the same situation and swapping the pieces instead of the unit was much much easier than I expected. I wouldnt want to try to maneuver a subframe in/out of the car either. Good Luck with the swap and I would like to help if you have any questions.
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Where did you get that subframe? I've never seen a differential case corroded that much. Mine's 14 years old and still the original black.
(1) Salt from the winter
(2) It's what is on the inside that counts, no?


Scott...that all looks awesome. I am excited to see your car undergo this transformation.
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Swapping the rear subframe is cake if you have a hoist, 1.5 hour job 2 tops. Lookin good scott.
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GOOD GOD! That is a lot of money to drop in. But it will be so fun. I think all SC owners should stop by to see how great the car can be with the right planning and money. I'm getting my plane ticket now.
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