JZX100: Dead Turbo

Posted in Uncategorized on August 20, 2014 by MrTofu

I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves :(
Looks like the cause of failure is due to the turbo not being balanced and the journal bearing has shat itself causing contact between the compressor wheel and the housing.

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JZX100: Eyelids and HID

Posted in Project JZX100 on July 22, 2014 by MrTofu

Fitted some 8000k HID’s to replace the halogen high beam bulbs so all the headlights are HID now.
Also installed some carbon fibre eyelids to match the grille.




Bumper Repaint

Posted in Project GRS204 on July 11, 2014 by MrTofu

After the front bumper was hit twice in the space of a fortnight (while parked), I finally got around to getting the car to Roy at YPM Panel & Paint for repair.

The lip was also repaired and painted while the bumper was off as it had some cracks from the previous owner in Japan.

The new addition to the family

Posted in Project GRS204 on May 26, 2014 by MrTofu

Say hello to the new daily driver:

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It’s a 2008 Toyota Crown Athlete (GRS204).
The only one in NZ that I know of as it’s the newer shape, has full factory aero and the 232kw 2GR-FSE.

Paid the cost to be the boss.

Posted in Photography, Project JZX100 on February 28, 2014 by MrTofu

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DIY Gearbox Mount

Posted in Project JZX100 on February 12, 2014 by MrTofu

After purchasing a Hardrace Gearbox Mount for the Chaser and finding it didn’t fit, I resorted back to a traditional method of mount reinforcement. Sikaflex 291!

I’ve done this in the past with the Diff and Engine Mounts on the DC2 and had much success providing a firmer and a more robust feel.

The best $12.00 you can spend!


JZX100: NZPC Article

Posted in Project JZX100 on October 22, 2013 by MrTofu

NZPC Article


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