JZX100: Exhaust Cutout

Since I added the extra muffler into my exhaust the lack of raw 1JZ sound got me thinking of a way which I could enjoy the best of both worlds.

So I bought a 3″ exhaust cut out which is controlled by a wireless remote control.  At the flick of a switch the exhaust bypasses the dumps the gasses before the first muffler – essentially a straight pipe which dumps just behind the shifter.

Thanks to Tom from Pitstop Grey Lynn for modifying it suit my exhaust setup – he extended the split so the motor wouldn’t foul on the driveshaft.  The exhaust was also lifted another 25mm to help with ground clearance.

cutout

JZX100: Dead Turbo

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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Bumper Repaint

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.