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.
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.