Replaced all the 10mm bolts in the engine bay with countersunk aluminum items from PasswordJDM – including the ones which hold the coil cover down.
What do you think?
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.
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.
Say hello to the new daily driver:
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.