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hogmaw
28-06-04, 22:16
Hi everyone, I was looking for a LONG time and now I have my dream car, just got it a couple of weeks back. It's Jap spec TT auto, late '97 GZ model with full leather interior, factory spec as far as I can tell, but with Cat 1 alarm, you need that in London. AND I had the spoiler removed, I'm in the minority I know, but I prefer it like that! Less wing, less bling... it looks the business just how it is, the spoiler spoils her!
Here are some pics, click on the thumbnails to make bigger:

http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/7370/s9x.th.jpg (http://img5.imageshack.us/my.php?loc=img5&image=s9x.jpg)

http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/8518/s5.th.jpg (http://img40.imageshack.us/my.php?loc=img40&image=s5.jpg)

http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/1662/s5x.th.jpg (http://img31.imageshack.us/my.php?loc=img31&image=s5x.jpg)


http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/8234/s6x.th.jpg (http://img31.imageshack.us/my.php?loc=img31&image=s6x.jpg)

Green Peace
28-06-04, 23:09
Welcome mate, you'll get a lot of stick for taking that Spoiler off, but it looks nice n clean, I'm sure I have seen your car in the Elstree area!

If it was the same one it was about 6 months ago.

Si
:cool:

Red
29-06-04, 00:04
CANT BELIEVE YOU TOOK THE SPOILER OFF!!!!!!

Now that I've got that out the way - welcome! lovely car mate.

Jake
29-06-04, 00:46
Looks great mate. I like it without the spoiler.
You need to lose that caravan foglight though. A good set of 17'' or 18' wheels wouldn't go amiss either.
Other than that it's very nice.

If it was mine I'd get the lower-front bumper colour coded. Does it have the front Active Spoiler? If so I'd get that coded as well.

hogmaw
29-06-04, 00:48
Originally posted by Green Peace
Welcome mate, you'll get a lot of stick for taking that Spoiler off

Not bothered...! I think everyone here loves the Supra they have and have made them their own by adding their own personal touch, visible (colour, bodykit etc) or invisible (under the bonnet etc), and having no spoiler is my choice, that's all!:innocent:
Not sure what if any modifications to go for next (if any). Does anyone have any ideas/recommendations for 'first upgrade' from a factory spec model? I doubt I will get round to doing any for a while, after all I've only just got the thing, but it would be good to know!

Ray
29-06-04, 00:49
ahhhh nice car mate :)

roboldham
29-06-04, 02:39
Picture 2 - beautiful shape that motor.

I have no spoiler either :-)

Rob Soapbox alert!
PLEASE PLEASE dont get any of these nasty bit of plastic glued to your lovely machine - in my opinion keep the lovely lovely lines clean and pure.

Would definitely suggest some nice tasteful rims - accommodating some wider rubber.

Then it's onto performance - the good bit..... :flame Dev

R

geoffvalenti
29-06-04, 07:02
Nice car! Shame about the spoiler :D

I'd be surprised if its a GZ, more likely RZ-S. Is it VVT-i? Tiptronic?

What's the colour, it looks gunmetal but its difficult to tell in the photos.

Where did you buy it?

Supras are great cars and it looks like you've got a really nice one, enjoy!

Ian R
29-06-04, 07:53
She's a lovely mate but IMO without the spoiler looks like somethings missin'

osso
29-06-04, 08:06
The last GZ ever made was in 1995.

MARTIN R
29-06-04, 08:28
Nice car mate, looks the business. Suprised you removed the spoiler though. Although if your happy with that fair play.

hogmaw
29-06-04, 09:49
Originally posted by geoffvalenti
Nice car! Shame about the spoiler :D

I'd be surprised if its a GZ, more likely RZ-S. Is it VVT-i? Tiptronic?

What's the colour, it looks gunmetal but its difficult to tell in the photos.

Where did you buy it?

Supras are great cars and it looks like you've got a really nice one, enjoy!

Oh I thought GZ were the ones with leather interior... my bad. It's auto, not Tiptronic, I'm having fun learning to use the MANU and overdrive buttons. I actually get scared when in 2nd gear! It takes some getting used to. I really should get on a track somewhere to get to know it properly. Any recommendations for a total novice? I had a 2.0 Celica GT before, nice car but not a patch on this.
It's gunmetal and I got it from a dealer in Manchester who had it imported late last year. It's the exact one I've been looking for for ages so I was well chuffed when it was offered for sale.

Supragal
29-06-04, 09:51
Hello and welcome. I'll try not to delete this thread :D

There are several fans of no spoliers on here, and everyone to their own :)

Faye
29-06-04, 09:54
Hello!:)

attilauk
29-06-04, 10:08
Hi, i do like the look of a smooth rear end:D

Chris Wilson
29-06-04, 11:09
Looks classy, nice colour, no wild body mods. Keep it that way, steer clear of big wheels too. IMHO :innocent:

Green Peace
29-06-04, 11:42
Originally posted by hogmaw
Not bothered...! I think everyone here loves the Supra they have and have made them their own by adding their own personal touch, visible (colour, bodykit etc) or invisible (under the bonnet etc), and having no spoiler is my choice, that's all!:innocent:
Not sure what if any modifications to go for next (if any). Does anyone have any ideas/recommendations for 'first upgrade' from a factory spec model? I doubt I will get round to doing any for a while, after all I've only just got the thing, but it would be good to know!

Look you cant stay a virgin for ever, sooner or later, you will lose your cherries to Dr Bling or someone.
:D
The Supra is a lovely car on its own, without any add ons, I agree, of course all a matter of choice, I think a Supra looks naked without a Spolier its like a 'Cat without a tail' but its your supra, and it looks lovely with or without!


:innocent:

Sharpie
29-06-04, 12:28
Hi and welcome :)

hogmaw
30-06-04, 23:35
Thanks for making me welcome everyone, spoiler or no spoiler!
Dunno how much the spoiler affects handling or not, perhaps we'll find out at the 'Learn to Drive Your Supra Round Corners Day Out' and see if the non-spoiler cars skid off a lot more or not? I am really glad that day is being put together and that people are so enthusiastic and keen to improve their driving technique, the only alternative is to use the open road, and even then there's nobody to teach you or to compare against, let alone the legal/safety problems...
This forum is the biz :D

Jake
01-07-04, 00:12
Hi hogmaw,
Nice car, it's going to look great when it's finished :tongue:

Darren
01-07-04, 00:26
Originally posted by Jake
Hi hogmaw,
Nice car, it's going to look great when it's finished :tongue:

pmsl!!:D

BTW We all have CAT1s the insurance companies seem to have a sense of humour failure if you dont!!!!:p