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    Posting is my life! Club Member Jellybean's Avatar
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    Project: TRD3000GT

    I have the car 6 years now so taught I would put together a progress thread


    Purchased from Newera Imports back in 2007



    Spec Sent by Miguel Of Newera Imports

    However, I have been offered this very rare TRD produced 3000GT Supra, which is only the 2nd one I have ever seen for sale in Japan. It carries the TRD original plaque, which makes it a genuine TRD produced car.

    It’s based on a 1993 (Sept) example, but it’s been lavished with extras inclusive not only of the wide 3000 GT TRD bodykit, but also their vented bonnet and rear wing. The bodykit alone cost 1,000,000 Yen to fit by TRD and it’s been beautifully done. It also has a lot of other extras (All documented in the folder that comes with the car), such as: 18” Panasport G7 split rims (With lots of tread left on the Bridgestone Potenza tyres), Bilstein custom made coilovers, late model Supra brakes with Project Mu front bells, Trust front mounted intercooler with hard pipe kit and integrated dump valve, Trust oil cooler, 3 core copper radiator, Trust Profec B Spec II Boost controller, 2 plate clutch (Feels like it’s near new), Uprated stainless steel exhaust from downpipe – back, TRD oil filler cap, Silicone hoses in engine bay (Engine could do with cleaning), Uprated Audio, SARD digital gauges, TRD 300 km/h speedo (Digital Odo shows original mileage of 85,600km), TRD steering wheel, Alloy pedal covers, Carrozzeria CD/MD unit of 200Watts, etc.

    Checked the car carefully at Asahi / Sexy Style (Local tuning shop). This car’s been owned by one of their customers since 1999 (Verified in paperwork as only owner since then) and always maintained there. I think we might have gone there once whilst you were with us in Japan. Anyways, paintwork is virtually perfect (Bear in mind the car wasn’t very clean in the pictures!), wheels in excellent condition and there are no oil leaks, etc. Underneath it’s perfectly tidy too. I drove it around 6 km and found nothing at all amis. It’s a well looked after car.

    There’s no ashtray or cigar lighter – but we’ll replace these with new anyways. Other that that as the electronic gauges fitted less neatly than they could, plus an engine bay that could use some tidying – I couldn’t find anything to report.

    Now, I realise Carlo wants a VVTi, but I’d forefeit the VVTi engine and trim, over this – which is a genuine 3000 GT by TRD!! A car like this is the holy grail of Supras and much more desirable! We can even source some other wheels which he’d been asking about, as well as clear front indicators, side repeaters and anything else he’d want to add. As it’s got adjustable suspension, for shipping I’d suggest raising the height – to maximum and pumping the tyres with 75 psi in each to raise it up as much as possible to avoid damage. Removing the front spoiler part underneath is a bit of a nightmare, as it includes a whole under diffuser as part of it, but provided we could have a car to put it inside for Dublin, it could be done…

    Anyways, I’ve placed a deposit on this car before anyone else snaps it up. If Carlo doesn’t want it – it’s no bother, as the UK Supra forum members will go mad for it, I think! Either that, or I can sell it in Japan to people on the Japanese Naval base, but I wanted to offer it to you first – since you’ve been waiting a while

    History Behind TRD3000GT

    In 1998, Toyota Racing Development [2] offered an official kit body conversion and tuning program for MR2 owners to transform their existing SW20 MR2 into a widebody TRD2000GT kit replica car. This was to pay homage to the wins by their TRD2000GTs in the GT-C Japanese racing series, the TRD2000GT racing series cars were based on the SW20 floorpan. Toyota also did the same with their Supra Twin Turbo model, offering a conversion service to transform these cars into a TRD3000GT[3].
    In order to ensure exclusivity, a high price tag was charged and total of just 35 factory car conversions were completed by Toyota Technocraft Ltd. Each official Technocraft car converted was made using lightweight FRP components (in place of heavy steel original parts: front fenders, trunk lid extension, rear quarter panels, gas door, front and rear bumpers, 3-piece wing) and re-classified as completely new cars (with their own specially numbered TRD vin plate riveted to the body to indicate their authenticity and rarity).

    Only 3 complete Toyota Technocraft Ltd. cars are known to have been shipped into Europe with only 10 complete cars allocated to TRD USA for the entire American market. This makes these officially built Toyota Technocraft Ltd. The car track width is extended and body dimensions dramatically changing the cars overall visuals, giving the car a "supercar" look, and also better handling and weight reduction.

    The TRD 3000GT was first shown at the 1994 Tokyo Auto Salon much to the delight of Toyota fans and tuning car fans in general. The JZA80 Toyota Supra was already well recieved, and for TRD to bring out such extreme parts for it was sensational at the time. The TRD 3000GT body kit extended the guards by 50mm at the rear and 25mm at the front, changing much of the entire exterior of the car, leading some people to believe it were a low production vehicle along the lines of RUF Automobile GmbH (Porsche).

    The JGTC Supra wore the 3000GT aero parts in the final race of the '94 season and showed exceptional speed, which would lead TRD to further hone the aero parts to gain the best performance possible. There are two types of rear wing available, although the 'Type R' wing is no longer produced. Except for the Type R wing, all TRD 3000GT parts are still available according to the TRD website, although the actual stock availability isn't known.

    The TRD 3000GT was never actually sold as a complete car, although cars were sold with the full catalogue installed. For many this was a very expensive option, but it's possible to find JZA80 Supras with various genuine parts installed to make a car which is built according to their budgets. The TRD 3000GT bonnet, for example, is one part which despite costing 210,000 yen was a popular addition amongst Supra owners. A complete TRD 3000GT with the parts installed by Toyota, while not impossible to find, are still one of the most sought after JZA80s.

    As is typical amongst the Japanese 'Works Tuners' (TRD, Nismo, Mugen, STi, Mazdaspeed, Ralliart etc), the engine of the TRD 3000GT at the time of it's release was left close to standard, but with a full exhaust system and suspension modifications added to give a reasonable upgrade in performance over the already powerful base car. Later, engine packages were available which were released in stages going from mild street performance to 'hard tuned' packages illegal for street use. The original 1994 debut car though was all about properly functioning aerodynamics as opposed to outright speed, with Toyota investing a lot more financially into developing the 3000GT kit than previous attempts, using wind tunnel testing and 3D simulations to gain the best compromise between functionality and appearance. The engine was completely stock at the time of the TRD 3000GTs announcement, but later upgrades were developed for big increases in horsepower.

    The complete wide body TRD 3000GT kit including front fenders, rear fenders, side skirts and front and rear bumpers weighed in at 971,250 yen(!), with the addition of the aero bonnet (210,000 yen) and the rear wing (140,000 yen) bringing the total package price to 1,321,250 yen… not including installation…

    List Price as of 27 Feb 2013(Minus Installation & shipping)

    http://www.trdparts.jp/english/list_jza80.html


    Total: 1265,000(Euro: 10,507)


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    Pics in Japan

















    After she Landed

    So as you can see the Sard gauges in the glove box were fitted by a blind man, never mind doc brown ringing from the 80's looking for them back

    So a list was formed to get her to my spec

    1. Face lift headlights (Black with chrome rings as in Pic, OEM Part) **
    2. GTC VOLK wheels face II 19 inchs, ** spark silver
    3. Oem Clear indicators all round **
    4. Defi Interior Guages, Carbon fiber POD **
    5. Carbon fiber Engine Cover
    6. Greddy top Alloy radiator hose
    7. Carbon superior Gear/hand brake surround
    8. Greddy Gear knob
    9. Alpine type r rear component speakers
    10. Alpine D300 media station
    11. Apexi AVC -r boost controller
    12. First Decat
    13. Endless CCX Brake pads
    14. Carpet dyed black
    15. BRIDE car mats



    Guages

    • Defi Boost guage
    • Defi Water temp
    • Defi Oil pressure


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    Additional Items found after she landed

    A Fuel cut defender is a crude way in tricking the ECU is running lower boost than it actually is, what differs with my car is to the normal BPU setup, is she runs a SARD Analyse ECU; it is basically a Stock ECU with a ROM.

    SARD Analyse
    Is an ECU set to provide alteration of high boost & rev control at high speed driving, and provides accurate engine control in various conditions, such as partial range, street driving, and engine idling.

    Resetting items of Analyse:

    1. Fuel map resetting.
    2. Ignition map resetting.
    3. Rev limiter resetting.
    4. Speed limiter cancellation.
    5. Boost limiter cancellation
    .

    Additional Items
    • Carbonetic Carbon Triple/Twin plate clutch and flywheel kit
    • Carbonetic Carbon LSD
    • SARD Power House Arouse Exhaust System,
    • Belloff HID KIT
    • SARD Hi Flow 2nd Decat & Midpipe


    Latest Editions

    • Sparco R383 steering wheel
    • Snap off R1000 quick release Hub With Titanium bolts
    • HKS Hi-Power Silent Exhaust
    • TRD 10K Tacho
    • Weapon R Engine Damper


















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    Last edited by Jellybean; 27-02-13 at 18:40.

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    How to read the TRD VIN

    Model Serial # Year Month Factory

    The letter before the date eg. "S" indicates which factory of the 5 factories made the car ie. (F)ukagawa, (O)gikubo, (S)hibaura, (T)ama or , (M)orooka factory. All the factories are in Tokyo, capital city of Japan except Morooka which is in in Kanagawa.

    Mine reads:

    • Model: JZA80
    • Serial: 26
    • Factory: S
    • Year : 01
    • Month: 12




    That's all I know to date about TRD3000GT's , only took me 5 years to track down all this information; very difficult to acquire any information even via sources in Japan!


    Last edited by Jellybean; 02-07-14 at 21:19.

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    It's an absolute credit to you mate, 20 years under its belt and it still looks fresh as a daisy.

    The only pity of it is that you are subsequently raped for having such a nice motor in our fair land.
    As a race we are fundamentally insane, which kinda lets me off the hook for my recent activities......

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    Awesome car dude & an awesome thread!! Nice to read through the spec and its history from when you got it to now & like pedro said, looks fresh as!!!

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    Beautiful, just how a supra should look.
    Stay low, move fast

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    Thanks Guys, see you all in 2019 ha ha when I have some more knowledge in the noodle

    The Front bumper needs a refresh, pinhole stone chips are starting to annoy me when I am washing her but I don't mind if it is only every 6 years

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    Great read, I did not know how special these were,

    I would love something like this, absolutely stunning mate

    We need more pics ! Lol

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    This makes me cry when I think about the blue one. I am now thinking about making my own from scratch but that is going to be expensive.

    May just go 997 Turbo and be done with it.

    Lovely car Jellybean.
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    Posting is my life! Club Member Jellybean's Avatar
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    From what I can see the style of the car was modelled off Tokyo Speedway, the Supra looks similar to the film from when it was n Japan

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megalop...pressway_Trial



    Megalopolis Expressway Trial (首都高速トライアル Shuto kōsoku toraiaru?) is the original title of a series of six Japanese films, about illegal highway racing in the Shuto Expressway, released between 1988 and 1996.

    Made during one of the most notorious eras of street racing, when the Mid Night Club ruled the scene and became one of the most infamous and feared or "respected" car clubs in Japan. Before they were banned from doing so, car magazines freely covered illegal races, but in the mid 1990s, Western media started to report about the Bōsōzoku and in the 2000s a popular American street racing video game series was named after them, as Midnight Club.

    The first film, produced by Nikkatsu, was banned from release in Japan in cinema, due to its content. When racing driver and former street racer Keiichi Tsuchiya came on hand from the first sequel, it had adopted an anti street racing message, therefore avoiding a ban. The series became a semi biographical piece about him, partially about his experience as a hashiriya (native term for "street racer") and that when he quit to go professional racing.

    Megalopolis Expressway Trial 5:Final Battle (1993)

    Megalopolis Expressway Trial Max (1996)

    Shuto Kōsoku champion Shikiba Tatsuya (R33 GT-R) travels to Osaka to challenge Osaka Kanjō (loop) champion Sendō (JZA70 Supra). Sendō crashes during the race, writing off his car, and ending up in hospital. The opening credits roll, featuring Osaka's Tsūtenkaku. Tsuchiya Keiichi (NSX Type R) tells his mechanic Kazuki (also Shikiba's friend) he must give up street racing. Kazuki asks Shikiba to race one last time. Two months pass. Sendō leaves hospital in his new JZA80 Supra to find Shikiba in Tokyo. Shikiba has given up racing, and spends time looking at the wrecked shell of Kazuki's R33 GT-R. It transpires that Kazuki died during their final race. Sendo finds Shikiba, but Shikiba will not race him, giving him an Akira Sudō ticket as compensation. Akira Sudō's performances are intercut with some of the races/dialogues. Shikiba accepts a final challenge from a Nissan Z32 driver who has also just got out of hospital. When Shikiba passes the spot where Kazuki died he cannot finish the race, and drives to look at Kazuki's GT-R again. He finds Tsuchiya there, who criticises him strongly, and challenges him to race on the track. He races but is no match for Tsuchiya. Tsuchiya tells him street racing is useless, and if he can't make it on the track, he's unfit for the wheel. Shikiba takes to the tōge in anger, and spins. Flashback to Kazuki's death. Shikiba finally returns home two days after the race to find Sendo staying with his sister. They have a fist fight, Shikiba leaves. Flashback showing that Shikiba's R33 GT-R was originally Kazuki's, Shikiba (SW20 MR2) won it from him in a race on their first meeting. Kazuki was so impressed that he asked Shikiba to help him create a legend using the GT-R, defeating all champions on roads across Japan, then moving into professional circuit racing, with Kazuki as the tuner. Flashback ends. Kazuki's bereaved girlfriend Kaoru harasses Shikiba on the docks. Meanwhile Sendō challenges and defeats the new 300ZX Shuto Kōsoku champion. Tsuchiya and Shikiba's sister independently tell Kaoru that Kazuki's dreams are still important. Kaoru finds Shikiba moping near Kazuki's GT-R and calls him a coward for giving up on Kazuki's dream. She gives him the tuned ROM Kazuki was working on before his death. Shikiba says he will race the Shuto Kousoku one more time. He challenges Sendō. Shikiba and Kaoru prepare the GT-R. Sendo and Shikiba's sister prepare the Supra. During the race, Shikiba finds the car has less power. Eventually he realises the power band has moved higher so adjusts his style and wins. Later he returns to the circuit to find Kaoru and Tsuchiya. While there, Tsuchiya offers Shikiba another race, but declines, saying that he has already raced him, and knows how it's like to race on the track. He then gives Kaoru the GT-R keys saying he will not give up on Kazuki's dream. The GT-R is Kazuki's dream, he feels it should be with Kaoru. Shikiba, is about to leave, but Tsuchiya challenges him for the last time. Sendō and Shikiba's sister turn up to watch, Shikiba's sister is now interested in Sendō. Tsuchiya lends Shikiba an NSX, and the movie ends with the NSXs drifting around each other, around the circuit. approx. time is 1.5 hours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mplavery View Post
    Great read, I did not know how special these were,

    I would love something like this, absolutely stunning mate

    We need more pics ! Lol
    You shouldn't of asked

    I have a few nice ones of the club, we mix it up with the Datsun guys too ; too few Supra Owners here ha ha












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    One of the best supras around carlo

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    Quote Originally Posted by JakeG View Post
    One of the best supras around carlo
    Thanks Jake, will send you that cash later ha ha

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    Absolutely love the trd versions of the Supra and the MR2. Looks incredible!

    Gotta admit the MR2 trd does look a tad meaner imo

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