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    Jays VVTi Single Turbo Paddleshift build thread

    Well, after a 3 year hiatus, I've put a deposit down a Supra this morning.

    I've been wanting to get another for some time. Recently, I've been helping a friend buy a Supra for himself, and it made me realize that I really wanted another. I was going to wait until next year, and buy an SRD built single if one came onto the market, but this fresh import came up on Autotrader on Friday, and I just couldn't say no.





















    It's a 1997 Tiptronic VVTi TT. Looks totally stock except for the exhaust. Auction grade 4 too, so should be in pretty good shape.

    Short term plans are BPU, and possibly going for LPG (She's a daily, plus I've got a long road trip in Europe next year, so that would save quite a bit). I'll also be looking to return it to stock body, and fitting some Suspension and some nice wheels (probably BBS LMs)

    Will be going 6 speed single in the longer term, but that is quite a way off.

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    Fantastic news, congratulations Jay, good hear you are coming back in the fold... as man of many car history this speaks volume!

    Best colour too
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    Quote Originally Posted by Abz View Post
    Fantastic news, congratulations Jay, good hear you are coming back in the fold... as man of many car history this speaks volume!

    Best colour too
    Thanks. They offer an unrivaled combination of looks, performance, reliability and cost.

    As for the colour, this will be my fourth White one Best colour for them IMO.

    Speaking of many car history, I must be approaching 40 now...

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    Great choice, but I would say if you was looking to go single 6 then why not get a 6 speed?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mellonman View Post
    Great choice, but I would say if you was looking to go single 6 then why not get a 6 speed?
    Well, to start with I've paid FAR less for this than most VVTi tiptronics are being advertised for. Decent 6 speeds are fetching silly money at the moment, especially Facelift and VVTi models, so it does make some financial sense. I will end up paying more in the long run, but at least this way I will get exactly the car I want. No worrying about previous owners or tuners cutting corners.

    More than that, I'm starting with a clean, fresh base, that hasn't seen any winters here. It's in my favourite colour, and won't take a lot to have looking just how I want it. I'm also guessing that a BPU tiptronic car is a lot of fun in its own right.

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    Nice one mate! i've just come back to the fold after a 3 year break from them. Its bizzare how these car's can just spark some thing inside you and anything else just doesn't cut it....
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    Very nice. congrats.
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