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Old 05-21-2012, 02:23 PM
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very clean man, I do love the look of those things. like smoother supra's.
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Old 05-21-2012, 02:30 PM
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very clean man, I do love the look of those things. like smoother supra's.
SC300's ARE Supra's! Look at pics side by side....take off the park bench from the trunk and remove the body fairing and presto your Supra just put on pink panties!

Pick out the Supra...
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Old 05-21-2012, 04:24 PM
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Same, but not the same. A turbo supra in this condition would bring +$30k
The platform is the same, but similarities really end there. The SC300 had a straight 6 and could be had in a manual tranny, the SC400 is a V8 and always automatic. I "think" the SC300 and the base supra had the same engine, but the turbo engine is significantly different. Body and interior wise, I'm not sure they share any panels other than maybe the roof line, and the supra was available in a T-top so even that may be different.

I will say this though: When you rev up that v8 in the parking garage, it is nothing short of bad ass. Doesn't sound like any Lexus I have ever heard. Super charging and dropping in a 6 speed manual would make this some serious holy chit material. And at less than a quarter of the price of a Supra, you have plenty of money left to do it. Of course, assuming you had $30k to drop on an old sportscar, which I don't.
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The Supra came in 2JZ-GE and 2JZ-GTE flavors. The SC300 came in 2JZ-GE.

The Supra GE variety and the SC300 are identical platforms. Damn near everything in my SC300 I can buy Supra parts (belts, air filter, brakes, ...) for it. Even the basic chassis of the SC400 are the same as Supras.

Now the blocks are the same between the two but the differences in the head, injectors, and internals are pretty significant.
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That 6 spd in the Supra TT might be the best part of any car Toyota ever made. Guys all over the world build these things up to 1000+ HP and those 6-speed Getrag/Toyota V160 transmissions handle them with ease.
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yea and just the manual tranny for them are like $2000.00
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Old 05-21-2012, 08:44 PM
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2, heck, I googled them and saw 5 and 6. 2 is not that bad, as a new H55F is more than that. Figure, if the auto went belly up, what would it cost you to have it rebuilt? Way more than just swapping in the manual.
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I wish I could own something like that but there would be no getting that up the hill in the winter. So its just not cost effective to park my 80. Great find, you'll love that car. Don't mod it just drive it with a
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Yup, no mods. I have three cruisers to repair now, so all funds I don't have will go towards buying parts for them. 45 needs clutch slave, 40 needs a re-sleeve, 450 needs TRE, and valve job. Sigh.... hopefully the SC turns out to be as solid as it's reputation. I don't have bandwidth for any more cars needing maintenance or mods.
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Old 05-23-2012, 08:26 AM
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So, I fiddled with it on the way home last night and then again while parked at home. Why is it that this is a 1992 and it has WAY more gadgets and luxury items than my 97 LX450? The wireless key entry is way sweeter, seat memory, auto adjusting steering wheel, all the courtesy lighting, etc etc. I guess you could say there is more to break, and that's true, but things like the lighting are fairly idiot proof and a million times more handy than what came in the LX. I even like the turning lights...things like that just make sense.
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