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Discussion in 'General Supra Topics' started by JT, Nov 23, 2014.

  1. NotSoJDM

    NotSoJDM Well-Known Member

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    Jordan
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    Late joiner to the club here.

    I was an early adopter to the BRZ in 2012, and had it until last year when I sold it to move to the dark side.
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    I picked up a 2018 ZL1 1LE Camaro for tracking in May of 2018, and totaled it a year later exactly at the same event that I first raced it in.
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    Given the unexpected loss of my track car, and how much I miss the BRZ, I decided that I would look for a LE Supra as my next track toy and new platform to develop aftermarket support for.
     
  2. whozaka

    whozaka Active Member

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    Hey everyone,

    My names Chris. Never in my life would I ever say I was ordering or even excited for a Japanese car. I come from the Viper community but got bored and wanted to change things up.
    I’m planning on placing my order the moment things open up for a 3.0 premium in renaissance red. Super excited to try a spin in an import and really looking forward to trolling the haters with my custom tag I have held. “Zee 4”
     
  3. tonyng92

    tonyng92 Well-Known Member

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    Nice! Im from vb/rva, should link up sometime. I have my order in for LE white.
     
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  4. whozaka

    whozaka Active Member

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    Yeah I’m down in Chesapeake right now. I can’t find a LE without an insane markup
     
  5. E4EVL

    E4EVL Active Member

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    Hi all, I’m Mark from the UK. Sold my AMG GTS a year or so ago as it was a weekend toy and I wanted to do a load of work on the house. The house is almost done now so I’m looking for a sensible-ish replacement. I’ve always loved jap cars and used to have an S15 Spec R ten years back and the new Supra is something that appeals to me as being one of, if not the only RWD, turbo, six cylinder jap cars so many would look at it as a step back from the GTS but I’d like to think of it as a blank canvas the can be improved. I won’t go bonkers but want to see late 400’s/early 500’s powerwise from it which should be easily achievable if the 140i tuning packages are anything to go by!

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  6. Half Vast

    Half Vast Well-Known Member

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    Beautiful car! I can see why the Supra appeals to you. Similar, flowing lines in the body.

    Welcome!
     
  7. tedan628

    tedan628 Well-Known Member

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    coming from subaru owners to say hellooo
     
  8. Denton

    Denton Well-Known Member

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    Mitsu owner here!

    Howdy all :)
     
  9. nocroc

    nocroc New Member

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    Hello from one of the tiniest countries in the world.

    Have been a fan of Japanese fast cars, Supra, Skyline GT-R, RX7, NSX, WRX, Evo, since the 90s. Owned WRX and WRX STI.

    Eagerly waiting for the only Toyota dealer on this island to bring in Supra. Otherwise, alternatives are A110 and M2c.
     
  10. alxtheoreo

    alxtheoreo New Member

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    Hi y'all.

    New to this forum, yet not new to automotive forums. lol. I'm on the FT86Club.com site as well.

    With that being said, I own a 2013 Scion FRS. Bought it brand new in 2013, and still DD it today. It had the typical N/A engine mods, yet I returned it to stock last summer due to a cam gear failure (only affects 2012-2013MY) that was out of warranty.

    I'm in the market for a newer, and faster sports car. I don't plan to buy anytime soon, so I'll be lurking around. lol

    If any of you live in Northern Virginia and want to race karts, hit me up.
     
  11. Half Vast

    Half Vast Well-Known Member

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    Is that the track near Fredricksburg?
     
  12. alxtheoreo

    alxtheoreo New Member

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    Dominion Raceway does have gas karts, yet they're trash. I don't recommend it.

    I race at Autobahn Speedway in Manassas in a league and for 3hr enduros. There's a location in Sterling as well, yet their karts are not maintained well, so I don't recommend it.

    All of the Autobahn locations in MD are good.

    United Karting near BWI (MD) opened up this spring. I need to check them out as they're the only other place that has gas karts.

    Summit Point re-opened and are officially closed in DC...:doh:
     
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  13. BobDigi5060

    BobDigi5060 Active Member

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    OMG some ballers on this site for sure.

    I'm 32 with a wife and 3 year old daughter. Own a 2016 4Runner, 13' G37X and my beater is a 03 G35 that I got last summer. Both infiniti cars will be paid off in less than a year. I plan to keep them both. No money for mods.

    I was fortunate enough to have my dad get me a 2005 s2000 when I was 18. God bless him. I talked him into trading it in and co-signing on a 2004 STi for me a year and a half later. Maybe I was too young and inexperienced to appreciate the s2k, but it was gutless and I found the Subaru twice as fun. That Subaru had an ots stage 2 tune with turboback before it was stolen almost 4 years later. I had a B5 12V Audi A4 from 2015-2017 to fulfill that itch. It cost me $1700, but I sold it after lowering it and putting a straight pipe on it. Sold it to a kid in high school which was his first car.

    My aunt still has her 86 300ZX and 93 TT Z that she's had since new. Grew up loving these cars. She use to brag about driving the TT Supra, but not liking it more than her TT Z. I may not buy a Supra next year, but I'm just here for the ride. Signed up because I couldn't take the MKV bashing anymore. Looking forward to reading the previous 13 pages.
     
  14. BOOSTEDLEX

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    Hi Everybody,

    :imnew:I joined back June on 13th. Just here to gain knowledge and learn more about the A90 as well as the many other member vehicles. Original to South Florida, I was an OG on is300DOTnet and clublexusDOTcom, not to date myself. Currently I'm also a member on lexusenthusiastDOTcom. Don't get it twisted though. I like all types of cars and trucks. Not just Lexus. I have been out of the loop on some things because life happens and family takes priority over anything material. Hope to enjoy good conversation and enjoy my time here at SupraMKV.
     
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  15. samoht

    samoht Member

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    Hi! I’m Tom, I was born obsessed with cars, and nothing’s changed since. Obviously Need for Speed and Gran Turismo were like manna from heaven for teenage me, and my experience scouring the virtual used-car dealerships was put to good use when I arrived in Japan as a fresh graduate and english-teaching assistant.

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    I also had the good fortune of meeting the extremely friendly and hospitable local car enthusiasts, a story you can find here https://drivetribe.com/p/meeting-the-hashiriya-bJ5Sf6a0TPuKbW-mamKZLA?iid=Y5ARci1JT5iLCwRV1N1sww


    Sadly I left the Silvia behind when I left Japan, but back in 2012 I took the plunge and bought my 1996 RX-7.

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    It’s still stock with regards to body, suspension and the sequential turbos, although with mild porting and running a bar of boost. The 17” wheels were standard on the ‘96 RS, to accommodate the bigger, trackday-spec brakes. As well as being in my opinion a beautiful and iconic Japanese performance car, it’s also lovely to drive when it’s working properly; the way it resists understeer when entering a corner 10mph too fast, instead slipping into a slight drift that works all four tyres equally, is just magical. The short wheelbase makes it very driver-responsive, as throttle and brake inputs have a bigger effect on the cornering balance, while the low c.g. keeps it stable and poised. And with c.320hp playing 1275kg, it’s very quick - 996/7 GT3 quick, as far as I can tell on the trackdays I’ve done.

    So why do I want a new car? Well, the key phrase above is ‘when it’s working properly’; sadly being a relatively fragile car that’s now over 20 years old and ‘served’ by a meagre network of fairly lackadaisical ‘specialists’ here in the UK, it seems to spend longer not quite at full health than being 100% fit and ready for fun. I honestly think if I had a really good rotary place nearby, I’d keep it, but I don’t. A brand new car with a warranty and working air-con is now very attractive.

    I have to admit, I wasn’t that excited by the Supra when it first came out; the looks seemed ungainly compared to the FT-1 concept I’ve seen in person at Megaweb. However, seeing everyone having fun with the A90 on track at the launch event, I’ve started to see the new car as bringing the short-wheelbase compactness and agility I love about my RX-7 to the Supra lineage. The styling looks better in the videos, and the 50/50 balance softens my concern about it looking nose-heavy, since it is in fact well balanced. It sounds like it drives really well.

    My main concern is the automatic gearbox; I’m not a dedicated three-pedal purist, but I love the way with a manual transmission you can lift off in a curve, and have the engine braking tighten your line. When I’ve tried this in older autos, the torque converter unlocks making the car coast away just when you want to rein it in. So I’ll be watching for this on the test drive. Talking of which, I’m not the sort to put money down without driving the car, but I’ve recently signed on to the waiting list - anyone know how long it is in the UK, and when I might get a test drive?

    I’m not super-rich, so I’ll be hoping to see some finance packages with a vaguely affordable monthly payment, and then to refinance the final balloon and keep the car long-term, ideally. I’d really love to get the car brand-new and keep it for a decade.

    As far as spec goes, I think the dark blue metallic looks great; and I’m probably not alone in being happy with the base spec with Alcantara seats, but wishing for a way to add the HUD without the cost (or weight?) of the rest of the Pro package.

    Anyway, nice to meet you all, and I'm looking forward to following as more info comes out, and as the first owners get their cars and start getting to know them.
     

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