PEEFREE's A90 Supra Build

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Hi guys. Just picked up a 2021 Supra on Wednesday.

Haven't had too much time to drive her around yet but in the short time I've driven it, it's been really nice.

Anyways... A little bit about me.... I haven't been messing with cars that long (probably since about ~ 2016 ish?). Since then, I've been fortunate to be involved in several platforms that include the GTR, S2k, M2, Nsx (both NA1 and NC1), CTR and now the Supra.

What has been even more awesome than building these cars is the opportunity to meet the people involved with them. Sharing knowledge, builds, and ideas in the community has always been a huge part to the ownership process for me.

So with that said, I look forward to meeting more owners.

In the mean time, please continue to check in as I will be logging my build here. The car will be built mainly for HPDE days on the track.

oops... Almost forgot... Pictures!


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I was wondering when you were finally going to throw in the towel on the FK8 ;)
 

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Welcome aboard. I saw a black Supra in person and it looked absolutely stunning in person. Pictures can never do that color justice.
 

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Congrats and welcome to a fellow bay area owner! Will be interested in watching your build.
 
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Sonoma Track day Prep:

We had a track day scheduled for 9/28/2020 so before we went, I wanted to address some of the shortcomings of the car. Not saying that this isn't a perfectly trackable platform in stock form but I've had some things fail on me on track and... it wasn't a great experience. So yeah... we weren't taking any chances.

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First off, AP BBK. We went with the AP Racing 9660 kit as this was the same kit that I used on my CTRs. Seeing that I had two extra sets of brake pads for this car and I enjoyed the system from my previous ride. Why not.

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Next up we wanted to install some SPL components. This was done so that it would allow for a bit more adjustability. While installing these components, we realized that it was a especially good call seeing as to how some of the OEM components weren't that 'beefy'.

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Last but not least, I installed some TE37's and wrapped them in Yokohama A052's.

The wheels are 18x9.5 +20 and 18x10.5 +30. A staggered set up. I think the car could use a squared set up but I went staggered because I wanted to increase the amount of understeer it had. I was coming from a Civic Fk8 Type R and honestly, I was scared of the habits I had picked up while driving that car. Plus Sonoma has a ton of walls so... staggered set up it was!

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Can't leave without getting a proper alignment done!

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Final product.

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It's a bit high but it'll have to do until we get the coilovers in.
 
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Sonoma Track day - 9/28/2020







Been tracking a Civic Type R for the past two years so coming back onto track with a RWD felt super sketchy to me. The Supra felt so much harder to drive than the Civic. So in other words, the heat was irrelevant here as I had a ton of habits to work out of my system. haha.

Thoughts on the car so far... let's see...

The car in it's current form with brakes and wheels understeers. I think this problem could be remedied via a set of squared wheels but I'd like to run a staggered set up until I feel comfortable driving RWD again.

Another issue / complaint that I have about the car is the fact that the suspension is way too soft. During quick transitions, the car just ... bounces around. We're hoping that a set of coilovers could fix this issue.

These two things aside, the car is a lot of fun and has a ton of potential. Even in stock form, the car is extremely capable as I was able to duke it out with far more modified cars. My hope is that over time, as we get more and more used to the platform, we can transform this thing into a very capable track weapon.
 
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Raceseng tow hooks. This stuff was expensive but I guess they look nice. lol.






At this stage, we're just waiting on parts to come in....

Car will be going to Laguna this weekend on 10/11 with my buddy piloting her (I've got some prior obligations). So if you're around the area and see the car....come and say hi to my buddy. haha.
 
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10/11/2020 - Laguna Seca

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Since I've been a bit preoccupied with work / family / life, I had my good friend take her out to Laguna for a spin. He's had a lot of experience on the track and usually drives a s2k. Wanted to see what he could do with it and what sort of mods we would need.

Here's his best lap of the day:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTR...I9gDVjDWjmeYZgNVqdPilg23UtBd1_YNz_oNVwmf1TwAA

Car hasn't gone through any other mods since our last track day but so far has:

18" wheels
2nd day A052s
AP Front BBK
SPL Arms for camber
Everything else is stock

His opinion of the car is flattering. Stock vs stock, it's definitely a great car versus the s2k. Great power and the car is quick.

Main things he pointed out:

1. Car needs a better suspension system - This is probably the biggest problem with the car. The stock set up is wayyyy too soft. This contributes to a floaty feeling of the car and lets the supra throw its weight around. Not a fun feeling.

2. Cooling - The car was able to do a 1.40 in the early parts of the day. But as time progressed and he was getting more comfortable with the car, he was only able to get around 1.41 as the car started pulling power. We think that some cooling upgrades could help alleviate a lot of these issues or at least let the Supra run for longer before losing some oomph.

3. Power - The car is plenty fast at stock power levels. I'm not sure what a 600+ hp Supra could do at Laguna but it's definitely exciting to think about.

In terms of the build, everything is ordered already. We're just waiting for the parts to come in. Next track day will likely be at Sonoma again on 11/7.
 
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What coilover are you going to go with? MCS? I was hoping Ohlins was going to have something, but MCS is probably what I will go with.

As far as cooling, any ideas?
 
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What coilover are you going to go with? MCS? I was hoping Ohlins was going to have something, but MCS is probably what I will go with.

As far as cooling, any ideas?
JRZ RS-PRO's. I used to use ohlins all the time and i think they're solid but the JRZ's is what I've been rocking lately.

As far as cooling goes:

C&R - Supra LTR
C&R Primary Radiator
C&R Auxiliary Radiators

I think the car could benefit from a transmission cooler but I don't think there is anything out yet. I've already emailed C&R and they said they are working on something.
 
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Just giving a little update but we've been trying to prepare the car for Sonoma on 11/7.

Since our last post we've installed the following:

- JRZ RS-Pro
- TE37 Squared set up - 10x10.5 +35
- A052s 295/35/18s
- AFE Power Front Sway Bar
- Verus Master Brake Cylinder Brace
- Cusco Rear Power Brace
- Cusco Front Brace


We also started sprucing up the interior via some aftermarket bits:

- Rexspeed Passenger side carbon interior badge
- IND A90 Red start / stop button
- Magic Mount Pro
- Weathertech Floor mats / Trunk liner

At this point in the build, we've been focusing on the steering / suspension of the car which I feel like is the "weak" point of the platform.

Stay tuned.

Pictures (sorry not a whole lot because I've been swamped with work).

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Any pictures of the jrz setup? Also did you do any of the spl bits in the rear?
 

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