Supra: Amaterasu

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This year I put myself in a 2021 Supra. I liked them since they were first announced. I was close to getting a 2.0 but I knew if I did I would always wished I spent the extra to get the 3.0, so that's what I went with. I was daily driving a 335i with the N55 so the engine platform was similar. I traded one BMW 3.0 for another. Everyone tells me this car is "fire", and well, its black, so I call it the Amaterasu.



Not long after I got the car Import Faceoff was having a car meet at the local drag way with Noel G. hosting. I took the car down the track without practicing launch control. First run to car launched great then cut out at 50mph the rest of the drive. I tried a second run without burning out or using launch control and ran a 12.7.



I'd like to keep my carpet nice for a long time so I decided to order some mats from Car Mats Customs.



After about two months of owning the car, I pulled the trigger to get the JB4.... and I have no regrets. I like that I can change the map by a few clicks from my phone. This version also has the EWG pre installed.



I used to love hearing my loud bov from my rx7. I was a little disappointed to discover that the Supra's turbo system doesn't have a bov to went into the atmosphere. After a little research, it was claimed that a cai makes a nice "bov" like sound. Between the intake and the JB4, it definitely sounds much nicer. It doesn't pick up well in video, but in person it sounds great.
 
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That powerloss at 50mph is a little concerning. Was that Pre-JB4? Did you hit limp mode somehow?
I’m not sure what happened. The bmw guys said it was a failed launch control attempt, you only get a 3 second window or so. That was before JB4. 2000 miles later and no issues.
 
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I saw a box of Meguiar's Hybrid Paint Coating. I never heard of it before. From what I could see, it looks very user friendly. The thought of putting a paint protection on my car had crossed my mind and I have no experience with ceramic coatings. I bought the Meguiar's and decided to try it out. It is very straight forward and easy to use. There is literally 3 steps in this process. Basically make sure your car is clean and dry first. I didn't have to worry about any paint correction because my car is only a few months old and I hand wash it myself. I washed with the Meguiar's Gold Car Wash as suggested in the directions. Then I carefully dried the car everywhere and let it sit in the garage over night. The next day I used the surface prep to prep the car, spraying 2'x2' to 3'x3' areas one panel at a time and letting it sit for about a minute before wiping off. After the whole car was done I was able to apply the hybrid coating. I sprayed the applicator pad and let it sit for about 3 seconds then I wiped the car in 2'x2' sections one panel at a time until I finished the whole car (same as I did for the prep). The paint cannot get wet for at least 24 hours after the coating is applied. It needs a week to fully cure, so the car wasn't washed until the next week.

I had no issues using this and my car looks great. I was nice before but now it seems even shinier/glossier and smoother. This was my first time trying any type of coating and it was very user friendly. I'm not a detailer or have any detailing experience. If it holds up for a year that's great. Either way I'll get it ceramic coated after.

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