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Discussion in 'General Supra Topics' started by Guff, Jan 30, 2019.
Most MKIV owners don’t disconnect the odometer, including myself. That’s a pretty asinine statement
To say most MKIV’s haven’t had this done is even more asinine. After the F&F, many MKIV owners (especially the 6spd TT cars) had this done to retain value when reselling. You were probably too young to even know this. Because the ecu doesn’t record the miles like on newer cars, all they did was disconnect the odo and drive it until resale time.
One of the signs back in the day on MKIV’s was the warped top of the dash....this only happened when people would pry on the upper cluster to remove it. I’m talking before people were swapping clusters (Auto to 6spd), etc... when there was NO NEED to get behind the cluster. Supra’s werent known for many cluster failures. Many many MKIV owners have swapped their dashboards because of this.
Go into your garage and take a pic of your upper dash by the cluster....curious to see if you have had any “work done” on your gauge cluster. I have several friends who own MKIV’s, all of which currently have their odo’s disconnected....and i will NEVER mention their names .
Your friends are dicks!
Speaking of which, I had to pull my dash apart to replace the CEL module since mine stopped working (very common and had a broken solder joint). If I remember correctly, if you bought a new odometer module from Toyota, they had to input the milage. So if that person cheated, it would probably show up on the carfax report.
My friends are dicks I will agree with you on that...hehe.
Replacing the odo to a new one would not fall in this category, it’s the odometers that were/are healthy....which many many are. Those won’t show up in the CarFax.
That`s BS. Upper trim piece is mounted with screws to dashboard from below and there is two fasteners on side of this trim piece and odo mount. Basicly, the part falls a bit when screws are removed and you need just pull this part backward to remove it, not pry. Atleast not from that area. If you have to pry it somewhere on removal, location is from sides. Dashboard "skeleton" is actually very hard plastic type material, it wont warp, it cracks.
So, "warping" of dash upper part... actually, it wont warp: cover/top material gets loose from dash skeleton due heat and because part is just getting old. Surfaces are too narrow between dash cover material and dash skeleton on edge, glue gets old etc, worst (=thinnest) place is above odo. Seen in many j-spec and us spec cars.
The amount of incorrect information in your post validated my point.
To Kaahari’s point, it’s several screws that mount this piece and doesn’t even require “prying” to take off. In order to have this warping, you’d intentionally have to pry/push in that area
Even if this was the case, this piece is taken off for a variety of reasons and mods: LED backlighting of gauges, white face gauges, TRD odometer, JDM cluster faces, Motec Racepak, etc, etc
You’re saying every single person that has performed these mods have altered their odometer? Give me a break
I’m happy to take a picture of my dash when I get home from business Monday
Take a picture of your MKIV dash
Name your friends so that we ensure we don’t have fraudulent sales out there, it would be a benefit to the community
FYI: I’ve had my Supra since 1999 and I’m a moderator on SupraForums. I’m sure you can figure out the correlation between the dates and movie
I didn’t think anyone could be as inconsistent or incorrect as this but performancesound proved me wrong.
This is is absolutely accurate. I’ve also been in the Supra world for 15 years and admin multiple forums before.
People sayings “majority” of owners disconnect the odo on purpose is asinine. Yes some sleazy assholes probably did, like .1% of owners, but no one really does this. And no one fucking pulls up on the dash board right there for that when it’s super easy to remove the screws.
They are known to have bad solder joints for sure, mine did and I fixed it when I noticed it didn’t count for a few miles. And maybe some people don’t fix it because they are lazy but to assume everyone does it is obsurd
So even Toyota Germany is promoting your Video
As opposed to all your previous posts, you type paragraphs after paragraphs of your “hate” towards the new mk5, a car, that’s not even out yet, but you seem to know how it drives and what a failure of a car it’s going to be.
Oh, the irony. Contradicting yourself here. Lol
I find it interesting how a lot of this behaviour is perpetrated by moderators. I mean it’s not surprising but interesting how there’s no smoke without fire
Nah man, you're just too young to know what he's talking about.
More likely that he’s not “too young” and performancesound doesn’t know what he’s talking about
I've known several A80 owners that disconnected the speedo/odo on their cars (this was in a large city with a decent sized Supra population, and it has been a decade since I lived there)...
That said, I would never say most, but I wouldn't say it was super rare either lol.