What did you do to your Supra today?

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What did I do to my Supra today? Well, I cursed at it trying to install this f'ing Eventuri carbon fiber intake.
Why would you do that? I didn’t have to cuss at my car or my intake.. but did cuss at myself when I dropped the screw for the MAF or whatever that thing is.. and lost it somewhere down under.. huh Australia.
 

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Why would you do that? I didn’t have to cuss at my car or my intake.. but did cuss at myself when I dropped the screw for the MAF or whatever that thing is.. and lost it somewhere down under.. huh Australia.
Frustrating isn't it? I had to remove my Cusco front brace to do the airbox install and I dropped the dang nut inside of the wheel well that holds the thing onto the strut tower. There are about a million places it could have gone in there and it was just by luck that it was resting on some ledge that I could see through the wheel. I figure it's not a car project unless you drop one nut/screw/bolt in a difficult to reach spot.
 

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I installed three parts from NV Specialties yesterday, including the carbon seat inserts, carbon change cubby, and carbon transverse bar. All three are replacements, not add-on covers that go over the top of the original. The outward faces of the parts are finished extremely well; glossy with no imperfections and pretty much matches the stock carbon as well. If you flip the parts over you can see the telltale vacuum bagging lines and where they've bonded the hooks to the backside.

I've seen a ton of carbon over the years and while none of these parts are of structural importance, it's nice to see that they're still manufactured with a ton of care. Installation for all three was super easy and while the parts aren't exactly inexpensive, they really change the interior look of the Supra.


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For the cubby, all you need to do is remove the center console cover (two T20 torx screws under the cup holders and some clips) to pull off the original part. You don't need to swap the gator clips to the new cubby, but it fits a bit loose if you don't take the time to swap the clips over to the new cubby's posts. Make sure to also swap over the rubber bottom to the new cubby so stuff doesn't rattle in it. This job takes fifteen ten minutes or so.

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For the seat inserts, it's just a matter of using your thumbs to push the seat in enough to pop off the original inserts. NV Specialties has bonded hooks onto the new inserts and you only need to reverse the technique to install the new pieces. This job takes ten minutes. It also reveals some poor stitching where you normally wouldn't be able to spot it.

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For the transverse bar, you only need to remove two trim pieces near the seatbelt anchor (detailed in other posts on this forum) on each side and then use that big ol' t50 torx bit to remove the fixing bolts. These were barely hand tight on my car - I could have removed them by hand if I could have grabbed the bolt. The NV Specialties transverse bar weighs about 1/4 of the stock aluminum one, but I'm positive that neither has any effect on the car's performance. It sure does look good, though. If you pick one up, make sure to also swap over the angled rubbered gasket on each side, as well as the plastic bushing for each bolt hole.

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Obviously, none of this stuff changes how the car performs, but my goal was to make the cabin feel more like a supercar than a sports car. The carbon cubby makes it look like the entire tunnel is carbon fiber, and when you look through the car's side or front windows you see that, the carbon inserts, and the carbon transverse bar - I love it!

The next things to go on are the Öhlins Road and Track suspension that just arrived and my gold 18" Apex EC-7Rs and 275/40 Yoko A052s. Then I'll start thinking about losing some weight with an Anti-Gravity battery (or something similar), carbon roof, and maybe some MUCH lighter seats of some kind. I also hate the speaker box (and things rattle) and don't give a shit about sound quality, so I might get rid of all that crap behind the seats.
 

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@Blindspot I got that cubby too. While subtle on mine since my interior is black, on your car the piece brings out a very nice contrast with the red. I think it's well done including your other pieces.
 

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I installed three parts from NV Specialties yesterday, including the carbon seat inserts, carbon change cubby, and carbon transverse bar. All three are replacements, not add-on covers that go over the top of the original. The outward faces of the parts are finished extremely well; glossy with no imperfections and pretty much matches the stock carbon as well. If you flip the parts over you can see the telltale vacuum bagging lines and where they've bonded the hooks to the backside.

I've seen a ton of carbon over the years and while none of these parts are of structural importance, it's nice to see that they're still manufactured with a ton of care. Installation for all three was super easy and while the parts aren't exactly inexpensive, they really change the interior look of the Supra.


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For the cubby, all you need to do is remove the center console cover (two T20 torx screws under the cup holders and some clips) to pull off the original part. You don't need to swap the gator clips to the new cubby, but it fits a bit loose if you don't take the time to swap the clips over to the new cubby's posts. Make sure to also swap over the rubber bottom to the new cubby so stuff doesn't rattle in it. This job takes fifteen ten minutes or so.

IMG_1350.jpeg



IMG_1348.jpeg


IMG_1352.jpeg


For the seat inserts, it's just a matter of using your thumbs to push the seat in enough to pop off the original inserts. NV Specialties has bonded hooks onto the new inserts and you only need to reverse the technique to install the new pieces. This job takes ten minutes. It also reveals some poor stitching where you normally wouldn't be able to spot it.

IMG_1341.jpeg


IMG_1362.jpeg


For the transverse bar, you only need to remove two trim pieces near the seatbelt anchor (detailed in other posts on this forum) on each side and then use that big ol' t50 torx bit to remove the fixing bolts. These were barely hand tight on my car - I could have removed them by hand if I could have grabbed the bolt. The NV Specialties transverse bar weighs about 1/4 of the stock aluminum one, but I'm positive that neither has any effect on the car's performance. It sure does look good, though. If you pick one up, make sure to also swap over the angled rubbered gasket on each side, as well as the plastic bushing for each bolt hole.

IMG_1359.jpeg


IMG_1364.jpeg


Obviously, none of this stuff changes how the car performs, but my goal was to make the cabin feel more like a supercar than a sports car. The carbon cubby makes it look like the entire tunnel is carbon fiber, and when you look through the car's side or front windows you see that, the carbon inserts, and the carbon transverse bar - I love it!

The next things to go on are the Öhlins Road and Track suspension that just arrived and my gold 18" Apex EC-7Rs and 275/40 Yoko A052s. Then I'll start thinking about losing some weight with an Anti-Gravity battery (or something similar), carbon roof, and maybe some MUCH lighter seats of some kind. I also hate the speaker box (and things rattle) and don't give a shit about sound quality, so I might get rid of all that crap behind the seats.
These are exactly the three pieces that I want.
 

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These are exactly the three pieces that I want.
Is your interior black? I was thinking about that seat CF piece a while back, but on black seats it's going to make the entire seat look like one piece, as in too dark.. (?) I left the silver on mine for some contrast.
 

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Is your interior black? I was thinking about that seat CF piece a while back, but on black seats it's going to make the entire seat look like one piece, as in too dark.. (?) I left the silver on mine for some contrast.
Yeah - all blank interior. I think it'll look good usually. In the dark, I feel ya.
 

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Yeah - all blank interior. I think it'll look good usually. In the dark, I feel ya.
I’d be interested in seeing the seat piece.
 

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I’d be interested in seeing the seat piece.
I'll send you photographs once I order a set, they are packaged up in the warehouse, they ship, they pass through several small towns on the way to my apartment in Chicago, they get delivered, I unbox them, I head out to the car with them, and install them.
 

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I'll send you photographs once I order a set, they are packaged up in the warehouse, they ship, they pass through several small towns on the way to my apartment in Chicago, they get delivered, I unbox them, I head out to the car with them, and install them.
Then do you drive the car with them after? I'm getting my notes mixed up..
 

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I'll be washing my phantom matte for the first time today. Also going to try and install the carbon door trim overlays and rear deck lid stripes. And now that the recall is done, I am going to try my hand at bimmercode. Getting tinted on Wednesday (VA max allowed) and continuing to get quotes on wrapping it.

Happy Saturday to everyone!
 

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I'll send you photographs once I order a set, they are packaged up in the warehouse, they ship, they pass through several small towns on the way to my apartment in Chicago, they get delivered, I unbox them, I head out to the car with them, and install them.
This sounds like me reviewing to my wife all the completed honey-do list items with emphasis on working all frikken day long and sweating my ballz off just for her. The list has like 2 items..
 
 
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