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Old 01-04-2004, 08:16 PM
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That's what I thought Roby. I was talking to my brother about that the other day. He has a C5 and was considering a Supra. Those bottom ends are simply the best I have ever seen. I have some videos from racingflix.com which are sweet as can be. That whistle from the turbos is like music. My father in law was into the old Dodge Hemis and when I showed him the videos he freaked out. He said "Yep, when you hear that whistle just step away. Those things are fast." He fixed up a 94' RX7 for a buddy of mine and that thing rocked but not like the Supras. Toyota should really bring that car back.

Keep in mind though my short experience has been when Toyota finally builds a good car they discontinue it. They still have a good resale but I gotta tell you, they are getting hard to come by. Good Supras are out there but you will pay a premium. Mine is showing signs of wear. I got quite a few creeks & rattles and my paint is losing it's lusture.

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Old 01-04-2004, 08:37 PM
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But what Torque #
I would bet that a pair of 800 HP 540's would be able to keep up if not pass those 1300HP motors in a 38' boat.

Torque is what drives a boat not HP. RIGHT
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aremall 3 of those jeffery's toys???
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Old 01-04-2004, 10:08 PM
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But what Torque #
I would bet that a pair of 800 HP 540's would be able to keep up if not pass those 1300HP motors in a 38' boat.

Torque is what drives a boat not HP. RIGHT
This is very true. I'm not sure of the torque of the 1100 to 1300 HP Supra guys but the 800 guys are hitting just under 700-ft-lb at the rear wheels.

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here are a couple of dyno sheets from Powerhouse Racings work on supra's.
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Old 01-04-2004, 10:26 PM
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IF I CANT FINDA A CLEAN ONE I MIGHT CONSIDER A 911 TURBY.
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If you are looking at a Porsche be sure to have it checked out well. I recently had a 1992 Turbo checked out that I was interested in by the dealer in Plano (Dallas). The car looked great with low miles, Black, exterior, and black interior. Not a scratch on it. Was a trade in to the Porsche dealer in Ft Worth from a doctor. After driving the car I noticed the smell of buring oil. The dealer told me it had a small leak that was no big deal. My dealer had a different opinion telling me that the entire engine needed to be removed and broken down to replace all of the seals at a cost of over $6000. Said it is very common for the air cooled ones in warmer climates.

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I have a buddy that has a Supra that he bought in Miami and drove it back here to Kansas City. He looked everywhere before he decided on this one. Anyway, he runs a dyno shop here in KC and it has seen over 750hp (maybe more now) on the dyno, like someone said eariler I guess the clutches are the hard part!!

It had higher miles but is AWSOME I'll ask if it's for sale!!
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sweet?
well jeffrey?
Unfortunately, the car in the pic is not for sale. It has undergone even more upgrades and is now a $120,000+ car with about 900HP. I have ridden in it and the power is unbelievable! The problem is putting it down on the pavement. It takes the P-Zeros 15 minutes of driving to warm sufficiently and then it is still chirping rubber into 4th gear. The only (close) comparison power wise that I have experienced is a Ferrari F40 that was tuned with larger turbos and it was also an incredible ride. Other than that - nothing short of an Indy car would probably feel like these monsters under acceleration! Here are a few more (recent) pics.
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