Photos By: Brandon Kwan
The Supra, the 1990’s monster child developed by Toyota. Even though just over 2 decades old, the Supra still remains the holy grail of Japanese performance cars. There are many reasons for the chassis’s success- maybe the timeless design, or the six-cylinder turbo 2JZ-GTE engine. Eric purchased his dream car bone-stock in 2009. Now that 9 years have passed, we’ve come to witness one gorgeous build. While retaining the OEM+ style, and a series of engine upgrades, the final product is sure to make the original Supra engineers smile.
In order to retain the OEM+ look, authentic Ridox bumper, splitter, canards, front fenders and side skirts were installed. In addition to the aero, the headlights are OEM from a 1998 Supra with a projector retrofit. To keep true to JDM, Eric sourced the JDM front side markers.
Eric’s build wouldn’t be where it’s at today without the help of supporters.
With a 21 year old car, there are just some things that begin to show their age. Thanks to previous planning, Eric was able to source brand-new OEM replacement parts before their discontinuation. When the time came, the dash board, center console, cluster lens, dash panels, glove box and even the airbag were replaced. It’s almost like 1997 was reborn. In addition to the OEM replacements, the front seats were upgraded to Bride Stradia II Japan Venus Seats along with custom black suede rear seats to compliment. For safety, a Sparco harness bar combined with a Takata harness keeps him strapped in.
Wheels of choice are 19x10/11 Work Wheels Meister S1 3P finished with a gun metal face, polished lips, and gold hardware. To complete the look, the Meisters are wrapped in meaty Toyo Tires R888- 265/35 and 295/30 respectively.
Since the Supra throws down so much power, a brake upgrade was most necessary. Brembo 6/4 pot BBK, Goodrich SS Brake Lines, and ATE Blue Racing Brake Fluid allow Eric to stop on a dime.
Fitment is achieved by KW V3 Coilovers, Ikeya Formula Front Upper Arms, Tanabe Upper and Rear Top Hats, Nagisa Auto Sway Bar End Links, Super Now Outer Tie Rods, and Titan Motorsports Front and Rear Sway Bars.
Wheel fitment is not only about how close your lip is to the fender. Have you ever thought about brake fitment?
The godly 2JZ-GTE.
Right away, you’ll notice the huge Precision 8385 Turbo and Tial Q BOV. This motor has seen a complete rebuild to withstand the power. From what we’re told, this 2JZ pushes around 800HP.
To allow for maximum flow, a custom 4inch exhaust was built. The set up consists of custom dumptubes, downpipe, and midpipe with a 4inch HKS Racing Ti Muffler.
To stay updated on the progress of Eric’s Supra, check him out on Instagram!
Photos By: Brandon Kwan