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James Buchan
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Vvti twin turbo 6 speed manual

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Monday, August 15, 2022 - 01:56 pm, by:  James Buchan (Jrbuch) Quote hilighted text Edit Post Delete Post Print Post   View Post/Check IP (Moderator/Admin Only) Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hey Tai, not sure if you mentioned it earlier - what gearbox are you running behind the GTE?
Tai Johnsen
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JZZ30 Pov Manual LSD & black! + 96 JZA80

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Tuesday, August 30, 2022 - 12:38 pm, by:  Tai Johnsen (Privatejohnsen) Quote hilighted text Edit Post Delete Post Print Post   View Post/Check IP (Moderator/Admin Only) Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

James, you probably won't like the answer... W58

Brakes came up a treat!


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Damien Nikiforides
Tinkerer
QLD
uzz32 (#805, #556)

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Wednesday, August 31, 2022 - 07:45 am, by:  Damien Nikiforides (D_nikiforides) Quote hilighted text Edit Post Delete Post Print Post   View Post/Check IP (Moderator/Admin Only) Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

W58s are fine, people just money shift and abuse the crap out of them and wonder why they break.

Driven hard but properly they are perfectly fine, obviously not quite as strong as a r154 but shift a lot nicer.
Tai Johnsen
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Wednesday, August 31, 2022 - 09:56 am, by:  Tai Johnsen (Privatejohnsen) Quote hilighted text Edit Post Delete Post Print Post   View Post/Check IP (Moderator/Admin Only) Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yeah, my thoughts exactly.

I can't believe how much 200,000km+ w58's sell for! could trade out for a brand new 154.... Supra tax I guess.
James Buchan
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Vvti twin turbo 6 speed manual

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Wednesday, August 31, 2022 - 11:10 am, by:  James Buchan (Jrbuch) Quote hilighted text Edit Post Delete Post Print Post   View Post/Check IP (Moderator/Admin Only) Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Tai, those brakes look incredible, great work!

Curious as to how you get on with the W58! They're a nice shifting box, I had one behind my 96 SZ many years ago. Really smooth, not notchy, nice ratios too.
People say torque kills them, but if you're not abusing it, doing clutch dumps or running huge boost through the GTE, you should be ok! My V160 gets a very gentle life with me, mainly because I can't afford to replace it, but also because I've mechanical sympathy.

At least there are plenty of alternatives these days should it break and you need an upgrade.
Tai Johnsen
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Tuesday, September 13, 2022 - 06:04 pm, by:  Tai Johnsen (Privatejohnsen) Quote hilighted text Edit Post Delete Post Print Post   View Post/Check IP (Moderator/Admin Only) Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Apart from a DOA brand new power steering pump, a boost leak and a squeaking belt from all the power steering fluid, the maiden voyage was a great success. Just down the road to the local cars and coffee event.

Very happy with the end result. It is a completely different car to the non turbo, so happy to rev and pulls nicely from 2000rpm.

Here is a nice little photo dump to finish off the build thread.

Thanks to all those who came along for the journey.


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Charles Barnett
Tinkerer
QLD
V8

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Wednesday, September 14, 2022 - 03:44 pm, by:  Charles Barnett (Charlie87) Quote hilighted text Edit Post Delete Post Print Post   View Post/Check IP (Moderator/Admin Only) Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Nice mate!
Mark Tierney
DieHard
NSW
JZZ30 GTT-L Built 1.5JZ Beast, UCF11, IS250, GS350-FSport, Ducati SS

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Wednesday, September 14, 2022 - 04:17 pm, by:  Mark Tierney (Mark_t) Quote hilighted text Edit Post Delete Post Print Post   View Post/Check IP (Moderator/Admin Only) Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

You Aced it mate all the way. That colour is spectacular too. Very nice work
Tai Johnsen
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JZZ30 Pov Manual LSD & black! + 96 JZA80

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Wednesday, September 14, 2022 - 05:00 pm, by:  Tai Johnsen (Privatejohnsen) Quote hilighted text Edit Post Delete Post Print Post   View Post/Check IP (Moderator/Admin Only) Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Cheers guys, yeah everyone bangs on about Anthracite, but honestly, 6NO Moonstone is amazing.

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