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In July 1993, the fourth and so far last generation of the Supra came on the market (model code JZA80), which was built until August 2002.

In early 1986, the third generation of the Supra was introduced. It is also the first that has not been marketed with the suffix Celica.

The second generation was presented in the fall of 1981. Also, it was still recognizable as a derivative of the Celica Liftback, but had a completely independent drive with the new (170 hp) 6-cylinder engines.

The 2000 GT known from the James Bond movie is seen by the Supra Community as the UR Supra due to the Series 6 and the Coupe Form.

Hello from England | Forum

Feb 26 '12
Hi guys,

I live in England and I'm a long time member on the UK Supra forums but I have met some of you guys before when I have been in Germany.

I often go to the Nurburgring each year but also do holiday travelling in Germany and other parts of Europe with my supra.

I am a Computer Aided Design Engineer and also have a racing license. I've been racing Formula Ford and Caterham cars since 2003, but recent years have become very expensive. So instead I have been doing more track days and driving holidays in Europe.

I have been learning to speak German language for a few years but unfortunately I am not good at writing German language, so I apologise for only writing in English.

Anyway, here is my Supra, if you see me driving in Germany this summer time flash your lights! :blush:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v150/AJI2004/supraalps.jpg

Feb 26 '12
Hey AJI,

welcome to our message boards :blush:
I remember seeing a picture of your Supra next to some of our German Supras owned by Sascha, Marc etc. It was at the Nürburgring a couple of years ago.

A Supra in the alps is not an uncommon view :grinning:
http://www.mkiv.de/fileadmin/media/benutzerbilder/Japanfanatic/Alpen+November+2011/Dscn1650.jpg
Where is yours taken? Looks like somewhere near Berchtesgaden? What's your name in the UK Forums? Some of us are also members there.If you look closely you can even spot the Forums sticker in my rear quarter window.

Hope you have a good time here. If you are somewhere near the alps again give me a message, I'll hook you up for some Bavarian brews :joy:
What CADs are you working with?
Feb 26 '12
Hi mate!

Welcome :grinning:

I'm often at the ring too maybe we've seen each other? :blush:
Feb 26 '12
your welcome:blush:
Feb 26 '12
Good to see guys from other international Supra forums reading and writing on our forum.

You´re very welcome.

Feb 26 '12
Japanfanatic - Yes that is correct, I was there at the Nürburgring with Sascha and a few others. I remember he had a BIG power Supra. I took one or two of the guys around in my Supra on track that weekend. :blush:

The picture of my Supra in the Alps was taken close to Fussen on our driving holiday in 2010. We went to Munich, Fussen and then the Black Forest. Some very scenic roads in that part of the world!

The CAD I am doing is to do with our road network in the North West of England. I am producing new road layouts and bridge designs. Although the UK government is not spending much money on roads at the moment :pensive:
But things will get better as the banks become more regulated and confidence grows again in the money system.

(My name on the UK forums is the same as it is here) :blush:


CanisLupus - Yeah maybe we have :blush:
Each time I have been there I have seen at least one other Supra. I've been going to the 'ring since 2005 and then after that I started going 2 times every year. It is a fantastic race track.

MrMagou & Austrian Supra - Thanks :sunglasses:I have noticed other nationalities on our UK forums and as I like my holidays in Germany I thought I would join here to see what you guys get up to with your Supras.
Feb 26 '12
"AJI" schrieb:

CanisLupus - Yeah maybe we have :blush:
Each time I have been there I have seen at least one other Supra. I've been going to the 'ring since 2005 and then after that I started going 2 times every year. It is a fantastic race track.


Silver Supra with TTE Wheels, OEM Skirts and Spats, a Nur Spec R and Munich Plates. Familliar? :grinning:

Sure is! I love it :grinning:
When are you going to be there this year? :blush:
Feb 27 '12
Hi AJI and welcome to our forum. Very nice UK-Spec Supra you have.
Feb 27 '12
Your welcome mate:blush:(na wie ist mein Englisch, 1a sag ich euch:grinning:)
Feb 27 '12
Meh... You are welcome = "gern geschehen", "keine Ursache", etc...passt hier nicht so recht. yaehamnotdurnk.png
Feb 27 '12
"AJI" schrieb:

The CAD I am doing is to do with our road network in the North West of England. I am producing new road layouts and bridge designs. Although the UK government is not spending much money on roads at the moment :pensive:


Ah ok, you are using special tools, not the standard tools for mechanical engineering like Solid Works, ProE, Catia etc. ?


MrMagou & Austrian Supra - Thanks :sunglasses:I have noticed other nationalities on our UK forums and as I like my holidays in Germany I thought I would join here to see what you guys get up to with your Supras.


Always great to meet Supra enthusiasts from all over the world!

You are using your Supra on a regular basis at trackdays? What's your suspension+brakes+wheels setup?
Feb 27 '12
The only track I drive with the Supra is the Nurburgring. I used to also have an EVO 6 RS which I used to drive on other tracks in the UK, but I have also done the Nurburgring with the EVO :blush:
(And before that I had a Celica GT4 which I took to the 'ring).
So yes, I have done a lot of track days in various cars but I also used to race Formula Ford and Caterhams on most of the main race tracks in the UK.
I did get lucky in 2008 when I went to work for the Formula 1 race track in Shanghai, China. That was a good experience. I was working as a motorsport instructor for one year and I was teaching Euoropeans and Americans how to drive fast in Porsche 911s and Audi RS4. :blush:

I used to have my Supra on RS-R sports suspension. This worked well on the track but was very hard for the road. So I went back to the normal Toyota suspension.
My Supra is BPU, with uprated intercooler and a few other basic upgrades. But to be honest I don't want to modify it too much. I like the car as it is and it drives well enough as standard. But for taking to the Nurburgring I have uprated the brakes with better brake pads, brake discs, brake lines and fluid.
Well hopefully this link works...this is my car on the UK forums .... http://www.mkivsupra.net/vbb/vbpicgallery.php?do=view&g=51


With CAD I use AutoCAD and MX and also Lightwave 3D. AutoCAD does the 2D and 3D technical drawings and MX does the 3D accurate road levels. Lightwave does 3D animations and other visual presentations.
Feb 27 '12
Nice car and pictures. :blush:How many miles does it have on the clock? Is it AT or 6MT?

Maybe you should try the coils made by H&R. As far as i know is that the softest aftermarket suspension for the Supra. I also have it in mine and I am very satisfied with it.
Feb 27 '12
"AJI" schrieb:

I used to have my Supra on RS-R sports suspension. This worked well on the track but was very hard for the road. So I went back to the normal Toyota suspension.
My Supra is BPU, with uprated intercooler and a few other basic upgrades. But to be honest I don't want to modify it too much. I like the car as it is and it drives well enough as standard. But for taking to the Nurburgring I have uprated the brakes with better brake pads, brake discs, brake lines and fluid.


So your car is basically stock you are saying? Did you take your car with stock pads and discs to the track before upgrading them? Did you experience any signs of brake fade?


With CAD I use AutoCAD and MX and also Lightwave 3D. AutoCAD does the 2D and 3D technical drawings and MX does the 3D accurate road levels. Lightwave does 3D animations and other visual presentations.



Yeah I know Lightwave. Pretty sophisticated rendering tool.
Feb 27 '12
"Japanfanatic" schrieb:


Yeah I know Lightwave. Pretty sophisticated rendering tool.

Jau seit wann sind das Rendertools yaehamnotdurnk.pngyaehamnotdurnk.png3DS-Max das is ein Werkzeug und Autodesk hat mehr als AutoCAD für den Maschinenbau.
Feb 28 '12
Thanks for the welcome and nice comments by everyone.

To answer a few more questions : My Supra is the 6 speed manual and has about 80,000 miles on the clock. It is mostly 'stock' but with some basic upgrades. It is running about 400bhp+ on the stock factory turbos and I have a Blitz SBC i-colour Boost controller to keep boost levels 'safe'.
The full spec of my car is on this link : http://www.mkivsupra.net/vbb/vbpicgallery.php?do=view&g=51

One of the first things I changed when I got my Supra was the brakes. The original factory ones didn't have a nice feel to them, although they did perform well enough. I uprated the brake pads, brake discs, and brake fluid. And the difference was very noticable. I took this setup to the N'ring for the first time and the brakes performed really good.
I find that there was no reason to put any bigger brakes on the car after that.

I never found any brake fade with the stock set up, it was just that the 'feel' of them was not good. when you press the brake pedal there was no first 'bite'. But I also had to press the brake pedal hard to get a hard stop. With the brake set up I have now I get a good first 'bite' on the brakes and I don't need to push as hard to get the car to stop.

Tyres also make a very big difference of course. If you have very grippy tyres then you need good brakes to go with them.

There are not very many UK-spec supras left these days so I am not wanting to change it too much or do anything to it which can not be un-done easily enough. :blush:
Feb 28 '12
Welcome AJI. Nice supra and beatiful pictures :blush:
Feb 28 '12
"AJI" schrieb:

Thanks for the welcome and nice comments by everyone.

To answer a few more questions : My Supra is the 6 speed manual and has about 80,000 miles on the clock. It is mostly 'stock' but with some basic upgrades. It is running about 400bhp+ on the stock factory turbos and I have a Blitz SBC i-colour Boost controller to keep boost levels 'safe'.
The full spec of my car is on this link : http://www.mkivsupra.net/vbb/vbpicgallery.php?do=view&g=51

One of the first things I changed when I got my Supra was the brakes. The original factory ones didn't have a nice feel to them, although they did perform well enough. I uprated the brake pads, brake discs, and brake fluid. And the difference was very noticable. I took this setup to the N'ring for the first time and the brakes performed really good.
I find that there was no reason to put any bigger brakes on the car after that.

I never found any brake fade with the stock set up, it was just that the 'feel' of them was not good. when you press the brake pedal there was no first 'bite'. But I also had to press the brake pedal hard to get a hard stop. With the brake set up I have now I get a good first 'bite' on the brakes and I don't need to push as hard to get the car to stop.

Tyres also make a very big difference of course. If you have very grippy tyres then you need good brakes to go with them.

There are not very many UK-spec supras left these days so I am not wanting to change it too much or do anything to it which can not be un-done easily enough. :blush:



It's fantastic how much the performance of the EU/UK Spec brakes shifts with decent Pads, braided lines and good fluid, isn't it?
Since i've upgraded mine i didn't have any fade too. :blush:
Mar 1 '12
Hi AJI

Welcome @ our German board !
As others already wrote there are some of us being registered @ mkivsupra.net as well. My nick there's the same like here: j.oe.
Dec. 27th to 29th 2011 i was in UK @ dude's shop in Crawley picking up a 6spd box and in Sawbridgeworth afterwards for a diffuser rear bumper @ Aerokit.eu's shop. Cool guys over there. I was amazed at the hardcore tuning they're doing to their supras. The smallest turbo dude showed to me was a S380 completed by a NOS kit to spool the turbo @ 3k rpm. Crazy guys there, really !! I told dude if he'd move that car in GER they'd give him a 6 month sentence at least. dude answered that if he'll drive his supra @ the UK motorways like we do, they'd prison him the same way in UK. :joy::joy:

Nice guys, hell Supras, i enjoyed the time over there and plan in going to UK once again this May for a ECU swap.

Have a nice time !

Jürgen
Mar 2 '12
j.oe
Yes, there are a few of us UK guys who are big in to tuning our cars.
Glad you enjoyed your time here in England. Usually the cold wet weather in wintertime is not a nice experience :wink:
But England can be a nice place to drive and visit in the summertime.
Even north of the border in to Scotland is nice when the weather is good.

If any of you guys needs any help or information if you travel to England then please let me know.


Many of the guys who have big power Supras in the UK are in to drag racing which is why you see some large engine powers. Dude has one of the fastest straight line Supras in the UK!
But I would like to see more people use their cars for the track. Drag racing is good, but as a driver you get much more from driving on a track. It also takes the Supra more to its designed application.
So concentrating on big power is one thing but also setting up the car and driving it on a track is something that I would like to see more Supra owners do. This is just a personal opinion :wink:


CanisLupus
The stock brakes are better than what many people think. When many people buy a 10 year old Supra and they try the brakes they usually think it must be because they are not good enough. But like you say, all that is usually needed is new/better brake lines, better brake pads and new fluid.

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