View Full Version : My first turbo (GZ20 Soarer)
07-08-09, 08:47 PM
You may know this car already
1988 Toyota Soarer GZ20 (series 2 1ggte)
Factory skirts spoiler etc.
ARC front mount intercooler
HKS Piggy back computors
Hybrid electronic boost controller
some brand boost gauge
Greddy turbo timer
TRD gear knob
Short shift kit
Front strut brace
MA70 front brakes
Just Jap deep steering wheel
17x9.5 f & 17x10.5 r
nice! is this old adans car?
07-08-09, 08:58 PM
nice! is this old adans car?
sorry my comp is playing up
it also has hsd coilovers
oh wow with a clean and nice camera it actually looks respectable :P
i just realised that i left my lucky bubbles on the tow hook, lol
by the way the boost gauge is a k's one, some jdm brand i think...
so meadan what you riding in now?
08-08-09, 12:25 AM
Any pics of the interior? Nice fitment, twin pipes...potential there. :)
08-08-09, 09:14 AM
Oh joy... another Z20 .. :) on ya man!! :D
theres interior pics in my old thread until dan gets better ones
and snappy, im rolling in an r32 4 door now :)
Nice! Love the fitment! Have fun with it dude.
08-08-09, 11:02 AM
That car is bitchin...
08-08-09, 02:02 PM
Loving it...looks pretty sweet!
Good luck with it!
see this thing everyday almost, looks mad jst sitting there,
09-08-09, 02:17 AM
glad it stayed on jdm!
09-08-09, 10:03 PM
more pics coming soon
i love these cars, awesome shape, really tough looking
18-08-09, 04:32 PM
discovered rack bushes are for the next world
replacing asa i get my tax money
such good looking cars. do a skid.
23-08-09, 10:23 PM
finally got a new pump
but now have to take the tank out :(
24-08-09, 08:58 PM
took the tank out in 1/2 an hour only to find the imobiliser wasnt allowing enough voltage to the pump so i had to get rid of part of my imob and rig up a kill switch
all good though car should be back to terorising (sorry for the spelling) the roads of north syd / central coast
good to hear its working again. It should go heaps better with a new pump
get it tuned now! Ive always wondered what kind of power it would make. A friend with less mods made around 180rwkw on 16psi...
180rwkw sounds about right for a 1g with minor mods. The problem is there isnt really much more in it than that unless you want a big turbo and lots of lag.
Oh and P.S. what is that hot looking mk3 supra being blocked by your soarer for???? lol.
P.S.S. Meadan did you get the boost controller fitted or was it on the car when you got it? Just wondering for my own personal benefit. ;)
kinda cool but honestly i dont caaaaaaaaaaaaaareeee
we got wastd tonight
cars are alright tho
everyone needs a hobby
30-08-09, 04:52 PM
Then why be on here lol
16-09-09, 08:33 PM
Update on turbo upgrade
car still at DAT performance in tugerah
There is just enough room to make a y pipe on stock manifold 300mm of clearance
then getting all other pipes made up and getting a dyno tune to top it all off
Ruff quote of maybe $800 - $900
28-01-10, 07:14 PM
very late update
have now gone through 2 engines
and need another one
had 1 head reconditioned
still finding a new bottom end
have maybe bought one of a guy in perth so all may be good
will update closer to drive time
24-02-10, 07:49 PM
im still spending less than cost of a 1JZ
Half way through
Engine is on its way from perth
Head has been mostly put togther
After i had to replace 5 exaust studs, grind part of the original turbo bracket (for the new turbo), and reweld the oil feed pipe due to crap welding, and fix the y pipe welds due to crap welding
Still need to get new leads and plugs, clutch kit
Rebuilding gearbox at work (bearings noisy)
All thanks go to: Local Toyota dealer (hornsby)
Auto pro (West Gosford)
"Right On Track" (Hornsby)
Thornleigh Cylinder Heads
Auto One (Hornsby)
Central Coast Bearings
2ZTT (Z20soarer.org parts provider)
To Be continued....
haha it will be sick when the ke70 and this can go cruising together
oh man i cant wait till its finally running again dan!
Btw, the leads that i had on there were less than 5000km old. They were custom made magnecore ones by some shop off toymods. If you still want to get new ones they seem pretty good :)
17-03-10, 10:19 PM
i broke one trying to get it out
so i just got 8mm top gun leads
you didnt tell me it has a brake booster suport
engine now together but i went crazy with blue enamel
just waiting for gbox bearing kit?, Steering rack bushes, clutch kit
02-01-11, 03:10 PM
I know its been a while but anyways
Coudnt get the single turbo convert right so it got ditched
Had to go for another stock engine and rebuilt the gearbox (no more noise)
updated photos at start of thead
oh yeah the custom brake master cylinder stopper.
I copied a cusco one, but made it out of 3mm stainless steel. Be happy, completly hand made by me, youll never get another stainless one :P
Awesome to see its going though! This is the only car Ive ever considered buying another of :)
03-01-11, 11:39 AM
gee ive had fun with car, many long nights, money and finally back on the road, and you have your licence back, wheres my wake up call bitch?
05-01-11, 09:44 PM
got licence back and oh my god am i having fun in this thing
the boost controller doesn't work sometimes so it tends to spike to 1.5 bar
and i finally got it to slide
now that im working at a tyre store i think i may have a sponsor to slide
06-01-11, 09:48 AM
i just put $200 down that youll loose your licence again in 4 weeks lol
06-01-11, 10:13 AM
get some pics man!
09-01-11, 10:29 AM
09-01-11, 11:22 AM
I think I spotted this at around 4-4:30 on the Old Pacific Highway yesterday ?
With a whole heap of other cars (Check Spotted thread)
Looked awesome mate - Love the GZ20's :)
02-02-11, 01:54 AM
happy to see it all working out for you mate saw this car the other day driving past me turned my head :)
28-01-12, 08:27 AM
update: now off the road
thinking Sr20DET S15 transplant
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