JZX83 Drift Project

Post By: Joel Green

Date: 05/16/2023

The Story

92 MX83 Cressida, Purchased in June 2022 with the 1j and r154 already put in, however this was with the stock twins and barely running. New plugs and coils resolved this issue, however after testing for less then 5minutes one of the stock twins decided to let go. The plan originally was to just but in new twins and recap the ecu (was stuck in limp mode), and then just drive the car a little and iron out any other issues that arose. I had even purchased new turbos to go in and all, but after seeing a manifold come up for a reasonable price it sent me spiraling into the rabbit hole this car currently is. the plan was always to turn it into a drift oriented car, its just happening a whole lot earlier then planned. It is extremely far from finished, but I like to document things so here we are. When I remember I'll update with new changes. chairs x

Current Setup

  • Wheels: IS250? Stocks in front to fit big brakes, Stocks on rear. (temporary)
  • Suspension: BC Coilovers, set pretty conservatively currently.
  • Performance: Full 1JZGTE Non vvti + R154 swap
  • Performance: Single turbo conversion, Custom manifold, Ebay 3076, Mostly custom lines, external gate running 7psi gate pressure on the stock JZZ30 ECU (Recapped at start of project)
  • Performance: R33 GTST 4 pot calipers + BA Falcon rotors front brake upgrade, along with HEL Braided lines.
  • Performance: Full custom 3 inch turbo back system, one straight through resonator on the rear.
  • Performance: OS Giken Twin plate clutch
  • Performance: GJ Drivelines 1000HP rated single piece tailshaft
  • Performance: 3 Row Aluminium rad, twin thermos manually switched.
  • Interior: Cubespeed short shifter + mediocre 350mm wheel
  • Performance: Takashi big front mount intercooler, custom piping.
  • Performance: Raceworks 460 fuel pump
  • Performance: JRP 14 in 1 digital multi gauge

Planned Upgrades

  • Wheels: White 17x9+30 front, 17x9.5+30 rear CST Hyperzeroes with 235s all round waiting to go on, pending guard pump.
  • Performance: Electronic boost controller to get off of gate pressure, only targeting around 14psi.
  • Wheels: Extended LCAs, Cut and shut knuckles.