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Cranking Up The Boost: The Perfect Supra

September 7th, 2011

The Toyota Supra is one of most respected Japanese performance cars ever built. Whether it's the bulletproof 2JZ powerplant, or the timeless styling, Supras are recognized for being a perfect platform to create a serious performance machine.

Joshua Michael, also known as "MIX" on, has been tuning his 1995 Supra for quite a while. He started his search for the car in 2007 and finished up the complete build in September 2010 with help from a variety of shops and Supra experts. His original goal was to build a car that could handle 1000 - 1100 horsepower, but after some research decided to build the car to a far more "streetable" 850 horsepower. After building an extensive parts list, the car was sent down from Canada to a shop in Austin, Texas called Performance Motorsport where the 5 month build process began.

It took quite a bit of work to get together all of the hard to find parts from Japan, but once everything had arrived the build was under way. While the motor work and suspension was being put together, Joshua was able to find his idea of the perfect wheel for the car through AutoBanh Motorsports in Houston. The wheels he selected were HRE 893R's with brushed centers and polished lips measuring 19x9.5 in the front and 19x11 in the rear. This combination allowed for plenty of traction to put down the dyno proven 858 horsepower (see video).

For the entire build story make sure to check out Joshua's post on Supraforums with the entire rundown of the build and tuning process. Below is the full spec sheet.


HRE 893R with brushed centers, polished lips
19x11 (Rear)
19x9.5 (Front)

Toyo R888 305/30R19 (Rear)
Nitto INVO 265/30R19 (Front)

KW Variant 3 Coilovers
Titan Front and Rear Sway Bars

Front: StopTech 13.1" BBK with silver calipers, slotted rotors, StopTech pads and SS lines
Rear: StopTech OE replacement slotted rotors, Hawk HPS pads, Goodridge SS lines, silver painted OEM calipers
Tilton TSR-1 Brake Fluid


TRD 6-speed LSD
Performance Motorsports custom driveshaft
RPS Triple Disc Carbon Clutch
OEM Getrag V160 Transmission
Titan Motorsports Differential Ear Mounts

Turbocharger/Exhaust Components

Full Race T4 Twin Scroll Dual Wastegate manifold with black jet hot coating
Garrett GTX4294R with polished compressor housing
Garrett 1.28 A/R exhaust housing with black jet hot coating
Twin Tial 44mm MV-R Wastegates with 0.9 BAR Springs
Black jet hot coated wastegate dumptubes
Performance Motorsports 4" downpipe with black jet hot coating
Performance Motorsports 4" midpipe with black jet hot coating
HKS Carbon Ti Exhaust
Graduated 4" coupler to connect mid pipe to HKS Exhaust via v-band


OEM Intake Manifold
OEM Throttle body
Greddy 4-row Intercooler
Tial Q BOV
Koyo Radiator
TRD 160 degree Thermostat
New OEM Fan Shroud
Polished Upper Radiator pipe


CP Pistons 0.020” 8.5:1 CR
Carrillo H-Beam Connecting Rods
Clevite H bearings
ARP Main Studs
Performance Motorsports modified oil pump
ATI Crank Damper
UR Pulleys for power steering, alternator and water pump
Boost Logic Timing Belt Tensioner
MVP Motorsports Upper shock arm
HKS Timing Belt
New OEM Power Steering Pump
New OEM Water Pump
New OEM Oil Pump
TRD Engine Mounts
NGK 4644 Spark Plugs

Headgames fully built head:
HKS 272 Intake and Exhaust Cams
Ferrea dual valve springs
Ferrea stock size valves
Ferrea Titanium Retainers
Ferrea Lockers
Ferrea Keepers
Shimless buckets
ARP 7/16" L19 head studs
OEM Cam Gears

Fuel System

Titan Fuel Rail
ID 1000 Injectors
Aeromotive Fuel Pressure Regulator
Dual Walbro Fuel Pumps
New OEM Toyota Fuel Filter


Bride Stradia Japan seats
Bride Type RO Seat Rails
New OEM black carpet
Alpine 9886 Head Unit
Rockford Fosgate 10” Stage 1 Power series subwoofer
Rockford Fosgate P-500 Amplifier
Kenwood front and rear speakers

Engine Management/Electronics

Haltech Platinum Sport 2000 EMS w/ PnP harness
AEM 3.5 BAR MAP Sensor
AEM AIT Sesnor
Defi Advance CR Control Unit with Oil, Fuel and Boost Pressure Gauges
Blitz SBC-i Color Boost Controller
FJO Wideband with 52mm gauge
TRD 10,000 RPM Tachometer


1998 Style Headlights
1998 Style turn signals
New OEM 1995 front bumper without licence plate holder with single stage OEM paint
Complete wetsand and buffing of original OEM paint on all other panels of the car


TRD Oil Cap
Titek Carbon Fiber Spark Plug Cover
Titek Carbon Fiber Radiator Cooling Plate
Polished Intake Manifold
Polished Throttle Body
Polished Compressor Housing
Polsihed Valve Covers
Polished Power Steering Reservoir
Greddy Radiator Cap


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