Jay Evan's 1997 Supra T hardtop

Jay comes to the Supra Hardtop Registry by way of the United Kingdom, and has this monstrous JDM Supra to share with us!


Mine is a 1997 Facelift Jap Spec Supra, I was at one point trying to create a great all round GT car (power, speed, comfort) until a nasty experience with a sound system install had me ripping it out. I realized the Supra only needed to fill one gap, speed, which is when I started on shedding as much as possible.

I'm currently making my way through the Supra Hardtop Registry BWR stages and hopefully intend to take it pretty far with it being my weekend car. I took my Supra to a local weighbridge and it came in at 1480kg (3256lbs) with 1/4 tank of fuel.

The car is currently running approx 600bhp @ 1.6 BAR which is pretty much as far as I want to push it power wise, hence losing weight to gain more performance.

Current Modifications

Built Engine:
Eagle H-Beam Rods
Aries Pistons 86.5 mm Coated
ARP Main Bolts
ARP Head Bolts
Clevite Bearings
Balanced Crank
Engine Honed & Decked
Modified Oil Channels
PHR Modified Oil Pump
New Water Pump
PE Timing Belt
PE Fan Belt
BL Crank Pulley
Polished Fan Belt Pulleys

Built Head:
Greddy Polished Inlet Manifold
Q45 Polished Throttle Body
HKS Cams (264 In/Ex)
Unorthodox Chrome Cam Gears
Ferrea Valvetrain
Ported Head

Turbo & Exhaust:
Precision GT4088R 0.81 A/R with Polished Compressor
K&N Cone Filter on Custom 4" Inlet Pipe to SMIC Area
SP Tubular Manifold - Heat Wrapped
SP Downpipe & Midpipe 3"
HKS 60 mm Wastegate (No Screamer)
HKS 4" Titanium Racing 107 db Exhaust
AAS Custom Switchable 99 db Rear Muffler
QTP 4" Electric Exhaust Cutout with Cockpit Controller
Tial Dump Valve
Braided Turbo Water & Oil Hoses

AEM ECU with 3.5 BAR MAP Sensor
AEM Boost Solenoid @ 1.6 BAR
AEM Wideband O2 Kit
RLTC with Digital Controller
Defi BF Blue Full Gauge Setup with Indicator
Defi includes Oil Temp, Water Temp, EGT, Fuel Press, Oil Press & Boost
Slimline Gel Battery with Rear Relocation Kit

XS Power 4" FMIC with Hardpipes & Custom Ducting
Koyo Radiator with Blitz 1.3 BAR Cap & Water Wetter
AAP Twin Fans Polished
Aquamist 1S Water Injection with Custom Forge Alloy Tank
TRD Thermostat
Mocul Oil Cooler with Filter Relocation Kit
Power Steering Cooler

Precision 880cc Injectors
Walbro Twin Fuel Pumps
HKS Fuel Rail
Fuel Lines/Fittings
Aeromotive Filter
Aeromotive FPR

RPS Stage 3 6 Puck Clutch
RPS Cyn-R-G Segmented Flywheel
Stock LSD

UK Callipers
3G Grooved Disks
Hawk Pads
Goodridge Braided Hoses
Castrol SRF Fluid

RS-R Sports-I Coilovers
Cusco Front ARB with New Droplinks
Cusco Rear ARB with New Droplinks
TRD Chromed Front Strut Brace
Carbing Type R Rear Strut Brace
Do-Luck Rear Aluminium Tension Set
Do-Luck Rear Cross Bar

OEM Skirts & Spats
UK Spec Bonnet Scoop
UK Spec Lip Spoiler
Racing Hart C4-Rs, Front 19 x 8.5, Rear 19 x 10
Toyo R888's, Front 235/35/19, Rear 295/30/19

Recaro SR Millennium Seats with Bride Subframes
Schroth Racing 4 Point Harnesses
Momo Handbrake & Leather Gaiter
Momo Gearknob & Leather Gaiter
Custom Dash Mount for 6 Defis
MVP Facelift Aluminium Dash Rings
MVP Aluminium Auxiliary Rings
MVP Aluminium Shifter Ring
Thor Powder Coated Blue/Black Dial Kit
Thor Powder Coated Blue/Black Auxiliary Dial Kit
Blue LED Dash Conversion

Weight Reduction:
Rear Seats
Rear Seatbelts
Stereo Headunit, Speakers & Power Aerial
Spare Wheel & Jack
AC System

Engine Dress:
Polished Cam Covers
HPF Polished Radiator Panel
Brushed Radiator Support Panel
HPF Polished Spark Plug Cover
SP Polished Injector Panel
Greddy Billet Oil Cap
Blitz Radiator Cap
PHR Polished Upper Rad Hose
Polished Billet Water Pump Pulley Cover
Chrome Fuse Box Cover
Billet Brake Fluid Cap
Billet Power Steering Fluid Cap
Chromed Radiator Clamps
Chromed Bonnet Stay