How To Make Your Car Last Forever: Auto Q&A With Tom Torbjornsen

Basic Performance Upgrades. These modifications are: A full length three inch down-pipe (with or with-out high flow cats), 3″ (75mm) or bigger cat-back exhaust system, raised boost (18psi), and the required boost cut eliminator (GReddy BCC) needed to achieve that boost without activating the factory fuel cut-off at 14-15psi. These are the modifications that have proven to provide the best HP-to-$$$ ratio.

Scrap metal is the end product in its lowest possible form. A product is created, used, sold on Ebay, used some more, given to your 10-year old nephew, used a few more times, and finally thrown in the trash. But before it is thrown in the trash, you may not realize it yet, but this trash may be worth something. Ultimately, you are no longer using the item for the intended purpose, but rather, sending the metal back into the furnace for reuse.

catalytic converter price guide – Fitted to a cars exhaust, this device helps to reduce the toxicity of emissions produced by a combustion engine. It ‘converts’ toxic gases into less-toxic ones.

Chassis, electrical, and suspension components should see little effect on reliability on street driven Supras. The stock 2JZ-GTE engine should hold up pretty well to this power level. Just how long depends on maintenance, and how hard you drive it, and how often. But typically Supras can go for years at this power level. The transmission reliability will depend on whether it’s an Automatic or Manual. A stock automatic will not hold this much power, a built transmission will be required, and it’s reliability will depend on it’s design and construction. The 6spd Manual should hold up just fine, as well as the rear differential and axles.

Next inspect the interior. Ask for the keys so you can check the accessories. Make sure everything on the interior works. Check the headlights, turn signals, horn, and radio and take note of anything that needs to be fixed. Roll all the windows up and down. Start it up and check the gauges. Turn on the heater and air conditioner.

3) Emails that don’t go through Ebay or Yahoo Auctions (Many of these fraudulent transactions have occurred because someone emails a bidder that is not the winning bidder and tells them they are and to send them their last bid price – All Ebay transactions will have winning bidder notifications from and through the Ebay email system).

Most people neglect their tires until the treads wear down to the point where replacing them becomes an extreme priority. Follow the suggestions above to prolong their life and monitor their condition. Not only will you ensure your safety, but you’ll improve your vehicle’s response and save a few dollars in the process.