Mk4 supra wide body kit
Consists of the following parts:
- Front bumper, front wider fenders, side skirts, wider rear quarter panels, rear bumper with integrated diffuser,
- Rear ducktail boot spoiler, front lower splitter, carbon fibre vented bonnet, custom manufactured forged 3 piece Wheels,
- Mk4 supra wide body kit – Full custom coilover JRZ Suspension system available for this conversion, built to own specification for this conversion for the ultimate handling and ride quality
Review Toyota Supra Mk4
The ensuing hullabaloo is sure to fan the flames of desire currently engulfing its predecessor, the Mk4 supra wide body kit. Remarkably, this model ceased production 16 years ago, in 2002.
But as far as we Brits are concerned, it died out in 1996, following three years of less-than-stellar sales. Only around 500 Mk4s found homes.
The Mk4’s 3.0-litre straight six engine was fed by two sequential turbochargers for improved flexibility and response. These UK Mk4 supra wide body kit produced 326bhp and 325b ft, around 40bhp and 7lb ft more than Japanese-market cars, thanks to their larger and stronger turbos.
Don’t let that put you off buying a grey-import, Japan-spec car, though, because its smaller and lighter turbos spool up faster, so the car feels no slower.
A choice of six-speed manual or four-speed automatic gearboxes, rear-wheel drive and a host of standard features – most notably, larger, 17in alloy wheels, beefier brakes, an additional gearbox oil cooler and an active rear spoiler – completed the UK picture.
Now all those first buyers had to do was enjoy their Porsche-baiting Supras, which they did in their, er, hundreds.
Toyota Supra: picture special
- Still, for the next six years, Toyota continued to punch out Mk4 supra wide body kit for the rest of the world in increasingly varied forms. There were naturally aspirated ones with a choice of five-speed manual and four-speed auto ’boxes, so-called Aerotop models with a removable roof (not to be confused with the optional Aerokit bodykit), and a bewildering range of trim variants, plus lots of options.
- Incidentally, so you don’t confuse your genuine UK Supra from what is often referred to as a JDM (Japanese domestic market) car, the UK one has bonnet vents and headlight wash/ wipe, as well as those bigger brakes.
- UK cars also have leather trim, traction control, power windows and anti-lock brakes. Saying that, so do most JDMs, although their traction control system isn’t quite so good.
Today, the Mk4 supra wide body kit, UK or JDM, appears to be in the cross hairs of every moneyed 40-year-old who ever lusted after one when it first came out. Most sought-after are rare UK turbo manuals.
In fact, all good turbo manuals are becoming seriously expensive, and that’s before you consider spending a further £50,000 or so taking them to showroom condition and 1000bhp, as some enthusiasts are now doing courtesy of specialists such as SRD Tuning.
As next year’s new Supra hoves into view, now is the time to buy a Mk4 before prices vanish over the horizon.
How to get one in your garage
An expert’s view, Tristian Longden, Founder Torque GT – “Demand for the Supra Mk4 easily outstrips supply so prices are getting higher with each passing month.
Buyers tend to be in their 40s — people for whom the Supra was a poster car. It’s a nostalgia thing and now they’ve got the money, they want one. The engine is bombproof.
A good Supra feels like it’ll go on forever. UK cars were rare to begin with and pricesfor the few that remain are strong. The cheapest Supras are naturally aspirated autos but even their prices are rising.
The turbo auto is roughly 30% cheaper than the manual. It’s underrated but I reckon the auto suits the Supra, which is more grand tourer than sports car. It’s a tough ’box, too.”
Engine – Smoke on start-up and when blipping the throttle after idling is probably valve stem seals. Continuous smoking is likely to be failing piston rings.
As for the turbos, listen for the second blower kicking in at around 4000rpm. Boost should be smooth and turbos should whistle rather than whine. Check for a timing belt change every 50k miles and oil changes every 6km miles.
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