Forged Racing Radiator, Mishimoto Racing Thermostat, TRD Radiator Cap

The car has been running on the standard radiator and thermostat since day 1, and it is amazing that it actually lasted until today without any heat problems.

Only as of recent, we noticed there were some bubbling and we decided that it is time to upgrade the cooling system of the car once and for all.

Forged Racing aluminium radiator, Mishimoto racing low temperature 68 degree thermostat and a TRD 1.3 bar radiator cap sums it all.

Both the radiator and thermostat comes with lifetime manufacturer warranty, no complaints there and the engine is purring like a kitten now.

Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD08R

Traction has always been an issue with the car, coupled with the fact that the current set of tires are few years old, wheel spin can be easily achieved by just going slightly heavy on the throttle.

As a matter of fact, I had to reduce the boost in order to achieve a more pleasant driving experience.

But as of today, everything changed.

Because I wasn't able to lay my hands on the Toyo R888s hence I decided to give Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD08R a try.

And my oh my, these babies have so much grip in them I'm actually getting the feeling that the car is now under powered and thinking of sending the car back to Toby to restore the boost.


I know I've been missing in action for quite a while, and it is mostly due to commitment to work and the extensive travelling required.

My inbox has been flooded with inquiries about the cars and parts etc, and I'm sorry that I wasn't able to reply in time.

The car is very much alive and kicking, spitting out flames at the exhaust on 3rd gear when I pedal it on the highway.

The boost setting of 1.6 bar has proven more than adequate for daily driving for now, and while I have no complaints on the power delivery but now I am starting to get used to it.

So this means either I have to learn to be contented with what I have, or plan for more upgrades.

In-Car Video

This was a pathetic attempt from us to produce an in-car video.

Boy, did we fail :-)

Nevertheless, hope you enjoy it.

World's First 500 WHP 1NZFE

Yesterday was a historical day for myself and GT Auto, after running in the engine I had the car sent back for a retune.

With a little help from avgas and a race map, we made 501 wheel horsepower.

And for my daily drive map, we managed to squeeze 454 wheel horsepower.

I am still pretty much out of words to describe how I feel right now.

So for now I'll just let the video and the dyno chart do the talking.

This is just the beginning.

Blue: 1.7 bar boost, pump gas, water/meth injection
Red: 2.2 bar boost, pump gas + avgas, no water/meth