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"looks nice although i'm not crazy about the wheels"

yeah, they were some very expensive Blitz wheels but 19" are likely too big.
a lot of things about the Ebay car were more for show whereas you have a beautiful car but also one that functions and performs
 

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Yes ,, i'm sure ebay shopping for a mkiv or any car for that matter will be very frustrating. It's not easy to find the right car ,, good luck with your search :)



I would like to clean my Suede seats but i'm not sure what to use . Can anyone suggest a product that won't stain and cleans well ? Personal experience with the product preffered . I don't want to test and bunch of different products on these seats :ugh:
 

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In my experience, I have not found real suede actually used very often in vehicle interiors. Generally it is a Suede-like material called Nubuck, or Alcantara. For cleaning it in my detail work, I use this product:
http://www.detailersdomain.com/leathermaster-foamcleanerforsuedeandalcantara.aspx
It's specifically for suede/alcantara.
Using a soft upholstery brush or a Rubber Suede Brush to raise the `nap' of the surface then apply cleaner by spraying onto a cotton towel, wiping down, and allowing it to air dry. The surface of these leathers don't have any protective barrier, and so they get soiled/stained/etc very easy. You can use a protector after it's cleaned to prevent the area from becoming real dirty again. I use the same product line as the cleaner as I have had excellent results with their products:
http://www.detailersdomain.com/leathermaster-nubuckecoprotector.aspx

As always, I would test an inconspicuous spot before cleaning all of it, but I have never had a bad reaction or been disappointed.

Hope that helps man.
 

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Looking good!!!
 

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In my experience, I have not found real suede actually used very often in vehicle interiors. Generally it is a Suede-like material called Nubuck, or Alcantara. For cleaning it in my detail work, I use this product:
http://www.detailersdomain.com/leathermaster-foamcleanerforsuedeandalcantara.aspx
It's specifically for suede/alcantara.
Using a soft upholstery brush or a Rubber Suede Brush to raise the `nap' of the surface then apply cleaner by spraying onto a cotton towel, wiping down, and allowing it to air dry. The surface of these leathers don't have any protective barrier, and so they get soiled/stained/etc very easy. You can use a protector after it's cleaned to prevent the area from becoming real dirty again. I use the same product line as the cleaner as I have had excellent results with their products:
http://www.detailersdomain.com/leat...ater and brush method won't work on this one.
 

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Thanks ! I was just reading about this Alcantara stuff. Now i'm not sure wtf I have LOL . It looks and feels like suede ,,,I figured it must be Suede :eekfacepalm: I guess the best thing for me to do is to go to a fabric shop , get a sample and compare. I have an annoying stain that I can't get out. The warm water and brush method won't work on this one.
Either way, the cleaner I posted is made for both. It will get your stain out.
 

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just a black or matching color sharpie to match the suede colored over the white stain should work fine. :zzzzz::naughty::zzzzz::naughty:
Ahhh I hear the voice of experience :laugh: I wish it was something worth cleaning up but that's not the case ,,,, two Leprechaun's would have a hard time gettin a bit back there :sadsmilie


more MKIV porn to stain your seats :zzzzz:


 

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Those pictures, and your car, are freakin HOT!
A fella stopped me today and said " mannnn I don't know what that is but it's HOT hot hot ,, then he said " I bet it goes like a Hockey puck too huh ? " :zzzzz:

I need a better camera and some editing skills. I enjoy taking pictures so I should look into something a little better than a Cybershot . Now that I have the gopro I might get a camera to last more than a year :eekfacepalm:

such a nice place for pics :)


 

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Car looks awesome. I love the background too. Everyone tells me Newfoundland and the rest of the east coast is beautiful. I've been out west and I will someday have to take a road trip down east to see it all.
 

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LOL it's on the back seat :naughty:
puh-lease, midgets would have a hard time getting it on in the back of a mk4 :p

Most useless Supra back seats ever.


About your JDM comments, I do hear you. Although I've seen some very nice JDM cars that were well taken care of, and the bits that make the JDM ones inferior are often the first to go during upgrading, the price difference between the nice JDM TT 6spds and the American ones now is small enough that getting one in LHD with a known history is worth the premium. I don't mind driving RHD at all, just not in a LHD country. At least the influx of JDM cars has helped bring down the price of LHD cars in Canada a little. As nice as they are, going rates that were at the original US MSRPs 15ish years later is a little crazy.
 

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Ahhh I hear the voice of experience :laugh: I wish it was something worth cleaning up but that's not the case ,,,,
I always forget that im lucky enough to have a seat delete sub box that makes one flush floor from the back of the driver/passenger seat to the hatch..

:naughty::naughty::naughty::thumbsup:
 

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Car looks awesome. I love the background too. Everyone tells me Newfoundland and the rest of the east coast is beautiful. I've been out west and I will someday have to take a road trip down east to see it all.
Thanks Raj , make that trip ! :)

puh-lease, midgets would have a hard time getting it on in the back of a mk4 :p

Most useless Supra back seats ever.


About your JDM comments, I do hear you. Although I've seen some very nice JDM cars that were well taken care of, and the bits that make the JDM ones inferior are often the first to go during upgrading, the price difference between the nice JDM TT 6spds and the American ones now is small enough that getting one in LHD with a known history is worth the premium. I don't mind driving RHD at all, just not in a LHD country. At least the influx of JDM cars has helped bring down the price of LHD cars in Canada a little. As nice as they are, going rates that were at the original US MSRPs 15ish years later is a little crazy.
I can't argue with any of the above :thumbsup:

I always forget that im lucky enough to have a seat delete sub box that makes one flush floor from the back of the driver/passenger seat to the hatch..

:naughty::naughty::naughty::thumbsup:

Hmm,,, now don't be giving me any ideas :sarcasm: I had a lot of good times in 4runners over the years but not so much in cars LOL ,,,,,,,,, OK I better hit the brakes on this before I say too much :laugh:

Speaking of hitting the brakes ,, I installed new rotors and pads yesterday .

Not by choice :ugh:

 

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Toyota 4x4 and a Supra, the best of both worlds!

Bruce, I was wondering, since you've built an awesome MkII and now own an amazing MkIV, does the "old girl" (MkII I mean, lol) see much action anymore?

From experience, if you were to race those two head to head, how would you call it?
 

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Toyota 4x4 and a Supra, the best of both worlds!

Bruce, I was wondering, since you've built an awesome MkII and now own an amazing MkIV, does the "old girl" (MkII I mean, lol) see much action anymore?

From experience, if you were to race those two head to head, how would you call it?
I have been driving the mkiv a lot more but I have had the MKII out for several little blasts. To be honest it's only June so I haven't had much seat time in either one of them. I really need to finish off the BBK on the mkII before I can say it's complete so i'm not done yet LOL .

Head to head my MKIV will take my MKII in most situations. It has more power and a very different powercurve. Can you say Grunt !! DOn't get me wrong ,, it wouldn't be a runaway victory by any means but it is the faster car. As for top speed,, the mkiv will take that one easy. I've had the MKII up to 162mph on a gps and it was VERY scary . After 125 the front end starts to get really light and your comfort level starts to go down . I had the mKIV up to 260kph (very quickly I might add ) the other day and it was like it was meant to go that fast all the time . It was stable , smooth and felt like it was getting heavier the faster I went. I didn't keep going knowing I had to stop at some point using rotors with several cracks in them :ugh: The best way for me to describe the difference in the two is this ,,,, it feels like my MKII is at the chassis's limit with 451rwhp. When full boost (19psi @ 5Krpm) hits the car feels like it wants to rip itself apart . When 19psi ( also full boost but at 3500rpm) hits in the MKIV , it plants and moves out screaming with minimal feedback from the chassis. I can't make many more improvements on the MKII suspension or chassis so I think it's safe to say it's at it's limit,, that i'm willing to take it. I still believe the 1J is the best engine for the MKII. Less torque means less broken driveline parts in a 30 yr old car,, that's a good thing. It's a rev happy engine in a light car that loves to scream and can make loads of power. It's fun, fast and an antique that can rape Mustangs and Vettes all day long . I will never stop loving and driving my MKII :)




note: The speed runs were done on a closed section of our old highway . NOT on the TCH !
 
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