With the original bumper cover back on, the ETS 4-in thick intercooler is more visible, and therefore further exposed to the oncoming fresh air. Hopefully this further cooling effect will make up for the fact that my IATs should potentially be otherwise up a bit without my previous hood’s TS-style louvers that you see below.
This is what the car looked like for over a decade, sporting a TS-style hood and Stillen front bumper cover. Irwin had painted this hood to be blue but also expose the carbon fiber finish. I thought it was a sweet combo, but I was starting to get tired of the JDM aftermarket look.
The car has come a long way since I first bought it back in 2003!
Here are some of the components I witnessed Irwin working on while swinging by his paint booth. Here’s a Whipple blower he was painting…
…along with an SS Camaro hood he was re-spraying another time.
If you’ve made it this far we thank you for reading, and we hope you’ve enjoyed our Supra build-up as much as we have. We’ll get her back out at the first sign of 60-plus degree weather here in the KC area. Happy driving, and we hope you’ve had an awesome holiday season! Here’s to a great 2018.
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