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Road Trip!

March 22, 2009

As some of my readers may know, the 1UZ Supra went on a road trip March 13-15, 2009.  The road trip took us from our Michigan location to the outskirts of Chicago and then down to St. Louis and back.  This was the longest consecutive mile trip the Supra has been on since its powerplant was converted from the 7M-GTE to the 1UZ-FE.  The car handled the trip well and validated all of our hard work with the reliability and fun it returned to us during this trip.

We met with friends and family along the way and met some new friends as well!  We hope to add some pictures (added, see below) and possibly video from our trip to the site in the near future especially the one where I am interviewed by Sam “the Flea” Bennett.  I just hope I got all of my facts right but I am sure I can count on my readers to point out any factual mistakes.


Some of my readers may be wondering what our fuel economy turned out to be during this trip.  Without a proper tune on the car since we are still using the stock 1993 Lexus SC400 1UZ-FE ECU, and the turbo fuel system still in place we still managed to get an average of 23 miles per gallon during the trip except for one leg which “mysteriously” dropped to 16 miles per gallon…..

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