Titan Motorsports has partnered with industry leading fastener manufacturer ARP to develop an upgraded crank bolt kit for the Toyota 2JZ engine. These upgraded units are manufactured using ARP 2000 material which offers a tensile strength of 220,000 PSI, over 45% stronger than the factory specified Grade 8 bolt. This increase in material strength is partnered with an oversized washer which is both thicker and larger in diameter to take advantage of the increased clamping load and to properly secure the damper to the crank over a larger surface area.
The additional clamp load delivered helps secure the harmonic damper to the crankshaft allowing it to function as designed, absorbing the unwanted kinetic energy caused by undesired movement of the crankshaft. This reduces the risk of the damper loosening from the crankshaft that can occur in racing environments where high RPMs are the norm. This bolt kit is designed to work with the OEM crank pulley, however we recommend it be paired with our Titan Motorsports Crank Damper to offer the ultimate in protection for your engine.
This Ruby Red MKIV Supra came to us all the way from the beautiful Florida Keys. What started as a small laundry list of problems to troubleshoot minor issues and quirks from old age, quickly blossomed into the complete street supra refresh you see here.
The vehicle will primarily be used as a streetcar. The engine and turbo were setup with this in mind. We coupled one of our 3.5L Stroker shortblocks, a Stage 3 Head with Ferrea Valvetrain and TMS 272 cams. A Precision 67-66 turbo provided reliable horsepower with quick spool to combat day to day traffic, while maximizing the power band during spirited driving.
The car arrived with a maroon paintjob that was done sometime early in the cars life. We stripped the car down to it’s bare shell and had the car re-sprayed in a custom mixed Ruby Pearl designed to pay homage to the original vehicle color. This gave it a nice bespoke touch. With the exterior complete, the interior got a fresh set of reclinable bucket seats refinished in custom black napa leather with red stitching to match the exterior. The rest of the interior was wrapped in the same black napa leather and a dead stock TRD wheel was located and installed.
This being a full streetcar the suspension and brakes were also addressed with the addition of color matching StopTech Big Brake Kit front and rears, as well as a set of KW V3 Coilovers. A set of 19” Forgeline RB3C in a combination of Satin and Gloss bronze wrapped in Michelin Pilot Supersports makes the most out of the suspension, brake and power upgrades by firmly keeping the car planted to the road.
As we are to push the limits of what many consider a street car, the problem arises on how to meet the requirement by NHRA and other sanctioned drag strips requiring a parachute for cars trapping over 150mph. Titan Motorsports removable parachute mount for the MKIV Supra allows a parachute to be safety mounted to the vehicle for days at the drag strip, and easily removed with a single bolt for normal street driving. Designed in CAD before being laser cut and CNC bent, our removable chute mounts are manufactured from lightweight chromoly steel. The mounts are built in custom fixtures to ensure accurate fitment and are tig welded as well as powdercoated to prevent surface corrosion.
The mount is designed to replace the factory rear bumper support, using the existing OEM support holes for secure mounting. We have also integrated the appropriate mounts to allow the factory foam bumper support to remain in place preventing the bumper from sagging. We also include a CAD drawn cut template to allow you to accurately measure and cut your OEM bumper to clear the chute mount. The required cut hole is designed to be as minimal as possible to allow for easy concealment by your license plate when not in use.
The parachute mounts come already powdercoated in your choice of black or silver.
The Import vs Domestics World Cup Finals at MIR in Budds Creek, Maryland is a fantasticly run event that typically marks the end of the racing season in the Northeast. This event was the second stop in a wild week of travel for the Titan team that had the crew racing on 2 continents in the same weekend before heading to Las Vegas to the Sema show. The first stop resulted in the E Kanoo Racing Supra bettering it’s previous Worlds Quickest and Fastest Import setting a new time of 6.15 @ 230mph. Immediately upon finishing the event in Bahrain the crew boarded a flight to Dulles and rushed to the track for what would end up being the only round qualifying after a number of event delays. With limited test data the car was set conservatively, allowing Victor Flores from Puerto Rico to wheel the car to a 6.60 @ 220, placing it solidly in 32 car field at Q10.
The late fall race brought brisk air temperatures which allowed our Titan 2JZ to make plenty of extra horsepower,combined with the equally cool track temperature, this made for a narrow tuning window to get the car to go down the track. Dialing the car to the track between rounds and having a bit of luck on our side allowed the car to go rounds finishing a solid runner up to it’s sister car the New Generation RX8. In addition to having both cars in the finals, the RX8 became the worlds quickest rotary with it’s 3 rotor engine powering it through the traps to 6.27 @ 218 time slip. The event capped of a fantastic year of record setting performances, we’ve already begun planning for a more impressive 2014.
The Titan dry sump kit is the product of our years of development on the 2JZ engine platform. Traditionally something only possible for 2JZ full chassis cars, we took the time to engineer a complete kit that allows the same technology to be used in a factory MKIV Supra subframe. Our dry sump kit is designed to fit the stock subframe with minimal modifications necessary, making the installation process very simple. These kits have been safely tested to 10,000+ rpm on our race engines.
Basic kit includes the following items;
• Billet/Sheet meteal Oil Pan
• Barnes 5 stage pump with all hardware
• HTD Taper grip pump pulley
• Oil Pump Belt
• Mandrel for Titan/ATI pulley
• Drive gears for crank and pump
• Billet Oil pump Bracket
• Modified Oil Pump
• Fragola Custom Lines to the pan with preinstalled oil filters
• All hardware needed
Additional parts needed:
• Inline oil filter for after Pump
• Oil Tank
Optional Parts Available:
• Oil Cooler Kit
• Electric Oil Tank Heater
Originally developed on our 2JZ race engines to save additional weight, we had many requests to developed these for the consumer market. The foundation for these stunning covers is a billet aluminum base that is CNC machined to offer proper gasket sealing with the head using the factory gasket. We then hand form a smooth sheet metal top that is then tig welded before being mirror polished. The result is a set of valve covers that are 2lbs lighter than the factory units, and more visually appealing. The sheet metal construction allows the valve covers to be used with or without a fill cap, and -10 or -12AN fittings to be placed at the customers requested location for crankcase ventilation (standard configuration is smooth).
March 28,2013 : The EK Kanoo Racing Supra driven by Gary White set the record for the Worlds Quickest Import at Bahrain International Circuit with a email@example.com MPH pass. The car is a 3/4 chassis built entirely in house by Titan Motorsports and featured a Titan built 2JZ powerplant which still featured OEM Block and Head castings. The Supra will continue to try to best this current feet while participating in the BDRC Championship currently in progress.
We just returned from TX2K13, the annual Super meet in Houston, TX. What originally started as a Supra meet over 10 years ago has blossomed into a Mecca performance enthusiasts from around the country. This year marked the changing of the guards, as what was once marketed as the annual “Supra Meet” was overrun by GTRs. Sure there were a plethora of clean Supras, Porsche, Lamborghini, Ferraris and late model domestics, but no car seemed as popular as the Nissan GTR.
Thursday we attended the GTRLife night party at Wild Wing Cafe and first got our glimpse of how popular the GTR would be at the meet when the entire parking lot was filled with Nissans latest Super car.
The dyno event took place at Hennessy’s facilities which features dual dynos, one RWD unit and and AWD unit. The RWD dyno had a sensor failure early in the afternoon which prevented many of the heavy hitters from being able to put down the big numbers they intended. While the drag strip has always been the official landmark event for TX2K, everyone knows the real action happens on the street. Houston’s finest have caught on and had their fleet working overtime trying to prevent the street races, however many went down without a hitch. The Omni hotel was overwhelmed with ever inch of it’s parking lot filled with high power cars just looking for their next victim. A quick search for TX2K on YouTube will reveal plenty of entertaining videos and events in “Mexico” for those interested in seeing what goes on after hours.
This year marked the first year in some time that we did not bring our Copper Supra, or any cars for that matter. The Supra was tested earlier this spring yielding the 201mph trap speed, however conflicts with our race team, as well as track conditions for the weekend forced us to make the tough decision to leave the car at home. We’re also currently in the process of doing a full upgrade to our GTR house car, and felt rushing it for this one event wouldn’t be the correct thing to do for this development process. We’ll get an earlier start next year and look forward to bringing out our full arsenal, as well as customers to enjoy what has become the can’t miss event if you’re a performance enthusiast. A big thank you to Peter Blach for putting blood sweat and tears into making sure this event is everything it can be, we’re proud to sponsor such a fantastic event.
Don Omar hosted Drag Mania at Palm Beach International Raceway, showcasing a heads up import drag race along with a concert. Titan Motorsports was on hand to support New Generation with their new rotary powered RX8 drag car while we complete their 2JZ powered Solara. The team finished the day without the event win, however the did set a new 20B 3 rotor world record with a 6.486 @ 211.67 pass down the 1320.