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Enter the Texas Mile, a sanctioned, closed-course competition conducted over a standing mile in Goliad, TX. The speed trials are conducted at the Goliad Airport, a small regional facility with a lot of pristine pavement. The Texas Mile is a drag race meets Silver State Challenge proposition; and it has a number of categories for stock-spec cars, tuned street machines and purpose-built Bonneville land speed cars. It should be no surprise that a Supra is the top dog in the Ultimate Street class.
Tommy Banh is The Man with Texas-sized huevos and 1128 wheel horsepower under his right heel. "I set out to push the limits of a street car," Tommy said. "And the next thing I knew I was screaming past 200 mph and setting the Ultimate Street record." Tommy's shop, Autobanh Motorsports, was founded in 2004 and has played a role in the development of many high-power Supras.
Tommy's Supra once again solidifies the 2JZ-GTE as one of the all-time great engines. Tommy's engine features a stock crankshaft that has been knife-edged by G only R-spec GT series turbos feature full ball-bearing cartridges and the GT42 is the biggest frame with Garrett's vented inducer aerodynamics. Rest assured the GT4780 has it where it counts.
The turbo has a .96 A/R on the turbine side with a GT47 turbine wheel and a 80mm compressor wheel. Top speed boost is 36 psi but Tommy backs this off to a 'conservative' 30 psi on the street. A trick Full Race custom manifold secures the Precision turbo via a strong T6 flange. The remainder of the turbo system features a 44mm Tial Sport wastegate with V-band clamp and a 50mm Tial Sport blow-off valve. An HKS EVC EZ controls the boost while a GReddy front-mount intercooler setup puts the chill on the charge air.
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