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Michael Laurent: 1991 Toyota Cressida

Michael Laurent was stationed in Okinawa, Japan for three years, which is where he got into drifting. After drifting a friend's Chaser, he fell in love with the 1JZ VVTI and 4-door drift cars, and the closest thing to a Chaser he could get in the states was his 1991 Toyota Cressida. In the time he has owend the car, Laurent has done everything to make it both beautiful and functional on the track.

Owner: Michael Laurent
Location: Thornton, CO
Vehicle: 1991 Toyota Cressida
Horsepower: 350 (estimated)
Club: *YANKIIZOKU*

SOCIAL

Facebook: Michael Laurent
Instagram: @itsuki_mike_yankiizoku

Photography by Michael Laurent.

Michael Laurent 1991 Toyota Cressida TBGLIVE12

ENGINE & PERFORMANCE

  • 1jz vvti
  • Garrett 3076r gtx gen2
  • Tail 38mm waste gate
  • CX racing "thick" top mount manifold
  • Factory manifold polished, chemically etched with *YANKIIZOKU*
  • MissileWorks Fabrication catch can
  • MissileWorks Fabrication power steering resivor
  • MissileWorks Fabrication coolant over flow
  • MissileWorks Fabrication PCV delete on the valve covers
  • MissileWorks Fabrication down pipe
  • MissileWorks Fabrication IAC valve delete
  • MissileWorks Fabrication traction control delete on the throttle body
  • MissileWorks Fabrication turned Mishimoto radiator into a triple pass
  • MissileWorks Fabrication electric fan shroud with mounts

Michael Laurent 1991 Toyota Cressida TBGLIVE13

EXHAUST

  • MissileWorks custom TIG welded exhaust

Michael Laurent 1991 Toyota Cressida TBGLIVE4

PERFORMANCE ELECTRONICS

  • AEM air/fuel ratio gauge
  • DEFI gauges (boost, water temp, oil temp, oil pressure, EGT)

DRIVETRAIN

  • R154 Series 1 transmission
  • Xcessive one-piece drive shaft
  • Mk3 supra LSD w/ Weir Performance stage 2 shim kit has been installed

WHEELS & TIRES

  • Rays Gramlights 57DR wheels

Michael Laurent 1991 Toyota Cressida TBGLIVE9

CHASSIS & SUSPENSION

  • Stance SSD coilovers
  • Xcessive Manufacturing LCAs, negative roll center adjustment, tension rods
  • Front and rear sway bars deleted

Michael Laurent 1991 Toyota Cressida TBGLIVE7

EXTERIOR

  • Purple paint
  • JZX100 Mark 2 (zenki) front end conversion
  • BN sport Type 1 hood
  • Joe's Aero type 2 planet scraper body kit
  • 326 power spoiler
  • Vinyl works star livery

Michael Laurent 1991 Toyota Cressida TBGLIVE11

LIGHTING

  • Custom LED taillights w/ sequential turn signals
  • Xenon HID lighting kit

Michael Laurent 1991 Toyota Cressida TBGLIVE2

INTERIOR

  • Dyed black interior
  • 6-point roll cage
  • Flocked dash
  • Bride Zeta3 driver's seat
  • Memory fab bucket passenger seat
  • Jimmy Up boom stick shifter
  • NRG steering wheel hub adapter
  • NRG steering wheel
  • Defi gauges
  • Braum purple 5-point racing harnesses
  • Door cards re-upholstered black with purple inserts

FAVORITE MODIFICATION

  • JZX100 front end conversion

FUTURE MODIFICATIONS

"Doing all the arms in the rear of the car, as well as building a bigger down pipe for better flow and hp gains."

SHOPS/MECHANICS

  • Missileworks LLC

COMPETITION EVENTS, CLASSES & AWARDS

  • Down to Earth Days - Best Toyota

Michael Laurent 1991 Toyota Cressida TBGLIVE3