Phil’s Soarer

So Jamie says I need to introduce myself etc… I’m Phil.  I run my own blog and small business to fuel my obsession with Soarers – . I’m also admin on Toyota Soarer Group on facebook, if you’re interested in Soarer’s or need advice on buying one – join!  So I’m part of DS as I go to quite a few shows each year and enjoy blogging/vlogging about them and car progress. Check my blog for what I’ve been upto on the Soarer recently.

I’ve owned the car just over four and a half years now and it’s a keeper for sure.  It’s a POV spec TT so only options are folding electric mirrors and that’s about it.  Upon buying it from a good friend it had HSD’s, ARC intercooler, TTE alloys and the MINES ecu, other than that it was totally standard.  4.5 years of messing about and here is my current spec:

Engine: 363bhp (303whp) & 345ft/lb + more? Not had it rolling road’d post hybrids and aussie dump pipe.

PKD Intake Heat Sheild

PKD Slam Panel Shield

K&N 8″ Induction Cone & Hard pipe

Rebuilt CT12a turbos with CT12b steel turbines

‘Aussie’ dump pipe flowed two into one from turbines

Mishimoto X spec Supra uprated aluminium radiator

ARC uprated WMIC

Mine’s ECU

Blitz SBC Boost Controller @1bar

2.5″ Whifbiz Stainless Steel Decat

2.5″ Stainless Steel Cat-Back System (twin 4″ exit, single boxes)

Carbon coil pack cover


Chassis & Drivetrain:

PKD BMC Stopper

Cusco carbon strut brace

A01B Limited Slip Diff

13 Row gearbox oil cooler for gearbox

HSD coilovers (medium hardness)

Crimson,Inc Linea L450 alloy wheels – 19×9 et16 and 19×10 et23  (NOT PICTURED)

Uniroyal Rainsport 3’s all round – 235/35r19 front and 25/35r19 rear

LS400 Front callipers and custom calliper spacers to fit 360mm ISF discs

EBC Red stuff pads front and rear

Red braided brake lines



The interior below has been fully retrimmed in Leather and Suede with red stitch details

Toyota Corrolla Verso (2010) Paddle steering wheel

Supra facelift front seats

Gunmetal mat set

Pioneer touch screen double din headunit

Mini Megadrive console in centre hatch 🙂

FLI rear speakers

Pioneer sub and amp in custom made box (spare wheel well, spare wheel removed)

Pioneer sub cover

OEM Soarer boot mat (with hole cut for sub!)



Rolled arches to fit wheels

Stock front splitter

35% tinted rear side and rear windows

94-98 spec rear lamps

HID 6000k main beam and driving lamps, LED sides to match

96+ copys of factory side skirts

GRAMS rear carbon diffuser

SEIBON carbon rear bootlid

Custom made carbon OEM style rear spoiler

Beehive shaped plastic OEM style vent covers mounted in front bumper



BMW M3 manual 6spd box

550cc injectors

Sell the Mines and go standalone – Link or Ecumaster

Move to 1.2 bar or so – aim for 450bhp