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Old 10-01-2011, 07:50 PM   #1
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Default P-type and L-Type differences in Years

Thanks to Tanya @ Celicasupra.com

USDM 2nd generation Supras:

*1982: 145hp 150ft/lbs. 8.8:1 compression, vaccuum advanced distributor, glass antenna, door lock located in center console, key lock gas filler door, black hatch and bumper, 85mph speedometer, 3.72 standard gearing, upper wing was an option, tail lights had reverse light in the center, the early 1982 models had only "SUPRA" on the nose badge and b-pillar covers, door handles open by pulling sideways

*1983: 150hp 159ft/lbs., electronic advanced distributor, switched to power antenna, had "Celica Supra" on nose badge and B-pillar, the 5 speeds had 4.10 gears, 1st year the cars had mudflaps

*1984: automatics= kept the 1983 engine
5 speeds= got the 9.2:1 compression ratio, D-shaped intake runners, 160hp 163 ft/lb engine
1st year the mkII had wrap around turn signals and a new style steering wheel, also got a bump in a 130mph speedometer, got the billboard "SUPRA" sticker on the hatch, the hatch and bumper received same color treatment (no more black), all 5 speeds received the 4.30 gears all automatics got 4.10 gears, received an internal fuel pump, the door lock switch was moved to the drivers side door, the tail lights also changed to having the reverse light closer to the liscense plate, door handles open by pulling up, the automatic climate control display changed style

*1985: all the mkIIs had the new 161hp 169 ft/lb engine and recieved a new double spoiler (except the L-types which never got wings/spoilers), also got heated mirrors that activate with the rear defroster, also received a different style TPS and EGR system, a factory alarm and a knock sensor, the door handles had a green-lighted keyhole that was continued to 1986

*1986: 3rd brake light added to meet regulations, AM Stereo, smaller ignition key = hard to find

P-(Performance) type and L-(Luxury) type differences:
the leather interior was not available on P-types until 1983, the L-types did not recieve the 8 way adjustable seats that came standard on P-type models, L-type wheels were 14X5.5" until 1985 when they changed to 15x6" and a P-type style. All P-type wheels are 14x7" alloys. L-types had digital dash w/ trip computer as an option. All P-types were available with headlight washers (except 1982 for the washers) and wheel flares, the L-types had no flares or headlight washers

L-type on the left, P-type on the right

L-type wheel (82-84) 14 x 5.5", +27mm offset

L-type wheel (1985 only) 15 x 6", +20mm offset.

P-type wheel 14 x 7", +8mm offset

All have a 4:114.3 bolt circle/bolt pattern.

In the Canadian Spec cars, the Digital Dash was a OPTION on BOTH the P-Type cars AND the L-Type cars. In the US Spec cars, the Digital Dash was a OPTION on ONLY the L-Type cars. The P-Type's only got the Analog dash.

Automatic Tranny was a OPTION on P-Type & the L-Types. This only applies to the US & Canadian Spec 82 - 83's. 84+, the US Spec L-Types only got the Auto tranny. 84+, the Canadian Spec cars did NOT get the L-Types. 84+, the P-Type's still had the Slushbox as a OPTION in BOTH countries.

Canada, the Trip Computer was not available, because it was only available in the US, because the Computer only worked in Miles & Gallons. It did NOT work for Kilometers or Litre's.

Leather Interiors in the MkII
1982* leather not available
1983* available in black, a one year only color - still trying to confirm Terra Cotta
1984* available in Maroon and Black/Grey; L-type seats were also available in the '84 P-types as well
1985* available in Maroon, Black/Grey and first year Blue became availabe
1986* same colors as '85

1982* leather available in Black and Terra Cotta, material appears to look and feel like vinyl
1983* leather available in the same colors, but now the seat material is the actual leather
1984* leather available in Maroon and Black/Grey
1985* leather not available
1986* L-type was discontinued

*Note; mkII Supra started production in 1981 and ended in 1985...the cars that were made from August-December of 1985 were classified as 1986 models as with any year car made between those months they are named after the next year...some July models are hybrids, having features of both the production date and next years model.
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