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#58809
Re: My GTS 5 Years, 2 Months ago Karma: 72
Awesome idea but you want that boost controller higher to keep an eye on overboost.
Good places are over the steering column and where the clock is.
Thats where i put my boost controller and turbo timer.
Unless you like your mr2 looking as stock as possible then i think thats perfect.
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#58847
Re: My GTS 5 Years, 2 Months ago Karma: 58
Thanks Spla
Ya I'm trying to keep a fairly stock look (whats stock about 2 CD players?!!!!), but i think it should do the job where it is for what i'll be using it for was thinking about leaving the boost controller one where it is and relocating the actual cd player to the glove box but it's be a b*tch (and dangerous!) to change staions/cds on the move
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#58864
Re: My GTS 5 Years, 2 Months ago Karma: 72
Ever since i got my turbo ive stopped listening to music lol
Get rid of your actual head unit
Or you could put the boost controller into the little compartment just to the bottom right of the steering wheel, just under the fog light switch.
The mr2 came stock with 2din head unit, it was a cd player and a tape player, so if you can get your hands on a tape player with removable front and put it in there it will look pretty stock
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#58994
Re: My GTS 5 Years, 2 Months ago Karma: 58
ah for feck sake spla, why did you have to tell me that, something else to go on the list!

My turbo timer currently lives in the little pocket by the fog light switch so no room at the inn!
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#59091
Re: My GTS 5 Years, 1 Month ago Karma: 58
Got these off peggyontherun around Christmas time as I saw a lot of potential in them. But lately these have really been bugging me as the bad weather we've had has taken there toll on them making them flake really badly, add this to the awful kerbing and i finally had enough of looking at them. Every one seems to have at least one bad story about any of the businesses that refurb so I said I'd give them a go myself....gulp!.....no turning back now!


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got rid of most of the kerbing and a quick polish. Much more polishing done to refine the finish

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back to bare metal

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left the tyres on as no point removing them as will be getting new valves/tyres for nurburg trip when refurb is complete :evil:

oh how i wish there were only 5 spoke rims :fail:
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#59092
Re: My GTS 5 Years, 1 Month ago Karma: 12
Fair play for giving it a go yourself Bommie. Though looks like an awful lot of work! + be careful with that beer and power tool combo
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#59093
Re: My GTS 5 Years, 1 Month ago Karma: 91
As a valeting guy I hate them BMW like alloys, but as a fan i love them and the looks
Looking forward for the finished stuff BOMMS
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#59102
Re: My GTS 5 Years, 1 Month ago Karma: 58
thanks lads, I'm going to need all the support I can get!

@ Mister Two: ah the beer was only to take the thirst off me, it's dusty work

@ Silverlux: there a pain to clean alright so you can imagine what they are like to sand! No fingerprints left i just keep thinking to myself "why didn't I go for 5 spokes?!" but then I realise things could be worse, could have gone for bbs Ra's

It's amazing what you find when you start removing 20 years of brake dust:
Rear

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Front

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By the manufacture dates it looks like the probably left the factory as a staggered set and not pieced together over the years :)

Also, now I know their birthdays so I'm going to dedicate the Nurburgring/europe trip to my wheels 20th bday since I'll be there on these dates:heyhey: I see a party in the not too distant future :laugh:
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#59104
Re: My GTS 5 Years, 1 Month ago Karma: 80
nice job you ddont need to sand it back to bare metal ha ha jesus yourhands must be in pieces. how are you spraying theses? aerosaul? if you want bommie i will do it with the gun if you can get them to me
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#59109
Re: My GTS 5 Years, 1 Month ago Karma: 58
cozzy90 wrote:
nice job you ddont need to sand it back to bare metal ha ha jesus yourhands must be in pieces. how are you spraying theses? aerosaul? if you want bommie i will do it with the gun if you can get them to me

Haha they were so bad I had to go back to bare metal!ya my hands are destroyed, but on the upside if the wheel refurbing thing doesnt work out i can become a master thief as i no longer have any fingerprints every cloud has a silver lining

Goint to give the aerosol a go, bought all the stuff yesterday. Thanks a mill for the offer though and if it all goes tits up I might just send them down to you kc+ for the kind offer
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#59134
Re: My GTS 5 Years, 1 Month ago Karma: 80
no boder at all just remember 2 coats off primer 2-3 color and 3-4 laquer make sure its metal primer ive had two jobs come back to me recently because they wouldnt fork out for the proper primer other then that its easy misty coats for the first coat of each, it gives it something too stick to after that go a bit heavy try and get a nice even coat with the finishing laquer coat as in glossy as ur spraying. 15 minutes between coats and give it an hour when switching from primer to paint to laquer heres a cool trick throw your cans into hot water before you spray you get a better spray when the paint is warm and use a heat gun or a hair dryer to dry the paint after oh and wet and dry them before you prime them use 240-400 gritt wet and dry starting from lowst to highest once you have it wet and dried sparay away mad before the last coat of laquer give it another wet and dry but use 1000gritt paper to get a ridiculously smooth finish just a quick rub with the 1000grit just to smoothen out dont go mad good luck and if you have any questions just ask
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#59147
Re: My GTS 5 Years, 1 Month ago Karma: 58
thanks for the advice cozzy, hopefully they'll come out ok, never did anything like this before but no harm in trying something new
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#59198
Re: My GTS 5 Years, 1 Month ago Karma: 46
Cool thread, thanks for sharing.
What is the lip that is on your MR2? And what models/years did it come with?
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#59201
Re: My GTS 5 Years, 1 Month ago Karma: 58
Rex Banner wrote:
Cool thread, thanks for sharing.
What is the lip that is on your MR2? And what models/years did it come with?


Thanks Rex, I recognise the name from TOC, congrats on the 2

It's the standard lip that comes on the rev3+ mr2, 94 onwards, for such a small thing it makes a big difference when put on the earlier revisions too, stick it on the shopping list if you havent got one
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#59202
Re: My GTS 5 Years, 1 Month ago Karma: 46
Thanks a million!
I'll defo keep an eye out for that one.
Just makes the front that bit meaner looking.
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#59203
Re: My GTS 5 Years, 1 Month ago Karma: 58
good stuff, couple of lads breaking cars on here so check the for sale thread or try ST182R in Galway, he's breaking a few mr2s
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#59346
Re: My GTS 5 Years, 1 Month ago Karma: 58
starting to get there now, just lacquer centres, finish polishing the dishes then re-assemble


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#59349
Re: My GTS 5 Years, 1 Month ago Karma: 80
fair play bommie they will look sweet when they are finished kcd
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#59412
Re: My GTS 5 Years, 1 Month ago Karma: 58
Thanks cozzy, i hope you're right

went polishing and buffing today after work, got the worst one of the rims all shined up, pretty happy with the results....

Polished vs unpolished

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They don't actually look that bright in the pics but in person they are a lot different! Only 3 more to go :woohoo:
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#59413
Re: My GTS 5 Years, 1 Month ago Karma: 72
looking awesome kc for the work.
good luck trying to keep them clean
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#59414
Re: My GTS 5 Years, 1 Month ago Karma: 80
www.ebay.ie/itm/7PC-Hard-Metal-Cleaning-...;hash=item5d40e13c1e

buy these i swear the diferrence in the shine is un natural the polishing wheel will bring up some shine on them
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#59417
Re: My GTS 5 Years, 1 Month ago Karma: 24
Lookin very well bommie kc.d keep it up.
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#59419
Re: My GTS 5 Years, 1 Month ago Karma: 58
Thanks lads, cant wait to have them finished, should be done this weekend all going to plan

@Cozzy: That's pretty much what I'm using, bought the kit in top part,just takes a bit of time but looks like it will be worth it!

@spla: thanks dude, keeping them clean will be a pain but have been looking up sealants and will probably go with the Poorboys stuff as recommended on here and a load of other sites so hopefully wont be too bad. Will probably use the standard alloys as my winter wheels anyway

@Dan: Thanks mate, just trying to keep up with all the work you're doing on your car!
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#59442
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ah sur e your sorted so fit them to a grinde way faster job thats what i did speeds up the process a bit
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#59463
Re: My GTS 5 Years, 1 Month ago Karma: 72
If you are going to keep your standard alloys you should get good winter tyres for them so when the snow rolls in you have the set there to just throw on your car.
You will only be using them at most 3 months a year so they will last you a few years.
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#59465
Re: My GTS 5 Years, 1 Month ago Karma: 58
spla300 wrote:
If you are going to keep your standard alloys you should get good winter tyres for them so when the snow rolls in you have the set there to just throw on your car.
You will only be using them at most 3 months a year so they will last you a few years.


that's not a bad idea spla, the fronts have new bridgestones on them and the backs are pretty good but will prob change the rears for something a bit better. Now would be the time to buy winter tyres as well, get them cheaper will definitely be staying away from the chinese ditchfinders if i'm going to make them a winter wheel
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#59474
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the winter tyres wouldnt last even if you use them for only 3 months they just crack and bulge from sitting up idle all the time
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#59503
Re: My GTS 5 Years, 1 Month ago Karma: 72
Ive got winter pirelli tyres on the front of my car since october and they are still good.
I sell tyres and have some second hand winter ones sitting up for years and they are still perfect.
You should of course let the air out of the tyres if they are not being used, dont leave them outdoors and you will have them for years.
I would pick winter tyres over summer ones any day unless its for drifting because they are very grippy and can be difficult to drift, but i would still keep winter ones on the front all year around.
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#59524
Re: My GTS 5 Years, 1 Month ago Karma: 58
well lads, here they are! Not perfect, but a hell of a lot better than they were, pretty happy with the results considering i never did anything like this before


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Now to tackle putting in the lowering springs tomorrow and put these on aswell, should hopefully be looking a little more agressive ;)
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#59527
Re: My GTS 5 Years, 1 Month ago Karma: 24
Nice work lookin class FairPlay kcd at last the suspension will b fitted haha. U shud b goin to terenure show no westys going xceptical me
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