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My mr2 from when i first laid my eyes on her... 5 Years, 3 Months ago Karma: 72
I got this car about 3 years ago, it had a knock i the bottom end and scorched cams because the lady owner didnt seem to know that the engine needed oil... Someone was trying to fix it but left it in 10 different pieces... the bodywork wasnt that great but the main reason i went for it is because it was never in an accident.

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I never took pics of the interior but it was all covered in mould from sitting around for over a year, im sure the car would have been scrapped or sold for parts if i didnt buy it (not that it had many nice parts lol)
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#46408
Re: My mr2 from when i first laid my eyes on her... 5 Years, 3 Months ago Karma: 72
After i got around to her i put a different engine in of the same type because the one in it was just too bad to fix.
And bit by bit it started to look like a decent mr2

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#46409
Re: My mr2 from when i first laid my eyes on her... 5 Years, 3 Months ago Karma: 72
Then i got a tom's kit, well most of it was tom's kit not sure about the front bumper though...

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After the bodykit i got a set of 17" rims..

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Installed an amp, seat covers...

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And clear indicators

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#46410
Re: My mr2 from when i first laid my eyes on her... 5 Years, 3 Months ago Karma: 72
Put a TenzoR aluminium spoiler on and 16" Sparco rims which are very light!!

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Also did a little mod with the rear lights to have them all light up.

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#46411
Re: My mr2 from when i first laid my eyes on her... 5 Years, 3 Months ago Karma: 72
Also i got a rev2 3sgte engine for a little more power...
BEFORE...

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AFTER...

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And my latest addition.. the carbon fiber bonnet...

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#46412
Re: My mr2 from when i first laid my eyes on her... 5 Years, 3 Months ago Karma: 154
Nice job man.
Some difference from when you first got it. KC+1
Your front bumper is by bomex.
Are you gonna leave the drift wing the way it is or you planning on paiting it?
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#46413
Re: My mr2 from when i first laid my eyes on her... 5 Years, 3 Months ago Karma: 72
Thanks man, i think ur the second person today asking if im gonna paint it lol,
I dont understand why would anyone need to paint aluminium? its like painting a carbon fiber bonnet, i think them things are nice the way they are.
Do u think it would look nicer painted???
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#46414
Re: My mr2 from when i first laid my eyes on her... 5 Years, 3 Months ago Karma: 154
Yeah, I really like the look of it, just the aluminium doesn't really match the red.
I think it would tie in more with your car if it was black or maybe carbon wrapped to match the bonnet or maybe even the end caps red and centre blade black.
Its all in the little details lol
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#46415
Re: My mr2 from when i first laid my eyes on her... 5 Years, 3 Months ago Karma: 72
Ok thanks I'll look into wrapping it in carbon which I doubt is gonna work out well or just get a carbon spoiler.
I was wondering what If I was to get a carbon boot lid and put that spoiler on it would the boot lid get damaged/cracked or deformed in any way from the downforce of the spoiler???
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#46416
Re: My mr2 from when i first laid my eyes on her... 5 Years, 3 Months ago Karma: 154
Yeah if the carbon wrapping was too hard I'd just paint it all black, it would look a lot meaner that way and give your car a more of a racing look.
I can't recall seeing anyone put a metal spoiler on a carbon bootlid on an mr2, I could be wrong but like you said I don't imagine it'd fair too well and if it did damage it you'd be pretty pissed after splashing out on the price of carbon! lol
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#46429
Re: My mr2 from when i first laid my eyes on her... 5 Years, 3 Months ago Karma: 80
alot of work gone into it well done , not gone on the spoiler bit big for my taste

karma click for restoring it
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#46554
Re: My mr2 from when i first laid my eyes on her... 5 Years, 3 Months ago Karma: 70
What did you do to bring the paint up to such a lovely gloss? It's great compared to the way you go it.
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#46582
Re: My mr2 from when i first laid my eyes on her... 5 Years, 3 Months ago Karma: 72
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What did you do to bring the paint up to such a lovely gloss? It's great compared to the way you go it.

I changed the doors, bumpers, and other parts i could, the roof is in pretty bad condition still and the part of the shell behind the doors since i cant change them, im thinking of getting the car wrapped
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#49148
Re: My mr2 from when i first laid my eyes on her... 5 Years, 1 Month ago Karma: 72
Hey guys, ordered myself a set of cam gears on ebay for about 90e including postage and all.
hope these will sort out my timing belt issue...
Will i set these as standard or will i adjust them a bit since i have the advantage?
Anyone know anything about adjusting these to gain power and fuel economy?

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#49153
Re: My mr2 from when i first laid my eyes on her... 5 Years, 1 Month ago Karma: 42
That's a lot of work well done. kc+1
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#49157
Re: My mr2 from when i first laid my eyes on her... 5 Years, 1 Month ago Karma: 90
well done mate
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#49685
Re: My mr2 from when i first laid my eyes on her... 5 Years ago Karma: 72
got them cam gears fitted, it was difficult getting at the tensioner, never went near the timing belt while having the engine in the car, some job lol.
its difficult to see them though, not very noticeable but can be easily adjusted

While doing that i decided to fit lowering springs i had lying around, car is lowered by about 30mm now, very bumpy on back roads but awesome on the motorway.
front springs:

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rear springs:

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Doing a bit of spraying in the engine bay now, will post pics soon...
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#49687
Re: My mr2 from when i first laid my eyes on her... 5 Years ago Karma: 57
Springs make a hell of a difference, looking very nice, kc
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#49750
Re: My mr2 from when i first laid my eyes on her... 5 Years ago Karma: 72
Got a bit of color in the engine bay, ill need to do the cover again though, didnt turn out too good...

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I got bonnet pins installed to which i forgot to mention...

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Also got 10meter strip of led's and some flexible tubing.
Gonna put the led's into the tubing, seal the ends with silicone and cable tie it under the car to have a white glow...

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Look bright enough..

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#49762
Re: My mr2 from when i first laid my eyes on her... 5 Years ago Karma: 327
Nice progress, keep it up.
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#49833
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Some nice work goin on there mate.... Fair play to ya
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#49835
Re: My mr2 from when i first laid my eyes on her... 5 Years ago Karma: 72
Thanks lads, i got the boost controller installed properly, needed 20cm of extra wire to put it over the steering column, ended up cutting, soldering and extending the 8 wires by 30cm, what a pain!
And i seem to have lost a little power im guessing the adjustable cam gears slipped a little because it cant be anything else, ill have to take the cam cover off again and adjust them, then ill set the ignition timing again, wont have to bother Mjmitch again for the timing light because i finally got mine from ebay, happy days
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#53482
Re: My mr2 from when i first laid my eyes on her... 4 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 72
Hey its been a while since i updated so here it goes.
Did some carbon wrapping and more to come

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Also got some led's from dx.com

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2 of them kinda broke when i was trying to install them but super glue did the job

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Here is the difference between them and also i installed the nur spec exhaust, nice sound but i wouldnt say its loud, and carbon wrapped the piece between the lights.

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Also recaro seats, can anyone confirm if they were a factory option? because i have the door cards to match the seats (dont mind the snow on the drivers one)
Apart from the 2 holes in the drivers seat they are in pretty good condition.

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Anyone know how much them seats would cost? im not really liking them
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#53483
Re: My mr2 from when i first laid my eyes on her... 4 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 80
was it a big job puttimg im your turbo engine? how does it fair on performance? i was thinking rev2 engine aswell because a rev3 is hard to come bye she is looking well now the exhaust looks crazy
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#53485
Re: My mr2 from when i first laid my eyes on her... 4 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 72
Thanks man,
Well since this is the 3rd engine in my car i have a bit of experience and its a piece of cake now but I was unsure the first time and still went along with it and got there eventually so i suggest you go for it yourself, you can always pm me for help.

All you need are a few pallets, engine crane and tools.
If you are putting a different engine in make sure you get the engine wiring, ecu, the wiring going from the engine to passenger footwell, fuel pump and bigger rad is good too but not really needed if ur not pushing it to the limits.
Also rev3 brakes is a good idea to stop you,
After you do the swap the power is awesome, very big difference and well worth it, i recommend you wait for a crashed rev3 to show up on donedeal you should get one for about 800 or less and probably a boost controller with it, the fuel pump, rad (depends if the car is crashed from front) and lots more goodies.
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#53494
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i have a 95 crashed turbo sourced in dublin but he doesnt have an ecu would it be hard to pick one up? its all parts he wouldnt sll me the hole car engine gearbox fans wiring loom and running gear for around 500 quid.
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#53523
Re: My mr2 from when i first laid my eyes on her... 4 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 42
Man the car looks great how far is the exhaust from the ground looks deadly. The seats and door cards were defo a factory option on the gts models they are really nice kcd looking forward to seeing the pics of the charge cooler and all squeeved in there.
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Man the car looks great how far is the exhaust from the ground looks deadly. The seats and door cards were defo a factory option on the gts models they are really nice kcd looking forward to seeing the pics of the charge cooler and all squeeved in there.

Thanks man, Exhaust isnt as low as it looks i havent hit anything with it yet,
Charge cooler will be fitted when shove the rev3 up there
Also any idea how much them seats are worth with the door cards included???
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#53530
Re: My mr2 from when i first laid my eyes on her... 4 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 42
Not to sure on the value dude. I have a set my self but like you there is wear on the drivers seat so don't thinks they would be worth very much. Have been meaning to put up a tread to see would many people be interested in swaping our good passanger seats with the lads in the us then for every two sets every one would wind up with one good set. Not sure maybe we could take the covers of the seats to save on shipping or put maybe ten on a pallet. Kind of an exchange program might see would frank the tank or someone gauge the interest over there. Or if some here speaks french or German we could chat to them as well.
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#53845
Re: My mr2 from when i first laid my eyes on her... 4 Years, 8 Months ago Karma: 72
Here is another addition to the car... i got an rpm gauge with 2 leds built into it, ill use the pwr one for the amp and might use the manual one for the under car lighting

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