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#78641
MR2 Project Car 1 Year, 1 Month ago Karma: 0
Hi,

I'd like to get an MR2 Rev 3 onwards as a project car. I would like to generate reasonable power (up to 300Bhp) and have time to work on the car without needing to drive it daily.

So, my main question is, can I get an NA car and do the work to fit a turbo onto it or should I get a turbo car to start with? NA cars are much cheaper and more readily available.

Thanks.
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#78645
Re: MR2 Project Car 1 Year, 1 Month ago Karma: 74
Depends....do you know how to turbo a car?

By the time you bought everything you'd be as well of buying a turbo in the first place.
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Re: MR2 Project Car 1 Year, 1 Month ago Karma: 0
In theory yes, I've never done it but that's part of the appeal. I get to design and do it all myself. What I really should know is are the internals of the NA car the same as the Turbo or are the pistons, crank etc tougher?

I know I'll have to get custom/replacement manifolds for inlet and exhaust, fit an intercooler somewhere, put a standalone ECU, uprate the fuel pump and put a variable flow one, put a boost controller etc etc.

Is that all possible with an NA engine or would I be making a decent engine into an unreliable one?

Also, has anyone done any engine swaps on them? Put an STI or V6 into them? Just curious on that??

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#78677
Re: MR2 Project Car 1 Year, 1 Month ago Karma: 312
Tsporter wrote:
Depends....do you know how to turbo a car?

By the time you bought everything you'd be as well of buying a turbo in the first place.


Strongly agree
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Re: MR2 Project Car 1 Year, 1 Month ago Karma: 312
jiffy wrote:


Also, has anyone done any engine swaps on them? Put an STI or V6 into them? Just curious on that??

Thanks.


There's some guys in the UK who have done swaps. Makes for interesting reading! take a look here: www.twobrutal.co.uk/forum/forum.php
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