mknz's SW20 (Formerly Alex's)

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mknz's SW20 (Formerly Alex's)

Postby Dontcopy » Mon Apr 28, 2014 5:10 pm

Heya guys,

I'm the proud owner of possibly the highest mileage SW20 in the country (Could be wrong)

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I bought her on the 1st of January this year, at first the mileage did put me off; but it really doesn't show. It's tidy inside and out. Look forward to hopefully meeting some of you on future club runs :D

Watch this space.. Gonna be an interesting month ;)

Alex
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Re: Alex's SW20

Postby GDII » Mon Apr 28, 2014 7:02 pm

What have you got planned for it? It does have quite a lot of mileage on it for an SW20.
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Re: Alex's SW20

Postby Dontcopy » Mon Apr 28, 2014 7:46 pm

It's getting a 2GR-FE! Amongst other, smaller things. :)

Hopefully by August it'll have new wheels and tyres and by the end of the year the suspension will get a bit of attention too
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Re: Alex's SW20

Postby Croxley » Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:01 pm

Oh cool, does that mean you plan on making it into an AWD MR2?
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Re: Alex's SW20

Postby Dontcopy » Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:30 pm

Croxley wrote:Oh cool, does that mean you plan on making it into an AWD MR2?


Haha nah, would be cool, but not happening.

Will be interesting in the wet with those wheels though
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Re: Alex's SW20

Postby Dontcopy » Thu May 08, 2014 6:16 pm

Some sexy looking wheels and tyres arrived today. They are a 17" staggered set running 8" on the front with 9" on the back.

Was totally surprised when I first drove it that they are quieter and more comfortable than the stock wheels/tyres.. Even though the new ones are not the best

Big difference

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Old...

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Now...

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Definitely a massive improvement over stock!

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Re: Alex's SW20

Postby EssDub » Thu May 08, 2014 7:57 pm

Dontcopy wrote:It's getting a project status! Amongst other, smaller things. :)

Hopefully by August it'll have new wheels and tyres and by the end of the year the suspension will get a bit of attention too


Quoted for accuracy ;) :D :twisted:

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Re: Alex's SW20

Postby Grrrrrrr! » Thu May 08, 2014 8:12 pm

Wheels are a huge improvement. Wheres the bloody like button? Lower it an inch and it'll look better still.
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Re: Alex's SW20

Postby Dontcopy » Thu May 08, 2014 10:09 pm

Wheels are a huge improvement. Wheres the bloody like button? Lower it an inch and it'll look better still.


Cheers! They make the car ae.. Lowering springs are on the list...... somewhere ;) but not for a while

Dontcopy wrote:
It's getting a project status! Amongst other, smaller things. :)

Hopefully by August it'll have new wheels and tyres and by the end of the year the suspension will get a bit of attention too


Quoted for accuracy ;) :D :twisted:


I know I know :) .. But hey, sooner has to be better than later. Right?
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Re: Alex's SW20

Postby Dontcopy » Wed Jun 04, 2014 4:06 pm

Just a bit of an update:

This arrived

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Took her to the panel beaters and got the left hand side below the black trim resprayed

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Also got the Targa Rails done too... for free!

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And spent ages cutting and polishing the tail lights... Came out nicely though. Don't look cloudy anymore

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Pic doesn't do it justice
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Re: Alex's SW20

Postby Benckj » Wed Jun 04, 2014 4:23 pm

Looking very nice. What are the 3 chrome buttons above tails?
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Re: Alex's SW20

Postby Dontcopy » Wed Jun 04, 2014 4:38 pm

Looking very nice. What are the 3 chrome buttons above tails?


I honestly wouldn't have a clue. I've been too scared to take them off, I don't want the paint damaged ahah
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Re: Alex's SW20

Postby Sinturion » Wed Jun 04, 2014 9:27 pm

Wheels look great.. Just watch out with your speedo.. the rolling diameter seems a fair bit larger?
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Re: Alex's SW20

Postby Benckj » Thu Jun 05, 2014 8:25 am

I honestly wouldn't have a clue. I've been too scared to take them off, I don't want the paint damaged ahah
Use a hairdryer to heat up surface and see if you can carefully pry off. I'll bet its just an adhesive or double sided tape holding on. Looks very odd IMO.
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Re: Alex's SW20

Postby Dontcopy » Thu Jun 05, 2014 11:18 am

Use a hairdryer to heat up surface and see if you can carefully pry off. I'll bet its just an adhesive or double sided tape holding on. Looks very odd IMO.


Thanks! I just tried that and it worked perfectly, gave it a quick cut and polish and you'd never know anything was there lol

Wheels look great.. Just watch out with your speedo.. the rolling diameter seems a fair bit larger?


Yeah my speedo is now 6kmh out. Anyone know if that will cause an issue for a WOF?
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