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mknz's SW20 (Formerly Alex's)

Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 5:10 pm
by Dontcopy
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

Re: Alex's SW20

Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 7:02 pm
by GDII
What have you got planned for it? It does have quite a lot of mileage on it for an SW20.

Re: Alex's SW20

Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 7:46 pm
by Dontcopy
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

Re: Alex's SW20

Posted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:01 pm
by Croxley
Oh cool, does that mean you plan on making it into an AWD MR2?

Re: Alex's SW20

Posted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:30 pm
by Dontcopy
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

Re: Alex's SW20

Posted: Thu May 08, 2014 6:16 pm
by Dontcopy
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!

Alex

Re: Alex's SW20

Posted: Thu May 08, 2014 7:57 pm
by EssDub
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:

Re: Alex's SW20

Posted: Thu May 08, 2014 8:12 pm
by Grrrrrrr!
Wheels are a huge improvement. Wheres the bloody like button? Lower it an inch and it'll look better still.

Re: Alex's SW20

Posted: Thu May 08, 2014 10:09 pm
by Dontcopy
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?

Re: Alex's SW20

Posted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 4:06 pm
by Dontcopy
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

Re: Alex's SW20

Posted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 4:23 pm
by Benckj
Looking very nice. What are the 3 chrome buttons above tails?

Re: Alex's SW20

Posted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 4:38 pm
by Dontcopy
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

Re: Alex's SW20

Posted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 9:27 pm
by Sinturion
Wheels look great.. Just watch out with your speedo.. the rolling diameter seems a fair bit larger?

Re: Alex's SW20

Posted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 8:25 am
by Benckj
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.

Re: Alex's SW20

Posted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 11:18 am
by Dontcopy
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?