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Re: Alex's SW20

Postby JasonFriday13 » Tue Apr 07, 2015 6:33 pm

Nicely done, that looks awesome.
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Project: 1990 SW20, G-Limited, ex EssDub car, 1992+ brake swap, 1992+ subframe swap, 1996 Celica turbo engine swap, 1996 MR2 LSD gearbox swap, Caldina Turbo coil-on-plug ignition, Link G4 Storm, 161kw @ 10psi.
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Scrapped: 1989 SW20, GT turbo
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Re: Alex's SW20

Postby Dontcopy » Fri Apr 17, 2015 10:39 pm

Headers are coming along nicely... Have the flanges cut too

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Also, bought two sets of throttle bodies for the ITB's, first set arrived today

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And ordered 6 shiny new trumpets that'll look something like this..

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1990 Toyota MR2 SW20 Gen 4 3SGTE

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Re: Alex's SW20

Postby Dontcopy » Mon Apr 20, 2015 6:42 pm

Started on the suspension/brakes today, got the new shocks and Teins in the front. Also discovered when putting the new sway bar in that the old end links are bent :roll:

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Went down to Toyota and got a front caliper seal kit for the new calipers, was pretty reasonable at $56.10

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If anyone has some SS Brake lines lying around and/or aftermarket end links that they're willing to part with let me know :)

I've got stock springs and shocks (rears not wofable), full Gen1 Brake set and a front sway bar available if anyone wants them, just PM me
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1990 Toyota MR2 SW20 Gen 4 3SGTE

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Re: Alex's SW20

Postby Benckj » Tue Apr 21, 2015 8:17 am

Quite common to bend end links even when running stock suspension. The gen 1's are very skinny but Toyota beefed up the links on the gen 2-3. Still not as strong as the aftermarket ones. I put a set of K-sports on rear and they seem to hold up. Should have strenghtened the strut tabs while you had off as this is another common fail point.
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Re: Alex's SW20

Postby Dontcopy » Sun Jun 07, 2015 3:49 pm

Ended up getting the TwosRus sway bar end links, seem to be much stronger than the stock ones.

Also got the front suspension basically finished and back together, man the Tein springs are low.

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In other news, due to time constraints the 2GR has gone and a 3SGTE will take it's place. So if anybody has a Gen 3 or 4 3SGTE motor they are willing to sell let me know :)
I know it's not as exotic as a 2GR, but shit happens
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1990 Toyota MR2 SW20 Gen 4 3SGTE

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Re: Alex's SW20

Postby Sinturion » Mon Jun 08, 2015 1:17 pm

That's a shame. I was really looking forward to hearing those ITBs sing.
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Re: Alex's SW20

Postby Ash Kelly Barr » Sun Jun 14, 2015 12:41 am

Sinturion wrote:That's a shame. I was really looking forward to hearing those ITBs sing.


Maybe those throttles and exhaust could be inherited onto yours Alex??
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Re: Alex's SW20

Postby EssDub » Thu Jun 18, 2015 2:57 pm

Last I heard, an angry old man had acquired a V6 for an MR2... ;)

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Re: Alex's SW20

Postby Dontcopy » Wed Jul 01, 2015 9:47 am

EssDub wrote:Last I heard, an angry old man had acquired a V6 for an MR2... ;)


Yes, you're not wrong lol

So now.. this is what is happening. Gen 4 3SGTE!

After A LOT of cleaning, painting and checking the motors condition. This is the result!

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Looks pretty awesome, especially the cover

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Also painted the block up, should be running (And hopefully driving) by the end next week! Still doing all the other things; shocks, bushings, swaybars, brakes, fuel etc

We've got a shiny new inter-cooler system, Tial BOV and the transmission and clutch that was going to be used for the 2GR are going to be used for the 3SGTE too.
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1990 Toyota MR2 SW20 Gen 4 3SGTE

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Re: Alex's SW20

Postby GDII » Wed Jul 01, 2015 9:57 am

Looking good. I need to do the same to my car. Hopefully you get it going soon and can use it again.
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Re: Alex's SW20

Postby pbaron » Wed Jul 01, 2015 1:08 pm

Be keen to get some pointers on the wiring and the throttle cable, I will be looking to fit my Gen4 over the school holidays.
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Re: Alex's SW20

Postby DravidDavid » Wed Jul 01, 2015 1:09 pm

How complicated do you expect the wiring will be?

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Re: Alex's SW20

Postby Swampy » Wed Jul 01, 2015 1:17 pm

Lovely engine, it's gonna go like a rocket! how many Ks has it done?

Interesting, seems like the 4th gen was used in Caldinas and later GT-four Celicas, but not in the Altezza (which used later gens 3SGE)

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Re: Alex's SW20

Postby Dontcopy » Fri Jul 10, 2015 10:02 pm

Be keen to get some pointers on the wiring and the throttle cable, I will be looking to fit my Gen4 over the school holidays.


How complicated do you expect the wiring will be?


Sorry guys, I can't help you on this. Wayne is doing all that, it's way beyond me.

3SGTE is in! Threw fresh oil and an oil filter in it and wen't and bought some Redline MT-90 for the transmission.

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And wiring started..

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Fuel tank back in and re-connected, new short-shifter installed and ancient pubes removed from the shifter base lol

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Gave the sills a good rub down, re-primered and resprayed them black, along with the Rev 3 tail light garnish.

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Ohhhh look, a Porsche

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And tonight, Wayne spent a few hours making this work of art.

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More to come tomorrow :)
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1990 Toyota MR2 SW20 Gen 4 3SGTE

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Re: Alex's SW20

Postby JasonFriday13 » Sat Jul 11, 2015 2:08 pm

Looking good :D.
Jason Ross, current cars:
Project: 1990 SW20, G-Limited, ex EssDub car, 1992+ brake swap, 1992+ subframe swap, 1996 Celica turbo engine swap, 1996 MR2 LSD gearbox swap, Caldina Turbo coil-on-plug ignition, Link G4 Storm, 161kw @ 10psi.
Daily: 1997 Toyota Tercel 3dr hatch, petrol 4sp.
Sold: 1991 SW20, G-Limited, ex EssDub car
Scrapped: 1992 SW20, G-Limited, ex EssDub car, donor
Scrapped: 1989 SW20, GT turbo
Sold: 1987 AW11, Supercharged 5sp