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Re: Sw20 Build

Postby Mrman » Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:11 pm

Gleshlich wrote:We gotta line our MR2s together sometime. I wonder how my tuned 3vz lines up against yours


Yeah for sure that would be interesting

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Re: Sw20 Build

Postby Mrman » Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:11 pm

Gleshlich wrote:We gotta line our MR2s together sometime. I wonder how my tuned 3vz lines up against yours


Have you dyno’d it yet?

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Re: Sw20 Build

Postby Gleshlich » Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:21 pm

Yeap. Can't find the photos of the sheets though. 200 and some change. The torque curve was what was impressive though. Pretty much horizontal
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Re: Sw20 Build

Postby chief1eye » Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:02 pm

Gleshlich wrote:We gotta line our MR2s together sometime. I wonder how my tuned 3vz lines up against yours



I'm up for some action too! Looks like I may be firing up on Friday, very close now!

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Re: Sw20 Build

Postby Gleshlich » Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:31 pm

chief1eye wrote:
Gleshlich wrote:We gotta line our MR2s together sometime. I wonder how my tuned 3vz lines up against yours



I'm up for some action too! Looks like I may be firing up on Friday, very close now!


Better be quick. I'm heading south late next week with the Mr2
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Re: Sw20 Build

Postby Mrman » Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:23 pm

Gleshlich wrote:Yeap. Can't find the photos of the sheets though. 200 and some change. The torque curve was what was impressive though. Pretty much horizontal


Nice yeah I’m not regreting the v6 swap

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Re: Sw20 Build

Postby Mrman » Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:42 pm

So it's been a busy time lately with the new baby boy in my life but I have had some time to get a few bits done on the mr2.
I have put some new rubber on the car, Bridgestone potenza re003 all round--215/40/17 up front and 235/45/17 out back.
I have given the calipers a new coat of red aswell as some mr2 decals.
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Re: Sw20 Build

Postby Mrman » Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:45 pm

Along with the tyres it has been treated to some eibach pro kit lowering springs and new discs up front with the zonelli 500 pads and TRD brake fluid
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Re: Sw20 Build

Postby Mrman » Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:49 pm

The interior has had a little update also with a new momo monte carlo 320mm steering wheel, new gear lever and handbrake boot and a fake TRD gearknob from ebay(I have purchased a reproduction gen 5 gearknob with red stitching from mr2 heaven to replace it on the way)

The stereo has been swapped out with a pioneer dvd player as well as new component speakers all round.
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Re: Sw20 Build

Postby Mrman » Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:57 pm

I also had some spare time one afternoon as well as some aluminium plate so I made up a engine cover strut which I am wishing I did earlier.

Engine wise the pod filter has been replaced with a k&n apollo enclosed pod which sucks from the side intake, I have also integrated the air flow sensor into the intake tube mounted underneath to make it less cluttered looking.

The water expansion tank is on the wrong side for the 1mz so I got an aluminium 800ml tank off ebay and have put a 1/8 npt elbow in the cap for the overflow tube which it didn't come with and it's now on the correct side of the car. The mount is not ideal so I will make a perminant bracket which is the next job on the list.
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Re: Sw20 Build

Postby GDII » Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:25 pm

Looking great! Plenty of work going into this one.

How are the Eibach springs for height and ride vs the GEN2 springs?
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Re: Sw20 Build

Postby Mrman » Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:51 pm

GDII wrote:Looking great! Plenty of work going into this one.

How are the Eibach springs for height and ride vs the GEN2 springs?


The ride height is not much different, maybe 5 mm rear and around 10mm front. Pretty hard to tell much difference in ride comfort just street driving but I'm sure the body roll on track should improve with the different spring rates. On paper small bump comfort should be better but harsher on large bumps due to the progressive rate like yours as you know. More driving will confirm but no regrets so far.

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Re: Sw20 Build

Postby Benckj » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:45 am

Looking really good. Like your choices and mod upgrades.
I installed a HU similar to yours and wish I had done this upgrade years ago. Car feels like its 10 years newer!
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Re: Sw20 Build

Postby Mrman » Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:48 pm

Benckj wrote:Looking really good. Like your choices and mod upgrades.
I installed a HU similar to yours and wish I had done this upgrade years ago. Car feels like its 10 years newer!


Thanks man, I've been trying to do subtle mods that don't detract from the stock design too much as I like the factory car as is already, apart from the engine... Not so subtle. But I like a clean interior especially. I'm torn between having gauges mounted and cannot decide, If I do I'll probably glove box mount them and incorporate warning led's into the hooded piece over the gauge cluster. But I can't decide haha

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Re: Sw20 Build

Postby Benckj » Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:42 am

I did something similar with boost gauge within the clock position, temp gauges in glove box and then finially when an EMS was installed put all onto the 7” touchscreen.
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