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GDII's 1990 G-Limited

Postby GDII » Mon Jul 25, 2011 8:58 pm

Hi, new to the forums but owned my MR2 for 3 years now.

This is my 1990 SW20 G-Limited. Mod list at the bottom.

This is what it looked like when I bought it.

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I decided to by it because a KP Starlet or KE corolla was quite expensive and not as fast as an MR2. Very happy with my purchase.

I added some new slotted and dimpled front rotors with new ferodo excel pads and a new simota panel filter.

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I thought it would be a good idea to use it for hillclimbs and Autocross. So I bought some used gravel tyres. 185/65R15.

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Put them on the car. Looks quite good too. They only just fit under the front spring perch, just lucky they were worn.

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Just after doing some testing with the new tyres.

My first event

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Got second last but had a lot of fun.

I bought some new wheels for my road tyres as running around on gravel tyres that have been grooved out are very loud.

They are BBS RG097 15x6.5+45. They weigh 5.4 Kg each so quite light. They are a factory wheel that was on the Mazda Capella Infini limited edition. 200 cars built.

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Then I tried my hand at Autcross.



I got 7th out of 30 against some experienced drivers with purpose built cars.

I haven't done any motorsport since then.

Next I bought a new TRD gear knob and a trademe gear boot and handbrake boot. Good quality items for a good price.

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This is my favorite photo I have taken so far.

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Washed the car a detailed the black plastic and rubber parts with tyre shine. Best it has ever looked since I bought it.

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Played around in photoshop with lowering it and getting the offset of the wheels correct.

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Before

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After

EXTERIOR
GEN5 Speed Flaps
G-BRAND front lip wrapped in carbon vinyl
ELGLOW MR2 rear badge
CarPro DLUX black trim restorer
LED front parking lights
NARVA +100 headlights
Carbon or gloss black vinyl to trims
Rising Sun DIY fuel flap sticker

INTERIOR
GEN2/3 Steering Wheel
GT Leather and Alcantara seats
Man in Dandism floor mats. 2 sets. Black vertical stripe and blue zig-zag stripes
MR2 dealer option frunk tray GEN1 type
Complete OEM tool kit
LED gauge cluster main lights x4
LED map lights
LED door lights
LED boot light
GEN2 tweeter covers
Dealer Option Cup Holders and coin tray
TRD Large Gear knob on custom adapter
Pioneer DEH-2050MPG

Fixes and OEM additions that were missing when I got the car
Frunk trim
Factory tape player
Fixed Tachometer capcitors
Coat hook bolt covers
T-Top bags
Sub woofer
Locking box behind driver seat

Wheels and Tyres
Yokohama Wheel Advan Racing RGD
17x8+37 Front
17x9+29 Rear
40mm Advan Racing Champagne lug nuts x 20
Bridgestone Adrenaline RE003
215/40R17 Front
245/4R17 Rear
Aluminium hubcentric rings 60.1-73.1

Brakes
GEN2+ JDM calipers and rotors
36T30 front calipers, Painted red with a few coats of CarPro DLUX
22V rear calipers
Znoelli DDS slotted and dimpled rotors all round
Znoelli SP500 pads
GEN3 (93) proportioning valve
TRD/Motul RPF600 brake fluid
HEL Performance clear red PVC covered stainless braided teflon hoses
1" Master cylinder from a Previa van
OEM seal kit full rebuild

Suspension
TRD Springs Soft Kit (Last set sold in NZ)
Bilstein OEM black dampers
TRD strut tower braces
Whiteline adjustable swaybars
Custom ALM front swaybar mount reinforcement brackets. Designed myself.
Custom ALM swaybar links. Designed myself.
Prothane bushes all round in red
GEN2 rear top hats. GEN3-5 waiting to be installed

ENGINE
Simota panel filter
Intake resonator delete
New engine seals all round
TRD 1.3kgf/mm radiator cap
TRD oil cap
TRD 3SGTE Muffler 17400-SW240
Painted valve cover and intake manifold
Cambelt, water pump and pulleys replaced 240k
Engine replaced
Last edited by GDII on Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:54 pm, edited 10 times in total.
1996 AE101 Corolla Sprint NZ New Daily
1990 SW20 MR2 G-Limited
2005 DY3 Demio
1990 EP81 Starlet XL (Sold)
1990 EE90 Corolla XL (Sold)
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Re: GDII's 1990 G-Limited

Postby numbers » Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:08 pm

What happened to the front lip?
I write a lot of posts, but that does not mean you will see them.

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Re: GDII's 1990 G-Limited

Postby GDII » Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:52 am

numbers wrote:What happened to the front lip?


Broke it on a few driveways. It's off getting fixed so I should have it back for summer.
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Re: GDII's 1990 G-Limited

Postby Far4ngn » Tue Jul 26, 2011 8:02 am

Nice looking car, pity you couldnt get hold of the BBS RG centres.

How did you get the faded colour back into your wing mirrors? What polish did you use?

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Re: GDII's 1990 G-Limited

Postby GDII » Tue Jul 26, 2011 8:35 am

Far4ngn wrote:Nice looking car, pity you couldnt get hold of the BBS RG centres.

How did you get the faded colour back into your wing mirrors? What polish did you use?


These particular wheels had the Infini symbol on the center but I personally don't like these wheels with the centre cap on. I bought them without centre caps anyway.

Clear coat is pealing off. I use Turtlewax Super hard shell wax but it doesn't last long any more on the faded parts. So I wipe them down with CRC tyre shine when I want them to look good. Same for the faded rear wing. Dirt sticks to it after a while unless it rains but looks good for long enough.
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Re: GDII's 1990 G-Limited

Postby GDII » Tue Jul 26, 2011 8:04 pm

I repainted the standard 15" wheels silver with Duplicolor wheel paint.

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First I stripped off the old paint with gasket stripper.

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Primered with etch primer.

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And the final coats with the silver.

They came out really good. I haven't used them since I repainted them. I need to get them rebalanced as I took the wheel weights off for painting.
Also still have the gravel tyres on so they are not much use at the moment.
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1996 AE101 Corolla Sprint NZ New Daily
1990 SW20 MR2 G-Limited
2005 DY3 Demio
1990 EP81 Starlet XL (Sold)
1990 EE90 Corolla XL (Sold)
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Re: GDII's 1990 G-Limited

Postby GDII » Wed Jul 27, 2011 1:37 pm

This is what the wheels look like now without the paper around them.

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1996 AE101 Corolla Sprint NZ New Daily
1990 SW20 MR2 G-Limited
2005 DY3 Demio
1990 EP81 Starlet XL (Sold)
1990 EE90 Corolla XL (Sold)
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Re: GDII's 1990 G-Limited

Postby GDII » Sun Jul 31, 2011 4:08 pm

I got my brother to make me some plugs for the intake pipe where I took the resonators off. About 3 years ago when I bought a new air filter I took off the resonators and plugged them up with some timber I cut using some drill saws and plugged up the drill hole with some random bolts I found. :lol: :oops:

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The new stainless steel plugs

37mm OD and 50mm OD with 2.5mm flanges.

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I am very happy with the look of them over what I had before.

Also I remedied the leaking T-tops with black silicone sealant and glad wrap. Works very well and no more leaks. Even in heavy driving rain.
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1996 AE101 Corolla Sprint NZ New Daily
1990 SW20 MR2 G-Limited
2005 DY3 Demio
1990 EP81 Starlet XL (Sold)
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Re: GDII's 1990 G-Limited

Postby GDII » Thu Aug 04, 2011 11:19 am

Took some photos of it this morning. And did another photoshop lowering.

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I need to wash it again. It's covered in dust and road grime.
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1996 AE101 Corolla Sprint NZ New Daily
1990 SW20 MR2 G-Limited
2005 DY3 Demio
1990 EP81 Starlet XL (Sold)
1990 EE90 Corolla XL (Sold)
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Re: GDII's 1990 G-Limited

Postby Toods » Thu Aug 04, 2011 11:21 am

They are some really cool pictures. :D
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Re: GDII's 1990 G-Limited

Postby GDII » Thu Aug 04, 2011 12:08 pm

Toods wrote:They are some really cool pictures. :D


Thanks

I decided to take advantage of the early morning light. Makes for some good photos. Usually I just drive past it straight to work.
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Re: GDII's 1990 G-Limited

Postby Gerrit Olivier » Sun Aug 07, 2011 12:10 am

Nice photos mate, good thing getting into photoshop too. can do some remarkble things there.

Keep a shammy cloth in your car so next time your out early or somewhere give it a quick whip down and then take the fotos, unless you wanted that wet look =p
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Re: GDII's 1990 G-Limited

Postby GDII » Mon Aug 08, 2011 8:41 am

Thanks

I did have a cloth in the car but there was way too much dust on the car to wipe it off. Don't want to scratch the paint more than it already is.

I will remember for next time if I am out taking photos. It would have come out much more shiny if it wasn't wet.
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Re: GDII's 1990 G-Limited

Postby GDII » Sun Aug 14, 2011 9:57 pm

Washed the car today, took some photos and then it snowed. :twisted:

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The GHOST LIGHT!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjCtuur9G4s

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1996 AE101 Corolla Sprint NZ New Daily
1990 SW20 MR2 G-Limited
2005 DY3 Demio
1990 EP81 Starlet XL (Sold)
1990 EE90 Corolla XL (Sold)
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Re: GDII's 1990 G-Limited

Postby GDII » Fri Sep 09, 2011 1:53 pm

Slowly making progress on fixing up the MR2 to get it looking nice again.

Bought a second hand aircon control unit just for the buttons as mine were wearing out. Just swapped over the buttons so now I have a spare aircon control unit. The A/C button on the other unit was worn worse than mine so I left my one in. Still have most of it chrome on my one.

Before
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After
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1996 AE101 Corolla Sprint NZ New Daily
1990 SW20 MR2 G-Limited
2005 DY3 Demio
1990 EP81 Starlet XL (Sold)
1990 EE90 Corolla XL (Sold)
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/sw20glimited/