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Updated on May 02, 2012
I got it in July of 2007
One of my dream was to own a turbo car...It came true! I love this car. Its fast, sexy, and FUN to drive. My goals is to keep is livable and drivable. I want it to be a car that i can take to the track and have a blast with it, but yet civil in city street. I a believer in Lotus philosophy in light weight sport car. Base on that idea, i will build this car to be a well balance sport car. Many people say that performance and reliability is a counter balance, i strongly disagree with that. With technical knowledge, proper tuning and quality parts you can have the best of both world. So my journey begin...
I been plaq with steering shimmying and massive bumpsteer. After many sleepless nigth it came to be that the car geomery might be off because i lower her too low. So i raised her up to Tein reference spec and the bump steer is reduce to 80% and the steering shimmy is 80% reduce. WOW!!!...took me long enough to figure it out! Im once again in love with the car!
*****Engine***** -Stock Gen II turbo -K&N intake filter -Apexi turbo timer -Samco coolant hose (THIS WAS A BITCH TO INSTALL) -Apexi GT spec exhaust (hanger keep on brake, weld in reinforcement now its fine) -HKS SQV BOV -Carbing radiator plate -ATS intercooler -ATS TB inlet -ATS brake booster brace
*****Transmission***** -Exedy clutch stage 1 -Fidanza Flywheel -Solid Brass Shifter Bushings
*****Suspension***** -TRD front brace -TRD rear brace -JIC magic front lower brace -Tein Flex coilover -Eibach front & rear camber kit -Suspension Tech. front & rear swaybar -H&R extended tread nuts -Fender rolled -High and Tight rear Endlinks -Alignment & corner balance by West End Alignment (need to redo) -OEM ball joints -OEM inner & outer tie rods -Rebuild Steering Rack (this was the cause to the steering shaking)
*****Brake***** -4x Powerslot Rotors ( got chew out by Porterfield 4R pads)--> 4x EBC rotors -Porterfield 4RS brake pads -goodridge brake lines -motul 600 brake fluid
*****Interior***** -Blitz SBC iD boost controller -Autometer air/fuel -Autometer boost gauge -OEM floor mat -Momo steering wheel -TRD shortshifter -HJC AR-10 helmet
*****Exterior***** -17x8 Work Equip (front) -Falken RT-615 215/40/17 -17x9 Work Equip (rear) -Falken RT-615 255/40/17 -96 tailight conversion -JDM Clear Turn Signals -JDM Solid Front moldings -OEM foglight -OEM weatherstrip -OEM 93 front lip -OEM fender liner -HID Projector headlamp -JDM front license plate holder -OEM Speed flap (GONE! autocross cone wins)
***** Alignment***** -=Front=- Camber :-1.5, -1.6 Caster: 2.8, 3.2 Toe: 0.06, 0.04 -=Rear=- Camber: -2.0, -2.0 Toe: 0.32, 0.35
*****Sound***** -2 JL subs **removed** -2 deck pioneer reciever -hidden antenna
6/28/08 So after many nights of research and searching i finally decided to go with 16" Advan RG 16x7.5 (13 pound). tires are still pending
end up geting work equip 17x8 and 17x9
my first autoX event. solo2.com at california speedway. I LOVED IT! full stiff up front and full soft in rear. 30psi for tires
Thing needed -Porterfield R4 brake pads -EMS intercooler -Blitz boost controller
Cant believer that i will be done with nursing school in a few days! wow, its been a wild journey.
OK BIG UPDATE!
...the car is almost where i want it to be. Its been running well. I been playing with the boost controller a lot to get the car dial in to the right boost. One minor problem im having is boost creep. If i floor it in 4th gear the boost can ceep up to 2psi. That is not much but still its creeping. Im planning on getting the timing belt and water pump change after i get some money.
I will be at an autoX practice event this Sat. 5/2/09, so im really look forward to that. Sophia is going to scream like no other before! Also really looking forward to that. haha. Ill post up a video of that pretty soon!
The Azenis is almost near its end. Im thinking of replacing it with the Dunlop spec star. Hear some really great things about those tires.
Oh almost forgot. I tired out the porterfield R4 brake pads. WOW carbon pads are the shit! it stop like no other. Unfortunatly it was too agressive for daily driving and it eat up my rotor hard. so i switch out to Porterfield R4S. Not as crazy as the R4, but it is duable. Looking forward to this Sat. to really test it out.
I also sign up for the May 29 event with MR2OC. Thats going to be really exciting with all the MR2 running!
Thats right battery, i been having problem for a while now with the autostart not working. I notice the battery been dying off on me too. I did not drive the car for one day when i was down in SD and came back, the battery was nearly dead. I could not start the car. I think i need to replace it. I had my mine on the Buddy Club Racing Battery . If I get that i have to modifield the bracket to keep it from moving around during racing.
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Sick ride bro,loved the pic of the 3 Mr2's in the multi storey car park,good shit
very clean ride 5*
very clean mr2 man 5 stars
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