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Offline BigMike

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Re: NEW MR2!!!
« Reply #15 on: March 29, 2010, 11:39:47 PM »
Actually, I thought about cutting out the trunk.

Then let's do it!!


Hey check this out, the guy claims this weighs 650 pounds!

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Re: NEW MR2!!!
« Reply #16 on: March 30, 2010, 09:02:24 PM »
and ours is missing more body pieces than that,like left rear fender

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Re: NEW MR2!!!
« Reply #17 on: March 30, 2010, 09:57:21 PM »
I'll show you too old you litt...... OW OW OW finger cramp
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Re: NEW MR2!!!
« Reply #18 on: March 30, 2010, 10:05:05 PM »
Let's lose some weight, chop chop!
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Re: NEW MR2!!!
« Reply #19 on: March 30, 2010, 10:39:49 PM »
Here are some interior roll cage pictures I have from various MR2s:



No cage here, but it shows a good view of the back firewall


Notice the sleeves on the top bars. This is a bolt-in kit that someone sells apparently. Of course ours will not be removable and thus won't have sleeves.












Here are some more "stripped down" images:
















And here is a very simple exhaust setup. Now just image only having one of those pipes. That is VERY light in the rear of the car where we don't want weight:
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Re: NEW MR2!!!
« Reply #20 on: March 30, 2010, 10:47:13 PM »
This is what I had in mind, a simple direct exhaust. I plan on doing something similar to this except I won't use this rice-rocket muffler:



Of course to be even more simplistic, we will just avoid the last bend and have a center exist exhaust. Least amount of pipe = least amount of weight.
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Re: NEW MR2!!!
« Reply #21 on: March 30, 2010, 10:48:14 PM »
oooooo! Here is a great example. No cat, no flex (we'd want a flex for durability).

What do you think Bill? We could maybe fit a couple glass packs in there. I just don't want the thing to be too loud. Helmet or no helmet, having to put up with an excessively loud exhaust for 8 hours will wear me out.

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Re: NEW MR2!!!
« Reply #22 on: March 30, 2010, 10:52:02 PM »
We can add this front lower a-arm brace to help keep the car rigid. Simple and effective





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Re: NEW MR2!!!
« Reply #23 on: March 31, 2010, 12:05:38 PM »
I forgot to mention that the rear struts that are on the car right now are in really good shape, but the front struts are either not installed or they have a family of squirrels living inside them. I bet we could get the front end bouncing enough to lift a tire.

So before we Autocross this baby, we need to at least get some front struts installed
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Re: NEW MR2!!!
« Reply #24 on: March 31, 2010, 03:30:04 PM »
Big-K says it fires right up, purrs like a kitten, and has great throttle response. We need to get a new throttle cable.

Got quotes from Toyota today for a new Genuine Toyota Cable. Are you sitting down? Retail is $178.03 and my price is $123.37.

So I vote we get a good used one, and if needed, a spare. I will call TAP tomorrow to see what they want for one over-the-counter. I know TAP has a bad rap, but the Fresno TAP treats us really well and we buy a lot of the hard to find parts from them. Of course a 1/2-off sale wrecking yard would be the cheapest...
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Re: NEW MR2!!!
« Reply #25 on: March 31, 2010, 04:25:00 PM »
I have a set of KYB gr2 shocks at our disposal. I like the brace on the front. Excessively loud exhaust + earplugs = 0 problem. Save a little weight on the exhaust and use a single freeflowing muffler.
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Re: NEW MR2!!!
« Reply #26 on: April 01, 2010, 02:04:56 AM »
I has throttle cable.  From '87 MR2 4AGE.  The rubber grommet at the end is mangled up but I assume that's no big deal...

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Re: NEW MR2!!!
« Reply #27 on: April 01, 2010, 01:14:44 PM »
Woohoo, now it can be revved with the foot! As was nature's intent.
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Re: NEW MR2!!!
« Reply #28 on: April 01, 2010, 06:25:43 PM »
probly try to get that cable from bry maybe this weekend? ran into a little snag today. left front wheel lug nut has stripped.
will need to grind off the nut now damn it.

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Re: NEW MR2!!!
« Reply #29 on: April 01, 2010, 08:55:13 PM »
Did it damage the stud or did it round the nut? If the later, then we have a kit to extract stripped and damaged lug nuts!!
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