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My MR2 turbo upgrade project

Discussion in 'The MR2 MRS Club' started by Green06, Aug 26, 2009.

  1. Green06

    Green06 Senior Member
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    Sway bars - got them installed - whole afternoon at home - diy - alone.:driver:
     

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  2. koolspyda

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    yes there is always the great satisfaction of doing DIY installs !


    now get out there driving the two!:driver::driver:
     
  3. dr_snape_79

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    Nice bro.. Hope to see u soon with your 2'
     
  4. Green06

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    Hi all MR2 buddies,
    Q - what would be like if we use a large IC? Drop in power? Increase in HP d/t better cooling?
    Anyone ? care to share some info?? :stupid:
     
  5. dr_snape_79

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    Bigger IC will be increase some horsepower only unless u get bigger turbo or bearing turbo and change internally. Need to set for air/fuel ratio correctly if not it'll not balance and u may have for jerking.
     
  6. Green06

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    Yeah, big turbo, big IC ...= big turbo lag !!??? = :stupid: :questionmark:
     
  7. mrtwo

    mrtwo 5 Year | Silver

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    hmnn...good question tho...but in my opinion big turbo plus big ic but how big is ur ic?
     
  8. Green06

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    2X TRUST IC for the SW20...........
     
  9. Green06

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    With the antiroll bar upgraded makes a big difference in handling. Many thanks to Mickey for assuring me the ST sway bars, they works great, never better, the way I like it, resolve the oversteer feel. Can corner fast now. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to improve their 2's handling.:proud:
     
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    mrtwo 5 Year | Silver

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    your turbine ct26? i used ct26 on other car with big intercooler boost 15psi ..got lag a biiitt..but power wise definitely better ~
     
  11. Green06

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    My turbo..........GT7076R........:sleep:
     
  12. fishie

    fishie 15 Year | Platinum

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    hehe.. fans here reading too.. long time never visit zth forum due to working outstation and leaving my car at home alone~:(

    good job bro.. so interesting seeing you mod your ride.. trying to curi info from you.. hehe

    ---------- Post added at 01:31 AM ---------- 6 hour anti-bump limit - Previous post was at 01:19 AM ----------

    hihi,

    any RCA still with you? i do not know whether i need them but unfortunately.. get oversteered twice on the road d.. scary d..
     
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  13. Green06

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    Hi Fishie,
    No need to curi, just ask........
    U will need the RCA for both front & rear if U lowered yr car otherwise change yr anti sway/roll bar. ST sway bar set that I got are hollow tube type instead of solid bar. They are lighter than solid type. Improves handling tremendously and helps improves the oversteer problem but not all. The RCA will help to reduce bump steer & oversteer by restoring back yr lower arm confiq. Lowering the ride height is not that simple as the lower arm setup changes together and thats worst with Mcpherson strut type, not so bad for multi link and nil for solid axle like the lorries.
    Beware of the front tie rod when using the same RCA if you are planning to install as the tie rod end is too short, probably 3 to 5 thread grip, too risky. Also get a set of the tie end to bring down your the confiq of the tie rod level to ground or slightly pointing downward to avoid bump steer.
     
  14. fishie

    fishie 15 Year | Platinum

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    haha.. i think all my tie rod died... sound like lorry now..ki kok kik kok.. lolx
    thats why thinking to lower or not..

    anyhow.. great info from you whether for now or next upgrade.
    thanks
     
  15. Green06

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    Aiyaaaaaaaaa........seem lost for sooooooo longggggggg.......got some time for my long forgotten project, seem like never going to end/complete. Anyway got the kick back again, did some mod. this time had my spare head professionally done by "Nasty port & polish" and balance flowed, ported and polished, valve angled, valve throat enlarged. Cost a bit, don't know how good, bench flowed looks great for all 4 - balanced. had my HKS 256 cam in and valve clearance adjusted, balanced all valve clearance to the very best with available shim thickness Toyota ever made. Have to buy special tools to do the valve clearance, see photo. Cost RM75.00 from Mudah.
    Photo. 1 Nasty Flow ported & polished head
    Photo. 2 HKS 256 cam
    Photo. 3 Toyota valve adjustment tools
    photo. 4 Exh ported & polished
    photo. 5 Inlet ported non polished
     

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    Aisay man....changing the head in my own house car porch is a real pain in the ..#@%. No 2 or 4 post lift is a real challenge. DIY is where all the fun & frustration start.....take my own sweet time. No w/shop wants to do it for me, so have to do it myself. Adjusting the valve clearance is another time & patience test, you get frustrated fumbling with the tool and maths calculation.
    Next is the turbo & exhaust mod............it will be next time.......hang in there and waiting for my writeup.......interesting I promise...as there are too many to mod, wait and see.
    Well, someone is going to say where & why take so long to do my project. Well, you see,.......I got distracted and got into the following projects:-
    Photo 1. Have to redo my hifi room flooring, the wooden flooring was devastated by termite attack, so have to refloor on my own alone, no help from anyone. Lucky me have friend in the sawmill business that got me the wooden plank, took me a long time to get them replaced last December 2012. See all the tube amps???.... all built by me ( DIY ).
    Photo 2. See the wooden horn ?? that was carved by myself a few years back ( 2011 ) and the big speaker -- 15 " that pair of speaker made in the 70s. I made the wooden box.
    Photo 3. DAC kit, waiting to be finished and cry to be completed soon, well, have to wait.
    Photo 4. Solar PV !!!!!! hey I go GREEN........when are you going to do something for the global warming? & future generation ?
    Photo 5. My battery bank, the most expensive part of a Solar electric system.

    You see.......all these took up all my time away from my 2 project. Mood change .....things got changed.
     

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    MRMIC2 15 Year | Platinum

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    Woah..those solar panels must have cost u a fortune...
     
  18. Green06

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    The solar panel is not that expensive, the batteries cost a leg & a hand.:rolleyes:
     
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    leg and hand is a plenty. :\
     
  20. Green06

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    Well, finally mood got swing back to my car project again, this time replace the clutch line as you can see the 2 photos.
     

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