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New Toy

Post by Bluestreak2006 » Sun Jun 22, 2014 11:47 am

So Dan guessed right in the other thread. Here are some shots of my new project, its a 93 mr2 turbo with a fresh jdm rebuild with a few bolt ons and suspension bits. These pics are from the PO and Ill get some fresh ones added soon.

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Re: New Toy

Post by Sabre » Sun Jun 22, 2014 5:31 pm

Damn nice find :) How does it ride? Quick?
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Re: New Toy

Post by Bluestreak2006 » Sun Jun 22, 2014 10:09 pm

compared to the old STI, she aint that quick. Probably around 220 whp pushing around 2700 lbs, she corners very well as long as you stay on the throttle. I'm taking my time learning how to drive it as it handles very strangely compared to the old ride.
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Re: New Toy

Post by drwrx » Mon Jun 23, 2014 7:04 am

I had a buddy who had one of these back in the day (early-mid 90s). He did a ton of work to it. Not a fun car to work on, but it was a great ride.
They handle quite well, feel really sharp, but the steering gets a bit vague at high speeds. Breaking and turning are also a bit scary.
Enjoy, it looks like it's in great shape.

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Re: New Toy

Post by zaxrex » Mon Jun 23, 2014 9:19 am

Hmm, I could see right where a water injection setup could be added.
Then you could use cheap gas. Because of course you are just looking to get maximum efficiency out of it, right?
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Re: New Toy

Post by Bluestreak2006 » Mon Jun 23, 2014 9:45 am

The car is in pretty good shape, paint has a few flaws but is a pretty good 10 footer. It has a JDM CT20b turbo, 3 inch downpipe, some type of catback, and a Spearco sidemount intercooler. Driving this car reminds me just how far turbo technology has come in the last 2 decades. It's a bit laggy to say the least. The only real issue that im going to need to deal with is it appears to have a worn 5th gear syncro. I'm looking around for places to either rebuild or get an imported jdm one. The car is a blast to drive and I'm looking around for a tuning solution for it as well. AEM standalone is too pricey for this project, and I've seen some folks running Hydra Nemesis and Megasquirt has a plug and play setup.
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Re: New Toy

Post by Bluestreak2006 » Sun Jun 29, 2014 9:44 pm

Fresh pics


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Re: New Toy

Post by drwrx » Mon Jun 30, 2014 7:03 am

Bluestreak2006 wrote:It has a JDM CT20b turbo, 3 inch downpipe, some type of catback, and a Spearco sidemount intercooler.
With the right tune that set-up can get you close to 300whp. My guess is 260-280whp at around 18-20psi is probably a good spot to be.

That really is a good looking car. Like the MB Weapon wheels as well.

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Re: New Toy

Post by thermobox » Mon Jun 30, 2014 10:28 am

Love, love me some SW20 love!! Congrats again Bro!!!! I couldn't be happier that you've found a new toy.

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Re: New Toy

Post by Bluestreak2006 » Mon Jun 30, 2014 10:50 am

Dan, the key is getting a good tune. Currently the car will fly past the stock boost settings and hit fuel cut if im not careful. So I think a boost controller and fuel cut defender will work in the short term, i will need to figure out a tuning solution eventually. I'm still looking for a good place to rebuild the transmission as well... I like the wheels too but they may be a tad too big for my taste.
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Re: New Toy

Post by captainslow » Wed Aug 06, 2014 12:32 pm

Oh my. That is a beautiful car. There's an absolutely beat MR2 that's permanently parked near me that I wish I could get in the same shape as yours.

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Re: New Toy

Post by complacent » Wed Aug 06, 2014 3:53 pm

agreed, what a beautiful ride. congrats man. it's a great example.
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Re: New Toy

Post by Bluestreak2006 » Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:27 pm

Thanks guys, though its been stuck in the garage for about a month. It died on me and I havent been able to get it started. I systematically going through the ignition system as I'm not getting spark. I found an MR2 guru to come help me out this weekend. Hopefully get her up and running to come out to a meet.
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Re: New Toy

Post by Sabre » Sat Aug 16, 2014 12:40 pm

Good luck! We would LOVE to see it!
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Re: New Toy

Post by Bluestreak2006 » Mon Sep 29, 2014 8:26 pm

She lives!!! She apparently jump 9 teeth on the timing belt, so my bud helped me with it and she is running great. Gonna try to make it to the next meet.
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Re: New Toy

Post by zaxrex » Wed Oct 01, 2014 2:47 pm

9 teeth?!?! Probably good that it didn't run.
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Re: New Toy

Post by Bluestreak2006 » Thu Oct 02, 2014 9:27 pm

That and it's great thar the 3sgte engine is none interference. ..
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Re: New Toy

Post by Sabre » Thu Oct 02, 2014 11:37 pm

I have to say, the number of engines that say they are non-interference and have had valve to piston contact is amazing... VERY happy to hear yours wasn't one of those!
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Re: New Toy

Post by zaxrex » Fri Oct 03, 2014 4:58 pm

Bluestreak2006 wrote:That and it's great thar the 3sgte engine is none interference. ..
Ahhh sooo <bows>
I thought the Turbo picked up BEAMS from the NA.
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