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    Quote Originally Posted by levilz View Post
    Really does look good man. I think RWD are alot more predictable than FWD, so it won't take very long to start getting the most out of it.
    FWD is more predictible as in it's gonna push like a pig lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by rocketman442 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by levilz View Post
    Really does look good man. I think RWD are alot more predictable than FWD, so it won't take very long to start getting the most out of it.
    FWD is more predictible as in it's gonna push like a pig lol
    Fwd vehicles used to at least do well on icy roads but now they serve no purpose. Our Altima doesn't handle at all unless your off the gas. If you accelerate at all in the curves, it's gonna go straight.

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    Dan the car looks awesome. What are your inevitable body plans?

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    My Turbo MX-3 is really a great handling car!!! MR2's are known to experienced drivers as not being very forgiving, when they let go, theres not much you can do but hold on. The opposide of a Front Wheel Drive as its more biased with weight to the rear.

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    I drove an MR2 long ago and all I can say is wow! That thing done great in the twisties as long as you kept the throttle pegged. You couldn't go into a curve with any doubt in your heart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kennygene View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by rocketman442 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by levilz View Post
    Really does look good man. I think RWD are alot more predictable than FWD, so it won't take very long to start getting the most out of it.
    FWD is more predictible as in it's gonna push like a pig lol
    Fwd vehicles used to at least do well on icy roads but now they serve no purpose. Our Altima doesn't handle at all unless your off the gas. If you accelerate at all in the curves, it's gonna go straight.
    A larger rear swaybar will take the push out of a FWD... It's all in the set up, I had my Probe race car so loose the ass end was always out and you just keep it floored.


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    I'm gonna fix the push via Taurus SHO or Charger AWD. It's impossible to get a good take off while this car blows the tires in 1st and 2nd gear. I gotta hit 3rd before it really starts to go. The replacement is gonna be a little while since my bank account is being uncooperative at this time.

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    Really does look good man. I think RWD are alot more predictable than FWD, so it won't take very long to start getting the most out of it.
    FWD is more predictible as in it's gonna push like a pig lol
    Fwd vehicles used to at least do well on icy roads but now they serve no purpose. Our Altima doesn't handle at all unless your off the gas. If you accelerate at all in the curves, it's gonna go straight.
    A larger rear swaybar will take the push out of a FWD... It's all in the set up, I had my Probe race car so loose the ass end was always out and you just keep it floored.

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    22mm Whiteline Rear Swaybar will be the next upgrade the MX-3 will get. The Toyota is a real great car, nimble and pretty quick.... Plus its very uncommon, especially here.

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    you are definitely into uncommon cars... its a pretty wicked little beast in the corners for sure!

    Glad it didn't end up a fire ball.
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    Pic of the the Alternator Plugin, It melted due to the heat inside the alternator... The wiring was unscathed luckily.

    The Plug was replaced and all is good in the world!


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    Well I have been loving the hell out of this thing!!! I have done a few modifications to the car (New Smoked Lenses on the Front, Carbon Fiber Shift Ball, New TwosR'Us Floor Mats, 17" Motegi's 7" Front & 8" Rear, New BFG G Sports all around). Also learned a few of the Mods on the car, and averted one near disaster.

    The car has a rebuilt engine with ~20k on it All Toyota parts were used (except a Cometic Head Gasket, and ARP Head Studs), 3" XSPower Downpipe to a 2.5" Muffler (for now 3" Stainless coming Friday), Coilovers, Rebuilt CT-26, I have 4 sets of Wheels/Tires for it, all the parts to put A/C & Cruise back on it. Here's a few pics for your viewing pleasure...
    Car as I got it...


    Mr2 Meets MX-3


    Interior Before

    Interior After


    New Rear Tires 245/40/ZR17 BFG's


    New Front Tires
    215/40/ZR17 BFG's




    Now to talk about the disaster that was avoided.... I had the car for a couple weeks, and not really a hiccup (except pulling the Coolant Temp Sensor apart). Took my dog out to do its thing, and while walking past the MR2, I'm thinking thiis cars looks great!!!
    As I walk back down the street, I see what I thought was steam coming from the engine compartment lid... Now the car had been sitting for over an hour at this point and my initial guess was maybe a coolant hose let go? Walk over and get a whiff and OMG.... Its electrical!!! I immediately open the engine cover and the internals of the alternator are literally GLOWING!!!! I run up front, remove the spare tire, and disconnect the battery. Whew!!!! Talk about spooked!!! I've been told that the diodes went bad inside the alternator and the battery voltage was shorting through the winding of the alternator. Luckily the cars wiring was completely unscathed, except for the plug for the alternator that melted from the heat in the alternator. I sourced a plug from of all things a Dodge Intrepid (though I did have to add 1 Female Terminal its a 2 pin, and the MR2 is 3pin)...

    Heres some pics from the rebuild from the previous owner...




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    Why on earth would anybody remove ac and cruise???? Did you really just list floor mats as a mod??? J/K, that has got to be a fun car. Like I said earlier, I spent a day or 2 with a non-turbo car and it was fun just had no power.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kennygene View Post
    Why on earth would anybody remove ac and cruise???
    Yeah, what kind of clown does stuff like that?


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    Weight Sir.... Weight ;-)
    Power is certainly not an issue with this one, I'll let ya drive it soon and see what ya think Kenny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kennygene View Post
    Why on earth would anybody remove ac and cruise???? Did you really just list floor mats as a mod??? J/K, that has got to be a fun car. Like I said earlier, I spent a day or 2 with a non-turbo car and it was fun just had no power.

    This car came from the same owner as this....

    Think it needs A/C??? :-P

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    Somebody's missing a park bench...

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    Yes please don't bench it! Lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by dansxr2 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by kennygene View Post
    Why on earth would anybody remove ac and cruise???? Did you really just list floor mats as a mod??? J/K, that has got to be a fun car. Like I said earlier, I spent a day or 2 with a non-turbo car and it was fun just had no power.

    This car came from the same owner as this....

    Think it needs A/C??? :-P
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    This is what I'm shooting for. Subtle, but functional!

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    I honestly like it better the way it is lol
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    hopefully the PO didn't add all that cladding for strictly an autox car....please tell me he open tracks it.
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    Its a nationally competitive SCCA SOLO car. Theres like 3" of bodywork cut to accept 18x12" tire front and rear and close to 400hp as it is.

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    What is scca solo?

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    SCCA solo is basically what we did in Charleston kenny.. just on a bigger field with a bit more speeds.
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    So, it is autox?????

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