Started by Slowpoke, August 3, 2023, 21:04
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Quote from: jvanzyl on August 4, 2023, 13:36Well done on dealing with it. I echo the advice of your garage- get a new/used suspension arm from @J-SPEC think it was £40 delivered. My garage said that if I bent my previous arm back it would likely fail and it would be horrific.
Quote from: SuperArt on October 16, 2023, 19:10Liking the progress, but after seeing countless projects come and go I just wonder if there isn't a purpose built 250hp/tonne track day toy for around the cost of potential engine swapped MR2 with mods and initial purchase price of the car, call it £10k-12k?These cars are horrible "investments" at best, and that just gets worse when modded.FYI - I'm currently on 205 R16 front and 225 R16 rear. I don't like the way the front handles, seems over-tyred.Maybe you'll get on better with smaller R15 wheels, but I'm thinking about going down to 195 front next rubber change.Looking forward to seeing restoration progress.
Quote from: Slowpoke on October 16, 2023, 18:28My brakes are absolutely shot, trust me to upgrade everything else before maintenance. I've decided, "Why not waste more needless money?", so I'm going ahead and doing a complete refresh.So, upgrades to be ordered tonight...EBC Yellow stuff front pads and rotors (just vented, no grooves or drilled holes in this mr2 thank you).EBC Yellow stuff rear pads and rotors to match.EBC braided linesAluminium Prius XW20 front callipers. A whopping 1.2kg per front wheel of unsrpung mass saved (yummy).A couple bottles of RBF600 fluid.Some OE left and right rear callipers.In total... 860 quid. Ouch.
Quote from: Joesson on October 16, 2023, 19:46"Ouch" indeed.Maybe much of that is for the "OE left and right rear callipers.".After market calipers or professional refurb of yours could ease the pain.
Quote from: SuperArt on October 16, 2023, 19:40Just thought I'd put a different angle on your overall need, which is to participate in the sprint series. You can probably tick that box with a better/different platform than to extensively graft serious performance into a MR2.Honestly wish I could do what you're doing, I'm just not brave enough to even start something as intensive as race prepping a car. Kudos to you.Oh and I wouldn't pay too much attention to any financial advice given by a guy with two turbo MR2s, they absolutely do not practice what they preach.
Quote from: Petrus on October 17, 2023, 07:41Have a look athttps://www.mr2roc.org/index.php?topic=74432.0