Started by The Arch Bishop, May 23, 2021, 16:35
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Quote from: Topdownman on May 27, 2021, 15:25I cant help thinking that you need the rest of the bodykit, poor form for a press car!I seem to remember that some online guides mix up the mk2 and mk3 batteries? If its their error then the company should surely arrange the return if you have bought it in good faith?
Quote from: Ardent on May 27, 2021, 22:30Already having Gods own choice of colour; Sable. It's hard to look elsewhere, but with this thread and the recent posts of @puma2, the custards are looking very good.
Quote from: The Arch Bishop on May 28, 2021, 11:23Quote from: Ardent on May 27, 2021, 22:30Already having Gods own choice of colour; Sable. It's hard to look elsewhere, but with this thread and the recent posts of @puma2, the custards are looking very good.I'm a big fan of Sable too(and silver but I'm in rare company there), but the yellow has really grown on me. Also love that it brightens up our close amongst a sea of resale grey/black/white cars!
Quote from: Ardent on July 22, 2022, 17:12Brilliant write up.Ketchup and mustard. Love it.On the zorst front, the tte is the best sounding in my book. Mine was unbtrusive at cruising speed.It is not unknown for the packing wadding to disappear over time.To keep originality, you can have the Box opened up, re packed and closed up again.Has been done by others on here.You cannot view this attachment.
Quote from: The Arch Bishop on September 5, 2021, 15:00Nothing much to report with regards the Tart. It's spent most of the summer pootling about doing local trips, but with the sale of my daily Hyundai, it's now my only car so I've done the moving in ceremony - USB music stick, ice scraper (it still won't see a winter, but hey), tyre compressor, wet wipes and other assembled junk all moved across as well as a new air-freshener.I needed a rare trip in to work to collect a new laptop and with the weather being amazing, I was looking forward to driving over in the tart with the roof down. As always it was a great drive even though the roads were clogged and the car is only improving with use.It was the first time that I noticed that the panel filter I fitted a while back was adding to general cacophony that the yellow goddess makes, with a decent amount of intake noise and some gentle burbling off throttle. Generally speaking, I'm not a massive fan of obnoxiously loud cars (and it is really rather bassy), but with the sun out and the roof down, it made me smile which means I guess I liked it!To prove it does occasionally get out, here's some snaps of it looking pert at work;Mrs. Arch Bishop continues to use it at every opportunity. She took it to Guides (she's a leader for the local group) a few months ago and the general consensus with the younguns was that it was 'very cool.'
Quote from: McMr2 on July 22, 2022, 22:04Lovely looking car. Out of interest, what springs does it sit on? The wheels nicely fill the arches and this shot shows it.
Quote from: MisterK on July 22, 2022, 21:58Agreed that the TTE is probably the best exhaust for the MR2, with just the right looks and sound. The sound is even better with the packing removed completely. Rogue Motorsport opened up my silencer to sort out loose welds inside the box & the packing had compacted up & become useless. I removed it all & didn't replace it & the silencer was resealed and welded up. The result is an even better sound, but the exhaust still passes emissions and noise for the MOT. I love the TTE
Quote from: The Arch Bishop on July 22, 2022, 22:16It's a lovely exhaust, but with the stainless manifold it just booms through the cabin and my skull at motorway and NSL which becomes tiring on a longer drive or when you're just not up for it. When you're just burbling around, it's great fun.I do wonder whether it'd be better with a standard manifold back on it.
Quote from: Topdownman on July 23, 2022, 07:24You could try taking the bins out and fitting some silent coat sound deadener and some foam on the panels underneath? Putting some on the floor under the carpet also reduces cabin noise. This should help quieten things and easy enough to do compared to the exhaust opening!
Quote from: puma2 on July 23, 2022, 10:55 great to see some more pictures and write up let me no when when your painting your callipers and i can bring my over as well they need doing since I put new 1s on
Quote from: MisterK on July 23, 2022, 11:15My TTE was fitted when the car was under a year old by my Toyota Dealer...I bought the car new in 2004 & it was completely standard. The manifold is still the original, complete with the pre-cats & it will stay that way I completed a 150 mile trip up the M5 last Saturday at the speed limit & I had no problems with booming or excessive noise giving me a headache.