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94 JDM Turbo Hardtop

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Re: Nik_Lee's JDM Turbo Hardtop 2015/01/01 10:48:32 (permalink)
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So I have had a few days off over the Christmas / New Year break which has given me time to get a few things done on the MR2 that I have been wanting to get done for quite some time now. The MR2 got a couple of christmas presents so I spent a couple of days working on it whilst I had the time to, I had been wanting to go through the entire cooling system on the car and replace all the hoses and the kit I wanted had been out of stock for a while but it finally arrived.
 
 
 
I got a full silicon hose kit from Stoney Racing in the UK which was a fairly large kit and replaces almost every hose in the car so I will now have some piece of mind when on trips that I shouldn't have a hose burst due to the age of the old hoses. I started off by doing a cooling system flush to try to remove some of the built up rubbish from the cooling system and then proceeded to strip out all of the old hoses and replace them with the new silicon hoses and new clamps, after I had all the hoses in I then ended up running two more coolant flushes through until I was satisfied with how clean the flush was coming out.
 

 
I also ordered some nice new floor mats for the car to replace the crappy rubber ones that were in the car since I bought it, Olivia had been at me to get rid of the other ones for a while and I had intended to but just always seemed to find other areas of the car that I wanted to improve first but anyway I finally got the new ones and am very happy with how they look and fit.
 

 
The other update to the car which I did do a little while back but just had not got around to adding to the thread was the addition of a new head unit, I was using a JVC single din unit which was a good unit and I was happy with but I wanted to update it to a double din unit and something that also had built in GPS I ended up going with the Sony   XAV-712NAV I also wanted this unit because I liked the idea of mirror link and I thought I would be able to display most of the things from my phone on the display of the head unit but as it turns out the mirror link is not quite as useful as I had hoped and is also not compatible with iPhone so that side of things was of no use.
 
this was my old unit,

 
This is what replaced it,

 
I also run one of the USB inputs back into the compartment between the seats and this is where I connect my iPod or iPhone depending on what I want to listen to, this unit also runs Pandora so if I connect my iPhone I can use Pandora through the head unit.

 
So that was what I got up to over the last few days 
post edited by Nik_Lee - 2017/09/08 12:09:56

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http://www.mr2australia.c..r2play/tm.aspx?m=105959
 
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Re: Nik_Lee's JDM Turbo Hardtop 2015/01/01 11:02:14 (permalink)
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Very nice!

There is an extensive build thread for my car here: http://www.mr2australia.com/mr2play/tm.aspx?m=18316
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Re: Nik_Lee's JDM Turbo Hardtop 2015/01/01 12:12:03 (permalink)
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Ahh cool. Nice touches. Mirrorlink hdmi to mhl is more for samsung & android based devices. Maybe get a Samsung smartphone next...lol

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Re: Nik_Lee's JDM Turbo Hardtop 2015/01/01 12:29:08 (permalink)
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Ahh cool. Nice touches. Mirrorlink hdmi to mhl is more for samsung & android based devices. Maybe get a Samsung smartphone next...lol



lol, I might stick with my iPhone thanks Jay, maybe I will just have to integrate an iPad mini into the dash instead 

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Re: Nik_Lee's JDM Turbo Hardtop 2015/01/01 12:43:09 (permalink)
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Where are the floor mates from Nik? They look good. 
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Re: Nik_Lee's JDM Turbo Hardtop 2015/01/01 13:04:17 (permalink)
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Where are the floor mates from Nik? They look good. 




I got them from Matcraft, http://www.matcraft.com.au/
I dealt with Paul and he was really good to deal with and got the mats out to me really quickly.

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Re: Nik_Lee's JDM Turbo Hardtop 2015/01/01 13:23:23 (permalink)
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Thanks Nik. I thought that might be where they were from.
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Re: Nik_Lee's JDM Turbo Hardtop 2015/01/01 15:10:38 (permalink)
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mister2
Where are the floor mates from Nik? They look good. 




I got them from Matcraft, http://www.matcraft.com.au/
I dealt with Paul and he was really good to deal with and got the mats out to me really quickly.



I've had my mats from matcraft for a few years now and still look new when clean lol and so easy to vac, just bought Joel for Xmas custom embroidered mats with the screaming eagle for his aw11.
You'll be happy for life with these lol

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Re: Nik_Lee's JDM Turbo Hardtop 2015/01/02 16:42:24 (permalink)
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aussiespyder
just bought Joel for Xmas custom embroidered mats with the screaming eagle for his aw11.
You'll be happy for life with these lol



I always thought it was the 'screaming chicken' someone told me once that a screaming eagle was something else 

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Re: Nik_Lee's JDM Turbo Hardtop 2015/01/02 16:50:15 (permalink)
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Muhahaha

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Re: Nik_Lee's JDM Turbo Hardtop 2015/01/02 17:09:34 (permalink)
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I always thought it was the 'screaming chicken' someone told me once that a screaming eagle was something else 

I've heard of the screaming chicken mostly in aw11 crowds. And I guess I've been on the spyder forums too long cause they call it the screaming eagle lol

Anyways back to Niks regular program lol
post edited by aussiespyder - 2015/01/02 17:14:02

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Re: Nik_Lee's JDM Turbo Hardtop 2015/01/14 11:52:48 (permalink)
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So I have had a few days off over the Christmas / New Year break which has given me time to get a few things done on the MR2 that I have been wanting to get done for quite some time now. The MR2 got a couple of christmas presents so I spent a couple of days working on it whilst I had the time to, I had been wanting to go through the entire cooling system on the car and replace all the hoses and the kit I wanted had been out of stock for a while but it finally arrived.
 
 
 
I got a full silicon hose kit from Stoney Racing in the UK which was a fairly large kit and replaces almost every hose in the car so I will now have some piece of mind when on trips that I shouldn't have a hose burst due to the age of the old hoses.



Are you happy with the hose kits you bought? Any fitment issues or hoses that didn't fit on snug?
Was chatting with a couple of guys at the track yesterday about silicone coolant hoses and remembered this post.

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Re: Nik_Lee's JDM Turbo Hardtop 2015/01/14 20:11:11 (permalink)
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So I have had a few days off over the Christmas / New Year break which has given me time to get a few things done on the MR2 that I have been wanting to get done for quite some time now. The MR2 got a couple of christmas presents so I spent a couple of days working on it whilst I had the time to, I had been wanting to go through the entire cooling system on the car and replace all the hoses and the kit I wanted had been out of stock for a while but it finally arrived.
 
 

 
I got a full silicon hose kit from Stoney Racing in the UK which was a fairly large kit and replaces almost every hose in the car so I will now have some piece of mind when on trips that I shouldn't have a hose burst due to the age of the old hoses.



Are you happy with the hose kits you bought? Any fitment issues or hoses that didn't fit on snug?
Was chatting with a couple of guys at the track yesterday about silicone coolant hoses and remembered this post.


I am very happy with this kit, the fitment was really good when I first looked at getting the kit they told me to hold off because they were about to change some of their moulds and update the kit to make it more true to the fit of the original hoses.
Will you be coming along to the club run on the weekend? If so you can have a look at it then.

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Re: Nik_Lee's JDM Turbo Hardtop 2015/01/15 10:32:37 (permalink)
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Thanks Nik, most likely won't be able to attend this weekend, but will be sure to check it out next time I see you :)

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Re: Nik_Lee's JDM Turbo Hardtop 2015/01/15 11:11:59 (permalink)
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So the anniversary of buying my MR2 has rolled around and I have now owned it for 1 year and what a year its been. I have to say owning an MR2 has brought with it more than I expected and one thing I really enjoy about owning an MR2 is the fantastic community that has come with it, in the last year I have met some great people and had some great times on organised runs and meets. I have also looked back at what I have done with the MR2 over the last 12 months and as much as it may not be a huge list of modifications like some on here I am still happy with the progress of the car and the level it is currently at.
I have enjoyed every moment of owning the car and am looking forward to many more years of enjoyment and everything that owning such a fun car brings.
 
I just thought I would post a couple of picks from when I bought it and where it is at now.  
 

post edited by Nik_Lee - 2017/09/08 12:18:38

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