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New to MR2s , lots to learn....help

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2014/04/29 00:05:51 (permalink)
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New to MR2s , lots to learn....help

I bought my first Mr2 Sw20 couple months ago. I have some work to do but I bought the car cause of a straight body bar one panel and a pristine interior which I'm getting touched up this week.
I need some parts, can anyone help
  • Ashtray lid, gotta be perfect
  • Storage compartment and lid from behind the passenger seat
  • The complete stock air filter set up for a non turbo
I have suspension and brake work to do and all the bushings need replacing and then there is motor issues, but they can wait!
 
I'm keeping it pretty stock bar wheels and lowered suspension, it is my first one.
post edited by thomas108 - 2014/06/05 21:19:42
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    Carmikey
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    Re: New to MR2s , lots to learn....help 2014/04/29 00:14:37 (permalink)
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    Welcome to the forum Paul. 
    U will find loads of info on here along with a good bunch of guys / gals.
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    thomas108
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    Re: New to MR2s , lots to learn....help 2014/04/29 01:17:31 (permalink)
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    Cheers Carmikey, thanks for the welcome
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    Re: New to MR2s , lots to learn....help 2014/04/29 01:30:27 (permalink)
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    One thing I've noticed already is that if I had spent more money when i decided to get an Mr2 I would have got a car with a lot of the issues I'm identifying now already sorted, but when we buy a project car I guess that's why you buy it....so you can work on it and enjoy the fruits of your efforts. I'm not a mechanic, just a good laborer, i do a lot of the grunt work and leave the finishing to the experts.
    Which brings me to 
    Who knows and works on Mr2s in Perth?
    Is there a parts supplier like Rare Spares is to Holden's and Fords for Mr2s?
    Is it safe to buy wheels and tyre packages online, I'm worried about fitment issues and come back if they dont (they appear really good value)?
    Thoughts!
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    Re: New to MR2s , lots to learn....help 2014/04/29 09:39:09 (permalink)
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    People who work on MR2's in Perth - Tristan @ WTF Auto Kelmscott + Tony Flood (Carlisle way)
    Be very careful with regard to Wheels. There is a website you can use that lists how flush wheels are on the MR2 and if there will be any fitment issues.
     
    See here for info: http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:8M0ZOIDtStIJ:www.mr2oc.co.uk/forums/59/41923.html+&cd=2&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=au
     

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    Re: New to MR2s , lots to learn....help 2014/04/29 09:47:09 (permalink)
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    Hi New Friend,
     
    There are a few people on this Forum who recommend WTF in Kelmscott & Tony Flood in Welshpool, (I think).
    I have no experience with either.
    For parts, I reckon that you have to go overseas, Google Amayama, who have an office in Australia.
    There are several advertisers on this Forum who appear good. I have dealt with one of those, (DeltaV), who has some very good bits.
    If you look on this Forum for a subject which interests you, you will find links to web sites all over the world, which will help.
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    Re: New to MR2s , lots to learn....help 2014/04/29 15:23:57 (permalink)
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    Hi new guy :)
    I recommend a trip up to Kelmscott to visit WTF Autos.
    Tristan is a good guy and you will be pleased to see it's a proper MR2 workshop.
    There are various MR2s always in the workshop undergoing restorations,performance upgrades,services and the like.
    Well worth a visit and you'll have a good understanding of the MR2 scene here in Perth pretty quick as Tristan posts here at this forum as well.
    As an owner of a 94 GT-S Turbo however I would recommend sticking to the original wheel size.
    I think they work best.
     
     

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    Re: New to MR2s , lots to learn....help 2014/04/30 22:16:53 (permalink)
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    Purely for your reference Newbie... :)


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    Re: New to MR2s , lots to learn....help 2014/05/01 09:14:36 (permalink)
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    ^That looks great. License plate location not good for the radiator though.

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    Re: New to MR2s , lots to learn....help 2014/05/01 23:33:00 (permalink)
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    Thanks for the photos. standard wheels do look ok, they are 15s aren't they, I'd grab a set of them if I could buy some in perth until I could afford and have decided on what rim and size I'll eventually buy, what size wheels are they DrJ?
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    Re: New to MR2s , lots to learn....help 2014/05/02 09:26:39 (permalink)
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    Standard rims are either 14' or 15'. The ones in the picture are 15x6 + 15x7 (And should be running either 195/55/r15/ | 205/50/r15 & 225/50/r15 if my memory serves correct). You'll have a very limited selection of tyre sizes.
     
    17x8 & 17x9 +35 should fit without too many problems from what I've been told and will probably be the most common size. I'm running 17x7.5 +30 & 17x8.5 +40 and have no rubbing at all. (I believe 17x7.5 +40 should also be fine)

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    Re: New to MR2s , lots to learn....help 2014/05/02 15:27:10 (permalink)
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    thomas108
     
    Is there a parts supplier like Rare Spares is to Holden's and Fords for Mr2s?
     


    Possibly the best used spare parts source is right here on the MR2 forum in 'Wanted to buy'
    Also try Forum sponsors Gorilla or Road and Track.
     
    But often you'll need to go overseas.
    For genuine Toyota stuff, Amayama as already mentioned, and Lithia Toyota Parts in the US, but you will need to find the correct part number from somewhere like Toyodiy Parts.
     
    For other assorted MR2 bits, Google up:
    Twos'R'us in the US.
    MR2 Ben in the UK
    RPM Garage in Hong Kong.

    1990 ADM NA
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Re: New to MR2s , lots to learn....help 2014/05/04 11:29:09 (permalink)
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    Hi Again,
     
    I saw your request to Gorilla for price of freight for wheels to Perth.
    Have you looked at posts by DB8 on this forum. I believe he is in Hong Kong & shows freight & time to ship.
     
    He has lots of wheels.
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    Re: New to MR2s , lots to learn....help 2014/05/11 21:56:14 (permalink)
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    The wheels pictured on my car are Stern Beasts; 17x8 +35 fronts and 17x9 +38 rears.
    They'll be for sale soon if you like the look of them... :)

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    Re: New to MR2s , lots to learn....help 2014/05/12 10:28:22 (permalink)
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    I'm doing suspension, bushings and brakes, the springs are lowered by 33mm so ill wait to see what clearance I have after all that and then Ill really start to look for rims but Ill keep yours in mind. 
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