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2018/07/22 18:46:48 (permalink)
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OWENS SW20 HARDTOP

Hey guys,
 
Long long time reader, small time poster. I figured people would start seeing my car and wondered who owns it so I figured I'd make myself one of these thread things people follow.
 
I've had the car for a year now its a 1990 GTS Hardtop. Was Bryce's car for yonks then sold to Johnathon who did some stuff to it & well now I have it and i'm pretty savage with stuff so yeah prepare yourselves.
 
Bought the car rough as sh*t knowing it was a project. Yet it was suppose to be my daily as I had a crazy itb NA mx5 at the time. Lost my license for 6 months & wised up so I sold the mx5 and switched the mr2 over to my silly car as I've wanted one forever. Long story short P platers in NSW can't drive turbo mr2's because of me, so I waited until my fulls to buy one... Then instantly lost got in trouble in my other car lolllll. 
 
Anyway when I bought the car it hated going into gear, coilovers were rooted, steering was stuffed & it was just so eh. Turns out the turbo was stuffed also. 
 
Since purchasing the car I've made some changes power wise:
CT20B
Custom intake with 5" velocity stack
TCS Motorsports Intercooler kit
Gen 3 Injectors
Walbro 255
Apexi N1 exhaust
Ebay spaghetti manifold
Mamba wastegate
 
Makes 140kw @16psi on the saddest Dyno ever. 450nm of torque but. On the same dyno 200kw SR20's make like 250nm.
 
Completely rebuilt the steering rack with new genuine steering rack ends & bushes. Changed shift bushes to solid brass ones, changed short shifter setup around to suit me. 
 
Attempted to change rear brakes to the Rx8 sport kit but failed due to no hub centering ring so thats on hold.
Front brakes are Delta V brackets with R32 aluminium calipers & LS400 rotors. Intima SR pads front & rear.
Car has stuffed Bilstein EB9 Cockpit tuned 5/10kg coilovers that need a mad rebuild or I may replace with something equally good like KW V3 or custom Feal 441+'s. 
 
Done 2 track days so far in it. First day I did 3 hot laps and was suffering from mad heatsoak and could only do 1 hot lap every session. Did a 1:13.0 (wakefeild). 2nd track day was soaking wet and freezing, car was unpredictable and scary since I never drive the car in the wet so I had absolutely 0 confidence & didn't want to bin it or be hit so I did about 6 laps total all day lol. Car has a 1:10 in it the way it sits. Sidenote: The wing is for function eventually, I know I don't need one yet. 
 

 

 

 

17x9.5 +28 255/40R17
17x8 +9 215/40R17
RS-RR
 

 
 
 

Now has a Beatrush Type E shift knob
 

(180 is my other car. In front of mr2 is my brothers ST185)
 

 

 
I'll probably come back through and type out a mod list and stuff so yeah.
 
Oh and future plans:
Wider front end
Install my hoardings
Splitter setup with canards
Cut radiator support and duct radiator
Full weld in cage
New coils
Track it until explosion 
K24 xoxo
 
- Owen :)
 
 
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    B24
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    Re: OWENS SW20 HARDTOP 2018/07/23 20:10:54 (permalink)
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    Mate, looks a great result so far. 1:13 is a pretty fair time for that spec of car. Do like the colour and the look of it. 
    Hopefully will see you at the track in before the end of 2018. 

     
    SW20 V6 circuit car. 
    Wakefield Park: 1:07.7
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    Re: OWENS SW20 HARDTOP 2018/07/23 21:48:51 (permalink)
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    The car has a easy 1:10 in it. I was on a killer lap but some goof spun in front of me on the last turn and ruined it haha. I'm trying to get out as often as possible. Will be at Mr2 Challenge if the cars ready!
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    Re: OWENS SW20 HARDTOP 2018/07/23 21:59:46 (permalink)
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    That's great news. Hopefully you can hit the 10's in October

     
    SW20 V6 circuit car. 
    Wakefield Park: 1:07.7
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    Re: OWENS SW20 HARDTOP 2018/07/26 10:02:56 (permalink)
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    Have you thought about the 2GR conversion? 

     
    SW20 V6 circuit car. 
    Wakefield Park: 1:07.7
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    Re: OWENS SW20 HARDTOP 2018/07/26 21:57:08 (permalink)
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    Yeah, its cool but doesn't interest me. I may already own a K24 
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    Re: OWENS SW20 HARDTOP 2018/07/27 06:14:17 (permalink)
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    Very nice boot spoiler! I like it.
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    Re: OWENS SW20 HARDTOP 2018/07/27 11:18:13 (permalink)
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    Nice machine!
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    Re: OWENS SW20 HARDTOP 2018/07/30 13:08:45 (permalink)
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    Jdm Only
    Yeah, its cool but doesn't interest me. I may already own a K24 


    K24 is a lot cooler than the 2GR, 
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    Re: OWENS SW20 HARDTOP 2018/07/30 15:38:08 (permalink)
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    Did I see this pop up for sale on facebook?
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    Re: OWENS SW20 HARDTOP 2018/07/30 21:25:02 (permalink)
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    Deevon
    Did I see this pop up for sale on facebook?




    Maybe, I change car a lot. Realistically I don't care if I keep it or get rid of it.. Yet I seeing FD3S prices skyrocket is scaring me as ultimately that's what I want to own most currently. Even though SW20's are going to do the exact same thing haha. 
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    Re: OWENS SW20 HARDTOP 2018/08/05 23:06:57 (permalink)
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    Drove the car today. Realised I can't sell it HAHA. Time to pour the bank account some more

     
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    Re: OWENS SW20 HARDTOP 2018/08/20 21:59:42 (permalink)
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    No progress on the Mr2. Ordered some HP+ pads for the R32 calipers & some hub centric rings so I can fit the Rx8 rear rotor kit up properly. Oh & got myself a new daily. Once that all arrives i'll install the Fenix alloy rad, fix the brakes up & fix the loud alternator belt. Then begin the save for some Shockworks coilovers. If anyone's looking for some Bilstein coilovers to rebuild hmu. 
     

     


     
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    Re: OWENS SW20 HARDTOP 2018/08/21 09:23:41 (permalink)
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    Very nice daily, was the previous owner of it a guy from Cessnock and a member of Toymods?
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    Re: OWENS SW20 HARDTOP 2018/08/21 20:02:37 (permalink)
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    Indeed a nice daily. Love the last shot with a peek of that sexy blue ass.
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