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AnsweredHot!Lumix's 1997 MR2 Bathurst (New pics)

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RE: Lumix's 1997 MR2 Bathurst (New pics) 2017/08/20 21:55:33 (permalink)
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RE: Lumix's 1997 MR2 Bathurst (New pics) 2017/08/20 22:02:05 (permalink)
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Looks good! Trey, do that.
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RE: Lumix's 1997 MR2 Bathurst (New pics) 2017/08/20 22:09:39 (permalink)
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I kinda like your idea but I think I'd add a top plate with a semicircle in it, kinda like this _/\_ to locate the hose.

Mine seems to be supported well but I can't help but think there is some added stress on the hardline.

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RE: Lumix's 1997 MR2 Bathurst (New pics) 2017/08/27 00:49:36 (permalink)
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I kinda like your idea but I think I'd add a top plate with a semicircle in it, kinda like this _/\_ to locate the hose.

Mine seems to be supported well but I can't help but think there is some added stress on the hardline.

My earlier revisions had the plastic wrapping around the hose so it was a snug fit. I will find the photos.
 
 
New wheels and tyres purchased. Tyres are Toyo R888R 195/55/15 and 225/50/15, ordered from Demon Tweeks UK, arrived within 10 days. Got them mounted on stock 15" rims today.
 
4 stock 15" rims fit perfectly into the boot.

 

 

 

 

 
Whipped up a quick aluminium strip to assist holding up the under body plastic. 2 of the 3 bolt sections had broken away. Works a treat. Thanks Doug for the tip at the tech day :D!
 

 
 
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RE: Lumix's 1997 MR2 Bathurst (New pics) 2017/08/27 07:23:26 (permalink)
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Looking good! Bet you can't wait to put some k's on that rubber.

I think my underbody plastic is the same. I'll be stealing that trick when it comes time to bolt it back on.
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RE: Lumix's 1997 MR2 Bathurst (New pics) 2017/08/27 11:47:54 (permalink)
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Make sure you're careful for the first 300km or so! It takes a little while for the T1-R's to lose their shine and get to full grip levels. I've found that once they have, they're a great tyre for everyday driving.
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RE: Lumix's 1997 MR2 Bathurst (New pics) 2017/08/27 13:30:22 (permalink)
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Glad to see you found a decent set of stockies. New tyres will look tough once they're on
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RE: Lumix's 1997 MR2 Bathurst (New pics) 2017/08/27 20:08:50 (permalink)
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Looking good! Bet you can't wait to put some k's on that rubber.

I think my underbody plastic is the same. I'll be stealing that trick when it comes time to bolt it back on.

The temptation has been there to just throw them on and run them daily to work. I will put them on prob end of the week so I can get a feel for the tyres before the club event on Saturday.
 
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Make sure you're careful for the first 300km or so! It takes a little while for the T1-R's to lose their shine and get to full grip levels. I've found that once they have, they're a great tyre for everyday driving. 

I have been looking at the T1R to replace the Falken ZE912 that I have on mine at the moment. You warning has been duly noted!
 
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Glad to see you found a decent set of stockies. New tyres will look tough once they're on

Thanks, Hoonsy. mr2pete hooked me up with the stock rims :D!
 
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RE: Lumix's 1997 MR2 Bathurst (New pics) 2017/08/27 20:34:09 (permalink)
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I kinda like your idea but I think I'd add a top plate with a semicircle in it, kinda like this _/\_ to locate the hose.

Mine seems to be supported well but I can't help but think there is some added stress on the hardline.



Here is that photo. You can see my progression. First one was quite chunky and held the screw piece past the hard line, which wouldn't work. Second one was slimmed down and I offset the clamp part for the connection to the hard line. Third was the final design with the zip ties. I felt this design gave the best hold on the line to eliminate any movement and it was a lot easier to print. 
 

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RE: Lumix's 1997 MR2 Bathurst (New pics) 2017/08/27 21:11:40 (permalink)
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The marvels of modern technology! Good work, definitely looks the part

Still need to get around to installing my braided lines - still considering hitting you up for the brackets, may look at P-clamps as well as 5SGTE suggested



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RE: Lumix's 1997 MR2 Bathurst (New pics) 2017/08/28 10:49:32 (permalink)
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Make sure you're careful for the first 300km or so! It takes a little while for the T1-R's to lose their shine and get to full grip levels. I've found that once they have, they're a great tyre for everyday driving.


 
I agree about being very carefull with them, especially at first.

In the past I have worn out 2 sets of T1R's on the rear in the stock 15 inch sizes.
When new, I found them very tricky for the first few hundred kms with the main problem being the rear end float.
However, overall I found they grip very well in both wet and dry, but I thought the rear of the car still moved around too much for my liking even after they were fully scrubbed in, and trying different pressures didn't help.
But I'd like to emphasize that is just my own preference, because several people in the Vic MR2 Club run them in the stock 15 inch sizes, and they seem happy with them, so maybe I'm just picky.
 
Some people believe that T1R's sidewalls are too soft in 50 profile sizes to match the rear weight bias of MR2's that causes the rear end floaty feel, however I suspect it may be the outer tread blocks flexing, since as they wear down the problem diminishes until when they are around half worn out the rear end float is much less noticeable.
 

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RE: Lumix's 1997 MR2 Bathurst (New pics) 2017/09/01 20:47:20 (permalink)
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Make sure you're careful for the first 300km or so! It takes a little while for the T1-R's to lose their shine and get to full grip levels. I've found that once they have, they're a great tyre for everyday driving.


 
I agree about being very carefull with them, especially at first.

In the past I have worn out 2 sets of T1R's on the rear in the stock 15 inch sizes.
When new, I found them very tricky for the first few hundred kms with the main problem being the rear end float.
However, overall I found they grip very well in both wet and dry, but I thought the rear of the car still moved around too much for my liking even after they were fully scrubbed in, and trying different pressures didn't help.
But I'd like to emphasize that is just my own preference, because several people in the Vic MR2 Club run them in the stock 15 inch sizes, and they seem happy with them, so maybe I'm just picky.
 
Some people believe that T1R's sidewalls are too soft in 50 profile sizes to match the rear weight bias of MR2's that causes the rear end floaty feel, however I suspect it may be the outer tread blocks flexing, since as they wear down the problem diminishes until when they are around half worn out the rear end float is much less noticeable.

 
Thanks for the insight, Redtarga. I'm leaning towards buying another pair of Falken ZE912 for the rears since the front tyres still have plenty of tread left.
 
 
Did a front brake refresh last night with DBA 4582 rotors and QFM A1RM pads. Unfortunately the rear brake pads still haven't been made yet, disappointing since I have been waiting weeks along with another club member. Many phone calls but no luck. I drove to work on the Toyo R888R tyres today. Felt good.
 

 

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RE: Lumix's 1997 MR2 Bathurst (New pics) 2017/09/04 22:42:40 (permalink)
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First track day completed. It was great to experience something new with the car and it has sparked/rekindled some new interest. It drove flawlessly at the track. I was glad to have done the full major service and other preparations beforehand such as, stainless lines, new pads and rotors, tyres, while not necessary to have a good time, all the little things added up and filled me with that extra confidence going out on the track. I was extremely impressed with the R888R tyres, I definitely was not using them to the full potential with my amateur driving. I felt as if I was going to fall out of the seat before the car lost grip on the corners. 
 

 

 

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RE: Lumix's 1997 MR2 Bathurst (New pics) 2017/09/13 21:58:14 (permalink)
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I helped a club member make up custom AW11 mirror mounts to be used with his motorcycle mirrors to assist in his weight loss efforts. Modelled in fusion 360 and printed with ABS plastic, took 2 attempts to reach clean result. Still some room for improvement with later revisions and experiments but extremely happy with the outcome.
 

 

 

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