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

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RE: Lumix's 1997 MR2 Bathurst (New pics) 2009/10/12 18:41:31 (permalink)
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Hey Lumix! For a minute there, I thought you must have secretly borrowed my photographer and my car shoot location.

If it wasn't for the wheels, I might have even thought you stole my car as well!

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RE: Lumix's 1997 MR2 Bathurst (New pics) 2009/10/12 19:29:28 (permalink)
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and my car looks like a mash up of both photos ahhaa. i got gold gtst rims.

Anyways they look great and love the deep dish
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RE: Lumix's 1997 MR2 Bathurst (New pics) 2009/11/12 00:00:17 (permalink)
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looks great, nice choice. How do you find the 595's? I have been pretty impressed so far with mine.
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Thanks! I haven't driven far on them, getting a wheel alignment tomorrow, but first comment I would say that road noise has increased but turning up the radio fixes that. I believe the steering also feels lighter and general handling has improved. I will comment more on them after the wheel alignment and some more kms have been driven.

Lol! GTR wheels were on my list too!




post edited by Lumix - 2017/07/17 20:19:25
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RE: Lumix's 1997 MR2 Bathurst (New pics) 2010/11/03 17:50:27 (permalink)
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Only a small update. I bought some new floor mats from Matcraft and could not be happier with the fitment and overall quality. I just went for straight black edging and black carpet with a heel pad. I opted for no logos or branding for a clean finish. Very quick service, I ordered on Friday and they arrived today.


post edited by Lumix - 2017/07/17 20:20:06
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RE: Lumix's 1997 MR2 Bathurst (New pics) 2010/11/03 18:33:20 (permalink)
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nice clean. whats the backing like? how much where?
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RE: Lumix's 1997 MR2 Bathurst (New pics) 2010/11/03 18:48:32 (permalink)
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The mats have a crushed rubber backing designed to be non slip. I just went to http://www.matcraft.com.au/ and contacted them via email (Located in WA). The price was excellent in my opinion. Price was $60.00 (or $50.00 without the heel pad) + $16.50 postage.
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RE: Lumix's 1997 MR2 Bathurst (New pics) 2010/11/03 19:21:39 (permalink)
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any supercheap can custom make those mats too for around the same price.
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RE: Lumix's 1997 MR2 Bathurst (New pics) 2010/07/20 20:35:54 (permalink)
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Small update!

I couldn't stand the distortion any longer from the original speakers, so I went out and bought some new speakers(You can find the discussion in the Electrical/Ignition/Fuel Injection section). I decided to install the speakers myself, so I could learn more about the car, and of course to save some money. I only had one condition and that was to keep the stock Toyota headunit.

Fronts - Pioneer TS-A1702C 6.5in Splits
Rears - Alpine Type-S 4in
Amplifier - Pioneer GM-6400F 4Ch







I learnt a lot from the install, from removing the panels, to making MDF speaker mounts and laying the speaker wiring. I had a friend help me out...and he ended up going to hospital to get stitches. His leg got caught on a metal bracket [B)]. I wasn't 100% confident in doing the wiring from the amplifier to the headunit, so I took it to a auto electrician to finish off correctly first time round. As for the result, sounds amazing.

I wish I mounted the amp differently, so I will prob take it out and redo it. I screwed it to the firewall. I only did two screws, because I was having second thoughts. After reading robk's build thread and seeing that he mounted it onto MDF that rests behind the carpet... was great idea, can't believe I didn't think of it.



Poo poo old speaker


post edited by Lumix - 2017/07/17 20:24:23
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RE: Lumix's 1997 MR2 Bathurst (New pics) 2010/07/20 22:47:27 (permalink)
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Good work lumix. I used plywood behind the carpet by the way, not MDF, because screws don't go into MDF very well. I am using MDF for my sub enclosure though.
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RE: Lumix's 1997 MR2 Bathurst (New pics) 2010/07/20 22:52:45 (permalink)
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completely missing foam from the speakers is all too common with the **** speakers installed in the sw20 it seems....
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RE: Lumix's 1997 MR2 Bathurst (New pics) 2010/07/21 00:04:05 (permalink)
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Another thing Lumix...if you were going to change it so there is some plywood behind the carpet like mine, you may as well screw the plywood to the firewall (which I didn't) because you already have screw holes in the firewall now anyway.

Kameleon, the stock speakers in my Honda deteriorated badly like that too.
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RE: Lumix's 1997 MR2 Bathurst (New pics) 2010/08/15 21:14:46 (permalink)
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I have no real updates at the moment, still just enjoying the new audio. I went out and snapped some quick photos before it got dark today, and took a few photos after a small cruise with a mate on Saturday. I'm really happy how they turned out, I would love to play around with a SLR some time. Edit: The photos seem to have lost quality since uploading them to photobucket grrr.














post edited by Lumix - 2017/07/17 20:28:48
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RE: Lumix's 1997 MR2 Bathurst (New pics) 2010/08/16 21:53:19 (permalink)
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wheels look good! might need lowering a tad in the rear
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RE: Lumix's 1997 MR2 Bathurst (New pics) 2010/08/16 23:43:45 (permalink)
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Lovely choice in wheels. Needs a bit of lowering now though!!
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RE: Lumix's 1997 MR2 Bathurst (New pics) 2010/08/17 00:31:32 (permalink)
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wheels like great, how much did you fork out for them??

(Really love the Falcon too, original heavy metal!!)
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