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AnsweredHot!robk's MR2 Turbo

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Re: robk's MR2 Turbo 2018/01/05 14:32:43 (permalink)
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Be careful as there isn't much room available for ring lands as it is.
Can alter rod length but that can be another bunch of tricks too.
Wish you well but please don't do it.
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Re: robk's MR2 Turbo 2018/01/05 14:44:46 (permalink)
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That's a 2.3L then
Has anyone done this before?

I believe so. I have to do more research.



ATS Racing do a 2.3L short block. They don't say what combination of parts and machining they do to achieve it though. Prob a machined 5s crank as you mentioned with standard size 3s rods and custom pistons in a 5s block.
 
http://www.atsracing.net/Parts/Index/ATS23STROKER

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Re: robk's MR2 Turbo 2018/01/07 01:57:18 (permalink)
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If you have the budget, space and an understanding enough other half have you thought about getting another SW to be a bit more experimental with and keeping your current one they way it is?
 
A bit extreme for some, depends on how far the mr2 thing gets into you and what is possible. 
 
I guess you have another daily car anyway but i'm always of the thought that more is more.

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Re: robk's MR2 Turbo 2018/01/07 11:04:43 (permalink)
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I don't have the budget for that anymore haha.
Besides, as much as I love MR2s, I've never wanted more than one. I'd rather focus all my efforts on one to make it as close to perfect as possible.

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Re: robk's MR2 Turbo 2018/01/09 17:44:42 (permalink)
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I just dropped by Advance Motor Mechanics again and discussed it with them. I'll be sticking to the ~2.2L option to avoid the added risks of going 2.3L.
post edited by robk - 2018/01/30 14:36:48

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Re: robk's MR2 Turbo 2018/01/09 17:52:46 (permalink)
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robk
I'll be sticking to the ~2.2L option to avoid the added risks of going 2.3L.



Good plan mate

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Re: robk's MR2 Turbo 2018/01/10 07:36:37 (permalink)
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I think the results they have achieved on someone elses black one probably should be testament enough for going with the 2.2L.
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Re: robk's MR2 Turbo 2018/01/10 09:06:35 (permalink)
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I agree - 2.2L block sounds like the best plan. Tried and tested. 

At the end of the day, you want to make the same/slightly more power with the same/more reliability.

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Re: robk's MR2 Turbo 2018/01/24 11:44:40 (permalink)
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Still no update on the engine. The car is still on the hoist at Advance Motor Mechanics waiting for the engine to be removed ASAP. They've just been too busy lately. It's no big deal at this stage, as I'm saving money in the meantime.
 
On a positive note, my friend made me aware of this Kumho Motorsport Tyres Sale:
https://www.kumho.com.au/about-kumho/about-kumho-motorsports/kumho-motorsports-tyre-walkout-sale
So I just ordered a set of Kumho V70A semi slicks for only $800, which I'll put on my 17 inch track-only rims to replace the Federal 595 RSRs (that is, after I get my car back, whenever that may be).
I think the Kumho V70As have the same treadwear rating as the Yokohama Advan A050s, so they should be extremely grippy.

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Re: robk's MR2 Turbo 2018/01/24 12:45:10 (permalink)
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Great tyre deal. That's where I got mine from that I used at the last WPC.

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Re: robk's MR2 Turbo 2018/01/24 16:02:16 (permalink)
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Thanks for the heads up, just went and ordered some new fronts
 

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Re: robk's MR2 Turbo 2018/02/07 10:40:49 (permalink)
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My 3S has been removed and pulled apart and we confirmed that everything else (apart from the main caps and associated main bearing) looks completely perfect, so I could've just done the billet main caps and kept everything else the same. However, because of all the labour required to get to that point, I'm still going to take the opportunity to change to a 5S bottom end. Yesterday we sourced a 98+ 5SFE from which to take the block and crank. It's exciting to finally see some progress!

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Re: robk's MR2 Turbo 2018/02/07 12:09:51 (permalink)
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Hello throttle response! :-)

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Re: robk's MR2 Turbo 2018/02/25 16:57:32 (permalink)
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Now that you're changing to the 5S block and crank, what flywheel are you going to use. I assume you have the OEM flywheel. Did you decide to go aftermarket (such as Fidanza) or are you getting the holes in your 3SGTE flywheel elongated?
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