AW11 MK1 MR2 Super Red - 20v Blacktop - MK1corse - Melb
This is how it stands as of current day...
1988 Toyota AW11 MK1B MR2 Coupe ENGINE:
- AE111 (1995) I4 4AGE Twincam 20 Valve 7 Rib Blacktop.
- C52 5 Speed Gearbox.
- 35mm Imec Trumpets.
- Autech Forged Connecting Rods.
- ARP Fasteners.
- Prothane 75A Engine Mount Inserts.
- AE111 (1995) Header / Custom Exhaust Mid Section / FUJITSUBO Stainless Muffler.
- Spliced Wiring Loom (16V Harness W/20 V Harness).
** On its 3rd engine and its 2nd gearbox since new (x2 16v's (previous owners) and now 20v). EXTERIOR:
- 1988 JDM Supercharged AW11 Tail-lights.
- Deleted Rear Mudflaps.
- Deleted Radio Aerial. SUSPENSION:
- AMR Custom Coilovers w/ Hyperco springs. ROLLING STOCK: RIMS:
- WORK Meister S1 2P 15x7 +25 Offset 4x100 PCD.
- Project Kics Neo Chrome Lugnuts Black R40's open ended. TYRES:
Front: Bridgestone Potenza RE002's - 195/50/15.
Rear: Bridgestone Potenza RE002's - 205/50/15.PREVIOUSLY:
1993 RAYS Engineering GR-Ns 15x7 +35 Offset 4x100 PCD on Falken ZE912 195/45/15. INTERIOR:- Nardi 330mm Grinta Suede black Red stitching steering wheel. - TOM'S Duracon GT Shift Knob.- C`s Short Stroke Shift Kit.- Custom 3inch Black Anodized Shaft Extension.- Recaro LX-C AW11 Super Edition seats on Bride RO rails.- Deleted Air-Con. - Deleted Speakers, Aerial and Radio. - New used original sunroof headliner, C-pillar trims, steering binnacle, steering cowl, centre console, HVAC surround, rear firewall carpet and both LHS and RHS door cards. Below a brief snapshot of how it got here since 2011
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Hi guys! Im new, long time follower... Finally felt worthy of joining once I bought what is easily the most fun, enjoyable, rev happy drive Ive had so far the MK1 MR2 AW11!
I recently purchased this super red AW11 in Feb and not long after the head blew... PANIC not what I had in mind!
Bought on the cheap and never intending on modify it. (EDIT: 1 year later - In hindsight, can see why it was priced so low...)
After much deliberation, and realising this car is so different to the norm, has so much character and showing signs of a hard neglected life, a new lease on life a goal to restore it as much as possible to OEM standard, using OEM parts where applicable, with minor upgrades and a well deserved heart transplant was decided.
Deciding to not go down the 3SGE 2L route but rather in update line with the original intention, Ive decided the NA route via a new motor from an AE111 Sprinter, ex japan 4AGE 20Valve Blacktop! Condition / notes when purchased in Feb 2011:- Currently on its second motor.- Currently on its second gearbox.- Saggy Yellow King Springs.- Second respray (average quality).- Custom sound system installed.- - Rear firewall cut for speakers.- - Interior C-Pillar trims cut for speakers.- - MDF Subwoofer box behind drivers seat. Seat unable to slide back.- Cracked center console.- Cracked instrument cluster binnacle.- Cigarette burns in seats (Minor).- Cigarette burnt door cards (Minor/Obvious).- Cigarette burnt carpet (Minor/Obvious).- Missing shift boot gaiter.- Missing interior sunroof shade.- Missing interior sunroof shade bag.- Mitsubishi fuel filler cap.- Rubbish interior wiring attempts.- Repaired front spoiler (Multiple).- Resprayed front bumper (over existing decals...).- Missing front badge.
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My adub goes off to Jocaro Motors this week to have the swap, harness spliced and cooling sorted... (Good guys responsible for the Porsche GT3 Super Cup cars), will post pics when its done =P
Thanks you guys for making this a wicked forum, looking forward to meeting some of you on the roads!
(Also did manage to see those cool AW11's and SW20's at this years F1 display great job guys! If you're there next year count me in!)
Yeeeoww! and then...
There's something very distinctive about the smell of blue smoke ($$$)...
Seeing it wasn't going anywhere, decided to fit a few things:
Nardi / Personal 330mm Suede wheel
Circa 1993 RAYS Engineering / Volk Racing GR-Ns - 15x7inch 35mm offset
Maybe refurbish and powder coat?
** Purchased Fujitubo Legalis exhaust from JDM Concept, awesome bit of kit stainless and nice together rhs twin pipes. But seeing the 20v is going in wonder if its the best option??? bought originally to suit the 16v...
Fitted face lift rear tail lamps:
(To fit the drilling of 2 additional holes in the sheet metal is required. Optional to slot a few other holes for flush fit and optional to fit retaining clip hole for the number plate surround - and also the rubber gaskets for number plate lamps are different).
Boot key requires tube/cyclinder to seal the newly created distance gap...
Will post more pics of the 20v going in and the wheels cleaned and fitted... need to find some decent lug nuts... =P
post edited by MK1corse - 2017/07/11 00:07:07