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Helpful ReplyRed SW20 3sgte | Float like a butterfly. Sting like a bee

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2011/06/26 17:37:25 (permalink)
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Red SW20 3sgte | Float like a butterfly. Sting like a bee

Exterior
98+ exterior look
Raybrig headlights
Custom side air scoops
Rolled guards
 
Interior
Momo 330m flatbottom steering wheel with yellow stitching
Autometer guages for Oil Temp,Boost, Water Temp and Oil Pressure
Bride Brix 1.5 driver side with Bride Type SO rail.
Custom Half Cage
Blackvue DR550 Dashcam
93+ Tweeter Covers
Alpine ida-x305
 
 
Wheels:
Street
16x7 +25 wrapped in 205/50/16 RE002
17x8 +35 wrapped in 225/45/17 RE002
 
Race
16x8 +28 wrapped in 205/50/16 595RSR
17x9 +38 wrapped in 225/45/17 AD08
 
Suspension
BC BR Racing Coilovers RA series Spring Rates: F: 5kg R: 8kg
Whiteline Front and Rear Swaybars
Front reinforcement swaybar mount plates
TRD Front and Rear Strutbrace
Carbing 4 point underbrace
Replaced all bushes with Poly Bushes 
 
Performance
HKS SSQV IV plumped back
Power FC Unit
Tuned by HITMAN and retuned by MRC (200kW @18PSI)
Highflow CT20B
Rebuilt and forged by WTFAUTO
GReddy Profec B Spec-II configured on Low: 15psi and High 18psi
Aussie 3" dump
Custom Hitech exhaust
Spearco intercooler
Aftermarket oil cooler
 
Brakes:
Intima SR pads
Late model brakes
Braided lines
Penrite Racing brake fluid
 
 
 
 
Proud owner of Rorys old car. Its perfect the way it is, maybe a few little changes. But we will see, im a massive photofag so here a photos. And more photos later on at night when i take it out. Getting used to driving a turbo. And no power steering!
 
Currently just got my eyes set of something abit wider in the wheels department. Probably 16x7 and 16x8 with some nice tyres. Very happy with the brakes on this! 

Full set here - http://flic.kr/s/aHsjv68d8r
 







post edited by rico - 2014/01/20 11:53:32

I drive a red mr2

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    Dudeman
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    Re:Float like a butterfly. Sting like a bee 2011/06/26 18:24:48 (permalink)
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    Awesome man, take care!

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    Re:Float like a butterfly. Sting like a bee 2011/06/26 21:39:13 (permalink)
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    Thats a great looking MR2.  Keep up the photos.
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    Re:Float like a butterfly. Sting like a bee 2011/06/26 23:01:02 (permalink)
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    more pics. :P
    seriously, you can never have too many!
    the second one down is the pick of the bunch there. :)
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    Re:Float like a butterfly. Sting like a bee 2011/06/27 22:24:33 (permalink)
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    wow - now looks like a proper sleaper with all the gear off it. Bet it doesn't sound like one thougth! Enjoy it!
     
    (you should really consider the 16's I had on it)
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    Re:Float like a butterfly. Sting like a bee 2011/07/11 23:03:15 (permalink)
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    Sweet ride
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    Re:Float like a butterfly. Sting like a bee 2011/09/19 22:14:14 (permalink)
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    just had a look at the dyno chart on your blog site - what was going on? were you boosting really low? or testing some new parts?
     
     
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    Re:Float like a butterfly. Sting like a bee 2013/01/30 12:08:36 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Minty AW11SC 2013/08/12 01:01:24
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    Looks like its time it update this thread.
     

    IMG_6805 by rico.vision, on Flickr
     
    After getting the car not long after the handbrake cable snapped. The usual. And got that replaced. Cable was roughly $150 and got the car on the ramps in the driveway and replaced that. Its a good feeling when working on your car goes successful and is straightforward without hiccups.
     
    I have a addiction to SA3Rs :P And these cars look best with them. One of the very few cars able to pull off the look imo. So i got a set 16x7 +28 and 16x8 +35. The front stick out a few mms more than my liking but i cant complain. Rather than 
    Of course all guards were rolled by Phil B Enterprise. The rears didnt need to get rolled but hey i did it just incase :) Got these wrapped in RE002. I have plans to run double staggered and having an eye out for 17x9s for the rears. I do want a fatter ass.
     

    IMG_6809 by rico.vision, on Flickr
     
    Installed gen3 tailights from Gorilla Industries and got them rewired up so it is light up [oo - - oo] and braking [OO -- OO]. Thanks to my dad as he is a electrician.
     
    The fast forward to now i have installed the carpet back into the car. How i have missed the soft touch of carpet in my car :O And make the car feel more of a street car.
     
    Got the black retro side strip that runs along the car colourcoded. As well as installed a rev5 ebay replica wing on a new bootlid and got the sprayed as well. At this point the sw20 is exactly how i wanted it to look. Oem clean and simple. Ride height was fine. Not too high and not too low. Was told it was stock springs but it appears to be abit lower than usual. They arnt cut and they are black. But they are firm and handle good so im not worried.
     
    Bought some raybrigs clear headlights. Did understand they are plasic compared to the stock ones which are glass. But these update the car in so many ways. 
     
    And only recently installed a Alpine headunit and speakers! Havnt been driving around with music for more than a year. Didnt think ill miss pumping taylor swift in my car. But i do :) Gald to have it back!
     
     
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    post edited by rico - 2013/01/30 12:18:39

    I drive a red mr2

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    Re:Float like a butterfly. Sting like a bee 2013/01/30 12:11:21 (permalink)
    +1 (1)
    Owned this car for abit over a year and a half now. And just recently installed a Bride Brix 1 driver seat. Gave it a vacuum and didnt have a steam iron so i got my mum ironing and used to steam blaster on that for a substitute for the time being. Feels so dam hugging! Feel so in control in corners now :P
     
    Now to find a good seat for the passenger side
     

    IMG_5757 by rico.vision, on Flickr
    post edited by rico - 2013/01/30 12:15:17

    I drive a red mr2

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    Re:Float like a butterfly. Sting like a bee 2013/01/30 12:23:44 (permalink)
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    Ive had thoughts about selling this car... and get something abit more practical. Yes its for sale. But i dont think i could sell it. Hence why im still modding the dam car! Its been so good to me. Never broken down and been very reliable.
     
    Future for the car is still unknown but i have intima sr pads to put on and to bleed out the brakes. Sort some suspension issues out. And want to get my ass into some skidpands and some trackdays with friends in the future. (been saying that for a year now and never really happened..) 
    post edited by rico - 2013/01/30 12:28:20

    I drive a red mr2

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    Re:Float like a butterfly. Sting like a bee 2013/01/30 12:25:36 (permalink)
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    Very clean!
    I also love my Raybrigs 

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    Re:Float like a butterfly. Sting like a bee 2013/02/17 02:03:05 (permalink)
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    Alright so im going to be changing the brake fluid out tomorrow with new penrite racing dot4 (http://www.penriteoil.com.au/products.php?id_categ=12&id_products=361)
     
    Also going to slap in my intimas srs on. Brake light for some reason comes in in the cluster on hard braking. And the rear passenger side caliper is sticking/dragging so going to have to look into this tomorrow.
     
    Went for a drive last night with a few friends. Got to see how my car performed. Still need alot of work. Need to sort some suspension issues out. And need a retune. Any suggestions anyone? Thinking to go to SAS? or around that area? People said UNIGROUP is okay? Oh and forgot to mention the bride brix seat i have installed is amazing. Holds me so well!
     
    Anyways thinking to get some coilovers such as HSD or BC down the track. And need to order new driver side a to b pillar seals and its leaky. And want to buy and install a dash cam. 
     
    So much money. One thing at a time.

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    Re:Float like a butterfly. Sting like a bee 2013/02/17 09:57:31 (permalink)
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    Wow neat car. I love the overall look.  I have to confess I'm a huge fan of the Advan SA3R's. The bride seat looks great too, would you consider getting one for the passenger side eventually?

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    Re:Float like a butterfly. Sting like a bee 2013/02/17 11:31:52 (permalink)
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    Came back from autobarn with my penrite brake fluid. Going to start soooon. Umm i have the bride rail for the passenger side. But im looking into a recaro maybe sr3 or 4 for the passenger. Girlfriend doesnt like how the bride is so hard to get in and out. (Hell its a pain getting in and out without rubbing against the bolsters)\
     
    So a recaro should solve this. Just that they are abit overpriced for what i think they are worth. Im keen to get  a cloth type and not a honda material type.
     

     

    post edited by rico - 2013/02/17 22:34:15

    I drive a red mr2

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    Re:Float like a butterfly. Sting like a bee 2013/02/21 15:14:06 (permalink)
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    Nice Photo's
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