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aussiespyder's White Turbo Mr2!

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2012/07/07 17:43:49 (permalink)
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aussiespyder's White Turbo Mr2!

Back in April picked up a 2000 model MR2 Spyder for $8750 with recently rebuilt gearbox and new softtop and full TRD body kit and sports exhaust was one of the nicest ones going and at that price i couldn't refuse as a standard one with rips in the roof and a few more k's than this was asking $10 - $13k so beauty.

Decided to change the rim size as it drove like crap and felt every bump so from 17" to 15"

Noticed on ebay a guy selling an mr2 shell or if we needed parts, as need in frunk lid for wheel, centre console has crack so picked one that doesnt, engine back stand and lucky for us he had a spare hardtop which did need a little fix but nothing that fibreglass and fresh paint didnt hurt. 

Gone on a few cruises drives like a dream
For my bday got custom white and red number plates and a few weeks later a value in the engine has gone so new engine to swap in.
Currently have dropped the engine


this was todays effort (07/07/12) and tomorrow might be droping another for our spyder!
So i guess when i think about what i paid compared what some are going at mine in the end costing me $11k plus for a car with hardtop, rebuilt gearbox, new softtop and good engine i still say i got a bargin lol

To Do List/Wish List:
Wrap hardtop and spoiler - Completed
Body Brace TRD
Oil pressure & temp gauages
Oil Cooler Completed
Suspension Completed
new paint job Completed
Turbo
celica zr seats
post edited by aussiespyder - 2017/06/19 11:43:00

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    Re:AussieSpyder's MR2 Spyder! 2012/07/08 12:21:37 (permalink)
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    smt or true manual?
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    Re:AussieSpyder's MR2 Spyder! 2012/07/08 13:32:20 (permalink)
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    Looks like you picked up quite a deal. Do you plan on a upgrade?

     
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    Re:AussieSpyder's MR2 Spyder! 2012/07/08 15:55:56 (permalink)
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    SMT version and keeping it standard will be a daily, i also have an aw11 which am upgrading.

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    Re:AussieSpyder's MR2 Spyder! 2012/08/01 18:26:28 (permalink)
    +1 (1)
    On the 28/07/12 finally started to make some progress with the engine after waiting on parts from toyota. while we were waiting replaced handbrake cables which is a pain so had to drop fuel tank to get the bolts so glad engine was out though can imagaine doing it with it in, also painted bumpers. So first thing saturday morning Replaced all seals, thermostat, waterpump, resealed timing chain cover and with that new o-ring for timing chain tensioner.
    Than for the fun of chaining engines over and flywheel and clutch, and with a  little persuasion got the the engine reattached to gearbox. like to mention also that we didnt unplugged any of the SMT components as once you unplugged everything from engine just kept the wiring lume over the gear box.

    so once the engine was attached just plugged wiring lume back to there spots.
    By end of day we had the engine mounted and pipes all back in and lume plugged back into ecu.
    On the 29/07/12 started the morning putting the final pieces in the engine and reconnected the exhaust and put the airbox and battery components, all the arms and wheels. than gave it some fluids.
    once all that was done turned the key to check smt green light was solid in N and checked gear changed into 1st and reverse. all good. than startup at first nothing gave it another go and started nicely.
    Put the bumper back on and took it for a drive round the block. going really well and acceleration is so much powerful than other engine. so defiantly noticing the difference in power and funny enough this engine is quieter.
     While bumpers were off experimented with Plasti dip on the plastic grills on the car with were dark grey to matt black.



    Also painted the brake calipers

     
     

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    Re:AussieSpyder's MR2 Spyder! 2012/09/22 18:54:15 (permalink)
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    Just an update, everything is going great. new engine is awesome. done alittle modifications on interior. new TRD gear ball and steering wheel cover.


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    Re:AussieSpyder's MR2 Spyder! 2012/10/06 11:38:21 (permalink)
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    Picked up an offical TRD front bumper, this is only 1 of 2 brought out by toyota.

     
    Fiited On Sunday after abit of clean up and polish. next to wire up the foggies. maybe get a TRD badge for :D
     
     
    post edited by aussiespyder - 2012/10/09 16:59:26

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    Re:AussieSpyder's MR2 Spyder! 2012/10/06 14:44:18 (permalink)
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    VERY NICE. I WANT ONE.

    2001 spoida black, remus exhaust C one spoiler Carbing braces.
    01spoida red track car turbo,omp seats,,cusco clutch/lsd C one strut braces.
    89 Aw11Sc.
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    Re:AussieSpyder's MR2 Spyder! 2012/10/07 19:44:39 (permalink)
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    The blue one Al palmer is selling on carsales has one! maybe take one of your other ones in and ask if you can swap lol. All i need now is a big TRD wing like Al Palmers white one!

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    Re:AussieSpyder's MR2 Spyder! 2012/10/08 12:56:10 (permalink)
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    I LOVE theses with a hardtop :D more pics
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    Re:AussieSpyder's MR2 Spyder! 2013/01/02 19:11:58 (permalink)
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    Its been a few month since i last updated and have had alittle change to the car!
    Changed the interior colour from grey to red

     
    Due to issues with speed bumps changed rims from all round 15" to rear 16" and fronts 15" and i love the look of the orignals rims
    P.s i used this picture as a christmas card lol

    And got a set of facelift sidevents which just needs a final colour coat


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    Re:AussieSpyder's MR2 Spyder! 2013/01/02 22:30:41 (permalink)
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    Great work, would be great to see it one of these days.

     
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    Re:AussieSpyder's MR2 Spyder! 2013/01/03 11:37:19 (permalink)
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    Cheers B24, i might be at next monthly meet!
    Here's a shot last month out at homebush after the NSW MR2 club christmas party

     

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    Re:AussieSpyder's MR2 Spyder! 2013/01/03 11:59:52 (permalink)
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    love the shot, wondering if i can steal this shot for the club website?
    With a higher res pic if you have one?
    Thanks

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    Re:AussieSpyder's MR2 Spyder! 2013/01/23 21:45:14 (permalink)
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    Enjoying driving the car, had an amazing drive with NSW MR2 Club up to Terrigal via Old Pac Hwy.
    Every month i seem to be changing something on the car, I added on the new side vents, series 2 headlights and a TRD window sticker.


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