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Hot!Plow's SW20 Turbo

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2012/07/22 21:24:43 (permalink)
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Plow's SW20 Turbo

Hi folks,
I'm the proud new owner of a 1993 SW20 GT hardtop, and so far very much loving it!
After being talked into a track day at Wakefield in my usual car (stock 2010 WRX, considered by my wife as my first mid-life crisis) it seemed "sensible" to buy a toy, and the advice was go for something light, powerful, with good braking and handling. Good looking would be a bonus, all of which spells MR2 right?
 
Will try and upload a pic to show the result (now considered my second mid-life crisis!)
She will need a fair bit of TLC, I think I've got quite a journey on my hands. From what I can tell (and I'm not hugely mechanical), most of the car is stock, except intercooler, filter, boost controller & guage, nice stereo and wheels, and the exhaust (custom job using a commodore exhaust, twin exhaust look but one is fake?). But for 7,500 I'm not complaining.
Bonuses included the owners manuals (original Japanese + english) and a copy of Terry Heick's "Toyota MR2 Performance". Interior is in great nick, body seems rust free, exterior plastics a bit beat up though.
 
Will be off to the mechanic on Tuesday to see if there are any nasty surprises, and start planning some enhancements!
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CURRENT details of the car @ 19/11/2016
Early ’93 hardtop SW20 turbo
Gen 2 3SGTE, rebuilt with forged internals, bearings, studs etc
212rwkw @ 19psi on 98 pump
Garrett GTX 2860 turbo, stock exhaust & intake manifolds & cams
Walbro fuel pump, Wolfkatz rail & Bosch 900cc injectors
Hypertune custom A2W intercooler, frozenboost front heat exchanger, Toyota pump
EMS EM70 standalone ECU, MSD spark booster
3” dump & Berk twin exhaust
Custom catch can
Oil filter relocation & side mount oil cooler
Original E153 transmission, rebuilt, Delta V spherical shift bushes
BC racing BR coilovers, AW11 adjustable castor rods
Work emotion CR Kai rims - 17x7.5 +30 and 17x8.5 +33
DeltaV BBK – Nissan 4pots front over Lexus 315mm discs/ late SW20 rear calipers over RX8 323mm
Nitto NT01 rubber , 225/45/17 front 255/40/17 rear
PBs - Wakefield 1:11.05 on 19 psi
        SMSP GP 1:55.31 on 19psi
        SMSP Brabham/full 2:26.67 on 14psi
 
post edited by MR PLOW - 2016/11/19 08:40:15

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    Re:First time MR2 owner 2012/07/22 21:52:51 (permalink)
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    Welcome, looks a nice ride you got there.  Some extra photo's would be great.  What make you say its a '93'?  from the picture looks to be a pre 1993.  Great price you paid also - well done.
     
     
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    Re:First time MR2 owner 2012/07/22 22:11:41 (permalink)
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    Welcome MR PLOW. Unusual name for a WRX driver. . . LOL 
    Whack on some coilovers and a front upgraded swaybar and you'll wanna be at the track every weekend in it, they're so much fun :)
     

    1990 SW20 GT 3S-GTE Targa
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    Re:First time MR2 owner 2012/07/22 23:12:48 (permalink)
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    Saw that one on carsalesc and looked great.

    Absolutely love the SMG [steel mist grey] hard tops (I too have one)

    Carmikey: my car is also a 93 and also has the same styling

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    Re:First time MR2 owner 2012/07/23 08:36:53 (permalink)
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    Carmikey

    Welcome, looks a nice ride you got there.  Some extra photo's would be great.  What make you say its a '93'?  from the picture looks to be a pre 1993.  Great price you paid also - well done.




    Thanks Carmikey, I'm just going off the import plate, rego papers etc. Maybe early '93? Any other clues to verify would help, other than translating the japanese manual!
    I'm struggling to work out how to add images too - any tips for a new user?
     

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    MRTurbo

    Welcome MR PLOW. Unusual name for a WRX driver. . . LOL 
    Whack on some coilovers and a front upgraded swaybar and you'll wanna be at the track every weekend in it, they're so much fun :)


    Yeah, an old uni nickname, part Simpsons reference and part be-there joke.
    Tentative Wakefield trip on 21 August, can't wait!

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    chase_d

    Saw that one on carsalesc and looked great.

    Absolutely love the SMG [steel mist grey] hard tops (I too have one)

    Carmikey: my car is also a 93 and also has the same styling

    Must be her west-coast twin!

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    MR PLOW
     I'm struggling to work out how to add images too - any tips for a new user?
     

    Easiest way is to click on "open full version" (ie. not quick reply) then click on the 'paperclip' button to attach files.

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    Re:First time MR2 owner 2012/07/23 09:46:48 (permalink)
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    MR PLOW
     
    Thanks Carmikey, I'm just going off the import plate, rego papers etc. Maybe early '93? Any other clues to verify would help, other than translating the japanese manual!
    I'm struggling to work out how to add images too - any tips for a new user?
     
     
    Regarding model clues - body side molding I thought was colour coded to car 93+.  Can also use this as a reference.  Can use this as a guide.
    Date of Manufacture:
    http://www.mr2.com/TEXT/MkIIProductionInfo.html .
     

    MR2 Turbo identification

    http://www.btinternet.com/~netsurf/mr2t/mr2tfaq.html#Turbo_identification
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    Re:First time MR2 owner 2012/07/23 13:17:47 (permalink)
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    Carmikey

    MR2 Turbo identification


    Thanks Carmikey,
    Going off that guide, square brake lights, black side line, 3 piece spoiler - sounds like an early '93 "Revision II", not a late '93 "Revision III". Wouldn't want it to be clear cut would we 
    Anyhow, all good by me!

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    Re:First time MR2 owner 2012/07/23 14:39:21 (permalink)
    +1 (1)
    You can always do a VIN ID though here also... http://www.toyodiy.com/parts/q.html
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    Re:First time MR2 owner 2012/07/24 11:22:41 (permalink)
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    Welcome to the forum. Looking forward to seeing some pics.

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    Re:First time MR2 owner 2012/07/24 20:57:05 (permalink)
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    No paperclip for me (maybe it's the "member for more than 2 days" requirement). Anyway, uploaded some pics to member gallery MR PLOW's 2 (can't link to it at the moment for the same reason I think) 
     
    post edited by MR PLOW - 2012/07/25 08:38:00

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    Re:First time MR2 owner 2012/07/24 22:23:37 (permalink)
    +1 (1)
    Here you go...
     

     



     
    As I said before, great looking car. Really like those sideskirts on it too!

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    Re:First time MR2 owner 2012/07/25 08:42:59 (permalink)
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    Thanks chase_d!
    PS Dropped her off to her new mechanic last night, stay tuned for dyno results and action plan!

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