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2013/01/11 14:49:25 (permalink)
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Shaz's baby

Thought I'd share some pics of my baby.
Have always loved the MR2.  test drove a few in the past, but never thought I'd ever be able to own my own.
I guess I sorta got it by default.  I wrote off the sensible Hyundai in September & when I was searching for a replacement car this little cutie popped up within my price range.  Didn't take it seriously at first, but the more I thought about it the more I thought "why not".  Sent the guy emails to get info, etc & all looked good.  Went to Port Macquarie to take it for a drive & it turned out that my sister knew the guy's wife. 
Needed 2 new tyres, new stereo & it's 200,000 service with timing belt.    Got all that done & am loving it.  Have no idea about the workings of the motor like you guys, but hey it runs well & my mechanic said that I got a good one.
Plus the synchro (not sure about spelling) on 2nd isn't crash hot, so I've had to learn to double clutch it.  Didn't take long, just cant drive in heels any more, lol. I'll get that fixed once I've got some more money.
Love Love Love it.

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    MRTurbo
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    Re:Shaz's baby 2013/01/11 15:16:37 (permalink)
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    Welcome and nice 2! 
    good to see more female drivers in these 

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    ZIELINSKI
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    Re:Shaz's baby 2013/01/11 16:13:49 (permalink)
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    Nice Find :)

    And welcome

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    Re:Shaz's baby 2013/01/11 17:08:38 (permalink)
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    Nice :)
    Still in good nick
    Nice find
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    Re:Shaz's baby 2013/01/13 13:26:33 (permalink)
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    Welcome to a new lifestyle! Much more street cred than  'sensible Hyundai' - & much more fun!
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    Re:Shaz's baby 2013/01/19 20:52:56 (permalink)
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    Gotta get those cheese cutter rear tyres sorted, 195's all round is not good!

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    Re:Shaz's baby 2013/01/19 21:13:49 (permalink)
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    Was nice too me you today shaz!
    Here is a shot from today

     

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    Re:Shaz's baby 2013/01/19 21:36:18 (permalink)
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    Lovely example and a nice colour too. Welcome! I agree with the above comment that wider wheels and tyres go along way on the rear of any mr2 especially while driving on a slippery road in the rain. I had 16x7" wheels and 225" tyres on the back and 205" tyres on the front. This upgrade alone made a world of difference. Enjoy it.
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    Re:Shaz's baby 2013/01/19 22:51:32 (permalink)
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    It was good to meet up with you guys today .  Thanks for the advice re the tyres.  Even though I've dealt with the same guys for tyres for ages, he obviously steered me wrong.
     
    Thanks for the pic too.
     

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    Re:Shaz's baby 2013/01/20 13:10:32 (permalink)
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    Not at all! Your tyre guy probably went off what the tyre placard recommends for the model. My suggestion should be considered an up grade! You may need to purchase wider alloy wheels. If you prefer a standard appearance A good upgrade would be to fit 2nd to 3rd generation sw20 Mr2 wheels. You'll be able to fit larger tyres to these wheels. 
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    Re:Shaz's baby 2013/01/20 13:23:09 (permalink)
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    Now that I know what to look at (thanks for showing me), he didn't go off the placard.  The card says Front 195/60R14 & rear 205/60R14.  The rims have been changed to 15, so I know the last number will be 15 instead of 14.  He recommended 195/55R15.  Now that I know the first number is the width and the last number is the rim.  what is the 2nd number?  Does that have any impact?  Should that still be 60?
    I just want to be armed with the right info when I go & talk to him.
     
    Cheers
     
     
    na/sdub

    Not at all! Your tyre guy probably went off what the tyre placard recommends for the model. My suggestion should be considered an up grade! You may need to purchase wider alloy wheels. If you prefer a standard appearance A good upgrade would be to fit 2nd to 3rd generation sw20 Mr2 wheels. You'll be able to fit larger tyres to these wheels. 



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    Shaz
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    Re:Shaz's baby 2013/01/20 14:35:31 (permalink)
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    ........ wait............... I think just worked out what the middle number is ..................... the thickness??
    Same question tho, the card says 60 but they've put 55 on.  Does this make a difference?
     
     

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    Re:Shaz's baby 2013/01/20 14:49:45 (permalink)
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    The middle number is the tyre profile, which like you say is basically the height of the sidewall. 
     
    The 15' wheels I have use 50 profile tyres. 
     
    Your placard is for 14' wheels which use a 60 profile tyre. 
     
    Its worked out so the overall rolling diameter doenst change 'too' much. If the overall diameter changed that affects your speedo.

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    Re:Shaz's baby 2013/01/20 14:54:16 (permalink)
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    Ok, he did say something about the speedo possibly being out.  So if you change from 14 to 15 it would be ok to change the 60 down to a 50??
    So it's basically the width I need to talk to him about.  cool.
     
    Dudeman

    The middle number is the tyre profile, which like you say is basically the height of the sidewall. 

    The 15' wheels I have use 50 profile tyres. 

    Your placard is for 14' wheels which use a 60 profile tyre. 

    Its worked out so the overall rolling diameter doenst change 'too' much. If the overall diameter changed that affects your speedo.



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    Re:Shaz's baby 2013/01/20 15:24:04 (permalink)
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    The second number in tyre sizes is the percentage of width the sidewall has.
    I'll explain...
    Say you have a 205/50 R16 tyre, the '50' means 50% of 205 or the tyre's overall width called 'Section Width'.
    So; 205mm width, 50% sidewall = sidewall has an overall height of 102.5mm. This includes the bit that you can't see inside the wheel holding the tyre to the wheel.
    Pretty much all tyres are measured this way with the exclusion of some 4WD, truck and heavy machinery tyres.
    Here's a link to figure out 'Rolling Diameters' so your speedo reads correctly with your wheel and tyre choice... http://www.kouki.co.uk/utilities/visual-tyre-size-calculator
    Have fun! :)
     

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