November 19, 2010 @ 07:59 AM

Post: 483

Join Date: Apr 2009

Current - 90' Mazda Miata
Next - 94-00' Acura Integra LS/RS/GSR..whichever is the better deal

November 20, 2010 @ 12:19 AM

Post: 38

Join Date: Nov 2010

Location: Deadmonton, AB, Cana...

Built 1989 revIII swapped JDM SW20 MR2 GT (money pit)
Modified 1992 EP82 Starlet GT (daily)

No plans to change the line-up anytime soon... next would be either a diesel Hilux for winter. Next toy will be a 911... but more than likely an addition to the MR2, not a replacement.
November 21, 2010 @ 04:48 AM

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Join Date: Sep 2008

Current: 2007 Volvo S40
November 21, 2010 @ 06:13 AM

Post: 3593

Join Date: Aug 2009

Current: 2006 Nissan 350z

next :2010 370Z Mid january 2011

Rims worth more then your car FTW

all I do is sip espressos and listen to AZ

November 24, 2010 @ 12:23 AM

Post: 23

Join Date: Nov 2010

Location: chi city

current: 95 240sx se
next: undecided
November 25, 2010 @ 03:41 AM

Post: 38

Join Date: Nov 2010

Location: Deadmonton, AB, Cana...

Info on the currents:

1989 although it is an SW20. The chassis is one of the first 2000 SW20's ever manufactured (#1650, actually) and started life as a G-limited.

Purchased this car with a bone stock (other than MBC, 2.5" D/P and a couple other small bolt-ons), swapped motor, blown head gasket and some other issues 2 years ago. First year I bought it mid-winter and spent my time swapping the head gasket (with a TTE 1.4mm plated steel unit + decking the head), installing some ARP headstuds, cleaning up the issues, wiring, and added some bolt-on goodies (3" downpipe, boost controller, GReddy sidemount intercooler, polished intercooler piping, ARC thermostat, BRIDE vios III driver's seat in red, Double din JVC dvd deck, etc.)

Anyway, it was a very capable car last year but I got used to the power (300whp) and decided I needed to step it up a bit.

As with any car I've built, put together or lightly modded... I like quality, period correct, rare parts. First thing was first for more power - and that meant a bigger turbo. Being a mid-engine, rear drive car with great handling capabilities... and the fact that I daily drive it in the summer, so it spends most of it's time as a street car, I wanted to squeeze a lot of power out of it without losing all my low and mid-range jam. Again, I also like period correct parts from higher end JDM manufacturers. I decided to pick up a Blitz K3T 3070 kit to build off. From there I built the head, and picked up a ton of goodies to go with it.

I'll just let the mod list speak for itself, followed by some build pictures from this year...

Blitz K3T 3070 turbocharger
Blitz C-42 waste gate
custom full 3" 304ss downpipe w/ built in flex section
custom 304ss dump tube (screamer pipe)
Turbo blanket

850cc Siemens top feed inkectors
255lph walbro in-tank fuel pump w/ stainless "dead head" lines
anodized red billet aluminum top feed high-flow fuel rail w/ blue anodized fittings + stainless lines
SX adjustable fuel pressure regulator w/ liquid filled Summit fuel pressure gauge

Snow performance Stage 2 (god that sounds ricer) 200psi pump, 1gall res, boost sensor driven single-nozzle injection Water/Meth injection kit w/ low level sensor + indicator light
APEXi Power FC w/ hand commander + 3m extension cable
AEM UEGO full-time wideband (black, 52mm)
Blitz pearl white electronic boost gauge (60mm)
Blitz pearl white electronic oil pressure gauge (60mm)
Blitz pearl white electronic oil temp gauge (60mm)
needed: Blitz pearl white electronic water temp gauge (60mm)
HKS EVC IV boost controller
Factory gauge cluster stripped
Autometer 5 1/2" 9k "monster" tach - molded into custom gauge cluster
Autometer EGT gauge (52mm) -- molded into custom gauge cluster
needed: 300km/h speedo

Heavy sound deadening stripped (factory outer carpeting intact)
BRIDE low max VIOS III fixed bucket seat (red)
BRIDE head cushion
BRIDE low max seat rail
NRG quick release (full-size 1st gen)
MOMO full-sized wheel hub
300mm MOMO leather-wrapped steering wheel (black on black)
Oldschool Toyota Team Tom's center horn button
Panasonic AVH-P4000DVD double din DVD/MP3 cd deck
Pioneer coax speakers
Clarion 10" shallow sub mounted behind drivers seat in shallow sub box
Clarion bridgeable amp
wanted: custom cage (or autopower 'race' roll bar w/ harness bar + half door bars)
wanted: takata 4 point harness

Swapped mint, clean, low km's Rev3 3s-gte DOHC 16v 2.0L turbo
HKS 264* intake camshaft (high lift 9.2mm gen3)
HKS 264* exhaust camshaft (high lift 9.2mm gen3)
HKS adjustable cam gears (with optional anodized blue outer gears)
HKS valve springs
Ferrea titanium retainers
Ferrea titanium keepers
Freshly decked head
TTE 1.4mm plated steel head gasket
ARP head studs
KU/JUN intake manifold
Q45 80mm throttle body
Polished intercooler piping
Custom 1 piece hot pipe (reflective heat wrapped)
All couplers replaced with new Samco silicone units
All clamps replaced with new t-clamps
HKS superflow intake (soon to be replaced with ARC induction box)
GReddy rad cap [1.3kg/cm2 (18.5psi)]
ARC thermostat
TRD oil fill cap
GReddy intercooler core w/ custom piping (including custom 1 piece hot pipe)
HKS SQV [super blow off valve] (OG SSQV... generation before the "super sequential" was released)
Weapon R coolant overflow reservoir
Megan oil catch can
A/C deleted
Pheonix Power s80 single exit 3.5" downpipe-back exhaust

94+ transmission w/ factory 1.5 way LSD
Redline shock proof gear oil
ACT 6 puck un-sprung clutch
Fidanza light-weight flywheel
braided stainless clutch line
solid brass shift bushings

Wheels / Suspension / brakes:
WORK VS S5S limited - 17x8 +5 fronts, 17x9 +5 rears
--Freshly re-machined, refinished and powder coated Triple Bronze w/ mirror polished screw-on center caps + bolts
WORK light-weight anodized red aluminum alloy lug nuts (w/ locking lugs)
Tien HA coilovers w/ pillow mounts + upgraded springs (5k fronts, 8k rears)
Custom polyurethane motor mounts (drilled + filled)
Slotted brembo rotors
Porterfield racing pads
Stainless brake lines
DOT 5 silicone brake fluid
94+ MBC
Cusco MBC brace
Cusco rear OS strut tower brace
Factory front strut tower brace
needed: Tanabe multi-point rear under-carriage brace
needed: Tanabe multi-point front under-carriage brace
needed: Poly bushings
needed: k-sport adjustable endlinks
wanted: 93+ brake calipers + brackets

New factory front bumper
Blacked out toyota front badge
needed: GReddy gracer front lip spoiler
rear debadged
98+ solid side mouldings
JDM clear corners (OEM , not ebay clears)
fogs deleted (brake ducts soon to fill their gaps)
Border side skirts
Bomex "whale tale" rear wing
Stubby antenna
94+ Kouki rear tail lights (wired for just outer running lights, all 4 on brake) w/ freshly painted black center panel (w/ blacked out optional MR2 logo)
Blacked out center panel (including "MR2" embossed decal)
ordered: Bomex type A mirrors

This is off the top of my head... there's probably a few things missing but I'll update the list as I go back through it all.

2 seasons ago - old wheels, old aero, old 300whp setup

New shoes test fit


Blitz K3t 3070 setup with custom fabbed 3" DP + screamer


November 25, 2010 @ 03:45 AM

Post: 38

Join Date: Nov 2010

Location: Deadmonton, AB, Cana...

And the daily / winter driver...

JDM MKI EP82 Starlet GT

1.3-liter 4E-FTE
Factory ct9 turbo (w/ ported wastegate to keep over-boost creep to a minimum) running 1.2 BAR

Blitz Access ECU
Blitz DD Super sound BOV
Upgraded 315cc MKIII Supra injectors
Walbro 255lph fuel pump
Zisco mild steel equal length tubular exhaust manifold
GReddy FMIC core w/ polished aluminum piping (fully reflective heat-wrapped cold side) and all new silicone coupler (+ T-clamps)
2.5" Downpipe
Custom 2.5" straight pipe into a straight-through muffler (replacing with a BURN's stainless)
Custom vacuum piping front mount intake w/ K&N filter
K&N valve cover breather filter
HKS adjustable waste gate actuator
HKS Type 1 turbo timer
Turbosmart T style manual boost controller
AEM UEGO wide-band sensor
TRD quick shift
Solid brass shifter bushings
Custom tri-color powdercoated valve cover
Speedvision oil catch can
Custom grounding kit

15x7 et38 equip 03 reps
wrapped in 195/45/r15 Kumho ecsta's
***These were off my beater... currently working out a trade for some new shoes. I just can't do high offset fake ****.

TRD Coilovers (front)
KYB GR2's with speedline springs (rear)
Cusco camber plates
Whiteline rear anti-roll bar & drop links (painted hot pink and blue respectively - both finished in a satin clearcoat)
Stock front strut brace (powdercoated - color matched to the same shade of blue as the "TOYOTA" lettering on the valve cover)

Top Secret diamond cut shift knob (black)
Pioneer Double din touch screen DVD player
JL12W6V2 Sub
JL500/1 monoblock
Clarion 6X9 (rear)
Clarion 4" (front)
Autometer boost guage
AEM UEGO wideband gauge
5 Window 20% tint

Old pics:

Stripped lip:

Snapped a couple test fit pics while mocking up the fronts.

Currently on raised TRD coilovers up front... which will be replaced with my Tein HA's w/ 2kg upgraded springs front and rear, bottomed out.

Dumped on the new suspension + playing with the camber a little and they should be spot on.


November 25, 2010 @ 03:54 PM

Post: 3593

Join Date: Aug 2009

super cool story bro. Just playin nice car lol

all I do is sip espressos and listen to AZ

November 29, 2010 @ 12:34 PM

Post: 1

Join Date: Nov 2010

I am using Cadillac CTS Coupe at this time. I have best experiance from this car. This car gives me peace of mind. And i want to buy a car in future. That is the Chevrolet Equinox . i Like this car very much. I have lots of information on this car from internet.
November 29, 2010 @ 02:05 PM

Post: 28

Join Date: Aug 2008

i just have a ghetto 1990 mercedes 300e, i mean it's still a mercedes but i hate that car so much. it breaks down every single month and costs a grip to repair. i just wanna get like a honda next to replace it.
December 2, 2010 @ 11:23 PM

Post: 25

Join Date: Dec 2010

current: Honda Accord

next: Infiniti

next : Audi S5 (HOPEFULLY!!!)
December 23, 2010 @ 01:01 AM

Post: 291

Join Date: Oct 2010

Location: Socal

civic hatch 98'

next realistic
miata hopefully
December 23, 2010 @ 03:08 AM

Post: 66

Join Date: Apr 2009

Curent - 00 Civic Ex
Next - 06 Acura RSEX! (; or a 09 SI :>
December 23, 2010 @ 04:41 PM
Soul Kitchen

Post: 513

Join Date: Mar 2009

Location: Oakland, CA

Current: 2006 Nissan 350z

next :2010 370Z Mid january 2011

uhhhg nice work on those work meister sp1's!! you have good taste man.

and that 370 with those volk te-37s isn't too bad either coolcoolcool
December 23, 2010 @ 09:01 PM

Post: 49

Join Date: Mar 2009

Location: Australia, ACT

Current: 2002 Nissan Silvia S15 Spec R GT

haven't owned it for long, no mods whatsoever car is a dead stocker, selling it off real soon to make way for a 2008 Mazdaspeed 3,
December 23, 2010 @ 09:42 PM
The Main Event

Post: 1429

Join Date: Jul 2006

Location: NJ

^ S15 lucky SOB

Right now I have a BMW 325xi, haven't put much thought into what to pick up next. Maybe an E46 M3 or E39 M5, tough to predict how my money situation will be in 2-3 years.
December 29, 2010 @ 04:12 AM

Post: 42

Join Date: Dec 2010

currently: '94 nissan 300zx slicktop

next: e39 bmw 5 series(530i maybe)
December 30, 2010 @ 01:02 AM

Post: 218

Join Date: Oct 2006

Location: Snobbsdale, AZ

E46 M3

Next is either a-
Cherokee SRT8
Benz CLS
e92 335i

Haven't decided yet
December 30, 2010 @ 04:59 PM

Post: 765

Join Date: Sep 2007

Location: Vancouver, BC

E46 m3> e92 335i

go for the CLS cool
December 31, 2010 @ 03:43 AM

Post: 57

Join Date: Oct 2009

Z with the Meisters cool
All of you have baller cars
January 2, 2011 @ 12:56 PM

Post: 109

Join Date: Nov 2010

thanks! it is all back to stock now and off to the new owner in a few days haunt decided if ima keep the rims and b=put em on the 370Z or sell em and buy wider more aggressive rim
January 2, 2011 @ 01:09 PM

Post: 264

Join Date: Dec 2010

Location: Canada

Current: 2001 Nissan Maxima SE

Realistic next car: Mazdaspeed 3

Twitter: @Mack_SiuMing

January 9, 2011 @ 07:41 PM

Post: 106

Join Date: Feb 2010

1997 honda civic ex ..

currently saving for a 2010-11 gti 4 door dsg or manual .. still trying to figure out what i want

my goal is to save about 8 grand and then drop 7 on a down payment and then finance the rest. planning on keeping it for a very long time .. GTI FTW &)&)&)&)&)
January 10, 2011 @ 01:35 PM

Post: 59

Join Date: Feb 2010

Current: Mazda RX-7 FD3S
Next: Porsche 911 T (930)
January 10, 2011 @ 02:41 PM
m4tt VIII

Post: 18

Join Date: Oct 2010

Current: Evo VIII
Next: 2003 RS6
January 10, 2011 @ 07:37 PM

Post: 197

Join Date: Jul 2010

current: 05 dc5s and 04 es2
next: any year ap2

thinking of getting a bike cuz of gas prices still wanna keep my dc5 and es2
January 11, 2011 @ 06:18 AM

Post: 81

Join Date: Nov 2010

Location: Tilburg, Holland

Currently fiat punto 55s..
Tomorrow i'm going to check out this opel corsa gsi (stock 125 bhp)
January 11, 2011 @ 06:24 PM

Post: 125

Join Date: Dec 2007

Location: Hawaii

Current: 1987 Toyota Cressida, 2010 Audi S4

Next: Nissan 240sx(I miss owning one) and hopefully a Nissan GTR if the 2012 models aren't marked up like crazy

S.F.S - VRT - Infest - RealRunners - HH - Dayuum - CXH

January 11, 2011 @ 09:56 PM

Post: 157

Join Date: Oct 2009

Current: 1994 F150 Xlt

Realistic: 1999-2001 Jeep Wrangler
January 23, 2011 @ 03:54 AM

Post: 17

Join Date: Jan 2011

Current: jag xf
Future: audi s8

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