>reverse Camry/corolla edition
>people who have never driven one will hate edition
>people who have never driven one
I just want a W30.
Yeah, everything becomes much simpler never having to worry about the extra person who tries to tag along. Miss mine.
sigh... i always wanted one... my gf never let me though :(
we compromised and i got a mazdaspeed6 instead, so i guess its not too bad?
pic unrelated, just my feels not having an MR2
What's up /o/
A while ago i went to have the suspension on my 88 aw11 looked at for some shaking when braking.
Anyway thats getting fixed but while they were down there they showed me how one of my engine mounts was nonexistant. Pic related.
My question is are the polyurethane engine mount inserts from twosrus my best bet now that its time to get new ones? Theyre 85 dollars for all four. I want to do what's most in spirit with the stock aw11 and i feel like the ride is rough enough as it is but then again ive been driving without an engine mount and a 30 year old suspension so for all i know it will actually be an improvement.
Oh and also how shitty does this rust look?
My MR2 and my buddies Fairlady at a small show in Okinawa JP yesterday
Put in my new AFM a week or so ago, figured I'd rig an intake while I was at it. Not sure if anyone else has run into this problem with shortram intakes in an AW11, but the filter sits right under the hood vents exposed to rain and etc. So while trying to make some sort of shield, I realized the piping straight from the intake is shaped perfectly to cover the filter as well as to guide water or anything else away from it. Hose clamp literally latches to the vent and works perfectly, just in case anyone else runs into that problem
Things I need to do:
>replace old suspension bushings with new bushings
>polish and wax
>get front wheel alignment in sync
>fix steering wheel misalignment
Already found a set. I'm just waiting for the guy who's holding on to them to get back from some trip and I'm picking them up for $100. I can't wait to have those delicious wheels like what >>14206028 has
Fuck, your pic gave me some nostalgia.
Know what time of day that was?
A little after 6 pm
fucking 4chan fucking up my post
Just bought my SW20 today a couple states over and drove it back home, turned to the left while driving down the highway and saw a corolla towering over me. Didn't really realize just how small the car was.
Loving the car though, just a shame it's been raining all day.
I've daily mine and love it.
Mine was my first RWD car. Had it a year now and loved every minute. Haven't killed myself yet so go for it.
Just picked this up for my mr2.
Old one blew up rip.
Are you dictating what she does with her money so much too? Why does she even have a say with what car you drive. Being a GF she should have her own car, and you have yours of each of your choices.
Depends on the turbo swap and if you're doing it yourself or sending it to someone else to do it. I know there's some company that specializes in MR2s that will swap out everything in an NA MR2 to give it the gen IV 3S-GTE that they put in the Caldina for $4800, but my guess would be around $1500-$2000 if you were to do it yourself
would you rather daily an aw11 or a sw20?
I have daily driven SW20 for years and it's actually a good daily driver:
For one it has surprising amount of space for your stuff, the space behind the seats is more than enough for groceries, you have a decent sized trunk and more space under the frunk especially if you get rid of the spare tire.
The car has surprisingly pleasant ride quality and the cockpit in particular is a very nice place to be. Seats in particular are very comfy and offer lots of support during spirited driving. SW20 not being a "pure" sportscar and having some aspects of GT cars shows here in a good way.
Given it's Toyota it is reliable as fuck (especially in N/A form) and in the unlikely scenario you actually need spare parts for it you will be able to get them dirt cheap from just about anywhere as it shares most of it's parts with more common Toyota models. However there are few SW20 specific parts like brake calipers that can be a pain in the ass to get if you live in middle of nowhere in small remote country like I do but there are very few parts like this.
Sadly I can't say anything about AW11s as I have never seen one that isn't a rustbucket that falls apart from you just looking at it's direction but as far as daily drivability goes SW20s beat W30s hands down just for not being convertibles and actually having storage space compared to W30s that literally have ZERO storage space apart from having microscopic storage space behind the seats.
Best performing car in the MR family with an engine swap, also aesthetically pleasing with a lotus body kit. But at that point you just have a lotus that's 10 grand cheaper, so worth it.
I hate posting here (for obvious reasons), but I do daily an SW20.
Got it for free a couple of weeks ago. Bit of rust on the left side, but nothing serious, and there are a few minor cosmetic issues which I'll deal with when I get round to them.
Loving every minute of it so far.
awesome, thanks for the long and nice answers, basically everything I wanted to know
No thanks, how about some frozen naan bread?
I shouldn't even have to prove this, I have trolly's eurobeat sticker ffs
>Got it for free a couple of weeks ago
AW11. Engine blew on mine. Had it for a good 8years. Hit 200k. Since I live in Cali, I cant swap out for a 20v due to smog inspection laws. So it has to be the same engine offered for that make/model/year.
Thinking of just getting a new car and selling this shell and for parts.
my sad supercharged aw11
OK, free is a bit of an exaggeration. It was sitting SORNed at my bro's place for the best part of nine months because my dad had loaned him his S2K. Wound up going to me because he's moving to London, so needed it gone, and it just happened I needed a new car because I'd part-exed a decent econobox for a fucked Saxo VTR because I'm a complete moron. I still had to pay to get the Spyder back on the road.
are the oversteer issues on the second gen really that bad? or is it just that people don't know how to drive them properly? I want to get one as a project car and love the look of them, just trying to see if it'l kill me or not.
there are issues for sure, but you can mostly avoid them by driving properly.
mainly, the back wheels tend to toe out on suspension rebound, and it's difficult to recover from without practice.
Like early S2000s SW20s have rear suspensions that under hard (and poorly timed) braking allow for rear toe-out which can catch poor drivers off-guard. However the real handling problems on SW20s (especially with the 93+ ones with "fixed" suspension) has to do with the car having MacPherson suspension with little to no negative camber in front and ridiculous amount of toe-in at rear with stock suspension settings. Both of these lead into mid- and corner-exit understeer and trying to counter that can lead into slide that CANNOT be corrected due to the retarded stock suspension settings. The former can be fixed with camber adjusting crash bolts and the latter by getting a wheel alignment and telling to reduce the rear toe-in at the smallest amount that is still on green on the alignment machine. Doing these small and relatively cheap changes make the car handle better especially when trying to correct a slide.
I have driven a SW20 for 4 years now and I have only snap-oversteered it once and even then it took having a really slippery winter weather, shitty worn out tires and poorly timed mid-corner braking to initiate it so I can say that the snap oversteer thing is grossly execrated definitely doesn't happen on it's own.
Can confirm. MR2s are the ultimate bachelor car.
Bitches love my memory-foam seat pads.
This. My MR2 found me a wife and got me married. Thanks MR2, I love what you do for me, TOY O TA
>SW20s in my area are either beat to shit, N/A, or over $8k
JUST FUCK ME UP