MR2 Guest Book - October 1998
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Thu Oct 1 00:13:55 1998
Andrew Dyson (p18-max33.akl.ihug.co.nz)
Love the site , great to know there are admires of the M.R.2 world wide!!!
Thanks I will visit The Site again soon
Thu Oct 1 01:26:09 1998
BC Coors (knox.pace.edu)
Thu Oct 1 02:31:13 1998
Zach Saltzberg (d169.pm5.sonic.net)
Own a 1991 MR2 Turbo. Luvin' It. I'm interested in some body modifications. I think I'm going to get the whole HKS package on the car. Anyone know of anyone still making aerodynamics kits for the MKII? The one I liked most went out of business. Well any input is appreciated. Thanks.
Thu Oct 1 05:31:58 1998
Dave B (ppp822.gulf.or.jp)
Hi, I've got a 95 toyota supra RZ turbo (japanese model) and I like it a lot.
But it's big and a bit of a handful around town (hard to park etc, and the huge veilside rear wing makes reversing impossible). I'm thinking about a turbo MR2 as a possible third car. My question to all you MR2 owners out there is would I like it or would it be redundant because of my supra? Any advice welcome...
Thu Oct 1 08:54:18 1998
Don Kwiatkowski (spider-tk051.proxy.aol.com)
Since I'am a new owner of a 91 MR2 non turbo and do not have a repair manual yet. I have a question: Is the tranny/diff filler plug located on the front
of the case ( toward the front of the car). The plug does not appear to be 24mm, like the drain plug. Your FAQ's cover a turbo 93 which has a different tranny/diff. Help
Thu Oct 1 11:46:40 1998
I have an '86 non-turbo MR 2, and I love it. I'm 6'5, but I fit perfectly(unusual for me, even in big cars), the car rockets along with a seemingly endless amount of power, and I just got it painted bright fly yellow!
What can I say? I love this one so much that I just might have to get one of the MK IIs so I can have the best of both generations.
Keep up the great work with the web page!
Thu Oct 1 15:35:30 1998
Mauricio De la O (frontier.acer.com)
I have owned an MR2 for almost two years. It's an 86 one and I consider that car like a dream come true. To me, this is the best car and it is so inspiring to drive it, that in fact I have a selection of music only for this car. It is the perfect chemistry...and I am planning to buy a second one!!!! Thank toyota for design it...and thank to this website for be there
Fri Oct 2 01:44:26 1998
nick dill (user-38h1sgs.dialup.mindspring.com)
I have an eighty-six MR2 and always looking for parts. If anyone has any information please let me know.
Fri Oct 2 18:34:28 1998
alex cho (bus236.cba.hawaii.edu)
Ive owned a MR2 for the pass 6 years, I have a 1992 MR2 with little modifications, such as a hks super flow intake system and a sheepdog exhaust, a full front bumber, side to side japan style body kit and 17x8.5 F and 17x9.5 in the rear, wrapped around in 215/40/17 in the front and 235/40/17 in the rear. I love my car but at times I feel the need for more power, I've always wanted a turbo but I somewhat satisfied with my 155horsepowered dyno tested mr2. I started out with a all-trac turbo celica, but I was dissapointed with the handling of the car it didn't have the mid-engine feel as my mr2 does.If i compare the celica to the mr2 i would perfer the mr2 because of its true sport car feel.
Sat Oct 3 03:27:33 1998
Gerry Murphy (p217.naas1.tinet.ie)
MR2 G-LIMITED>>>>>Really fast Car
Sat Oct 3 16:04:08 1998
Jason Soo (n154h063.thezone.net)
Hello, I've got a '93 turbo and is interested in modifying to up the performance. So far I've got a HKS turbo exhaust, HKS FCD, Greddy BOV,
TVVC, and a K&N FIPK. If anyone has any suggestions of what I should do
next to increase performance, but at the same time not killing gas mileage
too much, please email me.
Sat Oct 3 20:32:44 1998
Mike Roebuck (usm-1220-96.wans.net)
I have owned many different types of sports cars and though not the fastest nor the most powerful,it is by far the most fun I have had driving down the road. Too bad more people did`nt get to drive one. There loss, I`ve got mine and, GOD willing,I`ll have another after I wear this one out. A full blown turbo would be nice. MikeyD3D email@example.com
Sat Oct 3 23:40:18 1998
Tim Disney (206-118-190.ipt.aol.com)
I recently purchased a 1991 MR2. Love the car!
Sun Oct 4 02:50:47 1998
Kevin Kinisky (pm9s2.intergate.bc.ca)
Just thought I would let you know that this site has been very helpful as I have been looking to purchase an MR2 by the end of the year. I have now narrowed it down to either a 91 or 93 MR2 NA. The only problem is that there are not many listings (in terms of sales) for MR2's here in Western Canada.
Sun Oct 4 15:19:49 1998
Like the site, love the car...
Sun Oct 4 22:43:00 1998
mike barna (columbus.rr.com)
I own a 87 Spydersports Silverstone (a lotus seven replica with IRS and various other improvements.) I am seeking a cost effective 200+/- HP Toyota engine to install to replace the 2TG that is in it now. I was considering a 4AGEZ or perhaps a 20 valve 4AGE. Any suggestions? The car has a T 50 transmission.
Mon Oct 5 04:33:51 1998
David Eaton (iq-ind-as007-237.iquest.net)
Just a few comments concerning the 91'+ to 94' taillight conversion...Nick Cigich is basically dead on right with the procedure. I followed his procedures to a "T", and only saw a couple of additional things I thought to be worthy on noting.
As Nick says, the old wiring harnesses DO work with the new taillight shells. Just mess with it and the bulb-sockets do fit snug.
He suggests that you put the taillights back in and then put the new center panel in afterwards. I found this to be impossible. You need to put one light assembly in, then the center panel, then the other light assembly. Otherwise, the two little plastic extensions on top of the center panel will not go in.
I ordered a Super Red center panel but found that the paint color was different (more orange-red) than my 91 red color. I am having this panel painted to match, but, if you want to take the easy route, you might consider ordering black.
Beck Toyota in Indianapolis could not find the "MR2" logo sticker that goes between the backup lights. I am sure that they are not doing something right, but, if you encounter the same problem, I know a neat and easy way to make the logo sticker. Just e-mail me if interested.
All in all, it was much easier than I thought it would be. And the end result is amazing. If you are debating on doing it, definitely do it. Just follow Nick Cigich's directions and Rob Griffith's comments and you can't go wrong! It might be helpful to have a buddy with you just to give you a hand from time to time.
Mon Oct 5 10:39:24 1998
Hendra Thio (remote89.server1.local.premium.dialup.unt.edu)
I have MR2 model 86..I enjoy driving it... and I would like to know about it..
Mon Oct 5 12:05:21 1998
Zernan Blas (proxy.sdsu.edu)
I finally did the measurements and purchased the shims for doing my valve adjustments on my 91' MR2 turbo. I am waiting for 4 more shims to come in. I can't wait to install them, and get a power and response increase in my car. The valve clearances were off quite a bit. Anybody have any questions or want to talk about valve adjustmentments, email me... zee
Mon Oct 5 16:18:21 1998
Bob Brickeen (pn6-ppp-08.primary.net)
I've got an '88 MR2 stick (of course). It's got 150,000 miles on it now and the only problems I've had is the air conditioner going out and having to replace the clutch. A great car!
Mon Oct 5 23:07:26 1998
If any one has info on the way my '91 turbo gets hot and why, please E. mail me. Thank you.
Tue Oct 6 20:59:49 1998
Scott Mettinger (spider-wg064.proxy.aol.com)
Just bought a 91 non turbo 5 speed, blk, T-Bar all pwrs. However I found that I need a 2nd gear syncro
Wed Oct 7 11:08:41 1998
Joe Vaccaro (d19-2.phoenix.goodnet.com)
Just Purchased a Red (real red) 92 Turbo. I have owned a lot of different cars
(3000GT VR-4, Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX, Porsche 911, T/A, ETC.) I like this car more than all of them, and it is still basically stock (Wheels ETC.) Can't wait to get my grubby little hands on the motor.
Wed Oct 7 15:08:32 1998
ted westerhof (pm5-18.kconline.com)
Wed Oct 7 19:28:54 1998
Nice web, Great car, Friendly people, MR2's forever....Owned a 91 T-Top with modifications, this car is to fast to drive!!
Wed Oct 7 22:11:30 1998
IRIS HALL (214.orlando-01.fl.dial-access.att.net)
I'VE OWNED MY WHITE 1991 SINCE IT WAS NEW AND HAD THE 87 BEFORE. THERE IS NOTHING BETTER FOR A REAL RIDE THAN THIS CAR. I LOVE IT. I HAVE HAD NO ENGINE PROBLEMS BUT LOTS OF OTHERS. SHE WILL REMAIN WITH ME I JUST BOUGHT A NEW TRUCK TO KEEP HER FOR THE SPECIAL TIMES.
Wed Oct 7 23:20:41 1998
I've just read the article on how to change your coolant. It sure seems difficult, why not just buy the flush kit. Has anyone tried the flush kit? Does the coolant flow in or out of the engine from the water pump. Thanks. 91 MR2 dude
Thu Oct 8 11:57:54 1998
Dan Eagan (188.8.131.52)
A friend of mine ran my MKII into a curb at about 40 miles per hour. I'm looking for both passenger side wheel rims for relatively cheap. The rims will be put on a '91 so I need the appropriate style and size.
E-mail me at Eagan@Primenet.com
Thu Oct 8 14:48:56 1998
anne griffin (as1-21.iaw.on.ca)
The days are getting shorter, the nights colder. That time of year looms before me. The saddest day of the year is approaching, the day that Mr.2 must be put away for the long, cold winter. He has given me another wonderful summer. Being cuddled by his leather seat with the T-tops off and the wind whipping my hair. Another summer of impecable service, always ready at the touch of my fingertips. Always faithful, dependable and responsive to my whims. I will steal out to the garage, during the long winter, for glimpses of my Mr.2, waiting for me. I will remember the summers past and dream of the summers to come. We have shared 9 glorious summers now, and the hope for many more is ever present in my heart. Aren't I lucky!
Thu Oct 8 17:32:15 1998
Raymond de Vries (proxy.igr.nl)
Better than Porsche`s site !!!
Thu Oct 8 17:59:37 1998
Tom Anastasi (184.108.40.206)
I've owned a 91 T-top turbo for two years now and the car is fantastic. I just recently decovered the MR2 club and must say it is a great resource. Every thing in the FAQ was correct. The only problem I've had was I blew a water by-pass line to the oil cooler. What a pain in the rear to fix with out completly ripping everything apart. My question is, why did toyota's engineers decide to put a 100mm rubber hose right next to the turbo exhaust? The only answer I can figure out is so you can easily move the line if you have to replace the oil cooler. Wouldn't a thick walled alumnuim line work just as easily?
Fri Oct 9 09:16:46 1998
Lisa Ewy (spider-tk022.proxy.aol.com)
Sat Oct 10 08:30:57 1998
Dominic Roberts (ls2.internode.on.net.au)
Great site....everything I could ever need is here!!
By the way, is there a difference between the MR2 GT turbo and the MR2 GTS???
Hope to hear from you
Sat Oct 10 14:00:07 1998
91 red mr2 na greatest car I ever owned. I still get alot of looks while driving
its a shame they dont sell them any more.
Sun Oct 11 00:53:15 1998
Brian W. Mitchem (ppp-208-18-66-185.wchtks.swbell.net)
I've got a '92 N/A, red, with T-Tops. It's by far the most fun car I've ever owned, and I plan to improve on it by adding Nitrous Oxide, and an Eaton supercharger, finances willing. ;) If you or anyone you know has ever attempted such a feat, please advise! I've yet to find a person who has supercharged a MKII, so perhaps mine will be the only one.
Sun Oct 11 13:18:45 1998
David Theobald (yukon-22.fuse.net)
Looking for Owners manual for 1986 mr2
Sun Oct 11 18:34:15 1998
Sun Oct 11 23:29:04 1998
Brendan Romaneca (dprv-sh3-port72.snet.net)
I just bought an '86 MR2 and it is the best handling car I've ever driven!It's great!!
Mon Oct 12 06:13:32 1998
Mon Oct 12 20:15:00 1998
chase robinson (proxy-165.iap.bryant.webtv.net)
I am currently an owner of a 1993 MR2.I unfoutionatly must sell to make way for a new addition to our family.We are the original owners,and hate to give it up,but life must go on.Can someone suggest a good site to post a classified add to sell it? Thank you CHASE
Mon Oct 12 23:25:11 1998
Greg Dimas (pool022-max2.ontario-ca-us.dialup.earthlink.net)
I have been a member for a couple years. I just recently turned 100k miles in My '91 NA and someone on the digest said I should sign up on the 100,000 mile club. I thought he might be pulling my leg, I did not think there was an official 100k club.
Tue Oct 13 02:51:30 1998
John Johnson (1Cust81.tnt6.lax3.da.uu.net)
I'm a new MR2 Owner ( 91 Turbo ) and enjoy your reviews and comments.
Wed Oct 14 03:29:14 1998
sean david (proxy-175.iap.bryant.webtv.net)
hey ,i've only been here with a friend of mine jesse
james,i don't have an MR2 but i really like them,the 91 and
up ones,i never knew about these cars until a friend
decided he wanted one.i like them a whole lot,hey i'm
starting to type more,well i just think that these cars are
great. no one better send me any weird mail.
Wed Oct 14 07:02:48 1998
Dennis Chau (dun-093.bluecrow.com)
It is great. Tons of informations, but need some more photos. More links and specific modification informations would be even better.
By the way, I would want the link to my site can be posted in "other MR2 links" too, thanx.
Wed Oct 14 10:23:14 1998
Have you guys seen the latest Sport Compact Car and Turbo Magazines that were just delivered last night? MR2-fest, baby! There are several beautiful late model turbo's in each magazine, But the picture of a red turbo (in Turbo mag, I think, in the car show section) from the back (a two page picture) has got to be the most beautiful ever. If you own that car, please let me know where you got the rear wing.
Thu Oct 15 06:19:10 1998
MB Gabrielli (pc59.rosthaug.vgs.no)
Thu Oct 15 16:28:51 1998
Robert S. Conly (220.127.116.11)
1991 NA MR-2 enjoying the roads in Germany. Too bad this isn't a good autobahn car eh? :)
Fri Oct 16 00:15:59 1998
Jason P. Lungstrom (jplungstrom.resnet.mtu.edu)
Fri Oct 16 03:38:42 1998
NOEL G. (spider-te043.proxy.aol.com)
SUP NICE SITE..MAN I LOVE THIS SITE! MOST INFORMATIVE SITE TO SATISFY MY HUNGRY TUMMY FOR MR2 KNOWLEDGE AND TIPS..BUT AFTER U GUYS FRY YER BRAIN..CHEX THIS LINK OUT FOR SOME EYE CANDY ON THE CRAZIEST MR2 ON THE PLANET..
Fri Oct 16 18:00:31 1998
reto von Allmen (int12pub198.bluewin.ch)
Endlich eine gut Seite.
Fri Oct 16 20:01:41 1998
Proud owner of 1991 Crimson Red 42K miles, original owner, original paint. I love my Mister 2!
Sat Oct 17 12:00:53 1998
Greg Lytle (osunas6-30.osu.net)
I just bought a 91 turbo with low mileage (66,000).Love your site. Keep up the good work!
Sat Oct 17 12:05:51 1998
Joel Webster (tnt-2-117-56k.portsmouth.zoomnet.net)
I have a 1991 toyota Mr2. I bought it a few months ago as a wrecked car. It is great, and I love it! All it needs is a paint job, and a little better performance.
Sat Oct 17 12:20:43 1998
The 91-95 MR2 is probably the finest mid-engine car ever made. I am a proud owner of 92 Turbo and will not trade it for anything in the world. I live in the Midwest ( Cleveland) and even though it's not the easiest car to drive in the winter I still wouldn't give it up!
Sat Oct 17 14:47:20 1998
JAN KORDT (ip139.boanxr2.ras.tele.dk)
ONE OF THE HAPPEYEST MONENT IN MY LIFE IS THE DAY I BOUGT MY 1. MR2
Sun Oct 18 05:34:17 1998
Russell Ezzell (spider-th082.proxy.aol.com)
i am the proud owner of 88 n/a with only 66k on the dial. I am looking for anyone that can help me locate a turbo manifold for it. And a way to get in contact with the texas branch of IMOC please contact me @512-459-5042. Much thanks.
Sun Oct 18 14:47:22 1998
kyle jonas (fwx.spjc.cc.fl.us)
I have a 88mr2 its red with t-tops
Sun Oct 18 16:33:02 1998
Crystal Shaulis (spider-tk061.proxy.aol.com)
i really like the cars. i never kew whatthey were until i visited tis web site. i m glad that i did becuse now i know a lot mor about them.
Sun Oct 18 20:26:34 1998
Brian Causey (1Cust75.tnt22.atl2.da.uu.net)
I own a 1985 mr2. I would like to improve its performance. It is not turbocharged.
Mon Oct 19 03:50:25 1998
scott davies (fep4-orange.clear.net.nz)
cool page it has been a great help tp me and my mr2
Mon Oct 19 12:01:50 1998
Kimberly Gable (ia2.us.kpmg.com)
I have two MR2 a 85 and a 91 and they are the best performance cars I have ever had.
Mon Oct 19 15:37:48 1998
Joshua E. Jacob (spider-wj084.proxy.aol.com)
I recently purchased a 91 mr2 with the naturally aspirated 2.2L engine and automatic transmission, are there any upgrades for the no turbo model
Mon Oct 19 16:42:20 1998
chex out the hardest mr2s at http://www.935draggers.com"
Mon Oct 19 18:36:41 1998
Brian Le (spider-wb033.proxy.aol.com)
After a year and a half of searching i just got my 93 mr2 turbo the other day.It's white and it's in perfect condition. Only 28,630 miles, got it from 2 doctors. Great car, too bad they stop making them.
Mon Oct 19 20:26:51 1998
Joel Geisinger (18.104.22.168)
I own a sweet 89 with the 4-A GZE (Supercharged). But it seems really gutless. I need prayers and support '-)
Tue Oct 20 02:52:47 1998
Terry Heick (host-209-214-168-70.sdf.bellsouth.net)
In "Turbo Magazine" they are starting a new project Mr-2 (I suppose influenced by the success of the Sport Compact Car crew. They mentiones that they found the 3SGTE "weezy" at the top end (past 5500 RPM). They suspected a dirty air flow meter (or somewhere around there), and their suspicions seemed confirmed after cleaning it and noticing a jump in power. I too feel that my 92 Turbo is a bit "weezy", and struggles past at anything past 5000 really, maybe 5500. 0-60 times check in (via a G tech computer) around 6.5 sec (with only a Trust exhaust). Has anyone else found this to be true? Am I imagining this because my other car has a 9000 RPM fuel cutoff, and makes it peak power there (98 Type-R)? I know Turbo engines aren't built to wind forever, but my car has an exhaust, drop-in filter, Redline fluids throughout, and a boost control (set at about 11-12 PSI because of my lack of a FCD and upgraded IC). It seems to be worse if I launch it hard and take it to redline, rather ju!
st performing a roll-on full throttle pull. Reiterating, does anyone else have this problem? Have dirty air flow "meters" (or whatever you call the part just after the filter going towards the intake manifold)? Have any suggestions? Sorry I wrote so much, just wanted to be thorough (i.e redundant). P.S. Would a stock Supra Intercooler fit an MKII? I know the space in there is tight, but how much bigger could the Supra IC be than the unit Greddy makes which (apprently) fits MKII'S?
Tue Oct 20 18:44:03 1998
Alan Au (spider-wl022.proxy.aol.com)
Updated e-mail address as the above. I am currently listed in the Who's Who in Illinois. I have a MkII Turbocharged, Red. Thank you.
Wed Oct 21 00:18:37 1998
Jason Stephens (spider-tq084.proxy.aol.com)
I love the car.
Wed Oct 21 04:02:21 1998
Rebecca Baty (userd049.uk.uudial.com)
I have just traded in my old RX-7 with desperatly worn rotor tips for an MR2 T-Bar, on with the sports motoring.........
Wed Oct 21 08:02:47 1998
Mike Nelson (ip49.denver8.co.pub-ip.psi.net)
Wed Oct 21 11:24:27 1998
Calvin Chan (spider-te054.proxy.aol.com)
I need info on a 5SFE turbo kit...
Please email me if you know anything about one...
Wed Oct 21 13:31:15 1998
Kent Nielsen (22.214.171.124)
This is a Great Car!
Thu Oct 22 15:31:05 1998
Gregory J.Sulrzycki (bigboy.trollbridge.com)
I just want to get some feedback on what people do to their MR2's Meet some people with the same intrest THE MR2. I hope everyone loves their MR2 as much as I do. Hope to see you some day driving down the road and say "Nice Car" or "What is that" Thanks Greg
Thu Oct 22 17:19:03 1998
Derek Anderson (webcache1.planet.net.uk)
I have had my 1986 MKI Mr2 for a month now. What A car! I don't think I'll
ever want any other!
Thu Oct 22 23:07:01 1998
Drew Ragan (spider-ta052.proxy.aol.com)
I dorve 2800 miles to get my 93 MR2 and I love it!!
Fri Oct 23 09:45:46 1998
Jyrki Ruikkala (gate.valmet.com)
Does anyone know which are the parts to change when pre -86 oct. brakes
are changed to latter ones ? (Have anyone access to Toyota Parts Cataloque ?)
I have found your site informativ and entertaining. Good.
Fri Oct 23 15:36:46 1998
Tony Bartel (gate1.cherrypt.usmc.mil)
I am a relatively new owner. I have a 92 MR2 MkII. I have an intak and custom dash.(two tone red and black) I am still locking for an exhaust kit but I have just recieved a speeding ticket for 105 in a 55, so it is going to have to wait.
Fri Oct 23 16:28:23 1998
dave jessee (gen2-84ip81.cadvision.com)
I would like to buy (or get) a shop manual for my 1985 MR2 electrical and mechanical. Where do I go?
Fri Oct 23 17:19:24 1998
Steve Edwards (client12b3.globalnet.co.uk)
I have just purchased the new 1998 model MR2 GTTBar- having part exchanged a 1991 model MR2 GTTBar. Probably the most beautiful car in the world.
Fri Oct 23 20:43:54 1998
Ashley W (spider-tp082.proxy.aol.com)
I currently own a '93 Mr2 turbo. I absolutely love the car and have since the day it came off the line. My question: I am having trouble with the rear wheel bearings, has anyone else experienced this on their car? Advice welcome...
Fri Oct 23 22:21:48 1998
Hey Speed Freaks!!!!!!! Can anyone Help me Contact SARD racing? I want that
body kit badly............ Thanks much!!!!! Anybody need stock '91 mr2 turbo wheels?
Sat Oct 24 12:40:14 1998
Martin Umberger (126.96.36.199)
i think the previous owner of my 94 MR turbo only chopped the suspension springs to lower this car and it now rides on bottomed out struts. Does someone have a rational package of springs and struts or mixture that will lower and still be sreet worthy?
Sat Oct 24 13:39:07 1998
Hi! Mr2 rules all over the world! Many cars in my eyes, ONLY Toyota in my heart!
Sun Oct 25 02:25:50 1998
Michael McAllister (spider-to052.proxy.aol.com)
Just recently purchased an MKI '87 MR2 w/64k-miles, Wow.... great performance! The car has developed a bad rattle on the drivers side door. How do you remove the panel? Any mods and performance tip would be great, thinking of stereo, wheels, new paint, and new exhaust system. Thanks.
Sun Oct 25 03:31:01 1998
Craig Laker (px2-reg2-hme1.Melbourne.aone.net.au)
Love this car. Unfortunately in Australia we did not get the turbo so I am endeavoring to import one from Japan to compliment my 92 NA car. The NA for normal road use and the turbo for racing eg Targa Tasmanis.
Sun Oct 25 12:09:12 1998
Jeffrey Vomacka (188.8.131.52)
I was wondering if anyone could recommend a good speed shop in the Tampa Bay area. I have a 88 SC and would like to have some performance work done to it. Please write me at my E-Mail address.
Sun Oct 25 19:37:40 1998
Theresa Peterson (port-sac20.cwo.com)
I love my MR2, but it will be given to my daughter at the first of the year.
That is when she will start driving. The car she wants is the MR2, so we
think it will be the best car for her. I will get a better one later.
Mon Oct 26 06:44:42 1998
Peter Vernon (gw2.marshmc.com)
Yours is a good sight. I have just purchased a Japanese 2.0 coupe for my wife. I have a TR6 for my fun car but am now considering selling it and buying a turbo MR2! My Toyota dealer has refused to sell me a workshop manual so if anyone can help please get in contact.
Mon Oct 26 08:31:47 1998
Mark Ahlin (user144.intonet.co.uk)
Hello, i'm in the process of buying a recently imported Japanese spec MR2 GT Turbo Coupe from a UK importer.
i had never considered the MR2 as a car i would buy, but learning of the Turbo's power i thought i would try one out. To say that i am surprised at the cars performance and abilities is an understatement, i am extremely impressed, especially with the cars speed, and bought it on the spot.
i have been surfing this site the past hours and find it an excellent source of information. Well done and thankyou.
Mon Oct 26 14:43:24 1998
Mark Stellpflug (r165_95_161_230.tamu-commerce.edu)
Mon Oct 26 16:21:38 1998
Bill Headlee (brk.navistar.com)
Went to an SCCA autocross, had a blast, want to race, talked to a guy at work who has 2 MR2s (MK1). Looking into racing an MR2.
Tue Oct 27 12:22:36 1998
James Shaw (userj320.uk.uudial.com)
I've just got a 1990 MR2 GT- 16v TURBO from Japan into the UK
WHY IS THE INSURANCE A NIGHTMARE?
Tue Oct 27 12:42:02 1998
Bob Crews (ns1.graybar.com)
I will be replacing the entire stock exhaust system back to the primary CAT soon. I'm wondering if anyone has been able to remove the pipe (that has the 2nd CAT) from the car in one piece without lowering the crossmember brace. The BGB details how to remove this pipe (even shows blow-ups), however I've been told it can't be done without dropping the crossmember brace. Most people end up cutting this pipe into two pieces to remove it but I don't want to do that because I understand the replacement cost for this pipe is around $700.00+. I know you need to have the car on a lift to obtain the necessary ground clearance. Anyone been able to remove this? Thanks, Bob Crews
Tue Oct 27 17:18:31 1998
Kelli Rabalais (ppp-206-170-225-219.nhwd02.pacbell.net)
Own 87 MR2 Need some parts. Help!!!
Tue Oct 27 18:29:18 1998
Marco Marino (d28-xf03-mtrl-pdi.attcanada.net)
Hi,guy's what up!!!I just got repaint my 86 mr2,great job amazing RED FERRARI!!!!!!! Now putting in the garage for the winter.It toff to dot drivet for 6 moth's but what do you want to do!!!But the firts day it gona go out it gona smoke baby!!!the SUPERCHARGED engine gona fell the power hahahahaha!!!and go race all the car one by one.ciao!!!!have fun whit your 2's.
Tue Oct 27 18:43:55 1998
ei.TROTSKY RUIZ (gateway1.caribe.net)
ESTOY MUY COMPLACIDO CON SU PAGINA Y LES FELICITO
ACABO DE COMPRAR UN MR2 DEL 1988 Y PIENSO NO SALIR DE EL
EN MUCHO TIEMPO !
Wed Oct 28 09:13:20 1998
Alexis García (gateway1.caribe.net)
Quisiera saber como conseguir unos spoilers para customize mi MR2 1985. Gracias
Wed Oct 28 11:59:25 1998
JOEL SHEETS (jpoll2.telxon.com)
I HAVE TWO 91 MR2S. THE FIRST HAS 55,000 MILES AND IS A REALLY CLEAN CAR. I STUMBLED ON THE THE SECOND, A 35,000 MILE LADY DRIVEN TOTAL CREAM PUFF WE'RE TALKIN MUSEUM MATERIAL HERE. I JUST HAD TO GO FOR IT. NOW THE FIRST ONE IS UP FOR SALE. I ABSOLUTLY LOVE THESE CARS. WOULD LIKE TO PUT ON SOME CUSTOM 15 OR 16 INCH WHEELS,FIND SOME SPORT LEATHER SEATS, AND DO SOME MILD PERFORMANCE TWEEKS. ANY INFORMATION ON WHAT WORKS PERFOMANCE WISE IS APPRECIATED. THIS IS A GREAT SITE!! THANKS
Wed Oct 28 12:47:38 1998
Mario Messina (DESERTSTORM.MIT.EDU)
Own a 91 n/a, red (minimal fading!).
Interests: getting the driver's side front speaker to work, supercharging....
Wed Oct 28 16:57:42 1998
Bob Crews (ns1.graybar.com)
Can anyone advise me of the proper wheel offset for a '93 MR2Turbo using 16" wheels. I would like to run 235/45x16 or 245/45x16 on the rear but concerned about fender rub on the rear. I have heard or read that stock 15" offset is 45mm; would it be the same for 16" wheels? Thanks, Bob Crews
Wed Oct 28 19:36:11 1998
Scott Buckley (spider-tr073.proxy.aol.com)
I just purchased a 93 MR-2 . I just turned 40, recovering from Cancer and decided to treat myself to the toy I deserved.
Two weeks now and have enjoyed every minute. It is like driving a go cart with a wind shield. Looking for ways to improve performance ...not as fast as I would like it. The Turbo was fun but in Florida they are as rare to find as a snow flake.
Thu Oct 29 12:59:47 1998
I am searching for the company "SCS PIRANHA OPUS ONE" !!!!!
I need the price for the front-spoiler from this side here.
(www.celi-news.ch/CarFeatures ..... )
Who can help me ???????
Thu Oct 29 14:03:37 1998
terrell carroll (proxy-315.public.rwc.webtv.net)
love my car
Thu Oct 29 17:05:15 1998
H.Hanson, Jr. (spider-tp031.proxy.aol.com)
Recently saved a 1987 MR2 at an auto salvage(junk) yard. Am in the process of restoring. Vehicle has all the signs of being involved in a theft and/or a flood. Will be a challenge, however it is fun to drive.
Thu Oct 29 18:52:29 1998
Duffy Elliott (spider-te074.proxy.aol.com)
Hello, everybody. My name is Duffy Elliott, and I am 16 years old. I had been looking for an MR2 for a few months, and I finnaly got it, thanks to this awesome website. It is a 1992 Red, T-tops, cd, pw, pl, awesome 17-inch wheels with low profile Pirelli z-rated tires. I live in Atlanta, so If you see me cruisn' around, honk your horn, or flash your lights, or something. Thanks!
Thu Oct 29 21:49:29 1998
Elizabeth Loucks (gatekeeper.fontbonne.edu)
I don't actually own an MR2 myself, but my boyfriend has a 1991 MR2 turbo that he has really added a lot to. I am just here trying to find out more about it since that car is his baby. What a nice girlfriend, eh/?!
Fri Oct 30 09:42:59 1998
Todd K. (joh035.acad.iup.edu)
If anyones from SouthWest PA and would like to meet drop me a line.
Fri Oct 30 13:31:10 1998
Richard Batts (proxy-335.public.rwc.webtv.net)
I own a 86 motel red, auto, great conditon. It's a blast to drive.
Fri Oct 30 14:12:55 1998
Mark Ancheta (fw1.heald.edu)
I have a '95 MR2 turbo and I just want to congratulate everyone else who owns a MR2. I am 18 years old and form San Francisco CA. The MR2 is my second car and I love it. I made a lot of upgrades and I think this car is a classic
Fri Oct 30 15:07:53 1998
Bob Crews (ns1.graybar.com)
Question! Has anyone ever modified the stock "airbox" on a MR2 Turbo to increase the diameter of the air intake tube to some size larger than stock. I would like to keep the stock airbox/filter assembly but increase the available air intake. Maybe a flexible corregated PVC pipe used for fiber optic cable/data/power in 2 1/2" ID would be much better than the stock piping which is probably only 1 1/4" to 1 1/2". An appropriate sized male terminal adapter and locknut could be used to connect the new larger size pipe to the stock airbox. Anyway, whatcha think? Thanks, Bob Crews "93MR2T
Fri Oct 30 15:44:47 1998
DON DRAKE (spider-to064.proxy.aol.com)
I REGRETFULLY HAVE AN 86 GOLD 5 SPEED FOR SALE $3000. I HAVE PUT ON $1400.00 IN THE LAST 5,000 MILES. iT IS READY TO ROLL. IF INTERESTED PLEASE CALL  794-7721 DON
Fri Oct 30 19:19:06 1998
Jerry Barden (huan-ti.lightspeed.net)
Fri Oct 30 19:57:39 1998
Eric Chappel (paq-p2-59.alaska.net)
Owner of a 1985 MR2. Thanks for a great web site.
Sat Oct 31 02:10:51 1998
Miah Schubitzke (172-150-73.ipt.aol.com)
Hey this is a great web site. I've done alot of looking for info on MR2's, and this is the best web sight I've found. I've also been seriously considering buying a MR2 91 or newer, defenitely turbo, with a five speed. Hey keep up the good work and the good info, thanks again.
Sat Oct 31 18:00:48 1998
Just over a year ago I purchaced a mint condition MR2- '89/supercharged Mk1 (white with burgandy interior, T-roof, and lots of extras). I would like to say I have never been happier. This car is so much fun in the city...and quick. I'm always receiving complements on it's looks and performance. After a year I still get a charge when that little green light comes on and you get pulled into your seat. My wife and I find it difficult not to drive aggressively. I would love to hear comments from other Mk1 owners that share this enthusiasm.
Sat Oct 31 18:26:19 1998
carol smith (pm353-05.dialip.mich.net)
just getting acquainted with the site
Sat Oct 31 23:28:01 1998
david ligon (hil-qbu-ppy-vty103.as.wcom.net)
I just bought a 85 mr2($300) no trans and i was looking for some info so far no luck.
but it looks like the car has potential.i curently race a opel gt in ep in solo II.
but i need less wt and 4 valves per cylinder.is any one out there raceing mk 1 mr2s.
what is the trak with ?
what is the stock wt for a 85 mr2.
what trans will bolt up with no or little mods?
is there LSD, Quffie available?
what motors will bolt in ect?