Category: MK2

The Turbo (1990-1999)

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Second Generation MR2

The Second Generation MR2 (MKII) went through a complete redesign in 1989; the wheelbase had been increased by 3.2 inches, making it 94.5 inches, the overall length had been increased by 9.3 inches, making it 164.2 inches and is 66.9 inches wide. The new MR2 weighed 350 to 400 pounds more than its predecessor and had smoother bodylines. It appeared very advanced for its era. Now that the MR2 was larger, it could be classed as a GT car. The 1990 model year MSRP ranged from approximately $14,368 to $18,558. Since the resemblance between the Ferrari 348tb and the Ferrari F355 and the new MR2 was quite striking, the MKII is sometimes referred to as a “poor man’s” Ferrari. Indeed, many bodykits became available to make the MKII imitate the Ferrari F355 with, sometimes, almost indistinguishable results.

There are many visual differences between the MR2 N/A and MR2 Turbo models which are much more noticiable to the owner of an MR2 Turbo: some include the “turbo” emblem (USDM) on the rear trunk, a fiberglass engine bonnet with “raised” vents, fog lights (some JDM and EU N/A models came with fog lights), and an added interior center storage compartment located between the two seats. All MKII’s came with a staggered wheel setup, which was slightly wider in the rear. In the U.S. there are two different chassis codes, SW21 for the MR2 N/A model and SW22 for the MR2 Turbo model, as opposed to the usual SW20 reference.

How To: Fix Throttle Cable

Well I had a fraying throttle cable that was getting hung up at times when backing off the throttle… After further inspection I noticed that the throttle cable was fraying and was getting caught up not letting the cable slide smoothly to close the throttle plate. Well after a call to “SATAN” I was quoted around 80 bux for about 1.5feet of throttle cable. A bit much if you ask me, and im sure I could do this for cheaper.

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Foglight Writeup

I wrote this up last year and just joined this board not too long ago so I wanted to share this with you guys. Well a lot of people have been asking how to...

Tuning – AFC and Fuel Pressure

Relavant mods are

* T3/T4 50trim Turbocharger (nocash kit)
* Supra Twin Turbo 540cc/min fuel injectors
* Apexi S-AFC
* Aeromotive adjustable fuel pressure regulator
* Two stage water injection
* Greddy Intercooler
* K&N FIPK Intake
* Apexi AVC-R boost controller
* Ross forged pistons

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Manual Transmission Conversion

First off, do not be affraid to do this conversion. Everyone who says it is difficult has probably never attempted it. Everything bolts on, and you can even keep the center console from the...

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5SFE Turbocharger

Modifying your 5S-FE There are a lot of nay-sayers out there that say the 5S-FE motor is a weak non-performance economy motor and can’t handle the boost. I don’t agree with this assumption and...

Toyota V6 Swap Candidates 1

Toyota V6 Swap Candidates

Engine: There are too many to count as toyota used them in alot of vehicles 3VZ-FE toysrme? 4VZ-FE JDM? 5VZ-FE Found in 1995.5-2004 Tacomas, 96-02 4runner, 95 T100(Rumor has it this was a Disti...

How To: Install Turbo Regulator Kit

Welcome to another video installation how-to from LoveHorsepower.com! LoveHorsepower Fuel Pressure Regulator Kit Installation Video – Full Resolution – 115MB windows media format. Right click and save as to view. Fuel Pressure Regulator Video...

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Kirkosaurus Motor Mount Inserts

Welcome to the firist video installation how-to from lovehorsepower.com!! Kirkosaurus Motor Mount Installation Video – Full Resolution – 52MB windows media format. Right click and save as to view. Some pictures from the video,...

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How To: Tune the MR2 Turbo

This article hopes to describe the tuning process used in the LoveHorsepower Fuel Pressure Regulator and Tuning Video guides. The following equipment was installed: Apex-i S-AFC (Super Air Fuel Controller). LoveHorsepower Fuel Pressure Regulator...

AC Conversion 1

AC Conversion

The “proper” way to do a conversion is NOT the only way. THE reason that you have to remove all traces of R-12 in a system is because the introduction of R-134 turns the...

How To: Change Distributor Cap and Rotor

How To: Change Distributor Cap and Rotor

Here is a quick write up on how to change your distributor cap and rotor. This was done on a 93T with no egr system which may make it a little easier than those of you who still have your egr.

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K-Sport Coilovers

I picked up some K-Sport Coilovers from voiceofid on the MR2OC Forums. They have threaded tubes that allow you to raise or lower the car without losing spring/strut travel. The Rebound/Damping adjustments are tied...