Welcome To My MR2 Turbo Website
This web site features my 1991 Toyota MR2 Turbo containing general information, modifications and pictures during my 28 years of adventurous MR2 ownership!
A rare year of ownership with no repairs needed or upgrades performed, just a full year of enjoying the car & attending a few events:
August of '22, the Stay ill Parking Garage car show in Elgin. A cool event within a 4-story parking garage, great variety of 300 cars, DJ's & vendors. I was honored with receiving two awards of "Best JDM" & "Best Toyota".
September of '22, the Iron Gate Cartoberfest show in Naperville, an amazing mix of cars from rat-rods to exotics - always a good time.
October of '22, the Import Face-Off at Rockford Speedway in (you guessed it) Rockford. It's a national touring event that offers a car show, drifting, stereo, low car limbo & 2-step contests.
November of '22, the Stanced Down Low end of season meetup in Geneva, a very casual event.
New pics posted in slide show "2022-2023".
Another annual update on my MR2, a good year of trouble-free enjoyment, details below of some adventures:
May of '20, I painted all my brake calipers with POR15 semi-black for the 3rd time. This paint is amazing, with its self-leveling properties is super easy to apply, lasts long & gives it the look of being powder coated. I also replaced my Fr/Rr TwosRUs sway bar end links with another set, my 3rd full set. With my firm suspension setup they last about 5-7 years before they start rattling over little bumps.
July of '20, purchased MR2 Heavens seat belt restore in Porsche GTS style (solid black w/outer red stripes). You send in your old belts & a few weeks later restored versions arrive. I didn't realize how faded the OEM belts actually were, this is a nice subtle change to the interior.
February of '21, decided to replace my 20yr old TRD short-shifter; I wasn't having any issues, just wanted to try a new version. I installed Superklasse: C's/TRD hybrid short stroke shifter, drop plate, base bushings & shifter cup bushing. Shifts are a smidge shorter but definitely firmer, must admit the OEM shifter cup bushing was very sloppy.
May of '21, I needed new tires & Yokohama no longer make their S-Drive in my 215 & 245/40/17 sizes so I decided to try Kumho's Ecsta PS31s. Cost wise they are much cheaper, almost 1/2 price of the Yokohama's & so far seem to be very good handling & quiet tires - time will tell.
July of '21, I completed a full 18hr detail consisting of clay bar, machine polish, paint correction, paint prep & ceramic coating. Also cleaned the wheels, exhaust & interior but not a full leather treatment. It was my first time using ceramic coating; I purchased BlackFire Pro from Autogeek, fairly easy to use & loved the results.
New pics posted in slide show "2013-2021".
Last Updated - 2/28/23
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