My third MR2, TTE Turbo this time!
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    Default My third MR2, TTE Turbo this time!

    I can't seem to get rid of this addiction to MR2 spyders.

    My first car was converted to 2zz back in 2009. I sold it in 2011.

    5 years ago I bought another one. Bone stock low mileage 2000 (red) which I have maintained and improved. Still stock motor, but I have a complete Exige 240 compressor engine with all I need to start the install.

    Then the chance to buy the only TTE Turbo in this country suddenly appeared. I just had to have it.

    The car has almost every TTE option that was available:

    Full TTE Turbo kit with deck lid fan full documentation and approval by the norwegian authorities and Germanys TÜV. Supposed to be making around 185hp.
    TTE piggyback (non tunable)

    TTE Front bumper with fog lights
    TTE air intake covers
    TTE Style bar
    TTE/UK duck spoiler
    TTE interior trim kit
    TTE fuel tank lid trim
    TRD clutch (feels a lot harder/tighter than stock)
    TTE dual exhaust
    TTE x-brace underneath
    Facelift front and rear lights.
    AC
    Hardtop
    And probably something else I forgot.

    It makes great turbo spool- and fluttering noises. Exhaust isn't much louder than stock, actually.

    Never mind the ugly dealer option winter wheels.

    TTE.jpg

    TTE3.jpg

    TTE2.jpg

    The front pic is from a PO, and is before the headlight upgrade.

    Now I really need the rest of the snow to go away!

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    Current: 2000 red with hardtop. Front lip and MAF mod
    Previous:2000 red with hardtop and a few mods

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    Man I LOVE that front bar!

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    Congratz! That is a great looking car.

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    Really Niiice, Enjoy

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    Wow, what year? Can we get a picture of the interior please?

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    It is a 2002, but facelift lights and rear bumper inserts.

    Bad pics, but here is a few dirty ones.
    interior3.jpginterior2.jpginterior.jpg
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    Oops. Upside down, oh well.

    Here it a pic from underneath. Anyone seen this type of brace before?
    Notice the position of the intercooler.

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    That brace is the TTE mid brace, it could be a copy that Matt and SP made though.

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    Holy cow, looks like that brace is welded in?
    Thanks for the interior pictures, I was wondering what the TTE garnish parts looked like. I know where I'm going for vacation.

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    That intercooler is doing nothing for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rcntype View Post
    That intercooler is doing nothing for you.
    What would you suggest to upgrade it with, and with the least amount of hassle and the most gains?
    Water to air?
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    I really don't think a2w is that much hassle honestly. Having the intercooler right near the IM area really cuts the clutter of pipes going everywhere in a usual a2a set up. Then run water hoses, mount front cooler and a pump and you're good to go.

    Or somehow make a scoop for your IC with a fan would probably help a bit if you don't already have it.
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    Just a thought here.... If you start changing stuff, how will your deal with the mapping?
    The Toyota piggyback is as yet unmappable... So you'd need to go standalone.



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    Quote Originally Posted by rcntype View Post
    I really don't think a2w is that much hassle honestly. Having the intercooler right near the IM area really cuts the clutter of pipes going everywhere in a usual a2a set up. Then run water hoses, mount front cooler and a pump and you're good to go.

    Or somehow make a scoop for your IC with a fan would probably help a bit if you don't already have it.
    That IC works fine there on low boost, 6psi or so.
    It's near useless at 10psi.
    A2w Charge cooler is the way forward

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnVZ View Post
    Just a thought here.... If you start changing stuff, how will your deal with the mapping?
    The Toyota piggyback is as yet unmappable... So you'd need to go standalone.



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    Yep, you are right. Think I'll leave it alone for a while. I have another MR2 I would like to develop instead.
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