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  1. What did you do to your car today? v.2

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    My MAF that I got with a CAI used says Volvo on it, but then in smaller print says Denso. lol
  2. C's Short Stroke Shifter reproduction for the Spyders

    Performance Modifications
    I just swapped my 5 spd tranny out for a euro 6 spd and can confirm this shifter works with both trannys just fine.
  3. Replacment HVAC stickers?

    Appearance Modifications
    I have these, but be aware the backlighting does NOT have a diffuser so there will be hot spots when the backlighting is on at night. https://www.blackcatcustom.com/toyota_mr2.htm
  4. C's Short Stroke Shifter reproduction for the Spyders

    Performance Modifications
    ^No hammer needed, just heat up enough so you can bend it. Just be careful since the heat might have traveled. (I forgot to cool it like refirendum did) At any rate also heated and bent mine like refirendum did. Thanks again too.
  5. C's Short Stroke Shifter reproduction for the Spyders

    Performance Modifications
    Here's a picture with the carpeting off.
  6. C's Short Stroke Shifter reproduction for the Spyders

    Performance Modifications
    And with the above said here's a picture of it in neutral position.
  7. C's Short Stroke Shifter reproduction for the Spyders

    Performance Modifications
    Installed my shifter today. Thoughts: Pro - Like the feel of shifting, definitely improved the throw and being less of a slush box. Always thought the 5 spd (c59) felt better, less notchy than the 6 spd (c60) in my matrix. Cage also feels like it has less play. Cons - While it is definitely...
  8. Getting Rid of the Rattles

    Care, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting
    I have a lot of hard top based creeks when the chassis flexes, other rattles or creeks I dunno if I can guess the source I'll try and take care of it. They change or go away depending on the temperature or it's time of day... lol...
  9. Oil Dipstick Woes

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    I've given up trying to read the dipstick... I did a bunch of mods including sanding the cross hatching down so it's smooth like my other car's dipstick (2zz) which is completely smooth and just has a few dimples for high and low oil... Soooo easy to read even when brand new clean oil... Why...
  10. GI / GB: Fortune Auto coilovers for ZZW Spyder MR-S / MR2

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    Ok... thanks for the info. Stupid question, is using the car knowing it will coil bind going to do any damage or is it just an annoyance? Only reason I ask is it's a daily, but don't know when I'll be able to get to installing them after ordering and receiving them. Thanks
  11. Anyone that thinks the MR-S is not competitive is full of it.

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    Look at dat hairdresser's car go! lol
  12. GI / GB: Fortune Auto coilovers for ZZW Spyder MR-S / MR2

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    These springs are driving me nuts trying to figure why they are binding... The video in this link sound exactly like my issue. FA did put a plastic or whatever washer/spacer on the bottom spring seat (not sure about the top, but I'm assuming yes) and I've had the pre-load set lightly and...
  13. GI / GB: Fortune Auto coilovers for ZZW Spyder MR-S / MR2

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    stupid newb question is that expensive to do... ? It's just a daily driver (would LOVE to auto x). Can't be done diy eh... ? Yeah, I guess maybe the preload isn't enough?, but it's not moving around when I first installed them and it doesn't make sound all the time or consistently when...
  14. Opening, sanding, clearcoating headlights

    Appearance Modifications
    Good Job, the only good advice tips I can give from my experiences are... 1. A really easy way to pry apart these head lights from the lens is to put a vice clamp on the back side of the plastic that is under the turn signal area and where the vent plug is. There is a long lip of plastic there...
  15. GI / GB: Fortune Auto coilovers for ZZW Spyder MR-S / MR2

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    Two things that come to mind for me is... 1. If I'm going really slow like parking or up and down a drive way I have a spring popping like sound when turning the wheel. It's very inconsistent so at first I thought it was the pre - loads because they lock spring came loose and I had to reset...
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