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  1. Cost of full switch from SMT to Manual?

    Care, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting
    Yeah I talked to a guy at Monkey Wrench before I bought my five speed and was considering an SMT. He basically told me that SMT cars were in his opinion worth half the value of a five speed. Because of the lack of any mechanics who know how to fix the SMT and the cost of a true conversion (about...
  2. Finally got one!!!!

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    Congrats and welcome to the forum. Good looking car man. So there’s a lot of information on Mr 2 here. I’d start with the New Owners section it has some serious info you need to read. Keep the oil level full, the dipsticks on these cars are hard to read and there’s things you can do to help see...
  3. Another new Spyder owner!

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    Welcome to the fold. Take some time and read the buyers information posts and check the pre cats.
  4. New type R engine (FK8) in MR2??

    Performance Modifications
    It would be awesome if it could be done. I owned a 2017 Type R and it was fast. Traded it in on a Hellcat....got rid of the cat for the Spyder
  5. New Spyder Owner?

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    Welcome to The Spyder World. The cars are fantastic as long as you can keep the maintenance up. Also I think every year from 00 to 05 needs the pre- cats removed so plan on doing that ASAP. Whoever does the work you need to inspect the pre cat before it’s destroyed to make sure it’s intact and...
  6. New Spyder owner here!

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    Looking good. You didn’t mention the pre-cats yet. I have yet to do mine but I’m getting an extra exhaust from phat so I can send it out for ceramic coating.
  7. FS: 1zz oem exhaust manifold

    Parts and miscellaneous for sale
  8. FS: 1zz oem exhaust manifold

    Parts and miscellaneous for sale
    Can you send me an invoice or let me know where to send it too
  9. SMT Gearbox issues

    Care, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting
    Really? You can’t buy a five speed in Australia? That’s not giving you much of a option. If you can’t buy anything except the SMT you may as well save up for the conversion. From what I’ve read it’s a real pita but it can be done.
  10. Turbo 1zz with no tune.

    Performance Modifications
    Hey I’ve done some stupid stuff when I was younger. Sometimes you just have to learn and let others learn the hard way. Usually the most expensive as well but fear and common sense has never stopped anyone determined to find things out through high rpm broken parts. It’s a gene pool thing.
  11. FS: 1zz oem exhaust manifold

    Parts and miscellaneous for sale
    How much for a gutted unit with the mount shipped to 39556?
  12. Getting my 2011 Spyder MR2 from Ohio to Oregon?

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    2011 Spyder??
  13. Care of MR2

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    There’s a host of good cleaners and protectants to choose from at Autogeek.net depending on your wallet and spare time. You should both clean and apply a protectant. I use Griots Garage Cleaner with a horse hair brush( their cheap at autogeek) Ragg Topp Vinyl Protectant is pretty good. There’s...
  14. Ugly or not?

    MR2 Spyder Main Forum
    Well it all depends. 0 to 60 times in my 2015 Hellcat was pretty interesting and downright scary sometimes. The only car I’ve ever owned that would boil the tires at 65 MPH. The Spyder is a different kind of fun and a damn sight safer.
  15. Powdercoating wheels and braces

    Care, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting
    I think it looks good. I’d like to powder coat my brake calipers and a few other parts. I did it on my last vette and it looked awesome. Anything ( within reason) that’s done to personalize Mr 2 is an improvement.
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