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I’m still daily driving the spyder with leaky weather stripping, no carpet, and floor plugs removed to take the rain out quickly. No issues other than the weather stripping. I did get a new vent for the transaxle. It’s in.

The alpine head unit I bought is really nice. The seek function and really everything is fast, real fast. Fast enough to ruin using other radios, cell phones and computers.

i did have an issue with not having a battery hold down. My battery somehow pulled the positive terminal away from the battery and tire the wire loose. I fixed it up right and added red tape and a battery disconnect. I used some big zip ties to hold the battery in place.

A friend of mine tried to open the passenger door before I unlocked it and totally broke my passenger door handle. If you have one, PM ME PLEASE. I still need to take off the door panel and see if everything else is ok.

I still need to swap out the rubber front and back mounts for the red poly ones. It should be a good weekend at a buddy’s project.

i pm’d about a set of konis and springs. I’d like to change them and see how I like it.
 

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I was looking at konis today and found a kit with koni sport shocks and koni lowering springs 1.2” and 1.2” drop. Carid sells them and they are 829$.

Has anyone tried the Koni springs?
I was sold on the tanager springs then I saw these.

I’ll probably still wait a little to buy the new suspension but I can see my shock boots are all shot plus our roads have all the pot holes. So it won’t be longer than a year until I have oil coming out.
 

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I’m still daily driving my car. It’s starting to come apart in the cheapest ways.
My inside drivers door pull broke off where it bolts onto the door near the top. A customer of mine pulled the passenger door handle before I unlocked it and ripped the door handle nearly off the car. I’ll have to get a picture of that. It doesn’t function any more and rattles around 4K rpm. So I need to buy different door parts for separate doors.

I’m thinking about trying to tastefully delete the carpet because I can’t get weatherstripping to keep water off the floor. Any ideas for this?
 

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... I need to buy different door parts for separate doors.

I’m thinking about trying to tastefully delete the carpet because I can’t get weatherstripping to keep water off the floor. Any ideas for this?
You can probably still get the door handles new from Toyota. I replaced one about a year ago.

Are you sure that the problem is weatherstripping? If you do not actually see the water entering, then it is probably plugged roof drains. That is one of the most common problems with this car.
 

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You can probably still get the door handles new from Toyota. I replaced one about a year ago.

Are you sure that the problem is weatherstripping? If you do not actually see the water entering, then it is probably plugged roof drains. That is one of the most common problems with this car.
Yes. I can see the gaps between the weatherstripping and the windows on both sides
 

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I’ve put almost 10k on my Spyder in the first year of driving. No long trips yet. I swapped my air filter from o Reilly to a Napa. The Napa has a lot more filter to it. Definitely better.
 

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Our roads haven’t been swept or vacuumed lately and I got a huge hole in the middle of the tread in my tire from something I didn’t see at dusk last night. My spare was flat when I pulled it out.

guys, check your spare or take it to a tire shop to get it checked for you. Always patch instead or plug if you can.
 

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Our roads haven’t been swept or vacuumed lately and I got a huge hole in the middle of the tread in my tire from something I didn’t see at dusk last night. My spare was flat when I pulled it out.

guys, check your spare or take it to a tire shop to get it checked for you. Always patch instead or plug if you can.
60psi. Hard as a rock. Never touched the ground.
 

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I played around with my broken passenger door handle and there’s a part still connected to the release bar. My door handle still works. It just has 80% of it detached and rattling at 4K.

Is the MR2-S door handle the only one that fits our Spyder or did Toyota use the part bin for them? I want to swap mine out but eBay never has a white one.
 

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Still daily driving the spyder. I’ll have to do the AC soon. It’s blowing but not cold enough.

I plan on saving up for these mods for next year:
Suspension (either coil overs or Konis and springs)
Wheels and tires (lightest 16” as possible and staggered tires)
New and better brakes and lines
New steering wheel and hub
Bracing front, back, underneath
I’m looking for other diy stuff like exhaust and intake after I get the important things done.

I’m getting a lot of enjoyment from driving the car, but it’s a little too soft. Steering is top notch but my sidewalls are too soft and it’snot as sporty as I want.

Just like the AC I never fixed my weather stripping around the windows I’m saving the money and prioritizing fun over comfort.

If you have any suggestions or parts you want to swap or sell, send me a PM or reply.
 
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