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Old 10-26-2011, 05:31 PM
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Default ranger024x4's non ranger build thread.

Well, it seems like there are a few people on this forum that are into other things than just trucks, including 'tuners' or 'imports' or whatever you want to call them lol. I decided to make a build thread for my project car that ive had for about 4 years now. Here is some info on the car...

1995 Toyota mr2 (last year of the body style, one of 200 1995's still registered in the usa).
Originally a non-turbo, but currently has a 'jdm' turbo motor.


here is the only pic I still have of the car when I bought it 3 years ago.



The mods I did was window tint, niteshaded the front marker lights, new tires and painted the wheels black. This was in the end of 08.


from here, I had a few sets of cheaper wheels (no longer have the pics) but in the spring of 09, i bought my first set of 17's.. also added clear corners and a new exhaust.





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So this brings me the fall of 2009. I found a good deal on a turbo kit so i jumped on it.

last pic i took before i started pulling it apart.


t3/t4 t04e chassis 46 trim. not the biggest turbo in the world, but it ran great.

all back together for the first drive.

ok so after a few months I started having issues using the stock electronics (afm based, not map) so i started having issues with boost leaks. Lost interest in the car and it sat for 6 months untoutched. Ended up selling the after market wheels and turbokit and went back to stock. finally got the car up and running about this time last year right after I bought my current ranger.
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Old 10-26-2011, 05:56 PM
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Default Re: ranger024x4's non ranger build thread.

so, Last fall I regained interest in the car after I got it running like it should again, so of course, i bought a new exhaust and rims again lol.





spring 2011
I ended up selling the wheels, rebuying my old wheels back, then selling/trading them (deal i couldnt refuse). and the car ended up like this.



also cleaned up the engine bay a bit too.


anyways, the back wheels sucked and i lost interest in the car, yet again haha. ended up selling the wheels and put on some junk wheels just to move the car around on (also installed the stock exhaust).




That is what the car looked like 2 months ago. I actually had a buyer lined up to buy it but a few of my friends talked me out of it at the last min.

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anyways, last month after hanging out with mr2 peeps, i decided to change up the car yet again... bought new rims, suspention, exhaust, and am getting a fender roll next week.

the new wheels

coilovers


thats it upto now. I havent installed the coilovers yet or rolled the fenders so ill post pics next week of it all done.
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Old 10-26-2011, 05:58 PM
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Default Re: ranger024x4's non ranger build thread.

haha i take it you like that vette a little better?
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Old 10-26-2011, 05:59 PM
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nooo those blitz wheels looked so perfect on that sw20
it looks good!

oh god the equips are so good too, though...
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Old 10-26-2011, 06:02 PM
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Default Re: ranger024x4's non ranger build thread.

What a turd...lol I need to see this car some day dude. Maybe we'll have a car meet in the next few months before the weather gets bad.
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Old 10-26-2011, 06:09 PM
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haha i take it you like that vette a little better?
lol yah, even though the mr2 is about 200x more fun to drive.

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nooo those blitz wheels looked so perfect on that sw20
it looks good!

oh god the equips are so good too, though...
actually, they were enkei rs wheels. they are very similar though. Everyone always thought i had blitz 01's. But, overall, i like the works alot better. but they were about twice the price the enkeis were.

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What a turd...lol I need to see this car some day dude. Maybe we'll have a car meet in the next few months before the weather gets bad.
lol. hell yah man. I need to see the stang as well. after I get the new suspention on and fenders rolled we will have to meet up again.
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Old 10-26-2011, 06:14 PM
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Default Re: ranger024x4's non ranger build thread.

really? why is that, id probably sleep in that vette and yeah i know they dont ride good haha, who cares look at it!
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Old 10-26-2011, 06:20 PM
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really? why is that, id probably sleep in that vette and yeah i know they dont ride good haha, who cares look at it!
haha.

well, its not as quick, and doesnt handle like a new car.. thats part of it. the other part is im paranoid that some moron will run into it.
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Old 10-26-2011, 06:22 PM
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haha.

well, its not as quick, and doesnt handle like a new car.. thats part of it. the other part is im paranoid that some moron will run into it.
yeah true. that would suck if someone hit you.
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Old 10-26-2011, 08:51 PM
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lol. hell yah man. I need to see the stang as well. after I get the new suspention on and fenders rolled we will have to meet up again.
I'll probably be making a Fredericksburg trip to see my friend here soon.
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Old 10-26-2011, 09:19 PM
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Default Re: ranger024x4's non ranger build thread.

i think those first 17s and the current wheels look the best. i like the way it looks.
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dude obviously these cats havent seen morgan drive! its as close to a 4x4 as you can get with a 2x4. he had that bitch flexed out, mashed onto rocks, and muddin like a champ.
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Old 10-27-2011, 11:47 PM
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Default Re: ranger024x4's non ranger build thread.

I just did a starter in one of those...PITA!!! Neat cars. Built a turbo one for a buddy, it was fun, amazing drivers
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Old 11-21-2011, 05:41 AM
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Default Re: ranger024x4's non ranger build thread.

its been a while. Finally got a stance that im happy with. Now i need to find a place that can do alignments on low cars lol
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Old 11-21-2011, 06:09 AM
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Nice looken car man. I'll give ya credit for building it. Not a ricer fan but it looks good. :thumbup:
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Old 11-21-2011, 06:20 AM
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I love it dude. Clean as hell
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