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July 20, 2016, 07:38 AM #175

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I love MR2'S, this one is one of my favorites. The engine bay is uber clean.
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    « Reply #175 on: July 20, 2016, 07:38 AM »

    July 20, 2016, 10:54 AM #176

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    Originally posted by tytanium
    by far my fav mr2 in the city. love this thing

    Thanks man, we've got quite a few nice ones in the city!

    Originally posted by #StreetFocus
    Very nice car, I love the DIY aspect of the side skirt extensions and Lip. very nice!

    Me too! They're something I figured i could try making, glad I did. We've since made another set of the side skirt extensions and mounted them to a buddies mazda 3

    Originally posted by SavageTaco
    I love MR2'S, this one is one of my favorites. The engine bay is uber clean.

    Thanks! Being at driven was a bad inspiration. Seems like everyone is doing wire tucks and de-cluttering their bays... looking at mine there's a lot that could be re-routed or relocated. May be a project in the future.
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      July 28, 2016, 10:06 AM #177

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      I love both these cars, and I agree that the lip and side skirt extensions look awesome. I might have to try to so something similar on my celica.
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        July 29, 2016, 10:16 AM #178

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        Originally posted by Ctown8
        I love both these cars, and I agree that the lip and side skirt extensions look awesome. I might have to try to so something similar on my celica.

        Thanks man!
        It's honestly a fun little project to do, even if it's just to give you an idea of how something aftermarket would look.
        It's also dirt cheap to make which is a solid win.
        I'm sure a lot of people don't like how home made it looks, but I think it adds a bit of character as it's not something that you can buy off the shelf.
        If you do end up making a set, I look forward to seeing how it looks on your car!
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          July 29, 2016, 10:25 AM #179

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          Not build related, but went on a photoshoot with @StreltovX last night!

          Note these are just iPhone pics. I'll update with the new photos once Alex is finished editing them.

          Untitled by Charles Murray, on Flickr

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          Untitled by Charles Murray, on Flickr

          Can't wait to see how Alex's version of the above picture turns out.
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            July 29, 2016, 10:45 AM #180

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            Originally posted by charlesjm
            Thanks man!
            It's honestly a fun little project to do, even if it's just to give you an idea of how something aftermarket would look.
            It's also dirt cheap to make which is a solid win.
            I'm sure a lot of people don't like how home made it looks, but I think it adds a bit of character as it's not something that you can buy off the shelf.
            If you do end up making a set, I look forward to seeing how it looks on your car!
            I would expariement a lot with it, my end goal would be to create something that you cant tell that its home made.
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              May 08, 2017, 07:30 PM #181

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              Bumping this up! New season and new parts on the way.

              First off, as some of you may have seen, the Advan's are up for sale, and I have a pair of new wheels on the way. Expected to land in Canada by Friday, roughly a week shipping to Winnipeg after that. Hopefully (and should) have them all mounted up and ready to go for Spring Awakening 2017!

              Also getting changed up this year is my front lip set up.
              Ditching the old setup of Shine S-Type + Home made extension:

              MR2 (5 of 23) by Charles Murray, on Flickr


              For...

              larry_chen_speedhunters_mr2_turbo_sw20-10-1200x800 by Charles Murray, on Flickr

              Greddy lip. It'll flow better with the lines of my Greddy side skirts, plus the height will match. Current lip is too high, extension sat way too low in comparison (plus the look of it really lost my interest over winter).

              Also on the way is a new set of coilover top mounts. These provide way more camber off the coil by placing the mounting point inward on the car (like a fixed camber plate), as well as provide additional caster by leaning the coil backwards. The mounts are from Wilhelm Race Works and are a much needed upgrade, my tires were not only slightly rubbing on the fenders, but also ever so slightly on the coil. Drivability mods FTW.

              Left to order is a new spoiler. Current one is going to a local friend; I love the carbon Tom's duckbill, but it was time to change it up a bit.

              Greatly looking forward to Spring Awakening, still parts to receive and work left to do.
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                May 09, 2017, 10:03 AM #182

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                Damn, new wheels and lip are gonna look fantastic!

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