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The-Band!t
06-11-12, 13:20
hey guys :)
im just on having a poke about the forum i currently was just after buying a mk2 mr2 with a full history and in good condition. Id say some day i plan to get myself a supra in the future but while im a uni student the mr2s a bit more wallet friendly lol
here's a pic although its a bit in the dark, it's a colour called goodwood green not too many of them about
http://www.mkivsupras.co.uk/imports/2012/11/217.jpg
wee interior shot, leathers probably the best condition ive seen in some mr2s
http://www.mkivsupras.co.uk/imports/2012/11/218.jpg
history and stuff
http://www.mkivsupras.co.uk/imports/2012/11/219.jpg

but yeh im just having a nosey about and who knows maybe some day i'll keep myself a supra :cool:
hope to hear from you all :)

Tyson
06-11-12, 13:22
Nice MR2, I want to get one in the future for a bit of fun and a few track days. Welcome to the club.

scott87
06-11-12, 14:24
I converted from MR2's to the Supra and i too was a uni student when i did so. I had all service history from new on my mr2, over 150 sheets of receipts etc for it. Tbh the only thing i notice is that i spend a little bit more on fuel. Not a great deal though as i dont have to push the Supra as hard to go fast.

The build quality between the too is pretty wide as well. I mean the mr2 is built well, but since working on the Supra its a world away. Yer parts may be expensive for it but they will last longer than the mr2. Its also a lot easier to work on making labour cheaper if you dont do the work yourself.

Nodalmighty
06-11-12, 14:34
I used to have MR2 but mine was a 3.0 quad cam 32v 1MZ-FE. Best sports car I ever owned. Your Mr2 looks like a mint Rev4 and yes your leather is second only to a mint Rev5 I once drove while working for Rogue Motorsport.

While I have a supra being built for drifting/track use I'd never get another Supra for road use, but I'd have another mr2 in a heart beat :D

Lyndon.

The-Band!t
06-11-12, 14:48
Thanks for all the comments guys :)
nice to see some past mr2 owners :cool: , i plan in a year or so to either turbo engine swap my 2 or get a na supra and do a slow project making it turbo lol

Deriick
06-11-12, 14:59
I`m currently in the process of selling my mr2 turbo for a supra :)

Mr2s are very good if you like the `rawness` feeling it gives you! But you can't really compare a supra or the mr2 because the supra is in a whole different league!

Noz
06-11-12, 15:19
I'm a student as well mate :) Save your cash, or do a PhD you get paid!!

Welcome :)

The-Band!t
06-11-12, 16:10
yeh thats what i like about the mr2 it's raw and the turbo's off the line performance is hard to beat :) , ive one more year after this so thats my plan get payed for doing a phd all being well or try and get full time hours at my part time job for the time being and save what pennys i can now lol

johnny g
06-11-12, 16:23
I loved my MR2's in all forms. 3SGTE, 3VZ-FE (SC), 5VZ-FE (Turbo). The Supra is a better car, more refined.

Upto 80mph, a well sorted '2 is epic. In the same way that a well sorted Supra to 120 is.

The-Band!t
06-11-12, 19:04
yeh well there different cars, no doubt the supra is more refined than the mr2 and has better tuning abilities but i love the 2 for the way it drives and your seating position :p
but definitely when the money is there supra it will be :D

scott87
06-11-12, 20:29
Just remember if you want to hit over 300bhp its cheaper in the mr2! Crazy as it sounds but you can get to those figures for mighty low money. Unless you grab a super duper uber bargain stock tt supra.

The-Band!t
07-11-12, 00:58
yeh a gen 3 mr2 engine with some exhaust/induction mods and a boost controller and you can reach near 300hp on the cheap plus with the mr layout give you plenty of fun :)

add heywood
07-11-12, 09:42
I own both, although the Supra is a bit special. Bought the mr a couple of weeks ago to throw around track. They are 2 completely different cars. The mr is pretty nippy but really does run out of grunt 3rd gear upwards, it is quite raw in its drive, the Supra being much more elegant. Stepping up to a Supra is a big leap in all aspects (TT not N/A though :p).

Deriick
07-11-12, 10:57
Just remember if you want to hit over 300bhp its cheaper in the mr2! Crazy as it sounds but you can get to those figures for mighty low money. Unless you grab a super duper uber bargain stock tt supra.

Hmmmm normally i would agree but i spent about 3K to get mine to 257 bhp with 260ft/lb with a weight of 997kg! It can get from 0 to 60 in 4.8 seconds but runs out of grunt after 110 mph ... It was manily built for up to 100 mph.

But im realy feeling for a white supra, just the style, comnfort and build quality ... I cant wait :D

Mr2 is fun, but i see it as trackday fun! :)

scott87
07-11-12, 11:07
3k to get a standard mr2 turbo from 230bhp to 260bhp :blink: That is expensive. Or was the majority spent on weight loss?

The main thing i miss with the mr2 is the feeling of the engine being right behind you, made it seem faster than it was.

johnny g
07-11-12, 11:26
3k to get a standard mr2 turbo from 230bhp to 260bhp :blink: That is expensive. Or was the majority spent on weight loss?

The main thing i miss with the mr2 is the feeling of the engine being right behind you, made it seem faster than it was.

Bloody hell! My seconds MR2, the Rev 3, was 500 exhaust + 2.5" decat, 350 for CC and Rad, 1100 ECU + boost. That was running 289bhp at 1.2 bar. Epic in first three gears.

scott87
07-11-12, 11:28
Bloody hell! My seconds MR2, the Rev 3, was 500 exhaust + 2.5" decat, 350 for CC and Rad, 1100 ECU + boost. That was running 289bhp at 1.2 bar. Epic in first three gears.

Mine was near identical expect i 2.2 strokered and was hitting around 330. Great until my turbo went and i had no money :( But i still prefer the sub 240bhp my na supra has :D

Deriick
07-11-12, 12:04
Mainly weight :) but i rebuilt the entire engine too. So it as new :)

Deriick
07-11-12, 12:06
Forgot to say 257 wheel horse power.

scott87
07-11-12, 12:10
Out of interest did you pay someone to do the work? I tried stripping weight but i thought at just south of 1300kg they were light enough, plus i liked my sound systems :p

The-Band!t
07-11-12, 12:36
although stock for stock the mr2 will run a quicker 1/4 mile
here's a wee video and im not trying to say mr2s are better cause i love both these cars and as said they are completely different cars, mr2 rev2 with only 220hp beats loads of other jdm counterparts including an nsx, rx7, mk3 and 4 supra its actually a pretty good video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EebC1kgC9uM&list=FLj76he14hGTX0zk5NZfr5pw&index=36&feature=plpp_video