ES/BS MK2 Autox Setup Primer - Page 3 - MR2 Owners Club Message Board
 1Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #41 of 108 (permalink) Old March 3rd, 2008, 13:46
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: West Chester Pa
Posts: 457
OldTrader Rating: (1)
Quote:
Originally Posted by ButtDyno
Didn't you have some pimpy HRE's when you bought the car?
I was a bit in shock, but the pimpy HRE's are in aggregate (all four corners) only 8 pounds lighter than the stock wheels. I expect to save a lot more unsprung mass with the new wheels and lugs. I will report back on what I used and the weight savings once I get them all.
Surferjer is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #42 of 108 (permalink) Old March 12th, 2008, 08:07
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: West Chester Pa
Posts: 457
OldTrader Rating: (1)
Got the Wed Sports rears, and they are 9.5 pounds lighter EACH than stock rims. Not bad! SSRs should be hear in a few days, as well as Millennia wheels. I'm probably looking at a total of 35-37 pounds of unsprung mass reduction, including aluminum lugs.
Surferjer is offline  
post #43 of 108 (permalink) Old March 12th, 2008, 12:51
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Atlanta, GA
Age: 37
Posts: 1,358
OldTrader Rating: (1)
Ya know... don't you already have a sub 2000 lb stock class mid engined car? :P
PseudoRealityX is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #44 of 108 (permalink) Old March 12th, 2008, 13:06
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: West Chester Pa
Posts: 457
OldTrader Rating: (1)
My baby (Elise) is retired. She was backed into and I got the front end repaired (including a substantial amount of cone damage) by insurance and now that she's like new, I'm keeping her that way. I get her back this weekend.
Surferjer is offline  
post #45 of 108 (permalink) Old March 12th, 2008, 15:18
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Atlanta, GA
Age: 37
Posts: 1,358
OldTrader Rating: (1)
At least they still make front end bodywork for the Elise...

There's no more 93+ lip spoilers from Toyota. I got one of the last new ones about 2 years ago.
PseudoRealityX is offline  
post #46 of 108 (permalink) Old March 12th, 2008, 15:28
Registered User
 
ButtDyno's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Alexandria, VA
Age: 39
Posts: 464
OldTrader Rating: (7)
Quote:
Originally Posted by PseudoRealityX
At least they still make front end bodywork for the Elise...

There's no more 93+ lip spoilers from Toyota. I got one of the last new ones about 2 years ago.
Eh?
http://www.mr2.com/forums/lithia-toy...p-pricing.html
ButtDyno is offline  
post #47 of 108 (permalink) Old March 12th, 2008, 22:31
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Vancouver, Wa
Age: 42
Posts: 1,715
OldTrader Rating: (16)
Quote:
Originally Posted by ButtDyno
Yeah, I bought one from CraiggieB, a vendor here on the board, early last summer.
fasteddy7a is offline  
post #48 of 108 (permalink) Old March 13th, 2008, 07:12
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Atlanta, GA
Age: 37
Posts: 1,358
OldTrader Rating: (1)
Well, someone who had tried to buy one told me they didn't have any. Maybe he just he used the wrong number??
PseudoRealityX is offline  
post #49 of 108 (permalink) Old March 14th, 2008, 11:20
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Age: 37
Posts: 145
OldTrader Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Surferjer
I was a bit in shock, but the pimpy HRE's are in aggregate (all four corners) only 8 pounds lighter than the stock wheels. I expect to save a lot more unsprung mass with the new wheels and lugs. I will report back on what I used and the weight savings once I get them all.
How many sets of wheels do you have now? I know that 3 sets came with the car...do you think that 6 sets is enough?...hehe
devomgd is offline  
post #50 of 108 (permalink) Old March 14th, 2008, 12:41
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: West Chester Pa
Posts: 457
OldTrader Rating: (1)
Wellllll, I'm a bit embarassed by the number, but right now it IS INDEED six sets plus two extra Millenia fronts I don't need. Overkill? maybe, but try this on for size after I get all the tires moved around:

2 sets of Hoosiers, older set and newer national event set mounted on the 2 sets of lightweight wheels (Millenia fronts and Wedsports rears for one, SSRs rears for the other), the HREs host Hoosier rain tires, Toyo R888s for the track on a stock set, and extra stock set with some streetable but not great Kumhos (can you say EVO school?) and of course the streets on the 14s. So you see, they all have their purpose. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

PS. Anyone need a set of Millenia fronts in not perfect shape cosmetically but fine otherwise? $150 shipped.
Surferjer is offline  
post #51 of 108 (permalink) Old March 14th, 2008, 13:02
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Westmont, IL
Age: 45
Posts: 4,054
OldTrader Rating: (19)
Well if it makes you feel better, my personal record is 46 wheels for the same car, or 11.5 sets. I quit autocrossing, and am down to just 5.5 sets now, with most of those for sale. 'Course, I am up to two and a half sets for the racecar, and climbing.
hillman is offline  
post #52 of 108 (permalink) Old March 14th, 2008, 15:39
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Atlanta, GA
Age: 37
Posts: 1,358
OldTrader Rating: (1)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Surferjer
PS. Anyone need a set of Millenia fronts in not perfect shape cosmetically but fine otherwise? $150 shipped.
Have these become that rare?

I remember buying 2, shipped from NY for $80.
PseudoRealityX is offline  
post #53 of 108 (permalink) Old March 14th, 2008, 16:12
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: West Chester Pa
Posts: 457
OldTrader Rating: (1)
Just asking what I paid. I don't know if they're rare. If I'm asking too much, I'm sure that'll become apparent LOL.
Surferjer is offline  
post #54 of 108 (permalink) Old March 18th, 2008, 15:38
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: West Chester Pa
Posts: 457
OldTrader Rating: (1)
Any update on studs? I will be playing with this soon on my 2. A bit of a surprise for you all---the 15X7 SSRs are a 1/2 pound heavier than the 15X7 Wedssports wheels. Who woulda thunk it? 10 1/2 for the Wedssports, 1 pounds for the SSRs. Both are 9 pounds+ lighter than stock rear rims.
Surferjer is offline  
post #55 of 108 (permalink) Old March 18th, 2008, 23:05
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: So-Cal
Age: 50
Posts: 295
OldTrader Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Surferjer
Any update on studs? .
ARP studs listed for "lexus IS300" have the right size knurl & thread pitch. They are longer than you need. If you don't like the studs sticking out past the wheels just cut off the extra threads.

Eric
ewcmr2 is offline  
post #56 of 108 (permalink) Old March 19th, 2008, 06:11
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: West Chester Pa
Posts: 457
OldTrader Rating: (1)
awesome, thanks. Not too worried about studs sticking out, just worried about secure wheels.
Surferjer is offline  
post #57 of 108 (permalink) Old March 22nd, 2008, 18:48
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: West Chester Pa
Posts: 457
OldTrader Rating: (1)
Okay, probably a dumb question but here goes:

On ther back, with either SSRs or the Wedssports and a 3MM spacer, I'm only getting about 7 full turns with the lug nuts. Is that enough to be safe, or do I need to get longer studs for those, too? I'd rather not replace those studs too if I don't have to, although the fronts weren't as bad as I thought they'd be.
Surferjer is offline  
post #58 of 108 (permalink) Old March 22nd, 2008, 19:08 Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: San Diego, CA
Age: 43
Posts: 3,239
OldTrader Rating: (21)
I've heard 5-turns is adequate. I believe the rule of thumb for bolts is you want at least as much length of threads as width in bolt. 7 x 1.5 is about 11. Your bolt is 12mm wide. I think you'll be good. I think a lot of folks have run the SSRs without any modification for many years with no issues.
rnoll98 is offline  
post #59 of 108 (permalink) Old March 22nd, 2008, 19:13
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: West Chester Pa
Posts: 457
OldTrader Rating: (1)
Thanks, Randy. That's great. BTW-my total weight savings with Wedssports and Millenia wheels AND aluminum lugs is 36 pounds on stock. It's 35 pounds with the SSRs in the rear.
Surferjer is offline  
post #60 of 108 (permalink) Old March 24th, 2008, 17:38
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Rochester, NY
Age: 41
Posts: 118
OldTrader Rating: (3)
For those of you running Millenia wheels, which spacers are you purchasing? My thought was to just buy 10mm spacers made for the MR2 (MKII) and then add hubcentric rings to the Millenia wheels. Are others doing it differently? Suggestions welcome!
black03specv is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the MR2 Owners Club Message Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: (0 members)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome