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  1. Body mods for wheels?

    Wheels/Tires
    Your first choice of 17x8" +32 and 17x9" +35 is the easiest to mount w/ coils. These days you can make anything fit given some effort. An 8.5" in front w/ coils is definitely a project though, I'd stick to maximum 8" wheel width w/ low +30s offset. I remember mounting an 8" up front w/ coils...
  2. Logan’s MR2 Build Thread

    3SGTE Turbo
    I think you'll be fine here w/ a 5mm gap. 8" wheels up front w/ coils normally need offsets in the lower 30s or upper 20s with fatter tires and less sidewall. Since you're going 215/45 up front, you probably don't need spacers.
  3. SSR Integral a2 Worth It?

    General MR2 Discussion
    Yup! Pics when you're done and congrats on the find.
  4. SSR Integral a2 Worth It?

    General MR2 Discussion
    Those are decent offsets - for stock suspension. Coilovers up front rob you of precious lateral space, you'll be hard pressed to get 235 up front considering it's tough enough w/ stock suspension. 8" up front can work with coils but it's a close fit, you may need a 5mm spacer and 215/40-17...
  5. SSR Integral a2 Worth It?

    General MR2 Discussion
    I don't think you'll regret it - especially the excellent shape they're in. Normally a 20mm tire stagger is something to shoot for on these cars. So 255/40-17 rears might be more like it. But what are the offsets of these wheels? That along w/ wheel width will make or break the width...
  6. Stock Turbo Heat Shield Replacement Options?

    3SGTE Turbo
    That's a relatively thick (and unique) piece of stamped steel. Unless it's rusted straight through with holes all around fraying at the edges, it's salvageable with sand blasting and some paint.
  7. SSR Integral a2 Worth It?

    General MR2 Discussion
    I may be a bit bias considering I've owned 6 sets of SSRs. $900 is a bit steep for 20 year old wheels; on the other hand, they are unique nowadays and this guy does have excellent wheel widths. But it's a tough call since you're comparing two high quality wheels, both made in Japan, both...
  8. TRD Bushings

    MK2 Suspension & Braking
    Trust me, they're not. I've had lots of experience w/ all 3 bushing sets and there is a marked difference. It's true, TRDs are stiffer than the OEM set but not by a whole lot, maybe a step or two up - they're still streetable which puts them into a highly coveted position. The secret being...
  9. TRD Bushings

    MK2 Suspension & Braking
    Have you considered researching if the Camry's bushings of that era fit? Suspension is similar. Probably a long shot considering there's a separate set of bushings for the '91-'92 and the '93+, but it might be worth looking at if you have the resources.
  10. 18 inch wheels...How does your car ride?

    MKII, 90-99 NA & Turbo
    I think asking someone to judge ride harshness is very subjective. Throw a barely experienced 18 year old enthusiast into a coil-over equipped car set to full hard and he'll swear up & down through his chattering teeth and bruised backside that it's a smooth ride - as long as it's cool looking...
  11. Lesac's "Try not to ruin the car" build thread

    MKII, 90-99 NA & Turbo
    I'm not sure if that's a rhetorical question, but I'll respond anyway mainly because of the thread title. After owning these cars for 17 years and trying lots of stuff on them, unless you're going Ohlins, TRD or Koni equipped coilovers, my experience shows that Chinese coilovers are a step...
  12. Lesac's "Try not to ruin the car" build thread

    MKII, 90-99 NA & Turbo
    I think those Japanese made FD wheels are perfect for the car, they look great. I can only hope you're not going Chinese coilovers...
  13. $1,500 clutch job..wtf

    General MR2 Discussion
    That's pretty much it for semi-popular production cars that are mid-engine (and affordable). You've basically got the cheapie version of the NSX. As for the clutch job charge, that is actually the going rate per blue book - no surprise there. If you can't work on your own deuce, check your...
  14. Finally brought my MR2 into the present...mostly. Now have Android Auto, and Bluetooth.

    Interior Modifications
    If you haven't already, two more fairly significant interior updates to bring the deuce into the present are: Swap out your dash lights with LEDs Replace or restore the clear plastic that covers the gauge cluster
  15. 16 inch rims with coilovers

    Wheels/Tires
    The following year I mounted 16x7" +33 front w/ 225/45-16 and 17x9" +38 rear w/ 255/40-17. No scrubs w/ this setup either on coils.
  16. 16 inch rims with coilovers

    Wheels/Tires
    When I had my coilovers mounted, my wheels & tires were 16x7.5" front & 16x8.5" rear +32 for both ends, 215/45-16 fronts, 245/45-16 rears. They fit just fine, 3mm from flush but cleared fenders/suspension for performance maneuvers. That was over 10 years ago when there were dozens of tire...
  17. 16 inch Wheel suggestions needed

    Wheels/Tires
    If 17x8/9 +32 works now, then 16x8/9 +32 will work too. But just as I posted above, have you picked your exact 16" brand/model/size tire yet? Shop tires before wheels in 16s. It won't matter whether you have a top on your budget or not if the street tire size you want isn't manufactured.
  18. Best Wheel Specifications?

    Normally Aspirated
    The limiting factor in a 17/18 double staggered combo is actually the 17" front tire sizes - and not the plentiful rear 18s.
  19. Best Wheel Specifications?

    Normally Aspirated
    Best is relative. A common post is 17x8 front, 17x9 rear +35 w/ 215/40-17 fronts and 235/(245)/40-17 rears.
  20. Crossover parts list

    General MR2 Discussion
    I used to know a guy who had access to the parts list at Toyota and would cross match them. Doing that we would discover quite a few Lexus, Celica and mostly Camry parts that would work on our cars. Unfortunately, he fell off the grid and those mostly 2000 era cars and their parts are...
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