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    Drift MR2 AW11

    Yup. I know "mr2s dont drift" but I have one, its 140bhp and rwd so I thought id give it a go.

    Bought it like this:





    Spent ages trying to get the locking wheel nuts off.

    Made all the necessary vital drift modifications:

    New front tyres


    Thats it, rest is completely standard, open diff etc etc

    Went to Norfolk for birthday skids..

    Thanks to AmmoPhotography for the first couple,





    The rest are stills from a vid my better half took, vid possibly to follow









    Automation-Photography





    Gave it death all day and didnt let me down once, if I wasnt on track I was queuing Went up to 70psi in the rears but I think I probably should have gone a tad higher.

    Same again next month please
    Last edited by MrLuke; 12-03-2012 at 00:49.

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    dorifto kingu!
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    Awesome mate, cant wait for your other project to be finished!
    Norfolk Arena Drift Team #200

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    dorifto kingu!
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    i like it, weld that diffup and it will make it go

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    i take pictures
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    best shape ever!
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    dorifto kingu!
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    haha. awesome
    sooooo miss mine.

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    4age rocks

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    Went to Skegness Stadium this weekend with Norfolk Drift Team and had a blast.

    Definitely made another step up from my last time out at Norfolk and just had so much seat time and a track to myself

    Grippy track and open diff lead to an early casualty



    One tire fire lol had to get the hang of going the other way around to even it out for future laps. All in all I manged to eat 5 tyres this time out.

    After last Norfolk day I had to make a very expensive and critical drift modification:



    Anyway enough shite, more pictures:











    The above are from Skegness Stadium Drift Day 24/03/2012 - AmmoPhotography so thanks again for those

    Had to leave a bit early as engine was struggling with the 7k punishment



    As I topped it up, the oil turned to steam :O

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    spl dori master
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    Is it still stock? Drifts nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by alpntrb View Post
    Is it still stock? Drifts nice
    Yup all modifications are in this thread

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    tail slider
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    why did you cable tie the seatbelt ??

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    spl dori master
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    Got any videos of it driving sideways?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alpntrb View Post
    Got any videos of it driving sideways?
    Nothing worth posting up yet.

    Quote Originally Posted by evilmickey6 View Post
    why did you cable tie the seatbelt ??
    Its my take on a "CG lock" bascially you pull the lap bit as tight as you can then cable tie both bits together next to the clip and you now have a fixed length seat belt that holds your arse in the seat a bit better.

    In other news today I fixed my oil leaks (with free parts woo!)



    and then rerouted my air feed because it was jubilee clipped straight to silicone hose so it fell off at skeggy also my engine bay gets massively hot so it must have been heat soaking.



    Oh something else I havent mentioned, my throttle cable has been frayed since I bought the car so I loosened it off a bit to stop it breaking. There is a good chance I haven't experienced full throttle yet lol.

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    dorifto kingu!
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    im after an aw11 as a cheap car to have a bit of fun in.
    do you find it hard to skid?

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    dorifto kingu!
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    Nice thread! Dunno how it will be welding the diff as of course it is in the gearbox, should be fine I guess but never seen it or done it before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twiglett View Post
    im after an aw11 as a cheap car to have a bit of fun in.
    do you find it hard to skid?
    Im not used to drifting other than MR2s so I couldnt tell you. I seem to be working a lot harder than anybody else does though, get a proper sweat on after a few laps lol. I love driving mr2s because they are very rewarding, hard to drive properly but when you do it makes you smile

    Quote Originally Posted by supernova-dw View Post
    Nice thread! Dunno how it will be welding the diff as of course it is in the gearbox, should be fine I guess but never seen it or done it before.
    I had a company quote me 50 to do it 2 months ago but I think they've changed their mind after initially promising to honor it. Seen a couple that have done it and I think a few in Japan must have judging by their driving lol.

    As an aside moving the airfilter has made a huge difference. Must have been getting pretty bad heatsoak so I will be running future events with the engine cover off, hopefully that will keep things a bit cooler

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    spl dori master
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    love my mk1 but think am gonna get s13 for easy drift. cant beat the mk1s handling tho.

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    dorifto kingu!
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    yes luke, loving it, amazing build thread, " bought car, fitted decent front tyres, did a skid, fitted cable tie, put bit on that fell off, did a skid" awesome haha looking forward to seeing you again at norfolk dude, you were awesome in your last mr2 so it can only get better in a lighter mr2
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    Quote Originally Posted by dale_b View Post
    No. More doors, more fucking tires

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    doughnutter
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    HAHA nice!

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    tail slider
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    Naught wrong with drifting the the mk1 as mine was very chuckable twas the lardy mk2 after that used to drift it's self on the way to work that was more challenging!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bimbleuk View Post
    Naught wrong with drifting the the mk1 as mine was very chuckable twas the lardy mk2 after that used to drift it's self on the way to work that was more challenging!
    Started off with a mk2

    yes luke, loving it, amazing build thread, " bought car, fitted decent front tyres, did a skid, fitted cable tie, put bit on that fell off, did a skid" awesome haha looking forward to seeing you again at norfolk dude, you were awesome in your last mr2 so it can only get better in a lighter mr2
    Definitely going better in this one than my last one Never got so much smokes out of the old mk2.

    Suspension needs some love after skeggy it makes lots of creaks and rattles now so I suspect its polybush time, see if I can squeeze that in before 29th

 
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