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MR2 Dyno Day:: Chasers Motorsports

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Unfortunately I showed up to the dyno day very late, after spending to much time at motoclassica i finally arrived. I was surprised and happy to see that there were still cars waiting to get on the dyno so late in the day.

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The SW20’s seemed to dominate the line up of mr2’s at chassers motorworks. Many sporting the classic Bomex front bar. A lot of people were chasing the 200kw mark, it is a hard one to break in the SW20, some manage to do it but most sit around the 160-180kw.
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5 spoke wheels suit the SW20, commonly know as the poor man’s 355 Ferrari, the sw20 is the prettiest of the Mr2 range.
It was great to hear some 3sgte’s revving off their heads on the dyno and this also gave the MR2 forum members time to compare mods and set-ups.
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Its good to see some “P” platers buying mr2’s, rather than commodores. The Toyota MR2, its a true driving experience, mid engined and well balanced, so much fun to drive even if you only have the NA version.
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This is a great example of the MRS, nice Work XD9’s wheels, porsche style front bar and a custom turbo set up that would make baby Jesus cry.
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The targa style sw20 is by far the most popular version of the SW20 and although i wished for one in the summer, i was glad to have had a hard top version in the winter.
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There were some great examples on display and this late model SW20 on te37’s is a killer, with a gen3 3sgte.
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It did very well on the dyno, with a solid figure and bullet proof performance this is one of my favourite cars on the day.
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I miss having pop up headlights and i miss the beautiful shape of the MR2. The only thing i do not miss is working on the engine in the cramped engine bay, especially the gen2 3sgte, try and change the oil filter and you will most likely loose all the skin on your knuckles.
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The interiors of the 1990’s mr2s are very similar to the supra of that era with a slightly turned console and a high centre arm rest that really makes changing gears a pleasure. What happened to fighter jet inspired interiors?
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There was not only MR2s at this dyno meet but there were also a variety of other cars including this GT4 Celica.
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The only standard looking mr2 in the parking lot and it still looks as fantastic as it would have leaving the factory. It is great to see some standard ones still on the road, if they are kept in good nick they will end up being a desirable classic car in another 20 years time.
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One of the most popular mods “Gen 3 tail lights” adds an instant facelift to the car and a touch of style.
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From a distance you can see this well looked after aw11, the only one in the car park when i arrived, good to see the complete set of mr2’s were in attendance.
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Apart from missing most of the Dyno day and only catching the tail end of the day, i still enjoyed seeing a good variety of MR2’s and recognizing some of the cars that used to be around when i owned an mr2.
It is a shame that the MR2 goes through waves of popularity, and does not have that constant following that the AE86 or supra shares.
For more info on MR2’s or Chasers Motorworks, hit these links MR2 Australia Forum, Chasers Motorworks
Thanks for looking,
-Grant

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