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How To Install MR2 Inserts in your Starion


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#1 Komeuppance

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Posted 09 November 2009 - 05:54 AM

http://home.comcast....nMR2Inserts.htm

Check it out, I finally finished it.

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Posted 09 November 2009 - 06:16 AM

Hmmm... by saving the stock spring perches, you could actually reuse them and use stock springs still.  You will just be about 2" lower and can use cheap GR-2 inserts ($43.95 from summitracing.com).

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Posted 09 November 2009 - 08:59 AM

good write up

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Posted 09 November 2009 - 09:00 AM

so you used celica strut tops on your non shp struts?
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Posted 09 November 2009 - 12:57 PM

Nice write-up and website, Zoom profile comes up page not found?
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Posted 09 November 2009 - 07:47 PM

View PostKomeuppance, on 09 November 2009 - 06:16 AM, said:

Hmmm... by saving the stock spring perches, you could actually reuse them and use stock springs still.  You will just be about 2" lower and can use cheap GR-2 inserts ($43.95 from summitracing.com).

-Robert

That would probably require skinnier wheels and tires for clearance then, hehe

But Very nice write-up.  for the gland nuts on mine, I used the biggest channel locks I had, then hit the end with a mallet, this provided the force needed to break it loose.

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Posted 09 November 2009 - 10:31 PM

View Postpsu_Crash, on 09 November 2009 - 12:57 PM, said:

Nice write-up and website, Zoom profile comes up page not found?
That video of your buddy's Aries is hilarious!

Thanks!!  I got ZooM's profile working again, the internets is case sensitive.

Haha, I wish I was friends with Tim trying to sell his Aries... he's just so cool.

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Posted 09 November 2009 - 10:33 PM

View PostD_Venable, on 09 November 2009 - 07:47 PM, said:

That would probably require skinnier wheels and tires for clearance then, hehe

But Very nice write-up.  for the gland nuts on mine, I used the biggest channel locks I had, then hit the end with a mallet, this provided the force needed to break it loose.

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Yeah, I thought about it on the way home that it wouldn't work.  You could always weld the spring perch at stock height and use lowered springs.  Orrrr... just make a spacer haha.

View Postsmallblock12, on 09 November 2009 - 09:00 AM, said:

so you used celica strut tops on your non shp struts?

No, not on this install.  When non shp struts are too hard to find, I will probably switch over to celica strut tops and use the toyota gland nut. That is what SFBMX88 did I believe.

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Posted 18 November 2009 - 10:46 PM

oh sorry fo some reason i thought that was you. but anyway i have shp struts and im wanting to slam my fiji bad. will it be driveable without cambers for a little??
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Posted 20 November 2009 - 03:07 AM

Haha... it'll be driveable.  But I consider lots of things "driveable"... LOL... I wouldn't do it for long, your turn in is going to suck really bad and the car will want to wander all over the place.  Besides all the tire wear.  If you adjust the toe, it should be more stable.  Back end will be nice and squirely.

How low do you want to go...??

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Posted 23 November 2009 - 07:59 PM

dam that car is slammed, i just did this same convertion and my front sit higher then back and i got new mk1 camber plates, which i think that was costing it look that way.

when you welded that spring patch on the housing did you lower it lower then stock position??

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Posted 23 November 2009 - 11:17 PM

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dam that car is slammed, i just did this same convertion and my front sit higher then back and i got new mk1 camber plates, which i think that was costing it look that way.

when you welded that spring patch on the housing did you lower it lower then stock position??

Yes, all sleeve over perches are welded in a lower position, just over 2" lower.  You cut and rewelded your struts??  Or you left the strut housings at stock height and used spacers inside for the MR2 inserts??

I daily drive it like that, and I love it.

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Posted 24 November 2009 - 05:54 PM

View PostKomeuppance, on 09 November 2009 - 10:33 PM, said:

Yeah, I thought about it on the way home that it wouldn't work.  You could always weld the spring perch at stock height and use lowered springs.  Orrrr... just make a spacer haha.



No, not on this install.  When non shp struts are too hard to find, I will probably switch over to celica strut tops and use the toyota gland nut. That is what SFBMX88 did I believe.

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You can also just get an xtra pair of stock fronts or bad ones and cut the tops off and then weld them onto the rears like I did....
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Posted 24 November 2009 - 10:02 PM

View PostLaodicea, on 24 November 2009 - 05:54 PM, said:

You can also just get an xtra pair of stock fronts or bad ones and cut the tops off and then weld them onto the rears like I did....

Haha... yeah... detailed in my guide.  But, I didn't paint mine purple!!

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Posted 24 November 2009 - 11:36 PM

View PostKomeuppance, on 24 November 2009 - 10:02 PM, said:

Haha... yeah... detailed in my guide.  But, I didn't paint mine purple!!

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I was gonna sandblast them and powdercoat them the HKS purple look ..but I was lazy...I am such a loser.
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Posted 25 November 2009 - 07:31 PM

i wanna be low as i can go and still drive it daily. someone was telling me that this would hurt my handling o to the poaition of the a arms
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Posted 25 November 2009 - 07:57 PM

I have MK1's roll center adjusters (RCA's)... just today I was thinking about putting some good tires on and doing a skid pad test to see how many g's I could pull.

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Posted 26 November 2009 - 05:35 PM

do it!! hey could you take some more pics of you car by chance maybe like a few different angles. i reall wanna see its stance
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Posted 23 March 2010 - 03:48 AM

Update:  It's still AWESOME.  Probably one of the best mods you can do for your car's handling.  Even if you don't drop it down much you can still get a GREAT ride height and still be safe.  I had to make many other modifications to the car to be able to drive this low on the daily.

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 05:44 PM

this should be a sticky :)




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