Mid-Engine Madness... What do you think? - Ferrari Life
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Do I get raw fish with all that rice? 3 60.00%
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post #1 of 9 Old 10-25-2004, 10:39 AM Thread Starter
 
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Mid-Engine Madness... What do you think?

As a MR2 Turbo owner I've seen several of these kits done. Some have been good; some BAD. I value all of your opinions here on this site so I'm putting the question to you. What do you think? I don't think I'd ever do it to my car but in the back of my mind, if I were to come across a good donor car and had the money... of coarse 300-350rwhp would have to go along with it.

http://www.mr2.com/TEXT/TRD2000GT.html


This one is for sale.
http://community.webshots.com/album/165696482nnkTvY

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D.J. do you have any pics of this SARD MR2 when it ran at LeMans?
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post #2 of 9 Old 10-25-2004, 12:09 PM
 
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I'm for the raw fish

Tuning is not really my thing, except for the mechanical changes. I like 800 hp Supra's, but I do not like riced up Golf's. I love cars which look standard, but are able to smoke every car up to the Enzo.
Even better if that whole tuning isn't limited to the drivetrain but is also done to the suspension, brakes, chassis etc. Yes maybe it is more expensive than buying a fast car, but it is so much more fun
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post #3 of 9 Old 10-25-2004, 12:19 PM
 
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I saw the picture and thought, oh man he didn't do that to his MR2 did he?
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post #4 of 9 Old 10-25-2004, 01:18 PM
 
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What Bob said... standard looking cars that go a gazillion miles an hour are so much cooler than those beefed up, all-bling dickheads.

A Yugo with a thousand HP would be kinda nice.
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post #5 of 9 Old 10-25-2004, 01:55 PM
 
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Charles

there's a difference in tuning

you have those bloody fools that i really can't stand
those idiots that "tune" their car by placing enormous wings and stickers and whatever on it, but still are driving around in their 1.3 liter basic diesel engine

and then you have to good tuning
engine tuning, chassis tuning,...


i think i do have some pics of that MR2 yes, i'll dig them up tomorrow
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post #6 of 9 Old 10-25-2004, 05:54 PM
 
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Not much into body modifications, as the others have said, only if you've got all the rest to back it up. See too many aluminium wings, coffecan exhausts, and whatnot around here, so I've goten quite sick of it all. I blame that movie for spreading it(granted it would've spread without, but it may not have spread so far or so much).

I'm all for a sleeper or just leaving the car stock. But hey, it's all personal preference.
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post #7 of 9 Old 10-25-2004, 06:57 PM
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It's a very personal thing. Enjoy your car the way you like!

Cars (esp the "sporting" types) tend to go through life-stages.

When new they are mostly kept very close to original, probably as much for warranty-void concerns as much as anything.

As they get older, esp 5 - 15 years, they drop in value & folks who couldn't afford them new get them & often do them up. Go-faster bits can take a while to get onto the market & are more plentiful (& cheaper) when the car is a few years old. Warranty-voiding is no longer a problem & adding stuff to the car usually won't kill the resale value (although no-one ever gets back what they spend on extras, IMHO). Most MR2s, Skylines, WRXs, etc currently fall into this bracket.

After about 15-20 years though, it's funny how the pendulum starts to come back the other way. People seeking out interesting "old" cars (eg RX7, 240Z, plus the "classic" marques) often want them in original condition (ie: "As it would have been if I could have afforded it all those years ago"). Supersized wings, pipes, turbo add-ons, etc can start looking out of place & make a big dent in the car's resale value.

For those of us who are into appreciating "classic" cars, any car with added mods is probably looked at slightly circumspectly, as one day it may be a classic & all those bits should come back off. Maybe that explains some of the responses on this topic by FFers.
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post #8 of 9 Old 10-26-2004, 01:43 AM
 
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here you go Charles

i don't have much on this car since i've never seen it myself, and i pulled these of the web a long time ago
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post #9 of 9 Old 10-26-2004, 08:24 AM Thread Starter
 
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Awesome! Thanks again for those. Very rare pics.

Your the man! ha:
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