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Feature: 1993 Toyota Mr2

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Christopher 1993 Toyota Mr2

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Here we have the of one Christopher Lam and his 1993 Toyota MR2 Chris lived in Cali all his and has been modding cars he’s had a driver’s license. it came time for Chris to to Chicago and embrace its dreaded snow and enormous potholes. new to the city, Chris did not know to expect. In California, cars are a way of After living here for a few he saw a growing scene and couldn’t it. This was when he decided to an MR2.  Chris had previously an MR2 when he was 16. He loved the car, but his for the importance of maintenance lead to a car with all sorts of problems. eventually was employed by XS Engineering and which led to numerous projects the ill-fated MR2 of his teenaged years. he always felt like he needed to go back to an MR2 and make right this time. So after a few months in Chitown, decided to get back into the car and embrace destiny.

The search for a clean 93+ MR2 in Chicago was a attempt. After exhausting the leads in the area, Chris he would have to go back in order to find the perfect car. So this is what ended up doing. He would find a gem in SoCal. The car stayed until Chris would bring it to Chicago.

Having a distance relationship is not easy. spent most of his days and ordering parts for the MR2. His living room ended up like a UPS storage facility in a of months. Since Chris had ties and resources in California, he to leave the car back there and on it when he could.  He would fly almost monthly to simply This is true dedication. But he do all the work himself. D-Sport editor (self-proclaimed MR2 wiz) Choo and the folks at XS Engineering to his rescue. Together, the group of installed a new motor and a plethora of modifications. The result was an extraordinary MR2 is nimble and fast.

The engine block was gutted to the MR2 could take some Benson’s machined bore was for a set of 9.0:1 C/R Arias pistons. the additional power and heat this upgraded engine, decided it would be a good to use Swain Tech’s thermal coatings for engine longevity. inside is a Castillo knife-edged which can remove four to pounds off the factory crankshaft. In a car as as the MR2, the additional power and weight is a definite advantage. ARP studs keep everything in one piece.

These upgraded engine play the role of support for the ATS spec’d Garrett GT28RS This smaller-sized turbo plenty of power but has the added of spooling quicker than monstrous turbos available on the An ATS Racing downpipe allows for the exhaust gases to be quickly away into an APEX’i GT exhaust. Keeping everything is a GReddy sidemount intercooler The engine is continuously fed by a Supra pump and Denso 550cc The infamous HKS SSQV blow-off alleviates any fear of compressor and has an unmistakable sound. Controlling is an APEX’i PowerFC which for easy engine management and with minimal re-wiring and

The transmission sees a few upgrades as A lightened flywheel from HKS deliver more power to the while an ACT street-spec clutch is and can withstand the extra power the upgraded 3S-GTE. A Kaaz limited slip differential the transmission overhaul.

This generation MR2 is known for issues snap oversteer when the car is to its limits. Chris chose Sustec Pro coilovers to keep the car to the road and pointed in the right High and Tight endlinks keep everything together a TRD rear strut bar improves and suspension rigidity.

Inside is an dual gauge pod fitted APEX’i exhaust gas temperature and oil gauges. A GReddy turbo and Nardi Classic steering finish the interior. The MR2 is also with a sexy Reline boot and a TRD Short Shifter.


For the cosmetic end, Chris his MR2 to Royal Auto Body in Chicago and had that whole rust coated so that the wouldn’t have as much of an New OEM parts and aftermarket aero were installed and painted if be. New door panels and carpeting found their way inside the Underneath, it’s rocking Emotion XD9 in matte gray with a 17″x9.5″, 17″x7.5″staggered

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When the car was all said and done, it was at 288WHP. Hot stuff. After 2 of countless flights, bringing though airport security, building, sleepless installation the car was now sexy and was shipped to his homestead in for the final finishing touches.

next for this beauty? A In fact, it should be in at about the this article is posted. an eye out for Chris and his black MR2 Turbo. and his ninja car might just up on you.

-JDM Chicago

1993 MR2 Turbo modification list

Machine bore and hone bore

9.0:1 Compression Pistons

Swain Tech Barrier Coating

Swain dry film skirt coating

and shot peened rods

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