Archive for December, 2007

By December 26, 2007 Read More →

MR2 Spyder Weight Chart (Weight Reduction)

Go straight to the weight chart Perhaps the two greatest strengths of the Toyota MR2 Spyder is its exceptional balance and light weight. Very few cars offer the shear joy that the Spyder does. In fact, owners often call this feeling permagrim and rightfully so. It is hard to exit one of these cars without [...]

Posted in: MR2 Spyder (Tech)
Part 1: Introducing the Daily Driven, Grip Racing MR2 Spyder.
By December 22, 2007 Read More →

Part 1: Introducing the Daily Driven, Grip Racing MR2 Spyder.

Introducing project MR2 Spyder (MR-S), my daily driver. I might as well come clean up front, I wouldn’t want you guys to think I am going soft, or crazy for that matter as the MR2 is not the best choice for a drift platform. It really is simple though, my passion for motorsports extends beyond [...]

Custom Cold Air Intake (CAI) for the CA18DET
By December 19, 2007 Read More →

Custom Cold Air Intake (CAI) for the CA18DET

This tutorial covers the steps necessary to replace the factory flexible intake with a solid, metal pipe unit that will always draw ambient air from outside of the engine bay. This will ensure that the turbo is supplied with the coolest air possible and will provide a little less thermal load on the motor and [...]

Swapping the KA24DE Throttle Body onto the CA18DET Intake Manifold (The Quick and Dirty Way)
By December 18, 2007 Read More →

Swapping the KA24DE Throttle Body onto the CA18DET Intake Manifold (The Quick and Dirty Way)

Installing the larger KA24DE throttle body onto the CA18DET intake manifold is one of the rare free mods that has no drawbacks. Although a gain in horsepower is usually not evident when swapping a larger throttle body onto a pressurized (turbo charged) intake manifold, increasing the size of the throttle body will improve the motor’s [...]

Part 7: The Quest for Efficiency
By December 17, 2007 Read More →

Part 7: The Quest for Efficiency

If I were to ask you what your vices are, what would you say? Now what about your automotive vices? What preoccupies your mind when you are working on a project? What grabs a hold of you and makes you a slave to the build? I myself have a few and one such vice is [...]

Posted in: CA18DET 240SX, S13
Driftopia.com, News Archive November 2007
By December 16, 2007 Read More →

Driftopia.com, News Archive November 2007

Become a friend of driftopia. Find out how here November 25, 2007 A new quick link has been added to centralize the data pertaining to the water injection install on the CA18DET. CA18DET Water/Methanol Injection Links. As progress continues, I will add more links to this page including a full water injection install and a [...]

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