MR2 Spyder (Tech)

MR2 Spyder Speed Source Solid Shift Cable Bushings
By October 1, 2010 Read More →

MR2 Spyder Speed Source Solid Shift Cable Bushings

Introduction After installing the Speed Source shifter bushings it is time to tackle the other end of the shifter mechanism. Namely, the rubber bushings at the end of the shifter cables. By replacing the rubber cable ends with solid bushings, the shift mechanism is made that much more precise. Also, unlike the rubber bushings, these [...]

MR2 Spyder Speed Source Solid Shifter Bushing Install
By September 28, 2010 Read More →

MR2 Spyder Speed Source Solid Shifter Bushing Install

Introduction What Speed Source offers with their solid aluminum shifter bushings is nothing short of amazing when you realize just how profoundly these bushings alter the feel of the Spyder. By replacing the factory rubber bushings with solid aluminum units, the Speed Source bushings banish the spongy, lacking feel of the factory shifter. The shifter [...]

MR2 Spyder Power Steering Removal (Part 4: Summary and Final Install)
By October 29, 2008 Read More →

MR2 Spyder Power Steering Removal (Part 4: Summary and Final Install)

Related Links MR2 Spyder Power Steering Removal (Part 1: Try Before You Buy) MR2 Spyder Power Steering Removal (Part 2: The Vented Surge Box) MR2 Spyder Power Steering Removal (Part 3: Disabling the P/S Warning Light) MR2 Spyder Power Steering Removal (Part 4: Summary and Final Install) MR2 Spyder Power Steering Removal (Appendix: Alternate Install) [...]

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MR2 Spyder- Permanently Mounting the ScanGaugeII
By October 10, 2008 Read More →

MR2 Spyder- Permanently Mounting the ScanGaugeII

The ScanGaugeII is a small automotive computer that interfaces with the OBDII port of the MR2 Spyder.  It contains a small LCD screen that can be used to display the motor’s factory sensors in realtime.  Although the ScanGaugeII is a multipurpose device that can display a wide variety of values ranging from MPG to cost [...]

MR2 Spyder Power Steering Removal (Appendix: Alternate Install)
By August 13, 2008 Read More →

MR2 Spyder Power Steering Removal (Appendix: Alternate Install)

Related Links MR2 Spyder Power Steering Removal (Part 1: Try Before You Buy) MR2 Spyder Power Steering Removal (Part 2: The Vented Surge Box) MR2 Spyder Power Steering Removal (Part 3: Disabling the P/S Warning Light) MR2 Spyder Power Steering Removal (Part 4: Summary and Final Install) MR2 Spyder Power Steering Removal (Appendix: Alternate Install) [...]

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MR2 Spyder Power Steering Removal Index
By June 24, 2008 Read More →

MR2 Spyder Power Steering Removal Index

MR2 Spyder Power Steering Removal (Part 1: Try Before You Buy) MR2 Spyder Power Steering Removal (Part 2: The Vented Surge Box) MR2 Spyder Power Steering Removal (Part 3: Disabling the P/S Warning Light)

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By June 24, 2008 Read More →

MR2 Spyder Power Steering Removal (Part 3: Disabling the P/S Warning Light)

Related Links MR2 Spyder Power Steering Removal (Part 1: Try Before You Buy) MR2 Spyder Power Steering Removal (Part 2: The Vented Surge Box) MR2 Spyder Power Steering Removal (Part 3: Disabling the P/S Warning Light) MR2 Spyder Power Steering Removal (Part 4: Summary and Final Install) MR2 Spyder Power Steering Removal (Appendix: Alternate Install) [...]

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By June 9, 2008 Read More →

MR2 Spyder Gas Mileage (MPG)

It’s the summer of 2008 and the country is going bananas over gas prices. And with the cost of gas increasing on a daily basis, there is an ever growing outcry for more fuel efficient vehicles. As a result, the tuner crowd is beginning to look toward fuel efficiency in combination with power as the [...]

MR2 Spyder Power Steering Removal (Part 2: The Vented Surge Box)
By April 16, 2008 Read More →

MR2 Spyder Power Steering Removal (Part 2: The Vented Surge Box)

Related Links MR2 Spyder Power Steering Removal (Part 1: Try Before You Buy) MR2 Spyder Power Steering Removal (Part 2: The Vented Surge Box) MR2 Spyder Power Steering Removal (Part 3: Disabling the P/S Warning Light) MR2 Spyder Power Steering Removal (Part 4: Summary and Final Install) MR2 Spyder Power Steering Removal (Appendix: Alternate Install) [...]

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Odyssey PC680 Lightweight Battery Install (And Relocating the Battery to the Front)
By March 28, 2008 Read More →

Odyssey PC680 Lightweight Battery Install (And Relocating the Battery to the Front)

This article serves two purposes. First of all, I am replacing the factory 29+ pound battery in the MR2 with the Odyssey PC680 unit weighing in at a “hefty” 14.8 pounds, effectively creating a 14.2+ pound weight reduction. Additionally, I am relocating the new battery to the front of the car to a location in [...]

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TRD Rear Strut Tower Brace Install
By March 10, 2008 Read More →

TRD Rear Strut Tower Brace Install

Unlike the front brace on the MR2 Spyder where the trim had to be cut and the spare tire lid removed, the TRD rear strut tower brace requires no modifications. In fact, a 14mm wrench and about ten minutes is all it takes to replace the factory x-brace with TRD triangulated unit. The Install The [...]

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MR2 Spyder Power Steering Removal (Part 1)
By March 4, 2008 Read More →

MR2 Spyder Power Steering Removal (Part 1)

Related Links MR2 Spyder Power Steering Removal (Part 1: Try Before You Buy) MR2 Spyder Power Steering Removal (Part 2: The Vented Surge Box) MR2 Spyder Power Steering Removal (Part 3: Disabling the P/S Warning Light) MR2 Spyder Power Steering Removal (Part 4: Summary and Final Install) MR2 Spyder Power Steering Removal (Appendix: Alternate Install) [...]

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