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 Post subject: 1986 AW11 Supercharged hardtop
PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 9:03 pm 
Hey guys!
I'm Simon, from melbourne Australia, just joined up and thought I'd share my AW11 :)

-Power windows/mirrors
-Lowered with King Springs, TRD adjustable shocks in front, stock in rear.
-Cusco rear strut tower brace
-Twosrus urethane bushings
-Cannon exhaust (loud!)
-Pulley changed for more boost
-Pod filter
-16" 'Performance" wheels
-Tinted windows
-Ebay short shifter, Trust/Greddy knob
-Panasonic HU, Alpine 4"

I've wanted an AW11 for as long as I can remember, so was pretty stoked to pick this up for a good price in overall very nice condition.
It's my daily at the moment while I fix my Celica GT4 up, and will be used for hillclimbs/track days.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 10:39 pm 
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Sweet looking MR2, man. Love the rims. :)

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 12:26 am 

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awsome aw11 man! i will always regret the day i sold mine!


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 12:47 am 
Thanks fellas :)

I'm totally in love with this car after only a few weeks of owning it, can't see myself selling it!

Kres: I didn't actually like the wheels at first, wanted something more JDM in 15". They've grown on me a bit though and are actually fairly lightweight.
They are a bit scratched up and ratty looking in real life, would be nice to get them fixed up and re-painted.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 12:57 am 

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Location: torrance california
you need to throw the suspension setup from the 1988 versions on there the handling is super neutral with an na engine, and the SC is tuned to understeer a lil. id imagine the na setup on an sc would be fun.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 1:00 am 
It's had a swaybar from a later model fitted, as I know the early SC's didn't have one. Feels fairly neutral>oversteery as it is, wouldn't want it any more biased to oversteer I don't think! Also has a cusco rear strut tower brace which means the rear end is very stiff.

I do need to change over the springs and struts at some stage though, not entirely happy with the current arrangement. Still plenty of fun to drive though!


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 11:46 am 
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seeing all these mr2s are making me really really wish o could have saved the one my buddy sent to the yard :(

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 6:39 pm 
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Sweet a-dub. Welcome to JNC! If you do end up getting some nice 15" 80s wheels post some pics. I think that would look bananas!

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 7:07 pm 
Thanks! :)

I'm always on the lookout for a nice set of Work or SSR style rims, I'd like something either like a Work Equip or SSR Mesh, I've found so many that I like but they are ALWAYS the wrong PCD! Or there are only a set of 2 :p

I'm new to JNC but loving it already! Just bought some stickers to go on my car :)


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 3:18 pm 

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Nice SC, I'd love to get my hands on a hard top manual SC. They're getting harder and harder to find these days.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 9:23 pm 

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Location: Melbourne, Australia
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I'm always on the lookout for a nice set of Work or SSR style rims, I'd like something either like a Work Equip or SSR Mesh, I've found so many that I like but they are ALWAYS the wrong PCD! Or there are only a set of 2 :p


Not talking about 2 SSR Meshies in 4 x 100 that were on ebay last week were you? I had the same reaction as you, saw them, thought awesome found wheels for the gemini and then read two only....FARK!

Nice car btw

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 10:11 pm 
hahahah yes those were the exact ones I was talking about! :x


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Wow, that's a nice looking MR2!


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 12:21 am 
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Yummy!

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 11:42 pm 
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Primo AW11 SC :D if you're considering a rim change they look good with lightweight 14s or 15s, as per this photo:

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interesting that you mention the post-1988 suspension characteristics, mine's an '87 and it understeers on throttle something chronic (to the point where other people who drive the car ask if there's something horrendously wrong with the handling!)

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I'd love to get my hands on a hard top manual SC. They're getting harder and harder to find these days.

Ditto, I may resort to importing one from Japan once my t-top SC begins to outlive its usefulness (read: turn the cabin into a swimming pool)

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2009 4:24 am 
Thanks for the comments guys :)

Orion: Yeah I want something lightweight in 15", preferably oldschoolish. Or Enkei RPF1's :)

Out of interest, what suspension setup are you running in yours?
I'm actually going to a hillclimb practise day tomorrow so will be able to test the handling a little bit better, legally :D


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I live these little supercharged pocket rockets!!

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 5:46 am 
Wow, thats a sweet car!


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 5:52 am 
Thanks lads! :)

Uncle Silvia: the funny thing is I was reading some old posts I made years ago in one of the australian toyota forums, and I said that exact phrase "i will own one one day!" so many times! :lol:

Got some action pics here from the weekend, at the Haunted Hills hillclimb track with the Victorian MR2 Owner's club.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 2:32 pm 
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Haunted Hills? Sounds scary :D

Cool pics tho!

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