MK2 questions

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  1. StoneCold

    StoneCold New Member

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    should i get a: 1. stock turbo 2. N/A and later on replace with turbo engine?

    most of the MR2's i see for sale have over 100,000 miles so I figure that I will need to get a new engine/transmission eventually, so might as well start with an NA and put in a younger 3sgte engine in. is this a good idea? stupid question but, is adding a new engine/transmission as good as getting a brand new car?
     
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    you can replace the engine/tranny, but remember all the other components still have the miles on them. Suspension and steering, for example.
     
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    The turbo MR2's have very reliable engines, they usually last well over 100k. Just today I drove a '92 Celica All-trac with 140,000 miles and it still had plenty of get-up-and-go.
     
  4. MR2Racer28

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    go to www.mr2oc.com

    Jeff (JekylandHyde) is running 11's with a USDM turbo motor with over 200,000 miles unopened motor. If you take care of the 3SGTE motor it will last you a very long time. And a lot of the clips coming out of Japan for the MR2's are not the best quality. I would just get a USDM turbo car and go from there.
     
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    what is an unopened motor?
     
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    Unopened means never taken apart.
     
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    what is a rear clip?
     
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    basically the whole back end of the car..
     
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    i dont get why everyone is telling me not to do the swap. it makes sense to me to do it because:

    1) it is cheaper
    2) less mileage on the motor
     
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    Just rebuild it.
     
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    Exactly. I completely agree.

    because the clips aren't THAT cheap, the labor to get it swapped in is expensive, and it can be a royal bitch to do the work yourself. PLUS you don't get the upgraded brakes and other features that were turbo-specific.

    The ONLY reason I would do it is for insurance purposes, and usually the difference isn't really that bad.
     

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