Reader’s Ride of the Week: Life With a V6-Powered Toyota MR2

Love the lines of the second-generation Toyota MR2 but wish that it had a bit more torque yet without any turbo lag? Enter the world of V6 conversions. Forum member pimpm3 just picked up one, and now we can all live vicariously through him.

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pimpm3
pimpm3 SuperDork
7/17/17 8:23 a.m.

I am famous! Now we just need to set up a comparison test between the v6 swap and JG's gen4 swap.

sesto elemento
sesto elemento SuperDork
7/17/17 6:13 p.m.
pimpm3 wrote: I am famous! Now we just need to set up a comparison test between the v6 swap and JG's gen4 swap.

Shootout!!!!

irish44j
irish44j UltimaDork
7/17/17 6:24 p.m.

This is relevant to my interests, as I'm planning to get rid of the much much newer WRX and possibly go back to something older, more fun, and easier - and AW12 MR2 is top on my list....

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
7/17/17 7:19 p.m.
pimpm3 wrote: I am famous! Now we just need to set up a comparison test between the v6 swap and JG's gen4 swap.

Sure. We'll buy lunch.

sesto elemento
sesto elemento SuperDork
7/17/17 8:19 p.m.

I'm sooo building a v6 sw20 next.

pimpm3
pimpm3 SuperDork
7/17/17 9:28 p.m.

In reply to David S. Wallens:

Have your people call my people I am down, just let me get my accusump installed first I saw what you did to that poor camry...

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
7/17/17 9:36 p.m.

Oh yeah, good point about oiling.

JG Pasterjak
JG Pasterjak Production/Art Director
7/17/17 9:39 p.m.
David S. Wallens wrote:
pimpm3 wrote: I am famous! Now we just need to set up a comparison test between the v6 swap and JG's gen4 swap.

Sure. We'll buy lunch.

Finally the excuse to replace all of those shredded suspension bushings I've been waiting for :)

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