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Your Projects: Dropping a V6 Into a First-Generation MR2

A general rule of thumb says not to buy someone else's project. User dherr ignored that advice by picking up a first-generation Toyota MR2 in the middle of a V6 swap.

Your Projects: Restoring and Modifying an AW11-Chassis Toyota MR2

Getting your hands on an AE86 Corolla can be almost impossible. The next best thing? How about an AW11 Toyota MR2 like the one forum user Vracer111 just recently picked up?

Show Us: When Your Tow Vehicle and Race Car Come From the Same Brand

Have a one-make tow rig like our Tundra/MR2 combo? Show it off here.

How To Revive an MR2 With a Supercharged Camry Engine | Read Now With GRM+

Subscribe to GRM+ to get access to this past story, along with many more from the archives.

Which early 2000s, mid-engine, Toyota-powered sports car: Elise or MR2?

Which one would you rather have? Toyota MR2 Spyder or Lotus Elise?

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MR2 articles

Buyer's Guides: Itsy-Bitsy Spyder: The Last MR2

The Light, Lively Toyota MR2 Spyder Will Make Your Hair Stand on End

Features: Is a Camry engine the ultimate Toyota MR2 upgrade?

This Toyota MR2 hides supercharged Camry power.

Vintage Views: SW20-Chassis Toyota MR2 | Classic Cool

Ferrari looks, top-shelf performance, Toyota reliability: Yep, we’re talking about the second-generation MR2.

Columns: Trading Speed For Emotion | Column

Sometimes, we pick project cars not because they are the best tool for the job, but because they mean something to us on a deeper level.

Shop Work: Will big brakes make our '90s MR2 perform like a modern machine?

Brakes should both correct speed and balance the chassis. The brakes on our 1991 Toyota MR2 Turbo did virtually none of that, so it was time for a change–a big brake change.

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MR2 project car updates

Advice: Dealing with insurance after the fire | Project Toyota MR2 Turbo

After we pulled our 1991 Toyota MR2 Turbo back into the shop and started to inspect it after the engine fire at Daytona International Speedway, we realized that …

What does it take to swap a V6 into a Toyota MR2? | Full parts list | Project Toyota MR2 V6

The term “plug and play” gets tossed around so much that it seems to have lost all meaning–at least when it comes to engine swaps. Even so, the more pieces …

How to clean up after a car fire | Project Toyota MR2 V6

Having stripped the engine compartment of our carbecued 1991 Toyota MR2 Turbo in preparation for its forthcoming V6 swap, we could finally take stock of the extent of the …

MR2 Forum Topics

1991 Toyota MR2 - T-TOP - 2.2L N/A - 5spd - Ridgeland, MS
MK1 MR2 parts, Free to Good Home (pickup NW Arkansas)
Saw Karl, an MR2, some vines (another MR2?), and stood in for a pretty Native American Archer.
NMNA: $1500 AW11 MR2 Silvertop in Colorado Springs, CO
FS (Colorado): V6 Swapped 1991 Toyota MR2
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