With my MR2 recently suffering from some rather nasty clutch slip (admittedly self-inflicted, thanks to the addicting nature of Santa Pod!), I felt it was the perfect time to implement some long overdue engine-related changes and modifications.
Since I’ve owned my MR2, the standard radio Aerial hasn’t worked. This is a fairly common fault with the MR2 aerial for some reason, and many either replace it with another Toyota item, an aftermarket solution – or just put up with not listening to the radio (the latter of which I admit to doing for over 2 years!)
Following on from my LED spree with my MR2 dial lights, I have now fitted some SMD LEDs to my sidelights.
When I initially decided to change my dial lights, I purchased both Red and Super-White LEDs as I couldn’t make up my mind as to which set to install. The Red’s seemed to suit the car better, so there they stayed and the Super-White LEDs became redundant. Until, that is, I remembered that the MR2 sidelights also accept 501 size bulbs and LEDs.
Inspired by many other owners, and due to the fact I’m not using my MR2 – I thought now would be the perfect time to modify my MR2 dials.
I basically wanted something subtle but very effective, so I chose to add some aluminium dial rings and a carbon fibre overlay with 3M Di-Noc vinyl. I also decided to modify the standard (dull) lights and bought myself some LED’s, but these are yet to arrive through the post! Once they are here, I’ll add another blog post to record the results.
Among the MR2 community it is commonplace for owners to often replace old and worn interior parts for new – and this also applies to gear knobs.
Truth be told, the original gear knob on my MR2 was in fantastic condition for it’s age, but I just couldn’t resist purchasing a refurbished gear knob from Rhon over at the MR2OC. Rhon produces fantastic quality, hand-stitched leather replacements for gear gaiters, gear knobs and door cards.
[04/03/2012] EDIT: Unfortunately, I’ve made the decision to remove this Quick Release kit. As fantastic as it may be, I just can’t get used to the new driving position such a device creates. It brings the steering wheel far too close to me for my liking – and is something that I just won’t be able to get used to. However, I shall leave the information below intact for future reference.
I hadn’t treated myself to any new goodies for my MR2 for a few weeks so I thought I’d just spruce up the interior of my ‘2 a little bit!
First things first, my Momo Boss Kit. I’d heard the official Momo kits for Rev3+ cars were quite hard to come by and rather expensive (…so they say), so I was more than happy to find this one from a fella on eBay for £30 posted: