Taxed, Tested and Ready for 2013

With a fresh 6 months tax and a clean bill of health from the MOT centre, my MR2 is now back on the road for 2013!

As I’ve previously mentioned, this could well be the last year of my MR2 ownership. I wasn’t being completely honest when I said that an impending Impreza was the sole reason for me wanting to sell the MR2. Truth is, I rather badly damaged my back in ridiculous circumstances two years ago and the road to recovery is taking a lot longer than I envisaged.

As you can imagine, driving a lowered sports car with low profile tyres and heavy power steering is doing me no favours at all. Even now, driving on my short daily commute is getting tiresome, and I can no longer enjoy the MR2 as I once used to.

But enough of the sob story, I’ll move on to some real updates worth mentioning.

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Hundreds of New MR2 Images!

I hope you all like MR2 pictures, because I’ve got one hell of an update for you!

I’ve browsed through the archives of my computer and various previous phones and I’ve compiled a metric f*ckton of images associated with my MR2 (we’re talking over 600 pictures here).

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First Trip to Pacific Works

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.

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MR2 Autoleads Interior Aerial

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!)

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MR2 Sidelight LEDs

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.

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Tucked Away for Winter

With the harsh winter months now upon us, and after having braved the last 2 winters in my MR2, I decided it may be wise this year to invest in a cheap dedicated winter car.

So I present to you, my Audi A4 2.6 Quattro!

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Photoshopped: MR2-based GRMN Sports Hybrid Concept

So, a few months back Toyota announced they were revealing their “MR2-based GRMN Sports Hybrid Concept II” car. To put it bluntly, I think it’s pig-ugly. So I thought I’d see if I can improve it somewhat.

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New MR2 Steering Wheel & Painted Dash

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:

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5 New YouTube MR2 Videos!

Sooo, just to expand the presence of my MR2 among the world-wide-web, I’ve created its own dedicated YouTube channel.


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Don’t Worry – It’s Gonna Change!

EDIT! Blog theme now updated – hope you like!

Following on from my last post, the more keen-eyed of you out there will notice I’m currently using the crappy, default WordPress theme, but fear not – measures are currently under way to resolve this!

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Welcome to Jay’s JDMR2 Blog!

Well, this is it!

After many moons spent debating whether to add a blog to my site, here it is in all it’s glory.

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