Saturday, March 13, 2010

AW11 MR2 Build - "Akemi" Part 3

Ok so i was kinda expecting a whole strut thing with the tokico's but its just shock cartriges. idk if i can replace them myself cuz i am mechanically retarded but well see.
ok so today i was doin like 45mph and i hear this god awful noise coming from what i thought was the windshield....then i look down and see my speedo freaking going haywire bouncing like a freakin jack russel between 20 and 80mph. then the dash kinda just spits the needle out and keeps making the noise. after a while the noise stopped so I guess i can live without it till inspection in april and just use my gps as a speedo.

had to put some spacers in on the front cuz the springs wouldnt make contact with the strut top. Other than that....front is like 1/2 - 1 inch lower and the rear is 1.5 - 2 inches lower. Everything is much stiffer. the original 20 year old struts were all blown. no brake dive anymore, flat cornering, and a nice rear end squat under hard acceleration, but not front end lift. its awesome


old strut
POS blown 20-year-old shock
old strut

its off

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