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Speakers: (1/06)
Got the car and I love it but the 3 of the 4 speakers are blown. Relpaced all 4 with Infinity Speakers.

Intake: (11/06)
The intake was a $50 EBay purchase. I figured how bad could they screw it up. It was a nice kit but didn't come with the bolts for the adapter, only had 1 large hose clamp so I had to reuse the factory one, and the two for the turbo were too large. Luckily I picked up the 34pc hose clamp kit from Harbor Freight for the MR2Bug project which came with the (2) 1-3/4" clamps I needed! The intake sounds much better, looks better, and she has a little more pickup.

Exhaust: (12/06)
The exhaust is the Megan Racing 3" system. After much research and comparisons, this one seemed to be the best combination of quality, performance, and cost. It is purely awesome! They used great Stainless Steel, have excellent welds, and doesn't sound like Fart-Can like most imports. It is barely louder than the factory exhaust but has a deeper sound (with this weird chirping sound - leak?), way better throttle response, and more power! The installation was a challenge, to say the least! There were no directions or hints. It would have been nice to know ahead of time that some brackets had to be turned around but the big problem is that the down pipe angle is wrong which causes the flex joint to press really hard against the oil pan, which is not good for oil temp, and makes the exhaust rub and rattle on the bottom of the car. We "persuaded" the oil pan a little but it was not enough. I looked online only to find that this is a common problem. The funny part is I have the updated version of this pipe for "better fitment"(per Megan)! The cat-back system came with and adapter for the factory cat and one for a 3" exhaust so, I "adapted" the adapter by cutting off the flange, grinding it down, and modifying one of the extra gaskets to make a spacer at the turbo to bring the pipe down. This and longer turbo studs that I bought from ACE Hardware did the trick. As you can see in the pictures, I added a few welds to the studs to stop them at the same depth as the original studs.

Misc prep work for the new toys: (2/07)
Installed the Boost Controller (Apex-i AVCR), Air/Fuel Controller (Apex-i AFC), Gauge cluster 2 gauge pod, Wideband O2, 1G BOV (Uncrushed), Boost Guage, Kenwood MP3 player, MTX Thunder amp, and 2 8" Bazooka Tubes.

EVO III Big 16G Turbo: (3/11/07)
Finally, it's installed! What a great kit from
www.turbochargers.com! Authentic (not a China knock off from Ebay) Mitsubishi EVO III Big 16, brand new GT ported manifold w/egt plug, and 2g install kit all on sale for $699 (from $899)!!

Last Additions:
- Greddy EGT Gauge, 550cc injectors - 95 EPROM ECU with DSM Chips EPROM and FMIC piping.
Replaced the stock exhaust with a Megan 3" Turbo Back System
Replaced the stock turbo with a Evo III Big 16 Turbo and Exhaust Manifold
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Name: Terry Lee
Location: Gilbert, AZ
Date: 8/18/2009 5:24:27 PM
Comment: I am the original owner, and I am impressed!

Name: FastFieros was here !
Location: Texas
Date: 7/9/2009 5:41:34 PM
Comment: Check the great projects and parts at http://www.FastFieros.com

Name: Dave
Location: phoenix, az
Date: 6/18/2009 10:21:46 PM
Comment: hmm, i wonder what we can do with that 1st gen roller... ; )

Name: Mack
Location: Queen Creek
Date: 5/7/2009 10:31:14 AM
Comment: My My, someone has been very busy! Nice work! I'll have to stop by with the little yellow sc (The Shell).

Name: Sally
Location: Cedar Park, TX
Date: 2/13/2009 1:57:05 PM
Comment: Nice car, baby.

Name: Tracy
Location: Street, MD
Date: 1/16/2009 2:58:35 PM
Comment: Looks like you have been busy.

Name: Annika
Location: AZ
Date: 3/15/2009 12:49:31 PM
Comment: I love Dad! I want to take my carseat, pillow and blanket and go for a ride.

Name: Webmaster
Location: AZ
Date: 1/9/2009 8:56:43 PM
Comment: Newly added - Guest Book!

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