Trial Custom Widebody

Fixed the links

Best looking kit yet.


Some interesting reading on "lift bolts"

...if you care for that sort of thing. It is a common failure in 2ZZ engines, but not nearly as catastrophic as the oil pump gear failure.




Already Bought:
MWR 2ZZ-GE Valve Set- Flat Face
MWR 1ZZ / 2ZZ High Performance Valve Stem Seal Kit
MWR Circuitworx Assembled Oil Pump - 2ZZ-GE
Toyota 2ZZ OEM lift bolts (pair)
Toyota OEM Front Crankshaft Seal - 1ZZ-FE, 2ZZ-GE
Toyota OEM Rear Crankshaft Seal - 1ZZ-FE, 2ZZ-GE
Toyota OEM Head Gasket - 2ZZ-GE
Toyota OEM Oil Pickup Gasket - 2ZZ-GE
Toyota OEM Oil Pump Gasket - 2ZZ-GE

List To Buy:
Throttle Body w/ IAC
ARP Head Studs
Pass. Side Mount
Cosworth or Hondata IM heat shield gasket
Eibach Valve Springs

Depending On Funds:

Running tab so far:
$400 Motor
$350 Misc used OEM parts
$750 12/15/09 Valves, Gaskets, Oil Pump, etc
Total: $1500

This shit got expensive....


Box of parts

I got a box of parts.

This box had:
Intake manifold
Coolant pipe
Oil pressure sensor
Thermostat housing

How Far Down the Rabbit Hole Would You Like to Go?

That is what is what I am currently asking myself. How far do I go with the MR-S. How much money do I sink into it before it is too much. A used Lotus Elise is a mid-20k car now. If I dump too much money into the Toyota I may as well have bought the better looking, better suspension equiped, lighter, 2zz powered (same engine) Lotus. I won't be too far off after building the 2zz and getting a hardtop...

Why do I waste money?


2ZZ Tear Down

Block looks alright

Yup, need valves...


New Favorite MR-S

Yes, I think so.

CA240 Meet

Some pics from Friday night


Random Snap

Came out a little too dark


Kouki + RGII

Simple and effective. Take notes.


Drive and Build

Did some of this on Sunday. I was the only one in CSP, so I got 1st by default. (woo! haha)

Results: HERE

Then, today I picked up a new motor for the MRS. I wan to build reliable power. Stay tuned!


Doing work

And some videos for a sound clip of the exhaust



To paint/powder coat the SE's or not...


iLL Garage Has a Dyno!

I waited all night on Saturday for it to be delivered. Sunday morning Armando and I learned the different modes and what is possible with the dyno. Very cool stuff. Now I want more power and something to tune with haha

CA240 End of Summer Meet

Small meet. Some cool cars though.


I love it!

Pics thanks to AJ at Ill Photography.


Random Diablo

Something new on the commute to work. Cool.