On-Site Spotlight: Widebody MR2

January 20, 2011

Night-Import: Photography by William Lee


One of my favorite meets so far for this month is the M&M Donuts Night of Imports and with more than 50+ cars showing up, there was one car that caught my attention.
It's this widebody MR2 owned by Steve Nguyen.


The title for this feature is very simple because the term 'widebody' isn't usually associated with the MR2's.
From many cars we see at automotive events, the MR2 is pretty much hidden in the mist, not to be seen unlike the old days and especially, to see one modified like Steve's.
To be unique and appealing as much as possible, a custom-made widebody was specially made for the ride with Carbon AeroWare front canards, splittler, and a diffuser placed around the body for aerodynamics.

Sitting on Tein S-tech springs with Koni Yellow shocks, the drop on Work Meisters is looking flawless.

Not only was the exterior into consideration when Steve modified his car, but the performance as well. The stock motor was swapped to a 2nd gen 3S-GTE Motor with the 3S-GTE LSD transmission.


JDM 2nd gen 3S-GTE Motor Swap
JDM 2nd gen 3S-GTE LSD Tranny
Fujitsubo Legalis R Dual Exhaust
Greddy Intercooler With Spal Fans
HKS Intake
HKS Blow Off Valve
HKS Fuel Cut Defender
HKS Speed Limit Defender
HKS Turbo Timer
NGK Spark Plug Wires

Custom Widebody Kit
Phoenix Power Engine Lid
Carbon Wrap Rear Trunk
Carbon Wrap Side Engine Lids
94+ JDM Tail Lights
SPARCO Gas Cap Cover
Carbon AeroWare Front Canards
Carbon AeroWare Side Splitters
Carbon AeroWare Font Splitters
Carbon AeroWare Rear Diffusers

Eclipse Double Din Head Unit
Kickers speakers
Sony 800W Ampliier

AutoMeter Boost Gauge
AutoMeter Air/Fuel Ratio Gauge
Greddy Ball Shift Knob
Carbon Wrap Shift Console
Carbon Wrap Map Light
Carbon Fiber Shift Boot

Work Meister 17x8/17x9
Falken Ziex Tires 205/40 All Around
Tein S-Tech Lowering Spring
Tein Pillow Ball Mount
Koni Yellow Shocks


Future mods are fully adjustable coilovers, a new paint job, and double staggered rims, which will definitely change the look of the car. We'll be keeping an eye on Steve's ride and will keep you guys updated with an even more sexier looking MR2.


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