Thursday, April 23, 2009

MR - Revisited

I previously had a short stint in an MR-S (read here) around "congestion hour" (in Pg its 6-7p.m.) and thus I could only flavor its handling on very select occasions. However, this MR's owner called me up and told me he was getting some suspension parts replaced and a set of new dampers installed.

So I packed up my lunch and headed off to RPM and the install was nearly done, I got a few pics though :P TRD Sportivo shocks and springs yo!


And his little MR had got some huge new shoes. This white baby is now running on 18" staggered fitments. Upon completion, the owner told me that a test drive and review session by the Snappy one was warranted and who was I to refuse? We took off to the nearest hill and did a short run.
And of course, photo ops are never of short supply. I love Penang scenery.

Handling was fantastic, the TRD suspension set really gave the MR-S a whole new perspective. Plus this little car is really obedient and could be told whether to under or oversteer even mid-corner. Excellent!


I have to say though, that the ride was excellent save for the 18's kept scraping all round. I guess more is not always best ;)

6 comments:

Touge King said...

Beautiful white beast you got there :)

I gotta say tho, it could do without the 18inch, coz you can't really drive it the way it should be driven with these huge wheels...

Kevin Luke said...

One of the most beautiful yet simple mr-s i've ever seen...

darius said...

i prefer 17's or 16's la scav... coz in my opinion, mrs=light car... wheels heavy means the performance will drop...

my city is running on 13's... frens all poison me to change to 15's... i love it also, but not performance kaki yet, more to FC... if change rim also means, will eye for spoon replica... what colour shud i get? no black pls...

ScAvEnGeR said...

Hi TK, great to hear from you again. I agree, I preferred it when it was running on 16's.

Even so, the car is the most pliable I've ever driven. It's balance can fully be controlled by throttle alone!

ScAvEnGeR said...

Hi Darius, I couldn't agree more. But to each his own and one man's poison... etc... I guess the owner just likes it this way. More show than go.

I'm still happy given the opportunity to drive one.

saphar saphar said...

MRS is good...