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by Zissou
Wed Oct 01, 2014 12:39 am
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: Looking at a car.
Replies: 17
Views: 1883

Re: Looking at a car.

I don't understand what the question is. Do you want to know what to look for as a buyer? Or do you have a question about the vin?
by Zissou
Fri Aug 01, 2014 12:41 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: Anyone running an AutoPower Roll Cage??
Replies: 4
Views: 766

Re: Anyone running an AutoPower Roll Cage??

saiGone wrote:What are you using it for? Alot of racing sanctions require weld-in cages

What sanctioning bodies are you running with? NASA doesn't have a weld in requirement, and I've done plenty of SCCA events with a bolt in.
by Zissou
Sun Jul 27, 2014 9:17 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: Fluids
Replies: 9
Views: 943

Re: Fluids

I feel like mentioning how you use your car would be worthwhile to mention. A car that is getting tracked every other weekend should be using something other than a car that gets driven to a car show every three months.
by Zissou
Mon Jul 07, 2014 2:47 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: Visiting the USA
Replies: 15
Views: 1627

Re: Visiting the USA

you plan on bringing a broken car from the UK to the USA to fix while on vacation and bring it back to the UK? are there no shops in the UK that can work on cars? the price on shipping alone would pay for another corolla. I think you missed that it says "fix," and not "fixed." I...
by Zissou
Tue Jun 17, 2014 12:39 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: 4AGE High Cruising RPM, Safe&Reliable or not?
Replies: 10
Views: 1114

Re: 4AGE High Cruising RPM, Safe&Reliable or not?

A friend of mine had his AE sit and rot in a yard in LA for six years before he decided to give it to me. I flew down on a plane and drove it to Oceanside before turning back and driving it to Reno, which, all said was some where around 500-600 miles. Six year old oil, gas, tires, brakes, everything...
by Zissou
Tue Apr 29, 2014 1:03 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: Education and Car tuning, yeah a boring subject.
Replies: 43
Views: 3535

Re: Education and Car tuning, yeah a boring subject.

Interesting thread for sure. I think it's funny that you listed technicians and engineers at the same level. Yes they both have higher education, but the pay scales are vastly different. It seems that most cars you'll see in magazines are from young professionals with extra money to burn, or some on...
by Zissou
Wed Feb 05, 2014 12:17 am
Forum: DIY, do it yourself projects and tricks
Topic: Heater not working?... Read this!
Replies: 1
Views: 1042

Re: Heater not working?... Read this!

Definitely going to try this out, thanks for sharing.
by Zissou
Wed Jan 29, 2014 12:50 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Knuckle arm removal
Replies: 9
Views: 822

Re: Knuckle arm removal

+1, also called a ball joint seperator or pickle fork.
by Zissou
Sat Jan 25, 2014 12:44 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: OIL STARVATION
Replies: 6
Views: 1570

Re: OIL STARVATION

Brain fart, I lumped pressure and volume together.
by Zissou
Sat Jan 25, 2014 12:33 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: Shipping Cars into the States
Replies: 14
Views: 1524

Re: Shipping Cars into the States

I've been to many tracks and never been to one where your car was required to be registered, if anything that may very with the group putting on the event, or event type. Vehicle laws and inspection will vary greatly by state. In California there are heaps of nonsense like carb and roadside inspecti...
by Zissou
Sat Jan 25, 2014 12:24 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: OIL STARVATION
Replies: 6
Views: 1570

Re: OIL STARVATION

If you shim the oil pump for more pressure that means even less oil would be left in the pan. If the pump flows the same amount, but at a higher pressure, our already small reserve of oil will get sucked up into the motor. Have you looked into increasing the capacity of the pan? There is also a good...
by Zissou
Mon Jan 13, 2014 2:24 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Racing Brake Pads
Replies: 13
Views: 1435

Re: Racing Brake Pads

Sorry my info isn't AE specific, but I've gone through quite a bit of brake info and setups with my Miata. When people mix and match pads it seems like they're working around a different issue. Have you taken measurements of your rotor or caliper temps front and rear? Even if it's only with one of t...
by Zissou
Sat Jan 04, 2014 10:51 am
Forum: AE86 Parts & Accessories
Topic: COROLLA GT-S some JDM PART AND STOCK AFTERMARKET PARTS
Replies: 24
Views: 4035

Re: New year special ae86 parts

Any way I could get the trd coupe wing without the trunk?
by Zissou
Wed Jan 01, 2014 9:07 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Web Reporting
Topic: Post Count
Replies: 5
Views: 646

Re: Post Count

I've always been curious as to why people care about this. I don't mean to offend, I'm just curious.
by Zissou
Sun Dec 29, 2013 12:33 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: What is This Piece of Paper? JDM OEM Front Bumper Related
Replies: 4
Views: 472

Re: What is This Piece of Paper? JDM OEM Front Bumper Relate

Since it came with an oem bumper I'm guessing holes for mudflaps?
by Zissou
Wed Dec 11, 2013 10:59 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: NEW: Rota Kyusha 15x9
Replies: 39
Views: 10579

Re: NEW: Rota Kyusha 15x9

ronny wrote:another POS copy wheel.. CHRIST

I like how it's a one peice wheel that still has threaded nuts, so that you can color coordinate them. I think this shows the market they're targeting.
by Zissou
Wed Dec 11, 2013 10:37 pm
Forum: AE86 Parts & Accessories
Topic: FS: AIBA WORKS アイバワークス AE86 Front Strut Bars
Replies: 3
Views: 1053

Re: FS: AIBA WORKS アイバワークス AE86 Front Strut Bars

I like how they cup the strut tower
by Zissou
Wed Dec 04, 2013 11:37 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla FWD / MR2
Topic: Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
Replies: 14
Views: 2335

Re: Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)

... inputs, plus engineering cost, plus inherent risk, is grossly disproportionate to reward. What's become so wrong, so politically correct, so embarrassing, about a good old fashioned competition brake package, that will flat stop on a dime, and never let you down? "No, I'd rather have ABS?&...
by Zissou
Wed Dec 04, 2013 5:29 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Spring setups for AE86
Replies: 14
Views: 1665

Re: Spring setups for AE86

Well these other parts might help you understand why the rates are so high. 1. The car has an SS Works Watt's link. 2. It also has UEO STYLE Pro 4-link. 3. It is running 235 Dunlop slicks all around. 4. It also sports a pretty awesome GT wing. When i say it's racing use only, I'm not kidding :lol: ...
by Zissou
Tue Nov 26, 2013 11:06 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: Review: Volk TE37 RT
Replies: 6
Views: 1131

Review: Volk TE37 RT

Prepare to get nerdy. A friend of mine recently got some TE37 RT's for his S2000 fresh from the factory and agreed to let me take a look. So this is going to be a little different than a normal review because I used the industrial measuring machinery I use at work every day. The machine used is a Mi...
by Zissou
Thu Nov 21, 2013 12:09 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Jubiride Monocoque bar 3 point
Replies: 9
Views: 1177

Re: Jubiride Monocoque bar 3 point

Only thing that bar is going to do is prevent the rear firewall and where it bolts to the floor from getting closer together, the only gain in rigidity is provided by trying to crush a bar straight onto itself. As Jondee said, all mounting points are hinged, and if you were getting any deflection in...
by Zissou
Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:22 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla FWD / MR2
Topic: Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
Replies: 14
Views: 2335

Re: Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)

yoshimitsuspeed wrote:Spend the money on a high level driving school instead. You will be better off.


and it will apply to every car you ever drive.
by Zissou
Tue Nov 12, 2013 5:28 pm
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: "Never Forgotten" My long term N2 AE86 build
Replies: 43
Views: 8653

Re: "Never Forgotten" My long term N2 AE86 build

There are much worse goals to have than a N2 replica, go for it.
by Zissou
Tue Nov 05, 2013 2:11 pm
Forum: Automobiles for Sale
Topic: [1984 Mazda RX-7] ONE OWNER IMMACULATE condition FS
Replies: 7
Views: 1831

Re: [1984 Mazda RX-7] ONE OWNER IMMACULATE condition FS

I had an '82 gsl, they're great cars, mine was the same silver and maroon combo, and you made me realize I miss it
by Zissou
Sun Nov 03, 2013 9:21 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: A good article on spark plugs
Replies: 11
Views: 1345

Re: A good article on spark plugs

Also, our cars, for the most part, aren't carbureted, and if you don't have some aftermarket engine management, there is little, if any adjustment you could make.
by Zissou
Sun Nov 03, 2013 10:13 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: AE86 brake upgrade question..
Replies: 13
Views: 1786

Re: AE86 brake upgrade question..

Most of the links I found mention using civic calipers, at any rate, this link has a lot of info for you.

http://www.hachiroku.com.au/2009/06/ae8 ... ing-power/
by Zissou
Sat Nov 02, 2013 11:39 am
Forum: DIY, do it yourself projects and tricks
Topic: DIY: Zenki Lip on Kouki Bumper (JDM Trueno)
Replies: 12
Views: 12245

Re: DIY: Zenki Lip on Kouki Bumper (JDM Trueno)

Nice write up, the car looks great.
by Zissou
Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:14 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Tire Size
Replies: 5
Views: 659

Re: Tire Size

probably one of the two or three sizes that are actually smaller than what you have now. It's not many.
by Zissou
Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:41 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: What else do you drive?
Replies: 75
Views: 8152

Re: What else do you drive?

The Corolla is the fun project that doesn't need to be perfect. The car that makes me look silly by running around with a pyrometer is my Miata. It's been racking up the miles recently, I autocross, track, and instruct at both. http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b210/supertropicalderek/093.jpg I also...

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