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by Jimmee1990
Tue Aug 23, 2016 6:31 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Question COILOVER exp! Help!
Replies: 9
Views: 1679

Re: Question COILOVER exp! Help!

What sort of driving do you want to do with the car, and what's your budget? Having driven on all of those setups listed above (besides Fortune Auto) I found the Shockworks setup best, the damping is just worlds in front of everything else for ride comfort and outright grip. They are more expensive,...
by Jimmee1990
Wed May 27, 2015 3:24 am
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: What did you do to your car today?
Replies: 397
Views: 37547

Re: What did you do to your car today?

Swapped my RunFree front bumper over to Zenki Levin to make it a little more street friendly, and cleaned up the new 14x7's and bolted them on.

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by Jimmee1990
Wed May 27, 2015 3:10 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Forged Piston to wall clearance
Replies: 4
Views: 583

Re: Forged Piston to wall clearance

The last set of Toda pistons that I put into an engine came with a spec sheet (as all pistons should), they stated for an 82mm bore to use .0765mm (basically .003") clearance.
by Jimmee1990
Wed May 27, 2015 3:08 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Help finding the right coilovers for track/circuit use
Replies: 7
Views: 614

Re: Help finding the right coilovers for track/circuit use

The car you linked is a full Group A spec car running on slicks, what sort of tyres do you want to run? 14K front will be useless without at least a 225 slick and some serious aero.
by Jimmee1990
Sun Apr 12, 2015 5:46 am
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: What did you do to your car today?
Replies: 397
Views: 37547

Re: What did you do to your car today?

Drove it for the first time in nearly a year. Loving having a lot more power now too, 282 cams running perfectly on the standard MAP ECU.

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by Jimmee1990
Sun Apr 05, 2015 8:29 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: 4A 7A Clutch Question
Replies: 8
Views: 892

Re: 4A 7A Clutch Question

The diameter of the flywheel itself between 200mm and 215mm set ups is the same, it's only the friction face diameter that's different. You won't lose or gain anything going between the two with power, torque or inertia. Just have more clamping area using a 215mm clutch and flywheel. Also no differe...
by Jimmee1990
Wed Feb 18, 2015 2:19 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: 3. gen Honda Prelude piston rings do fit smallport pistons
Replies: 7
Views: 795

Re: 3. gen Honda Prelude piston rings do fit smallport pisto

Hastings also make a ring set to suit the smallport, suits most 4A-GE engines with the standard ring configuration (1.2mm, 1.5mm, 2.8mm). The Hastings part number is 2C4684.
by Jimmee1990
Tue Jan 20, 2015 3:23 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: What's a good performance coilover setup?
Replies: 17
Views: 1756

Re: What's a good performance coilover setup?

The Shockworks kit I found more comfortable on the softest setting than the original springs and TRD inserts that my car came with. It really is damped that well, and tuned with a combination of real on-road tuning and bench testing. I've had them in my car for the last 3 years now, and am still yet...
by Jimmee1990
Wed Dec 03, 2014 3:31 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Which Catcams for 16v 4age
Replies: 6
Views: 1252

Re: Which Catcams for 16v 4age

What sort of lift does your cylinder head start running out of flow at, and what CFM figures if you're aware of them? Also what compression ratio has the engine been built to? Without all this info and more we're all really just guessing.
by Jimmee1990
Tue Dec 02, 2014 2:48 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Do's and Dont's on installing metal HG
Replies: 16
Views: 1479

Re: Do's and Dont's on installing metal HG

That surface finish is no where near smooth enough for an MLS gasket in my opinion, it might hold for a little while but it could be so much better. The finish you need to get to is almost like a mirror finish, how yours is currently is quite coarse. MLS gaskets are coated anyway, they don't need an...
by Jimmee1990
Tue Dec 02, 2014 2:42 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Removing stuck timing cog / gear?
Replies: 11
Views: 1922

Re: Removing stuck timing cog / gear?

I wouldn't drill and tap one you were going to use again, they aren't the strongest to begin with and it if fails in operation it'll make a decent mess of things. When I can't get them off I drill right next to the key-way all the way through, then one sharp crack with a hammer and chisel to crack i...
by Jimmee1990
Sat Oct 18, 2014 1:32 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: cam driven distributor
Replies: 13
Views: 1444

Re: cam driven distributor

I don't see why there would ever be a need to move the distributor on a 16v, it's not in the way of anything. What are you trying to gain?
by Jimmee1990
Mon Sep 15, 2014 7:35 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Carb Ques. Spacers vs. adapter
Replies: 2
Views: 434

Re: Carb Ques. Spacers vs. adapter

The phenolic spacers have other functions besides heat transfer, they also help with absorbing vibrations that aerate the fuel in the fuel bowls. The heat transfer doesn't apply so much in EFI setups as it's not heating the fuel, just the manifold. Also if you're going to use one of the T3 small-por...
by Jimmee1990
Mon Sep 15, 2014 7:15 am
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: what engine should i go with?
Replies: 25
Views: 2568

Re: what engine should i go with?

I would stick with the KA24DE, the extra torque would make a huge difference. They are a pretty decent engine, and take to boost really well.
by Jimmee1990
Sun Sep 14, 2014 8:23 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: kouki levin headlight fitment
Replies: 5
Views: 756

Re: kouki levin headlight fitment

Could also be that the headlights are AE82, as I had a pair that were sold to me as AE86 that fitted just like that. Turns out they were AE82, all the eyelids fitted perfectly as well.
by Jimmee1990
Tue Sep 09, 2014 3:45 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Is 20V motor interference or non-Interference
Replies: 5
Views: 1221

Re: Is 20V motor interference or non-Interference

They will run, far from ideal however. If you really wanted to run a 20v head with the 5A-GE stroker kit send the 5A-GE piston and a standard 20v piston to JE/CP/Wiseco etc and say you want the 20v crown on the stroker type pistons with the shorter pin height, In short you can get away with it depen...
by Jimmee1990
Tue Sep 09, 2014 3:42 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Bride Cuga Authentic?
Replies: 6
Views: 1852

Re: Bride Cuga Authentic?

They are fake, on genuine Bride seats the tilt adjuster knobs on the side are recessed into the seat further into the side brackets. On these there is no recess for them, just straight up and down. Also the bride logo in the gradation isn't centred and is on an angle.
by Jimmee1990
Tue Sep 09, 2014 3:29 am
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: WATER in my engine
Replies: 3
Views: 643

Re: WATER in my engine

If there's water inside the cylinders there's not a lot of point in trying to save it with dodgy fixes, just pull the engine out and tear it down and replace what needs to be replaced.
by Jimmee1990
Tue Aug 12, 2014 6:20 am
Forum: Shops, Manufacturers, and Retailers Only
Topic: OST and JE Piston collaborate - new piston!
Replies: 28
Views: 4396

Re: OST and JE Piston collaborate - new piston!

Which valve size are these to suit? By the way it was worded I thought standard size, but it never pays to assume. Shame I'm using oversize valves, this really is the best crown shape otherwise.
by Jimmee1990
Sun Aug 10, 2014 5:44 am
Forum: AE86 Parts & Accessories
Topic: Black Limited Steering wheel SOLD
Replies: 3
Views: 765

Re: Black Limited Steering wheel

For what it's worth, Australian 4age AE82 models had the exact same steering wheel with the orange stitching and twin cam 16 horn pad. You can generally pick them up around $100 AUD.
by Jimmee1990
Fri Jun 13, 2014 7:59 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: AE86 Coupe Pics
Replies: 337
Views: 65811

Re: AE86 Coupe Pics

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by Jimmee1990
Fri Jun 13, 2014 6:51 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Compression: What is acceptable?
Replies: 14
Views: 1480

Re: Compression: What is acceptable?

A blown head gasket gicing low compression is generally between two cylinders, being so far down in just one cylinder looks like valve sealing to me. Considering it's a blacktop which is an interference motor, I would say it's possible it has a bent valve or valves in that cylinder. Does the reading...
by Jimmee1990
Fri Jun 13, 2014 6:48 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: 4age FA cylinder head
Replies: 6
Views: 1014

Re: 4age FA cylinder head

The only differences would be whether you had room for a sufficient intake system, and the exhaust path. It's still the same engine otherwise.
by Jimmee1990
Sun Jun 08, 2014 7:12 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Picking it up TMR, it is normal smoke?
Replies: 4
Views: 330

Re: Picking it up TMR, it is normal smoke?

That's not normal, sounds like it has worn rings to me. Unless you're getting it cheap and are prepared to rebuild it I wouldn't bother.
by Jimmee1990
Sun Jun 01, 2014 6:59 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Wheel fitment question. 15x9 and/or wider
Replies: 5
Views: 906

Re: Wheel fitment question. 15x9 and/or wider

175/50 is a **** size on a Corolla in general, let alone on a 9" wheel. If you want to run 9's either flare the metal guards so you can fit sensible sized tyres without massive amounts of negative camber, or get bolt on flares. It won't steer as nice as it would with narrower wheels anyway, do ...
by Jimmee1990
Sat May 31, 2014 6:59 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Built 20v Rev Limit?
Replies: 7
Views: 797

Re: Built 20v Rev Limit?

To do 9000+ rpm safely, I would look into getting the crank lightened and balanced pretty finely also if you're going to use the standard Toyota crank. I would also make sure whoever is building the engine pays very close attention to bearing clearances, as they are critical at those revs. I have ha...
by Jimmee1990
Mon May 26, 2014 2:24 am
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: Racing Seats!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 1157

Re: Racing Seats!!!

Don't buy a replica seat, harness or seat rail. I have sat in and tested many replica seats and all bar one flexed when I sat in them, let alone side loads from hard cornering or worse still an accident. Especially not if you can get a genuine Sparco seat for $330. I have a Sparco Evo2 fixed-back in...
by Jimmee1990
Thu May 15, 2014 6:27 am
Forum: 4A-GE Engine Parts
Topic: 4AGE Atlantic Valve Cover
Replies: 68
Views: 8831

Re: 4AGE Atlantic Valve Cover

If you come across any of the earlier style covers that used a distributor rather than coil packs, especially the Ralt style I'll take it. Even cracked or damaged ones I would be interested in.
by Jimmee1990
Sun Apr 27, 2014 7:01 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Techo toy tuning short throw
Replies: 11
Views: 1173

Re: Techo toy tuning short throw

I've used the T3 shifter for 3-4 years now of daily driving and lots of mountain runs, and not once have I been able to shift faster than the synchros can keep up with. I would be looking at what grade and brand of gearbox oil you're using, as well as how long your using it for rather than shifting ...

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