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by Hipcat
Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Rear end help GTS with SR5 DIF???
Replies: 4
Views: 298

Re: Rear end help GTS with SR5 DIF???

Thanks for the fast replies. That measurement was what I needed. I’ll check them. Also as a side note the company I ordered from sent me the wrong diff, and since it’s been longer than 90 days I may be stuck with it and have to order a new one. It really stinks.
by Hipcat
Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Rear end help GTS with SR5 DIF???
Replies: 4
Views: 298

Rear end help GTS with SR5 DIF???

I'm currently working on a build and ran into an issue. I have a 1987 gts, and I'm in the process of installing a new LSD. I ran into an issue with the tips of the axle being too small of a diameter for the new LSD. To make matters worse when I opened the Diff I expected a spool but found a welded O...
by Hipcat
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Want to BUY (seeking sellers)
Topic: WTB A/C manifold and bracket GTS
Replies: 5
Views: 543

Re: WTB A/C manifold and bracket GTS

Thanks for responding! Text sent.
by Hipcat
Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: Want to BUY (seeking sellers)
Topic: WTB A/C parts
Replies: 0
Views: 263

WTB A/C parts

Looking to buy a gts A/C manifold and bracket. Paying top $. Also willing to pay a finders fee. Seven20-3zero9-18five2 thanks so much!
by Hipcat
Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: AE86 Parts & Accessories
Topic: Ae86 gts parts
Replies: 4
Views: 1926

Re: Ae86 gts parts

How much for the AC bracket shipped to Colorado 80012?
by Hipcat
Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: New AE86 restomod Daily Driver
Replies: 34
Views: 2808

Re: New AE86 restomod Daily Driver

I’m looking for an a/c compressor and bracket. Let me know if there’s any around. Paying top $ or a finders fee.
by Hipcat
Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: Want to BUY (seeking sellers)
Topic: WTB A/C manifold and bracket GTS
Replies: 5
Views: 543

Re: WTB A/C manifold and bracket GTS

Bump willing to pay top $ for the parts I need. Let me know if you find one, I’m happy to pay a finders fee.
by Hipcat
Thu May 31, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: New AE86 restomod Daily Driver
Replies: 34
Views: 2808

Re: New AE86 restomod Daily Driver

theewhiteraven wrote:Car is looking great! Are you going to paint the kit too or leaving it as is?

Going to paint it. The whole car will be Toyota 557.
by Hipcat
Thu May 31, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: New AE86 restomod Daily Driver
Replies: 34
Views: 2808

Re: New AE86 restomod Daily Driver

The bushing kit install is complete. I encourage you to do this modification. It was much easier than I was expecting and results are amazing. With the suspension from battle garage installed and adjusted the car’s rattles and clunks have been eliminated. A few install pics will be posted soon.
by Hipcat
Tue May 29, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: New AE86 restomod Daily Driver
Replies: 34
Views: 2808

Re: New AE86 restomod Daily Driver

Wheels, coilovers, exhaust and front bushings installed. I’m at a stop due to parts being back ordered.

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by Hipcat
Fri May 25, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Want to BUY (seeking sellers)
Topic: WTB A/C manifold and bracket GTS
Replies: 5
Views: 543

WTB A/C manifold and bracket GTS

Looking to buy a 1987 Corolla GTS A/C compressor manifold and bracket. Non power steering please. Seven2zero-three0nine-one8five2. Thanks!
by Hipcat
Wed May 23, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: New AE86 restomod Daily Driver
Replies: 34
Views: 2808

Re: New AE86 restomod Daily Driver

The coilovers and turbo kit arrived! I can start the mock up soon. Over the next few days, I’ll be welding the bumper support for the new body kit.
by Hipcat
Thu May 17, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: New AE86 restomod Daily Driver
Replies: 34
Views: 2808

Re: New AE86 restomod Daily Driver

Deuce Cam wrote:didnt read the whole thing, but hks sport is 50 mm at best. iirc it necks down to under 50mm id at cat flange

General specs:

AE86 Chassis, Over Diff Layout

Tip Style: E-1
Material: SUH409
Sound (Close): 92dB
Tip Size: 83mm
Piping: 60mm
by Hipcat
Wed May 16, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: New AE86 restomod Daily Driver
Replies: 34
Views: 2808

Re: New AE86 restomod Daily Driver

This is really good. I can't honestly tell you about much reliability, but about twenty years ago when I was modding my USDM AE86's stock non rebuilt stock unopened "bluetop" I firstly used nawzz for about 5months (85hp needles). So that's about 180whp there. Then I turboed the poor thing...
by Hipcat
Thu May 10, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: New AE86 restomod Daily Driver
Replies: 34
Views: 2808

Re: New AE86 restomod Daily Driver

LOVE IT. Basically you're combating the lack of air pressure in the mountains by lowering your compression so you can shove more air in there via turbo? Also, good call on overbuilding your motor. I don't understand why people build their motors and push it 110%. They spend more money trying to fix...
by Hipcat
Thu May 10, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: New AE86 restomod Daily Driver
Replies: 34
Views: 2808

Re: New AE86 restomod Daily Driver

GEAR HEAD BONUS!! For all of you out there who love engines, I wanted to pass on my feelings about T-VIS. It's one of the reasons I chose an AE86. Now some high power Toyota tuners will remove it (which is fine for high HP cars), but it has a great benefit for turbo engines. It is amazing for reduci...
by Hipcat
Thu May 10, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: New AE86 restomod Daily Driver
Replies: 34
Views: 2808

Re: New AE86 restomod Daily Driver

The rods arrived. I'm going to start getting into build specifics for those of you who want meat with all this eye candy. I purchased the CX connecting rods. I've never purchased any CX racing items before. I did it now for several reasons. The first reason was for me to check if they actually STOCK...
by Hipcat
Thu May 10, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: New AE86 restomod Daily Driver
Replies: 34
Views: 2808

Re: New AE86 restomod Daily Driver

Thanks for the encouragement! In honor of that: here are the new pistons CP. hooray! https://farm1.staticflickr.com/958/41983097931_9e5596af9a.jpg CR? Cams? Headwork?? I don’t want to give away too much: But to answer your questions in order. 9.0:1, as smooth of idling I can get away with and 1mm o...
by Hipcat
Wed May 09, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: New AE86 restomod Daily Driver
Replies: 34
Views: 2808

Re: New AE86 restomod Daily Driver

Waiting on the H Beam rods.......
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by Hipcat
Tue May 08, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: New AE86 restomod Daily Driver
Replies: 34
Views: 2808

Re: New AE86 restomod Daily Driver

u r off to a good start. Will that HKS exhaust not strangle a 4agte.... looks kinda small It’s big enough to get the job done! That’s what she sai.............never mind I'd rethink forced induction. If you want a power car this is the wrong chassis. BEAMS swap can be drop in and A LOT less headach...
by Hipcat
Fri May 04, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: New AE86 restomod Daily Driver
Replies: 34
Views: 2808

Re: New AE86 restomod Daily Driver

A fellow enthusiast happened to have some low back blue seats. They look like they are in great shape.
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by Hipcat
Tue May 01, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: New AE86 restomod Daily Driver
Replies: 34
Views: 2808

Re: New AE86 restomod Daily Driver

Good choice on the exhaust! You should post up pics and let us know what you think of it after its installed. I've had my eyes on the HKS Sport for a while now. Gladly! It came with hardware and I’m extremely impressed with the build quality for this price point. I’m not sure what the grade is on t...
by Hipcat
Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: New AE86 restomod Daily Driver
Replies: 34
Views: 2808

Re: New AE86 restomod Daily Driver

Welcome! I'd rethink forced induction. If you want a power car this is the wrong chassis. BEAMS swap can be drop in and A LOT less headache than trying to go turbo. Thanks! Glad to be here! The turbo isn't to make it a monster, just to keep it relevant to modern cars. It's not going to be dragster ...
by Hipcat
Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: AE86 Best Suspension Setup
Replies: 28
Views: 5285

Re: AE86 Best Suspension Setup

I talked to Grant today. I'm excited about the new product and placed an order. I took the advice on spring rates provided. You can follow my build here: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=21651 But it may be a while before they are fully tested.
by Hipcat
Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: New AE86 restomod Daily Driver
Replies: 34
Views: 2808

Re: New AE86 restomod Daily Driver

Ahhh new bushings! They make old cars feel brand new. Best spent money in maintenance/upgrade items. https://farm1.staticflickr.com/829/26945613477_9c780c6dd6.jpg New windshield. I wish I could wait until after paint, but I need to drive it around for pre build dyno and e-test. https://farm1.staticf...
by Hipcat
Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: AE86 Best Suspension Setup
Replies: 28
Views: 5285

Re: AE86 Best Suspension Setup

I called and left a message. I don’t think they shipped my order yet. We’ll see what they say.
by Hipcat
Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: New AE86 restomod Daily Driver
Replies: 34
Views: 2808

Re: New AE86 restomod Daily Driver

Jayrdee wrote:Damn! Sounds like you're already well on your way!

Side note, flickr is a good option if you want to embed pictures onto your posts without having to click on a link.

I’ll sign up for Flickr now. Friggin fraggin photobucket mumble grumble........
by Hipcat
Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: New AE86 restomod Daily Driver
Replies: 34
Views: 2808

New AE86 restomod Daily Driver

Hello everyone! I just started a new restomod project and wanted to introduce myself. My wish list includes suspension upgrades, custom interior, paint and a 4AGTE build. I’ll update pictures and videos as parts arrive. So far I have the new ECU, body kit and bushings. Coilovers are in the works. Ex...
by Hipcat
Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: AE86 Best Suspension Setup
Replies: 28
Views: 5285

Re: AE86 Best Suspension Setup

Any chance on giving me their phone number? It's not listed on their site. (tax season)
by Hipcat
Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: AE86 Best Suspension Setup
Replies: 28
Views: 5285

Re: AE86 Best Suspension Setup

Hey guys, just want to chime in on the last point about the progressive setup for the front and rear: As a suspension nerd I also was considering a progressive setup for my own car with a lower rate helper spring that would soak up the smaller bumps before engaging a stiffer front rate for roll sti...

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