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by Jayrdee
Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: aceforever's panda build log
Replies: 68
Views: 12493

Re: aceforever's panda build log

B E A U T I F U L
by Jayrdee
Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:05 am
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: CloudStrife's AE88
Replies: 238
Views: 26482

Re: CloudStrife's AE88

Just spent $450.00 on a 5th gear.... https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0273/1491/products/img_1207---copy_grande.jpg?v=1471583863 Got Mfactory's taller 5th gear, as I'll be rebuilding the tranny and do not want to feel like I'm driving a miata on the freeway when all said and done -_-. By the way, ...
by Jayrdee
Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: CloudStrife's AE88
Replies: 238
Views: 26482

Re: CloudStrife's AE88

I think you work at the dealer, right? Just go through the AW11 (1st gen MR2) steering rack parts diagram. Also asassin1000's write up really helped. Lots of digging on the internetz... Honestly, most of the parts should be fine. There are 2 radial bearings that don't normally go bad, a spring, a r...
by Jayrdee
Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: "Kentucky AE86: A Levin Story"
Replies: 119
Views: 17773

Re: "Kentucky AE86: A Levin Story"

I saw those on their website! haha I almost bought them but was unsure on how much lower I could go in the rear. Thats when I saw the Fortune Autos for sale on their website and later found that review from a few years ago. Also another thing I should add, I'm kind of weird when it comes to organiza...
by Jayrdee
Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: CloudStrife's AE88
Replies: 238
Views: 26482

Re: CloudStrife's AE88

^^ Agree with this dude. Awesome job man.

How did you go about rebuilding the rack? Did you source all new OEM stuff or just a ton of digging?
by Jayrdee
Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: "Kentucky AE86: A Levin Story"
Replies: 119
Views: 17773

Re: "Kentucky AE86: A Levin Story"

Love the car man! Low key jealous about the car and the experience of RHD, but not jealous of the what it takes to get one lol. Please make as frequent updates about the coilovers as possible. Im on whats possibly my last 86 and Ive always had greddys, but seeing as theyre discontinued i need to lo...
by Jayrdee
Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Fortune Auto Coilovers Review 2017
Replies: 44
Views: 10275

Re: Fortune Auto Coilovers Review 2017

Nice write up! Is their any way you can take a pic of the rear bump stop area you mentioned? I am now leaning toward these. I wonder if I can get only the rears and go with t3 weld on front coils for the diy goodness lol. Hmmmm decisions, decisions....but great write up, thanks for posting! Man, id...
by Jayrdee
Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: "Kentucky AE86: A Levin Story"
Replies: 119
Views: 17773

Re: "Kentucky AE86: A Levin Story"

Installed my coilovers this past weekend. and remember my previous post about how I decided to buy all new Pads, Rotors, Wheel bearings, etc.? I spent about 250$ for all of that stuff ... and I didn't use ANY of it Lol. When changing the suspension, noticed the pads were pretty much brand new, took ...
by Jayrdee
Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Fortune Auto Coilovers Review 2017
Replies: 44
Views: 10275

Fortune Auto Coilovers Review 2017

I did some extensive searching and was only able to find one review of the Fortune Auto 500 Series coilovers for the AE86, which was a few years old. I know these are popular in the s-chassis drift crowd, and I have a good buddy with these on his IS300 and they felt really good, so I decided to take...
by Jayrdee
Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:19 am
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: The illusive champagne AE86
Replies: 14
Views: 2324

Re: The illusive champagne AE86

More like this then ?? http://i984.photobucket.com/albums/ae328/jondee1/Hachi01_zpsg5txvzbz.jpg Cheers... jondee86 Yea that looks like it, that color isn't listed on the AE86 paint chart... Pretty sure that picture AND the one in the video is the 2C5 silver/black I had mentioned before. And yes, it...
by Jayrdee
Sat Jun 10, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: The illusive champagne AE86
Replies: 14
Views: 2324

Re: The illusive champagne AE86

I think that 3C7 was one of the colors offered overseas because its not showing up on the database here at work, but its found on the internet. And it doesn't seem to be offered in a two-tone scheme either.
by Jayrdee
Sat Jun 10, 2017 5:57 am
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: "Kentucky AE86: A Levin Story"
Replies: 119
Views: 17773

Re: "Kentucky AE86: A Levin Story"

Holy Jesus lol. If anyone tries to tell you they can get an OG white 86 from Japan in as good condition as yours under 10k they are lying. These cars are very hard to buy. Skylines, FD Rx-7, and many other popular chassis are 10x easier to source. Being an importer I'm sure you know this. So, even ...
by Jayrdee
Fri Jun 09, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: "Kentucky AE86: A Levin Story"
Replies: 119
Views: 17773

Re: "Kentucky AE86: A Levin Story"

Sooooooooo... How much is too much? :D LOL. I paid 13.5k for the car + shipping. I have about 20k in it thus far, but thats a grand total of everything from insurance (premium insurance through Hagerty), car parts, to the cost of gas and a trailer to pick it up. No loans or anything either, this is...
by Jayrdee
Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: "Kentucky AE86: A Levin Story"
Replies: 119
Views: 17773

Re: "Kentucky AE86: A Levin Story"

shagymc wrote:Absolute beautiful car man, looks stunning


Thanks man!
by Jayrdee
Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: My recap and ongoing final stretch of building my Hatch
Replies: 164
Views: 39265

Re: My recap and ongoing final stretch of building my Hatch

I just read this entire thread from front to back. Killer stuff dude.
by Jayrdee
Fri Jun 09, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: what happened to the community
Replies: 77
Views: 13360

Re: what happened to the community

its happening to all BBS style forums. Forums are a ghost town these days.. Social media is much more easier and efficient, with instantaneous response literally in seconds especially because its accessible from mobile smartphones. Ehh, easier and efficient is not always a good thing :p All the goo...
by Jayrdee
Thu Jun 08, 2017 5:40 am
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: The illusive champagne AE86
Replies: 14
Views: 2324

Re: The illusive champagne AE86

It was not that tan of a color, in fact it's mostly silver. I just heard people refer to it as champagne so that's what i'm doing. Here is a picture of one. http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah303/zem86/random/DSCF0297_zpscdd00628%201_zpsdfn94uq9.jpg What further proves they existed is most have ...
by Jayrdee
Wed Jun 07, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: The illusive champagne AE86
Replies: 14
Views: 2324

Re: The illusive champagne AE86

I did a quick little search and this is what I came up with. I work in the parts department at a Toyota dealership, so I used the list provided from our little website / database and cross referenced it with the internet (List from our database) https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4245/34319222694_c2caa36...
by Jayrdee
Wed May 24, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: "Kentucky AE86: A Levin Story"
Replies: 119
Views: 17773

Re: "Kentucky AE86: A Levin Story"

Coilovers have been put on hold due to the weather. Its been awful these past few days, so I got bored and started tinkering with the 86. I ended up taking out the speed limiter chime :p The Initial D fanboy side of me thought it was so cool, until I got on the highway Lol. https://c1.staticflickr.c...
by Jayrdee
Thu May 18, 2017 5:45 am
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: A broke college kid, and his broken rolla...
Replies: 129
Views: 29322

Re: A broke college kid, and his broken rolla...

:lol: :lol: I need to get it done! Bodywork this weekend, no excuses haha. Yes!! If you ever need an extra set of hands dude let me know and I'll make the drive up there. Can't do it this weekend or next, but I got nothing going on over the summer. I've been craving Spinelli's anyways 8-) :ugeek:
by Jayrdee
Wed May 17, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: "Kentucky AE86: A Levin Story"
Replies: 119
Views: 17773

Re: "Kentucky AE86: A Levin Story"

Been toying around with the idea of going with coilovers, since I already have everything torn down. I was looking at T3's weld on option, since it would make for a good DIY option. These coils look great, i'll be curious to hear your thoughts on them after the install. Keep it up! No joke, I spent...
by Jayrdee
Tue May 16, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: A broke college kid, and his broken rolla...
Replies: 129
Views: 29322

Re: A broke college kid, and his broken rolla...

Hurry up and get this thing on the road so we can cruise around Louisville!!!
by Jayrdee
Mon May 15, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: New Owner
Replies: 5
Views: 1733

Re: New Owner

Rough around the edges, but all in the right places.

Looks like one hell of a good time to me!
by Jayrdee
Mon May 15, 2017 6:39 am
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: "Kentucky AE86: A Levin Story"
Replies: 119
Views: 17773

Re: "Kentucky AE86: A Levin Story"

The Fortune Auto coilovers FINALLY came in last Thursday. Hand assembled in the USA babyyyy. People compare these to the level of Stance or BC, but the build quality is better. Wayyy better than the BCs I got on my tC. I'll do an in-depth write up on these after I get them installed. https://c1.stat...
by Jayrdee
Wed May 10, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: "Kentucky AE86: A Levin Story"
Replies: 119
Views: 17773

Re: "Kentucky AE86: A Levin Story"

businessinuse wrote:How much was it? To ship and price from japan.


Too much.

If you're looking to import one yourself just contact a legitimate importing company. they will do the dirty work for you.
by Jayrdee
Wed May 10, 2017 5:57 am
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: "Kentucky AE86: A Levin Story"
Replies: 119
Views: 17773

Re: "Kentucky AE86: A Levin Story"

jdm86gtz wrote:Rear end vibration is most likely due to an aftermarket lsd. If you feed in a bit more power the lsd should lock and the inner tyre will slip instead.


Very valid point. I hadn't really considered that!
by Jayrdee
Tue May 09, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: "Kentucky AE86: A Levin Story"
Replies: 119
Views: 17773

Re: "Kentucky AE86: A Levin Story"

Put almost 400 miles on her this weekend. Even drove up to Cincinnati for a little Toyota meet with a few buddies. https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4165/34383897712_f01868cc5a_b.jpg https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4174/34383898102_abfac6d04d_b.jpg https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4185/34544960935_01e42cae2e...
by Jayrdee
Fri May 05, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: "Kentucky AE86: A Levin Story"
Replies: 119
Views: 17773

Re: "Kentucky AE86: A Levin Story"

Changed the oil and trans fluid this past weekend. Started storming pretty bad once I got the shifter back installed so I had to wait on the diff. I ended up taking it to my work last night to get it on a lift and changed the diff fluid. All the fluids were clean, and so was underneath the car!! The...
by Jayrdee
Wed May 03, 2017 6:08 am
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: Not 4ag related, but I think this is awesome
Replies: 6
Views: 1795

Re: Not 4ag related, but I think this is awesome

God I hope Toyota does this with the AE86 and other chassis Dude ... I know. I bet Skyline owners are super pumped, especially R32 owners here in the US. I would imagine its super hard/inconvenient to find parts since obviously the R32 was never sold here. At least with the AE86, you can find parts...
by Jayrdee
Mon May 01, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: Kitsunami's 86 SR5 to GTS swap
Replies: 59
Views: 9767

Re: Kitsunami's 86 SR5 to GTS swap

I made a friend too. She didn't like me being there it seems. http://i68.tinypic.com/hs0r38.jpg nopenopenopenopenopenopenopenopenopenopenopenopenopenopenopenopeNOPE!!!! I would have sh*t my pants if I saw that while working on my car. probably would have set the car on fire too.

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