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New member not ae86 but kp61

Postby hbryanlopez » Wed Aug 05, 2015 9:59 am

Hey guys I just bought a kp61 and looking for some help. There isn't really a kp forum out there. Anyone also own a kp in this forum?

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Re: New member not ae86 but kp61

Postby tiprock » Thu Aug 06, 2015 11:42 am

welcome. all 86ers secretly wish they had a starlet.
just post your questions. someone will answer.
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Re: New member not ae86 but kp61

Postby hbryanlopez » Thu Aug 06, 2015 12:00 pm

Cool thanks. I wish I had an 86 lol. I was wondering what's the most efficient way in terms of money and performance to lower the car? I've looked into technotoytunning and it seems like I only have one option which will run me about $1500. Does anyone else have any info on this? It's so hard to find info on this car lol. Also I'm missing the fender orange light assembly and was wondering where I can buy the part.


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Re: New member not ae86 but kp61

Postby PDB » Thu Aug 06, 2015 12:28 pm

Got any pics ? Think I'm the only other active member with a KP?

I was running cut springs for a while then bought some GAZ rear coilovers and had the fronts modified (sleeved) for coilovers

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New member not ae86 but kp61

Postby hbryanlopez » Thu Aug 06, 2015 12:42 pm

Wow super clean! Awesome kp! I might just cut my springs until I figure out high way to go with coilovers. What's a good cut to lower it well enough, if you can still remember?

Here's my stock kp.

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Anyone know where I buy this part?
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Re: New member not ae86 but kp61

Postby PDB » Thu Aug 06, 2015 1:46 pm

Buy the roll centre adjusters from techno TT, then chop a coil off and try it, can remember when I cut mine.

Parts are incredibly hard to find in the UK, best bet is just to search eBay but worldwide, that's what I do, quite a few parts on donedeal.ie


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Re: New member not ae86 but kp61

Postby hbryanlopez » Thu Aug 06, 2015 7:36 pm

I see. Do I need the roll center adjusted to lower the car when cutting the springs? I think eventually I will go to the full suspension coilover setup when the budget allows it.

Checking out my wheel width choices. Is 13x7 or 14x7 gonna be an issue to fit?


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Re: New member not ae86 but kp61

Postby yukesrevolver » Tue Aug 11, 2015 2:55 am

hbryanlopez wrote:Wow super clean! Awesome kp! I might just cut my springs until I figure out high way to go with coilovers. What's a good cut to lower it well enough, if you can still remember?

Here's my stock kp.

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Looks EXACTLY like my friends KP61! That part is also kinda funny, because his was replaced with a reflector instead of an actual light (accident apparently). Unfortunately I cannot help you find a replacement, because if I could....my friend would also have his replaced. :D

KP's are sick man. Don't be jelly of the 86 crowd. Drop a 4AG/T50/T series rear-end in that thing and be the faster envy on all us! :lol:
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Re: New member not ae86 but kp61

Postby yukesrevolver » Tue Aug 11, 2015 2:58 am

hbryanlopez wrote:I see. Do I need the roll center adjusted to lower the car when cutting the springs? I think eventually I will go to the full suspension coilover setup when the budget allows it.

Checking out my wheel width choices. Is 13x7 or 14x7 gonna be an issue to fit?


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Fwiw I test fitted my 14x6.5 +5 dunlops on my friends KP and they poked -sllliiightly- both rear and front. My 14x6.5 +10 Cross-fever's were a better fit for the front and rear was almost perfect. You could do 7's on the factory flares without modification with a pretty positive offset. But if you're lowering it, it looked to me that 6.5 rims with a near +/- 12 offset were pretty much as far as the factory flares would allow.

His was factory ride height. Tires were 185/60/14
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Re: New member not ae86 but kp61

Postby hbryanlopez » Tue Aug 11, 2015 3:31 am

Cool thanks for the info! I actually found the part! If your friend is still looking its on rockauto.com my part should be coming this week so I will get back to you on fitment.

Do you happen to have photos of the wheel fit? I really like the look of the hayashi and found some rota shakotan replicas but they are 15x7. Wheel choices can be so difficult lol.


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Re: New member not ae86 but kp61

Postby PDB » Tue Aug 11, 2015 5:16 am

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