CloudStrife's AE88

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Re: CloudStrife's AE88

Postby Jayrdee » Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:36 am

CloudStrife wrote:He says with a mint one-color Levin :)


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For example that Noriyaro guy on Youtube:
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Or this other random I found on the internet forever ago
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Re: CloudStrife's AE88

Postby CloudStrife » Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:47 am

That's dumb.

Lol besides I have to replace my core supports. My upper rad support is completely crushed in, and spending any money on an alignment is a waste of time, so I need body work. Plus they have to be painted or else they will rust :)
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Re: CloudStrife's AE88

Postby Deuce Cam » Fri Dec 29, 2017 1:40 pm

You drive the car yet with those parts? Im curious about what appears to be the bgrs rear 4.5k springs - should be a decent match for the trd shocks.

Fwiw I tried those shocks with swift 6k springs and trd 5.1k previously. I felt the car was noticeably under damped with the 6k springs. The 5.1k's were a better match, but still not great, imo.

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Re: CloudStrife's AE88

Postby CloudStrife » Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:45 pm

Nah, it got dropped on the tow over and the alignment will be stupid bad until it goes in the body shop.
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Re: CloudStrife's AE88

Postby CloudStrife » Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:15 pm

So a little update.

Axles came back and look great. They buffed out the scorch marks on the passenger side axle. Still strange why it's there..

Will get pics up soon.

Right now calipers are at the Powder shop getting rebuilt in Evo Gray (grey for Jondee). I purchased an entire OEM rebuild kit, grease, and brake tool from Toyo. Was gonna rebuild them, but it's just not something I can do right now.

Pads will be Hawk street performance.

Once everything gets installed I'll take pics. After that it's alignment time.
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Re: CloudStrife's AE88

Postby CloudStrife » Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:20 am

I fucking lost my caliper mounting bolts. I think I'll just kill myself now lol.

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Calipers looks great though. Done in "evo gray".
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Re: CloudStrife's AE88

Postby CloudStrife » Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:35 pm

Thank god I found the bolts. Apparently I packed them in the box with the front willwooods lol.

And thanks to acepanda for helping me with rattle springs :)

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Moving on to the backs and re-installing the rear axles. Gonna be a lot of finessing since there are a bunch of gaskets, and the e-brake cable needs to be re-connected.
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Re: CloudStrife's AE88

Postby aukword1 » Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:15 pm

Looking good, I really like that color choice for the calipers.

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Re: CloudStrife's AE88

Postby Jayrdee » Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:05 am

Dude those calipers look sick. Any thought on wheel choice later on down the road? Or are you going to stick with the Konig Rewinds?

I feel like you'd gotta get some wheels that are a little more open to show that stuff off. TE37s would look good ;)
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Re: CloudStrife's AE88

Postby CloudStrife » Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:57 am

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I was gonna throw the rewinds in a volcano, but my new powder coater gave me a stupid cheap deal on doing the rewinds in satin black. Mounting was free too with valve stems and weights.

They are wrapped in my favorite budget togue tire. BF Good Sport Comp 2 summers. They melt under takumi driving, and you can't really rotate, but they are awesome. First time I'm running them on an FR car though.

By the way, does anyone know where I can get flat center caps that fit the diameter of the center hole on the rewinds? The stock caps look gay as hell :mrgreen:
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Re: CloudStrife's AE88

Postby scalpel » Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:24 am

looks great

who is your powder coat guy? and how much was it?
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Re: CloudStrife's AE88

Postby CloudStrife » Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:41 am

No worries, I'm pretty sure it was like 50 a wheel. He said 60 per 15" is standard I think..

I use ProCustoms: http://www.allprocustoms.com/

But pricing powder coating is weird. I had a lot of stuff done at the same time, so It's cheaper.
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Re: CloudStrife's AE88

Postby AE86Kai » Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:15 pm

Dark colored wheels FTW. Looks really good.
$50 a wheel for professionally done powder coating is a bargain.

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Re: CloudStrife's AE88

Postby CloudStrife » Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:52 pm

Thanks! It really is. He's independent though, and it's only him in the shop.. So wait times can be rough. But worth it if you're patient.

Update: Both front and real calipers, Hawk HPS pads, and Phase 2 rotors are installed and everything is torqued and ready to go for the most part. The front pads on the inside (the ones which are pushed by the caliper piston), refused to go in. It took a lot of finessing. I found the culprit was the middle, long, anti-rattle spring. It did not like it at all! The rears were annoying because 1, the driver's side rotor refused to go on. I had to dremel a good amount of material around the outer hub as it was too thick, and a little on the ID of the rotor, which was weird since the pass. side went on fine :roll: ; and 2, I PC'd the dust shield, and it's just annoying to match the paper gasket up properly. I also had to install minus a gasket (on the driver's side behind the dustshield), as I used FPG grey on that particular gasket.

It is optional to use gasket sealer, but I wouldn't recommend it. When you do this, you'll destroy the gasket anytime you remove the shield or axles. If you don't, you'll get a couple more remove and replace, and it will seal just the same TBH.

I also didn't mention that after the debautry with the Willwood rears, I ruined my e-brake cables. Fortunately CabeToyota had some new ones (and still do), so I ordered and installed them.

The only thing holding up my 100% brake job is that the rear hard lines are being a bitch. Especially the driver's rear. I'm going to have to bend the hardlines which is something I really hate doing, but I refuse to not properly mount the lines with circlips ("E-clips" as Home Depot calls), and U-clips.

I actually ran out and am missing the circlips for the front, and hardware stores only sell standard sizes, so I'll have to figure out the metric size, as Toyo doesn't sell these anymore.
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Re: CloudStrife's AE88

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Re: CloudStrife's AE88

Postby CloudStrife » Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:21 am

I just bought it, killer! thanks man.
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Re: CloudStrife's AE88

Postby CloudStrife » Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:54 am

So a little update.

Car is now at a full service shop getting an alignment, then figuring out a starting issue I was having (I gave up on it, just got burned out).

The rear is all aligned. Brakes and clutch have been flushed. Not sure If I mentioned it, but I put a new Aisin clutch master, slave, and SS line (I think from Technafit).

The front end alignment is next. Then they'll have to align that rack properly. I couldn't get the tensioner nut to get the proper torque, so I'm hoping they fare better. It's a finicky process. Too much torque and the steering is too stiff, too little and it's dangerous.

I was also having a binding issue at the strut towers when the coils were raised up high enough. I'm hoping T3's needle bearing highats didn't fail me.

But the good news is, it'll be driveable soon. I was going through my thread and I can't believe it's been a year. And I still haven't done tranny or engine work!
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Re: CloudStrife's AE88

Postby aukword1 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:38 am

Welcome to the never ending 86 project lol. At least you will be able to drive it soon!

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