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by Deuce Cam
Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: "Kentucky AE86: A Levin Story"
Replies: 124
Views: 21283

Re: "Kentucky AE86: A Levin Story"

Looks perfect - wouldnt change a thing. Always preferred the zenki flava
by Deuce Cam
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: New Annex Coilovers or...Old faithful TRD Blues etc..
Replies: 55
Views: 1334

Re: New Annex Coilovers or...Old faithful TRD Blues etc..

Interesting. Thing is I used spring isolators AND needle bearings - above and below spring - on both diy coilover setups. (still using them.) They help a little, but with high spring rates and camber plates its a marginal improvement with compliance. Im sceptical the shock valving could make the rid...
by Deuce Cam
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: New Annex Coilovers or...Old faithful TRD Blues etc..
Replies: 55
Views: 1334

Re: New Annex Coilovers or...Old faithful TRD Blues etc..

totta - thanks for the info.

bgrs - the fa and annex kits still tempt me even though i know the caveats. Having the independent adjustments is VERY tempting. 2 questions:

1. What are the front/rear shock stroke lengths with each kit?

2. Which of the two is more compliant from your experience?
by Deuce Cam
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: New Annex Coilovers or...Old faithful TRD Blues etc..
Replies: 55
Views: 1334

Re: New Annex Coilovers or...Old faithful TRD Blues etc..

Having those points tie into a roll cage would be best, but roll cages suck on a street car - I speak from experience - and theyre dangerous. Watch this vid and pay attention to how they reinforce the tower in the wheel well and inside the car. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqWDjAWxvKI . Again, al...
by Deuce Cam
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: New Annex Coilovers or...Old faithful TRD Blues etc..
Replies: 55
Views: 1334

Re: New Annex Coilovers or...Old faithful TRD Blues etc..

totta,

Are you using the long dampers? How much total travel do they have from full extension to full compression?

Any idea how the dimensions on the short version differ?
by Deuce Cam
Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: New Annex Coilovers or...Old faithful TRD Blues etc..
Replies: 55
Views: 1334

Re: New Annex Coilovers or...Old faithful TRD Blues etc..

Was considering the group 4 case with escort rally billys last time based on your recommendation, but at that time I already had somewhat fresh oem replacement billys and a nice diy coilover sleeve kit - decided to use what I had ... always wondering what if though. Next time I want to do a shorter ...
by Deuce Cam
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: New Annex Coilovers or...Old faithful TRD Blues etc..
Replies: 55
Views: 1334

Re: New Annex Coilovers or...Old faithful TRD Blues etc..

Im guessing a lower ride height on some of the modern rally cars you're seeing could be the result of tuning for certain conditions or class. It could also be because chassis technolgy has improved increasing rigidity - in theory more aggressive springs/shocks can be used. use 40mm Bilstein dampers ...
by Deuce Cam
Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: 20v bt refresh/swap
Replies: 14
Views: 655

Re: 20v bt refresh/swap

Not really any progress, but I did receive a package...

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by Deuce Cam
Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: New Annex Coilovers or...Old faithful TRD Blues etc..
Replies: 55
Views: 1334

Re: New Annex Coilovers or...Old faithful TRD Blues etc..

^That made me think of something else. Regarding the 'coilovers' with oem style rear... the springs probably need to have a moderate-to-high rate. Notice how short the springs are? Its a matter packaging to fit the adjustable perch. The ride height would be high if a longer spring was used, which ne...
by Deuce Cam
Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: New Annex Coilovers or...Old faithful TRD Blues etc..
Replies: 55
Views: 1334

Re: New Annex Coilovers or...Old faithful TRD Blues etc..

I wish a manufacturer would have balls to offer a coilover with shocks that have more travel. (Most current offerings seem to be in the 4-4.5" range.) That way one could realistically use lower spring rates. Just have the shocks revalved. I admit its very nice to have the independent height and...
by Deuce Cam
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:55 am
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: 20v bt refresh/swap
Replies: 14
Views: 655

Re: 20v bt refresh/swap

^haha touche. The plot thickens... im also adding a light flywheel. (The main difference is that the STI was a daily.) Also, short ratio 6 speed with 4.77 would prob suck. I agree that it would likely be nice with an appropriate r&p. Had a v1 mfactory gear but never installed and ending up selli...
by Deuce Cam
Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: 20v bt refresh/swap
Replies: 14
Views: 655

Re: 20v bt refresh/swap

I dont mind the t50, and i have 2 that are problem free. Ive also never broke one, but I dont drift and the car doesnt really see track. With 4.77s the gearing was perfect on the mountain back roads when I was in SC - wouldnt have wanted a shorter 5th gear. However, interstate driving at 55 mph+ doe...
by Deuce Cam
Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: 20v bt refresh/swap
Replies: 14
Views: 655

Re: 20v bt refresh/swap

First post updated!

Figured out the hosting/image resizing. What a pita (makes me feel old). Many more steps than the old photobucket... Thanks to scalpel, oldskewltoy, and jondee86 for the assistance.

Also cleaned up thread so it didn't read like an image hosting how-to... :lol:
by Deuce Cam
Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: New Annex Coilovers or...Old faithful TRD Blues etc..
Replies: 55
Views: 1334

Re: New Annex Coilovers or...Old faithful TRD Blues etc..

Talk to Grant @ BGRS.... personally(MY opinion)... anything over 6kg/4kg in spring rates is fanboy With all due respect to bgrs - i believe he recommends annex or fa (what he sells) with 7k front, and 4.7k rear for street. I'd love to see him chime in. In all fairness, an ae86 will never be comfort...
by Deuce Cam
Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: New Annex Coilovers or...Old faithful TRD Blues etc..
Replies: 55
Views: 1334

Re: New Annex Coilovers or...Old faithful TRD Blues etc..

^this guy knows a thing or two. prob nobody better on the forum for suspension advice.

if you want to be low and/or need to dial in ride height you will need coilovers. you could also go custom (what i did), but be prepared for lots of trial and error.
by Deuce Cam
Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: New Annex Coilovers or...Old faithful TRD Blues etc..
Replies: 55
Views: 1334

Re: New Annex Coilovers or...Old faithful TRD Blues etc..

Im curious to hear the thoughts of others on this... The 2 setups bgrs offers (garage annex and fortune auto) seem to be the best off the shelf units in the USA, *on paper at least*. T3 is good too, the casing anyway - I had their old oem converted short casing and it was very nice. I cant speak for...
by Deuce Cam
Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: 20v bt refresh/swap
Replies: 14
Views: 655

Re: 20v bt refresh/swap

Auto trans. Figured there would be less chance it was beat on. Plus I searched for one that looked clean in pics... My friends and I were impressed with its cleanliness.
by Deuce Cam
Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: 20v bt refresh/swap
Replies: 14
Views: 655

20v bt refresh/swap

Forums are dead, and I dont really have time for them, but I decided to log my 20v swap anyway for old time's sake. (FB sucks :!: ) The plan is for a slight refresh: - timing belt service - new water/oil pumps - prob check crank bearings - some new seals - some cleaning Also adding goodies: - haltec...
by Deuce Cam
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Want to BUY (seeking sellers)
Topic: wtb block/bell housing mount AND wiper motor
Replies: 1
Views: 271

wtb block/bell housing mount AND wiper motor

Looking for 2 ae86 ***SR5 ONLY*** specific parts:

1. driver side (exhaust side) engine block to bell housing mount/bracket thingy

2. wiper motor

Holla
by Deuce Cam
Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Rear end help GTS with SR5 DIF???
Replies: 4
Views: 523

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

also... sr5 axle has drum brakes while gts has disc. further, one can count the # of bolts that hold the third member (aka pumkin) to the axle housing - gts has 10 bolts and sr5 is only 8
by Deuce Cam
Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Rear end help GTS with SR5 DIF???
Replies: 4
Views: 523

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

^ to build on whats said in that link... the diameter of the axle at the splines is roughly 1mm less on the 1985 gts vs the 1986/87 gts. it sounds like you have a 1985 axle in your car if you bought 1986/87 specific lsd, and the diameter of your axles are slightly too small to fit. you either need t...
by Deuce Cam
Thu May 17, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: CloudStrife's AE88
Replies: 239
Views: 32426

Re: CloudStrife's AE88

All good, im quite fond of the na 4ag sound. They really do sound good, even 100% oem. But, the dohc b series honda vtec engines hold a special place in my heart. Before f&f i had a swapped b18cr civic. That was truly an amazing engine in oem trim. It RIPPED! I look at those honda engines as kin...
by Deuce Cam
Thu May 17, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: New AE86 restomod Daily Driver
Replies: 34
Views: 3507

Re: New AE86 restomod Daily Driver

Huh, are there 2 versions of the sport, or is it not a sport? I noticed the color of the paint is different (darker) than the one i bought new in 2011.

60 mm should be good for a turbo 4ag
by Deuce Cam
Thu May 17, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: CloudStrife's AE88
Replies: 239
Views: 32426

Re: CloudStrife's AE88

Jayrdee wrote: the b16/18 doesn't have sh*t on the 4ag in the sound department 8-)


say what?
by Deuce Cam
Thu May 17, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: New AE86 restomod Daily Driver
Replies: 34
Views: 3507

Re: New AE86 restomod Daily Driver

didnt read the whole thing, but hks sport is 50 mm at best. iirc it necks down to under 50mm id at cat flange
by Deuce Cam
Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: AE86 Best Suspension Setup
Replies: 28
Views: 5943

Re: AE86 Best Suspension Setup

^details on their new, unlisted setup please
by Deuce Cam
Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: rear suspension options
Replies: 4
Views: 1289

Re: rear suspension options

^Just had another look at those, and im tempted to try them. I could use the height adjustability. Its refreshing to see a 4.5k default spring rate. They even supply/market options going to down to 2.7k (what im using now, and like it); I can only wonder if the setup would be overdamped though. Also...
by Deuce Cam
Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: (SOLVED) need help with this strut banging noise VIDEO. (Solved!)
Replies: 11
Views: 1424

Re: NEED HELP with this strut banging noise VIDEO

Im assuming the problem will be apparent when you go over everything. It doesnt make sense that this issue would only be on one side if the spacers were the wrong size.
by Deuce Cam
Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: New Aftermarket manual steering rack
Replies: 9
Views: 1334

Re: New Aftermarket manual steering rack

Aw11 housing is the problem (part that bolts to x member). The actual rack is fine (e.g. what the quaife qsr replaces). If you center the rack (equal turns lock-to -lock from center), the overall tie rod length will be different on both sides - this causes the bump steer. You could prob adjust the t...

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