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by BlueDeathTrap
Sat Sep 05, 2015 1:04 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: How fast have you driven your 86?
Replies: 19
Views: 5298

Re: How fast have you driven your 86?

Approximately 125 on a long downhill with 195/50/15s. Front end got very light while doing so. With the new setup I'll have to see, will be more of an aero issue than gearing or power. I'm hoping for a minimum of 171 (with current 4.3 rear end), much higher should I change rear gears.
by BlueDeathTrap
Sat Aug 15, 2015 10:02 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: What did you do to your car today?
Replies: 396
Views: 73037

Re: What did you do to your car today?

Picked up a Borg Warner S366 for it (T4 .91 flange, marmon style outlet), and started figure out what I need to do to the intake for matchporting and proper flow. Also debating tube framing the rear end, and hacking out the front strut turrets and replacing them with double wishbones up front and d...
by BlueDeathTrap
Thu Aug 06, 2015 8:05 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: What did you do to your car today?
Replies: 396
Views: 73037

Re: What did you do to your car today?

Picked up a Borg Warner S366 for it (T4 .91 flange, marmon style outlet), and started figure out what I need to do to the intake for matchporting and proper flow.
by BlueDeathTrap
Mon Mar 16, 2015 7:12 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Height adjustable rear spring seat options
Replies: 5
Views: 1520

Re: Height adjustable rear spring seat options

If you're handy and don't mind taking a handful of measurements, most of the Datsun guys as well as a prominent supplier of parts for older Japanese tin (who will remain unnamed) just use tube clamps on the bottoms of the rear shocks as a mount for standard coilover conversion sleeves. Depending on ...
by BlueDeathTrap
Fri Mar 06, 2015 8:14 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Tire size questions.
Replies: 30
Views: 5466

Re: Tire size questions.

BlueDeathTrap What tires are you running and what is their recommended wheel width? Fronts: Some ancient Nankangs I had laying around, no idea on recommended. Rears: Falken Zeix 912s IIRC, recommended wheel width is 8" iirc. ZX 912 205/50 and 55/ 15 approved rim width 6.5, Recommended rim widt...
by BlueDeathTrap
Fri Mar 06, 2015 7:21 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Tire size questions.
Replies: 30
Views: 5466

Re: Tire size questions.

yoshimitsuspeed wrote:BlueDeathTrap
What tires are you running and what is their recommended wheel width?


Fronts: Some ancient Nankangs I had laying around, no idea on recommended.
Rears: Falken Zeix 912s IIRC, recommended wheel width is 8" iirc.
by BlueDeathTrap
Thu Mar 05, 2015 5:57 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Tire size questions.
Replies: 30
Views: 5466

Re: Tire size questions.

I don't know what you guys are running for tires, but my 205s fit just fine (minimal to no stretch whatsoever) on my 8.5s. Hell, my 225/50s fit square on my 10s. Depends on the tire itself and it's construction, as there are variables between manufacturers. Personally, I'd use the 205s, especially s...
by BlueDeathTrap
Sun Dec 28, 2014 8:27 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: New to 86's, Tire/Wheel Question(s), GTS Hatch
Replies: 8
Views: 1667

Re: New to 86's, Tire/Wheel Question(s), GTS Hatch

+15 offset means nothing, it's more about backspacing than anything else. I ran 15x6 +20 on mine and had no issues besides polishing the frame. You'll bump into the struts around 4.5" or so of backspacing, depending on whether or not you're running coilovers (CO has smaller diameter springs and...
by BlueDeathTrap
Fri Dec 26, 2014 5:49 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: w50 ???
Replies: 2
Views: 799

Re: w50 ???

W50 isn't bad, but, like mentioned in the link, rare. W55 may be a better bet. It's the 5 speed box in nearly every toyota truck from 85 to 96 or so. More than strong enough and has very nearly the same ratios as the T50 if you're wanting to keep similar gearing. They're also cheap as chips (think 1...
by BlueDeathTrap
Fri Dec 26, 2014 5:41 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Tire size questions.
Replies: 30
Views: 5466

Re: Tire size questions.

We've seen tires as large as 225/35-18 installed on AE86's. Offsets will much depend on fenders, alignments, and details. That's been stepped up Moto, 265/35/18 now on 10.5s, 255/35/17 up front. Largest I've seen so far, but lots of work done to the car so it's not applicable to 99.9% of the cars o...
by BlueDeathTrap
Tue Dec 16, 2014 6:16 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: Massive Flares question
Replies: 23
Views: 6095

Re: Massive Flares question

Been looking into a lot of things as this year has gone by. Got preoccupied with another project (casting shibuichi jewelry for a friend's birthday gift, my god copper is weird to work with), getting back into the rolla build. Looking into 17s now, tires are extremely plentiful, and given the new bo...
by BlueDeathTrap
Sat Sep 06, 2014 12:10 am
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: *New*OFFICIAL WHEEL THREAD! cont from old thread!
Replies: 16
Views: 6565

Re: *New*OFFICIAL WHEEL THREAD! cont from old thread!

If I can get the time, I'll post up mine, although pics of them are readily found online. F: 15x8.5 -32 Centerline AutoDrag 5x4.5 R: 15x10 -47ish or the like Gyro Slots (or knockoffs of Gyros, dunno, don't really care, they've got 6" of lip and they're stupid cheap compared to JDM wheels) 5x4.5...
by BlueDeathTrap
Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:40 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: What Parts NEEDED in the AE86/4AG Market (5/8/2014)
Replies: 90
Views: 22526

Re: What Parts NEEDED in the AE86/4AG Market (3/29/2013)

Stainless is an alloy. True, perhaps I should've specified, I'm too used to being on other forums for casting and car stuff, I meant aluminum. The temp requirements alone drop the price significantly, and you can still make a very solid part if you use the right materials (alloy requires only a mod...
by BlueDeathTrap
Wed Aug 06, 2014 8:56 am
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: What Parts NEEDED in the AE86/4AG Market (5/8/2014)
Replies: 90
Views: 22526

Re: What Parts NEEDED in the AE86/4AG Market (3/29/2013)

Im still trying to find a "GOOD" Iron Foundry to cast the Rear Caliper Parking Brake Cable Retainer Bracket. Want these to be Stainless Steal. I have my extra pair on my desk still. Casting stainless is a huge PITA due to the temps required. If it's just the cable retaining bracket you'd ...
by BlueDeathTrap
Sun Jul 13, 2014 8:55 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: New ROTA Wheels - "DORI DORI"
Replies: 82
Views: 22009

Re: New ROTA Wheels - "DORI DORI"

I love the hate for "copied" wheel designs for some companies (Rota and a handful of others seemingly getting the brunt of the ire), but then the rabid support of other companies that have blatantly copied other's designs for years (SSR, Watanabe I'm looking at you two). Yes, they are not ...
by BlueDeathTrap
Fri Apr 18, 2014 7:40 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: inline 4 vs inline 6
Replies: 8
Views: 1317

Re: inline 4 vs inline 6

The 6 cylinder will also have a greater piston surface area. Are you comparing two engines in particular? Not necessarily. Like I said it completely depends on bore and stroke. Also don't forget piston design. Rod to stroke ratio will also play a factor (which alters deck height, affecting COG and ...
by BlueDeathTrap
Wed Apr 09, 2014 5:23 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: What did you do to your car today?
Replies: 396
Views: 73037

Re: What did you do to your car today?

Nothing for a while (no garage, car is in storage), but I've been accumulating parts and designing new parts for it. By the time I get done it'll be less corolla, more something else. Hell only stock thing on it is going to be the front crossmember and much of the body, I'm still debating doing rear...
by BlueDeathTrap
Fri Mar 28, 2014 6:35 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: Massive Flares question
Replies: 23
Views: 6095

Re: Massive Flares question

Nick, no worries on the long reply, it's greatly appreciated. I figured worst case I could use a dimple died angle running along the window frames and such made out of light steel to at least give it some reinforcement, but I'll definitely be checking out the metalmeet forum. As an aside, I really n...
by BlueDeathTrap
Sat Mar 22, 2014 8:28 am
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: Massive Flares question
Replies: 23
Views: 6095

Re: Massive Flares question

FutureHachi: Massive cage mostly. Most of the floor has been cut away anyway to facilitate cooling due to rear mounted radiator. Strengthen suspension turrets and hard points, cage with lots of triangulation, and viola, stiff car with lots of metal cut away and no loss of rigidity (likely there was...
by BlueDeathTrap
Fri Mar 21, 2014 10:30 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: Massive Flares question
Replies: 23
Views: 6095

Re: Massive Flares question

I'm still at a loss as to how this is rice. Their build is actually a massive evolution in AE86 tuning, perhaps it's just lost on this side of the pond. Nevertheless thanks to everyone who's helped so far! Hopefully my project will finally start coming together soon so I can share pics! Now though i...
by BlueDeathTrap
Fri Mar 21, 2014 9:58 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: Massive Flares question
Replies: 23
Views: 6095

Re: Massive Flares question

FutureHachi: Massive cage mostly. Most of the floor has been cut away anyway to facilitate cooling due to rear mounted radiator. Strengthen suspension turrets and hard points, cage with lots of triangulation, and viola, stiff car with lots of metal cut away and no loss of rigidity (likely there was ...
by BlueDeathTrap
Wed Mar 19, 2014 6:28 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: Massive Flares question
Replies: 23
Views: 6095

Re: Massive Flares question

Nick, that's been a thought actually, biggest concern is additional weight on the outer skin, given the lack of reinforcement it'll have (tube framing the rear of the car, tired of fighting the floorpan for every change I want to make). I'm still scoping out options since I have plenty of time to bu...
by BlueDeathTrap
Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:03 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: Massive Flares question
Replies: 23
Views: 6095

Re: Massive Flares question

Don't have the cash for a 350Z, plus there's a leg's length of reasons I wouldn't have one. And insofar as engines go, I'm covered. V8 geared like a 4age should make it shuffle well enough, if not, there's always cams and headwork to make it shuffle a bit more. LEASTNINJAEDITSEENBYMANKIND: On the si...
by BlueDeathTrap
Sun Mar 09, 2014 10:47 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: Massive Flares question
Replies: 23
Views: 6095

Re: Massive Flares question

One word: Why? If you think you need to roll that wide get another car. I respond to that with why not? I think it'll be fun, and with the additional power from my swap (and completely retarded choice of gearing via the gearbag/rear diff) it should turn my 225/50s into a hellish plume of choking, s...
by BlueDeathTrap
Thu Mar 06, 2014 8:59 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: Massive Flares question
Replies: 23
Views: 6095

Re: Massive Flares question

N2 flares not wide enough ? Maybe you could put a "clip-on" flare on the outside of them ? Cheers... jondee86 They might work, but $$$ for genuine after shipping and even replicas are difficult to obtain stateside. The only thing I've found that'll come close enough are either DMAC N3 (10...
by BlueDeathTrap
Thu Mar 06, 2014 7:30 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: Massive Flares question
Replies: 23
Views: 6095

Re: Massive Flares question

Skizzup wrote:in a few months a very reputable company will be releasing flares around that size. i cant say too much, but keep an eye open. lol


Excellent, might save me some time so I can focus on other aspects of this build! It's a bit difficult finding flares for silly offset wheels.
by BlueDeathTrap
Wed Feb 12, 2014 7:52 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: Massive Flares question
Replies: 23
Views: 6095

Re: Flares question

Ah I figured as such. Well, seeing as there will be very little structure for the metal to be held by, looks like I'll be teaching myself composites as well this year. Looks like I'll be busy.
by BlueDeathTrap
Tue Feb 11, 2014 11:22 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: Massive Flares question
Replies: 23
Views: 6095

Massive Flares question

Does anyone know of any US based companies that make silly wide flares? I'm going to be in need of some in the near-ish future (approximately 6 months), and the sizes I'm running are a bit.... excessive. I've done my measurements, I'm going to need approximately 5.5" flares up front and 6.5&quo...
by BlueDeathTrap
Sun Nov 17, 2013 1:59 am
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: Anyone in ohio
Replies: 9
Views: 2038

Re: Anyone in ohio

Currently in Columbus, moving back to Cincinnati next Saturday. Welcome!
by BlueDeathTrap
Fri Sep 20, 2013 8:41 pm
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: JSP Formula Drift AE86 rebuild
Replies: 112
Views: 33262

Re: JSP Formula Drift AE86 rebuild

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v233/sportcarae/20130808_001935_zps54cf95bf.jpg In regards to the rear end, wouldn't this setup be better than the traditional equal length 4 link or even a 3 link? It seems incredibly compact and extremely useful while lowering required chassis mods and overall we...

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