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by sirdeuce
Sun Jun 26, 2022 9:39 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Anyone build a 4AG 16v with the Brian Crower stroker kit?
Replies: 62
Views: 6730

Re: Anyone build a 4AG 16v with the Brian Crower stroker kit?

That second ring, when combustion pressure is forcing it to the cylinder wall eats a decent amount of power. That friction causes more of a loss than the lost pressure from leakage. At least that was the train of thought for a single compression ring. For a racing engine that gets torn down regularl...
by sirdeuce
Sat Jun 25, 2022 9:13 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Anyone build a 4AG 16v with the Brian Crower stroker kit?
Replies: 62
Views: 6730

Re: Anyone build a 4AG 16v with the Brian Crower stroker kit?

That second compression ring does create power robbing friction.....
by sirdeuce
Sat Jun 25, 2022 9:08 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla FWD / MR2
Topic: AE82 Coilovers
Replies: 3
Views: 667

Re: AE82 Coilovers

If it's just camber adjustibility you want adapt MR2 rear struts to your FX. Might ecen be able to do the front mk1 MR2 struts by installing the rear axle bearing into the front knuckle with a stub axle. Both the front and rear MR2 struts have camber adjustment cams, 1 1/2-2 degrees of adjustment. G...
by sirdeuce
Thu Jun 23, 2022 4:31 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Dashboard restoration options
Replies: 4
Views: 457

Re: Dashboard restoration options

I've done composite overlays. Chopped uni looks awesome! Gives a "forged" carbon fiber look. Can get the carbon with colored glass and/or add metal flakes for accent. Looking at my C-pillar trim, wing, side panels and front lip (MR2) next. I'm not talking about vinyl "carbon look"...
by sirdeuce
Tue Jun 21, 2022 7:34 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Anyone build a 4AG 16v with the Brian Crower stroker kit?
Replies: 62
Views: 6730

Re: Anyone build a 4AG 16v with the Brian Crower stroker kit?

Only boosted vehicle I have is an '07 Mazdaspeed3. Getting old and slow, like to put around more than anything else. Latest aquisition is a Mini. NA and it's way slow.
by sirdeuce
Tue Jun 21, 2022 12:23 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Anyone build a 4AG 16v with the Brian Crower stroker kit?
Replies: 62
Views: 6730

Re: Anyone build a 4AG 16v with the Brian Crower stroker kit?

Yeah, only two rings, and the compression ring is a 1.5mm. Second ring would add friction and they were looking to get every last bit out of the engine. Might just be me, but I wouldn't consider that for a daily driver. Not that the HKS 5AGE was designed for the street. At least the BC and MRP kits ...
by sirdeuce
Tue Jun 21, 2022 12:13 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Anyone build a 4AG 16v with the Brian Crower stroker kit?
Replies: 62
Views: 6730

Re: Anyone build a 4AG 16v with the Brian Crower stroker kit?

"Budget build" sounds like.... 'slap' a stock head on a 7A bottom end, sync timing, stock head, oe intake, oe ecu "Budget" doesn't mean sloppy. You can build a satisfying engine on a budget. My desciption is nowhere near what you spouted off here. Don't knock it. My current 7AGE ...
by sirdeuce
Mon Jun 20, 2022 12:29 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Anyone build a 4AG 16v with the Brian Crower stroker kit?
Replies: 62
Views: 6730

Re: Anyone build a 4AG 16v with the Brian Crower stroker kit?

What do you consider as "built"? I did a "budget" build 7AGE that put a likely 145-150 hp and similar torque that was a blast to drive and only cost about $2k to build (about a decade ago). Last I heard, about 2 years ago, it was still running good. As far as "built" go...
by sirdeuce
Sat Jun 18, 2022 11:23 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Anyone build a 4AG 16v with the Brian Crower stroker kit?
Replies: 62
Views: 6730

Re: Anyone build a 4AG 16v with the Brian Crower stroker kit?

Looking at the kits available for the 4AGE and I see the MRP 1.8l 4AGE striker kit kicks 3% longer rods in the mix. That's about 3 1/2 mm longer. Would be a better choice than the BC kit as they use stock length rods. That's 125.6mm as opposed to the 122mm stock. 1.51-1 RS ratio as opposed to 1.47-1...
by sirdeuce
Thu Jun 02, 2022 4:39 pm
Forum: AE86 Parts & Accessories
Topic: '86 crossmember and struts
Replies: 0
Views: 221

'86 crossmember and struts

Looking for a crossmember, rack, struts and trans crossmember. Looking at doing a swap on my TE31.
by sirdeuce
Mon May 16, 2022 7:55 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Harmonic Damper worth investing in?
Replies: 5
Views: 436

Re: Harmonic Damper worth investing in?

Most of the people I know don't really care about it. BUT! Any machine that has parts that rotate typically have certain operating parameters that will set up harmonics. Doesn't matter how well your machine's balanced internally there will be harmonics. Energy pulses can cause upsets in the machine'...
by sirdeuce
Sun May 15, 2022 12:58 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla FWD / MR2
Topic: AE82 Coilovers
Replies: 3
Views: 667

Re: AE82 Coilovers

I ran BC coilovers in mine, but check out "Techno Toy Tuning" I liked my BC struts, they did a good job, Caster had 2 settings and they had camber plates. You could look at "Fitment Industries" to see if "Silvers" are available for the AE82. Then there is the whole &quo...
by sirdeuce
Thu May 12, 2022 8:09 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Anyone build a 4AG 16v with the Brian Crower stroker kit?
Replies: 62
Views: 6730

Re: Anyone build a 4AG 16v with the Brian Crower stroker kit?

I've only had TRD and Cometic in my engines. Good luck with them so far. Your compression is your choice, whatever you plan and tune for. My 7AGE is 10.5 to 1 so I can get by with whatever fuel is available. Most tell me it's low, but it's what I want. Runs good, has good power, gets good mileage an...
by sirdeuce
Tue May 10, 2022 11:23 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Anyone build a 4AG 16v with the Brian Crower stroker kit?
Replies: 62
Views: 6730

Re: Anyone build a 4AG 16v with the Brian Crower stroker kit?

Mannon's girdle incorporates ladder caps into the girdle. Nice piece! Expensive too.
by sirdeuce
Tue May 10, 2022 8:02 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Anyone build a 4AG 16v with the Brian Crower stroker kit?
Replies: 62
Views: 6730

Re: Anyone build a 4AG 16v with the Brian Crower stroker kit?

I would suggest a crank girdle for any engine spinning to ridiculous RPM. Most would stop at ladder caps to strengthen the main caps, but the girdle will cut out a lot of the flex in the main bolsters at high power and/or RPM. In a stroked engine the crank gets pushed sideways more than with the sto...
by sirdeuce
Tue May 10, 2022 7:49 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Anyone build a 4AG 16v with the Brian Crower stroker kit?
Replies: 62
Views: 6730

Re: Anyone build a 4AG 16v with the Brian Crower stroker kit?

jondee86 wrote:
sirdeuce wrote:Yeah, sleeper, huhhuhuhuu.

No need to be a dick... :)

Cheers... jondee86


That wasn't being a dick, check out "Bevis and Butthead".
by sirdeuce
Sun May 08, 2022 9:31 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Anyone build a 4AG 16v with the Brian Crower stroker kit?
Replies: 62
Views: 6730

Re: Anyone build a 4AG 16v with the Brian Crower stroker kit?

Pissed off jondee? no. I'm disappointed that there are still peeps out there that refuse to accept our eccentric, eclectic "brotherhood". Just 'cause you drive a Lambo doesn't mean you're too good for the guy in an MR2. Slammed, stanced, donk, aero, bosozoku, drag, drift, trailer queen, al...
by sirdeuce
Sat May 07, 2022 4:53 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Anyone build a 4AG 16v with the Brian Crower stroker kit?
Replies: 62
Views: 6730

Re: Anyone build a 4AG 16v with the Brian Crower stroker kit?

Tips on making it better with a larger bore. If you are concerned about the thinning cylinder wall when going to an 83mm bore keep it to a max of 82mm. Simple. Sacrifice a few cc for reliability. If you MUST go 83mm and you're worried about the cylinder wall thickness then have the block sleeved. A ...
by sirdeuce
Sat May 07, 2022 4:41 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Anyone build a 4AG 16v with the Brian Crower stroker kit?
Replies: 62
Views: 6730

Re: Anyone build a 4AG 16v with the Brian Crower stroker kit?

My replies on the 7AGE "mongrel" are mostly to gain a better torque curve. Has nothing to do with ultimate power or torque. And if you are using the DK as an example, He loves his 7AGE "mongrel". The 7A bottom gives a better drivability for around town while maintaining the midra...
by sirdeuce
Thu May 05, 2022 2:06 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Anyone build a 4AG 16v with the Brian Crower stroker kit?
Replies: 62
Views: 6730

Re: Anyone build a 4AG 16v with the Brian Crower stroker kit?

oldeskewltoy wrote:If he wanted boost he could have boost, but he didn't ask???????? OP do you want to run with boost???


Desire....... Budget......

With the OP looking to purchase a stroker kit - his budget is likely adequate. What is his desire..........???????????


Ok Mister Morningstar.
by sirdeuce
Sun May 01, 2022 7:12 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Anyone build a 4AG 16v with the Brian Crower stroker kit?
Replies: 62
Views: 6730

Re: Anyone build a 4AG 16v with the Brian Crower stroker kit?

Amazing attention to detail in BigMikes GZE build thread, along with a wealth of hella useful tips! Think he mentioned 250+, and even more spinning 17+psi, still 1.6L "budget" build if you really look at it Proves there is loads of potential in a torquey street 7AGZE, still getting good m...
by sirdeuce
Sun May 01, 2022 7:08 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Anyone build a 4AG 16v with the Brian Crower stroker kit?
Replies: 62
Views: 6730

Re: Anyone build a 4AG 16v with the Brian Crower stroker kit?

For the 7AGE stroker kit https://shop.battlegarage-rs.com/collec ... r-kit-1-9l , check it out! Rods are 6% longer than stock 7A rods and get a 1.52 R/S ratio. Claimed 250hp at 10,000rpm capability.
by sirdeuce
Sun May 01, 2022 9:48 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Anyone build a 4AG 16v with the Brian Crower stroker kit?
Replies: 62
Views: 6730

Re: Anyone build a 4AG 16v with the Brian Crower stroker kit?

Oh yeah, pitfalls of a 4AGE stroker kit, whoever makes it, is the rod to stroke ratio. Unless the kit manufacturer includes a longer rod the ratio gets a bit small. The stock R/S ratio is 1.584 to 1, increasing the stroke to 83mm reduces that to 1.469 to 1. Lots to be said on that subject, read up. ...
by sirdeuce
Sat Apr 30, 2022 6:48 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Anyone build a 4AG 16v with the Brian Crower stroker kit?
Replies: 62
Views: 6730

Re: Anyone build a 4AG 16v with the Brian Crower stroker kit?

If you were to go with the stock 7A rods get them bushed and run 18mm or 19mm wrist/gudgeon pins for a full float.
by sirdeuce
Sat Apr 30, 2022 6:44 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Anyone build a 4AG 16v with the Brian Crower stroker kit?
Replies: 62
Views: 6730

Re: Anyone build a 4AG 16v with the Brian Crower stroker kit?

GZE are way underrated imo. Here is a pretty much stock MAP GZE AE86 go 13.9 sec. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hiLBW81TVA 2.5 exhaust, small fmic, ABV mod/10psi Simply incredible for a 'torquey' puny lil 1.6 street car! I've seen no equal to be honest seen 2 others go 13.7 with a bit more upgra...
by sirdeuce
Mon Apr 25, 2022 1:44 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Anyone build a 4AG 16v with the Brian Crower stroker kit?
Replies: 62
Views: 6730

Re: Anyone build a 4AG 16v with the Brian Crower stroker kit?

In the case of a GZE, the power is in the pulleys. Heh
by sirdeuce
Sat Apr 23, 2022 7:05 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Anyone build a 4AG 16v with the Brian Crower stroker kit?
Replies: 62
Views: 6730

Re: Anyone build a 4AG 16v with the Brian Crower stroker kit?

build the car around however you prioritize driving habbits. Winding out a motor, on the regular, just to keep pace with a minivan in daily traffic.... is really depressing Especially in a loud obnoxious weak vessel Torque makes all the difference in the world... hence displacement and boosted vari...
by sirdeuce
Fri Apr 22, 2022 11:26 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Anyone build a 4AG 16v with the Brian Crower stroker kit?
Replies: 62
Views: 6730

Re: Anyone build a 4AG 16v with the Brian Crower stroker kit?

Key phrase, "Safe and regulated environment". I'm all for that! Problem is, most don't bother with a safe and regulated environment. That's the sad part that unfortunately kills it for the rest. Big reason the question of "what are your plans with this engine" is important. I do ...