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by totta crolla
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Looking to build: 4age vs. 5age vs. 7age
Replies: 12
Views: 323

Re: Looking to build: 4age vs. 5age vs. 7age

BEAMS blacktop and leave room for a little improvement in the future.
by totta crolla
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Tvis cleaning/function
Replies: 3
Views: 226

Re: Tvis cleaning/function

To test you can unplug the wiring connector from the TVIS this should keep the TVIS plates fully open all of the time.
by totta crolla
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: New Annex Coilovers or...Old faithful TRD Blues etc..
Replies: 55
Views: 2780

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

Deuce cam, to answer your question I use the long insert, they are on the car right now and I can't find my calculations :oops: This should give you most of the info you need though: http://www.turbosport.co.uk/showthread.php?t=454130 (Be aware that the picture comparison of the 2 inserts is not of ...
by totta crolla
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: New Annex Coilovers or...Old faithful TRD Blues etc..
Replies: 55
Views: 2780

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

Last time I spoke to Avo the price was the same for different top mountings etc. The fantastic guys at Gartrac will sell you the component parts of the strut if you need them, not shown is the complete threaded strut tube that can be fitted to the AE86 spindle, exactly what GP 4 do. Gartrac show Esc...
by totta crolla
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: New Annex Coilovers or...Old faithful TRD Blues etc..
Replies: 55
Views: 2780

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

I think that the really expensive dampers have gone a long way beyond just controlling what the spring does when it wants to release energy after being compressed, they are now an energy absorbing device in their own right and probably for once, justifiably called 'shock absorbers' with fewer compro...
by totta crolla
Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: New Annex Coilovers or...Old faithful TRD Blues etc..
Replies: 55
Views: 2780

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

It's all about suspension travel and modern rally cars have lots of it especially on extension, it helps the tyres just get on with their job and ensures a controlled landing from a jump, you won't see professional rally cars bouncing around on landing these days. I can't upload this image but it do...
by totta crolla
Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: New Annex Coilovers or...Old faithful TRD Blues etc..
Replies: 55
Views: 2780

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

I fail to see the fascination with coilovers, about the only thing that they allow over standard is corner weight adjustment, which if done correctly is a valid gain but who in the real world actually does it ? The spring being mounted closer to the wheel changes its effective rate so a softer sprin...
by totta crolla
Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: New Annex Coilovers or...Old faithful TRD Blues etc..
Replies: 55
Views: 2780

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

my other questions is I seen some people reinforce the rear shock towers... with all these coilovers do we need to or should we? Toyota could have easily gone to coilovers on the rear but they chose not to, probably so that they could use a full diameter spring that allows enough travel for the gre...
by totta crolla
Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: New Annex Coilovers or...Old faithful TRD Blues etc..
Replies: 55
Views: 2780

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

Assassin Andrew has written many great articles on AE86 suspension and I agree with him on the Koni's, they are a good damper and if you are adventurous they are easily modified by substituting different oil viscosity.
by totta crolla
Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: New Annex Coilovers or...Old faithful TRD Blues etc..
Replies: 55
Views: 2780

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

Aim to keep the front LCA's at the factory angles, either by using roll centre adjusters if you want to lower the car or by keeping the ride height close to stock. Use springs to absorb the bumps, dampers to control the springs and anti-roll (sway) bars to tune the handling. I would consider adjust...
by totta crolla
Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: 1985 gt-s poor acceleration
Replies: 21
Views: 1082

Re: 1985 gt-s poor acceleration

Hey no problem, been there, done that and I know your pain.
It gets a little easier with time.
Maybe a few Hachi problems will take your mind off things for a while ?
Deleted my post.
by totta crolla
Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: 1985 gt-s poor acceleration
Replies: 21
Views: 1082

Re: 1985 gt-s poor acceleration

It was the dismissive one liner "the cap and rotor are new".... move on fool, it's not that. Do you think I'm stupid ? type of comment that got my goat.
A wiser man once said "dismiss the obvious at your peril"
Happy New Year ! x
by totta crolla
Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: New Annex Coilovers or...Old faithful TRD Blues etc..
Replies: 55
Views: 2780

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

Aim to keep the front LCA's at the factory angles, either by using roll centre adjusters if you want to lower the car or by keeping the ride height close to stock. Use springs to absorb the bumps, dampers to control the springs and anti-roll (sway) bars to tune the handling. I would consider adjusta...
by totta crolla
Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: 1985 gt-s poor acceleration
Replies: 21
Views: 1082

Re: 1985 gt-s poor acceleration

Deleted ;)
by totta crolla
Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Rose joints / Bushed upgraded suspension
Replies: 3
Views: 306

Re: Rose joints / Bushed upgraded suspension

I have been using GP4 fabrication rose jointed TCA's for a few years now, I fitted rubber boots to the joints when they were new and have had no issues. GP4 use quality joints.
As well as adjustability and zero compliance the fully jointed rear arms allow better articulation than rubber / poly bushes.
by totta crolla
Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: New Annex Coilovers or...Old faithful TRD Blues etc..
Replies: 55
Views: 2780

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. Well what can I say ? That one single sentence...
by totta crolla
Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: New Annex Coilovers or...Old faithful TRD Blues etc..
Replies: 55
Views: 2780

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

I guess it comes down to what you want from it.
Do you want an improvement over stock handling ?
Are you more interested in how it looks and how low you can get it with coilovers ?
by totta crolla
Wed Dec 26, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: 4age and wet or cold weather
Replies: 12
Views: 829

Re: 4age and wet or cold weather

A good graphical illustration of what Jondee says is available by watching the engine run in complete darkness, if it won't run have someone try to start it while you watch all of the pretty little sparks, the pretty little sparks that should really be going to the spark plugs.
by totta crolla
Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: 1985 gt-s poor acceleration
Replies: 21
Views: 1082

Re: 1985 gt-s poor acceleration

Last Year I bought my MR2 out of long term storage and it wouldn't start. The fuel pump was seized beyond repair. What a nice job fitting a new pump to that car....
by totta crolla
Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: 1985 gt-s poor acceleration
Replies: 21
Views: 1082

Re: 1985 gt-s poor acceleration

Distributor cap / rotor arm corrosion ?
by totta crolla
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla FWD / MR2
Topic: steering noise
Replies: 2
Views: 690

Re: steering noise

Manual rack ?
Not that it matters much, pre-load on the rack bar is adjustable and the bearing in the end of the rack is replaceable.
Have someone 'wiggle' the steering wheel while you listen out for the noise.
by totta crolla
Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Keep the bigport? 7age build
Replies: 10
Views: 1329

Re: Keep the bigport? 7age build

A lot depends on the induction system, I would think the TVIS bigport inlet would struggle a bit with cams, a longer stroke and 160hp
The smallport inlet would cope better and you could get away with shorter duration cams.
by totta crolla
Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Keep the bigport? 7age build
Replies: 10
Views: 1329

Re: Keep the bigport? 7age build

I guess it depends on who gave you the advice and if indeed you would take any advice offered here ?
by totta crolla
Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: 4AGZE 02 sensor
Replies: 4
Views: 757

Re: 4AGZE 02 sensor

Check the loom plug to see how many wires are there.
You can use a generic sensor and just replace the plug with the one that fits your loom.
by totta crolla
Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Weird 4A-GE idle problem
Replies: 12
Views: 2047

Re: Weird 4A-GE idle problem

Is the idle up computer fitted ? (It should be attached to the ecu)
by totta crolla
Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Weird 4A-GE idle problem
Replies: 12
Views: 2047

Re: Weird 4A-GE idle problem

A couple of things.
Does the idle increase if you add electrical load, heater fan etc ?
Check the spark plugs immediately after the idle has dropped to its lowest, the engine may be running very rich. Is there an O2 sensor fitted ?
by totta crolla
Wed May 30, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: 20v 4AGE ST Misfire/miss.
Replies: 16
Views: 2168

Re: 20v 4AGE ST Misfire/miss.

Have you done a log with the AEM and checked for timing errors ?
AEM EMS is notoriously noise sensitive and if you have used any of the original wiring from the CAS to the ecu it should be replaced. Driving ok below 3000rpm is a classic symptom.
by totta crolla
Sun Mar 25, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Swapping Control Arms for a little more Negative Camber
Replies: 7
Views: 1235

Re: Swapping Control Arms for a little more Negative Camber

Best bet is to try it and as your car is lower you may find that one of the bump steer adjuster kits would work to dial out any bump steer. As my car is slightly higher than standard I need raise the steering balljoint and none of the available kits appear to allow for this. Remember that adding cas...
by totta crolla
Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Swapping Control Arms for a little more Negative Camber
Replies: 7
Views: 1235

Re: Swapping Control Arms for a little more Negative Camber

I have adjustable LCA's and from memory 10mm does add about 1°negative camber. Two things to consider, one is obvious and that is to make sure you have enough thread adjustment on your steering tie rod ends. The other less obvious, make sure the alignment includes the caster setting. Lengthening the...
by totta crolla
Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Engine lost compression
Replies: 2
Views: 701

Re: Engine lost compression

If 16°is maximum ignition timing advance you might want to check camshaft timing, you will probably find that the inlet camshaft is too far advanced.

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