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by Deuce Cam
Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: Racecar: ITA AE86 with provenance(history)
Replies: 42
Views: 9027

Re: Racecar: ITA AE86 with provenance(history)

That is so cool. Thanks for posting the article!
by Deuce Cam
Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: CloudStrife's AE88
Replies: 240
Views: 43045

Re: CloudStrife's AE88

Can you post the koyo front wheel bearing part numbers please? Thanks!
by Deuce Cam
Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: Racecar: ITA AE86 with provenance(history)
Replies: 42
Views: 9027

Re: Racecar: ITA AE86 with provenance(history)

Ive seen it before online and always felt it looked perfect. I personally prefer the current livery, but you gotta do what makes you happy
by Deuce Cam
Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Bump steer after aw11 manual rack conversion
Replies: 21
Views: 8230

Re: Bump steer after aw11 manual rack conversion

^exactly. Equal steering from center (lock-to-lock) when using an aw11 rack in an ae86 equates to different overall tie rod lengths (inner pivot to outer pivot) on each side, which causes the alignment/bump steer issues.
by Deuce Cam
Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Bump steer after aw11 manual rack conversion
Replies: 21
Views: 8230

Re: Bump steer after aw11 manual rack conversion

Also reached out to quaife regarding their qsr kits for ae86 and aw11. Both kits use the same exact rack. Only the pinions differ. Both racks are 21.653" long, which is even shorter than an oem ae86 manual rack
by Deuce Cam
Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Bump steer after aw11 manual rack conversion
Replies: 21
Views: 8230

Re: Bump steer after aw11 manual rack conversion

So an opportunity presented itself to measure an ae86 rack/housing and an aw11 rack/housing. The housing AND rack are different lengths when comparing the ae86, and aw11 parts. I used a measuring tape with the racks both installed on different cars, so the measurements aren't exactly precise, but an...
by Deuce Cam
Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: T3 Lightweight Pulleys
Replies: 10
Views: 2514

Re: T3 Lightweight Pulleys

Oem crank pulley does have rubber so there is prob some damper affect. This has been much debated and is prob negligible. Its down to the end user using a solid pulley. Other than that t3 uses and underdriven (larger) water pump pulley than stock, iirc. Good at the track but may not be ideal on stre...
by Deuce Cam
Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: AE86 ride height adjustment
Replies: 17
Views: 3259

Re: AE86 ride height adjustment

Totta corolla is an asset to the community. What he said is why i wont lower my car much over 1". The rear geometry doesnt respond well to a moderate/agressive lower ride height.
by Deuce Cam
Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: AE86 ride height adjustment
Replies: 17
Views: 3259

Re: AE86 ride height adjustment

Its prob a little twisted haha. All are. Theyre tin cans and 30 years old.
by Deuce Cam
Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: AE86 ride height adjustment
Replies: 17
Views: 3259

Re: AE86 ride height adjustment

Its because each corner of the car is a different weight. More weight compresses the spring more so the ride height is lower, and the opposite for less weight. Measure the distance between the hub and fenderr at each corner, then adjust the height to compensate. Will take a lot of trial/error. Corne...
by Deuce Cam
Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: AE86 ride height adjustment
Replies: 17
Views: 3259

Re: AE86 ride height adjustment

Its because each corner of the car is a different weight. More weight compresses the spring more so the ride height is lower, and the opposite for less weight.

Measure the distance between the hub and fenderr at each corner, then adjust the height to compensate. Will take some trial/error.
by Deuce Cam
Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: Want to BUY (seeking sellers)
Topic: WTB - MFactory 5th Gear - T50
Replies: 9
Views: 2012

Re: WTB - MFactory 5th Gear - T50

'Gear wine' just like the stock 5th gear fyi. Mfactory's first run they cut the teeth like stock, so apparently it wines a bit (just like stock). Second run they added a bevel (or something to that affect) to the teeth to reduce gear noise.
by Deuce Cam
Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: AE86 Parts & Accessories
Topic: AE86 Acrylic Levin Headlight Lenses
Replies: 12
Views: 3565

Re: AE86 Acrylic Levin Headlight Lenses

Haha indeed. Even stock rhd lenses are a problem on a lhd car. I got pulled over once - cop said my headlights had a weird glare/flicker affect. Granted i was driving on a rough patch of road (was in process of being repaved), and my car was on short stroke suspension that was really stiff at the ti...
by Deuce Cam
Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: AE86 Parts & Accessories
Topic: AE86 Acrylic Levin Headlight Lenses
Replies: 12
Views: 3565

Re: AE86 Acrylic Levin Headlight Lenses

^Its obviously weight savings. Or a replacement for broken lense(s).
by Deuce Cam
Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: AE86 Parts & Accessories
Topic: AE86 Acrylic Levin Headlight Lenses
Replies: 12
Views: 3565

Re: AE86 Acrylic Levin Headlight Lenses

Interesting. I assume theyre lighter... how much weight is saved?
by Deuce Cam
Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: the never ending story...
Replies: 233
Views: 58776

Re: the never ending story...

Yo morgan whats up dude? How you like the header after having it a while now?
by Deuce Cam
Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: just a little sumpin sumpin
Replies: 7
Views: 2918

Re: just a little sumpin sumpin

Anyone have a llink to the vid where it shows all the chassis reinforcement that was done to tsuchiya's car? After all the work he takes it for a drive and estimates that that his 86 is about as rigid as a stock dc integra haha... cool vid though. Saw it once and could never find again....
by Deuce Cam
Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: T3 camber plates
Replies: 18
Views: 5048

Re: T3 camber plates

Interesting. Their camber blocks (gold piece) now have a raised ring-shaped section around the opening for the bearing. The gold piece used to be just flat. I had the old flat style on a pair of their used coilovers that i bought to break down/flip. It had their standard top hats... The way the part...
by Deuce Cam
Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Fortune Auto Coilovers Review 2017
Replies: 44
Views: 14397

Re: Fortune Auto Coilovers Review 2017

Thanks totta. Ive considered the grp4 strut tube with 40 mm bils rally inserts, but decided against it this time. Maybe on the next setup.
by Deuce Cam
Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Fortune Auto Coilovers Review 2017
Replies: 44
Views: 14397

Re: Fortune Auto Coilovers Review 2017

Just peaked at the fa website again... they used to list a rally suspension for a few select models (not ae86) which had inverted inserts, longer stroke than their street/race/tarmac/etc. coilovers (therefore, lower spring rate to match), and also the strut top mounts weren't metal (plastic or rubbe...
by Deuce Cam
Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Custom front coilovers
Replies: 9
Views: 2386

Re: Custom front coilovers

Torparts is a joke imo
by Deuce Cam
Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Fortune Auto Coilovers Review 2017
Replies: 44
Views: 14397

Re: Fortune Auto Coilovers Review 2017

On paper fa seems like great option, especially considering the supposed 'ae86 specific' tuning, digressive valving, and being made in usa. However, if they tuned it for an ae86 why offer 8/6k default rates? They answer is marketing... everyone else does it so they prop figured they'd scare away pot...
by Deuce Cam
Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Fortune Auto Coilovers Review 2017
Replies: 44
Views: 14397

Re: Fortune Auto Coilovers Review 2017

Jondee us absolutely right abou me haha. Truck suspension in a car will always suck. The fun part is 'trying' make it work, and to one's taste. Ill prob never be completely happy with mine...
by Deuce Cam
Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Custom front coilovers
Replies: 9
Views: 2386

Re: Custom front coilovers

Customer service is good and parts are decent, usually. Trust me ive had lot of their stuff. Thing is almost all their stuff has some caveats that could have easily been avoided. Lacking detail. Ive come to expect it. Its the difference between good and great. The stuff works though.
by Deuce Cam
Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Fortune Auto Coilovers Review 2017
Replies: 44
Views: 14397

Re: Fortune Auto Coilovers Review 2017

Ive had 8/6k, 6.8/5.1k, 4.5/4k, 3/2.8k, and oem 1.9/2.2k (currently). Street car. Imo 4.5k/4k was a bit stiff... Oem with performance shocks - and trd bushes - even feels firm... I liked the 3/2.8k ratio, but didnt like the espelir progressive spring characteristics. I'm picky though. I wont even lo...
by Deuce Cam
Sat Jul 08, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Fortune Auto Coilovers Review 2017
Replies: 44
Views: 14397

Re: Fortune Auto Coilovers Review 2017

CloudStrife wrote:7/4.5k is the way to go IMHO.


Still way too much imo, but iirc its what bgrs recommends. However, if you want the car really low the rates will need to be relatively high to limit suspension movement so one doesnt bottom out....
by Deuce Cam
Fri Jul 07, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Fortune Auto Coilovers Review 2017
Replies: 44
Views: 14397

Re: Fortune Auto Coilovers Review 2017

In theory these should be a night/day difference compared to other coilovers - with the same spring rates - because of the digressive valving. That being said, 8/6k rates are just insane on this chassis. One will need serious tires to get the most out of it. Problem is rates that stiff and tires tha...
by Deuce Cam
Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Short stroke shocks front and rears alternatives.
Replies: 35
Views: 11589

Re: Short stroke shocks front and rears alternatives.

T3 would prob sell the spacers they use on their coilovers (stock 40 mm cut tube, agx strut) for prob like $10 bucks. They fit inside the 'button' on the bottom of the agx cartridge, and also the center of the chamfer on the strut tube. Iirc they were used with the oem gland nut - without modding it...
by Deuce Cam
Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Short stroke shocks front and rears alternatives.
Replies: 35
Views: 11589

Re: Short stroke shocks front and rears alternatives.

You can use thoseninserts in a 40 mm cut strut, but you will only need roughly a 5 mm spacer below the strut insert to keep it captive in the strut. Its because the agx cartridge length is longer then on say... the trd/hts short stroke inserts.

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