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by Jimmee1990
Sat Dec 14, 2013 7:08 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: Favorite Modifications
Replies: 48
Views: 8241

Re: Favorite Modifications

My favourite modification so far is a toss up between my fixed back Sparco and the short shifter I modified. The seat is awesome as you can throw the car around as much as you like and not have to worry about bracing or sliding out of the seat you can just drive, and the short shifter because I'm q...
by Jimmee1990
Fri Dec 13, 2013 5:03 am
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: Favorite Modifications
Replies: 48
Views: 8241

Re: Favorite Modifications

My favourite modification so far is a toss up between my fixed back Sparco and the short shifter I modified. The seat is awesome as you can throw the car around as much as you like and not have to worry about bracing or sliding out of the seat you can just drive, and the short shifter because I'm qu...
by Jimmee1990
Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:14 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: TRD 0.8mm Headgasket torque specs for bluetop? Copper spray?
Replies: 26
Views: 7629

Re: TRD 0.8mm Headgasket torque specs for bluetop? Copper sp

To be honest you're machinist sounds like he has no idea about metal head gaskets, and considering it's impossible to check the block surface before cleaning the old gasket material off his opinion worries me also. I always torque MLS gaskets on 4A-GE's to 70nm (about 52ft/lb) so I would suggest jus...
by Jimmee1990
Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:02 am
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: meet princess
Replies: 21
Views: 5894

Re: meet princess

Definitely love the idea of a car that's a little rough around the edges but is reliable and fun and can still cop a beating at the track. Sounds like you have a reasonable idea on mods too, one thign to check as there are various versions of the quaife quick racks and some have less teeth than othe...
by Jimmee1990
Wed Nov 27, 2013 12:48 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: crankshaft choice
Replies: 50
Views: 9000

Re: crankshaft choice

I would suggest you use the later 42mm crank, and get a shop that makes custom cranks to balance everything, undercut the journals, lighten it as much as you can afford. I am in the process of doing the same locally here in Aus, the difference between driving a standard bottom end with more compress...
by Jimmee1990
Thu Nov 14, 2013 5:25 am
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: 86 carpet install debate
Replies: 22
Views: 4534

Re: 86 carpet install debate

Adding carpet will do hardly anything, I tried this with my last car. No sound deadening and sprayed with undersealer underneath with no interior. Is it mechanical noise or exhaust noise that's making you need earplugs though? I've been in heaps of serious track cars and only ever needed earplugs fo...
by Jimmee1990
Wed Nov 06, 2013 12:20 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Flywheel Lightening - How light is too light?
Replies: 16
Views: 7031

Re: Flywheel Lightening - How light is too light?

Cast iron flywheels do not become unsafe from lightening as they are already unsafe just because they are cast iron! This makes no sense whatsoever? Please tell me technically why cast iron is an unsafe material? On topic, there really isn't much material you could remove from the AE111 flywheel as...
by Jimmee1990
Sat Nov 02, 2013 6:23 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: T3 Tall Shift Kit
Replies: 18
Views: 3779

Re: T3 Tall Shift Kit

I found the T3 shifter to position the gear knob too low for me, but with a 70mm tall gear knob it's fine. I do have the back of my seat touching the front of the rear seat and the steering wheel spaced back 160mm though.
by Jimmee1990
Sat Nov 02, 2013 5:26 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: AE86 Coupe Pics
Replies: 329
Views: 112413

Re: AE86 Coupe Pics

My coupe, only photo I have after fitting the coilovers
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by Jimmee1990
Wed Sep 25, 2013 3:11 am
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: headers are burning my feet
Replies: 18
Views: 4198

Re: headers are burning my feet

Get your headers ceramic coated, fixes the problem properly rather than just putting things between you and the heat. Plus it looks awesome.
by Jimmee1990
Tue Sep 24, 2013 3:45 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: AE86 brake upgrade rx7 caliper help
Replies: 14
Views: 3414

Re: AE86 brake upgrade

There is a few Irish kits that use Wilwood calipers and fit under 13" wheels, as that's a pretty popular size for the rally guys. I know GRP4 fabrications do one to suit the AE86 struts.
by Jimmee1990
Tue Sep 24, 2013 3:41 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: I hate to say it....
Replies: 9
Views: 2472

Re: I hate to say it....

If the rubber bolt seals aren't damaged, use a little bit of gasket goo under them and tighten them up again. Works a treat.
by Jimmee1990
Thu Sep 19, 2013 4:16 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: opinions on coilover spring rates for daily/ light street.
Replies: 27
Views: 6128

Re: opinions on coilover spring rates for daily/ light stree

What do you actually want to do with the car? If your cars going to be super low it will make little difference what dampers and springs you have because it will drive like crap anyway. If you want it to grip well get some bilsteins and springs around 4.5-5kg on the front and 3-4kg on the rear and a...
by Jimmee1990
Thu Sep 19, 2013 3:59 am
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: What did you do to your car today?
Replies: 396
Views: 75846

Re: What did you do to your car today?

Looks awesome, nice to see someone with a sensible ride height too.What sizes?
by Jimmee1990
Tue Sep 17, 2013 2:59 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: high rise header for 4age 20v
Replies: 3
Views: 1446

Re: high rise header for 4age 20v

I'm not sure why you would shop between JSP and CX racing, one is designed by a professional fabricator who has a wealth of experience with 4AGE's and the other is made by copying a whole bunch of other peoples designs and mashing them all together not to mention the massive price difference between...
by Jimmee1990
Tue Sep 17, 2013 2:52 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Tire size for a 14x7?
Replies: 9
Views: 2090

Re: Tire size for a 14x7?

185/55/14 or 185/60/14 are good sizes for 14's, 205/50/15 you will probably have just as much of an issue with rubbing as you do now. How low is the car?
by Jimmee1990
Tue Sep 10, 2013 2:21 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: aftermarket springs or oem?
Replies: 2
Views: 834

Re: aftermarket springs or oem?

It's not just the lift that can cause an issue, it's also the ramp rate. I would always suggest changing to something a little more performance based like Toda, HKS, TRD etc as for one you already have the cams and buckets out, and two means you have some scope to factor in future upgrades also and ...
by Jimmee1990
Tue Sep 10, 2013 2:09 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Wheel Rub Issue
Replies: 8
Views: 1979

Re: Wheel Rub Issue

In my first 86 I bashed that seam just where it was rubbing, my car got reversed into at about 5-10 km/h and that seam tore right open. I could put my foot through into the wheel well so I wouldn't recommend it no. If you really need the clearance I would cut the seam off and plate it like you said.
by Jimmee1990
Tue Sep 10, 2013 2:06 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Suspension Combo Question
Replies: 8
Views: 1757

Re: Suspension Combo Question

Compressing springs that much is a terrible idea, springs only need a very small amount of preload to stop them slipping of the seat. It won't handle or ride well if you have to preload them 4 inches.
by Jimmee1990
Thu Sep 05, 2013 6:49 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Cheap bucket seat harness question
Replies: 10
Views: 1732

Re: Cheap bucket seat harness question

Sparco, Takata, Revolution, TRS etc. I have Driftworks TRS harnesses and they're awesome.
by Jimmee1990
Thu Sep 05, 2013 6:47 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Wheel Rub Issue
Replies: 8
Views: 1979

Re: Wheel Rub Issue

Where is it actually rubbing? As there's no point changing things if they aren't going to help. If you're talking about bashing the seam that runs behind the wheel that's a terrible idea as it will split the spot welds joining those two panels together. It will trap dirt and water and rust, and also...
by Jimmee1990
Thu Sep 05, 2013 6:37 am
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: Awesome wheels from AME x Fatlace
Replies: 14
Views: 4589

Re: Awesome wheels from AME x Fatlace

The Zero2's look awesome, pending shipping to Aus and sizes I'm definately interested.
by Jimmee1990
Thu Aug 15, 2013 4:55 am
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: Sore subject. Replica wheels. Killer opportunity.
Replies: 12
Views: 12223

Re: Sore subject. Replica wheels. Killer opportunity.

What company would be making them? Make a wheel like the first picture in 14" or 15" x at least 8" wide and I would be very interested.
by Jimmee1990
Thu Aug 15, 2013 4:48 am
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: Rota Haters read on......
Replies: 19
Views: 6062

Re: Rota Haters read on......

How about if a wheel is quality it shouldn't matter the name? All the driftworks guys in the UK use Rota wheels and they've never had a wheel fail. Almost every wheel the fanboys pull themselves over are copies of something else anyway so why is it now different? Because Japan was the original for e...
by Jimmee1990
Wed Aug 14, 2013 5:47 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: How well do T3 RCA's work for bumpsteer?
Replies: 8
Views: 2061

Re: How well do T3 RCA's work for bumpsteer?

Really depends on what sort of ride height you're running. I'm roughly 80mm at the chassis rails and I find the T3 RCA's aren't long enough for me to get the LCA on the angle I would like. I'm going to be making some 50-60mm ones up to replace them.
by Jimmee1990
Tue Aug 13, 2013 4:02 am
Forum: 4A-GE Engine Parts
Topic: Formula Atlantic Race Shop Making Room
Replies: 131
Views: 30748

Re: Formula Atlantic Race Shop Making Room

I know I'm a little slow, but is there any of the rod sets left? And are they the FA rods to suit 19mm pins or 20mm?
by Jimmee1990
Tue Aug 13, 2013 3:46 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Largest streetable cams?
Replies: 22
Views: 7599

Re: Largest streetable cams?

Cams have a lot more to them than just total quoted duration, for example my car idles just almost like factory yet I have cams with 292 degrees total duration. It's all in the ramp rates and cam angles. Another thing you that makes just as much of a difference to being "streetable" is how...
by Jimmee1990
Tue Aug 13, 2013 3:11 am
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: Carbed AE86
Replies: 42
Views: 11812

Re: Carbed AE86

Are you going to run any kind of filters now? Would be a shame to kill the new engine from eating dust and road grime.
by Jimmee1990
Tue Jul 23, 2013 6:30 am
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: $27k Black Limited Trueno Sprinter GT-Apex. *DrooL!*
Replies: 5
Views: 1650

Re: $27k Black Limited Trueno Sprinter GT-Apex. *DrooL!*

I have seen this car in the flesh, it is a genuine black limited but the chassis rails are badly bent and has really had a hard life. As well as missing lots of black limited specific parts. Such a shame. It's listed as a Levin because down here in Aus we only ever had Levins.
by Jimmee1990
Tue Jul 23, 2013 6:25 am
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: Toyota Carina AA63 3 years and going...
Replies: 2
Views: 1425

Re: Toyota Carina AA63 3 years and going...

DOHC 4G63's are a far superior engine to an SR in every single way, so don't feel so down about that. Looks like it will be an awesome project.

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