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Some new guy with a coupe wants to know tips and tricks :)

Postby Bearsareprettycute. » Sun Jun 01, 2014 3:45 pm

So I have got my first corolla ('87 GTS coupe) And i would like to know of any tips and tricks you have for owning these cars? whether it be what should be done to the car in steps, or just tuning and tinkering. What have you learned from owning your corolla?

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Re: Some new guy with a coupe wants to know tips and tricks

Postby morgan » Mon Jun 02, 2014 7:03 am

do the maintenance first: motor, drivetrain, and suspension. get everything in good working order first
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Re: Some new guy with a coupe wants to know tips and tricks

Postby MisterJerk » Mon Jun 02, 2014 9:26 am

^^ what he said. plus poly bushings

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Re: Some new guy with a coupe wants to know tips and tricks

Postby Grant » Mon Jun 02, 2014 10:04 pm

Get manuals here: http://www.aeu86.org/technical/ae86-manuals/
Lots of interesting stuff here: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=11214

Like everyone else said, do maintenance first and make sure everything is in top shape. Oh also change all the rubber hydraulic lines to braided stainless ones (brake and clutch lines). :)

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Re: Some new guy with a coupe wants to know tips and tricks

Postby knockoutcold » Mon Jun 02, 2014 11:22 pm

as far as wiring, always solder or male/female clips. I use male/female clips for all my wiring since its easier to troubleshoot electrical problems and replacing wire segments.
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Re: Some new guy with a coupe wants to know tips and tricks

Postby saiGone » Tue Jun 03, 2014 9:48 am

+ on the bushings.

Those are most definitely rotted
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Re: Some new guy with a coupe wants to know tips and tricks

Postby Bearsareprettycute. » Tue Jun 03, 2014 8:30 pm

Awesome, thanks guys. Also, a amateur question; if i was to say, jack up the car, where would one put the plate on the bottom of the car? Aswell as where would my 3 ton jack stands go on the rear and other sides? Thanks a bunch :)

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Re: Some new guy with a coupe wants to know tips and tricks

Postby saiGone » Mon Jun 09, 2014 10:20 am

For jacking the rear, i lift from the bottom of the pumpkin (Diff) both jack stands on rear axell.

Make sure you block the front wheels to keep it from rolling!

for the front i jack on the cross member.
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Re: Some new guy with a coupe wants to know tips and tricks

Postby CountPrinky » Sat Oct 04, 2014 5:56 pm

my new 1987. 2 owners, 133k, never seen winter, all original, thought this would be a good place to start. was thinking about breaks, suspension etc. wondering what to start with? bushings sounded like a great idea.

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Re: Some new guy with a coupe wants to know tips and tricks

Postby saiGone » Mon Oct 06, 2014 1:07 pm

Could use a deep cut polish and wax. Believe it or not, there's shiny paint hiding under that pink
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Re: Some new guy with a coupe wants to know tips and tricks

Postby Glock30 » Mon Oct 06, 2014 2:56 pm

I have no clue what kind of rims those are, but they look awesome!
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Re: Some new guy with a coupe wants to know tips and tricks

Postby grappletech » Tue Oct 07, 2014 3:58 pm

Those wheels are sick. Also, check the brakes it has to stop lol
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Re: Some new guy with a coupe wants to know tips and tricks

Postby Fltc86 » Wed Oct 08, 2014 11:48 am

yeah the brakes on our cars arent the best.

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Postby saiGone » Wed Oct 08, 2014 12:26 pm

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