My Corolla... Back Again

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Re: My Corolla... Back Again

Postby RuizXIII » Sat Sep 21, 2013 9:03 am

Nice updates!
That Cressida is so cool. What are the specs on the wheels?
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Re: My Corolla... Back Again

Postby Rue » Sat Sep 21, 2013 1:30 pm

Fronts are 17x9 + 25
Rears are 17x10 + 20
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Re: My Corolla... Back Again

Postby Rue » Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:16 pm

Alright.... Corolla Updates!!!

Shooting to have the celica supra rear end finished in the next week or two. Bought almost all of the remaining parts that I'm missing... rear rotors and axle bearings. Just gonna buy the third member to axle housing seal and finish fabricating all of the mounts.

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And once again I have a dead spot on my manual rack. When I pulled everything off of my car when I did the swap I tried to have my ae86 manual rack rebuilt. The shop I took it to said there was excessive wear in the middle of the rack. So I chased down an aw11 rack and had them rebuild that one. 2 years later I'm having the same problem. Sooooooooooo.... I'm starting fresh.

Right now I'm working on collecting parts for the outer tie rods I want to make for my rack. I've looked into Xcessive Manufacturing's outer tie rods and of course Techno Toy Tunings outer tie rods. I have problems with both. There's no way that either company is using a quality heim joint for the price they're charging and I'm going to be pissed when I have rattling/play in them after a year. I like that Xcessive made a tapered stud to match the taper in the oem steering knuckle but T3 sells their kit with a 5/8" drill bit and uses a 5/8" bolt. That's bullshite to me. A 5/8" bolt doesn't measure .625"... it's undersized. And when you hand Joe Shmoe a 5/8" drill he's going to end up with an oversized hole. That means there is going to be slop where with the tapered stud there wasn't any. Soooooooo... T3 is adding slop with the "use the supplied drill to make your hole match our BS bolt" and with the cheap heim joints.

The heims I'm buying are Aurora 5/8" LH blah blah blah and cost $57 per heim... link: https://www.pegasusautoracing.com/produ ... oduct=3062
I bought 5/8" shoulder bolts that measure .622" in diameter and will be drilling the holes in my steering knuckles with an undersized drill followed by a REAMER to hold tight tolerance... I don't want slop. I'll post up more as I make progress but total projected cost of the outer tie rods is $200 for a pair. Planning to pick up a Quaife QSR this time.

Shoulder Bolt...

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5/8" LH Jam Nuts...

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Re: My Corolla... Back Again

Postby Rue » Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:48 pm

Jig progress... my welds don't look that pretty :(

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Re: My Corolla... Back Again

Postby Rue » Mon Sep 30, 2013 4:48 pm

New 4-link mounts for the celica-supra rear end almost finished. We're changing all of the mounts so there will be no need for the bolt on traction brackets or relocated panhard mount. Trying to correct all of the suspension geometry issues.

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And another part of my tie rod end setup showed up today...

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Re: My Corolla... Back Again

Postby joel23 » Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:34 am

looks good... nice update.... :mrgreen:

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Re: My Corolla... Back Again

Postby Rue » Thu Oct 24, 2013 7:18 pm

Lots-O-parts showed up today. Just waiting on the Quaife pieces and rack boots

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Re: My Corolla... Back Again

Postby Rue » Tue Oct 29, 2013 5:59 pm

Got both of the lower 4-link mounts finished. Shooting to have the upper 4-link mounts finished this week.

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And our package from the UK showed up today with the Quaife QSR racks. We ordered one for my car and one for MandM177's rhd levin coupe.

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Re: My Corolla... Back Again

Postby rekik » Wed Oct 30, 2013 7:42 am

I'm diggin this build. curious on that sleeve for your outer tie rods. wondering if i can get the specs or a link? thanks

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Re: My Corolla... Back Again

Postby Rue » Fri Nov 01, 2013 7:01 am

Rekik... I sent you a PM. Call me
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Re: My Corolla... Back Again

Postby marley4us » Fri Nov 01, 2013 4:35 pm

looking bad ass as always!
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Re: My Corolla... Back Again

Postby gazolorean » Sat Nov 02, 2013 1:18 am

Awesome progress! Might have to come check it out sometime.

Cressida looks like it's coming along nicely as well :)

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Re: My Corolla... Back Again

Postby Rue » Sat Nov 02, 2013 7:25 am

You know where I live so stop by. I'd like to see your 350z
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Re: My Corolla... Back Again

Postby R3sistance » Sat Nov 02, 2013 7:43 am

rekik wrote:I'm diggin this build. curious on that sleeve for your outer tie rods. wondering if i can get the specs or a link? thanks



I'd love to know the specs on the whole outer tie rod set up as well. That setup looks strong!

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Re: My Corolla... Back Again

Postby Rue » Sat Nov 02, 2013 6:33 pm

The reamer came in today so I'll have this finished this week. Again... the shoulder bolt measures 0.622" so I bought a reamer that measures 0.6225". Just big enough to be a slip fit and not a press fit. I can't wait!

For those who don't know this is what a reamer looks like

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Re: My Corolla... Back Again

Postby DatGuy217 » Sat Nov 02, 2013 6:47 pm

Hell yea man. You have the fellow machinist touch and mentality. Great build

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Re: My Corolla... Back Again

Postby Chris-pee » Fri Nov 08, 2013 2:00 pm

Aaron's car was totalled yesterday. A moment of silence please.

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Re: My Corolla... Back Again

Postby joel23 » Sat Nov 09, 2013 7:47 pm

^^^^^^ i hope thats a joke man.....

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Re: My Corolla... Back Again

Postby Chris-pee » Sat Nov 09, 2013 7:50 pm

Not a joke unfortunately. I'm sure Aaron will chime in.

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Re: My Corolla... Back Again

Postby Rue » Sun Nov 10, 2013 9:13 am

Not a joke... the body is toast. Most of the Levin front end didn't make it. Only gonna part with a few pieces that won't swap over to the new project. Mark is getting my hood and grill for his rhd Levin coupe and I have a close friend interested in my redline taillights and carbon hatch.

All of the suspension and drive-train is undamaged. Bent one of my front wheels really bad but it's still repairable.

Gonna shoot to have everything tore apart this week to make room in the garage for the replacement body.

I'll call you in a minute Joel.............
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Re: My Corolla... Back Again

Postby tchybrid » Sun Nov 10, 2013 10:25 am

Holy crap, so sorry to hear bro. Hope you are okay tho. Cars are replaceable, regardless of how much blood sweat and tears you poor into them. I'm sure the next project will be better, faster, and stronger. Good luck sir!

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Re: My Corolla... Back Again

Postby carbd7age » Sun Nov 10, 2013 11:39 am

Dang.
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Re: My Corolla... Back Again

Postby Rue » Sun Nov 10, 2013 7:30 pm

The most positive thing I can say about the whole thing is quoting Mark (mandm177)... "You did drive the shite out of that car."

I did... I put it together to drive; not to look pretty.

I was butt-hurt about if for the first day but I knew it was always a possibility.

Here's a couple of ugly pics of the new ugly chassis...

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Re: My Corolla... Back Again

Postby Clouds » Mon Nov 11, 2013 6:09 am

Well, I hope something good can come out of this. :(
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Re: My Corolla... Back Again

Postby Dustin » Mon Nov 11, 2013 2:51 pm

Let's not forget that his last Corolla came from humble beginnings. I'm sure to expect great things from this new one.

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Re: My Corolla... Back Again

Postby Dustin » Mon Nov 11, 2013 2:56 pm

From that to this.

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Re: My Corolla... Back Again

Postby Rue » Mon Nov 11, 2013 8:34 pm

I'm already getting a ton of help from my fellow ae86 owners. Joel23 is sending me a JDM Kouki Trueno grill and Thaison is setting me up with a JDM Kouki Trueno front bumper setup. I'm a happy guy!
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Re: My Corolla... Back Again

Postby kendallspower » Mon Nov 11, 2013 9:32 pm

Ohno!
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Re: My Corolla... Back Again

Postby kendallspower » Mon Nov 11, 2013 9:33 pm

Hope you're okay pal!

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Re: My Corolla... Back Again

Postby rekik » Tue Nov 12, 2013 6:26 am

you got this!!!


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