I'm buying a 1986 Coupe and want info to build.

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I'm buying a 1986 Coupe and want info to build.

Postby [put username here] » Tue Jul 08, 2014 12:25 pm

I'm trying to build an AE86 to play around with and over time to drift. I have experience with cars and I want to make a 3 season toy but double as a daily if I needed it. Any ideas?

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Re: I'm buying a 1986 Coupe and want info to build.

Postby phanist » Wed Jul 09, 2014 6:08 am

:roll:

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Re: I'm buying a 1986 Coupe and want info to build.

Postby burdickjp » Wed Jul 09, 2014 7:25 am

[put username here] wrote:Any ideas?


Start here:
What will it spend the majority of its time doing?
What do you WANT it to do?
What do you feel is important in accomplishing what you want it to do?

For instance: I am lucky enough to live 40 minutes from my local autocross. It's not difficult for me to get there on a hard suspension and sticky tires.
I WANT to be able to drive my Corolla to any track or autocross in North America, enjoy a track day, and drive it home. This means a softer suspension, AC, and cruise control.

An important thing is to always stay on the conservative side of your goals. This will allow you to enjoy it in more situations than you'd have been able to if you got stupid with it and burned through a pile of cash to be staring at a blown motor or a caged track monster.

Work in iterations. Do the simple things first. Small bites.
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Re: I'm buying a 1986 Coupe and want info to build.

Postby aukword1 » Mon Jul 14, 2014 8:12 pm

just keep it bone stock and run scca stock class with a few allowable upgrades for starters...

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Re: I'm buying a 1986 Coupe and want info to build.

Postby Hindi » Sat Aug 16, 2014 5:35 am

Open some new credit cards.

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Re: I'm buying a 1986 Coupe and want info to build.

Postby ogdougynutty » Sat Aug 16, 2014 10:05 am

How about research?? These cars have been around for 30+ years, almost everything and anything has been done to them. The info is out there, quit being lazy.

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Re: I'm buying a 1986 Coupe and want info to build.

Postby Clouds » Mon Aug 18, 2014 5:29 am

[put username here] wrote:I'm trying to build an AE86 to play around with and over time to drift.

Please, tell me that the car isn't in really good shape. :shock:
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