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by Deuce Cam
Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: rear suspension options
Replies: 4
Views: 169

Re: rear suspension options

^Just had another look at those, and im tempted to try them. I could use the height adjustability. Its refreshing to see a 4.5k default spring rate. They even supply/market options going to down to 2.7k (what im using now, and like it); I can only wonder if the setup would be overdamped though. Also...
by Deuce Cam
Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: (SOLVED) need help with this strut banging noise VIDEO. (Solved!)
Replies: 11
Views: 351

Re: NEED HELP with this strut banging noise VIDEO

Im assuming the problem will be apparent when you go over everything. It doesnt make sense that this issue would only be on one side if the spacers were the wrong size.
by Deuce Cam
Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: New Aftermarket manual steering rack
Replies: 9
Views: 254

Re: New Aftermarket manual steering rack

Aw11 housing is the problem (part that bolts to x member). The actual rack is fine (e.g. what the quaife qsr replaces). If you center the rack (equal turns lock-to -lock from center), the overall tie rod length will be different on both sides - this causes the bump steer. You could prob adjust the t...
by Deuce Cam
Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: (SOLVED) need help with this strut banging noise VIDEO. (Solved!)
Replies: 11
Views: 351

Re: NEED HELP with this strut banging noise VIDEO

After looking at the vids i agree with jondee86. If the top nut/bushing is on all the way - because you've run out of thread (not good btw) - then it has to be a spacing issue under the bearing. Maybe you forgot the spacer, or its the wrong size... Those are t3 spring top hats, right? Do they clear ...
by Deuce Cam
Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: 86 GTS Exhaust Header
Replies: 7
Views: 447

Re: 86 GTS Exhaust Header

Also worth noting that the martelius/bgrs header is mild steel, and will rust. Not a huge deal of you live in the desert, but anywhere else good luck...
by Deuce Cam
Fri Dec 29, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: CloudStrife's AE88
Replies: 217
Views: 16403

Re: CloudStrife's AE88

You drive the car yet with those parts? Im curious about what appears to be the bgrs rear 4.5k springs - should be a decent match for the trd shocks. Fwiw I tried those shocks with swift 6k springs and trd 5.1k previously. I felt the car was noticeably under damped with the 6k springs. The 5.1k's we...
by Deuce Cam
Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: AE86 Parts & Accessories
Topic: OMG TRD 16v TRD HEADERS
Replies: 9
Views: 892

Re: OMG TRD 16v TRD HEADERS

oldeskewltoy wrote:there were 2 TRD headers.... the original was a 4/2/1 type that was discontinued in the early 90s.

the 4/1 version came out later, late 90s, to 2000s.


Two versions of the 4-1 though; early ones didnt have heatshield mounts, and it appears the O2 flange is clocked different also.
by Deuce Cam
Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: AE86 Parts & Accessories
Topic: OMG TRD 16v TRD HEADERS
Replies: 9
Views: 892

Re: OMG TRD 16v TRD HEADERS

I think its real. Collector looks correct (i.e. way better than obx). Good deal if so.

Edit: O2 flange is clocked 90* compared to mine, but i have an early version without the heatshield brackets.
by Deuce Cam
Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: I think I broke my AE86
Replies: 15
Views: 693

Re: I think I broke my AE86

The 'milky things' under oil cap was prob just condensation from moisture in the crankcase. Not uncommon to see in cool weather. (You also may see it in the valve cover breather.) When the engine reached temp it returned to the sump.
by Deuce Cam
Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Bump steer after aw11 manual rack conversion
Replies: 21
Views: 2411

Re: Bump steer after aw11 manual rack conversion

The idea of after market tie rods correcting bump steer, more specifically the spacers that go between the rod ends and knuckle, is a bit of a gimmick on an ae86. Its because of the 86's spindle/steering knuckle layout... if one uses an rca, the control arm and tie rod are spaced down equally to hel...
by Deuce Cam
Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: AE86 Best Suspension Setup
Replies: 20
Views: 2128

Re: AE86 Best Suspension Setup

Those are very interesting indeed. Good to know since they are a direct swap for my setup - damn near perfect dimensions. Its too bad they dont offer any lower spring rates. Lowest main/secondary rate is 6.2k. I agree about the flexibilty of added shock height adjustment with off the shelf coilovers...
by Deuce Cam
Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: AE86 Best Suspension Setup
Replies: 20
Views: 2128

Re: AE86 Best Suspension Setup

Its been around a year since did the calcs and bought the parts. Just peaked at a dual spring rate chart again and your right about the 2.2k'ish rate. I used an 11" main spring with 7" of travel. Its a tall stack height altogether... Fwiw I use 14x6 +13 wheels w/ 195/60 tires, and i had to...
by Deuce Cam
Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Bump steer after aw11 manual rack conversion
Replies: 21
Views: 2411

Re: Bump steer after aw11 manual rack conversion

Think about the housing (part thats fixed to x member). Aw11 is 5/8" longer than ae86. That extra housing length all ends up on passenger side when installed on ae86, so its off centered. The inner tie rods limit the racks travel by contacting the housing. Think about it: Your choices with the ...
by Deuce Cam
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: AE86 Best Suspension Setup
Replies: 20
Views: 2128

Re: AE86 Best Suspension Setup

Good question. As i understand it, generally speaking, 'helper' springs are there to hold main springs in place at, or near full droop (if needed). Thats their only purpose really since they have virtually no spring rate. Otoh, 'tender' springs look similar, but they are available in different sprin...
by Deuce Cam
Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: AE86 Best Suspension Setup
Replies: 20
Views: 2128

Re: AE86 Best Suspension Setup

Just refreshed my setup with some changes. Converted to coilover up front with swift 3.5k main springs and 6k tenders. Custom 2.8k rear springs from ajps. Also added 10 mm spring spacer on LR only to help get rid the infamous 'lean'. (Ghetto corner balance haha.) Using standard long bilstein shocks...
by Deuce Cam
Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Help with EGR delete
Replies: 12
Views: 660

Re: Help with EGR delete

Fwiw in cool/cold weather it should idle around 2-2.5k rpm on cold start, so thats good. (Fwiw, with iacv deleted idle is around 600 rpm on cold start... engine will stall unless throttle is manually raised until engine warms.) Definitely get that iacv working. Its so nice not having to hold the thr...
by Deuce Cam
Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Help with EGR delete
Replies: 12
Views: 660

Re: Help with EGR delete

Are you using the charcoal canister? Where are the vacuum lines from it going? From what i can see with the vacuum lines it looks like it should run, and at least idle warm. When the engine starts cold what is the idle rpm? Also, fwiw on the throttle body barbs... Iirc the looped 2 are for egr, yell...
by Deuce Cam
Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Help with EGR delete
Replies: 12
Views: 660

Re: Help with EGR delete

Top one is for egr and bottom one is for charcoal canister/evap.

Just leave them as is if not using the egr or evap systems. (Nothing will go in the engine, and nothing will come out through the openings from the broken hose barbs, aka nipples...fwiw.)
by Deuce Cam
Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Want to BUY (seeking sellers)
Topic: Searching for interior parts for my AE86 (Burgundy)
Replies: 5
Views: 436

Re: Searching for interior parts for my AE86 (Burgundy)

Using the white clips that connect the wire to the lever is vital. They can only be installed one way though because there are divots the in the plastic wire sheeth that the clips hold onto. I was referring to the metal clips on the hvac housing and blower motor under the dash, basically where the o...
by Deuce Cam
Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Want to BUY (seeking sellers)
Topic: Searching for interior parts for my AE86 (Burgundy)
Replies: 5
Views: 436

Re: Searching for interior parts for my AE86 (Burgundy)

Remove the cables. Use 3-in-1, wd40, etc, and work it between the metal wire and plastic that covers until plastic slides easy on the wire. When installin make sure the plastic wire covers are clipped in at the right points in relation to the flapper doors and hvac control levers on center console (...
by Deuce Cam
Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Need suspension advice! Figuring out what springs would go with Tokico Illumina shocks
Replies: 7
Views: 867

Re: Need suspension advice! Figuring out what springs would go with Tokico Illumina shocks

My experience with the espelirs was dissapointing. *Disclaimer: i bought a used set so its possible they were worn out. Fwiw they werent cut and the condition of the appearance was fair.* Anyhoo, the drop ended up being about 1.8" (possibly more) from stock. The sprng rates were 3/2.8k f/r. A l...
by Deuce Cam
Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Want to BUY (seeking sellers)
Topic: Whiteline rear sway bar
Replies: 0
Views: 128

Whiteline rear sway bar

WTB an 'OG' 18mm whiteline rear sway bar for ae86 (version 1!).

For reference: version 1 is 18mm with a round half moon shape around diff, and version 2 - what whiteline currently sells - is 20mm with a straight/angled shape around diff.

Get at me ;) 8-)
by Deuce Cam
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: AE86 Best Suspension Setup
Replies: 20
Views: 2128

Re: AE86 Best Suspension Setup

Just refreshed my setup with some changes. Converted to coilover up front with swift 3.5k main springs and 6k tenders. Custom 2.8k rear springs from ajps. Also added 10 mm spring spacer on LR only to help get rid the infamous 'lean'. (Ghetto corner balance haha.) Using standard long bilstein shocks ...
by Deuce Cam
Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: AE86 Best Suspension Setup
Replies: 20
Views: 2128

Re: AE86 Best Suspension Setup

Exactly. Their original front 'coilovers' are oem ae86 strut casings that are shortened 40 mm and converted to accept coilover springs. (After a while they started adding a welded on spindle brace too.) Their new advanced front coilovers mirror all the dimensions as the original, but with ALL NEW PA...
by Deuce Cam
Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: AE86 Best Suspension Setup
Replies: 20
Views: 2128

Re: AE86 Best Suspension Setup

Imo, custom is always best. Its because the setup can be tailored for the car's intended use. As far as off the shelf coilovers go... on paper it sounds like fortune auto and shockworks are the best rounded. Both claim ae86 specific tuning. Shockworks even claims model specific road tuning, and has ...
by Deuce Cam
Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Want to BUY (seeking sellers)
Topic: WTB 4A-GE RWD LHD Exhaust header
Replies: 8
Views: 578

Re: WTB 4A-GE RWD LHD Exhaust header

With trd you would have to modify the flange to fitnon a 20v, easy enough...

Hks and toda will fit rhd only...
by Deuce Cam
Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:27 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: OST-042-01: The Dubai Deception
Replies: 39
Views: 4547

Re: OST-042-01: The Dubai Deception

Looks torque'y. A bet its a ton of fun.
by Deuce Cam
Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Good deep tone muffler
Replies: 6
Views: 736

Re: Good deep tone muffler

I second the brave
by Deuce Cam
Sun Oct 08, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Want to BUY (seeking sellers)
Topic: want to by zenki levin grille
Replies: 1
Views: 275

Re: want to by zenki levin grille

I have one and can ship. Pm me

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