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My Corolla... Back Again

My Corolla... Back Again

Postby Rue » Tue May 07, 2013 8:54 pm

Quick history...

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And current projects:

Celica-Supra rear end

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4.56 Final Drive

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Cleaned and painted 3rd member housing

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All 4-link mounts, pan hard mount, and spring perches removed. I ground everything down but didn't take a pic after

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Weir Solid Pinion Spacer

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And machining 60mm RCA's. I was told they wouldn't fit... we'll see

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Re: My Corolla... Back Again

Postby Rue » Tue May 07, 2013 9:25 pm

And I forgot... new front lip

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Re: My Corolla... Back Again

Postby Rue » Wed May 08, 2013 8:21 pm

Celica-Supra rear axle housing how it sits now

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Finished 60mm RCA's today... hardware will be in tomorrow for test fit

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Re: My Corolla... Back Again

Postby miswuevos » Thu May 09, 2013 1:51 am

Dude sweet beams!

and i am assuming those are not frp sideskirts but original expensive ones? :)

wHAT brakes are you using?
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Re: My Corolla... Back Again

Postby Rue » Thu May 09, 2013 7:39 am

Yes... oem jdm side skirts. I made FC brake adapters for the front and I'm using celica-supra brakes in the rear with an s13 master cylinder
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Re: My Corolla... Back Again

Postby gazolorean » Thu May 09, 2013 9:02 am

Glad to have had the opportunity to chat with you and see this thing in real life, super sick car for sure :D
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Re: My Corolla... Back Again

Postby kingofkings757 » Thu May 09, 2013 4:57 pm

YEA!!! I knew you would finally come around. Glad your back!!! :D
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Re: My Corolla... Back Again

Postby Rue » Thu May 09, 2013 8:44 pm

Alright... so for the nay sayer that told me that 50mm rca's wouldn't fit behind a 15" wheel... you were wrong. Tonight I test fit my 60mm rca and everything fit without any unexpected problems. I'll only be able to grease the ball joints with the wheels off and the little lip on the outer edge of the lower control arm makes contact with the rotor only because I have big brakes. I just need to knock off the lip and everything will work fine. Hoping this fixes some of my suspension geometry issues with me spacing the subframe to fit the Beams. I'll be waiting until we make the new lower control arm setup to put the rca's on.

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Re: My Corolla... Back Again

Postby LongGrain » Fri May 10, 2013 12:09 am

swap looks nice, hopefully i'll be there soon. hoping to get my engine at least mocked up for mounts this weekend.

interesting idea on the huge RCA's, I'm just hoping to be able to get away with minimal subframe spacing with custom solid mounts and a little subframe modification.

peep the build thread if you get a minute.
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Re: My Corolla... Back Again

Postby Rue » Fri May 10, 2013 7:50 am

Assassin10000 got away with no subframe spacing and just making his own mount brackets so it's possible
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Re: My Corolla... Back Again

Postby Rue » Sat May 11, 2013 9:13 am

Lower control arms as they sit now

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And I've been making a fixture to modify the Celica Supra rear ends. Marty at AutoComp already had a fixture for the 6.7" rear end so we're just making new parts to adapt his existing fixture to work for the 7.5" rear end.

Bought an extra 3rd member housing and started cutting

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Machined a plate to mount it to his fixture

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6.7" on right, 7.5" on left

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Re: My Corolla... Back Again

Postby marley4us » Sat May 11, 2013 8:32 pm

rue- long time man!!! such a bad ass build, and custom work! To bad we lost your old thread and everyone else s too :(

but man your car is going to be crazy!
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Re: My Corolla... Back Again

Postby Rue » Wed May 15, 2013 8:23 pm

Lower control arm progress

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Re: My Corolla... Back Again

Postby JDMwhiteboy » Fri May 17, 2013 9:41 am

Always loved this car, even for a panda. ;)

Fix my harness for me! I'll give you cookies?
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Re: My Corolla... Back Again

Postby Rue » Fri May 17, 2013 12:56 pm

I'm gonna call you but I take payment in the form of Shiner Boch... ask McKenney.

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Re: My Corolla... Back Again

Postby JOshua a » Thu May 23, 2013 2:23 pm

What's your fuel pressure set to?
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Re: My Corolla... Back Again

Postby Rue » Tue May 28, 2013 9:58 am

Fuel pressure is at 42psi with 440cc 7mgte injectors
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Re: My Corolla... Back Again

Postby Rue » Tue May 28, 2013 11:38 am

Zenki lip installed this weekend

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Re: My Corolla... Back Again

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Re: My Corolla... Back Again

Postby marley4us » Wed May 29, 2013 2:20 pm

hey its Ian!! man your lip looks great! It was good catching up with ya! I need to call ya and ask a question about those RCA's u had made, ;) TTYS
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Re: My Corolla... Back Again

Postby Rue » Thu May 30, 2013 10:03 am

That I had made??? I'm too cheap for that. I made them myself.
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Re: My Corolla... Back Again

Postby marley4us » Thu May 30, 2013 3:45 pm

that's what I meant! lol my english has gone to crap lol!!! that you had made yourself!
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Re: My Corolla... Back Again

Postby grappletech » Fri May 31, 2013 3:49 pm

Looks good Aaron. I can't wait to get back to start on mine.
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Re: My Corolla... Back Again

Postby Rue » Fri May 31, 2013 7:21 pm

Rumor has it that you're going to do a Beams swap... care to comment?
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Re: My Corolla... Back Again

Postby grappletech » Fri May 31, 2013 9:03 pm

Yea, I have the Motor and tranny at the house. My rough draft is since i have motor, tranny, extra kouki harness, spare crossmember, and a few other things. I plan to drop my 16v and have a close to turn-key drop in beams .

Unfortunately I have to go to Afghanistan so my project wont start until I return.
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Re: My Corolla... Back Again

Postby Rue » Wed Jun 12, 2013 4:34 pm

New diff...

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Stuck the diff in the freezer and ring gear in the oven soooooooo...

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And Boston Mike is helping me with the last part for the fixture...

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Re: My Corolla... Back Again

Postby Rue » Fri Jun 21, 2013 4:31 pm

There are a few different part numbers for the 7.5" carrier bearings. Here's the part number for the ones that work with the Kaaz diff...

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I received a ton of help to get this part made. It's the last part I needed to complete the jig for the celica-supra rear end conversion.

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Again... I made this fixture to match the probably 20 year old 6.7" fixture Marty at AutoComp Race Cars has. Almost finished and then we can get to building the rear ends for my car as well as Will Parson's corolla. Marty is the one who did the cage work on Will's car and is working on improving his (and my) suspension.

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Aurora spherical rod ends for the lower control arms...

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LCA pieces...

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Marty is insisting on corner balancing my car. This means something needs to be adjustable soooooooooooo

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Re: My Corolla... Back Again

Postby Rue » Wed Jun 26, 2013 5:08 pm

Lower control arms nearing a finish...

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Re: My Corolla... Back Again

Postby Garage7RP » Thu Jun 27, 2013 3:09 pm

What adjustment range are you trying to achieve on your LCAs?
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Re: My Corolla... Back Again

Postby Rue » Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:01 pm

Threaded all the way in they are the same length as stock. I'm going to increase track width by 10mm per side. I'm swapping out my NCRCA's with the 60mm RCA's I machined so I will be losing 15mm per side on track width.
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