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by Jayrdee
Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:24 am
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: "Kentucky AE86: A Levin Story"
Replies: 141
Views: 56875

Re: "Kentucky AE86: A Levin Story"

jondee86 wrote:Looks like you've got your priorities sorted :)

Cheers... jondee86


Tbh, really all I was after was the garage lmao
by Jayrdee
Sat Jan 16, 2021 8:40 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: help a n00b build a 1.8L 4age?
Replies: 24
Views: 1824

Re: help a n00b build a 1.8L 4age?

Oldeskewltoy, I went back and updated the graphs to show the valve size correction (29.5->30.5), marginal difference. I also added a comparison between stock valves and oversized valves using my cams of choice. I could get some better numbers if I used wider angle cams for the oversized valves (and ...
by Jayrdee
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: Shock Dyno Data Anyone?
Replies: 20
Views: 4797

Re: Shock Dyno Data Anyone?

totta crolla wrote:l think my e-mail address attached to this site is defunct. Can you try via PM please Jayrdee?


PM'd you!
by Jayrdee
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:46 pm
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: "Kentucky AE86: A Levin Story"
Replies: 141
Views: 56875

Re: "Kentucky AE86: A Levin Story"

A/C and P/S Removal - Complete T3 Manual Rack Conversion - Complete HPI Oil Cooler kit with MRP Filter Relocation - Complete Stack Water Temp and Oil Pressure Gauge - Complete Throttle hesitation/fuel delivery bug - Fixed (replaced the fuel filter and it went away!) T3 rack vs Power Steering (The T3...
by Jayrdee
Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:13 am
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: Shock Dyno Data Anyone?
Replies: 20
Views: 4797

Re: Shock Dyno Data Anyone?

Jayrdee, yep sent you some details. Whilst I understand that used dampers will give a slightly different result to new ones my TRD's seem about as good as I want for my application. If they have worn to this setting then all the better for getting the data now! Yepp! Check your emails, I think my r...
by Jayrdee
Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:26 am
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: Shock Dyno Data Anyone?
Replies: 20
Views: 4797

Re: Shock Dyno Data Anyone?

I would prefer new shocks, but then again I doubt anywhere/anyone will send me new stuff just to test Lmao. The purpose of this little experiment is just for fun (because I'm a big nerd). You can still infer some good information from the raw data though. For example TRD Blue shocks are a twin tube ...
by Jayrdee
Tue Jan 05, 2021 6:32 am
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: Shock Dyno Data Anyone?
Replies: 20
Views: 4797

Re: Shock Dyno Data Anyone?

Ha, very interesting to see the standard speed setting is 0.3 m/s. While our Quality/Prototype labs run shocks at various speeds, on the assembly lines we run them only at 0.3 m/s and 0.6 m/s since those are the speeds required by the customer. I'm very tempted to send you one of the TRD blues. It w...
by Jayrdee
Wed Dec 09, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: Shock Dyno Data Anyone?
Replies: 20
Views: 4797

Re: Shock Dyno Data Anyone?

Anyone here wanna send me some shocks to do some tests? I'll pay for shipping!
by Jayrdee
Wed Dec 09, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: AE85 Coupe Rust Repair
Replies: 7
Views: 685

Re: AE85 Coupe Rust Repair

Geez! If it were me, I would strip the car down and do as much prep work as possible, and then take it somewhere. Hopefully the prep work could save you a little on labor costs? I'm not sure how much body work/welding experience you have but that looks like a VERY big job.
by Jayrdee
Wed Dec 09, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: help a n00b build a 1.8L 4age?
Replies: 24
Views: 1824

Re: help a n00b build a 1.8L 4age?

I'd keep a tab on that 1.8 build. Seems 'costly' vs..... hi mileage 4AGE + T3 turbo, megasuirted, or a 4AGZE(if you can still find one/or stock rod 7AGZE) or a 1UZ/stock 240sx 5spd Either will give you that fat torque band, with no comparison in acceleration.... or noise level Lol All this time and...
by Jayrdee
Sun Dec 06, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: help a n00b build a 1.8L 4age?
Replies: 24
Views: 1824

Re: help a n00b build a 1.8L 4age?

So, I bought a few books and downloaded some software to sharpen up on engine performance; Performance Automotive Engine Math - John Baechtel and Engine Analyzer v3.4 by Performance Trends. Pretty cool stuff if you're a nerd like I am. Anyways ... I think I've developed a pretty solid plan for this ...
by Jayrdee
Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: Ian's 1987 Toyota Corolla SR5 Coupe
Replies: 2
Views: 463

Re: Ian's 1987 Toyota Corolla SR5 Coupe

He's back!!
by Jayrdee
Mon Oct 19, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: help a n00b build a 1.8L 4age?
Replies: 24
Views: 1824

Re: help a n00b build a 1.8L 4age?

Interesting. I found a pretty reputable shop in my area so I'm going to give them a call and see what they say. Side note, I took everything out of the boxes today just to get a quick glimpse of what I got: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50507917612_695f4b330e_b.jpg https://live.staticflickr.co...
by Jayrdee
Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: help a n00b build a 1.8L 4age?
Replies: 24
Views: 1824

Re: help a n00b build a 1.8L 4age?

An exchange would be awesome if I find out that the overbore is a no-go. I'll have to reach out to BC to see if they allow anything like that. .. but then again, like jondee said, I definitely fall into this category. On the other hand you have those who like to push the envelope... take a few risks...
by Jayrdee
Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: help a n00b build a 1.8L 4age?
Replies: 24
Views: 1824

Re: help a n00b build a 1.8L 4age?

Welp! The deal is done! On top of the parts I listed above, I also got a new clutch, driveshaft, and another 16v head. I think its a good deal considering I have only "spent" 2k. Anyways, Jondee I actually read that thread today during my 10 hr drive! While I totally get everyone's concern...
by Jayrdee
Sat Oct 17, 2020 3:42 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: help a n00b build a 1.8L 4age?
Replies: 24
Views: 1824

Re: help a n00b build a 1.8L 4age?

Just did a quick search... BC3363 should be a 20V exhaust valve - Not a 16V exhaust valve, the listed specs suggest that.... 4.97mm stem, and 108.4mm length are specs for 20V valves... you want 5.95mm stems, and 99.75mm length for 16V..... ( didn't check anything else.... ) checking a bit further.....
by Jayrdee
Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: "Kentucky AE86: A Levin Story"
Replies: 141
Views: 56875

Re: "Kentucky AE86: A Levin Story"

For your "weird hesitation/throttle problem. It feels like its not getting enough fuel" Try a Brute Power P/N 2910260MS fuel pump. It's a direct replacement for the stock pump. If you have an adjustable reg. Set it at 39 psi. Big time improvement over the stock [probably 30yr old] Toyota ...
by Jayrdee
Thu Oct 15, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: "Kentucky AE86: A Levin Story"
Replies: 141
Views: 56875

Re: "Kentucky AE86: A Levin Story"

Damn! Its been a while! Since the last post I upgraded my front brakes to T3's Baby Daddy kit. Its crazy how much stopping power you get with these. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49940328507_279d77e891_b.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49940028196_59e0346c48_c.jpg https://live.staticfl...
by Jayrdee
Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: help a n00b build a 1.8L 4age?
Replies: 24
Views: 1824

help a n00b build a 1.8L 4age?

So, this weekend I'm getting a bunch of Brian Crower 4age stuff in a trade deal. - 1.8L Stroker kit - 83mm stroke with 83mm 11:1 pistons (PN: BC0360) - Intake Valves - 32mm / +1.5mm (PN: BC3362) - Exhaust Valves - 27mm / +1mm (PN: BC3363) - Valve Guides (PN: BC3938/39) - Billet Keepers/Locks (PN: BC...
by Jayrdee
Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: Shock Dyno Data Anyone?
Replies: 20
Views: 4797

Re: Shock Dyno Data Anyone?

Jondee, yes you're totally right. Trust me, having the data and knowing how to read it are two totally different things. I deal with that first-hand everyday haha I like that picture you posted because that shows where all the magic happens; the piston valve stack-up. For example, one particular mod...
by Jayrdee
Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: Garage Star vs T3 Baby Daddy brake kits
Replies: 10
Views: 4048

Re: Garage Star vs T3 Baby Daddy brake kits

I was dead set on doing a brake upgrade. My car will be about 75% street use on stock motor and decently sticky tires. I was talked out of doing upgraded calipers etc. The majority of the advice given was just to upgrade the pads and the brake lines. I decided to go with a street/sports pad and som...
by Jayrdee
Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Celica Supra Wheels - Aftermarket Lug Nuts
Replies: 7
Views: 1878

Re: Celica Supra Wheels - Aftermarket Lug Nuts

If I was running longer wheel studs I'd go with open ended lug nuts. ... but the real concern should be the lug seat in the wheel. Most aftermarket wheels/lugnuts are angled so its okay, but the oem wheels aren't always the case. Not sure about the celica supra wheels, but most, if not all, oem Toyo...
by Jayrdee
Tue Apr 07, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: Shock Dyno Data Anyone?
Replies: 20
Views: 4797

Re: Shock Dyno Data Anyone?

I would bet that the Hitachi Automotive Systems corporate office already has hundreds of benchmarking studies on file, for all major shock suppliers. See if they are willing to share the info. That would narrow the field for any additional testing. davew7 I'm sure they do, but unfortunately I'm jus...
by Jayrdee
Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: AE86 Parts & Accessories
Topic: Polyurethane JDM Bumpers
Replies: 12
Views: 7936

Re: Polyurethane JDM Bumpers

Did anything ever come of this? I'm definitely interested in buying a zenki Levin bumper to replace mine
by Jayrdee
Sun Mar 01, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: Shock Dyno Data Anyone?
Replies: 20
Views: 4797

Re: Shock Dyno Data Anyone?

totta crolla wrote:I have some TRD blue front AE86 dampers that on setting 3 seem almost perfect (for the springs used) I'd really like to know what the actual rates are! Also have AE86 Bilstein B6's Problem is... I'm in the U.K


I'm sure we can work something out!
by Jayrdee
Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: Shock Dyno Data Anyone?
Replies: 20
Views: 4797

Shock Dyno Data Anyone?

So, I'm sitting here bullsh*tting at work and just thought of something that would be kind of cool, if anyone here is a nerd like I am. Would there be any interest in measuring various aftermarket shocks and comparing their compression/rebound data? I'm a Production Engineer at Hitachi Automotive Sy...
by Jayrdee
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Newb question on how to guide for ITBs on JDM 4AG Bluetop w/ MAP
Replies: 54
Views: 13888

Re: Newb question on how to guide for ITBs on JDM 4AG Bluetop w/ MAP

... definitely keep us posted on progress! I know I'll be paying attention. The thing to keep in mind is that the amount of power that an engine can produce is directly related to the amount of air that you can get into the cylinders. Changing the induction system from a single TB to ITB's has very...
by Jayrdee
Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Newb question on how to guide for ITBs on JDM 4AG Bluetop w/ MAP
Replies: 54
Views: 13888

Re: Newb question on how to guide for ITBs on JDM 4AG Bluetop w/ MAP

I'm glad this thread came up because I had a similar question about the MAP thing, but you all already answered it. I wasn't planning on going ITBs anytime soon, but I couldn't pass up a good deal on some silvertop throttle bodies! I still need to buy an adapter plate, stacks, and ECU. Most likely g...
by Jayrdee
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: From shell to DET. (September)
Replies: 34
Views: 10584

Re: From shell to riches (DEC update)

S13562 wrote:here she is!..
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DUDE! NICE!

Just read the build thread from start to finish. Love it!
by Jayrdee
Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: What happened here
Replies: 184
Views: 23691

Re: What happened here

I think a big part of it is social media. Forums will never go away just because of the amount of organized information that's on there, but for general chit chat, sharing pictures, etc. thats all done on Facebook/Instagram now. Its just easier. It doesn't help that all the original photo hosting si...