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1Nicetrd build Thread

Discussion in '8th Gen' started by 1nicetrd, Aug 13, 2015.

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    Spent a good amount of time dialing the alignment. Finally getting a nice linear rotation control i've been wanting with left foot braking.

    Less time tinkering with the mods for a little, just enjoying the car as is. lol

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    The pics for this are broken, how did you get the mr2 swap header to fit? What kinds of mods are required and do you still have the pics? Thanks!
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    Ahh sorry i don't have those pics. they're in a old hard drive :bow:
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    Little Update

    Previously i was sporting a BBK from Fastbrakes which was good for the moment. Some reason i wanted more so i decided to step up to big leagues with a AP racing caliper and thicker rotor from a .81" to a 1.25".

    Everything is metric on this caliper, so i can forget a tool and not really stress. which was an added bonus, Plus this new kit i have designed to utilize all OEM Toyota standard bolts for ease of repair.
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    crolla "Wait did I just lose to a corolla?"

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    So you updated your bbk purely so you can flex on other corollas. Seems about right
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    No one makes cool parts ..... sooo i gotta improvise some how ‍
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    for you @crolla some slow corolla things


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    How did you solve the shift cable problem? One of the OEM 8th gen cables doesn't have enough reach to get reverse on the Matrix c60.
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    Well nothing new at the moment for updates, Been pretty slammed with new work.

    I am transferring over my factory oil cooler from the spare block to the current one ( little did i know some 2zz's had freeze plugs blocking off the ports on the block on USDM models) So off to Toyota it was for ordering the correct part. That project is on the back burner until i get a day off. Always know something is gonna be missing or needed.

    Went to a track day but just to hang out since my passenger tire is fried, The other track days killed them with that open diff.


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    crolla "Wait did I just lose to a corolla?"

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    Those are nice shots.
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    So lately it's slowly chipping away at projects i need to knock out. my main one is a proper brake upgrade to hold the heat.

    had a friend of mine mill some brackets i designed.

    Fully custom AP racing BBK
    11.75"x1.25 Rotors for my Superstrut setup.
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    This build thread makes me so happy. :joyful:
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    Been uploading some old videos

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    Yeah, it's like watching some next level evolution of what would have happened had I kept my old Rolla. It's bittersweet but he's knocking it out of the park!
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    Thank you @vortex im trying !

    Lately the car has been running a stock ecu and all,Patiently stocking parts to build my spare motor.
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    But this motor has been a PITA with leaks, So i finally said time to fix it. Replacing the rear main seal, valve cover gasket, Spark gaskets, and finally reseal oil pan.
    (its a high milage motor i got from a rolled over XRS so forgive the gunk)
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    Many of you know the rear main isn't just a "Quick fix". Soo i said its time... going with a light tune theme for the moment, and installed my helical LSD while i was in there so thats more small parts, Fresh bearings, and axle seals.

    All my complaints about how the car needed a Diff are gone and its well worth it. Really bummed we didn't get a spec like this in the states
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    So now current specs are
    -Stock ECU,2ZZ-GE,Xrs CARB typhoon intake.
    -Stock c65 6-speed w/ OEM helical LSD
    -superstrut with 2-way dampers
    -15x7 Work RSZ-R on Nitto Neogen 205/50/15

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    Friends don't let friends drive on an open diff!!

    I love the theme so far, keepin' it simple and fun. :D
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    Well, since summer has started unlike the east coast we hide from the heat and track days.

    Got some stuff planned, if everything lines up well since work has been busy.

    in the mean time here is the beast next to a stock 8th with some goodies
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    That "stock" one looks ... not stock! It looks like it has the front end facelift conversion, and it looks lower than yours for some reason lol.
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    I think it was, i don't like my car too low performance and comfort >
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    Same. I tried out the slammed thing, and it was cool and all, but not practical or my style. Both cars look good though :)
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    So no real update's. A lot of parts stacking for the motor build.

    Recent addition is a OS Giken STR clutch is a single disc sprung clutch, that is more suited for race and daily use without a heavy pedal andddd can hold the torque.

    The pressure plates on the ACT HDSS clutches for some reason failed in the diaphragm after about a year of use maybe 6 track days and some daily driving on a stock 2ZZ.


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    That's a nice clutch. Let me go and take that off your hands.
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    You wishhh lol its the best part thats never gonna be seen
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    Long overdue update:

    So the can is finally at a point where i dont want to touch anything..... for now

    Currently sitting :
    -Yaris EPAS fully working thanks to my LINK ECU sending CANBUS messages.
    -Superstrut really took away all my complaints in the handling department plus my coilovers from Riaction USA. They have been on for a while but i am finally getting closer to fine tuning the cars balance.
    -Bone stock ECU (for now) I've found the the ECU ending in 83 kept the car in a good power band on track.
    -Technically stock brakes since its the AE111 Brakes all around but its a lot bigger with F/255mm twin pot caliper and rear 266mm disc
    -OEM ABS retrofitted into the car seems to be really non intrusive for extra oem-ness i used the brake prop valve from a ae111
    -AEM typhoon CARB XRS intake
    -15x8 Rays Gramlight 57CR on Nankang CR1 225/45/15 all around
    -Factory helical LSD

    My takeaway is if this car came exactly like this from factory mannn people would of flocked to it. Right now i dont want to modify the car any more and just get used to showing up and driving. Still building a motor for the supercharger on the side so soon it will be a VERRRY scary car lol
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    New discovery!
    So I have been running a manual steering rack out of a AE101(7th gen,1997) corolla for a while now with yaris Electric power assisted steering (EPAS). The combo works pretty good daily driving, but on track I noticed I have to input a bit more angle which left me feeling like something was off. I was digging thru the manuals for both corollas, turns out i went a bit backwards by going to a manual rack. Stock 8th gens steering have a ratio of 18:1 3.5, turns lock to lock, while the manual rack out of the 7th has a lovely 22:1, 4 turns lock to lock. Problem found after maybe about 2 years of driving.
    (OE 7th Gen Manaul Rack )
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    Off to the Toyota parts bin! Coming out with the manual steering rack for a AE86, even better since that car was heavily supported in racing. There was 2 upgrades available, A FLO's quick rack or Quaife quick steering rack. So I took some measurements and ordered a FLOs rack from T3 and once it arrived it measured up thanks to @crolla .
    (FLO's rack on the bottom, 8th Gen OE P/S Rack) Both racks measure 22" wide which is good since the 7th gen rack is 20's requiring longer inner tie rods
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    This was a one step back, 2 steps forwards moment. While i don't have final steering ratio numbers, I do know its now a 2.5 turn lock to lock wheel.

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    Ohh can't wait to see how this works out.
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    Figure i would let this live here....
    Thank you modern day technology, For translating old files
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    Little update, I have decided to go the Accusump route. This offered a little neat feature vs the Moroso oil pan, like a Pre-oiled startup.

    Since my CAD skills are growing, I've whip up a special mounting bracket. The clearances are very pleasing for the first attempt. but there are a few little things i want to tweak.
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    How did you run the lines?
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