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JspeXAE102 Build Thread (+ a lil bit of history)

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    JspeXAE102 Build Thread (+ a lil bit of history)

    So this project begun in summer 2002. While I was a junior in high school I discovered the CThree racing forum. At the time there were lots of haters on other forums telling me to just get another car, perhaps a civic (there still are, I *heart* haters). Why would I want another car with the same amount of power? And why would I want to have a car every guy and his mom would modify? I was sure the corolla platform is just as potent as the 120HP SOHC civic everyone else has. So I just took it as a challenge and I began planning for greatness! (don't get me wrong, I still like working on Hondas.. especially the K20 swapped RHD EG my buddy owns)

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    mods were few and far between because I was poor (still am), which was a good thing in disguise because the douche bag Duwayne (BladesM3) did not get a chance to scam me.

    I begun by doing minor suspension work, springs, struts, strut bar but most of the original mods has been upgraded. At that time I also decided to do some body work, the beige has got to go!

    I used what monies I saved up to import a JDM FX front bumper, I also took some time to learn plastic welding and modified a front lip to fit
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    I'm also not much of a audiophile so sound deadening = deleted
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    Fresh paint!!!
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    Alarm stealth install, I also put in the clutch pedal, good things are yet to come!
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    At this time I felt that I outgrew my suspension setup sooo...
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    Cusco Zero2
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    Whiteline 20MM adjustable
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    SuperPro front sway bar bushings
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    Front control arm bushings (caster +++increase!!!)
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    Rear control + trailing arm bushings!
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    TRD Japan 3pt front strut bar (AE111)
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    Rear disc conversion!
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    And of course, light weight wheels.. Gram Lights 57c by Rays Engineering


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    begun by rolling fenders
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    Rear swaybar comparison
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    front control arm bushings installed
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    pulling the old POS rubber bushings out


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    You can't have this kind of suspension setup while rolling around in the stock seats soo..
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    So whats next? Get rid of the POS slush box!
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    5spd FTW
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    I *heart* Motul
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    TRD!
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    Speed Source PLZ
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    out with teh old, in with teh new!
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    Somehow I decided 7/5 kg/mm wasn't stiff enough so here comes 10/8 from SWIFT
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    Interestingly coilover springs are universal YET a pair (2) cost as much as a set (4) of lowering springs!!!

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    It was 2007, all cars had LED taillights and so should I
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    SOOO What's next?
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    NOPE... LOL even though I spent the last 4yrs learning about forced induction.. I decided to go NA.. afterall NA is BEST

    *********************************MOD LIST*********************************
    Engine:
    Toyota AE111 4A-GE "blacktop"
    EFI Hardware 105mm ITB Velocity Stacks (X4)
    HKS 4-1 Race Header
    SARD high flow cat
    TRD Japan catback exhaust
    NST Pulley kit
    Splitfire 8.8mm spark plug wires
    NGK Iridium spark plugs
    Buddy Club Racing Spec Condenser
    Pivot Ground Wires
    NRG ground terminal
    Cusco Oil Catch Can
    Trust Oil Cooler, Radiator
    TRD Thermostat
    Billion Radiator Hose
    Speed Source polyurethane engine mounts

    Drive Train:
    Toyota AE111 C160 6 speed LSD transaxle
    Racing Gear flywheel
    Exedy Stage 1 clutch
    Speed Source steel braided hydraulic clutch line
    Speed Source solid shifter cable bushings
    TRD Short Shifter w/ solid Shift base bushings

    Suspension/Wheels/Brakes:
    Cusco Zero2 Coilover/dampeners w/ F & R upper pillow ball mounts & Camber Plates
    Swift 10/8Kg/mm Springs
    SPC Rear Camber Bolts
    TRD Japan 3pt front strut tower bar
    TRD Japan 28mm front sway bar
    Whiteline "oversized" rear sway bar (20mm, 3ways adjustable)
    SuperPro front control arm pivot, caster, and rear trailing arm bushings
    Cusco/Safety 21 4pt roll bar
    C-pillar bar
    Do-Luck floor bar
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    15X7 Rays Engineering Gram Lights 57C (gunmetal)
    Rays Engineering Extended Duralinum lugnuts
    205/50/15 Falken Azenis RT-615
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    Powerslot front rotors
    Hawk HP+ pads
    AE111 Levin rear disc conversion

    Exterior:
    Toyota Japan AE101 FX front bumper
    Toyota Japan AE101 Koito Crystal Black Housing Headlamps
    DC2 ITR front lip (modified to fit)
    Toyota Japan AE101 sedan rain guards
    Adjustable front license plate bracket
    Hella Micro DE Ion Yellow fog lamps
    ModExpress 6000K bixenon HID
    JDM AE100 BZ Touring OEM side skirts
    EDM AE101 rear bumper
    Toyota Japan taillights w/ superflux LED conversion
    Toyota Japan trunk panel w/ custom license plate relocation
    M3 rear lip spoiler
    Custom painted IS300 Graphite Grey Pearl (1C6)
    35% tint all around
    Toyota SE Black Pearl badges
    Circuit Hero tow hook

    Interior:
    Recaro Profi SPG driver seat w/ MemoryFab Super Low rails
    Recaro SRD (suede) passenger seat
    Willans 6pt camlock harness (blue)
    ATC Competition Steering Wheel
    NRG Short Hub & Quick Flip
    interior fully reupholstered w/ black sued w/ blue stitching
    CyberSpeed adjustable shift knob
    Cusco ebrake button/knob
    Razo Competition Ti adjustbale gas pedal, dead pedal and floor plate
    Defi VSD Concept HUD
    oil pressure, oil temperature and water temperature gauges
    Custom made center console triple gauge pod

    ICE:
    KDC-X991 Kenwood excelon CD/MP3/USB headunit with g-sensor
    JBL 180.2 Amp
    JL Audio 6.5" XR Component set w/ dome teweeters & crossovers
    custom fiberglass door speaker pods
    Infinity Basslink

    Future Mods:
    JDM AE101 Chargespeed Power Folding Mirrors (to be installed)
    Weapon R Engine Dampener (to be installed)
    Ultra Racing rear strut bar & side under brace
    Cusco front under brace
    Fastbrakes Wilwood BBK
    Toda camshafts
    Toda valve springs
    Toda cam gear
    TRD 0.8mm headgasket (11.7:1 CR w00t)
    Greddy Emanage ultimate w/ AE111 PnP harness
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    94corolla-chafita uhh im a dude..

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    dude nice. where are you from. all i see in your location are squares. are you in japan or something? i see lots of jdm goodies there! damn texas sucks!!! no jdm importers!!!

    i really like what uve done on your corolla, after all 7th gen are THE BEST EVA!!!!

    damn i need a job to get back on my projects..... *sad*
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    GSE21tuner Formerly rollatuner110. Representing AZLexus.club

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    Wow. Good build up thread! :D Lot's of history with that car. You forgot to mention the EDM rear bumper though with relocated license plate... haha
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    I think that's even sexier than the front bumper conversion.

    This makes me want to trade in my car and get a 7th gen myself... hmmmm :)

    Damn straight! :D
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    nah, I live in northern california. I forget some people don't have the japanese font pack installed on their PC. Roughly translated from Japanese it says "Gunma, Japan":p There's a place in Denton Texas called JHOT Imports that gets containers in from Japan every month or so. I currently work @ http://www.memoryfab.com

    Yea, I wanted to take some new (smaller) pics of that :p

    Here are some clues about whats next to come:
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    thanks for teh compliments
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    94corolla-chafita uhh im a dude..

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    you know what dude, your gonna be my "the go to guy" for my project. but thats wehn i get the $$. basicly i wanna do everything you have done(minus the fx bumper its to extreme for me), and i know you wanna do itb too, so do i.
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    haha corolla chafita is gonna stalk you now...
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    GSE21tuner Formerly rollatuner110. Representing AZLexus.club

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    haha first me, now jspex. LOL :D

    ITBs? Damn. Keep up posted. :) I'm guessing those mirrors are the Japanese electric folding ones. :D Can you get the electric folding ones for the AE111? I'm dying for a pair.
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    ummm... I perfer hott female stalkers:D

    yup yup, AE100 power folding mirrors.. I had them for a while, just don't have time to install them and I'm not looking forward to routing 4 wires through each door grommet.

    I'm thinking about anodizing the stacks blue:p

    So who'd care to guess which motor i've been eyeing?
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    94corolla-chafita uhh im a dude..

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    oh oh oh 2C!!!!!! 40mpg FTW!!!!
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    Very nice!

    I'm not too sure about your turbo vs NA opinion, though.. :p
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    94corolla-chafita uhh im a dude..

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    rollatuner... rocking a new sig i see...
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    Very nice dude! Whatever happen to Alby13?
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    GSE21tuner Formerly rollatuner110. Representing AZLexus.club

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    LOL

    I haven't heard from Alby13 in a long time. Perhaps the Corolla is sold and gone? ;)
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    good job man, car turned out real good.

    *did you go to school for all of this? or just street smart?
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    nice job on your car,i see you used good quality brand not those cheap brand and all you need to do is swap a black top for n/a specs.
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    very nice......
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    turbo4age Love to Hate me

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    looking good man, i really wish i could have kept the old '94 i used to drive. all of these threads ive been seeing lately are lighting a fire under my ass to get the gts rolling. i think im going to sell off the whole turbo setup and go with a carbed highcomp 7age largeport to better suit the chassis. looks like i may have to change my name to turbo2zzge soon.
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    DOT. Noypi ako!

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    Easy... a 4AGE BT 20V.;)

    Open ITBs is dehhh s3><!!!!

    I'm thinking of the same thing, after all "it" already has a 6-speed LSD tranny. Hehe.
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    turbo4age Love to Hate me

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    not all of them... i have pulled an automatic off of a blacktop for an rwd swap.
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    Nice pics of your progress!
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    nice JSP!! let me know when you have time for my whiteline sway bar and for my damn hood pins dats been sitting in my garage for almost a year lol!

    and perhaps Rolling my fenders??
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    dang looking nice, i need to start working on my car again.
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    DOT. Noypi ako!

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    Oh.. "it" meant my car. Hehe.
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    JLee: LOL to each his own, I'm just not a huge fan of turbocharged FWD, AWD or RWD like your MR2 is another story

    plu: Alby still has his rolla I believe.. but i think he's done modding, he's a buddy on my myspace.. he always seem like more of a BMW guy.

    Phan: I just took a summer of intro to autotech while in high school.. other than that there's a wealth of info and DIY available on the internets.

    xplicit: yup, that's the plan

    turbo4age: yea, same her bro.. I had parts stacked up for months that I haven't installed and I just got this car rolling again after multiple drivetrain problems. I started this thread to hopefully give me a push to start working. Can't believe you're selling you 4AGTE, I been following your build thread for a while.

    DOT: yup, you know it. I am so jealous that dionel found that C160. I'm currently looking for a swap with the same 6spd LSD tranny.. If you look carefully at my arsenal, I already picked up a 6 speed conversion tranny mount bracket from japan. Now I'm just looking for a full swap that wouldn't break the bank.

    Legit: I don't own the fender roller, just rented it for a day. I know machiii has one and they'll be able to roll your fenders. oh man the RSB is a PITA to install..I'm not sure if I'll have any free time to help you out.. this new job is exhausting.

    Once again, thanks for the support guys.
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    Nice setup. :D
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    wow u've been through a lot w/ this car.
    nice LED taillights. it kinda reminds me of the older civics lol
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    DOT. Noypi ako!

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    Where did you get your Motul? I wanna try their 300v motor oil.
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    JspeXAE102 Active Member

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    I get Motul from Opak Racing (Spoon Sports USA LOL).. my buddys are good friends with them.
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    Hawt!!!!!!!
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