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  1. ke30

    Gunna say if you arent getting the car engineered then as wide as you want ie mini tubs, etc Keep in mind however, wider is not always better. The reason that there is a width limit when it comes to engineering a car is because the weight exerted on the tyres matters on how much grip said tyres will ultimately have. For example - If you have 2 cars with 225 wide tyres, one weighting 800kg and one weighting 1200kg, the heavier car is going to exert more pounds per square inch then the lighter car. And then if you go really stupid with width say 295 on a ke30, if you have a slightly grease driving surface, your car will tend to "skate" accross the surface. A decent set of 195 rs3 hankooks or similar will very likely outgrip a 245 tyre of a cheaper brand too.. The weight issue is however the biggest issue here. Regards Mac
  2. So i been polishing aluminium parts like crazy. The rear quarter vents are up next :-D
  3. ke30

    Hey mate. Are you asking how wide is LEGAL by law or how wide will fit on the car? How wide will fit the car is all dependant on how confident you are with a grinder. How wide will fit LEGALLY... well ill explain that below. Maxium width of wheel will depend on a myriad of things ie axle components used, track of the car, offset of wheel, weight of the car, etc. Max track of a veihcle can only be expended by 25mm per axle ie. 12.5mm per side. IF you can fit a wheel with massive positve offset (clearing suspension and braking components) you will be able to run wider rubber. HOWEVER, VSB14 REV NOV 2015, table LS2 states your maximum tyre size increase over standard. https://infrastructure.gov.au/roads/vehicle_regulation/bulletin/pdf/NCOP11_Section_LS_Tyres_Suspension_Steering_Nov_2015_v4.pdf With you wanting to install an SR20, I assume that you want the car engineered, but then again, maybe you don't. Feel free to WB for more info. Am going through all the engineering garbage atm so am well versed in the shit that is vehicle safety standards, I can however tell you from an engineering legallity standpoint (reguarding standard axle ke corollas), the maxium size you can go is 195/XX r15 (but i am running a hilux diff so engineers discretion can be said as my diff is wider then stock rolla by 20mm) Regards Mac
  4. Hey mate. Are you asking how wide is LEGAL by law or how wide will fit on the car? How wide will fit the car is all dependant on how confident you are with a grinder. How wide will fit LEGALLY... well ill explain that below. Maxium width of wheel will depend on a myriad of things ie axle components used, track of the car, offset of wheel, weight of the car, etc. Max track of a veihcle can only be expended by 25mm per axle ie. 12.5mm per side. IF you can fit a wheel with massive positve offset (clearing suspension and braking components) you will be able to run wider rubber. HOWEVER, VSB14 REV NOV 2015, table LS2 states your maximum tyre size increase over standard. https://infrastructure.gov.au/roads/vehicle_regulation/bulletin/pdf/NCOP11_Section_LS_Tyres_Suspension_Steering_Nov_2015_v4.pdf With you wanting to install an SR20, I assume that you want the car engineered, but then again, maybe you don't. Feel free to WB for more info. Am going through all the engineering garbage atm so am well versed in the shit that is vehicle safety standards, I can however tell you from an engineering legallity standpoint (reguarding standard axle ke corollas), the maxium size you can go is 195/XX r15 (but i am running a hilux diff so engineers discretion can be said as my diff is wider then stock rolla by 20mm) Regards Mac
  5. Is that orange thing a Mclaren :-O ? Was gunna question how you got the missus in the garage working on cars. Been trying that for years.... no dice however :-( haha I couldnt get my missus working on cars for the worlds supply of diamonds. My kid is 2 however so only a matter of time till hes corrupted enough to be a garage hand :-)
  6. Same here mate. I'm hoping ill get mine done in the next few months. Keep me posted. We'll have a run :-D
  7. The car of terrorists is definately a toyota.... An old hilux with a mounted gun in the tray.... but a ke70 with a roof mounted .50 cal would be sweet!!!!!!
  8. Hey mate, welcome to the club. Car is a nice find :-D For more power trawl through this article...... https://www.rollaclub.com/wiki/index.php?title=Tech:Engine/K_Series/How_to_build_a_tough_K_motor No idea bout the gearbox though ( shouldnt be hard to find a k box however, as k series engines have been used for near 60 years) and everything from starlet to liteace had k engine with various gearbox combinations. Regards macca
  9. Hello all. Does anybody have any information on the te51 sunchaser sr5. Found thes on a yank site and recon its a sweet looking rig. Not much info on them however :-( Supposedly has metal flares as standard!!!! Macca
  10. I must say. You seem to have an extraordinary collection of cars. You my friend are living the dream!!! :-D
  11. How do they ride taz? Been keen to use them since i bought them. They been patiently waiting to be used for 4 years bahahahahaha.
  12. Hey mate. So shockworks built these as a bit of a bitsa for me. Purchased along time ago however. They are S13 silvia top hats, on an ae86 shock kit with ke70 internal shock valving. Rear shocks slighty softer then normal shockworks items as they are being used with the original leafs and not ae86 coils. I also optioned to get the rca kit aswell cause they threw it in for $80. They are a superb company to deal with and also did the welding on the xt130 spindles that are fitted. Macca
  13. Less then a month till the rolla is back. Here is some current work done Hopefully the best handling car in the land!!! So much spent on suspension and braking. Still have to repaint the blue bits orange, but untill i can find a cheap powder coater they will remain blue. Might be nice to have a bit of contrast to all the orange and silver.
  14. Certain suburbs in western sydney. Because in a few of them if you wear an Australian army uniform down the street to do chores certain people spit on you. Enuff is enuff. Should be proud to wear this in public and not scared somebody is gunna assult you!!! And also people who take 10, 20, 30 seconds to take off from a red traffic light. There is only one out come after a red trarfic light and thats a green one.... So be f$£king ready to go!!!
  15. Hey 4age. Dunno if the above user you want to reply to you issl active so ill answer your question for you. The new legislation contradicts itself, but mine and my engineers interpretatiin is this...... The government road people would ultimately like to you leave your car stock without modification, HOWEVER if you do see the need to modifiy your suspension components then they take the standard track of the car PLUS 25 mm per axle/ 12.5mm per side, HOWEVER if you use non standard axle components ie diff, control arms, struts, etc from another model of car, THEN add the 25mm to the donor cars overall track. Ie i have a ke30 with corona hubs, struts, hilux diff etc... So the front of my car must be corona track PLUS 25mm, but the rear of my car must be hilux track PLUS 25mm. It also states to a degree its the signatorys descretion on what passes and what does not. I will provide a link for you tomorrow so you can wade/ swim through the bullshit that is the light vehicle mods manual. Regards mac