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  1. Hi Keith Don't forget it is a small light car and just doesn't need a footprint that big. All you are doing is adding unsprung weight. 225's are pretty wide. You would also need to consider the load on the front stub axles and those little bearings with the offset load. I certainly wouldn't advocate spacers either. But if appearance is more important, well of course its up to you. I've mentioned regarding the rear guards above, the front guards on a levin are also cut substantially higher. Of course if you are prepared to rebuild your arches properly, then it's unlikely you will have rubbing issues, but its hellish driving around in something that continually catches on anything but a billiard table
  2. You either need to fit flares after major surgery on the rear guards, or get the diff narrowed. Fuel tanks are the same
  3. I’m also of the view they are too big, and with modern tyres unnecessary. Having said that, I ran 225’s on 7’s on a TA22 years back and had no end of grief with the rear guard lip fouling under load and the fronts on lock. Made the car not fun to drive. Fitting flares is a major exercise of fabrication on the rear, and a key difference between KE25 and a TE27 levin is the construction of the rear wheel tub and outer skin. I don’t see how you can do it otherwise, unless you shorten the diff housing or change to significantly different offset rims
  4. I wouldn’t have thought there was a need to fiddle with camber for the sort of work the car gets used for. I would wonder if he had the specifications in his computer to know where to set toe in and castor at, and to check camber is within spec. I remember sometime back someone being told their car was too old to appear in the system. Ill have specs in a Toyota manual if you need them.
  5. My 2 cents don’t do it. The various sensors are there to give the ecu info it needs to run the engine optimally, and keep it idling properly. It probably already has a cold air feed from inside the guard. Pod filters make it noiser, suck hotter air inside the engine bay, plus it’s a defect if you get pulled over. A better bet is to find a high flow element for your stock airbox, and change it regularly
  6. Same same. But most importantly (besides pics and a write up) what brand and part number were the inserts!
  7. His phone number is there, ring him
  8. Here’s some info after a quick search of “KE20” with bananaman as author Also have a look and see if he has a build thread
  9. And straight away, what do I find on the Facebook page. I reckon you would get it cheaper than that, but looks to good to use as a donor. Not what you want to do perhaps, but that’s the reality of a 4 afc. And in the long run it will always be worth more than your Nova I’m afraid, as tidy and cared for as it clearly is. Think hard before you go spending much on yours, as $3000 won’t go far unfortunately
  10. That is incredibly clean!
  11. As someone who has fitted 16 valve 4AGE’s into an AE82 and an AE86, do bear in mind it isn’t simply a matter of swapping the engines along with a few extra components. There are very many differences, especially with wiring looms, fuel systems and don’t forget suspension and brakes etc. If you are paying someone to do it, it will cost an absolute packet. Depending on what model Corolla you have, if there is a 4AGE equipped model in the same model range, think VERY seriously about finding one with a rough body and swapping EVERYTHING across. It will be far cheaper for you, and mechanically not too hard to do yourself. Its also a lot of fun
  12. Hi Team Trying to work out if there are any practical differences in the clutch release cable between KE1x and KE2x? I would imagine fitment and length would be identical?
  13. An honest appraisal, realistic price and photos!
  14. The ad contains not only his location, but also his mobile. But since it was also 12 years ago, it’s unlikely he still has it anyway!
  15. I can’t fault you there. It’s bloody awful having petrol dripping all over you. And running into the inevitably skinned knuckles
  16. I consulted the archive, and have a KE55 brochure. The one with the red XX hardtop on the front. That car has Olympic Steelflex’s on it. Interestingly the SE & wagon only had fabric radials fitted, whereas the CS had steel belt radials. Can’t see the brands on the other models, but they were 155SR13’s on SE and ZR78S13’s on the CS & XX, so you could look at the specification and get an idea of how likely it is to be original.
  17. If you are talking about GJM85’s modified struts, his actual for sale thread has them marked as sold a few years back
  18. Somehow I have never read this thread. Not sure how that came about. But spending the weekend in a Airbnb beach house in Blairgowrie with Mrs Parrot and three 14 yr old girls so I’m sure I’ll find some time to get educated about farms and stuff.
  19. Currently in the market for a new house. The cars have to fit! Either that or rent an offsite workshop! would be gut wrenching to have to sell off a car you literally know every nut and bolt of
  20. What a crock. I suppose that’s the good thing about paypal, seem to have some recourse through them, but a lot of hassle
  21. I threw an AE86 front cut out out once. It was many many years ago though. Now thinking seriously about selling my AE86 because of a lack of room. What a choice to make. The KE15SL or the TE27 or the AE86. But doubt I’ll be able to bring myself to do it
  22. Which booking service did you use?
  23. I’m involved in bone marrow transplantation and unfortunately see stories like this everyday. Things have changed substantially since I started in 1991, but some people still have a very hard time of it
  24. Hmmm that sounds familiar. I became heartily sick of AE86DC also. Rollaclub was and remains a breath of fresh air. And that came down to good moderators
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