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Do i need to change my fenders, apron, radiator support, hood etc. Anything else i need to convert it to quadlights. Thanks! Car model: 1983 corolla GL variant (philippines)
If this is not an appropriate thread - mods feel free to delete it. If it has been replicated, also feel free. Also feel free to move this, sticky it, re-use it, whatever. The more info out there the better. This is designed to be an all-in-one thread, for the noobs, with the first questions that are asked. EVERY TIME. There are not specific details (for example, 4kc engine - 1.3L) you can google that. Reining from the KE70 Facebook group, with help from a few others (Reed) here is the guide for noobs with a KE70. Let's get rolling! First - determine if you have an AE71 or a KE70. Easiest way to determine this is if you have a 4AC engine or a 4KC engine. 4AC is an AE71, 4KC is a KE70. Engine: Engine direct bolt ins for a KE70: 3kc, 4kc, 5kc, 7kc (with sump modifications) A 2T engine will also fit They came standard in south african spec corollas. For this to bolt in you will need the mounts and crossmembers from the standard T powered car which are hard to find. Also, all T powered Toyota vehicles use a steering box, not rack and pinion, so doing this conversion with the T crossmember will result in loss of rack and pinion steering. This means most people tend to use an ae71 gearbox with a T bellhousing and make their own engine mounts. This avoids other issues with tail shaft splines not being compatible from T motor T 50s to A motor T 50s. Modifying Standard Engines: Easiest way to get a bit of pep out of any of these engines is to add a carby, weber or dellorto, 5 speed gearbox and extractors. There's not much else you can do. A lot of people also put on an electronic distributor. peaople generally don't bother spending heaps of money on a 3K/4k motor or 4ac. Because by the time you do - you could've put a 4AGE, SR20 or CA18 with relative ease. See: http://www.rollaclub...a_tough_K_motor If you have an AE71, it will come standard with a 4AC engine. These use the same mounts and everything as a 4AGE. It's almost a direct bolt in. If you're going 4age path. You will need an A series T50 gearbox and gearbox mount/crossmember, an AE71 or AE86 engine crossmember, mounts, bellhousing brackets, clutch hydraulics and pedal box. Plus a few other bits. Manual Gearboxes: K50 (5 speed) and K40 (4 speed) gear boxes are paired to K engines. The one exception being the A engine - K 50 gearbox combo from an AE85 or a AE70/AE71 sprinter. These are both overseas models which are are rare in Australia but more common in NZ, SE Asia and Japan. K boxes are good for approximately 150hp and minimal torque. T50 (5 speed) or T40 (4 speed) can be mated to an A series engine (4ac, 4age etc) or a T series engine (2T, 3TC, 2TG, 3TGTE. It is good for around 200hp and minimal torque. Will break with sc and most turbo systems. T50s can also be found in Ta22 celica, T18 corolla, an many other random variations of these models. Any T50/40 from behind a T motor will not accept the same tail shaft as an A series T 50. Otherwise they are practically identical. Shock/brake/coilovers: AE86 coilovers or stuts will bolt into the standard mounts, but you need AE86 steering arms as well for them to work. XT130 Corona struts. These will give you an option to make coilovers with a sleeve kit. Also bigger brake options, etc. etc. Mitsubishi Sigma or Toyota Corona lower control arms will give you negative camber in the front. Rear suspension: VL wagon rear shock absorbers or suzuki sierra fronts will fit. VL are much easier to source, and have a large range of "sports" shocks. The suzuki ones are very, very short. You need to sitting on bump stops in order for these to be of any use. They're short stroke so keep lowered springs captive and won't bottom out. You can use cut AU falcon springs for a harder ride. If you have to ask how to cut a spring, you shouldn't be near a car. And a reputable workshop will not do it, BECAUSE IT IS ILLEGAL. Other options are King Springs, AJPS, TRD, etc. See this thread for more answers before asking: http://www.rollaclub...owering-thread/ KE70s will benefit from strut braces/sway bars etc to stiffen up the body. Stiffening the body is moreso for drift/motorkana etc. Being a 30 year old car, replacing bushes, bearings, and all those suspension components is beneficial. This will dramatically improve ride quality. DO YOUR SUSPENSION BEFORE YOUR WILD ENGINE UPGRADE. Diff options: The stock diff will probably have a whine in it. Seems to be factory, lol. "I really want to drift my new corolla with a 4kc engine in it and no suspension modifications." Weld your diff. This is also illegal. Don't be annoyed when you crash it, what did you expect? There's enough info on youtube and the internet on how to do this. So don't ask. It's very easy to do it yourself. It's horrible to drive daily in, and if you try to catch that amber turn signal at the lights too quick, you could just end up sideways. For those that are serious about diff upgrades. The standard diff doesn't have an available LSD for it. You will need to upgrade to an AE86 rear end know as an "S-series", or a T-18 rear end known as a "T-series". These both have LSD options. Hilux. Skyline, Silvia, Cressida, Corona and various other rear ends have also been fitted. I can't comment on ease or availability, but it CAN be done if you're serious about it. Visual modification: Corollas came out in two variations, pre-facelift (1979-1983) and facelift (1984). Known as flat front and slant-front respectively. There were also numerous other fronts. The rare diesel front end and DX front were also available in other countries. Quad-lights will fit a flat front with minor modification. Cutting the beaver panel just under the lights and bending the metal over. To turn a slant to a flat front you need: 2 guards, bonnet and scuttle (bit between bonnet and windscreen) and of course lights, grill, all those bits. The rad support is also different between the two models, but I think you can make it work. It's all a direct bolt on and off procedure. If you are struggling to find ke70 quad-lights, RT104 corona lights can be used. The mounts on the base will need to be cut, flipped and welded in place to suit the KE mounts. Not hard to do and will fit the KE headlight surrounds, I'm using them. Rust repairs: Expect your KE70 to have rust. In the rear wheel arches, the fuel filler, and along the bottom of the boot, just above the bumper. Other common places is in the firewall, along the edge of the boot opening and the bottoms of the doors and quater panels. Toyota put what looks like a felt strip as a sealant in some of these places. Naturally, it soaked up all the water and rusted away the shell. Generally, you will need to cut out a piece of metal, cut out the rust from the panel, weld it in, rust protect it, fiberglass it, bog it, paint it, and so on. This is a good example of a quick-fix for rust that you can do at home: www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCMeAze56AQ Where can I find parts? eBay : http://www.ebay.com....w=ke70&_sacat=0 Pick-a-part Rollaclub for sale threads. AE86 driving club threads. A hint on buying things. Research what you need first. Please don't post a topic saying "WTB. KE70 springs." then when someone offers you cut springs, you get sore about it. Be specific. "WTB: Lowered KE70 springs. After a set of king springs that will provide me with about a 50mm drop. I think the part number is: KXXX:XXXXX. Similar springs will suffice." Also, don't ask for help doing things illegally. Of course it can be done, but a lot of people will discourage you from doing it in order to save a few $$. We've all run chopped springs, and after going to coils you never look back at the pogo stick with pride. If this hasn't answered your questions, or skimmed over them. Use the search feature. Good places to look for info: http://www.rollaclub...pension-thread/ http://www.rollaclub...-tech-articles/ These are pretty much all the basic questions that newbies ask. Hope it helps :)