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AE95 Corolla 4WD Wagon - Gezza the 7AFE Offroader!

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This thread is exactly on point with what corollas are all about to me, a blank canvas to realise your vision.  Well done,. you made an awesome little mini 4 runner!

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Although this is quite a different interesting topic, I'm wondering what the go with that ke11 is! Is it on here and i've missed it?

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On 5/17/2018 at 8:08 PM, Jono.C said:

Although this is quite a different interesting topic, I'm wondering what the go with that ke11 is! Is it on here and i've missed it?

It is 4AGE swapped but unfortunately never got finished

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Built and Driven.
Driving this wagon has been so enjoyable. It is just amazing how far off the track you can take this little Corolla!

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More Suspension.

The standard front suspension has its limitations when off-road. The aim was to increase shock absorber travel/stroke to allow further flex. A little bit of experimenting and we worked out that we can squeeze taller 1st gen Rav4 components into the AE95 strut housings with a little modification.

Standard Rav4 front struts are very similar and will bolt up to AE95 hubs except the spring perch is way too big therefore will not physically fit into the Corolla.
Side by side they are 100mm taller than the original AE95 struts.

Left = AE95 strut and shock
Right = SXA10 Rav4 strut and shock
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Rav4 shock shaft has 60mm more length than AE95 shaft.
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The cool thing is that aftermarket replacement Rav4 shock absorber inserts are pretty much identical and slide straight into the AE95 strut tubes however they are around 40mm longer.
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Easy solution is to cut 35mm off the end of the old Rav4 struts and weld it to the top of the AE95 strut housing so that it makes the tub section longer to suit the Rav4 shock insert. This will also retain the thread so you secure the gland nuts back in.
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Simply reassemble AE95 struts and reinstall (quite difficult to get back in haha). By extending the struts we ended up gaining about another 15mm of lift over the original setup once the Corolla was back on the ground.
Left = extended AE95 strut, aftermarket Rav4 HD shock, AE95 standard spring and 70mm strut top spacer.
Right = standard AE95 strut
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At the same time we upgraded the rear suspension with some further heavier duty springs and shocks.
New shock = Ultima branded replacement SXA10 Rav4 rear shock absorber
Old shock = original oem SXA10 Rav4 rear shock absorber
Yellow spring = King springs branded heavy duty rear springs to suit EL Ford Falcon model (Australian car)
Black spring = original oem EL Ford falcon rear spring
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