I created this blog to keep tabs on by build and to share with the automotive community. Enjoy.


Blacktop 20v with T3 water kit and tweak'd cop harness
100mm and 50mm Sam-Q stacks with Pipercross filter
Poly Bushings
Techna-fit brake lines
Countless OEM wear parts
Fortune Auto Coilovers 8/6kg
T3 "tall" short shifter
Cusco transmission mount
JDM kouki corner lights (fender)
No-name Strut Bar
Spin turn knob
Slotted Rotors with OEM or Hawk pads
TRD 4.778 Final Drive with T3 rebuilt kouki LSD
Various wheels. Current:
Hoshino Impul 14x8.5 -20
Rays Volk Mesh 14x8 -0?
Custom under diff exhaust
NST brake master cylinder stopper
NST steering lock spacer on aw11 rebuilt rack w/ t3 adapter
Sparco steering wheels with Boss hub and T3 billet extender
TRD shift knob
Momo Corse fixed back bucket seat
Tint 20%
Solex "twin cam series" locks
Fiberblass +25mm Fenders



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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

AE86: Myth or Legend?

Is the potential of the AE86 a myth or a legend? Can it perform outside the context of a manga?

 My Initial D collection, a gift from my oldest and best friend Devon, a man who loves corolla's even more than I do.

The answer is yes. However, the ae86 in classic tuning form only shines under certain parameters. The conditions are low speed drifting, and low speed tight corners. I have noticed the ae86 is especially quick with switchbacks. (meaning changing direction, inersia, weight shift etc.)

Because of the iconic nature of the AE86 many builders choose powerful motor swaps, like a F20 or SR20 to perform with the newer cars. At what point has the build gone so far that you might as well buy a faster car from the start? Or is it cooler just because it's a challenge?

What it comes down to is, build the car you want, the way you want.


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