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Old 07-01-2000, 01:25 AM   #1
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Post OT: AE86...anyone know?

Ok, I'm really interested in this car. I know its rwd, 127hp or something like that. And some had LSD and what nots. Does anyone know of these cars like they know of the RS? I want to know which is the best year, most power, etc...LSD... Thinking of getting one next year or so to "play" with.
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Old 07-01-2000, 02:01 AM   #2
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I started to like AE86 since I read a Japanese comic book call "initial D". I tried to look for one last month but very hard to find a real AE86. Good luck on your search.
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Old 07-01-2000, 06:16 AM   #3
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I read somewhere that the last two year models were better than the fires (the '85 was carburated vs fuel injection in the 86 and 87) as well as the 86/87 having the lsd in select models, although you would have to check the individual car for the lsd.

Personally i like the hatchback, although i heard that the coupe is more rigid.

trd and a lot of other manufacturers still make alot of parts for it (at least in japan.) so if you know an importer, parts are never far away.

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Old 07-01-2000, 08:53 AM   #4
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AE86 is a fine ride. I heard also that the coupe chassis is stiffer than the hatch. The best years for AE86 were 86-87 fuel injected. Also get the GTS not SR-5. The GTS has standard disc brakes in the rear while the SR-5 has drum. Most GTS have LSD as well. The SR-5's had less horsepower than the GTS but almost more torque than the GTS. The GTS motor is the more supported motor(in terms of aftermarket) and responds better to engine mods. Good luck trying to find a GTS though. I looked forever trying to find one to turn into a track car but i gave up after coming up with nothing.

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Old 07-01-2000, 10:59 AM   #5
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AE86 - Hmmm I wonder if you can get hands on the factory supercharged engine for it. That would make it really go...
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Old 07-01-2000, 03:27 PM   #6
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Old 07-01-2000, 04:44 PM   #7
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One of my friends own one...
It cost him and his friend $1200 which they split, and they bought a brand new engine with more HP for $4000...
The light chassis and the RWD makes the car drift beautifully....

Heh, I'm in the market for one as well...
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Old 07-01-2000, 04:51 PM   #8
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Hehehe...apparently a lot of you guys watch Initial D eh? I liked the car years before, though never seriously thought about getting one till not too long ago.

I prefer the look of the hatch much better...its "uglier" so more stealth..ehehehe...
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Old 07-01-2000, 05:02 PM   #9
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I had some years ago a 85 GTS; It has been the best proyect so far. hate to admit it but it was more fun than the Subaru...
Yes, the coupe is more rigid than the hatchback, it comes with the 4AGE engine that supplied the formula Atlantic for some years. A 16 valve and 86mm stroke, made it rev (in full race trim) to 9KRPM. TRD has everything you need for this awesome chassis and superb engine. Comes with a 4.30 ratio rear limited slip differencial, 4 wheel disk brake and a 150 MPH speedometer.
I had a friend that won the 12 hrs. of Sebring on the stock class (back in 93 i guess).
Mine had all suspension mods and handled like a go kart, the engine was blueprinted and balanced with lightweight flywheel, and rev'd like mad...I used to beat 300zx (non turbo) on the highway until someone did not like it. It was stolen and stripped so bad the only left some paint...
If I had money for a race car, that would be the car to get.

A better one...that same chassis with TRD 2 litre race engine (320HP) and no one will stop you, unless they have another like it...

A stock race care to compare...RX-7 (non turbo)

It's worth the time invested in looking for it
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Old 07-01-2000, 08:07 PM   #10
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Initial D
can't wait till the part 3 cartoon to come out. i got part 1 and 2 already its awsome
forget the turbo and supercharge. Make it like the one in the cartoon. Race engine, high compression with redline above 11k

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Old 07-02-2000, 02:35 AM   #11
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I've autocrossed a friends corolla gts and it was a great little car. TRD makes good stuff for keeping it naturally aspirated, there are turbo kits too.
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Old 07-02-2000, 02:46 AM   #12
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I had a 1985 Corolla GT-S liftback. It was awesome! I sold it to a friend who wanted it worse than I. It was a blast driving around town and on the autocross course. However, it was totally worthless in snow.

BTW, it was fuel injected, not carburated, as mentioned previously.
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