Resources


Here's a list of various forums and resource pages that I've found insightful in my many years from lurking AE86 related sites.  There are a lot more out there on top of the list that I already have here, I'll add them here as I bump into them again, or if someone throws links at me.

Keep up with the updates on links I add here: http://www.club4ag.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1188

In no particular order, here they are.

Forums:
www.club4ag.com/forums (Worldwide, mostly CA folk)  [www.forums.club4ag.com old club4ag]
www.hachiroku.net (mostly Pacific North West US folk)
www.AE86irl.com (Ireland)



Resource Pages:
Factory Service Manuals (FSM) Downloads: http://hachiroku.net/techreference 
http://www.aeu86.org/index/menu-technical-faq/cat/9/topic=4146 (see more on the left toolbar on the site)
http://www.ae86irl.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?22-Resource-Centre& (login required, well worth it though.  trust me)

The AE86 is 25+ years old.  And people have done nearly everything with them, and discussed it on the above websites atleast twice over since then. 11 times out of 10, whatever your question may be, it has been answered.  (so use the search function, okay?)

General/Misc.:
Why California sucks: http://i.imgur.com/WkRvxuU.png
DIY car rotisserie: http://imgur.com/a/2X4n2
DIY Sound Deadener Removal (Dry ice and hammer): http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=AU&v=Fbb5dD98b5s&hl=en-GB
KCat on theft deterrent: http://i.imgur.com/6qWHKJe.png


Engine Related:
swaps:
4AGZE to 4AGTE: http://d1davey.com/4agte/
danununununununununn BATPAN!: http://forums.club4ag.com/zerothread?id=76695
Discussion on turbo-ing stock 4AGE: http://forums.club4ag.com/zerothread?id=4179 
Honda intake manifold to 4AGE: http://i.imgur.com/p0Cj3qb.png
Getting big power out of 4age: http://forums.club4ag.com/zerothread?id=2130
Redtop injectors on a bluetop: http://forums.club4ag.com/zerothread?id=51005
DIY Control IACV Idle-Up via switch: http://www.club4ag.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=4148
DIY Civic radiator install (budget, lightweight alum radiator): http://forums.club4ag.com/zerothread?id=6851&postid=972501


Suspension Related:
Breakdown on what suspension bits do for your corolla and driving: http://www.mestiso.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=424
DIY Manual steering rack swap for AE86: http://i.imgur.com/5ozhwBv.png
DIY Short stroke coilover suspension (Seymour86):http://youtu.be/EFMCvF_Fp54
DIY Short stroke coilover suspension (Doriten): http://youtu.be/7KWCDDBbpNc
DIY Independent Rear Suspension (IRS) on AE86: http://forums.club4ag.com/zerothread?id=96152
Spot welding the chassis: http://youtu.be/k3IWeWD4u2Y
DIY Panhard bar for cheap: http://www.club4ag.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=2550
Installing Poly Bushings onto 4-links: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gd_692PZt38


Drivetrain Related:
Weir R&P troubles... (be wary): dead
Clutch & rear differential overhaul: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZEXzbDpqoY
Rear wheel bearing replacement: http://forums.club4ag.com/zerothread?id=19401


Brake Related:
RX7 FC front brake calipers on your AE86 using Mini Cooper S Discs - O276x22mm (PDF included): http://forums.club4ag.com/zerothread?id=106644
Discussion on brake booster delete: http://www.club4ag.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=3874


Dress-up:
DIY Polish your valve covers!: http://forums.club4ag.com/zerothread?id=46085
DIY Door panel repair: http://i.imgur.com/aH1wN3q.png
DIY Dash Cap w/o huge overlay install!: http://forums.club4ag.com/zerothread?id=70959
DIY: Refreshing Your Front Seatbelts (AE86 & most older toyotas): http://forums.club4ag.com/zerothread?id=41464
DIY Rolling a fender w/o fender roller (Drift Tengoku): http://youtu.be/eWMKM6wcvEo
Stretching tires (Doriten): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOlZ7BJhWBw
DIY tire change w/o a machine, and in crocs: http://youtu.be/gfd3m8VfN8E
Interchangeable wheel studs (also look into Lexus'/other bigbody 'yotas): http://s-86.com/article_wstuds.php 
DIY Bumper bar (a great simple fabrication project to try out yourself if you have the means): http://www.club4ag.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=3559
DIY Electric Window Install!  With super sweet Turtle comics! http://forums.club4ag.com/zerothread?id=70444 
Rear Overfender Install: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfaIYelZkH0


Mike Yee's favorite threads/builds/links (no order):
PDM Racing auto-x AE86 build: http://www.pdm-racing.com/features/AE86_buildup2.html
The little pink corolla that could: http://forums.club4ag.com/zerothread?id=70590
Angry4AG's awesome drag corollas *500+hp builds*: http://forums.club4ag.com/zerothread?id=1638. SDSefi page is still up: http://www.sdsefi.com/features/jan064ag.htm
Kai's amazingly awesome corollas: http://forums.club4ag.com/zerothread?id=82717
Turtle's build (In awesome 2D ANIMATION!): http://www.club4ag.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1123
MR-Rolla!  Double-Suck twin engine Lemons racecar: https://www.facebook.com/TheMRolla?fref=ts
What happens when you street race: http://youtu.be/zadq9usA2SQ (rotas held up fairly well in the crusher)
How to not load a car into a truck: http://youtu.be/P_t8lVDt2RM
Club4AG Roots video (1996-2005): http://youtu.be/84loCr2thCI
SF Levin, Billy's Top-End build: http://forums.club4ag.com/zerothread?id=74093
Iida Akira's $100,000 Levin build (holyfuck): http://www.club4ag.com/faq_and_tech_pages/IIda%20AE86%20project.htm comical video of build: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIjjmSp4jvk
Drift Tengoku AE86 Special (scans with English translations): http://imgur.com/a/YyLw4
G-Works April Article on Tec-Arts 7AGE Black Limited with some Shark action (scans with English translations): http://imgur.com/a/CBVUP
Drift Tengoku March 2011 (with some corolla action): http://imgur.com/a/zzJLy
Hayashi's full-on carbonfibber Tsukuba Levin: http://minkara.carview.co.jp/en/userid/610014/blog/


New Owner's Guide:
Oil change.  (it works, good tips for beginners): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0TWfwDFMxU
....  Other "basic" walk-throughs should be consulted through the "handy-dandy Factory Service Manual"!  if you're unsure about something, best to stick with whats recommended by Toyota OEM!  Again, find the manuals here: http://hachiroku.net/techreference.  Trusting a random dude telling you what to do when you're not so familiar with something can be dangerous.  Last think you want is something critical to fail on you at highway speeds x_x.  So it cannot be stressed enough to stick with what the Toyota FSM recommends when you're in unfamiliar territory.  I mean, Toyota have had cars going for hundreds of thousands of miles, many without skipping a beat!  

Where to Buy Parts? (in no order)
*BATTLE VERSION.  Suspension bits (I honestly don't think there's anything else better than BV when it comes to corolla suspension pieces): http://battleversion.com/store/corolla-ae86-85-87/
*Techno Toy Tuning.  Almost everything: https://technotoytuning.com/
*Parts Shop Max.  Coilovers, also has hydraulic ebrake kits, interior stuff, etc: http://www.gtfactory.jp/cms/page.php?28.  Almost forgot they have full 5-link kit now: http://www.gtfactory.jp/cms/page.php?14
*Xcessive Manufacturing.  1UZ to Corolla mount kits: http://www.xcessivemanufacturing.com/ONLINESTORE.html?cid=51&step=2
*AJPS.  also has a lot of great stuff.  located in Aus: http://ajps.com.au/parts.php
*TORPARTS.  OEM corolla reproduction pieces (probably best quality repro's.  good dudes, just don't mention Obama): http://torparts.com/
*EP Importers.  Japan based importer that specializes in cat stuff.  Rob, the man behind EP, can bid on yahoo auctions for you, and even place orders for UpGarage!  Rob is good people: https://www.facebook.com/EPImporters?fref=ts
*Japanese Wheel Classifieds USA Facebook Group.  Strictly JDM wheels (many at somewhat decent prices too).  https://www.facebook.com/groups/JapaneseWheelClassifiedsUSA/
*BATTLE GARAGE.  "SQ Engineering, MRP, and AJPS from overseas. Also stock a lot of 20V swap and maintenance related parts." http://www.battlegarage.bigcartel.com/products


more to come later.  last update, 6 June 2013


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