1985 Toyota Corolla GT-S

Started on Nov. 18 by SgtRauksauff

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FUN Correct-Wheel-Drive autoX weapon! First attempt at some editing this with some formatting

Sarge's 1985 Toyota Corolla GT-S Hatch


7-rib non-squirter block.
Balanced Rotating Assembly
First oversize (+0.5mm) 10.3:1 OEM pistons.
Large-port head.
Supertech standard-size valves.
"Cleaned-up" intake ports, polished exhaust ports. No enlarging/shaping of the ports.
Bronze Valve guides
TODA valvesprings
TODA 264° intake, 256° exhaust camshafts, 7.9mm lift on each.
NonStopTuning adjustable cam pulleys.
Walboro stock-replacement fuel pump.
BWD stock-replacement injectors from Advance Auto.
SARD adjustable FPR.
BBP 4-1 header, modified to actually FIT the car.
Self-made 2" mandrel-bent over-axle exhaust system.
Carsound (Magnaflow) Catalytic Converter
Cherry Bomb 18" Glasspack as resonator
Cherry Bomb "Turbo" Muffler
OEM TVIS manifold
Spectre cone filter from Autozone


Illegal Garage 9.x lb flywheel and "drift" clutch pack.
Stock T-50 transmission.
TechnoToyTuning (delrin) shifter bushing kit.
KAAZ 2-way LSD
Weir Performance Engineering 4.778:1 Ring & Pinion


TEIN camber plates
KYB AGX short-throw coilover struts.
Eibach 400 lb-in. springs
NRCA (Negative Roll Center Adjusters
TechnoToyTuning Tension Rods.
OEM swaybar
QA1 coilover shocks
QA1 350 in-lb. springs (currently)
Adjustable panhard rod.
Swaybar removed.


--Daily Driving
Datsun 280ZX 6-spoke 14x6 ET10, 195/60-14 Azenis RT-615
Toyota CelicaSupra 14x7 ET8. Hoosier A5, 225/50-14
Rota RB 13x8 ET4. Hoosier A6, 255/40-13
Konig Rewind 14x7 ET-9. Hankook Z212, C51 compound.


Full interior (currently).
Corbeau Forza seat, non-adjustable super-low rail so I don't hit my head on the roof.
Personal Boss 4" steering wheel hub.
NRG Gen2.5 quick-release.
MOMO Race steering wheel.


Stock Sunroof.
JDM YO front bumper.
Rolled Fenders.
Yellow Primer, Silver, and Rust extra-special-custom 3-tone paint job.

So, that's about the extent of the list of things changed on the car. The suspension was set up when I bought the car, I just put

lower spring rates on the front, and took off the rear swaybar. The rear will be getting slightly lower rates as well. Currently

corner-weighted at 2463 with driver (I was ~225 at the time)and full tank of gas.

When I first rebuilt the engine, I was using stock exhaust header, FPR, Cams, and Cam Pulleys. I had the car dynod at 108whp, 98lb-ft. This last fall when I put in the FPR, header, valvesprings, and cams, after 12 pulls on the dyno I was able to tweak it to 133.0 whp. I'm looking forward to next year (wintertime now, no paved events) to see how the newfound power actually helps in autoX and at HPDE's. The car's going to be painted all the same color eventually, I promise. Function Before Form, and it's kind of fun having a car that looks like poop, but goes like stink.

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Nov 18, 2010 10:28 p.m.
Good to see you're still autocrossing, Sarge. Looks like a fun machine. Maybe we'll see you sometime in the future on Turbobricks!
Dec 18, 2011 7 p.m.
Love what you have done with the car. Hope to do something similar with mine soon. How does it idle with those cams?
Feb 29, 2012 2:02 a.m.
Awesome Corolla.

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