Started on Nov. 18 by SgtRauksauff

1985 Toyota Corolla GT-S

FUN Correct-Wheel-Drive autoX weapon! First attempt at some editing this with some formatting Sarge’s 1985 Toyota Corolla GT-S Hatch ENGINE: 1.6L 4AGE 16V DOHC —Block 7-rib non-squirter block. Balanced Rotating Assembly First oversize (+0.5mm) 10.3:1 OEM pistons. —Head 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. —Fuel Walboro stock-replacement fuel pump. BWD stock-replacement injectors from Advance Auto. SARD adjustable FPR. —Exhaust 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 —Intake OEM TVIS manifold Spectre cone filter from Autozone DRIVELINE: 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 SUSPENSION: —Front TEIN camber plates KYB AGX short-throw coilover struts. Eibach 400 lb-in. springs NRCA (Negative Roll Center Adjusters TechnoToyTuning Tension Rods. OEM swaybar —Rear QA1 coilover shocks QA1 350 in-lb. springs (currently) Adjustable panhard rod. Swaybar removed. WHEELS\TIRES: —Daily Driving Datsun 280ZX 6-spoke 14x6 ET10, 195/60-14 Azenis RT-615 —AutoX Toyota CelicaSupra 14x7 ET8. Hoosier A5, 225/50-14 Rota RB 13x8 ET4. Hoosier A6, 255/40-13 —HPDE Konig Rewind 14x7 ET-9. Hankook Z212, C51 compound. INTERIOR: 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. EXTERIOR: 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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