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og86

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Car : 87 AE86 sr5
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PostSubject: new member, So Cal   Mon Sep 19, 2011 11:21 am

Whats up yall?

I am currently looking for an Ae86, all the gts are salvage titles or wrecked! so i decided to pick up a sr5, i dont plan to race or drift it!
just want a clean 86 to daily. any tips as to what i should be looking for common probs will be greatly appreciated. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: new member, So Cal   Mon Sep 19, 2011 10:50 pm

og86 wrote:
Whats up yall?

I am currently looking for an Ae86, all the gts are salvage titles or wrecked! so i decided to pick up a sr5, i dont plan to race or drift it!
just want a clean 86 to daily. any tips as to what i should be looking for common probs will be greatly appreciated. cheers

clean title
original paint
no half assed interior
carfax
no unfinished projects

look at the underbody
side pockets in the trunk/hatch

how the engine cold starts
look for leaks
keep an eye on the idle
listen for funny noises

if they dont have proof of service take selling points with a grain of salt..
"60k on rebuilt engine" "tune-up last month" "new clutch" "takumi drift button"
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PostSubject: Re: new member, So Cal   Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:14 am

Thanks for the info! going to check one out in the morning, it's a 84 clean title, spray bombed black, welded diff. pictures look okay but we'll see when i get there!
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PostSubject: Re: new member, So Cal   Wed Sep 21, 2011 10:34 am

jinsoku wrote:
og86 wrote:
Whats up yall?

I am currently looking for an Ae86, all the gts are salvage titles or wrecked! so i decided to pick up a sr5, i dont plan to race or drift it!
just want a clean 86 to daily. any tips as to what i should be looking for common probs will be greatly appreciated. cheers

clean title
original paint
no half assed interior
carfax
no unfinished projects

look at the underbody
side pockets in the trunk/hatch

how the engine cold starts
look for leaks
keep an eye on the idle
listen for funny noises

if they dont have proof of service take selling points with a grain of salt..
"60k on rebuilt engine" "tune-up last month" "new clutch" "takumi drift button"


Everything HE said........ but don't forget to check the hatch / trunk for dead hookers........lol
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Car : 87 AE86 sr5
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PostSubject: Re: new member, So Cal   Wed Sep 21, 2011 4:16 pm

well still no luck! the one i checked out today was not in as good condition as id hoped. motor ran strong but leaked, the rearend was making noise and the core support was welded. the trunk also did not open. I called about another one this morning but guy seems shady. wish me luck!
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PostSubject: 3ac powerd?   Wed Sep 21, 2011 6:59 pm

I'm heading out in about an hour to check out another sr5 ae86 or maybe 85? It has been swapped from a 4ac to a 3ac? what? it looks really clean in the pictures and guy guarantee it passes smog. so im wondering what would be needed to put a 4ac back under the hood?
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PostSubject: Re: new member, So Cal   Thu Sep 22, 2011 2:11 am

og86 wrote:
I'm heading out in about an hour to check out another sr5 ae86 or maybe 85? It has been swapped from a 4ac to a 3ac? what? it looks really clean in the pictures and guy guarantee it passes smog. so im wondering what would be needed to put a 4ac back under the hood?

All you need is a 4ac and all the tools... it is pretty much the same engine except for the displacement.
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PostSubject: Re: new member, So Cal   Thu Sep 22, 2011 3:02 pm

I agree with you. I just picked up SR5 hatch that was in okay shape. Its AC was working and it had a clean title otherwise, everything else was in a project form.

I was also looking for GTS but was not able to find one that was suitable.

good luck!

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PostSubject: got my corolla!   Thu Sep 22, 2011 6:19 pm

torparts wrote:
I agree with you. I just picked up SR5 hatch that was in okay shape. Its AC was working and it had a clean title otherwise, everything else was in a project form.

I was also looking for GTS but was not able to find one that was suitable.

good luck!


I ended up picking up the one with the 3a svc, it's in decent shape only minor surface rust around the gas door. the body is about the straightest i had seen. the interior looks 20+ years old but its all there, ac no work, new wheels and tires lowered on no name springs.
motor/carb needs tuning, exhaust needs a couple of hangers, don't like the ride with the springs too low for my taste. driver door doesn't open from the outside and passenger is going out, pulls slightly to the right. fuel and oil pressure gauges not working properly.

the 3ac is a guttless wonder reminds me of the time i rented a echo! i am going to do a tune up and have the carb and timing adjusted next week as well as check out the suspension and replace whatever needs it, alignment check the brakes and fix the exhaust. having my cousin check the doors today. after that it will be just upgrading the suspension, brakes and rearend leaving the 3ac in place till it craps out or i find a sweet deal on a 4ac
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PostSubject: Re: new member, So Cal   Thu Sep 22, 2011 6:23 pm

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