Thursday, December 30, 2010


So this is my new standard corolla rear end that has been sitting around my house for a week or so...
Nothing too special about right?


For those that have no idea what im going on about, i am quite stubborn when it comes to the borg warner diffs that come standard in Corollas. Most people i know usually insist on changing to either an S series diff out of an Aus delivered ae86 or a (very costly) T series which either comes in a T-18 (drums) or a JDM ae86 (disc). The beauty of the T series is that you have the option to buy aftermarket crown gears and upgrade from the standard 3.89 to a 4.1, 4.3, 4.7... whatever

The obviously dissapointing thing with borg warners is that they do not have a removable centre and there is no aftermarket crown gears from them.
The assumption also is that corolla diff's will not last with anything greater than a standard 4age 16v.. and even this is pushing the limits.

Im happy to say my car has been through a 5 years with 16v and and my 4agze and i have only broken 1 axle in that time, that screams pretty reliable to me so i have never had the desire to change rear ends.

I have struck gold though with this diff as im sure you will understand, it turns out that all Auto corollas come with a 4.1 borg warner, which is the exact ratio i need for my car!
So i can't wait to get new everything for this, lock the diff up and chuck it in! Time for some epic third gear!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

More Photos

A few more shots i've found from Monday's Morning Session

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Morning Session

Have you ever had a track day that has just been perfect?
You wake up, the weather is perfect, large amounts of sun but not too hot...
Your car runs all day without problem, all of your friends are there to hang out with you..
So many awesome awesome cars there to watch

And you make some tires wish they were never made for road purposes

This was my day yesterday

That spare pair of Potenza's that i had lasted only about 15 minutes i think, but they certainly made the day fun!

I also borrowed a mates helmet for the day as i'm looking at getting a full face helmet. I love seeing drivers of drift cars with very aggressive looking helmets, especially if it has a bright gold or blue visor like this one... I was so happy with this one yesterday I am definately going to get myself one! You can also see from the photos how cool it looks!

Anyway, onward with some awesome photos from the day!

Seasons Greetings! LOL

I can't get over how much fun i had yesterday, i am definately going to be doing many more morning sessions in the next year.

And Smookkkkkeee!!!!! Oh yes, the new pulley kit went very very well, no belt slip at all during the day. The clutch was slipping quite a bit in the morning but gripped up and kept going strong. So the corolla that probably should have broken by now stays strong :)

Friday, December 17, 2010

Pre Track Prep

I havent had much to do, but ive been slowely getting my car ready for my morning session on monday... I'm getting pumped cause the last morning session i went to i broke and axle, the last qr day i went to was a comp and it rained most of the day and thats about the total times ive actually had the gze up there!

Now that im running a solid 0.8Bar i can't wait to see what the car can do (read: Break... lol)

Ive got a bunch of tires sorted for the day, seeing as its just a fun day i got a pair of really old Potenza's i had to use up... hopefully thatll last me most of the day haha.

Also, here is my christmas getup for the track day lol seeing as its on the 20th of December i thought it was fitting... Don't hate me lol

Busting out

Who doesn't love a good bit of Team Burst?

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


I love a good laugh, I almost fell on the floor after seeing this

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Suicide Girls

Hands up if you like;

A. SLR photography
B. Polaroids
C. Hot Tatooed naked girls
D. All of the above mixed into a very awesome video

oh, me, mee!!! *Waves hand up high*

Nsfw lol

SuicideGirl Belle and Sebastian Music Video - NSFW from SuicideGirls on Vimeo.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

All running again

So this afternoon i went and got a 4age idler pulley from a wrecker to run as the adjustment pulley...
Turned out to be more of a pain in the arse than i thought, but i got it all sorted.

Basically you have to pull off the bracket that sleeves on the bearing and attaches to the spring, bin that..
Flip the pulley around, run enough spacers so the pulley itself doesnt touch the adjustment bit that you push it up and down on, and on top of that run a spacer inside thats big enough to fit the inside dia of the bearing as well as fits the dia of the bolt... This just prevents the pulley from running around cause its a half moon shape inside it, not an actual hole.

Anyway, its all running now

It pulls very hard now, but it only hits 0.8 Bar which is a bit short of the 1 bar (14psi) that i was told it should run.
That said i have also been told that factory ecu's dont like to run past 12 psi, and that 14psi is signing a death warrent for an SC12 so maybe its a blessing in disguise.

I know my clutch already is objecting to the idea of any more boost lol... i think im going to have a guessing game on what will break first haha

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Size difference

Here's a pic for you to understand the size difference of this beauty, its fairly solid and extremely well built.
Ive always been just a little skeptical about some T3 parts, but ive bought a few things from them now and im nothing but impressed.

And for your viewing pleasure, i put my Techno Toy Tuning sticker they sent me on my Bride. Getting a few on there now but i still need much much more!
Might have to get some more MM stickers made up so i can get trading asap

14 Psi

It doesn't sound to much but in something that requires borderline insanity to drive at 0.6 bar this car is now going to be downright spastic!

I still gotta get the right belt and i think there is a few things that need to be changed to an N/A 4age part, but im about about to go try fit it up now.
Just got the hangring in there for a bit of reference, this pulley is huge!!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Time for a bit more boost

Ordered myself one of these today and i can't wait till it turns up!

It isn't quite the right picture, im not sure why T3 puts this one up but its a 175mm crank pulley for a 4agze which will apparently bring me from 8 psi to 14psi.
I seriously cant wait to have this in, the car will be freaking physco... If it blows off competitive drift cars and street jzx's now whats it going to do with almost double boost?


Monday, November 15, 2010

Aaron's Warrior KE70

Well my good mate Aaron is selling up his ke70. Which is a shame cause it's a rad little thing.
Especially considering it's currently the bearer of my old 16v 4age, which went like the clappers.

Aaron is a good friend of Hoshino, the owner of Team Geki in Japan. So on top of having some nifty little bits and pieces in the car, it's got quite a lot of Japanese drifting influence.

As well as the true heart of a Midnight Mechanic corolla.

The motor now powers through a Jap T50 and pushes the torque along through a TRD 2way inside a complete jdm Ae86 disc rear end.

So hopefully if it sells this isn't the last we will be seeing of this car. A lot of love from quite a few people I know has gone into this car. Fingers crossed it going to be seeing just as much touge!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Jason's 180sx

It's good to see Jase finally got some of supercheap's finest rattle can paint to make his overs match the body of the car lol.
Its a huge improvement and although the car is still incredibly aggressive, there is a subtlety to it.

View the rest here:

Friday, November 12, 2010

Boredom gets things done


This badge has been sitting in my room near on two years now... it got sent to me with my bumpers, so thats how long its been there. I never bothered putting it on because its not ment for this type of grill and i could never bothered to try fit it.
Anyway, out of sheer boredom i was inspired to spend the 20 or so minutes of cutting, filing and sanding the back of it down so it slides nicely into the grill and screws in lol...

I think its meant for the other flat front corolla that was never delivered to Australia;

Being on uni holidays seems to be inspiring me to do alot, so the corolla might be seeing a few improvements over the next few months.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Shakotan s13

So I got really really bored today...
I decided this would be a good idea

The Hayashi's are 14x8 -10 by the way

Looked pretty cool, but it would have to be much lower... This is how it would look if I actually wanted to put the effort in.

Fucken cool, but I think I'll stick with the plan for 17x9 +18's

Sunday, November 7, 2010


I need some of these!!!!

I'm no fan of people's cars being keyed, but damn some people really do not know how to park (or drive - end rant)


Friday, November 5, 2010

J Exhaust

Well, the S13 got some special treatment today. Ive been toying with the idea of getting a new exhaust for a week or so now, and finally found the right one thanks to JPP on the Gold Coast.
My original one was a very Aus spec 2 1/2" with a very bland looking cannon... uggh.. Anyway i splashed out and bought a 3" mild steel one you see below:
Here's the two of them next to each other... God knows why exhaust shops here decide to build exhausts like this, it just doesnt look right... Anyway, luckily Japan knows how to get it right.

The final product, the new exhaust tucks up really nicely and doesnt foul on anything... Super!
Also its got the gansta J lean lol

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Queensland Raceway - Wet

This was pretty typical of the weather on saturday... Although i did have a pretty fun day, and NO corollas do not do better in the wet lol! Stop saying that to me

This was pretty fun though =P

And because i got no real great pics cause the whole day was a urinal trough here is one from the last king of drift

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Jayrad's XD9's

Yesterday i spent the afternoon helping out Jayrad roll his rear guards for his new 18x10 +18 Work XD9's.
Such a gorgeous wheel, the offset is just perfect for the car. We only had to lip the rears and it was perfect.

This really makes me want to get some offset for the s13, money is friggen tight at the moment but these wheels sure make it seem less of a concern lol.

PS. Im going drifting next saturday, woohoo!!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Night Out

A couple of nights back, Josh, Aaron and myself went for a hill run. Plenty of good times were had, including my exhaust falling off while on route lol... A couple of quick zipties though and it was sorted. I got some new hangers for it now anyway.

I think my car was the odd one out here, cause aarons ke is very tidy now after its beige paint, josh's 90's to the untrained eye could be mistaken for a done up camry... mine however looks like its ready to wreck shit up.... Even though i love it like that, its not ideal for driving around the street.

Lol i think i need to put some work into the silvia.

Monday, September 20, 2010

S13 & Ae71 in Harmony

Its good having a bit of garage space every now and then. I had these two parked up today so i felt a shot was necessary.

If only i had some 17x9 +18's for the s13.... It will happen eventually.