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.