Archive for April 15, 2010

AE70? TE71?

Posted in Car stuff on April 15, 2010 by Stanley Carter

Whatever the ACTUAL model name is called, this is one Corolla that a friend of mine just bought from Sabah.

Drift ready Corolla

Drift ready Corolla

This friend of mine had caught the drift bug for 2 years (thanks to me, of course, haha!), and he’s been sourcing for a RWD ride for quite a while, and now, he finally got one, but unfortunately, many think that he had paid more than what the car has to offer.  (Nop, I ain’t going to reveal the actual price that he paid for the car)

Rear view

What exhaust is this?

First thing I’ve noticed on the car was the sticker on the front windshield which stated “D1KK”, looks like it’s been through one hell of an abuse from the previous owner, and it’s not hard to notice all the ‘scars’ and rusts throughout the entire body.

The car however does equipped with a 4AGE 16v, and as the previous owner claimed, it has a 2 way LSD in which we have yet to verified.  By the way, these pictures were taken at my usual workshop, the car is going to undergo some minor repairs and upgrades I think.

Toyota 4AGE 16v

Interior view of the ride

The things that I dislike the most on this car has got to be the steering, not that I have a better one in my Charmant, but the fact that the owner decided to replace a concave sparco wheel with this half-assed riced out wheel, is pathetic.  Maybe I can ask if he wanted to give that Sparco to me, for free… LOL!

Another downside of this car is that it still uses STOCK suspensions, with springs cut for the lowered stance, however, it does roll with some decent rims though.

Old school Rim FTW!

Too bad those rims aren’t in good shape, which I assumed is caused by previous drift abuses, hehe.  I do wonder how these would look on the Charmant though? 😛

Anyways, I can’t wait to see this car getting sideways, my only hope is that my friend won’t just be another poser who works on this car like forever just to get it in better shape (to be honest, this car REALLY does need some help on the body) and never drives it that much.  We’ll see…