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The Toyota AE-86 Corolla
Performance car on a budget
On the drivetrain side of things, they have a 6.7" LSD rear end live axle, with solid disc brakes The diff ratio is usually 4.3:1. It's located by four trailing arms, and laterally by a panhard rod.
|This picture shows the rear end of my own AE-86, but they are very similar all around the world. A couple of things to note is that I've got an aftermarket exhaust system (though the factory one is quite similar) and that I an running an external high-pressure fuel pump in this picture, whereas the factory EFI cars use a pump-in-tank arrangement. (like I do now, too)|
The engine is the fabulous 4AGE 1587cc
twin cam 16 valve ... which is basically a copy of the Cosworth BDA
race/rally engine. They share the same bore and stroke - 81mm x 77mm -
and much the same size valves - inlet 29.5mm and exhaust 25.5mm. The
exhaust ports are much the same as the BDA, but the inlet is a lot
bigger, as Toyota use a device called TVIS (Toyota Variable Induction
System) to improve the low to mid range torque. (See my Stock 4AGE page for a full description of the
TVIS device & its operation)
The 4AGE comes in many different types, but in the RWD version they usually come as a MAP (Manifold Absolute Pressure) sensor type and so make 130ps, which is ~128hp, or ~96kw. Some countries has the version that uses an AFM (Air Flow Meter, again, see my Stock 4AGE page for details) that makes only about 117hp, 119ps, or 86kw.
|Weight balance F/R||53/47%|
|Track - Front||1335mm|
|Track - Rear||1345mm|
|Wheel size||13" (14" on "GTV" model)|
|Tyre size||185/70-13 (185/60-14 on "GTV")|
|Brake diameter F & R||227mm|
|Fuel tank capacity||50 litres|
|Coefficient of Drag||0.38|
|Maximum RPM (redline)||7700rpm|
Ok, there is a HUGE range of performance
parts available for the AE-86, far too many to even start
listing, in fact. You can modify pretty much any aspect of the car to
whatever standard you wish .... all it takes is $$$! :)
Here's a couple of lightly modified AE-86's.
Mods for the engine are discussed on my Modified 4AGE page, and I talk about how to get
up to about 250hp from the little 1600cc screamer.
for what the AE-86 can do when modified, here's a short video of one
being driven to extremes. The guy does a full 360° spin out of a
drift into another drift on the exit. Superb
car control there.
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