New Sh*t! Stance AE86 Coilovers


Just when you thought the GReddy was the only company making kits for the humble AE86, Stance USA comes along and presents us with this very smooth bit of kit.

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The Second Big Leap…


After the first big step comes the second big leap. Big leap? Yep, a massive leap of faith in trying to find the right engine tuner and having faith in trusting they will do the right thing by you and your car.

Finding the right tuner for you and your ECU of choice is like treading a mine field while being blind folded and people bombarding you with directions. There are some great tuners and workshops out there and some not so good ones.

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Latest Option Magazine Cover!

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Alexi posted the latest cover of Option Magazine on his blog. The only think I there is anything that I would like to add to this rendering! ;) I surely hope the red panda scheme would also be available for the FT-86!

Hit up Nori Yaro to see the larger image!

Amp’d AE86

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Canadian mobile phone provider Amp’d was featuring an AE86 in one of their commercials before they filed for bankruptcy in June 2007. Recently this video was found by AEU86 member Ivan141 and immediately a discussion was started about all the parts the car was featuring…

It was clearly a zenki 2-door Canadian (USDM spec) C0rolla GT-S with some (badly fitted) widened FRP fenders. During shifting you can see the spin turn handbrake button fitted. The wheels are hidden away behind a cheap set of wallmart hubcaps, but as you can see in the screenshot they are at least 15 inch and 7J wide. At the rear of the car the original US-spec bumper was still fitted and where did we see that front bumper before? USDM Corolla FX AE92?

Check out the commercial after the jump.

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The Good Life!


Some people have the life eh? Chris Gray is an Irish lad living in Japan and living the life (sometimes the 86 life too!).  Chris recently got to hitup both the Japanese AE86 tuning powerhouses Carland86 AND Impulse both in the one week!  Talk about Luck of the Irish eh?

Check out Chris’ awesome (and regularly updated) blog ‘MoshiMoshi?’ here!

Desktop Domination


Some of you may already have seen a couple of rad pictures featuring an orange hachi from Luxembourg, but for those in need of more pixels best hit the jump!

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Battle Royale!

Evan over @ Royal Garage hit me up with this mad little video. Check out the lineup!

Creamy Beige


Dan over @ MotorMavens has a quick bit of 1990’s love going on today.

To some this might just be another Levin, but for me looks wise this is the PERFECT Levin!

While you’re there, check out their archive of AE86 tagged posts. With an AE86 nutjob like Antonio co-running the site, there is plenty of win to be had.


Smash & Grab


Grassroots drifting at its best. Rod from SPEEDHUNTERS blog has a sweet featurette on one of the local Canadian drifters Chris Scremin. Finishing third in the 2009 Drift Mania West Canadian series, he is one of the top drifters from the Canadian ‘West-Coast’. As a result, the hachi he masterfully pilots week-in week-out is a pretty rough and tumble affair. Rod writes:

As you can expect at typical North American grass roots drift event, the majority of the cars competing were S chassis of various types. But one drifter chose to break the mold with his choice of car and went in a more old school direction: his name is Chris Scremin and this is his 1985 SR-86.

Check out the full article of the destruction over @ SPEEDHUNTERS.

Photo: Rod Chong

Shuichi Shigeno Charity

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The Impulse Initial D Sprinter Trueno replica was already impressive, but how about a Shuichi Shigeno signed Initial D Sprinter Trueno replica? Well, it can be yours!

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