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AE86 Tuning Guide: Turbo 4A-G!


So you like boost now? Got a taste for it with the 4A-GZE and now you want more? Well the next logical step is to bolt on a turbo!


More HR Tips & Tricks!


Here are some more cheap and easy tips and some nifty tricks for you and your AE86! Cooler engine temps, cleaner air, and some blingin’ wheels the easy (and cheap) way!


HR Tips & Tricks!


Need to clean up all that engine oil you just dumped on the driveway because there was a REALLY big spider on your sump plug? Or want to stop you windows fogging up when you’re up to no good?? Read further to find out how!

Greatest Driving Roads: Nürburgring Nordschleife


The Ring. The Green Hell. Nordschleife. Nürburgring. 28 kilometres of twisting turning, off camber, death dealing mayhem. It is the most famous racing track in the world by far mostly due to it use by almost every vehicle manufacturer in the world to test their new high-performance models. Prestigious companies such as Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, Audi, Nissan, and Toyota all test here year round: Wet, dry, hail or shine, all trying to be the best and fastest production car. But that’s not all the ring is for…


Greatest Driving Roads: Champs-Élysées


The Avenue Des Champs-Élysées is with out a doubt the most famous and infamous stretch of road in France and possible Europe. The avenue is home to luxury and high fashion stores know the world over, akin to Rodeo Drive in the USA. The avenue runs for two kilometres (1.25 miles) through the 8th Arrondissement in north western Paris, from the Place de la Concorde in the east with its obelisk, to the Place Charles de Gaulle in the west; the location of the Arc de Triomphe. The Champs-Élysées forms part of the Axe Historique, one of the principal tourist destinations in Paris.


AE86 Tuning Guide: Dial Z For Supercharged!

The guide returns for part three in our continuation of all things modified on your AE86. In the next few installments we are going to be looking at boosting your AE86, starting with the most commonly boosted engine: the 4A-GZE!


Planning Your ’86 Experience

So Garth wrote earlier about how the economy has hit us hard like a bad case of regret from that beer goggled girlie from last Friday night! But hey, unlike that one night we can do something about getting the parts we need and building our dream cars.

Now forgetting the economy and the cruel beeyatch she is for a moment, we can use today’s blog as a guide on how anyone in any situation or age can reach their goal. Speaking of which that’s the first subject!


AE86 Tuning Guide: Bigger Bang N/A

N/A tuning is all about perfect balance, compression and revs. Balance and revs go hand in hand, as you need balance of the rotating assembly (crank, rods, flywheel, etc) to handle high revs which are needed for making power. Compression is an equal part of the equation, as its the part makes it go bang!

So hit the jump for part two of our AE86 Tuning Guide!


AE86 Tuning Guide: Basics Of Power

Over the course of this multi-part guide we are going to explore the ways in which you can modify your AE86. We will cover for the most part what does and doesn’t work without quoting chapter and verse from technical manuals, keeping it as a loose guide on what has worked for us personally and what hasn’t…

Covering all modification types like N/A tuning, forced induction, engine swaps, suspension, drive train and body modification, at each section we will explore the options available for the street cars, circuit cars, and drifters.

So lets begin!


HATCH vs COUPE! The complete AE86 spectrum.

A question that has plagued AE86 enthusiasts since the dawn of time. “Should I get the hatch or should I get the coupe?” Do they have different merits? Do they handle and drive differently or is it all just aesthetics and whilst on the topic of aesthetics… which one actually looks better?Well It’s high time I sat down and attacked this rather difficult question.I’ll do my best to answer it!

In case your questioning my merits to; the cars in the photo above are both mine. Though it almost seems rather trivial to argue with myself over what in actuality is just a choice of what type of boot you like I’ll take it a few steps further. Both these cars are/were at the complete opposite spectrum. What do I mean? Read on!