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by teranfirbt
Sat Dec 14, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: 1983 Tercel Wagon 4WD SR5 | My Worst/Best Decision of my Life?
Replies: 27
Views: 763

Re: 1983 Tercel Wagon 4WD SR5 | My Worst/Best Decision of my Life?

I'm currently running 14x5.5 Honda CRX rims, I think the offset is somewhere around 40mm. I just bought a set of the same wheels for mine, ostensibly for snow tires (although in reality they happen to match my AW11 MR2 in case I want to play musical wheels). They fit great with 185/60/15 tires, plen...
by teranfirbt
Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: 1983 Tercel Wagon 4WD SR5 | My Worst/Best Decision of my Life?
Replies: 27
Views: 763

Re: 1983 Tercel Wagon 4WD SR5 | My Worst/Best Decision of my Life?

Given that I have ~ 9/16" of wheel spacer on 195/70/14's that fit ~flush to the outside of the front fender, I'd say a 7" wide wheels with 35-40mm offset is just right on stock brakes. I'd be a little worried about a bigger diameter/wider tire rubbing on the inside of the fender tho, when I had mine...
by teranfirbt
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Isolate front brakes?
Replies: 6
Views: 108

Re: Isolate front brakes?

They don't, I ended up doing a couple rounds of musical calipers for my front setup before I found something that worked. I had to make adapter plates front and rear on my MR2 for the setup that I built. On the Tercel to get anything bigger than the MR2 brakes or Corolla brakes that I did will requi...
by teranfirbt
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Isolate front brakes?
Replies: 6
Views: 108

Re: Isolate front brakes?

You can get M10 plugs for the rear circuit on the master cylinder. As for brake swaps, I would start with rotors from a Mini Cooper since they use a 4x100 bolt pattern, then get a set of 64mm OD x 54mm ID wheel centering rings. This is how I built up a big brake kit for my MR2. For front calipers I ...
by teranfirbt
Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Timing pulley guide pin???
Replies: 4
Views: 93

Re: Timing pulley guide pin???

That pin is built into the oil pump, so there are a few ways to get one. If you have the front apart anyway an oil pump isn't too expensive or difficult. You could also pull a pump from an engine in the yard and collect the pin, any A series engine should have the correct pin in the pump. There are ...
by teranfirbt
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: Complete and running custom 7age swap
Replies: 15
Views: 424

Re: Complete and running custom 7age swap

You recall correctly, 20v engines all flow to the back of the head, 16v all flow to the front. Luckily because the blocks are the same you can switch head gaskets for whatever your application is and get the correct coolant flow path :)
by teranfirbt
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Just spitballing ideas.
Replies: 13
Views: 271

Re: Just spitballing ideas.

That guy's 3SGE RWD conversion definitely gives me inspiration, I've been working on my own plan for a similar RWD build when i finally get around to exploding my transaxle... For the rear end there are plenty of options if you're ok with a little fab. The 2wd Toyota trucks from the 80s and early 90...
by teranfirbt
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: 4AGE Rally Tercel
Replies: 36
Views: 602

Re: 4AGE Rally Tercel

The problem with wrap on mild steel headers is that they hold the heat in the pipes instead of releasing it to the engine bay. While this is good for the engine bay, the corrosion rate of steel increases sharply with temperature, and the wrap let's in oxygen to allow that to happen. Stainless will d...
by teranfirbt
Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: How to install pathfinder springs?
Replies: 13
Views: 197

Re: How to install pathfinder springs?

I find the handling to be much more neutral with the pathfinder springs, no more understeer. You'll need to reaim your headlights as they are now pointed at the ground, I had to go to the max range on the adjuster to get mine happy. Otherwise I carry a lot more weight without bottoming compared to s...
by teranfirbt
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Halogen Headlight Upgrade
Replies: 21
Views: 296

Re: Halogen Headlight Upgrade

Hey Peter, What will your workaround be for ice build up? Keegan shared that even here in MO, a snowy/icy day and w/o the heat from a candescent bulb, the LED headlights he tried covered with ice. Chris JW Speaker makes a drop in 6054 style LED housing with integrated heaters to prevent icing. They...
by teranfirbt
Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Halogen Headlight Upgrade
Replies: 21
Views: 296

Re: Halogen Headlight Upgrade

GE Megalight +130 is what I'm running now. The + number doesn't add any wattage, they wind the filaments tighter to get better light focus into the reflector. Any of the GE, Philips, Osram, or Sylvania bulbs that don't have a blue tint are going to be good. Get the highest + number you can (I think ...
by teranfirbt
Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Halogen Headlight Upgrade
Replies: 21
Views: 296

Re: Halogen Headlight Upgrade

The AutoPals are OK, I have a set on my MR2. They have a beam similar to hit Hella e-code but the housing design isn't as nice. They also have the same annoying problem as the Hellas on high beam, the beam is too far up so you either light up the trees on high beam or sacrifice low beam distance. Ci...
by teranfirbt
Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Halogen Headlight Upgrade
Replies: 21
Views: 296

Re: Halogen Headlight Upgrade

Topic 1: The only way to upgrade to LED headlights is with a housing that is designed for LEDs. The light profile from an LED chip is vastly different from a halogen light. Drop in H4 style LED bulbs are *horrible* at getting light on the road from a housing designed for a halogen H4. Just don't do ...
by teranfirbt
Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: Track Day Tercel!
Replies: 4
Views: 177

Re: Track Day Tercel!

That's awesome! ORP is an awesome track too, super challenging.