Tucker has a new home

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Tucker has a new home

Post by Brodieroni82 » Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:09 am

Hey all,

I bought tucker back in March. In general he’s in pretty good shape considering home much oil was leaking when I got him. 238k mi and 2 owners. PO had gone over the brakes, fuel system and replaced the strut inserts.

Had my mechanic r&r the engine and just got it back. Working on breaking in the first 500 mi right now and working on my next plan of attack.

My thoughts are:
Little sound upgrade
Mr2 caliper upgrade
New ball joints
Front and rear suspension lift (I ordered the Moog cs212’s)
Suspension mounts
14” alloy rims
New at tires

Where can I find 14” alloy wheels with 4x100 bolt pattern?

Is there a limit on file size for pictures? I’m having a hard time uploading.

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Re: Tucker has a new home

Post by Hteverow » Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:38 pm

Try 1st gen MR2 wheels--the triangle design. They fit right onto the Tercel, but you need different lugnuts.

Something like these: https://www.ebay.com/itm/1985-1989-Toyo ... 2967741074

I paid less than $200 for the ones on my Tercel, including shipping. Running 195s on them right now with no rubbing, they make the car handle noticeably better (and reduce the RPMs needed to maintain same speed as 13 in rims, giving slight increase to fuel economy).

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Post by rer233 » Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:45 pm

14" Miaia "daisys" bolt right on too, have the same size opening in the center, and steel inserts for the tapered wheel lugs. Plus, you can use our lug nuts if you're not running center caps (or cut 'em off if you are.) Personally, I like a taller tire- 185/70 14 works real well.
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Re: Tucker has a new home

Post by Petros » Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:34 pm

sounds like you are doing it all right. If you are driving it while these mod are getting done, I highly advise you replace all worn or questionable suspension bushings, ball joints, etc. and have the alignment done. That way it will be safe to drive, and you can get a better feel for what each up grade does for the car. You are not really making a fair comparison if you start with sloppy stock suppension, and you can better tell if one or more of your non-stock mods are working properly when you have a good working stock suspension as your baseline.

If you change a lot of things at once, and discover you a problem after you get it back on the road, it will be hard to know what change you made is causing the issue.
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Post by ARCHINSTL » Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:37 am

Center caps for Daisy wheels: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=5827&p=42940&hilit=hardware#p42940
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Re: Tucker has a new home

Post by Mattel » Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:28 pm

How is your transmission? I would recommend a good synthetic oil change unless you can find out it was done recently and change the rear diff while you are there!
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Re: Tucker has a new home

Post by Brodieroni82 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:52 am

Thanks for the replies y’all. I’m new to the community but it’s amazing to see the info that has amassed and how much everyone participates in each other’s process’. I’m happy to be here.

Thanks @Hteverow those are rad, a bit narrower than I was looking for but that’s not a deal breaker. Fits the bill and at a reasonable price.

My spring order got cancelled because they were NLA, not super surprising but annoying. I’ll do the abra-cadaver lift now, just as soon as I wrap up the brake upgrade.

@Mattel I’m on the fence about the trans oil. I’ve been cautioned against it by 2 shops since it seems to run very well. If it ain’t broke don’t fix it sort of scenario...what do you think? Do it anyway? Def will swap rear diff oil.

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