Re: My '93 Corolla SE Limited - JDM - 4A-GE 20v Blacktop

also cant see

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Re: My '93 Corolla SE Limited - JDM - 4A-GE 20v Blacktop

Can view pics now and  ../../extensions/custom_smilies_2/img1/neutral

well done keep it up!!!

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Ivan01 wrote:

Hi

I just source me a set T3 ram tubes. The sound is amazing , but heat and stock ecu is making my car go backwards ../../extensions/custom_smilies_2/img1/dizzy

Yeah heat is a major problem with open stacks. You'll need to find a way to route cool air to them and deflect as much of the hot air away as possible. Heat wrapping your headers and using a thermal gasket between the engine block and ITBs will help, but it's impossible to escape the hot air without running them in some for of plenum unfortunately.

TRIXSTA Veez wrote:

cant see any pics, some1 help

Ivan01 wrote:

also cant see

Sorry guys, my Photobucket bandwidth became exceeded overnight so as soon as I noticed I paid for more bandwidth and they were back up ../../extensions/custom_smilies_2/img1/smile

TRIXSTA Veez wrote:

Can view pics now and  ../../extensions/custom_smilies_2/img1/neutral

well done keep it up!!!

Thanks man ../../extensions/custom_smilies_2/img1/cool


Couple of small updates - I installed a Carbing front lower arm bar (also know as a tie bar) today. Carbing is a Japanese company that have been around since the late 70's, specializing in aftermarket suspension parts. The bar itself is surprisingly light and the installation only took about 15-minutes.

It's designed to improve steering response and reduce chassis flex, however it's effectiveness is somewhat questionable as the subframe acts as a pretty decent brace on it's own, but after my initial test drive on the same stretches of roads I travel every day the steering response did seem a bit sharper and the cornering more stable. It bolts to the front of the lower control arm, which theoretically should help stop the joints flexing in their cradles when cornering.

The other thing I installed today is a TRD radiator cap. I bought one a while ago but it was the S type, which was unfortunately too small for my aftermarket aluminium radiator. This one on the other hand is an N type, and fit perfectly. It has a higher boiling point than my previous cap (1.1 vs 1.3) and looks pretty sweet at the same time.

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I was finally able to get my hands on an OEM 9,000rpm tachometer from an AE101 Corolla GT sedan yesterday. I've been on the lookout for a GT sedan being wrecked for quite a while now but they're so hard to find, and when I do find them they're usually automatics and have a slightly earlier redline. Luckily this time I found a manual one, so the redline starts at 8,000rpm, with an early warning line just after 7,500rpm (my old one only went to 8,000rpm and redlined at 6,250rpm) and a max rpm of 9,000.

I installed it today by simply taking apart the cluster and swapping them over, allowing me to still keep my 240kph speedometer that I fitted earlier this year. Looks a lot better now, and taking it to 8,000rpm is just that little bit more satisfying ../../extensions/custom_smilies_2/img1/smile

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Looking much better now  ../../extensions/custom_smilies_2/img1/wink

96 Levin AE111 20v JDM

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Whats that unit behind your steering wheel?

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Ivan01 wrote:

Looking much better now  ../../extensions/custom_smilies_2/img1/wink

Thanks ../../extensions/custom_smilies_2/img1/biggrin2

TRIXSTA Veez wrote:

Whats that unit behind your steering wheel?

The rectangular unit on the left is my Valentine One radar concealed display unit. It's connected to my V1 radar and shows me which direction a police radar is in and how many of them there are without needing to look at the radar on the windscreen. The small round thing on the right is a microphone for my Bluetooth head-unit, so I can talk and drive without getting a ticket, lol.


I replaced my oxygen sensor today. There wasn't anything drastically wrong with my old one as far as I could tell, however every couple of weeks a random splutter would occur during light acceleration, but would disappear after a few minutes or when I put my foot to the floor, leading me to think that the oxygen sensor might be starting to wear out. My fuel economy seems to be on par with what other Blacktop owners are getting, but after 15-years of service I figured it would be a good idea to replace it, in the hope of getting better fuel economy and smoother power delivery.

They're a pretty expensive thing to replace when buying a genuine Toyota/Denso one but should last a long time before I need to replace it again. I reset the ECU after the install and everything works as it should. Looking forward to seeing if my fuel economy increases over the coming weeks ../../extensions/custom_smilies_2/img1/smile

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I fitted some facelift tail lights today....again. I think this is the 3rd time I've fitted a set and then changed my mind a few days later and gone back to the pre-facelift orange/red set, but this time I think I'm going to stick with them. Not sure what's changed but I really like how the facelift set makes the car look a lot more modern, so they're likely here to stay ../../extensions/custom_smilies_2/img1/smile

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Yo guy, i must say your 'Rolla is daaaaaam sweet! Really wish we had these models on SA. Really choice mods you got also.

Re: My '93 Corolla SE Limited - JDM - 4A-GE 20v Blacktop

Yo guy, i must say your 'Rolla is daaaaaam sweet! Really wish we had these models in SA. Really choice mods you got also.

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Thanks bro ../../extensions/custom_smilies_2/img1/biggrin2


I decided to splash out and buy this genuine TRD oil cap today. It was something I had been wanting for a while but couldn't justify spending the money on since all it really does compared to the stock one is sit there looking pretty, but now that I finally have the engine bay looking the way I wanted I figured that the cap would be a nice finishing touch ../../extensions/custom_smilies_2/img1/smile

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I bought a small external microphone for my camera a few weeks ago, purely so I can record the sound of the trumpets by placing the microphone under the hood, and today I decided to make a quick video to test it out. It definitely sounds better than previous in-car footage I've taken with the camera's built-in mic, but it's quite a cheap/budget product so I may look at investing in a better quality microphone so it can capture the true sound the trumpets make during full acceleration, but for now this will do ../../extensions/custom_smilies_2/img1/smile

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../../extensions/custom_smilies_2/img1/biggrin2  ../../extensions/custom_smilies_2/img1/biggrin2  ../../extensions/custom_smilies_2/img1/biggrin2 Now thats how you supposed to drive ../../extensions/custom_smilies_2/img1/devil

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that def not a normal c56 box. most guys in SA get quite a bit more in there gears. that's a even shorter ratio.

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TRIXSTA Veez wrote:

../../extensions/custom_smilies_2/img1/biggrin2  ../../extensions/custom_smilies_2/img1/biggrin2  ../../extensions/custom_smilies_2/img1/biggrin2 Now thats how you supposed to drive ../../extensions/custom_smilies_2/img1/devil

Keep it up!!!

Thanks!! ../../extensions/custom_smilies_2/img1/biggrin2

superCboy wrote:

that def not a normal c56 box. most guys in SA get quite a bit more in there gears. that's a even shorter ratio.

It's definitely a normal C56 gearbox ../../extensions/custom_smilies_2/img1/smile. Interestingly, I used to hit 150kph in 3rd gear, but now I only hit 140kph in 3rd. Only thing that changed was the installation of the trumpets and the headers. The other gears still hit the same speeds however ../../extensions/custom_smilies_2/img1/smile


I came across some info online a couple of weeks ago about a few different people in Malaysia using a 6-speed ECU with their 5-speed Blacktops and noticing a slight increase in power/response, so when I stumbled across a 6-speed Blacktop ECU a few days ago for a good price I decided to test it out for myself.

The 6-speed ECU is meant to have better fuel mapping, better engine response, a raised rev limiter and a safety function which makes the engine idle up for a second when changing up or down a gear at a certain rpm, which helps to protect the 6-speed's synchro's and reduces driveline lash.

I swapped the ECU over today but before doing so took my car for a drive with the 5-speed ECU still fitted to see what my current rev limiter was before the engine would valve bounce. In 1st gear it was about 8,300rpm and in 2nd and 3rd gear it was 8,250rpm. After I installed the 6-speed ECU and went for a decent drive I tried it again and noticed that in all the gears I tested (1st, 2nd and 3rd) the rev limiter was now 8,500rpm. Prior to the swap I had heard that the 6-speed ECU would hit the limiter at 7,800rpm in 1st gear, but this wasn't the case in my experience (bearing in mind that I am however running the 5-speed C56 transmission).

The engine response does seem slightly quicker but nothing mind blowing, however the slightly increased rev limiter comes in handy when changing gear at high rpm as every little bit helps to keep it within the power band after shifting. The 6-speed ECU is also meant to be a bit more economical on fuel but I haven't been able to test that as of yet.

All in all it does have it's advantages over the 5-speed ECU and for the price I paid it was certainly worth it ../../extensions/custom_smilies_2/img1/smile

These are some photos I took before the swap, with the 5-speed ECU on the left and the 6-speed ECU on the right:

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Very interesting, I read this somewhere before but wasnt sure as no one else could confirm it,
. . . How do you tell the difference?
Issue is how do you know you buying a decent unit as well  ../../extensions/custom_smilies_2/img1/blink

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TRIXSTA Veez wrote:

Very interesting, I read this somewhere before but wasnt sure as no one else could confirm it,
. . . How do you tell the difference?
Issue is how do you know you buying a decent unit as well  ../../extensions/custom_smilies_2/img1/blink

Yeah there's very little information online about using the 6-speed ECU with a 5-speed so I figured the only real way to find out was to try it for myself ../../extensions/custom_smilies_2/img1/smile. The only way to tell the difference is to put your foot down and have some fun ../../extensions/custom_smilies_2/img1/laughing. As soon as I floored it in 1st it shot up to 8,500rpm so right then I knew that there was already a very noticeable difference ../../extensions/custom_smilies_2/img1/cool. Buying an ECU is a bit of a gamble, but usually the only problem the Blacktop ones have is that the VVT transistor (the one with the hole through it from factory) ends up melting since VVT is always activating and deactivating (unlike the Silvertop which activates VVT at a set RPM) so the transistor gets really hot. Fortunately my one still looked perfect so I wasn't too worried about if it was going to work, but it's definitely something to check if you're planning on buying one ../../extensions/custom_smilies_2/img1/smile

EDIT: Or do you mean how do you tell the 5-speed and 6-speed ECU apart? If so then the part numbers on the top are different. The 5-speed is 89661-1A470 and usually has a blue plastic dust cover and the 6-speed is 89661-1A860 and usually has a clear plastic dust cover. Also, the 5spd has grey connectors for the plugs whereas the 6spd has white connectors. You can also tell them apart by the numbers on one of the square chips on the inside (soldered to the circuit board). 5spd is usually D151804-8081 and 6sp is usually D151805-9531.

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Dust protector cool ../../extensions/custom_smilies_2/img1/cool

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cool, what did you pay for the ecu?

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I got the ECU for only $80 NZD (648 ZAR) ../../extensions/custom_smilies_2/img1/smile

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../../extensions/custom_smilies_2/img1/blink thats dirt cheap . . . find another  ../../extensions/custom_smilies_2/img1/biggrin2

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Haha yeah, at that price I couldn't say no. If it had been a couple of hundred like most wreckers charge then I wouldn't have bothered as I wasn't sure if it was going to make a difference of not, but for $80 it was worth the gamble, and fortunately it paid off ../../extensions/custom_smilies_2/img1/biggrin2

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lol really , find another, test it on your car and post to me ../../extensions/custom_smilies_2/img1/biggrin2

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I added another rare optional extra to my collection today when I happened to come across an OEM factory option rubber moulded trunk organizer. I've seen this shown in the sales brochures but this is the first one I've ever seen in real-life. It is shaped perfectly for the sedan's trunk and has 3 separate partitions to ensure items don't slide around during transit, plus since it's made of rubber it's a breeze to clean ../../extensions/custom_smilies_2/img1/smile

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lucky dude ../../extensions/custom_smilies_2/img1/cool

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