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My 93' Corolla From New Zealand

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Old 09-14-2010, 12:04 PM
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Hi All!

I'm Scott from New Zealand.

I own a 1993 Toyota Corolla SE Limited (JDM AE100 4-door sedan). I've owned it for 2-years so far. I bought it when it was completely stock and have gradually added things to it to make it different and unique.

Here's a list of current mods and some photos:

* Replaced engine with 60,000km (37,000 mile) 5A-FE.
* Lowered on 40mm Jamex springs.
* Full 2" exhaust with Dynomax muffler and 2x resonators.
* Pod filter with custom 3" CAI (cold air intake).
* BMW M3 trunk lip spoiler.
* Aftermarket fibreglass sideskirts.
* Rolled rear fenders.
* Optional OEM 3-point strut brace.
* Monroe GT Reflex gas shocks.
* 17" alloy wheels with Hankook 205/40/17 tyres.
* Custom exhaust manifold and front pipe (4-2-1).
* Removed the catalytic converter.
* Resurfaced front disc brakes.
* Sony Xplod head-unit, Sony 6.5" 4-way front speakers, Sony 444w amp.
* Toyota Sprinter GT seats.
* AE101 FX-GT factory option Momo leather steering wheel.
* OEM Lexus IS200 aluminium foot pedals.
* Painted valve cover red.
* Chrome Simota oil cap.
* Front/rear bumper lips painted.



















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Old 09-14-2010, 12:08 PM
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Haha, awesome! I think Barry from the Mustang Connection had one for sale for a bit. It looked perfect for a simple winter 'beater' for someone.
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wow! that is fantastic. Very cool ride, most people wouldn't even look twice probably! Very stealth. And I think you kiwi's are RHD anyways right? So it's not like you'd stand out there either.
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Old 09-14-2010, 03:05 PM
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wow! that is fantastic. Very cool ride, most people wouldn't even look twice probably! Very stealth. And I think you kiwi's are RHD anyways right? So it's not like you'd stand out there either.
Thanks! Although I'm not sure whether to take that as a compliment or an insult

Yep, RHD . Here's some shots of the interior (the first one is before the FX-GT Momo steering wheel and Lexus pedals were fitted) -














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definitely a compliment! You've got something really special, that 99% of the nose-picking public wouldn't even know about - myself included, and you've got this secret everywhere you go. I'd have a huge smile about that personally. The interior is very cool - back seats are very sporty - like in the back of a fairlady or RX7 or something! Very cool overall - really like the wheel too!. The only thing I don't love is the shift knob.. seems thick and ungainly. Man, this is cool and I'm glad you posted pics!

What kind of performance is this at? I know some of the corollas got up to just under 200hp, but I've got no idea with that swap what you'd be running, and what kind of 0-60 you'd be able to get.
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Welcome and I must say, darn nice Corolla!
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definitely a compliment! You've got something really special, that 99% of the nose-picking public wouldn't even know about - myself included, and you've got this secret everywhere you go. I'd have a huge smile about that personally. The interior is very cool - back seats are very sporty - like in the back of a fairlady or RX7 or something! Very cool overall - really like the wheel too!. The only thing I don't love is the shift knob.. seems thick and ungainly. Man, this is cool and I'm glad you posted pics!

What kind of performance is this at? I know some of the corollas got up to just under 200hp, but I've got no idea with that swap what you'd be running, and what kind of 0-60 you'd be able to get.
Wow, that really is a compliment. Thanks man, I appreciate it. The seats are out of a Sprinter GT. I had to do a folding rear seat conversion as my standard rear seats used to be the non-foldable type. I agree with you about the shift knob and shift boot. I'm planning on getting a leather shift boot and shift knob from a GT Apex Levin. Not sure of the power as I haven't taken it on the dyno yet. Would love to chuck a 3S-GTE in one day. Thanks again dude.

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Welcome and I must say, darn nice Corolla!
Thank you!

Here's a photo that I took when I got pulled over by a cop last year

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Nice ride ShartShooter and welcome to the forum. Are you a big Toyota and Corolla fan?

Do you have any future plans for this car or another Toyota?
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Nice ride ShartShooter and welcome to the forum. Are you a big Toyota and Corolla fan?

Do you have any future plans for this car or another Toyota?
Thanks! Yeah I'm huge Toyota fan. I originally bought my Corolla purely for the fuel economy as I couldn't continue to afford to run turbo vehicles with the ever rising fuel prices, but ended up falling in love with it, especially after I found out how high the availabilty of aftermarket parts were.

I would love to do a 4A-GE 20v swap someday, or possibly even a 3S-GTE swap if I figure out how to grow a money tree . My family have owned quite a few Toyotas so far. Including an AE92 Levin GT Apex, Starlet Glanza V, Echo T-Sport, Vitz RS, Caldina GT-T and of course, my Corolla SE Limited. Some of my previous cars includes four Mitsubishi Cordias (GSRs) and a Honda Civic.
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Cool, so you specialize in NA sport compacts. I think one of our old mods CDE had some Toyota with 4A-GE in his vehicle and he liked it quite a bit.
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