my name is jj, from the bay area. i stumbled upon this site earlier this week, what a relief! its really nice to be around like minded people, our cars used to be outcasts. hehe!
ive been knee deep in toyotas since i was a kid, familys fault. hehe! ive had the same corolla sedan since college, and im planning on doing a major revamp on it once again.
i dont intend this to be a build thread, i just have no idea where to say hello? i apologize if this is the wrong place for this...
heres some pictures :
this was taken in 2002, it had GAB coilovers and konig rims (i couldnt afford real deal te's at that time,hehe) engine wise it had a cold air intake and full exhaust and vafc, installed a c56 transmission and had the intake manifold ported. i thought i had the fastest car around. hehe, ahhh the good old days! car was a 1994 dx 1.8 manual tranny and had every single option, still convinced its a rebadged LE!
ill dig up more pics of my car hanging out during the early days of club4ag and bay area scca autox.
converted everything to ae100 spec, maybe during 2005. car had been abused in NASA time trials and scca autox so a paintjob was necessary, although its not that nice looking anymore today due to more abuse. this was 4 years ago,hehe!
i swapped an ae111 bzr blacktop during early 2005, when it was still legal to ship front clips here stateside. it was great fun, made 165whp with regrind cams and 100oct. it has a ton of miles under its belt (used to be my one and only car, probably 100k miles or so), its been sitting for the last 3 years now due to needing new piston rings.
took a break from toyotas, so i got suckered by my friends into hondas. had a couple of civics, here is my last build.
recently got a new daily driver, its a 96 dx station wagon. automatic is king, cant imagine shifting gears on a daily basis. hehe!
plan for the sedan is atleast 400whp, my last civic made 550whp so anything less just feels wrong.
thats all for now! again, this is awesome that there are like minded people sharing their work and ideas. keep up the good work!
ill also have a forsale thread with some pretty awesome pieces i have collected throughout the years, make sure to check it out when you have a chance!