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kOOpA AE86 Update! by kOOpA
February 15, 2012, 5:43 pm
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Oh ma gosh! I still exist!

Since moving down to Atlanta a few months ago, after years of letting it sit, I finally got my 86 running again! Then I blew up the motor doing a mountain run! How Takumi of me, huh? Yeah, I went there.

Oh well! Now it’s gots a new motor, 4AGZE!

I also bought a body kit for it, I’ve only got the front bumper on so far, haha. I’ll have the rest of the kit on, along with new paint, sooooooon! A few of the other Rowdy dudes and I are going to have matching 86s, SO COOL!

Events start next month down here, can’t wait! Stay tuned for more Corolla porn ^^


video > multitasking by kOOpA
June 9, 2010, 9:28 pm
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found this video on FR Sedan, this dude is having a blast =p

86’s new good luck charm by kOOpA
August 19, 2009, 12:00 pm
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asuka got me this while visiting a shrine with her friends last month. she said it’s to keep me safe when i’m in my car, i can use that! haha!

86 update – new lip n side skirts! by kOOpA
August 14, 2009, 6:00 pm
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domi gave me these, since he won’t be using them. sweet! free upgrade! =p

8/6: Cool pics go here. by cfdomi
August 7, 2009, 12:35 am
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I wasn’t exactly sure what to write in this post, but i figure the vast majority of you are here for the pictures and not the text anyway, so what does it matter?

Here’s a collection of favourite AE86 pics gathered by the hardworking nerds at

Rough World AE86

Rough World AE86

Here’s a good start – even if you are some kind of weirdo and RoughWorld style isn’t your thing, you should appreciate the wheel choice and fitment. If that doesn’t do it for you, i think you’ve arrived at the wrong address.

Pancakes a la Russakoff

Pancakes a la Russakoff

Everyone’s favourite AE86 enthusiast (I may be projecting slightly) and fabricator John Russakoff pulls a pancake in his (now turbo) F22C-powered AE86. If you’ve never seen pictures of this man’s fabrication endeavors you should follow the link on the image and look at the gallery. He’s the creator of Taka Aono’s BEAUTIFUL turbo manifold setup on the FA 4AGTE.

Mr John at work.

Mr John at work.

For those of you that saw the above pic and thought “MOAR,” I’m only too happy to oblige. You should look up Russakoff’s rebuild thread before FD Vegas ’08. That man can create an AE86 out of what was previously not an AE86, and that’s a bloody feat.

86 Day 08

86 Day '08

Here’s a pic from the JP track day that took place on August 6th last year, in celebration of 86 day. On the left is Miguel of Newera’s reverse gray panda AE86. I believe that car was built with the money he got from selling his S2k, and instead of dropping into his mortgage he went to Techno Pro Spirits and bought a motor. Unwise? I’d say AWESOME!

Cali does Boro.

Cali does Boro.

Boro style done right. Notice the Azenis on the front of the one on the right.

If old man Rhoad reads this – where the hell do you stock up on your Azenis, man? Hook kOOpA up, ’cause he’s been discovering grip lately and liking it a lot!

Clean, monotone, beautiful.

Clean, monotone, beautiful.

RS Watanabe (or lookalikes thereof), no corner lights, no sideskirts – I like.

Antonio CypherGarage Alvendia

Antonio CypherGarage Alvendia

The godfather of tsurai-chi [sp?] for Club4AG and former Speedhunter, Antonio, can school most anyone on offset. The man’s a Corolla legend as far as my opinion is concerned. I doubt he’ll ever come accross this post, but just in case he does – thank you, CG, for being awesome!

I can’t wait to see what his next project will turn into. I think without him and his obnoxiously amazing archive of oldskool pics Speedhunters wouldn’t have gone half as far as they did.

Crystal Body Yokohama Levin

Crystal Body Yokohama Levin

CBY levin. This was, for the longest time, one of my main inspirations when it came to AE86.

Moto-Ps levin

Moto-P's levin

Moto-P. There’s nothing I can say here that can possibly summarize how amazing that man is. He is probably responsible for popularizing AE86s more than any other man in the USA. Owner and admin of Club4AG and one of the cleanest Levins evar.



This is, I believe, a European AE86. Great shot.



If you don’t like it, there are other websites you could visit.

Wheel fitment - you have it or you dont.

Wheel fitment - you have it or you don't.

I can’t even flame the colour. This car is inflammable.

White is the ultimate colour for rims.

White is the ultimate colour for rims.

SSR MKIs and TE37s – the guy has oldskool AND time attack on lockdown.

What to do with AE86.

What to do with AE86.

Katsuhiro Ueo in his practice AE86. You can try and hate on the no-bumper policy for practice vehicles, but if this shot doesn’t prove how much money that is saving him – nothing will.

What not to do with AE86.

What not to do with AE86.

Some poor EU fella. Aww…

In conclusion, I apologize for being lazy and hotlinking a bunch of pics from Club4AG, but I figured it’s better than nothing, and i really couldn’t afford to miss my debut post on 8/6. Looking at the clock right now, I see that I failed to, but I did my best.

I let you go with one final picture that sums up what i think an amateur AE86 should look like –  simple, functional and fun:

The Demon who makes trophies of man.

The Demon who makes trophies of man.

Now go out there and be somebody!

happy hachi roku day! by kOOpA
August 6, 2009, 9:04 am
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the day is here! august 6th, hachi roku day ^^ what better excuse to post a bunch of ae86 stuff!? let’s get it started, then!

here’s a classic video of nobuteru taniguchi tearing up the touge in his 86

haha, i don’t drive that well with actual racing shoes =p NOB is the man!

another classic, i remember the first time i watched this. my reaction went right along with the dudes in the following car XD

of course, this has been one of my dream cars ever since. who DOESN’T want to put some supposed cool guys to shame in a 20 year-old toyota!!??

this is a given, and has already been posted on motormavens today, and i think i may have even posted it on this blog a while back.. turns out.. i’m still posting it, because sometimes reruns are good. really good!

i can’t wait to be doing stuff like this in my 20v corolla! people who talk down on manjiing.. obviously haven’t done it enough at 70mph+, that stuff is funnnnnnn!

this is alexi’s friend goto-san tearing it up!

what? you can’t do that with 160hp? haha =p check out alexi’s post on goto-san!

here’s some coverage of toshiki yoshioka destroying formula drift las vegas 2008 in his nitrous 20v coupe (hmmmm, all i need is nitrous, huh?)

this one’s pretty fresh! check out hibino’s 2009 version ae86!

nitrous 20v again! is this the new winning formula for hachis?

i actually just heard about this one yesterday, tsuchiya-san taking itsuki’s (the hachi go driver from initial d) voice actor for a ride along, lol!

you would figure a dude involved with a major anime involving drifting would have been before, right?

i posted this one just a short bit ago, but guess what? you need to see it again!

a lot of the driving in this video is pat cyr in his 86 coupe. we saw this dude just last weekend at d1 chicago and he was KILLING it, i dunno how he didn’t qualify =( oh well, it was cool to find a new favorite driver. better luck next time, pat!

that’s it for this post. man, i hope i can get my hachi rolling around today.. i just replaced my distributor cap and rotor yesterday, now i just need to get it timed right! i wanna go drive on hachi roku day!

check out these hachi-friendly blogs for more stuff throughout the day!


rad rides – inoejeff’s hachi coupe by kOOpA
May 29, 2009, 8:17 am
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this car belongs to inoejeff from roadster drift i just can’t get over the amount of hotness, especially cuz there’s not much to it!

epic doesn’t do any justice by kOOpA
April 10, 2009, 3:48 pm
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now i don’t want to make a regular habit of posting content from speedhunters, because you’ll probably see their post either way, and i’d rather put up stuff you might not otherwise see. but god DAMN!


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