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This thread amuses me, we're in the exact same situation. My 86 moves under its own power but its got a nasty trans leak and the r&p screams. I've been putting more hard driving hours on my ff than my racecar.

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This thread amuses me, we're in the exact same situation. My 86 moves under its own power but its got a nasty trans leak and the r&p screams. I've been putting more hard driving hours on my ff than my racecar.
yikes! tbh, this is as far as I'd like to go with the ae100. it's fast, and does the job of getting my fill of hard driving in. BUT. just doesn't satisfy as well as the 86 does! even just driving around town, nothing compares to the 86.

keep telling myself soon, the 86 will be back in action... but getting funds has proven difficult x_x....
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what's your headlight/hid setup?
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what's your headlight/hid setup?
stock. i prefer running the high beams over HIDs. I can turn the high's off going around blind turns to see oncoming headlights easier, so I'm able to react sooner if there is a car.
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Nice find, looks like somebody already swapped out the front bumper. You can have a lot of fun with these for cheap, as long as you don't want to do much to the engine. Roll the fenders, throw some 205/45/17s in, beefy Hotchkis swaybars, Tokico blues, Eibach / TRD progressive springs ( so you don't kill your spine on the street), tower braces, and go grip-style, or cheap steelies and high PSI for maximum grip loss.

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Thanks for tips Piloter. That's what I love most about this thing, allows me to my fun on the roads and stay under the radar. Pretty sure the bumper is stock though? Car came from an old lady that just used it to get to/from work (best previous car owners!).

Oh, forgot to mention, one thing I'm getting done forsure is a proper seat and install this extra Momo I have laying around. I've been picking up the bad habit of using my knees and arms to brace my body around turns. I can pick up a fixed bucket seat easy. But this car is my daily (not trying to break my back), I would rather get myself a reclinable bucket seat. It's just that those are mmoonnneeeeyyyy x___x...

Next half-off day at the junkyard I'll be grabbing full suspension from a AE92 and swap those on the ae1xx. iirc, AE92 strut casings are pretty beefy compared to the ae1xx, and I can get myself a rear disc brake conversion 8).
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