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ok, so i just sold my ae86 and i am forced to buy another car, more like a cheaper car, and so i decided on a ae92 corolla sedan, and i have a few questions for a sedan guru here. :confused:

1. what do i need, and do a rear disc break conversion(from a 88 gts rite?) also will the fx gts rear rotors work for it? for some odd reason i have a pair of rear fx gts rear cross drilled rotors in my garage.

2. what kind of lowering springs and struts can i use?(from a 88 gts as well?) if so i am prolly gunna get some kyb or some monroes(dont wants these) but im guessing that what ever sedan i get itll need this anyways.

3. will i be able to use the sway and strut bars from a 88 gts as well?

4. what are your sedan builds like? im thinking of either running a 20v or a bar'd 4agze, but this will take some time since im in due of money, and buying a lower cost vehicle. but more or less, i am very interested in peoples thoughts and build on their AE92.

5. i have a set of ae86 fender flares as well, will they fit or will there be a lot of modding for it to be installed?

6. are there any type of lip kits for the ae92 sedan? if so how can i come to own some and where would they be at?(can i use any with little mods to fit it? and i dont want to run lawn edge trimming, the honda guys killed that look for me)

7. i could use a strut bar from a 87-89 gts coup on the sedan rite? i think someone told me that at TORC.
8. i know the sedans have a open diff, but the gts trans has a lsd diff doesnt it? if it does i should be able to use that transmission for the time being since hte block is still a 4a block.

9. clutch and flywheel, would i be able to use the same as the ae86? o have a ae86 fidanza flywheel and a act 1st stage clutch in my garage still too.(buyer didnt want to pay extra for those parts)

10. can i use the gts seats on it? will it fit as in bolt ups? if not what kind of seat brackets will i have to buy?(have a set of some ebay buckets in the garage, been there for ages)

if someone can answer those questions or some of them ill very much appreciate it, also give some pointers in the upgrade on the car, like ride handle, power etc etc. also if any1 is selling parts as well, id like to know as well. thanks in advance.
oh yeah and if there is someone with a negative comment as why i didnt run a search ima answer that in advance, im on my iphone atm and its too difficult to use a search on at&t 3g network... also more importantly i want to seek wisdom from the gurus.
 

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I am by no means a sedan guru or guru of any kind, but I'll take the first shot at answering your questions.

ok, so i just sold my ae86 and i am forced to buy another car, more like a cheaper car, and so i decided on a ae92 corolla sedan, and i have a few questions for a sedan guru here. :confused:

1. what do i need, and do a rear disc break conversion(from a 88 gts rite?) also will the fx gts rear rotors work for it? for some odd reason i have a pair of rear fx gts rear cross drilled rotors in my garage.

you should get the full disc BRAKE setup from an 88-91 GTS and I believe the AE82 FX GTS will also work too which should mean that those rotors you have should work. I think. Get these parts:
-Rear hub with caliper and bracket (get the rotor too just to have for reference)
-I'd get all the suspension links (I don't remember which ones were the different ones)
-E-Brake cables
-Proportioning Valve
2. what kind of lowering springs and struts can i use?(from a 88 gts as well?) if so i am prolly gunna get some kyb or some monroes(dont wants these) but im guessing that what ever sedan i get itll need this anyways.
you can use any lowering springs meant for an AE92 i.e. 88-92 corolla. Coupe or sedan, they should still fit. Look at brands like Apexi, eibach, intrax etc.

3. will i be able to use the sway and strut bars from a 88 gts as well?
you should be able to. You'll need:
-Front control arms
-F & R sway bars and end links
-Brackets for the rear bushing of the front control arm
-Brackets/bushings for the rear sway bar

4. what are your sedan builds like? im thinking of either running a 20v or a bar'd 4agze, but this will take some time since im in due of money, and buying a lower cost vehicle. but more or less, i am very interested in peoples thoughts and build on their AE92.
Take a look at "project emty wallet" for the cream of the crop. Do a search for sedans and there should be a thread of ppls sedans. I myself plan to put in a smallport 4age. Nothing fancy, i just like how it is in my GTS.

5. i have a set of ae86 fender flares as well, will they fit or will there be a lot of modding for it to be installed?
Probably won't fit, but I'm guessing you'll answer that question once you get the car.

6. are there any type of lip kits for the ae92 sedan? if so how can i come to own some and where would they be at?(can i use any with little mods to fit it? and i dont want to run lawn edge trimming, the honda guys killed that look for me)
Do search, I believe people have gotten lips from other cars that looked decent. I'm not much help here.

7. i could use a strut bar from a 87-89 gts coup on the sedan rite? i think someone told me that at TORC.
87-89? That doesn't seem to make sense to me. You can use one from an 88-91 GTS if you drill the holes in your sedan's firewall.

8. i know the sedans have a open diff, but the gts trans has a lsd diff doesnt it? if it does i should be able to use that transmission for the time being since hte block is still a 4a block.
Not all GTSs had LSDs. I know mines doesn't. If you find one, you should be able to use the tranny little to no modification.

9. clutch and flywheel, would i be able to use the same as the ae86? o have a ae86 fidanza flywheel and a act 1st stage clutch in my garage still too.(buyer didnt want to pay extra for those parts)
If you put in a 4AGE, I think you can use it. Not with the 4AFE, there's different number of bolts to the crank. Clutch maybe.

10. can i use the gts seats on it? will it fit as in bolt ups? if not what kind of seat brackets will i have to buy?(have a set of some ebay buckets in the garage, been there for ages)
I think so. I'm going to try this too.

if someone can answer those questions or some of them ill very much appreciate it, also give some pointers in the upgrade on the car, like ride handle, power etc etc. also if any1 is selling parts as well, id like to know as well. thanks in advance.
oh yeah and if there is someone with a negative comment as why i didnt run a search ima answer that in advance, im on my iphone atm and its too difficult to use a search on at&t 3g network... also more importantly i want to seek wisdom from the gurus.
Poor you on AT&T :p. My verizon is almost as fast as my home broadband. hehe.

Good luck
 

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thank you for answering those questions, i really do apperciate it, and yes at&t sucks, i miss my verizon plan soo much now... but yeah ima get the car and look forward to having a awesome toyota daily. i have been looking online for some time now, on mods and upgrade for the corolla, but yeah i havent found any type of lowering springs for it, thats in my price range, well iguess ill have to ride stock and save up for a bit. would you think a 93-07 corolla spring will fit the ae92? if so i might just go and try and get some ebay ones... dont want to buy it unless i can find out that itll fit.... once again thanks. is there another that can notion this, and give me more advise and tips on the FWD corolla... i mean i know all about the RWD but nuthing in the FWD....
 

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1. For the rear discs, I just got the whole knuckles with everything (rotors, calipers, wheel bearings, etc.). You'll need to get the trailing arms, or the rearmost suspension links, whatever you want to call em. You'll need the parking brake lines if you want you PB to work. Finally you'll need the proportioning valve. Here's a pic with everything except the proportioning valve.


2. The best OEM replacements for the sedan are the KYB GR-2's all round, but I've also heard that you can get the KYB AGX's from and MR2 on the front only. So you can go either GR-2s all round, or go AGX up front and GR2 in the rear. If you want performance you'll have to go with Koni Yellow inserts that end up being about $800-$900 and I think you'll have to have GTS struts. I read that if you lower you car more than 1.5in. with the GR2's you'll risk bottoming out the struts and hitting the valve on the bottom of the inside of the struts rendering them useless. So if you go for the GR2's, I'd suggest you get some Eibachs with a 1.1 in. drop to be safe. If you want to go lower you'll need either full coil-overs which are expensive and probably won't last you long, or go for the Koni Yellows.

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9. Honestly I have no idea :(

10. Should be able to, but then again I'm not sure.

11. No idea if 93 and up springs would fit.


Thanks SuperRA ya did all the work for me :D

Nice to see people are still interested in there old sedans, I guess it's because they're so cool :cool:
 

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would you think a 93-07 corolla spring will fit the ae92? if so i might just go and try and get some ebay ones... dont want to buy it unless i can find out that itll fit
They'll fit if you use the struts as well. You should easily be able to get some AE101 (1993-1997) struts at a junkyard or wreckers for a good price. Unfortunately you can't just use the springs in your AE92 struts as the 1993-2007 springs are wider in diameter at the bottom so won't sit in the strut seat properly (you could get away with using them on the rear if you bash the bottom of your AE92 strut seat to make it larger). So for the fronts you'd need the AE101 struts, springs and top hats, and for the rears you'd need the AE101 struts and springs, but you'd use your standard AE92 top hats.
 
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