View Full Version : Phrostbyte's AE71 4AGTE Project

16th January 2006, 11:08 PM
Hey peeps,
After updating Jim's thread I realized I don't even have a thread here ahahah. My website is pretty useless at the moment. I was driving the 4AGE KE70 around for atleast a month and a half and never even got a decent engine bay photo (And trust me, my conversion had to be one of the cleanest around, everything was neat and OEM looking).

The KE70 write off...
Anyway, about 8-9 days ago, on one of me and Jim's drift excursions, I learned something... Never stick your arm out the window, mid-drift, to show off to cameras... while you are using an open diff. Came around the corner cleanly, initiated the drift, and *bang* it regained traction, threw me into inertia and my front left wheel hit a curb at around 80kmph. I bent the control arm about 40 degrees back, bent the tie rod and managed to even kink the chassis rails in two locations. The impact also broke the mounts off my thermofan, which fell onto the waterpump pulley and got chewed up quite nicely as it was thrown violently around the enginebay... *sigh* http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/sleep.gif
That was once a 2degree negative camber! Also the steering wheel is actually turned a little to the left at the moment.. talk about toe in ahahah.

Anyway 3 days later I went out and purchased this nice little buzzbox. A white AE71 CS-X. T50 gearbox with perfect synchros. I was quite impressed by my find. The last few days I've done some rust fixing work, panel replacing and just sprucing up its general roadworthiness. Some time this week it will get a roadworthy certificate, be registered, and then straight away the 4AGE and all suspension mods will go in.

After rwc and rego I figure I'll probably make a whole new section of my website dedicated to the AE71. Start off fresh http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/wink.gif.


I decided to make this the daily-driver and buy a MINT one for the 4AGTE some time in future. Anyway.

Kev (Phrostbyte)

1984 Toyota Corolla AE71

JDM 96kW RWD 4AGE Bigport

Matrix pod filter
TRD copy 4-2-1 ceramic coated extractors
2.25" Press-bent exhaust with two mufflers
Hyundai Excel alloy core radiator

AE71 T50 Gearbox

Front: Stock, might chuck my RA28 brakes on soon, TRD 4.7KG/MM springs
Rear: Stock drum brakes, Stock shocks, Chopped springs

Front: 14x6 Rims with Kelly 185/60/R14
Back: 13x5 AE71 Alloys with Yokohama 175/75/R13 (Getting the good rims fixed)

Pfft nothing, cbf with this rusty thing... I sprayed and replaced a quarter panel and pulled off the plastic side protectors and pinstripe, still cbf removing the sticky shit from the pinstripe...

Full blue CS-X plushpile
Autotechnica Boss kit and some Sports steering wheel

Nothing, although there are speakers embedded in my door trims from the KE70 I cbf wiring them up

No dyno run completed yet.
No quarter mile completed yet.

Well once I get the mint one running with a 4agte, I'll be selling this one off as a complete JDM 4AGE conversion package.


Yes it currently has a defect notice, will be putting stock springs in and registering it again afterwards, hence why I don't care about advertising my numberplates.




World-class easy access ECU mounting, A Phrostbyte initiative...


And the money shots...


No matter the shit-ness of the rest of the car, I do pride myself on doing a neat OEM-looking conversion, with as little random wiring as possible, and a clean engine bay. The cops that pulled me over and gave me the defect didn't even realize that the engine had been changed. Hahah I remember the first thing the cop said to me: "JEEZUS, sounds like you're revving that thing to 6000RPM or something!", then I'm like "7800RPM actually sir". The look on his face was priceless...

Damn kids and their graffiti!?
Nah not really, just had a bit too much fun last night hahah.

Comments appreciated, not that I care http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/tongue.gif

Watch this space.


16th January 2006, 11:17 PM
wont say it looks hot, but i can say itll turn out nicely!

make sure u keep us updated dude

16th January 2006, 11:56 PM
This is the old one:



So I suppose just imagine the white one with that same spoiler (sprayed white ofcoarse), rims and two-tone paint job http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/wink.gif

Edit: Oh and all the tinted windows out of the old one will be swapped into the white one too http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/biggrin.gif


17th January 2006, 12:34 AM

17th January 2006, 01:03 PM
2 tone looks tough.

I dont like the spoiler tho.

10th February 2006, 02:11 PM
First post updated. Ahah yeah I've been told the spoiler sucked, so it won't be going on this car, it'll stay on the OMGWTFBBQ spare parts shell http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/biggrin.gif.


10th February 2006, 02:36 PM
Man stop writing off these cool cars lol
thats your second or third write off isn't it

get a fucken lsd or something before trying to "drift"

sexy looking motor

10th February 2006, 05:11 PM
lsds are for pose()rz

10th February 2006, 06:23 PM
omg, please dont die and upgrade those brakes ASAP!!!!
i fear for my life with the ae71 and stock 4ac brakes http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/sad.gif

edit: http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/ph34r.gif

10th February 2006, 07:42 PM
Sweet, keep us updated on the turbo


10th February 2006, 11:48 PM
Just for v-tec, How long did this take you to put the 4age in kevin? lol

2nd March 2006, 02:19 PM
Soo clean man nice work

24th March 2006, 07:45 PM
Evan: Hahah yeah sorry man, I'm a menace to ke70/ae71s everywhere http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/tongue.gif. That was the second write off. The first one was due to driving on a shit road on my L's (Yes the council finally followed it up and fixed the road...). And the second one being that 100% genuine JDM drift damage yo'.

Dave: Lol only the best drifters drift with open diffs http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/tongue.gif

Leo: Yeah I have RA28 struts still sitting in my backyard from the written off KE70, muuuuuch bigger solid discs. I'll be getting these upgraded to coilovers soon.

Drift^Laurel: When I first put it into the KE70, it took around 2 weeks to get it all in, then a month f***ing around because I was given the wrong ignitor module and changed EVERYTHING else before even thinking about the ignitor.... The second time it took me 2 days from pulling out the 4ac to driving the 4age.

Others: Thanks for the nice comments http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/smile.gif

Ok for a massive update, I'm building this car into an AE71/AE86 Hybrid. First there is the RWC to take care of, which should happen within the next week (stupid defect). Anyway, pictures tell 1001 words.

The sprinter myself and my cousin are currently *slowly* paying off. I get the front end and rear bumper, he gets the interior and most of the other shit, works out well.

Trying to decide between Teal and Blood Orange for the respray colour after the hybrid is complete, votes anyone?

The things I do for RWC omg...

Ooooo shiny http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/biggrin.gif (Not finished yet, still more sanding and polishing to do. The TVIS badge is just sitting on there for testing purposes, not glued on yet.)

Even though this is the best performing stock 4AGE I've ever felt (180,180,180,180 compression, etc.), I'm gonna clean the inside of it a bit more while its out. (Sanding down the letters on the cam covers very carefully at the moment).

And another shiny thing I got delivered today.

More updates veeeery soon.

Edit: Almost forgot the quarter panel test-fit pics *slaps head*

This is all taken with the quarter panel slightly forward. All I would have to do when I get my quarterpanels is to grind down the top area a bit and it will slot in perfectly http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/smile.gif.




26th March 2006, 05:52 PM
what strut brace is that? dave said AE86 wont fit KE70 or was he on drugs when i spoke to him?

26th March 2006, 10:26 PM
Dom AE71 braces fit the front fine but rear braces are different

26th March 2006, 11:21 PM
May I make a suggestion with the front end swap? Don't try and fit the whole panel as it doesn't line up. Do like we do in minitruck land and graft the panels together to create one new panel. See the picture below. Once you have cut this section off your ae86 panel do the same to the ke70. Then combine the top section of the 86 to the bottom section of the 70. Hope that makes sense.


27th March 2006, 03:01 AM
Dom: Yes AE86 front strut braces fit KE70's/AE71's perfect. Did a test fit on the day that I got it and it fits like a glove.

Tarmac: My first thoughts were along the lines of doing exactly that, although it gets complicated trying to weld 2 panels together.. wouldn't they warp under the heat of a welder? Or even if they didn't, would you be able to sand them down so they look relatively... nice? I think grinding down the top right edge bit (just to the left of the fox sticker), and slotting it straight in is a much better idea, the shape of the panel is almost identical, and I'll probably fill that valley to the left of the W with bog and smooth it out, then cut the little ridge into it so it lines up nice.


27th March 2006, 05:46 AM
To weld 2 panels together you need someone who is experienced at welding. If you take your time welding the panels together and only do small welds at a time the panels won't warp. Also by doing it this way you can retain the ke70 swage lines and not have to worry about bogging up the ae86 ones.

After being welded together you grind the weld marks down and then run a small amount of bog over them to smooth out the weld marks. If you grind too hard and too long you can warp the panel just like welding.

2nd April 2006, 02:58 PM
Just copied this from Toymods...

Originally posted by Sam_Q
To all that knew Kev (phrostbyte),

I am sad to say that during the night, Kev was in a fatal car accident. I don't know the details yet other than he had a crash while driving my Corolla and passed away.

As his room-mate and being one of my best friends I am struggling to even write this. I can't imagine how his family must be feeling. He was someone who showed the most potential out of anyone I knew and it's such a waste that's hes gone now. He will be sadly missed as both a fellow car modifier and as a good friend.



2nd April 2006, 03:31 PM
will be missed... http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/sad.gif

rip kev

2nd April 2006, 03:39 PM
holy shit....that terrible...rip dude

2nd April 2006, 06:23 PM
Was ment to go down a few weeks ago to meet him and grab some parts off him but things came up and didnt' get a chance to. Thats all sorts of fucked up, RIP.

ae86 drifter
2nd April 2006, 06:25 PM
very sad to lose a member in such a way.RIP kev

2nd April 2006, 06:58 PM
Woah I can't imagine how his mates and family feel right now, time sort of stops when something like that happens. I was only re-reading his gte buildup yesterday.

R.I.P to Kev and condolences to his family.

2nd April 2006, 10:53 PM
lets hope this project gets finished for kev http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/smile.gif

2nd April 2006, 11:49 PM
shit is so sad, he did my website for a strut brace, dude was a genuine champion, i sent him and sms today, i know he will never get it, but...

RIP man, i might get a few stickers made up

3rd April 2006, 12:44 AM
hey guys(jimbo,room-mate,cousin,and brother)
kev was a great kid and we will all miss him deeply his ke71/ae86 hybrid will b rebuilt as soon as i can with help from sum of u guys thanks for all the feedback and more in general disscution thanks for all the support to our family and to our mates.


a cruise will b held in his memory very soon keep u guys posted

3rd April 2006, 01:14 AM
i will donate some parts to the cause

3rd April 2006, 07:48 PM
Sorry to hear this, another life lost is never a good thing,
My comiserations to his family and close friends

6th April 2006, 05:59 PM
The funeral for Kev is as follows,

it will be an open invite located in the tobin brothers building located inside the Berwick cemetry. It is located on Inglis rd (Melways ref: P111 F6)

The casket will be opened from 10:30 to 11:00, so if you prefer to not see that you can just turn up at 11:00 like myself.

the wake will be here:


6th April 2006, 06:19 PM
I thought I would also give a bit of an update, I didnt previously because I wanted to make sure it was apropriate. From what I hear from his brother and my dealings with the police, Kev was driving along minding his own buisness when someone from the oppersite direction overtook over double white lines, they went over a crest and found Kev right infront of them. A car that was behind Kev also hit into him.

As for me it looks like I can get anything out of my car if I chose to but otherwsie it will be crushed. I am happy to never see it again because I don't want to haunted by the memory of it. Kev was worth more to me than any amount of parts.

In a way I am happy that the car he was driving at the time was mine and not his because now we have something to remember him by.

6th April 2006, 07:41 PM
thanks for the update dood, i hope those guys get whats coming to them >:(

6th April 2006, 07:59 PM
oh no http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/sad.gif i was worried it was your car

6th April 2006, 08:58 PM
Very sad new to hear indeed... deepest condolonces to his family

i think it would be a great tribute if his car was completed in his honour

7th May 2006, 01:54 PM
Sorry to bring up this topic again but only just saw this ...my condolences to his mates and family ..very very sad to hear !!! makes me realise it can happen to anyone ! I was disscusing both projects with kev previously as I have been doing a very saimilar prodject ...and am so glad to see his will continue ...R.I.P ! !