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30th December 2007, 08:33 PM
Currently: Basically stock 4a-c, Coilovers all round with camber tops, Enkei cross fever 14x7 +8 wheels and replaced all bushes with uretahne items.

Future mods: Pretty much the usual 4age, Locked borg warner, LCA's and spacers for the rear and maybe a KE front end... havn't really decided if I wanna soil the spirit name

Please leave comments and suggestions


picked it up like this

Now looks like this

30th December 2007, 08:42 PM
far out mang, that looks heaps tidy. love the rims on that thing :) (y)

30th December 2007, 08:42 PM
Minty FRESH!

Looks great man, wheels suit it perfectly, if only they were a tad wider...

Any rust in it at all?

As for the KE front end, it's a mixed blessing.

Depending on your taste it'll look better, however the trade off is the inferior headlights. Quadlights will fix that, however that's more $$

What are you planning to use it for? Daily commute / drift special?

Warmed over smallport, Sprinter struts with JDM brakes and Kouki T series with disc brakes + 5 & 4kg springs sounds like a good all rounder to me :)

Best of luck mate, if you got any questions don't hesitate to ask, but search first.


30th December 2007, 08:51 PM
Do not swap to a flat front, this thing looks perfect the way it is - I'd just repaint the wheel centres to match the stripes and give it a polish - I;m keen to put a spirit stripe/wing on mine now as well! Damn!

My 71 has sprinter struts/brakes and a locker - I would suggest if its a daily the locker maybe a pain but its not that big an issue

Your pics have given me another reason not to swap it out, cheers!

30th December 2007, 10:37 PM
Javal: There's a little in the boot around the fuel pump and around the rear wheel arches but mint otherwise. It seems alot of people are going for the JDM headlight look but Dave from AJPS's spirit I think looks cool with the slanty nose and ae86 front bar.

Course_out: A locked diff's has plenty more advantages then disadvantages imo

Oh and the car is a drift project

30th December 2007, 10:51 PM
ARRRRRGGGGGHHHHHHH I spotted this a week or two back. In a driveway at Carindale, Looks hot mate.

Keeping the Spirit would keep it original.. I like it.

Grr I need coilovers ahaha

Keep it good lookin man, have fun with the dori


30th December 2007, 11:07 PM
havent seen a slanty nose with shaved bumpers??

wanna give it a go :)

30th December 2007, 11:15 PM
callum (deleta) had a shaved bumper when he had a slanty nose, I'm gonna chuck on 86 front and rear bars soonish so I don't think I'm gonna bother with that unless you wanna do it for me lol

30th December 2007, 11:17 PM
man that looks really good!

i actually like the slanty front on that, i think its the red badge on the grill, makes it look different or something

obey wan boenny
30th December 2007, 11:59 PM
ahh Callum's old rims :P looking awesome man :)

31st December 2007, 02:46 AM
Looks good man, suprised I haven't seen it while going through that area.

31st December 2007, 07:28 AM
Fuck yah dude this thing looks mint

I still have that pan hard rod here and those sigma arms if your keen

31st December 2007, 10:35 AM
leave the 71 front on a spirit

rims look cool as they are sort of the same colour as the spirit stripes

31st December 2007, 04:29 PM
Definately leave the front end you have now. Looks nice as it is.

Nice pickup, I dont think a stocker gets better than that. Spirit wing :wub:

2nd January 2008, 02:47 PM
Thanks guys, gonna start the weight reduction tonight. Apart from sound deadening and seats where are some good places to get rid of some extra weight? without looking too conspicious of course

2nd January 2008, 02:53 PM
heater, aircon, radio?

I just got back from adelaide and dave showed me a customer's car which was a slanty front with the AJPS lip - looked HOT!

ask him to get a photo of it for you, completly changes the look

nice tidy car mate, good to see the mods are happening in the right order (y)

2nd January 2008, 03:09 PM
sprinter rear bar? :huh:

2nd January 2008, 04:43 PM
Dude car is tidy as!
Wish i had started with something this good.

sprinter bars look wak , but each to there own .

Please leave the stripes and name for the factory special look.
and like gilly said ,wheel centres same as stripes look mad.

5th January 2008, 03:55 PM


shined my wheels cause I was bored lol





Waitin till it gets cooler until I pull out the heater and front seats etc. Gettin some LCA's and spacers this week then I'll pump my guards and lower it a little

6th January 2008, 04:26 PM
I agree with you on the locker mate, don't worry - just being responsible is all ;)

6th January 2008, 11:10 PM
yea thats cool I don't drive it much anyway :rolleyes:

8th January 2008, 11:46 PM


16th January 2008, 10:52 PM
Got some sigma arms in today results are very nice:


-2 with the camber tops all the way to +

18th January 2008, 04:55 PM
Nice. More pics?

18th January 2008, 06:43 PM
Spotted you today at Morningside Toyota....... looked nice, rims stood out.


20th January 2008, 03:55 PM
yea i work next door at beaurepaires

26th January 2008, 12:41 AM
some crap pic's for yall


I'm thinkin ajps front lip, cheers felix for the referral


1st April 2008, 01:04 AM
Bit of progress:

old 4ac blown head gasket


new 4ac with weber new gaskets and clutch


how it sits atm


1st April 2008, 11:43 PM
Looking schmick mate... needs more 4AGE however :P

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Holy crap, that's me. First time i worked for AJPS lol.

1st April 2008, 11:46 PM
I'm guessing it sits at ur work aye.. Ive seen it in the bays couple of times.


2nd April 2008, 12:26 PM
nice ride mang!

2nd April 2008, 10:28 PM
yea it's been sitting at my work for about a month lol, put the motor in today and got it running the weber sounds pretty sweet. Richyy you know who this is? lol wet tandems bro i'll show ya how to slide a ke hehe jks :P

2nd April 2008, 11:07 PM
well if we both didnt sell up u could have joined me in linking local...now its too late :( ...but u can still let me slide urs :D

2nd April 2008, 11:10 PM
you wish haha, nah I'll call you when it rains and you can have a spin I guess feel the powah!!!!!

3rd April 2008, 08:13 PM
sounds like a plan, see if ive improved since last time u saw me steer ;) :D

9th April 2008, 09:31 PM
New 4ac is now in and running for now. 4age rebuild coming very soon, maybe even boosted :)


9th April 2008, 10:54 PM
Not sure if u remember Art n Motion ahahha! lfs ftw cars looking good dude!

10th April 2008, 10:29 AM
Dude thats very nice

Colour matched stripe/rims worked out well for a coincidence! True 80s flavour!

Love spirits, they are definately the corolla to have, 4ac and 5 speed makes for a good fun wet weather car!

1st July 2008, 08:15 PM
Hey mate please PM me back or call me as to why you still haven't transferred the rego on this car into your name!? If I don't hear from you it will be canceled tommorow

1st July 2008, 10:26 PM
** All good now he said he de-registered the car when he bought it but seeing as it was still in my name they never cancelled it lol

3rd July 2008, 08:12 PM
nice lookin 71 man, clean as a whistle :2thumbs: