JDMitch's 1983 Sprinter Trueno AE86 Panda
03-26-2010, 09:00 PM
Post: #11
JDMitch's 1983 Sprinter Trueno AE86 Panda
very very nice mate..

keep them pics coming
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03-26-2010, 10:54 PM
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JDMitch's 1983 Sprinter Trueno AE86 Panda
Well wake up then: the Initial D AE86 was never an original in the story either. According to the storyline Bunta already modified the suspension to great extend before Takumi actually started racing it. Wink

1982 - TA60 Carina 4dr sedan - fun cruiser
1983 - AE86 Sprinter Trueno - import project
2013 - Honda Civic sport - daily driver
2004 - AEU86 dot ORG - daily domain

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03-28-2010, 12:14 PM
Post: #13
JDMitch's 1983 Sprinter Trueno AE86 Panda
yup and when i got the car from Japan, it had extensive modifications on the suspension. See the reason why i would keep it that way?
Original looking, better handling, and a cult favourite.

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03-28-2010, 12:28 PM
Post: #14
JDMitch's 1983 Sprinter Trueno AE86 Panda
Nice car, is this the one that sat on trade me for a few months for sale? Looks familiar.
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03-29-2010, 04:11 AM
Post: #15
JDMitch's 1983 Sprinter Trueno AE86 Panda
hi, a couple of new photos, more after work Smile


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03-29-2010, 07:29 AM
Post: #16
JDMitch's 1983 Sprinter Trueno AE86 Panda
Looks good! A mate has one identical to this. Got to love the ole Tofu look!

So did you buy it or were the guy trying to sell it?
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03-29-2010, 11:58 AM
Post: #17
JDMitch's 1983 Sprinter Trueno AE86 Panda
nah i bought it, first NZ owner, just sat in a garage in JP for years and used every month or so.Smile

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03-29-2010, 12:41 PM
Post: #18
JDMitch's 1983 Sprinter Trueno AE86 Panda
When cornering at high speeds, the steering wheel twitches alot, like hard decent turning by itself? is this called bumpsteer?
I have no powersteering with the GTV short steering arms(quickrack) and it is lowered, logically, i am thinking that by lowering it, it may have disrupted the lower arm angle and so giving feedback(esp without powersteering and short arms).
Can this be fixed byn use of RCAs(roll centre adjusters), which claim to fix this and if so, what is the best brand/ spec to get?
Thanks


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04-12-2010, 01:07 PM
Post: #19
JDMitch's 1983 Sprinter Trueno AE86 Panda
Recieved my New TRD swaybars and bushes from Japan on Friday.
After struggling with fitting the front one for a long time, we finally succeeded before taking it to Pukekohe race track for testing on saturday.
The improvement in handling on the road was outstanding, it just stuck to the road through corners.
Pukekohe was awsome, only about 10 other cars there in total, love out-braking the high horsepower cars!
Swaybars:
TRD
Front:#48810-AE800 24mm
Rear:#48830-AE810 16mm

To install front you must drop both radius brackets then fit bush cradles before the end linkages. still very difficult with the hard TRD bushes to get the cradles lined up.(all night lol)
Rear is easy as!(10mins!)

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04-12-2010, 01:09 PM
Post: #20
JDMitch's 1983 Sprinter Trueno AE86 Panda
Just resprayed my tapper covers on my engine in the factory colours: gold with black letters and blue 16VALVE.
Looks awesome, will post pics.

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