My 1985 Toyota Corolla GTS Hatchback Project (2002-Present)
08-01-2009, 01:33 AM
Post: #1
My 1985 Toyota Corolla GTS Hatchback Project (2002-Present)
Hi-

Name is Ryan. I'm from the San Diego/Chula Vista, CA USA to be exact. I am usually on Club4AG, Zilvia, or SDDrift but thought I'd sign up here as well. I purchased this Corolla back in 2002 with 159,xxx miles and it was bone stock and unmodified....and needed a lot of work like most usually do. Almost 7 years later...this is my progress so far...a lot of hard work, late nights, trial & error, and $$$ has been put into the car. It has about 168,xxx miles now. Anyways, hello and here is my 86 (1985 Toyota Corolla GTS) sponsored (partially) by Vertex-USA in San Diego, CA.

2002 - Purchased the 1985 Toyota Corolla GTS...bone stock! A full tune up at a local Toyota dealership was completed soon after car was purchased. Ended up replacing the exhaust manifold with a brand new unit...original was cracked. Car remained stock for almost a year except for the addition of Nology Hotwires, JIC Front Carbon Strut Bar, Cusco Rear Carbon Strut Bar w/Cusco Tri-Bar, and JDM Rear Hatch Bar.
[Image: AEU86 AE86 - My 1985 Toyota Corolla GTS ...2-Present)]
[Image: AEU86 AE86 - My 1985 Toyota Corolla GTS ...2-Present)]

2003 - Started modding the car
Installed TRD Headgasket, Eibach Pro-Kit Springs, Tokico Blue Shocks, Advan Oni 15x7 +15 (front) & 15x7.5 +2 (rear), HKS Mushroom Air Filter, Defi Heads-Up Display, Pivot Fan Control, Momo Tuner Steering Wheel, Quick Release, Braodway Mirror, Razo Weighted Shift Knob, Attain Hi-Throttle Pulley, T3 Drift E-Brake Knob, TRD Thermostat, and Koyo Aluminum Radiator. Primered bumpers and hood black for fun.
[Image: AEU86 AE86 - My 1985 Toyota Corolla GTS ...2-Present)]
[Image: AEU86 AE86 - My 1985 Toyota Corolla GTS ...2-Present)]
[Image: AEU86 AE86 - My 1985 Toyota Corolla GTS ...2-Present)]

2004 - More mods...
JDM Kouki Bumpers, Brackets, & Bumper Lights, 88Rotors Slotted Rotors (front & rear), Modified Inc. JBlood Style Carbon Fiber Sidesteps & Rear Fins, Brand New Toyota Clutch Master & Slave Cylinders, Trust 4AGE Lightened Flywheel, Illegal Garage Clutch, Sparco Drivers Seat & Sparco Rail, Modified Inc. Carbon Fiber Zenki Lip, Blitz TT-Realize Catback, B-Tuned Carbon Fiber Drop-Vent Hood, and JDM Kouki Redline Tails.
[Image: AEU86 AE86 - My 1985 Toyota Corolla GTS ...2-Present)]
[Image: AEU86 AE86 - My 1985 Toyota Corolla GTS ...2-Present)]

2005 through mid 2008 - New paint and Origin-Lab Aero...
Fresh Paint & Bodywork by Candy's Autobody, Brand New Toyota Corolla Factory exterior moldings, Solex locks, Origin-Lab Aero w/Fenders, Advan Oni 15x7.5 +2 (front & rear), Kuhmo 195/50/15 tires, ModiRide Carbon Fiber Sunroof & Toyota Sunroof Gasket Molding, JDM Toyota Kouki Smoked Eyelids & Corners, Carbon Fiber Window Visors, Project Kics R26 Lock & Lug Nuts, Recaro SRD Seats & Bride Rails, Clean Maroon Rear GTS Seats (from SuperStarLevin...thanks!), Power Enterprise High Pressure Radiator Cap, and Clear Kouki Bumper Lenses.
[Image: AEU86 AE86 - My 1985 Toyota Corolla GTS ...2-Present)]
[Image: AEU86 AE86 - My 1985 Toyota Corolla GTS ...2-Present)]
[Image: AEU86 AE86 - My 1985 Toyota Corolla GTS ...2-Present)]
[Image: AEU86 AE86 - My 1985 Toyota Corolla GTS ...2-Present)]
[Image: AEU86 AE86 - My 1985 Toyota Corolla GTS ...2-Present)]

late 2008 through early 2009 - Minor Changes...New Suspension
Installed Jubiride Front Monocoque Bar, and GReddy Coilovers...
[Image: AEU86 AE86 - My 1985 Toyota Corolla GTS ...2-Present)]
[Image: AEU86 AE86 - My 1985 Toyota Corolla GTS ...2-Present)]

As of May 2009 to present...
Full (Authentic) Vertex Aero (including first Vertex Trueno Aero Fenders in the USA...fits like a glove), Vertex Shift Knob, Vertex Leather Shift Boot, Vertex 330mm (Red & Black) Steering Wheel, Work Equip 03's w/Falken 912 - 195/50/15 Tires, TRD Headers, RSR ExMag GTII Catback (carbon fiber), Cusco RCAs, Aluminum Crank & Water Pulleys, Techno Pro Spirits Water Pump, HKS D1 Spec Oil Cap, HKS Fine Tune Timing Belt, Brand New Toyota (kouki) Sun Visors, and Sun Auto Hyper Voltage GT System & Sun Hyper Ground Wire System.
[Image: AEU86 AE86 - My 1985 Toyota Corolla GTS ...2-Present)]
[Image: AEU86 AE86 - My 1985 Toyota Corolla GTS ...2-Present)]
[Image: AEU86 AE86 - My 1985 Toyota Corolla GTS ...2-Present)]
[Image: AEU86 AE86 - My 1985 Toyota Corolla GTS ...2-Present)]
[Image: AEU86 AE86 - My 1985 Toyota Corolla GTS ...2-Present)]
[Image: AEU86 AE86 - My 1985 Toyota Corolla GTS ...2-Present)]

Photo of my 86 with Mr. Takahiro Ueno, owner of T&E (Vertex) @ 2009 D1GP Anaheim.
[Image: AEU86 AE86 - My 1985 Toyota Corolla GTS ...2-Present)]

[Image: AEU86 AE86 - My 1985 Toyota Corolla GTS ...2-Present)]

This was my build in a nutshell from time of purchase to present. Still wanting to add more parts..maybe go turbo or supercharged but smog laws are very strict in California...makes me not want to do anything else to the motor. Sad I will be getting some red Bride Brix II seats this weekend...but thats about it for now. Thanks for looking!!!
Find all posts by this user
08-01-2009, 10:24 AM
Post: #2
My 1985 Toyota Corolla GTS Hatchback Project (2002-Present)
Nice car, and really good mods.

I like its looks with vertex as with the black bumper !!

And So COOL the picture with UenoSan !!!!

Of course Welcome here Wink

1982 Toyota Corolla KE70
1992 Subaru Legacy BF5T
Find all posts by this user
08-05-2009, 03:31 PM
Post: #3
My 1985 Toyota Corolla GTS Hatchback Project (2002-Present)
beautiful car!! Thumbs up!

[Image: AEU86 AE86 - My 1985 Toyota Corolla GTS ...2-Present)]
5/2018 BMW F22 Coupe
1/1985 Toyota AE86 Levin Coupe
Find all posts by this user
08-05-2009, 04:25 PM
Post: #4
My 1985 Toyota Corolla GTS Hatchback Project (2002-Present)
Nice car indeed, i guess it needs more black, everything is so very red right now..
Find all posts by this user


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
Lightbulb Deaty's GTS Project Deaty 9 1,364 04-27-2021 06:10 AM
Last Post: Deaty
  Toyota Corolla AE86 LEVIN ( Poland) sylwekgtir 40 35,229 11-23-2018 10:13 PM
Last Post: sylwekgtir
  Disjaukifa's AE86 Hatchback Project disjaukifa 4 5,598 09-02-2015 09:02 PM
Last Post: disjaukifa
  Lauren's 1985 Kouki Trueno Lauren 161 147,084 09-01-2015 08:46 PM
Last Post: Lauren
  TOYOTA COROLLA Ke70 - Restoration project cke70 34 38,860 07-02-2014 10:12 PM
Last Post: cke70

Forum Jump:


User(s) browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)

Contact Us | AEU86 | Return to Top | Return to Content | Lite (Archive) Mode | RSS Syndication