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E12 "joerolla" By Joehk

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Hey everyone, i'm Joe (19 years old) and i've bought my first car (of course a corolla) exactly 1 year ago :D And still a very proud owner with the 176k it has already run and few problems :P

So, to be more specific, it's an E12 from 2005 (facelift) 1.4 D4D 3-door HB :)

I would have prefered a 1.6 VVTi but sadly at the time it would be 2 expensive 4 me (read: the fuel prizes) :/

But hey, i'm happy :D

Alright, so everyone knows people prefer pics so this is it when i bought it:

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Then the updates started ;)

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I also painted the brake callipers, that was a father & son work and we are pretty proud of it :P

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And then this is the total view of the car how it was this summer

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Okey, that's about all of it :)

It is in winter mode right now so the wheels are off and the steelies back on :/

I did some little updates which i don't have pictures of:

- JDM rear window stickers

- new Sparco shift knob

And soon i'll be changing the light pattern of my backlights and @ the back 2cm wheelspacers!

Hope you guys like it, i'm pretty curious about the "tuning taste" overseas (i'm from belgium :P)

Grtz

Joe

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Looking nice :thumbsup: HB is the best in E12!

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Nice looking rolla mate.

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Thanks guys! :D

@funkii: indeed, love the HB's

Tomorrow the backlights will be modified and i'll post some pics @ night!

Grtz

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Look's good keep the pic's coming ;)

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Thanks! Will do ;)

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Hey, thanx :)

No, i have no TTE springs, sadly my car isn't lowered yet, i was thinking of KW (V2) but it's 2 expensive so i might put TTE springs instead in the future ;)

Grtz

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Yeah, i've heard that of a lot of other people 2 because u kinda keep ur comfort and it also gives it a sporty look :)

Well, maybe in the future i will put those on!

Grtz

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I have mine at about 1 month and did not notice much discomfort, but you know who is friend but assure one thing I'm not sorry;)

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Good to know, i am really thinking about getting the TTE drop :)

It's 3cm if i'm correct

grtz

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Hey everyone!

Got my next update: JDM Taillights!

Have a look (credit goes to Noedel for the help) :D

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Grtz

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Glad it's finally working, after some troubles :P

Grtz

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Yh indeed! It was quite a work :P

Grtz

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If u don't mind the adapting work then it's a real recommend :D

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Alrighty! I recieved my 2 cm (on each side) spacers today and next week they should be fitted :) Also the xenons and LED foglights will be placed at about the same time, pics will be comming for sure then :)

Grtz

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Hey again,

I was wondering if any people have their cars lowered on 40mm drop Apex springs?

And what do you think of them in combination with 17" wheels? :)

Thanks in advance

Grtz

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The LED fog lights are fitted bur i'm having some problems w/ the brakes after having put the spacers on (changing to longer bolts caused some problems in the braking mechanism) :s

So once everything is okey, i'll take pics & post them on the net :)

Grtz

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So, the brakes still aren't fixed but these are some pics of my xenons & the LED foglights..

Sorry if the colouring isn't right but there's snow on the car so everything looks "wrong" :P

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Hope you all like it!

Grtz

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Alright!

Red interior light have been fitted, but i'm not to happy with the result, they turned a bit orangy and of course... i don't like that colour... sooooo i'll be changing them to white just like the other LED in the lights above me :)

And then finally everything has been replaced that was broken + an update:

- left and right rear brake-discs were pretty damaged so they have been replaced with brand new ones

- new brake paddles at the back (L + R)

- 16 new bolts for my Wolfrace wheels

AND

- 20 mm spacers at each side @ the back... 4 cm doesn't sound like much but damn that corolla got one fat ***** now :P

I'm happy with the result, it just needs a bit of lowering now and it'll be perfect (for me) :D

I don't have any pictures yet, but the car is just much too filthy right now, i'll be giving the car a carwash soon & pics will be uploaded afterwards ;)

Grtz

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Great updates mate! Be sure to upload some pics after you get the car washed! I really want to see how it looks after fitting the spacers!

Keep up the good work!

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Thanks!

Will most certainly do :D

But with all the bad weather here in belgium :/ I'll wash it soon anyways ;)

Grtz

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