A2KLAU

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About A2KLAU

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  • First Name
    Albert
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    Male
  • Toyota Model
    E12 Corolla 1.6VVT-i
  • Toyota Year
    2005
  • Location
    Worcestershire
  • Interests
    General Automotive
    Motorsport & Racing
    Car Modification
  1. Could have been a Vauxhaul Insignia VXR.. someone at work has one and on idle it's pretty loud let alone under load.. sounds pretty sweet!
  2. According to the calculator compared to the 17s on your car at the moment the only tyre sizes in 18inch that fall within 1% are 235/35/18, 215,40/18, 205/40/18 Its going to be difficult to go up in alloy size and get a high sidewall as the rolling radius will go up..
  3. This is the place you need to visit to see what tyre size you can get without your speedo reading way over or way under: http://www.kouki.co.uk/utilities/visual-tyre-size-calculator Just type in the original tyre size and then tweak it about until the second number is as close to the original to maintain accuracy :)
  4. The ones I use are called Good Year.. same makers who appear to make tyres as well, so assume they have some R&D department who deals with anything rubber :) I do agree that eBay ones can be hit or miss, thats why I chose a brand I can trust when it comes to rubber.. but then again to throw another spanner in the works I wouldn't be surprised that Toyota don't actually manufacture the wipers from their own factories but have an OEM contract to a third party supplier that supplies to other aftermarket companies as well..
  5. Just to throw a spanner in the works but whats wrong with turning the fan on in the cabin or even open a window? Also the high speed issue I'm sure wipers only start to bounce and judder at speeds close to the ton, and surely nobody here drives at those speeds to warrant wiper judder? I've never experienced my Good Year wipers judder at all even on a damp track day where I did hit speeds around the ton mark on the main straight with wipers in use.. but thats on a Accord Euro R, so I can't comment if there are any major differences to having it fitted to a Corolla.. but then again I can't imagine our 1.6 being taken on track.. I've used Bosch flats in the past and to be honest can't justify the much more expensive price due to short lifespan and cost compared to Good Year.. I'll be continueing to get these for as long as Costco will stock them :)
  6. The smaller the offset number the more "space" you get between the spoke and the hub. So if the standard offset is 35 then 25 will push the wheel out by 10mm on each corner. P.S The stud pattern is 4x100
  7. I currently use Good Year ones that I bought from Costco.. seem pretty decent and doesn't cost the earth, think they are £6 something each blade.. The Euro R has had them for at least the past 9 months and they work as well now as when I first got them so the Corolla got some at the weekend as well and can't fault them, unlike some eBay specials that I had in the past that cracked and went bad at the first sign of winter, these were put on before winter and lasted all the way =)
  8. Does sound intake related from the vids but quite clueless to what it could be.. My only advice is to check all piping thats associated to the intake system and find any splits or tubes that have come off..
  9. Sounds like they piggy backed the rear speakers, and it can potentially damage as the "daisy" chain of speakers will change the ohm (resistance) of the setup, I'm guessing it is being run as a parallel circuit and not series.. either way the head unit wasn't designed to power anything more than it was meant to, so in the long run it may short something out.. not recommend doing this!
  10. Any tubes that connect from the intake pipe to the throttle body, and any connected to the intake manifold. Failing that the only other thing I can think of is there being a crack in the plastic on the resonance boxes in the air box system..
  11. To answer the whistle question it could be something as simple as a vacuum hose thats come off, or there might be a split in one of those hoses thats causing air to leak.. but without actually hearing it its anyone's guess :(
  12. I'm with Madvinegar on this one, especially with the maths and diagrams worked out. Just by cutting the top all you are doing is making it harder to engage each gear but the throw will still be the same distance, you need to extend the bottom bit to multiply the effect of what you have done above the pivot point.. TTE wouldn't have poored thousands and thousands into R&D only to find that all that was required was just to chop the top off.. this design works for a reason and all decent short shifter kits I know on the market use this design..
  13. Excellent results mate! Looking at the pics they look fresh! Maybe stick some polish on it after you wash the car each time to give it some protection and prevent the dullness coming back must have some really toned arms from all that effort!
  14. Yeah if a drop link perishes at the joints it will make a knock sound when one wheel goes over a bump. Thats due to one wheel moving and the anti roll bar is preventing it.
  15. Agreed, nice balanced setup =) Power FC are awesome bits of kit, good value for money but shame they don't make them anymore from last I heard.. As for power extraction Toyota tuned these engines to a pretty high level to match Honda's offerings and they have done an awesome job, but with such highly tuned N/A engines extracting more power becomes very expensive.. if you go to the max it would pretty much result in the only stock thing in the engine would be the block itself.. forced induction would be the easier route to get more power but I would recommend lowering the compression a little.. high compression engines don't seem to like boost all that much..