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  1. #1
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    My Mango progress

    Ok, some people have been asking for some pics. Here you go
    From this



    To this!







    What do you think? Not done yet, and no new wheels yet.
    Few pieces to go need to finnish my rack conversion and my new header to fit around the new steering, I will post details when its all done:e


    beginings of my new header.

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    All I can say is.... WOW!

    That's a mint looking car!

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    Absolutely gorgeous! Sheesh, mine is going to look very similar. . . I love it.

    What steering did you go with?
    "mmmango!"

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    i want it! beautiful, i really like that stance, what wheels are those?

    i think i might want one of those corolla badges (plus the "1600" part for my GT-S) hehe
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    Is this that same flat black one you were driving up and 17th ave in? When you say me in my mango like 5 years ago?

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    Thanks guys.
    I have more parts still to go on, hopefully soon.
    The steering is 85 gts power rack with looped lines and super modified subframe, modified control arms from a Celica gts, Celica gts front struts and brakes shortend with aw11 rear shocks. Um ect ect, the front track is ~5" wider than stock balljoint to balljaont.
    The wheels are just 14" supra's painted black, running T3 33mm spacers on the back and a combo of T3 camber plates and BV adjustable lower arms to push the wheels way out!
    My new wheels havent sown up yet but I'll post more pics when they get here!

    Oh yeah Joey Jojo the omni flares! but my fronts are full fiberglass fenders.

    Is this that same flat black one you were driving up and 17th ave in? When you say me in my mango like 5 years ago?
    No, long story, this is number 3! third times a charm! Its got most of the running gear and some of the cage from that car tho.

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    WOWWEEEEEEE!!!! did you do all the work yourself? awesome stance man...

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    Wooowee!! Haha I guarantee its not as nice in person:crybaby:

    Its far from perfect, but I also know all it flaws. But yeah I did all the work I even learned how to paint. It was fun, but you can tell a beginer painted it!
    For a car that proably would have ended up in the JY in a few years it has come a long way. I had to replace some floor and rocker panel, get rid of the entire interior that had been lived in by some rather nasty mices.

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    Ok traction bars, muscle car style! Ha so much Power I bent them!





    Superghetto!! I had to cut them and make the uppers longer when I put in 2" blocks instead of the 1" blocks.
    One more pic I realy like this one!



    Those wheels are for sale if anyone is interested.

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    Have you look into the slide a link style traction bars?

    Yes I am interested in those wheels... I need more 15" wheels...
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    Hmm slide a link?
    I have seen how Tom of Tom's corolla page did his, these were just made of junk lying around to see if it would help. And it realy makes a huge difference. I thnk the best way would be a single link from the diff to the main hoop of the cage, real simple and real solid.

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    thats proly one of the hottest mango's ive seen outside of the philipines

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    Wow, thanks guys!
    Its been alot of fun building it, I have learned a lot and it helped me get a new job as a fabricator/builder at a local car shop. I cant wait to do some autoX and drifting this summer!

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    Nice work! That thing is farking awesome. Custom IS where its at.

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    so very nice..

    fancy night time tail light picture = new desktop background. man do I need a celica back on the road.

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    I drove to the scales today, I have never wieghed it before.
    excitement!!

    total = 910kg
    front = 510kg
    rear = 400kg

    not bad, just over 2000lbs pretty decent wieght dist.
    The engine sits pretty far forward in these te's not like the ae where the centre of the engine is behind the front axel line.
    I guess I should get a super small battery take a little more out of the front.

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    That's pretty cool man. We were wondering what it would weigh out to..

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulcorolla View Post
    I drove to the scales today, I have never wieghed it before.
    excitement!!

    total = 910kg
    front = 510kg
    rear = 400kg

    not bad, just over 2000lbs pretty decent wieght dist.
    The engine sits pretty far forward in these te's not like the ae where the centre of the engine is behind the front axel line.
    I guess I should get a super small battery take a little more out of the front.
    That's a great weight for all the reinfocing metal in there. Why not just put the battery in the trunk?

    The 3tc sits a bit more forward in AE86's as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob.K View Post
    That's a great weight for all the reinfocing metal in there. Why not just put the battery in the trunk?

    The 3tc sits a bit more forward in AE86's as well.
    Battery relocation has a pretty big affect on weight distro. Going from front to back with the battery has the same affect on distro as removing 2x the battery weight from the front end.

    I need every bit of weight I can get in the back of the sprinter. Being in the 1600lb range (before I put the big lump in the front), when I drive hard its with a full tank of gas, spare and and battery back there.

    Say your battery is 25kg, relocation takes your weight distro from 56/44 to 53/47.

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