late 80s corollas...

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  1. tropic of carnage

    tropic of carnage New Member

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    sup... was wondering whats the diff between the SR5 and the gts

    ive seen same year cars with both badges..
    kinda confused..considering buying..so fill me in
     
  2. LarryZ

    LarryZ i love sticky rice

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    gts came with 4age twin cam motor, 4 wheel disc brake, nicer suspension
    sr5 came with some sohc motor (sorry i cant think of the code), front dics, rear drum
     
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    fixmefixmyhead OT Supporter

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    and the gts had an lsd
     
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    tropic of carnage New Member

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    if he's asking about late eighties corollas (88-89) they are the front wheel drive models. The gt-s is the nicer looking package with the 4age twin cam motor, sideskirts , better seats, and all around the better car. sr-4 has the sohc 4ac carburated engine. If your looking for an ae86 get 85-87. And not all gt-s had lsd fwiw.
     
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    there are actually RWD corollas?? crazy (also something you will never see again im sure)


    so the idea im getting here is that GT-S is top of line for corolla, kinda figured anyway with the celica and all but just didnt fuggin understand why there was an SR5 model too.

    thx for the info :)
     
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    the GT-S FX-16 boxmobile had discs all around, too :cool:
    Co worker just bought a lancer, and it had drums in the back :ugh:
    what fucking year is this?
     
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    atomic punk pretty hate machine

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    not always
     
  9. edrox

    edrox A good man, and thorough

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    If you can get a pre-88 GT-S, you have gold. Lots of drifters and auto-x guys love that car. Check out www.club4AG.com. Also the trendd is to put the Japanse body kits nad trim on for the Trueno/Levin. The 4AGE motor can be pumped up very nicely, and the car is light enough to drift. I have owned a GTS, a Starlett with the 4AGE shoved in it, and now a 4AGE MR2. Great motors, and fun cars to play with
     
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    You won't notice a different in stock suspension between the two.... :)

    the SR5's engine is a carbeurated sock called the 4AC---totally useless motor :)

    There was always a RWD corolla model in the lineup until 1988, with the introduction of the AE92. Easily the most popular of the RWD models is the AE86, which was produced from 1984-1987 and offered the SR5 & GTS trim levels. During this time the econo-4DR corolla DX was also produced, but on a different, FWD, chassis.

    In 1984 only the SR5 AE86 Corolla was produced, but from 1985-1985 both models were offered..but of course with the GT-S being the more awesome of the two :big grin:

    AE92 (the one that you have) is a fun car to drive, and you probably enjoyed the 7k+ revvy 4AG, but if you want some REAL fun check out an AE86 :)

    :hsd:
     
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    With the 80s Corollas, the difference between SR5 and GT-S is that the former is a base model and the latter is a much better sport model. Or in the best way it's ever been put, "like the difference between chocolate and shit" :big grin: SR5s have the 4A-FE engine, a single-cam economy engine, versus the GT-S 4A-GE dual-cam sport tuned engine. This applies to all Corolla coupes and hatchbacks from the mid-80s through early-90s. And, as mentioned above, the other important components like suspension, brakes, and differential were upgraded on the GT-S models.

    In fact, every Corolla was rear-drive prior to 1988, with the exception of the AE82 (the boxy Corolla sedan and the squared-off FX hatchback). The two that are considered classics, particularly, are the TE27 and AE86 twin-cam models.

    AE86s used to be a great cheap thrill, and then Initial D came out in the states. Now they tend to go for a hell of a lot more money than they're worth. 240SXs are more obtainable and better cars, technically (most notable is they have independent rear multi-link suspension vs. the 86's conventional live axle). The FX-16 GT-S hatchback is pretty neat and not currently being spooged over by hordes of fanboys like the 86; overall it compares closely to the old Civic Si hatchbacks.
     
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    no. the ae86 chassis sr5 had the 4ac, as mentioned above.
     

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