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midlife

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Post #1
Well, The rebuild is taking a lot longer than expected on the Rallye & it's costing a fortune, also the ashtray is completely full in my Astra van..

I'm f*cked off, Astra diesel power just isn't floating my boat!
I went out on a bit of an impulse today & bought a Toyota Corolla T-Sport. FTSH, 51,000 miles, 03 plate, Silver for 3000..... Yes it's the 1800cc 190 bhp jobbie
I pick it up next Saturday, I'll let you know how I get on!

Cool

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Posted 24th Apr 2011 at 02:50
c.a.r.

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Post #2
I quite like those corollas, pressumably the same VVT engine as the Celica 190?

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Posted 24th Apr 2011 at 03:15
af1-gti

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Post #3
lol cool i think

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Posted 24th Apr 2011 at 03:15
midlife

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Post #4
Can't wait to pick it up next weekend, I'm already looking for an induction kit & lowering springs. I needed a bloody ladder to get into it, it's like a monster truck. lol
Yes it is the same engine as in the Celica

Cool

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Posted 24th Apr 2011 at 03:21
welshpug!

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Post #5
I'm sure that pic is a repost Laugh my ass off

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Posted 24th Apr 2011 at 03:32
lotek

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Post #6
suppoesed to be a bit quicker in the carolla than when its in the celica Yes
Posted 24th Apr 2011 at 07:17
daveboy

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Post #7
Wanna quit smoking? Get a Rallye.

Disclaimer: A 306 Rallye is not guaranteed to stop you smoking. Can be vastly more expensive and may be worse for your health.
Posted 24th Apr 2011 at 13:56
sarahsix

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Post #8
i like those corollas, i want a compressor one, been looking at swapping the vrs for one Smile

my sisters just bought an 06 plate 1.6 corolla, she had a proper bargain with it, 25k miles on the clock and only paid 2.5, jammy cow

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Posted 24th Apr 2011 at 14:09
midlife

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Post #9
daveboy wrote:
Wanna quit smoking? Get a Rallye.

Disclaimer: A 306 Rallye is not guaranteed to stop you smoking. Can be vastly more expensive and may be worse for your health.


I've got a Rallye, that didn't stop me smoking so I decided to high boost supercharge it.
I smoke more now!!

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Team 0-60 in 6.44 & standing qtr in 14.808 @ 94.55mph all with std engineSmug
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Posted 24th Apr 2011 at 14:25
adam b

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Post #10
They got completely shit reviews when they were launched.

Hope you like it Thumbs up

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Posted 25th Apr 2011 at 02:06
monty-69

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Post #11
This screamers gona sound Devil with a cone filter
Posted 25th Apr 2011 at 03:09
phillipm

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How you getting on with the Rallye?

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Posted 25th Apr 2011 at 03:43
SteviePut

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I've got this engine too!! Welcome to VVTL-i LOL

Mine in the back of an Elise thoSmug

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Posted 25th Apr 2011 at 04:57
midlife

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Post #14
phillipm wrote:
How you getting on with the Rallye?


Still waiting for some rear shocksDunno

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Get used to seeing the yellow one !!!MehMehMehMehMeh
Team 330Cool
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Team "LIMITED EDITION" I live for the 306 stickerSmug
Team 0-60 in 6.44 & standing qtr in 14.808 @ 94.55mph all with std engineSmug
203bhp Corolla T-Sport daily driver stealthier than Kwai Chang Caine
Posted 25th Apr 2011 at 15:37
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Laugh my ass off

I'll try and sort some pricing out asap as there's a couple of people wanting some race units fetching across too.
And there might be a crate with a sequential coming across too Ninja

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Posted 25th Apr 2011 at 19:58
gtisid

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phil, how cowe sequential gboxes are so damn expensive. i noticed the other day that ferrari have crammed one onto a fiat 500 adding near on 25 k to the asking price of the damn car.
x trac want in the region of 18k for one that only guarantees up to 280 hp but the ones you bolt onto them buggy things seem to handle 400 + and they are cheaper?

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Posted 26th Apr 2011 at 01:01
welshpug!

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Because they make them from melted down drain covers and don't have to fit them into small hatchbacks Ninja

A sadev transverse sequential that'd cope with an n/a 2.0 pug engine is around 14k afaik, the ones used on the high spec n-a TU5's in 106's and saxo's aren't much cheaper.

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Posted 26th Apr 2011 at 01:06
gtisid

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i did a bit of research a while back,even sat down in reception of xtrac with a guy and 14k was doing me a favour when the euro was crap but 18 k is what they f etch and need rebuilding pretty much every event !!!
sadev ones seem cheaper but seem to handle more power

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Posted 26th Apr 2011 at 01:11
phillipm

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Sadev ones are very conservatively rated tbh - they will handle a lot more but they do need regular servicing if so (not every event, but a service every 6 months) as parts will start to fatigue.

Plus, we get Sadev's direct and generally fetch a few over at once, which saves a chunk of cash.

The buggies are also running 4x4 boxes that sit in the cabin, so they're pretty small and light as the differentials are seperate, unlike a FWD 'box. You add a pair of billet diffs at a grand a piece and a load of hardened S155 propshafts + splined ends and the price does go up somewhat.

To fetch a 5 speed sequential over for the little 2wd it's going to be in the region of 8-9k

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Posted 26th Apr 2011 at 16:53
chrisd306

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Wayne, the ashtray in your new car isint as big so you will need to either clean it out more or just use the passenger footwell!

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Posted 28th Apr 2011 at 02:36
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Post #21
why not spend 3k on the rallye and get it out the garage?? Unsure
Posted 28th Apr 2011 at 02:49
midlife

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Post #22
Well it's hereUnsure


Cheers Owain!
Went for a blast in it last night & fookin hell it's quick in a straight line! Unfortunatly round the twisties is a different matter, it's like driving a bus there is sooo much body roll.
Brakes seem quite good, traction control is weird, it applies brake to the spinning wheel so the diff transmits more drive to the wheel with grip, sort of like an electronic LSD if you know what I mean.
I'll keep you all posted on if I start to like the package once the lowering springs have been fitted.

Cool

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Get used to seeing the yellow one !!!MehMehMehMehMeh
Team 330Cool
Team "no front end or engine"
Team "LIMITED EDITION" I live for the 306 stickerSmug
Team 0-60 in 6.44 & standing qtr in 14.808 @ 94.55mph all with std engineSmug
203bhp Corolla T-Sport daily driver stealthier than Kwai Chang Caine
Posted 1st May 2011 at 19:30
owain

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Ha! Forum won't let you post the link as it's turned part of the URL into a sign. Weak.

Edit: nice.

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Posted 1st May 2011 at 18:18
midlife

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Post #24
A side view before the lowering springs go on.



Cool

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Get used to seeing the yellow one !!!MehMehMehMehMeh
Team 330Cool
Team "no front end or engine"
Team "LIMITED EDITION" I live for the 306 stickerSmug
Team 0-60 in 6.44 & standing qtr in 14.808 @ 94.55mph all with std engineSmug
203bhp Corolla T-Sport daily driver stealthier than Kwai Chang Caine
Posted 1st May 2011 at 20:03
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and while i am at it

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Posted 1st May 2011 at 22:07

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