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Toyota Corolla Levin

AE86 Levin and Trueno

The of the AE86 dates back to when it was released on the Japanese Market. Although new sales amazing, the AE86 has developed a international following both in the and racing scenes. In this I will show the variations of the expain it’s history and why it is a popular car today.


The AE86 was first produced in in Japan and this continued half way through 1987. this time there two distinct versions produced, the and the kouki. These two versions can be by their front indicators and rear lights. The zenki has front mounted indicators and lights with the word across the top of the right light. The has larger corner mounted indicators and rear lights either a red band across the top or a band with a white

The AE86 was available in two body these were the coupe and the The hatchback is the frame most think of when discussing the

To further broaden the purchasers when buying an AE86 were two more variations on the These were the Sprinter and the Corolla Levin. These are available today from as they have carried the range up to present day in the form of the The key differences in the Trueno and Levin are in light assembly. The Trueno was pop-up head lights to the AE86 and the Levin was given head lights very to those of the rest of the Corolla of that era. Because of set up the Levin had a larger grill the lights than the Trueno, in years the Trueno grill was out completely and the bonnet was simply between the lights.

The 4A-GE

In the 4A-GE was introduced as the replacement for respected 2T-G engine. The had a reputation as being a strong engine and many people initially scared of the fragile of the 4A-GE. With 4 valves per Toyota had to be careful with construction methods as this new did not allow for a design as visually as the 2T-G. This is because the had to make way for 2 extra valves per and the engine as a whole needed to for high revolutions. Toyota its metallurgy to resolve these

Why So Poplular?

Although the AE86 is now 20 old it is experiencing a resurgence in popularity. are three major factors to this, firstly a Japanese called Initial D, secondly a of Japanese motorsport known as and thirdly a lack of affordable, rear wheel drive on the used car market.

In Initial D a Japanese man who drives an AE86 in street racing with of the most respected cars in the today such as the Nissan GTR and the Mazda RX7. The series the importance of driving ability and that expensive and powerful are useless without a skilled

Drifting is a popular Japanese that involves inducing usually in a rear wheel vehicle. This results in of traction in the rear wheels and the is to maintain this throughout the Competition in Japan are rated on such as drift style and the vehicle is drifted where possible. Drifting can be a graceful when executed properly but expensive when things go and they usually do.

The AE86 was one of the if not the last, cheap rear drive light light cars. After production of the ceased in 1987 there was little choice for anyone a similar car, most including Toyota switched to a wheel drive format. The of front wheel drive is they generally weigh have more cabin due to having no transmission tunnel, and are thought of as safer for the average to handle. As most performance car know, if you open the throttle to in a powerful rear wheel on a corner the consequences are usually worse than doing the in a powerful front wheel vehicle.

That’s why AE86 is a LEGENDARY

The AE86 in Brunei Darussalam

The here came as Toyota GT AE86 a same model as Corolla Levin GT Apex but not with hydraulic power and limited slip rear This version come body package same as Levin AE86 but a body is Toyota Levin AE85 a body, unpainted bumper and It may look like AE85 but package is AE86 including 130ps, 5 speed manual and 4 brake.

The AE86 here as Corolla GT and a nickname Twincam due to its GT Twincam 16 decal and the first car in Brunei with that

The AE86 here not came in Sprinter Trueno, some change their Corolla GT to Trueno facelift but that change is legal since no modification needed, only to change bumper,fender,hood,headlamp and etc.

Corolla Levin GT Apex

Toyota Sprinter Trueno GT AE86.

Toyota Corolla GT

Toyota Corolla Levin SR

Toyota Corolla Levin

Some local AE86 in Darussalam

Toyota 4AGE

The next major modification was the 4A-G, with the fuel version, the 4A-GE, being the powerful. The 4A-GE was one of the earliest engines to have both a 16 valve configuration (four per cylinder, two intake, two exhaust) and fuel injection (EFI). The head was developed by Yamaha Corporation. The reliability and performance of engines has earned them a number of enthusiasts and a fan base as are a popular choice for an engine into other Toyota such as the KE70 and KP61. New parts are still available for even today because of its fan base. Production of the various of this version lasted for generations, from 1983 1991 for 16-valve versions and the 4A-GE lasted through

The first-generation 16 valve 4A-GE was introduced in 1983 replaced the in most applications. This was identifiable via silver cam covers the lettering on the upper cover black and blue, as well as the of three reinforcement ribs on the side of the block. It was extremely and strong for a production engine an all-iron block, and produced 112 hp (84 kW) at rpm and 131 N·m (97 lb·ft) of torque at 4800 rpm in the market. The use of a vane-type air flow (MAF), which restricted air slightly but produced cleaner that conformed to the U.S. limited the power to 112 hp (84 kW); the model — which used a absolute pressure (MAP) — was originally rated at 130 PS (96 kW), this was a gross power and the motor was later re-rated at 120 PS (88 kW) Japanese cars tested no than their American despite a higher power and a lighter curb weight,

designed the engine for performance; the angle was a relatively wide 50 which at the time was believed to be for high power production. it should be noted that modern high-revving engines decreased the valve angle to 20 to 25 which is now believed to be ideal for engines with high per litre. The first generation is nicknamed the bigport engine it had intake ports of a very cross-sectional area. While the cross-section was suitable for a very modified engine at very RPM, it caused a considerable in low-RPM torque due to the decreased air at those RPM. To compensate for the air speed, the first-generation engines the T-VIS feature, in which intake runners are fitted butterfly valves that at approximately 4200 rpm. The was that at lower RPM when the would normally be slow, of the eight runners were this forced the engine to in all its air through half the runners in the This raised the airspeed caused better cylinder and also better fuel This enabled the torque to still be intact at lower speeds, allowing for better across the entire speed and a broad, flat torque around the crossover point. rising engine speed, a lurch can occur at the crossover and an experienced driver will be to detect the shift in performance. of the first-generation engine model through 1987.

The second-generation 16 valve 4A-GE from 1987 to 1989 larger diameter bearings for the big ends (42 mm) and added four reinforcement ribs on the back of the block, for a total of seven. The feature is maintained. It is visually to the first-generation engine (only the cam cover now featured red and black and the power output was only to 115 hp (86 kW). The first- and second-generation are very popular with and tuners because of their ease of modification, simple and lightness.

The third-generation 16 valve appeared in 1989 and was in production 1991. This engine has the cam covers with the words written in red, hence the red top. Toyota increased the ratio from 9.4:1 to To correct the air-speed problems of the generations, the intake ports in cylinder head were to have a smaller cross-section, and it has been nick-named the smallport This change in the intake negated the need for the earlier intake manifold and it was replaced a single-runner manifold. Additional modifications to extend life and included under-piston cooling oil thicker connecting rods and components. Also of note, the were changed to accept a 20 mm floating gudgen pin unlike the 18 mm pins of the earlier versions. All market 4A-GEs continued to use a MAP while all of the U.S.-market 4A-GE came with a MAF sensor. revision increased the power to 140 PS kW; 140 hp) at 7200 rpm with a torque of 149 N·m lb·ft) at 4800 rpm (130hp and 105 for US-market cars).

The fourth-generation 4A-GE engine has was produced from 1991 to It has silver cam covers with lettering, hence the nick-name top. This engine yet features a completely new cylinder which uses five per cylinder instead of four. It Toyota Variable Valve (VVT ) system on the intake an increased compression ratio and the intake system was replaced a short manifold with throttles and velocity stacks, the vane-type airflow meter was requiring the use of a plenum. The previous head used a sharply intake port, while the engine used a very straight port. This produces 160 PS (120 kW) at 7400 rpm 16.5 kg·m (119 at 5200 rpm of torque.

The fifth-generation engine has a 20valve engine from 1995 to 1998 is the version of the 4A-GE engine and has cam covers. This engine is known as the black top due to the color of the cover, and yet again features an higher compression ratio the air flow sensor is replaced a MAP sensor, the diameter of the four throttle bodies was increased 42 mm to 45 mm, the exhaust port diameter was the intake cam lift was increased 7.9 mm to 8.2 mm and the intake ports were improved in shape, contour and the width at opening at the head was Additionally, the black top had a lighter a larger plenum, and revised velocity stacks, and was also in 1997 with a six-speed transaxle. This revision the power to 165 PS (121 kW; 163 hp) at 7800 rpm 16.5 kg·m (119 of torque at 5600 rpm. figures were issued by and are considered optimistic. It is assumed Toyota ran the motor without to inflate the power ratings, as companies did before the adoption of the SAE rating standards in 2005. the ‘Blacktop’ has become a favorite enthusiasts and is used as an easy upgrade for the early Toyota models, especially for use in the drift Squeezing extra power such a highly strung N/A can be expensive because of the relatively state of tuning of the stock and most gains come higher lift cams and management.


1) A 16Valve 4AGE engine can be fitted on AE86 any modification.

3) A 20Valve 4AGE can be on AE86 but required water n wiring modification.

Toyota Corolla Levin
Toyota Corolla Levin
Toyota Corolla Levin


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