Corona ST191 project car: Excellent engine effort and then some

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Corona ST191 project Excellent engine effort and some

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Most vehicle Toyota Coronas of the model years are known for a saloon look, somewhat and fast, yet toting the ability to interior and audio entertainment

The ST191, as most 1992-1998 Coronas (or Toyota Carinas in are billed by enthusiasts due to the ST191 code seen within the bay, had a fairly decent four cylinder engine can pull itself plus to five passengers. Since it was as an executive car, the suspension was more for comfort than

Lastly, the drab-looking cabin was a canvas waiting to happen for looking to personalize their

The above-mentioned aspects – plus a of European and Japanese Domestic (JDM) upgrades for the ST191 a big reason why Randy Peregrino got a Toyota Corona as his proverbial


Under the hood:

Fourth 3SGE BEAMS with (Greytop)

Fremuff made headers with TRD (Toyota Development) measurements Fremuff 2.5-inch exhaust pipes

twin chambered mufflers

performance resonator

KN drop-in air

custom stainless oil catch can

fuel pump (255

HKS grounding kit

PTT Performa racing oil

TRD cap and oil cap

Stiff stuff: Cruven strut modified dampers, two lower brace, two point strut bar, two point strut bar, polyurethane arms, lower arms and arm bushings, polyurethane stabilizer bar Sheepdog lowering springs

Toyota Caldina GTT double big brakes, OE brake pads

things: Japanese Domestic 17-inch x 7 +38 Estezo rims, 215/45R17 tires

Inside: Millenium steering wheel and TRD concept leather seats by Seatmate custom leather with red stitching

Outside: green color code made by WRC Paint and Body

HPC Paint

NAX clear coat

black finish on exterior

custom-made chin spoiler and

authentic German plates

OEM Carina E, VVT-i emblems

particular model was my dream car then when I was already in the early 90’s. First I saw it (it was my then-boss’ car), I told I’m gonna own one someday. I was initially by its new exterior design back considering everything were designs. It’s sleek, elegant and roomy,” said

“Believe it or not the plan was for it to be my daily The luxury concept of the [executive was supposed to give me comfort and in driving. But then, it was also the where car clubs were significant in the car scene. So I joined one and I was introduced to the different concepts on I ended up giving my car a basic touch but not focusing too much on it ‘period correct’ for the reason it’s just an ‘inspired’ after all.”

Although this ST191 may be it’s the effort to display an JDM engine that is the veritable de resistance – and makes it a consistent car winner when it comes to bay displays.

A fourth generation BEAMS (Breakthrough Engine Advance Mechanism System) four cylinder with VVT-i (variable valve with intelligence) valve system, the naturally aspirated may belong to the same 3S family as its siblings, but the “GE” suffix it a cut above the rest of the 3S group.

The GE connotes a Yamaha-tuned (yes, the one makes bikes and pianos) head design, with every aperture diameter the engine block larger the Philippine market 3SFE four cylinder 2.0L, and close to 200 horses.

Peregrino markedly improved acceleration getting the engine, due to the increased entering and exiting the internals.

“[I across this] engine for the time in 2004. This of engine, you don’t have to internals to get more power. And it’s a clean drop my engine bay. No conversion claimed Peregrino.

Another highlight of Peregrino’s is that he does his own wrenchwork on the vehicle, and has the fabricated parts to it.

“The engine, being and only introduced in Japan, scarcity or even unavailability of aftermarket parts. I decided to conventional stainless 4-2-1 with exhaust pipe and specific measurements (length and for tuning. The OE headers were by the built-in catalytic converter and the pipes. Then, I used my in creating an oil catch can with measurements and dimensions in order to fit in a specific area. [I did this] not for the obvious performance benefits but for the aesthetics,” said Peregrino.

makes clear that his isn’t just about his

He picked a deep shade of green to remain within the DNA, and highlight that glossy shine necessary for car For the suspension, he teamed up with the shop near Camp (in Quezon City) to modify the components necessary for road via a unique plastic that the flex of suspension pieces.

Cruven installed the said into the bushings, ball links, arms and cross along with manufacturing bars to keep the car planted on Auto Loco ‘Pinas let describe the results of these

“The engine swap was the notable improvement in terms power and torque. Acceleration and is very evident as you press the gas The combination of big brakes and double booster gave me that power necessary to match the power of the engine. The suspension significantly improved the handling when I tested the car for a track I never experienced body or [plowing through turns]. I have to compromise on what’s of the comfort ride in favor of and handling. The interior restoration back the shape of the seats to hug your back giving you sporty yet elegant feel, and good too! The paint has been that smooth and

Randy Peregrino’s version of the Toyota Corona is that of project auto where evident is an excellent engine along with myriad cabin and exterior upgrades.

to: Cruven, Meguiar’s, Fremuff, Racing Development, KN, HKS, Sheepdog, Wanli, Momo, Jojo Coloma, Claro WRC Paint and Body Shop, NAX Seatmate)

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