Starting a new build thread on the car now that it's lowered and the last one went a bit crazy on another site... Anyways!
Bought the car like this, 61K miles, one owner, parked since 2005 in a garage waiting to be saved.
Lowered the car on new cut Teins and Moog springs. That sucked. Threw on a set of JDM fender mirrors from Thailand, rocked them for a while after I made USDM mirror blanking plates.
Got tired of bouncing like crazy so I bought a set of QA1 450lb coilovers off of a friend's AE86 drift car.
Rocked this for a day for shits and giggles, then gave it to a friend.
Was maxed out up front and not low enough so I did some modifications to the struts and got it another inch lower
Rears are still cut springs so I ordered a set of Swift 700lb front springs for my coilovers, and will move the 450lb QA1's to the rear on a set of Koni Adjustable sleeves I ordered from SummitRacing so I can even out the rake.
At this point Im at a loss for the direction I want to take the car. It's low, it rides nice for the most part but somethings missing. Wheels are def in the future but there again I have no idea where to go. Not doing steelies anymore. I'd like to keep the car clean and simple, but I do want it to have a distinct JDM feel.
Im torn between a Skyline Hakosuka look, shakotan/bosozuka, or trying to give the car a more late 80's toyota sports car feel with MR2 and AE86 parts. So far I've got AE86 coupe side decals and a BMW E30 wing and thats about it for styling.
These guys were a huge inspiration for me in buying this car and starting the build, but 90% of the parts they have are almost impossible to find, and I dont want to copy them. I dare say I'm actually lower then them as well since I'm not rocking massive bodykits and 17" wheels, so whichever route I take will have to incporate how low the car is, I dont want to raise it up.
The car has a lot of potential but I have no direction lol. Just throwing things at it until something sticks at this point. My RL friends constantly confuse me by telling me to either leave it clean and simple or go boso/JDM with fender flares and massive exhaust.