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The Freshness

This TE wagon that showed up at the nisei meet in L.A. this year has got to be the freshest TE wagon this side of the pacific.

it’s a 79-80 toyota corolla wagon, I always thought they were cool, but this just steps it up a lot.

the wheels are 14×10 0-offset diamond racing, with 185/55r14 tires very tightly stretched onto those wide steelies… massive stretch.

the front wheels are pushed out so far because he is running NRCA’s (negative roll center adapters) which push the bottom of the strut/hub assembly  out 1-2″


the diamond racing steelies are becoming very popular because of their endless sizing options and budget price…. but are no less awesome.


lovin the quad headlights and the air dam… even with the stock massive bumpers



and one shot in the distance


I think this has got be my favorite car in several months… it’s just really cool!

thanks to “Hasback Photography” and to for the pics


One response

  1. joshp77

    here’s the build specs:

    1980 Toyota Corolla Station Wagon
    -Clean title
    -Mileage: 133,XXX
    -Everything works except horn. Just needs to be hooked up.

    -3TC engine
    -Original 5-speed
    -Dual 40mm Solex/Mikuni sidedraft carbs on PJ intake manifold
    -Stainless Spoon N1 style muffler with 2.25″ stainless steel under-diff piping throughout
    -Ice cold A/C with 134a conversion
    -4-1 stainless header


    -Metallic brown paint (decent shape, but some dings in body)
    -Fender-mounted mirrors
    -Chin spoiler
    -rolled fenders
    -Solex locks all around
    -H4 conversion lights with HID-look bulbs
    -Clear corner lights


    -KTS front coilovers, inverted monotube, dual height adj., 15-way shock adj., 8kg/mm springs
    -Cusco camber plates
    -Battle Version negative camber roll center adjusters
    -AE86 front brakes, rebuilt calipers with Goodridge stainless braided lines
    -Custom Energy Suspension sway bar end links
    -Custom built lowered 5.5kg/mm rear springs
    -TRD blue 8-way adjustable short-stroke rear shocks
    -EVS progressive rate foam shock bumpstops
    -14×10 0 offset diamond racing wheels
    -Federal SS595 185/55R14 tires


    -Full original interior in good condition overall
    -350mm Big End wood/painted gold flake steering wheel, deep dish
    -Original tool kit/jack
    -New lift struts for rear “hatch”

    August 19, 2009 at 7:53 pm

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