20 Comments on "The Love For Toyota’s 86 Is Eternal"
i like the sound of the 4a-ge !
however the ae86 was not the best chassis for it, that remains the ae82 fwd corolla gt, especially in rare chris amon tuned spec that was unique to new zealand assembled corolla gt’s. at the time (mid-80s) it would run rings around the other 4a-ge toyotas – ae86, aw11 mr2.
BTW…I love the exhaust sound. Bunch of haters! Lol
Excuse the question if it’s obvious, but why run without a cover plate on the front of the engine? Sure seeing the belt work the cams is cool, but that seems really risky.
There’s one on my block – has a non-stock exhaust – loud and obnoxious….
Why don’t people leave it stock! Or is it just a question of bad taste?…
Still, nice car!
The exhaust actually sounds good at high rpm, there are a few small snips of it in the video, but looks like the editing was done to focus on lower rpm sections…i’ve heard this car in person at AAA speedway in Fontana and it only sounds like the video at lower rpm 🙁
I want to like the AE86 but it just doesn’t speak to me like the my 510 and E30. The exhaust sound was definitely a turn off for this video.
Give the Te72 a shot. Especially the 1980 double headlight model. You will find similar lines to the 510 and 3 series plus it is mechanically identical to the AE since it is it’s predecessor. Enjoy!
Try this video of a light-weighted AE86 on a wet track. This shows off what the rear suspension of this car does best. Very predictable at (and over) the limit. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNCY6hu33XA
Magnifique cette ae86
Un rêve de voiture!!!
Nice car, but worst exhaust sound ever IMO. The music comes from the intake, and that “fart can” exhaust is drowning it out. I would put 2 resonators in addition to the muffler to quiet it down.
I agree, it needs more growl and less buzz, but if it helps with power and the owner takes it to the track then I won’t complain.
This has always been the best sound for the 4AGE to me:
@Robert in LA
Yeah exactly, there just aren’t any good exhausts for these cars besides the typical ebay junk. Plenty of good options in Japan, but then again thats in Japan.
I recently purchased/currently importing an ae86 at the moment so i’ve been in the market for extra goodies. Options are definitely limited.
I imagine that after market parts available for the ae86 at this point do not offer a lot of choice. Miata owners, by contrast, have a huge choice in exhausts. And over time the resonators have been truly set up right. The right resonator will actually flow with less resistance than a straight connector, and will effectively eliminate the buzz you hear on this car at open throttle.
I was originally super excited when this exhaust came out (made by Tomei), especially considering the lack of good aftermarket support with ae86s. Its literally just a long titanium straight pipe, really cool and simple design …
… but it sounds awful :/
Man, you are right, it really sounds like shit, at least in the video. Makes it almost unwatchable. I’m hoping that it sounds better in person.
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