Carina Sightings: mad Carina AA63 with gauges

November 16, 2015 in carina sightings

I just found this mad Toyota Carina AA63 with an awesome set of gauges stacked on the dash:
Carina Sightings - Carina AA63 with mad gauges
It has an oil temperature gauge, oil pressure gauge, water temperature gauge, negative pressure (?) and an exhaust gas temperature gauge.

The handiwork started off by re-trimming the original dash with leatherette: Read the rest of this entry →

October 2015 update: riding shotgun in the Toyota Carina

October 31, 2015 in video

This is my October 2015 update video. The video is shot while driving the Toyota Carina for, probably, the very last time in 2015 as winter is coming soon. I went to pick up some tools and driving back home and yakking while driving.
October 2015 update video Toyota Carina
So are we going to offroad in the Toyota Carina?

No we are not: Read the rest of this entry →

Carina Sightings: turbocharged Toyota Carina AA63 in Hot Version 33

October 29, 2015 in carina sightings

Ka Ko posts clips from various Hot Version videos regularly and yesterday he posted up a short clip of a turbocharged Toyota Carina AA63 versus a Toyota Corolla AE92 sedan.
Toyota Carina AA63
The Carina is wrongly placed as the T15/T16 in the description but in reality it is a resprayed Toyota Carina AA63. Also don’t get fooled over that 4A-GZE that got swapped in from an AE92: it is actually turbocharged! Another way to get a twin cam turbo in a Carina!

The comparison between the two is made by driving them as fast as possible on the Ebisu track: Read the rest of this entry →

Carina Trivia: Carina A60 weight distribution

October 24, 2015 in Carina Trivia

A few weeks ago someone requested some specific data of the Toyota Carina GT RA63 and of course I did manage to find the data. One of the interesting things I found was that I was able to find the total weight, front weight and rear weights of all Carina A60 models in my data and hence could calculate the weight distribution. So after digging, copy/pasting I made a big overview of all the JDM body types, grades and model codes with their respective weight distribution.
Toyota Carina GT-R AA63 Coupe - Carina A60

Of course it is not that interesting to dig through each and everyone of them, but there are some nice giveaways. The most interesting is the averages I calculated: Read the rest of this entry →

Carina Sightings: Toyota Carina GT-R AA63 on wide steel rims

October 3, 2015 in carina sightings

I stumbled upon this awesome red Toyota Carina GT-R AA63 on widened steel rims with stretched tires:
Toyota Carina GT AA63 on wide steel rims
One of the differences between the Carina GT and GT-R was the lack of alloys, or better: cool looking steel rims that were too narrow (5.5J I think).

This GT-R swapped its alloys for the GT items instead:
Carina widened steel rims
I keep forgetting that when widened the steel rims also look awesome.
Also notice the flashlight creating a white pinstripe suggestion in the first photo. Perhaps I should do a similar black pinstripe to my Carina? A cool and simple touch that makes the car look way nicer!

Via Minkara

My Carina: today I bought myself a JDM Toyota Carina GT bumper!

August 13, 2015 in my carina

With this video report on me buying a JDM Toyota Carina GT bumper I will start to do things a bit different from now onwards.
JDM Carina GT bumper
The aim is not so much to shift the blogging to vlogging, but try to make things a bit more interesting this way. What I really liked is that this way I could give a bit more background info on the bumper, the area (people from Drenthe: don’t kill me for this. 😉 ) and also how I obtained it. But there is still a lot of ground to cover and improvements I can make. Let’s say it will be a steep learning curve.

Anyway, enjoy the video report: Read the rest of this entry →