Why do I keep hearing about the Toyota AE86?

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Old 19 Mar 2014, 01:26 am   #1 (permalink)
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Default Why do I keep hearing about the Toyota AE86?

Ok, so I started watching "Initial D" (just popped up on my YouTube feed) now all of a sudden every where I go on the internet everybody is talkling about the AE86!! The anime is pretty old so why all the fuss over the AE86 now? Is it some kind of anniversary thing?
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Old 19 Mar 2014, 01:40 am   #2 (permalink)
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Its a car released by toyota. Its pretty big in the drift scene, and praised by many. (Nissans are better) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toyota_AE86
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Old 19 Mar 2014, 01:55 am   #3 (permalink)
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Cult. Media exposure (ie Initial-D) made it popular and overrated. Just like the Supra and FD RX7. Not like either won/dominated any racing classes. They were just shown in movies.
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Old 19 Mar 2014, 02:10 am   #4 (permalink)
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it's one of the last rear wheel drive platforms. very coveted. those with the 4A-GE have some serious potential. they also have a four link rear config. so with some bolstering, can be modded with a healthier rear suspension and narrowed rear end for traction under greater power/torque apps. cut and mate a drive shaft to prefered power plant/trans, and just about any rear config can be employed.































or one can totally gut the engine bay and use any carburetted engine that will fit between the frame rails, fire wall and front core support. mated with a strong trans, drive shaft and rear, potential is almost unlimited (frame strength considered).































RWD configs can put more power to the pavement than FWD platforms cheaper for those who know how. since weight inherantly re-distributes itself to the rear.















plus all the weight is up front on a FWD pltform. this RWD distributes a little more weight to the rear resulting a little more ballance for road/course racing as well.















it only weighed 2300 lb































very minimal computer monitoring as well. early obd1.































in oem config, they simply have a very big cult base following. happens from time to time.















http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toyota_...opular_culture































gear heads. never understand those ppl. lol
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