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icon4.gif  FAQ's :: Please Check Here Before Posting Thu, 11 March 2004 11:56 Go to next message
Hey there folks...

In an effort to prevent the nauseating repetition of well trod threads, please check below, have a read, and see if your question has been adequately answered already.

If it hasnt, please dont be afraid to use the Search function to look for other existing posts, or better yet, have a look at Google, and see what information you can arm yourself with before asking.

If you still have a question, or you're completely confused, fire away, and we'll all be glad to have a go and help you out.


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Aust vs Jp Sprinter

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Levin - fixed headlight model
Trueno - pop-up headlight model

Zenki - early term..83-85
Kouki - latter term..85-87

ok...here goes...

apart from the obvious difference that Jap one's were also released as a Trueno, ie. pop-up headlights, there were some differences in body accessories.

first of all, lets start at the back..

tail lights on the aus-spec (Levin style) were "sprinter" tail lights.

tail lights on the Japanese Zenki Levin were "full face" tail lights.(same as USDM, which incidently, were Trueno style.)
tail lights on the Japanese Kouki Levin were "whiteline" tail lights.
tail lights on the Japanese Zenki Trueno were "sprinter" tail lights.
tail lights on the Japanese Kouki Trueno were "redline" tail lights.

Zenki cars had 2 number plate lights, and a center garnish, which were seperate.
Kouki cars had 2 number plate lights, which were a part of the center garnish.

Australian rear bumpers hold the number plate lights. Japanese number plate lights were either side of the number plate.

Then there was the coupe option. If anybody calls it a "sedan"... It's a coupe.
the australian style is a came in Hatchback only. there was an option of coupe or hatchback in Japan. If it has a bootlid, and 2 doors, it's a coupe.

Japanese doors are lighter, as they dont have side intrusion beams. Australian Design Rules changed in 1979 when a motorcyclist went through a Mercedes. Since then all cars in Australia have to have side intrusion beams. difference of around 5kg per door.

now to the front...

the Australian Sprinter has the same front bumper as the Zenki Levin.

the Kouki Levin has indicators in the front bar which come slightly around the sides. not much...just slightly. and it's all orange.

the Zenki Trueno has indicators in the front bar similar to the Australian Sprinter, but is a different shape. it has a slight lip at the bottom, which is bigger than the tiny lump on the Australian front bar.

The Kouki Trueno has indicators in the front bar which are similar to the Australian Sprinter, BUT...they are larger, and half of it is for the front parkers. they also have cornering lights, so when you turn on the left indicator with your headlights on, a spotlight shines sort of "around the corner", to light it up a bit. similar to that of an EF/EL Ford Fairlane. it also has a raised section at the top to accommodate for a smaller grille.

then there are a million interior differences depending on the model/spec, whether it be Levin/Trueno, Kouki/Zenki, GT/SR/GTV/GT APEX....

couldn't be bothered....




In Japan, the Trueno is called a Sprinter Trueno.

The Levin's weren't actually called a Sprinter.

They were a Corolla Levin.




Dont forget to read the rules for posting in the Tech and Conversions Section:: Rules

[Updated on: Thu, 25 November 2004 03:53] by Moderator

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Re: FAQ's :: Please Check Here Before Posting Thu, 25 November 2004 03:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
One more interesting thread.

Toyota Model Code definitions

http://forums.toymods.org.au/index.php?t=msg&g oto=372596&rid=218&S=014dd811fc921e9d0d65e fb99b67ba99
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Re: FAQ's :: Please Check Here Before Posting Sun, 30 January 2005 04:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
A lot of people are asking about RWD 3S stuff, so I thought it might be useful if these threads were pinned up..

Joel's RWD 3S-GTE conversion

Cool1's 3S-GTE RWD Engine mount construction guide

[Updated on: Sun, 30 January 2005 04:27]

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Re: FAQ's :: Please Check Here Before Posting Thu, 21 April 2005 23:28 Go to previous message
Here's a listing of Accredited Engineers in Australia, by state & suburb. I'm sure there's probably more, but this is a start.

http://carpoint.ninemsn.com.au/Tig/Minisite/Minisi te.aspx?alias=carpointau&id=6659

Thanks to 81LOWLUX for the link!!
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