Boosted AE86 Monster… Introduction

Those who know me would know that I’m always in search for new and interesting content to post for the site whether it be Honda related or not. I try my best to bring you guys some of the best projects that would paint an accurate picture of the automotive scene here in Barbados. It really is quite amazing to see the quality builds being produced here. Not only with off the shelf parts and their application, but when it comes to fabrication and the necessary know-how needed to meet selective specifications, to aid with the installation of a part or throughout an entire build.

Which brings me to Corey Standford’s Boosted AE86 Build. Most of the work done throughout this build depended heavily on fabrication. Quite frankly, that was not the initial vision of this build but like most builds, things can get out of hand at a rapid rate. Initially the goal behind this build, was to be a fun weekend car with moderate power, mostly to be street driven for some fun from time to time. Somewhere along this path things kept changing, minor upgrade here and there.

It wasn’t until Barbados Association of Dragsters and Drifters B.A.D.D was formed that Corey’s focus shifted and went towards drag racing and along with it, the car’s modifications. During this phase was where a significant amount of weight was shed and a cage was bolted in place to increase safety and rigidity. Corey also added some flares in order to fit wider wheels hassle free, along with a few other aero pieces.

To date Corey’s fastest 1/8 mile time is 7.5 secs. In the 1/4 mile, he ran 12.3 secs with gearbox issues. In being quite successful in the drags it landed him a few sponsors, A.C.S Maintenance, Dennis Heath Tuning, A-Z Supplies and Services and S.D.R.R as the main sponsor.

With that info out of the way, let’s move forward with some photos…




All of the fiberglass and body moldings have been designed and built by a joint effort between Stanford Industries and Danny…


Behind the 17×9″ XXR wheels at the front you find a Wilwood big brake kit featuring a 13″ rotor and 4 pot caliper.


At the rear stopping power is reduced to a 11″ rotor and 4 pot caliper. To ensure a sizable contact patch is made with the tarmac when making its way around the circuit, 17×10″ XXR wheels are mounted at the rear. But it doesn’t stop there, when it is time to face the clock, the car can be seen wearing a pair of 15×10″ wheels with a 24″ tire.


The rear has seen quite a few variants of wings and various mounting positions to go with them, the current setup is a custom made piece by Stanford Industries.


Both doors have been molded and redone out of fiberglass to shed as much weight as possible.


A glimpse at the office, all business once you step in this machine…


Fuel lies heading towards to back of the car to a fuel cell…


Fitted in the trunk you will find the fuel setup comprising of a fuel cell, pump and surge pot. Also fitted in the trunk is the water/meth injection kit and the water spray system for the intercooler.


Several key points throughout the body have been cut and directly tied into the roll cage through a series of bars to add additional rigidity to the chassis. If you pay close attention you will notice the fibreglass roof skin. This was originally a sunroof model AE86 but after Corey stated to get serious about drags, it had to go.


Floor mounted Tilton pedal box setup with custom made floor plate and foot rest all done by Stanford Industries…



Moving onto the drivetrain, Corey is using a Saenz TT3 sequential gearbox. Placed next to the shifter you will find a hydraulic handbrake plumbed to the Wilwood calipers at the rear…


Also installed on this build is a Accusump oil accumulator which you guys would have seen being used in several builds on the site.


The brain responsible for this build is a Autronic SM4 ECU which has been installed and tuned by Dennis Heath.



Under the hood there is a fully built 3S motor assembled by Stanford Industries. This is a combination of a Beams sump and oil pump fitted to a 3S-GTE. Here is a quick list of the setup:


ARP head bolts

HKS 272 cams

Port and polished head done by Big Dale


Bottom end:

JE Pistons

Manley Rods

ARP Bolts throughout

Bottom end built by Robert


Corey was able to get in a dyno session but ran into some difficulties where the HKS blowoff valve failed and only managed to make a successful pull at 14psi which yielded 325whp. On race day however, the car is tuned to race at 28psi.


Mated to the motor you will find a Garrett GT35 turbo bolted to a custom made manifold with a Tial wastegate…


Exhaust gasses flow through a 3″side exit exhuast…

As impressive as this all seems, Corey has some future plans for the car which is the main reason for this post. For starters Corey went out and bought another shell…


A photo from the for sale post on Facebook…

The plan from here forward is to transfer most of what is on the current AE86 onto this new shell but not before making a few, slight modifications…



With a plan in mind, Corey wasted no time and began cutting and fabricating immediately….



With the main focus of this build headed in the direction of a drag car, the rear needed to be tubbed to accommodate the desired tire choice…


Similar to the other shell, the tunnel needed to be fabricated in order for the motor and gearbox to fit…


A look at the redesigned rear wheel wells, designed to accommodate 15×10″ wheels with a 26″ tire…


At the same time the front wheel wells were also redesigned…


The radiator panel and a portion of the wheel well was removed for easier access when working on the car.



How the car sat on the rotisserie awaiting the next phase of changes to be made.

That brings us to the end of a first look at Corey’s new build. Thanks for taking a look and be on the lookout for more to come.


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