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ISBN4-87514-032-0; Japanese publication; $17.40 from Kinokuniya Bookstores  DISCONTINUED

This magazine (more like a mini-book) is a must have for enthusiasts!  It's quite extensive.  There are a lot of good lookin Corollas in here!  Although it focuses on the Corolla wagon, most parts are still compatible with the sedan.  Apparently, the Japanese did not dismiss this car after all!  I would scan every page of this thing, but that would violate copyright laws, and it would also take up A LOT of space (not to mention that it would ruin my only copy).

Now the bad news.  A lot of people have contacted me about obtaining a copy of this magazine.  Unfortunately, it is a 1995 publication and is no longer produced.  I have tried, unsuccessfully, to locate stock through two local Kinokuniyas.  I have even contacted the publisher, Kotsu Times Sha, in Japan.  Their response, in brief, was "We don't have in stock at all, very very sorry."  If you want to try your luck, their phone # is 03 (3256) 2839, fax # is 03 (3256) 2804.  Perhaps someone traveling in Japan can check local stock.  A lot of people, including myself, would be willing to reward generously.  You can also try contacting Kinokuniya Bookstores to see if they can still locate stock (remember to refer to the ISBN number, or better yet, go there and show them a picture, at left).  To assist you further, here are the search results from Switchboard as of 1/20/99:

  • 595 River Rd., Edgewater, NJ 07020-1104  Phone: (201) 941-4993
  • 675 Saratoga Ave., San Jose, CA 95129-2052  Phone: (408) 252-1300
  • 665 Paularino Ave., Costa Mesa, CA 92626-3033  Phone: (714) 434-9986
  • 123 Onizuka St. # 205, Los Angeles, CA 90012-3033   Phone: (213) 687-4447
  • 1581 Webster St. # 111, San Francisco, CA 94115-3616   Phone: (415) 567-7625
  • 519 6th Ave. S, Seattle, WA 98104-2812  Phone: (206) 587-2477
  • 123 Astronaut E S Onizuka #205, Los Angeles, CA 90012-3833   Phone: (213) 687-4447

You might even consider just performing a web search.  You might be able to locate other distributors.

HyperRev 18

ISBN4-938495-42-2; Japanese publication; $26.20 from Kinokuniya Bookstores

Volume 18 in Hyper Rev's great line.  Each Hyper Rev volume is devoted to a specific car (or set of cars).  As you can tell from the cover, this one is all about the AE86/92/101/111.  It doesn't cover the AE102 specifically, but certain parts are compatible...besides it's all Toyota, it's all good.  Lots of great pictures and information.  Contains a "product catalog" conveniently categorized in sections such as Aero Parts, Brake Parts, Stability, Wheel Matching, etc.  A must have for any Toyota enthusiast.

Aside from obtaining this magazine from Kinokuniya Bookstores, I also have a phone number here for Hyper Rev.  It's in Japan, of course.  Phone:  03 (5430) 4440  Fax:  03 (5430) 4455

ISBN4-06-308542-2; Japanese; 2550 Yen

This AE86 video by Best Motoring (Video Special Vol. 42) is awesome!  I hear Vol. 41 (also about the Hachiroku) is great too.  I have one good copy on hand and more should be on their way from Japan through Kinokuniya.

Part Number 00602-05100-001

TRD-USA's 1998 Sport Parts Catalog.  There's not too much in here, but what Toyota enthusiast is complete without yet one more catalog?  =)  Order either by calling TRD or by filling out the online catalog request form on their website which is linked from Toyota's main website.  I'm not sure if the catalog is free or if it costs $5...I get it for free.  Parts can be ordered directly from TRD or through your local Toyota dealership's parts department.

Part Number 00670-TOY-RET

The 1999 Racewear & Racing Collectibles catalog.  If you like flaunting your TRD pride (like me), you might consider purchasing some items from here...from shirts to jackets to beach blankets and stickers and clocks, oh my.  Interesting stuff.  Items in here aren't actually carried by TRD.  They are distributed by HA-LO Marketing.  They can be reached at 888-274-6452.

ISBN1-56637-150-3; American publication: Goodheart-Willcox; available at major bookstore chains, on or off-line

This comprehensive ASE certified textbook is great for those wanting to increase their automotive knowledge and for pros needing a little brush-up.  Covers just about everything from fundamental principles to service and repair.  Some topics aren't covered in as much detail as I'd like, however.  An accompanying workbook and instructor's guide are also available for purchase.

Official Toyota
Service Manuals
Costs about $100 from Toyota Service Publications.  Contact them at 1-800-622-2033, or 750 W. Victoria St., Compton, CA 90220-5538.  It's probably easier to obtain it from your local Toyota dealer's parts department.

The available manuals are:  Vehicle Repair, Electrical Systems, Automatic Transmission/Transaxle Overhaul, replacement Owner's Manual.

Very extensive and detailed...and thick.  A must have!

Haynes Automotive Repair Manual for
the Toyota Corolla
& Geo Prizm
1993 thru 1996
All Models
ISBN1-56392-230-4; American publication; about $20 from just about any bookstore or auto parts store

Not quite as extensive and detailed as the official Toyota repair manual but much cheaper.  I own both, of course.  =)  However, the information presented is very useful, and unlike the Toyota manual, is much more straightforward and procedure-oriented...and has good photos.  IMO, the Haynes manuals are much better for general work.  Note that Haynes does NOT have a manual for the AE86 GT-S.

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