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Bill is going to sticky/pin this.

Since ZREs are becoming more common, I thought I should make a 'ZRE FAQ' like the "ZZE FAQ" that currently exists. smile.gif

So like the "ZZE FAQ" thread (props to Evan), this FAQ will be constantly expanding as time goes on. If there is a question here that is not answered, try doing a search first before posting another thread. If you think there is something that I should add, don't hesitate to PM me (this will help reduce chatter in the thread). Hope this is useful for future questions.

Please check part numbers with manufacturer before placing any orders, as I WON'T be held responsible!

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Last edited: 18/08/2012

Q) What is the difference between a Pre-Facelift ZRE and a Facelift ZRE Corolla?

A) Simply External differences.

The Pre-Facelift ZRE (below) - 2007 - late 2009

corolla02.jpg

200909050703192007-2009_Toyota_Corolla_ZRE152R_Ascent_5-door_hatchback_01.png

The Facelift ZRE has a 'sharper' front (different grill, headlights & foglights) and different rear (different taillight, different shape bummer & with reflectors). In terms of interior, facelift has a slightly different steering wheel shape, different headunit and different looking handbrake.

Facelift ZRE (below) - late 2009 - current

faceliftzre.jpg

Q) What is the difference between '07-'08 ZREs with '09 ZREs?

A) Both are pre-facelift ZREs. Differences are:

i) Gear ratios (slightly different and '09 ZRE has longer throw).

ii) '07-'08 ZREs have metal-type oil filters whereas '09 ZREs have a paper filter type.

iii) '07-'08 Levin ZRs have keyless entry sensors only on the driver's door, whereas '09 ZRs have it on front passenger side as well.

iv) '09 ZREs and up have VSC.

1. TRD Parts

For all your JDM TRD goodies, look here!

2. Wheels

The stock wheel sizes for the ZRE are:

i) Ascent: 15x6 steel with 195/65R15 91H tires

ii) Ascent Sport, Conquest, Levin SX/ZR & Ultima: 16x6.5 +45 alloy with 205/55R16 91V tires

Stud pattern: All grades - 5x114.3

Wheel nut thread: M12 x P1.5

Want to buy wheels? Check first using Wheel Offset Calculator & Tire Size Calculator.

Generally, people have gone 17"/18" by 7-8" wide rims with +35 to +40 offset. Best to search or ask/PM someone first before buying! smile.gif

3. Air Intake Mods

Before buying any intake mods, please read this thread!. There have been some "Check Engine Light" (CEL) problems that initially came up; however, these seem to have somewhat disappeared. Please read it before making any decisions.

Also, it has been debated here whether the pod needs covering or not. Make your own decision.

3.1 Blitz Intake System

Details here. 42155

3.2 CES Racing Custom Cold Air Intake

Need to contact CES Racing; BG Pete has got one made up for him.

3.3 Injen Cold Air Intake

SP2079 (Polished) or SP2079BLK (Black piping), Toyota Corolla 2009, 1.8L 4 cyl

Check threads 1, 2, 3.

3.4 K&N Universal Closed Air Intake Systems

Not 100% sure if will fit but may be an alternative. Click here.

3.5 Satisfaction/Simota Intake Systems

Check here and here.

3.6 Weapon-R Secret Weapon Intake

Although it is for the Corolla S (sedan) from the US (like Injen), it will fit our aussie ZREs. Looks more like a SRI. Click here.

3.6 DIY Cold Air Intake

Alternatively, you can make your own cold air intake (check this thread) or similarly, you can make your own SRI.

4. Suspension:

Q) Is the suspension for the ZRE hatch and ZRE sedan the same? Is the Facelift ZRE suspension the same as the Pre-facelift ZRE?

A) Yes, the chassis for the ZRE hatch and ZRE sedan, similarly for the facelift ZRE, are the same.

Part numbers for various manufacturers are given, they are in order of front springs and rear springs respectively, unless stated.

4.1 BC Racing Coilovers

BC Racing V1 Series Coilovers, see here.

BC Racing BR Series Coilovers, see here and here.

4.2 C-One Suspension Parts

C-One Front Strut (discontinued)

C-One Front Sway (discontinued)

4.3 Cusco Suspension Parts:

Cusco Front Strut - 942 540 A

Cusco Front Underbody Brace - 942 475 A

Cusco Front Sway - 925 311 A30

Cusco Rear Sway (16mm) - 942 311 B16

4.4 Eibach Springs – Pro-kit springs, Toyota Auris (E15) -30mm front, -35mm rear. Part number E10-82-024-05-22 (10755, 100286861)

Click here and here for photos.

4.5 Greddy Suspension Parts

Greddy Strut Tower Bar - Part Number: 14013040

4.6 K-Mac Suspension Parts

See here.

4.7 King Springs Lows (~35mm drop) – KTFL119, KTRL120

King Springs Standard – KTRS120 (rears only)

You can also reset your rears if you want your car sitting more level with lows. Some threads about resetting rears.

reset rears link 1

reset rears link 2

4.8 Lovell Springs Low (~35mm drop) – TFL-131, TRL-132

Lovell Springs Super Low – TFL-131SL, TRL-132SL

4.9 Pedders Suspension Parts:

Springs Low (Sports Ryder Coil Spring) – 2976 2976, 2977 2977

eXtreme XA Coilovers – Part Number: 160069

Front Camber Kit: 81290 81290

Flexible extension 125mm: 191001

Flexible extension 250mm: 191002

See juvenlle, shin0bi or dutchie.

4.10 RSR Best-i/Black Coilovers

4.11 Silver's NEOMAX Suspension Parts (F:6kg, R:5kg)

Silver's NEOMAX Coilovers - Part Number: NT127

4.12 Tanabe DF/NF/GF Coilovers

Look here (JE-55-EA) and here (Kev0).

4.13 Teins Type Flex Coilovers

See here.

4.14 TRD Suspension Parts:

TRD Springs (~25-30mm drop) – MS250-12002 (48130-ZE500)

TRD Front Sway - MS270-12002 (48800-ZE500)

Threads about suspension that may be useful:

09 ZRE sway bar combo

ZRE front strut braces

BC Racing Coilover Suspension Kit

5. Brakes

5.1 DBA

Standard Rotors:

- Standard fronts, DBA2742

- Standard rears, DBA2743

Slotted Rotors:

- Slotted front left, DBA2742SL

- Slotted front right, DBA2742SR

- Slotted rear left, DBA2743SL

- Slotted rear right, DBA2743SR

Cross Drilled Rotors:

- Cross Drilled fronts, DBA2742X

- Cross Drilled rears, DBA2743X

5.2 RDA

Slotted rotors, RDA7789S - $240/pair

6. Exhaust / Headers

ZRE Exhaust results

Exhaust, where do I start?

2ZR-FE Performance Headers

6.1 C-One Axle Backs (discontinued!)

Oval:

(pic)http://www.c-one.co...._auris_muff.jpg

Note the drive 2WD 1・ZRE152H NZE151H

●パイプ径60φ ● 60φ pipe diameter

●楕円メインマフラー The main oval muffler ●

●オーバルカールテール(80×120φ) Obarukaruteru ● (80 × 120φ)

●揺れ防止追加ステー、ラバーリング付属 Additional anti-sway state ●, rubber ring included

●M/T車取付可 ● M / T car can be mounted

●近接排気騒音:88dB Exhaust noise near ●: 88dB

Round:

(pic)http://www.c-one.co....auris_muff2.jpg

ZRE152H・NZE151Hの2WD車注1 Note the drive 2WD 1・ZRE152H NZE151H

●パイプ径60φ ● 60φ pipe diameter

●砲弾型メインマフラー ● Main muffler shell type

●スラッシュカールテール100φ ● 100φ Surasshukaruteru

●揺れ防止追加ステー、ラバーリング付属 Additional anti-sway state ●, rubber ring included

●M/T車取付可 ● M / T car can be mounted

●近接排気騒音:90dB Exhaust noise near ●: 90dB

6.2 TRD High Response Muffler Ver.S

Click here. MS153-12009

6.3 Universal mufflers such as Xforce Twinloop or Magnaflow etc

7. Throttle Controllers

7.1 ARK ATCC Throttle Controller

Look here.

7.2 Blitz Throttle Controller

TRC001P-BG1 - 14713

7.3 E-Drive Throttle Controller

Look here.

8. Forced Induction?

Turbo ZRE152 Sedan

ZRE Turbo Update

ZRE Injectors - & Turbo update

9. External Mods

There are heaps of mods for those who want their ZRE to look very nice! There are parts such as front garnishes, front lips, rear skirts, rear spoilers, OEM accessories..etc

9.1 TRD Parts here.

9.2 Genuine Toyota Slim Weathershields

Can either get it from Castle Hill Toyota ($275), JZSInternational (genuine Toyota $200US) or ebay (genuine can be questioned).

9.3 Modellista Parts

9.4 Other External Parts

Euro Auris/ ZRE rear skirt

10. Removing Front Bar/Bumper

Check here and here.

11. DIY Colour-Code Front Lip

Check here.

This FAQ thread is ongoing and I'll complete every time I have time to do so (final semester of uni :spiteful:). I might not have had time to cover some parts but feel free to PM me about any parts I have not covered anyway, I might have not thought about some things.

Hope this is useful for future reference!

Once again, if you can't find what you are looking for (either by searching or looking at this FAQ), please PM me.

Some thanks goes to Jesse (JE-55-EA), Pete (Dutchie), John (juvenlle), Vinh (le.vinh.zr), Peter (pezzie), Will (Ascendant Rice), other John (jtron85), Ben (benyip) and Jason (jps137) for the help! biggrin.gif

Peter.

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All toyota part numbers below

http://www.japan-parts.eu/

Full facelift ZRE 154 parts map as below, I don't know what language is that, but there are japanese in the picture (I can read japanese)

http://au.toyotaowne...showtopic=29681

Below is the English version of ZRE-151 parts
http://www.toyodiy.c...L-GEMNKC_1.html

The part number might not be the same in Australia, but these maps can save so many people

For brake option, DBA has slotted disc for $125 pair, sold in pedders

QFM has A1RM and HPX brake pad for our cars, I have A1RM for $165 pair, please contact GSL rally sport for details, need to wait 4 weeks for custom made

They also get Remsa brake pad which cost $110 pair for the front

Pedders also got camber bolt at the front, maximum -2.5 can be achieved. No camber at the rear, but the rear camber is -1.25 if you lower your car

If you plan to chip your car, unichip is an option for $1.5K+, check my thread for details. Not recommend unless you are really serious

If you want spolier, mudflag, skirt, fog light, please see
http://au.toyotaowne...ight-skirt-etc/

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Full ZRE 154 parts map as blow, I don't know what language is that, but there are japanese in the picture (I can read japanese)

http://au.toyotaownersclub.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=29681

Why do the face lifts have diffent code to the pre? i thought the face lifts were also zre152 ><!!!

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just wanted to note that the stud/bolt pattern hasnt been listed :) i have been trying to confirm that the zre152 is 5x114.3

The ZRE is 5x114.3. FAQ has been updated with that detail now.

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just wanted to note that the stud/bolt pattern hasnt been listed :) i have been trying to confirm that the zre152 is 5x114.3

The ZRE is 5x114.3. FAQ has been updated with that detail now.

thanks heaps champ

Sorry about that, forgot to add that in. This FAQ needs more info, but I'll update it after exams. :)

Thanks DJ. :P

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oh, also quickly could just ask, as me and the gf are looking at some wheels, looking at around 17x7.5 what would be a good offset? im guessing between +40 to +45? would +38 be ok?

17x7.5 with +38 should be fine. +45 might be too much for 7.5". Wheel Offset Calculator.

If you want to find the right tyre to fit, try Tire Size Calculator.

Peter.

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Is there meant to be a difference at all between the wheel specs for the hatchback and sedan?

I emailed the Toyota people and got a reply saying the sedan was 5x100. I didn't actually think it'd be different. =S

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Is there meant to be a difference at all between the wheel specs for the hatchback and sedan?

I emailed the Toyota people and got a reply saying the sedan was 5x100. I didn't actually think it'd be different. =S

Watch this post, I'll confirm but I believe it should be the same, 5x114.3 stud pattern.

Peter.

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Is there meant to be a difference at all between the wheel specs for the hatchback and sedan?

I emailed the Toyota people and got a reply saying the sedan was 5x100. I didn't actually think it'd be different. =S

Watch this post, I'll confirm but I believe it should be the same, 5x114.3 stud pattern.

Peter.

Forgot to mention I got one of the current Corolla's, not the earlier model. If that helps. =S

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Is there meant to be a difference at all between the wheel specs for the hatchback and sedan?

I emailed the Toyota people and got a reply saying the sedan was 5x100. I didn't actually think it'd be different. =S

Watch this post, I'll confirm but I believe it should be the same, 5x114.3 stud pattern.

Peter.

Forgot to mention I got one of the current Corolla's, not the earlier model. If that helps. =S

Haven't confirmed yet, but it is 5x114.3. Reason being, one of the guys on here has a sedan (HungryforaRolla) has wheels given to him by a friend who has a hatch. Any Corolla manufactured after 2007 (preface ZRE) to current (facelift ZRE) have the same ZRE152 chassis and same 5x114.3 stud pattern.

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Wheels & exhaust section updated! Thanks Dutchie. :)

Will have to add and clean up the suspension section.

If you have more information that is missing or should be on here, PM me! :)

Peter.

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Air Intake section updated as well as some misc items.

Still to clean up the suspension section. This FAQ is a continuous work in progress! :)

If you have more information that is missing or should be on here, PM me! :)

Peter.

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Hey guys,

I have a Toyota corolla ascent 2008. I need to flush the brake fluid. I bought genuine Toyota brake fluid and I'm thinking of doing it by myself or give to a mechanic to do it for me.

If I do it myself I need to know the best way to do it with tools and steps and whether there is a garage that I can hire for an hour or two to do it.

If I'm to give it to a mechanic I need to know how much it will cost given that I will provide the brake fluid. Also if you know a good mechanic around Sydney cbd or meadowbank

Cheers,

Ramses

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DBA slotted rotors info added, thanks Jason! :)

This FAQ is a continuous work in progress! If you have more information that is missing or that should be on here, PM me! :) (I'm sure I'm missing stuff on facelift ZREs :P)

This thread is AWESOME!!! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Cheers brother!

Hey guys,

I have a Toyota corolla ascent 2008. I need to flush the brake fluid. I bought genuine Toyota brake fluid and I'm thinking of doing it by myself or give to a mechanic to do it for me.

If I do it myself I need to know the best way to do it with tools and steps and whether there is a garage that I can hire for an hour or two to do it.

If I'm to give it to a mechanic I need to know how much it will cost given that I will provide the brake fluid. Also if you know a good mechanic around Sydney cbd or meadowbank

Cheers,

Ramses

Hey Ramses, I don't know too much about flushing the brake fluid (have never done it) but I have heard it's relatively easy and I would assume it's similar to flushing other cars. Doing a quick search, looks like your question has already been answered. :)

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This FAQ is a continuous work in progress! If you have more information that is missing or that should be on here, PM me! :) (I'm sure I'm missing stuff on facelift ZREs :P)

DBA standard, slotted and cross drilled rotors added thanks to Jason! Silver's NEOMAX Coilovers (F:6kg, R:5kg) added:thanks to Julian! Thanks guys! toast:

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Just a question about suspension,

Would lovell sports front and superlow rear be fine on stock shocks? Thought this would be a place to ask a, I'd assume, frequently asked question :P

Thanks in advaned

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Just a question about suspension,

Would lovell sports front and superlow rear be fine on stock shocks? Thought this would be a place to ask a, I'd assume, frequently asked question :P

Thanks in advaned

Hey mate. It would be fine on stock shocks but be mindful that they will wear out a little faster. Once the stock shocks wear out, it is recommended/ideal you get aftermarket shocks to suit the springs. Hope that helps.

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Just a question about suspension,

Would lovell sports front and superlow rear be fine on stock shocks? Thought this would be a place to ask a, I'd assume, frequently asked question :P

Thanks in advaned

Hey mate. It would be fine on stock shocks but be mindful that they will wear out a little faster. Once the stock shocks wear out, it is recommended/ideal you get aftermarket shocks to suit the springs. Hope that helps.

Cheers mate! just needed some words from someone who knows what they are talking about xD

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