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Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum Yesterday, 02:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,077
Posted By ashtray
Re: Apex. You can apex within your lane. In fact,...

Re: Apex. You can apex within your lane. In fact, please do. If you are on a windy road, why cross the center line to straighten out the curves? Isn't the whole point of being on that road bc it has...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 09-16-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,077
Posted By ashtray
Also a hint: elevation. Flat surfaces are...

Also a hint: elevation. Flat surfaces are predictable. If you're driving downhill, that back end will come out faster and further and quickly be a handful to correct; while driving up hill is the...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 09-16-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,077
Posted By ashtray
A few things: You're in Canada - are the...

A few things:

You're in Canada - are the tires Summer tire or all season? Bc if they're Summer rubber, you'll find out pretty soon about that back end passing you even on a straight road.
...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 09-13-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 389
Posted By ashtray
Sounds like a dealer trip if you don't have...

Sounds like a dealer trip if you don't have anything to read the code.
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 09-13-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,446
Posted By ashtray
http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Z/J9CH/HJKC61PL/F7Z...

http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Z/J9CH/HJKC61PL/F7ZJ9CHHJKC61PL.MEDIUM.jpg
Forum: Wheels | Tires | Spacers | Hub 09-12-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 234
Posted By ashtray
Thanks! I wasn't sure if the wider wheel would...

Thanks! I wasn't sure if the wider wheel would "stretch" the tire a bit outwards and thus lower the height.

Will probably stay with 215's, as a 245 is wider than I need/want. (I like the...
Forum: Wheels | Tires | Spacers | Hub 09-12-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 234
Posted By ashtray
Plus1 sizing, or ???

I replaced my stock wheels with 17x7.75", +40. Now it's time to shop for tires (debating using my Primacy's though I'd prefer not to)

Since the rim is a bit wider than stock, should I go up a...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 09-08-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,097
Posted By ashtray
Try 27 months and just under 7k miles. :D OP...

Try 27 months and just under 7k miles. :D

OP - I actually run the opposite risk as you. I could have an issue pop up at 10k miles but I'd be out of the warranty period!

I'd say if you've gone...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 09-06-2014, 03:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,144
Posted By ashtray
That's the new 4 wheel steering setup for ultra...

That's the new 4 wheel steering setup for ultra tight turning radius!
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 09-03-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,207
Posted By ashtray
OP - did you plug the sound hole in the cabin?...

OP - did you plug the sound hole in the cabin? Made a huge difference to me! Not noisy on highway at all. (I get on the highway for a bit by the mid point of the video - the only noise you hear is...
Forum: Off-Topic Lounge 09-02-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,421
Posted By ashtray
"Do you plan to screw your girlfriend in an...

"Do you plan to screw your girlfriend in an extremely uncomfortable place?"

"What, like the back of a Volkswagen?"

:D
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 09-01-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,473
Posted By ashtray
You have an auto? Then the gear you are in is D....

You have an auto? Then the gear you are in is D. :lol:

Use the paddles to find out which gear if you lost count. After a while you should know which gear the car is in by rpm/speed and torque...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 09-01-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,033
Posted By ashtray
Just wait till those V12 wear down! I replaced...

Just wait till those V12 wear down! I replaced my 6,500 mile Primacy's with a set of V12's on Rotas (bought as a set used, price paid basically for used rims bc tires were worn). I decided to test...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 09-01-2014, 03:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,020
Posted By ashtray
Easy enough to do on a set of ramps?

Easy enough to do on a set of ramps?
Forum: Wheels | Tires | Spacers | Hub 08-25-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 259
Posted By ashtray
Wheel Directory: Rota Torque 17x7.5, 48 white

Just wanted to add to the database. Finally (after 2+ years) got a set of white rims for my car. I might try to pearlize them to match the factory paint, but unsure if I will keep them long enough as...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 08-22-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,365
Posted By ashtray
No problem. I've made my fair share of knee-jerk...

No problem. I've made my fair share of knee-jerk reaction auto purchases. Sometimes they work out, and other times I've lost $20k cash in two years and had no car to show for it. (bought used 5...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 08-22-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,365
Posted By ashtray
Zoh - sounds like you've thought this through,...

Zoh - sounds like you've thought this through, which is really the best any one could do - take the time and think through options, weigh pros/cons, and make a decision. I think you know what you're...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 08-22-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,339
Posted By ashtray
Also note the various other visual modifications...

Also note the various other visual modifications on the car pictured. Side ground effects, larger wider wheels, lowered suspension, etc. If your car doesn't have those, then your result will not look...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 08-22-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,365
Posted By ashtray
A BRZ can be the same price new as an FRS....

A BRZ can be the same price new as an FRS. Depending on dealer.

I'm still surprised there's no other car made in the last 5-10 years that you would enjoy driving. There's so many that are better...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 08-21-2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,182
Posted By ashtray
Actually, I meant going 4-3 instead of 4-5 by...

Actually, I meant going 4-3 instead of 4-5 by mistake. 7k in 4th would be around 8500 rpm in 3rd, so - boom? (at 100mph)
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 08-20-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,365
Posted By ashtray
Wow - I guess generation gap there as I loved...

Wow - I guess generation gap there as I loved those cars in the 90's when I was driving but couldn't afford anything over $1,000 - I drooled over all those great Japanese 90's cars.

But yeah, if...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 08-20-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,182
Posted By ashtray
I shift around 4-5k rpm normally, but when I'm...

I shift around 4-5k rpm normally, but when I'm actively accelerating I'll take her up past 6k. Just too much fun not to! But if you're not accelerating with urgency, no need to shift late and cruise...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 08-20-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,365
Posted By ashtray
Come on, tell me you wouldn't love to hop in this...

Come on, tell me you wouldn't love to hop in this every morning:

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/cto/4629157771.html

http://images.craigslist.org/00s0s_5UBpx0ruEg9_600x450.jpg


Doesn't...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 08-20-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,365
Posted By ashtray
That video (a few posts back) was interesting,...

That video (a few posts back) was interesting, but leaves out a LOT of expenses while severely over estimating the market returns. 12% return might be reasonable in one year, and -5% return in...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 08-20-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,365
Posted By ashtray
Zoh - thanks for clarifying. That does change a...

Zoh - thanks for clarifying. That does change a lot. That said, it sounds like financially you had gotten yourself in a bad position and are now starting to recover. Now imagine if you could put that...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 08-19-2014, 02:48 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,365
Posted By ashtray
There's lots of advice to give but in the end...

There's lots of advice to give but in the end it's your money, your debt, and your butt in the seat of the car every day. You gotta make the call, but in the meantime - some stuff to think about:
...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 08-18-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,959
Posted By ashtray
This. I came from a lower, smaller Miata which...

This. I came from a lower, smaller Miata which was completely invisible on the roads. You have to drive super defensively - which in some cases means you drive aggressively so as to catch the...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 08-18-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 500
Posted By ashtray
I'm in a similar situation - I have the BRZ and...

I'm in a similar situation - I have the BRZ and my old WRX wagon, which was working out well. Now the WRX I've owned for nearly 12 years is starting to show its age and replacement will be required...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 08-17-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 500
Posted By ashtray
You won't want the passenger seat touching the...

You won't want the passenger seat touching the baby seat. You also want the baby seat base flat on the back seat, not lifted up on the front edge*. (Looking twice, it seems there's a curved base...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 08-13-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,794
Posted By ashtray
Having spent nearly a decade in MD, on the poor...

Having spent nearly a decade in MD, on the poor roads and belt ways, I'd probably get a new WRX instead of a BRZ. They're close in price. Something to consider.

Btw, compared to a 5 Series, the...
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