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Forum: Forced Induction 10-29-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,850
Posted By Braces
In Arizona with summers around 120 degrees F .......

In Arizona with summers around 120 degrees F .... I can't imagine a non-intercooled turbocharged car working properly.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 10-28-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,761
Posted By Braces
I feel like I am complete control when driving...

I feel like I am complete control when driving this car. When I drive other cars ... I sometimes feel that the car is driving me. Those cars have that floaty feel or too much power for its chassis....
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 10-27-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,833
Posted By Braces
My advice is to not drive the turbo there. ...

My advice is to not drive the turbo there. Probably not going to help with the negotiations.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 10-24-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,639
Posted By Braces
I chose red because it signifies sportscar IMO. ...

I chose red because it signifies sportscar IMO. Black seems to be the common color for large German luxury cars ... Not small lithe sportscars.

White would have been my 2nd option. White looks...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 10-19-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,875
Posted By Braces
The day I picked up my car .... The salesperson...

The day I picked up my car .... The salesperson drove with me to a local gas station and used his CC to fill my new car with premium. Maybe it was a company CC.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 10-19-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,875
Posted By Braces
As everyone has said ... You'll be okay. But in...

As everyone has said ... You'll be okay. But in the mean time ... Why not add an octane booster? Seems like that would bring the octane up to OEM specs.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 10-14-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 978
Posted By Braces
Don't give up on this forum. I usually find 10%...

Don't give up on this forum. I usually find 10% (okay maybe 5%) of the posts to be quite helpful. Not going to find this type of information anywhere else. The remaining posts are simply...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 10-09-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,112
Posted By Braces
Goes back to the discussion of what a sportscar...

Goes back to the discussion of what a sportscar is? Back seats? Straightline speed? Excells on curves? Engine placement? RWD, FWD or AWD? Manual vs DCT(auto)? Nannies?
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 10-08-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,948
Posted By Braces
In other words .... a stock 13 FRS is more lively...

In other words .... a stock 13 FRS is more lively (read: FUN) than a modified 14 or stock 15.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 10-07-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 17,321
Posted By Braces
All that additional downforce will help when...

All that additional downforce will help when approaching corners, but will tax the car's existing horsepower levels on the straights. I do love the center exhaust.
Forum: Photos, Videos, Wallpapers, Gallery Forum 10-02-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 12,870
Posted By Braces
It's your car .... so do what ever you want. You...

It's your car .... so do what ever you want. You asked for an opinion ... and you got it. Personally .... I don't get the HUGE spoiler with skinny 215 size tires.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 10-01-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,287
Posted By Braces
That explains the Prius C.:iono:

That explains the Prius C.:iono:
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 09-29-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,382
Posted By Braces
25000 miles and NO issues with my stock FR-S. ...

25000 miles and NO issues with my stock FR-S. PROS: 7400 redline, light agile handling, perfect neutral seating position and great MPG for DD. Cons: torque dip although I've read that a tune can...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 09-18-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 10,281
Posted By Braces
I agree. Loved the video. Nice to see some...

I agree. Loved the video. Nice to see some honest assessments about the 86 with a touch of humor. Keep up the good work.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 09-17-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 532
Posted By Braces
Welcome to the forum and congrats on the car. I...

Welcome to the forum and congrats on the car. I was recently vacationing at Del Rey Beach. Lovely place. Lots of exotic cars running around. Mostly lambos.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 09-16-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,574
Posted By Braces
My friend works for financing with a large Ford...

My friend works for financing with a large Ford dealership. He told me that the profit margins on an inexpensive car (read: FR-S, BRZ) are very low. The dealerships make better profits with dealer...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 09-09-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,572
Posted By Braces
@Rusky ... question. I've leased alot of...

@Rusky ... question.

I've leased alot of cars for business reasons since the accounting is simpler. I've noticed that if I turn in a car (say Toyota) at the end of the lease and swap for another...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 09-07-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,709
Posted By Braces
Toyota does not need to improve the power levels...

Toyota does not need to improve the power levels because it has relatively no competition at it's price point for a rwd light car. If Nissan, Honda or other produces a lightweight rwd around 25K...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 09-04-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,988
Posted By Braces
http://Documents and Settings\Term6\My...

http://Documents and Settings\Term6\My Documents\My Pictures\R8 Gated Shifter.jpg

Agreed. There is nothing cooler than hearing the click clack metallic sound as you shift. The shifting is...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 09-04-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 986
Posted By Braces
Install a larger mandrel bent sound tube.

Install a larger mandrel bent sound tube.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 09-04-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,689
Posted By Braces
The Juke appears to have very little damage.......

The Juke appears to have very little damage.... right side anyway. Glad you're okay and good luck with the repairs.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 09-02-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,569
Posted By Braces
I don't understand the concept of doing mods on a...

I don't understand the concept of doing mods on a LEASE vehicle. I guess you can always remove the items prior to turning the car in.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 08-23-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,807
Posted By Braces
This is habit of mine. I always shift into 2nd...

This is habit of mine. I always shift into 2nd before going to 1st regardless of the situation. Try it. It shifts a lot smoother this way. If at a stop and in neutral. I shift to 2nd .... Then...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 08-16-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,864
Posted By Braces
i have no mods and I have the same sticker.

i have no mods and I have the same sticker.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 08-14-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 13,137
Posted By Braces
FRS-Texas .... Good for you. glad everything...

FRS-Texas .... Good for you. glad everything turned out. Odds are .... Your car will be perfectly fine. Your thread definitely started a very lively discussion and hopefully ... You gained some...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 08-14-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 13,137
Posted By Braces
Regardless if the engine is damaged or not .......

Regardless if the engine is damaged or not .... you can see that the majority of forum members agree that the engine is damaged somewhat. This is the perception right or wrong. When it comes time to...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 08-13-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 13,137
Posted By Braces
In theory ... I agree with FRS Dad. No actual...

In theory ... I agree with FRS Dad. No actual damages .... No restitution. I still would try and speak to someone with actual knowledge on the effects of the incorrect oil in the motor. Any...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 08-13-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 13,137
Posted By Braces
1st: do what you are doing. Keep negotiating with...

1st: do what you are doing. Keep negotiating with the GM and let him/her know that you will not accept anything less than a new motor and a rental car. It will be cheaper for the dealership to...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 08-13-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,623
Posted By Braces
Technically the car is not fast .... but it is...

Technically the car is not fast .... but it is fast enough.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 08-11-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,558
Posted By Braces
Keep the car. Put studded tires on it (if...

Keep the car. Put studded tires on it (if allowed there). Have kitty litter or sand in the trunk. Shovel. You should be good to go. Maybe invest with body under-coating to help with the rust. ...
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