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Forum: Cosmetic Modification (Interior/Exterior/Lighting) 10-20-2014, 03:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 907
Posted By ashtray
Slow down. Ok, first consider your...

Slow down.


Ok, first consider your driving skill level and needs. (it's quite possible the BRZ is more car than you can handle at 10/10 and you might not need to improve anything on the car at...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 10-18-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,075
Posted By ashtray
Did you witness the accident or just see the...

Did you witness the accident or just see the aftermath? Possible the FRS had stopped in time but the car behind him pushed him in to the SUV in front?
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 10-17-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,081
Posted By ashtray
Uh, if yes then park the car and spend that time...

Uh, if yes then park the car and spend that time in the bedroom! :happyanim:
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 10-15-2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 892
Posted By ashtray
Funny enough, the 2001 Subaru Impreza RS coupe is...

Funny enough, the 2001 Subaru Impreza RS coupe is worth about as much as the 2002 WRX! The WRX has held stupid high resale value. One might think the "much lower production than FRS" BRZ would...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 10-13-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,549
Posted By ashtray
Booster seat is much easier but after my son...

Booster seat is much easier but after my son climbs in, I gotta put my right foot in the back footwell and climb halfway in to get the seatbelt out and buckle him in. At least I don't have to lift...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 10-10-2014, 02:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,395
Posted By ashtray
White car hides scratches pretty well. Sure, i...

White car hides scratches pretty well. Sure, i didn't let anyone touch the car for the first two years, but its still just a car - and not even super expensive at that. I let them wash it this past...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 10-10-2014, 02:06 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,473
Posted By ashtray
Showing off or speeding? Probably the two worst...

Showing off or speeding? Probably the two worst reasons to put it in sport mode.

I drive with it in regular mode except when i know I'll be doing tight cornering with plenty of run off space on...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 10-08-2014, 12:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,061
Posted By ashtray
Did you downshift and dump the clutch?

Did you downshift and dump the clutch?
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 10-07-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,061
Posted By ashtray
Are your rear tires worn out?

Are your rear tires worn out?
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 10-06-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,549
Posted By ashtray
Actually my comment was less about the pregnant...

Actually my comment was less about the pregnant wife and more matter of fact that an infant seat can't fit behind the driver. You CAN put two kids in the back, but the 3yr old has to fit behind the...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 10-03-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,549
Posted By ashtray
The average baby at birth is what, about 20"...

The average baby at birth is what, about 20" long? Even the smallest of car seats that would only fit a newborn rear facing would be 30" in depth. Do you have 30" between the driver's seat back and...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 10-03-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,549
Posted By ashtray
Sounds like you're getting a new WRX! Rear seat...

Sounds like you're getting a new WRX! Rear seat room is impressive in the new 2015 model. Much improved over previous model.

A rear facing infant seat takes up all the space available on the...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 09-29-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,005
Posted By ashtray
Move. Sorry, but I would have a vehicle...

Move.

Sorry, but I would have a vehicle with a higher profile and some thick bumpers (pickup, Jeep, etc) if I lived in a city where people parked by feel. A small sports car stands no chance...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 09-29-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,110
Posted By ashtray
Paint fades are more common on flat horizontal...

Paint fades are more common on flat horizontal surfaces and less likely on vertical ones. If you find there is some fade, it should be minimal and decrease over time (as the whole area would fade...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 09-29-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,919
Posted By ashtray
We're talking about someone who doesn't want to...

We're talking about someone who doesn't want to spend $55 on Toyota emblems. If he's desperate for people to not think he drives a Scion, he can just pull the badges for free. Will it look like crap?...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 09-29-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,579
Posted By ashtray
It's tough to list cons compared to one of the...

It's tough to list cons compared to one of the worst cars GM has made recently, but there are a few. Check out the TSB/Problems section and it might just scare you from buying the car completely....
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 09-29-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,919
Posted By ashtray
Go for an Aston Martin badge if you're going to...

Go for an Aston Martin badge if you're going to swap. Having a Toyota badge isn't much of an upgrade status wise from the Scion - you'll just be lumped in with Corollas, Camries, and Prius. Now the...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 09-23-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 639
Posted By ashtray
I put a Prosonic all tube 2x10 combo in the trunk...

I put a Prosonic all tube 2x10 combo in the trunk the other day. I put it in parallel to the car, not sideways. It fit with a couple inches. I'd think a 2x12 would fit in the trunk sideways. It...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 09-22-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 875
Posted By ashtray
But you can charge the battery from under the...

But you can charge the battery from under the hood using the positive lead extension terminal in the engine compartment. And you just need enough juice to power up the trunk release switch. After...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 09-22-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,918
Posted By ashtray
I'd say better brakes, upgraded rear diff,...

I'd say better brakes, upgraded rear diff, possibly suspension changes along with wider tires should all be considered part of the list. This is like saying to build a house you need 2x4's, nails,...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 09-22-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,918
Posted By ashtray
"complete kit" = $8k. (add $5k for them to do...

"complete kit" = $8k. (add $5k for them to do install). I don't think the OP is looking to spend $8k just for the kit to put a 200k mile engine in his car.

What's the going rate for a slightly...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 09-22-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,224
Posted By ashtray
Yes - in addition to built in interest rate, down...

Yes - in addition to built in interest rate, down payment(s), and the price the are leasing you the car at.

If you answer that question the dealer WILL ask, they will punch some numbers on a...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 09-22-2014, 03:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,224
Posted By ashtray
How much do you want to pay per month? (if...

How much do you want to pay per month?

(if you answer this question, you're not ready to visit a dealer!)
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 09-22-2014, 03:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 875
Posted By ashtray
I was referring to the emergency release handle...

I was referring to the emergency release handle to prevent from getting locked inside the trunk. But it does seem the 1-Series has an issue that is a pain to get around - but you can get around it....
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 09-21-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,224
Posted By ashtray
My local dealer has no BRZ in stock. Not sure if...

My local dealer has no BRZ in stock. Not sure if the LA dealers are stocked well. Some parts of the country have surplus while other parts (like SoCal) seem to have a shortage.

You can look in to...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 09-21-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 875
Posted By ashtray
There should be an emergency release in the BMW....

There should be an emergency release in the BMW. In my 5 Series, it's behind a trim panel. The catch and release for my 5 Series is electric. This was before the mandated glow in the dark handles.
...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 09-21-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,918
Posted By ashtray
So you're turning one wrecked car into two shells...

So you're turning one wrecked car into two shells and a used engine swapped new car? I've seen used LS swaps into older cars, and I've seen new LS swaps in to new cars, but a used LS into a new BRZ?...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 09-21-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 875
Posted By ashtray
Please tell me you had climbed inside the trunk...

Please tell me you had climbed inside the trunk with the keys and were posting from inside!

If so, there should be a glow in the dark emergency handle to pull to get out.

I guess you've...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 09-19-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,096
Posted By ashtray
Empty parking lot is the most safe place: ...

Empty parking lot is the most safe place:

http://youtu.be/_UISfUybSNM

"George, George, George of the Jungle - Watch out for that tree!"

*thunk*
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 09-18-2014, 02:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,096
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...
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