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Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 07-29-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,739
Posted By DarkSunrise
I think it's a bit rice, but not the worst thing...

I think it's a bit rice, but not the worst thing in the world. Some people like red or neon green wheels, others like titanium blue exhaust tips. Just colors on otherwise functional pieces.
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 07-29-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 422
Posted By DarkSunrise
I'd wait until the other shoe drops, i.e., see...

I'd wait until the other shoe drops, i.e., see what the lighter 2016 Camaro can do. Historically Chevy's 1LE SS package has also been more track-ready compared with Ford's track pack.
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 07-29-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 12,137
Posted By DarkSunrise
Not bad on the price. I was worried this might...

Not bad on the price. I was worried this might end up closer to $40k base. IMO:

...vs. STI, I'd buy the FoRS for the superior practicality of the hatch
...vs. Golf R, I'd probably go with the...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 07-26-2015, 10:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,006
Posted By DarkSunrise
Not a good looking car, but it's: 1. ...

Not a good looking car, but it's:

1. Mid-engine
2. RWD
3. Comes in a coupe body

If it was priced in the $30-40k range with a decent power-to-weight ratio, I'd consider it.
Forum: Wheels | Tires | Spacers | Hub 07-26-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,135
Posted By DarkSunrise
Looks good!

Looks good!
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 07-24-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,027
Posted By DarkSunrise
Judging from the pictures, the BMW interior looks...

Judging from the pictures, the BMW interior looks nicer. But I do think the gap has closed significantly between midsize sedans and entry level luxury cars.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 07-24-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,396
Posted By DarkSunrise
I've got my garage opener in there. Fits...

I've got my garage opener in there. Fits perfectly. Not as pretty as all the Yospeed placques above, but it's functional :)
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 07-24-2015, 12:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,187
Posted By DarkSunrise
Congrats! I had an 09 Boxster S and it was a...

Congrats! I had an 09 Boxster S and it was a great car. The FR-S is endearing in its own way as well. Welcome to the forum btw.
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 07-23-2015, 11:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 449
Posted By DarkSunrise
On my GTI, my local dealership sent me a...

On my GTI, my local dealership sent me a complementary tire rotation coupon, so I went to have it done. Unfortunately they screwed up and accidentally changed my oil instead. So now I'm back to...
Forum: DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Guides 07-23-2015, 11:12 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 42,603
Posted By DarkSunrise
If you want a genuine OEM part (perfect fit, no...

If you want a genuine OEM part (perfect fit, no leaks), I used this vendor and was happy.

http://www.ft86club.com/forums/showthread.php?t=57650
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 07-23-2015, 11:01 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,636
Posted By DarkSunrise
"The great fights with your strongest rivals are...

"The great fights with your strongest rivals are always the biggest motivation. When you win easily, it's not the same taste." -Valentino Rossi

"Riding a race bike is an art - a thing that you...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 07-22-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,299
Posted By DarkSunrise
I do think (for the moment) this car setup is...

I do think (for the moment) this car setup is working for me. The car turns in how I expect, rotates when I ask it to, and allows me to carry a small slip angle to the track out point. I'll have to...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 07-21-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,299
Posted By DarkSunrise
Apparently a lot of these cars come from the...

Apparently a lot of these cars come from the factory with rear camber that's lopsided by up to 0.5 degrees. I haven't installed an adjustable camber kit for the rear yet, but planning to once I...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 07-21-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 31,388
Posted By DarkSunrise
Damn, I was hoping that might solve it. ...

Damn, I was hoping that might solve it. Appreciate the heads-up though, saved me from ordering gold foil.
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 07-21-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 31,388
Posted By DarkSunrise
For the first time, I got repeated P0351 error...

For the first time, I got repeated P0351 error codes at the track. I'd gotten them sporadically in the past, but this time the code would not stay off. This was probably the hottest track day I'd...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 07-21-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,299
Posted By DarkSunrise
Haha sort of. I basically took a stock...

Haha sort of. I basically took a stock suspension FR-S (which certain drivers I respect like Pobst and Strano claim oversteers too much for their liking) and added more front grip using front camber...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 07-21-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,094
Posted By DarkSunrise
Keeping my eye on this although without a true...

Keeping my eye on this although without a true coupe bodystyle, I'm doubtful I'd ever buy one.
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 07-21-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,299
Posted By DarkSunrise
Thanks and yeah that's a nice summary - I've...

Thanks and yeah that's a nice summary - I've basically traded some rear grip for front. And I'll add - found it more intuitive to drive. I guess that surprised me because I thought the car would be...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 07-21-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,299
Posted By DarkSunrise
Interesting - why do you say that? There's one...

Interesting - why do you say that? There's one specific section I'm thinking about where I'm always balancing the car on the throttle. Usually I only hear my front tires, but I was definitely...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 07-21-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,299
Posted By DarkSunrise
Yeah I do agree with you that autocross is a...

Yeah I do agree with you that autocross is a different beast, although if I remember correctly, I think Strano's comments came after he tracked the FR-S at Summit Point. Not sure if he was on stock...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 07-21-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 458
Posted By DarkSunrise
I pretty much have zero brand loyalty. Whatever...

I pretty much have zero brand loyalty. Whatever manufacturer makes the best product at a price I can afford, then I'll buy it, whether Yugo or Mercedes. My last five car purchases have been:

-...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 07-21-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,391
Posted By DarkSunrise
Perrin catback. I really disliked the stock...

Perrin catback. I really disliked the stock sound and under-sized exhaust tips.

After that I bought tires/wheels and brake pads, but that was mainly to prep for the track.
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 07-21-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,299
Posted By DarkSunrise
Handling Setup - Oversteer vs. Understeer

So here is some background information about my setup:

- stock FR-S suspension, front camber bolts
- camber: (-1.4 FL, -1.5 FR, -1.0 RL, -1.4 RR)
- toe: 0 square
- tires: Nitto NT05 (235/40/17)...
Forum: Member's Car Journals 07-21-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,059
Posted By DarkSunrise
I like the WedsSports TC105N's a lot. They're...

I like the WedsSports TC105N's a lot. They're fairly light at ~15 lbs/each and have been pretty strong in my experience. You can see some of the testing WedsSport does on their wheels in this...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 07-20-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 692
Posted By DarkSunrise
Throttle steering will take on a whole new...

Throttle steering will take on a whole new meaning with RWD :D
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 07-20-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,017
Posted By DarkSunrise
Just buy an Exedy stage 1 clutch and keep it...

Just buy an Exedy stage 1 clutch and keep it ready. It's only $300-400 and comes with a lightened flywheel, so it'll be a nice upgrade.

Your dad is happy and gets to drive the car how he wants. ...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 07-20-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,177
Posted By DarkSunrise
Thought I'd bump this thread with an update. ...

Thought I'd bump this thread with an update.

Did a track day with the Carbotech XP10 pads up front. Short story - I loved these pads on the track. For the first time, I had nearly full...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 07-20-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 620
Posted By DarkSunrise
Damn made me cringe watching that. I did...

Damn made me cringe watching that. I did something similar last year at the track. The dirt/grass just before the track-out curbing had a big divot in it. I tracked out a bit wide/early and felt a...
Forum: Member's Car Journals 07-20-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,059
Posted By DarkSunrise
Some thoughts from my last track day: 1)...

Some thoughts from my last track day:

1) Balance - I really loved the car's balance having swapped my worn front tires to the rear. It's not like a stockish FR-S suspension has a lot of...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 07-20-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,015
Posted By DarkSunrise
Congrats! Great first car, especially to learn...

Congrats! Great first car, especially to learn RWD properly.
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