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Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions Today, 08:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,433
Posted By DarkSunrise
Yeah I've always respected how APR does a lot of...

Yeah I've always respected how APR does a lot of track testing with their products. I've seen them at a few track days bringing out their cars and putting down some fast laps without overheating or...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 07-23-2016, 11:49 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,477
Posted By DarkSunrise
To clear a misconception, the rear spoiler on...

To clear a misconception, the rear spoiler on this Honda is not rice, despite the car being FWD:
...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 07-23-2016, 09:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 832
Posted By DarkSunrise
Yeah I would guess this is what happened. What...

Yeah I would guess this is what happened. What annoys me is that they told the OP a different story. When a dealership screws up, fine it happens. But at least have the decency to explain to the...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 07-22-2016, 09:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,481
Posted By DarkSunrise
I'd say you're ideally situated to buy a used one...

I'd say you're ideally situated to buy a used one since you've already owned one and know what to look for. The price seems fair too, I'd say jump on it if everything checks out.
Forum: Member's Car Journals 07-21-2016, 08:23 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 39,102
Posted By DarkSunrise
Nice work on the C7Z. It still amazes me that GM...

Nice work on the C7Z. It still amazes me that GM released an $80k+ "track car" that wilts after a few laps in hot weather and considered that a finished product.
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 07-21-2016, 04:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,895
Posted By DarkSunrise
From what I understand the design of the previous...

From what I understand the design of the previous gen PRHT made it nearly impossible to add a rollbar for track use, so people aren't getting their hopes up with this upcoming RF version. Best bet...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 07-21-2016, 08:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 735
Posted By DarkSunrise
I think the current definition according to...

I think the current definition according to youtube commentators is anything that can't beat a V6 Camry in a straight line. So no - just means they're all slow :D
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 07-20-2016, 10:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 735
Posted By DarkSunrise
Saw that Car and Driver's instrumented test of...

Saw that Car and Driver's instrumented test of the 124 Abarth is up. Surprised that with a few more hp and a lot more torque, it's slower than the Miata (and BRZ/FR-S for that matter).
...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 07-20-2016, 03:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,433
Posted By DarkSunrise
I'm scheduled to do some track laps in a friend's...

I'm scheduled to do some track laps in a friend's S3 in a few weeks. I'll let you know how it compares to the FR-S if you haven't made a decision by then. His is modded though (APR stage 3 turbo,...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes 07-19-2016, 05:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 691
Posted By DarkSunrise
No top slot with tab facing the strut, like this:...

No top slot with tab facing the strut, like this:

http://www.ft86club.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=41338&d=1371515612
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 07-19-2016, 02:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 735
Posted By DarkSunrise
Yes well aware. The point is what adding a turbo...

Yes well aware. The point is what adding a turbo does to throttle response and shape of the torque curve on a small displacement engine.
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 07-19-2016, 01:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 735
Posted By DarkSunrise
Haha yeah I wouldn't want them to touch the...

Haha yeah I wouldn't want them to touch the sheetmetal or suspension, but curious what direction they'd have taken the engine. The more I think about it, I wonder if a supercharger would have been...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 07-19-2016, 01:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 735
Posted By DarkSunrise
DAEMANO yeah tuned is a different story for sure....

DAEMANO yeah tuned is a different story for sure. 225 compelling reasons to consider the Abarth. :) Although from the dyno charts you posted, looks like Unichip still dies above 5500 RPM and turbo...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 07-19-2016, 12:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 735
Posted By DarkSunrise
Automobile Magazine: 124 Abarth vs. Miata

http://www.automobilemag.com/news/2017-fiat-124-spider-abarth-2016-mazda-mx5-miata-club/

Thought this would be a hands-down win for the Abarth. Everyone complained about the lack of a...
Forum: Wheels | Tires | Spacers | Hub -- Sponsored by The Tire Rack 07-19-2016, 11:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 784
Posted By DarkSunrise
Those are some meaty sidewalls! Do you notice a...

Those are some meaty sidewalls! Do you notice a difference in ride quality vs. 17's?
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes 07-18-2016, 04:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 691
Posted By DarkSunrise
I would try a different shop or different...

I would try a different shop or different mechanic. With Whiteline camber bolts (identical to SPC), I was able to get the following alignment:



This was on stock suspension. Judging by your...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 07-18-2016, 02:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,499
Posted By DarkSunrise
For me so far, suspension. The handling is so...

For me so far, suspension. The handling is so good from the factory, I didn't want to risk making it worse. The easy thing would have been to get really expensive dampers (JRZ, Ohlin, Moton, etc.)...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 07-18-2016, 01:48 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,307
Posted By DarkSunrise
My past 4 "fun" cars have been a 2009 STI, 2009...

My past 4 "fun" cars have been a 2009 STI, 2009 Boxster S, 2005 350z AE, and 2013 FR-S. All had 300+ hp other than the FR-S. If I had to rank them:

1) The Boxster S was my favorite - roughly the...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 07-17-2016, 11:47 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,726
Posted By DarkSunrise
It's funny, I had the same car as him (STI hatch)...

It's funny, I had the same car as him (STI hatch) and reached the same conclusion as to what I wanted in a fun car (lightweight, responsive, RWD). Ended up in an FR-S and haven't looked back since....
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 07-17-2016, 06:29 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,976
Posted By DarkSunrise
Well written comment! Makes me want to read the...

Well written comment! Makes me want to read the article you reference with regard to the origin of BMW. Do you remember which magazine wrote it?

Also agree with the bolded text above. BMW's...
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 07-16-2016, 09:31 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,249
Posted By DarkSunrise
A Lexus is just a different car with a different...

A Lexus is just a different car with a different purpose. My other car is a GTI and while it's numb as novacane compared to the FR-S, I find it better for certain things (road trips, Home Depot...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 07-15-2016, 09:05 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,726
Posted By DarkSunrise
Hah that's just weird to me having that sound...

Hah that's just weird to me having that sound coming from that car. I wouldn't mind Subaru implementing a fake engine note, but hopefully something that doesn't cause fits of cognitive dissonance.
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 07-15-2016, 12:39 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,726
Posted By DarkSunrise
Agree on the sound of the stock car. I never...

Agree on the sound of the stock car. I never cared for it much. With a UEL header and a CBE, it's much improved.

Interestingly the GTI only sounds good because it's artificial. At least on my...
Forum: Brakes, Suspension, Chassis 07-15-2016, 08:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 465
Posted By DarkSunrise
Nice GT350 in the background!

Nice GT350 in the background!
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 07-14-2016, 11:39 PM
Replies: 980
Views: 133,361
Posted By DarkSunrise
:laughabove: Hahaha just meant a 1st to 2nd...

:laughabove:

Hahaha just meant a 1st to 2nd gear pull. :burnrubber:
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 07-14-2016, 11:11 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,393
Posted By DarkSunrise
Mobile guillotine... never know when it might...

Mobile guillotine... never know when it might come in handy! :)
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 07-14-2016, 10:00 PM
Replies: 980
Views: 133,361
Posted By DarkSunrise
Came out of Home Depot today and was walking...

Came out of Home Depot today and was walking across the parking lot to my car. I see a little boy (about 3-4 yo, Hispanic) excitedly pointing at my car and pulling his mom's arm in that direction. ...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 07-14-2016, 09:01 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,485
Posted By DarkSunrise
http://screenrant.com/wp-content/uploads/Transform...

http://screenrant.com/wp-content/uploads/Transformers-5-Barricade.jpg
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 07-14-2016, 08:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,393
Posted By DarkSunrise
These doors have no problem staying open :D ...

These doors have no problem staying open :D

http://ep.yimg.com/ay/yhst-59923783762737/2013-frs-vertical-door-kit-12.jpg
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 07-14-2016, 08:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 389
Posted By DarkSunrise
Agree with Strat. I would go camber plates first...

Agree with Strat. I would go camber plates first while you finish off your MPSS tires. Then upgrade to 71R's at the end of the season and your setup will be ready for them.

BTW I'm still wearing...
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