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Forum: Mechanical Maintenance (Oil, Fluids, Break-In, Servicing) Today, 10:22 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,260
Posted By DarkSunrise
Buy a mod that will enable you to log vital stats...

Buy a mod that will enable you to log vital stats on your engine so you can see what's going on. If you really want to ensure engine longevity:

1. Monitor oil temps on cold start and don't push...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions Yesterday, 04:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 873
Posted By DarkSunrise
They should hand off design to the same group...

They should hand off design to the same group that penned the new NSX. That's the best looking Honda in a LONG time.
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions Yesterday, 04:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 873
Posted By DarkSunrise
I guess this is meant to go head-to-head against...

I guess this is meant to go head-to-head against the Focus RS and Renault Megane Trophy-R. Pretty cool to see Honda stepping up finally.

But I'm more interested in the rumored mid-engine, RWD...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission Yesterday, 04:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By DarkSunrise
http://www.ft86club.com/forums/showthread.php?t=21...

http://www.ft86club.com/forums/showthread.php?t=21402&page=5
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 09-29-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 303
Posted By DarkSunrise
FWIW my old STI hatch was much better in the snow...

FWIW my old STI hatch was much better in the snow than my FR-S.

That said, my advice would be to mount snow tires and rear ballast on your BRZ and see how it does this winter. If it gives you a...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 09-29-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,070
Posted By DarkSunrise
Ferrari badge is where it's at. Prancing horse...

Ferrari badge is where it's at. Prancing horse FTW. :D

http://www.ft86club.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=15130&stc=1&d=1347568385
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 09-29-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 700
Posted By DarkSunrise
If you're looking for an outsider's perspective,...

If you're looking for an outsider's perspective, my wife has no interest in cars and already thinks I'm "that guy" with just a Perrin non-resonated CBE. She says she can clearly hear my car from...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 09-26-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 557
Posted By DarkSunrise
First, get the clutch engagement point down cold....

First, get the clutch engagement point down cold. Go to an empty parking lot and practice bringing the clutch out quickly to where it just starts to engage in 1st gear. Then do it again. And...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 09-26-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,735
Posted By DarkSunrise
Definitely hear you about the engagement ring. ...

Definitely hear you about the engagement ring. My bank account took a hit on that, but it's true what they say, happy wife is happy life. Or something like that lol.

I'm still dreaming about a...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 09-26-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,735
Posted By DarkSunrise
I was debating between going JRSC vs. staying NA,...

I was debating between going JRSC vs. staying NA, and decided to go NA for reliability (even though more expensive and less power). My setup will be similar to your's, so glad to hear you're really...
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 09-26-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,686
Posted By DarkSunrise
Let me know if they get to the bottom of it! My...

Let me know if they get to the bottom of it! My car is running fine so I'm not too worried, but would be interested to know what it is.
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 09-25-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 811
Posted By DarkSunrise
Hah you nailed it. :thumbsup:

Hah you nailed it. :thumbsup:
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 09-25-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 811
Posted By DarkSunrise
Final results: 2014 1) Chevy Camaro Z/28 ...

Final results:

2014
1) Chevy Camaro Z/28
2) Alfa Romeo 4C
3) Porsche 911 Turbo S
4) Nissan GT-R Nismo Edition
5) BMW M4
6) Ford Fiesta ST
7) Subaru STI
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 09-24-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 811
Posted By DarkSunrise
Also thought it was interesting seeing Randy...

Also thought it was interesting seeing Randy Pobst's take on a first-gen NA Miata:
...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 09-24-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 811
Posted By DarkSunrise
I think that was true of MT in the past, but not...

I think that was true of MT in the past, but not sure about present. No domestic finished in the top-5 in 2012 or 2013.

If anything, I think MT has become partial to Porsches and MB's. :)
...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 09-24-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 811
Posted By DarkSunrise
Here are the results from previous years (edit...

Here are the results from previous years (edit updated with 2014 now):

2009
1) Porsche Cayman S
2) Audi R8
3) Mazda Miata
4) Cadillac CTS-V
5) Ford Mustang Shelby GT500
6) Chevy Corvette...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 09-24-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 811
Posted By DarkSunrise
MT's Best Driver's Car Competition 2014

Looks like MT is doing their Best Driver's Car Competition again. Not all the cars have been revealed yet, but so far in the mix:

VW GTI (MK7)
2015 Volkswagen GTI Hot Lap! - 2014 Best Driver's...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 09-24-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,481
Posted By DarkSunrise
I agree. The term DD can be highly subjective,...

I agree. The term DD can be highly subjective, depending what your commute looks like and personal preference. I thought I'd prefer my GTI for daily driving, but with my short 9-mile commute to...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 09-24-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 633
Posted By DarkSunrise
Use Kelly Blue Book and Edmunds' TMV to get an...

Use Kelly Blue Book and Edmunds' TMV to get an estimate of what your trade-in value would be. If they're far off, average the two.
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 09-24-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 11,678
Posted By DarkSunrise
Meet modern day emissions regs and fuel economy...

Meet modern day emissions regs and fuel economy standards, while being financially viable to develop and manufacture as a one-off engine like the F20 was? I'm highly doubtful Honda could pull that...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 09-23-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,648
Posted By DarkSunrise
I like to try different cars, so my top 3 would...

I like to try different cars, so my top 3 would be:

1) 09+ Boxster S
2) S2000
3) Exige/Elise

But if I could recover my aftermarket parts from the FR-S, I might get an RS 1.0.
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 09-23-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 954
Posted By DarkSunrise
I love the Exige, but if you're not going to be...

I love the Exige, but if you're not going to be tracking it, it seems a bit too hard core for daily driving.

- No refinement
- Stiff suspension
- No rear seats
- Minimal trunk space
- Weak...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 09-23-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,481
Posted By DarkSunrise
If that's what you're looking for, I'd probably...

If that's what you're looking for, I'd probably go with an STI hatch. You get the practicality of the hatch (and folding rear seats) and the suspension is even more comfortable. Only problem is you...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 09-23-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,374
Posted By DarkSunrise
Agree with Strat61 about 2nd gear breaking in...

Agree with Strat61 about 2nd gear breaking in over time.

Recommend you go to a GT86 meet and see if you can get a ride in a supercharged car. Might be what you're looking for, and more reliable...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 09-22-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,481
Posted By DarkSunrise
If you need something more practical, an...

If you need something more practical, an SUV/truck or wagon/hatch would be great.

If you don't need something more practical, then I'd go with an Exige/Elise or Alfa 4c.
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 09-22-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 332
Posted By DarkSunrise
Magnaflow's 2.5" FP has a 400 cell cat and...

Magnaflow's 2.5" FP has a 400 cell cat and resonator. I was looking for the quietest and least-smelly, so this is the route I went. From what I've seen, most FP's seem to have a 200 cell HF cat and...
Forum: Wheels | Tires | Spacers | Hub 09-19-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,781
Posted By DarkSunrise
If it's a big enough change in wheel weight,...

If it's a big enough change in wheel weight, there'll be a noticeable difference in ride quality, steering feedback, and road noise. I'd bet anybody could notice the difference, even in a blind...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 09-19-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 806
Posted By DarkSunrise
Yep when I traded-in my STI hatch, I was able to...

Yep when I traded-in my STI hatch, I was able to get back nearly what I paid for it. If I had sold it privately, I would have broken even or possibly turned a small profit.

A lot of kids grew up...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 09-18-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,930
Posted By DarkSunrise
Very nice video review. You and Turbowski have...

Very nice video review. You and Turbowski have good "chemistry" :D
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 09-18-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,720
Posted By DarkSunrise
I don't think it's any surprise that a 300+ hp...

I don't think it's any surprise that a 300+ hp Mustang will be faster than the Twins. The outgoing model was, and the newer one will be. No one's disputing that, and that's all the Top Gear...
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