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Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions Today, 04:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 152
Posted By DarkSunrise
Yeah it does look similar to the factory white...

Yeah it does look similar to the factory white paint on your FD, just with some metallic flake. It has that cream hue about it.

To me, VW's candy white looks sharper, especially if you wanted...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions Today, 10:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 152
Posted By DarkSunrise
I've got whiteout. It can look a bit yellow in...

I've got whiteout. It can look a bit yellow in certain light, especially painted plastic pieces like the bumper covers.

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3704/9886644164_a3d59f5b5f_o.jpg
...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions Today, 09:03 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,833
Posted By DarkSunrise
I'm liking what I'm seeing from these reviews. A...

I'm liking what I'm seeing from these reviews. A lot of positive comments about the steering feel and light weight. Also looks like Mazda will get close to its 2200 lbs estimated curb weight, at...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum Today, 08:39 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 7,269
Posted By DarkSunrise
At my last track day there were a couple of...

At my last track day there were a couple of S2000's in my group and I was surprised how well the FR-S was able to keep pace. Lightly modded S2000's pulled 1/2 car length or less in a half mile...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions Today, 08:11 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,833
Posted By DarkSunrise
Yeah for those who wanted a bit more torque from...

Yeah for those who wanted a bit more torque from the Twins, this could be the answer.

Unfortunately for those looking for a coupe, Mazda doesn't seem to think a Miata coupe would sell in the US...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions Yesterday, 11:17 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,833
Posted By DarkSunrise
Not to split hairs, but it'd basically need 160...

Not to split hairs, but it'd basically need 160 to match and above 160 to surpass. That's the beauty of an estimated 2200 lb. curb weight (not to mention handling and fuel economy benefits). :)
...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum Yesterday, 05:14 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 10,220
Posted By DarkSunrise
I usually try not to make fun of people's taste...

I usually try not to make fun of people's taste in cars (unless they ask for my opinion), but this picture cracked me up :lol:
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions Yesterday, 04:48 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,833
Posted By DarkSunrise
Speaking of "facts", weren't you the one who...

Speaking of "facts", weren't you the one who claimed that 155 hp would give it a better power-to-weight ratio than the FR-S?



Not sure you have much room to talk about facts.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 01-28-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 10,220
Posted By DarkSunrise
My 350z was yellow. I thought it was a nice...

My 350z was yellow. I thought it was a nice color on a sports car... or taxi lol.
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 01-28-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 192
Posted By DarkSunrise
By unofficial, did you mean "completely made up?"...

By unofficial, did you mean "completely made up?" :D

It wouldn't surprise me if the C7Z ran under 7:10 though. Officially that is :)
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 01-28-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 192
Posted By DarkSunrise
Fabricated lap time that's been disavowed by...

Fabricated lap time that's been disavowed by Corvette's chief engineer:

http://jalopnik.com/corvette-chief-engineer-says-claimed-6-59-z06-ring-time-1682322557
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 01-28-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 7,269
Posted By DarkSunrise
Haha yeah I'd thought about that, just forgot to ...

Haha yeah I'd thought about that, just forgot to :D

Inflation has slowed considerably in recent years (it used to be a constant 4% or so IIRC) but there's still positive inflation going on. If...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 01-28-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 7,269
Posted By DarkSunrise
Be that as it may, inflation is real in the US. ...

Be that as it may, inflation is real in the US. The site you linked discusses CPI, which is a measure of inflation based on commonly consumed items. If everything was really getting cheaper as you...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 01-28-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,833
Posted By DarkSunrise
I remember reading that Mazda would probably have...

I remember reading that Mazda would probably have a 155 hp base version for ROW, and a higher hp model available for the US.

The main gating issue for me though isn't lack of power. It's the lack...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 01-28-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 7,269
Posted By DarkSunrise
Inflation?

Inflation?
Forum: Forced Induction 01-28-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,138
Posted By DarkSunrise
He seems pretty cool to me. From his videos, I...

He seems pretty cool to me. From his videos, I like that he can appreciate various types of cars, from pony cars to BRZ's to his own C5 Corvette. He even liked an owner's modified GTI.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 01-28-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 7,269
Posted By DarkSunrise
Actually the more he does this, the less I'm...

Actually the more he does this, the less I'm convinced he likes his Stang.

Most people who are happy with their cars don't waste time going on other car websites to put owners down. Seems like...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 01-28-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,037
Posted By DarkSunrise
I am an honorable man! ;) Good advice...

I am an honorable man! ;)



Good advice thanks, I will be very cautious and gauge their reactions to start.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 01-27-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 7,269
Posted By DarkSunrise
This is beginning to feel like part 2 of the...

This is beginning to feel like part 2 of the "Everyone Is Wrong About Subaru BRZ And Scion FR-S Sales" thread lol.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 01-27-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 825
Posted By DarkSunrise
Never know when you'll need a hidden...

Never know when you'll need a hidden defibrillator

http://www.007james.com/i/articles/top_10_close_shaves/cardiac-arrest.jpg

or pistol

http://pics.imcdb.org/784/casinoroyaledbs5.jpg
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 01-27-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 7,269
Posted By DarkSunrise
Hahaha that was a hilarious movie. :thumbsup:

Hahaha that was a hilarious movie. :thumbsup:
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 01-27-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 7,269
Posted By DarkSunrise
That title says it all. It's just typical of a...

That title says it all. It's just typical of a niche product. I would find it odd if sales didn't decline by year 3.

More interesting to me is the media's fixation on the FR-S/BRZ. There were a...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 01-27-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 662
Posted By DarkSunrise
I was curious about TC last year (normally track...

I was curious about TC last year (normally track with it off) and so I left it on a few sessions. One of faster guys in my group told me he noticed I had slowed down in corners, so it's definitely a...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 01-26-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,037
Posted By DarkSunrise
I get the sense they're not interested in...

I get the sense they're not interested in tracking as a hobby (my wife definitely is not), but just wanted a ride-along to see what it's like.

Also I'll likely be taking the GTI, which is...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 01-26-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,037
Posted By DarkSunrise
Yeah this could turn ugly. One of them "loves"...

Yeah this could turn ugly. One of them "loves" speed though, which is how this whole idea got started. I'm hoping that means she won't complain much, or throw up.
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 01-26-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,037
Posted By DarkSunrise
Yeah I've ridden as a passenger a few times and...

Yeah I've ridden as a passenger a few times and it's definitely scarier not being in control.

The problem is they asked and I already agreed.

I think I'll bring the GTI on all-season tires. ...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 01-26-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,037
Posted By DarkSunrise
My wife and two of her friends asked to come to a...

My wife and two of her friends asked to come to a track day with me this year. I was going to take them out for a few 8/10ths laps, but this is making me think twice.

If any of them complain...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 01-24-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,085
Posted By DarkSunrise
Everyone understands that when Subaru started...

Everyone understands that when Subaru started designing the BRZ, they started working off a shortened Impreza chassis. I wrote that in my first post, so I'm not sure who you're debating with on that...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 01-24-2015, 01:10 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,085
Posted By DarkSunrise
You seem to have a way of overgeneralizing. ...

You seem to have a way of overgeneralizing.

You can't make a statement like this:



And then ignore the fact that the major components of a G35 sedan and coupe are literally direct swaps or...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 01-24-2015, 12:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,315
Posted By DarkSunrise
Phastafrican (a NASA HPDE organizer) had a good...

Phastafrican (a NASA HPDE organizer) had a good post on this a while back, explaining some of the difficulties of getting Scion/Toyota/Subaru to support W2W racing and getting NASA onboard with an...
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