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Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 07-07-2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,679
Posted By mike_ekim1024
Iíve been seeing more videos that show...

Iíve been seeing more videos that show enthusiastic people being less so with all the other options out there now. A header and a tune, from my understanding makes it just right, but you canít do...
Forum: Wheels | Tires | Spacers | Hub -- Sponsored by The Tire Rack 06-30-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,468
Posted By mike_ekim1024
Practicality of wider tires

I only recently found this YouTube channel all about tires. Real tests, to the point, clear results. I like it! I watched this one and also the one about the newer Pilot Sport 4S vs Pilot Super Sport...
Forum: Northern California 06-07-2018, 12:49 AM
Replies: 5,373
Views: 572,877
Posted By mike_ekim1024
Hi guys. Long time no see. Been a lurker lately,...

Hi guys. Long time no see. Been a lurker lately, but still still drive my FR-S almost every day. Oh yeah, I got married a few years back :) I haven't driven hard for a while, so I did the 35/92 loop...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 06-05-2018, 09:43 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 13,481
Posted By mike_ekim1024
So I just did a spirited drive on a short, twisty...

So I just did a spirited drive on a short, twisty road that I haven’t done for a while. I forgot how it feels in the 5 - 6K RPM range, nice and punchy (relatively). Unfortunately, we can’t drive in...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 06-03-2018, 03:16 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 13,481
Posted By mike_ekim1024
The car is fine as is... before smog regulations...

The car is fine as is... before smog regulations and the torque dip. I keep hearing a header and a tune makes it just right. Not a monster, but not just ďadequateĒ. I understand regulations and why...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 06-03-2018, 02:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,664
Posted By mike_ekim1024
Yeah, Iím still here, just mostly lurking :) it...

Yeah, Iím still here, just mostly lurking :) it would be fun to go on a drive again one of these days. :burnrubber:
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 06-02-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,664
Posted By mike_ekim1024
That is almost exactly what I did. I found the...

That is almost exactly what I did. I found the one I wanted in LA, and asked my wife if she wanted to fly for the weekend and make a road trip back :) it’s been 5 years and I’ve had no problems. I...
Forum: Wheels | Tires | Spacers | Hub -- Sponsored by The Tire Rack 05-13-2018, 02:47 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,046
Posted By mike_ekim1024
Iíve seen 4 door sedans with less wheel gap and...

Iíve seen 4 door sedans with less wheel gap and be less sunken in. The stock rear wheels donít fit the sleekness of the rest of the car. Luckily, theyíre easy to change :)
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 05-12-2018, 03:00 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 13,481
Posted By mike_ekim1024
I stumbled upon this dyno and think itís...

I stumbled upon this dyno and think itís beautiful. Similar to others, 200 WHP with the torque dip gone. I always think about a supercharger some day, but I think Iíd be happy with this. Pic from...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 04-28-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,551
Posted By mike_ekim1024
LEGO FR-S

https://ideas.lego.com/projects/b1b01ae2-7b27-449a-9ed6-903259191405

Itís difficult to express the curves of the FR-S, but it looks like someone painstakingly put in the effort! I donít know if I...
Forum: Photos, Videos, Wallpapers, Gallery Forum 03-02-2016, 04:24 AM
Replies: 741
Views: 434,475
Posted By mike_ekim1024
Are those 19 years inch RPF1s? You make them...

Are those 19 years inch RPF1s? You make them look good.:thumbsup:
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 03-01-2016, 12:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 591
Posted By mike_ekim1024
Tearing Down and Assessing the FA20 & 4U-GSE

Probably already posted a while ago, but a good read if not.

http://www.revvolution.com/blog/2014/03/tearing-down-and-assessing-the-fa20-4u-gse
Forum: Photos, Videos, Wallpapers, Gallery Forum 02-28-2016, 08:12 PM
Replies: 1,631
Views: 337,081
Posted By mike_ekim1024
Any plans for some new shoes?

Any plans for some new shoes?
Forum: Forced Induction 02-28-2016, 03:50 PM
Replies: 1,173
Views: 224,241
Posted By mike_ekim1024
Are you referring to the Procede, or the ESC in...

Are you referring to the Procede, or the ESC in general? I get a different vibe when reading the Pantom site:

"The Phantom FTS works with MAF fuel controlled engines, the more air into the engine...
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 02-28-2016, 02:58 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 112,383
Posted By mike_ekim1024
I agree it's almost perfect the way it is. A tune...

I agree it's almost perfect the way it is. A tune and a header, though, would really wake it up to its full potential, eliminating the torque dip and add a bit more torque. I know it revs high, but...
Forum: Forced Induction 02-28-2016, 01:08 AM
Replies: 1,173
Views: 224,241
Posted By mike_ekim1024
A few questions that aren't covered in the Info...

A few questions that aren't covered in the Info section of the web site. Btw, the FAQ says "In development"

I understand it can be run without a tune, because the stock tune will always fix AFR. ...
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 02-27-2016, 09:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,356
Posted By mike_ekim1024
JDM racing battle: S2000, NSX, Supra, RX-7, ...

JDM racing battle: S2000, NSX, Supra, RX-7, ...

http://youtu.be/tqmp68ouZ3Q

Fun to watch some previous gens race.
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 02-21-2016, 05:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,130
Posted By mike_ekim1024
Resurrecting this thread since it seems like a...

Resurrecting this thread since it seems like a good place - and it's not that old. :)

I've also been digging into getting rid of the torque dip while also adding a few extra top end ponies. Stage...
Forum: Wheels | Tires | Spacers | Hub -- Sponsored by The Tire Rack 02-11-2016, 04:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,200
Posted By mike_ekim1024
There are tons of wheels out there. If you don't...

There are tons of wheels out there. If you don't want to downgrade your stocks, look for pressure cast / tilt cast flow formed rim manufacturing process, or forged if you can afford it. Tirerack...
Forum: Northern California 02-11-2016, 03:43 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,422
Posted By mike_ekim1024
Reminded me of something I saw the other day... ...

Reminded me of something I saw the other day...

In Soviet Russia, house crashes into you...
http://youtu.be/h1tj6vMSJ_o

:lol:
Forum: Wheels | Tires | Spacers | Hub -- Sponsored by The Tire Rack 02-10-2016, 01:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,461
Posted By mike_ekim1024
ft86partpicker.com is a site I've been building...

ft86partpicker.com is a site I've been building as a personal project. Go to the wheels section, pick 9.5 for width and sort by weight. Every wheel in the universe is not listed, it's just meant to...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 02-06-2016, 04:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,064
Posted By mike_ekim1024
I've updated it a bit, adding a "More..." link...

I've updated it a bit, adding a "More..." link for more templates, and clicking a template now shows the name. I moved the wheels filters to the detail list (ultimately I'd like to make a phone...
Forum: Forced Induction 01-29-2016, 04:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,204
Posted By mike_ekim1024
Snowballs and inter coolers... ...

Snowballs and inter coolers...

http://www.enginebasics.com/Advanced%20Engine%20Tuning/Intercooler.html

I'm starting to understand the importance of a cold, dense charge.
Forum: Forced Induction 01-28-2016, 04:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,204
Posted By mike_ekim1024
The juice, the precious juice.

The juice, the precious juice.
Forum: Forced Induction 01-28-2016, 02:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,204
Posted By mike_ekim1024
My mistake, yes I meant the Edelbrock. Sure,...

My mistake, yes I meant the Edelbrock. Sure, they can replace the intake manifold, and that adds to the cost. I don't mean for this thread to be like "oh derp", just curious. :) And "packaging"...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 01-28-2016, 02:17 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 15,000
Posted By mike_ekim1024
From reading the forum for a while, these come to...

From reading the forum for a while, these come to mind, in no particular order.

$250 Springs
$200 LCA
$65 Brake Lines
$75 Brake Pads
$40 Air Filter
$30 Shifter Mount Bushing
$35 Shift Spring...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 01-28-2016, 01:41 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 15,000
Posted By mike_ekim1024
Or to cheap, or to much beaurocracy, or too many...

Or to cheap, or to much beaurocracy, or too many cooks in the kitchen, or form over function. In any case, someone dropped the ball on this one! :lol:
Forum: Forced Induction 01-28-2016, 01:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,204
Posted By mike_ekim1024
Custom supercharger?

I know it wouldn't be cost effective, but hypothetically could a system be designed to take advantage of the layout of the engine? You've got the throttle body, and the belt drive right in front.
...
Forum: DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Guides 01-27-2016, 03:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,314
Posted By mike_ekim1024
Just a proto shield, led rotary encoder, some 7...

Just a proto shield, led rotary encoder, some 7 digit LEDs. The case is kind of cool: https://www.sparkfun.com/products/retired/11667

Seems like many of the parts are retired.. it didn't seem...
Forum: DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Guides 01-25-2016, 01:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,314
Posted By mike_ekim1024
A little project I started last year but never...

A little project I started last year but never went anywhere. But then again I'm the type with solutions looking for problems ;)

Good luck on the project! I'd like to see how it turns out.
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