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Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 10-15-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 1,253
Views: 99,963
Posted By DarkSunrise
Wow good eye! That shot is from Summit. I...

Wow good eye! That shot is from Summit. I recently moved to Socal though, and used a large dealership around here. I asked about their experience with the J02 recall and they said they had done...
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 10-12-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 1,253
Views: 99,963
Posted By DarkSunrise
Agree with this. That's the approach I've been...

Agree with this. That's the approach I've been taking ever since I got the car back from the J02 recall. Been redlining it repeatedly (after warming it up) and generally driving it hard.

After...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 10-11-2019, 12:07 AM
Replies: 761
Views: 56,966
Posted By DarkSunrise
This looks so much better to me than the...

This looks so much better to me than the production car. :wub:
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance (Oil, Fluids, Break-In, Servicing) 10-10-2019, 10:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 577
Posted By DarkSunrise
What's interesting is the NGK spark plugs I got...

What's interesting is the NGK spark plugs I got off Amazon are so close to the originals that I can't tell if they're fake or not, even with all the various articles and guides showing how to spot...
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance (Oil, Fluids, Break-In, Servicing) 10-10-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 577
Posted By DarkSunrise
I went back and checked the NGK laser platinum...

I went back and checked the NGK laser platinum plugs I bought off Amazon a few years ago for my GTI (was about to put them in this week.)

Other than the inner packaging using the brown...
Forum: Southern California 10-03-2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 12,166
Posted By DarkSunrise
If you've already replaced the valve springs,...

If you've already replaced the valve springs, just send proof to Toyota and let them know that you've replaced the faulty parts on your own dime. You may even qualify for reimbursement.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 09-30-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 9,133
Posted By DarkSunrise
Yeah if the S2000 had originally come as a coupe,...

Yeah if the S2000 had originally come as a coupe, I probably would have bought one. Fun car for sure.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 09-30-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 9,133
Posted By DarkSunrise
I dunno.. I'd say needing a roll bar and having...

I dunno.. I'd say needing a roll bar and having to pass broomstick to track on many tracks is a pretty big compromise for a street/track dual use car.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 09-29-2019, 11:50 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 9,133
Posted By DarkSunrise
Haha or the red Cayman S, white e92 M3, black...

Haha or the red Cayman S, white e92 M3, black Mustang GT... not that I'm upset or anything :D
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 09-29-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 9,133
Posted By DarkSunrise
I think they could keep the same platform, with...

I think they could keep the same platform, with the following changes:

- Find a way to cut weight to 2600 lbs. More high strength steel and aluminum for the unibody, control arms, suspension,...
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 09-28-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 1,253
Views: 99,963
Posted By DarkSunrise
As a counterpoint, the dealership I took my car...

As a counterpoint, the dealership I took my car to for the recall was pretty large and had two master techs qualified to do the recall. They said they had done about 20 recalls to date with 0 coming...
Forum: Southern California 09-20-2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 12,166
Posted By DarkSunrise
Update - Got the car back. Pretty quick...

Update - Got the car back. Pretty quick turnaround, about 2 days. So far it's running smoothly with no engine lights. Nothing to report really except a strong coolant smell, but I'm sure that'll...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 09-19-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 713
Views: 182,403
Posted By DarkSunrise
BP20's up front are not bad on the track,...

BP20's up front are not bad on the track, especially given how cheap they are. Not a huge amount of bite and a little squishy, but no issues with fade (on a stage 2 kit, at least). Seems relatively...
Forum: Southern California 09-18-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 12,166
Posted By DarkSunrise
My FR-S was running great so I hate having to do...

My FR-S was running great so I hate having to do the J02 recall, but CA is forcing my hand. Reluctantly brought my perfectly running car to Autonation Toyota Irvine to tear the engine apart.
...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 09-18-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 662
Views: 39,360
Posted By DarkSunrise
That's assuming they would use the same...

That's assuming they would use the same transmission, driveshaft, axles, brakes, etc. I'd say the chances of a switch to a higher hp, larger displacement engine without any weight gain would be slim...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 09-18-2019, 02:12 AM
Replies: 662
Views: 39,360
Posted By DarkSunrise
Hmm... rather than developing an NA 2.4L motor,...

Hmm... rather than developing an NA 2.4L motor, it'd probably make more sense to throw the FA20DIT into the car since it's already in production.

That said, I'd welcome a high-revving 2.4L...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 09-14-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,952
Posted By DarkSunrise
The low seating position is definitely an issue...

The low seating position is definitely an issue for some. My wife hates it.

At one point, my car was loud, had a slight leak from the exhaust, was on a relatively stiff track setup (7k...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 09-13-2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,652
Posted By DarkSunrise
When I had xp10's, I only remember getting squeal...

When I had xp10's, I only remember getting squeal when the transfer layer had worn off. Try re-bedding them. What I did was 60-5 mph x 10, threshold braking, no ABS. Helps to be on your track...
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 09-13-2019, 04:19 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,877
Posted By DarkSunrise
I'd keep the FRS, but probably do a full track...

I'd keep the FRS, but probably do a full track build. Synergy V8 swap. Gutted and caged. Drop the weight below 2400 lbs. I think that'd be hilarious fun.

Would probably add a GT3 RS and Viper...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 09-12-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,731
Posted By DarkSunrise
I had an STI hatch before my FRS. They are...

I had an STI hatch before my FRS. They are really different cars despite them both being Subarus.

As I understand it, you and your wife have a Crosstrek, WRX, and Mustang GT, and are thinking...
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 09-10-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,312
Posted By DarkSunrise
I never really understood the appeal of 2 door...

I never really understood the appeal of 2 door hot hatches. Why make it difficult to access the rear seats?
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 09-09-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,312
Posted By DarkSunrise
Haha same here. Love these cars and I'd still be...

Haha same here. Love these cars and I'd still be driving one even if it came in dead last in the comparison.

I will say this though. If I ever needed to replace my FR-S and GTI with a do-it-all...
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 09-06-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,007
Posted By DarkSunrise
Love the GT3 RS and nice review! Seems like it'd...

Love the GT3 RS and nice review! Seems like it'd be such a great track car. Hoping to get into a 997 GT3 manual or a GT4 one day.
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 09-06-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 802
Posted By DarkSunrise
Solid pick up and good looking car! Have fun.

Solid pick up and good looking car! Have fun.
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 09-03-2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,312
Posted By DarkSunrise
NA will never respond like a turbo car to mods. ...

NA will never respond like a turbo car to mods. Apples to oranges IMO. For a NA engine, the FA20 responds pretty decently. Looking at 20-30 whp with bolt ons and/or e85.
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 09-03-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,312
Posted By DarkSunrise
Just like the internet then 😂. Thankfully the...

Just like the internet then 😂. Thankfully the engine responds decently to mods. E85 or a header is all it takes.
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 09-03-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 995
Posted By DarkSunrise
As long as you can maintain your self control,...

As long as you can maintain your self control, you should be fine. It's not a race. Some drivers get that red mist and tunnel vision, losing sight of reality. At the end of the day, the only...
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 09-03-2019, 02:01 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,312
Posted By DarkSunrise
Australia's Motoring ranked the i30 N (6th) and...

Australia's Motoring ranked the i30 N (6th) and Civic Type R (2nd) above the BRZ TS (8th) and Miata RF (10th) in their Best Driver's test comparison. Both FWD cars are faster at the track too, with...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 08-31-2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 41,675
Posted By DarkSunrise
Haven't gotten any strangers' comments on my car...

Haven't gotten any strangers' comments on my car lately, but my brother-in-law wanted to buy it. Came out of nowhere. Told him it's not for sale :iono:
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 08-31-2019, 02:12 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,151
Posted By DarkSunrise
This is the issue I've been encountering lately. ...

This is the issue I've been encountering lately. Having done a lot of track days with the car, anytime I drive it on the street (even canyons) feels frustrating because I'm always having to hold...
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