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Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 08-23-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,009
Posted By Braces
This is habit of mine. I always shift into 2nd...

This is habit of mine. I always shift into 2nd before going to 1st regardless of the situation. Try it. It shifts a lot smoother this way. If at a stop and in neutral. I shift to 2nd .... Then...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 08-16-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,205
Posted By Braces
i have no mods and I have the same sticker.

i have no mods and I have the same sticker.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 08-14-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 10,800
Posted By Braces
FRS-Texas .... Good for you. glad everything...

FRS-Texas .... Good for you. glad everything turned out. Odds are .... Your car will be perfectly fine. Your thread definitely started a very lively discussion and hopefully ... You gained some...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 08-14-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 10,800
Posted By Braces
Regardless if the engine is damaged or not .......

Regardless if the engine is damaged or not .... you can see that the majority of forum members agree that the engine is damaged somewhat. This is the perception right or wrong. When it comes time to...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 08-13-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 10,800
Posted By Braces
In theory ... I agree with FRS Dad. No actual...

In theory ... I agree with FRS Dad. No actual damages .... No restitution. I still would try and speak to someone with actual knowledge on the effects of the incorrect oil in the motor. Any...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 08-13-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 10,800
Posted By Braces
1st: do what you are doing. Keep negotiating with...

1st: do what you are doing. Keep negotiating with the GM and let him/her know that you will not accept anything less than a new motor and a rental car. It will be cheaper for the dealership to...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 08-13-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,618
Posted By Braces
Technically the car is not fast .... but it is...

Technically the car is not fast .... but it is fast enough.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 08-11-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,977
Posted By Braces
Keep the car. Put studded tires on it (if...

Keep the car. Put studded tires on it (if allowed there). Have kitty litter or sand in the trunk. Shovel. You should be good to go. Maybe invest with body under-coating to help with the rust. ...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 07-31-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 495
Posted By Braces
I lease cars if they are for my business. I buy...

I lease cars if they are for my business. I buy cars if they are for my personal use.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 07-29-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,658
Posted By Braces
Funny no one mentioned the 458 Italia. Possibly...

Funny no one mentioned the 458 Italia. Possibly the best driver's car .... IMHO.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 07-24-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,623
Posted By Braces
Neutral. Less stress on my knee. As I approach...

Neutral. Less stress on my knee. As I approach a stoplight .... I rev-match and shift to neutral without the clutch ... and coast in.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 07-24-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,487
Posted By Braces
I've driven 911s that have clunkier...

I've driven 911s that have clunkier transmissions. I like the clunky FRS transmission. Provides a nice mechanical feel.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 06-29-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,997
Posted By Braces
Just like playing the base drum .... Heel off the...

Just like playing the base drum .... Heel off the floor.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 06-28-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,322
Posted By Braces
White seems to be a good color for future resale....

White seems to be a good color for future resale. Very popular color at the present time.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 06-25-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,466
Posted By Braces
Welcome to the forum. Nice weekend car (Avatar)....

Welcome to the forum. Nice weekend car (Avatar). Looks like the V8 version Rtronic(I could be wrong). You'll quickly notice that the FR-S at around 2800lbs is alot more nimble than the R8 which...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 06-15-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,616
Posted By Braces
Noob question. I've had stock turbocharged cars...

Noob question. I've had stock turbocharged cars in the past and iirc they were on low compression engines. Our engine is high compression. does it matter? High vs low compression?
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 06-09-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,478
Posted By Braces
Not sure the dealership owes you anything on...

Not sure the dealership owes you anything on this. Their insurance should be responsible for the hail damage on your car. You are responsible for the hail damage on the rental car. This is just...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 06-04-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 667
Posted By Braces
Beautiful photo.

Beautiful photo.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 06-03-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,004
Posted By Braces
OP: any discussion regarding a diminished value...

OP: any discussion regarding a diminished value claim on your car after the repairs? What if you told Allstate that you were going to file a diminished value claim on your car. Would that have any...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 06-03-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,933
Posted By Braces
Hope everyone knows that you never bring up a...

Hope everyone knows that you never bring up a trade until the FINAL price is negotiated on the next car.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 05-31-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,865
Posted By Braces
Here you go .... by the way ... I'm a Husker!!!!!!

Here you go .... by the way ... I'm a Husker!!!!!!
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 05-31-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,865
Posted By Braces
Maybe go into a totally different direction. A...

Maybe go into a totally different direction. A completely different car.

A BRZ.:party0030:
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 05-29-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,546
Posted By Braces
Mine rattles if the rpms are too low for the gear...

Mine rattles if the rpms are too low for the gear chosen. Pretty normal I believe. I've had manual 911s that also rattle. I love it. Sounds like a real race tranny.
Enjoy it. Nothing like a...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 05-24-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,069
Posted By Braces
I'm at 1 1/2 yrs with 22,xxx miles. I drive the...

I'm at 1 1/2 yrs with 22,xxx miles. I drive the car pretty hard ..... And NO issues whatsoever. I think most people take this car for granted not realizing just how well this little car performs. ...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 05-24-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,657
Posted By Braces
I don't mind body kits as long as there is...

I don't mind body kits as long as there is something under the hood to match the outer look. Nothing wrong with individuality.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 05-23-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,657
Posted By Braces
The color white seems to be the latest fad for...

The color white seems to be the latest fad for ALL cars. Not sure how long it will last. Personally ... I prefer car colors with more substance. Again ..it's all subjective.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 05-14-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,931
Posted By Braces
Not hatin on the build because it's YOUR car to...

Not hatin on the build because it's YOUR car to do what you will, but 315 size rear tires? I hope you have some engine mods to help turn all that extra weight ... or your car will be all show and no...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 05-14-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,353
Posted By Braces
Dual zone climate control is a joke in these...

Dual zone climate control is a joke in these little cars. It is not necessary. Phone has better nav capabilities. Take the money you saved and buy some new PSS tires and wheels.
Forum: Electronics | Audio | NAV | Infotainment 05-13-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,345
Posted By Braces
I personally like the spartan interior of the 86....

I personally like the spartan interior of the 86. Blue tooth is necessary, but a touch screen is not necessary. I like the simplicity of the steering wheel without any buttons. Some additional...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 05-12-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,627
Posted By Braces
Use the internet. Email every dealership near...

Use the internet. Email every dealership near you. Tell them what your looking for. Ask them what kind of financial incentives are available. Talk to your personal bank or Credit Union. Find out...
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