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Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum Yesterday, 03:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 454
Posted By Braces
Amazing how you can back up and watch the speedo...

Amazing how you can back up and watch the speedo at the same time. Just being funny.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum Yesterday, 03:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,099
Posted By Braces
Curious about the stress on the engine, tranny...

Curious about the stress on the engine, tranny from the eventual engine stalls and slipping the clutch for all those learning the manual. I mean ... do you teach someone in a BRAND NEW CAR?
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 04-23-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,818
Posted By Braces
I'm not sure a 10hp increase will make that big...

I'm not sure a 10hp increase will make that big of a difference.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 04-21-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,155
Posted By Braces
So sorry to hear this. RIP.

So sorry to hear this. RIP.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 04-18-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,269
Posted By Braces
At 60K .... It will compete with the carbon fiber...

At 60K .... It will compete with the carbon fiber tubbed 4C.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 04-18-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,489
Posted By Braces
Is engine braking any harder on the motor as...

Is engine braking any harder on the motor as compared to aggressive acceleration through the gears? Personally, in DD situations ... i get lazy and downshift a little, but usually like to use the...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 04-17-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,875
Posted By Braces
Alcantara?

Alcantara?
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 04-17-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 15,935
Posted By Braces
Jen, You're just digging a deeper hole for...

Jen,

You're just digging a deeper hole for yourself everytime you criticize the 86. Congrats ... you bought a Camaro and will wait for the crickets to die before getting an 86. Instead of...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 04-16-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 15,935
Posted By Braces
[QUOTE=regal;1676603] Its ashame this...

[QUOTE=regal;1676603]

Its ashame this engine when revved doesn't give a confidence inspiring feeling like the 2zz or F20c. Yes I know that's totally subjective, but there is a 2-stroke chain saw...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 04-14-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 936
Posted By Braces
Welcome. Curious what your lease payment...

Welcome.

Curious what your lease payment is, what your residual is, miles per year. 24 months leases aren't common anymore. Most are 36 months.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 04-13-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 7,073
Posted By Braces
Dezoris ... Your reads are always excellent and...

Dezoris ... Your reads are always excellent and backed up with real world experience.

I believe you are just bored with the FRS. You seem to refer to it as a NERF car. Probably time to move on...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 04-10-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 15,935
Posted By Braces
Jen .... welcome. I also came from a prius. ...

Jen .... welcome. I also came from a prius. Great on gas, but the car lulls you into hypermiling which can make your commute braindead. Now I use the FR-S as my DD. It is a manual and I average...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 04-05-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,068
Posted By Braces
Never heard of a life time warranty. Buying...

Never heard of a life time warranty. Buying additional or extended warranty is wise with EXPENSIVE cars with expensive repairs. Not sure the FRS is in the same category.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 03-27-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,751
Posted By Braces
Well ... since this has turned into another...

Well ... since this has turned into another manual vs automatic ... I'll give you my 0.02. To OP: get the manual. Because in the very near future .... there will be no more manuals. Most...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 03-26-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,024
Posted By Braces
My suggestion is to skip the burritos and...

My suggestion is to skip the burritos and emphasize more back type exercises. I like to work out my lower back. This really helps out with potential back issues.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 03-24-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,467
Posted By Braces
THIS. If your budget is 25K before taxes .......

THIS. If your budget is 25K before taxes .... get a new one. This is one car I probably wouldn't buy used .... because I KNOW HOW I DROVE mine. This car was meant to be driven .... not babied. ...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 03-21-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,943
Posted By Braces
Place most of your money into the down payment on...

Place most of your money into the down payment on the house. the house is an appreciating asset. your money will grow with the rising equity in your house and your interest on your mortgage is tax...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 03-13-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,429
Posted By Braces
I need to get my glasses checked. :bonk:

I need to get my glasses checked. :bonk:
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 03-12-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,429
Posted By Braces
Nice looking car. Good thing you didn't rebadge.

Nice looking car. Good thing you didn't rebadge.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 03-11-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,096
Posted By Braces
The OEM tires really aren't that bad. They're...

The OEM tires really aren't that bad. They're specific for this car to allow easy controlled drifting. If I was you ... keep the OEM tires. Learn how to drive the car properly and when the OEMs...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 03-11-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,006
Posted By Braces
MAKE SURE THEY PUT PREMIUM FUEL IN THE CAR. I...

MAKE SURE THEY PUT PREMIUM FUEL IN THE CAR. I ordered mine. When it arrived ... I did the inspection and with the saleperson in the passenger seat .... drove directly to a Chevron station and...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 03-10-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 393
Posted By Braces
The blue is spectacular.

The blue is spectacular.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 03-08-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 9,723
Posted By Braces
Notice that a couple of the double parking ass...

Notice that a couple of the double parking ass hats threw the message on the ground (littering). Says a lot about their character.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 03-08-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 28,585
Posted By Braces
[QUOTE=imag;1584118] What some of us are...

[QUOTE=imag;1584118]

What some of us are asking for is the *option* to pay for a higher spec version, just like the Z06 Corvette, the GT3 911, the M BMWs. We are not asking for everyone to pay...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 03-05-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,287
Posted By Braces
The issue is that Toyobaru built such a capable...

The issue is that Toyobaru built such a capable chassis that it invites "more HP" criticism. When the 1st Audi R8 came out in 2007 ... it had a 420HP V8. Car was perfectly balanced and everybody...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 03-04-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,511
Posted By Braces
dssence .... I commend your efforts in solving...

dssence .... I commend your efforts in solving your dilemma. I fully expect to see pics of you re-arranging all of your heater core pipes in order to get the outside cold air. Afterwards .... when...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 03-04-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,014
Posted By Braces
I personally would never buy a NEW car that had...

I personally would never buy a NEW car that had 200 miles on it. My NEW cars were always ordered and had fewer than 10 miles on them when I picked them up. I believe my FRS had 9 miles on it. Odds...
Forum: Forced Induction 03-03-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,738
Posted By Braces
F1 is going turbo. Nuff said.

F1 is going turbo. Nuff said.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 03-03-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 13,050
Posted By Braces
Just my opinion, but my issue with the Japanese...

Just my opinion, but my issue with the Japanese automakers of the PAST is that they always COPIED their german counterparts. I.e: Nissan used the 911TT as a benchmark for their GTR. Acura NSX was...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 03-03-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,350
Posted By Braces
It gives the Whiteout a unique 2 tone look. J/K....

It gives the Whiteout a unique 2 tone look. J/K. Weight savings ... I imagine.
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