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Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions Yesterday, 11:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 221
Posted By Tristor
I love the 4C. Made some compromises in the...

I love the 4C. Made some compromises in the design that made it impractical as a dual-purpose car, but as soon as I get a daily and start stripping my BRZ for track, I plan to find one used I can...
Forum: Off-Topic Lounge Yesterday, 11:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 123
Posted By Tristor
Do the admins want help with the site to resolve downtime?

Hey All,

I'm not sure who the active admin is of the site right now, but I'd be happy to help out resolving any of the reliability and performance issues that currently exist. I'm in the tech...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 11-10-2019, 11:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 251
Posted By Tristor
I don't know what you mean by "lowering springs...

I don't know what you mean by "lowering springs were looked down upon"? Yeah, there's a lot of bad quality lowering spring kits too. General rule of thumb, don't buy parts off Wish, eBay, or...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 11-10-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 56,413
Posted By Tristor
1. Temperature and pressure are related. Higher...

1. Temperature and pressure are related. Higher temperatures = lower pressure, not enough oil pressure able very bad things (TM) happen.

2. Yes, many examples exist of people learning about very...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 11-10-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 251
Posted By Tristor
Looks like you’ve already got some accurate...

Looks like you’ve already got some accurate responses. Find my huge post in the FB group for details, but long story short, the cheapest and best way to drop an inch is to get the RCE combo kit and...
Forum: Wheels | Tires | Spacers | Hub -- Sponsored by The Tire Rack 11-10-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 90
Posted By Tristor
Yes, this should clear. Will be close to the...

Yes, this should clear. Will be close to the struts though.
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 11-10-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 245
Posted By Tristor
Unfortunately you have learned the hard way why...

Unfortunately you have learned the hard way why people repeatedly say not to cheap out and buy garbage exhaust from Invidia. Only thing you can do is hack it up and weld in Vibrant resonators to try...
Forum: Electronics | Audio | NAV | Infotainment 11-09-2019, 05:55 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 16,775
Posted By Tristor
Hmm, this seems interesting in concept, but in...

Hmm, this seems interesting in concept, but in practice after reading their FAQ and watching the video it seems pretty janky. Looks cool, but a lot of basic functionality of a modern head unit is...
Forum: Wheels | Tires | Spacers | Hub -- Sponsored by The Tire Rack 11-08-2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 798
Posted By Tristor
You don't have to have spacers, they're just for...

You don't have to have spacers, they're just for flushing the wheels out in the rear for looks. As long as you have good thread engagement it's the same torque as normal... 89 lb/ft. I've been...
Forum: Wheels | Tires | Spacers | Hub -- Sponsored by The Tire Rack 11-08-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 798
Posted By Tristor
Don't run staggered setups on this platform. ...

Don't run staggered setups on this platform. It's doable, but require significant adjustment to compensate. The platform is not designed for staggered and it negatively affects driving dynamics...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 11-07-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 253
Posted By Tristor
I'd say that trying to even it out to -1.8/-1.8...

I'd say that trying to even it out to -1.8/-1.8 and then run more camber up front to compensate so it doesn't cause understeer. You shouldn't see accelerated tire wear or any issues with that amount...
Forum: Member's Car Journals 11-06-2019, 09:04 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 18,000
Posted By Tristor
Yeah, it really makes a night and day difference,...

Yeah, it really makes a night and day difference, doesn't it? The subframe bushing inserts and steering rack bushings were huge. I'd definitely recommend you look into either doing whiteline...
Forum: Wheels | Tires | Spacers | Hub -- Sponsored by The Tire Rack 11-06-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 798
Posted By Tristor
I ran 18s on stock suspension for quite some...

I ran 18s on stock suspension for quite some time, and tracked it that way. From an appearance perspective it looked good and I got a lot of compliments on it. 18s actually raised my effective ride...
Forum: Member's Car Journals 11-06-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 18,000
Posted By Tristor
Sure, I'd be happy to. For future reference I...

Sure, I'd be happy to. For future reference I keep my 1st post updated as well (except for the pictures... since I don't take many), so you can see what the current complete mod list is at any time....
Forum: Member's Car Journals 11-05-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 18,000
Posted By Tristor
They're surprisingly quiet given how solid it is....

They're surprisingly quiet given how solid it is. You will definitely hear them if you go over a good bump / dip / pothole, but generally they are quiet when flexing. On the down side, though, you...
Forum: Member's Car Journals 11-04-2019, 11:55 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 18,000
Posted By Tristor
Just got home from Austin and spending most of...

Just got home from Austin and spending most of the day at Soulspeed. On my way back I went down a twisty country road I know about to give it a shake down. Whoa momma. This car is on rails now. ...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 11-01-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,216
Posted By Tristor
Yeah, if I go FI in the future it may be worth...

Yeah, if I go FI in the future it may be worth considering.
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 11-01-2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By Tristor
Only do this if you're actually going to test the...

Only do this if you're actually going to test the E85 you get because it's quality varies wildly station to station and sometimes even fuel delivery to fuel delivery. I've seen as low as 40% and as...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 11-01-2019, 04:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,216
Posted By Tristor
Wow, the Greddy cooler with the shroud looks like...

Wow, the Greddy cooler with the shroud looks like it's probably more effective than the JR design. Very nice. My JR is keeping up with temps nicely here in Texas, at least NA.
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 11-01-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 591
Posted By Tristor
FYI, since it's clear people don't know this as...

FYI, since it's clear people don't know this as well as I thought they did. Borla sucks. They used to be good, but they stopped manufacturing stuff in the US. Pretty much everything they make now...
Forum: Wheels | Tires | Spacers | Hub -- Sponsored by The Tire Rack 10-30-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 411
Posted By Tristor
Get an alignment

Get an alignment
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 10-29-2019, 11:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 684
Posted By Tristor
Then take it from this guy who bought this as a...

Then take it from this guy who bought this as a weekender / track car in my 30s, either the BRZ or 86 is just fine. I agree with 86MLR here. Main thing is to start doing your own maintenance, learn...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 10-29-2019, 09:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 716
Posted By Tristor
Why are you surprised there's rasp? The Invidia...

Why are you surprised there's rasp? The Invidia N1 and similar (Spec D) are basically the worst sounding exhaust you can buy for this platform. They have significant issues with drone and rasp even...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 10-27-2019, 11:01 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 19,081
Posted By Tristor
I'm sold, I want to wire this in from behind the...

I'm sold, I want to wire this in from behind the radio to a switch on my dash.
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 10-27-2019, 10:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,423
Posted By Tristor
Well, WD-40 contains a good amount of mineral oil...

Well, WD-40 contains a good amount of mineral oil which means it is pretty good on rubber and plastic polymers, can work to help prevent them from drying and cracking, but because of how thin it is...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 10-26-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,423
Posted By Tristor
WD-40 is primarily a solvent, not a lubricant. ...

WD-40 is primarily a solvent, not a lubricant. It can temporarily stop squeaks but an aerosol fluid film like Corrosion-X or similar is a much better bet. If you can, use a grease gun and...
Forum: Member's Car Journals 10-25-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 18,000
Posted By Tristor
I have my appointment scheduled at Soulspeed in...

I have my appointment scheduled at Soulspeed in Austin for the 4th of November, and I've received my parts from SPL. I've got front and rear endlinks, trailing arms, front LCAs, and tie rod ends. ...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 10-24-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 19,081
Posted By Tristor
I am interested as well.

I am interested as well.
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 10-24-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,550
Posted By Tristor
I don't have any oil consumption after 30k on the...

I don't have any oil consumption after 30k on the odo, and I track it regularly and otherwise beat the piss out of it.
Forum: Wheels | Tires | Spacers | Hub -- Sponsored by The Tire Rack 10-20-2019, 05:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 652
Posted By Tristor
This thread explains a lot about why people think...

This thread explains a lot about why people think spacers are unsafe, when in fact if done PROPERLY they are perfectly fine even on a race track under hard use.
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