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Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 09-18-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,999
Posted By Braces
I agree. Loved the video. Nice to see some...

I agree. Loved the video. Nice to see some honest assessments about the 86 with a touch of humor. Keep up the good work.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 09-17-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 428
Posted By Braces
Welcome to the forum and congrats on the car. I...

Welcome to the forum and congrats on the car. I was recently vacationing at Del Rey Beach. Lovely place. Lots of exotic cars running around. Mostly lambos.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 09-16-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,717
Posted By Braces
My friend works for financing with a large Ford...

My friend works for financing with a large Ford dealership. He told me that the profit margins on an inexpensive car (read: FR-S, BRZ) are very low. The dealerships make better profits with dealer...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 09-09-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,196
Posted By Braces
@Rusky ... question. I've leased alot of...

@Rusky ... question.

I've leased alot of cars for business reasons since the accounting is simpler. I've noticed that if I turn in a car (say Toyota) at the end of the lease and swap for another...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 09-07-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,317
Posted By Braces
Toyota does not need to improve the power levels...

Toyota does not need to improve the power levels because it has relatively no competition at it's price point for a rwd light car. If Nissan, Honda or other produces a lightweight rwd around 25K...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 09-04-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,482
Posted By Braces
http://Documents and Settings\Term6\My...

http://Documents and Settings\Term6\My Documents\My Pictures\R8 Gated Shifter.jpg

Agreed. There is nothing cooler than hearing the click clack metallic sound as you shift. The shifting is...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 09-04-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 914
Posted By Braces
Install a larger mandrel bent sound tube.

Install a larger mandrel bent sound tube.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 09-04-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,379
Posted By Braces
The Juke appears to have very little damage.......

The Juke appears to have very little damage.... right side anyway. Glad you're okay and good luck with the repairs.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 09-02-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,127
Posted By Braces
I don't understand the concept of doing mods on a...

I don't understand the concept of doing mods on a LEASE vehicle. I guess you can always remove the items prior to turning the car in.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 08-23-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,494
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: 2,614
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: 12,008
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: 12,008
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: 12,008
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: 12,008
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: 4,168
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: 3,276
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: 580
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: 127
Views: 6,821
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: 6,778
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: 1,616
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: 5,211
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: 2,416
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: 2,540
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: 2,747
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: 1,531
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: 683
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: 7,170
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: 2,987
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: 2,891
Posted By Braces
Here you go .... by the way ... I'm a Husker!!!!!!

Here you go .... by the way ... I'm a Husker!!!!!!
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