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Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 02-22-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,205
Posted By DarkSunrise
You should consider changing out the rear...

You should consider changing out the rear differential fluid on your car.

On my old STI, which had a torsen LSD in the rear similar to the Twins, I once got it high-sided on some snow/ice. I...
Forum: Photos, Videos, Wallpapers, Gallery Forum 02-19-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 484
Posted By DarkSunrise
Great job as usual! Very quick.

Great job as usual! Very quick.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 02-19-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,209
Posted By DarkSunrise
Probably. It's going to depend on how hard you...

Probably. It's going to depend on how hard you are pushing the car at the track, ambient temps, etc., but I'd look at the following build as an example of a well-sorted, heavily-tracked turbo BRZ:
...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 02-19-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 781
Posted By DarkSunrise
Ah yeah I should have been clearer and said SA/M...

Ah yeah I should have been clearer and said SA/M 2005 and up helmets.

That reminds me, I'll need to start shopping for a new helmet this year. Just another couple hundred bucks to the track...
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 02-19-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 23,095
Posted By DarkSunrise
Yeah you could even make the argument that RWD...

Yeah you could even make the argument that RWD cars are easier to drive now more than ever with federally-mandated TC/VSC systems.
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 02-19-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,183
Posted By DarkSunrise
E36 M3's are cheap to buy, but I hear can get...

E36 M3's are cheap to buy, but I hear can get expensive to track. In terms of reliability, there are lots of guys using these as track cars, so most of the issues should be sorted. The cooling...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 02-19-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,209
Posted By DarkSunrise
1) OEM suspension is very good. 2)...

1) OEM suspension is very good.

2) Changing just the pads on the rear brakes should be fine if you're on a budget. This would be similar to the Stoptech "small" BBK front brake setup. Most of...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 02-19-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 781
Posted By DarkSunrise
I would start with this thread. It'll cover...

I would start with this thread. It'll cover everything you'll need. The only thing I'd add is front camber bolts as another "nice to have" item, but not necessary.
...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 02-18-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 2,549
Views: 130,031
Posted By DarkSunrise
You'll probably be fine without camber bolts for...

You'll probably be fine without camber bolts for a few track days, but will have excessive wear on the outer edges of your front tires and possibly chunking over time.

This is the wear/chunking...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 02-18-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,120
Posted By DarkSunrise
Cool, looking forward to seeing your setup at the...

Cool, looking forward to seeing your setup at the next track day.

BTW it looks like Trackdaze is offering open lapping days this year (4 hours of track time/day). Good times :)
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 02-18-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,120
Posted By DarkSunrise
:thumbsup: Nice results Josh! How does it...

:thumbsup:

Nice results Josh! How does it sound? Loud?
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 02-18-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 8,719
Posted By DarkSunrise
Around here, at least half of the Twins I've seen...

Around here, at least half of the Twins I've seen have been modded in some way. I've seen a good number with aftermarket tail lights, exhaust mods, wheels/suspension, shark fins, stereo, etc.
...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 02-18-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,183
Posted By DarkSunrise
Really? Because you seem pretty butt hurt about...

Really? Because you seem pretty butt hurt about it the way you're posting.
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 02-18-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,183
Posted By DarkSunrise
I can't speak for OP, but some people just prefer...

I can't speak for OP, but some people just prefer the way RWD handles especially at the limit at the track. Nothing wrong with that, it's just preference. It's also understandable. There are very...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 02-18-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,183
Posted By DarkSunrise
OP said upfront that one of his main requirement...

OP said upfront that one of his main requirement was RWD.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 02-17-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,724
Posted By DarkSunrise
LOL. And yet here I am with a VW in my garage. ...

LOL. And yet here I am with a VW in my garage. :(
Forum: Software Tuning 02-17-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,858
Posted By DarkSunrise
I'm not so sure. Most of the dynos where bolt-on...

I'm not so sure. Most of the dynos where bolt-on Twins are making ~200 whp, you see the torque rise from 6000-7000 rpm, which produces a somewhat inflated peak hp number.

The torque curves for a...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 02-17-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,183
Posted By DarkSunrise
Thinking back, I probably shouldn't have been so...

Thinking back, I probably shouldn't have been so succinct in my answer. If you're going to DD it, one major downside to a track-prepped Miata is that you'll be driving on the street with a roll bar...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 02-17-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 7,443
Posted By DarkSunrise
Glad you're marketing wings/aero parts for the...

Glad you're marketing wings/aero parts for the track crowd. That said, I think you'll get a much warmer reception here once you actually present real world track data.
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 02-17-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,954
Posted By DarkSunrise
Yep I've had the rear end step out in an...

Yep I've had the rear end step out in an absolutely straight line. This was on stock all-seasons (Turanzas) with about 2" of snow/ice on the ground.

Getting ~20-30 degrees slip angle without...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 02-17-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 480
Posted By DarkSunrise
I'm not a fan of the looks. Also wish it came...

I'm not a fan of the looks. Also wish it came with a manual. But I love the concept (lightweight carbon-fiber tub, mid-engine, etc.)
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 02-17-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,183
Posted By DarkSunrise
Answer is Miata.

Answer is Miata.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 02-17-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,724
Posted By DarkSunrise
People get way too hung up over badges/brands...

People get way too hung up over badges/brands IMO. The brand you drive doesn't define who you are.
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 02-17-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 2,549
Views: 130,031
Posted By DarkSunrise
I'd turn the nannies off, but be prepared to...

I'd turn the nannies off, but be prepared to countersteer especially if you're aggressive rolling on the throttle on exit. No p-brake in the pit, just put the transmission in gear and kill the...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 02-13-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 364
Posted By DarkSunrise
Rear end too :D

Rear end too :D
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 02-13-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,771
Posted By DarkSunrise
Last 5... - 2013 Scion FR-S - 6MT, no...

Last 5...

- 2013 Scion FR-S - 6MT, no options, white [currently own]
- 2011 VW GTI - DSG, 4-dr hatch, white [currently own]

- 2009 Porsche Boxster S - 6MT, silver
- 2005 Nissan 350z - 6MT,...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 02-13-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 364
Posted By DarkSunrise
Vettel drives Ferrari FXX K

Vettel drives the Ferrari FXX K at Fiorano. Damn that looks fun.

:burnrubber:

Vettel in the Ferrari FXX K - YouTube
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 02-13-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,141
Posted By DarkSunrise
Yep very true. I just consider it an auto...

Yep very true.

I just consider it an auto though personally. In terms of fun and driver involvement, there's pretty much no difference between it and a standard auto with paddle shifters. It...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 02-13-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,141
Posted By DarkSunrise
The GTI is probably one of the few exceptions to...

The GTI is probably one of the few exceptions to this (sub-$40k). The DSG/auto version is faster in a straight line and on the track than the 6MT.

Still wish I had gone with a manual on mine...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 02-13-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,121
Posted By DarkSunrise
Cheap Gorilla steel lugs. Amazon.com:...

Cheap Gorilla steel lugs.

Amazon.com: Gorilla Automotive 21123BC Small Diameter Acorn Black 5 Lug Kit (12mm x 1.25 Thread Size) - Pack of 20: Automotive

Not fancy, but no complaints.
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