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Forum: Wheels | Tires | Spacers | Hub 08-25-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 184
Posted By ashtray
Wheel Directory: Rota Torque 17x7.5, 48 white

Just wanted to add to the database. Finally (after 2+ years) got a set of white rims for my car. I might try to pearlize them to match the factory paint, but unsure if I will keep them long enough as...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 08-22-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,859
Posted By ashtray
No problem. I've made my fair share of knee-jerk...

No problem. I've made my fair share of knee-jerk reaction auto purchases. Sometimes they work out, and other times I've lost $20k cash in two years and had no car to show for it. (bought used 5...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 08-22-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,859
Posted By ashtray
Zoh - sounds like you've thought this through,...

Zoh - sounds like you've thought this through, which is really the best any one could do - take the time and think through options, weigh pros/cons, and make a decision. I think you know what you're...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 08-22-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,000
Posted By ashtray
Also note the various other visual modifications...

Also note the various other visual modifications on the car pictured. Side ground effects, larger wider wheels, lowered suspension, etc. If your car doesn't have those, then your result will not look...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 08-22-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,859
Posted By ashtray
A BRZ can be the same price new as an FRS....

A BRZ can be the same price new as an FRS. Depending on dealer.

I'm still surprised there's no other car made in the last 5-10 years that you would enjoy driving. There's so many that are better...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 08-21-2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,967
Posted By ashtray
Actually, I meant going 4-3 instead of 4-5 by...

Actually, I meant going 4-3 instead of 4-5 by mistake. 7k in 4th would be around 8500 rpm in 3rd, so - boom? (at 100mph)
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 08-20-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,859
Posted By ashtray
Wow - I guess generation gap there as I loved...

Wow - I guess generation gap there as I loved those cars in the 90's when I was driving but couldn't afford anything over $1,000 - I drooled over all those great Japanese 90's cars.

But yeah, if...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 08-20-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,967
Posted By ashtray
I shift around 4-5k rpm normally, but when I'm...

I shift around 4-5k rpm normally, but when I'm actively accelerating I'll take her up past 6k. Just too much fun not to! But if you're not accelerating with urgency, no need to shift late and cruise...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 08-20-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,859
Posted By ashtray
Come on, tell me you wouldn't love to hop in this...

Come on, tell me you wouldn't love to hop in this every morning:

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/cto/4629157771.html

http://images.craigslist.org/00s0s_5UBpx0ruEg9_600x450.jpg


Doesn't...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 08-20-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,859
Posted By ashtray
That video (a few posts back) was interesting,...

That video (a few posts back) was interesting, but leaves out a LOT of expenses while severely over estimating the market returns. 12% return might be reasonable in one year, and -5% return in...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 08-20-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,859
Posted By ashtray
Zoh - thanks for clarifying. That does change a...

Zoh - thanks for clarifying. That does change a lot. That said, it sounds like financially you had gotten yourself in a bad position and are now starting to recover. Now imagine if you could put that...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 08-19-2014, 02:48 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,859
Posted By ashtray
There's lots of advice to give but in the end...

There's lots of advice to give but in the end it's your money, your debt, and your butt in the seat of the car every day. You gotta make the call, but in the meantime - some stuff to think about:
...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 08-18-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,397
Posted By ashtray
This. I came from a lower, smaller Miata which...

This. I came from a lower, smaller Miata which was completely invisible on the roads. You have to drive super defensively - which in some cases means you drive aggressively so as to catch the...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 08-18-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 424
Posted By ashtray
I'm in a similar situation - I have the BRZ and...

I'm in a similar situation - I have the BRZ and my old WRX wagon, which was working out well. Now the WRX I've owned for nearly 12 years is starting to show its age and replacement will be required...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 08-17-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 424
Posted By ashtray
You won't want the passenger seat touching the...

You won't want the passenger seat touching the baby seat. You also want the baby seat base flat on the back seat, not lifted up on the front edge*. (Looking twice, it seems there's a curved base...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 08-13-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,424
Posted By ashtray
Having spent nearly a decade in MD, on the poor...

Having spent nearly a decade in MD, on the poor roads and belt ways, I'd probably get a new WRX instead of a BRZ. They're close in price. Something to consider.

Btw, compared to a 5 Series, the...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 08-07-2014, 12:38 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,995
Posted By ashtray
You have three major criteria working against...

You have three major criteria working against you:

Value - new cars depreciate quickly in the first two years then start to slow down. Selling any new car after a year or two will hurt. They sell...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 07-31-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,712
Posted By ashtray
Money management is a personal thing. For some...

Money management is a personal thing. For some having $25k in savings at 0.5% interest and paying 3% interest on the car loan makes more sense, bc if you lose your job or have a sudden medical...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 07-31-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,247
Posted By ashtray
In addition, people "parked" in a lane of travel...

In addition, people "parked" in a lane of travel might be waiting for a spot to open that someone just got in to their car. The car waiting is essentially double parked though at least still in the...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 07-31-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,247
Posted By ashtray
In NYC, double parking is so common you pretty...

In NYC, double parking is so common you pretty much expect to come across a vehicle double parked if you're traveling down the right lane for a few blocks. Usually it's a large delivery truck or even...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 07-21-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,034
Posted By ashtray
http://i365.photobucket.com/albums/oo97/ashtray_ta...

http://i365.photobucket.com/albums/oo97/ashtray_talkbass/iphone/BB2830C9-9B2A-4D56-8DFA-A8916C56C528-27303-000029499CDBFE02.jpg

Wife bought keychain for me when I got my car - otherwise I'd just...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 07-20-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,371
Posted By ashtray
"One of us. One of us."

"One of us. One of us."
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 07-08-2014, 03:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,266
Posted By ashtray
What's up with the huge amount of play in your...

What's up with the huge amount of play in your Teg's shifter?

I agree with the mod comments above.

Once you pass break in point, you'll find it pretty fun taking to higher rpms. Grippy tires...
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance (Wash, Wax, Detailing, Body Repairs) 07-07-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,710
Posted By ashtray
Most of that might buff. (after wet sanding) Look...

Most of that might buff. (after wet sanding) Look closely to see if they just went through the clear coat or if they hit metal. White lines are ok, but if you see metal it needs a repaint.

A...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 07-02-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,346
Posted By ashtray
The car will never pull like a V6 Honda - I know...

The car will never pull like a V6 Honda - I know as my wife has a TL. It'll still scoot but it's not fast, and you can't shoot the gap when you want to like in cars with a bunch of torque. You have...
Forum: Wheels | Tires | Spacers | Hub 06-29-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,905
Posted By ashtray
I keep coming back to these rims - they look nice...

I keep coming back to these rims - they look nice by themselves, but not sure I like how they look ON a car. Really want TE37's, but don't want to spend $$. As it is, with a set of decent new summer...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 06-22-2014, 01:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 645
Posted By ashtray
They sell stickers that read "Objects in rearview...

They sell stickers that read "Objects in rearview mirror are LOSING!" :D
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 06-16-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,224
Posted By ashtray
I think you misunderstood. They're no longer...

I think you misunderstood. They're no longer making the 2014 BRZ. If you want one, don't wait too long, otherwise there might not be any left! (and you'll have to get the basically the same 2015...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 06-16-2014, 01:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,238
Posted By ashtray
As each dealership probably would quote you a...

As each dealership probably would quote you a different price, there's no way to tell without calling.

That said, what makes you think it's the injectors? And (if they are defective) what makes...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 06-10-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,826
Posted By ashtray
CARB number, or "for offroad use only in...

CARB number, or "for offroad use only in CA"?
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