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Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum Today, 04:03 AM
Replies: 12
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Posted By ashtray
Dash cam?

Dash cam?
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 01-24-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 788
Posted By ashtray
WARNING FOR ANYONE WITH HEATED SEATS - RESEARCH...

WARNING FOR ANYONE WITH HEATED SEATS - RESEARCH BEFORE PUTTING COVERS ON!!!


Yes, I'm shouting, but I've seen cases of fires started bc the owner put seat covers on a heated seat. You don't want...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 01-19-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,265
Posted By ashtray
Amazing: bought mine June 2012 when they had just...

Amazing: bought mine June 2012 when they had just come out (and there was a 6+ month wait). People gawked as I drove by. Had a motorcyclist pass through an intersection just staring at my car the...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 01-10-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,181
Posted By ashtray
How are the tires? Still stock? $700 would get...

How are the tires? Still stock? $700 would get you nice and sticky Pilot Super Sports, unless you need all season tires.

You got the Limited trim - besides tires, there's not much it "needs".
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 01-10-2015, 12:19 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,829
Posted By ashtray
It might help to drive a gutless 100hp car for a...

It might help to drive a gutless 100hp car for a week before buying the BRZ - then it will seem to have ok torque. Seriously, coming from my 1.8l Miata to the BRZ, the Suby had no issues on hills at...
Forum: Wheels | Tires | Spacers | Hub 01-09-2015, 03:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 408
Posted By ashtray
Picking up lots of rocks?? (MPSS)

I recently got new Pilot SS to replace the stock Primacy's and while the grip is surprising at times (love it!), the thing that surprises me even more is how many little rocks the tires pick up and...
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 01-06-2015, 12:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,687
Posted By ashtray
2015 Mustang Ecoboost vs Scion FRS

http://youtu.be/kXwnwOTyKXE


:popcorn:
Forum: Wheels | Tires | Spacers | Hub 12-30-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,575
Posted By ashtray
The size and grip of the tire has much more...

The size and grip of the tire has much more effect than the weight of the rim - but a heavy rim vs a light rim will feel different. Really depends how you drive and what application (autox, track,...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 12-30-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 985
Posted By ashtray
FWIW, the MT 5th gear is 1:1. The AT 4th gear is...

FWIW, the MT 5th gear is 1:1. The AT 4th gear is 1:1. That makes 5th and 6th gear overdrive gears in the auto, vs only 6th gear in the MT. This gearing allows for better fuel economy in the AT.
...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 12-10-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,272
Posted By ashtray
I have 3 cars and work from home, so I'm a bit...

I have 3 cars and work from home, so I'm a bit shocked I drive that much! (I drive my WRX about 5k/yr and BMW about another 3k.)
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 12-10-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,272
Posted By ashtray
I brought mine in for service at the 1 year mark...

I brought mine in for service at the 1 year mark for its first oil change - 3k miles. I made sure to schedule another before the 2 year mark, so I'd at least get that free too. I called the following...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 12-07-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,124
Posted By ashtray
http://i365.photobucket.com/albums/oo97/ashtray_ta...

http://i365.photobucket.com/albums/oo97/ashtray_talkbass/3E6D5E02-E20A-4EEA-9BAC-79D527D2D3C5.jpg
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 12-02-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,747
Posted By ashtray
Your back tires are taller than your front. Were...

Your back tires are taller than your front. Were your last set of rear tires that way too?
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 12-01-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,197
Posted By ashtray
Sounds like you have a very solid foundation -...

Sounds like you have a very solid foundation - just don't destroy it. Also be prepared for periods of unemployment - it happens these days.

My gut reaction: get either a C6 base or C5Z6. The C6...
Forum: Wheels | Tires | Spacers | Hub 11-30-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 981
Posted By ashtray
Primacy tires are supposed to be good for about...

Primacy tires are supposed to be good for about 2mpg increase - so you'll lose that plus another 2mpg or so figure, so expect 3-4mpg loss. But maybe someone who put larger tires on can give real...
Forum: Wheels | Tires | Spacers | Hub 11-30-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 981
Posted By ashtray
235/45 should be ok. I'm running 225/45's (on a...

235/45 should be ok. I'm running 225/45's (on a 17x7.75" wide rim) - the tires still look small. Another size up can't be that huge a difference I wouldn't think.

Pilot Super Sports are what I...
Forum: Wheels | Tires | Spacers | Hub 11-30-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,212
Posted By ashtray
Primacy HP tires = good!

So after getting PSS for my BRZ, I put the stock rims and Primacy HP tires on my Bugeye WRX - holy cow, the tires are nice?!! Running the same psi, the tires that felt harsh and lacked traction now...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 11-26-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 901
Posted By ashtray
Have your passenger hold your cell phone -...

Have your passenger hold your cell phone - problem solved.

(but seriously, go to dealer and have them troubleshoot - airbags are serious)
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 11-25-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,790
Posted By ashtray
Payments are $1,000 HIGHER?!! You sure you didn't...

Payments are $1,000 HIGHER?!! You sure you didn't buy a Ferrari or something?
Forum: Wheels | Tires | Spacers | Hub 11-25-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,146
Posted By ashtray
Ok, 225/45/17 Pilot Super Sports = super happy....

Ok, 225/45/17 Pilot Super Sports = super happy. :D

Should have done this 2 years ago...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 11-22-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,270
Posted By ashtray
I did this once at about 25mph on snow packed...

I did this once at about 25mph on snow packed roads in my WRX (stage2). My traction was excellent so I tried to test the limits - spun all 4 tires. The car just sorta shifted to the left a bit - no...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 11-22-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,270
Posted By ashtray
No need for snow tires - 315/30/18 Toyo R888...

No need for snow tires - 315/30/18 Toyo R888 Track tires do juuuust fine:

http://blog.caranddriver.com/buffalos-epic-snowstorm-couldnt-stop-this-man-and-his-560-hp-81-911-turbo-until-it-did/
Forum: Wheels | Tires | Spacers | Hub 11-21-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,146
Posted By ashtray
UPDATE: Ok, so I decided to go with...

UPDATE:

Ok, so I decided to go with 225/45/17 on my 7.75" rims. Michelin Pilot Super Sports.

$70 rebate going on now. Got a decent deal locally. They had to order them but will get them...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 11-21-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,600
Posted By ashtray
Thats the joy of plastidip - aside from the $50...

Thats the joy of plastidip - aside from the $50 or so for the cans, not much lost.

I painted the rims on a previous car bronze with wheel paint. It took a month between cleaning 10 years of grime...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 11-21-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,462
Posted By ashtray
I have a 2003 WRX wagon that I can't bring myself...

I have a 2003 WRX wagon that I can't bring myself to sell (original owner). I use it more than the BRZ bc it does all the shopping mall trips (no door ding worries) and is great when it rains. ...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 11-21-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,600
Posted By ashtray
That gold looks a bit green. The STi gold would...

That gold looks a bit green. The STi gold would look good.
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 11-19-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,988
Posted By ashtray
You're screwed. Basically since you...

You're screwed.

Basically since you recently bought it, you'll get $5k less than the purchase price - which is not the same as your out the door price. Tack on a couple thousand more there. ...
Forum: Wheels | Tires | Spacers | Hub 11-17-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,146
Posted By ashtray
I don't think I am going with 235's, but if I...

I don't think I am going with 235's, but if I did, I think they would be 40 series - I'd have to run it through the calculator to see if that worked. I wouldn't want a taller tire.

Leaning...
Forum: Wheels | Tires | Spacers | Hub 11-16-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,146
Posted By ashtray
Optimal tire size for DD and canyon driving?

About to get a set of Summer PSS and before I stick with 215/45/17 I was wondering what the consensus was on the "optimal" tire size for this car was. (my tims are 17x7.75 if that matters)

The...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 11-14-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,913
Posted By ashtray
Just turn up the boost till you hit 350hp. Or...

Just turn up the boost till you hit 350hp. Or naws.
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