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Forum: Off-Topic Lounge Yesterday, 03:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 510
Posted By shiumai
I think it takes a certain personality to be an...

I think it takes a certain personality to be an entrepreneur/business owner. I'm a better employee than my own boss, so I like the M-F, 5am-2:30pm routine I've had for the past 26 years. I show up to...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 02-15-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 535
Posted By shiumai
IIRC, that's for the boomerangs not the fog...

IIRC, that's for the boomerangs not the fog lights.
Forum: Southern California 02-11-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,586
Posted By shiumai
Has anyone renewed their CA registration AFTER...

Has anyone renewed their CA registration AFTER getting the recall letter and NOT having the recall work performed?
Forum: Wheels | Tires | Spacers | Hub -- Sponsored by The Tire Rack 02-04-2019, 11:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 526
Posted By shiumai
Gunmetal on my grey BRZ. Pics here:...

Gunmetal on my grey BRZ. Pics here: https://www.ft86club.com/forums/showthread.php?t=43402


http://i.imgur.com/27RXipe.jpg
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 01-29-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 10,676
Posted By shiumai
LOL that's a trick question. The correct answer...

LOL that's a trick question. The correct answer is 'There's no room for anything else to fit between my legs.'
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 01-25-2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 601
Posted By shiumai
You could always join in the one already created...

You could always join in the one already created in the Forced Induction section:
http://www.ft86club.com/forums/showthread.php?t=132418
Forum: Forced Induction 01-24-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,557
Posted By shiumai
I'm also wondering what happens to people who...

I'm also wondering what happens to people who live in CA who have replaced their valve springs with aftermarket ones as part of an engine build. Are they still forced to take the car in to get them...
Forum: Forced Induction 01-21-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,557
Posted By shiumai
I went to my local dealer today (Subaru Pacific...

I went to my local dealer today (Subaru Pacific in Hawthorne) and the service manager said that the car had to be returned to stock before they would perform the recall work (which was the answer I...
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 01-17-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 925
Views: 71,201
Posted By shiumai
I think you'd be surprised how much you have...

I think you'd be surprised how much you have probably picked up along the way if you've been around cars. I'm sure you can recognize that something that doesn't sound right might come from the...
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 01-17-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 925
Views: 71,201
Posted By shiumai
Are you removing FI yourself and returning the...

Are you removing FI yourself and returning the car to stock before taking it to the dealer or has the dealer agreed to do it for you?
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 01-15-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,278
Posted By shiumai
LOL - no. We have only one kid (he's 11 now) and...

LOL - no. We have only one kid (he's 11 now) and the Outback has served our needs for the past 6 years.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 01-15-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,278
Posted By shiumai
Not as much anymore because we're always taking...

Not as much anymore because we're always taking the Outback at all other times and on the weekends. I used to drive in the canyons a lot more on the weekends, but my weekends are usually busy with...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 01-15-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,278
Posted By shiumai
I have less than 15k miles on my 2013; daily...

I have less than 15k miles on my 2013; daily driven but only 4 miles each way.
Forum: Forced Induction 01-15-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,557
Posted By shiumai
Going FI was a choice on my part, but this is a...

Going FI was a choice on my part, but this is a pre-existing condition that would have influenced that choice. I'm not expecting the dealer to do the additional work for free, but to at least accept...
Forum: Forced Induction 01-15-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,557
Posted By shiumai
That really sucks if the dealer won't do it even...

That really sucks if the dealer won't do it even if we pay for it - basically forcing us to pay to get it removed/reinstalled if we can't do it ourselves. I don't have the tools to do it myself and...
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 01-14-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,949
Posted By shiumai
I started a thread here for us that are in the...

I started a thread here for us that are in the same boat:
http://www.ft86club.com/forums/showthread.php?t=132418
Forum: Forced Induction 01-14-2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,557
Posted By shiumai
2013 Valve Spring recall - modified (FI) engine thread

I got my valve spring recall letter last week for my 2013 BRZ. I have the Edelbrock supercharger on it, and being in California, will be forced to have this recall work performed or else I won't be...
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 01-12-2019, 10:57 PM
Replies: 925
Views: 71,201
Posted By shiumai
Got my letter in the mail today. I expected it to...

Got my letter in the mail today. I expected it to come, though. Have to stop by the dealership in the next few weeks to see how they're going to deal with my Edelbrock supercharger. Being in CA puts...
Forum: Wheels | Tires | Spacers | Hub -- Sponsored by The Tire Rack 12-04-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,595
Posted By shiumai
Click on the link in the 2nd post down.

Click on the link in the 2nd post down.
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 12-01-2018, 02:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 924
Posted By shiumai
Or a laptop. I'm not in the habit of carrying my...

Or a laptop. I'm not in the habit of carrying my laptop with me.
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 11-30-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 924
Posted By shiumai
I got my first CEL a couple of month ago. Was...

I got my first CEL a couple of month ago. Was stopped at an intersection, pressed the throttle and the CEL started flashing and the car went into limp mode. I pulled over, shut off the car, pulled...
Forum: Cosmetic Modification (Interior/Exterior/Lighting) 11-13-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 18,325
Posted By shiumai
i'd say yes; there's a lot of material there. But...

i'd say yes; there's a lot of material there. But if you haven't ordered the hood, why not just let Joel at MPH know to make the part that sticks down on the passenger side duct shorter? That way you...
Forum: Cosmetic Modification (Interior/Exterior/Lighting) 11-12-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 18,325
Posted By shiumai
3.2" from the inside of the hood to the lowest...

3.2" from the inside of the hood to the lowest point. I'm sure you can seal if off with a cap secured by a hose clamp; just like the duct is attached.
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance (Wash, Wax, Detailing, Body Repairs) 11-04-2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,789
Posted By shiumai
His purse might be bigger than yours. :)

His purse might be bigger than yours.


:)
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance (Wash, Wax, Detailing, Body Repairs) 10-26-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,128
Posted By shiumai
It's posts like this that make me wish there was...

It's posts like this that make me wish there was a 'Thumbs down/useless post' button to press.
Forum: Off-Topic Lounge 10-24-2018, 11:21 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,913
Posted By shiumai
It was tamiya spray paint - it's been so long I...

It was tamiya spray paint - it's been so long I don't recall the exact colour; sorry.
Forum: Off-Topic Lounge 10-24-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,913
Posted By shiumai
Ain't that the truth! I wanted to build a replica...

Ain't that the truth! I wanted to build a replica of my BRZ a few years ago and really had to hunt down some Rays 57xtremes, but I found them (on a Japanese website of course)! When I got them, I...
Forum: Off-Topic Lounge 10-20-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 867
Posted By shiumai
Lend him your car to drive while you take the bus...

Lend him your car to drive while you take the bus to work and pay him off slowly.
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 10-19-2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 15,404
Posted By shiumai
You can always mod a BRZ/GT86 to make it go...

You can always mod a BRZ/GT86 to make it go faster (like I did with a supercharger); but ugly will always be ugly. That would have been a bigger hurdle for me to get over.
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 10-19-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 15,404
Posted By shiumai
This. I think they're ugly, too. It depends on...

This. I think they're ugly, too. It depends on whether you're looking at the numbers on paper, and leaving emotion out of it. For me, buying a car is in part an emotional choice, otherwise i'd have...
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