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Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 01-22-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,907
Posted By Braces
OP: Sounds like you have the truck for all the...

OP: Sounds like you have the truck for all the essential heavy lifting. I'm sure you realize that the FR-S is a very simple car. Its mission is simple. Every time you drive it ... it reminds you...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 01-21-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,080
Posted By Braces
You guys are looking at this incorrectly. The OP...

You guys are looking at this incorrectly. The OP has come back because deep down ... the Mustang turned out to be a shitty floppy boat with a big motor. He secretly wants to get back into the FR-S...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 01-21-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,346
Posted By Braces
This may be the car that slots in UNDER the FR-S...

This may be the car that slots in UNDER the FR-S that Tada mentioned. Of course ... it's all speculation.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 01-21-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,080
Posted By Braces
With the new car ... you need to change your...

With the new car ... you need to change your screen name to FASTBUTNOTFUN. Just kidding.

Welcome back.:cheers:
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 01-20-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 91
Poll: Red vs White
Views: 12,126
Posted By Braces
I chose red. Can't go wrong with red for a small...

I chose red. Can't go wrong with red for a small sportscar. White is everywhere. White is the new color fad for EVERYTHING. Everything from small sportscars to big lifted 4X4s. New Escalade...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 01-17-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,932
Posted By Braces
Sometimes I wonder. It seems to me that car...

Sometimes I wonder. It seems to me that car manufacturers have a contract to buy tires only from a certain tire vendor.

Your getting those tires because this was pre-arranged by the car/tire...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 01-14-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,300
Posted By Braces
The BOV turbo noise is not loud enough through...

The BOV turbo noise is not loud enough through the sound tube.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 01-14-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,044
Posted By Braces
Here's the reality. The future plans for the FR-S...

Here's the reality. The future plans for the FR-S were developed BEFORE the car was ever built. If this is a one and done model ... then that was the original plan REGARDLESS of what people may want....
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 01-13-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,044
Posted By Braces
Well ... Let's look at other successful car...

Well ... Let's look at other successful car manufacturers and a few of their model progressions.

Cayman ... Cayman S ... Cayman R
911 ... 911S ... 911C4 ...911C4S ...911GT3 ...911Turbo ......
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 01-12-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 1,777
Views: 148,944
Posted By Braces
One is in college. The other will be in college...

One is in college. The other will be in college in a couple of years.

Yeah ... I was fortunate to see many different cars and how they were put together.

Car guy for life.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 01-12-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 1,777
Views: 148,944
Posted By Braces
Well, I'm sure I posted years ago on this...

Well,

I'm sure I posted years ago on this thread, but I just turned 52 yesterday. I've been a car nut FOREVER. My father was a mechanic/body/paint man so I grew up spending most of my time in the...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 01-10-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,723
Posted By Braces
There's a limit to how much TC will save you when...

There's a limit to how much TC will save you when doing a purposeful slide into a corner.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 01-08-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,209
Posted By Braces
It's funny. This same topic shows up on other...

It's funny. This same topic shows up on other hi-end car forums such as R8Talk or Ferrarichat. Some members say if you can't afford to pay cash for the car ... then you shouldn't have the car...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 01-08-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,528
Posted By Braces
I ordered my car sight unseen. Loved it based on...

I ordered my car sight unseen. Loved it based on all the internet chatter. I am happy to report that all the chatter was correct.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 12-22-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,734
Posted By Braces
These were great cars from the past. Then they...

These were great cars from the past. Then they ruined them by making them fat and heavy.:cry:
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 12-18-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,148
Posted By Braces
It's a losing proposition regardless of where you...

It's a losing proposition regardless of where you park.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 12-18-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,055
Posted By Braces
It's unfortunately a sign of our times. You have...

It's unfortunately a sign of our times. You have to be careful with ALL your personal information or some loser will find a way to scam you.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 12-18-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,315
Posted By Braces
Glad everything worked out for you. My advice...

Glad everything worked out for you. My advice with these situations is to skip the middle people and go straight to the top.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 12-16-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,215
Posted By Braces
OP ... it's a simple lightweight driver's car. ...

OP ... it's a simple lightweight driver's car. Due to it's lightweight ... it appears to be fragile. You can hear everything going on due to intentional lack of sound deadening materials. Thin...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 12-16-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,046
Posted By Braces
Don't know if this was stated or not, but I would...

Don't know if this was stated or not, but I would test drive a fully broke in model (used) so you can shift at the higher ends of the tack. The car comes alive after 5000 rpms.
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 12-15-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,415
Posted By Braces
AWD better for hole shots. Look at 911 Turbo S,...

AWD better for hole shots. Look at 911 Turbo S, GTR, Aventador. Agreed ... the AWD system does add weight, but were talking initial launch. OP: you need to install a state of the art twin -clutch...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 12-14-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,071
Posted By Braces
I've purchased or leased a lot of cars NEW. There...

I've purchased or leased a lot of cars NEW. There is nothing like the smell of a brand-new car. When you are young ... I say ...go for it, ENJOY your life. Buy that brand-new car. As you get older...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 12-10-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,249
Posted By Braces
OP: I would have brought your concerns to the...

OP: I would have brought your concerns to the service manager. 45 minutes does not seem out of the ordinary. Sounds like you caught someone struggling with a monthly hormonal issue (shouldn't be...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 12-09-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,368
Posted By Braces
Curious if the Lexus CT200h gets the same amount...

Curious if the Lexus CT200h gets the same amount of hate as the Prius? Wow ... did this thread get offtrack.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 12-09-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 779
Posted By Braces
I think the OP was just showing off his nice...

I think the OP was just showing off his nice coilovers. :<)
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 12-09-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,963
Posted By Braces
Mine had 9 miles. The dealership had no premium,...

Mine had 9 miles. The dealership had no premium, so the saleperson and myself drove to a chevron station and filled the car up on his dime.

As for reliability. My assessment after 25,000 miles....
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 12-08-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,183
Posted By Braces
Glad everything worked out for you. Taking a...

Glad everything worked out for you. Taking a picture of your check is not going to help. The check has to ARRIVE at it's destination and has to be PROCESSED appropriately.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 12-07-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 697
Posted By Braces
I've purchased other CPO cars and the warranty...

I've purchased other CPO cars and the warranty follows your car. I can't believe Scion would be any different.
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 12-07-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,067
Posted By Braces
Unless I'm serious about buying a car ... I don't...

Unless I'm serious about buying a car ... I don't want to waste my time or the salesperson's time.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 12-02-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,517
Posted By Braces
Life can't be that bad living in Hawaii.

Life can't be that bad living in Hawaii.
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